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Question [Q] How to root a chinese GT-i9500

OP hiddeneyes02

9th May 2013, 05:44 PM   |  #1  
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Hi everybody

I just bought that phone here in China, and the seller installed the OTA just in front of me, I donít know if that could be the reason.

Since I got home and Iím trying to root it, no result. I saw this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2262110 but unfortunately itís not working for me. The drivers are working well, I can see the phone in the device manager, USB debugging is on, flashing the PDA in ODIN passes through successfully, but when I start Recovery, I always have the old Recovery screen with no Root phone option, I canít find the problem.

Thanks for any help.
10th May 2013, 03:27 AM   |  #2  
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Did it, thanks Cofface !

Helpful post in chinese http://diydev.net/forum.php?mod=view...&extra=&page=1

But I don't know if by flashing the kernel I would still have access to OTA updates ?!!

EDIT: Cofface said that I will lose OTA updates, can only update by downloading new firmware, and flashing using ODIN.
Last edited by hiddeneyes02; 10th May 2013 at 03:34 AM.
23rd April 2014, 08:34 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by hiddeneyes02

Hi everybody

I just bought that phone here in China, and the seller installed the OTA just in front of me, I donít know if that could be the reason.

Since I got home and Iím trying to root it, no result. I saw this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2262110 but unfortunately itís not working for me. The drivers are working well, I can see the phone in the device manager, USB debugging is on, flashing the PDA in ODIN passes through successfully, but when I start Recovery, I always have the old Recovery screen with no Root phone option, I canít find the problem.

Thanks for any help.

hey i'll like to know how do you put the device in download mode 'cause mine GT-i9500 it shows nothing but chines options when im in RECOVERY MODE....and dont know what do from here PLEASE HELP
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