How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A!

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For those of you with AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A, now there’s finally a root method available.

This root method will erase everything on your phone so MAKE A BACKUP before proceeding!!!

UPDATE: AT&T has updated software and this root method will not work unless you have N900AUCUBMI9 build number!!! (Settings->About Device->Build Number)

Remove all your microSD cards beforehand!!!

Step 1. Power off your Note 3. Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons for about 5 seconds until you see warning screen.

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Step 2. Hit Volume Up key to enter ODIN Download mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your AT&T Note 3 to your computer.

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Step 3. Download and unzip the Root_de_la_Vega.7z:

Download Root_de_la_Vega.7zMega Mirror

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Step 4. Run N900AUCUBMI1_OneClickBin.exe and click Start.

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If you do not see a yellow-highlighted box, you need to download and install Samsung USB drivers.  Then unplug and re-plug the micro-USB cable, you should now see it.

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Step 5. Your AT&T Note 3 should reboot when it is done and you will see “PASS!”.  If you see “FAIL!” or any other error, you can try re-running the program and try a different USB cable/port.

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Step 6. Reboot into ODIN Download mode like in Steps 1 through 2 and connect a micro-USB cable from your AT&T Galaxy Note 3 to your computer.

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Step 7. Run ODIN program, then put Root_de_la_Vega.tar in AP then hit Start.  DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE!

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When done, your phone will reboot. 

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Step 8. Copy the contents of Root_de_la_Vega.zip to the root of the internal sdcard.  And reboot your phone.

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Step 9. After fully booting delete the files from the internal sdcard that were added previously using My Files app.  Then reboot your AT&T Note 3.

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Step 10. Once rebooted, you should see SuperSU app, run it once and update the binaries.

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Step 11. Download and run a rooted app such as Titanium Backup app and run it.  You should now see a Superuser request window, congrats!  You have fully rooted your AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A.

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Q&A

Q: Does this increase my Knox counter?
A: This root method does not increase your Knox counter.  It changes your system status to custom but that can easily be reverted by simply unrooting your Note 3 with a stock firmware.

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