[ROOT KERNEL FOR TowelRoot] Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1

RavenY2K3

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As you may be aware, GeoHotz has created an app to root an android device using a recently discovered exploit.
I tried it on my LTE Tab Pro 8.4 which had the latest firmware for my region "BTU" which is NB7,

It wouldn't work, but another XDA member @Inuit, said it worked for him with the DBT NE5 firmware he has on his device.

SO! I downloaded the DBT NE5 file, extracted the Kernel and repackaged it and flashed the Kernel on it's own. Then tried the root method.
I have now successfully rooted the device and kept Knox at a cool 0x0.

I chose to do things this way, as I wanted to keep my regions firmware and not that of another county.
So I still have my original firmware, but I am now using the newer Kernel, everything seems to be working fine but considering I only did this 15 minutes ago, I haven't had enough time to test. But connectivity is fine, battery levels fine etc...

UPDATE: Everything is fine for me, loaded Xposed modules, no adverse affects at all

I have attached the repackaged Kernel, all you need to do, is go into download mode and flash the file under the "AP" Tab in Odin 3.09.

Then install the TowelRoot app, which you can get from the links in the thread below:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2783157

Install the latest, SuperSU (again links in the above thread).

You should be rooted and Knox kept at a cool 0x0.

I have tested the this on my Device the T325 and another user tested the Kernel for the Wi-Fi version T320 and are working fine But!
You try at your own risk!
Download links below





TR Rootable Kernel for LTE 8.4 SM-T325
Original NG1 Kernel for LTE 8.4 SM-T325

TR Rootable Kernel for Wi-Fi Only 8.4 SM-T320
Original NG1 Kernel for Wifi Only 8.4 SM-T320

TR Rootable Kernel for SM-T525 10.1 LTE SM-T525



 

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hkfriends

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As you may be aware, GeoHotz has created an app to root an android device using a recently discovered exploit.
I tried it on my LTE Tab Pro 8.4 which had the latest firmware for my region "BTU" which is NB7,

It wouldn't work, but another XDA member @Inuit, said it worked for him with the DBT NE5 firmware he has on his device.

SO! I downloaded the DBT NE5 file, extracted the Kernel and repackaged it and flashed the Kernel on it's own. Then tried the root method.
I have now successfully rooted the device and kept Knox at a cool 0x0.

I chose to do things this way, as I wanted to keep my regions firmware and not that of another county.
So I still have my original firmware, but I am now using the newer Kernel, everything seems to be working fine but considering I only did this 15 minutes ago, I haven't had enough time to test. But connectivity is fine, battery levels fine etc...

I have attached the repackaged Kernel, all you need to do, is go into download mode and flash the file under the "AP" Tab in Odin 3.09.

Then install the TowelRoot app, which you can get from the links in the thread below:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2783157

Install the latest, SuperSU (again links in the above thread).

You should be rooted and Knox kept at a cool 0x0.

Remember: My device and these files are for the SM-T325. You try at your own risk!




good trick
 
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As you can see in the screenshot, mine has not tripped, neither has anyone else's that I'm aware of on ANY Knox enabled device. What tab have you got?

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As you can see in the screenshot, mine has not tripped, neither has anyone else's that I'm aware of on ANY Knox enabled device. What tab have you got?

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Hi RavenY2K3,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I currently own a Tab pro 8.4 LTE. I am actually thinking of updating my Tab pro with the latest T325 Firmware from Germany via odin. I am currently on the firmware from Singapore ,2014 March, 4.4.2, T325XXU1ANBB. Do you know whether will knox be tripped if i flash the Germany firmware over the current Singapore firmware? Thanks for your assistance.
 

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Hi RavenY2K3,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I currently own a Tab pro 8.4 LTE. I am actually thinking of updating my Tab pro with the latest T325 Firmware from Germany via odin. I am currently on the firmware from Singapore ,2014 March, 4.4.2, T325XXU1ANBB. Do you know whether will knox be tripped if i flash the Germany firmware over the current Singapore firmware? Thanks for your assistance.
My Tab came from China going by the firmware that came with mine out of the box and I replaced it with the UK BTU firmware no problems, you have to wipe the device etc for the CSC to apply though.

