Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,778,543 Members 37,099 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Help - rooted SCH-I545 updated to KitKat - lost root.

Tip us?
 
Blue Sun
Old
#1  
Blue Sun's Avatar
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 9
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boothwyn
Default [Q] Help - rooted SCH-I545 updated to KitKat - lost root.

Oops, rooted I-545 running 4.3 was accidently updated to KitKat 4.4.2 and I lost root HELP!
I am starting a new thread because I think my message got lost in a 45-page thread and this is urgent.

My original S4 had the updating software renamed so that I wouldn't even be notified about updates, but I had to get a warranty replacement. I rooted it, but forgot to turn of the ability to update. Last week, while I was undergoing surgery for a kidney stone, my wife was using the phone in the waiting room. She saw a message that an update was ready and, since her S3 is totally stock and she always updates, she hit the ok button. That night, I discovered I was no longer rooted and that KitKat 4.4.2 was the new O/S.

I am very dependent on functionality that will only run rooted, so I really need to clear this up. For example, I use RCB as my phone and text blocker and it requires root to run. It's big advantage is that it does this all silently before the call bubbles up to where non-rooted call-blockers do a pickup and hangup (with an annoying fragment of a ring each time). Since I'm unable to run RCB or a root-level file browser to recover the logs of blocked numbers to use (temporarily, I hope) in something like Mr. Number.

Is there anything I can do to either root under KitKat, or back down my version of Android to 4.3 and then re-root the standard way?

Blue Sun

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, thatís creativity."
-- Charles Mingus
 
Dooley69
Old
#2  
Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 68
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Rock Island

 
DONATE TO ME
Here you go.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2726868
 
OffcerClancy
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 14
Posts: 153
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dooley69 View Post
This does not help him because he lost root & wants to get it back. This instructional thread assumes root has been maintained. Currently, there is no root solution for the 4.4.2 version. Apparently, patience is the only solution.
Techguy2002 Old
#4  
Guest
Thanks Meter
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by OffcerClancy View Post
This does not help him because he lost root & wants to get it back. This instructional thread assumes root has been maintained. Currently, there is no root solution for the 4.4.2 version. Apparently, patience is the only solution.
Actually it should because you can downgrade partially back to MK2 and then root using saferoot and then follow the top instructions to go back to fnc5 and it works because I have done it. If you havent done it you shouldnt comment.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Dooley69
Old
#5  
Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 68
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Rock Island

 
DONATE TO ME
That's what I learned TechGuy. Just trying to help out!
 
OffcerClancy
Old
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 14
Posts: 153
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Techguy2002 View Post
Actually it should because you can downgrade partially back to MK2 and then root using saferoot and then follow the top instructions to go back to fnc5 and it works because I have done it. If you havent done it you shouldnt comment.
Yeah, whatever you say Supreme Leader. In any case, if you have actually done this, you should share your gift w/this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2734309
 
mcbeat257
Old
#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 19
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Glen Allen
Default Reply

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Sun View Post
Oops, rooted I-545 running 4.3 was accidently updated to KitKat 4.4.2 and I lost root HELP!
I am starting a new thread because I think my message got lost in a 45-page thread and this is urgent.

My original S4 had the updating software renamed so that I wouldn't even be notified about updates, but I had to get a warranty replacement. I rooted it, but forgot to turn of the ability to update. Last week, while I was undergoing surgery for a kidney stone, my wife was using the phone in the waiting room. She saw a message that an update was ready and, since her S3 is totally stock and she always updates, she hit the ok button. That night, I discovered I was no longer rooted and that KitKat 4.4.2 was the new O/S.

I am very dependent on functionality that will only run rooted, so I really need to clear this up. For example, I use RCB as my phone and text blocker and it requires root to run. It's big advantage is that it does this all silently before the call bubbles up to where non-rooted call-blockers do a pickup and hangup (with an annoying fragment of a ring each time). Since I'm unable to run RCB or a root-level file browser to recover the logs of blocked numbers to use (temporarily, I hope) in something like Mr. Number.

Is there anything I can do to either root under KitKat, or back down my version of Android to 4.3 and then re-root the standard way?

Blue Sun

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, thatís creativity."
-- Charles Mingus
Okay so the way to do this is simple: You will need to factory reset to stock. This will wipe all of your data, but if you do this correctly with Odin, then you will be surprised with how it works.

Use this thread to do a full or no wipe: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2578209"]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2578209

Once you do that, you have to go through the processes and go to settings>phone info>software update and update your system software.
After that, you can re-root your device through this thread: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/root-galaxy...y-void-1431730

Your welcome.
 
richievtown
Old
#8  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 1
Join Date: May 2014
Default Do I neet root to use Surges downgrade??

I upgraded to leaked kitkat nc2 and lost root of course..I want to downgrade with Surges method back to mk2..does his downgrade process require root to downgrade?? First post.... Thanx..
 
joshm.1219
Old
#9  
joshm.1219's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1268
Posts: 2,991
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Quote:
Originally Posted by OffcerClancy View Post
Yeah, whatever you say Supreme Leader. In any case, if you have actually done this, you should share your gift w/this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2734309
Somebody already told that guy to do that. It is a known method.

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/11738368925_6e7dbef510_o.png
  • CARRIER: Verizon
  • PHONE: Samsung S4
  • CASE: Otterbox Defender modded to fit Anker 7800mah battery
  • BOOTLOADER: MDK, loki bypass
  • RECOVERY: TWRP 2.7.x
  • KERNEL: Ktoonsez with Project Icarus profile and Hydra script
  • ROM: Eclipse TW 4.4
  • LAUNCHER & MODS: Google Now launcher with XGEL settings, GravityBox, Heads Up notifications, & Android L navbar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes