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[Q] rooting issue with 4.2.2 at&t s4

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By fredderf81, Senior Member on 28th May 2014, 01:25 PM
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hi all, i'm sure someone will be able to quickly identify whats going on here but my wife's at&t s4 phone will not root. i have tried all the root methods listed in the android development forum and nothing works. its on MF3 with 4.2.2. i run the motochopper and it fails. i have run another one and i get the download screen with "cannot do normal boot" on top and i have to flash the 16gb pit file to get it to boot into the OS. root checker always said no root detected. am i doing something wrong? is the phone not rootable?? any light on this would be awesome.
 
 
28th May 2014, 02:04 PM |#2  
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You can't use motochopper if you're on mf3. Google new root method mf3 xda

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28th May 2014, 08:49 PM |#3  
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You can't use motochopper if you're on mf3. Google new root method mf3 xda

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thanks for the info, i tried that and received several error messages "access denied" etc. when running the terminal commands.
i think i'm just going to drop at&t and run to tmobile and grab a phone without knox or something. no worries
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Motochopper will indeed not work. I rooted my i337 on 4.2.2 using Saferoot a few months ago. It worked flawlessly. It's a similar method to Motochopper, but worked on my AT&T S4. It was once I updated to 4.3 that I ran into problems due to the locked bootloader; sucks. But try Saferoot. It should still work.
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