Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 means you can finally delete the system apps you wanted to get rid of that were causing your battery to go flat a lot quicker than it otherwise would have had they not been there in the first place. Removing some of the system apps that you have no intention of using — especially if it is the apps greater in file size — can also help increase the performance of your hardware because there is less being asked of the hardware.
The blend of people buying a device locked and being able to unlock the device with a rooting guide works perfectly for everyone. It’s a happy medium that keeps everyone safe who ought to be safe and others can choose to take some risks should they think they are up for the challenge. As far as risks go, installing the SuperSU app with the CF-Auto-Root tool doesn’t dish out many in your direction. In essence, it is the SuperSU app that will block everything in its wake, and it is up to you to say yes to everything that you want to have access to your device. That means it is also up to you to say no to everything that needs t be said no to — including your potential malware problems. While that might sound daunting, it’s easy to manage. Any app that you have downloaded and already know is trustworthy is an app to say yes to, while any app asking root access that you do not know or cannot identify as something you downloaded needs to be denied. The hardest part there is to member that your button pushing holds great power in comparison to the secure everyday life we have when using the Android operating system regularly. And that’s an acquired skill that most people do not have because they do not thin of a mobile operating system to present them with the same dangers that we know from life outside our homes. You have to be consciously aware of the potential hazards of accidentally clicking a button and allowing something you did not ultimately want roaming in your device just like you would remember to close the front door on anything that looked like a burglar.
The rooting package in this guide for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone is based on the JLS36C.N7508VZMUANC1 firmware build number which is part of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update that rolled out to some countries around the world. You do not need to be running that same firmware version on your device–the rooting tool should work for all firmware that is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The JLS36C.N7508VZMUANC1 firmware build ID is only to be used as an indicator. As Chainfire likes to put it, some of the older Samsung devices such as the Galaxy Note 3 will not boot older images.
Files You Need
- Download the new version of the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Note 3 Lite on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone on the Windows computer from here.
There may be some software updates that arrive OTA for your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone that bring new bootloaders with them. Those new bootloaders can mean the rooting tool in this guide temporarily until the developer updates the file to work with the new bootloader. To get that to work, Chainfire relies on people submitting new recovery image files to the official CF-Auto-Root thread at the XDA-Developers website so Chainfire can see your message and apply the necessary updates so the file starts working again and will root your device. Those updates will be automatically reflected in our guides.
You must have a Windows operating system running on your computer for the Odin flashing tool in this guide to work.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite SM-N7508V running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone before you connect it to the computer.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer and you will see the flashing tool and the rooting exploit.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so your Note 3 Lite device can be detected by the Odin flashing application during the guide or else the rooting will not work.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone by pressing the Power button once and then selecting to shut down the device from the menu.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite device by holding the hardware button combination for the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Double-click the Odin flashing tool executable on the desktop and the flashing tool will open.
- Do not change any of the default settings coming from the Odin flashing tool user interface.
- Click the AP button from the flashing tool user interface and then browse the desktop location for the updated versions of the CF-Auto-Root application that s going to root the Note 3 Lite device.
- Click Odin’s Start button and then wait for the flashing to complete.
- Look over at the display for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone for some text that will eventually run down the screen stating that it is installing the SuperSU on your device, cleaning up the cache partition and then flashing the stock recovery on the phone.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite SM-N7508V running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software updates by using the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root package and the Odin flashing tool from a Windows computer.
Checking root access on the Samsung Galaxy Note3 Lite smartphone is easy — just install one of the many root checker apps that are available from any number or app stores out there for Android. The Google Play Store has the basic root checker app that is available for free and a better version of the same app called root checker pro. The pro version gives you some additional feature, but the basic version of the app is all you need to check whether your Note 3 Lite smartphone got rooted with the guide above or not.
There; that should have all of you rooted. Anyone who is not rooted can try a few things to change that. The first thing you want to do is make sure your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite handset is making it into the recovery mode after the flashing. The developer of the CF-Auto-Root tool, Chainfire, states that each device must get into the recovery mode for the rooting to have worked.
Once you have troubleshot the recovery mode and found out that is not the reason as to why your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite smartphone refuses to be rooted, it’s time to start using another version of the Odin flashing tool application. Odin is Samsung’s flashing application, and it comes in many versions. There are no changelogs to find that are associated with each version, but it’s fair to say that Chainfire — along with most other people — assume that the later version of the flashing tool is compatible with the most devices and also comes with the least amount of bugs. It’s with that assumption that Chainfire chooses to pack the latest version of the flashing application with the rooting files and not all versions. However, anyone who does not get rooted should try using one of the earlier versions and see if that helps. There are reports of some people having to try several versions before one of them eventually worked.