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Showing posts with label Galaxy S3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy S3. Show all posts

04 June 2014

How to Root Verizon Galaxy S3 "SCH-I353" on Android 4.3 "NC1" update

More users after updating their Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to the latest I535VZWCNC1 update, they lost the ability to root their phone by using SafeRoot method, which was completely safe, easy and it doesn't trip KNOX nor binary counter.
I have found a way to root NC1 update by using "SafeRoot" again on the latest android 4.3 jelly bean like any other devices without unlocking bootloader.

Requirements :
  • I535_Root_Kernel file
  • I535_NC1_Kernel file
  • Odin3 any, version
  • Installed Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver
  • Saferoot tool file
Instructions :
  1. This process WON'T wipe your data, but backup your phone just in case this process corrupt your data. 
  2. Flash I535_ROOT_Kernel.tar.md5 file by odin3 in PDA or AP section.
  3. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT selected.
  4. Root your device using SafeRoot method by following this guide : [No Warranty Void] Safe Root Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3/S4 Note 2
  5. Make sure your phone is rooted by trying App which require root permission.
  6. Flash back NC1 kernel by Odin3.
Congratulation, your Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 is rooted on the latest Android 4.3 jelly bean without tripping binary or KNOX counter.
This video was made for GT-I9300 but it's exactly the same steps for SCH-I535
Notes:
  • Download and install manually busybox if the tool is failed to install it.
  • Use this guide at your own risk.
  • Kernel files on this post are ONLY for Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 and ONLY for Android 4.3 jelly bean NOT 4.4.2 KitKat
  • You will not be able to receive OTA update, but you can update your device at any time by Kies or Odin3. 
  • This process is tested by "Devon Onescu" and worked great "It worked like a charm!!! Thanx for helping me root my device again:)".
  • To unroot your device --> Open SuperSU app / Settings / Full UnRoot then flash stock FW
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
  • I535_ROOT_Kernel HERE
  • I535_NC1_Kernel  HERE
  • SafeRoot tool files  HERE credit "k1mu" his thread

15 February 2014

[No Warranty Void] Root Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300

Samsung has blocked rooting the international version of the galaxy S3 GT-I9300 by using SafeRoot method, which was completely safe, easy and it doesn't void the warranty of the phone nor trip flash (binary) counter.
I have found a way to make "SafeRoot" root the galaxy S3 GT-I9300 on the latest android 4.3 jelly bean like any other devices.

Requirements :
  • I9300_Root_Kernel file
  • I9300_MK6_Kernel file
  • Odin3
  • Installed Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver
  • Saferoot file
Instructions :
  1. All the process WON'T wipe your data, but back it up just incase this process corrupt your data.
  2. Flash Root_Kernel.tar.md5 file by odin3 in PDA or AP section.
  3. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT selected.
  4. Root your device using SafeRoot method by following this guide : [No Warranty Void] Safe Root Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3/S4 Note 2
  5. Flash back the current kernel of your firmware MK6 until Samsung update it by Odin3
Congratulation, your galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is rooted on the latest version of Android 4.3 jelly bean without tripping flash (binary) counter.
Notes:
  • Download and install manually busybox if the tool is failed to install it.
  • Use this guide at your own risk
  • This process and kernel files ONLY for the international version GT-I9300 and ONLY for Android 4.3 jelly bean.
  • Normally this process will continue to work until Samsung starts to push Android 4.4 kitkat to the S3 (DON'T use it on 4.4 kitkat, it will brick your device).
  • You will not be able to receive OTA update, but you can update your device at any time by Kies or Odin3. 
  • This process is tested by me and worked on all the latest Android 4.3 jelly bean firmwares.
  • To unroot your device --> Open SuperSU app / Settings / Full UnRoot.
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
  • I9300_Root_Kernel HERE
  • I9300_MK6_Kernel  HERE 
  • I9300_NB1_Kernel HERE thanks to "afham"
  • SafeRoot files HERE 

27 December 2013

How to Install CWM Recovery + Root Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2

This is one of the well known Root method for ALL android devices
In this guide we will show you how to flash/install ClockWorkMod recovery to root ANY Samsung galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2 (International, LTE, Cricket, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Metro, ... ) which are running on Android 4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2 and 4.3 jelly bean.
We will use CWM recovery to push root files to system, all what you need is to read this article carefully and follow all the steps.

