Today I read the news about the new S5 root. It's called Towelroot. I tried it on my D801 and it worked. I had not been able to root it before that without rolling it back to 4.2.2. Which is a pain.
So now you can root a T-Mobile D801 on 4.4.2 KitKat very easily. Which wasn't possible before with ioroot.
Meaning it'll root any G2 made. Not just the 801.
Install TowelRoot from here: http://towelroot.com/
Then install AutoRec from here for TWRP recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2715496
Then if your staying stock I highly recommend you download and install SuperSU in recovery so that it's properly rooted. http://download.chainfire.eu/282/SuperSU/
More about TowelRoot: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06...urrent-device/
Thanks all. And of course I'm not responsible if this breaks the device or kills the cat. Use at your own risk.
Wow, had great hopes reading all the posts about the stupid-easy way to root.
So much for that idea. Downloaded the latest TR apk and saved it in my download folder.
Had to uninstall my AV to get it to run, but I installed it and ran it and clicked "Make it rain" and it said:
"This phone isn't currently supported"
Did I miss something?
Ur correct, (just did this myself)
Just towelrooted myself and installed SuperSU from the Play Store. Then installed Greenify & WakeLockDetector; both asked for SU permissions and got it from SuperSU.
Autorec seems only for recovery, and has chances it will require a kernel flash soon after else there are issues with white lines on screen..
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