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Root 4.4.2 on GT-N7100 <All builds>

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smeet.somaiya

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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 :D
See this thread here

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

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_Advanced_Edition/n7100//philz_touch_6.26.6-n7100.tar.md5
3. Update SuperSu v2 from here http://download.chainfire.eu/450/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-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.
tapatalk_1401268729384.png


If you can't see the above image then find it here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52975852&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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smeet.somaiya

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smeet.somaiya

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Jan 24, 2014
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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

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk

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. :)

Sent From My New Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
 
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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! :confused:
 

smeet.somaiya

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Jan 24, 2014
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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! :confused:

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.

Sent From My New Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
 
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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_Advanced_Edition/n7100//philz_touch_6.26.6-n7100.tar.md5
3. Update SuperSu v 1.94 from here http://download.chainfire.eu/396/SuperSU

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.


Problems & Fixes:


Fix No.1
f you keep getting SuperSu has stopped notifications constantly then follow these steps to fix
Uninstall SuperSu (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.

I think all of Fix can not work..because didn't have root.
 

smeet.somaiya

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Jan 24, 2014
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I think all of Fix can not work..because didn't have root.

You have to flash the update superSu zip first.
And the fixes should work because to have root access you just need Su binary installed in /system/xbin
You donot need SuperSu to be working correctly for having root access. Though I may be wrong.

What I mean to say is the fixes are for the app and not the binary. So they should work.

Sent From My New Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
 

focamonca

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On official 4.4.2 KitKat

Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 11:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:06 AM ----------

Simply Nothing happens after flashing supersu

Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda app-developers app
 

smeet.somaiya

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Jan 24, 2014
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On official 4.4.2 KitKat

Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 11:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:06 AM ----------

Simply Nothing happens after flashing supersu

Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda app-developers app

Are you talking about ND3?
After flashing the SuperSU are you not able to get root access?
I have no idea why this is happening only to you.
Try the cf autoroot then.

Sent From My New Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
 

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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 :D
    See this thread here

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

    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_Advanced_Edition/n7100//philz_touch_6.26.6-n7100.tar.md5
    3. Update SuperSu v2 from here http://download.chainfire.eu/450/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-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.
    [/SIZE="5"]

    Here is a small picture guide which will make the instructions more clear. Thanks to @singhpratik87 for the picture.
    tapatalk_1401268729384.png


    If you can't see the above image then find it here.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52975852&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.
    4
    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?
    4
    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..

    Sent From My New Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
    4
    Done done done done
    thank you sooo much champ

    the steps again

    put the phone in odin mode (download) : vol down + power + home
    flash philz from recovery when it says res pass

    press volume up + Power + Home : the phone will go in philz recovery
    now install the super user app from sd card

    Works like a charm

    main reason i rooted was to apply the sd fix to write to internal memory

    it was a pain
    god knows why kitkat bought this thingy!


    thanks anyway
    you are a champ ;)

    Don't say thanks press the thanks button ;)

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 GT-N7100
    3
    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.