The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Note 3 Neo smartphones each requires a unique file to root the device. Further than that, Chainfire’s work with the CF-Auto-Root is also available for each unique model number in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Note 3 range. Once you understand that, making a mistake is difficult. All you need to do is flash the CF-Auto-Root package using the Odin flashing tool using the guide after the break, and you’re done. The only problem people face is they use the wrong files, or the file isn’t working well for the phone carrier network. If you can unlock your Samsung smartphone before starting the guide, you will have a greater chance of success. Moreover, an unlocked smartphone means you can install firmware for the same model number but from different phone carrier networks.

The CF-Auto-Root package in this guide for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is based on the LMY47X.N7505POUDOK2 firmware which was part of a wider Android 5.1.1 Lollipop release in some countries around the world. That same LMY47X.N7505POUDOK2 never made its way around to all countries, and it didn’t need to either. You do not need to be running that same firmware build ID on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo device to use this guide.

Samsung Note 3 Neo

Files You Need

  • Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 on Android 5.1.1 from here.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers and install them on your computer before you start with the guide.
  • You must have the hlltexx version of the SM-N7505 model number. There are two versions of this same model number. Flashing this file on the hlltezh version will brick the device.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates

  1. Log into your Windows account as the administrator or else the flashing tool will not work.
  2. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 smartphone so it can connect to the computer with the USB cable and use the apps.
  3. Extract the rooting exploit for the Note 3 Neo smartphone to the desktop of the computer.
  4. Double-click the Odin executable file so it opens on the desktop of the computer.
  5. Do not make any changes to the default settings of the Odin user interface.
  6. Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo handset and reboot to download mode before connecting to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Once connected to the computer, give it a few seconds to detect your drivers. (Those of you who did install the Samsung drivers earlier but still don’t see your device connected will have to log out and back in or try rebooting the computer).
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop location for the rooting file for the Note 3 Neo that is ending in the tar.md5 extension.
  9. Click the Start button when you are ready for the Note 3 Neo to get rooted.
  10. Wait until the Note 3 Neo’s display says that it is installing the SuperSU on your device, cleaning up the cache partition and reflashing the stock recovery.
  11. Wait until the Odin user interface on the computer gives you the pass message in a green box near the ID: COM port.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Your smartphone will reboot now, and you can find the SuperSU available from the app drawer.

Head over to the Google Play Store and download the root checker application just to double check that your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is rooted.

Chainfire tells us that the smartphone must make it to recovery mode during the flashing or else the Note 3 Neo will not be rooted properly. Those of you who installed the root checker app and can see that it says your device is not rooted should try booting the smartphone to recovery mode manually after the flashing completes. Chainfire also states that by booting it to the recovery mode using the hardware button combination, your device should now be rooted.

Anyone still facing problems with trying to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo smartphone should try installing different versions of the Odin flashing tool.