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Should I run towelroot and then get supersu or get supersu first and then towelroot?
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Towelroot first.

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Will this cause problems such as the dreaded old "Unauthorized software detected by Verizon"? I'm not necessarily looking at stripping bloat at the moment, but enabling backups and root-needed apps. Seems like that used to do with the state of the bootloader during an OTA, but it's been a while since I looked into it, and my "some-timers" is acting up.

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Will this cause problems such as the dreaded old "Unauthorized software detected by Verizon"? I'm not necessarily looking at stripping bloat at the moment, but enabling backups and root-needed apps. Seems like that used to do with the state of the bootloader during an OTA, but it's been a while since I looked into it, and my "some-timers" is acting up.

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You will get the Samsung splash screen with the lock on it when you boot it. Install triangle away and that disappears.

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Just want to through my 2 cents in regarding Towelroot after taking the 4.4.2 KitKat update. I had been on 4.1.2 for a long time and after hearing KitKat was finally available and rootable decided it was an update I wanted. Used this forum to confirm it would work before taking the plunge.

Had to unroot my current version of course to take the OTA update. Had to go through 3 updates to finally get to 4.4.2 but eventually did. Then browsed to Towelroot website on my phone, downloaded, installed, and pressed the button and just like that I had root. Downloaded SuperSU and opened up. It did it's thing - notified me of Knox being on my phone and asked if I wanted to disable which I did. Had no issues - moved SuperSU to System folder and am happy to have a "new" S3 with KitKat and rooted! Had it and been doing a lot with it for a couple of days now with no issues.

Works just as good as it did before but with rooted KitKat.
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Just want to through my 2 cents in regarding Towelroot after taking the 4.4.2 KitKat update. I had been on 4.1.2 for a long time and after hearing KitKat was finally available and rootable decided it was an update I wanted. Used this forum to confirm it would work before taking the plunge.

Had to unroot my current version of course to take the OTA update. Had to go through 3 updates to finally get to 4.4.2 but eventually did. Then browsed to Towelroot website on my phone, downloaded, installed, and pressed the button and just like that I had root. Downloaded SuperSU and opened up. It did it's thing - notified me of Knox being on my phone and asked if I wanted to disable which I did. Had no issues - moved SuperSU to System folder and am happy to have a "new" S3 with KitKat and rooted! Had it and been doing a lot with it for a couple of days now with no issues.

Works just as good as it did before but with rooted KitKat.
Question, you moved SuperSU to sys folder, what are the differences/benefits of doing that and how is that done?


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Question, you moved SuperSU to sys folder, what are the differences/benefits of doing that and how is that done?


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In SuperSU app, go to settings and scroll down to the bottom, you will see the option to install to system folder. There's no real benefit if you have root. System folder required root permission and user app doesn't, but with root device it's doesn't matter. There is a small benefit if you are runing custom rom where you reflash update all the time and the binary will survive the clear cache/davik cache by TWRP or CWM (custom recovery).

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