(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – If you’re running a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T and you’re into rooting, there’s some good news: According to a report from Android Police on Tuesday, the device has been rooted.
The root was reportedly launched by XDA developer “designgears.”
Despite what may initially sound like exciting news, it is important to emphasize that the root is rather tricky.
Android Police noted that the root is 2.2GB and installing it actually downgrades the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s firmware to an older version. Also required to initialize the root is a Windows PC, Samsung’s Odin software and a basic knowledge of how to “root” things.
In addition to the above, the root wipes data on the phone’s internal SD card (a firm warning if you’re thinking about trying it!). You can find instructions and more information here (forum.xda-developers.com).