Requirement :
  • ClockWorkMod recovery file 
  • Odin3
  • Charged Samsung galaxy Device
  • Root files
  • USB cable
  • Windows PC
Before Starting :
  • Download and Install Samsung Kies or Smanung mobile USB driver (Skip it if you already have Kies on your PC).
  • Download and Extract the correct ClockWorkMod recovery file for the model of your device
  • Download and Extract Odin3
  • Download Root files
  • Disconnect all devices which are connected to USB Ports
  • Stop your antivirus and Kies software
Steps :
  1. Send UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip to any folder on the internal storage ex:Download
  2. Run Odin3 as administrator
  3. Click on PDA (or AP if you are using Odin3 v3.09) and navigate to the extracted recovery.tar file
  4. Make sure that re-partition is not selected and reboot too
  5. Put your device in download mode
  6. Connect your device to PC via USB cable and wait until you see a sign in ID:COM and Added in Odin3
  7. Click Start and wait few seconds
  8. After Odin3 display PASS or RESET, unplug USB cable
  9. Put your device in recovery mode
  10. Choose install zip > choose zip from /sdcard > 0 / > the folder which contains root file (in my case : Download/) > UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip > Yes.
  11. Wait few seconds
  12. Choose Go Back > reboot system now
  13. Open SuperSU app and disable KNOX.
Done !
Notes :
  • This process won't delete any data, but backup your important data just in case this process corrupt your files.
  • Flashing custom recovery will void the warranty of your device.
  • Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device while flashing recovery file.
  • I am not responsible if something happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK).
  • Some devices have a locked bootloader, unlock it first before flashing the recovery file (ex : Verizon, AT&T).
  • I have just converted "*.img" files from clockworkmod website to "*.tar" file which can be flashed by Odin3 (You can convert it by following this easy TUT : How to Convert *.img to *.tar.md5)
  • Credits : Chainfire website > root files and CWM team website > CWM recovery files.
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE 
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
  • UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip HERE
Touch ClockWorkMod for Samsung galaxy S3 SIII
Touch ClockWorkMod for Samsung galaxy S4 SIV
Touch ClockWorkMod for Samsung galaxy Note 2 NII

19 December 2013

[No Warranty Void] Safe Root Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3/S4 Note 2/3

Safe root Android 4.3 jelly bean for Samsung galaxy S3, S4 and other without tripping KNOX warranty (KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0)
This rooting method is working for a wide range of Android device (not only Samsung), it can also root devices which are running Android 4.2

Requirements :
  • Samsung galaxy device or other
  • USB cable
  • Windows or Mac PC
  • Rooting tool
Before starting :
  • Download and install USB driver of your device
  • Download and unzip Saferoot tool
  • Put your device in "USB debugging" mode (Settings > Developer options)
  • Backup your data just in case of this process corrupt your data
Steps :
  • Open "run.bat" or "install.bat"
  • Connect your device to PC via USB cable
  • Accept when your device display "Allow USB debugging" message
  • Follow the instructions 
  • After finishing root process, go to play store and update SuperSU
Done

