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Root Root Sm-g900w8 (canada galaxy 5) with 6.0.1? or downgrade 1st?

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  1. elfere

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    I updated to the 'new' 6.0.1 a couple days ago. It lacks a few of my favorite features (Grey scale mode). I want to root the thing and custom the hell outta it.

    All of the root forums are for version 5. Do i need to downgrade before rooting?
    Is there any reason to wait for a 6.1 guide since i plan on installing a custom rom anyway?
    Will any custom rom take advantage of the Gray scale mode that I miss already?

    android version 6.0.1
    android security patch april 2 2016
    baseband version g900w8vlu1dpd3
    kernel version
    3.4.0-7722359
    dpi@swdd5713 #1
    sat april 9 ....
    build number
    mmb29m.g900w8vlu1dpd3
    ...
    ...
    ...
     

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    Just root your Android 6.0.1 Canadian firmware, using CF-Auto-Root kernel for the G900W8, (kltecan).

    See...

    [SM-G900*] CF-Auto-Root
     
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    I intend to play with custom roms. Will this be possible?

    Ideally one that will still use grayscale mode in the battery save feature. Boggles my mind that they got rid of it.

    Ps. Thanks for the reply and link. I appreciate it
     
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    I was having performance issues on my Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. I made a back up on Kies, then reset factory settings, then restored the back up and it was all good except for the old whatsapp messages which were all lost. I had some important information on them so I needed the old messages.


    I repeated the same process again but after the factory settings reset, and before the restore from Kies, I left the phone for some time so it downloaded the 6.0.1 update. I was about to sleep then I hit install update so by the morning it is ready for the restoration from Kies.

    All backup files are still there but the problem is after this update, Kies is not able to restore most of information, including memos (*.nmm file of the regular memos application, not the Samsung notes) which are even much more important to me.

    Plus checklist application with many to do list items that were saved on it.


    plus indeed the whatsapp which is all lost. I am not sure yet what else was lost that I need to restore but I was just shocked to lose all the backup like this. only contacts restored with problems and messages. everything else is gone, like lock screen, desktop, settings, ...etc.

    HELP!!!!
     
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    Whatsapp has its own backup and restore facility under... Whatsapp > Menu (3 dots) > Settings > Chats > Chat backup

    Samsung Kies has been replaced by Samsung Smart Switch

    See, also, Backup! Backup! Backup! NOW!

    As you are posting in the rooted section of the forum, you could just restore the last known, good, nandroid backup you made.
     
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    Thanks buddy,
    It is not rooted actually, i tried to root it now but I am not that much knowledgeable about this world. I just spread the post for a quick answer. You have already made it everywhere I posted the question. Thank you!
    I will give a try to use the smart switch instead and the Backup! Now.
     

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