Root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update – N900TUVUCNB4

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ROOT PACKAGE INFO
Name CF Auto Root One ClickTool
Warranty Voids Warranty
Stability Stable without any issues
Root Manager App SuperSU. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits Chainfire

The Android 4.4 KitKat Update is available for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3, as N900TUVUCNB4. You can easily update your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 yourself using Odin and by following the instructions provided at our update page below.

ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT UNDATE FOR T-MOBILE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 ON N900TUVUCNB4

But, because an update removes the root access, here’s how to get it back.

It’s simple, we use the Chainfire’s CF Auto Root tool, that would root your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 on KitKat Update easily, in just one click. Let’s see how to do this.

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  ROOT T-MOBILE GALAXY NOTE 3 ON OFFICIAL KITKAT 4.4 FIRMWARE

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be SM-N900T!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other Galaxy Note 3 (including the Galaxy Note 3 variant at Sprint, US-Cellular, AT&T, Verizon and other International variants) or any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash stock firmware on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Galaxy Note 3 on your computer.

 SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 DRIVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE

   STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the CF Auto Root file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).

  CF AUTO ROOT FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip (20.16 MB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  Example video: If you haven’t used Odin before to install a stock firmware or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. The video demonstrates flashing of CWM Recovery on Galaxy S3, but since the procedure is same for flashing stock firmware also, the video will helpClick here to watch the video

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing stock firmware, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the CF-Auto-Root file, CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably)You’ll get the following files:
    • Odin3-v3.07.exe
    • CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5
    • Odin3.ini
    • tmax.dll
    • zlib.dll
  2. Disconnect the Galaxy Note 3 from PC if it is connected.
  3. Double-click the Odin3 v3.07.exe file to open Odin.
  4. Boot your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode:
    • Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    • Press and hold these 3 buttons together until you see Warning! screen: Volume Down + Power + Home.
    • Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode.
  5. Connect your Galaxy Note 3 to PC. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. Odin’s screen would look like this:
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-Device-Added-Screenshot
    If you don’t get the Added! message, here are some troubleshooting tips:

    • Make sure you have installed driver for Galaxy Note 3 as said above in ‘Before you begin..’ section.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and re-install back.
    • Connect using a different USB port on your PC.
    • Try a different USB cable. The original cable that came with your phone should work best, if not, try any other cable that’s new and of good quality.
    • Reboot phone and PC and then try again.
  6. Load the firmware file (extracted in Step 1) into Odin as instructed below:
    • Click on the PDA button on Odin and select the CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5 file (from step 3). Your Odin window should look like the screenshot below:
  7. Now in the Option section of Odin, make sure that Re-Partition box is unchecked. (Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes remain checked, while all other boxes remain unchecked.)
  8. Double check the above two steps.
  9. Click the Start button to begin flashing stock firmware on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T, and wait until you see a PASS! message in Odin’s top left box.
  10. When you get PASS! message, your phone will restart automatically. You can then disconnect your phone from PC.
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-PASS-screenshot

If you see FAIL message instead of the PASS in Odin’s top left box, that’s a problem. Try this now: disconnect your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.

Also, If device is Stuck at setup connection or on any other process, then too, try this: disconnect your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.

NOTE: It may happen that your phone doesn’t automatically boot into recovery and root your phone. In that case follow the following above procedure except that in Step 7, Auto Reboot option is un-checked and then the instructions below:

  • Pull out the battery and re-insert it.
  • Boot your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 into Recovery Mode: Press and hold these 3 buttons together: Volume Up + Power + Home.
  • Now, this will start the rooting process and will reboot the phone automatically when the process is done.
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It was easy to root your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with CF Auto Root Tool, right?  Let us know how you plan to use root privileges on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3.

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12 Comment

  1. JuLiO CaSaS says: Reply

    gracias la verdad me fue muy bien con el root de galaxy note 3 con kit kat 4.4.2 gracias

    the truth I did very well with the root galaxy note 3 kit kat 4.4.2 thanks

  2. Krish says: Reply

    Since this voids warranty means the KNOX gets tripped I assume? can you confirm?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      yes, Knox gets tripped.

  3. Addison says: Reply

    Will this fix the SD card issue? It’s become so bad on mine that even the Samsung file manager can’t modify files 🙁

  4. gilbert arias says: Reply

    very simple.!!! the odin dont show the pass but told the reset and then the root works good

  5. Cam says: Reply

    Worked perfect! Thanks!!

  6. This worked perfectly !!! and the app for SD worked too…Google is STUPID for making this restriction. A damn shame we have to resort to rooting our devices to gain CONTROL of the shit we pay for

  7. jason says: Reply

    This root did not work. Got to PASS, but on restart it hung up on “set warranty bit: recovery”. had to pull battery to restart. Root unsuccessful, any ideas?

  8. Guest says: Reply

    I strongly suggest that nobody use these instructions. It doesn’t work. The linked Odin has been modified.

  9. weethomas says: Reply

    Works, but doesn’t seem to install SU. You may need to install it separately from the market.

  10. sayeed2553 says: Reply

    Works perfectly

  11. jwoodcapital says: Reply

    This method does not work. I am on a SM-N900T with Baseband N900TUVUCNB4 and Android Version 4.4.2 (KitKat). When using Odin 3-v.3.0.7 I try flashing CF Auto Root SMN9005 (tried SMN900T as well, same result) and when I press “Start” in Odin it does not show “Pass” but rather it shows “RESET”. After I unplug the phone from the USB cable and wait 2 minutes then Odin shows “PASS”. On my phone I see a red Android icon and some text scrolling up and then the phone reboots again. Then, when I reboot into recovery and when the phone opens in recovery mode I do not have any options to flash a rom. What good is this rooting method if you can’t flash a rom with it? I should have never upgraded to Kit Kat.

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