Need some advice on rooting Note 3

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Some have done it without tripping Knox, so that doesn't seem to be an issue. Questions for those who have done this successfully:

1) Will a KitKat ROM allow me to OTA update once rooted?
2) Apps that work on KitKat; can I take it for granted that they'll work in a rooted phone with KitKat?
3) Once rooted, can I revert back to Jelly Bean should I choose to?
4) What exactly will I lose once I root, anything? I know rooting allows me to kill the stupid bloatware apps -
5) If I don't see the value in rooting, can I unroot back to factory settings?
6) Finally - best place/ link to the guide and all files I need to root!
 
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1) Will a KitKat ROM allow me to OTA update once rooted?
No, (manufacturer or network) OTA updates won't work once you install a custom ROM. Is that what you meant?
2) Apps that work on KitKat; can I take it for granted that they'll work in a rooted phone with KitKat?
Yes, any apps that worked before, will still be fine with a rooted phone.
3) Once rooted, can I revert back to Jelly Bean should I choose to?
Yes, you can reflash a stock ROM if you need to go back.
4) What exactly will I lose once I root, anything? I know rooting allows me to kill the stupid bloatware apps -
Not a thing. Root gives you more options and doesn't remove the ability to do anything. All features remain the same, or improve/increase.
5) If I don't see the value in rooting, can I unroot back to factory settings?
Yes. See answer 3.
6) Finally - best place/ link to the guide and all files I need to root!
Hmm, I'd start with the XDA forums for anything related to rooting. There are numerous guides and tutorials on there. Read through a few before taking the plunge, just so you know what you're doing and know where to ask for help if things go wrong.

Hope that helps. Good luck :)
 

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Could always plant the note 3 to see if takes root. Don't use water though! Especially pool water!

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3) Once rooted, can I revert back to Jelly Bean should I choose to?
Yes, you can reflash a stock ROM if you need to go back.

WARNING! Once you go to KitKat you can't go back to Jelly Bean. It doesn't matter if you are rooted or not. The KitKat bootloader won't allow you to go back.
 

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WARNING! Once you go to KitKat you can't go back to Jelly Bean. It doesn't matter if you are rooted or not. The KitKat bootloader won't allow you to go back.

This has always been the case with new Android iterations as far as I know.

The easiest way I've found is here:

http://galaxynote3root.com/galaxy-note-3-root/how-to-root-galaxy-note-3/

Make sure you use the link that applies to your version. Read the instructions carefully and go through each step in your head so that you know the sequence before you try. And don't freak out when it seems to hang up for a little while. The instructions address this, but you'll still have a moment or two of unease. This method is TWOP, not CWM, and they can't be interchanged. Also, some have had problems with Win 8. I did mine with Win 7 and had no problems.

From start to finish, took less than 30 minutes including downloading drivers, Odin, etc.

After you do that, read/watch a tutorial about using the slots in recovery. I think that this dude has one on his site, but if not, there are several on YouTube. There will be suggestions on how large to make each slot.

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Also if you care, any current methods for rooting KitKat will trip the Knox flag from 0x0 to 0x1. So far there is no way to reset the flag.
 

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You folks are mixing terms here.

Root does not equal ROM.

I've ROMed without rooting and I've rooted without ROMing.

The question really is what are you trying to accomplish.
 

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Also if you care, any current methods for rooting KitKat will trip the Knox flag from 0x0 to 0x1. So far there is no way to reset the flag.

Yes there have been many reports that say Samsung's update also trip the bit so you can just argue it was flipping on an update.
 

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WARNING! Once you go to KitKat you can't go back to Jelly Bean. It doesn't matter if you are rooted or not. The KitKat bootloader won't allow you to go back.

Is there something special about the Note3 bootloader that prevents this? I know for many phones like the Note 2 one can jump to any OS once root with CWM installed.
 

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Is there something special about the Note3 bootloader that prevents this? I know for many phones like the Note 2 one can jump to any OS once root with CWM installed.

I know that with Moto Droid products, once you upgraded to the next iteration, you couldn't go back.

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Some have done it without tripping Knox, so that doesn't seem to be an issue. Questions for those who have done this successfully:

1) Will a KitKat ROM allow me to OTA update once rooted?
Yes. If you remain stock rooted - no custom rom, no custom recovery.
2) Apps that work on KitKat; can I take it for granted that they'll work in a rooted phone with KitKat?
99.9% will.
3) Once rooted, can I revert back to Jelly Bean should I choose to?
Not sure if it's been figured out yet but once you got install 4.4, the bootloader prevents you from going back to 4.3. I know some were working on a fix.
4) What exactly will I lose once I root, anything? I know rooting allows me to kill the stupid bloatware apps -
Nothing
5) If I don't see the value in rooting, can I unroot back to factory settings?
Yes
6) Finally - best place/ link to the guide and all files I need to root!
XDA is your friend
[SM-N900T] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers
XDA is your friend
 

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Is there something special about the Note3 bootloader that prevents this? I know for many phones like the Note 2 one can jump to any OS once root with CWM installed.

4.4 Bootloader. I gave my Note 2 to the wife. Is there a 4.4 update for the N2?
 

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Also if you care, any current methods for rooting KitKat will trip the Knox flag from 0x0 to 0x1. So far there is no way to reset the flag.
Ya, that I do care about...I read that they had addressed that problem, but I think I read in a later update that big bad SammyDung also addressed it.

Gator, you posting from the can again? LOL
 
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4.4 Bootloader. I gave my Note 2 to the wife. Is there a 4.4 update for the N2?
Are we talking bootloaders or ROMs?

There is cyanogenmod ROMs on 4.4 but I've not gone that far. For me the pen is one if the biggest features of the phone update it to a rom that doesn't take advantage of the pen is kind of pointless.
 

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I was referring to an official KK 4.4 ROM for the N2. Not cyanogenmod. Never liked cyanogenmod. Too bland and too many broken apps.
 

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