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    Default Kingo Root Repeatedly Failing

    I posted this in the Verizon forum, figured I'd give it a shot here too. I can't seem to get Kingo to work to root my Verizon Note 3. I've tried using a different cable, different computers (Win 7/8), made sure debugging was on, allowed apps from outside sources, unchecked verify apps via USB, etc etc. This is getting really frustrating, and any help would be a godsend!

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    There is bound to be another option other than kingo, I have rooted but im on the SM-N9005 but I used chainfire to obtain mine and yes that trips the knox counter and voids warranty.

    Q - does it have to be Kingo?

    Are you bother about voiding your warranty?

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    Not necessarily, but I'm relatively new to tinkering with my phone and Kingo is the only process that has made sense to me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Not necessarily, but I'm relatively new to tinkering with my phone and Kingo is the only process that has made sense to me so far.

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    The CF Auto root method was really easy. Took me less than 5 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Not necessarily, but I'm relatively new to tinkering with my phone and Kingo is the only process that has made sense to me so far.

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    The process via odin is relatively easy, you would check over on xda developers for the file for your specific variant.

    Download kies 3 - used for drivers

    Download odin

    Place your phone in download mode by turning off then holding power> home> volume down your in download mode press volume up. Then connect via usb to your PC.

    Open odin place the file in PDA or AP depending which version of odin you download. Tick the box beside either PDA or AP. Hit Start and done.

    Oh if it's successful it will show green with pass.

    Sounds like a process but it is easy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    The CF Auto root method was really easy. Took me less than 5 minutes

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    Yes thats what I was looking for im that used to saying chainfire same thing lol but it will appear on xda and most places as cf - auto root.

    And yes its relatively easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme Duncan View Post
    The process via odin is relatively easy, you would check over on xda developers for the file for your specific variant.

    Download kies 3 - used for drivers

    Download odin

    Place your phone in download mode by turning off then holding power> home> volume down your in download mode press volume up. Then connect via us to your PC.

    Open odin place the file in PDA or AP depending which version of odin you download. Tick the box beside either PDA or AP. Hit Start and done.

    Sounds like a process but it is easy.

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    Forgot to mention that he has to find the root file when he clicks AP/PDA

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Forgot to mention that he has to find the root file when he clicks AP/PDA

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    Haha thought that would be obvious dude :-P but thanks for adding that yes look for the file you downloaded cf - auto root. I should of been clear obvious for me but for someone that has never been through the process my bad :-P

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    I'll look into it. I don't even know what AP or PDA means though, it's generally the jargon that I don't understand haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    I'll look into it. I don't even know what AP or PDA means though, it's generally the jargon that I don't understand haha.

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    It's just a button in the Odin program. You don't need to know what it means

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    I'll give it a shot, thanks for the replies guys I appreciate it. I'll let you know if I have any more questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    I'll look into it. I don't even know what AP or PDA means though, it's generally the jargon that I don't understand haha.

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    You don't really have to, just have to remember that is where to place the cf - auto root file.

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    Alright cool. This process is just to root, correct? How would I go about installing a custom recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Alright cool. This process is just to root, correct? How would I go about installing a custom recovery?

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    Yes, that only gives you root access. For flashing custom ROMs you need to flash a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM first.

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    Yes and remember to get the correct recovery for your variant or it won't work.

    Xda developers is a great site and very well organised to keep you right.

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    Alright, a lot of it is just confusing to me. I've been following android for years now, but this is my first foray into the development world haha. If anybody has any other suggestions for Kingo I'd still appreciate it, as I'd rather not void my warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Alright, a lot of it is just confusing to me. I've been following android for years now, but this is my first foray into the development world haha. If anybody has any other suggestions for Kingo I'd still appreciate it, as I'd rather not void my warranty.

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    It seems hard until you actually do it. I was a complete noob not too long ago. I still cringe at the threads I created here asking for help lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Alright, a lot of it is just confusing to me. I've been following android for years now, but this is my first foray into the development world haha. If anybody has any other suggestions for Kingo I'd still appreciate it, as I'd rather not void my warranty.

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    Once you flash a rom that will trip the counter anyway dude well to my knowledge?

    If you write the steps down its easy.

    I have never used kingo so I don't have any info or suggestions sorry dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme Duncan View Post
    Once you flash a rom that will trip the counter anyway dude well to my knowledge?

    If you write the steps down its easy.

    I have never used kingo so I don't have any info or suggestions sorry dude.

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    Yeah, no way around that

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    So if u wanted to flash a rom, the warranty would be voided regardless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    It seems hard until you actually do it. I was a complete noob not too long ago. I still cringe at the threads I created here asking for help lol

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Haha yes indeed - there are a few steps but it's as easy as cooking in a microwave lol

    I threw myself in at the deep end and had the attitude what will be will be, hindsight it was my Note 3 as a first rooting and Romming experience so shouldn't of had the bravado and asked here on AC. But I was brave and have learned a lot.

    I have soft bricked and recovered that was when I flashed 4.4.2 and accidently flashed the wrong recovery= a bootloop.
    It's all a great learning curve and glad that I experienced it th as I now have a little more knowledge and that's a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    So if u wanted to flash a rom, the warranty would be voided regardless?

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    Yeah

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    Good to hear, I'm really interested in learning more. I tried looking for my device variant on XDA to download the file, but it doesn't seem like the Verizon variant is there.

    And thanks again both of you, I know I'm being a total noob but I really do appreciate the help and understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    So if u wanted to flash a rom, the warranty would be voided regardless?

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    Yes you would be using a custom rom but first you would have to flash a custom recovery thus then tripping the knox counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerrblake View Post
    Good to hear, I'm really interested in learning more. I tried looking for my device variant on XDA to download the file, but it doesn't seem like the Verizon variant is there.

    And thanks again both of you, I know I'm being a total noob but I really do appreciate the help and understanding.

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    We were all noobs at some point mate and your welcome.

    A friendly bunch here at AC and always happy to help :-)

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