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Set Warranty Bit : kernel

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FaunPan, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. FaunPan

    FaunPan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    S5 SMG900T T-Mobile Purchased as an unlocked phone on Amazon.

    After rooting using Odin3_v3.09 and root, CF-Auto-Root-kitetmo-kitetmo-smg900t.tar.md5 Odin shows “PASS!” but phone cycles on and off showing “Set Warranty Bit : kernel on top left of screen.

    Odin Message box has the following:

    <ID:0/005> Added!!

    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..

    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    <OSM> Please wait..

    <OSM> CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.tar.md5 is valid.

    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    <OSM> Leave CS..

    <ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..

    <ID:0/005> File analysis..

    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..

    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..

    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..

    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..

    <ID:0/005> SingleDownload.

    <ID:0/005> recovery.img

    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!

    <ID:0/005> cache.img.ext4

    <ID:0/005> RQT_CLOSE !!

    <ID:0/005> RES OK !!

    <ID:0/005> Removed!!

    <ID:0/005> Remain Port .... 0

    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    <ID:0/004> Added!!

    <ID:0/004> Removed!!

    <ID:0/004> Added!!

    <ID:0/004> Removed!!

    <ID:0/004> Added!!

    <ID:0/004> Removed!!

    <ID:0/004> Added!!

    <ID:0/004> Removed!!

    <ID:0/004> Added!!

    <ID:0/004> Removed!!

    I removed two pages of Added!! Removed!!

    This is my first attempt at rooting a phone. I used the wrong version of Odin3 when the problem began. Please help.

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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums FaunPan :)

    Sorry to hear you are having problems rooting. Lets see if we can sort you out.

    Was your phone definitely the T-Mobile (USA), G900T, model or the T-Mobile (USA), G900T3, model?

    Which version of Android is it running?

    Can you post a link to the exact instructions you used to attempt your root.
  3. FaunPan

    FaunPan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello Ironass and Thank you for your assistance,

    The link for the instructions I used is, http://www.tomsguide.com/us/samsung-galaxy-s5-guide,review-2821-4.html . Since I posted the original plea for help I performed a factory reset and regained functionality. During start up the, "Set Warranty Bit : kernel" still displays at the top left of the screen and occasionally the phone requires the sim password to be reentered. Except for that the phone appears to be working normally.

    I verified the version SM-900T. Android version 5.1.1 .
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    OK. The 2 year old Tom's Guide is just basically a copy of chainfire's own guide, here. I suggest that you use chainfire's guide to refer to as he is the developer of the CF-Auto-Root kernel and his instructions have been updated more recently.

    Backup anything that is important to you. I guess as you have already done a Factory Data Reset, that this is a moot point.

    Re-download and use the latest chainfire kernel for your model, G900T...


    I guess that you already have Kies3 or Smart Switch installed, as you will need the drivers for Odin, but make sure they are not running whilst using Odin.

    You will have enabled, "Developer options", on your phone and checked, "USB debugging".

    Now, just carefully follow the instructions in post #2 of the guide. Should you experience a problem with re-booting into Recovery, then follow the instructions in that post.

    N.B. Rooting your phone will trip your Knox Warranty flag.
  5. FaunPan

    FaunPan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I followed the instructions with one exception. The instructions in chainfire's guide state to click the Odin PDA button but the version of Odin 3.10.6 chainfire suggests to download does not have a PDA button? I suspect the AP button has replaced the PDA button? I did more research and discovered that Odin3 v3.04 does have a PDA button so I used that version and rooted the phone. YEAH!!!!

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