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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/su
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 -c 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, 10:37 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, 11:49 AM |#3  
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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

Sorry, it's wrong.
correct following:
tar -H ustar -c rootfs.img > rootfs.img.tar
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14th November 2014, 02:23 PM |#4  
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What do we achieve after rooting this?
15th November 2014, 04:23 AM |#6  
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So just flash this in odin

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15th November 2014, 11:56 AM |#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, 07:47 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, 01:40 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, 06:40 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?
21st November 2014, 01:49 AM |#11  
that picture shows October 14th 2014 the Gear S came out in November so did you use the Gear 2 root to root your GS as you say?
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