How to Root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A using Root De La Vega utility tool
Root De La Vega is destined for your AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A. So, if you want to see the phablet rooted, follow our tutorial and see how it’s done.
Compared to other rooting tools, the one here is not going to erase your phone’s warranty. However, you won’t be able to install new kernels, ROM and so on. In case you decide to get stock OTA upgrades, don’t: your device will not be rooted anymore after you do that. We also advise you to get rid of your phone’s external microSD card if it has one.
Read about these requirements before you root the handset:
- turn on USB Debugging;
- turn off security programs used by your phablet (Samsung KIES being one of them) and your laptop;
- charge your handset’s battery;
- create as many backups as you need;
- flash Samsung USB drivers for the phone from here on the laptop you use.
It’s good to add here that the boot animation belonging to Samsung shall show an icon called Custom Unlock throughout the guide. Speaking of which, let’s start the tutorial shall we?
- Download N900AUCUBMI9_VEGA.7z root archive on your laptop, after that unzip it and save the files in it on the laptop’s desktop. You should obtain a folder containing some files. Here they are: Odin3.ini, N900AUCUBMI9_OneClickBin.exe, Root_de_la_Vega.zip, Odin tool version 3.09.exe and Root_de_la_vega.tar.
- Next: extract the third file (the .zip one) and then switch the phone off. Make sure you’ve taken the external SD card out before you enter the device in Download Mode. To boot the phone into that mode: press + hold Volume Down, Home and Power at the same time, let go of them once “Warning!” appears, then press Volume Up.
- Now open the OneClickBin.exe file, connect the phone to the notebook and wait to be told that the Odin added the handset. Next: tap “Start” and have patience till the Odin announces the completion of the plugging.
- Your phone will then restart into Normal Mode. When Odin shows “Passed“, you should disconnect the devices from one another after the SM-N900A enters the Normal Mode.
- After that you will have to turn your device off and enter it in the Download Mode again. Time to open the Odin tool file afterwards and plug the handset to the notebook once again.
- Now tap AP. Go to the folder you made in the beginning and load the file called Root_de_la_vega.tar. Let the default settings like they are and tap “Start“.
- The root phase will then begin. Wait for your AT&T handset to reboot once the rooting is done. When you see “PASS” on the display, your phone will finally be rooted, then the handset will boot into the Normal Mode.
- Keep the Galaxy Note 3 N900A plugged to your laptop and transfer the Root De la Vega folder to the root partition of your device.
- The root partition is the sub-folder which appeared in the beginning of our guide; this sub-folder needs to feature a root_de_la_vega.sh file and a “root files” directory in it.
- Continue with these tasks: disconnect the smartphone from your laptop once both files are moved to the root partition, restart the phone and then plug the devices to each other again.
- Next: launch the storage of your handset and erase the root_de_la_vega.sh file and the “root files” folder. After you disconnect the Note 3 SM-N900A from the PC, you should restart it and then pay a visit to Google Play. From there, get Root Checker app.
This app is used when a device’s user wants to know whether the rooting happened. So use it on your phablet and see. Once you are sure of the rooting, you need to switch the smartphone off and plug the external microSD card to it.