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[Q] Verizon Galaxy Note 3 - Root

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7th February 2014, 11:07 PM   |  #1  
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I am in the process of ordering the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and plan on rooting it. It will be the first phone I'm rooting so a bit new on that but have been reading the forums to get up to speed on it.

A few questions:

1. Does it matter if I activate the phone then root it or root then activate it? I know rooting basically does a factory wipe so I want to root as soon as I get it to save me the hassle of needing to backup things I've done to the phone and then rooting later.

2. The threads I've read (not sure if they are outdated) states that rooting trips the Knox counter with the latest OTA from Verizon; is this true?

3. Is this the directions for rooting? The Universal Root De La Vega thread?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...98850&page=148

I also saw a youtube video/post about kingo? Is that easier/better? I also saw another post about vRoot because kingo no longer works?

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8th February 2014, 12:36 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Gorath190

I am in the process of ordering the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and plan on rooting it. It will be the first phone I'm rooting so a bit new on that but have been reading the forums to get up to speed on it.

A few questions:

1. Does it matter if I activate the phone then root it or root then activate it? I know rooting basically does a factory wipe so I want to root as soon as I get it to save me the hassle of needing to backup things I've done to the phone and then rooting later.

Activate first is fine. Play with the phone a few days to make sure something's not wrong out of the box.
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2. The threads I've read (not sure if they are outdated) states that rooting trips the Knox counter with the latest OTA from Verizon; is this true?

DeLaVega, yes. Kingo, no knox trip.
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3. Is this the directions for rooting? The Universal Root De La Vega thread?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...98850&page=148

I also saw a youtube video/post about kingo? Is that easier/better? I also saw another post about vRoot because kingo no longer works?

Thanks!

Use kingo. Works just fine.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2518808
9th February 2014, 05:49 AM   |  #3  
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Activate first is fine. Play with the phone a few days to make sure something's not wrong out of the box.

DeLaVega, yes. Kingo, no knox trip.

Use kingo. Works just fine.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2518808

Actually, de La Vega doesn't work on latest bootloader on MJE phones and will trip the Knox sensor if it does work, voiding the warranty. Kingo not working for a while since they said they addressed some security concerns. That leaves V Root, the Chinese proprietary option. Vroot and to a somewhat lesser degree Kingo have been suspected of possibly harboring malware, though nothing has been found definitively. Spy camera hack apparently removed from Kingo.

Might consider ordering a developer edition phone from Samsung directly. What some have done is get a consumer model now, order the developer edition phone (backorder) for $699 plus shipping, then sell your consumer edition phone on eBay to cover most of the cost.
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