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08 June 2016

How to Flash/Install Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

This is a flashing guide for Samsung galaxy S7 & S7 edge if you are looking to restore your device software, upgrade, or downgrade the android version on your phone.
You can follow this tutorial to flash any model of the galaxy S7/S7 edge (Global, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Canada, ...).

Requirements :
  1. Official firmware file for your device model number, download it from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates 
  2. Latest version of Odin3 tool. (Link below)
  3. Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung mobile USB driver. (Links below)
  4. Charged Samsung galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
  5. USB cable and Windows PC.
Steps :
  1. Backup your pictures and files 
  2. Download, install Samsung driver or Smart Switch.
  3. Download, unzip firmware file and odin.
  4. Double-click odin3 tool, click BL and navigate to BL_xx, AP and navigate to AP_xx, CP and navigate to CP_xx, and CSC and navigate to HOME_CSC_xx.
  5. Create screen lock PIN.
  6. Go to settings, Lock screen, Protect encrypted data or secure startup and select require PIN.
  7. Put your phone into download mode (Vol Down+Home+Power) then Vol Up.
  8.  
  9. Connect your device to the computer and wait until you get a sign in ID:COM section and "Added" in message box.
  10.  
  11. Click Start and wait few minutes until you see "PASS!" in odin.
  12. If your phone stuck in bootloop, reboot your device into recovery mode then choose factory reset. 
Done!
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable while flashing process is running.
  • Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Smart Switch if you don't see a sign in Odin. 
  • Flash your device at your own risk.
  • Flashing official/stock firmware won't increase the binary flash nor KNOX WARRANTY VOID counter and won't cancel the device's warranty.
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.11.1 HERE 
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Smart Switch HERE

23 April 2015

How to Flash & Restore Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

This is a flashing guide for Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 edge which might help you to unbrick, downgrade, manually upgrade (instead of updating via OTA or Samsung Smart Switch), or restore Samsung's stock firmware instead of custom ROM.
This guide for all Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 edge variant (International, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian, etc)

Requirements :
  1. Official firmware file for the model number of your device, download it from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates 
  2. Latest version of Odin3 tool. (Link below)
  3. Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung mobile USB driver. (Links below)
  4. Charged Samsung galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
  5. USB cable and Windows PC.
Steps :
  1. Backup your data
  2. Download, install Samsung driver or Smart Switch.
  3. Download, unzip firmware file and odin.
  4. Double-click odin3 tool, click AP and navigate to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 firmware file.
  5. Put your phone into download mode (Vol Down+Home+Power) then Vol Up.
  6. Connect your device to the computer and wait until you get a sign in ID:COM section and "Added" in message box.
  7. Don't change odin's options.
  8. Click Start and wait few minutes until you see "PASS!" in odin.
  9. If your phone stuck in bootloop, reboot your device into recovery mode then choose factory reset. 
Done!
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable while flashing process is running.
  • Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Smart Switch if you don't see a sign in Odin. 
  • Flash your device at your own risk.
  • Flashing firmwares which contains more than one *.tar.md5 file will wipe all data on internal storage.
  • Flashing official/stock firmware won't increase the binary flash nor KNOX WARRANTY VOID counter and won't cancel the device's warranty.
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.10.6 HERE
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Smart Switch HERE

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 

07 May 2014

[Tool] Flash CWM, TWRP, PhilZ or Stock Recovery for Nexus 5

Nexus 5 recovery flasher tool is a simple tool which can install the most familiar custom (CWM, TWRP, PhilZ) and stock recovery image for Google Nexus 5 phone easily using fastboot mode.

