How to use TowelRoot to root your Samsung Galaxy Device running on Android 4.4

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TowelRoot is the best app to root more Samsung Galaxy devices which are running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat but after upgrading to NF update TowelRoot will not root your phone anymore because Samsung has been patched the kernel in the latest update.

By using this guide I will help you to root the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 3 on NF update or later on 4.4.2 KitKat.

Requirements :
Charged Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 running on NF update or later.
Kernel files
Odin3 (any version).
Installed Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver.
TowelRoot Apk by Geohot
Read notes before starting please.

Instructions :
1. This process WON'T wipe your data, but backup your phone just in case this process corrupt your data.
2. Download then unzip your phone kernel files.
3. Flash Model_ROOT_Kernel.tar.md5 file using odin3 in PDA or AP section.
4. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT selected.

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After your device boot up

5. Root your device using TowelRoot method by following this guide : [1-Click Root] Galaxy S4/S5/Note 3 Using TowelRoot Method
6. Make sure your phone is rooted ...
7. Flash back the specific kernel for your phone build number using Odin3 in PDA or AP section.



Congratulation, your phone is rooted on the latest update without tripping binary or KNOX counter.

You can watch a video on how to do this here

Notes:
*Use this guide at your own risk.
*Please make sure you download the specific kernel files for your phone model number.
*This will not trip binary or KNOX counter, but it might change system status to custom.
*To unroot your device --> Open SuperSU app / Settings / Full UnRoot then flash stock FW
*After flashing ROOT kennel, you might face more force close (its normal), so that its better to disable S Health before flashing ROOT kernel (you can enable it after flashing your system kernel).
*WiFi will not work also after flashing ROOT kernel, but you can fix it after rooting by flashing your system kernel.

For the Sprint GalaxyS4 L720 and the T-Mobile GalaxyS4 M919 use the following steps :
*Open TowelRoot_v3 and tap 3 times on "welcome to towelroot v3" a new field will appear
*Change the value from : 1337 0 1 0 4 0 to : 1337 0 1 7380 4 0

Downloads :
*Samsung Roms HERE
* Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
*Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
*Latest Samsung Kies HERE
Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
TowelRoot Apk HERE.
 
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RE: Using TowelRoot to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 or 5 and Note 3 running on Android 4.4

Can you explain what 'rooting' does? Doesn't my Android phone already let me do everything? What are the benefits? What cool things can I do with it?
 

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RE: Using TowelRoot to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 or 5 and Note 3 running on Android 4.4

Ally Mac said:
Can you explain what 'rooting' does? Doesn't my Android phone already let me do everything? What are the benefits? What cool things can I do with it?
I've rooted my Galaxy S4 and I only did it to remove the default bloatware and to edit my game save data. A lot of people use the Titanium Backup service when they root their devices so they can transfer their information when they buy a new device.

The possibilities are endless with a root. To give you a comparison; a rooted Android device is the equivalent to an administrator account on a computer, whereas, without the root you're just a standard user.
 

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