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Community effort to root Galaxy Mega I527/I527M without tripping Knox

8th May 2015, 10:46 PM |#1  
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Hello all,

I would like to gather a group of people who want to participate in towelrooting SGH-I527M (or SGH-527). If you look at https://towelroot.com/modstrings.html, you can see there are quite a lot of combinations to test and it's tedious. As this is a safe root, no harm can be done whatsoever. So whoever wants to participate, let's get it done. You'll be assigned with at most 100 patterns to test.

There are a whole lot of 1,048,576 combinations, that is 4 * 2 * 8192 * 8 * 2. But as we are not looking for temporary root and only a multiple of 4, it is reduced down to about 131,072 combinations. Let's do this. It's been long time no results!
Last edited by idoit; 19th May 2015 at 06:11 PM.
 
 
9th May 2015, 05:40 AM |#2  
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Ok I'll be the first to report back. Interestingly, I realized tr need internet connection to work! ? as it says " please make sure connected to internet!". Also, I found that the time it takes to reboot for some patterns is longer than others.

R means Rebooted, NS means Not Supported.

The following are results:

Here are first simple batches. They all made my i527m reboot!

Code:
1337 0 0 7380 4 0
1337 0 1 7380 4 0

1337 1 0 7380 4 0
1337 1 1 7380 4 0

1337 2 0 7380 4 0
1337 2 1 7380 4 0

1337 3 0 7380 4 0
1337 3 1 7380 4 0
Here is the second batch playing with the hit_iov byte and 7380 constant:

Code:
1337 0 0 7380 0 0 R (it took a looong time to reboot)
1337 0 1 7380 0 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 1 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 1 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 2 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 2 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 3 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 3 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 5 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 5 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 6 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 6 0 R
1337 0 0 7380 7 0 R
1337 0 1 7380 7 0 R
After these two "recommended" batches, here are others:

Code:
1337 0 0 0 4 0 R
1337 0 1 0 4 0 NS

1337 1 0 0 4 0 NS
1337 1 1 0 4 0 NS

1337 2 0 0 4 0 NS
1337 2 1 0 4 0 NS

1337 3 0 0 4 0 NS
1337 3 1 0 4 0 NS
The bit at the end is pointless here (temporary or permanent rooting)... they all make it reboot too.
Last edited by idoit; 9th May 2015 at 06:20 AM.
10th May 2015, 01:54 AM |#3  
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For future reference: tried KingRoot.net and it doesn't work. I think the Chinese guys used towelroot in their program as my phone restarted when I ran it!

Unsuccessful methods I used so far:
- framaroot
- iroot
- roomtmaster
- Kingroot
- Kingo Root

Wow, this phone is a beast!!! Later models have been rooted in a breeze, but this guy NO!

Update: After seeing this post about KNOX (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=207), I am so scared!
Last edited by idoit; 10th May 2015 at 05:03 AM.
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