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By TheMasterR, Member on 21st June 2014, 11:56 AM
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Hi.

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!

NOTES & ISSUES:
1. After rooting, I am unable to do a full device encryption. (if you unroot it works properly)
Workaround for issue nr. 1: Do a full unroot, reboot, make sure you have TowelRoot installed, but do not root just yet, encrypt the phone, do a reboot, launch TowelRoot, root, and you are good to go.
To decrypt your phone, you will need to unroot, then reboot, and proceed with the decryption process.
2. On ROM 4.4.2 official n9005xxuend3 with kernel 3.4.0-1168347dpi@SWDD5623 #1 MON APR 14 17:32:48 KST 2014, using TowelRoot, results in System Status: Custom
Possible fix for issue nr. 2:
  • Enter BOOT-LOADER (from power off, power on while pressing volume up + home) and do a Cache Wipe
3. It seems TowelRoot, does not work on n9000. SOURCE IS HERE
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21st June 2014, 12:22 PM |#2  
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Good job, even though I did it via Odin. It said it was rooted, and titanium kept saying that needed to be rooted. Root check app said it was rooted. I wanted to be pretty sure... Therefore Odin.

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21st June 2014, 12:27 PM |#4  
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You are late - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783954

Oh well, should use the bloody search next time - thanks for pointing out the thread.
21st June 2014, 12:44 PM |#5  
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Hi.

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

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!

i bet it shows moddified device and no ota updates for you anymore. i'm right or what?
21st June 2014, 12:51 PM |#6  
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i bet it shows moddified device and no ota updates for you anymore. i'm right or what?

No, it does not show modified device. And updates should work just fine. It says it is ok in kies too.

I posted in attachments a picture of the downloader mode after root as well. Everything remained intact.
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21st June 2014, 01:00 PM |#7  
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Good job, even though I did it via Odin. It said it was rooted, and titanium kept saying that needed to be rooted. Root check app said it was rooted. I wanted to be pretty sure... Therefore Odin.

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For me it works without issues. I also mounted the storage in write mode and managed to modify system files.

What root did you use with odin? Did it trip KNOX or did it mess with the boot-loader? And on what ROM wore you?
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For me it works without issues. I also mounted the storage in write mode and managed to modify system files.

What root did you use with odin? Did it trip KNOX or did it mess with the boot-loader? And on what ROM wore you?

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
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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 ?
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Can anyone confirm if device encryption can still be used after root ?
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Originally Posted by TheMasterR

Hi.

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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