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[Q] Problems getting root access at galaxy s4 mini

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5th January 2014, 05:34 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, first i appriciate ure help and the work here is amazing. i wanted to put the question directly to the right threat but i couldnt (no 10 messages).

i have rooted my galaxy s4 as explained in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2364980.
i did everything exactly as mentioned from step 1 to 9 and it all worked.

When i started my phone, also as mentioned, the knox-file told me that phone has security issues... (i thought "nice, now its definitaly rooted"). SuperSU asked me if it shall block the knox, i said yes and the messages stopped.

To make it sure, i downloaded "root checker", the app asked for permission at superSU, i gave it, then message from phone that permission is given, but then nothing happened. Same for Titanium Backup. When i wanted to set permissions directly at superSU, it said that binary file needs an update. What i did was to update superSU via google play as mentioned in many forums, but still same problem. i also downloaded super user, the app said no root permission.

-> i rooted the phone already 3 times following exactly the instrucions at thread from above, every time the same problem.

I read a lot in forums, my conclusion to the problem is that i still dont have my phone rooted.

- What do you think??
- Has anyone any idea what i can do to get my phone rooted?
- Is there a possibility to unroot the phone? because now i always get questions about permissions, but it makes no difference what i press bec it doesnt work.
5th January 2014, 05:42 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by penqrockt

Hi, first i appriciate ure help and the work here is amazing. i wanted to put the question directly to the right threat but i couldnt (no 10 messages).

i have rooted my galaxy s4 as explained in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2364980.
i did everything exactly as mentioned from step 1 to 9 and it all worked.

When i started my phone, also as mentioned, the knox-file told me that phone has security issues... (i thought "nice, now its definitaly rooted"). SuperSU asked me if it shall block the knox, i said yes and the messages stopped.

To make it sure, i downloaded "root checker", the app asked for permission at superSU, i gave it, then message from phone that permission is given, but then nothing happened. Same for Titanium Backup. When i wanted to set permissions directly at superSU, it said that binary file needs an update. What i did was to update superSU via google play as mentioned in many forums, but still same problem. i also downloaded super user, the app said no root permission.

-> i rooted the phone already 3 times following exactly the instrucions at thread from above, every time the same problem.

I read a lot in forums, my conclusion to the problem is that i still dont have my phone rooted.

- What do you think??
- Has anyone any idea what i can do to get my phone rooted?
- Is there a possibility to unroot the phone? because now i always get questions about permissions, but it makes no difference what i press bec it doesnt work.



Try flashing this in CWM recovery:

http://download.chainfire.eu/372/Sup...erSU-v1.86.zip

Hope this helps!
6th January 2014, 02:01 PM   |  #3  
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Try flashing this in CWM recovery

It might be kind of a noobie question but i still ask it

I followed the instructions from the thread mentioned earlier, but when i go in recovery mode with the button combo i have the "normal" recovery from android and not the CWM. do i need to flash the CWM to my phone like mentioned for example here at method A?

Another thing: Do you think that my phone is rooted and i just got problems because of the SuperSU binary file?
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It might be kind of a noobie question but i still ask it

I followed the instructions from the thread mentioned earlier, but when i go in recovery mode with the button combo i have the "normal" recovery from android and not the CWM. do i need to flash the CWM to my phone like mentioned for example here at method A?

Another thing: Do you think that my phone is rooted and i just got problems because of the SuperSU binary file?

Place the Update-SuperSUv1.86.zip (I gave you a link for it in previous post) on your sd card then repeat steps 2-7 from this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2364980

Once you are booted into CWM recovery flash the Update-SuperSUv1.86.zip file and reboot. Now go open SuperSU it should ask if you want to disable knox. Say yes and then try root checker.

If you do not have Su binary on the phone then you are not rooted.

There is a file in the phone that reflashes the stock recovery on every boot, you would need to remove it to keep CWM.

Please let me know if this works for you, good luck!
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