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Info 2 towelroot works and Knox stays 0x0 after root

17th June 2014, 11:00 PM |#1  
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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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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...
Last edited by AlanDS; 18th June 2014 at 07:19 AM.
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