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Root for ND8 Not Working

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By appzattak, Senior Member on 17th May 2014, 11:27 PM
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I just got a replacement phone this morning and it came with the KK update already installed. I found this link in another thread, http://www.nasirtech.blogspot.in/201...442-stock.html

I tried this a couple of times and each time it says it worked but SU will not work at all. I also tried to flash (through ODIN) Philz Rec and it will not flash. I do not get any errors, it is just not working as expected. I also tried a different version of ODIN and still nothing.

What is the best way to get root on this bad boy? Funny in Download mode it shows that binary and system status is "custom" and warranty bit is "1" which indicates I should have a custom recovery but I don't.
 
 
18th May 2014, 12:21 AM |#2  
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Not enough info to say what problems u may be having, but this is the link that I used to flash custom recovery and root...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2741413

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18th May 2014, 02:14 AM |#3  
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Not sure what further info is needed? That link you provide is not for me. I already have that installed. I suppose I could use that method but was hoping to not have to reset the phone as I already set it up.
18th May 2014, 06:52 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by appzattak

Not sure what further info is needed? That link you provide is not for me. I already have that installed. I suppose I could use that method but was hoping to not have to reset the phone as I already set it up.

Your binary status and custom versus official has little correlation with whether you actually have a functioning, rooted device.

You currently do not have root; and, you indicate that you have installed custom recovery? If so, have you tried flashing the latest SU from recovery?
18th May 2014, 03:50 PM |#5  
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"...... which indicates I should have a custom recovery but I don't."


Sorry, from reading your post, I thought u were trying to flash md8 and root and that you were unsuccessful in getting a custom recovery on the phone
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18th May 2014, 11:28 PM |#6  
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You should update supersu from market and open it and convert it to system app then restart.

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20th May 2014, 02:28 AM |#7  
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Or just flash the very latest SuperSU.zip (v1.97 from what I read) then it won't be updated or moved.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.
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