Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,733,293 Members 39,139 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Can't root or install TWRP/CWM

Tip us?
 
Track607
Old
(Last edited by Track607; 13th May 2014 at 10:47 AM.)
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 23
Join Date: Mar 2014
Default Can't root or install TWRP/CWM

So, I'm trying to root my T-Mobile T999 S3 using this guide:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ghlight=failed

I'm on the "Flash (install) the Knox Remover zip" in the recovery menu step, and I keep getting the "supersu failed to verify whole-file signature" error. I also get that error when I try to install SuperSU.

I figured that I needed to use CWM or TWRP but I can't get them to install. Odin says PASS but when I press Home + Volume Up + Power, I still get to the old, stock recovery menu.

What do I do?

EDIT: I downloaded the root66_TMO_T999UVUENC2.7z ROM from this page: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1771687 and it has rooted my phone.

Should I keep it, is it the same?

Thanks.
 
serio22
Old
#2  
serio22's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 616
Posts: 1,932
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston
Keep what? Your phone is rooted, isn't that what you wanted? If you want to use the Knox remover zip download and install flashify from the playstore and you can install twrp from there, after that boot into recovery and flash the zip

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
 
Track607
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 23
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by serio22 View Post
Keep what? Your phone is rooted, isn't that what you wanted? If you want to use the Knox remover zip download and install flashify from the playstore and you can install twrp from there, after that boot into recovery and flash the zip

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
But that thread is from 2012. How is it that I downloaded a 2 year-old ROM and it kept my 4.3 and simply rooted it?

It feels like I just did a random thing and got the exact result I waned..
 
Perseus71
Old
#4  
Perseus71's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3343
Posts: 5,648
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Atlantis

 
DONATE TO ME
That's because the thread was updated recently to add the newer firmwares.

Notice the following.

13th July 2012, 10:34 PM
(Last edited by mrRobinson; 4th April 2014 at 04:07 PM.)
The Following User Says Thank You to Perseus71 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes