How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-9006 [China/WCDMA] in One Click

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Samsung announced its latest flagship device at IFA event in Berlin this september. As expected, this device was a big hit. It packs a Full HD 1080p display with an astounding 441ppi. It runs on a Octa-Core processor based on Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa Chipset, which is clocked at 1.9 GHz. Its other variant runs on a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz. For multitasking, Samsung has equipped it with 3 Gigs of RAM. It gives an experience of lagfree usage. As for graphics, this beast carries a ARM Mali – T628Mp6 GPU while Adreno 330 GPU on other variant. It has a 13 MP camera at the back and 2 MP camera at the front, giving you the Full HD Clarity in pictures and videos. The device is juiced up with 3200 mAh battery and comes with 32 / 64 GB internal storage and also has an external SdCard slot so that you can keep all those TV Series episode in your phone! The best thing is that it comes with latest Android 4.3 out of the box!

If you are one of those lucky people who already got their hands on Samsung’s latest phablet Galaxy Note lll and want to root it, you have come to the right place. In this post you will learn how to root your precious Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and install Clockwork Mod Recovery on it.

This guide is for this  variant of Galaxy Note lll: SM-N9006 (WCDMA/China)

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 It must be mentioned here that all credit goes to XDA Develepors for developing its rooting method.

Wondering what is Root?

Well rooting your phone give you complete access over your device. You have full control over your devices’s system files. Edit them in any way you want. Install cool apps specific for rooted phones. You can modify look of your phone by installing custom ROMS and Mods. Keep visiting TechGlen for learning more cool tricks abour rooted phones.

Lets continue with Rooting..

Precautions:

  • Battery should be charged over 50%
  • Use a standard USB Cable
  • Do not turn off you PC during the rooting process
  • Do not pull out battery of phone during rooting process
  • Backup all your contacts, messages, call logs and internal memory data in case of any mishap
  • Follow all the steps closely
  • Don’t panic at any stage. It’s very important!

Important Precautions:

1. Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers on your computer:

DB stands for “Android Debug Bridge”. ADB is essential to establish a connection between you android device/android emulator and PC. If you are a developer, or an android device owner, who wants to mess with his android then you will needADB & Fastboot installed on your PC. ADB and Fastboot drivers are essential to detect your device while it is connected to computer. Without these, you may find it difficult to root your device. If you do not know how to install ADB and Fastboot Drivers, Vist our Guide for this purpose. How to Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers – TechGlen

2.Install essential USB Drivers:

After you have installed ADB and Fastboot drivers, connect your device to computer. It will download and install essential USB Drivers itself.

3.Battery must be charged over 50%:

Rooting process is very crucial. Any mistake can lead to a mishap. One of the most common mistakes is low battery. It poses a threat while rooting process is going on and phone shuts down due to low battery. Always remeber to keep your phone charged above 50% to avoid any such mishap.

4.Check your phone Model:

Always confirm that the guide you are following is for your device. You can learn about your device’s model name by navigating to Settings>About Phone. After you have confirmed your phone model, you can proceed further.

5.Do not turn off Computer during Rooting Process:

This mistake has same effects as having low battery on your device. That is why be careful to keep your computer plugged in during whole process.

6.Backup all your important Data:

Normally, rooting process does not wipe out your data but to be on the safe side, it is advisable to backup your data so that you can recover it in case of data wipe. If you are using a SD Card, remove it before rooting and insert it again after rooting has been done. Backup all data on internal storage on your computer. Backup messages and contacts by using methods described above.

6.Be careful to use correct file for rooting:

Sometimes we have lots of files, having similar names put together in same folder. Accidently, we can use a wrong file which can result in bricking device. Therefore, it is advisable to put specific files for your device in a seprate folder. This way, you will not be mistaken.

7.Get Developer Options Enabled:

In android 4.2.2, developer options are hidden. Developer option are provided for development purposes like rooting itself. It is second-last tab but you may not find it yet. To activate Developer Options you need to navigate to Settings>About Phone. Tap build number about 7  times until you get a popup saying your are a developer.

