How To Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A)

This tutorial will guide you to root AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A) smartphone. This method is going to be somewhat different from your usual Samsung rooting guides since Knox is included in the AT&T Galaxy Note 3.

With Samsung Knox security the android community needed to find a work around to root the device without alerting the security software and letting Samsung know you modified your device some way.

This method will help you to root AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A) smartphone only. There is no way of installing a custom recovery (CWM/TWRP) yet.

at&t samsung galaxy note 3

Pre-rooting procedure:

1.This rooting method was developed by the XDA member designgears, so full credits will go to him. This method demands you to install a modified firmware and then copy a rooting package to your device.

2.Before start to root the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A) smartphone please do a complete backup of your internal datas which was available on your phone as well as on your internal SD card. So, then it will be safe and you can recover them easily once you finished the rooting process on your mobile.

3.Next download odin 3.09 and extract the zip on your computer: [Mirror link]. In case, if you have KIES installed on your computer, make sure to close it while you use ODIN.

4.Next download and install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC (Just skip this step in case you have them already).


1. To download the drivers just go to Samsung Mobile official website.
2. Type the name and model of your device in the search box.
3. Select your device and click the Support button.
4. You will get the download link for the specific USB drivers for your model. 5. Just download them and install them on your computer. That’s it.

5.Download the rooting package for your device and extract it with 7zip program: N900AUCUBMI9_VEGA.7z [Torrent Link].

6.Inside the extracted folder, you will find these 3 files.

1. N900AUCUBMI9_OneClickBin.exe
2. Root_de_la_Vega.tar
3. (extract)

root_files (folder)

7.Next enable the USB debugging mode option on your phone. Check this tutorial to know how to enable the option.

8.After that charge your phone upto 100%.

9.Finally, remove the external SD card from your phone (if any).

Disclaimer : Follow the given below procedure at your own risk. We would not be held responsible/liable for any damage occur to your phone by following the given below procedure.

Instructions to root AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

1.First boot your phone into the download mode. Two methods are available to enter into the download mode:

(a)adb reboot download

(b)Pull the battery out, unplug the USB cable, reinsert the battery. Hold Home button + Volume Down button + Power button simultaneously. After that just follow the onscreen instructions.

2.So, once your phone entered into the download mode run the N900AUCUBMI9_OneClickBin.exe file on your computer.

3.After that, connect your phone to your PC using USB cable and wait until Odin detects your phone. You can identify them from the COM port by turning yellow and “Added!!” text at the message box on Odin.


4.Click the Start button.

5.Once the installation process is finished, disconnect your phone and boot it again into the download mode. Pull out the battery and press Volume Down button + Home button + Power button.

6.After that launch the Odin v3.09.exe and again connect the your phone using USB cable. Now, again you will see “Added!!” on Odin.

7.Now again click the AP button on Odin and select “Root_de_la_Vega.tar” file.

8.Click start button and wait till the installation is finished.

9.Now you will see PASS message on Odin, which indicates your installation is successful.


10.After that reboot your phone.

11.Then extract the “” file and open the extracted folder. You will find 2 files inside it:

root_files (folder)

12.Next connect your phone to the PC and copy the above files on your phone and disconnect the same and reboot it.

13.Once the process is completed, go to file manager and delete these 2 files (root_files (folder,

14.Finally, reboot your phone. That’s it!

Root Checker app

15.When it is boot up, it would have root access. To check that just download and install the Root Checker app from Google Play Store. It will show the status as “Rooted”

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