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Can GT-I9197 with latest version/knox/locked bootloader be rooted?

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23rd July 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #1  
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Just a question im hoping someone can help me with

I have an S4 mini, I-9197 with std firmware, 4.2.2
build is I9197XXUBML3 which has knox and locked bootloader

I would like to get root on this device to run a particular app, but according to CF website
"UNLOCK BOOTLOADERS If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device"

So has anyone sucessfully got root on this model phone and software or is it not possible due to locked bootloader and potentially bricking it,
Im not concerned with KNOX warranty status as i dont use any apps that need it, just need root access.
25th July 2014, 02:51 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by jamies22

Just a question im hoping someone can help me with

I have an S4 mini, I-9197 with std firmware, 4.2.2
build is I9197XXUBML3 which has knox and locked bootloader

I would like to get root on this device to run a particular app, but according to CF website
"UNLOCK BOOTLOADERS If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device"

So has anyone sucessfully got root on this model phone and software or is it not possible due to locked bootloader and potentially bricking it,
Im not concerned with KNOX warranty status as i dont use any apps that need it, just need root access.

Try Towelroot
https://towelroot.com/
download, install and that should do the magic.
26th July 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #3  
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have tried towelroot but phone just reboots therefore is unsucessful
27th July 2014, 10:39 PM   |  #4  
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I guess that that phone is completely locked from modification.
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