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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by arkansawdave74, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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    I realize I'm in the wrong place, and I apologize for that, but I have a much better chance here...

    Hello, everyone. I'm having an issue on my G800H I can't get figured out. I'm no stranger to rooting, having rooted 15-20 of my own devices, but only 3 were Samsungs (two S5 Sports, and a Galaxy Admire). I've never had this problem with any Android, but I can't keep a TouichWiz OS rooted. I've rooted both 5.1.1 firmwares many times over the past month using both Supersu 2.50 and 2.66. I've never kept root for over 24 hrs. I've thought it may be a Knox issue, but even when I uninstall every Knox related app I can find, I still lose root. The Knox apps I'm aware of and uninstall are:
    BBCAgent
    Bridge
    ELMAgent
    KLMSAgent
    KnoxFolderContainer
    KnoxMigrationAgent
    KnoxSetupWizardClient
    KNOXStore
    SecurityLogAgent
    SwitchKnoxl
    SwitchKnoxll
    Maybe I'm missing a couple. I've tried with both the Russian kernel and with the Tardis Ultimate kernel. I've even tried returning to the stock kernel after rooting just because I wanted to try everything. I've also tried rooting with about 4 different versions of the kingroot apk and even tried the PC version last night...none will Root either 5.1.1 firmware..although they apparently work on other S5 Minis. I even tried the new beta apk!! I would use CM or BlissPop, but I can't stand my phone to not be fully functional and I can't stand navbars...but I can't stand losing root even more so I may use 1 of the 2. This morning, I even decided that I'd rather have Root than Lollipop, so I returned to 4.4.2 and rooted with SuperSu 2.4.6...a zip I've used many times on many phones without a problem. I lost root within 3 hours. If anyone has heard of this before or knows a solution, please help me out...I'm losing my patience with this phone, and I don't want to give up and sell it....
     



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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

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  3. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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    No, I haven't seen one specifically for the G800H. I saw one for the G800F but mine is dual sim and uses the Snapdragon 400 instead of the old S3 Exynos processor like most S5 Minis. I guess that is worth a shot. What's the worst that could happen...I'll screw up my system? I do that all the time anyway trying to debloat...lol. What do you think?
     
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    My link in my previous post is for the G800H, Duos, model. Odd, the G800H only comes with a Exynos 3 Quad 3470 chip.

    Boot into Download Mode and see what your Knox warranty reads.
     
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  5. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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    Says it's void... Then QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE (CSB)
     
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  6. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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  7. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you for the link, @ironass. I will give it a try this evening!
     
  8. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    In that case, you might do better posting on the Galaxy S5 Mini forum where users will have more experience of the idiosyncrasies of your particular model and rooting.
     
  9. arkansawdave74

    arkansawdave74 Android Enthusiast
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    The way I understand it is that they started the S5 Mini using their leftover S3 Exynos chips. I figure they ran out and went to the Snapdragon 400 as an alternative, which is fine with me.

    That forum hasn't seen any action in months and consists of I think 14 total threads. That's why I asked here but I did ask there first. I was hoping someone might point out a Knox app I missed or something.

    So you don't think CF Autoroot for the Exynos version would be a good move on the Snapdragon version?
     
  10. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Definitely not.
     
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