YT video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiZ7D2zjJdA
Notes :
  • This tool can root more android devices and it is harmless if it fails to root your device.
  • This process won't delete any data, but backup your important data just in case this process corrupt your files.
  • Rooting by using this method will not change the binary or KNOX counter. 
  • The status of the system will be changed to custom.
  • If you would like to restore system status to official, flash stock Rom.
  • I am not responsible for any damage to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK).
  • Credit goes to "k1mu" who modify root exploit to work on 4.3 with SELinux enforcing
  • Xda thread
Tested and worked for :
- SCH-I545 Verizon Galaxy S4  ME7,MJ7,MK2
- SGH-I337 ATT Galaxy S4  MK2, MK6
- SGH-I337M Canadian Galaxy S4
- SGH-M919 T-Mobile Galaxy S4  MK2
- GT-I9505 LTE Galaxy S4  MH6, MKE, MKF, MJ5
- GT-I9500 3G Galaxy S4  MK1
- SPH-L720 Sprint Galaxy S4
- SCH-I435 Verizon Galaxy S4 Mini  MK5
- GT-I9192 Galaxy S4 Mini  MK4
- SPH-L520 Sprint Galaxy S4 Mini
- SCH-I535 Verizon Galaxy S3 - MK2, MJ3
- SGH-I747 AT&T Galaxy S3
- SGH-1747M Canadian/Bell Galaxy S3
- SGT-T999 AT&T Galaxy S3
- SGH-T999L T-Mobile Galaxy S3 4.3
- SGH-T999V Wind Galaxy S3 4.3
- GT-I9300 Galaxy S3  4.2 & 4.3
- SPH-L710 Sprint Galaxy S3
- SCH-R530C Cricket Galaxy S3
- SCH-R530U US Cellular Galaxy S3
- SCH-R530X Alltell Galaxy S3  MK4
- SCH-L710 CSpire Galaxy S3
- SCH-I605 Verizon Galaxy Note 2  4.3
- GT-N7100 Galaxy Note 2 MKA
- SGH-I317M Telus Galaxy Note 2
- GT-P5513 Galaxy Tab 2
- Razr HD 9.30.1
- Razr M 98.18.94,98.30.1
- Kindle Fire HD
- Verizon HTC One
- .....

Downloads :
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
  • Saferoot.zip on xda thread or my rewritten script HERE 

12 December 2013

How to Fix Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rooting Problem for Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/3

After updating Samsung galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/ Note 3 to Android 4.3 jelly bean update which contains the new security from Samsung "Samaung KNOX", you might face a problem if you tried to root your device by using CF-Auto-Root method or other methods.

This might happened because of KNOX security, it block/disable SuperSu app and you will see this notification after the first boot.
"Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped" 
"Unauthorized access to a secured area has been blocked"
In some cases you will not see SuperSU after rooting in your application list
You can enable it by going to Settings / More / Application manager, Swipe to DISABLED tab and Enable SuperSU app.

How to fix KNOX problem :
1. Go to Google Play, Search and update/install SuperSU app
2. When you will open SuperSU for the first time it will ask you to update the SU binary
3. Tap on "Continue" then "Normal" not the "CWM/TRP".
4. SuperSU will detect Samsung KNOX security and will ask you to disable KNOX, Choose "OK"
5. After displaying "installation success!", reboot your device.
Done !
Now SuperSU and root access should be working fine for you.

How to fix "Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped"
John Giosso
Download and install the latest APK for SuperSU like MrW0lf suggested.
I was having the same exact problem (unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped), so I downloaded the latest UPDATE-SuperSU file and extract it to have supersu APK, put it on my SD card in my phone and installed it from there.
It was strange because the version that was already on my phone was the same 1.89 version that I downloaded, but regardless, when I clicked on the APK, it saw it as an update, it asked to disabled knox, and worked like a charm.

SuperSU Google Play
SuperSU Pro Google Play

14 November 2013

[One Click Root] How to Root Android Devices (VRoot) Method

VRoot is one of the best rooting software for android devices which are running on Android (4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 jelly bean), this software is supporting more than 3500 several android devices.
You can root any device (Samsung galaxy S3/S4, Galaxy Note 2/3, HTC, Sony, LG, Nexus, ...) running on any android version without voiding warranty, just by one click, no more complicated methods

Requirements :
  • Android device
  • USB cable
  • Windows PC
  • VRoot software
Before starting :
  • Download and install USB driver of your device
  • Download and install VRoot software
  • Put your device in "USB debugging" mode (Settings > Developer options)
  • Backup your data just in case of this process corrupt your data
Steps :
  1. Launch VRoot software
  2. Connect your device to PC via USB cable
  3. Accept when your device display "Allow USB debugging" message
  4. Wait until VRoot display the model of your device
  5. Click the green Button and wait a few seconds
  6. After that your device will reboot, you can unplug USB cable
Done

