How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 With CF-Auto-Root

The right off the bat we power users usually do upon getting a brand new Android phone is rooting it. When it comes to popular devices, there’s commonly a race among developers to see who arises with the first along with the easiest rooting way of them after they are released, and at times could their public release. Galaxy Note 3 can certainly be considered one of the very best devices available on the market right now, and when you’re one of many lucky ones who’ve went about getting their on the job one, but can’t wait to achieve root access into it, XDA-Developers Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has you covered with his tried-and-tested CF-Auto-Root. In what follows, we're going to guide you through the complete process of rooting your Galaxy Note 3 using CF-Auto-Root.


Important Update - Read Before Proceeding

Our reader Paskal Xen asked about the effect with this rooting method on Samsung’s KNOX security measures. At the XDA thread, Chainfire has stated that this method sets your KNOX warranty void status permanently on. Once that status may be turned on, certain KNOX enterprise security features may stop working. At present, there's no known approach to turn that flag back off, so don’t proceed should you can’t afford to lose any KNOX features on your own device. If you don’t value what KNOX is and what features it provides, it needs to be safe enough to go ahead.

The system status and current binary flags can also be set to custom, however when required, it is possible to reset the previous using Chainfire’s Triangle Away app, and also the latter by flashing a regular kernel and recovery.

Also, it is EXTREMELY crucial that you use the right apply for your device much like the instructions; otherwise, there exists even the chance of bricking it permanently.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips are not liable if the device gets damaged or bricked during the process, or perhaps you permanently lose usage of KNOX features.



  1. Go to Settings > About device > Model number in your device and according to that info, download the proper CF-Auto-Root zip file from your link provided above.

  2. Extract the valuables in the downloaded file to a folder on your computer.

  3. Launch Odin which consists of EXE file (not the INI file) from the extracted files.

  4. In Odin, click PDA and select the CF-Auto-Root file (the main one with tar.md5 extension). Leave the rest exactly as it is, especially confirming the Repartition choices NOT enabled.

  5. Now power off your phone and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Home and Power keys together. Follow further on-screen instructions when prompted to get involved with download mode.

  6. Once in download mode, connect your phone to the PC via USB and await any drivers to acquire configured. One of the indicator aspects of Odin on the most notable-left should glow in a color, indicating the product is successfully connected and ready for installation via Odin.

  7. Click Start in Odin, and wait patiently till the process finishes.

Your phone should automatically boot into Android, and it must be rooted. Enjoy root access and initiate using all them root-only apps!

[via XDA-Developers]

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