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Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Without Tripping Samsung Knox Security Suite

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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 can trip off the Samsung Knox security suite and voids the warranty whenever the flash counter gets a point. But there is a new rooting kit to ensure that Knox will not react and void out the warranty.


  1. Create a manual backup of all data files and settings on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
  2. Battery level should be at least 50 per cent.
  3. Some knowledge on how to use Command Window.
  4. Enable USB debugging mode by going to Settings > General > About phone Tap build number seven times > Go back to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.?
  5. You need a 32-bit computer in order for the process to work.
  6. Working Internet connection.
  7. Download the Cygwin, ODIN flash tool, Samsung Kies, Universal RDLV, RDLV SD card file and the phablet?s firmware on your computer. Download the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware appropriate for your Galaxy Note 3 model with PDA not ending on MJ4, MJ7, MK1 or MK2 as it would trip Knox.

Warning: TheBitBag is not responsible for any errors or void of warranty on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Root access provides full administration rights on an Android device which may cost its warranty. Read and follow the instructions properly to prevent tripping Knox. Do this at your own risk.

Rooting Procedure

  1. Double check if you downloaded the right firmware for your Galaxy Note 3. Take your time in reviewing the list to avoid any issues later.
  2. Unzip the files to their respective folders on your computer?s desktop and download the firmware for your Galaxy Note 3 along with the tools mentioned above.
  3. On your Galaxy Note 3, go to Settings > Security > Reactivation lock must be unticked.
  4. Remove the microSD card on your phablet.
  5. On your computer, extract the files from the firmware you?ve downloaded to a new folder in the C: drive. Rename it to ?Note3? for simplicity.
  6. Extract the Universal RDLV file to the ?Note3? folder you?ve created earlier.
  7. Install the Cygwin and keep all settings on default. Leave all selected packages when asked.
  8. After the installation, find the directory path of Cygwin on your computer, then open ?Cygwin.bat? from its folder.
  9. Enter the following commands exactly as it is without the quotation marks:
    ?cd /cygdrive/c/Note3/?
  10. Enter the next command as it is without the quotation marks, but DO NOT press enter yet.
    ?./ full /cydrive/c/Note3/
    (now add the file name of the firmware that you?ve downloaded which is long and so be careful as one mistake will cause an error ? press enter)
  11. Assuming you have typed the correct commands and file path, a greeting message will appear containing Universal Root de la Vega and other details regarding the firmware.
  12. The process may take some time and once it is complete, you will find the result in ?C:/Note3/output? folder which looks like an original firmware.
  13. Install the ODIN flash tool and Samsung Kies along with the necessary drivers on your computer.
  14. Switch off your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 then reboot into Download mode by pressing home, power and volume down keys at the same time.
  15. A warning will prompt you inside the Download mode and press volume up to proceed.
  16. Connect your Galaxy Note 3 using a USB cable to your computer. The ID:COM will turn blue if the ODIN tool detects it.
  17. Click the ?AP? in ODIN tool and then select the newly created firmware from Cygwin earlier inside the ?C:/Note3/output? folder. The new firmware has ?VEGA? appearing in the last part of its file name.
  18. Turn on ?Auto Reboot? and ?F. Reset Time? but keep ?Re-Partition OFF? in the ODIN tool.
  19. Hit ?Start? button to begin installation of the new and modified firmware. Let the ODIN tool finish the process and wait till the device reaches the home screen.
  20. Enable USB mass storage then extract the content of the second RDLV zip file you have downloaded earlier. Extract the ?root_files? folder and ?root_de_la_vega. sh? file in the root folder of the Galaxy Note 3.
  21. Turn off the phablet and then switch it back on. You will see some setup details for Google and others which you can finish later.
  22. After the device finished booting up, delete the files you?ve copied on the root folder of Galaxy Note 3 then reboot once more.
  23. This time, your device is rooted and you can check it using Root Check app from the Play Store.
  24. Check the Knox security by rebooting into Download mode and view the warranty status and Knox kernel lock shown as OxO and current binary as ?Samsung Official.?

Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now rooted and retains the current warranty without tripping Knox security suite.

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