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Canadian Note 3 (N900W8) Knox Thread (0x0 can be maintained)

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22nd March 2014, 12:44 AM   |  #1  
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There are users here in Canada with Note 3's that have "Custom" in "Current Bianary" and "System Status".

This information has not been posted, I have NO idea why. I am guessing these people could care less about us (the people still in the dark).

I have only just obtained a Note 3 (Week ago) and I am trying to figure this stuff out.

We have a special Note 3 in our N900W8's. Apparently we can:

- Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 via Odin 3.09 without tripping Knox (not sure if this requires the Mexican bootloader first or if we can do it with our Canadian bootloaders)

- Keep Knox at 0x0 with Custom Everything else. From what I see, our bootloaders are unlocked allowing us to flash our phones in Odin with multiple files (not 1 file mode as this contains a bootloader) as long as we dont include the bootloader (theory from what I have seen, and read a few times, no confirmation).

However I can not get an answer out of anyone who knows anything. I cannot just blindly flash and see if Knox is tripped, I'll only get one shot. Not worth it IMO.

Can anyone chime in on this? Is it acceptable to call members out? I know exactly who the 2 people are that have Custom everything and Knox at 0x0. 2 Torontonians, younger guys, doesn't seem like they want to talk though. Can I call them in here, is that acceptable behavior? Never done that before. Hehe.
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22nd March 2014, 03:10 AM   |  #2  
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I can confirm. I used this method:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2614772

I have a Rogers Note 3 with CWM installed and rooted with Knox at 0x0. My friend just updated his Note 3 to kit Kat (through kies) and rooted using cf-autoroot and his knox is 0x0. I haven't tried downgrading so I cannot comment on that.

I am planning to flash the official Rogers rom shortly and then root (not sure about installing a custom recovery yet) I will report back when completed.
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22nd March 2014, 03:14 AM   |  #3  
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I PM'd you but yeah, I'm Knox 0x0 on X-Note 12 right now. Sorry about that, wasn't home.
22nd March 2014, 04:05 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by kiru

I can confirm. I used this method:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2614772

I have a Rogers Note 3 with CWM installed and rooted with Knox at 0x0. My friend just updated his Note 3 to kit Kat (through kies) and rooted using cf-autoroot and his knox is 0x0. I haven't tried downgrading so I cannot comment on that.

I am planning to flash the official Rogers rom shortly and then root (not sure about installing a custom recovery yet) I will report back when completed.

That link notes that installing a custom recovery will trip knox. Could you please verify what you did to install custom recovery and still maintain knox 0x0? Will be very interested in your follow-up.
22nd March 2014, 04:54 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by kiru

I can confirm. I used this method:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2614772

I have a Rogers Note 3 with CWM installed and rooted with Knox at 0x0. My friend just updated his Note 3 to kit Kat (through kies) and rooted using cf-autoroot and his knox is 0x0. I haven't tried downgrading so I cannot comment on that.

I am planning to flash the official Rogers rom shortly and then root (not sure about installing a custom recovery yet) I will report back when completed.

Could you also PM me the procedure? Knox is really bugging me and TW is bloated with too many craps. X-Note looks awesome! Thanks !
22nd March 2014, 05:14 AM   |  #6  
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Could you also PM me the procedure? Knox is really bugging me and TW is bloated with too many craps. X-Note looks awesome! Thanks !

Actually, I would be interested too. Any chance of posting the procedue instead of PM to multiple users? If not, please PM me as well
22nd March 2014, 05:37 AM   |  #7  
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I followed the guide in the link I posted as it is pretty detailed already. I have root and cwm recovery installed with Knox at 0x0.
22nd March 2014, 06:55 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
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I followed the guide in the link I posted as it is pretty detailed already. I have root and cwm recovery installed with Knox at 0x0.

Second that.

---------- Post added at 12:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:38 AM ----------



Okay here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks7...Ar4YAd0VEDDKGQ
You have to pause to see it at the beginning, and in hindsight, I probably have should of started in CWM, then booted into recovery, but whatever.
Set it to HD and pause it at the beginning, you can see my Knox 0x0. Then watch the video and I boot into the ROM, then back into CWM, all in one cut.

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22nd March 2014, 07:31 AM   |  #9  
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Talking Same here
Knox 0x0 here, after a few good reasons to trip it

Android newcomer here.
I have a Bell Canada SM-N900W8, and it came with 4.3. Rooted 4.3 with Kingo (noob style) and that was just perfect to start out. Then the OTA came out. I unrooted the device, reseted with Kies 3 update to 4.4.2 and then Kingo wasn't working anymore of course.

At that point I decided I didn't care about tripping knox and installed TWRP to start trying roms... Tried like 2-3 1+gb complete packed roms (bootloops, probably cauz im a noob) then I wiped from TWRP, restored my OTA backup, flashed with CF-Auto-Root international version (canadian is another bootloop) and then flashed a CivZ kernel +stock-modification rom that I now simply keep clean with Titanium Backup and some apps y'all know about.

Some more info :
My version is VLUCNB7
My current kernel 3.4.39~CivZ-SnapKat-Rev2.2-N900T~civato@ubuntu
My current SE state is Permissive
Again, Knox is 0x0. Even after bootloops of custom crap that was crashing and I'm custom-rom, custom-kernel.

Two facts to finish that off
1) That's weird
2) I'm a lucky bitch

Have a great day
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22nd March 2014, 07:47 AM   |  #10  
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What if I want to use a custom 4.3 ROM (just to get BT Tethering) without tripping KNOX?


The guides seems to push you to install the 4.4 ROMs.

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