How to Root Galaxy Note 3!

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There’s already a working CWM recovery which means you may be able to easily root your brand, new Galaxy Note 3 easily.

Here’s an outline of steps you must do to root your Galaxy Note 3.  This guide works for all Jelly Bean Android 4.3, KitKat Android 4.4.2, and 4.4.4.  For KitKat, make sure you use the updated CWM recovery instead.

Currently this root guide is for Windows only (or use VMWare for Linux/Mac) but I will have an updated Mac/Linux guide soon.

Step 1. First, make sure you have either SM-N9005, SM-N9006, SM-N900, Korean SM-N900S, Canadian SM-N900W8, Sprint SM-N900P, or T-Mobile SM-N900T model Note 3.  If your model is not listed, try Towelroot  or CF Auto Root instead.

For AT&T and Verizon Note 3 users on Android 4.4.2, see How to Root AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4.2! [for LATEST 4.4.2]

For AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A root method, see How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A! [for older 4.2.2]

For Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A root method, see How to Root Verizon Galaxy Note 3! [for older 4.2.2]

Download the following files:

Download appropriate CWM or TWRP recovery for your Note 3 (Make sure you download the CORRECT version for your Note 3 model!!!)

Download ODIN program and unzip.

Download SuperSU zip file

Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB drivers

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Step 2. Turn off your Note 3.

Step 3. Hold down, Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 2-3 seconds then let go of all buttons when you see a warning screen like below:

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Then hit Volume Up button to enter Download mode.

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Step 4. You should now see Download mode. This is the ODIN download mode where you can use ODIN to install custom recovery.

Step 5. Plug a micro-USB cable from your Note 3 to your computer.

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Step 6. Run ODIN program you downloaded earlier in Step 1. (only for Windows or use VMWare on Linux/Mac).

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You should see a yellow-highlighted box with a random COM number in ODIN program.  If you do not see it, download and install Samsung USB drivers then unplug/re-plug the micro-USB cable.

Also, you may have to use a USB 3.0 cable supplied with your Note 3, try plugging it in a USB 3.0 port first and if that doesn’t work plug it into a regular USB 2.0 port.  One of them should work.

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Step 7. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE but choose “PDA” in ODIN program then find the CWM recovery .tar file you downloaded earlier then hit Start button.

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Step 8. Your Note 3 should now reboot. When rebooted, copy the SuperSU zip file you downloaded in Step 1 to your Note 3 internal storage.

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Step 9. Turn off your Note 3.

Step 10. Hold down, Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 6-7 seconds then let go of all buttons.

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Step 11. You should now be in CWM recovery. Choose “Install zip”, then “Install from sdcard”, then choose the SuperSU zip file you downloaded earlier.

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Step 12. Reboot and your Note 3 should be rooted.  You can verify by downloading and running Titanium Backup app from Play Store.

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Q&A

Q: Will this erase any apps or settings on my Note 3?
A: No, this root method does not touch your apps or settings, it simply installs custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP then root using SuperSU zip file.

Q: Will rooting void my warranty?
A: Most likely yes but there may be a way to unvoid your warranty in the near future (as happened with Note 2), see “Does Rooting Galaxy Note 3 Void My Warranty?” and “Binary Counter/Knox Counter for Note 3″ for more info on this.

Q: I keep getting warning messages when running rooted apps, what do I do?
A: This is due to Knox thinking root is a bad thing, just turn Knox off.  Download and install Terminal Emulator app from Play Store then type:
su pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid

Q: I don’t get CWM Recovery, I just see stock recovery after flashing CWM with ODIN!!!
A: On some Note 3 models,  there is a script that overwrites the recovery you flashed. If you get stock recovery, just simply flash recovery again using method 1, as soon as you see “PASS!”, pull the battery before your phone reboots.

Put the battery back in and boot straight into CWM recovery, then when you reboot in CWM recovery, it will ask you to disable recovery script. Do that and you should be good to go.

Q: I am having trouble with Knox!?!
A: After rooting, open up SuperSU app, it will ask you to disable Knox, say “HELL YES”.

Q: How can I thank you for your tutorial?
A: I don’t take donations but if you could PLEASE subscribe to my Zedomax YouTube channel, that would help me greatly and thank you!

Credits

Thanks to XDA user Chenglu for compiling CWM for Note 3 and thanks to XDA user ChainFire for SuperSU.

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364 thoughts on “How to Root Galaxy Note 3!

      1. Ms. D

        Hey are you able to use wifi trevE mod? I can not get mine to connect please anyone can help help me! Thanks in advance.

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    1. Robert

      Not working on my Tmobile Note 3, IDK??

      Using Windows XP, I follow instructions. Get the PASS on ODIN install, reboots then install SuperSU zip turn off, then when I try to go into recovery it goes back to WARNING screen, no recovery.

      Reply
      1. Max Lee Post author

        Reflash recovery using ODIN, then pull battery as soon as your phone starts rebooting. Put the battery back in and do the buttons to get into CWM right away, CWM will ask you to fix it when you reboot and you should be good to go.

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        1. Frank

          I have tried to do the pull the battery thing, but it still goes straight to odin mode instead of going to CWM. Please help! I have the tmobile note 3(sm-n900t)

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          1. Frank

            I figured it out! My tmobile note3 wouldn’t let me go into CWM recovery, however, it did let me go into the TWRP recovery and sucessfully root my phone. Anyone else with this trouble try downloading the TWRP recovery file instead of the CWM.

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          2. Frank

            Ok, now i have a new issue. I installed the supersu zip using the TWRP recovery, but the supersu app DOES NOT WORK. It just forces stops and won’t let me use any of my apps that require root access. I don’t know what else to try, so any suggestions?

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          3. Trung

            Tried downloading CWM many times and using Odin for my T-Mobile Note 3 but nothing would work. I noticed that the file name is different from the T-Mobile model number. I think that is the wrong file for the Note 3. I searched up where to download the file and finally got it to work. You should change that file. I’m sure its the wrong one. BTW thanks for these easy steps for root.

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          1. Bryce Burgeson

            Hi guys,

            I installed the supersu zip using the TWRP recovery to which it state it was successful, but when I restart the phone supersu app is not on the phone…..it doesnt show up and of course when I try to used any rooted apps the apps freeze……. any sugestions please and thanks!

            Bryce

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        2. Cesar

          Hey Max, I noticed that for the T-mobile N900T you have linked the CWM recovery for the Korean model so when i followed the steps, it didn’t work when you try to reboot into CWM recovery.
          Quick fix:
          I just followed your link giving credits, it led me to xda’s website were they had the correct CWM recovery for the T-mobile variant.

          Once I re installed the correct CWM with Odin I was able to boot into CWM recovery and install the Super SU zip.

          I now have root!! Thank you Max!!

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        3. Betillo

          Thanks a lot, Max!!! I was getting so frustrated when I couldn’t get CWM to open…. Tried the battery thing and voila, CWM!!!!

          Reply
    2. Xmadtacox

      why has this become so bad the note 2 root site was way more simple why cant i just download the needed software like oden or the superuser. i have to sm-n900a and i wanna root but it seems like your all over the place with all the different versions help a dude out so i can get this rooted

      Reply
    3. Adrian

      Hi! I rooted my phone last October using your instructions. How can i upgrade my note 3 to 4.4 kitkat without unrooting my phone (SM-N9005)?

      Reply
    4. Devon

      Everything works until I get to copying the su file, note 3 does not appear, I am able to get it up eventually, but I am wondering if that is adding to my next problem, recovery mode does not give me the unzip file option, I go to extract from sd card option, I find the su file, and download it, but I get “failed to verify whole file signature” and root fails. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

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    1. garnelson

      i just did it on my 1 day old n900 octo international and it worked great,,,,first root for me. well written artificial with all the right links. Remember,,,you will not be able to get Samsung updates ever again,,,,well until some smart people figure a way around it that is.

