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Rooting and Knox - don't care about it

28th April 2014, 07:57 PM |#1  
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I am thinking about getting a Galaxy Note 3.

I am saying up front: I don't care about tripping Knox. All I want to do is root the phone, put the best bootloader on it, and install CM11.

What should I know prior to doing this, and are there any downsides?
 
 
28th April 2014, 08:35 PM |#2  
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I am thinking about getting a Galaxy Note 3.

I am saying up front: I don't care about tripping Knox. All I want to do is root the phone, put the best bootloader on it, and install CM11.

What should I know prior to doing this, and are there any downsides?

Just do it and don't look back.

Only downside with CM11 (for me atleast) was the fact that sometimes it would feel a bit "glitchy" when scrolling. Also the replacements for s-pen and it's program isn't as easy and smooth to use as the ones that comes with TW.
28th April 2014, 08:43 PM |#3  
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Just do it and don't look back.

Only downside with CM11 (for me atleast) was the fact that sometimes it would feel a bit "glitchy" when scrolling. Also the replacements for s-pen and it's program isn't as easy and smooth to use as the ones that comes with TW.

You have CM11 currently on your device? If not, what ROM do you recommend?
28th April 2014, 09:09 PM |#4  
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You have CM11 currently on your device? If not, what ROM do you recommend?

I ran slimkat for a week on my phone before I switched over to hyperdrive. Slimkat just came out with an update so I may go back to that. Hyperdrive runs smooth for being TW, but my only gripe is that the rom (or TW) requires a whopping 6gb right off the bat whereas slimkat was only a few hundred MB.
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I ran slimkat for a week on my phone before I switched over to hyperdrive. Slimkat just came out with an update so I may go back to that. Hyperdrive runs smooth for being TW, but my only gripe is that the rom (or TW) requires a whopping 6gb right off the bat whereas slimkat was only a few hundred MB.

6GB? That's ridiculously hilarious.
28th April 2014, 09:15 PM |#6  
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6GB? That's ridiculously hilarious.

maybe I'm wrong, but that's what it shows up under system memory.

28th April 2014, 09:16 PM |#7  
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No, I think you're right. That's the Touchwiz OS. I remember people were complaining big time about that. How they bought 16GB versions and only got about half that because the OS takes up so much space.
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Thanks for the input everyone. I bought the phone last night. It should be here by the weekend, and I'll start toying with it.
30th April 2014, 11:16 AM |#9  
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Good luck on your beast phone
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