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Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] 4.3 Available

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deniskayeremuk, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Shabbypenguin

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    cool :)

    ldrifta is on vacation so hopefully the tar gets uploaded and ill have a nice deodexed base for him to come home to :p
     

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    Knox? Been running the update all morning and I like it, but eventually I'll want to reroot my phone. Should I leave this Knox app uninstalled?
     
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    well well well, corrected i stand.

    so tell me about this knox stuff. is it going to prevent people from rooting or is this just a warranty thing?

    i've heard that if you trip the counter in the event they decide to role out official 4.4 kitkat for the S3 you won't be able to get it.
     
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    purely warranty. root is as easy as it was before, flash cwm/twrp and root using superuser/supersu.zip
     
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    Can I removed the bootloader and knox crap from the update.zip and flash it on stock 4.1.2?
     
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    awesome!

    now can someone put this on a non-borked server where it won't take 5 years to download?
     
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    i have the .md5 from my kies update if anyone needs it.
     
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    Signal is the same but battery life seems to be improved from MK5
     
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    https://mega.co.nz/#!NMw2jDwB!IjmGR-Cs4A8EGn58iqnMq-SEalGfewnQwV3oYyjPPLo

    odin flashable of NA1 modem my servers speed is extremely slow to upload atm, so its gunan take 40 mins just for this modem so ill be using mega links until teh files are up :) ill make a flashable one for recovery soon enough, figured yall would like a quick taste of updated speeds/battery :)
     
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    Flash it in odin coming from 4.4 aosp almost got to the setup screen then it reboot and just sit in the MetroPCS boot animation.
     
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    Same exact thing here...
     
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    To start things off, thanks for all the work you've put in for the galaxy s3 in regards towards rooting. I think I've run into a problem. I too just received the update for my MetroPCS Galaxy S3, which upgraded me from 4.1.2 to 4.3. Before the update, I was happily rooted and had the CWM recovery/superSU app. After the update my root went away but my CWM recovery stayed.

    I went ahead and installed the superSU zip file through recovery mode, but when I try to open the superSU app, a prompt comes up stating that the binary file couldn't be found. Then another prompt comes up in the status bar stating: "Security Notice- Unauthorized acces to a secured area has been blocked, tap to learn more". I'm guessing this is the nex knox security they included with the update.

    My question is if I would still be able to root my device on 4.3 since I've tried the steps that I quoted above and didn't achieve root. Thanks in advance.
     
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    you can still root but your going to turn on the Knox security thing. i dont know how to go about root since we just got the new update
     
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    as for root i would try [ROOT] Saferoot: Root for VRUEMJ7, MK2, and Android 4.3 - xda-developers and lemme know how it works. that security warning is a kernel/app nonsense. make sure you are also using the latest supersu.

    sucks to hear about the tar though, id really like to know what prevents it from booting right off the first boot, so if anyone could odin it and do a factory reset then grab the logcat as it boots up that would be awesome :)
     
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    I tried the saferoot link you posted and followed the instructions to the t but when I get to the step with the command prompt pushing the files towards the device I get
    "setsockopt() failed: Bad Address
    this device is not supported
    kallsyms_addresses search failed
    Checking if root succeeded...
    Unfortunately, rooting failed. Cleaning up."

    I'm guessing the problem is because the MetroPCS model is SCH-R530M, which this root method was not intended for. Thanks for the suggestions though. I'd also have no problem getting that logcat for you if I knew what it was haha.

    I've also tried to downgrade through ODIN back to stock 4.1.2 while on 4.3 but the process gets stuck on the boot step and then says it has failed. To anyone else wanting to keep root, I suggest not upgrading to 4.3 as I regrettably did.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
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    thanks for the heads up.

    i'll be staying on 4.1.2 until you fine gentlemen figure out how to get root with the update.

    i can deal with not being able to use customs roms but i gotta have root access.
     
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    root should be as easy as flashing the latest supersu in recovery. this was an issue early on and now superuser gets around this kind of stuff.
     
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    After flashing the ROM update (from Samsung's website) and TWRP through Odin, I flashed SuperSU v.1.91 in recovery... rebooted, updated SU's binaries - it asked yet again if I wanted to disable Knox, only THIS TIME it worked.
    I am now rooted on 4.3

    Thanks Shab!
     
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    Extract this zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyok9pv73u3syt9/root.zip and flash the files in recovery then see if SU works.
     
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    downloading kernel source now since they were nice enough to finally put it up. im also uploading the entire tar from 4.3 for anyone that wants it.

    anyone on 4.3 that can flash my unbrick creator zip in recovery would have my thanks. without a 4.3 unbrick image if anyone bricks while on 4.3 they are left up craps creek :(. http://shabbypenguin.com/getdownload.php?file=Tools/Unbrick-Creator.zip

    regarding a 4.3 rom etc i need to find out what is preventing system.img and boot.img from booting, by teh fact that it boots to setup and then crashes leaves me guesisng something in teh rom detects that 4.3 isnt fully installed and dies. as i do not know what partitions actually contain the needed stuff vs knox i would rather not risk someones device trying to guess what can be safely flashed without the new knox security.
     
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    Done. Unbrick image created.
     
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    do you have a link to where you got the firmware update on samsung's website?
     
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    Here
     

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