FAQ :
1. Will this delete my data?
- No, it won't
2. Is VRoot software support my device?
- I don't know, all what i can to say is that this software supports more than 3500 several android device (Samsung, Sony, Motorola, LG, HTC, Nexus, ....)
3. Will this method of rooting trip flash (binary) counter for Samsung galaxy S4 or Note3?
- No, it won't
4. Will this method of rooting trip KNOX WARRANTY for Samsung galaxy S4 or Note3?
- No, it won't (KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0)
5. Can I use this method to reset flash counter or KNOX?
- No, it won't reset it
6. Is it safe?
- If you follow this tutorial, yes
7. I don't trust VRoot software !!!
- Don't use it
8. How to Unroot my device after using this method?
- If your device was running on official FW, just uninstall SuperSU and factory reset your device
9. Can I update my device via OTA?
- No, because the status of your device will be changed to custom
10. Can this method root android 4.3 jelly bean?
- Yes and 4.2, 4.1, 4.0, ....
11. I would like to replace the Chinese superuser with SuperSU !!!
- Follow this guide How to Remove/Replace Chinese VRoot superuser with SuperSu

Posted by : love is me

Thank you very much. The method worked smoothly.
Just for the record, and you may want to share this information with your visitors. After finishing all the steps and rooting your phone. It is very wise to uninstall VRoot from your PC. I recommend using IObit Uninstaller 3. if VRoot uninstalled by the regular way through widnows, it leaves lot of registry keys on your pc that tries to open different ports as it shows on the attached file. IObit Uninstaller 3 will ensure that all related keys and other system files are totally removed. I am not going to share the link of the application, but you can safely google the name and read many reviews on PCWorld and PCMagz regarding the application (Its free). You can use any other Uninstaller application that you trust but is capable of completely remove the application from your pc along with all the keys and system files.

Downloads :
  • VRoot software LINK (old ver)
  • VRoot Chinese version LINK (it will install app on your phone) 
  • VRoot english version LINK (it will install app on your phone)
  • Samsung mobile USB driver LINK
  • root_cleaner LINK or LINK
  • Samsung Kies LINK

13 October 2013

How to Fix "Not Registered on Network"/Wrong IMEI for Galaxy S3/S4/Note2

This tutorial will learn you how to fix "not registered on network", wrong IMEI for :
  • Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 model ONLY.
  • Samsung galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 model ONLY. 
  • Samsung galaxy S4 GT-I9500 model ONLY.
  • Samsung galaxy S4 GT-I9505 model ONLY.
Before starting :
  • Backup your important data first just in case of this process corrupt your data.
  • Download and install Samsung mobile driver (Skip this if you already have Samsung Kies)  (Link below)
  • Download MODEM.tar.md5 file then unzip it only one time (Link below)
  • Download Odin3 then unzip it (Link below) Disable the antivirus software, Close Samsung Kies and disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer.
Flashing instructions :
1- Run "Odin3" as administrator, Click on PDA button and navigate to Modem.tar.md5 file that you extracted.
2 - Shut down your device and make sure your device is completely off
3 - Put your device into download mode by pressing and holding (Volume Down + Home + Power) buttons
4 - Press Volume up to continue
5 - Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message box.
6 - Make sure re-partition is NOT SELECTED [Very important]
7- Click Start and wait a few seconds until you see "PASS!".

Notes :
  • Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device while flashing
  • I am not responsible if something wrong happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
  • Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Kies if you don't see a sign in Odin (Step 5)
  • This process takes maximum 1 minute
  • In some cases this won't fix the wrong IMEI or "not registered on network" message
  • If your device stuck in boot loop after downgrading, factory reset your device from recovery mode (Vol up+Home+Power)
Downloads :

12 September 2013

How to UnRoot Galaxy S3/S4 + Reset Flash Counter + Restore OFFICIAL Status

This guide is for those of you who would like to back to completely stock firmware, reset flash counter, unroot and receive OTA update at the same time without voiding warranty for Galaxy S3/S4/Note.
It is useful also if you soft brick your phone.

