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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lotus49, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    My S4 has an eFuse and once one of the more recent firmwares is installed (which fortunately is not the case with mine), rooting or installing a custom ROM will blow the eFuse meaning it won't be possible to reinstall the stock firmware.

    Does the Note 10.1 2014 have an eFuse and a locked bootloader with Knox?

    I don't imagine that third party ROMs would support the S Pen so I am unlikely to be installing one of these but I shall want to root my Note 10.1.
     



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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    The 2014 Note 10.1 also has Knox, but apparently not the locked bootloader the Note III appears to have.
     
  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    After I posted this I found a thread on xda-developers about it. Sadly it appears that it's currently not possible to root your P600 without blowing the efuse :-(.

    This is pretty disappointing as I want to play games on my Note using my PS3 controller and the software that makes that work (SixAxis) requires root.
     
  4. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I have the p600 and rooted it and installed a custom recovery, which trips Knox. An update came out, which failed because my device was modified and it didn't like it. Using Odin, I flashed an older version of the rom (w/o wiping) and was able to get the OTA to the latest version, then rooted again. YMMV.
     
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    That's both interesting and surprising.

    My understanding was that once the efuse was blown it wasn't possible to install a stock ROM. That is certainly the case on the S4. I wonder why the Note is different. On my S4, I shan't be installing a stock ROM again unless I sell it but I shall probably keep the stock ROM on my Note. Partly because there is likely to be a lot less choice than with the S4 but also because I want to keep the S Pen functionality, which may not be fully available in custom ROMs.

    I'm still reluctant to blow my efuse. I don't like the idea of making irreversible changes but doing so may be the lesser of two evils.
     
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I think I heard the 4.3 update for the Note 2 will have a locked bootloader as well. It may have to do with Verizon/T-Mobile/etc wanting it.
     
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