How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 4.4.2 update without tripping KNOX

How to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 that now runs on Android 4.4.2 updates such as the P605XXUCNF2 4.4.2 and the P605XXUCNE2 4.4.2. The best part of this root method is that it will not trip the KNOX counter to  ‘0x1’ from the default state ‘0x0 which basically doesn’t void your device warranty.    This root method has never been easier before  as you are about to grab the root app called ‘Towelroot’ and install it on your device like an app you’ve found at Play Store.

Why we should avoid tripping the KNOX counter Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 when rooting
If you wonder how KNOX actually works, here’s a brief explanation so there wouldn’t too much confusion why we highly recommend this as the best approach to root the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605. The KNOX  apps is a security platform designed by Samsung engineers and can be found on some newer Samsung smartphones and tablets. This is all explained in the KNOX white paper available on the Samsung website but this one is just a small detail about why if we root it triggers this KNOX platform.

KNOX has its own  isolated and secure environment within the mobile device,  so-called container. One of these containers also  includes  a secured bootloader. The bootloader is the place in the Android system (Qualcomm SecureBoot)  where tinkerers should avoid from messing it up. Once the bootloader detects any unsigned ROMs, kernels, modem, including root kernels it trips the KNOX WARRANTY VOID flag is set to 0×1. In short, it will switched the device into CUSTOM when you try to put something else in there that it doesn’t approve by the KNOX security system. KNOX has its own isolated memory causing red-flag once it gets re-written by any unsecure boot (kernel), recovery and other system images that are not officially designed by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KNOX Warranty Void 0×1.

This security platform can be actually seen when you reboot your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 into Odin download  mode screen, and it   tells you that device is switched to CUSTOM from Official status. When this binary counter has being tripped-off it will automatically void the smartphone’s warranty and causing the KNOX warranty void 0×1 red-flag. The problem is, it is not reversible by any means by now,  you can’t turn it back to normal status again. So the only solution by this scenario in order for you to root your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 without harming that KNOX thing, you should only use this Root de la Vega, that is basically compatible and friendly with KNOX suite and most importantly it will not trip the binary counter.

Root Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 on 4.4.2  Keeping KNOX ‘0x0’  using Towelroot:

Again the root will only work Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 edition that runs on Android 4.4.2 updates such as the P605XXUCNF2 4.4.2 and the P605XXUCNE2 4.4.2 and it may no longer work on any future OTA update as the root app has its own limitation and only worked on firmware updates that did not exceeds before June 3rd 2014.

Getting root on the 4.4.2 firmware is very simple with towelroot.

Step 1: Run the internet browser (Chrome) on your Samsung  Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605, then type the webpage http://towelroot.com/. As soon as you get on the website, click the picture in the middle of the page, it will then download an apk to your device.

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Step 2:  Locate the apk file you just download  but you may have to allow unknown sources in your device settings first. Once allowing uknown sources to install just tap the Install button of the apk file.

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Step 3: To root you need to click the ‘make it rain button’ and wait for about 15 seconds until your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition reboot.

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Step 5: Now go to Play Store and install the latest SuperSU so the root will permanently stick once the binary gets an update – SU from Playstore,  update it, then lastly reboot phone.

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Step 6: (Optional) You may also use root checker app to check if you have successfully rooted your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605.
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From here you must have your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 rooted. However, if the above root method has failed to work in your device, then you must find any other rooting method.  As again, the root method above has been only tested and it perfectly worked on older software updates but if you have the later updates like the other 4.4.2 P605XXUCNG1 and any future OTA updates, this root method will no longer supports it.  The old root method called ‘CF-AUTO Root’ has been also reliable for rooting the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. But the downside as you may know, it will tripped the KNOX security counter that basically results to void the service warranty of your device.

Root Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 on 4.4.2 using CF-AUTO ROOT

Disclaimer: This root method will void the warranty of your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605.  This article only shows the rooting guide for educational purposes only and we are not forcefully encourage you to do so. We and in-behalf of the developer of this root method shall not take any responsibility when anything happens to your device.  We encourage you to do a careful research first before attempting to root and to use of these files that are associated with this guide. You may proceed at your own risk!

