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By TheTAMAS, Senior Member on 7th April 2015, 03:34 PM
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​I searched but couldn't find a proper guide to do what the title says..
Whatever is mentioned in pieces here and there aren't detailed enough for a starter..

Thanks to
@geohot for TowelRoot
@Chainfire for Mobile Odin Lite/Pro and SuperSU
@joeykrim for Root Checker
@Wrathlon for the pit file (I registered on XDA just to Thank him - he helped me overcome Boot Loop with that pit file when I installed the 1st Poland Kitkat firmware)
Please let me know if I am missing crediting someone else..

TowelRoot won't function on recent Kitkat firmwares because geohot has been hired by Google and therefore, the loophole was fixed (t​​his is what I've read on XDA-not very sure about it though it makes sense)..
Mobile Odin Lite/Pro won't function on latest Kitkat firmwares & any of the Lollipop firmwares.


Now, moving on..
I own the 32 GB International variant of Samsung Galaxy Note (from UK), Model : SM-N9005 to be precise, I am not sure if this works on other models of Note 3 or not


I am gonna mention here the steps that I followed, in a manner as precise as I can enlist..
I'll also gonna try to do so in a manner that's as elaborate as I can make it.. Therefore, some steps might seem obvious and/or extra
If you still find yourself in any doubt-do let me know..



Strong Personal Advice -
Please read the steps twice before you actually start following them

Because these are all Official Firmwares that we're gonna be using, you don't need to turn on ADB (Android Debugging) in Developer Options.

Requirements
  1. Install latest Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones (current latest can be downloaded from here).
  2. Download and extract N9005XXUEND3_BTU
  3. Download and extract N9005XXUGNG1_BTU
  4. (only if you want to your device to be finally on Lollipop), download and extract N9005XEOGBOA4_XEO (you can find all of these here at Sammobile.com or Samsung-Updates.com
  5. Download the archive from the attachment & extract it. It contains a pit file, Odin v3.09 (newer versions are available too, I provided with this version so that snapshots don't differ), SuperSU v2.46, Root Checker (so you won't need to visit Play Store when your phone would be lagging after downgrading) SuperSU v2.46.zip & TowelRoot (so you won't need to visit their respective websites when your phone would be lagging after downgrading)
    I request you guys to visit these websites before & or after this process to donate to their creators.
    Guys! Please do so.
  6. You'll also need Mobile ODIN Pro which can be bought from here.
  7. Back up your data & ensure that your phone is charged 80% or more


Downgrade to N9005XXUEND3_BTU
  1. Use Odin v3.09 & flash your phone with the N9005XXUEND3_BTU tar.md5 file & use the pit file that I provided in the attachments
  2. Make sure that before you hit the Start button, it matches this snapshot-
    The actual name & path of files will differ, just ensure that the same options are Ticked/Unticked
    The actual name & path of files will differ, just ensure that the same options are Ticked/Unticked
  3. Let the device boot normally, a seeming Boot Loop might be encountered (I encountered it), don't worry, let it Boot Loop several times, finally, it'll Start
  4. It'll lag (mine lagged badly ), will not have any Network signal/IMEI
  5. Don't panic & be patient with your phone, you might need to pull out the battery if it goes totally unresponsive (mine did), but it'll manage to get the work done & be better with the operations after some time.
  6. Connect it to the same PC as before (if you removed it after flashing it)
  7. Copy the extracted tar.md5 from N9005XXUGNG1_BTU archive, SuperSU v2.46.apk & TowelRoot.apk into the phone's internal memory
  8. Install TowelRoot.apk & Root using the app (reboot won't be required-I didn't need to)
  9. Install SuperSU v2.46.apk & let it update SU binaries
  10. Tick on Enable Pro in SuperSU, it'll restart itself
  11. Tick on Survival Mode in SuperSU
  12. Restart your phone now.
  13. Use Root Checker, grant it SuperSU access & you should have Root access now.


Upgrade to N9005XXUGNG1_BTU
  1. Purchase Mobile ODIN Pro & run it (grant it Root access)
  2. In Mobile ODIN Pro, use the Open file option & choose the extracted tar.md5 from N9005XXUGNG1_BTU archive (it should be in the Internal SD-card if you've followed the steps precisely
  3. choose Enable Ever Root
  4. choose Inject Superuser
  5. choose Wipe data and cache
  6. choose Wipe Dalvik cache
  7. Tap on the Flash Firmware option & then tap on Continue to go ahead with the flashing process
  8. You might wanna plug in your phone's AC charger to avoid any power shortage during this critical phase.
  9. Let the phone boot up, use Root Checker.
Phewwwww.....


