Those who been looking for the working root method for TMo’s Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900T) 4.4.2 KitKat update N900TUVUCNB4, CF-Auto-Root wil still worked but the usual root build for SM-N900T will not tend to work this time and it caused bootloop issues and unwanted soft-bricks. Thank’s to our fellas at XDA-developers for the effort and risking their Galaxy Note 3 just trying to figure out which root method worked for the latest N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 KitKat update. Now, if you want your Note 3 rooted, you may now use the international Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 CF-Auto-Root file instead of the default SM-N900T CF-Auto-Root.
Below are the step by step procedures to root the TMO Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 KitKat Update . Again, this root method tripped KNOX warranty void red-flag counter from “0x0” to “ox1”. So this simply mean that this is not for those who still got their KNOX counter still untouched.
For those who already flashed the SM-N900T CF-Auto-Root file and now experiencing bootloops or already soft-bricked, you may only flashed the official stock N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 firmware from below source.
Disclaimer: Use of this root method is solely at your own risk! Rooting voids the warranty of your device. Please proceed with precautions.
How to Root N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 KitKat Update
Odin flasher – Odin3_v3.09
USB Driver – Samsung Android USB Driver
CF-Auto-Root for SM-N9005 – Download
Stock firmware 4.4.2 N900TUVUCNB4 – Only for those who need a bootloops and soft-brick fix and for those who might also want to return back from custom ROM to factory stock. (Download)
- Back up all important files stored from your device, such as contacts,SMS, emails, photos, videos etc.
This process will not delete your files, but just in-case if you aren’t much familiar about the procedures and something might went wrong that force you to do a full factory reset, your files were in safe place.
- Make sure to fully recharge your battery
- Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX, sorry guys)
- Use the original supplied USB cable for your Galaxy S3
1. Run Odin on your PC desktop
2. Boot the Galaxy Note 3 into download mode screen for Odin.
Turn it off, once completely shut down hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode.
3. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or highlight the COM:ID once the device is detected,
4. In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
5. Now load the root system image “CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.md5.tar” under the AP button.
6. Click on “Start” to flash the root image.
7. Wait until the flashing finishes and the phone completely reboots.
Optional: In-case you just stuck on welcome screen logo, you may simply fix it by performing factory data reset. Just turn it off then press ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME Up’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button. Then select Wipe Data/Factory reset then finally “Reboot”.
How to Unroot?
If you wish to unroot or return back your Galaxy Note 3 to factory firmware, you can do it anytime you want. All you need is grab the original N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware and install it onto your device. The installation method is the same using the Odin flashing instructions above.
Any word of this root method? Did this root method perfectly worked out or not?
[Credits goes out to Chainfire for the CF-Auto-root, to dirtybudha and all T-Mo Note 3 users at XDA-developers]