      Reply
  1. Michael Bourke

    Max, again you rock!! I want to root badly, but for some reason I FAIL every time, following steps. You have reactivation lock off and I have it on, I don’t know where to turn it off. Any advice?
    Michael

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  2. Michael Bourke

    so i figured out the reactiviation lock om General, Security etc. Turned if off, then got a PASS. Now when trying to trying to access CWM I get this error message again custom binary blocked by Reactivation lock..Any help would be appreciated..Thanks again Max

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  3. Steve

    Hey,

    I’m new to android and was really looking forwards to root my Note 3 but a Youtuber mentioned that the AT&T version of the Note 3 has a lock bootloader. I know you mentioned something in your video about this but will I be able to root my AT&T Note 3? Also if someone has some spare time can somebody explain what is a locked bootloader? Thanks in advance!!!

    Reply
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  5. Sean

    Any ETA on 900A root for ATT? I’d like to use Titanium Backup to move over everything from my original GN to the new one.

    Thx.

    Reply
  6. Boku

    I tried installing a ROM and now I need to revert back to stock again. When I try the backup it says, MD5 mismatch. How soon will UN-root be up? Thanks.

    Reply
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  8. Jon-Michael McMasters

    I’m using VMware on my Mac. I downloaded it right before I started the root so maybe that’s why I’m having problems? (For example, I didn’t have Java at first and when I downloaded it my file icons all changed).

    When I flash the CWM Recovery on Odin it tells me it failed. ” Complete(Write) operation failed”

    I’ve redownloaded the drivers, used a different USB outlet, reinstalled CWM Recovery 5 times. Nothing’s working. Any ideas?

    I’m using the TMobile n900t.

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  9. trungi

    If I rooted the Note 3. Will I still be able to update my phone via settings –> info –> Software-update ?

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      1. BobbyPhoenix

        Yep official OTAs are now defunct if you root, but the stock ODIN ROM is on xda. If there is an OTA to come out (which will probably be months from now with all the testing carriers have to do), and you want it, and if you aren’t running a custom ROM, you can ODIN back to stock which will put the phone in the state of when you first opened the box. Stock, unrooted, and then you should be able to get OTA updates. Then you can do this again to re-root if you want. The only thing that may still stop it is some on xda said Knox will still stay tripped even if you ODIN back to stock, so I don’t know if that will be fixed by then by some great dev, or if it will even matter because if an OTA comes out I’m sure someone will post that ODIN file, and then you can just use that to update.

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  10. Jim

    I pulled off the back and behind the battery it show my Sprint Note 3 as SM-N900P not S..
    what’s the difference and can I root this model?.. also will rooting it stop any updates?

    Thanks

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  11. John

    Petition is UP on CHANGE.ORG! This is the FIRST wave of the drive to get AT&T’s attention.

    Consider: Who are the first people someone asks when considering a new phone, and upgrade, or a change of carriers? It’s US, that’s who. I think it’s time to make AT&T aware of just how much influence we have, and how much we can affect their bottom line.

    In addition to signing the Change.org pettion here:

    Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/192KeHy

    we need a blitz on AT&T’s Social Media Pages on FaceBook

    https://www.facebook.com/ATT

    and we need to make our voice heard at Samsung, who, as a partner to AT&T, may have additional influence when they know that THEIR business will be affected as well.

    https://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobile

    Go to these sites, and blitz the wall with this line: AT&T: Unlock OUR Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Bootloader! or Samsung: Please ask AT&T to Unlock OUR Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Bootloader!

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  12. José Ricardo

    I was trying to download the video that shows how to root the SGN3 and was impossible to read the captcha,Please change the way your captchas shows the text. I had to try several combinations to figure out what was showed. The colours dont benefits reading…..put yellow over gray or something else…..purple over blue it’s impossible to read.

    Reply
  13. ouija

    the model for the canadian (rogers) version is sm-n900w8. Any root for that yet? I am about to google but ask first :)

    Reply
  14. jamie

    I looked on the back of my Sprint Note 3 it says SM-N900P. Will This process work for the phone? is there one out yet?

    Reply
  15. nick

    Hey fellers..I dont know bouth you guys..But y in hell name you would want to root your Note 3 now? First of all, XDA has still yet to come out with an Unroot working CWM system yet. And without an unroot yet, You are most probably going to have a problem..its like you are driving without a Spare Tier..
    For me, I will just wait till Max has every thing stable with CWM and other stuff..than only I would think to root.

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    1. BobbyPhoenix

      I rooted for one reason. Install AdAway. That’s all I did. I tried to live with the ads for a day, but man I forgot how annoying they are.

      Reply
  16. Jim

    I was able to get the CWM working on my SM-N900P.. I used that process in the video but unchecked the re-boot box, and after it passed I unplugged it pulled that battery .. put the battery back in turned it on and CWM works fine.. but still cant seem to get the Rooting to work.. it appears to update fine but , but will not root.. what am I missing.. I did get a message about something being locked.. not sure what thats all about.. if anyone had any luck with the posted root process wit the Sprint SM-N900P… please let us know.. Thank you

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    1. BobbyPhoenix

      Why did you go against the instructions? You shouldn’t have unchecked anything. It needs to auto-reboot to finish it’s thing. Try it again step by step. To get root you need to flash the SU zip. The ODIN step only installs the recovery.

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      1. BobbyPhoenix

        Actually if you can get to recovery just flash the SU zip. You should be fine. The locked message is for something else.

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        1. CBuc

          Followed instructions for Sprint version. Everything seemed to work. Successfully flashed SuperSu, but phone keeps force stopping it. Any suggestions?

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  17. CBuc

    Followed instructions for Sprint version. Everything seemed to work. Successfully flashed SuperSu, but phone keeps force stopping it. Any suggestions?

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  18. Giacinto

    I can’t seem to get Superuser to install. CWM seems to have an issue also. I am using a Sprint 900P. When I try to install the superuser.zip file from CWM, the install starts, has three failures, then ends, and reboots.

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    1. cbuc2

      I had the same problem. Find the super user file using a file explorer. The apk is in the file. Simply install the apk file and problem is fixed.

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      1. tommyz182

        Didnt work on mine. Not getting the same menu either. I get a short loading prompt then says fail then takes me the menu to load from External SD – Try loading SU zip file and fails. Says error about verifying signature or something then just fails. Tried loading just the .APK as others have stated and I get error of no SU binary loaded.

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  19. Giacinto

    Ok, I got SuperSu to flash in CWM, by following the advice above, and check off auto reboot in Odin, pulling battery, and then getting into CWM. SuperSU installed, but it force closes everytime I power on my phone. I tried using My Backup Root, but it wasn’t working because of the SuperSU crashing. Any idea why this keeps crashing? Anyone have an older version of SuperSu that they have tried with sucess? Thanks

    Sprint 900P Note 3

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    1. cbuc2

      I had the same problem. Find the super user file using a file explorer. The apk is in the file. Simply install the apk file and problem is fixed.

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        1. tommyz182

          I tried installing the .apk and it installs fine, but when I go to run SuperUser it says:
          There is no SU binary installed, and superuser cannot install it, This is a problem!

          If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root consult with the relevant forums for your device.

          Anyone else get this ?

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  20. dskizzy

    Same problem on the Sprint version, SU crashes, can’t get root to work, had to flash stock ROM back to get the OTA (of course Knox is now 0x1 -as in voided, I’m not sure I care, but it’s frustrating that I can never use it just to play with it and see what it’s all about) I love the Note 3, my favorite feature is that you can pen-tap the back and menu buttons–my BIGGEST complaint on the Note 2, tapping them was useless; I love that the phone can detect the mere presence of my finger without even touching the screen, among the many other great things. -_But unfortunately, there is something in the sprint firmware that BLOCKS SU and makes the phone crash, I hope someone figures this out, because since I can’t use Knox, it would be nice to at least have a working Root on the 3. Thanks!

