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12 September 2014

TowelRoot Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2 NF or Later


TowelRoot is the best app to root more Samsung Galaxy devices whice 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.
    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.
This video was made for Galaxy S5 but it's exactly the same steps for Galaxy S4 and Note 3
Notes:
  • Use this guide at your own risk.
  • Please make sure you download the specific kernel files for your phone model number.
  • If your device stuck in bootloop after flashing the ROOT kernel, wipe cache/dalvik from recovery mode will fix it.
  • 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
  • The following models are the only supported devices till now.
  • 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 #SprintGalaxyS4 #L720, #TMobileGalaxyS4 #M919, #Verizon_Galaxy_S4_Mini #I435 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
    - Now click "make it ra1n"
Downloads :
- Samsung Galaxy S3
                 Model Number                                 Download Link               
SGH-I747M    Canadian   [ROOT] - NF2 - NH2 - OB1
SPH-L710       US (Sprint)  [ROOT] - NJ2
SGH-T999V    Canadian [ROOT] - NH2
- Samsung Galaxy S4
                 Model Number                                 Download Link               
GT-I9505       International (LTE) [ROOT] - NF1 - NG2 - NG8 - NH6 - NH7
- NH8 - NJ1 - NI2 - NJ3 - NJ5 - NJ8 - NK2
- NK4 - NL1
SCH-I545      US (Verizon) [ROOT] - NG6 - NK1 
SCH-I545L [ROOT] - NK1 
SCH-R970     US (US Cellular) [ROOT] - NF6 - NK1
SCH-R970X  US (C-Spire)  [ROOT] - NK1
SGH-I337      US (AT&T)  [ROOT] - NI1 - NJ4 
SGH-I337M   Canadian [ROOT] - NI2 - NJ1 - NK1 - OA1 
SGH-M919    US (T-Mobile)  [ROOT] - NH7 - NK2 
SGH-M919V [ROOT] - NH3 - NJ1
SPH-L720      US (Sprint) [ROOT] - NG2
SPH-L720T    US (Sprint) [ROOT] - NG5 - OA3
GT-I9195       International (LTE) Mini  [ROOT] - NF7 - NH5 - NK1
SCH-I435      US (Verizon) Mini [ROOT] - NK1 - OC1
SPH-L520     US (Sprint) Mini  [ROOT] - NJ1
SGH-I537      US (AT&T) Active  [ROOT] - NH3
GT-I9295       Active [ROOT] - NH2 - NI1 - NK4 
GT-I9515       Value Edition [ROOT] - NG1 - NI2 - NI3 - NJ2 - NK2
GT-I9515L     Latin Value Edition  [ROOT] - NK1 - NJ1
- Samsung Galaxy S5
                 Model Number                                 Download Link               
SM-G900A     US (AT&T) [ROOT] - NG3 - OA1
SM-G900F     International (LTE) [ROOT] - NF6 - NG2 - NG4 - NG7 - NG9
- NH6 - NI2 - NI3 - NI4 - NJ1 - NK7 - NL1
SM-G900I      Australian  [ROOT] - NG3 - NI2 - NI3 - NK1 
SM-G900K    Korean  [ROOT] - NH3 - NI2
SM-G900L     Korean [ROOT] - NG1 - NH3 - NI1
SM-G900M    South America [ROOT] - NG5 - NH2 - NI1 - NJ2 
SM-G900P     US (Sprint) [ROOT] - NI3 - NK4 
SM-G900R4   US (US Cellular) [ROOT] - NG3 - NK1 
SM-G900T     US (T-Mobile) [ROOT] - NF6 - NG3 - NG4 - NH5 - NK2 
SM-G900V     US (Verizon) [ROOT] - NE9 - NHA - NI2 - NK2 - NK7
SM-G870A     US (AT&T) Active [ROOT] - NG3 - OA1
SM-G900W8  Canadian [ROOT] - NF3 - NF4 - NH3 - NJ1 
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
                 Model Number                                 Download Link               
SM-N9005     International (LTE) [ROOT] - NF4 - NG1 - NG2 - NH1 - NI4
- NJ1 - NJ2 - ZTUFNJ1 - NK1
SM-N9005D  Chinese [ROOT] - NG2
SM-N900P     US (Sprint)  [ROOT] - NH7         [NOT TESTED]
SM-N900T     US (T-Mobile) [ROOT] - NF1 - NF4 - NK3
SM-N900W8 Canadian  [ROOT] - NI1 - NJ1
- Other devices
                 Model Number                                 Download Link               
SM-T530        Tab 4 10.1" (WiFi) [ROOT] - NH7 - OA1 - OD8
SM-T530NU  Tab 4 10.1" (WiFi) [ROOT] - NK1 - NK3 - OA2
SM-P600        Note 10.1" 2014 (WiFi) [ROOT] - NH3
Sep 14 : Added new models G900I, G900L, I747M, I9195 G870A.
Oct 14 : Added  new models I337M, I537 and I545 
         Added (NG7,  NI4 kernel for G900F), (NH7 and NI2 kernel for I9505), (NG5 kernel for G900M)
         and
(NH1 kernel for N9005)
Nov 14 : Added new models N900W8,  M919V, N900A and N900V
         Added (NI3, 
NJ1 , NF6 kernel for G900F), (NH6, NJ1, NJ3, NJ8 kernel for I9505),
         (NI4, 
NJ1, NJ2 for N9005), (NI1, NJ2 for G900M), (NJ1 kernel for N900W8),
         (
NJ1 kernel for G900W8), (NI2 kernel for G900I), (NJ4 4.4.4 kernel for I337),
              (NK3 kernel for N900T)
Dec 14 : Added new models G900P, G900K, I9515, I9515L, I9295 and I435.
         Added (NK2, NK4, NL1 kernel for I9505), (NL1 kernel for G900F), (NK1 kernel for R970)
         (
NK1 kernel for I545), (NK1 kernel for I337M), (NK2 kernel for M919), (NK1 kernel for                G900R4), (NK2 kernel for G900T), (NJ2 kernel for I9515), (NK2 4.4.4 kernel for G900V),
         (NK1 kernel for I9195), (ZTUFNJ1 kernel for N9005)
Jan 15 : Added new model N900R4 Galaxy Note3 US Cellular
         Added (NK7 kernel for G900F)04 Feb : Added NK7 kernel for G900V, OA1 kernel for G900A
05 Feb : Added new model T530 Galaxy Tab 4 10.1"
07 Feb : Added NJ5 kernel for I9505
08 Feb : Added NK1 kernel for N9005
10 Feb : Added new model L710 Sprint galaxy S3 
         Added NJ1 kernel for I337M, OA1 kernel for G870A         Added new model T530NU Galaxy Tab 4 10.1"14 Feb : Added OA1 kernel for I337M
         Added new model T999V Galaxy S3
         Added new model I545L Galaxy S4

