Root XXUENA6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005


Samsung surprised all of its’ users recently by suddenly rolling out Android 4.4.2 update for it’s latest flagship phablet Galaxy Note 3’s LTE variant. We posted a full guide to install the latest firmware on the device earlier,  and found it necessary to post a root method for the latest firmware as well, So, here it is.

Many of you may not be familiar with rooting, so to make it clear before you head towards the rooting guide, here’s a little intro the root access and also a custom recovery if you flash it as well.Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-front-back.jpg-640x488

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms. By installing custom recovery, you can flash custom roms in the phone easily. Custom recovery also let’s you backup your current rom and restore it in case of any mishap. There is a laundry list of things you can do after having your device rooted and installed the custom recovery, now once you’re rooted and haveinstalled custom recovery, go ahead and enjoy it on your phone. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Here are some instructions that you must follow in order to gain root access on your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005:

      1. This guide is only for Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005. Do not try this on any other device, please check your device’s model number in Settings > General > About Device.
      2. Your phone’s battery must be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
      3. ake sure that you backup your important media content, Contacts, Call Logs & Messages. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone.
      4. Use only OEM data cable to establish connection between your phone and PC. Turn off your Anti Virus and Firewall to prevent any connection issues. Also enable USB debugging mode on your phone if you face connection issues.
      5. Your device must be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUENA6 firmware.
      6. Alright! Go ahead and flash the files, follow this guide to the letter.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Make sure that you read all the instructions above carefully and let’s move forward to the rooting guide.

Root Galaxy Note 3 Running Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUENA6 Firmware: Method 1:

Files you need to download: 

  1. Download and extract Odin PC – Get it here
  2. Download and Samsung USB Drivers – Get here
  3. Download & Unzip Cf Auto Root Package file once on your desktop

How to Root now:

    • Put your GN3 SM-N9005  in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power key at the same time, you should get a screen showing a warning and asking to continue, press Volume Up to continue.
    • Now your phone should be in downloading mode. Connect your phone to your PC.
    • As soon as Odin detects your phone the ID:COM box will turn light blue.
    • Click on the PDA tab and select the CF-autoroot file that you extracted above.
    • Your Odin screen should look like exactly as shown below.
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    • Click Start and the root process should start showing you a process bar in the first box above ID:COM.
    • The process is quite fast and will finish in a few seconds, as soon as it ends, your phone will restart and you’ll see the CF Auto root installing SuperSu on your phone.
    • Congratulations you have your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 rooted now!


In case this method didn’t work for you, head towards the method 2 on the 2nd page.

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