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Question [Q] Note 2 SPH-L900 does the method of rooting matter?

Hi all,

I'm running a completely unmodified Sprint Note 2. It's currently running Android 4.3, and ever since I took this over-the-air update in December 2013 it's been problematic. I'm looking to root and flash a custom ROM like JellyBomb Domination or SmoothestNote 2/3 Rom on it.

From what I've read I can root this phone using CF-Auto-Root and Odin but that's only recommended if you're planning on keeping the stock Rom. Is that true? Is there a different rooting method like Kongo or something I should use in order to flash one of those two Roms I mentioned above?

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Kingo app...

Kingo worked for me .then you can delete Knox with root explorer

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Kingo app...

Kingo worked for me .then you can delete Knox with root explorer

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Weird, I got Kingo working and added TWRP but when I go to install JellyBomb v21 it appears to install everything, even says 'You've been JellyBombed!' but when it reboots the Samsung animation occurs, and then it just remains on the word SAMSUNG slowly pulsing the color blue.

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Weird, I got Kingo working and added TWRP but when I go to install JellyBomb v21 it appears to install everything, even says 'You've been JellyBombed!' but when it reboots the Samsung animation occurs, and then it just remains on the word SAMSUNG slowly pulsing the color blue.

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Yes remember twrp I read has some issues with 4.3..
I use ClockworkMod recovery and ROM manager.

root with Kingo...
download ROM manager...
flash cwm recovery through ROM manager...
Make backup..
wipe,wipe,wipe...
flash ROM
reboot
PROFIT....


However I have also read that if you took the 4.3 ota, then flashing back to 4.1.2 is a no go!

try Smoothest 4.3 ROM
or lorays mk4 ROM

I'm no expert but this was the steps that were successful for me...

Sent from my SPH-L900 using JellyBombed Tapatalk 2

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oh fitefreak..
Remember I have stock 4.3 ota
with the xposed module and Josh Beach's jelly bombed apks. you can mimic the Jbombed ROM look..

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Yes remember twrp I read has some issues with 4.3..
I use ClockworkMod recovery and ROM manager.

root with Kingo...
download ROM manager...
flash cwm recovery through ROM manager...
Make backup..
wipe,wipe,wipe...
flash ROM
reboot
PROFIT....


However I have also read that if you took the 4.3 ota, then flashing back to 4.1.2 is a no go!

try Smoothest 4.3 ROM
or lorays mk4 ROM

I'm no expert but this was the steps that were successful for me...

Sent from my SPH-L900 using JellyBombed Tapatalk 2

---------- Post added at 01:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:20 PM ----------

oh fitefreak..
Remember I have stock 4.3 ota
with the xposed module and Josh Beach's jelly bombed apks. you can mimic the Jbombed ROM look..

Sent from my SPH-L900 using JellyBombed Tapatalk 2


Please make a note that you can downgrade Android 4.3 to 4.1.2 on the Sprint Note 2. Please follow the guide by @billard412 which will bring you back to 4.1.2 and remove the KNOX apps and bootloader but not reset it. You can find the guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2086769
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Thanks for the guidance all. I followed that guide, and successfully downgraded back to stock 4.1.2 with the counter reset to zero. I opted for Xposed Framework instead of Jellybomb. Phone is smooth as butter now!

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