Galaxy Note 3 (LTE) N9005 users in Europe has recently received the latest Jelly Bean official firmware, Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3, from Samsung. The new firmware introduces a handful of bug-fixes and minor feature changes over its previous build XXUBMJ1.
Those who have already updated their Galaxy Note 3 to the new official firmware can now root the same via CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire, using this guide. The installation method used in this guide requires ODIN flash tool for flashing the root package.
NOTE: Rooting is essential to gain full system access to the device, which enables you to install third-party root apps, custom ROMs and latest system tweaks.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage, during or after the root installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 Firmware Details:
Date: 2013 October
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
- This guide and the given rooting tool are meant for Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 model only. Do not attempt this procedure on any other device, as it may inadvertently damage or brick the device. Verify the device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- Backup your important data and settings on the phone to prevent data loss during root installation.
- Ensure the correct USB drivers are installed for the phone on computer (download Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 USB drivers).
- Make sure that the phone has at least 80% battery charge before you begin.
- Disable Samsung KIES as well as any security software installed on the computer.
How to Root Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005
Step 1 - Download the CF-Auto-Root package (from above link) to your computer and extract the zip file to obtain .tar.md5 file.
Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.07 (from above link) and extract Odin v3.07.exe which is needed to root Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005.
Step 3 - Power off the phone and boot it into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down and Home buttons together, and then tap Power button until the construction Android robot icon with a triangle appears on screen. Then tap Power again to confirm entry into Download Mode.
Step 5 - Launch ODIN on computer and connect your phone to it while the phone is still in Download Mode.
Step 6 - When the phone connects successfully, one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the corresponding COM port number. This step may take some time, so leave it alone.
Step 7 - Now choose the file that needs to be flashed or installed on your phone, which can be found from the extracted file in Step 1.
- Click the 'PDA' button and choose the file'CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005..tar.md5'.
Step 8 - Enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in ODIN, but leave all other options at their default settings.
Step 9 - Now click Start button in ODIN and the root installation process will begin. It would take just a few minutes to complete.
Step 10 - Once the root installation is complete, your phone will automatically reboot into Recovery Mode and install the root package. Your device ID: COM box will also turn green, suggesting the root installation is successful.
Step 11 - When the home screen boots up, just disconnect your phone from computer.
NOTE: If the device fails to boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) or if rooting fails, then just repeat the entire procedure again.
OPTIONAL: If the root is still not installed, once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure that "Auto Reboot" option is NOT checked in ODIN. Then after installation in Step 10, do the following:
Step 11 - Remove the battery to Power off the phone forcefully.
Step 12 - Now boot the phone by pressing Volume Up, Home and Power buttons to enter Recovery Mode manually. This will initiate the root installation process on your phone.
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now rooted on Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 official Jelly Bean firmware. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.
To verify that the root package is installed correctly and working, download Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
[Source: Team Android]