The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finding a new version of Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to devices over the air, which updates the OS firmware to build number XXUGBOB6. If you are already running the aforementioned firmware version and would like to open your smartphone up with root access, follow the steps after the jump.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You should only apply the following steps on the Note 3 LTE with the model number N9005. Check the model number of your Note by heading to the Settings > About Device menu.
  • You must already have the XXUGBOB6 firmware version running on your device. You can find that information by going to the same About Device menu listed in the step above.

BEFORE WE BEGIN 

  • The following does void the warranty on your device.
  • Return back and flash the stock firmware again if you want to take away the root access. Furthermore, you can install third-party apps from Google Play to do the same. Now your warranty is working again.
  • Make sure you have enough battery power reserved so that it doesn’t shut down during the guide.
  • Download the Samsung USB drivers for Mobile Phones from our page here.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode > Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging box.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 RUNNING ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP XXUGBOB6 FIRMWARE

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root pack from Chainfire here.
  2. Download the version of Odin you need here.
  3. Extract both folders to the desktop.
    – you’ll get a tar.md5 rooting file and an executable Odin file.
  4. Open Odin and have it running. We’ll come back to it in a minute.
  5. Boot your Note 3 in Download Mode.
    – press the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons. When you see the warning symbol, press the Power button.
  6. Connect the smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. The Odin ID: Com port will change to yellow or blue.
  8. You don’t need to touch any of the default Settings.
  9. You want to make sure the re-partition is off in case you have used Odin earlier and changed the Settings.
  10. Click the AP/PDA button and upload the tar.md5 file from the desktop.
  11. Click the start button and wait until it finishes flashing on your device.

The phone will now reboot in recovery mode. It’s an important finish which will ensure root access. If that doesn’t happen for you, please reboot manually into recovery.