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Question [Q] Trying to root and I'm stck, Odin can't see the .tar.md5 file

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6th April 2014, 01:17 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys, I'm trying to root by following this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...highlight=root

So I downloaded everything from the links given there (Odin 3.04 and the cmw file. However when I'm on step 9

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9- press the PDA button and select the unziped file from step (1)

I click on PDA and the cmw file doesn't show in the location I left it. I tried moving it to desktop but doesn't work either. Any ideas please?

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6th April 2014, 08:48 AM   |  #2  
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The CWM file's extension is .img, isn't it?

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6th April 2014, 01:02 PM   |  #3  
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Did you do unzip

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6th April 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #4  
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No, I hadn't, see here I'm confused. Step 1 says unzip, but Step 9 says select unzipped file, so which should it be?
To decide, I did a little research and found out Odin should open .tar and .tar.md5 files directly, so I figured it wasn't necessary to unzip.

Anyway it doesn't find it either way, I just tried unzipping but I can't find the .img file with Odin either =/ What am I doing wrong?
6th April 2014, 03:58 PM   |  #5  
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.rsrc folder
One more thing, when I try to open the Downloads folder where I left the .tar file, all I can see through Odin is this .rsrc folder that apears to be empty.
6th April 2014, 07:14 PM   |  #6  
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Try to download it again
And unzip it

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6th April 2014, 08:02 PM   |  #7  
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Thank you both, I figured it out! I know it's dumb...but I didn't realize you had to run everything in Administrator mode (apparently). I tried this and it worked, it seems I was running Odin as Admin but in a non-Admin account and the files were hidden or something...

Anyway, sorry to bother you with my dumb question, but I hope this can help another dumb noob like me!

I'm ridiculously happy with my brand new CM 11 now, time to play with it!

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