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Old July 28th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I've spent all day trying to figure this out. I'm a pretty tech-saavy dude too, so I've finally decided to join this forum to post for help.

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Virgin Mobile

Model Number:
SGH-1337M

Baseband Version
I337MVLUAMG1

Kernel Version
3.4.0-897376

Build Number
JDQ39.I337MVLUAMG1

I've followed numerous guides and even 'successfully' rooted my phone using Odin, however when I launch applications like 'RootCheck' and 'Titanium' they both tell me it's not rooted, even though everything went as planned.

My gut feeling, based on some research, is that the stock firmware is overwriting my rooting stuff (I don't know the terminology yet!) when it boots up.

Anyway, I really want to root this bad boy! I just switched to the S4 after 6 long years of iPhones so I'm real stoked to get it feeling the way I want.

Could someone provide me a link to some proper files? I think that's where I get lost.

I currently already have downloaded and attempted to root using this:

- Samsung USB Driver (just verifying I do have this)
- Odin v3.07
- CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar


Thanks in advance!

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Hello farseen!
Although I am not that familiar with your device, perhaps your device closer resembles the AT&T Canadian version? (thanks IA )

If so, we can move your thread to the AT&T root forum for you.

Do you have a link to that root procedure you used so we can check it out too?

Otherwise, I did find this:
(AT&T) Galaxy S4 - All Things Root Guide
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Hi Farseen!

You don't mention in your post that after flashing the CF-Root kernel you have SuperSU installed on your phone in the app drawer which is something I would normally expect after flashing that kernel.

If it is not installed, download it, using the link, from the Play Store and see if that helps.
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Thanks for the responses.

My model is a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Virgin Mobile (carrier).

I have put in SuperSU and it seems to open fine without giving me any errors, but looks quite empty in general.

I'm going to try that link you posted now, it seems to be specific to my device.

The guide I used can be viewed here:

Root I337MVLUAMG1 Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-i337M 4.2.2 Update - Androidayos
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Just tried the 'Multitool' and I get 'Failure' attached image:
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Is "usb debugging" enabled?
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Yes it was, but I had to just do the procedure twice and it seemed to work.

I followed this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2293800

Thanks again everyone, now to find out what it all means.. ha!
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NICE!!!
If you don't mind, may I move this into the AT&T forum so that when others search, they can find what your solution was?
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Only thing is I'm not AT&T? Virgin Mobile? Unless they own them...lol
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Only thing is I'm not AT&T? Virgin Mobile? Unless they own them...lol
Yeah true but your model closely related to the at&t model rather than the international model.

That's my train of thought albeit an old steam train
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Only thing is I'm not AT&T? Virgin Mobile? Unless they own them...lol
I think that what Mikestony is saying, and I agree with him, is that your model of handset, SGH-1337M, is the Canadian variant of the AT&T model number SGH-1337. Samsung add an, "M" to denote their Canadian versions. It has nothing to do with carriers as such.
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Thank you for clarifying that! I understand now, and yes, feel free to move this thread!
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