         Added new model R970X C-Spire Galaxy S4

09 Mar : Added new model SPH-L520 Sprint galaxy S4 Mini
13 Mar : Added OB1 kernel for I747M
19 Mar : Added new model SM-P600 galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi 2014 Edition
22 Apr : Added OA3 kernel for L720T
26 Apr : Added NK3 kernel for T530NU
16 MAy : Added OA1 and OD8 kernel for T530

26 Jun : Added NK1 kernel for I9515 

648 comments:

  1. When i Try with the (GS4) NI1 US ATT mdf file and run towel root, i get "this phone isn't currently support"
    P.S I hate AT&T for forcing this update on me.

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  2. You must flash ROOT kernel first, use towelroot then flash back NI1 (see the video)

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  3. 'I cant find the ROOT file' I only downloaded the (g900v root file) and extract it to my desktop then open odin3 and click AD and then I couldn't see the ROOT file that I extracted to my desktop I see it on my desktop but not thought odin3 ???????? PLZ HELPPPP

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  4. Please watch the video to understand what you are going to do
    "I couldn't see the ROOT file that I extracted to my desktop" you need to browse it

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  5. Worked like a charm on my Sprint Galaxy 4 SPH L720T

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  6. My phone S5 Active SM-G870A is rooted. But is NOT FULL ROOT, app system not remove... Please Help me Fix it...

