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13th November 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #1  
I was successful rooted Gear S for DoCoMo Japan version.
I think that it can be rooted in the same procedure in the other models .

1. Download firmware
2. Extract tar.md5
3. Mount rootfs.img in Linux
4. copy files (attached file)
cp su ${mountfolder}/bin/su
chmod 755 ${mountfolder}/bin/sh
cp vconf-init ${mountfolder}/etc/rc.d/init.d/vconf-init
chmod 755 ${mountfolder}/etc/rc.d/init.d/vconf-init
cp rc.local.service ${mountfolder}/etc/systemd/system
5 umount rootfs.img
6 tar -H ustar rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar
7 md5sum rootfs.img.tar >> rootfs.img.tar
8 rename rootfs.img.tar.md5
9 Push Gear S Button while Reboot
10 select Download mode
11 write rootfs.img.tar.md5 with odin
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14th November 2014, 11:37 AM   |  #2  
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Hi tesuri,

i have tried to root my device - but it's not working.

6 tar -H ustar rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar

What is the syntax?
Mabye i need special packages?

My System: Ubuntu 14.04
14th November 2014, 12:49 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by FLJ

Hi tesuri,

i have tried to root my device - but it's not working.

6 tar -H ustar rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar

What is the syntax?
Mabye i need special packages?

My System: Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry, it's wrong.
correct following:
tar -H ustar -c rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar
14th November 2014, 03:23 PM   |  #4  
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What do we achieve after rooting this?
14th November 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #5  
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Question:

What do we achieve after rooting this?

It is still experimental.

I think will be able to remove the pre-install-app.
Also we will able to change icons and etc.
15th November 2014, 05:23 AM   |  #6  
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So just flash this in odin

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15th November 2014, 12:56 PM   |  #7  
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To try out we would need explicit instructions with a recovery plan if the watch is bricked.
16th November 2014, 08:47 AM   |  #8  
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It's better to do nothing. Look at the op. Green a grass he probably found this some where and chippy past it here.
18th November 2014, 02:40 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tesuri

I was successful rooted Gear S for DoCoMo Japan version.
I think that it can be rooted in the same procedure in the other models .

1. Download firmware
2. Extract tar.md5
3. Mount rootfs.img in Linux
4. copy files (attached file)

cp su ${mountfolder}/bin/su
chmod 755 ${mountfolder}/bin/sh
cp vconf-init ${mountfolder}/etc/rc.d/init.d/vconf-init
chmod 755 ${mountfolder}/etc/rc.d/init.d/vconf-init
cp rc.local.service ${mountfolder}/etc/systemd/system
5 umount rootfs.img
6 tar -H ustar rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar
7 md5sum rootfs.img.tar >> rootfs.img.tar
8 rename rootfs.img.tar.md5
9 Push Gear S Button while Reboot
10 select Download mode
11 write rootfs.img.tar.md5 with odin

it works perfectly. Thank you.
18th November 2014, 07:40 PM   |  #10  
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it works perfectly. Thank you.

Any way you can confirm? Can you pull a full dump off of the Gear S?

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