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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 :