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  7. AT&T SM-G900A on NG3, 4.4.2
    I just followed the steps. The Odin flash reported success, the phone rebooted, I opened towelroot, did "make it rain", got "Thank you for using towleroot, you should have root, no reboot required", then ran RootChecker (only basic, not pro, should it matter?)

    Root Checker says "Sorry, this device does not have proper root access"

    Halp?

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  8. I537 will work with this method also? Got update to NH3 from NE3 and towelroot broke.

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  9. hello w0lfdroid :)

    first, thank you for the amazing job! youre the best.

    maybe you can help me by doing safe kernel for this G900F: G900FXXU1ANG7.

    THANKS A LOT!

    e

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  10. wow, thank you w0lf! youre doing excellent job, and helping all of us. let me say thanks, by donate you :) and i recommend to do this to everyone.

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  11. again, thank you!
    eracer/fishurik :)

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  12. Christopher Rivera04 October, 2014 04:43

    Hi, you can do a safe kernel for SM-G900M NG5, Thank you

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  13. I tried this on my L720 4.4.2 (NG2) I flashed the root kernal, then installed and ran towelroot v2. The "Let It Rain" button just turned Orange and rebooted the device, with no indication that I had root. Supoersu reports no binary found, no rain.

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  14. Uploading ...
    You can check it after few minutes

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  15. Need me to upload the boot,img for NE3 and NH3?
    I can also test.

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  16. It will be online after few minutes
    Best regards

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  17. Thank you very much, tested it.
    Worked great.
    Mentioned and linked you on XDA.
    Have a very nice day.

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  18. Hello WolfDroid, could you pls help me out in S3 Neo i9301i? I have the latest FW 4.4.2 and towelroot does not work in it. Thx!

    Model: GT-I9301I Model name: GALAXY S3 Neo+
    Country: Hungary Version: Android 4.4.2
    Changelist: 2486315 Build date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:25:56 +0000
    Product Code: XEH PDA: I9301IXXUANH1 CSC: I9301IOXXANH1 MODEM: I9301IXXUANF2

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  19. Hi I have the SPH-720T that is already on the NG5 update. I tried to flashed the rooted kernel but did not have any success with the towelroot method as the program told me that the device is not support. Any update on SPH-720T model that is already has the NG5 update installed on it?

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  20. hello! I've a gt-i9505 csc tcl with baseband i9505xxugnh7.
    here on the page i'm only able to find the nh8 file, where can i get the right file for nh7?

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  21. this site saved me a lot of trouble. was able to apply the ROOT kernel, root with towelroot, then reapplied my new kernel. worked perfectly.

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  22. NH7 is available now
    Best regards

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  23. Thanks
    Best regards

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  24. it worked for me in the first attempt without any problem but unfortunately, my knox counter shows 0x1 now, device status is custom and device has started to freeze randomly until i lock and then unlock it back. Im on i9505xxugng8. I've installed SD kitkat fix app and flashed twrp custom recovery after root. don't know which step tripped my knox counter.Is there any way to overcome these?? cheers

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  25. KNOX is 0x1 because of flashing TWRP recovery but unfortunately no way to reset it

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  26. Hello,Mrwolf,i have a note3 n9008,first,i use odin to flash n9008zmueni2,this's latest version,secondary,i made a kernel base on n9008zmuena9,and then flash into device,when it reboot,my phone halt on "SAMSUNG" screen.i also try n9008zmuenb1's kernel,it also halt on that screen.where i wrong?thanks.

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  27. Thank you W0lfDroid. I have a rooted phone but I'm not sure how to get the wifi working again. I know you say, "WiFi will not work also after flashing ROOT kernel, but you can fix it after rooting by flashing your system kernel," but I'm not sure how to update my system kernel. Could you please advise?

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  28. Hello! I've a GT-I9505 with baseband I9505VJUGNI2.
    Where can i get the right file for NI2?

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  29. Hey i done as showed in the video. Worked like a charm. But keep getting a notification saying unauthorised actions have been detected. wants me to tap it to restart my phone to undo any unauthorised changes. Click cancel but keeps coming back every couple minutes. is there a way to stop this?? Any help would be great. Thanks

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  30. Disable KNOX by opening SuperSU

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  31. Hi could you please add download links for N9005 with build ending NH1?