Pretty certain you can get difficulties if the new ROM is older than the one installed, if it's number is greater than or equal to the currently installed firmware you should be fine.

All the above is for official firmware though, not custom creations.

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one question left: what about an official OTA after flashing this modified kernel? will it work as it should?

Wysłane z mojego SM-T320 przy użyciu Tapatalka
 

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one question left: what about an official OTA after flashing this modified kernel? will it work as it should?

Wysłane z mojego SM-T320 przy użyciu Tapatalka
It's not modified, it's a stock kernel from an exploitable firmware, for those who don't have an exploitable firmware for their respective region. As I mentioned, the latest version available for UK, is a step behind the German version, the UK version will be the same as the German one "at some point" in the future, but why wait when it can be done now.

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Hey can OP or anyone else upload the SM-T320 kernel to another site that doesn't require registration to download?

Thanks!

Edit: I guess Mega requires registration if you are trying to DL via a mobile device but you don't have to in order to DL via a PC.

Uploading for the benefit of others who are trying to DL via their tablets.
 

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I already have 0x1. It is to return KNOX 0x0? It goes?
no.
some discussions long ago suggest knox may used a technology called eFUSE, originally invented by IBM.
once knox detects a tampered bootloader, it will "blow" a micro-fuse in chip. then we see the warranty bit set to 1.
this is a physical-level change, so no way can revert it.
 

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My Tab came from China going by the firmware that came with mine out of the box and I replaced it with the UK BTU firmware no problems, you have to wipe the device etc for the CSC to apply though.

Pretty certain you can get difficulties if the new ROM is older than the one installed, if it's number is greater than or equal to the currently installed firmware you should be fine.

All the above is for official firmware though, not custom creations.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
Hi, sorry noob question.

I have SM T325 with Hong Kong firmware originally. If I want to flash another firmware from a different country via Odin, will it trip the Knox? You said yours was Chinese firmware and you flashed a British one and it didn't trip the Knox, but I just wanted to confirm it. Also, after I flash the different firmware and I flash the root kernel, it won't trip Knox right? Sorry for repeating your words, just wanted to make sure, thanks :)
 

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Hi, sorry noob question.

I have SM T325 with Hong Kong firmware originally. If I want to flash another firmware from a different country via Odin, will it trip the Knox? You said yours was Chinese firmware and you flashed a British one and it didn't trip the Knox, but I just wanted to confirm it. Also, after I flash the different firmware and I flash the root kernel, it won't trip Knox right? Sorry for repeating your words, just wanted to make sure, thanks :)
flashing official firmware from different region won't trigger knox, only rooting and installing custom recovery will.
 

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SMT520 was kernel jan14 flashed his kernel apr3
used towelrootv2 and don't have root access


on build anae fwiw

it also seems to know something is up because now i get a notification that tells me there was suspicious activity on my tablet and to reboot to make changes. rebooted and still get the notification so i assume it's just trying to revert. at this point i dont feel the need to flash stock recovery i'm sure a reliable, working root method will be there sooner than later.

on further reading it just appears that any exynos processor tablet wont be able to take advantage of towelroot until geo decides to open support. makes sense the 8.4 (wifi/lte) versions as well as all the qualcomm LTE versions of the tab pro/note lines are working.
 
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flashing official firmware from different region won't trigger knox, only rooting and installing custom recovery will.
Not true it can trigger Knox. I found out the hard way on my European 8.4 flashing a US ROM. It didn't flash properly (ext4) error and then I had to restore with kies.

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Can confirm it works on Tab Pro 8.4. I didn't have to mess about with flashing different Kernel for some reason. Below is the firmware that was on my device.

Device: Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 WiFi Only (SM-T320)
Region: UK
Version: T320XXU1BNE3
Build Date: 2014/5/27

After installing towelroot V2 I just pressed the button on the app and let it do it's magic and then installed SuperSU/Pro. And that was it. All rooted and it didn't trip the Knox flag. Now titanium backup and similar root like apps work. Brilliant. Well pleased
 
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