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By smeet.somaiya, Senior Member on 25th April 2014, 12:56 PM
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Update: If you want root access only and don't want to have a custom recovery, Good news now you can do that without tripping knox
See this thread here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=52547929

[SIZE="4"]The official 4.4.2 for our Note 2 has just started rolling out and many of us want to root it too.
So here is a simple guide I have made to root official 4.4.2

This guide works on all builds of 4.4.2 so do not worry about the compatibility issue.

Moreover there is no method to root without tripping the Knox warranty Void on ML4 and later firmwares.
So keep in mind this will trip your Knox Flag

What you will need:

1. Odin 3.09
2. Philz recovery 6.26.6 (.tar.md5 required) from http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_A...-n7100.tar.md5
3. Update SuperSu v2 from here http://download.chainfire.eu/450/Sup...erSU-v2.00.zip

Procedure
1.Download and open Odin v3.09
2.Load your downloaded recovery onto the PDA/AP button on Odin
3.Make sure you dont mess with anything else on Odin.
4.Now click Start and your recovery will be flashed in under 10 seconds.
Now boot into recovery and flash the update superSu v1.94 zip.
5. Now you can reboot your phone.

Done.Your device is rooted now.

Important : If you aren't able to flash custom recovery correctly, then untick Auto Reboot on Odin.
Now flash recovery. And now boot the phone into recovery mode directly.
This should work 99.99 percent.

This generally happens on NA1 and later firmwares because the custom recovery gets overwritten by stock recovery at every boot.

DO NOT RESTART YOUR PHONE AFTER FLASHING THE RECOVERY. BOOT TO RECOVERY FROM DOWNLOAD MODE ITSELF.
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Here is a small picture guide which will make the instructions more clear. Thanks to @singhpratik87 for the picture.


If you can't see the above image then find it here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=168

Problems & Fixes:


Fix No.1
If you keep getting SuperSu has stopped notifications constantly then follow these steps to fix
Uninstall SuperSu from inside the SuperSU app where it says Reinstall from playstore. (Dont worry you wont lose root access)
Now download SuperSu again from playstore
Doing this installs SuperSu on /data/app partition where it wont get stopped by knox.

Fix No.2

If Fix no.1 doesnt work for you then try this out.
Download Terminal Emulator from the playstore.
Open it and type this code:

Code:
su
pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid
This will disable the Knox apps which prevent SuperSu from running.

Fix No. 3

If none of the above things work to disable Knox. Then try this.
Through any Root Explorer go to
/system / app &
/ system / priv-app and delete all the apks having the word Knox in it. Also delete their corresponding odex files.
This should work 100%. But doing this modifies your system partition and you may lose OTA functionality temporarily.

CREDITS:

@Chainfire for the SuperSU zip
@Phil3759 for the recovery.
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25th April 2014, 01:04 PM |#2  
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Thx for the info, does it work with last TWRP ?
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Thx for the info, does it work with last TWRP ?

There are chances of a soft brick due to TWRP. It happened to me on 4.3 too and overcomed the brick by flashing philz recovery.Hence I suggest Philz recovery.
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I rooted 4.4.2 official via http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
It worked fine after updating supersu from play store.
Any benefits of using one or the other method?
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25th April 2014, 01:32 PM |#5  
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I rooted 4.4.2 official via http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
It worked fine after updating supersu from play store.
Any benefits of using one or the other method?

Only if you want a custom recovery plus root.
Custom recovery allows you to flash other ROM'S as well so..

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25th April 2014, 10:18 PM |#6  
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Bro u can ask them to use dr ketan multitool ro deknox the device so that it won't create a problem for supersu

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Bro u can ask them to use dr ketan multitool ro deknox the device so that it won't create a problem for supersu

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Yeah that is no doubt a good toolkit but that makes the rooting process more longer and complicated. And I believe that is not really needed.
Just disabling knox using the command on terminal emulator should be fine.

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Root method not working...
I tried this on the Verizon Galaxy S4, I545VRUFNC5 4.4.2 kit kat update and it fails. What to try or do next? The Knox disable doesn't seem to run... help!
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I tried this on the Verizon Galaxy S4, I545VRUFNC5 4.4.2 kit kat update and it fails. What to try or do next? The Knox disable doesn't seem to run... help!

I haven't tested it on s4.
But what do u mean by fail? Do u have the recovery flashed properly?
You can try this to disable knox delete all knox apps plus their odex files from /system/app & from /system/priv-app using any root explorer.

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27th April 2014, 10:27 AM |#10  
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OP updated with the third fix.

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