For those of you who couldn’t root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4.2, it was because the latest Android 4.4.2 is unrootable. BUT, XDA user GeoHot has figured out how to root it!
This root method actually works on all Galaxy Note 3 models with Android 4.4.2 and also does not trip KNOX for those of you worried about it. It will work on Android 4.4.2 with build numbers ending in NC2 or NC4.
Step 1. Before beginning, make sure you have Android 4.4.2 by going to Settings->About phone on your Galaxy Note 3.
Step 2. Open up your browser on your Note 3 and go to towelroot.com then hit the Lamda icon.
Step 3. That should have downloaded a file ending in .apk, press on it in your notification drawer.
Step 4. Hit “Settings”.
Step 5. Make sure “Unknown Sources” is checked ON.
Step 6. Hit “OK”.
Step 7. Hit “Install”. This will install the Towelroot app.
Step 8. Hit “Accept” if you see a Google warning.
Step 9. Also check on “I understand that this app may be dangerous” and hit “Install”. Don’t worry, this app isn’t dangerous, most root apps such as this are flagged by Google Play Store but there’s no spyware of any kind on this app.