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[Q] Need help with towelroot

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By Prime39, Junior Member on 3rd July 2014, 06:22 AM
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I used towelroot on my galaxy s5, but I think I need to have cwm or twrp installed as well and I don't know how, I'm new at this. First time rooting a phone and I really need some help with this. I want to install custom roms. All I've done so far is get root access and downloaded apps like titanium and super user, but I honestly don't know what they are for. Any advice is much appreciated.
 
 
3rd July 2014, 06:41 AM |#2  
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Ok first off have you checked to see if you have full root access by using a root checking app? if not try this one to check : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...krim.rootcheck . If you have full root access and you want to go straight ahead to flashing a recovery then download an app called Rom manager to flash CWM on your device (Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tta.rommanager ) then you choose the flash CWM and choose your phone modle. then it downloads and installs. after it tells you its installed then reboot in recovery either using the "reboot" button in the app or using the default button sequence. this is just to confirm CWM has installed properly. To use CWM you use your power button to confirm action or choose action, and volume keys to move around. once you confirmed CWM has been installed choose the "reboot" option

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3rd July 2014, 06:49 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I have confirmed that it's rooted, and I tried the method you described to install cwm, but when it reboots it says error, invalid signature, or something like that. And then I just have to reboot like normal? Do you know what can be causing this problem?
3rd July 2014, 07:04 AM |#4  
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Did you make sure you confirmed your phone model and let it install? like so?

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3rd July 2014, 07:09 AM |#5  
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Yes, I chose galaxy s5, it downloads, then I hit reboot, and it doesn't work.
3rd July 2014, 07:12 AM |#6  
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First off have you granted superuser permissions to the app? thats probably the issue.

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3rd July 2014, 07:22 AM |#7  
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You might be right, how do I do this. Also the super user I downloaded asks me if I want to disable Knox, should I do this?
3rd July 2014, 07:32 AM |#8  
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When you used towelroot wasnt superuser already installed as a part of the root procces?

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3rd July 2014, 07:34 AM |#9  
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No it wasn't
3rd July 2014, 07:36 AM |#10  
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Hmm ok then hmm, dont disable knox and continue with the superuser app, try to post screenshots also, they help figure it out

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