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Default [Q] Rooting Android 4.1.2

Would just like to confirm before i proceed as i do not want to brick my phone.

Since I'm running i9300 stock android 4.1.2, is it safe to root using the method found here?

Since recovery won't be installed, i am unable to find an odin flashable cwm 6.0.4.x which is required for kitkat roms.

There is twrp 2.6.3.0 here, but i'm unfamiliar with it and the version needed to flash kitkat roms.

Any help would be appreciated as search/stickies did not help.
 
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Would just like to confirm before i proceed as i do not want to brick my phone.

Since I'm running stock android 4.1.2, is it safe to root using the method found here?

Since recovery won't be installed, i am unable to find an odin flashable cwm 6.0.4.x which is required for kitkat roms.

There is twrp 2.6.3.0 here, but i'm unfamiliar with it and the version needed to flash kitkat roms.

Any help would be appreciated as search/stickies did not help.
for rooting see stickies guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1911726
but yes that rooting method is save

for the recovery try philz touch http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2002953 which is based on cwm and is able to flash kitkat roms: there is a odin flashable tar.md5
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for rooting see stickies guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1911726
but yes that rooting method is save

for the recovery try philz touch http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2002953 which is based on cwm and is able to flash kitkat roms: there is a odin flashable tar.md5
thank you for the reply

tbh i prefer twrp but will use cwm if twrp does not support kitkat flashing.

have tried philz but did not like it...would use it only if cwm and twrp aren't available.
 
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thank you for the reply

tbh i prefer twrp but will use cwm if twrp does not support kitkat flashing.

have tried philz but did not like it...would use it only if cwm and twrp aren't available.
Seen some roms/mods tat can only be flashed with cwm.
 
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thank you for the reply

tbh i prefer twrp but will use cwm if twrp does not support kitkat flashing.

have tried philz but did not like it...would use it only if cwm and twrp aren't available.
search in the twrp thread with the keyword "cm11" and you'll find the answer:
in short you do not need the version in the op but from the main website and in the thread is a link to it. but better look yourself
if you are unsure ask in the thread, which roms are flashable through twrp and which one causes problems
 
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Would just like to confirm before i proceed as i do not want to brick my phone.

Since I'm running i9300 stock android 4.1.2, is it safe to root using the method found here?

Since recovery won't be installed, i am unable to find an odin flashable cwm 6.0.4.x which is required for kitkat roms.

There is twrp 2.6.3.0 here, but i'm unfamiliar with it and the version needed to flash kitkat roms.

Any help would be appreciated as search/stickies did not help.
here u go
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2200501
 
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For anyone interested:

Yes you can use cf auto root in the op link to root jb 4.1.2

For Recovery:

CWM: You have to flash via odin cwm 6.0.3.2 then install the 6.0.4.4 zip via recovery
TWRP: odin flashable twrp 2.6.3.1(required for kitkat) is available on the twrp website.
Philz: odin flashable zip can be found in this thread. Not sure about kitkat compatibility tho.
 
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Originally Posted by jbonetwo View Post
Would just like to confirm before i proceed as i do not want to brick my phone.

Since I'm running i9300 stock android 4.1.2, is it safe to root using the method found here?

Since recovery won't be installed, i am unable to find an odin flashable cwm 6.0.4.x which is required for kitkat roms.

There is twrp 2.6.3.0 here, but i'm unfamiliar with it and the version needed to flash kitkat roms.

Any help would be appreciated as search/stickies did not help.
i use SRSroot to root my devices, this app success to root my chinnese devices... you can find in google. i just recommend you to use that's app.

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