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Switched back to Android and cant get root

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17th January 2014, 08:42 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, so I have a Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 running 4.3 android on AT&T. I installed Keis to ensure that my Mac had the proper drivers and could recognize my phone. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.1.

I have tried several different methods to root to no avail.

I tried the CASUAL jar root method. Went through the process but installs a version of SuperSU that does not contain binaries and the knox blocks.

Then I tried flashing the root method that isnt supposed to trip flash counter by mrRobinson.

I tried a couple of other methods using Heimdall but could not get Heimdall to allow me to flash anything. None of the files I extracted were available to select.

Really frustrated at this point. I switched back to Android just to tinker with Android OS. Help!!!!!
17th January 2014, 11:15 PM   |  #2  
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Did you run the AT&T OTA update for 4.3? If you did, you can't flash any any of mrRobinson's pre-rooted AT&T ROMs because you're on 4.3.

I assume you got the rom from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426

It should be noted that flashing any pre-rooted 4.3 ROM will trip the knox counter.
18th January 2014, 01:23 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the response. I got the phone from a buddy so I'm betting he did the OTA update.

Are there any options for rooting after the 4.3 update?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using xda app-developers app
18th January 2014, 02:26 PM   |  #4  
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Is there any warranty left on the phone? If there is and you're running a 4.3 OTA update, rooting will trip the knox counter and void your warranty.

If you still want to root, people have reported success using CF-Autoroot.

http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
18th January 2014, 03:26 PM   |  #5  
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Not concerned about Warranty. The challenge I am having is using Hiemdall instead of Odin since I am on a mac. I can't seem to fgiure out how to get hiemdall to flash anything.

Thanks again.
18th January 2014, 03:55 PM   |  #6  
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I'm not familiar with flashing on a Mac. Would virtual PC or VMWare help flash using Odin?
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