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[Q] New S4 VE GT-I9515

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1st December 2014, 07:53 PM   |  #41  
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Hey Guys,, everybody who's following this forum or threads to manage rooting, custom recover and flash custom rom on their gti9515,, should go take a look at this forum:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...768285&page=18
Till now becauseof this threads i managed to root and put custom recovery on my samsung galaxy s4 value edition ,, and theyre now busy with building the most stable kernel that is possible for the i9515 .. so just got to wait a little more for that hopefully then it will be possible for me to put the unofficial cm 12 android lollipop for s4 on it
big applause and thanks for the developers making this possible and giving us the possiblety to get the most out of our own purchased devices
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5th December 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #42  
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HAd to unROOT
I had to restore (unROOT) my s4 VE cause was constant rebooting randomly.
8th December 2014, 12:43 AM   |  #43  
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Mine was also randomly rebooting. Then I've used Titanium Backup to uninstall all Knox stuff, which I never used. Now it operates flawlessly.

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11th December 2014, 08:54 AM   |  #44  
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Originally Posted by grA$

I had to restore (unROOT) my s4 VE cause was constant rebooting randomly.

2 Question about the SRSRoot-method:

- would you recommend this method or do you have problems with it (reboots?)?
- what is with the know-counter? will it increase to 0x1?

I bought yesterday my S4 VE and I'm a little bit dissapointed. At first my SD-card didn't work and I have to use another one and then it's getting quite warm at the camera area. And finally I realize how I like my S2 PLUS
23rd December 2014, 10:11 PM   |  #45  
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Which version of Titanium
Which version of Titanium you used: free or pro ?
1st January 2015, 12:20 AM   |  #46  
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Originally Posted by grA$

I had to restore (unROOT) my s4 VE cause was constant rebooting randomly.

My wife has a GT-I9515 and same reboots happened.
Phone was from Saudi Arabia(KSA) but this happened when I've installed a newer ROM.
ROM is for XSG.
So I've turned back to KSA ROM.
If this happens again I'll remove knox stuff with Titanium backup.
Free version can uninstall capability also.

---------- Post added at 01:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:58 AM ----------

Originally Posted by grA$

I finally tried new method on my my Samsung S4 VE 9515 - Android 4.4.2 using SRS One Click Root version 4.7.

1) go to settings --> more --> about device and tap on Android Version 6 times till you get Developer Mode activated;
2) Install Samsung Drivers (or Kies and chose drivers only)
3) Activate USB debuging (in settings --> more --> developer options)
4) Download and install SRS One Click Root version 4.7.
5) Open SRS and click ROOT Device (Smart ROOT) -second button from top (don't worry your AV probably will say the program is dangerous - ignore )

Voila not rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 VE 9515

Towel root not worked for my 9515, only CF-autoroot worked newer ROMS.
But CF-autoroot voids knox status 0x1, does smart ROOT has the same effect?
Triangleaway app resets the counter but device status is always custom even if I've used the tracker option.
9th January 2015, 05:46 PM   |  #47  
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Rooting my i9515 was smooth using CF-autoroot (http autoroot.chainfire.eu).

I had the same rebooting problems. Symptoms: A short vibration, the Samsung logo showing like the normal boot sequence and after that all apps were killed/restarted. In other words, anything a full reboot would do. It happened several times per day, sometimes when using the phone, sometimes when it was just lying on my desk. It could even happen at the moment when I picked up an incoming call. It wasn't a very usuful phone like that.

Uninstalling all apps with "knox" in the name (about 6) and also "KLMS agent" which had the same icon, using Titanium backup Pro, seems to have resolved the issue. I have not had a spontaneous reboot since, for about a week now.

Thanks all for reporting; I wasn't sure whether the reboots were caused by rooting, but since multiple people reported the same symptoms it was quite clear.

Now just waiting for a proper recovery and ROM to arrive for this model (preferrably Cyanogenmod). From what I've seen reported, all ROMs up to now fail to make the touchscreen working (which is worse than constant reboots ).
9th January 2015, 08:10 PM   |  #48  
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There is a tutorial on w0lfdroid that nicely explains how to use towelroot with newer kernel versions. This took me a while to figure out: the versions (NF2, NF3, etc) are the last 3 characters of your baseband version. So check which version you have under device info, mine was I9515XXU1ANI3, meaning you have to flash back the NI3 version. I don't know what happens if you don't flash back the right version. First you flash the ROOT version, that breaks your wifi. Load the root .tar.md5 archive in odin under AP, make sure you don't Re-Partition. Turn off phone and start download mode: vol down+home+power, then confirm with vol up.

Then, when running towelroot, you have to change the modstring, this is all explained in the tutorial. After rooting I installed SuperSU which automatically offers to get rid of all KNOX crap, and then

Then you flash back the NF3 version in my case which restores wifi.

Find the tutorial here www w0lfdroid com/2014/09/TowelRoot-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-S5-and-Note3-Android-4.4.2-NF-or-Later.html

For ultimate hand-holding, watch step by step video: www youtube com/watch?v=VqxSvsUMYco

Replace spaces in url with '.'s, I'm not allowed to post links but I hope this is ok.

This way doesn't trip the knox 0x1 flag, after this ordeal my knox is still 0x0. Some issues with spontaneous rebooting have been reported after rooting, I don't know if that applies to this method. Chances are you have to disable all knox apps which seems to fix this. I'm rooted for a full 5 minutes so no problems either way so far, I've just allowed SuperSU to disable knox.

I don't know about any custom roms or recoveries, main reason for me to root my phone is to remove all bloatware and be able to manage permissions.

I hope this helps anyone

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