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  32. I used this method to root my NF4 Note 3 successfully. However, whenever I disable SuperSU to hid the root files and reboot, the root will be lost. ( SuperSU no longer working and prompt me ''there is no SU binary installed and supersu cannot install it. This is a problem! If you just upgraded to android 4.3, you need to manually re-root and consult the relevant forums for your device!''.
    Although I can just use this method to reroot my phone again but it is quite troublesome whenever my phone ran out of battery...
    I've also noticed that after rooting my baseband changed to NF2 instead of NF4.

    Can anyone help me please?

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  33. NH1 is online now
    Best regards

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  34. NI2 is online now
    Best regards

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  35. Thanks! ☺

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  36. Hi, my S5 (G900F) states to be on baseband version G900FXXU1ANG8. Does this way to root also work with this version, and if so, which kernel do I need to flash in the second step?

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  37. what is your phone build number?

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  38. Build number is KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANH6

    Any suggestions welcom ;-)

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  39. Alejandro Huertas20 October, 2014 19:40

    odin does not detect my note 3 international ng1, opinions ?

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  40. Thank you. Worked fine. Knox still untouched, system status changed to custom. That's o.k. (and reversible) and root is working.

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  41. You can change system status by following this video easily https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIGaxAxElw

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  42. Hmm. S Health does not work anymore, does not recognize pulse and step counter. Any Idea to fix this?

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  43. Make sure you have Kies or USB driver installed on your PC

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  44. Alejandro Huertas22 October, 2014 01:03

    Already fixed, just reinstalled the usb driver.
    Thanks for the reply! Enjoying the root so far :)

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  45. When I open towelroot 3 and change from 0 to 7380 I still get this phone is not supported..Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon is my phone. What is happening to me?

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  46. You can't root your device without flashing root kernel

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  47. Problem was corupt files from ota after a factory reload i was able to root but now paragon cannot set selinux to permissive from enforcing. .any ideas on a work around i really need permisive to work.

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  48. I get to step 5 and Odin3 says PASS and toweltoor says my device should be rooted, no reboot. But, when I go to verify root it still remains all red, and SuperSU says no SU binary installed. please help. Galaxy S5 SAMSUNG-SM-G870A Baseband version G870AUCU1ANG3

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  49. hi, i got GT-I906 is it possible to get that towelroot working on it?

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  50. Unfortunately not possible

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  51. it doesnt let me download nh5 file it says no data recieved

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  52. Hello! I've a GT-I9500 with baseband I9500DXUGNH1
    Where can i get the right file for NH1?

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  53. Towelroot isn't working for I9500

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  54. i have a galaxy s5 active at&t SM-G870A baseband-G870AUCU1ANG3 Build number- KOT49H.G870AUCU1ANG3
    and am new at this on May i rooted with towelroot from the cel on june
    apraently it updated itself now amnot rooted does this works i didnt see
    any kernel here for this one

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  55. please help me out here men all be veryy thanks full

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  56. Gonçalo Simões29 October, 2014 19:30

    In first place, greet job... NJ1, please!

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  57. Gonçalo Simões29 October, 2014 23:09

    Is it possible that some of the available, is compatible?

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  58. Can i root my Samsung note 4 with towelroot?att..

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  59. g900f NI2 firmware isn't linked

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  60. Got it rooted again. now having a different issue. A movie that plays fine when stored on the internal memory says it cannot be played once I move it to my external SD card. I have read that 4.4.2 removed the permissions from SD cards and there are ways or restoring them. I have managed to get my apps to play once again from my ext. SD card but I still can't figure out how to store movies on my SD card and get them to play. Please advise.

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  61. Odin3 fails in the step for 4.4.2 version

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  62. Odin3 fails in the step for 4.4.2 version

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  63. Use this http://zidroid.com/how-to-fix-extsdcard-mount-issue-android-4-4-2-kitkat/

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  64. Gonçalo Simões02 November, 2014 21:03

    Mr wolf... NJ1 kernel for galaxy s5 international (csc_xef/France), please!

