ROOT FOR SAMSUNG SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 - SM-N9005 (International Qualcomm) and SM-N900 (International Exynos)

on October 3, 2013
ROOT FOR SAMSUNG SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 -  SM-N9005 (International Qualcomm) and SM-N900 (International Exynos)

Check your device model ! Settings -> About device -> Model number. See the third post for exact supported model numbers. If your device is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick) !

This method of Root is the root for "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. This method of Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

What's installed
- SuperSU binary and APK
- Stock recovery

Installation and usage
Flash the This method of Root package as PDA in ODIN , and your device should reboot into a modified recovery (signified by a large red Android logo) and it will install SuperSU for you and restore the stock recovery, and reboot back into Android.

If you don't get to the red Android logo, boot into recovery manually ("adb reboot recovery", or boot while holding Power+VolUp+Home).

Did you see the red Android logo during rooting, but SuperSU does not appear? This may sometimes occur due to left-over files and settings, however, you can usually install SuperSU from Google Play at this stage and it'll just work.

Flash counter and KNOX warranty
Using this root method triggers the flash counter (hidden on this device), and sets current binary and system status to custom. Additionally, it will also trigger the KNOX warranty void status.

While the counter and binary and system status are resettable using Triangle Away , the KNOX warranty status change is permanent, and a service center may deny warranty based on this flag - even if the other flags are reset correctly. The KNOX flag being tripped may also prevent certain Samsung KNOX features from working (enterprise security features).

Follow these instructions to the letter. Do not touch any buttons or checkboxes that are not listed below to touch!

- Download and unzip the file
- If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you've extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file - don't extract that one
- (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
- Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5
- Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)
- (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
- Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
- Click the Start button
- Wait for Android to boot
- Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)

NOTE: Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin "Auto Reboot" is not checked. Then after flashing, pull the battery, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This will start the install process.

New to Samsung? Unfamiliar with Odin? Think all the above is a hassle? Get used to it. It's very simple, and us Samsung folk use Odin (or Mobile ODIN ) for everything! It's so very very convenient once you get used to it. Notice the 30 second comment above? For experienced users, the entire process indeed takes only 30 seconds!

Download Auto Root for SM-N9005 (International Qualcomm): 

 Download Auto Root for
SM-N900 (International Exynos):


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