1. CKR83's Avatar
    AT&T pushed an update and now my tablet is no longer very useful to me . Does anyone know how to root a note 8 with kitKat and AT&T? Can I use towlroot on this?
    10-18-2014 08:07 PM
  2. kcour2006's Avatar
    Tried Towelroot and it failed. Also tried Kingoroot it also failed. CF root has a plug for the I467M version but I wouldn't try that it, could brick your device. Just be patient here and careful since this is a brand new release.
    10-19-2014 05:50 PM
  3. CKR83's Avatar
    I think that a lot of this is because AT&T encrypted their bootloader.
    10-19-2014 08:42 PM
  4. kcour2006's Avatar
    I think that a lot of this is because AT&T encrypted their bootloader.
    That's correct. We have to wait for a developer to make a work around like saferoot since the bootloader is locked. The att variant isn't very popular so we could be waiting a while to get root.
    10-20-2014 08:49 AM
  5. CKR83's Avatar
    That's correct. We have to wait for a developer to make a work around like saferoot since the bootloader is locked. The att variant isn't very popular so we could be waiting a while to get root.
    If the S5 is any indication, 'a while' will be 'never'. I wonder if getting the device unlocked is the same thing as unlocking the bootloader?
    10-20-2014 11:25 AM
  6. kcour2006's Avatar
    Sim unlock is not the same. That would allow you to use att phobe on tmobile.
    GS5 is rooted thru towel root...supposedly.
    10-20-2014 12:33 PM
  7. CKR83's Avatar
    Sim unlock is not the same. That would allow you to use att phobe on tmobile.
    GS5 is rooted thru towel root...supposedly.
    Thanks for the info. However, the AT&T GS5 is no longer rootable via towel root or anything else. AT&T encrypted the boot loader, and the guys who root these things "don't want to waste their time with it because you shouldn't be buying an AT&T product anyway." (that's a paraphrase), and the guy who wrote Towelroot was hired away by google.

    My Note 8 has been pretty much ruined by Kitkat, and between the S5 and my ruined tablet, I think I'm probably done with Android. IF I wanted a locked down, closed system, I'd have stayed with Apple.
    10-24-2014 11:42 AM
  8. rosyjazz's Avatar
    Its been 3 now...any update on how to root kitkat?
    11-17-2014 10:52 PM
  9. Azi11's Avatar
    Those who have issue of battery or heating with Kitkat update. Please do "wipe cache partition".it will remove your background junk. How you will do? >turnoff tablet
    > press Menu button+Volume up+ power button.
    >when see Note 8 logo,only release power button.
    >then select wipe cache partition
    11-25-2014 11:11 PM

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