Verizon Galaxy Note 3: Root MJ7 update from OTA by using Kingo app

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been getting an official update with build number VRUMBMJ7 few days ago, which is a minor update as it only contains bug fixes for connectivity and sound quality. Although just a tiny update, but many users feels that their devices work better with improved call quality and louder speakers. So, we recommend you to get this OTA update, and don’t be worried about losing root on VZW Galaxy Note 3 after upgrading to MJ7 software version, since we can still maintain our current root files with the help of SuperSU app, as described in the previous tutorial.


But for those of you who already accomplish an update, or your devices come with MJ7 software version out of the box, you still have a chance to regain root on Verizon Galaxy Note 3 running VRUMBMJ7 firmware. Unlike before, this time we can’t use the ‘root de la vega’ because this method can only work on the previous software version, not the latest one. Now we will use the Kingo root tool, which is easier and faster to utilize as it doesn’t require the help of Odin flash tool, additionally the Kingo file size is quite small (only 23MB) when compared to the root de la vega package, which is more than 1GB.

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For those who want their device rooted in no time, today we provide a guide on how to Verizon Galaxy Note 3 root running VRUMBMJ7 software by using root Kingo app.

  1. Make sure you have the Galaxy Note 3 device drivers, if you ever connect your smartphone to the PC before this or have installed KIES, then this step isn’t necessary.
  2. In order for the tool to work properly, USB debugging must be enabled.
  3. Download Kingo Android Root from, and install it on your PC.
  4. Now run the Kingo app, at first look you will be asked to connect VZW Galaxy Note 3 to the PC via USB cable. Once the device is connected the app will attempt to communicate with your device, if the process of connecting is quite a long time, the app might downloading and installing the proper drivers for us.
  5. Once your device is connected and recognized, Kingo tool will show our device’s root status, if your device is unrooted then you will get a “ROOT Status: NO”.
  6. Now it’s time to hit the ROOT button to start the rooting process, the process takes place within minutes. You can also see an ongoing process, such as:
    Waiting for device…
    Checking USB connection…
    Fetching scripts…
    Downloading requisite dependency files…
    Checking ROOT status…
  7. vzw galaxy note 3 kingo roo success

  8. When successful, Kingo will show “Root Succeeded” message. Now reboot the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and enjoy root on MJ7 firmware from OTA.



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8 Responses

  1. Mike
    November 13, 2013 at 4:00 PMReply

    It constantly says “FAILED” each and every time. I had root through De la vega until the MJ7 update now I can’t find another method. Kingo doesn’t work. It recognizes my phone as N900V but doesn’t root it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  2. Mike
    November 14, 2013 at 9:54 AMReply

    It does NOT work for Verizon. I asked Kingo and they said that they are working on it but right now the Verizon note 3 is not supported.

    • Author

      November 20, 2013 at 7:26 AMReply

      A lot of people on xda including me, successfully re-root MJ7 by using Kingo, result may vary. I never use Root De La Vega before OTA, Kingo much easier for me.

  3. Ron LaTray
    November 15, 2013 at 1:16 AMReply

    I had all the drivers installed and the kingo program. I ran this after enabling usb debugging. the device would not root. I got an error saying “device not supported”


    • Ron LaTray
      November 15, 2013 at 1:18 AMReply

      I had the VRUMBMJ7 Build installed.

  4. Ron LaTray
    November 15, 2013 at 1:28 AMReply

    I used windows 8.1

    • Author

      November 20, 2013 at 7:16 AMReply

      You can try this fix for Windows 8 or 8.1 users.

  5. Mike
    November 16, 2013 at 12:08 PMReply

    Kingo hasn’t got a fix for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the MJ7 update yet. The VRUMBMJ7 isn’t supported.

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