Do you have the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II? Have you ignored the OTA pushing the security patch so far? Are you rooted? If you have answered yes to all these questions, you should probably keep reading.
A few days ago we told you about the OTA that Verizon was pushing included “security updates.” We also warned that it would probably come with a new bootloader. We had some comments to our post from some people who accepted the OTA and lost root. No doubt Adam Outler over XDA is brewing up a new CASUAL to get around the lockdown from the OTA if you did already accept the update.
If you didn’t accept the OTA, you can still accept the update and keep root access. Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper is one method keeping root access. You can download it for free from the Play Store. You will need to initiate the program, save your root preferences, accept the OTA then run the program again to regain root.
Or if you have already flashed CWM or TWRP, you can flash the rooted stock zip available from Scott’s Roms at XDA. This zip has the patch included and won’t lock your bootloader, according the thread. For safety, you should probably read through the entire thread before you flash to see if any issues have been discovered. It’s only 5 pages long so shouldn’t take much time.
Hope these tips will help you keep root and be safe with the update to patch the Exynos vulnerability. Leave a note if you tried either of these and have anything to share with the rest of the class.