Looks like my Note 3 will go back for now. Pledge still stands and I hope the best for all here on the journey to custom recovery and roms.
Some users report success rooting 1.2.4i - see oppo forum thread http://www.oppoforums.com/threads/how-to-root-oppo-find-7-7a-x9076-x9077-x9006-x9007-with-coloros-1-2-2i-and-1-2-3i.17703/page-10
Sent from my SM-T320 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app...
$50 paid - conf post #858
Sent from my C6903 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
$50 SS/bootloader unlock pledge paid to hashcode
Here's the fix
"Also, if you get stuck on bootloop after unlocking bootloader (This happened to me couple times), do a factory reset in stock recovery to fix:"
4th video down on page http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1997227...