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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 

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

17 November 2013

How to Remove/Replace Chinese VRoot superuser with SuperSu




If you was one of those who root their devices by using VRoot method and would like to remove Chinese superuser and related files, you can replace Chinese superuser with the well known SuperSU.
I have made a small script to completely remove Chinese superuser, all related files and folders, install SuperSU and disable annoying KNOX  notification.
This script will do all the work for you without using PC, just by terminal.
First of all, thanks to chainfire for his SuperSU files.

Before starting :
  • Root your device by using VRoot method
  • Download and install Terminal emulator app
  • Download and unzip "Replace_VRoot_With_SuperSU.zip" file
Steps :
  • Send the extracted folder "mrw" to the internal storage of your device and make sure that this folder contains 5 files
  • Open Terminal emulator and type :
Su
  • Allow root permission
  • Type :
sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh
  • Don't be worry if it display more FC, after that your device will reboot
Done !
Notes :
  • The extracted folder must be in /Phone/ or you will need to change cmd.
  • It won't delete your apps or files, but I recommend to backup your important data first, just in case of this process corrupt your data.
  • I have tested it on my galaxy S4 GT-I9505, it must work for galaxy note3 and all devices.
  • Use it at your own risk.
  • You might need to update SuperSu after rebooting your device. 
  • Please let me know the model of your device, if it worked for you
  • 28-Jun-14 : upload new version to fix issue for non Samsung devices and delete more VRoot folders and files.
  • 29-Jan-15 : new version thanks to @hunktb.
Download :
  • Terminal emulator app LINK
  • Replace_VRoot_With_SuperSU_V1.zip file LINK
  • Replace_VRoot_With_SuperSU_V2.zip file LINK
  • Replace_vRoot_with_SuperSU_v2.1.zip thanks @hunktb LINK

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

21 August 2013

How to Flash Official Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 by Odin

This guide will be about how to flash official firmware for Any Samsung galaxy S4 or any Samsung galaxy device.
By this guide you can upgrade or downgrade the galaxy device to any firmwares by using Odin

Requirements :
1- Official firmware for the model number of your device
2- Odin3
3- Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile driver
4- USB cable
5- Charged galaxy device
6- Windows PC

Before starting :
1- Backup your important data first just in case of this process corrupt your data. [important in downgrading]
2- Download and install Samsung mobile driver (Skip this if you already have Samsung Kies)  (Link below)
3- Download a firmware file SamMobile or Samsung-updates then unzip it only one time
4- Download Odin3 then unzip it (Link below)
5- Disable the antivirus software
6- Close Samsung Kies and disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer

Flashing instructions :
1- Run "Odin3" as administrator
2- Click on PDA button and navigate to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 file that you extracted (this is for firmware which contains only one file *.tar or *.tar.md5)
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 - If the Zip file contains more than one *.tar file then they will be labeled with PDA, Phone and CSC. Put them in the corresponding section of Odin
3 - Shut down your device and make sure your device is completely off
4 - Put your device into download mode by pressing and holding (Volume Down + Home + Power) buttons
5 - Press 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 box.
7 - Make sure re-partition is NOT SELECTED [Very important]
  8- Click Start and wait a few minutes until you see "PASS!".
Done!
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 6)
~ Close or End process Samsung Kies If you see in message box this error :
SetupConnection..
Can't open the serial(COM) port.
All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1) 
~ This process takes maximum 10 minutes
~ Flashing unofficial firmware will increase the flash counter
~ Flashing official firmware won't increase the flash counter and won't cancel the warranty of your device
~ If your device stuck in boot loop after downgrading, factory reset your device from recovery mode (Vol up+Home+Power)

Downloads :
Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE

12 August 2013

How to Backup & Restore EFS [IMEI] for All Samsung Galaxy S4 Variant

IMEI is a unique identification number programmed onto your device and you can check the unique IMEI of your device by dialing *#06# or written on sticker under the battery. It is required in order to be correctly identified on a mobile network.
Without IMEI, you cannot make calls, send SMS or use mobile data.