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  65. NJ1 is available now
    Best regards

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  66. Gonçalo Simões03 November, 2014 01:32

    Thanks. Amazing job!

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  67. MilitantRubberDucky03 November, 2014 02:49

    At the risk of sounding like an idiot: is the kernel download done on the phone, or computer? If computer, can I do it on a Mac? If it's done on the phone, my phone will download it but says it can't open the file. Is there a way to unzip it on the phone? Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 build # K0T49H.I.337UCUFNI1

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  68. Hy

    I have s4 GT-i9505 i9505xxugnh7
    I downloaded the S4 - NH7, i tryed tu flash with odin and FAILD!!!
    Itrye deveral times an the same problem.

    What can i Do?

    Thx

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  69. and when i try to open my phone say to connect to Kies an recover firmware!!!

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  70. I fukedup my fone?!?!!?

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  71. Problem solved! Flashed PIT file specific to my phone an voilla!
    Now i dont know if i can solve the root problem!

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  72. i cn't root pls help me....the id.com box inside is nothing when i plug USB cable.

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  73. What did we even need samsung kies for? Why is that in the download section?

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  74. I load in the ROOT tar md5 into Odin3, and I click start, restart my phone and do the 3 button push on my phone and it goes into sys recovery, it doesnt seem to go right into the custom OS... what am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help!

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  75. I have SPH-L720, Build KOT49H.L720VPUFNG2. Kernel is 3.4.0-2162929 dpi@SWDD6013 #1, dated Wed Jul 9 09:04:04 KST 2014. I assume that is the root kernel, as all went well with Odin (succeeeded 1/ failed 0). In Towelroot 3, I tapped three times and changed the code as described (1337 0 1 7380 4 0). Response is: "This phone isn't currently supported"


    Suggestions? Did I miss something?

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  76. Did this on my S4 and it worked. Now my phone periodically restarts. Any ideas>

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  77. Use the offline ver of towelroot

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  78. Hi currently using the NI3 Samsung S5, all proceeded well but phone wont auto update after kernel is flashed like in the video, it just boots up as if it has been reseted and towel root displayed the message as if it isnt root "phone not supported" any ideas ?

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  79. Will I lose root?

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  80. Im using s5 NI3 version but after the updated was completed on odin, my phone wont download the update like in the video, and it just reboot like normally.Any helps?

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  81. I tried but was not able to enter the extra code. Without that, it says my device is not supported (SPH-L720)

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  82. No, but you will lose data and you will need to install supersu one more time

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  83. It write on the top towelroot V2 or V3?

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  84. V2. I downloaded from your offline link above. http://www.multiupfile.com/f/a17ba6b7de

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  85. V2 - from your offline link above.

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  86. Why is it necessary to flash back the specific kernel for your phone build number, which means use Odin twice? I ask this because my baseband number NG8 is not listed here (Samsung S5). Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root uses Odin only once. Why is that? Thanks in advance!

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  87. Can anyone help us out with the NC1 (GT-I9500 International) kernels please?

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  88. I also did this on my S4 I9505 with NG2 and the same issue with restarting even after factory reset still restarting. Any ideas or suggestions?

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  89. Not to worry, seems towelroot does not work on an I9500 anyway as stated earlier by MrW0lf

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  90. I have a GT-I9195 International (LTE) Mini. I'm new to android. I'd like to root my phone with above method. How do I now if I have to take the NF7 or MH5 to flash? Cn I read it off my device somewhere?

    Thanks

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  91. hi, w0lf.
    are you planning a safe root and kernel for galaxy note 4 n910f ?
    good day!

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  92. I also did this on my S4 I9505 with NG2 and the same issue with restarting even after factory reset still restarting. Any ideas or suggestions? Phone rooted as expected but constantly restarts. Done 2 S4 phones same versions and build and same outcome. Any help please

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  93. I rooted my phone, but like you said turned off my wifi. My question is, how can I flash my system kernel? Tks

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  94. Galaxy S5 G900M build MUBU1ANI1 not work.

