The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is now getting old, and it is almost certainly time to check out some custom ROMs for the device if you are one who likes to customize a device. The only way you can get a new ROM running on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is to install a custom recovery and root the smartphone. We can complete one of those tasks that are required below by using the CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire. As you know, using the CF-Auto-Root tool means you are going to have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rooted.
Once the guide is complete, you will find the SuperSU application available from your Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s app drawer. There isn’t anything you need to adjust the settings of your SuperSU. What happens is when you head over to the Google Play Store and start installing your root applications, it will normally install just like a normal app would. The difference is when you open the app, and it needs the root permissions to run.
You can expect the SuperSU application to pop up a new message on the display asking if you want to grant the rooting permissions it not. It’s important you say yes at this point or else the root apps won’t work. However, it’s also important you understand that you should not grant root access to anything that shouldn’t have it on your operating system. That means that if you get a message saying something similar to “this app wants root permissions” and you can’t see what the app is, then you cannot be granting root access. You have no idea what that might be. It could be Google, the FBI, some random kid wanting to access your message and so forth.
The CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide is based on LMY47X.N750XXUDPA2 firmware. You do not have to install the firmware on your Note 3 smartphone before you continue with the guide. The developer of the rooting exploit in this guide just gives it to use so we can use that firmware information as an indicator.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root for the SM-N750 on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- You must have the SM-N750 version of the Note 3 device with the hl3gxx name. There are two names, and the other hl3gub name will get bricked if you use it in this guide. The hl3gub is the most popular mode that is currently running Android 4.4.2 KItKat whereas the model in this guide is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop at the time of writing this guide.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N750 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N750 smartphone before you connect it to the computer.
- Extract the rooting file for the Note 3 that you downloaded from the files section above and have it on the desktop.
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers from the files section above and run them on your computer.
- Double-click the Odin executable file, so it opens on the desktop — it is on your desktop and popped out after you extracted the rooting package.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and reboot in download mode.
- Connect the Note 3 SM-N750 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait until you can see the blue or yellow ID: COM port light up and then click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the tar.md5 rooting file.
- Do not make any changes to the default settings of the Odin flashing tool.
- Click the Start button when you want the rooting of the Note 3 smartphone to begin.
- Look at the display of your Note 3 and wait until you can see it say that it is now installing the SuperSU, cleaning up the cache partition and reflashing the stock recovery.
- Check the Odin user interface for the green box and the pass message inside the box.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone with the SM-N750 model number by using the CF-Auto-Root package for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update.