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    1. cbuc2

      I had the same problem. Find the super user file using a file explorer. The apk is in the file. Simply install the apk file and problem is fixed.

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      1. dskizzy

        I finally saw that they have TWRP available for Sprint Note 3 now, so I installed that and installed someone’s odexed Stock with Root Rom, (*installed as a ZIP from TWRP), and that has solved all my SU force stop issues, I’m a little frustrated with the Knox thing, but oh well, who cares, I can now restore from my Titanium backup –I’m happy now!

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  21. Zenko

    Work perfectly on my N9005. Installed XPosed and tried adding some module for it. A message will pops out on my status bar (“Prevention Information – An application has been forced to stop…..”) every time I tried to activate any of the modules.

    Anyone else facing the same problem?

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    1. BobbyPhoenix

      I get the prevention information pop-up too. I get it when I try to change fonts with an app since the fonts I want to use wont work with the default font switcher under settings, but they still change. I tried looking in settings to disable it, but I don’t know what setting it is.

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  22. Brooke

    Currently there’s no root available for AT&T Note 3 SM-900A as bootloader is locked but we should have a solution soon… Is there a way to root this model?? I just bought the new Note 3 and really want to have root access. Any solutions yet??

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  23. John Newman

    Everthing seem to have flash correctly but after reboot I do not have root. Get “unfortunately supersu has stop message”. Flashed using twrp on tmobile n900t.

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  24. Lukas

    I wonder if can use stock ROM from N9005 with european languges into N9002?
    Im in china and can buy N9002 dual sim for around 850$ but originally its without any google apps and seems supporting only chinese, english and korean lang.
    Can anyone help me , please?
    Samsung is not planing to sell N9002 anywhere else besides china, korea and india, shame as dual sim start to be ‘must have’

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  25. Ammar

    Dear sir
    I have problem in rooting
    I tried all the steps my phone note 3 (9005 ) international when I put the orginal USB cable and kies is close I start the Odin 1.85 then com is detecting I chose the PDA which u download from your web site for my mobile 9005 and I put my phone in recovery mode the I press start it goes let but the green bar then is shows fail
    In mobile there’s message write protection which will shows before I start rooting and after it fail it shows (check recover system : fail)
    Please advice me how to solve this problem to root my phone
    Regards

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  26. Ammar

    Dear sir
    I have problem in rooting
    I tried all the steps my phone note 3 (9005 ) international when I put the orginal USB cable and kies is close I start the Odin 1.85 then com is detecting I chose the PDA which I download from your web site for my mobile 9005 and I put my phone in recovery mode the I press start it goes little bit green (the bar) then is shows fail
    In mobile there’s message write protection which will shows before I start rooting and after it fail it shows (check recover system : fail)
    Please advice me how to solve this problem to root my phone
    Regards

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  27. Gabry

    Hello, and thanks for your GOOD tutorial before of all.
    But I’ve a big doubt is true that notice:
    3DoubleV dot androidsis dot com alerta-ojo-con-rootear-el-samsung-galaxy-note-3
    Lost warranty to root the mobile? with running knox…
    Thx for all !

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  28. Ammar

    Hello
    Any body have information about root call blocker
    I install it and it is not working
    Or any app like iblacklist for iPhone

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  29. Charlie

    At step 10, when I hold down the three buttons I only get the blue writing which says “recovery booting” and not the other two lines as in your picture. It then goes to a screen where it says “no command” and gives me the options to reboot etc.

    Please can someone help?!

    Thanks

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      1. Abdullah

        I also have the same problem it looks like it wont boot into cmw instead it goes into stock recovery. Any help will be great Max.

        P.S NOTE 3 Canadian version.

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        1. Abdullah

          Ok i found the solution in fact Max had mentioned before.
          “Reflash recovery using ODIN, then pull battery as soon as your phone starts rebooting. Put the battery back in and do the buttons to get into CWM right away, CWM will ask you to fix it when you reboot and you should be good to go.”

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  30. David

    I tried to do that but i still can’t access root, i do not know why.
    I coud do step 12, but my note 3 can’t open SuperSU.
    ‘Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped’ message poped and closed.
    I am using Rogers in Canada
    please check up for my problem thanks
    P.S: I also downloaded the app(SUPERSU) from Market, but it was not working
    also I got the app that tells me rooting phone or not, and my phone is not rooted.

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  31. David

    I just root my Note 3 from Telus, i have done a back up, reset to factory and restaure my back up, and now the phone won’t boot… loop… I am stuck.. Help !

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  32. Eceladus 6

    I need to root “using Mac OS” 10.5.8 (using terminal or?) for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A. Please continue developing the rooting for this device. With all due appreciation and respect for de la vega and XDA devel., Chainfire et. al. I really need a simple rooting procedure for the Mac that will not delete or change any data, settings, or apps. on the phone. (like the T-mobile rooting).
    Last years’ ATT Note ”2″ rooting by galaxynote2.com with others was simply brilliant!! Please don’t stop refining and provide help with the Mac OS for ATT Note 3 as soon as you can. I have great admiration for all the folks who create these work throughs. They make life so much more productive and give hope to the masses. Thanks for the fantastic jobs and I hope to see a clean and simple procedure for the N900A with Mac any day now! I’ll keep looking back every day. Much much obliged.

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  33. Jarrod Hall

    Followed this method and worked great.. Now I’m trying to install the new JellyBomb rom and the install fails every time. I get a Prevention Information warning that says “An application has been forced to stop for an unauthorized attempt to access system in your device. It maybe safe to delete an application obtained from an unauthorized route. Checked rom md5 file, wiped everything several times, fixed permissions. etc.. Nothing.. Any ideas?

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  34. Greff

    Rooting the Note 3 works fine but now I have a problem ti encrypt my device….does not work. (company policy to get on the network)

    …any ideas ?

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  35. BoogalooS2

    Just tried this, and reset… now it says unfortunately super su has stopped… WTF?!
    Phone works, but I wanted to root it… Anything I can do? I’m new to this.
    Thanks for the help!

    On a canadian Sm-N900W8

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  36. carlos

    I also used this method root and it work.But everytime I go into recovery it tells me I have to fix root.Has anybody else had this happen to them?Also tried both rootkeepers in the market and on neither can I back up my root.Also voodoo rootkeeper says it is not compatible with 4.3.Any advice?

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    1. Bobby Phoenix

      Don’t fix root in recovery. It may not do anything, but more likely than not it will break root at the least. That fix root message is actually for 4.2, not 4.3. In Android 4.3 it handles itself differently, and manually fixing it is not needed.

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  37. Ghostrabbit

    Having issues with Superuser binary update it gives me an error when updating automatically and when I try to manually fix it fails to update. Will re rooting my tmobile note 3 fix this issue? If so how do I re root using the 3.xx update on superuser

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  38. Jason

    Re: unfortunately super su has stopped – I fixed this on my Rogers Note3 by re-installing super SU – uninstall the first try through a root file explorer (I used ES file explorer with root explorer turned on) and going to uninstall system app. Install again by finding the original zip file for supersu – if you click on it, click on common folder, and the apk is inside. Good luck.

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  39. Tom L M

    Hello all,
    I just acquired a note 3 with O2 in the UK and I wanted to know if this rooting method would work on that phone SN-M9005.
    Cheers!
    Tom.

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  40. David

    So I followed the guide on how to root the Canadian model Note 3 N900W8 Using TWRP and SuperSU was installed to my app drawer, however I get the error message “Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped”.
    Note: Super SU icon doesnt have the normal logo, its the Android and titled “eu.chainfire.supersu…”

    Not sure how to fix this, but I would really like to remove the bloatware pre-installed by my carrier Rogers.