8.Disable Firewall or Anti-Virus Programmes:

These files can interrup this process. That is why it is recommended to disable firewall/anti-virus before proceeding further

Important Notice:

<<<Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will void its warranty permenantly. As there is no method available yet to restore warranty using any method or application. This is due to Samsung’s new security system “Samsung Knoxx”. Root your phone at your own risk.>>>

Rooting Process:

This method will use cf-autoroot. It is popular because it is most close to stock ROM and roots your phone in fastest and safest way. 

  • Download PC Odin. You can get it HERE.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers. Get Them Here.
  • Download the cf-autoroot file for your specific model from list below:
  • SM-9006 (WCDMA/China)
  • Enter Download Mode
  • Note that some people have reported problems while getting into download mode, so do it at your own risk!
  • To do so, press and hold (-)Volume button, Home button and Power button simultaneously
  • A warning will appear asking if you want to continue
  • Press (+)Volume button to continue

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  • Start Odin PC
  • Select PDA tab and add the downloaded cf-autoroot  package
  • Connect your device via USB Cable to PC in Download mode
  • ID:COM box will turn blue and “Added” message will appear in box below
  • Hit “Start”
  • Sit back and wait
  • After completion, PASS message will appear in box on top left
  • Phone will reboot
  • Find SuperSU app in app drawer
  • To install CWM Recovery, Follow this Guide

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Congratulations!! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

If you found this tutorial helpful and successfully rooted your device using it, let us know in comments below. We are waiting for your kind feedback.

 

Credit goes to Chainfire for cf-autoroot.

 

If you are looking for custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 3, visit [Index] Custom ROMs

Hayder Ameen

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  • Raheel Anwar

    i have a problem for rooting galaxy note 3 with model no SM-N9006, when i press the three keys volume down + Home + Power button, no warning screen is appear, the screen appears in factory mode the some chines 6 – 7 words appear in different lines, my device is not have full features for example multi window is not run, multi window is shown but not worked.

    please help me

    what i do now?

    • Hayder Ameen

      This screen is called download mode. It may appear broke. When your phone is in download mode after pressing those three buttons, press volume up button to continue and added message will appear in Odin.

    • Hayder Ameen

      Sir, the chinese variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has some limitations on Google services. You need to enter download mode by pressing volume down + power + home button.. After you see those weird written lines, press volume up to continue.. Added message will appear in Odin PC. Then you may continue

      • Joko Malaysia

        Dear Hayder Ameen,
        I have the same problem as mentioned above, in factory mode when I press volume up, it only highlighted the line/available menus (Chinese words) in Factory Mode, not get into Download mode as you advised. is there any clue how to enter the download mode in this device (SM-N9006 China/WCDMA)?
        Have tried using ADB command but no luck, using press both volume up and down together + power, also no luck. Please help us.
        Thank you very much..
        -Joko Malaysia-

        • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

          Hello joko malaysia. When you press volume up button after pressing 3 button combo, screen might appear broke or whatever, it is okay. When “Added” message will appear in Odin, you can start flashing.

      • Galadvin

        has any one figured this out im having the same problem i have looked every where and no dice…. can some one help!!!??!?!?!

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Try the same procedure as explained above.

    • tjung

      hello fren, i’m from indonesia and i have some problen with my galaxy note 3 sm-n9006 and when i try to set my phone to download mode i had same same problen like driod too. when the i push volume up + menu + power and when the chinise words appear i press volume up button there is nothing change, i i try to set usb connector and then i press volume up button it’s not change too, pliss help

  • Clifford Foronda

    hello, i just bought a sm-n9006 when i go into download mode and press all 3 keys nothing happened, its like im turning on my phone directly to the home screen, i repeated it many times but nothing happened, it always get in, in the home screen, how can i root it if i cant go into the download mode? or even in recovery mode i can’t access, is there something i need to do to? pls help me, i’m willing to learn and do all your instructions,
    I think there’s a problem with my device but its working very fine, but i need to root and upgrade my phone…
    here is the info about my device:

