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Default [HOW-TO][DEV EDITION ONLY]Root on 4.4 KitKat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9WXLIzhTY

I want to first say that I did not figure out this method on my own, I saw it on Google+ via Matthew Pierce and modified it to make it easier to follow

Second, **do not try this on a device with a locked bootloader. You need the unlocked bootloader to do this**.

You'll want to first download these 2 things

1) Superuser zip to be installed in recovery (from Chainfire) -> http://download.chainfire.eu/366/Sup...rSU-v1.72B.zip

2) New TWRP for 4.4 KitKat (from Hashcode)->
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534850
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Here's the method to get root:

1) let the system fully install the 4.4 Kitkat ota and reboot. **Make sure you are on the first OTA before you try to install the KitKat OTA, otherwise your phone could have major issues.** After it installs, do not do anything else, let it boot into android.

1b) Take the SuperSU installable zip and place it onto the internal storage

2) reboot phone to bootloader.

3) install Hashcode's TWRP using mfastboot flash recovery twrp-2.6.3.1-ghost-4.4.img. (**use the motorola fastboot binary**)

4) reboot device to recovery, do not boot into android before this step!

5) go to install and find then select BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip

6) Boot back into android, and if needed, go to the Play Store and install SuperSU from Chainfire

7) enjoy root!
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What is the advantage/difference in installing the SuperSU app you linked, in favor of the one included with the TWRP 4.4 recovery?

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What is the advantage/difference in installing the SuperSU app you linked, in favor of the one included with the TWRP 4.4 recovery?

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Probably nothing. The only reason I mentioned the one in the play store, is because TWRP never actually asked me to root in the first place. I thought it was strange, but I didn't really think much of it
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Probably nothing. The only reason I mentioned the one in the play store, is because TWRP never actually asked me to root in the first place. I thought it was strange, but I didn't really think much of it
That's odd, I used the TWRP version in Hashcodes thread, flashed with the Motorola Fastboot. When I went to restart from TWRP it asked me if I wanted to root and I let it. Now I'm rooted.

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Stranger things have happened, I guess. Regardless of which method you use, you'll end up with root either way
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This doesn't seem to be working for me. I accidentally rebooted into Android (hit the power button) then tried the whole thing from scratch.
I get an image of andy with "no command" when I boot into recovery.

Edit: Seems like a low battery issue. Will try again after charging.
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This doesn't seem to be working for me. I accidentally rebooted into Android (hit the power button) then tried the whole thing from scratch.
I get an image of andy with "no command" when I boot into recovery.

Edit: Seems like a low battery issue. Will try again after charging.
same here but i have 85% battery
so i guess we will have to re-flash and push the supersu
 
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The only advice I can give to either of you is to try reflashing TWRP again
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Actually i did it again and it worked, guess we can't just skip steps.

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Well im glad it worked out for you in the end
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--Rooted Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition 4.3

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