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    1. David Song

      You failed root on your Rogers Note3 ?
      I also failed to install SUPERSU same as you
      I don’t know what I have to do
      IF you have succeed with this, pelase reply thanks.

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  41. Joseph

    Hi, At step 10, when I hold down the three buttons I only get the blue writing which says “recovery booting” and not the other two lines as in your picture. It then goes to a screen where it says “no command” and gives me the options to reboot etc.At step 10, when I hold down the three buttons I only get the blue writing which says “recovery booting” and not the other two lines as in your picture. It then goes to a screen where it says “no command” and gives me the options to reboot etc.

    Please can someone help?!

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  42. Jason

    Hey Max,

    Love the guide, worked perfectly on my sprint galaxy note 3. I am trying to get the trev ez wifi tether to work, and can’t get it to pick up without errors. I have been checking google and xda forums and people are saying that it isn’t updated yet. Is that true, and if do you know any settings that would get it to work?

    Thanks
    Jason

    Reply
  43. Ian

    HI i have a SM-N9005 which i have rooted fine and installed superuser which is the strange part when i try to boot to cwm now i get the message custom binary blocked by reactivation lock but i have looked at the lock setting and it is not selected so im not sure why it’s still coming up with this does anyone else have the same problem or know of a way to fix this.

    Thanks

    Reply
  44. Pedro Estima

    Hi Max,

    I just tried to root my Note 3 N9005.

    I flashed CWM via Odin and it went fine.

    When I restart the phone pressing vol up + center it shows the blue message “Recovery Booting…” then an error is shown, a red mark on the green robot appears with the no command bellow and I can’t install the SU.zip

    Any ideas?

    BR,

    Pedro Estima

    Reply
    1. Aad Meerburg

      i have the same issue, got a pass on odin but when start in cwm a blue message on top. the green android states no command?
      how to fix this.

      Reply
  45. Pedro Estima

    Just made it with CF Auto Root but unfortunately my target was to get the phone unlocked with your tip of Region Unlock but it did not work.

    Any other idea?

    I want to use a SIMCard from Brazil.

    I was using a T-Mobile US, working just fine.

    BR,

    Pedro

    Reply
  46. Robert

    I was able to flash TWRP but SUPERSU did not install right, get error message SUPERSU has stopped when I try to open.

    It’s not showing their usual “Superman” style logo, its just an android guy with the link.

    I noticed on instructions it said to unzip SUPERSU, then when tutorial shows the guy copying onto internal storage it’s a zipped file.

    Is this my problem?

    Thanks

    Reply
  47. Robert

    My Note 3 is rooted but there are no compatible ROM’s on GOOmanager and XNOTE will not DL to my phone, are there ANY available ROM’s out there for the Note 3???

    Reply
  48. Robert

    I have a rooted Note 3 and I am regretting the root because I could not get ANY ROMs to flash correctly, there are only a few available at the moment.

    I am stuck on boot animation, its in a bootloop.

    I accidentally deleted my OS, I still have TWRP recovery but I can’t put my phone into USB debug mode in order to flash factory image.

    Can I put in debug from TWRP or is there another method, HELP!

    Reply
  49. Glenn

    Hi Max,
    Everything works fine for my Note 3. Got CWM recovery via Odin 3.07 through the battery pull-out method, but unchecking auto reboot (opposite of what you stated to not untick anything but PDA only; this is after several trials, even using your uploaded Odin v.1.85 at first until I tried v.3.07. Anyways, I now flashed to the X-Note 2.0 custom rom you used as sample in your tutorial via pictures.. A few minor issues but I would just soft reboot whenever this happens and also zip install via CWM special root plug-ins like the xposed installer with the wanam exposed and they’re working quite well. Also had louder volume fix as I like tighter and louder

    Reply
  50. Robert

    N900TUVUBMI7_N900TTMBBMI7_TMB.zip

    Here is the factory image, does anyone have any suggestions to convert to tar?

    Thanks

    Reply
  51. Robert

    Problem solved.

    The file I had was no good, went straight to SAMmobile and problem solved.

    If anyone deletes their OS there is a stock image for Tmobile Note 3 as well as stock firmware for many other builds, just have to register an account.

    Thanks

    Reply
  52. TechyMarkbo

    I wish I had seen the Knox info earlier before I ran the root. I wanted to have Knox available. Might be good to mention this in the beginning of the root post. I’m not sure there will be a fix for the void, it triggers a efuse which is hardware related. No fix, must be replaced. Don’t root if you want Knox, or search XDA for the new root method that preserves Knox.

    Reply
  53. martin

    I just tried rooting my sprint note 3. After I installed superuser, I restart my phone and it says unfortunately superuser has stopped working. Also when i tried doing rootchecker it says system is too slow IDK why. And titanium backup also just sits there loading slow. thanks in advance.

    Reply
  54. Robert

    Knox Info:

    I don’t know if this info is relevant or could help developer’s of this device.

    Recently, I accidentally wiped all the data off of my phone with TWRP. I was freaking out but was able to flash the stock Tmobile factory image back on my phone. Doing this wiped the recovery and root from the phone, as far as I can tell my flash counter is back on zero.

    I have read it’s a hardware issue and once the counter ticks it can’t be set back. I believe I was able to unintentionally knock the flash counter back to zero.

    If anyone is worried about their warranty this may be a solution to reset Knox counter.

    Reply
  55. nick

    Hi Max
    I tried rooting my Note 3 SM N9005. Im face with a problem. All when well when flashing CWM. ( Pass ) but when i try to reboot into CWM..nothing happens..just a reboot comes out. But when i check my note, its says its modified. But CWM not working. So, dose any want got a solution for this? My phone is still working fine..only NOT ROOTED, but Modified.

    Reply
  56. Mr. McKenzie

    So I tried to rooted my Sprint Note 3 and everything seemed to have gone through good…but superuser keeps crashing. A message pops up that says something about preventive measure were taken to block the app from working…any suggestions on what I should do now?

    Reply
  57. Robert

    There seem to be a lot of issues flashing the Note 3.

    I will probably wait for some more development before I mod it again, it’s already pretty solid straight from the factory.

    I know XDA has some good info but damn, so many different stories from people.

    I love to customize my tech so it sux to feel this way.

    Reply
    1. nick

      Robert,
      Im using an sm n9005 4g lte. I flash the cem recovery via odin and all when well, had the Pass sign. But there is no cwm in my note. But it states that my note 3 is Modified. Since i cant get recovery, how do i get it back to stock mode..
      Your help is much appreciated. Thx

      Reply
      1. nick

        Robert..
        After flashing. .got the Pass Sign. So do the recovery by pressing the 3 buttons. It will just show , Boot Recovery . There is no cwm showing..

        Reply
  58. nick

    Hi Max..
    I dont get it..dont know y i dont have cwm recovery after flashing 2 times both times I had the Pass sign.Max , I saw in your vd, you were using the SM N9005 LTE 4G model which is what Im having. I gues it would work on mine fine too, but i guess wrong. For the first time I dont no what to do now…hahaha. My note is still working ok..it is Modefied Mode now..But no recovery…haizzzz. Any one out there got a solution in solving this? Im using SM N9005 LTE 4G model..( Din have any problems with my Note2 haha..)
    Much appreciate any suggestion..THX

    Reply
    1. nick

      Ware did u post it..by the way Robert, when to credits and notice there is a cwm file for n9005. Is the same with the one on Max Web site..

      Reply
  59. nick

    Dear All
    After having some moments. I have manage to ROOT my Note3 SM N9005. Like after flashing there is NO CWM recovery. But my note was MODIFIED..NO root. Im sure U will be going crazy right!! Dont be..here is what i did.
    Just follow this steps and you should get cwm working.
    Thank you Mr Robert for sharing your way..but i got mine working.
    Thank you Max, I farking did it..hahah
    1) Make sure you ( off auto reboot at Odin )
    2) Flash cwm, once you have the Pass Sign ( Remove Battery )..
    3) Unplug your USB cable.
    4) Go into recovery ( press the 3 bottons )
    5) And wait few seconds..and it will show cwm recovery. And you are good to go..
    Hope this helps you guys…Make sure..SM N9005 Model.

