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Info 2 Towelroot works without unlocking bootloader!

Yesterday, Geohot released his Towelroot exploit here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783157

Towelroot was made for the Verizon / AT&T Galaxy S5, reported working with the Note 3, and is supposed to work on pretty much any device with a kernel built before June 3. Since the TF701T has a kernel from Apr 18, I tried Towelroot on a completely stock TF701T and can report that I am now rooted without unlocking my boot loader.

Just leaving this here in case there are any further developments. I'd love to see how much can be done without voiding warranty through bootloader. At the very least, we have Xposed.
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Default worked for me too !

Thanks great !
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Good news. Can a mod sticky this please.
 
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Thanks, it works very well. I want to know if I can install custom recovery without unlocking bootloader.
 
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Thanks, it works very well. I want to know if I can install custom recovery without unlocking bootloader.
No you will need to unlock the boot loader to install a custom recovery I'm afraid.
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Confirmed! Works great. Are you using Chainfire or the regular superuser. Chainfire tells me I need to update the binary but fails to do it. Using regular superuser now.
 
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No you will need to unlock the boot loader to install a custom recovery I'm afraid.
I am running a custom recovery (TWRP), using custom ROMs (using multirom) so that's not true

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Paranoid Android (4.4.5)
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I am running a custom recovery (TWRP), using custom ROMs (using multirom) so that's not true

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Rooted (Towelroot)
Nexus 7 2013 LTE (DEB)
TWRP 2.7.1 (With MultiROM Support)

ROMS (Using MultiROM):
Stock (4.4.3)
CyanogenMod 11 (Snapshot M8)
Paranoid Android (4.4.5)
You are in the TF701 forum btw (not sure if you realise that) - you can't load a custom recovery or a custom rom without unlocking the bootloader on this device.
 
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This is what i was looking for!!
We can at least get Xposed, Delete bloatwares, Starting Apps, Titanium Backup, Adaway.

But can someone confirm my doubts, Because this exploit works with before June kernels, it obviously means that if Asus bring us 4.4 we will not able to have a persistant root, except if a dev create a working LB custom recovery and then a Pre-rooted, zipaligned, deodexed 4.4 rom.

Am i wrong bros?

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Works for now but 4.4 will most likely use the newer patched kernel. My Note 3 w I think KK is showing Kernel version 3.4 so KK may not have to use a kernel later then that.

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This is what i was looking for!!
We can at least get Xposed, Delete bloatwares, Starting Apps, Titanium Backup, Adaway.

But can someone confirm my doubts, Because this exploit works with before June kernels, it obviously means that if Asus bring us 4.4 we will not able to have a persistant root, except if a dev create a working LB custom recovery and then a Pre-rooted, zipaligned, deodexed 4.4 rom.

Am i wrong bros?

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