Requirements :
  • Recovery flasher tool.
  • Unlocked Nexus 5 bootloader.
  • Installed Google USB driver.
  • Windows PC. 
Steps : 
  • Turn off your Nexus 5 and put it into fastboot mode (power + vol down) buttons. 
  • Extract the tool, Open extracted  folder and double click "Nexus5_Recovery_Flasher.bat"
  • Type the number of your choice from the list and press Enter key on your computer's keyboard to continue.
  • Connect your device to PC via USB cable (wait until your PC detect it).
  • Follow the on screen instructions ... 
Done !
Notes :
  • This process won't wipe your data.
  • Your Nexus 5 phone must have unlocked bootloader.
  • Use this tool at your own risk.
  • Credit goes recovery developers CWM, TWRP, PhilZ and Goolge.
How to install USB driver for Nexus phones ...
- Download and unzip the downloaded driver file "latest_usb_driver_windows.zip".
- Connect your nexus to PC 
- Right click on my computer and choose "Manage"
- Click on "Device Manager" and you should see your device name, right click on it and choose "Update Driver Software..."
- Browse your computer for the extracted folder "usb_driver". 

Downloads :

21 April 2014

How to Flash and Restore Galaxy S5 [All Variants] to Stock ROM Using Odin3

Complete tutorial about flashing and restoring any model of Samsung galaxy S5 or any Samsung galaxy device to stock firmware.
This guide will make you able to upgrade or downgrade (Limited) your galaxy S5 to any firmware version by using Odin3.

Requirements :
  • Stock ROM for the model number of your device
  • Odin3 tool.
  • Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile driver.
  • Charged rooted or non rooted Samsung galaxy S5.
  • USB cable and Windows PC
Before starting :
  • Backup your important data before flashing, in case of this process corrupt your data. [important in downgrading]
  • Download stock ROM file (make sure you download the right FW for your phone's model number) from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates and unzip it only one time (the extracted firmware file has *.tar.md5 extension).
  • Download and install Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile driver (Link below)
  • Download Odin3 tool and unzip it (Link below)
  • Close Samsung Kies and disconnect any device connected to USB ports of your computer.
Flashing instructions :
  1. Run "Odin3" as administrator.
  2. Click on PDA button (AP if you are using Odin3 v3.09) and navigate to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 firmware file (it will take a few second to check firmware file, if you are using Odin3 v3.09).
    - 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 Odin3 
  3. Shut down your device and make sure it's completely off.
  4. Put your device into download mode by pressing and holding (Volume Down + Home + Power) buttons then Press Volume up to continue.
  5. Connect your galaxy S5 to PC using 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 MARKED[very important]
  7. Click Start and wait a few minutes until you see "RESET" or "PASS!".
  8. If your device stuck in bootloop, factory reset it from recovery mode.
Done!
Notes :
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable or turn your device off while flashing process.
  • Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Kies if you don't see a sign in Odin (Step 6).
  • I am not responsible if something wrong happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK).
  • This process won't take more than 10 minutes.
  • Flashing firmwares which contains more than one *.tar.md5 file will wipe all data on internal storage.
  • Flashing official/stock firmware won't increase the binary flash nor KNOX WARRANTY VOID counter and won't cancel the device's warranty.  
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

22 March 2014

How to One Click Unlock Bootloader + Root Google Nexus 5 [CF-Auto-Root]

Rooting your Nexus 5 phone by CF-Auto-Root method is the quickest and easiest way for gaining full root permissions on the device.
CF-Auto-Root does not include a custom kernel, it will keep your nexus 5 as close to stock as possible with root access.

Requirements :
  • Google nexus 5
  • Extracted CF-Auto-Root file.
  • Installed Google USB driver.
  • Windows PC.
Steps :
  • Backup all data before starting rooting process, it will wipe all your data.
  • Turn off your nexus 5 and put it into fastboot mode (power + vol down) buttons.
  • Double click "root-windows.bat" for windows and press any key on your computer's keyboard to continue.
  • Connect your device to PC via USB cable (wait until your PC detect it).
  • Press vol up to choose "unlock bootloader", then power button to confirm.
  • Your nexus 5 will erase the data, then reboot into a screen which display a red Android logo.
  • Wait a few minutes until your device finish configuration.
  • You will see SuperSU app in your device app drawer
Done !
Notes :
  • This process will void your device's warranty
  • CF-Auto-Root method will unlock bootloader, install SuperSU and binary, NO custom recovery.
  • Use it at your own risk
  • Credit goes to "chainfire" cf-auto-root developer, main thread.
How to install USB driver for Nexus phones ...
- Download and unzip the downloaded driver file "latest_usb_driver_windows.zip".
- Connect your nexus to PC
- Right click on my computer and choose "Manage"
- Click on "Device Manager" and you should see your device name, right click on it and choose "Update Driver Software..."
- Browse your computer for the extracted folder "usb_driver".