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    1. Jude

      Hi Nick,

      Same problem as stated by you in a earlier comment. No CWM at reboot.

      to follow your steps, do i have to run odin again i have done so once with auto reboot. when i try to use odin again it says setupconnection and hangs there..

      please advice

      Reply
      1. nick

        Hi Jude
        Not sure what u mean …It should not hang at Odin no mater how many times you flash. Unless , u are missing sumsung drivers..
        Fyi, for me I din have problem of hanging..just NO cwm after flashing.

        Reply
        1. Jude

          Hi Nick,

          My bad just fixed it on side and followed your instructions and it worked.

          Thanks so much for your help with this.

          Regards,
          Jude

          Reply
          1. nick

            That’s good news jude..glad to help..have fun now.
            Fyi..try to refrain from flashing custom roms at the moment..
            But there is a good app call, Viper4 Android FX. This will get your note 3 sounding like a master blaster. Cheers

            Reply
  60. Matt

    Thank you for a painless experience! Been reading on and off for several years.

    Newb. just rooted the phone without any problems so far. 1st root. t-mobile user.

    Did it to delete Google Maps 7.any and reinstall Google Maps 6.14.3.

    Some of the screens on the back half of your directions were a little different. I finally remembered to take a pic after the first different screen.

    How can I upload the pics to you if you want it?

    Thanks again! Titanium (paid) installed and going on to work on Maps soon.
    matt

    Reply
  61. Matt

    Did we lose the debugging button in a recent update to android? Can’t find it on the rooted phone or on another brand new non rooted note 3.

    Thanks,
    Matt

    Reply
  62. Rex

    I cannot open the ODIN, no matter on my notebook or desktop. I have downloaded 2 odin files. One is v3.07 while the other is v1.85. Whenever I try to open the odin files, the odin page flashes for 1 second and closes automatically. Therefore, I cannot continue the rooting process. Any recommendations? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Betillo

      I had the same problem… if you open the zip file, don’t extract.. just open the odin.exe file from there and it should work.. I was getting extremely frustrated by this as well! Hope this helps!

      Reply
      1. Derek

        still unable to open/run odin. tried unzipping per instructions. worked the first time that I tried but now to no avail. tried not un zipping and openning .exe from win zip, still notta.. am frustrated.

        Reply
  63. nick

    Ok..try this. Off load odin file and down load again. And..view the vd again. See what u have miss.
    For me..I when true max vd more than 10 times before flashing..even I knew what I was doing from my previous note2.
    I’m using an sm n9005 LTE 4G. My first flash, all when well had the Pass on odin but no root. My note was modified..I was wondering the fark going now..at this point I din know my debugging was not on..din know it I had too.
    I follow one guys way..I off auto reboot on odin..when I flash cwm, as soon I had the Pass sign, I pull the my betery out.
    Pull USB cable out. Than put back the betery. .cross my fingers and when to reboot..I waited..saw the systems recovery came on..than 2 seconds later it when into cwm recovery..when to flash supersu. .and there I got my note3 fully rooted.
    I hope..u get your too..let me.

    Reply
  64. Zul

    Thanks Matt,
    It work after uncheck auto reboot, Start and after pass, Pull out battery , Insert battery and run recovery.

    Reply
  65. sam

    all steps work except the last
    holding vol up, home and power take me to download screen
    tried several time … never allow me to unzip supersu

    please advise

    Reply
  66. fuel

    im using n9005 lte version. and i tried to install recovery. with auto reset checck and uncheck and still recovery not installed. i tried twrp and cwm recovery.

    uncheck auto reboot, Start and after pass, Pull out battery , Insert battery and run recovery.

    recovery not installed. still in downloading …

    Reply
  67. yorkshire41

    I’ve tried flashing the CWM.tar file but my quad core international note3 has write protection enabled can anyone help how I remove this so I can root my phone.

    Reply
  68. yorkshire41

    I just get a red box with failed and my phone shows SECURE CHECK FAILED : recovery in download mode.

    Thanks again,

    Reply
    1. nick

      Go To
      1) Settings
      2) General
      3) Security
      4)Device administrator ( over here , Unchecked all. )
      Also Unchecked Reactivation lock.
      i dont know Y its not rebooting..I din face this problem. But you can try this..if still cant. Wipe data and reset again. Which means, You WIll lose all data and you are starting all over again.

      Reply
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  70. Baylen

    When I do step 10 I am not getting to the correct recovery screen. It is showing me one that does not have install ZIP as a option. I have used ODIN multiple times and tried TWRP and CWM both say pass but again step 10 is not getting me to the right screen….

    Sprint 900p

    Reply
  71. Sam

    I’ve tried a few times trying to root my Sprint Note 3; N900P, 4.3, MJ4, and having no success. Granted, I am very new to all this and a specific instruction page dedicated to the Sprint phone might help show me what I’m doing wrong.

    All I wanted to do was get tethering working (like on my old HTC). I bought Easytether and PDAnet and nether work on the Note 3, that I could tell anyway. So rooting seemed like the only option.

    Help!

    If you are in the DC area I could cook you dinner :-)

    Samantha

    Reply
  72. irfan

    Hi .. i am your big fan , i learn alot from your website about rooting etc. this method does not work on T mobile Note3
    but once after rooting the Knox counter get changed and we can not use knox again …for sure ..
    just a note …
    thanks

    Reply
  73. praleesh

    Hi Bro,

    i rooted my note 3 international version SM-N9005 as per your rooting step. its rooted successfully. but unfortunately after some days it lose the root access and i can’t enter the CWM also, when i’m trying to enter the CWM it shows this message —- Custom binary blocked by reactivation lock. SECURE FAIL : RECOVERY….

    how can get rid of this problem….. pls help

    Reply
    1. nick

      Dont know if this will help..
      Go too….
      1) General
      2)Security
      3)Device admin
      4) Uncheck all ….
      5) Also, Reactivation Lock ..Uncheck it..if its not uncheck yet..
      Hope this works..cheers

      Reply
  74. Mr Smith

    I had successfully rooted my TMobile Note 3, but I could not flash the Jedi Elite ROM, I forget the error message. I was determined to get it installed since I enjoyed Jedi Master on the Note 2. I went through the process of rooting my phone again; I was having problems with apps freezing and being forced closed. Now my phone boots in to the downloading screen. It says that it cannot boot now, something like that. I get past that by rooting with Odin again and pulling the battery upon booting, but any time I turn off my phone for anything or try to go into recovery it goes back to the downloading screen. It is so frustrating that I want to go back to the original stock rom before rooting and be done with it. Can anyone help me?

    Reply
  75. Michael

    Hi Max, by rooting I will have to install any future updates manually right? As Samsung will not send updates to rooted phones, correct?

    Reply
  76. Rajeshh

    Hi,

    This is the first time into rooting any phone. I followed your instructions for my sprint phone.

    Firstly, its showing as “Android system recovery” as opposed to “CWM-based Recovery” as seen in the video. Secondly, I am not getting “install zip” option. Just to try, I selected “apply update from external storage” option but it shows an error, “E: failed to mount /sdcard (No such file or directory)”.

    Please help me to root my sprint phone.

    Thanks!

    Reply
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      1. Rajeshh

        Then, please help me with the following.

        Firstly, its showing as “Android system recovery” as opposed to “CWM-based Recovery” as seen in the video. Secondly, I am not getting “install zip” option. Just to try, I selected “apply update from external storage” option but it shows an error, “E: failed to mount /sdcard (No such file or directory)”.

