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How to: Root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3

How to: Root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Earlier this month we informed you that there was a way to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but method was limited to only some models.

Now with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3, there comes a way to allow you to easily root the device. Though there isn't way yet to install a custom recovery, such as TWRP or CWM yet, though we're sure this is in the works.

You'll first need to install the newest Samsung Drivers ( for your PC, which you can get from here.

Once the drivers are installed, reboot your PC.

The following instructions for rooting the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are provided by "designgears" from XDA Forums.
You need to follow the instructions exactly, and remember, use at your own risk!
This process will also wipe your phone, so any apps and settings will have to be reinstalled after the process is finished.

Root de la Vega
By @designgears & @Chainfire

First off, a big huge thanks to @Chainfire for his SuperSU app and help getting root setup manually.
As usual, a big shout out to my anonymous source for the file hook-ups!
A big thanks to @addictivepixels for being the best damn guinea pig you could ask for!

Warning: This will wipe your data and internal sdcard, this will show custom system status. I cannot be held responsible for anything you do to your phone, rooting is optional, I am not forcing you to do it.

How To Enter Download Mode
  Pull the battery out, unplug the usb cable, reinsert the battery. Hold Volume Down + Home + Power. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Rooting Instructions
Remove the external sdcard (if you have one)
Boot into bootloader mode (see method above)
Flash Root_de_la_Vega.tar.md5 with Odin v3.09 (put in AP slot, don't change any other settings, click start)
Let your device fully boot after flashing has completed
Copy the contents of Root_de_la_Vega.zip to the root of the internal sdcard
  • /sdcard/
    • root_de_la_vega.sh
    • root_files (folder)
Reboot (very important!)
After fully booting delete the files from the internal sdcard that were added previously
  • /sdcard/
    • root_de_la_vega.sh
    • root_files (folder)
Reboot (extremely important!)
Reinsert the external sdcard (if you have one)

That's all! Enjoy Root!

Required Files
FILENAME: Root_de_la_Vega-SM-N900V.7z (Mega)
SIZE: ~1.24 GB
MD5: 4EFE88F8181776372EBE0185F3BC2A94


Instructional video:

If you want to return your phone back to stock (removing root) you can follow the directions here.

source: XDA, YouTube

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posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:42 1

1. hmd74 (Posts: 489; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

I don't have note3...
What should I do?!?!?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:04 5

2. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)

root your brain

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:31 2

6. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

error '' no brain found''............lol

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:07

3. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)

This is amazing. Just got the note 3 on Verizon

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:54

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

This beautiful phone came out two says ago and it already has root. XDA is on it's A-Game lately.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 21:04

5. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

I got mine the day it came out. So far I like it and now may be rooting it this way tomorrow. With out any customs ROMs out yet I'm not sure if I want to spend the time though.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 22:52

7. ajaykumaryada (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

It didn't work for me :(
failed at write operation.
What can I do? any other option?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:44

8. trucker962 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)

i keep getting a secure check fail (cache) what does that mean and how can i get around it ??

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