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    Default Should I root my gn 2014?

    I don't want to install a custom Tom. I just wanna be able to make it faster and also get more multitasking functionality. How easy is it?

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    Default Re: Should I root my gn 2014?

    Root alone will not make it faster. You need a kernel for that. As for multitasking, what is it that the Note 2014 can't handle?
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    Rooting can allow for overclocking, which I don't really recommend. However, disabling some apps to clear up some more RAM may help.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...able-apps.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Rooting can allow for overclocking, which I don't really recommend. However, disabling some apps to clear up some more RAM may help.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...able-apps.html
    It allows it, but can you do anything with the stock kernel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    It allows it, but can you do anything with the stock kernel?
    The bulk of the problem is in TW anyway. Perhaps between disabling some bloat, and installing a different launcher may solve the issue.
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    Default Re: Should I root my gn 2014?

    I would be too scared to root my device as I don't have enough know-how to deal with any of the problems that may occur during rooting , or following subsequent updates to the tablet. My tablet is arriving in 2 days and I think I have read through every thread on XDA and here about this tablet and I am dying to start playing around with it.
    The only thing that really makes it sound tempting is the ability to add any application to the multi-window and pen window functions. I would love to be able to do that !
    I wish there was a paid "rooting" Hangout service from a reputable dev where you pay something like $19.99 for 1 years worth of technical help and then they walk you through the whole process via webcam and help you out if you get stuck. In Canada, for the time being, it's hard to find anything but the 32GB WiFi Note and only in white. I ordered the Black 32GB LTE version from ebay and with the Square Trade warranty, the taxes and import fees, this tablet is costing me close to $950 CAD... The last thing I would want to do is brick it... Square Trade supposedly covers rooted devices as well, but I am not 100% sure. Is it even possible to root a P605 right now ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charles777 View Post
    I would be too scared to root my device as I don't have enough know-how to deal with any of the problems that may occur during rooting , or following subsequent updates to the tablet. My tablet is arriving in 2 days and I think I have read through every thread on XDA and here about this tablet and I am dying to start playing around with it.
    The only thing that really makes it sound tempting is the ability to add any application to the multi-window and pen window functions. I would love to be able to do that !
    I wish there was a paid "rooting" Hangout service from a reputable dev where you pay something like $19.99 for 1 years worth of technical help and then they walk you through the whole process via webcam and help you out if you get stuck. In Canada, for the time being, it's hard to find anything but the 32GB WiFi Note and only in white. I ordered the Black 32GB LTE version from ebay and with the Square Trade warranty, the taxes and import fees, this tablet is costing me close to $950 CAD... The last thing I would want to do is brick it... Square Trade supposedly covers rooted devices as well, but I am not 100% sure. Is it even possible to root a P605 right now ?
    This made me kind of laugh. I do this for HTC Phones for free, why would you pay for technical support hehe. That's a lot for a Note 2014! It's only $550USD here in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    The bulk of the problem is in TW anyway. Perhaps between disabling some bloat, and installing a different launcher may solve the issue.
    They should learn to lighten TouchWiz.
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    Default Re: Should I root my gn 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    This made me kind of laugh. I do this for HTC Phones for free, why would you pay for technical support hehe. That's a lot for a Note 2014! It's only $550USD here in the U.S.
    Yes it is a lot !!
    It was $709USD plus shipping and import fees of close to $75USD and the Square Trade warranty for $99USD for 2 years... convert that to CAD and there you have it.
    (the same seller just jacked the base price from $709 to $999 after selling 3 units over a period of 2 days)
    If I knew that I could rely on someone for help without having to pay for it, I would... but I am pretty new to these forums, and don't want to pester everyone for help all the time. Maybe if I read up on rooting and watched some videos I might begin to feel comfortable enough to try... but all these terms I am not really familiar with (kernels and Odin and recovery and PIT) flying around definitely makes paying someone a safer sounding option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    They should learn to lighten TouchWiz.
    I have been saying it needs to go on a diet for a while. Not liking the idea that TW on the S4 takes almost 8 GB of internal memory.
    But we are digressing. Hopefully the OP will report back with something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charles777 View Post
    I would be too scared to root my device as I don't have enough know-how to deal with any of the problems that may occur during rooting , or following subsequent updates to the tablet. My tablet is arriving in 2 days and I think I have read through every thread on XDA and here about this tablet and I am dying to start playing around with it.
    The only thing that really makes it sound tempting is the ability to add any application to the multi-window and pen window functions. I would love to be able to do that !
    I wish there was a paid "rooting" Hangout service from a reputable dev where you pay something like $19.99 for 1 years worth of technical help and then they walk you through the whole process via webcam and help you out if you get stuck. In Canada, for the time being, it's hard to find anything but the 32GB WiFi Note and only in white. I ordered the Black 32GB LTE version from ebay and with the Square Trade warranty, the taxes and import fees, this tablet is costing me close to $950 CAD... The last thing I would want to do is brick it... Square Trade supposedly covers rooted devices as well, but I am not 100% sure. Is it even possible to root a P605 right now ?
    It's a good idea. Sooner or later someone might come up with that. As for the 605, I am not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charles777 View Post
    Yes it is a lot !!
    It was $709USD plus shipping and import fees of close to $75USD and the Square Trade warranty for $99USD for 2 years... convert that to CAD and there you have it.
    (the same seller just jacked the base price from $709 to $999 after selling 3 units over a period of 2 days)
    If I knew that I could rely on someone for help without having to pay for it, I would... but I am pretty new to these forums, and don't want to pester everyone for help all the time. Maybe if I read up on rooting and watched some videos I might begin to feel comfortable enough to try... but all these terms I am not really familiar with (kernels and Odin and recovery and PIT) flying around definitely makes paying someone a safer sounding option.
    That's why AC and XDA exist. I had to read a lot before I learned anything. That's just the way it is :P You don't need to start rooting yet, you haven't even got the tablet! Just research the basics first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I have been saying it needs to go on a diet for a while. Not liking the idea that TW on the S4 takes almost 8 GB of internal memory.
    But we are digressing. Hopefully the OP will report back with something?
    It does??? :o I wouldn't know because I haven't used touchwiz since the Galaxy S2.
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    Default Re: Should I root my gn 2014?

    Just remember, root will trigger KNOX to 0x1 and it will VOID warranty. Samsung might refuse repair in case u need warrant service and its up to Samsung. There has been rumours about, depends on Samsung service center, some will reapir and others dont.

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