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[ROOT] Saferoot: Root for AT&T Galaxy S4 ZOOM SM-C105AUCUAMJ2_On 4.2.2 JB

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By Phatboyj420, Senior Member on 20th May 2014, 03:05 AM
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For now simply follow the instructions and use the provided file download from the link posted below

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...09&postcount=1


I have personaly tested this method in full on My AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 ZOOM SM-C105AUCUAMJ2 (4.2.2 Jelly Bean)

although it should be safe to use on any AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 ZOOM running an android version prior to Kit-Kat

All Credit for this, "exellent completely safe", Root method goes to its creator k1mu
And please Know that it is only being shared with you via his explicit permission.



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Q&A for [ROOT] Saferoot: Root for AT&T Galaxy S4 ZOOM SM-C105AUCUAMJ2_On 4.2.2 JB


Please if you are not on an AT&T Galaxy S4 ZOOM C-150a, Fell Free to Read
but Do not seek help,instruction, or any other type of advice by posting in this thread as it is hard enough to find information about a specific device when the said device does not have a dedicated forum. Thank You for your Understanding in this.
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20th May 2014, 03:06 AM |#2  
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If ?'s arise

and time allows I will add device specific instruction as well as any advice, Please bear with me. Same as above Q&A Link
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Will this same method also work on the SM-C105AUCUAMJ2?
14th August 2014, 08:40 AM |#4  
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Will this same method also work on the SM-C105AUCUAMJ2?

Most Definitely as this was the reason for my post
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Hey @Phatboyj420, as far as converting a raw OTA file to Odin files, here's what I can tell you. The OTA file should be filename.cfg, i.e. a cfg file. Believe it or not, this can be manipulated like an archive (like zip or rar or tar) so open that cfg file in 7zip, WinRar, or whatever. You're going to want to extract the files like (I can't guarantee this a full list, just the ones I can remember) modem.bin, NON-HLOS.bin, boot.img, recovery.img, aboot.mbn, rpm.mbn, sbl1.mbn, sbl2.mbn, sbl3.mbn (you might not have all 3, idk), and tz.mbn. Again, there may be others you need, and/or not all the ones I just listed might be necessary, they're just the ones I remember dealing with before. Oh, you're going to need to make sure the system, cache, and persdata partitions are all packed into .img.ext4 files, idk if they're like that in the OTA cfg archive.

Here's where it gets even hazier for me. So, I know from personal experience that you can take any of these files (I'll just use recovery.img for this example). In a linux terminal (I use Ubuntu for convenience's sake, my laptop has windows and ubuntu partitions) run this command:
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tar -H ustar -c recovery.img > recovery.tar
So that's how you can take any one of those files I mentioned last paragraph and pack it into an Odin-flashable tar. I'm still a n00b when it comes to the linux terminal, so I can't really say the syntax for packing more than one at once.

So I guess I haven't really given you the complete process, but hopefully this is at least a decent starting point. Honestly I consider myself a hobbyist at best, not an expert. muniz_ri, who Devo7v mentioned earlier, did all the heavy work in this regard so he can probably help you much more, I just didn't want to volunteer him for the job
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Hey @Phatboyj420, as far as converting a raw OTA file to Odin files, here's what I can tell you. The OTA file should be filename.cfg, i.e. a cfg file. Believe it or not, this can be manipulated like an archive (like zip or rar or tar) so open that cfg file in 7zip, WinRar, or whatever. You're going to want to extract the files like (I can't guarantee this a full list, just the ones I can remember) modem.bin, NON-HLOS.bin, boot.img, recovery.img, aboot.mbn, rpm.mbn, sbl1.mbn, sbl2.mbn, sbl3.mbn (you might not have all 3, idk), and tz.mbn. Again, there may be others you need, and/or not all the ones I just listed might be necessary, they're just the ones I remember dealing with before. Oh, you're going to need to make sure the system, cache, and persdata partitions are all packed into .img.ext4 files, idk if they're like that in the OTA cfg archive.

Here's where it gets even hazier for me. So, I know from personal experience that you can take any of these files (I'll just use recovery.img for this example). In a linux terminal (I use Ubuntu for convenience's sake, my laptop has windows and ubuntu partitions) run this command:

Code:
tar -H ustar -c recovery.img > recovery.tar
So that's how you can take any one of those files I mentioned last paragraph and pack it into an Odin-flashable tar. I'm still a n00b when it comes to the linux terminal, so I can't really say the syntax for packing more than one at once.

So I guess I haven't really given you the complete process, but hopefully this is at least a decent starting point. Honestly I consider myself a hobbyist at best, not an expert. muniz_ri, who Devo7v mentioned earlier, did all the heavy work in this regard so he can probably help you much more, I just didn't want to volunteer him for the job

Thanks My guy,

This definately gives me a good jumping off point.

The phone shipped with JB-4.2.2 and I think there has been an AT&T OTA for KK so it would have to be a complete Firmware so thats good news.

I'm working on several projects at once so I don't know exactly when I'll get to this but when I do the first thing will be to verify whether the .img's for data/system/cache are img.ext4 or not and if not how to produce correctly.

Also I don't have a Linux Dev setup yet I'm running Windows On a 2011 Dell XPS-17_L702x with an intel 2720 quad core. So from your post I take it Ubuntu would be your suggestion for Linux Distro. and should I make a separate Linux Partition and run from it, or run from a VM-Box inside of windows? Which do you think would be most efficient?

Now that I think of it I'm going to start a dedicated thread for development discussion for this specific device. If I start the thread in the Development section for the general S$-ZOOM but title it specifically for the " AT&T-C105a_ZOOM " do you think the mods would want to move it to the general Q&A section?
" I would hope that, as it would pertain directly to the development of the specific device they would see fit to leave it in the development section.

Sorry for the randomness of my thoughts but I will link you to the thread when I get around to starting on it.

For now I'm going to get back to work on the S4_Active for My daughters B-day I intend to have it Rooted and rommed out for her. When I get that done I'll make my way back to this Project, and start the dedicated thread.

Thanks again,
" I look forward to future collaboration as it seem we share a similar Hobie at the least ",
Phatboyj
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