If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone, then you have probably updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s mobile platform. Everyone was shocked with Lollipop because it was a much more bigger update compared to previous versions. It introduced a completely new user interface, better and smoother performance and even longer running time with the same battery size.
If you were one of those lucky Note 3 users, you have updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop through OTA (Over The Air) update or using Kies, one of the most popular Samsung tools. If you weren’t that lucky to update using any of the methods mentioned above, then you have updated flashing the stock official firmware using Odin flashing tool.
If you haven’t had the luck to update yet, follow these guides below:
- Install N9005XXUGBOA5 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005
- Install N900XXUEBOA6 Lollipop Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900
- How To Flash Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005
No matter how you have updated your Note 3 to Lollipop, there is one thing that all have, or don’t have to be exact. Updating through official methods requires you to have a stock unrooted firmware and flashing stock firmware using Odin removes root capabilities.
And now that you have managed to successfully flash Lollipop on your phone, it is time to root to get full advantage from it. With root access you can do many things that you normally can’t like using special apps and modify system files. Fortunately, rooting the Galaxy Note 3 is a very simple process to do. We have written the detailed guide below so you can root your phone in no time.
How To Root Galaxy Note 3 With Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware
The process is very simple. You only need to have a custom recovery installed as well as the right file to flash to install the right SuperSU binaries.
Download SuperSU file: Download
- Move the SuperSU zip file to your phone. You will need it.
- Take your Note 3, press the power button and shut it down.
- Once you have made sure that the phone is completely off, press the volume down, power and home buttons at the same time to go to recovery mode.
- In recovery, select “Install Zip from SD Card” and navigate to the folder with the SuperSU file is.
- Select it and press the “Install” button.
This will install SuperSU binaries. Reboot your phone when the installation finishes. You have successfully rooted your phone. This method works on all Galaxy Note 3 variants with official Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz firmware including SM-N9005 and SM-N9000 (Snapdragon & Exynos).