Towelroot Geohot, the root port bypassing the lock on Samsung Knox Kitkat

Those who watched the beginnings of the iPhone hacking scene and PlaySation 3 will not have forgotten the name Geohot, the brilliant hacker who has contributed significantly to jailbreak both platforms. After months, if not years, of silence back to talk to him about his new creation, this time on the Samsung devices with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with previous builds in June the 3rd.

The tool in question is called Towelroot and allows exploiting a flaw in the Linux kernel discovered by Pinkie Pie and known as CVE-2014-3153. Towelroot devices has been developed based on American operator AT & T, but it seems that it is also compatible with the Verizon and finally also with any other international version. The devices tested include Galaxy S5, S4, S4 and Active Notes 3, but it seems that it works on Nexus 5.

In addition, we point out that the procedure of Samsung devices does not seem to increase the contactor Knox, leaving him with status KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0, even if it is not given any guarantee that it is valid for all users.

If you want to try the new Geohot tools you can find on his official thread, although we advise you to follow a prudent, since the compatibility with the European arrangements are not insured, although some reports seem to confirm that the success