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So as it turns out, the Canadian variant SMN900W8 has receieved a kitkat version/mod that allows us to keep knox at 0x0 and give us a custom recovery, as well as root, through means that would normally trip Knox. I just wanted to compile a list of things that are working and doesn't trip Knox.

So far we know the following won't:

Edit 06/03/14
-Root (Through CF-ROOT)
- Custom Recovery
- Xnote 8.0
-XNote Kernel works without tripping Knox (selected in the AROMA installer) however I'm not sure if the changes are too mild to even trip knox.
- Kernels over all work; sounds and theme mods work as well. All that's left are AOSP roms.

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- AOSP Roms


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So as it turns out, the Canadian variant SMN900W8 has receieved a kitkat version/mod that allows us to keep knox at 0x0 and give us a custom recovery, as well as root, through means that would normally trip Knox. I just wanted to compile a list of things that are working and doesn't trip Knox.

So far we know the following won't:

-Root (Through CF-ROOT)
- Custom Recovery
- Xnote 8.0

Unconfirmed

- Kernels
- Theme/Sound mods
- AOSP Roms


I'll update OP as users start reporting in.
Does anyone have video proof of a 4.3 to 4.4 upgrade and then CF-Rooting while retaining 0x0? I really don't want to mess this up.
Tablet 1: iPad 4 ♦ iOS 7.1.2 ♦ Jailbroken
Tablet 2: Nexus 7 (Flo) ♦ CM11 M9 ♦ ElementalX Kernel 2.14+ ♦ TWRP ♦ PVS Bin 4
Phone: Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900W8) ♦ Root ♦ Tweaked 3.55 ♦ LeanKernel 3.8 ♦ NB7 Modem ♦ NA2 Bootloader ♦ CWM ♦ Knox 0x0 ♦ PVS Bin 3
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I must admit: I am happy with KitKat so far. Everything works fine. The only glitch was timezone related. I manually selected it and its been fine since. Knox was tripped earlier by myself using root de La Vega.

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I am on 4.3 mj4 firmware. I would like to root to make a nandroid and titanium backup so I can retire my apps and data when going to kit Kat.
It's there a way to root mj4 and keep Knox asset 0x0?

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I am on 4.3 mj4 firmware. I would like to root to make a nandroid and titanium backup so I can retire my apps and data when going to kit Kat.
It's there a way to root mj4 and keep Knox asset 0x0?

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I think we can use KingoRoot actually.
Tablet 1: iPad 4 ♦ iOS 7.1.2 ♦ Jailbroken
Tablet 2: Nexus 7 (Flo) ♦ CM11 M9 ♦ ElementalX Kernel 2.14+ ♦ TWRP ♦ PVS Bin 4
Phone: Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900W8) ♦ Root ♦ Tweaked 3.55 ♦ LeanKernel 3.8 ♦ NB7 Modem ♦ NA2 Bootloader ♦ CWM ♦ Knox 0x0 ♦ PVS Bin 3
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Done kingo titanium backup.
Then upgrade as described. Now on 4.4.2. With no knox trip and rooted with twrp.
Restored with titanium which mostly worked well

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Done kingo titanium backup.
Then upgrade as described. Now on 4.4.2. With no knox trip and rooted with twrp.
Restored with titanium which mostly worked well

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I understand that Kingo roots without tripping knox but How did you flash TWRP recovery without tripping knox?
 
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I understand that Kingo roots without tripping knox but How did you flash TWRP recovery without tripping knox?
This:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2618633
And:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2614772
Tablet 1: iPad 4 ♦ iOS 7.1.2 ♦ Jailbroken
Tablet 2: Nexus 7 (Flo) ♦ CM11 M9 ♦ ElementalX Kernel 2.14+ ♦ TWRP ♦ PVS Bin 4
Phone: Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900W8) ♦ Root ♦ Tweaked 3.55 ♦ LeanKernel 3.8 ♦ NB7 Modem ♦ NA2 Bootloader ♦ CWM ♦ Knox 0x0 ♦ PVS Bin 3
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Done kingo titanium backup.
Then upgrade as described. Now on 4.4.2. With no knox trip and rooted with twrp.
Restored with titanium which mostly worked well

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Could You Do Step By Step Guide Please.Like Did You Root First, Flashed Kitkat,Flashed TWRP Or Else?
What Files Did You Use For Root And Recovery?
Thanks In Advanced
 
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I understand that Kingo roots without tripping knox but How did you flash TWRP recovery without tripping knox?
Only flashed twrp after the upgrade to KitKat. That is why I used titanium backup so I would have backups of my apps

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Could You Do Step By Step Guide Please.Like Did You Root First, Flashed Kitkat,Flashed TWRP Or Else?
What Files Did You Use For Root And Recovery?
Thanks In Advanced
Using files listed in at least 2 other threads I first used kingo to root though this is not necessary but I wanted a data backup since the kitkat flash will wipe out the data. Then after root did my backup with titanium.
Then used Odin 3.09 to flash the files rebooted. Then used Odin to root with cf auto root. Rebooted then flashed twrp via ODIN.

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