The same CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire has given millions of owners root access to the internal system for many years. The way it works has changed over time as Google change the Android security from different versions of Android. The jump from Android 5.1 and above on Samsung devices uses a systemless root method which doesn’t require any modifying of the system partition. Everything older than Android 5.1 has to modify the system partition. Rooting methods that modify the system partition make unrooting more challenging than the systemless versions.The systemless root can unroot just by taking a factory reset from the recovery mode whereas the method that uses the system partition needs to have a stock ROM flashed or the unrooting must be done from the SuperSU application.
- Chainfire was running on the LRX21V.N9006ZCUGPA1 firmware build number when he developed the rooting file for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- You must have a computer that is running on Windows operating systems to use this guide because the Samsung smartphones always use the Odin flashing tool to flash the CF-Auto-Root one-click rooting tile. You won’t get the Odin flashing application to run on anything other than Windows.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number. Keep tapping on the build number no less than seven times and keep tapping until you get a new message on the display of the phone that says you are now using the device as a developer.
- Head back to the home screen and then turn on the USB Debugging Mode by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Once you have tapped the box available for the USB Debugging Mode so that it is on, you can leave the Developer Options menu, and it will remember your preferences.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer before you get started with the guide so that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone can be detected by the flashing tool once you plug it into the computer.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 SM-N9006 RUNNING ON ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP SOFTWARE UPDATES
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006 smartphone from here.
- Extract the rooting file to the downloads folder and you will see a bunch of files falling out, including the rooting file to flash and the Odin flashing tool to flash the rooting file.
- Double-click the Odin executable file from the folder and it will open up your flashing tool so you can see its user interface.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that you can see a yellow or blue color coming from the ID: COM port and the added message which are both letting you know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone is connected to the computer and the flashing tool correctly thanks to the USB Drivers that you installed.
- Click the AP button coming from the Odin user interface and then browse through to the downloads folder and upload the CF-Auto-Root tool tar.md5 file.
- Click the Start button from the Odin app on the computer without making any changes to the default settings you get from the buttons.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006 smartphones running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. As soon as you get the green pass message lighting up from the Odin app on the computer, you know that it is ready to unplug and start using. Feel free to install one of the root checker applications from the Google Play Store before you get stuck into the root apps so you can check the root status first. Knowing the root status makes the rest of your potential troubleshooting that much easier.