    MODEL NUMBER: sm-n9006
    ANDROID VERSION: 4.3
    BASEBAND VERSION: N9006ZCUBMI3
    KERNEL VERSION: 3.4.0-1590669 se.infra@R0304-14 #1 Wed Sep 11 23:59:42 KST 2013
    BUILD NUMBER: JSS15J.N9006ZCUBMI5

    • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

      Hello cliffard. It looks like you do not keep buttons pressed for long enough. Keep these buttons pressed until you are in download mode.

      • Clifford Foronda

        i done it many times sir, i keep pressing and holding the 3 buttons and wait to view the download mode, but nothing happened, its just the logo of the samsung loading and then the phone turned on and loading,

        • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

          The Samsung logo appears more than once before entering download mode. For china version, the warning screen is a bit different.

        • Cadry

          Hi Clifford,

          Have you managed to boot into download mode? Could you please let us know how did you get out of it?

          Thanks

    • Clifford Foronda

      I think the old owner of the phone installed a rom that it cannot access the download mode and recovery mode, how can i change this fucking rom that he installed! grrrrrrrrrr!

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Hello loyd. I want you to tell me that did you do any kind of modification before android started appearing. If possible send me a pic.

    • Andre Championship Loyd

      Here the pics…

      • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

        Hey. You my flash the stock firmware to resolve this issue :)

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    You will have to use Odin to do so. You can find it on our site with full tutorial.

    • Andre Championship Loyd

      ok I understand that but I cant get the phone into download mode to use ODIN

      • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

        You can use Mobile Odin too

        • Andre Championship Loyd

          ok well in moblie odin its comes up dump generated: /sdcard/mobileodin.txt

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    I just verified that mobile odin does not support your phone yet. I’m sorry about before. You will have to use above mentioned procedure. Follow everything from the start so that you are successful. I have verified this method myself.

    • Andre Championship Loyd

      im sorry use what method? ODIN? I cant get to download mode on my phone?

      • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

        As mentioned inside the post. getting into download mode in this variant is quite tricky. Try again. If you still cannot get into download mode, the final solution is using adb command. Install ADB tool from here: http://techglen.com/2013/11/19/minimal-adb-and-fastboot-installer/
        Let it create a desktop shortcut during installation
        Open “Minimal ADB and Fastboot installer”
        Now, turn on USB Debugging on your smartphone and connect it to PC
        Type following command and press Enter:
        “adb reboot download”
        You will get into Download Mode.

        • Andre Championship Loyd

          Ok another question can I change the firmware from n9006 to the tmoblie n900T

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            Now, you cannot change the firmware.

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            Please install the USB drivers properly. It is causing all the problem.

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            ok ive reinstalled the usb drivers and still nothing

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            Added message does not appear in Odin? Even in factory mode? Download Mode? After using ADB Command?

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            nope in none of those mode…..

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            Its not possible unless your phone has any issue. It is such a simple method. There is somethiing very important you are missing.

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            thats why I asked if I can just wipe it clean and start over with new firmware…. I cant even get 4g on this phone….

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            if you plan so, the best way is to flash a cwm or twrp and Install a custom rom for your phone. China version of note 3 has endless limitations! Better consider a us version next time

        • Andre Championship Loyd

          Still not wrkn…. Still factory mode with the chinese writing….

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            You have to move on to download mode from this chinese writing.. Added message will appear in box in Odin.

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            ok let me understand u correctly… First start the “Minimal ADB and Fastboot installer once it recognize my phone then put in adb reboot download…. Now this will restart my phone… Once that happens then turn my phone back off then attempt to get into download mode by pressing the home volume down and power button? is this correct?

