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towelroot works and Knox stays 0x0 after root

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By deepgrass, Senior Member on 17th June 2014, 11:00 PM
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Here is for the S4 discussion if you want to have root and have Knox stays 0x0.

Hat's off to Geohot
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783157

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I9505


This firmware is confirmed working:
I9505XXUGNF1
I9505XXUGNE5
I9505XXUFNB8 (v2 has sorted most of the I9505XXUFN firmware )
I9505XXUFNB9 (?)
I9505XXUFNC4


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I9506

Confirmed working:
i9506XXUBNA2

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I9500

This won't work on I9500, because of different chipset.

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FAQ

Q Does this root trigger Knox?
A Nope, Knox stays 0x0.

Q Does this reset Knox if I already have 0x1?
A Nope. It is still not possible.

Q: Do you have a step-by-step guide how to get this work?
A: Read the OP in the original thread and read the video guide here

Q: Install SuperSU, fails to update binary.
A: check you have root using root checker app.
SuperSU on google play store is out dated and will not work.
See suggestion here by jcagara08

Q: I am getting random reboot after root.
A: Make sure you have remove all knox apps completely. See this by Joku1981

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18th June 2014, 12:10 AM |#2  
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Working on I9505BJUGNE2 too, but i cant update supersu binary. Knox keeps 0 x 0!

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18th June 2014, 01:02 AM |#3  
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Not working for me on either I9505XXUFNB8 or I9505XXUFNB9 for some reason. It just reboots, I get no messages about installing anything.
18th June 2014, 01:18 AM |#4  
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I got root , but like the first poster when i installed SuperSU, says binary needs to be updated, I dont have any recovery installed, the phone then rebooted by itself , I uninstalled SuperSU , but i still have root access according to the app , but , when i download a program such as Titanium Backup , it gave me errors.

Phone works well , now im sad, and I wish I didnt root it
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18th June 2014, 01:18 AM |#5  
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what about i9500 running 4.4.2 ?
18th June 2014, 01:50 AM |#6  
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Samsung S4 i9505, firmware i9505XXUGNE5.

Successfully rooted. Downloaded SuperUser APK 3.3 and installed. All apps that needed SU/root works.

Knox still 0x0

Note: Reading the original thread, i9505 may need to have the E5 firmware to work.
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18th June 2014, 02:13 AM |#7  
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Playstore version doesn't update binaries, go to chainfire website

Knox shows 0x0 but I can't get rid of the unlocked icon when phone boots.

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18th June 2014, 02:29 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by rling

Samsung S4 i9505, firmware i9505XXUGNE5.

Successfully rooted. Downloaded SuperUser APK 3.3 and installed. All apps that needed SU/root works.

Knox still 0x0

Note: Reading the original thread, i9505 may need to have the E5 firmware to work.

Right on the money man! I flashed i9505XXUGNE5 from I9505XXUFNB8 and towelroot installed no problem! Thanks!

Edit: A couple of annoying things on this firmware, one word is always in german on "Storage" and the option to set screen lock to "none" VANISHED
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18th June 2014, 02:47 AM |#9  
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Hi,

Does anyone know if I can downgrade i9505 from NE5 to NC4 without tripping knox?

I have a Black Edition and only installed NE5 to test this rooting method (it worked), but i would like to know if I want to go back to black edition version knox will not be triggered.

Thanks in advance
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18th June 2014, 06:41 AM |#10  
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Hi,

Does anyone know if I can downgrade i9505 from NE5 to NC4 without tripping knox?

I have a Black Edition and only installed NE5 to test this rooting method (it worked), but i would like to know if I want to go back to black edition version knox will not be triggered.

Thanks in advance
nKramer

You can downgrade to NC4 from NE5 without tripping knox.

Between, I have successfully rooted my device using this method...
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18th June 2014, 08:15 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by RodrigoOgasawara

Working on I9505BJUGNE2 too, but i cant update supersu binary. Knox keeps 0 x 0!

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1. Remove KNOX 2.0 with Root Explorer:

KNOX 2.0 in System/App folder:
ContainerAgent.apk
KNOXAgent.apk
ContainerEventsRelayManager.apk
KLMSAgent.apk
KnoxAttestationAgent.apk
KNOXStore.apk
KNOXStub.apk
SPDClient.apk
Bridge.apk
KnoxMigrationAgent.apk
KnoxSetupWizardClient.apk
KnoxSteupWizardStub.apk
univesalMDMClient.apk

2. Delete only the ones that appears there.
3. Reboot ur phone and update binaries in SuperSu app
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