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|Guide|How-To| Root & Install Custom Recovery for 4.3 / 4.4 Update |16 July 2014 |

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23rd November 2013, 02:41 AM   |  #1  
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Warning: Following any of these instructions will void your warranty, and could possibly cause irreparable harm to your device (i.e. bricked). If you do not understand these risks, stop here and do not proceed. If you do not know how to use Odin, stop here and do not proceed. I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. YOU chose to follow this guide.

If you have not updated to 4.3, go here.

If you have not updated to 4.4, go here.

Finally, there is no guarantee that either method will work for you.

Root Method #1:
The first thing you should try is CF-Autoroot since this has worked for many users.

If you successfully root with this method, you can simply install Goo Manager or ROM Manager and install recovery.

This method failed for me after many attempts.

Edit:
Here is some potentially useful info for root method #1 from ansonantonym.

Root Method #2:
1) Reboot in to download mode
2) Flash TWRP with Odin via PDA
3) Reboot to recovery then flash SuperSu and the Knox Remover
4) Reboot
5) Download SuperSu from the Play Store
6) Open SuperSu and update the binary when prompted
7) Reboot
8) Enjoy rooted 4.3/4/4

Downloads:
Odin

TWRP (Odin flashable tar)

SuperSu (v1.65)

SuperSu (v2.01)

DE-SAMSUNGNIZER_KNOX_REMOVAL_SCRIPT_V1.0


If you found another method that worked for you, please post here so that others may benefit.

If you are uncertain about any of the steps above, please ask your questions here before proceeding.

Please be sure to thank Chainfire, Dees_Troy, and Kaito95.


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23rd November 2013, 03:09 AM   |  #2  
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Noob here, first off I unrooted a while ago, then took the ota 4.3, is the bootloader locked? Cause according to the cf auto root site if your bootloader is locked you'll probably brick your phone if you flash the auto root? Also do these steps have to be in order? I tried rooting by other means and installing supersu first, wouldn't work so I removed knox with the script, and then updated supersu in the play store and still nothing, can I try to flash cf auto root now and then update supersu in the play store? Thanks a million, need this thing rooted

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23rd November 2013, 03:16 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by jeremyds45

Noob here, first off I unrooted a while ago, then took the ota 4.3, is the bootloader locked? Cause according to the cf auto root site if your bootloader is locked you'll probably brick your phone if you flash the auto root? Also do these steps have to be in order? I tried rooting by other means and installing supersu first, wouldn't work so I removed knox with the script, and then updated supersu in the play store and still nothing, can I try to flash cf auto root now and then update supersu in the play store? Thanks a million, need this thing rooted

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Well, I'm not bricked, so I think that answers your question about the bootloader.

Do you have a custom recovery installed? I assume so since you say you flashed the Knox remover script. If you do have a custom recovery installed, just flash the SuperSu zip, then update in the Play Store.
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23rd November 2013, 03:53 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by upndwn4par

Well, I'm not bricked, so I think that answers your question about the bootloader.

Do you have a custom recovery installed? I assume so since you say you flashed the Knox remover script. If you do have a custom recovery installed, just flash the SuperSu zip, then update in the Play Store.

Ah it is so nice to have root again... Thank you so much for putting up with a noob.

Crazy events of a noob that lead me to root

Installed ota 4.3
Tried to root and install superuser by odin and then custom recovery to flash
Root didn't happen because of knox
Could only get to CWM custom recovery if it was right after odin and battery pull?...
Flashed the script to remove knox, which did remove knox
Tried the same root method as above and no root access
Tried supersu and then updating in play with no success
Changed security update settings etc nothing
Reset delvik, cache, permissions, etc nothing
Different root method and files for odin, and custom recovery stuck
Used files from this thread, went into custom recovery and flashed supersu
Installed supersu from play store...
Updated the binary using custom recovery
Rebooted...
ROOT access, all root applications work fine and root sticks even after reboots

I never messed with cf auto root method

THANK you guys for your time effort and sharing, helps noobs out like me a lot!
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23rd November 2013, 04:26 AM   |  #5  
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Sweet! I've missed root since I upgraded using the OTA file you provided. Looking forward to much other great things coming from you
23rd November 2013, 04:51 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by upndwn4par

Warning: Following any of these instructions will void your warranty, and could possibly cause irreparable harm to your device (i.e. bricked). If you do not understand these risks, stop here and do not proceed. If you do not know how to use Odin, stop here and do not proceed. I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. YOU chose to follow this guide.

If you have not updated to 4.3, go here. Make sure you understand the risks and uncertainties described in the OP.

Finally, there is no guarantee that either method will work for you.

Root Method #1:
The first thing you should try is CF-Autoroot since this has worked for many users.

If you successfully root with this method, you can simply install Goo Manager or ROM Manager and install recovery.

This method failed for me after many attempts.

Root Method #2:
1) Reboot in to download mode
2) Flash TWRP with Odin via PDA
3) Reboot to recovery and flash SuperSu.
4) Flash the Knox Remover
5) Reboot
6) Download SuperSu from the Play Store
7) Update the binary when prompted
8) Reboot
8) Enjoy 4.3

Downloads:
Odin

TWRP (Odin flashable tar)

UpdateSuperSu


If you found another method that worked for you, please post here so that others may benefit.

If you are uncertain about any of the steps above, please ask your questions here before proceeding.


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Method two absolutely worked. Thank you so much. I was scared to flash TWRP but knowing you did it gave me the courage. Have full root and happy :P
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questions about this root
Hi, I'm a little nervous with this root but I need the root as the phone is useless without it.

I have the AT@T galaxy s3 I747 will all these files work with it im just double checking.

Also do you flash the knox remover the same way as you flash other things with the pda button?

Will I still be able to do factory restores?

Also I saw that knox remover removes a lot of apps, Can you install these deleted apps from the market if you need too?

THanks please let me know asap.
23rd November 2013, 08:15 AM   |  #8  
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THANKS!!!! your a lifesaver didn't know how much longer i could take without root
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Dunno where you guys got your 4.3 update from and how you got it working but I did the OTA and Root just does not want to stick. I used knox remover and Cf auto root but it loses root after a restart. SuperSu never opens and crashes as soon as you open it. I have a feeling Cf auto root is just not compatible for the ota 4.3 i747??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bkong

Dunno where you guys got your 4.3 update from and how you got it working but I did the OTA and Root just does not want to stick. I used knox remover and Cf auto root but it loses root after a restart. SuperSu never opens and crashes as soon as you open it. I have a feeling Cf auto root is just not compatible for the ota 4.3 i747??

use the TWRP method worked perfected for me

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