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Prompt Universal Root de la Vega v0.5 [ Root without tripping KNOX or Malware! ]

4.4.2 has been patched, URDLV will NOT work!

Universal Root de la Vega v0.5
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Rooting Method By @designgears & Root App @Chainfire

What is Universal Root de la Vega?
It is simply a script to create Root de la Vega for any device that has the necessary hooks. In its current state, it should be considered beta, the code is still very messy and may not work in some cases.

What devices are supported?
Just about every Samsung device with KNOX! (Excluding Exynos based devices)
Samsung has caught on and has started patching bootloaders, you can still root, but you will trip KNOX.
If you are running MJ4, MJ7, MK1, MK2 or higher you can still root, but you will trip KNOX!

How to find your AP / CSC (PDA) versions:
Dial *#1234#

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of how to use terminal and odin or heimdall (this is not a general support thread)
Odin or Heimdall
Firmware File (see next section)
Linux: p7zip
Windows: Cygwin

How to find your stock firmware:
Go to SamMobile and enter your device CSC in the in the black bar search field. (Free account required to download)
If you cannot find it there, try Google, not my inbox
After you have downloaded your firmware, make sure unzip it down to the odin tar/tar.md5/exe.

SM-N900V SM-N900A

How to use Universal Root de la Vega:
Open a terminal to the directory containing URDLV.sh (not windows command prompt)
Code:
Select Code
Usage: ./URDLV.sh [full|csc] [stock firmware file path]
Example: ./URDLV.sh csc F:\N900PVPUBMI3_N900PSPTBMI3_SPR.tar.md5
Example: ./URDLV.sh full F:\OneClick_I537UCUBMI2.exe

full = AP and CSC (Creates a single file with both AP and CSC, no bootloaders, modems, etc.)
csc = CSC only

[stock firmware file path] - needs to be the full file path!
Drag and drop the file into the terminal window to get the full path.
What file types does Universal Root de la Vega support?
tar, tar.md5
exe (odin oneclick, thanks to exodin)

What's with the license?
To many kangers on XDA these days... If you don't like it, you can GTFO.

Where can I download it?

By downloading Universal Root de la Vega you agree to the license above and you agree not to distribute files created with Universal Root de la Vega.

Universal-RDLV_v0.5.7z (1 MB)
MD5: 465f08e6d57eccdb4a29fbd5f7560a6b

root_de_la_vega_sdcard.7z (1.3 MB)
MD5: 3d1d592b397d7b829d86045d9ac40731

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Basic Rooting Instructions
  1. Use Universal Root de la Vega to create a custom firmware (See Post #1)
  2. Boot into bootloader mode
  3. Open Odin or Heimdall and plug your USB cable into your computer and phone
  4. Use Odin or Heimdall to flash the firmware created in step #1
  5. Let your device fully boot after flashing has completed
  6. Copy the contents of root_de_la_vega_sdcard.7z to the root of the internal storage
  7. Reboot (very important!)
  8. After fully booting delete the files from the internal storage that were added previously
  9. Reboot (extremely important!)

Question & Answer

"Root de la Vega" What kind of name is that?
It's named after Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility.

Can I flash custom recovery/kernel without tripping KNOX flags?
No.


Will this set a tripped KNOX flag 0x1 back to 0x0?
No.


Will root survive a factory reset?
Yes, it does.

Do I need to fully wipe my phone when rooting?
Not always, most cases it should be fine, but sometimes you get lots of forces closes, the only way to fix it is to flash your csc and let it wipe.

Can I unroot?
Yes, use SuperSU full unroot option or flash stock.

I am getting Force Closes after flashing, how can I fix it?
Make sure you are flashing the cache(csc) and system(ap) file!
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May I know will factory reset trigger Knox 0*1 after the rooting?
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It means there is scope for rooting indian version running on exynos
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It means there is scope for rooting indian version running on exynos
No, the Exynos still doesn't have the required hooks.
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How long does it take to complete the process? URDLV
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note III
[Rom] Stock Rooted MJ4
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY]Stock

Sprint LG G2
[Rom] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY]Stock

Nexus 7 2013
[ROM] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.0.0

Nexus 10
[ROM] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.3.0
 
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How long does it take to complete the process? URDLV
Shouldn't take more than a couple minutes... however, I was testing everything on an ssd.
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Shouldn't take more than a couple minutes... however, I was testing everything on an ssd.
I'm on one as well (SSD) Win 8. Doesn't seem to complete using full command. Stays on Hex Editing Image.......
Edit I put it at root of C drive now it's working Thx buddy!

---------- Post added at 01:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:28 AM ----------

I did full and it produced a tar file and no corresponding csc file, don't I need a csc file as well?
Does the single file from the full command go in AP with csc left blank?
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note III
[Rom] Stock Rooted MJ4
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY]Stock

Sprint LG G2
[Rom] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY]Stock

Nexus 7 2013
[ROM] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.0.0

Nexus 10
[ROM] Stock Rooted
[Kernel] Stock
[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.3.0

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