        Reply
        1. Abdullah

          This because ur rooting failed. Reflash and as soon as it starts rebooting pull ur battery out. Put the battery back in and go directly to recovery boot this shuld work.

          Reply
  78. junior

    Hi i made a mistake with my tmobile note 3 and it’s stuck on the T mobile 4g LTe Logo. Does anyone know the cause of this? I tried reinstalling with odin but nothing. I can just get into twrp. I need help :(

    Reply
    1. Robert

      Yes, get the stock image from Sammobile, you will need to register to download the file. Not sure exactly what the problem is but this will solve the problem. More info would help but this method will solve most problems when a mistake is made rooting the phone.

      Download the zip, inside will be an md5 file, flash that file via Odin same way you flashed TWRP.

      Reply
  79. Tonny

    Hey MAX or anyone with an answer,

    Would anyone know if there will be a possible way now or in the future to reset the knox counter? I rooted my galaxy note 3 successfully but didnt really bother reading about the whole knox counter. Now that i realized what it is, it’s kinda annoying to know that the warranty is now voided because of this. I’ve been to a few websites stating that the knox counter cannot be reset back to normal 0x0. I don’t want to manually install future updates. PLEASE HELP.. i know its my fault for not researching as much as i should have but what’s done is done.

    Reply
    1. Robert

      There is no solution to this problem at this time, it seems there is a hardware issue when rooting the usual method and something called an efuse is triggered. Chain fire is working on a solution but there are no promises being made.

      Reply
  80. Betillo

    Anyone have any thoughts? I’m like 90% there, but after installing the SuperSu zip file in CWM, I go into my app drawer and it’s not there.. I can see it in my app manager, but also can’t get Titanium Backup to go passed the “Asking for root rights” screen… :( I’ve tried re-downloading and re-installing but nothing seems to work..

    I’m running a Sprint version of the Note 3 in case anyone wonders..

    Reply
      1. Betillo

        User CBUC2 had the perfect advice for this!! If anyone has this same problem.. use a file explorer, I used Astro, go into the zip folder and find the SuperSU. apk file.. then just install like any other apk file.. I now have root!!!!

        Thanks everyone!!

        Reply
  81. Robert

    I have a grain of thought…

    Most if not ALL of the developer’s on XDA recommend using TWRP on the Note 3. I use it on all of my devices, I would recommend you do the same and make sure you download the correct version. I have provided a link somewhere on this site.

    Good Luck

    Reply
  82. Robert

    I can’t post a link for Sprint TWRP without Max permission but you can email me @ tonedef.0 @ gmail dot com and I can send you the link.

    You want to use TWRP, trust me…

    Reply
    1. Robert

      That is the wrong link I posted, that is a link for goomanager.

      Here is a direct link zip for TWRP Note 3, in the zip you want the md5 file, flash via Odin .

      Reply
  83. Zaneous

    Hi Max,

    Will you recommend Framaroot.apk for Note 3 SM-N9005? If no can you explain why is it so?

    Sincerely,
    Zaneous

    Reply
  84. Kirsten

    Hi Bro,

    I rooted my note 3 international version SM-N9005 as per your guiding steps but I still cant root my note after I have tried many attempts. I got ‘Pass’ message when I run odin, I copied the SUPERSu Zip file in internal storage after rebotted and followed by the procedure. Unfortunately, I can’t see any options to select ‘Install Zip’ or ‘Install from sdcard’ in CWM recovery mode. Please help me.
    Many thanks in advanced.

    Regards,
    Kirst

    its rooted successfully. but unfortunately after some days it lose the root access and i can’t enter the CWM also, when i’m trying to enter the CWM it shows this message —- Custom binary blocked by reactivation lock. SECURE FAIL : RECOVERY….

    how can get rid of this problem….. pls help

    Reply
  85. Kirsten

    Hi Bro,

    I rooted my note 3 international version SM-N9005 as per your guiding steps but I still cant root my note after I have tried many attempts. I got ‘Pass’ message when I run odin, I copied the SUPERSu Zip file in internal storage after rebotted and followed by the procedure. Unfortunately, I can’t see any options to select ‘Install Zip’ or ‘Install from sdcard’ in CWM recovery mode. Please help me.
    Many thanks in advanced.

    Regards,
    Kirst

    Reply
    1. Abdullah

      Your flash for cwm didn’t work. You have to reflash cwm and as it reboots pull the battery out. Put the battery back in and go directly to cwm. Now it will work.

      Reply
      1. Kirsten

        Hi Abdullah,

        Thanks you so much for your concern and given me your kind advice. My phone is successfully rooted already.
        Best regards,
        Kirsten

        Reply
  86. robert

    HEY EVERYBODY I ROOT MY NOTE 3 ATT AND THE PHONE UPDATE AND LOST ROOT. NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO I TRY TO ROOT AGAIN AND I SOFT BRICK MY PHONE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
    HELP HELP HELP.I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. I TRY TO RECORE WITH KIES AND NO JOY. I M SUPER STUCK .
    PLEASE ANYBODY CAN HELP.

    THANKS.

    Reply
  87. robert

    i have a SW REV CHECK FAIL : [sbl]Fused 2 > Binary 1 and there is a phone and a computer with a yellow triagle in the middle and under it is saing firmware upgrade encountered an issue please select recovery mode in kies & thy again.

    please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help please help

    Reply
  88. Lori

    Hey guy i have Galaxy Note 3 SM-900K trying to get it to work with Verizon Network but after rooting when i inserted sim i got Failed to Register to Network could some help please

    Reply
  89. Jean

    Tried your method but having issue with installing the recovery. It goes thru the whole process and I get the notice in odin that it passed but when I boot into recovery it shows error with little android on its back and exclamation triangle on it’s belly. in DL mode I get : SM-N900P, custom, custom, 0x0,0x0. carrier is Sprint and using win7. Thanks Max Man! Used your method on my last 2 phones.

    Reply
  90. Jean

    Still dont have custom recovery installed tho. Am I doing something wrong? Root checker says Im rooted. Am I supposed to install a custom recovery after this root method (CF Auto Root). Thanks!

    Reply
  91. Robin Zahnet

    Hi,

    I did everything as shown in the video. The flash worked fine with odin, but when doing the home power volume up thing, i can see a dead droid on its back and i cant choose the install zip thing… what did i do wrong?

    Reply
  92. rizwan

    hi i have sm n900
    i did it fine upto odn and cmw installation but couldnt reboot phone in cmw mode by pressing volume up , home and power together for 6 sec ,, it takes me to recovery mode and not in cmw mode ,, plz help me to get my in cmw mode

    Reply
  93. Bryce Burgeson

    Hi guys,

    I installed the supersu zip using the TWRP recovery to which it state it was successful, but when I restart the phone supersu app is not on the phone…..it doesnt show up and of course when I try to used any rooted apps the apps freeze……. any sugestions please and thanks!

    Bryce

    Reply
  94. francisco delgado

    Hi well now, after the att update to the gn3, is there a way to root it, since dela vega doent work anymore. Will appreciate ur help.

    Reply
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  96. Odin

    Following the guide didn’t for work me. I have Nordic SM-N9005 (PDA: N9005XXUDMJ7 – CSC: N9005NEEDMJ4).

    Here’s my ADDITION to the notes for succesfull root installation:

    First, copy the “Super SU” zip file from Step 8 (BEFORE installing CWM).
    Then, at step 7. UNCHECK “Auto reboot” in Odin. When the CWM is installed and “PASS” is green. You remove battery and reinstall it. Then you go into Recovery mode and install Super SU from recovery.
    Also when finally booted. Download Super SU app from Playstore (the one with the kinda Superman logo) and run it.

