How To: Root A Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 After Updating To Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Root A Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900

If you have a Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 and you have just updated it to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, you may have noticed that you have lost your root access.  In this post, we’re going to show you how you can either regain your root access or gain it for the first time on an Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900.

Prepare your device:

  1. First, make sure you have a Samsung Note 3 SM-N900. You shouldn’t use this guide if you have a different device.  Check your device’s model number by going to Settings>General>About Device.
  2. You need to be already running Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your device.
  3. Make sure your phone is charged to around 60 percent.
  4. Have backups of your important media content, messages, contact and call logs.
  5. Have an OEM data cable that you can use to connect your device to a PC.
  6. First, turn off your antivirus and firewall programs.
  7. Enable USB debugging.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible


Root Method 1:

  1. Open Odin.
  2. Put your device into download mode by first pressing and holding down the volume down, home and power buttons. When a warning appears on screen, press the volume up button.
  3. Connect your phone to the PC.
  4. When Odin detects your phone, you should see the ID:COM box turn light blue.
  5. Click the PDA tab and select the CF-autoroot file that you downloaded.
  6. Make sure your Odin looks like the photo below.


  1. Click start. You should see the progress in the process bar in the box above ID:Com
  2. When rooting process is finished, your phone should restart and you will see CF Auto Root installing SuperSu on your phone.


Root Method 2: With TWRP Recovery


  1. If you don’t have TWRP recovery yet, download and install it.
  2. Download file here.
  3. Place the downloaded file on the SD card of your phone
  4. Boot into TWRP recovery by first turning your phone off, then turn it on by pressing and holding volume up, home and power.
  5. “Install > select the”. SuperSu will flash.
  6. When SuperSu is finished flashing, reboot the device.
  7. Go to your App Draw and find SuperSu.

Check if rooting worked:

  • Go to the Google Play Store and download Root Checker
  • Install Root Checker
  • Open Root Checker
  • Tap on Verify Root.
  • You will be asked for SuperSu rights, tap on Grant.
  • You should now see Root Access Verified Now.



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