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22nd June 2014, 07:57 AM |#11  
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Geohot released a rooting method for most android phones, and it uses an apk to obtain root (dead simple too, push one button, no need for other tools and workarounds). It does not touch KNOX or the BOOT-LOADER so your warranty should be fine.

You can get it from the official website, or from the XDA thread.

I ran it on my n9005 - Europe - unlocked phone.
I am on official 4.4.2 N9005OXXENB1
Kernel 3.4.0-636608 (12.02.2014)

Steps taken by me (21.06.2014):

1. Download the tr.apk
2. Turn off re-lock and app security.
3. Run the tr.apk, hit make it rain.
4. Install SU from Playstore, update it, reboot phone.
5. Check root

5.b. Success!

Great!! Nice guide.It work for me with this kernel. At list a simple root to work again my root apps.
Question? l am able to recieve official update anymore even via kies or ota?

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22nd June 2014, 08:19 AM |#12  
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just to check the tr.apk link is just weird fonts link , anyone have the apk file ? must donate on official website to get it ?

The apk is a free download. You have the links to the official site in the first post. On the official page, click the lambda sign to download the apk. I also provided a direct download link @ step 1.
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22nd June 2014, 08:28 AM |#13  
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Hi im wanting to sim unlock my uk voxafone galaxy note 3 n9005 to uze different sim. Can i root my fone with this towelroot and then use region away and will it sim unlock my fone. And then can i unroot and will the fone be still sim unlocked thanks in advance

You should be able to root, however I can't say if you will be able to sim unlock your note. As far as I know, region lock and and sim lock are two distinct forms of locking.

What this means for you is, if your note is region locked, rooting and using the region lock away will work. However if your phone is sim locked, the region lock away can't help you unlock it. (root should still work).
22nd June 2014, 08:41 AM |#14  
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Great!! Nice guide.It work for me with this kernel. At list a simple root to work again my root apps.
Question? l am able to recieve official update anymore even via kies or ota?

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As long as you do not modify your boot-loader and your kernel or rom for that matter, you should receive all the over the air updates, even in kies.

So if you are on official ROM and you simply use TowelRoot, you will receive the OTA udates.

To receive ota updates, samsung must belive your phone is untouched. Simply rooting via the TowelRoot, won't affect you.

You can enter downloader mode (hold volume down + home button at power on) and as long as it lists System status: Official and Current binary: official, you can use the ota updates.
22nd June 2014, 08:52 AM |#15  
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I am with official Rom with a simple root with TowelRoot. Thank you!

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22nd June 2014, 08:54 AM |#16  
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I am with official Rom with a simple root with TowelRoot. Thank you!

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You are welcome.
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22nd June 2014, 08:56 AM |#17  
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Can anyone confirm if device encryption can still be used after root ?

For my device, after root, Full device encryption does not work.
I just tried it.


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After doing a full unroot, device encryption started.

(I will factory reset, root and try again. If it will work, I will update the thread.)

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Ok, so I solved the issue, by unrooting my device, installing TowelRoot but not rooting, encrypting my phone, and after encryption is complete, I just used TowelRoot to root. Everything seems to work just fine.
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22nd June 2014, 03:41 PM |#18  
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awww the supersu program seem to stuck at the disabling knox ... , can i just shut it off ?
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awww the supersu program seem to stuck at the disabling knox ... , can i just shut it off ?

Simply reboot the phone and try again. It will work.
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can anyone confirm / ever seen it worked and tested in SM-N900 Exynos version?

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22nd June 2014, 04:12 PM |#21  
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can anyone confirm / ever seen it worked and tested in SM-N900 Exynos version?

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From the nature of the vulnerability used by TowelRoot to obtain root, I am fairly sure it would work. Worst case scenario, it doesn't work. I haven't seen it used on n9000 however.
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