not anymore. Thanks @sd_shadow for combining the new thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/kind...6-3-3-t2814955

it has the files and instructions for rooting and installing google play
and instructions how to install FFF & TWRP without a factory cable (which isnt even necessary now to get root - no need to downgrade or flash pre-rooted 6.3.3)

THANKS!