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Old March 16th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I frequent these forums a lot, but I don't post much because I always find what I need. I've bricked and/or successfully rooted my fair share of devices, but right now I am having a bit of a problem.

I am trying to root my Galaxy S4 GT-I9506, but I am having absolutely no success. I've read the posts about the GT-I9505 but my attempts have been unsuccessful for my GT-I9506.

I got the phone here in Germany (I moved here from the US and my super-slick HTC One SV doesn't work here). My contract is with T-Mobile, but the device is completely unlocked and should (from what I was told) work with any carrier.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would really like to root this device. It has been bothering me since I got it, and I soft-bricked it a couple of times trying various things. Thanks in advance.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, so I searched around on XDA for your root and while yes, there were many methods out there I would suggest that you try this oen
[ROOT][GUIDE]SGS4[I9506-E330s][DOWNLOAD][4.4.2 SUPPORT] - xda-developers
it was the most extremely detailed guide I could find and has all the download links you will require from authenticated and tested sources
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Old March 17th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have tried this. But I keep getting an error message while trying to apply an update from the SD card. It says something along the lines of "E: signature verification failed".
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I have tried this. But I keep getting an error message while trying to apply an update from the SD card. It says something along the lines of "E: signature verification failed".
Have you tried going into PhilZ Recovery > Install zip > Signature Verification (toggle this off)
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I don't know what software versions your on but I know a new root method is out and very easy .

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2565758

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I don't know what software versions your on but I know a new root method is out and very easy .

[ROOT] Saferoot: Root for VRUEMJ7, MK2, and Android 4.3 - xda-developers

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I don't see the GT-i9506, a.k.a; SHV-E330S in that list.
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That is true it isn't but the op still needs to state what os they are on cause it can be made with a few clicks

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2529064

The URL is the closest so far cause it uses a cwm if u read the URL I posted it say it states safestrap recovery ..
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That is true it isn't but the op still needs to state what os they are on
Yes, that would be helpful BRAINZ2013.
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Have you tried going into PhilZ Recovery > Install zip > Signature Verification (toggle this off)
Hmmm. That's interesting. Perhaps the recovery isn't successfully installed. When I enter recovery, I don't think it's the Philz recovery that I attempted to install via Odin. When I go into it, the little green alien thing falls dead and has a red triangular thing sticking out of his/her chest with an exclamation mark on it. At the very top, it says "Android system recovery <3e>"

There is no option to turn off signature verification.


I am running Android version 4.3, Kernel version 3.4.0-2210443
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I tried the Easyroot method, and this is the message I got:
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Plug in your phone and Press any key to continue[*] Waiting for your phone to appear[*] Your phone is detected and ready for rooting.[*] Sending files to your device...[*] Starting rooting program.
ro.build.product=ks01lte
ro.build.id=JSS15J
setsockopt() failed: Bad address.
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kallsyms_addresses search failed.[*] Checking if rooting succeeded[*] Unfortunately, rooting failed. Cleaning up.
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Try...

How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506/SHV-E330S)

followed by...

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506/SHV-E330S)
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Do you have the phone drivers on your PC/laptop
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I've tried this. It seems to do nothing. The recovery never seems to install.
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Do you have the phone drivers on your PC/laptop
Yes. I have Samsung Kies installed.

But at the same time, I guess I should add that I installed some awkward USB 3.0 drivers on my computer so that I could root my HTC One SV. I'm not sure that it matters, but I guess I should mention that.

The specific details involve installing Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller drivers from Intel instead of the drivers that came from Microsoft. I'm mentioning that because I don't know if that might be interfering with the seemingly simple processes that you guys are trying to help me with.

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Do you have Odin installed and which version you have installed
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Hey did you have any luck with it ? Im experiencing the exact same problem not being able to root this phone..Mine is the vodafone version jellybean 4.3 I9506XXUBNB2. not sure if the firmware version affects whether it can be rooted or not but tried both:
Philz_Touch__CWM_6.3.7_V5.15.0_unofficial_(fixed_p reload) and
CWM_6.0.4.6_Non-Touch_GT-I9506
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