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  95. Carlucci Services15 November, 2014 04:43

    ok so i followed the video Wolf, and when i got to entering my code for Tmobile M919, click let it rain..told me please ensure you are conntected to the internet. so thats where i am stuck.....I would really love it if someone could get my first NOOB ROot Going.....

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  96. Carlucci Services15 November, 2014 04:47

    ps....tried offline version 2, doesnt let you change code and phone restarts back to drawing board.....


    running N7 and flashed N2 so i could root

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  97. Carlucci Services15 November, 2014 05:53

    Running 4.4.4 by the way

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  98. AT&T S4 Active: What am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions/video about ten times & it says pass but phone still isn't rooted. This is where I'm having issues: When I power off the phone the correct screen comes up, says downloading, but the following screen where it says "downloading applications" never appears. Please help, thank you!!

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  99. Because ROOT kernel is buggy and we use it only for rooting
    You can use NG9 instead of NG8

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  100. Settings / More tab / About device / *Build number*

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  101. Towelroot isn't working for Note4

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  102. try to flash NG8 kernel instead of NG2

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  103. Exactly the same way you flash the root kernel

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  104. Did you flash root kernel then use towelroot?

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  105. I have uploaded offline V3 of towelroot
    Download it from download section
    Good luck

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  106. Offline V3 has been added to the post

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  107. But add knox flag?

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  108. Carlucci Services15 November, 2014 17:17

    Tmobile m919 on N7 running 4.4.4 I'm this close to cf root but rather try to keep the warranty

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  109. Carlucci Services15 November, 2014 20:23

    wolf tried version 3 offline, changed to 7380 then clicked rain and it rebooted, checked with root checker, no go.....

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  110. Carlucci Services16 November, 2014 06:07

    10 hours ago
    wolf tried version 3 offline, changed to 7380 then clicked rain and it rebooted, checked with root checker, no go.....
    Did it twice....Grrrr

    I noticed that when i tried to flash your M919 root_ker and checked my baseband version ,still said FNH7, also build number ends with the same....

    The kernel version reads 3.4.0-540242
    dpi@swdd5919#1
    Fri feb 14 14:38:35 KST 2014

    This is all after the flash....

    Odin says pass ! All threads completed Succeed 1
    Did it not flash correctly, thats why towelroot keeps rebooting ?

    Flashed back to M919 N7 > so I can at least use the phone nomrally....

    Kernal now reads > 3.4.0-2437203
    wed aug 27th 21:44:08 >> well looks like the kernal flashed since its now different from before the flash....what the hell am i doing wrong......Jailbreaking vs root...what a difference..lol

    please help

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  111. Hi dear friend
    Would please give me the download link for Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295)?

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  112. I flashed the root and now my phone just keeps restarting. It will not let me startup into the rom flash to flash the original Rom.

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  113. Carlucci Services16 November, 2014 20:47

    id it twice....Grrrr

    I noticed that when i tried to flash your M919 root_ker and checked my baseband version ,still said FNH7, also build number ends with the same....

    The kernel version reads 3.4.0-540242
    dpi@swdd5919#1
    Fri feb 14 14:38:35 KST 2014

    This is all after the flash....

    Odin says pass ! All threads completed Succeed 1
    Did it not flash correctly, thats why towelroot keeps rebooting ?

    Flashed back to M919 N7 > so I can at least use the phone nomrally....

    Kernal now reads > 3.4.0-2437203
    wed aug 27th 21:44:08 >> well looks like the kernal flashed since its now different from before the flash....what the hell am i doing wrong......Jailbreaking vs root...what a difference..lol

    please help

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  114. So I have an SGH-M919 running NH7, I flashed the root kernel with Odin but when using towelroot v3 OFFLINE, it just reboots the phone.

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  115. Carlucci Services16 November, 2014 23:32

    I have the same problem. I just posted it...now one seems to know a solution.

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  116. Carlucci Services18 November, 2014 17:53

    Adrian, did you ever find a way around it or has anyone gotten back to you....a little communication from wolf would be nice, even just to let us know theres nothing that can be done. I dont know if he is troubleshooting it or not ?

