Originally Posted by iEpic
So my friend told me to root my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon), but I am a complete noob and do not want to mess up my new phone.
He told me to be careful so I don't brick my device, and too read the forums. I have spent all day reading the forums and still don't know what I should do.
I saw a video explaining how to get root by going to towelroot.com, but this seems too easy to be true and safe.
Can I get root and not have to worry about bricking or tripping knox with towelroot?
If towelrool is ok to use then I will just go ahead with that, but If there is something better, could someone please point me in the right direction with what I need to download.
Thanks for any help and here is some of my device info if that helps...
Latest Software update: update_SM-N900V_MJE_to_NC4
Model Number: SM-N900V
Android Version : 4.4.2
Baseband Version N900VVRUCNC4
Kernel Version 3.4.0
Hardware Version: N900v.07
Security Software version: MDF v1.0 Release 2
For those of us who took the OTA, ... That app http://towelroot.com/
is the only exploit that provides root access for VZW N3.
yes. i am going to sound confusing now so hold on...Towel root is what it is... download. install. click.. your phone will reboot with root access ... it is a one click method... however, the bootloader and recovery is still locked on your device, and if you try to install CWM or TWRP, at this time you will trip KNOXX and void your warranty. Install SafeStrap instead from here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1298
.. then flash only one other file from this post http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2760380
thanks to the DEVs that have been working on this the whole shebang seems almost too simple, like you said... i agree.. i did everyrthing in that post as i installed Jasmine Rom. why? because the DEV is kickass, with the updates, i like the S5 themes, and its pretty simple to set up compared to what you've probably read up on..
and its really close to stock, which, of course, ive tried out a couple of other roms since then, and it still works (the phone)
Regarding KNoXX , your device will still read 0x0 , but it will say "custom" status .. you can fix this
if you root your phone and your status says "custom"..a flashable zip file here will fix that http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
you can find links to Safestrap, "unified files" and step by step instructions at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2760380
some more on what i mean by "custom" http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...v3-26-t1494114
This does the same , maybe better http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2473938
Towel root will not "hard brick" your phone ,,, meaning your phone is basically an expensive paperweight...
ii gave you thseds links because its what worked for me... however, you know whats best for you..