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8th January 2014, 05:28 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys, I finally decided to try to root my S4 and boy am I having a hell of a time trying to get something that works.

I'll start of by listing all the info of my phone because I am also confused on that subject and what exactly I'm working with.

Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

Android version: 4.3

Baseband version: I337UCUEMK2

Kernel version: 3.4.0-1921628

Build number: JSS15J.I337UCUEMK2

and yes, I have Kies installed, I've installed the drivers on my computer, my phone has USB Debugging checked, Kies recognizes my phone but what's interesting about that is when I open Kies 3 (which is what I have to use for Kies to properly work) it says under Firmware information; "Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies."


now I'll list what I've attempted.

CASUAL, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2297900

I click the Do it button and one of two things happen, it gets to [*] Device found.[*] Pushing exploit...

and then stops completely..nothing happens.

or it gets here
[*] Device found.[*] Pushing exploit...
1821 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.688s)[*] Pushing root tools...
1021 KB/s (96260 bytes in 0.092s)

and then stops completely again.


next up, motochopper, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2252248

basically the same thing, it gets to
[*]Pushing root tools...

and just stops there..nothing else happens.

next!

Saferoot, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758

this as well stops at
[*]Sending files to your device...

alrighty! thank you for that..I guess I'll look for another one..

so next we have One Click rooter and debloater, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2282367

while it makes it past
[*] Pushing exploit
3387 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.370s)

it yet again stops completely at
[*] Pushing Root

cool. sounds good.

so no I'm downloading the other One Click rooting tool, the 3 way lokifyed one;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2297033

I suppose I'll let you guys know when that one doesn't work also.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

edit:
also to add, when I try to drag something onto my phone from my computer, surprise! the copying window just stops about 10% in and goes no further, until finally an error window comes up saying; The device has either stopped working or has been disconnected. I imagine this will be a problem because aren't I supposed to put the rom zip on my phone this way? hoo buddy!
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8th January 2014, 06:28 AM   |  #2  
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You messed up your phone trying to flash something you can't flash onto your phone. Now your phone is messed up and you need to follow the guide to get back to stock mk2 then after you get back to stock mk2 you need to only use saferoot or kingo root. PLEASE READ THE FORUMS THATS WHAT ITS THERE FOR.

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8th January 2014, 06:53 AM   |  #3  
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You messed up your phone trying to flash something you can't flash onto your phone. Now your phone is messed up and you need to follow the guide to get back to stock mk2 then after you get back to stock mk2 you need to only use saferoot or kingo root. PLEASE READ THE FORUMS THATS WHAT ITS THERE FOR.

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right, thank you. do you mind pointing the way to "the guide"?

edit: I'm assuming it's this;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2504311

downloading it now
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8th January 2014, 07:24 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unclegrandpa

Hi guys, I finally decided to try to root my S4 and boy am I having a hell of a time trying to get something that works.

I'll start of by listing all the info of my phone because I am also confused on that subject and what exactly I'm working with.

Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

Android version: 4.3

Baseband version: I337UCUEMK2

Kernel version: 3.4.0-1921628

Build number: JSS15J.I337UCUEMK2

and yes, I have Kies installed, I've installed the drivers on my computer, my phone has USB Debugging checked, Kies recognizes my phone but what's interesting about that is when I open Kies 3 (which is what I have to use for Kies to properly work) it says under Firmware information; "Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies."


now I'll list what I've attempted.

CASUAL, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2297900

I click the Do it button and one of two things happen, it gets to [*] Device found.[*] Pushing exploit...

and then stops completely..nothing happens.

or it gets here
[*] Device found.[*] Pushing exploit...
1821 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.688s)[*] Pushing root tools...
1021 KB/s (96260 bytes in 0.092s)

and then stops completely again.


next up, motochopper, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2252248

basically the same thing, it gets to
[*]Pushing root tools...

and just stops there..nothing else happens.

next!

Saferoot, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758

this as well stops at
[*]Sending files to your device...

alrighty! thank you for that..I guess I'll look for another one..

so next we have One Click rooter and debloater, found here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2282367

while it makes it past
[*] Pushing exploit
3387 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.370s)

it yet again stops completely at
[*] Pushing Root

cool. sounds good.

so no I'm downloading the other One Click rooting tool, the 3 way lokifyed one;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2297033

I suppose I'll let you guys know when that one doesn't work also.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

edit:
also to add, when I try to drag something onto my phone from my computer, surprise! the copying window just stops about 10% in and goes no further, until finally an error window comes up saying; The device has either stopped working or has been disconnected. I imagine this will be a problem because aren't I supposed to put the rom zip on my phone this way? hoo buddy!


Follow my thread. ... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2573080 ..... From saferoot method. ....updating to mk2....post#2 and how to unbricked mk2 phone. ...Post#3..... If u ready for custom rom check this deadly venom SS edition for Mk2 users .....Post#4 for link and guide......http://forum.xdadevelopers.comshowthread.php?p=46928815


Swyped from MK2 Deadly Venom SS
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8th January 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #5  
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Follow my thread. ... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2573080 ..... From saferoot method. ....updating to mk2....post#2 and how to unbricked mk2 phone. ...Post#3..... If u ready for custom rom check this deadly venom SS edition for Mk2 users .....Post#4 for link and guide......http://forum.xdadevelopers.comshowthread.php?p=46928815


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I really appreciate it, but I'm slightly confused by your post. from what I understand, I am already on MK2. also I can't put anything on my phone, the copying process just freezes. so I don't believe I can even use Odin to flash anything because I can't put it on my phone
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I really appreciate it, but I'm slightly confused by your post. from what I understand, I am already on MK2. also I can't put anything on my phone, the copying process just freezes. so I don't believe I can even use Odin to flash anything because I can't put it on my phone

Along the line u messed up your phone. To use Odin u need to go to download mode .....power off your phone ... (voldown+home+power)..... follow the guide on post 3 ......make sure u Odin mf3 emergency part 1 and 2 first. ...and then use MF3> MK2 update.zip from OP..... hoe this help. .... goodluck. ...post me if u need more help and guide



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Follow my thread. ... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2573080 ..... From saferoot method. ....updating to mk2....post#2 and how to unbricked mk2 phone. ...Post#3..... If u ready for custom rom check this deadly venom SS edition for Mk2 users .....Post#4 for link and guide......http://forum.xdadevelopers.comshowthread.php?p=46928815


Swyped from MK2 Deadly Venom SS

Love the new deadly venom ROM it rocks!


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9th January 2014, 01:05 AM   |  #8  
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Along the line u messed up your phone. To use Odin u need to go to download mode .....power off your phone ... (voldown+home+power)..... follow the guide on post 3 ......make sure u Odin mf3 emergency part 1 and 2 first. ...and then use MF3> MK2 update.zip from OP..... hoe this help. .... goodluck. ...post me if u need more help and guide



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gotcha, I got all the files. but again the problem is that I cannot put anything on my phone from my computer, it just doesn't work. the progress bar never moves and eventually just times out. this has been a problem for a while, even way before I tried rooting my phone when it was just stock after just buying it.

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