How to Root Verizon Galaxy Note 3!

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For those of you who want to root your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 (model number SM-N900V), here’s a root method that will root your phone while keeping KNOX counter at 0x0.

Before we begin, please pull out any microSD cards and also make a backup of everything including your photos, videos, and anything in your internal storage you want to save as this root method will ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR VERIZON NOTE 3!!!

Step 1. Turn your Verizon Note 3 off then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 3 seconds until you see a warning screen.


Step 2. Hit Volume Up button to enter ODIN download mode then connect a micro-USB cable from your Verizon Note 3 to your computer.  I recommend using USB 2.0 (regular) cable for this and ditch the USB 3.0 cable as ODIN sometimes freezes with USB 3.0.howto-root-verizon-galaxynote3-sm-n900v-2

Step 3. Download Root_de_la_Vega-SM-N900V.7z and unzip the file, you should get a bunch of files.  Double-click on Odin3 v3.09.exe to run ODIN.


Step 4. When ODIN program opens, you should see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number.  If you do not see it, download and install Samsung USB drivers then unplug and re-plug your USB cable, you should see a blue box now.

Next, click on “AP” then choose the file “Root_de_la_Vega.tar.md5” in the unzipped folder.  Then hit the Start button.  This should take anywhere from 10-20 minutes.


Step 5. When ODIN is done, you will see “RESET!” and your Verizon Note 3 will reboot.


Step 6. Once rebooted, go through the setup process and exit out of it.


Step 7. Next unzip the file “” in the unzipped folder.  You should get a file called “” and a folder called “root_files”.  Copy both of these to the root folder of your Verizon Note 3’s internal storage.   Then reboot your phone.

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Step 8. Once rebooted, use My Files app to delete the file “” and folder “root_files”.  Then reboot once more.



Step 9. Once rebooted, run SuperSU app and update the binaries (choose Normal).


Step 10. Download and install a root app such as Titanium Backup app and run it.  You should see a Superuser request window like below.  If you see it, congratulations, you’ve successfully rooted your Verizon Note 3 SM-N900V.



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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