CF Auto Root for Galaxy Note 3!

For those of you who want to only “root” your Note 3 and have no need for custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP recovery, you can also flash “CF Auto Root” for your Galaxy Note 3 by ChainFire.

You can install this in the same manner as installing a custom recovery (follow Steps 1 through 7 in the root instructions but use CFRoot .tar file instead) and this will give you root/SuperSU.

Note that this method does still void warranty as it will increment the binary counter and Knox counter.

Currently CF Auto Root is available for the following models:

To install, unzip the CF Auto Root and you should find the file ending in .tar.md5, use ODIN to flash it. ((follow Steps 1 through 7 in the root instructions but use CFRoot .tar file instead)

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22 Responses

  1. dexxx says:

    Question I have Verizon. If I used to just the CAF file will that give me root? And if so where’s that file located @ thanks for taking time Bro.

  2. Michael says:

    Any word on root for the US Cellular Note 3?

    • ben says:

      i second uscc note 3 root

      • Michael says:

        I sent a message to designgear and he said if he can feet a copy of the firmware he can get a quorum root via Odin that won’t trigger the Knox counter…been trying to get a hold of it but I don’t have a Note 3 yet but I’ve been trying too get done if the guys on TUSCC to get one so we can get root…it’s what I’m waiting for before I get one.

      • Isaac says:
        The third post down has a link for the download that will root your phone using odin. It is pretty easy to follow but still make sure you get the right files, read the instructions, and follow them obviously. I did it a few days ago and my phone still works. Also this will only root your phone, it won’t install a custom recovery and I haven’t found any custom recoveries available for the US cellular note 3 yet.

  3. Yang Hu says:


    Thanks for the tutorial! They were a great help.

    I just had a question I was hoping you or someone could clear up for me. I have a SM-N9009 which is a Chinese version of the Note 3. I rooted it with the CF Auto Root and it worked. The Super SU was installed and it seems okay. The problem is… I’m trying to get Google Services on the phone but I can’t seem to do it without flashing it with the CWM recovery.

    The question is, is there another way I can get google services on the phone or do I have to wait for the SM-N9009 CWM Recovery to be released?

    Thanks again for all the hard work!


  4. ben says:

    How can I pull firmware from my phone and make a copy

    • Michael says:

      You’ll have to use ADB (Android Debugging Bridge) to pull the needed files. You should be able to find a bunch of how to’s just by Google-ing it…I’ve never actually done it but it seems to be the most common way to get stock files from devices…especially the initial release software.

  5. Saydullo says:

    I currently having a au (Japan) SCL22 which is a au kddi branded Galaxy Note 3. I’m wondering if anyone knows how to root it?

  6. Chris says:

    Any update for SM-N900K model?

    Thank you.

  7. Fernando says:

    Anybody know if this will root my At&t note 3? I updated to 4.4.2 and I want to root and install cwm or twrp

  8. cuz says:

    What a difference a model N9000 and n900 ..?

  9. Risi says:

    I have SM N9008V CHINA. Is it possible to change other uk version firmwares. if its so, pls help me to do this.


  10. richter says:

    is there any proven method just to root the N900A from AT&T. I have the stable 4.4.4 version and would kill to root it.

  11. Abdullah talat says:

    Dear sir i need rooting file for Samsung galaxy note3 SM-N900V

  12. toqeer ahmed says:

    i have glaxy note 3 Sm-N9005 when i root its fail what i am doing next help me plz

  13. toqeer ahmed says:

    i have glaxy note 3 Sm-N9005 when i root its fail what i am doing next help me plz version 5.0

  1. October 28, 2013

    […] 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 CF Auto Root instead. […]

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