Originally Posted by helenst
I have been trying to root my Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I successfully installed clockworkmod recovery (v220.127.116.11) and that seems fine... but I currently have an expensive brick after attempting to root. I've tried GT-I9195_RootKit_v2.zip and S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip (I don't know the difference between these, they are very different sizes).
Whichever of the two files I use, the rooting appears successful, warranty is now void... install from sdcard complete... etc... but upon reboot it shows the initial screen (phone name & model, with "set warranty bit: kernel"), then screen goes black, startup noise plays (sometimes it cuts out before finishing) and then nothing. I've tried various cache wipes, data wipes / factory resets but no luck.
I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have.
Which instructions did you follow to root because it should have been these?
The GT-I9195_RootKit_V2 zip is not mentioned and should not be used. It sounds like you have wiped your ROM thus it has nothing to run after initial boot, so try to flash any of the ROM's available - don't ask which one is best, if you read some signatures you can see what some folks are using.
SGS4 Mini (I9195), SlimKAT 4.4.4 (7.4), f4ktion 1.6.1 eur_lte, Slim_mini_gapps, TWRP 2.7.1 - F2FS/EXT4 (F4K)
SGS2 (I9100), SlimSaber 4.4.4 (7.4), Slimkernel 0705, Slim_mini_gapps, TWRP 2.7.1
After some words with a moderator I am not comfortable being here anymore.
Is no bother to me one way or another, I develop stuff anyway, but its a pity some twit made me feel this way.
I'll see how I feel later. I am so angry underneath but ho hum.