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[Q] CF Auto-Root Failures

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19th August 2014, 07:21 AM   |  #1  
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I am trying to use CF Auto-Root for my GS-4 i9500. I power up my phone in "download mode" but as soon as i do it already says 'Downloading... Do not turn on target!!'. I waited for a while (watched a tv show so probably 40-45 min) and nothing changed. The upper left says; Odin mode, ..., Write Protection: Enabled, eMMC BURST MODE enabled. I turn it off and back on in download mode (still says 'Downloading...'), load up the binary, connect the phone to my comp (odin says 'Added!!' and recognizes the COM port it is connected to), and click start. About half the time i get:

<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Removed!!
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I have tried 4 different USB ports and 3 different cables. I can simply click restart in odin and try again when i get this error
The other half i get:

<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> recovery.img
<ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

in the upper left on my phone I get, in red; start [224, 1440], secure magicode check fail : recovery. This requires me to reboot the phone for another attempt. I have clicked the PIT button in odin and there are no files there.
I have found some similar threads for the first failure but they all seem to require re-partitioning and re-make (?) the PIT file which is apparently "extremely risky". As for the second failure, I found several threads with a similar failure but they were regarding going back to stock and seemed to be caused by a bad recovery image?? On the up side my phone will still boot into factory software just fine, but I would really like to figure out what I'm f-ing up.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help
19th August 2014, 12:00 PM   |  #2  
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If I were you, I would look for a custom recovery and flash this. I use Philz Touch Recovery, you can root it from it and it works perfect.
Links here: http://d-h.st/users/philz_touch/?fld_id=16644#files
flash it in Odin using AP.
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