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  117. Hi,
    I rooted my S4 I337m (Canadian Rogers) v4.4.2 using the above method without any problem. However, I am now experiencing a problem. Every time my phone wakes up from standby, my WiFi password is lost. I have to re-enter my password every time. Any idea why this is happening and what could be the solution. Thanks

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  118. Will do still need to upgrade to NG8, what did solve my issue was to uninstall KNOX, it was the cause of my restarts - Thanks enjoying root on my S4

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  119. hey there W0lf... havnt seen a comment for it yet and i dont wanna brick my phone.... wondering if this will work for canadian i337m on new update NI2

    i see you have NI2 kernel uploaded, just want to have confirmation before i give it a try.

    thanx.

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  120. i've root my phone samsung galaxy note 3 after 3 days my wifi doesnt work anymore somebody with a solution pls ...

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  121. Hi there w0lt long time no see since saferoot s3 4.3..now im about to ask u about my gt i9500 running official 4.4.2 my phone info in below picture..could u provide me a way thats i can do saferoot or not..need ur help..hope that u can help me..

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  122. This i s my phone info

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  123. I9500 root kernel?this method not possible for i9500?

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  124. Carlucci Services24 November, 2014 07:58

    I think this dude doesn't know wtf he's talking about seeing how he hasnt commented or even gotten back to me. He's full of sh...great communication w0lf sering is how it's your own dam website. Just leave me hanging good job

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  125. Hi Mr. W0lf, would you please help out the I9505XXUGNH6 kenel file? Much appreciated.

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  126. Hey W0lf... has this been tested on Canadian i337m on recent OTA update to NI2?

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  127. Thats because you don't flash your phone system build kernel
    Complete all steps

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  128. I will update the post to add NJ3 and NJ8 today
    Best regards

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  129. Sorry, I was having a problem to login my disqus account
    Actually I don't try it as I don't have I337M but it must be working for your model the same of the other models (90% is working)

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  130. If you root it using this method, complete all steps by flashing your phone system build kernel.
    If it doesn't fix it, flash stock FW (it seems you modify system files)

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  131. Unfortunately, TowelRoot is working only for Qualcomm not Exynos
    I9500 can be rooted using cf auto root or using custom recovery

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  132. Downloading the FW right now, it will be available after few hours
    Best regards

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  133. I'm sorry to comment late
    Can you tell me your phone system build?

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  134. Factory reset your phone from recovery

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  135. Carlucci Services25 November, 2014 16:33

    Please accept my humbe apologies. I hope you do find a cure to this, I haven't sought out ct root and really don't want to. Also I do appreciate the time you put in for us noobs and non noobs

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  136. you are tge best! please, if it's not too hard for you make a safe kernel for I9505XXUGNJ1 also. thank you very much!

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  137. Thank you Wolf for the response. I read the previous post about the rogers i337m and how he was having issues after flashing. But now I c that it was possibly something he did incorrectly.

    Thanx again for the reply. I will try today and post results.

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  138. one more quick question.... why are we disabling s-health?
    does it intefer with the flashing process? or does it interfere with something else? can we reactivate after flashing?

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  139. ok so i flashed the root kernel for my i337m (Telus).... used towelroot V3. it says i should have root, but root checker says no. i have now flashed back to NI2 kernel and it worked!

    odd... root checker said no root access when on root kernel, but says i have root after flashing back to NI2.

    thanx W0lf. everything seems to work fine.
    i used Regionlock Away to sim-unlock and it worked.

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  140. nvrmind... i think the data issue is on my network end... thanks W0lf.

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  141. http://www.mediafire.com/download/h3xlmcuuiysbhom/M919_ROOT_Kernel.zip

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  142. I disabled s-health because when I try it with the S5, it force close more times and it was to annoying while rooting but you can enable it after finishing all the process
    Good luck

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  143. I will add it after few minutes

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  144. Carlucci Services25 November, 2014 22:22

    show me these other users, because i think there running 4.4.2 not 4.4.4.....I will try it and keep you posted.

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  145. Carlucci Services25 November, 2014 22:23

    had no idea, i take blame for that.

