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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
  • 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)
(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),
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 

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

YT video link :
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
  • 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

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