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Will we keep root on kitkat

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11th February 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #1  
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With an update to kitkat happening in the near future I started to think that root may not be so easy. Our bootloader being locked down don't help matters. Right now Kingo is giving users problems and the only other option being vroot.
But what if neither of these work with kitkat?
I will not take an update until I confirm root is possible.
If there's any devs out there that can unlock this bad boy please don't give up.
So what's everyone else think?
11th February 2014, 09:55 AM   |  #2  
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I think that in the future people who want root will need to buy a developer's edition.

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11th February 2014, 05:01 PM   |  #3  
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I think that in the future people who want root will need to buy a developer's edition.

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True but the unfortunate thing is Verizon and or Samsung don't make enough available.
Would be nice if they started to manufacture more dev units in the future.
Or Verizon can just unlock the bootloaders.
11th February 2014, 05:17 PM   |  #4  
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True but the unfortunate thing is Verizon and or Samsung don't make enough available.
Would be nice if they started to manufacture more dev units in the future.

I'm guessing that they will make more. There will, and may now be, some significant legal difference between the two. A lot of people want rooted phones so when bootloaders are no longer exploitable they will come up with a scheme to exploit those root-wanters.

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11th February 2014, 05:29 PM   |  #5  
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I heard a while ago that kitkat could break some root apps. I wonder if anyone is experiencing that?
I haven't heard anyone say anything about it so hopefully that's not a factor anymore.
11th February 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #6  
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I heard a while ago that kitkat could break some root apps. I wonder if anyone is experiencing that?
I haven't heard anyone say anything about it so hopefully that's not a factor anymore.

Look up Chainfire on Google+ he has a write up on root breakage with KitKat in his community. Lots of good stuff there.
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11th February 2014, 06:27 PM   |  #7  
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Look up Chainfire on Google+ he has a write up on root breakage with KitKat in his community. Lots of good stuff there.

Yeah that's the source I heard it from a while back. I will have to check out his G+
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13th February 2014, 12:45 AM   |  #8  
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not worth update
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Yeah that's the source I heard it from a while back. I will have to check out his G+

i have KK on another phone(razr maxx) and no root problems. the difference btw jb and kk isn't worth any potential problems. kk is such a minor update i won't update the note3 until a root is out there and tested
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15th February 2014, 08:01 AM   |  #9  
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[QUOTE=Harleydroid;50238980]Yeah that's the source I heard it from a while back. I will have to check out his

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18th February 2014, 11:04 PM   |  #10  
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Looks like kitkat could be soon. Probably still a month or more out but thought I'd share this.
http://www.elementalxdesigns.com/ecl...ead.php?t=8759

Samsung lays out which devices will get Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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