EFS is a partition on the internal memory of your device which contain important data including the IMEI.
If the data in this partition gets corrupt, you will lose your IMEI

Requirements :
1. Samsung galaxy S4 device
2. "Android Terminal Emulator" app (Link below)

Before starting :
1. Root your device
2. Download and install "Android Terminal Emulator" app

EFS Backing up Steps :
1. Open "Android Terminal Emulator" and type
Su
Then enter
It will ask for root permission
2.A. For galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Type :
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 of=/sdcard/efs.img
Then enter
B.  For galaxy S4 all LTE and US variant Type :
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 of=/sdcard/efs.img
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 of=/sdcard/mod1.bin
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 of=/sdcard/mod2.bin
Then enter
C.  For galaxy S3 all LTE and US variant Type :
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 of=/sdcard/efs.img
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 of=/sdcard/mod1.bin
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 of=/sdcard/mod2.bin
Then enter
3. Backup the created files on your phone's internal storage to your PC or the cloud.

EFS Restoring Steps :
1. Send the files (Step 3) to the internal storage of your device
2. Open "Android Terminal Emulator" and type :
Su
Then enter
It will ask for root permission
3.A. For galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Type :
dd if=/sdcard/efs.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3
Then enter
B. For galaxy S4 all LTE and US variant Type :
dd if=/sdcard/efs.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p10
dd if=/sdcard/mod1.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
dd if=/sdcard/mod2.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 
Then enter
C. For galaxy S3 all LTE and US variant Type :
dd if=/sdcard/efs.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
dd if=/sdcard/mod1.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12
dd if=/sdcard/mod2.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 
Then enter
4. Restart your device
Done !
Notes :
~ It won't delete your data
~ Make sure you choose the correct cmd in restoring process
~ This method will work only on ROOTED devices
~ Backing up EFS partition is highly recommended for users who use the custom Roms
~ Use it at your own risk
~ This method won't repair your device if you don't have a backup of the EFS partition, but you can to try this How to Fix "Not Registered on Network"/Wrong IMEI for Galaxy S3/S4/Note2
~ Every device has unique partition, so you can't use this if you have backup file from another device

Downloads :
Android Terminal Emulator App HERE 

23 July 2013

How to Flash Custom Recovery for Samsung Galaxy S4 Models

This is a tutorial about flashing/installing a stock/custom recovery on Samsung galaxy S4 (its exactly the same steps for other galaxy devices, you just need the correct recovery file for your galaxy model)

Custom recovery will allow you to perform some powerful actions, like full backup / restore, flash custom ROMS, Mods, themes, apps, install updates to Android operating system manually and many other features.

Flashing/installation instructions :
 It won't wipe any data but it's recommended to backup your important data first just in case of this process corrupt your data 
1- Download the correct recovery file for your device (Link below) or any recovery you prefer
2- Download and install Samsung mobile driver (Link below)
3- Unzip the downloaded file only one time
4- Run "Odin3" as administrator
5- Click on PDA button and browse to the unzipped file.tar that you extracted
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Flash custom Recovery
6 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer, disable your antivirus software and exit Samsung Kies
7 - Shut down your device
8 - Put your device into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
9 - Volume up to continue
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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 box
11 - Make sure re-partition is NOT SELECTED [Very important]
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12 - Click Start and wait a few seconds.
- Disconnect your device and check the custom recovery
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Done !
Notes :
  • I am not responsible if something happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
  • Skip step 2 if you already have Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile driver on your PC
  • This stuff is made for Samsung galaxy S4 devices (AT&T, Cricket, GT-I9500, Canada/Bell, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and GT-I9505)
  • Some devices have a locked bootloader, unlock it first before flashing the recovery file
  • I just converted "*.img" files from clockworkmod website to "*.tar" file which you can flash by Odin3
  • (You can convert it by following this easy TUT : How to Convert *.img to *.tar.md5 )
  • Official CMW website www.clockworkmod.com
  • Download and Install Kies or Samsung mobile driver, if you didn't get a sign in ID:COM or "Added" in message box
Downloads :
  • Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE 
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver Here
  • Latest Samsung Kies Here
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