How to root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 N900T
Galaxy Note 3 N900T, the version which you can opt for if you use T-Mobile, is ready for a revolution. Which comes in the form of a rooting procedure.
We have tailored our guide for this smartphone alone. Make sure you don’t own a different model, because our rooting tutorial will not work on it.
In preparation of the actual rooting process, mind the following requirements:
- charge your phone’s battery;
- create backups using this guide, so that no important data gets lost at the end of the guide;
- your notebook or PC must run Windows;
- turn off every program that protects your laptop or comp against dangerous viruses and the like;
- on your handset make sure you enable that option called USB Debugging.
- After you’ve paid attention to the pre-requisites, you need to begin our guide with these actions: download Samsung KIES along with Odin tool v3.07 and also Root Package (file name: CF-Auto-Root-hltetmo-hltetmo-smn900t.zip) on your laptop. Then don’t forget to extract the latter two packages on your laptop’s desktop.
- After you are done with the download of the Samsung KIES, you have to find USB drivers for your handset and download them on your PC.
- Now open the Odin on the notebook and follow that up with another action: power the N900T off. Then take into account these tasks: enter the device in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home together.
- After that, continue by plugging the Galaxy Note 3 to your notebook and wait for a bit; the Odin will look for the phone and, when it’s found it, it should show “Added!!” together with a yellow ID:COM box port (or blue). But should the devices miss a connection between one another: flash, again, the USB drivers or try with a different USB port.
- Choose, from the Odin, “PDA” and then select the required Root .zip archive from where it is. After you tap START, the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T is going to enter the most wanted rooted stage.
- The signal that will let you know if the device is rooted or not will be a green ID:COM box port and PASS on the screen. Unplug the devices from each other. Then restart the phone. You can now start to look for various custom ROMs, root-only apps and such to enjoy on your phone.
Once the phone has acquired a rooted state, its warranty will be lost. In order to have it back on the handset: upgrade your phone to an OTA release or downgrade the device to stock Android JB version.
IMPORTANT: In case your handset goes into boot loop, you should make sure you enter it, first, in Recovery Mode, then, from this mode, opt for Factory Reset/Wipe Data and then select Wipe Cache Partition; from the Recovery Menu you should now choose the option dedicated to system rebooting.
If you happen to notice a frozen Odin, you should remedy the situation by first closing it, then unplugging the smartphone from your notebook, force restarting the Galaxy Note 3 N900T, flashing the USB drivers once more and then redoing the guide from this step onward. That’s that. The T-Mobile handset is now free of problems.