Successfully rooted without tripping knox!!!!

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Can I ask a huge favor? Can you write a simple list of steps you did. That thread is chaos from people who have 10 different devices. Like a simple

1. step a
2. step b

I don't want to screw up the device I just bought yesterday lol.
 

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Can I ask a huge favor? Can you write a simple list of steps you did. That thread is chaos from people who have 10 different devices. Like a simple

1. step a
2. step b

I don't want to screw up the device I just bought yesterday lol.

sure,

1. downloaded the file from towelroot.com
2. installed the apk file
3. Run the app
4. the device rebooted
5. installed supersu from the play store

done....:)
 
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sure,

1. downloaded the file from towelroot.com
2. installed the apk file
3. the device rebooted
4. installed supersu from the play store

done....:)
Wow, Ok I thought there would be more haha. You said you were on a sm-p905, I wonder if this will go as smooth on an sm-p900. I'm on the wifi not lte version. Any guess?

Thanks for summarizing that though.

edit: seeing mixed results related to the Exynos chips from people's s4s and s5s. hmm.
 
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just wanted to let u know that I successfully rooted my sm-p905 with geohot's rooting method without tripping knox!!!

its just a simple apk installation procedure....!!!

I bet all the TNT/ V guys will be happy to hear that...... :)

have fun!!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...mctr=(not provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=206285968
Can you please tell more details about your SM-P905

AP, CP, CSC (These can be found at least on SM-P905 by opening dialer, then type *#1234#)
Kernel version (Settings - General - About device)

And for any else of you, if you try this method, report please how did it go, did you got root? did it trip KNOX flag and what firmware version you were using, thanks :)
 
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Wow, Ok I thought there would be more haha. You said you were on a sm-p905, I wonder if this will go as smooth on an sm-p900. I'm on the wifi not lte version. Any guess?

Thanks for summarizing that though.

edit: seeing mixed results related to the Exynos chips from people's s4s and s5s. hmm.

anyway from what i have read so far there is no harm in trying...... In the worst case scenario it will not work.... :)
 

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Can you please tell more details about your SM-P905

AP, CP, CSC (These can be found at least on SM-P905 by opening dialer, then type *#1234#)
Kernel version (Settings - General - About device)

And for any else of you, if you try this method, report please how did it go, did you got root? did it trip KNOX flag and what firmware version you were using, thanks :)

here
 

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Thank you..

Anyway, I pulled the trigger and tried this on my SM-P905, it kinda worked.. I'll post my device info later since I didn't have time for that, had to go to work just after rooting..

SM-P905
AP: P905XXUAND1
CP: P905XXUANA7
CSC: P905NEEAND1

Kernel verison: 3.4.0-1131235 (April 3 2014)

Okay then..
I installed and ran tr.apk
Then after reboot I checked recovery
KNOX Warranty Void: 0x0
System status: custom

Then I installed SuperSU (v1.94 if I remember right) from play store (and paid version also)

When I open SuperSU, it asks me to install binary. Since I got stock recovery, I can't use that option and instead choose normal way.
SuperSU says: install failed, please reboot your device

Anyway my device is rooted since Greenify and couple other root apps worked (and SuperSU asked to grand or deny access for those apps)

But because I cannot install that binary, I cannot open SuperSU to change settings etc..

There is v1.99r4(?) of SuperSU, but that is flashable .zip file, and how I'm supposed to install that with stock recovery. And I'm sceptic about flashing anything, in case of triggering KNOX.


Okay, as #snir2 said, I downloaded SuperSU from HERE (was v1.99r5). I unzip that and took Superuser.apk from there and installed it on my NP 12.2. After that SU updated binary using normal method like it should and everythings ok :p

And after all this odin mode still shows this:
System Status: Custom
KNOX Warranty Void: 0x0

Will do some tests tomorrow and if there comes anything interesting, I'll post some info..

Sent from my SM-N9005 using XDA Premium HD app
 
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Thank you..



When I open SuperSU, it asks me to install binary. Since I got stock recovery, I can't use that option and instead choose normal way.
SuperSU says: install failed, please reboot your device

But anyway my device is rooted since Greenify and couple other root apps worked (and SuperSU asked to grand or deny access for those apps)

But because I cannot install that binary, I cannot open SuperSU to change settings etc..

There is v1.99r4(?) of SuperSU, but that is flashable .zip file, and how I'm supposed to install that with stock recovery. And I'm sceptic about flashing anything, in case of triggering KNOX.



Sent from my SM-N9005 using XDA Premium HD app

JUST OPEN THE Zip.
U will find the apk file inside...
 

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I have the international SM P905 this method did not work. Tried it twice

Sent from my SM-P905 using Tapatalk
did u check with "root checker"?

at first the binaries weren't installed for me, but, when checking with "root checker" I did have root.

the supersu in the play store is not the last version of the app... u need to download it from chainfire's site:

download.chainfire.eu/supersu

then it will install the binaries
 

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Thank you..

Anyway, I pulled the trigger and tried this on my SM-P905, it kinda worked.. I'll post my device info later since I didn't have time for that, had to go to work just after rooting..

SM-P905
AP: P905XXUAND1
CP: P905XXUANA7
CSC: P905NEEAND1

Kernel verison: 3.4.0-1131235 (April 3 2014)

Okay then..
I installed and ran tr.apk
Then after reboot I checked recovery
KNOX Warranty Void: 0x0
System status: custom

Then I installed SuperSU (v1.94 if I remember right) from play store (and paid version also)

When I open SuperSU, it asks me to install binary. Since I got stock recovery, I can't use that option and instead choose normal way.
SuperSU says: install failed, please reboot your device

Anyway my device is rooted since Greenify and couple other root apps worked (and SuperSU asked to grand or deny access for those apps)

But because I cannot install that binary, I cannot open SuperSU to change settings etc..

There is v1.99r4(?) of SuperSU, but that is flashable .zip file, and how I'm supposed to install that with stock recovery. And I'm sceptic about flashing anything, in case of triggering KNOX.


Okay, as #snir2 said, I downloaded SuperSU from HERE (was v1.99r5). I unzip that and took Superuser.apk from there and installed it on my NP 12.2. After that SU updated binary using normal method like it should and everythings ok :p

And after all this odin mode still shows this:
System Status: Custom
KNOX Warranty Void: 0x0

Will do some tests tomorrow and if there comes anything interesting, I'll post some info..

Sent from my SM-N9005 using XDA Premium HD app

mine says: "System Status: official"
 

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mine says: "System Status: official"
I'm not worried about custom status because if I'm right:
- I cannot accidentally update phone since OTA is not possible with custom status
- I can fake status back to official using Wanam Xposed
- I can get status back also by flashing stock rom again, if I need to
 

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I have the international SM P905 this method did not work. Tried it twice

Sent from my SM-P905 using Tapatalk
For those who can't root for P905 (LTE version), I have found a solution.

1. Update the kernel to NC1 or newer through Download Mode
(like this one at the bottom of OP)

2. Root with towelroot. This time if you see those wordings after pressing "Make it ra1n", it works!

I have P905ZSUANB1/P905XXUANA7/P905OZSANB1 on my tablet and after I update the kernel to NC1, I got it rooted! YAY!

BTW I get "System status: Official" in both Download Mode and under Settings, and also 0x0 for the f**king KNOX thing
 
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