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New 4.3 to 4.1.2 downgrade method?

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19th January 2014, 12:54 PM   |  #11  
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Just to confirm, you were on stock 4.3 with Knox, you flashed TWRP, you booted into the OS, and you still didn't have root?

I'm asking because I was trying to help another XDA member that is having trouble with his s3 that's running stock AT&T 4.3 ROM.

I rooted with Chainfire autoroot, when it booted Knox was blocking and force closing Super SU. I flashed TWRP with Odin, Knox is still there and no root access, but now you have a custom recovery and can flash a custom rom that has Knox removed. I'm running this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2252932



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19th January 2014, 02:48 PM   |  #12  
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I rooted with Chainfire autoroot, when it booted Knox was blocking and force closing Super SU. I flashed TWRP with Odin, Knox is still there and no root access, but now you have a custom recovery and can flash a custom rom that has Knox removed. I'm running this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2252932



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Thank you very much for the information. Glad you got it all sorted out.
19th January 2014, 03:31 PM   |  #13  
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I would not call it a true downgrade since you only flashed a custom Rom and you still have the 4.3 bootloader and modem.

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Also, I believe that you needed to update supersu to the latest version and then update the su binaries to disable knox. The latest version is 1.89, but it's currenly only on XDA, not in the playstore

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As I said before after I rooted with CF, Knox blocks SuperSU or something and it force closes. No way to get into it and update binaries, and yes I was on the latest version. There are many people reporting this on the CF autoroot thread. This is the only way I was able to obtain root.

I'm well aware the bootloader cannot be downgraded. It also seems as long as you are on the new bootloader you can not use the normal unlocking methods. That's the reason this thread was started to begin with.

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Thank you very much for the information. Glad you got it all sorted out.

Sure, hope it helped you out and maybe saved you some time.

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