Root N900W8VLU2DOC4 Android 5.0 Stock Firmware On Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 - Simple Tutorial

A simple method to root N900W8VLU2DOC4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware is now available at NasirTech. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 recently get updated to the N900W8VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop Firmware. If you yet to update the firmware, then update the same by following this link- Update N900W8VLU2DOC4 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 [Full Installation]. Hope you updated this latest firmware on your device and now you can root the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to root VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop Firmware running on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8. Continue reading the tutorial for complete guide.

After updating official firmware, your device no longer belongs to rooted device. So, after official firmware update, many of us prefer to root our device to enjoy some additional features that unrooted android device doesn't offer. With a rooted android device, you can install apps that ask root permission, flash various custom ROMs, install MODs and tweak various features. Root removes default bloatware apps that free-up lots of memory space and extend the battery life. However, once rooted, manufacturer warranty will be void. But you can regain the warranty by following proper unroot process. To know more about benefits of rooting android device, read- Complete Note on What is Rooting and Benefits of Rooting Android Phone.
So, want to root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 Running N900W8VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop Firmware? Continue reading this page to get all the necessary steps to successfully root your device. The root file (CF-Auto-Root) we used in this tutorial is safe and have nearly 100% success rate. We'll use Odin software to flash the root file.

The tutorial is made with simple step by step guide, so that even an android newbie user can follow and successfully root his/her device. However, in this process you may loss your personal data and settings. So, we recommend you to follow all the backup instructions before proceed to rooting guide.


  • This rooting tutorial is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 model (hltecan). So, don't try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from- Settings-About Phone
  • Rooting voids your phone's manufacturer warranty. However, you can get back the warranty anytime by following proper unroot process or by flashing official firmware.
  • This guide is for educational purpose and you should try this at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device experience a soft brick after following this tutorial.


  • Check battery percentage, charge your device to a decent level of at least 60% battery power. Your device should not turn off during installation.
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points and done as mentioned. Now, you are ready to move to the final step of this tutorial where we have arranged a step by step details guide to root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 running  N900W8VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 Running N900W8VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop through Odin:

  1. Download CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Note 3 N900W8 and extract the Zip file:
  2. Download Odin 3.09 and extract the Zip file: Odin3_V3.09.Zip
  3. Now, Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy Note 3 N900W8 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Note 3 N900W8 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, click on the AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the CF-Auto-Root-hltecan-hlteub-smn900w8.tar.md5 file.
  9. Finally, click on the Start button to begin the rooting process, wait few moments.
  10. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  11. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  12. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  13. Finish
Congrats! You have completed the tutorial to root Galaxy Note 3 N900W8 running N900W8VLU2DOC4 5.0 Lollipop Firmware. Hope you successfully done the rooting process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your Galaxy Note 3 N900W8 should now rooted and you have complete control over your device. Now, install apps that ask root permission or flash various custom ROMs. To verify your device is rooted or not, you can download and run the Root Checker App from Google Play Store. If you have any doubt or query about the tutorial, feel free to contact with us using the comment form below, and share your rooting experience with us.


  1. Thanks for the great tutorial. It worked flawlessly.

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  3. Works, until you do a Wipe/Cache Partition, then everything goes to crap, Wrong stock recovery for ROM above, please fix!

  4. ChainFire has NOT released a 5.0 auto root for the Note 3. the version shown in this guide is wrong

    1. Thank you. Any news on how to Root an SM-N900W8 with Lol 5.0?


  6. yep this isnot working as the chain fire hasnt released autoroot for lollipop yet

  7. How do I undo this, it messed up my phone.

  8. Worked A1.

    Telus canada SM-N900W8

  9. Worked Great for me - Thank you I have tried a lot of places to show me how to root and this is the only one that accurately worked.

  10. I did this with my phone, but after the installation and initial boot-up I no longer have working soft keys. I ended up having to use the accessibility option for interaction assistant. Please help me to fix it!