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  97. theWiz

    Max. You should look into kingo root method for android. Very easy and it works. I have at&t note 3 and I rooted my phone with your method , but somehow at&t push there update on my phone . Took away my root and put me on the latest update. Found kingo root and it work and I install safe strap and it also work and I’m now running a custom rom on at&t note 3 name Knoxraid 1.1 v… rom.

    Reply
  98. micha

    Hello

    all works fine to the stepp 11. But i dont get in this menu the point Install ZIP, this not come. I had copy the SuperSU file into intern memory, i can see it if i check the internal memory.

    Why i dont get Install ZIP in Stepp 11?

    Some one have a idea?

    Micha from Germany

    Reply
  99. Thanuj

    dear max . i have sm-n900 but when i done the ClockworkMod its not working. i do not know why
    whan i press 3 buttons it snot working….plz help me………

    Reply
  100. Amsterdam28

    it worked perfect on my SM-N9005! thanks love all the highonandroid shizz and the hole rootgalaxynote sites! its awsome and worked perfect on my Note 1 and now also on the Note 3. Thanks Man!!!

    Reply
  101. a.Rollei.Brujo

    May i ask, once rooted can i still update android and still be rooted or do i need to reroot it?,no, it would be gone via the kies way, however, it will be able to have the latest via cyanogenmod and the like, so, for instance, like the gs4 kitkat was available, and works nicely, even when nightlies are used! good luck!

    Reply
  102. Koolio

    Hi,

    I have SM-N900 and I downloaded n900-cwm-recovery-6.0.3.8(0926).tar and went all the way to step 11. But I did not see “Install from zip file” on the menu. I have “update from external sdcard” instead. So I couldn’t install from the zip file. I tried unzip the file and manually install from the APK file but the phone doesn’t seem to be rooted. Please help and thanks much in advance!

    Reply
  103. Abdullah Al Harun

    I have completed the step 10 successfully………but I didn’t find Install zip. Any suggestions………..

    Reply
  104. Aiden

    hey mate! i am stuck on 11th stage.. ive copied the SU file in my internat memory as shown above but when switch off my phone and try to go a recovery mode it says”no command” and end up showing options such: restore, reboot etc..
    help me!

    Reply
  105. Mario

    Hi Max,

    I followed the steps to root my galaxy Note 3, I got the SM-N900W8 canadian version and it worked fine until Step 11, ( i got the “PASS” msg with Odin), But when I went into CWM at step 11, I could not install the SU. There was no install options. It said: “No command” Any help? :(

    Thx

    Reply
  106. farha

    hi. i had read though most of the comments and tried every solution but i cannot get into cwm recovery.
    i have tried takiing the battery out and putting it back in just after odin says pass.

    i dont know what to do now. my phone is saying that it has been modified. but i cant get access to custom recovery.
    it was much easier rooting on my note 2 and nexus 4.

    i have the note 3 sm-n9005. uk vodafone network

    any help would be appreciated

    Reply
  107. Jimmy

    I installed CWM through ODIN and everything works fine. The menu for CWM is weird as it only shows me one row of buttons at the menu. I still installed SuperSU and everything I’m just wondering what I could do to fix this format menu in CWM. Thanks.

    Reply
  108. Kristina Wallace

    I would like to know when you will come out with the version of rooting for a Mac. Or if I need to do something specific with this process in order to obtain root.

    Reply
  109. Andy

    For whatever reason, this method no longer works on the SM-N9005. After flashing the CWM recovery, it simply boots back into the stock android recovery, as if nothing was flashed at all.

    Reply
  110. Cory

    CWM or TWRP recovery for my Note 3 is not working help me im stuck in odin mode and it will not do anything when im in odin it says fail and i dont know why help me out

    Reply
  111. Frank

    I tried several times to root my note 3 and it states it failed process I USB debugging is checked as well. Please help.

    Reply
  112. Ian

    Worked like a charm on my SM-N9005 in England. Thank you very much for clear and precise instructions. This was my first time rooting and it worked first time and I believe its all down to your step by step instructions and including all download links needed. Thank you again!

    Reply
  113. jermaine

    need help please note 3 sm-n900p rooted but x over network signal running kitkat now before someone flashed a file over odin and signal returned but i changed rom and now x is back do you have an idea of what file they flashed to regain network signal they will not tell me please help not sur if was a kernal modem or what they flashed.

    Reply
  114. Todd

    I’m looking for a root method to root a Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V. This wasn’t listed in the list at the top, so I wasn’t sure if this would work or note. Also, the other link to CF Auto Root didn’t have this model number listed either. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

    Reply
  115. James

    have the sprint note 3. Have tried everything suggested here but after flashing,,goes to recovery booting screen and freezes. I’ve tried different downloads,,,pulling the battery, made sure usb debugging is checked. I’ve been working on this for 2 days now and am lost. Please help.

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  116. Luis Lisandro

    Hi Max
    first thanks for your vid’s, i have issue when i was trying to installed super user (update), there are messages saying verifying whole signature and failed… (3 of them) and then rebbot with any SU :(, please help me! my phone is SM N900
    thank you in advance.

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  117. aki

    WHY DONT U GUYS USE FRAMAROOT , ITS SO SIMPLE AND U DONT NEED A PC JUST INSTALLL ( SEARCH IN GOOGLE FOR DOwNLOAD LINK NEWEST VERSION ) ONE CLICK

    Reply
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  119. Marc

    I have had zero luck rooting a Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900v on Android 4.3 and MJE.
    I’ve tried Kingo and Odin. Almost bricked the phone a couple of times. Odin keeps giving fails and Kingo just takes forever to download the drivers. The device is seen on the USB connection, but it either fails or stalls.

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  120. Daley1965

    Hi all

    Just to fyi my experience on installing CWM and rooting my Australian SM-N9005 (standard Telstra and Samsung bloatware ROM) on a Mac

    – download JOdin3 from http://goo.im/devs/AdamOutler/JOdin3 (java file)
    – download and install Heimdall from http://glassechidna.com.au/heimdall/

    Going through all the instructions listed above did not work – I always booted into Android Recovery mode. To get it to work, I had to …

    – deselect Auto Reboot in JOdin3
    – once the CWM tar file was uploaded and PASS was displayed in JOdin, I had to boot straight away in Recovery Mode and this enabled me to install the SuperSU zip file

    Hope this helps :)

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  121. Wei Jhin

    Will this trip the knox flag to 0x1 on the SM-N9005? Is there a way to reset to 0x0 yet? Is there any root method I can use without flagging the knox and still use custom roms?

    Reply
  122. Todd

    I just got Kit Kat for my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V today. Just wondering if there were any updates on being able to root the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V now. I still haven’t been able to find anything. Thanks.

    Reply
  123. Lester

    Hey i was just wondering if this will work on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N00W8… And when is the mac tutorial coming out because i am really desperate to root my note

    Reply
  124. manjit

    hi i just rooted my note 3 n900 as per your instruction but i am not able to get to cwm recovery mode it shows system
    recovery i am not able to install supersu the knox counter is showing void 1 please help thanks

    Reply
  125. Wulfrune

    Hi there, I wonder if you can help me. I have an UK based SM-N9005 running 4.4.2. I followed the instructions to the letter, however the moment I attempt to reconnect my phone to the USB lead, the phone does not get recognised in my computer. I mean there’s no sign of it, nada, zip, zilch…. nothing. The phone is not in debugging mode and it can be seen by Odin. I can go as far as to load the TAR file, then it all goes wrong and I have to abort because I’m unable to find where to put the Super SU. I have tried the process on multiple computers all to no avail. Can you help please?

