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6th April 2014, 11:34 AM   |  #1  
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Hi Guys,

I'm basically knox free im on 4.2.2, can anyone give me

a: a brief guide to easiest way of rooting and installing a recovery i.e TW or CWM, hopefully one click solution?
b: If I go onto 4.4 kitkat will I have to have a knox bootloader even with a custom rom?, if so is 4.4 worth it?.
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d:Mod Edit removed due to asking for best ROM ( not allowed on xda)

At the moment main thing I want to do is safely root and install recovery without triggering knox as I want the chance to install custom roms and not void my warranty as I can always use triangle away at a later date.

BTW have done a lot of reading but want to be 100% sure and would really like some experienced advice.

Many thanks
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6th April 2014, 12:16 PM   |  #2  
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a) Use Saferoot -> HERE
b) TWRP -> All info HERE
c) and d) Try it by yourself. Read the rules of XDA too
6th April 2014, 01:53 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks

but a few things, will rooting cause the knox to come on?, as im confused also how do i know if my bootloader is locked or not?, if it does make the bootloader custom can I change it back?.

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6th April 2014, 02:55 PM   |  #4  
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Mod Edit

You may continue with this thread , but please do not ask for best ROMS.

Saferoot , AFAIK , does not trip knox flag

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7th April 2014, 12:33 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick7777

Thanks

but a few things, will rooting cause the knox to come on?, as im confused also how do i know if my bootloader is locked or not?, if it does make the bootloader custom can I change it back?.

Thanks

If you have an old bootloader you won't even have KNOX on it, lucky you.
If you have the new bootloader, it comes with KNOX.

You can check if you have a new or old bootloader by putting your phone in Download mode (Volume down + Home + Power buttons).
If the the top left corner is syas stuff like "KNOX warenty" etc. you have the new one.

Rooting using saferoot as mentioned earlier will not trigger KNOX anyways.

Installing a custom Recovery as well as installing a custom ROM will trigger KNOX (if you indeed have the new bootloader with KNOX offcourse).
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