Your phone should now have the Stock Firmware which is Rooted & KNOX 0x0

You can remove your phone from charging now.


But, if Lollipop is what you desire to have rooted on your phone, you'll have to follow these steps too..

Upgrade to Lollipop N9005XEOGBOA4_XEO
  1. Put SuperSU zip in a folder in your SD Card (external SD recommended)
  2. Put Lollipop ROM (N9005XEOGBOA4_XEO.TAR.MD5) in your SD Card (external SD recommended)
  3. On Mobile Odin Pro, touch on "Open file ..." load the TAR.MD5 file and confirm
  4. Then touch on "OTA / Update ZIP" and select the SuperSU v2.46.zip
  5. Untick the Enable Ever Root box.
  6. Tick the Wipe data and cache box.
  7. Tick the Wipe Dalvik cache box.
  8. Tap on the Flash Firmware option & then tap on Continue to go ahead with the flashing process
  9. You might wanna plug in your phone's AC charger to avoid any power shortage during this critical phase.
  10. Let the phone boot up, use Root Checker.



Your phone should now have the Lollipop Stock Firmware which is Rooted & KNOX 0x0

You can remove your phone from charging now.

Note : The bootloader won't upgrade in this method.




DOWNGRADE POSSIBILITY TO KITKAT AFTER GOING TO LOLLIPOP?
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Note : I take no responsibility for any damage that you bring to your phone, I just gathered information from XDA & some other websites (I don't remember which all) & used them myself - use them at your own risk.






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9th April 2015, 11:47 AM |#2  
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Waiting for the first tested users))) And why using PIT file? If I'm already use 4.4.2 with root and KNOX 0x0, that I not need firmware with PIT?
9th April 2015, 12:32 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by alex3n

Waiting for the first tested users))) And why using PIT file? If I'm already use 4.4.2 with root and KNOX 0x0, that I not need firmware with PIT?

4/5 current Thanks for the OP are there because it works for them..
1/5 current Thanks is from one of the developers whose app has been mentioned here, Root Checker's developer to be precise..
9th April 2015, 12:51 PM |#4  
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I would be very very wary of using PIT as many brick the phone .
I flashed using the original posts that this thread expands upon but at the boot loop just flashed Modem NF2 and rebooted .
9th April 2015, 06:48 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by JJEgan

I would be very very wary of using PIT as many brick the phone .
I flashed using the original posts that this thread expands upon but at the boot loop just flashed Modem NF2 and rebooted .

I did the "almost same steps" twice because sometimes (with these 2 Kitkat firmwares) the Bootloader won't update..
11th April 2015, 09:00 AM |#6  
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I used this instruction to root KitKat.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-knox-t2840150
Apparently, you don't need to downgrade. Flashing old kernel is enough to use towelroot.
11th April 2015, 03:11 PM |#7  
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I'm already on N9005XXUEND3, rooted with TowelRoot with Knox 0x0.
Can I directly upgrade to Lollipop or I have to upgrade to N9005XXUGNG1 before?
11th April 2015, 04:28 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by cinciopillo

I'm already on N9005XXUEND3, rooted with TowelRoot with Knox 0x0.
Can I directly upgrade to Lollipop or I have to upgrade to N9005XXUGNG1 before?


Great..
You can directly jump to Lollipop..




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5th May 2015, 09:25 PM |#9  
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Still on Jelly Bean
I am still on JB - MJ3 (see in my signature). Rooted with Towelroot

Can I use this method but skipping the UEND3 ?
Also does this do the modem etc or is it just kernel?
5th May 2015, 09:34 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by louiscar

I am still on JB - MJ3 (see in my signature). Rooted with Towelroot

Can I use this method but skipping the UEND3 ?
Also does this do the modem etc or is it just kernel?


Yes, you can..
It'll upgrade everything.. Though, if you choose to move to Lollipop in the end-the bootloader will not upgrade and it'll stay to that version of Kitkat upon which you'll install it (Lollipop)..
6th May 2015, 11:14 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by TheTAMAS

Yes, you can..
It'll upgrade everything.. Though, if you choose to move to Lollipop in the end-the bootloader will not upgrade and it'll stay to that version of Kitkat upon which you'll install it (Lollipop)..

Is that a bad thing or is it ok to have the KK bootloader?

So to be clear, I just go from "Upgrade to N9005XXUGNG1_BTU" with mobile Odin?
My region is UK which is a non-branded phone. I think BTU is the correct version for this (supports 4G)?
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