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-N900T (T-Mobile)
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..
- 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!
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
<<<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.>>>
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-900T (T-Mobile)
- Enter Download Mode
- 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
- 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
Congratulations!! You have successfully rooted your T-Mobile 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.