The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is one of the most reliable smartphones in the world. You can use this device and expect it to keep running for far longer than the amount of time that your phone carrier networks or your manufacturers continue to support it with software updates. The word software always comes up in conversation with Samsung smartphones though because they always give us a TouchWiz user interface that is heavy and when it’s coupled with the abundance of system apps, for many it’s too much to bear.

The great news is that you can still use your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo smartphone which you love and lose the skin you hate. Rooting the Samsung device will mean you do have the chance to ditch the skin, plus the system apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

The CF-Auto-Root package in this post is based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and JLS36C.N7506VZNUAND2 firmware. You do not need to flash the JLS36C.N7506VZNUAND2 firmware on your smartphone before you follow this guide. The developer of the rooting method, Chainfire, just gives that build number for you to use as an indicator. On occasion, older Samsung devices can sometimes refuse to boot the older images.

Files You Need

  • Download the new CF-Auto-Root package for the SM-N7506V on Android 4.3 from here.
  • You are voiding the warranty when you choose to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo smartphone. Unrooting Samsung devices are usually done by flashing the stock ROM, and it will restore all warranties unless your device has Samsung Kies firmware.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7506V running Android 4.3 updates

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Note 3 Neo smartphone so it can connect with the computer and be detected by the flashing tool.
  2. Log into your computer with an administrators account so you can use your flashing tool correctly.
  3. Download the Samsung USB Drivers directly to your computer; double-click on the driver file from the downloads folder and follow the prompts to complete the installation. (All you need to do is click the Next > Next > Finish buttons).
  4. Extract the CF-Auto-Root package to the desktop of the Windows computer.
  5. You should see the Odin flashing app and the rooting executable on the desktop; double-click the Odin flashing application, so the user interface opens on the desktop.
  6. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait for the ID: COM port to light up from the Odin user interface; no light means you need to install the USB drivers properly or reboot the computer and see if that allows the drivers to be installed properly.
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the rooting file for the Note 3 Neo smartphone.
  9. Do not adjust any of the default settings from the Odin user interface.
  10. Click the Start button when you are ready for the rooting to start.
  11. Look at the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo device and wait until you can see it says that it is installing SuperSU, cleaning up the cache partition and then reflashing the stock recovery.
  12. Now look at the computer screen and the Odin user interface should give you a green box with a pass message inside it in a few seconds.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7506V smartphone running the Android 4.3 software update. The smartphone will automatically reboot now, and you will see the SuperSU from the app drawer.

Not seeing the SuperSU there on your Note 3 Neo device? It could be that your smartphone did not reach recovery mode at the end of the guide. You can fix that problem by booting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo into recovery mode after the flashing completes.

Moreover, anyone else who is still having problems rooting the Note 3 Neo can install a new version of the Odin flashing application and see if that fixes the problem. It’s been reported by a few people that one version of Odin didn’t work for them while another version of the flashing application did work.