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Has anyone tried geohot's Towelroot with KK?

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The root exploit itself is built around Linux kernel CVE-2014-3153, which was recently discovered by hacker Pinkie Pie, and it involves an issue in the Futex subsystem that in turn allows for privilege escalation. Although expressly released for the Verizon Galaxy S5, the root exploit will realistically be compatible with practically every device with an unpatched kernel–which at this point should be nearly every device not running a recent nightly build of a custom ROM with a patched kernel. As such, it has also already been tested and found to work with the AT&T Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, Galaxy S4 Active, and AT&T and Verizon variants of the Note 3.
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If it works we have a way to root with the new bootloader without tripping Knox.

Knox will be tripped if you install a custom recovery or kernel using odin though.
 
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Has anyone tried geohot's Towelroot with KK?



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If it works we have a way to root with the new bootloader without tripping Knox.

Knox will be tripped if you install a custom recovery or kernel using odin though.
I tried... Doesn't work.
 
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Confirmed it doesn't work on my GT-N5110 running stock 4.4.2. Damn, I was hoping since I'm still under warranty until October.
 
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Confirmed it doesn't work on my GT-N5110 running stock 4.4.2. Damn, I was hoping since I'm still under warranty until October.
Check Civato's thread in the dev section. You can use his rom and and kernel to get rooted 4.4.2 (with working wifi!) without needing to update to the Knox bootloader.
 
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Has anyone tried geohot's Towelroot with KK?



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If it works we have a way to root with the new bootloader without tripping Knox.

Knox will be tripped if you install a custom recovery or kernel using odin though.
Didn't work for me either on GT-N5120 with 4.4.2 - just reboots immediately when I hit the "make it ra1n" button.... Can anyone running KK please confirm their kernel version - Mine is 3.0.31-1600517 which seems stupidly old for a brand new firmware (Yeah, Go Samsung! )... my S4 is still running Android 4.3 and that already has a 3.4.0 kernel...

I can't recall what kernel mine ran with 4.2.2 but I'm guessing it was much the same as it is now...
 
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Someone tried with a GT-N5100?

User John Shenon Uy says it worked for him...
 
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I've found that it depends on the Kernel, I have successfully used it on my Tab Pro 8.4 LTE, but wouldn't work with the installed Kernel at that time which had a February date stamp, I changed for a stock Kernel from March and it worked a treat.

If you change the Kernel on you device, I'd stay clear of firmwares that have a June Build date, The TowelRoot thread states the exploit was plugged on June 3rd.

You can keep your current 4.4 build, just download a slightly newer one from another region, extract the Kernel and flash it to your device, then try TowelRoot.

That's what I have done for my device and I have created repacked tar's for a couple of other versions of the Tab Pro, one has worked and I'm waiting to here back from the other 2 variants.


And Yes, Knox has remained at 0x0 on the devices.
If anyone wants to try it out, I'm more than happy to create a package for your device, just send me a PM.
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GeoHot has updated the app, if it didn't work before, give V2 a try.

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V2 still doesnt work. Just reboots on latest stock build N5110.

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Neither version works with any Exynos SoC, regardless of kernel. If you can, adb a logcat and send it to geohot. With enough reports maybe he can make V3 that will work.

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