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[Sprint] Geohot Towel Root on Note 3...

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  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Has anybody tried this on the Note 3?

    Geohot's Towelroot will root tons of Android smartphones

    I've managed to hold off on "needing" to root my phones over the years, but I've been having that itch to join the bandwagon, since it's not likely I'll be upgrading my device this year (waiting for the foldable phone/tablet Note in 2015).

    This method is the easiest I've seen ever, but my only hesitation is wanting to know how exactly to get back to stock, with just as little hassle.

    If someone can convince me that there's an "easy" way to go back to stock/non-rooted, then I might just take the plunge.


  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Follow the threads on XDA. Install the updated SuperSU (from Chainfire's site - the one in Play hasn't been updated yet). When you want to return to stock, go into Settings on SuperSU and unroot.

    (A rooted phone is still stock, it just has the su binary file added to it. The reason it took so long to get root on 4.42 is that su has to be put into a system folder, so you need to be rooted to do it. Finding a way to get temporary root so you can copy the permanent rooting file [su] to the phone is what took so long, since all the old exploits have been patched in 4.4.2.)

    I've held off updating to 4.4 for two reasons, the lack of root (which is now fixed) and the fact that a lot of my apps write to the SD card and probably wouldn't be able to in 4.4 (which hasn't been fixed yet - so I'm staying at 4.3. 4.4 doesn't give me anything I'm missing.)
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  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    All you need to do to go back on stock/unrooted is just boot into download mode, pick the correct 4.4.2 stock firmware, and flash it onto your device...

    Then you'll be back to nonrooted stock
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  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    This seriously was the most straight forward and "easy" explanation I have ever received from anyone. Thanks, DC!
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  5. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Make sure that you choose the correct version of Odin (3.09) and understand how the lettering works


    That Picture should help if you aren't familiar with 3.09
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  6. uknow

    uknow Well-Known Member

    This root method Works on sprint note 3 with the 4.4.2 and the latest firmware also if you want to wifi tether for free get the app wifi tether router from play store
  7. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Active Member

    That's odd, Towelroot didn't work for me, it said "device not supported" or something. Ended up just rooting by flashing CF Auto Root w/ Odin.
  8. uknow

    uknow Well-Known Member

    This also worked on my wife's sprint note 3 but at first it locked up but after restarting her phone boom worked fine
  9. jbrooks544

    jbrooks544 Member

    This rooted my phone in just a few seconds. towelroot ftw!!! I have latest sprint note 3 with 4.4.2 build number cnc5
  10. Krubag

    Krubag Well-Known Member

    How do you get custom recovery
  11. Krubag

    Krubag Well-Known Member

    I have a note 3 with sprint and u said it worked if so did u put a custom recovery on also if you did what recovery and hiw did u do it??

  12. uknow

    uknow Well-Known Member

    The note 3 has a locked bootloader so before you flash a custom recovery you have to unlock the bootloader or you'll hard brick your phone in order to unlock it you have to flash a older bootloader for or phone here's a page for you to read and get the bootloader [Firmware] Engineering Bootloader N900PVPUCNā€¦ | Sprint Galaxy Note 3 | XDA Forum if you feel good about that part here's a link on how to get and put twrp on your phone ClockworkMod/TWRP Recoveries | GalaxyNote3Root.com

    I have not tried nothing from the above just trying to give you the info you need
  13. hittinboost

    hittinboost New Member

    I thought the Sprint Note 3's had an unlocked BL!?!?
  14. Zig Zigstir

    Zig Zigstir New Member

    I need to UNROOT my SG note 3 and back to factory. I CANNOT find the firmware for it. Every site is BOGUS and I get hit with a bunch of garbage HELP MY TO MY sprint NOte 3 firmwar please !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MY phone is acting up and I need to restore ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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