Downloads :
  • CF-Auto-Root file for Nexus 5 HERE 
  • Google USB driver HERE

26 February 2014

How to Change CSC for Samsung Galaxy Devices on Android KitKat

Samsung has pushed the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Samsung galaxy S4 a few days ago, after walking around this update, I have found that there is a problem while trying to change the CSC (product) code.
If you tried to change CSC by using cscselector app or terminal, you will not see any changes and the CSC will stuck in the default code.

I will show you how to change it easily

Requirements :
  • Rooted galaxy S4 or any galaxy device.
  • Installed root file explorer ES File Explorer or Root Explorer.
  • Installed CSCSelector or Terminal app
In my case, I will change CSC code from DBT to BTU.

Instructions :
  • Open ES File Explorer or Root Explorer and mount RW.
  • Navigate to : System / csc / BTU / system / csc /
  • Copy all the files on csc folder and go back to paste it in : System / csc /
  • Accept Overwriting or replacing files.
  • Use CSC selector app or Terminal method to change CSC to BTU.
Done !!!

Notes :
  • WARNING : Changing CSC will delete all data on your device.
  • 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 and KitKat. 
Links :
  • Android Terminal Emulator App HERE
  • CSC Selector App  HERE
  • ES File Explorer App HERE
  • Root Explorer App HERE
  • Region CSC code list HERE

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

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 :

29 September 2013

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3

How to Root Samsung Note 3
Here is the first rooting method for the brand new Samsung galaxy Note 3.
After the Note3 became available in the markets, "Chenglu" xda's developer has made a custom recoveries based on CWM recovery for N900, N900S, N9005, N9006 and N900T which allows you to flash the root files and have root access on your device.

Before starting :
  • BACKUP all your important data just in case of this process corrupt your files
  • Download the correct recovery file for your device (Link below).
  • Download and install Samsung mobile driver (Link below).
  • Download "UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip" file (Link below) and transfer it to the internal storage of your device.
  • Download Odin3 (Link below).
  • Close Kies and disable your antivirus software
Instructions :
Flashing Recovery
1- Run "Odin3" as administrator
2- Click on PDA button and browse to *.tar recovery file
Recovery android jelly bean
Flash custom Recovery
3- Shut down your device and Put it into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power) then Volume up to continue.
download mode jailbreak s3
4- 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.
5- Make sure re-partition is NOT SELECTED [Very important]
jailbreak the galaxy Note 3
6- Click Start and wait a few seconds.
- Disconnect USB cable, unplug battery and put it again

Rooting process
1- Boot your device into Recovery Mode (Volume up + Home + Power) buttons.  
download mode jailbreak s3
2- Select "install zip" then Navigate to "UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip" file which transfered to the internal storage
3- After it finish Select "Reboot system now"
You have root access NOW.
Done !

Notes :
  • This process will void the warranty of your device and set Current Binary to custom and Knox warranty void to 0x1.
  • I am not responsible if something wrong happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
  • This stuff is made for Samsung galaxy Note 3 devices N900, N900S(SK Telecom), N900T(T-Mobile), N9005 and N9006(China)
  • Don't run restore backup, it will cause bootloop.
  • Turn off Reactivation Lock (Settings/General/security).
  • All credits go to "Chenglu", check his thread in xda
  • It won't work if your device has lock bootloader
Downloads :
  • Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
  • Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • "UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip" HERE Made by chainfire
CMW recovery :