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            No! This adb reboot download command gets you into download mode directly. You do not need to turn off your phone later. Just press volume up button once it has rebooted

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Did you press Volume up button? If it still isn’t working then consider re-installing USB drivers, because now you are doing nothing wrong.

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    You can install USB drivers by installing kies, then plug in device and wait for drivers to install. Then close kies totally. It shouldn’t be running in background or odin will not work.

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Did it connect before?

    • Andre Championship Loyd

      nope it didnt….

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    No, you cannot change firmware like this. It will probably brick your device.

    • Andre Championship Loyd

      So im stuck with this? cant at least get 4g service out of it?

      • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

        Maybe yes. Unfortunately.

        • Andre Championship Loyd

          So is there anyway to get 4g service at least?

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            I’m not sure because it varies in different regions of world and there are many other problems too.

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            ok i think i figure it out I just notice this but when I connect my phone to my computer it reads sm-1327 and not sm-n9006…. Could this means something?

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            I am not aware of any Note 3 variant with this model number.

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            well I think this could be a reason…. Is there anyway I could possible change the model?

          • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

            No, you cannot change the model

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            hello I just realize something… When I plug my phone into my computer it comes up as SM-1327… Could that b a problem?

          • Andre Championship Loyd

            Ok now this could b a problem… My computer sees my phone as Model # SM-1327 and not SM-N9006. Could this b a reason y kies dont see it and the usb drivers?

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Hello Pedro Jair. The Google apps are not installed on Galaxy Note 3 SM N9006 by default. You will have to unlock the phone, root it and then try installing Google apps. Volume can also be increased once you have rooted your smartphone.

  • Cadry

    Hi Hayder,

    First of all, thank you for writing an awesome post for SM-N9006.

    I would request for an assistance. I recently got SM9006 from an online merchant. There was an issue with the IMEI, its a fake one, I tried using Mobileuncle and had successfully replaced it with my old iPhone’s IMEI, it worked fine for a day and reverted back to the original one. So I believe it could be due to soft change of the IMEI, and tried replacing the MP0B_001 file by generating using imei, and after replacing the IMEI file with the original one, my phone is under continuous loop rebooting process. I tried to boot into factory mode, download mode, recovery mode, infact tried every whole process available online, but to no vain. It reboots, stays for like 5 secs and then reboots again. Could you please help me get out of this.

    I understand the original file was 120 bytes and the new file was only 22 bytes, I think that was the problem.

    But at the moment I need help in getting out of this situation. Thanks!

    • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

      Hello Cadry.
      You have messed with something vital to a smartphone. You should have researched before trying it. Changing these files make smartphone useless as they are specific for a device. I am not sure if anything will help you rather that restoring original files. However try flashing official firmware, installing a custom ROM. It may help you.

      • Cadry

        Hi Hayder,

        Seems like I really messed up badly with this thing. Could you help me with the restore ROM thing. A link with step by step instruction on HOW TO, if you can. Thanks for the reply.

    • RoBeRt

      Take the battery out for a couple of minutes and replace it. Then start up your phone and your back

  • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

    Try flashing stock firmware. It will help recover your device.

  • RoBeRt

    Hayder I was so impressed by the way you wanted to keep on helping Andre Champion. You are amazing, I’d probably gave up answering, my goodness. thumbs up for you man.

    • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

      Thanks. That’s what I’m here for!

      • babuni

        Dear Sir. I am having the same problem after rooting my samsung log is missing only android logo appeard at the time of booting. Also, in Gmail, I am not able to add my existing accounts. only new gmail accounts can be created. I tried my times. Infact, I reinstalled gmail app but to no result. I feel the installed software is currupt, Is there any way to find out. I own Chinese Galaxy note 3-N9006 (SM-1327)

        • http://techglen.com/ Hayder Ameen

          Is the Samsung’s Email app available in the phone?

  • Tamsin Mc Cormick

    Avoid the Chinese menus especially the line with “emmc” at the end as that will factory re-set your phone and might knock out your IMEI

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