TowelRoot Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2 NF or Later

TowelRoot Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2 NF or Later – TowelRoot is the best app to root more Samsung Galaxy devices whice are running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat but after upgrading to NF update TowelRoot will not root your phone anymore because Samsung has been patched the kernel in the latest update.


TowelRoot Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2 NF or Later

By using this guide I will help you to root the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 3 on NF update or later on 4.4.2 KitKat.TowelRoot Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2 NF or Later

Requirements :

  • Charged Samsung galaxy S4, galaxy S5, galaxy Note 3 running on NF update or later.
  • Kernel files
  • Odin3 (any version).
  • Installed Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver.
  • TowelRoot Apk by Geohot
  • Read notes before starting please.

Instructions :

  1. This process WON’T wipe your data, but backup your phone just in case this process corrupt your data.
  2. Download then unzip your phone kernel files.
  3. Flash Model_ROOT_Kernel.tar.md5 file using odin3 in PDA or AP section.
  4. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT selected. After your device boot up
  5. Root your device using TowelRoot method by following this guide : [1-Click Root] Galaxy S4/S5/Note 3 Using TowelRoot Method
  6. Make sure your phone is rooted …
  7. Flash back the specific kernel for your phone build number using Odin3 in PDA or AP section.

Congratulation, your phone is rooted on the latest update without tripping binary or KNOX counter.

This video was made for Galaxy S5 but it’s exactly the same steps for Galaxy S4 and Note 3


  • Use this guide at your own risk.
  • Please make sure you download the specific kernel files for your phone model number.
  • If your device stuck in bootloop after flashing the ROOT kernel, wipe cache/dalvik from recovery mode will fix it.
  • This will not trip binary or KNOX counter, but it might change system status to custom.
  • To unroot your device –> Open SuperSU app / Settings / Full UnRoot then flash stock FW
  • The following models are the only supported devices till now.
  • After flashing ROOT kennel, you might face more force close (its normal), so that its better to disable S Health before flashing ROOT kernel (you can enable it after flashing your system kernel)
  • WiFi will not work also after flashing ROOT kernel, but you can fix it after rooting by flashing your system kernel.
  • For #SprintGalaxyS4 #L720, #TMobileGalaxyS4 #M919, #Verizon_Galaxy_S4_Mini #I435 use the following steps :
    – Open #TowelRoot_v3 and tap 3 times on “welcome to towelroot v3” a new field will appear
    – Change the value from : 1337 0 1 0 4 0
    to : 1337 0 1 7380 4 0
    – Now click “make it ra1n”

Downloads :

– Samsung Galaxy S3

                Model Number                Download Link
SGH-I747M    Canadian [ROOT] – NF2NH2OB1
SPH-L710       US (Sprint) [ROOT] – NJ2
SGH-T999V    Canadian [ROOT] – NH2

– Samsung Galaxy S4

                Model Number                Download Link
GT-I9505       International (LTE) [ROOT] – NF1NG2NG8NH6NH7
SCH-I545      US (Verizon) [ROOT] – NG6NK1
SCH-I545L [ROOT] – NK1
SCH-R970     US (US Cellular) [ROOT] – NF6NK1
SCH-R970X  US (C-Spire) [ROOT] – NK1
SGH-I337      US (AT&T) [ROOT] – NI1NJ4
SGH-I337M   Canadian [ROOT] – NI2NJ1NK1OA1
SGH-M919    US (T-Mobile) [ROOT] – NH7NK2
SPH-L720      US (Sprint) [ROOT] – NG2
SPH-L720T    US (Sprint) [ROOT] – NG5OA3
GT-I9195       International (LTE) Mini [ROOT] – NF7NH5NK1
SCH-I435      US (Verizon) Mini [ROOT] – NK1OC1
SPH-L520     US (Sprint) Mini [ROOT] – NJ1
SGH-I537      US (AT&T) Active [ROOT] – NH3
GT-I9295       Active [ROOT] – NH2NI1NK4
GT-I9515       Value Edition [ROOT] – NG1NI2NI3NJ2NK2
GT-I9515L     Latin Value Edition [ROOT] – NK1NJ1

– Samsung Galaxy S5

                Model Number               Download Link
SM-G900A     US (AT&T) [ROOT] – NG3OA1
SM-G900F     International (LTE) [ROOT] – NF6NG2NG4NG7NG9
SM-G900I      Australian [ROOT] – NG3NI2NI3NK1
SM-G900K    Korean [ROOT] – NH3NI2
SM-G900L     Korean [ROOT] – NG1NH3NI1
SM-G900M    South America [ROOT] – NG5NH2NI1NJ2
SM-G900P     US (Sprint) [ROOT] – NI3NK4
SM-G900R4   US (US Cellular) [ROOT] – NG3NK1
SM-G900T     US (T-Mobile) [ROOT] – NF6NG3NG4NH5NK2
SM-G900V     US (Verizon) [ROOT] – NE9NHANI2NK2NK7
SM-G870A     US (AT&T) Active [ROOT] – NG3OA1
SM-G900W8  Canadian [ROOT] – NF3 – NF4NH3NJ1

– Samsung Galaxy Note 3

                 Model Number                Download Link
SM-N9005     International (LTE) [ROOT] – NF4NG1NG2NH1NI4
SM-N9005D  Chinese [ROOT] – NG2
SM-N900P     US (Sprint) [ROOT] – NH7         [NOT TESTED]
SM-N900T     US (T-Mobile) [ROOT] – NF1NF4NK3
SM-N900W8 Canadian [ROOT] – NI1NJ1

– Other devices

                 Model Number                Download Link
SM-T530        Tab 4 10.1″ (WiFi) [ROOT] – NH7OA1OD8
SM-T530NU  Tab 4 10.1″ (WiFi) [ROOT] – NK1NK3OA2
SM-P600        Note 10.1″ 2014 (WiFi) [ROOT] – NH3
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