Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Guide to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE on N9005XXUENB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat.Samsung

Samsung recently released N9005XXUENB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the LTE variant of Galaxy Note 3 bearing model number SM-N9005. The update is for Note 3 users in Poland. As it is an unbranded version of firmware, it can be installed on any unlocked SM-N9005 unit.

Click here for our step-by-step guide to install N9005XXUENB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 LTE.

Firmware details

PDA: N9005XXUENB3

CSC: N9005OXXENB1

MODEM: N9005XXUENB1

Version: Android 4.4.2

Build date: 8 February

Regions: Poland

Those who have already installed the latest firmware on their Note 3 and are currently looking for a root method may follow our step-by-step guide. The tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by XDA developer, Chainfire. The root file has SuperSU binary, APK and stock recovery installed.

Note that the root method sets current binary and system status to custom. It will also trigger KNOX warranty void bit.

Users will need to flash a stock kernel and stock recovery to reset the binary status. But The KNOX warranty status change is permanent and the KNOX flag being tripped may also prevent certain Samsung KNOX features from working.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any mishap. Users are also advised to verify their devices meet following set of requirement.

Pre-requisites

1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Note 3 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]

3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the recovery.

4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 3 should have charge above 80% battery charge.

5) The device will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted.

6) The CF-Auto-Root files work only with the Galaxy Note 3 SM-9005. As applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.

Download files

Odin3 v3.09

CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE on N9005XXUENB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Step-1: Extract the root zip using any extracting tool to get .tar.md5 file

Step-2: Extract Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.09.exe with other files

Step-3: Switch off Galaxy Note

Step-4: Boot the phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. When a warning screen will appears, press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode

Step-5: Run Odin3 v3.09.exe as Administrator

Step-6: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin message box. You should also see the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection

Note: If the Added message does not appear then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. If that does not work too then reinstall USB driver.

Step-7: In Odin, click the AP button and select CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5, which was extracted earlier

Step-8: Verify Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected

Step-9: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation

Step-10: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart and soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from computer

Galaxy Note 3 running 9005XXUENB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat should now be rooted successfully. To confirm the phone is rooted or not, install Root Checker app available for free at Google Play Store.

Troubleshoot issues

Sometimes the device does not boot into Recovery Mode and root the device. If this happens, then perform the entire procedure again. If it still does not install root, ensure Auto Reboot checkbox in Odin is not checked.

Then, after flashing the root package, pull the battery and boot the phone into Recovery mode by selecting Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. This will start the install process and root the phone.

[Source: True Android]