This tutorial will teach you how to successfully achieve root for your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite device.
Read this entire post and you should be able to complete the process is under ten minutes without losing any files in the process.
By rooting your device you will gain superuser control over your phone’s entire OS, so that you will be able to flash new Android custom recoveries and then to install new custom ROMs based on the latest Android version.
Before starting the root process you need to take a look at the preparation info below:
- use this guide only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite model number SM – N7508V.
- do not attempt to root any other smartphone in case its model number is not the one listed above.
- do not try to root any other device with the files that are found in the tutorial.
- download and install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
- you will use ODIN to root your phone, a tool that requires you to have the USB Drivers installed on your PC.
- get the drivers from here.
- make sure to enable the USB Debugging from your phone’s Developer Options section.
- root cannot be achieved without USB Debugging, here‘s a guide that will teach you how to enable it.
- disable any antivirus app and the Samsung KIES software from running on your computer.
- after you achieve root for your phone will lose warranty.
- the warranty can be restored only if you decide to flash a brand new Galaxy Note 3 Lite official ROM.
- check the phone’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, this will prevent it from switching off in the middle of the rooting process.
- read the whole guide first and only after that you should begin the rooting process.
- note that this is a guide that has to be applied by more advanced users.
- we cannot be blamed in case you root your phone and it gets bricked nor in case you end up losing any important data files.
- do not skip any instructions that are listed in the guide.
Now that you’ve gone past all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post and learn how to root your phone.
How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite N7508V with CF Auto Root:
Note that this release should work with all Android 4.3 JB firmware versions.
- Download and install Chainfire’s CF Auto-Root tool from here.
- After the download is complete you should extract the contents of the zip.
- save the files on your PC, you will need to CF Auto Root .tar file.
- Download Odin3 v3.09 from here.
- extract Odin’s contents and save the folder on your PC.
- Power off the phone now.
- Now you need to boot it in Android Download Mode.
- Launch Odin3 v3.09 exe on your PC.
- Use the USB data cable to connect your phone to your computer.
- wait until Odin detects the phone and then continue to the next step.
- if the phone is not detected then it would be best for you to try and re-install the Samsung USB Drivers.
- make sure that you have the USB Debugging option enabled, too.
- Go to Odin’s window and click on the ‘AP’ button.
- Browse your PC for the file extracted in step 2, CF Auto Root .tar. Load it into Odin.
- make sure that the ‘Re-Partition’ option is disabled.
- do not edit any other default Odin Settings.
- When you’re ready you simply need to press the START button.
- wait until the root is complete.
- When Odin completes the root process of your Galaxy Note 3 Lite you will see the PASS alert displayed and / or your phone will boot in normal mode.
Confirm that you have achieved root by installing Root Checker app from Google Play Store here. Launch the app on your device and then use the ‘verify root’ button.
These were all the steps that you had to take in order to achieve root. For any extra help you should use our comments field below.
In case Odin says that the root has failed, then you should make sure that the phone’s model number matches the one listed in the preparation info and repeat the guide.
If Odin says that root has been achieved, but the Galaxy Note 3 Lite enters into a boot loop or it gets stuck for more then 20 minutes at the Samsung boot animation screen, then you will be forced to apply a Factory Reset from Recovery Mode.
Here’s how to factory reset your device:
- power off the phone.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select the ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option.
- reboot phone in normal mode.