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 Root Tools:

We need a CF-Auto-Root for SM-P605 – Download
The root file has been updated and it worked on international Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 KitKat updates. You can read the full details about this root file from the developers himself known as “Chainfire“, and his official support page can be found at XDA-Developers.
The Odin flasher program – Odin3_v3.09
A USB Driver –  The USB driver is included in Kies 3, so if you already had Kies in your computer then this is not needed anymore. Download here

Just unzip the file, you can use winzip or 7zip tool for extracting the compressed file, then run the “Samsung_Mobile_Phones_USB_Driver.exe” program to install the USB Driver. Without the USB driver your computer will not recognize or detect your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 device.

Getting Started Root Your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605:

  • First thing first , fully recharge your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition battery before engaging into flashing process. Power interruption or failure during flashing process might ruin your device in no time.
  • Back-up all important files, this root method may delete all of your files that are stored from your device. So copy all of it and save it in a very safe place in your computer. When we say all files, this includes contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos and even apps. If something might went wrong andthen it force you to perform a full factory reset then it’s all gone bye-bye.  So don’t be lazy, you can back up your files is very easy
    Read – How to Back up data files
  • Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop, Odin flasher tool will not run on MAC and other OS.
  • Use the supplied USB cable, a bad USB cable will be causing flashing errors.
  • Unzip or extract the files,  compressed file can be extracted using 7zip, winzip, winrar or any unzipping program in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connectingyour device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
  • Remove the external  micro SD card if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process.
  • TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – juts tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.

How to turn-off the Activation lock on Samsung galaxy Note 3.

How to turn-off the Activation lock on Samsung galaxy Note 10.1 2014.

Working the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition in Download Mode to Install Root

Run the Odin3_v3.09.exe in your computer desktop.
Head on Odin check-boxes options, make sure the “Re-Partition is unchecked. Both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check-boxes leave it as checked.
Boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition into Download Mode: Turn it off, then Press the Volume Down+Home+Power keys simultaneously, until a warning screen prompts you that let you choose to continue or cancel.  To continue juts hit the Volume Up key then you will see a download mode screen.

Grab the USB cable then hook-up your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition to the computer. Look for Odin’s ID:COM bar, it should turn to blue color and shows you the USB port number of your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 connection with the computer. There is also a word that says “Added” in the log-cat box. If you ain’t see any response, try to recheck the USB cable and re-install the USB Driver.
Now hover your mouse to Odin’s button.
– Click the AP button then browse and select this file ‘CF-Auto-Root-lt03lte-lt03ltexx-smp605.tar.md5′.  Then wait a couple of seconds for it reads the MD5 checksum for a while.

Hit the Start Button

Once both AP and CSC files filled with the right files, simply click that Odin’s “START” button to begin flashing. Wait and watch the progress bar as it will show you the exact time how it completes the flashing and it takes a couple of minutes before the flashing finishes, you have a time to relax  for a while.

A huge word “PASS” will then prompts you once it has successfully finished. Wait a couple of seconds again until your Galaxy Note restarts.

From here your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition  should be rooted. If you want to take any tweaking deep further and just needs root so you can install any ROM’s based on AOSP or from official firmware, then you may also need to install a custom recovery.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition Custom Recoveries

You can find the custom recoveries of your choice and install it on your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. below are the well-known  custom recoveries you could use. Again, installing custom recoveries will also triggers KNOX counter.

TWRP Recovery – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2515656

Philz Touch Advanced CWM – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2570829

Installing the custom recovery is similar to the above procedures using Odin tool and or by can be flash via recovery mode.  So, you’ll just use the guide above if you want a custom recovery running on your GGalaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605.

Have something to say about this root method? Did it worked or not? Just let us know and so your fellow Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE SM-P605 users knows about.

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