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  146. thanx again W0lf... but i followed instructions perfectly but still having issues with wifi passwords needing to be re-inputted. other than that... everything is working fine.

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  147. Did you try to factory reset your phone (it will fix this problem)

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  148. no i havnt tried that... didnt want to lose ALL info... what would u recommend for a COMPLETE backup before i do that?

    and that wont lose root or anything?

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  149. https://disqus.com/home/user/adrianordonez/
    Any way I upload only one kernel NH7 (4.4.4)

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  150. Carlucci Services25 November, 2014 22:53

    anyway you can troubleshoot ?

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  151. Try "Titanium Backup"
    No it won't lose root

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  152. thanx so much W0lf... u r doing great work!

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  153. Hi again and thank you for your reply :)


    Kernel Version:
    3.4.0-2015525


    Build Number:
    JDQ39.I9295XXUBMK3

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  154. Hey w0lf, I just tried flashing the SM-N900V ROOT Kernel to my Verizon Note 3 N900V 4.4.4 and got the following message after the flash:

    "System software not authorized by Verizon Wireless has been found on your phone. Please turn off your phone and go to the nearest Verizon Wireless store for help."

    Any idea what I should do next?

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  155. Having trouble getting towelrootv3 to work on s4 sph-l720t (sprint) NG5
    says device not supported. can you help? even tried the 7380mod string

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  156. also using odin3 v3.09

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  157. Downloading FW
    Its 4.2.2 no?

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  158. Thanks for developing this great tool.Does it supports Note 3 SM-N9005 International NJ1 ROM ? As NJ1 only listed under SM-G900W8.

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  159. Thanks for the quick response. Do you know if I can flash the 4.4.2 Stock ROM from May 2014 and then will I be able to use TowelRoot? Or do I need to go to the latest 4.4.4 update?

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  160. So I tried Flashing the Stock 4.4.2 ROM but that failed in Odin. I proceeded to Flash the 4.4.4 ROM and I'm back up and running. Any Idea why the N900V ROOT Kernel would throw the error? I see it was taken down, but I'm anxious to try again if it comes back up. Thanks for your help.

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  161. thanks alot! you're the best!

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  162. Carlucci Services26 November, 2014 21:29

    no go, phone just rebooted...reflashing stock kernel.

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  163. http://www.mediafire.com/download/a7h09m51nsyydxk/I9295_MK3_Kernel.zip

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  164. This method won't work for N900V
    The latest update block it

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  165. Wifi became about 10x slower after doing this, any tips?

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  166. Did you complete all steps? (step 7)

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  167. Ys, I flashed to my specific kernel (NG9)

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  168. can you update S4 kernel NG4

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  169. my galaxy s4 is stuck on "Samsung GALAXY S4 GT - I9500 when i try to power on it... its called bootloop can you help me plz...

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  170. Then factory reset your device

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  171. I tried with my s4, its 4.4.2 sch i545, and after step 4, i tried to root it, but it keeps freezing, shutting off with black bars going across the screen, and restarting. also when i turn it back on, the wifi wont turn on. please help, my phone just keeps going through cycles of turning off and back on

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  172. hi w0lf,
    can you make a safe root and kernel for smasung galaxy s4 i9515: i9515XXU1ANJ2.
    thanks so much!

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  173. Hey MrW0lf I have done everything this says exactly but I get as far as installing the root file because when I try to do the N12 it stays on the bootloader screen and never powers up is there something im missing? also why did I download klies and the mobile driver? please help me as I am a bit lost. thank you!
    SM-G900V US (Verizon) [ROOT] - NE9 - NHA - NI2* -

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  174. HI MRW0lf I have done everything that this says but I am stuck at loading the root download because whenever I try SM-G900V US (Verizon) [ROOT] - NE9 - NHA - NI2* the latest one my gs5 stays on the boot sequence and never loads.....am I doing something wrong? also why did I download klies and the mobile driver for and when do I use it? can you pease help me ? I am rooted but on the root kernel. pls let me know where I can download the proper one and thank you for your time

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  175. Try to factory reset
    Kies or driver for detecting your phone while using odin
    What is your phone system build number?

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  176. I think towelroot isn't working for that model

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