I searched the forum but there was no entry for my specific device.
I have an unlocked Galaxy note 10.1, 2014 LTE edition which I'd like to root. Motivations include ability to install a Linux virtual machine and getting rid of the enormous amount of firmware installed (plus remapping the keys, etc). So I wanted to ask
1-How I can root my device.
I also have a few related questions whose answers I couldn't find by searching the internet:
2-If I root, will I be using the same OS that I have now, just with superuser access, or would I get "vanilla Android"? I saw a video on youtube about rooting the same device but it needed downgrading to a lower version of Android??? Among samsung's firmware I only use those for the S pen, and I'd like to have them available after rooting.
3-It seems that I need special PC programs for rooting my device. Is there any such software for Linux?