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A warning for all rooters

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By danakers, Member on 21st February 2013, 01:16 PM
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22nd February 2013, 12:21 AM |#11  
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always backup your EFS folder into external SD card just to be on the safe side
 
 
22nd February 2013, 02:26 AM |#12  
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thanks for the advice
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Paranoids Glore my efs on my raid server in the cloud on my remote mail server zipped and stored on a flash disk and on my laptop. Uou never know

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22nd February 2013, 06:54 AM |#14  
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Step 1. Buy a PC.
Step 2. Enjoy.
22nd February 2013, 07:33 AM |#15  
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Ok...thank you for sharing the experience...**** happens even to the brilliandest of minds!... I have a crusial question though... I come from the htc side which I now hate for their crappy support and aftersales policy... I had an evo 3d which after a year of pretty much flawless operation started to have serious issues with the display. I had the warranty running, so htc service repaired it for free, changing the mobo! GOD! What happened next?? I couldnt unlock the bootloader (even with their official way) and root my phone! Such a huge dissapointment! SO, my question to you all guys is, if for some reason I got changed my note2 mobo, will I be able to root it again? Thank you all in advance.

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22nd February 2013, 07:45 AM |#16  
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Ok...thank you for sharing the experience...**** happens even to the brilliandest of minds!... I have a crusial question though... I come from the htc side which I now hate for their crappy support and aftersales policy... I had an evo 3d which after a year of pretty much flawless operation started to have serious issues with the display. I had the warranty running, so htc service repaired it for free, changing the mobo! GOD! What happened next?? I couldnt unlock the bootloader (even with their official way) and root my phone! Such a huge dissapointment! SO, my question to you all guys is, if for some reason I got changed my note2 mobo, will I be able to root it again? Thank you all in advance.

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yepp .. no problem
22nd February 2013, 07:51 AM |#17  
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That is a sign of SDS. You know what you do, there is no problem at all

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22nd February 2013, 08:16 AM |#18  
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Sds? What does this mean?

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22nd February 2013, 09:19 AM |#19  
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That is a sign of SDS. You know what you do, there is no problem at all

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What are you on about? None of this has anything to do with Sds.

Nowadays people get a cold and blame it on Sds.

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22nd February 2013, 02:02 PM |#20  
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At the risk of showcasing myself as a total moron, I thought I'd share with you my experience of sheer, unadulterated stupidity before anyone else makes the same mistake.

I've been rooting my Android devices for a long, long time without any problem, until now.

I installed a ROM that didn't agree with my N7100 and needed to get my phone back into a working state. Having only Macs at work meant I had to use Heimdall rather than the Windows-friendly Odin. Heimdall isn't quite as easy to get to grips with and couldn't handle the factory images I was throwing at it, so in a desperate attempt to fix this, I inadvertently deleted all of my EFS data...

...and I hadn't taken a backup.

A local 'backstreet' phone shop couldn't fix it, and Vodafone charged me 100 (as I'd invalided the warranty) to replace the motherboard.

So it's not only a silly mistake to make, it's an expensive one, as this 'experienced' rooter discovered

Whatever you do, never, ever delete, re-partition or reformat the EFS partition on your Galaxy Note II!

You have been warned!

Why didnt u go to the samsung repair centre???? Are u in the UK? ?

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22nd February 2013, 02:17 PM |#21  
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No point going to a Samsung repair centre because if you've rooted the device (as I had) and can't reboot to run TriangleAway, then it means your warranty is invalidated (I called them to check this beforehand).

Re the earlier comment... step 1) buy a PC, step 2) enjoy... as I mentioned, we only have Macs at work and I had a phone that wasn't working properly so it couldn't wait 'til I got home (to my PC)!

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