[Tutorial] Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Using CF-Auto-Root

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If you are the techie kinda person, then you probably would know that its important to root your android device and here today, I’d like to write on how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device. Well, its not really a necessity to root your android device if you are the type who just acquire a phone for just the basic uses or functions. When I mean basic functions, i mean stuffs like making calls, receiving calls, sending and receiving text messages, browsing the internet and minor functions.

If you would love to do much more with your android device, install loads of apps and customize your device to your taste, rooting your device is necessary. You can refer to my post on advantages and disadvantages of rooting an android device for more insight regarding this.

As at now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can certainly be considered as one of the leading devices available and if you happen to be among the lucky ones to have acquired this device, I’d say congratulations :-D.

Related: How To Root Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Device

Before going on to the tutorial on how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, let me share some specification and features of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specifications And Features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a device which comes with 3G connectivity, dual sim card support and is also known as Samsung Galaxy Note III.

samsung galaxy note 3


The device comes with a dimension of 151.2 X 79.2 X 8.3mm(5.95 X 3.12 X 0.33 in), a weight of 168 g (5.93oz) – S pen stylus. It runs on Android OS V4.3 also known as Jelly Bean, runs on CPU of Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000). The camera feature is equited with dual shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization feature, panorama, HDR features and more.

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

Important Notice Before Proceeding

This tutorial was derived from XDA Forum and on the tread, chainfire clearly stated that this method will set your KNOX warranty void status permanently on. Just so you know, once the status is set on, certain KNOX enterprise security features may stop working. As at now, there is no known way on how to turn that flag back off so I would advice you do not proceed with this step if you cannot afford to lose any KNOX features on your device. You can go ahead with this step if you do not care about what KNOX is and what features it offers.

More so, the system status and current binary flags will also be set to custom but when prompted, you can reset the former using Chainfire’s Triangle Away App and the latter by flashing a stock kernel and recovery.

Furthermore, it is extremely advisable to use the right file for your device following the instructions, other wise, there is even the chance of bricking the device permanently.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that you follow this guild solely on your own risk as I won’t be held liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements To Rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Before going ahead to rooting your device, please be sure to have in place the following requirements:

  • Galaxy Note 3 device running Official Stock Firmware
  • Windows PC with the latest Samsung USB Drivers Installed
  • Download CF-Auto-Root Here, please be sure to download the specific file for your device from the link.

Steps To Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Device

First of all, navigate to settings » About Device » Model Number (from the information there, download the appropriate CF-Auto-Root zip file from the link I had provided above).

When done downloading, extract the contents to a separate folder on your windows PC.

  • Launch Odin Using its EXE file from the extracted file(please note its odin with the exe file and not the INI file).
  • Now, when the Odin file must have loaded, click PDA and select the CF-Auto-Root file (please be sure you select the file with the tar.md5 extension). Leave every other thing exactly the way it is especially confirming the repartition option is NOT enabled.
  • Now, switch off your mobile device and boot it into download mode. You can achieve this by pressing and holding down the volume down, home and power keys together or refer to this post on how to achieve this. Follow further on-screen instructions when prompted to get into download mode.
  • Once your device is in download mode, connect your phone to the windows PC via USB and wait for the drivers to be configured. One of the indicator areas of Odin on the top-left should light up in a color indicating the phone is successfully connected and ready for installation via Odin.
  • Click on the start button in Odin windows and wait patiently till the process finishes.

Your device should automatically boot into Android and it should be rooted. Congratulations, you have successfully rooted your samsung galaxy Note 3, do enjoy root access and start using all the root only apps.

5 Comments
  1. Mr Edwin says

    nice Article ! I really appreciate..

    1. Adeniyi Samuel says

      Thanks pal. 🙂

  2. Pramod says

    I used the similar logic to root mu uncles Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone .Thanks for sharing the information brother .I’m sure many people would benefit from this amazing and well written post .

    -Pramod

    1. Adeniyi Samuel says

      Thanks buddy, your comment is really appreciated.

  3. Jbaba says

    Great one

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