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[Q] Can't Root My Phone! Help!!

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22nd March 2014, 08:40 PM   |  #1  
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I have the S3 Mini for Verizon (SM-G730V)
I rooted my phone a while back but my phone updated this month and it automatically unrooted. I tried using Kingo to root it because it had worked previously but I got an error saying "NEEDROOT"
I've been searching for a program ever since, but every one I've tried doesn't work. One even hard reset my phone
Does anyone know a root method that works for my phone??
22nd March 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #2  
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I have the S3 Mini for Verizon (SM-G730V)
I rooted my phone a while back but my phone updated this month and it automatically unrooted. I tried using Kingo to root it because it had worked previously but I got an error saying "NEEDROOT"
I've been searching for a program ever since, but every one I've tried doesn't work. One even hard reset my phone
Does anyone know a root method that works for my phone??

Try to use vroot
22nd March 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #3  
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Try to use vroot

I did, with no luck. I also tried various other programs, like one click, odin, and phone apps like poot. None seem to work with my phone.
22nd March 2014, 10:18 PM   |  #4  
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I did, with no luck. I also tried various other programs, like one click, odin, and phone apps like poot. None seem to work with my phone.

why not just flash a custom rom with odin? you could try cyanogenmod though the 11 version maybe has hard battery drain. carbon should be fine though! then you also have kitkat 4,4,2

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why not just flash a custom rom with odin? you could try cyanogenmod though the 11 version maybe has hard battery drain. carbon should be fine though! then you also have kitkat 4,4,2

good luck... click the thanks button if you think this is useful

Flashing ROMs thought Odin is inconvenient, I'd prefer to just root the phone for ease of use.

I think I found the source of the problem:
When I was using vRoot, it said that I didn't have 'root permission' and gave me a how-to in order to solve that problem. However it was in Chinese so I couldn't figure it out. Is it possible that I just need to find a way to get root permission for my phone? How do I get permission?
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Flashing ROMs thought Odin is inconvenient, I'd prefer to just root the phone for ease of use.

I think I found the source of the problem:
When I was using vRoot, it said that I didn't have 'root permission' and gave me a how-to in order to solve that problem. However it was in Chinese so I couldn't figure it out. Is it possible that I just need to find a way to get root permission for my phone? How do I get permission?

there is an english version of vroot too now check it here http://www.mgyun.com/en/getvroot

if you consider this useful please click thanks button under my post thanks
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I did, with no luck. I also tried various other programs, like one click, odin, and phone apps like poot. None seem to work with my phone.

if you have custom recovery try to flash this file and see if it will work

http://www.mediafire.com/download/r2...3-Recovery.zip
22nd March 2014, 11:19 PM   |  #8  
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if you have custom recovery try to flash this file and see if it will work

Nope, doesn't have the correct files for Odin (PDA, Phone, CSC...)
28th March 2014, 03:30 AM   |  #9  
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I did, with no luck. I also tried various other programs, like one click, odin, and phone apps like poot. None seem to work with my phone.

Verizon did an OTA update earlier this month (March, 2014) and rooting is not possible with current versions of:

Kingo
Vroot
or anything else that has worked before.

Would a developer please look at the build #VRUANA4 and provide a working root app?

Thanks!
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Verizon did an OTA update earlier this month (March, 2014) and rooting is not possible with current versions of:

Kingo
Vroot
or anything else that has worked before.

Would a developer please look at the build #VRUANA4 and provide a working root app?

That neatly sums it up, and glad to know it's not just me beating my head against the wall.

Does anyone know if Odin will let me flash the previous release (G730VVRUAMI9), or does the locked bootloader prevent flashing even these official releases? I'm trying to download it now, but at over a gig, it's going to take me several tries, and that's a lot of work (and bandwidth) to invest only to find out it can't be loaded.

If I can fall back to the old firmware, I can root again with Kingo and then, presumably, edit build.prop to stop it from pestering us about "updating" to the new firmware.

Thanks.

-Sean
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