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How to root May 7th OTA [ Version M919UVUAMDL ]:
  • You can grab Kies for its drivers here.
  • Put this on your sdcard before anything, doesn't matter which.
  • k0nane's thread on How to use Odin (3.07). Read this thread for further help, your question is most likely answered already.
  • Install CWM, TWRP, or OUDHS Custom Recovery through Download mode. [Follow instructions in thread on how to flash them, I recommend OUDHS as that's what I used.]
  • Extra words from k0nane for successfully flashing a Custom Recovery in Odin 3.07 for the MDL firmware:
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    Uncheck auto-reboot, pull the battery once it's flashed, and try to boot from there. If it works, recovery-from-boot.p or install-recovery.sh aren't getting deleted/are still present.
  • Boot into the Custom Recovery of your choice. [Power + Volume Up keys when phone is completely turned off and unplugged.]
  • Flash ROOT_M919UVUAMDL.zip [Contains the older boot.img with new modules, root, and will stop the annoying "Modified: Reboot Now or Later?" notification from happening.]
  • Reboot and enjoy your rooted device on the M919UVUAMDL firmware.

You can flash back to the May 7th OTA boot.img using the entire firmware, or you can flash it in a zip.

***Update - You can now flash a source-compiled TouchWiz kernel that may better fit your needs here. It is compiled off of the MDL defconfig instead of MDB, but using MDB source.

Thanks to Dev ptmr3 for the original boot.img flasher for Custom Recovery.
Thanks to Dev k0nane for assistance through OUDHS IRC and providing some tech-support to forum readers, as well as the great Odin guide.
Thanks to Gadianton for finding information on stopping the Modified notification.

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How to root May 7th OTA [ Version M919UVUAMDL ]:
  • Install CWM, TWRP, or OUDHS Custom Recovery through Download mode. [Follow instructions in thread on how to flash them.]
  • Boot into the Custom Recovery of your choice. [Power + Volume Up keys when phone is completely turned off and unplugged.]
  • Flash the Original Firmware's Boot.img [Provided in a flashable zip here by Dev ptmr3.]
  • Flash a Root.zip [Such as: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip by Chainfire or superuser.zip by Koush.]
  • Reboot and enjoy your rooted device on the M919UVUAMDL firmware.

You can flash back to the May 7th OTA boot.img using the entire firmware, or you can flash it in a zip.

Tthanks to Dev ptmr3 for the original boot.img flasher for Custom Recovery.
I can't get custom recovery to take on the OTA. I updated to the new OTA, rebooted into download mode, ran ODIN with your files, rebooted, then went into recovery mode. It still brings up Android Recovery, not CWM. Help!!!
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I can't get custom recovery to take on the OTA. I updated to the new OTA, rebooted into download mode, ran ODIN with your files, rebooted, then went into recovery mode. It still brings up Android Recovery, not CWM. Help!!!
Try OUDHS Recovery and let me know. Also these are not "my" files

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Try OUDHS Recovery and let me know. Also these are not "my" files

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i tried using both twrp and oudhs and both give me the same error :/
 
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mine freeze when it asking for root rights....

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i tried using both twrp and oudhs and both give me the same error :/
try to use CWM work here.
 
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Try OUDHS Recovery and let me know. Also these are not "my" files

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Fair enuff, "their" files aren't working

I don't know how to install an .img file from the CWM page, so I'm a little dead in the H20 until the ODIN method works. Unless you have a link for how to install the .img, I've Googled and can't find a reliable tutorial.

Thanks for all the help, btw.
 
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mine freeze when it asking for root rights....

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try to use CWM work here.
still didnt work :/
 
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i cant get this to work either.
 
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Fair enuff, "their" files aren't working

I don't know how to install an .img file from the CWM page, so I'm a little dead in the H20 until the ODIN method works. Unless you have a link for how to install the .img, I've Googled and can't find a reliable tutorial.

Thanks for all the help, btw.
Please share screenshot(s) of how you installed using Odin so I can clarify issues.

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