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Firstly a big thanks to @geohot for his awesome app - Towelroot, so don't forget to hit "Thanks" in this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783157

Unfortunately, this app does not work in case of Samsung stock ROMs: FNF4 or newer

Fortunately I have found a way A way is based on my very old idea, published 14 January 2013 (but only HERE, because I'm XDA member since March 2013).


Ready? Let's start!

1. Download and install Towelroot app (https://towelroot.com/), but do not use it yet.

2. Download XXUEND3 100% stock kernel (PC Odin flashable file):

>> KERNEL_N9005XXUEND3.tar.md5 <<

3. Go to Download Mode, load file as AP using PC Odin, connect the phone, click Start, wait for start up your phone.

NOTE: After this step you can see that wifi not working but don't worry - everything will be fine after restoring your original kernel (p.5). To continue (p.4), you will temporarily need a data connection.

4. Run Towelroot app and tap "let it ra1n" (after that you can remove Towelroot app)

5. Download your original kernel, matched to the ROM version you are using. Flash it in the same way as in p.3:

>> Recent kernel versions for SM-N9005 <<

(N9005DX, N9005VJ, N9005ZH, N9005ZT users - go to the "Kernel_DX_VJ_ZH_ZT" folder)

6. This step is not mandatory, but I recommend to install SuperSU app from Play Store (thanks to @Chainfire).

7. Enjoy your rooted ROM and KNOX 0x0. All data, applications and settings will remain untouched


Report 2014.11.28:

Above scenario has been successfully performed on stock firmwares: XXUFNF4, XXUFNG2, XXUGNG1, XXUGNH1, XXUGNI4, DXUFNG2, DXUGNH1, VJUFNG3, ZHUENH4

I have added DX, VJ, ZH, ZT kernels to "Recent kernel versions", so please let mi know if it works, especially if it is not reported yet


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6th August 2014, 08:39 PM |#2  
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Alex,
One sentence: "You are the Genius"!!!!!
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6th August 2014, 08:47 PM |#3  
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Thanks man...so this works with your rom?

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6th August 2014, 08:59 PM |#4  
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Thanks man...so this works with your rom?

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"My ROM"... you mean - this ROM?
[ROM][N9005][ALEXNDR] GNG1 KitKat 4.4.2 Multi CSC (Developer Base, KNOX 0x0)

No! I have tested this root method using pure stock XXUFNG2 from Sammobile!

"My ROM" is prerooted "my ROM" you can install later, using Mobile Odin PRO (KNOX 0x0)
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6th August 2014, 10:06 PM |#5  
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How have you test this if you have Knox 0*1??????
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"My ROM"... you mean - this ROM?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2649176

I have tested this root method using pure stock XXUFNG2 from Sammobile!

"My ROM" is prerooted "my ROM" you can install later, using Mobile Odin PRO (KNOX 0x0)



if i want tour rom do i have to choose what im on now N9005XXUFNF4_DEODEXED or can i go to gn2 without wiping thx knox still 0
7th August 2014, 12:20 AM |#7  
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tried it but on step 1 install Kernel XXUEND3: boot_N9005XXUEND3.tar.md5 my wifi is greyed out now so cant make it rain says need internet any help thx

update wifi got greyed out but enabled data made it rain knox still 0 thx ,,,
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How have you test this if you have Knox 0*1??????

It's simple

"Set Warranty Bit : kernel" message has not been displayed throughout the entire procedure its enough for me to be 100% sure

As you can see in #7 - it works as it should

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tried it but on step 1 install Kernel XXUEND3: boot_N9005XXUEND3.tar.md5 my wifi is greyed out now so cant make it rain says need internet any help thx

update wifi got greyed out but enabled data made it rain knox still 0 thx ,,,

I did not notice it, but I used data
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Hello I have the gn3 itv no brand update to xxugng1.the last update. is it possible to downgrade to XXUEND3 make the root and than upgrade again? anyone try ?
7th August 2014, 07:54 AM |#10  
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Hello I have the gn3 itv no brand update to xxugng1.the last update. is it possible to downgrade to XXUEND3 make the root and than upgrade again? anyone try ?

Downgrade the entire ROM to XXUEND3 is not possible (bootlop) - that's why my thread is very useful

Your firmware is XXUFNG2 (last ITV update, according to Sammobile), so do as I wrote in #1
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7th August 2014, 08:17 AM |#11  
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Hello _Alexndr,

I have your rom FNG2 with know 0x1. So this method reset the knox with 0x0?
Thanks!

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