The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest Note device from Samsung, with the most advanced features and specs in the current market, and the device too has got some power, but to enhance the functionality and get the best out of the device, rooting it is quite necessary unless you are happy with the features provided by the company.
And to root the device, it doesn’t require any special skills as some basic steps would do the process for you. Custom ROMs usually need the applications which require you to have the root access in the device, and thus you need to follow the below steps to root the Galaxy Note 3, which runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
Preparing for the Root – Prior Steps to Follow
Before you start rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, here are the steps you need to follow –
- Backup the personal data on your device, by following the tutorial – Backup Personal Data on your Android Phone
- The SMS, Contacts and the Call Log can even be backed up using the G Cloud Backup app for Android which is a free application
- Keep in mind that rooting voids the warranty of the device, and thus you need to do this on your own risk
- Keep the phone charged to at least 80%
- Install the drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on your computer, and that usually happens automatically when you connect your phone to the computer
- Enable the USB debugging mode on your Galaxy Note 3, by going to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging mode
Note: We do not hold any guarantee that this tutorial would help in rooting the Note 3, and if at all any problems occur we are not responsible for the same. Still, you can comment if you have any problem and we would help in rectifying that.
Download the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rooting Package
You can download the Rooting package for the Note 3 different variants, by going to the following links:
- Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 (3G version)
- Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (LTE version)
- Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006 (China)
- Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T (T-Mobile)
- Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900S (SK Telecom)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Root Procedure
- Once the root package and Odin are extracted, open the Odin tool. Now, turn off the device and turn it on in Download mode. That is where you need to press and hold the Home + Volume Down button, and while these are held you need to switch on the device. Retry if the phone starts normally.
- Now, after the device is in the download mode you need to connect the Note 3 to the computer with the help of the USB cable to see the ID:COM section in the Odin application to turn Blue in color which indicates whether the drivers have been installed successfully.
- Click on PDA to select the root package that has been extracted, and click on Start to start the process, which usually takes a few minutes.
Later once the process is completed, you need to check whether the device is rooted, by downloading the Root Checker application from the Google Play Store. Check out the Galaxy Note 3 Interface & Gaming demo.