    Many thanks

    Wulfrune

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  126. Tim

    I am at a bit of a loss… I used Kingo Root to auto root my device. I installed Kies 3 a few days ago and it prompted me to update the firmware. This updated me to Kitkat 4.4.2. I am now not able to root my device and receive error “SECURE CHECK FAILED”

    My phone also shows
    QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLED
    WRITE PROTECTION: Enabled
    REACTIVATION LOCK: ON

    N900W8 (Canadian) running Kitkat

    Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Tim

      Sorry… DFU issue. Turns out the key feature to disable for 4.4.2 is “Reactivation Lock”, as mentioned above. To make sure others having this issue are clear on this, you go to “Security” and under the “Find my mobile” section you will see “Reactivation lock”. Unchecking items in the “Device administrators” didn’t seem to help either way.

      Reply
  127. Engin

    Max,

    Love your work. Can you please bring us up to speed on how/if you can root the new OTA 4.4.2 NC4 update for the SM-N900V. Thanks!

    Reply
  128. patrick

    Sprint Note 3 with Kitkat
    Did everything as instructed and everything appeared to work fine.

    n9005-cwm-recovery-6.0.4.7-kk(0125)
    SU 1.94

    Nothing triggers SU and it is not in the apps section. Root checker and wifi tether just hang and do not start SU.

    Any suggestions?

    Reply
  129. john

    i tried to do the same step with mine and I found a lot of Chinese words and could not find the warning menu, any idea what I should do?

    Reply
  130. carbon

    hi
    I install recovery , but when I hold the buttons for going to the recovery mode , it dosnt and phone turns on. what should I do?

    Reply
  131. skellup

    Max, is this rooting method still viable? I just see lots of complaints of this not working in the comments, are peeps just doing it wrong? :D

    Reply
  132. Mustafa

    Hi i followed all your steps successfully but i dont have cwm recovery, i still have android system recovery even though odin showed it had passed. Please help

    Reply
    1. Max Lee Post author

      pull the battery when u see PASS!
      Well u need to pull the battery after flashing cwm then put battery in straight to cwm otherwise the stock rom is overwriting ur cwm u just flashed

      Reply
  133. shaheed00

    Hey Max , I was having problems with both TWRP and CWM recovery after upgrading my T-Mobile N900T to Android 4.4.2, no recoveries would stick and would result in endless boot-loops and battery pulls. I finally got around to using entering the disable Knox terminal command you have up there and then flashing Philz Touch 6.19.3 and now i have a working recovery, thanks man!

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  134. shashidhar

    hi i have samsung s4 clone mobile ..it is showing as media tek.. plz guide me how to enter imei no …because i restore setting then my emie no is gon….. i tryed all code but it is not working….i coudent get that mode…..plz help

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  135. james

    After root I downloaded nova launcher and my youtube has stopped working except on WiFi
    Netflix works I heart radio works youtube will load play and refresh
    Any ideas how to fix it

    Reply
  136. JIN

    Hi dude does this method trip the Knox Counter ??? Please let me know asap Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Android 4.4.2 ? Thanks

    Reply
  137. Warren

    Does this work with SM-N900L?? I read somewhere L works same with SM-N900S?? They are both korean version…

    Reply
  138. ac

    Hello all! Maybe I missed it but I still haven’t found a way to root the note 3 on a mac. Please kindly post a link for instructions or just tell me to open my eyes! lol Thank you very much!

    Reply
  139. Jan Mueck

    This all doesnt work when the reactivation lock is on !
    It would be awesome if you could write this in your description up there to save others the time and nerves to figure that out.
    Other than that it worked
    thanks for the Article :)

    Reply
  140. nbarreiro021

    Not worked here. Got FAIL! on ODIN. How to proceed? SM-N9005.
    I’ve noted that REACTIVATION LOCK(KK) is on. Is that the problem?

    Reply
  141. harvee

    whenever i go to CWM recovery, the recovery booting shows, and then Android system recovery is next.. the cwm-based recovery isn’t appearing..thanks

    Reply
    1. Max Lee Post author

      On some Note 3 models, there is a script that overwrites the recovery you flashed. If you get stock recovery, just simply flash recovery again using method 1, as soon as you see “PASS!”, pull the battery before your phone reboots.

      Put the battery back in and boot straight into CWM recovery, then when you reboot in CWM recovery, it will ask you to disable recovery script. Do that and you should be good to go.

      —————————————————————–
      If my answer helps, please subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here thx!

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      1. Appy Matty

        Already a longHIGHtime subscriber! =D

        I Towelrooted my Sprint 4.4.2 Galaxy Note3 NC5 following your method (worked FLAWLESSLY), and now want to flash Fre3 Hybrid Rom. I don’t have CWM or TWRP; Should I unroot TowelRoot completely and start all over using CWM, or am I able to install ClockWorkMod now and then be able to flash Fre3 rom?
        Thanks!

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      2. Rahul

        Hi Max,

        I tried this step but I dont get the option to disable recovery script. I get on to CWM recovery though, but when i Install the zip for SuperSU it says done but SuperSU is not installed.

        Titanium backup gets stuck at getting root permission
        I used RootChecker as well which says the device was not rooted properly.

        Please advise

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  142. Ric

    Hi :)
    I love your galaxyroot sites, used your info with succes multiple times.
    I have ran in to some troubles with my SM-N9005 though. Ihave Assassin ROM installed and it worked fine for about 3 months, but since yesterday it didn’t and I tried to re-root my phone. It didn’t work. Root Checker Pro says
    “Standard location
    Check command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
    Result: -rwsr-sr-x root root 113032 2014-08-22 09:53 su
    Setuid attribute is present and root user ownership is present. Root access IS correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!”
    I have no idea how to execute the file though, please help

    Thx :)

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  143. kenghao

    I had rooted my phone using your way but i think i fail it. cause i can’t open my SuperSU and it shows doesn’t root. what’s my problem here?

    Reply
  144. Daniel

    Hi, I did this steps on a Mexican Note 3, same model as canadian and I did the Odin part with the canadian CWM for SM-N900W8 and now im in “Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Plese select recovery mode on Kies and try again”
    What can I do?
    Thanks!

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  145. Dragos

    Hi,
    Can you teach us to root Galaxy Note 3 Neo?
    I tried like this: http://www.trueandroid.com/2014/03/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-note-3-neo_30.html, but this method fails to me. I almost bricked my phone.
    I managed to bring my phone back to live by installing TWRP: http://www.droidviews.com/install-twrp-root-galaxy-note-3-neo-sm-n7505/
    I’m currently on Android 4.3, because the update to 4.4.2 doesn’t want to come in the east part of Europe…
    I know, I should wait for 4.4.2 first, and then rooted, but I just want to stop all the bloatware from TouchWiz and use xposed framework.
    Also, is there any custom rom for Note 3 Neo? Because I couldn’t find any.

    Thank you for your future answears,
    DragosC

    Reply
  146. Annaz Sallaeh

    Ive dload the GalaxyNote3/CWM/KK/n9005-cwm-recovery-6.0.4.7-kk(0125).tar, but after unzip, the tar file is not there. why?

    Reply
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  148. Br0ski

    I know I’m the last a**hole to get a new phone but…
    Will KitKat 4.4.3 CWM/TWRP recovery file work for 4.4.4?
    Looked around can’t find something saying no.
    (Sprint Note 3)
    …and
    Question: Up until this date Oct 2014 has anyone figured out how to root and not trip the KNOX, or how to set it back?
    Thank you #HighOnAndroidCommunity,

    Br0ski

    Reply
  149. Naeem

    helow sir,
    i have note 3 sm-9005, i already downloaded GalaxyNote3/CWM/KK/n9005-cwm-recovery-6.0.4.7-kk(0125).tar fie after unzip there are two files one is recovery.img and 2nd is cache.img.ext4. i cant find CWM recovery .tar file .
    kindly help me .
    thank you.

    Reply
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  151. Joshua

    Max, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! This has to be the easiest and simplist root method I’ve done!!
    And, I was still able to install CWM when I thought I would be unable to because of that crack-assed Knox!!!!
    You are the man!!!!!

    Thanks again!!

    Reply
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