How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Updated on October 9, 2013

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A (AT&T) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A should have at least 30-40 percent battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 1: Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If Samsung USB Driver already installed on your computer then Skip this Step.

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Step 2: Download (2.2 GB) and extract the Samsung_Galaxy_Note_3_N900A_Rootfile.7z on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Galaxy Note 3 SM N900A Root Files

Step 3: Remove external MicroSD card from the smartphone if you are using it. In case you are not using any external SD card then skip this step.

Step 4: Now, Switch Off your Smartphone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 5: After switching-off the phone, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.

Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 6: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to enter Odin Download mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A Warning Sign

Step 7: Now, Open N900AUCUBMI1_OneClickBin.exe (You have extracted this in Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer.

Galaxy Note 3 SM N900A One Click Odin

Step 8: Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower panel.

Galaxy Note 3 added to One Click Odin

Step 9: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.

Galaxy Note 3 Start One Click Odin Flash

Step 10: Once flashing is completed, your smartphone will restart automatically and you will be able to see “Green” Pass message in Odin. Then Disconnect the phone from the computer.

Galaxy Note 3 One Click Odin Flash Completed

Step 11: Now, again Power off your Phone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 13: Now, again you have to enter into the download mode. To enter download Mode Press and Hold Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power Button for 5-8 seconds until you boot into recover mode.

Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 14: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to enter Odin Download mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A Warning Sign

Step 15: Now, run Odin3.exe (You have extracted this in Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer.

Open Odin 3 for Note 3 N900A

Step 16: Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Note 3 N900A Added in Odin

Step 17: Once your device detected by Odin, click on the “PDA” button and select the Root_de_la_Vega.tar file that you have extracted in Step #2.

Note 3 N900A Add AP file in Odin

Add .tar file in Odin 3 for Note 3 N900A

Step 18: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.

Start Flashing Note 3 N900A

Step 19: Once flashing process is completed your smartphone will restart automatically and you will be able to see Green Pass message in Odin. Then disconnect your Smartphone from the computer.

Note 3 N900A Flash Completed

Step 20: Now Extract Root_de_la_Vega.zip file on your computer. After extracting copy the extracted files to the root of the internal sdcard.

Copy Root Files to Galaxy Note 3 N900A SD Memory

Root Files copied to Note 3 Phone Memory

Step 21: Now, again restart your Smartphone (very important step).

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 22: Once your Phone is restarted, Delete the root files from Phone Memory that you have copied in the Step#20.

Delete Root Files from the Note 3 N900A phone Memory

Step 23: After deleting the files, again restart the device (very important step).

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Step 24: Now your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your device.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

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[*] Data loss process: Your Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be deleted it you follow the above tutorial. So, make sure to take backup of your important data before following the rooting process.

[*] Warranty Void: Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A Warranty may be Void after following the above tutorial.

[*] Once rooting process is completed you can insert back your MicroSD card.

[*] If you want to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 then see root note 3 n900.

[*] Samsung Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device then head over to Download Samsung Stock Firmware for all devices page.

[*] Samsung USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download Samsung USB Driver for all devices page.

[*] Credits: Thanks to designgears (xda developer) for providing the root files for Note 3 N900A. Without the root file, the above tutorial was not possible.

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