T-Mobile Samsung Note 3 has already received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. If you’ve updated your phone to the latest Android OS and looking for a safe rooting procedure then follow this step by step rooting guide to root your phone. In this guide, we’ll be using the CF-Root method by Chainfire. Odin3 (Samsung ROM flashing tool) will be used to flash the rooted kernel. However using this method will trip Samsung Knox security but there is nothing to be worried, as this issue can fixed easily. Before you start rooting your Galaxy Note 3, it is highly recommended that you first carefully read the guidelines and requirements section and do not skip any step.
Rooting your Note 3 will voids its warranty! Therefore proceed at your own risk.
Requirements and Guidelines:
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 model number SM-N900T with USB data cable
- CF-Root package: CF-Auto-Root-hltetmo-hltetmo-smn900t.zip
- Odin3 tool is required. (It is included in the CF-Auto Root folder)
- USB drivers or Samsung Kies should be installed on your PC.
- During the rooting process, make sure that any Anti-Virus or Kies is not running in the background, otherwise it interrupt with process. Close it from the task manager.
- From the Settings> Developers Options, Enable USB Debugging.
- Make sure you’ve got enough battery charge on your phone.
- Last but not the least, Carefully read and follow the instructions.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T on Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Step 1: First of extract the CF-Auto-Root zip file on your desktop.
Step 2: From the extracted folder, Run Odin3 v3.07 exe file.
Step 3: Reboot your GN3 into Download Mode:
- Power off your device.
- Press and hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- When you see a warning message on the screen, Press the Volume Up.
Step 4: Next, connect your Note 3 to PC via the USB cable.
Step 5: Make sure that Odin3 has recognized your device. The ID:COM port will turn blue and you should also notice the Added!! in the message section which confirms that it has made a successful connection.
Step 6: Click on the PDA button and select the tar.md5 rooted kernel file from the folder you’ve earlier extracted.
Step 7: Wait for Odin to check and verify the file then Click on the START button to flash the CF-Root which will install the SuperSU app and stock recovery.
Step 8: Within a few seconds, Flashing will be completed and Odin will give a green labeled PASS!! message and during this your Note 3 will automatically reboots.
You can now disconnect your phone from PC. Open the app drawer and check that SuperSU has been installed. Congratulations! your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has successfully been rooted. Enjoy full root access to your device, you can now install custom recovery, apps which requires root access like Titanium Backup etc you can also look for Custom ROMs.
What if you get this error “Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped“? Here is how to fix it:
- Download and install the latest SuperSU APK
- Open SuperSU app (Update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable Knox
- Reboot the device.
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