THIS METHOD IS WORKING ONLY ON ANDROID 4.2.2

Don't forget to read the notes

What will introduce this tutorial
  • How to flash official firmware and back to stock
  • How to ROOT your device
  • How to reset flash counter
  • How to UnROOT your device
What will this tutorial leave your device at the end
  • Official firmware
  • No custom (kernel, recovery, ... etc) all are stock
  • Reset device status back to OFFICIAL (NORMAL)
  • Ability to update using OTA update
  • Flash (binary) counter set to zero
  • Full root access
  • Remove the yellow triangle
  • Completely unroot your device Optional 
  • Restore warranty
  • Your device will be like you just take it out of the box
Requirements :
  • Charged Samsung galaxy S3 / S4 / Note
  • Official firmware
  • Odin3
  • Root files
  • "Triangle Away" App
  • USB cable
  • Windows PC
Before starting :
  • BACKUP all your important data because this process will wipe all data on the internal storage
  • Check if "Triangle Away" App is compatible for the model number of your device 
  • Download and install Samusng mobile driver (link below)
  • Download official stock firmware from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates
  • Download Odin3 (link below)
  • Download Root files
  • Close Kies and disable your antivirus software
Instructions :
Flashing FW process
1- Unzip FW.zip file only one time and Odin
2- Run Odin as administrator then click on PDA and navigate to "FW.tar.md5" file
3- Put your device into download mode (Vol down+Home+Power then Vol up)
4- Connect your device to PC and wait until you see a sign in Odin (Added in message box)
5- Click Start button in Odin and wait a few minutes until Odin display PASS!
Rooting process (I will use CF-Auto-Root method because it support more devices)
1- Open "CF-Auto-Root ....zip" file, drag and drop "CF-Auto-Root ....tar.md5" file
2- Run Odin as administrator then click on PDA and navigate to "CF-Auto-Root ....tar.md5"  file
3- Put your device into download mode (Vol down+Home+Power then Vol up)
4- Connect your device to PC and wait until you see a sign in Odin (Added in message box)
5- Click Start button in Odin and wait a few seconds until Odin display PASS!
Resetting binary counter process
1- Download "Triangle Away" App Google play link Lite ver (link below)
2- Open the App, continue [ONLY] if it display the model number of your device and follow the notifications shown.
3- Press "Reset flash counter" and continue
Your device will reboot into triangle away mode
4- Press volume up to continue
Now you have been reset the flash counter of your device (Check it by putting your device into download mode) and get back the warranty
Reseting status to OFFICIAL (NORMAL) process to receive OTA update
If you check the status of your device : Settings > More > About device > Status you will find that it's "Custom" or "Modified"
1- Boot into recovery mode (Vol up+Home+Power buttons)
2- Navigate to "wipe data/factory reset" (using vol down button) and Press OK (power button)
3- Select yes, wait few seconds then reboot
Now, your device's status is OFFICIAL + Full ROOT access
UnRooting process (optional and I suggest to don't do this step)
  1. Open "Super SU" App then Settings tab
  2. Tap on "Full unroot"

Notes :
  • Don't unplug the cable while flashing or rooting process.
  • This precess will delete all your data.
  • If your device stuck in bootloop after flashing stock FW, wipe data/factory reset from recovery.
  • I am not responsible if something wrong happened to your device (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)
  • Devices which running on full stock FW (skip flashing) and start by rooting process.
  • Devices which running on full stock FW & rooted (skip flashing and rooting) and start by reset flash counter process (you don't need computer)
  • DON'T continue if Triangle Away display a different model number of your device.
  • This tutorial not only for Samsung galaxy S4, Samsung galaxy S3 it's also for Galaxy Note 2 and many galaxy devices.
  • Devices which have locked bootloader, you need to unlock it first.
  • Credits goes to "Chainfire" Dev who create for us "CF-Auto-Root" and "Triangle Away" App.
  • If you update your device by OTA, Kies or Odin you will lose root access.
  • If you flash any custom file by Odin, it will change the binary to custom. 
  • Before starting Check autoroot.chainfire and Triangle Away app to see if your device is supported or not.
Some supported devices (not all) :
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 all devices [international, AT&T SGH-I747M, Sprint SPH-L710, T-Mobile SGH-T999, Canada, MetroPCS, LTE, US Cellular, Cricket SCH-R530, C-Spire and Verizon SCH-I535 (unlocked bootloader)]
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 [international LTE, T-Mobile SGH-M919, Sprint SPH-L720, US Cellular SCH-R970, Canada SGH-I337M]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 [GT-N7100/T, GT-N7102, GT-N7105/T LTE, SPH-L900 Sprint, SGH-T889 T-Mobile, SGH-R950 US Cellular, Canada SGH-I317M, SCH-I605 Verizon (unlocked bootloader)]
and more .....

