So long as you are an advanced Android user, you can root the device and gain those administrator rights over your operating system that are so important if you have any interest in extracting the most out of your device. Rooting your Android operating system should always be a free choice because only you know if you want to use a device in that way. Much like with how the interest in free and should be free, you should be free to do what you want with your device. It’s important if your freedom and sticking it to any corporation that tells you otherwise.
Rooting just for the sake of having administrator permissions and sticking it to your OEM doesn’t much makes sense, though. You will want to root the device for a reason. One of the best reasons to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is to install the latest Android operating system updates. Smartphones like the Note 3 Neo get out of date fast, and Android geeks are not happy about it. Part of what makes the business model work of wanting to get you a new device to buy each year is to put an end to any software updates that might be able for your device. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is no longer receiving any support from your phone carrier network or OEM, then you can install a custom ROM instead. A custom ROM can update the firmware on your device that is a newer version of Android.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo’s rooting package found in this guide is based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update that comes with the JLS36C.N7502XXUANC4 build number. Chainfire states that you do not need to be running that same firmware build number on your Galaxy Note 3 Neo device. He just gives us that information so we can use it as an indicator. Some of the older Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo images will not boot.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos SM-N7502 smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers from the official Sammy website from here.
- The Samsung warranty is void after you choose to root the Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos smartphone. Most Samsung devices can easily get the warranty working once again by flashing the stock ROM, which unroots the device. The only thing with stock ROMs is that you need to make sure you are flashing the right one or else it will brick the device. The other issue with stock ROMs is that they are only available from a few sources online, and they are only available for free if you choose the slow download which can take up your day.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos SM-N7502 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Note 3 Neo Duos before you start with the guide so it can connect to the computer with the USB cable and use the flashing application.
- Extract the Chainfire CF-Auto-Root exploit for the Note 3 Neo Duos smartphone to the desktop of the computer to find the flashing app and the rooting file revealed.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer by downloading the file and double-clicking on it from your default downloads folder. Now click the Next > Next > Finish buttons to complete the driver installation.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Duos smartphone and reboot to the download mode.
- Connect the Note 3 Duos smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Give it a few seconds and make sure you can see the blue or yellow ID: COM port light up from the Odin user interface. (Note that no light here means your Samsung drivers are not installed correctly. So long as you installed them earlier in the guide when you were advised, you should have them working if you log out and back or reboot the computer. Remember to stay logged in to your administrators account or else the Odin flashing tool will not work either.)
- Click the AP button from the flashing tool’s user interface and choose the rooting file ending in the tar.md5 extension from the desktop.
- Do not change any of the default settings you get from the Odin flashing app.
- Click the Start button.
- Look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo’s display for when it says it is flashing the SuperSU on your device, cleaning up the cache partition and then reflashing the stock recovery.
- Look up at the computer screen and check for when it shows the green box with a pass message available within the box.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos smartphone running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update. You should find the SuperSU app is available from your device apps drawer once it reboots. You can check that your device is rooted by installing the root checker application from the Google Play Store. The root checker app is also handy for when you unroot the device and want to confirm that your device no longer has root access so you can send it away under warranty — assuming that it does not come with any Knox security.
Furthermore, you should learn that Chainfire tells us that your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Duos must make it to the recovery mode if your device is to be rooted. Therefore, anyone who followed the guide but does not have a rooted device should look at this as being a potential reason as to why that is the case. You can manually boot the smartphone to the recovery mode if the device does not automatically get in recovery mode during the guide.
Moreover, those of you who are still struggling with getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Duos smartphone rooted should try installing a different version of the Odin flashing application on the computer and see if that helps. It has been reported that using one version of the Odin app might not work while another version will. It just depends on the device as to what version of the Odin flashing application is going to work.