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[Q] Can Note II with 4.4 OTA Be Rooted?

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By MaxBuck, Member on 25th June 2014, 07:49 PM
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Sorry if this has been covered already in another thread, but I couldn't find an answer using Search.

I really need to be able to store files generated by apps on the SD card, which I know from experience on another device (Note 10.1) KitKat disables. I also know that rooting allows me to install an app that will allow this limitation to be overcome. My question is whether, by accepting the OTA, I will be unable to root the phone. And if so, how?

I'm currently on 4.3, AND3 build.
 
 
25th June 2014, 08:18 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by MaxBuck

Sorry if this has been covered already in another thread, but I couldn't find an answer using Search.

I really need to be able to store files generated by apps on the SD card, which I know from experience on another device (Note 10.1) KitKat disables. I also know that rooting allows me to install an app that will allow this limitation to be overcome. My question is whether, by accepting the OTA, I will be unable to root the phone. And if so, how?

I'm currently on 4.3, AND3 build.

Currently no way to root stock OTA 4.4.2 for out Note II (assuming you have the locked bootloader. If you're unlocked, then you can just flash the rooted 4.4.2 ROM).
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25th June 2014, 09:40 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by MaxBuck

Sorry if this has been covered already in another thread, but I couldn't find an answer using Search.

I really need to be able to store files generated by apps on the SD card, which I know from experience on another device (Note 10.1) KitKat disables. I also know that rooting allows me to install an app that will allow this limitation to be overcome. My question is whether, by accepting the OTA, I will be unable to root the phone. And if so, how?

I'm currently on 4.3, AND3 build.

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Currently no way to root stock OTA 4.4.2 for out Note II (assuming you have the locked bootloader. If you're unlocked, then you can just flash the rooted 4.4.2 ROM).

Please use the search feature that is a strong tool on this forum before posting..Also your question need to be in the Q&A section
All realted to your post:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2794745
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2792762
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2791544
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783714
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2792869
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2791889

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26th June 2014, 05:20 AM |#4  
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Please use the search feature that is a strong tool on this forum before posting..Also your question need to be in the Q&A section
All realted to your post:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2794745
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2792762
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2791544
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783714
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2792869
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2791889

@jcase please close all these and make ONE

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30th June 2014, 09:13 PM |#5  
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Please use the search feature that is a strong tool on this forum before posting.

This is indeed a great site, but if the search function were as strong as you think it is, I wouldn't have had to post this thread. (I now fully understand the Q&A subforum, which is a terrific resource.) It's pretty obvious to me now that if I want root, I can't have updated to KitKat!

Now I'm trying to figure out how to root having backdated my build version to MJ9, which similarly isn't all that easy to find.
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I hate preaching to the search function, your right. It ain't google. If your back on mj9 use safe strap and safe root. Don't take the ota to 4.4.2

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