AT&T’s love for locked bootloaders is no secret, it doesn’t want subscribers to have the level of access they need to tinker around with advanced settings on the device, which may also result in installation of a custom ROM and removal of the one AT&T ships the devices with. Despite that, the Android modding community is usually able to find a workaround, particularly for popular devices. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 definitely falls in this category and those who bought it from this carrier can rejoice as there is now a method to root AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-900A.
The method has been developed by designgears in collaboration with Chainfire, both of them are well known Android developers. Unfortunately, the steps aren’t that simple. A Windows PC is mandatory and so is Samsung ODIN. Those who attempt to root AT&T Galaxy Note 3 must also have some knowledge of the concept of rooting. The root package comes in at a staggering 2.2 GBs. Another downside is that the root method, once done, will completely wipe all of the files stored on the device, so its best to make a backup beforehand. The Galaxy Note 3 will also be downgraded to an older firmware version. If these tradeoffs don’t bother you, then you can find all of the instructions you need to follow in order to root AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-900A over at XDA Developers.