Oct 14 AT 1:53 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rooted, requires a full wipe


While a few devices have come close, no device is fully immune to the rooting itch. You’re happy for the first few weeks, and then you start noticing things. A little lag here, a missing feature there, and you want to make some changes. No, a full ROM flash is too drastic, but a bit of modification with root would be perfect. Sadly, rooting some device can be tough.

The Verizon Galaxy Note 3 has just been released, and despite having a locked bootloader, it isn’t unrootable. In fact, good ol’ designgears and Chainfire have already rooted the device successfully. Unfortunately, it does have the side effect of a full wipe of the device, so you’ll have to make a backup and put it somewhere safe.

Also, don’t forget that rooting will void your warranty, trip your flash counter, and carries the risk of damaging your device. It is possible to brick your phone, causing it to be inoperable, through a silly mistake or a power outage while flashing important files. So if you are to attempt this, be very careful and follow instructions exactly. And do it at your own risk folks.

As with most Samsung devices, the root method will be carried out using a computer with the Odin flashing tool. You’ll need a PC until Heimdall is updated to support the Note 3 for OSX and Linux. Hit the source link to see the full instructions, or check out this instructional video if you want more detail in the instructions. Have you gotten the root itch yet?

Via: Droid-Life

Source: XDA-Developers

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Joel

    “While a few devices have come close, no device is fully immune to the rooting itch”

    Amen. If we had a creed, this would be a part of our oath lol.

    • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

      Lol. I third(?) this.

      • theviper21

        I mostly agree, but think it should be more simply: “Must root.”

  • thymeless

    I’ve been getting tempted to root my Note 3. I’m not on Verizon but a similar technique is out for other Note 3s too. The advantage of the Root de la Vega method is that it doesn’t trigger the Knox counter.

  • LucenNox

    Slightly on topic: Does Samsung tend to “protect” their tablets the same way? I’m considering getting the new note 10.1, and I noticed that there were a few ROMS for the older one that kept the features while trimming the fat.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      From rooting a Note 8.0 tablet, no. It’s easy and requires no wiping. It’s only Verizon/AT&T models that are locked down.

  • donger

    Gotta do it.

  • Derek

    I thought Android was supposed to be so “open” and such a big advantage over iOS?? Tripping a flash counter? Needing root to do any customizing? Sounds like iOS with Jailbreaking.

    • redraider133

      You don’t need root to customize, most people do it to get rid of the bloat and run custom Roms

    • Prince77

      Obviously you never had an Android device to root before, or you just don’t know what you are talking about.

  • Shofixti

    I just jailbroke my iPhone 5S at http://cubeture.net

    They did it all for me, which was awesome.

  • Shoeb Ahmad Fareed

    Here is a complete guide to root and install clockworkmod recovery on Galaxy Note 3 of all versions. Visit here – http://goo.gl/DojHhL

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