Back to the end of March, at the time a lot of people are talking about the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A) which has gained official KitKat (Android 4.4.2) update with N900AUCUCNC2 software version. Some Note 3 owners talk about the benefits after theirs phone’s software upgraded, but not a couple of them also talking about root access that will be lost after updating to NC2. Some of them even decided to delay updating to the latest version of Android until a new root method released.
As we have mentioned earlier, the NC2 software for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 brings some major changes that will make your smartphone more powerful. Some of the new features you will get are NFC through Host Card Emulation (HCE), immersive full screen mode, wireless printing, higher resolution camera, etc. This software also brings improvements like preloaded ISIS Wallet and Beat Music, updated AT&T Drive Mode and much more.
If you are one of those who are waiting for the new root method introduced, your wait has ended. A new root tool has been released by an xda recognized developer with username geohot. He has built a new app called TowelRoot which able to make your AT&T Galaxy Note 3 running official KitKat (NC2) rooted in no time without tripping Knox counter (still 0x0). You should know, the app not only works specifically for this smartphone, but also for work on every Android device with the kernel build date < June 6, 2014.
- AT&T variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900A) running official KitKat (N900AUCUCNC2).
- Enable Unknown Sources in Settings > Security, it’s required as you will install non-play store app.
- Grab the TowelRoot app (tr.apk), in this guide we use v1, the first release.
- SuperSU v1.99r4 or later, grab it from flashable SuperSU is recommended.
How to root official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update N900AUCUCNC2 for AT&T Galaxy Note 3.
Before proceeding, make sure to backup all important data.
- Install the tr.apk file you’ve downloaded before.
- Now open your app drawer and find a file title ‘towelroot’, once opened just hit ‘make it ra1n’ button.
- The app will reboot your phone, then make an attempt to gain root.
- After fully started up, your phone still half rooted, we need to setup SuperSU. Install the latest version of SuperSU and run it, it will setup su binaries on auto-pilot.
- If you get a successful message on SuperSU, it indicates that your AT&T Galaxy Note 3 with NC2 (KitKat) now rooted.