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[Q] Galaxy S4 SGH-i337 4.4.2 root help!

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By CCSUBlackhawk, Junior Member on 9th March 2014, 07:14 AM
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Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place or if there is already a thread about this. If there is, I couldn't find it. I really want to root my phone to use it as a mobile wifi hotspot for my tablet and I am having a really hard time trying to find a link to a forum or a youtube video about how to root my phone. So far, I have only found root tutorials for models other than mine. Do I just have an obscure phone model or is it just more difficult to root? I have wanted to do this for quite some time now so any help is appreciated!
 
 
9th March 2014, 07:29 AM |#2  
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4.4.2 is a new release so currently there is not a root method. As of my last reading there is some significant progress in finding a root method. This is definitely not an obscure phone model. Just a brand new update that developers are still working to root.

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4.4.2 is a new release so currently there is not a root method. As of my last reading there is some significant progress in finding a root method. This is definitely not an obscure phone model. Just a brand new update that developers are still working to root.

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Thanks, hopefully there will be soon!
15th March 2014, 05:01 AM |#4  
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Thanks, hopefully there will be soon!

@CCSUBlackhawk actually there is work around method to get root and install custom 4.4 rom.... Follow my thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663545 and Check our Deadly Venom kitkat magic tool thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2680868 also if u want to install pre rooted 4.4 custom rom.......here's the first two 4.4 custom that able to boot using Our kitkat magic tool.... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51088546 ....Goodluck. ....PM me if you have any question or need more help.....[emoji106]

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@CCSUBlackhawk actually there is work around method to get root and install custom 4.4 rom.... Follow my thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663545 and Check our Deadly Venom kitkat magic tool thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2680868 also if u want to install pre rooted 4.4 custom rom.......here's the first two 4.4 custom that able to boot using Our kitkat magic tool.... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51088546 ....Goodluck. ....PM me if you have any question or need more help.....[emoji106]

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Is there any workaround for this, as this seems like a pain not being able to mount system in recovery.
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Is there any workaround for this, as this seems like a pain not being able to mount system in recovery.

This is the only option. All you have to do to mount system is a quick flash of one package in ODIN, and then you just have to do another ODIN after you finish flashing in recovery. It's not that bad really.
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This is the only option. All you have to do to mount system is a quick flash of one package in ODIN, and then you just have to do another ODIN after you finish flashing in recovery. It's not that bad really.

Ehh, I want to upgrade but it just seems like a pain to be tethered to a computer when you need to flash. Maybe I'm making a big deal over nothing, idk.

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Ehh, I want to upgrade but it just seems like a pain to be tethered to a computer when you need to flash. Maybe I'm making a big deal over nothing, idk.

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Not being able to flash and restore backups on the go definitely is a downside, so this definitely isn't for flashaholics or people who want their flashable mods wherever they are. It's a matter of whether you're willing to take time to set it up stable all at once or just chill back until things are updated (root method and safestrap namely)
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Not being able to flash and restore backups on the go definitely is a downside, so this definitely isn't for flashaholics or people who want their flashable mods wherever they are. It's a matter of whether you're willing to take time to set it up stable all at once or just chill back until things are updated (root method and safestrap namely)

Yeah, i tend to flash quite a few zips on the go, and not being able to is a big downside.
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Hello. I have the same problem. I am trying to unlock my sgh-i337 with Android OS 4.4.2, but first wanted to root it. I was able to install the superuser app but when launched an error pops upon installation. Help anyone?
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Hello. I have the same problem. I am trying to unlock my sgh-i337 but first wanted to root it. I was able to install the superuser app but when launched an error pops upon installation. Help anyone?

You need to a lot more reading in the general forum. What firmware are you on? You can't just install super su from the play store which I'm assuming you did. If I'm wrong please correct me

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