Originally Posted by smeet.somaiya
Update: If you want root access only and don't want to have a custom recovery, Good news now you can do that without tripping knox
See this thread here
[SIZE="4"]The official 4.4.2 for our Note 2 has just started rolling out and many of us want to root it too.
So here is a simple guide I have made to root official 4.4.2
This guide works on all builds of 4.4.2 so do not worry about the compatibility issue.
Moreover there is no method to root without tripping the Knox warranty Void on ML4 and later firmwares.
So keep in mind this will trip your Knox Flag
What you will need:
1. Odin 3.09
2. Philz recovery 6.26.6 (.tar.md5 required) from http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_A...-n7100.tar.md5
3. Update SuperSu v2 from here http://download.chainfire.eu/450/Sup...erSU-v2.00.zip
1.Download and open Odin v3.09
2.Load your downloaded recovery onto the PDA/AP button on Odin
3.Make sure you dont mess with anything else on Odin.
4.Now click Start and your recovery will be flashed in under 10 seconds.
Now boot into recovery and flash the update superSu v1.94 zip.
5. Now you can reboot your phone.
Done.Your device is rooted now.
Important : If you aren't able to flash custom recovery correctly, then untick Auto Reboot on Odin.
Now flash recovery. And now boot the phone into recovery mode directly.
This should work 99.99 percent.
This generally happens on NA1 and later firmwares because the custom recovery gets overwritten by stock recovery at every boot.
DO NOT RESTART YOUR PHONE AFTER FLASHING THE RECOVERY. BOOT TO RECOVERY FROM DOWNLOAD MODE ITSELF.
Here is a small picture guide which will make the instructions more clear. Thanks to @singhpratik87 for the picture.
If you can't see the above image then find it here.
Problems & Fixes:
If you keep getting SuperSu has stopped notifications constantly then follow these steps to fix
Uninstall SuperSu from inside the SuperSU app where it says Reinstall from playstore. (Dont worry you wont lose root access)
Now download SuperSu again from playstore
Doing this installs SuperSu on /data/app partition where it wont get stopped by knox.
If Fix no.1 doesnt work for you then try this out.
Download Terminal Emulator from the playstore.
Open it and type this code:
This will disable the Knox apps which prevent SuperSu from running.
pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid
Fix No. 3
If none of the above things work to disable Knox. Then try this.
Through any Root Explorer go to
/system / app &
/ system / priv-app and delete all the apks having the word Knox in it. Also delete their corresponding odex files.
This should work 100%. But doing this modifies your system partition and you may lose OTA functionality temporarily.
@Chainfire for the SuperSU zip
@Phil3759 for the recovery.
hello sir, I'm new to the concept of rooting and read a lot about it.
As samsung galaxy note 2 gt-n7100 is the only device i have, I cannot risk to brick it.
Currently I'm having problem in understanding the concept of bootloader. (Plz elaborate including the knox bootloader)
Model no.- GT-N7100
Android version -4.4.2
Baseband version - N7100DDUFND1
Build no. - K0T49H.N7100XXUFNL1
AP - N7100XXUFNL1
CP - N7100DDUFND1
CSC - N7100DDFNI1
Bootloader version (as given under "OS" in the info app from play store) - N7100XXUFNL1
Plz help me with the process of rooting, unlocking bootloader and installing a custom recovery.