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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thequeenscheese, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    im having trouble roting my s3 ive done it b4 a god few times, im using odin 3.07 and cf auto root for gt i9300 phones on stock 4.1.2 xxemc2, and it just waont root at all says restoring stock recovery, formating cache, cleaning up, and then boots to home screen?, ive got debugging turned on also????????????
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Hey bud. Hope we get a bit more help here :beer:
     
  3. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    hmm treid every which way now just wont have it its as tho its the wrong root file but its a fresh download from the site so should be fine
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Im stumped. Hopefully one of our smarter dudes will see the thread soon :beer:
     
  5. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    hopefully lol, all this for photo sphere

    couple of other things i remembered im certain i was rooted before i started i remember seeins superuser thknking about it so mahbe the photo sphere links messed something up but that said it still went into stock recovery, alsoin download mode it says custom binary no, current binary samsung official, system status custom.
     
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Photosphere is worth it man. Have u ever used it? :)
     
  7. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    never the missis just got an s4 and i remembered it was supposed to have it which it doesnt but reminded me about it
     
  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Instead of the auto root, isn't there a manual method you can use?
     
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  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    This is why we need Shotgun or someone. This is my 1st samsung and ive only rooted it once and it went according to plan (with a lot of hand-holding from Shotgun lol) :)

    Do you mean like entering command lines btw mate?
     
  10. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    Try this:
    There are 2 files that need to be renamed using the file explorer of your choice.
    install-recovery.sh located in the /system/etc folder
    recovery-from-boot.p located in the /system folder

    I just add a .bak to the file name. Once this is done install CWM or TWRP again and it will be OK. Also of note it will trip the counter built into the phone every time CWM or TWRP is used. Download Triangle Away from the market to reset the counter when needed.

     
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Well, whatever the auto root does can be done manually.

    I don't have the international version, so I won't speculate any further, but for the US versions its crazy easy.
     
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  12. Yatezy

    Yatezy Android Enthusiast

    Can Siyah be used with odin and it gives you root? Never tried it so unsure.

    Also maybe give odin 1.85 a try
     
  13. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    hi ill give these a go, how am i installing them? via the phone/odin?
     
  14. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Yep I can confirm it does. I'd give that a go.

    You can also try unticking auto reboot in Odin and then when the cf auto root has finished flashing remove the battery and boot into recovery mode manually.
     
  15. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Cf auto root is just a rooted kernel so should be the easiest way to root.
     
  16. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    sorry if im being dumb!, are these links to down or are they already on my phone?, if links they dont work, if on phone cannot find these files..?
     
  17. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    tried 1.85 also and 3.04, deselecting auto reboot also doesnt work, ill try siyah now >>
     
  18. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    CF-Auto-root-m0-m0xx-gtI9300.tar.md5
    this is the cf ive been using from their site i presume its correct?
     
  19. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    just downloade this ( the zip from their site with cwm) no idea what im doing with that file its not a .tar?, can i use the non cwm which is a tar?

    that file doesnt start a download can anyone up it/ link me to a working link?
     
  20. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    just spotted this:

    Installation and usage
    Flash the CF-Auto-Root package as PDA in ODIN (details on how to do that are in next post), and your device should reboot into a modified recovery (signified by a large red Android logo) and it will install SuperSU for you and restore the stock recovery, and reboot back into Android.

    which is whats happening but my recovery is staying stock i need cwm recovery ...
     
  21. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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  22. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    ok i now need to wipe dalvik, wipe cahe and fix permissins to install photo sphere, on fix permissions it just hangs there how long shuld this take?
     
  23. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    got photosphere working now without the permissions fix, thanks all..

    is the permissions fix hanging a problem?
     
  24. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Android Expert
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    now ive got a new problem the smart stay icon is constantly there in my notifications bar?
    is it something to do with photo sphere?
     
  25. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    It does appear like it's hanging but it is actually doing its thing. It depends on how long it takes, I think the longest its taken me was about 10 minutes.
     
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