Galaxy Note 3 root method released, doesn’t mess with KNOX security

October 14, 2013

Rise of the Phablet - Galaxy Note 3

Planning to root your Galaxy Note 3? Unfortunately, doing so is easier said than done, thanks to Samsung’s KNOX security. The problem is that rooting the Note 3 apparently triggers a response from the KNOX security software that will effectively mess up your phone, setting its status to unofficial and voiding your warranty. The good news is that a solution has now been found.

The so-called Root de la Vega method has now been released, thanks to the efforts of XDA developers designgears and Chainfire. This new method doesn’t mess with KNOX, but you do have to go through a few hoops to get it to work.

You’ll need a Windows PC, Samsung’s Odin flash tool, and a moderate amount of modding/flashing/rooting knowledge to get this method working without a hitch. Basically you’ll be flashing a modified, pre-rooted version of the Note 3’s latest firmware.

The new root method is compatible with model SM-N9005, SM-N900W8, and the Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the Note 3. Keep in mind that the Root de la Vega method only provides root. Custom recoveries and custom ROMs are still not possible just yet.

Installing custom firmware comes with a certain level of risk, so proceed with caution. If you don’t feel comfortable with these kinds of advanced rooting methods, you are probably best avoiding this method for now. For more details on what’s all involved, you’ll want to hit up the XDA Developer’s forum.

So how about it, anyone tried the new root method yet? If so, how did it go for you?

Comments

  • Alix8821

    Yes! No more Damn VZW bloat. AND I can enhance Multi-Window to support more apps…. Awesome

    • Israel Perez

      well I don’t want to mess with the national security I just want to keep my fort together so I can supply the wealth of knowledge inside of wisdom.

  • Dimitar Gospodinov

    too bad you still can’t install custom recovery

    • danladin badala

      Rooting in itself is a huge step on note 3. I am still waiting for a much easier method.

  • Maher Salti

    Will this affect warranty?

    • D’Ander McSullivan

      Yes, yes it will.

      • antiochasylum

        Didn’t you read? No it will not affect your warranty. It doesn’t touch the Knox Flag, it stays at 0×0, all you have to do is flash back the system and cache via Odin and its a stock Note 3 again. Learn to read before you steer people wrong.

        • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

          Stop being so rude, my goodness. That person made a mistake, but you don’t have be rude. What are you security for the site?

          • D’Ander McSullivan

            He’s the big gorilla in the door of the club. I’ll just walk away before I get my jaw broken.

        • D’Ander McSullivan

          It does affect the warranty. Rooting itself affects the warranty. If you flash back to stock, now that’s other thing.

  • jimbob

    I wonder if this would work with the galaxy s4 knox versions

  • Roddisq

    I really don´t know why samsung is doing that…In a world of sales just a small percentage would ever root and change firmware of their phone…it is like killing a fly with a cannon and besides it is very unlikely to burn your phone thru software anyways.

  • daniel

    I rooted my art note 3 today. No problems. I have root and Able to start debloating. There is some issues with titanium backup. Had to download app and then restore data separate. With restored apps a security error kept popping up.solved by install from play store then restored. Phone has much more memory free after debloating

  • daniel

    I rooted my art note 3 today. No problems. I have root and Able to start debloating. There is some issues with titanium backup. Had to download app and then restore data separate. With restored apps a security error kept popping up.solved by install from play store then restored. Phone has much more memory free after debloating

  • mollythomson1

    Hey I have heard that Samsung galaxy note 3 comes in textured finish to give it leather . Does it come in smooth finish also? http://www.sgn3.co.uk/

  • Adi

    Will “root de la vega” work on SM-N9000 model? Thank u in advance for your info.

  • David Martin

    I tried it on my Galaxy Note 3 but now it is consuming much power and battery backup is decreased by almost 10%. How can i regain it to original factory setting.
    http://bit.ly/Iq2z9B

  • kdt

    Hi is it possible to put it back to stock if needed or is there a way to un root fro. The su app that will not void my warranty. Cheers

  • David Martin

    Rooting is not permitted and void your warranty. I discussed this in xda-forum and they suggest me not to root it because it may drain your battery. But, I rooted as per above suggested method.
    I bought it from: http://www.onlinephonecontracts.co.uk/deals/samsunggalaxynote3.asp
    Now, they are saying contact manufacturer service center. What to do?

  • http://www.techdusk.com/ Rohit Singh

    If you wish to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 then visit http://www.techdusk.com/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-note-3-android-smartphone-tutorial.html

  • http://www.techdusk.com/ Rohit Singh