Rooting 4.4.4 VZW?


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Feb 12, 2012
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Maybe. We didn't think there would be one for 4.4.2 until Geohot figured out how to gain temporary root on that ROM. A lot of developers might give up on 4 and jump right to rooting 5. (Or - and I hope for this 24/7/365 - someone will come up with a pure Linux ROM that can run Android apks and is completely open source [and comes with su]. It will still do everything an Android phone will do, but not be Google-locked or carrier-locked as far as the ROM goes.)


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Apr 5, 2013
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we wish....but would anybody still write Roms for n3? prolly all move to n4

Are you a member of XDA? There are a number of current ROMs being continually developed for the VZW Note 3. That said, all the roms I saw were based on 4.4.2 (NC4)

The Note 3 is by no means dead. I got mine in late August-not knowing the Note 4 was around the corner. It was between the Galaxy S5 and the Note 3. I fell in love with the s-pen and the screensize. So, Note 3 it was. All this said, I wish I had stuck with 4.4.2 and rooted and frozen the update apk. I noticed no changes for good or bad on 4.4.4 other than a new bootloader ever-so-slightly better battery life and no way to root :(

Root will come.