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[Q] Can't Root? What are my options?

16th January 2014, 03:03 AM |#1  
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I have an i747M, from Fido (rogers) running the stock 4.3 firmware. yesterday i tried to root it using odin to install CWM, and then CWM to install supersu.

after successfully installing supersu, i restarted the phone, and got knox blocking the app. i updated it from Play, but then i couldn't open it, and it said it can't install the binary. when my phone asked to update the security certificates, i (stupidly) agreed.

i downloaded the .zip for supersu 1.89, and tried installing that, with the same result, but this time i also can't uninstall supersu.

i've bumped my binary counter, but i'm back to basically stock now.

my goal is to install aokp. is there a way to do it without gaining root first?

if i install CWM through odin, can i flash the aokp rom from CWM?
will the phone reset the recovery?
is this risky?
 
 
16th January 2014, 03:41 AM |#2  
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You could try installing a pre-rooted Rogers rom from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426

I was not able to find a pre-rooted 4.3 for Fido and, since you intend to install a custom rom and recovery, the pre-rooted Rogers ROM might be a good place to start.
16th January 2014, 03:45 AM |#3  
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It's there a reason to install a rooted rom before aokp? As far as I can tell, I can install aokp without rooting at all.

or am I missing something?

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16th January 2014, 11:47 AM |#4  
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Yes, you can just install a custom ROM without rooting first.

I mentioned the prerooted ROM because you post said you wanted to install su.
16th January 2014, 06:37 PM |#5  
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Ok, please confirm i have this procedure correct:

1. i use Odin to install CWM
2. boot straight into CWM
3. from inside CWM, i flash the AOKP zip file, and then the gapps zip file

my understanding is that this will keep cwm as my recovery and install aokp with gapps.

am i missing anything?

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Yes, you can just install a custom ROM without rooting first.

I mentioned the prerooted ROM because you post said you wanted to install su.

17th January 2014, 01:54 AM |#6  
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Ok, please confirm i have this procedure correct:

1. i use Odin to install CWM
2. boot straight into CWM
3. from inside CWM, i flash the AOKP zip file, and then the gapps zip file

my understanding is that this will keep cwm as my recovery and install aokp with gapps.

am i missing anything?

Just make sure you flash a tar version of CWM that is meant for your phone.

I can't really speak about 4.3 because I'm on 4.1.2 but the method you described is the same method I used.
17th January 2014, 07:46 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Milothicus

I have an i747M, from Fido (rogers) running the stock 4.3 firmware. yesterday i tried to root it using odin to install CWM, and then CWM to install supersu.

after successfully installing supersu, i restarted the phone, and got knox blocking the app. i updated it from Play, but then i couldn't open it, and it said it can't install the binary. when my phone asked to update the security certificates, i (stupidly) agreed.

If you want to kill Konx to enable root you can flash this knox removal script: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507931
If you are just going to flash AOKP via CWM, this may not be necessary, but this is the answer to your Knox problem.
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