Downloads :

23 August 2013

How to Change CSC (Region Code) for Samsung Galaxy Models

What is the CSC (Consumer Software Customization) code?
The CSC code contains information about software packages specific to a particular region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection.
In this way, unless the PDA, PHONE and CSC codes do not match correctly, you will not be able to update your device over Samsung Kies or via OTA"

If the PDA, PHONE and CSC codes do not match correctly, Samsung Kies software will display this message in "Firmware information" section when you connect your Samsung device to PC
"Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via kies."
And normally If the PDA, PHONE and CSC codes match correctly, Samsung Kies software will display
"This is the latest firmware." or "New firmware is available."
Lets start

Requirements :
1. Samsung galaxy device
2. "Android Terminal Emulator" App

Before Startting :
1. Backup your important data because changing CSC will delete all data on your device.
2. Root your Samsung galaxy
3. Download "Android Terminal Emulator" App (Link below)

Steps :
1. Open "Android Terminal Emulator" App and type
Su
Then enter
It will ask for root permission
2. Type
am start -a Android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.sec.Android.Preconfig/com.sec.Android.Preconfig.Preconfig
Then enter (Text file link below)
It will open the "Preconfig"
If it doesn't work, Try this
am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.android.Preconfig/com.android.Preconfig.Preconfig
Then enter (Text file link below)
3. Select sales code then Install
Your device will reboot
Done!

YT video link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6O09G_OIaw
Notes :
~ WARNING : Changing CSC will factory reset your device (delete all data)
~ This method will work only on ROOTED devices
~ This will only work if your current firmware support Multi-CSC
~ It might display "PreconfigUI does not support SingleCSC" if your current firmware doesn't support Multi-CSC.
~ This method should work for many galaxy devices which running Android jelly bean, tested on galaxy advance, S3 and S4.
~ Devices which running Android ice cream sandwich, just dial *#272*Phone’s IMEI Here# (you can get the IMEI of your device by dialing *#06*).

Downloads :
"Android Terminal Emulator" App HERE
CSC1.txt HERE
CSC2.txt HERE

30 April 2013

How To ROOT Any Ver of Samsung Galaxy S3 [CF-Auto-Root]

CF auto Root for All versions of Samsung galaxy S3 / SIII AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint, Metro, Cricket and LTE (GT-I9300, GT-I9300T, GT-I9305, GT-I9305N, GT-I9305T, SC-06D, SCH-I535, SGH-I747, SGH-I747M, SGH-T999, SPH-L710, and many versions of Samsung devices) + Samsung galaxy S4

By this guide you can root the galaxy S3 which running on ice cream sandwich and jelly bean (4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2 and 4.3)

Rooting instructions :
Backup your data first
(For SCH-I535 Verizon galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 and 4.1.2, you need to unlock bootloader first GO HERE)
1 - Download and install Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver.
2- Visit autoroot.chainfire and Download "CF-Auto-Root" file (Make sure that you have been chosen the correct file for your device model)

3 - Unzip the downloaded file ONLY one time
4 - Run Odin as administrator
5 - Click on PDA button and browse to "CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5" file that you extracted
6 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
7 - Shut down your device
8 - Put your device into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
9 - Volume up to continue
10 - Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message
11 - Make sure re-partition is NOT TICKED [Very important]
12 - Click "Start" and wait a few seconds.

Notes :
~ Check this if you face problem after rooting How to Fix Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rooting Problem for Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/3
~ Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device while rooting
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ This stuff is made for many version of Samsung galaxy devices
~ This process won't work for Verizon galaxy S3 Android 4.3
Visit this link http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/  for check if your device is listed or not .
~ The warranty of your device will be canceled because the flash counter will be increased
~ It will install SuperSU binary, APK and Stock recovery ONLY
~ CF-Auto-Root does not include CWM recovery
~ If SuperSU wasn't installed after rooting process, Install it from Google Play
~ Difference between CF-Auto-Root and CF-Root :
CF-Root (non-Auto) is manually built rooted kernels and/or flashables that usually provide more than "just root".
CF-Auto-Root is built on an automated system which takes a stock recovery image and returns an automated rooting packages.
~ Credits goes to "Chainfire" (CF-Auto-Root developer)
~ XDA "CF-Auto-Root" thread http://goo.gl/6CrPu

Downloads :

29 April 2013

How to Lock/Unlock Bootloader for Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

This guide is for show you how to unlock and lock VZW (Verizon) Samsung SCH-I535 galaxy S3 bootloader.
Verizon model of the galaxy S3 is protected from flashing modified files so that flashing by Odin always fails, and if you want to flash modified files, you need to unlock bootloader first.

