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How do I root Verizon Note II 4.4.2 ND7?

8th April 2015, 05:11 PM |#41  
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Exclamation Rooted and tried to flash twrp recovery and soft bricked
I own a SCH-i605 Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon running 4.4.2, and was able to root my device using the above described ghettoroot method. I installed twrp manager from Google play, and attempted to flash recovery to my device using the in app feature. I was notified that the process was successfull, and to reboot. However, after reboot I got stuck with the "We have discovered software on your phone that is not from Verizon Wireless. Contact nearest store." Or something similar to that. My device was soft bricked, and would not boot. I was able to restore the firmware from a stock 4.4.2 ROM for SCH-i605 (Holy cow, that was tough to find without having to sign up for something), so now my device is working fine, but I'm unrooted again. I'm confident to be able to restore the root, but I'm trying to figure out how to unlock the bootloader.

So far my efforts have come up empty handed, like so many on this thread. Is there a step I'm missing to be able to flash a custom recovery and backup my phone completely so if a ROM flash goes wrong, I can restore? Any help would be appreciated, I've read all the messages on this thread, but haven't found anyone saying this is possible until the few last ones. How did you get safestrap to work?
 
 
9th April 2015, 03:17 AM |#42  
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Stock 4.4.2 has a locked bootloader, only way is to send your phone to company to revert it. You must reroot and install safestrap and then you can install 4.4.2 Roms only, I think. Note 2 was given the okay to receive lollipop update, I believe so soon someone will find a root for that after, hopefully.
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Stock 4.4.2 has a locked bootloader, only way is to send your phone to company to revert it. You must reroot and install safestrap and then you can install 4.4.2 Roms only, I think. Note 2 was given the okay to receive lollipop update, I believe so soon someone will find a root for that after, hopefully.

Great, thanks for the response. I did re root my phone, and I've heard about the lollipop update, so we'll have to see. I can't see too many devs wanting to keep plucking away at the note 2 hardware when there's note 3 and 4 out, but I like this phone. Not too slow, and best part is its bought and paid for now. Just never really thought about rooting it until last week,so im pretty new to the process.
9th April 2015, 07:37 PM |#44  
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My device was soft bricked, and would not boot. I was able to restore the firmware from a stock 4.4.2 ROM for SCH-i605 (Holy cow, that was tough to find without having to sign up for something), so now my device is working fine, but I'm unrooted again. I'm confident to be able to restore the root, but I'm trying to figure out how to unlock the bootloader.

Cool.... this the first thing I needed to know is if I kill it can I get it back. I can't afford a payment plan fone had to buy this one cash....

So how did you do it? What tools / (LINKS?) method and firmware did you use? Anything with Links to the destructions you followed would help

I gotta know how to ReViVe it before I kill it

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Cool.... this the first thing I needed to know is if I kill it can I get it back. I can't afford a payment plan fone had to buy this one cash....

So how did you do it? What tools / (LINKS?) method and firmware did you use? Anything with Links to the destructions you followed would help

I gotta know how to ReViVe it before I kill it

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My brick was soft, meaning I attempted to boot my phone and was met with the "Software has been found on your phone that is not authorized by Verizon..." etc. My phone would not boot, but I was still able to access the download mode. So I obtained the fully stock ROM from stockroms. I used Odin v3.07 odindownload.com to flash the stock ROM and returned my device to stock. Beautiful thing is that I retained all my data, apps, text messages, etc. It was like I never bricked it. I can't say you will have the same results, but hopefully you won't have to worry about it.

I have some download links here to help. I have to manually type these and switch between this window and a screenshot from my phone, but I want people to have the same luck as me without having to search for hours like I did.

Stock 4.4.2 firmware for SCH-I605
http://stockroms.net/file/GalaxyNote...ZWFND7_VZW.zip

Ghettoroot download link one
http://www.mediafire.com/?s58bgpzo03idh9e

Ghettoroot download link two
http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...mentid=2922670

Odin download I received
http://download.chainfire.eu/313/CF-...zw-schi605.zip

Follow the instructions in this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=426

I hope this helps you!

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---------- Post added at 07:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:40 PM ----------

I forgot to mention, the reason I soft bricked my phone was because of an attempt to install twrp recovery using the app. That set off the security on my locked bootloader, and made it so I couldn't boot my phone without the Verizon warning. Dont do what I did, the bootloader isn't unlocked for 4.4.2 yet, so don't try to flash any recovery unless you use the safestrap method.

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10th April 2015, 04:55 PM |#46  
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I hope this helps you!

Yes Exactly what I needed.

Having read extensively about this stoopid phone (that I'm stuck with, and should be grateful to have) it appears I bought one that was "raped" by the OTA update... The destructions you posted confirm what MIGHT be a solution if I don't kill it using a method I suspect will work.... exactly what you did, except to use different images...
Not-Raped Stock Firmware....
I am understanding that the bootloader must also be loaded. (mj9?) with the corresponding ROM firmware in order to prevent what happened to you.

Either way, I'll be DL the package that workd to "resurrect" your phone THANK YOU!!

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I'm not happy with this releases installed software and would like to root my Verizon Note II. It's on 4.4.2 ND7. Also will I be able to unlock my bootloader so I can install CWM or TWRP and install custom roms? Thank you.

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i just found out how to root verizon note2 nd7 4.4.2...just go to kingroot.net and download it...there will be a green button with chinese writing..just tap on green button and wait a few seconds maybe a minute..then youl get a check mark stating that its rooted..thats what i did with my note2 sch-i605 that was updated with OTA from 4.3 to 4.4.2...just follow the instructions likei said..and youll have a rooted note 2 in no time without any problems....dont forget the thanks button plz...remember to choose the third option on the kingroot website..it says kingroot...just want to help save the trouble for others..i went thru alot of searching to find this out....One more thing..when you root with kingroot it will install kingUser wich is like supersu..when you open it it will tell you that it found Knox wich is the vzw security just clik on deny so it can deny the secuity..and everything will run smooth like if you never rooted it
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My brick was soft,

Which destrctions (link) did you follow for restoring your brick (I've found several but they seem kind of old before our 4.4.2 madness)

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Odin download I received
http://download.chainfire.eu/313/CF-...zw-schi605.zip

At what point in the odin process did this file go in (If it's not already in the original destructions you used)

Thank you so much, the explanations are very clear

VW
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I basically just followed the instructions for using Odin in general. Start your phone in download mode (for us it's volume down button, power button and home when your device is powered off), plug your phone into the computer with a USB cable, Make sure the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" check boxes are the only ones marked. Place the ND7 stock ROM in the folder with "Odin3-v3.07.exe" file in it, and click the "PDA" button, select the ND7 stock ROM, and off you go. Wait until your device reboots, restarts, and Odin says PASS where your device is indicated and you should be good to go. I haven't had it fail yet on me, so hopefully you have the same luck.

Best wishes, happy rooting!

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