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[Q] Help Rooting with 4.4.2 - nothing works!

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21st August 2014, 03:41 PM   |  #1  
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I've researched or tried Towelroot, Kingo and several other methods found in this forum and others. Everything seems to be for previous (before 4.4.2) Android releases and therefore does not work with my phone.

Is there anything that currently works to root a stock OTA 4.4.2?

Help!

Thanks!

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21st August 2014, 04:12 PM   |  #2  
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I've researched or tried Towelroot, Kingo and several other methods found in this forum and others. Everything seems to be for previous (before 4.4.2) Android releases and therefore does not work with my phone.

Is there anything that currently works to root a stock OTA 4.4.2?

Help!

Thanks!

Geo

is your boot loader unlocked??
and best way to root is install custom recovery via adb
and flash superSU.zip

pressed thanks if I helped you.
if you need further help contact me.
21st August 2014, 05:44 PM   |  #3  
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is your boot loader unlocked??
and best way to root is install custom recovery via adb
and flash superSU.zip

pressed thanks if I helped you.
if you need further help contact me.

Everything is bone stock - bootloader is locked... custom recovery requires that it be unlocked correct?
21st August 2014, 09:43 PM   |  #4  
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Everything is bone stock - bootloader is locked... custom recovery requires that it be unlocked correct?

If you are using a sprint l900 then bootloader iS NOT LOCKED. Use a windows pc and cf's auto root and you will be rooted.

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22nd August 2014, 02:17 AM   |  #5  
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If you are using a sprint l900 then bootloader iS NOT LOCKED. Use a windows pc and cf's auto root and you will be rooted.

Sent from my SPH-L900 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

There is MUCH Joy.

For others who may need this info: I spent about an hour reading through the XDA forum for CF-Auto-Root.

I then spent about 10 minutes finding and installing Samsung USB Drivers

I then followed the CF Auto Root instructions. It worked. less than a minute later I was rooted.

I then spent 1/2 hour searching for, downloading, installing and configuring the APK for SuperSu 2.1 (manually since CF Auto Root installed version 1.something, which seemed to keep crashing).

For added joy I installed from Google Play WiFi Tether Router (paid app) and 10 minutes later had working Hot Spot.

Thanks for pointing me to the right place - and for the tip about my bootloader.

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22nd August 2014, 02:58 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by geo316

There is MUCH Joy.

For others who may need this info: I spent about an hour reading through the XDA forum for CF-Auto-Root.

I then spent about 10 minutes finding and installing Samsung USB Drivers

I then followed the CF Auto Root instructions. It worked. less than a minute later I was rooted.

I then spent 1/2 hour searching for, downloading, installing and configuring the APK for SuperSu 2.1 (manually since CF Auto Root installed version 1.something, which seemed to keep crashing).

For added joy I installed from Google Play WiFi Tether Router (paid app) and 10 minutes later had working Hot Spot.

Thanks for pointing me to the right place - and for the tip about my bootloader.

you should have pressed thanks for both of us instead.

me and @jlmancuso
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