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[Q] Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted"..HELP!

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1st July 2014, 02:32 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I signed up just to get help because I'm extremely frustrated.I have gotten the Kit Kat update for my t-mobile s4 and now I can't root my phone again. I have tried to root my phone using Chainfire Auto root md5 file (jfltetmo-sghm919.tar.md5) & Odin 3.09. I have follow the simple directions as I'm done several times before to flash the root files onto my phone then Odin tells me that it passed. but when i tested with root checker app, the app along with other apps that request superuser permissions, tells me that my device is not rooted. I have tried to root my phone several times using different computers and I have no clue why my phone will not root. in download mode my device states that the knox void has been tripped & the binary is custom. this leaves me scratching my head please help!
1st July 2014, 02:48 AM   |  #2  
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What firmware is on your phone?

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1st July 2014, 05:22 AM   |  #3  
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Have you updated the binary? You could also try using towel root
4th July 2014, 03:16 AM   |  #4  
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Try downloading a recovery from CWM or TWRP in TAR format and flashing that in Odin.

That will give you a custom recovery.

Then boot into recovery and flash a Superuser.zip from there. (If you use TWRP recovery you don't even need the superuser.zip. TWRP will tell you that you aren't rooted when you boot it and ask it you want TWRP to root it for you.)
4th July 2014, 03:45 AM   |  #5  
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Hi,

Thanks for all the responses... I solved it.. somehow my update for kit-kat via kies prevented me from rooting my phone again. But when I flashed the stock kit-kat update onto my phone using odin, the rooting process using the auto root file from chainfire & odin work! So this solution may work for others...
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