The LTE variant of the Sammy Note 3 comes with extra speed so you can have the unprecedented 4G communication over the airwaves for your device. While the 4G is an amazing feature, it’s still not nearly what you could be doing with root access. If you want to unchain the internal system and break away from the locks, the OEM has in place, follow the guide below.
Once you’re finished with the guide below, you can then start installing the root application; those are the apps that request access to the root file system before they can run properly.
- Follow the guide only if you have the 4G LTE variant with model number N9005. You can check that number by unlocking the passcode and tapping Settings > About Device.
- This method works for Android 4.4.4 KitKat. We cannot be sure it will work for those reading this running future software updates from Android, including the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Install the Samsung Galaxy USB Drivers on your Windows computer. Now restart the computer to get those same drivers you just installed to work correctly.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Note 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > checking the box for USB Debugging Mode.
- Understand that following the guide does void the warranty.
- Do not try installing Odin on Mac or Linux machines.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 N9005 RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool from here.
2. Download the Odin here.
3. Download both zipped files to the Windows PC desktop and extract (unzip) them to the desktop.
4. Click the executable Odin file from inside that package, and it will run on your computer. Leave it open for now.
5. Turn off the Note 3 entirely. Boot it up in Download Mode ( Home + Power + Volume Down buttons).
6. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to the PC via the USB cable (you probably use for charging).
7. Click the PDA button inside the Odin application and upload the tar.md5 rooting file from the other extracted file on the desktop.
8. Do not make any changes to the default Settings.
9. Check the re-partition box is empty.
10. Click the start button and wait until it gives you a pass or fail message.
That’s it. . . . Your device will reboot by itself when it’s passed, and you are now free to head over to the Google Play Store and install apps that require a rooted internal system.
There are some applications out there that need access to the root file system that can run. These are known as the root applications, and they can often do better things that the standard apps thanks to their added ability to use that same root file system. Apps like Titanium Backup, for example, can’t be matched by any apps that don’t use the root file system. The reason Titanium Backup is better than any standard app for backing up is that it allows you to backup more stuff.