Could anyone tell me if the following procedure would theoretically work?
device: sgh-i317m, completely stock on JB 4.3, its baseband is i317mvlucmk5.
goal: I want to get CM10.2 without rooting
place the ROM and GAPPS in internal storage,
odin flash cwm
boot into cwm
backup stock rom
wipe data/cache, format system, wip dalvik
then install CM & gapps
please let me know if this is a theoretically valid workflow or if I would run into trouble.
Thank you kindly
here is an update in case someone else ever has this question..
i was able to successfully root, disable knox, flash TWRP and get CM10.2 on the Note 2 seamlessly
-use odin to root the phone with CF-Auto Root for the device --> found here
-when it reboots, you'll get knox error (don't panic), simply update apk, because the one included in the cf-auto root is outdated
-you will now be able to get SU to launch and disable knox
-this will work nicely, but once your reboot the phone the problem will come back, so to avoid this you must go to SU app, settings, then scroll down to reinstall
-reboot the phone and download SU app from playstore and install it again.
-get the odin tar for twrp here and flash
-the device will reboot, place the cyanogen mod zip file and gapps in phone sd card
-reboot to TWRP, make a backup, then wipe data, cache, system and dalvik
-install CM zip file and gapps, reboot system and voila
I realize there are probably more than a few other posts such as this one, but I just wanted to share my experience.
Thank you to chainfire, dees_troy and zen arcade