Tripped Knox, but for what?
I feel like a complete n00b... maybe there is a reason for that.
I installed USB drivers & Odin
I downloaded Philz_touch (and g9008v-cmw)
I Connect the phone to the PC in Flash mode (Vol - + home + Power) and choose F option only. Select PDA file (Whichever) and then start
It says success.
I reboot into recovery mode and it says Detected blah blah setting security bit...
Recovery is not SEANDROID ENFORCING
Oh that sucks, but it was expected.
The phone reboots. I shut it off and then boot into recovery mode expecting to see Philz... but all I get is the same Android system recovery.
Now my phone shows custom Binary, custom System, and knox is tripped but I can't get into Philz or CWM only the regular system recovery.
I feel dumb and angry. All I wanted was the google play store, but I have to try and hack my phone so I can BUY apps. Retarded. Thanks China Mobile. But without this version, no 4G here.
I think it's dumb I have to do this to get google apps.
So my phone is SM-G9008V and anything you guys could suggest for me to try would be very much appreciated. I would love to be able to root this phone, especially since I've already voided the warranty.
Sorry if this comes off as bitter. I'm just frustrated.
I guess Philz wasn't compatible. Used CMW 220.127.116.11 and it worked.... what a PITA glad it's going now. It just didn't act the same each flash. I must have repeated 10 times until it worked once