I finally decided to root my Note Pro (P900), which is just 10 Days old (refurbished tho, so no warranty issues).
My Backstory (only read if you are bored
The main Reason for me is privacy. Coming from a Xiaomi Android Device with its excellent Permission Manager I was shocked at the Permissions some Apps require, that cannot be changed.
I did my research and tried a relatively unknown option named "Appguard". (Google actually removed it from the PlayStore after a short period of time, still available from their Website). This app was developed by a IT Professor at a german university with the help of his students. It allows to manage app permissions on the fly for installed apps and doesn't require root. However, this requires to reinstall the apps you want to monitor (no big deal) and it also allows apps to get PlayStore upgrades (great!). However as it functions without requiring root, there is no way to monitor system apps (including all the Samsung bloatware!).
I did further research and am now opting for the xPrivacy Plugin for the Xposed Framework.
This of course requires root to function. So here I am.
My device is a stock, unrooted P900 Wifi (32 GB) currently running 4.4.2 (KOT49H.P900XXUANI1). And, I'm on a Mac!
I understand that the current setup to gain easy root is using Odin on a windows machine (wich i dont have!)
I did some more research and found Heimdall. Its a multi platform tool that allows flashing Samsung devices.
Did anyone already try Heimdall and can maybe give me a hand on setting it up?
Does it even work with the P900?
Any other Methods rooting the P900 on Mac OSX?
Thanks a lot in advance!