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  1. Digital Controller

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    Hey guys I just wanted to update the VZW 4.4.2 Note 3 users about this Root Method.

    It comes from a trusted Dev on XDA meaning that this root method does indeed work.

    I wanted to mention to members that this method has a chance at tripping the Knox counter on your device. Geohot, the dev behind it, says that he cannot promise that it won't.

    Here is the link to the XDA thread talking about Towelroot :)
     

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    I mentioned this earlier in an other post. It worked great, only thing is Super SU doesnt work right, and yes, I tried the updated version from XDA
     
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    I used it today and my KNOX is not tripped.
     
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    Yeah good, good. I have been reading up on it and there is a chance that it will trip. :) (Not 100%)

    I just wanted to make users aware!
     
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    Alright! Latest SU update now works! Woohoo!
     
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    That's great news! Good to hear things are still looking up for us Note 3 VZW users :)
     
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    So this doesn't work on VZW yet? That's my problem.
     
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    Yes it does, worked on mine.
     
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    not working on mine :( i'll play with it later. Installed the apk still not rooted.
     
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    This should work on the VZW Note 3.

    Are you on 4.3 trying to get to 4.4.2 or already on 4.4.2?
     
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    ota 4.4.2 sadly :(
     
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    Well that is fine, it should work on 4.4.2, the towelroot method that is :)
     
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    OMG! I am rooted! I thought I would never get here. Finally I have my TiB back up and running and no more ads. I feel so much better. Thanks everyone involved in getting towelroot out to the general populace.
     
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    Glad to hear you have had success with the rooting method. Hope you enjoy your device a little bit more now :)
     
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    so question: any update on if this trips knox or not?

    do you have to manually update the SU?
     
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    No doesn't trip Knox if done correct . notice a problem with firmware .
     
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    From what I have heard it does not trip the Knox counter.

    Yes, you need to update it.
     
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    how exactly do you update the SU? do I assume it's an APK download

    and thanks for the info.
     
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    Yep, pretty much, this should be the most recent one: [2014.06.30] SuperSU v2.01 - XDA Forum
     
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    I used the towel root method and it worked fine....but I accidentally installed cwm recovery and now it says verizon wireless does not recognize this software...i tried installing safestrap to bypass that but it didn't work...so I don't have any bootloader right now....can someone please help me I don't want to brick my phone by doing anything bad...i would really appreciate it
     
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    First off welcome to the forums :)

    I would suggest to download Odin v3.09 and flash the stock firmware back onto your device.

    Just make sure you download the right one depending on your android version.

    You need to be in download mode to do this, you can get there by turning off the device completely then holding volume up + home button + power button.

    If you need anymore help just let me know. :)
     
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    Could someone be able to help me unroot my note 3...at this moment I don't have access to a windows computer and I would really want to unroot it in hands of an experienced person. ..i would be able to pay anybody that would unroot it please
     
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    I would definitely suggest to have someone help you who has a PC with Windows on it, as it is your best and easiest method to unroot your device.

    Feel free to come back to us if you need any help. :)
     
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    I would say try to manually unroot but I know that wont be a good side to that . the note needs a windows as digital just said . nothing half way will do the job .
     
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    I tried this method earlier today and I did have success with it. I followed the instructions via :

    How to Root AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4.2! | GalaxyNote3Root.com

    I was successful.

    I started having problems when i started trying to toy with ROMS. It was suggested that I install Safestrap once i was rooted.

    How to Install Custom ROM using Safestrap on Galaxy Note 3! | GalaxyNote3Root.com

    I couldn't get this to happen i started to panic and did a hard reset. I wanna give it a try again but don't feel confident about it!!! This is my first true attempt. The site above has been the most simple one i have found that makes it somewhat easy for a newbie such as myself.

    Any Reasons why i was having trouble with the ROM/safestrap part of it?
     

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