Unlocking bootloader instructions :
Backup your data first

1- Extract and Open "Odin3" as administrator (Link below)
2- Click on "PDA" button and browse to "VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5" file (Link below) 
3- Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
4- Shut down your device then Put it into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
5- Volume up to continue
6- Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message
7- Make sure re-partition is NOT SELECTED [important]
8- Click Start and wait a few seconds.
Done !

Locking bootloader instructions :

Its exactly the same of unlocking process but with different flashing file.
#2- Click on "PDA" button and browse to :
"VRBLK3_bootchain.tar.md5" file [if your device on jelly bean 4.1.1] or
"VRBMB1_bootchain.tar.md5" file [if your device on jelly bean 4.1.2] (Links below) 

Notes :
~ Its recommended to lock bootloader after you finish rooting or flashing custom recovery.
~ Download and Install Kies or Samsung mobile driver, if you didn't get a sign in ID:COM or "Added" in message box
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ This Tutorial for unlocking/locking bootloader NOT UNLOCKING NETWORK CARRIER

Downloads :
Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
"VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5" Unlock bootloader LINK
"VRBLK3_bootchain.tar.md5" Lock bootloader LINK (jelly bean 4.1.1)
"VRBMB1_bootchain.tar.md5" Lock bootloader LINK (jelly bean 4.1.2)
Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE

22 April 2013

How To UNROOT and Reset Flash Counter for All Samsung Galaxy devices


This is a full UNROOTING tutorial for Samsung galaxy devices, reset flash counter to bring the warranty back.
"Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device after rooting"
This process is very important if you would like to send your device to warranty

Requirements :
~ Charged and Rooted Samsung galaxy S3
~ Triangle Away App on your device
~ Official firmware (Download from SamMobile or Samsung-updates)
~ Odin3 (Link below)
~ Installed Samsung Kies software or Samsung Mobile driver on PC (Link below)

Un-Rooting instructions :
Read all and watch video first

Backup your data first because all data on your device will be deleted
1- Download and install "Triangle Away" App (Link below)
2- Open "Triangle Away" ... (it will ask for root permission ... Accept)
(You should see message like this "Please confirm your device is this exact model GT-I9300")
3- Tap continue
(The App will download some data Select "Download" and wait ...)
4- Choose "Reset flash counter" and "Continue"
Your device will restart into special mode
5- Volume up to continue
6- While rebooting ... quickly Remove the battery and back it again
7- Start your device into "Download mode" (Volume Down + Home + Power)
8- Volume up to continue
9- Flash the official firmware for your galaxy device by Odin
- After the flashing and configuration process finish quickly Unplug USB cable , Remove the battery and back it again
10- Start your device into "Recovery mode" (Volume UP + Home + Power)
11- Choose "Wipe data/factory reset" then "Yes" and wait ...
12- Choose "Wipe cache partition"
then "Reboot system now"
Done !
Now check your "Device status" , It should be "Normal" :)
Notes :
~ "Triangle Away" may unmount your SD card , you can mount it from storage settings
~ status can only be reset on some firmware for the new devices like SGS3/SGNote2/SGNote10.1
~ This process works for various Samsung galaxy devices like (S3/2,Note1/2/10.1",Tab)
~ "Triangle Away" does work on some (not all) stock firmwares.
~ Resetting counter value doesn't work on custom firmwares
~ Some devices set the counter to 1 at every boot if you are running a custom kernel or recovery
On these devices, Triangle Away may always display 1, make sure to check the counter in actual download mode 
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ Step 2 : If you continue and this is not your device model, you will brick your device 
~ After you finish this process, you will be able to receive the OTA updates ;)

Downloads :
Triangle Away Store or XDA thread
Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE 
Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE