Galaxy Note 3 root method released, doesn’t affect KNOX security status

Ever since it was revealed that rooting the Galaxy Note 3 trips the KNOX security status and voids all warranty permanently, we’ve been waiting for a root exploit that wouldn’t trip up KNOX, and such a root exploit is finally here. XDA developers designgears and Chainfire have released Root de la Vega, named after AT&T Mobility’s CEO Ralph de la Vega (a nice gesture that he’ll likely never hear of), a method to root the Note 3 without affecting the KNOX security framework in any way.

Root de la Vega will still set the system status to unofficial and void warranty, but that can be remedied by using the Xposed Framework along with the Wanam Xposed app (Chainfire’s TriangleAway app should also support this later on). The rooting process involves flashing a custom pre-rooted firmware that will wipe all data initially, but once that’s done, you can do everything that you’ve been wanting to do on your Note 3 but haven’t been able to because of Samsung’s draconian security measures.

Root de la Vega is currently available for the international Snapdragon model (SM-N9005), the SM-N900W8, and for the T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T variants. Hit up the source link for more details and to download the necessary files for achieving root access, and as always, be careful and exercise caution while attempting anything, lest you end up with a gigantic 5.7-inch paperweight.

Source: General | Verizon-specific | AT&T-specific

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1 year 10 months ago

unfortunately i have already rooted my note 3 using odin and triangle away is unable to flash the binary counter to zero.any idea if i can use xposed framework wanam framework to flash counter to zero?after rooting i m unable to use screen mirroring with my samsung allshare cast dongle……pleaseee helppp.

1 year 11 months ago

And how to install Xposed framework without CWM? Does the apk already do it by itself?

1 year 11 months ago

Big up to Chainfire, designgears and the Xposed team.

On the other hand am bitter that there is a wolf masquerading in sheep’s clothing amongst us, namely Samsung!

1 year 11 months ago

Is it logic to assume that this could be ported to other Knox enabled devices like I9505?

1 year 11 months ago

no exynos version yet….

1 year 11 months ago

Thinking we need to start a bounty so I can get the hardware. Pretty sure I can get it rooted too without tripping the counters.

1 year 11 months ago

Great write up! I added a ton of new variations to the general thread today.

Also, you can get rid of the custom status with Xposed framework and Wanam. Check out post #2 on any those for the full details.


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