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Samsung Galaxy Victory Working Root!

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26th November 2012, 12:08 AM   |  #1  
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I successfully rooted my Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, heavily using an existing Samsung Galaxy SIII root method. I have attached the files below (including a batch file).

I personally didn't use this batch file: I just put together all of the commands I typed into the command prompt, so I'm ASSUMING it SHOULD work? But if you're scared and want to perfectly replicate what I did, just manually type in the commands (you can edit the .bat file in notepad and it'll show you them all).

STEP 1) Install Samsung USB Drivers
hxxp://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201211/20121110030255344/Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0.exe

STEP 2) After it finishes installing, run the batch file (RootDebugfs.bat), follow the instructions, and plug your phone in when it says "Waiting for device to be detected..."

STEP 3) Enjoy the root!


I went into the Superuser app just to make sure everything looked ok, and it did on mine. Then, I tested with Titanium Backup, and I was successfully able to uninstall Google Wallet (which you normally can't).

At some points, my laptop wouldn't detect the phone if it was doing stuff and then needed to reboot or something, so I would just unplug the phone, wait like 5 seconds, and replug it.


I would have posted this in the development section, but I didn't have the rights to (haven't posted 10 posts), so if an admin could move it, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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27th November 2012, 08:09 PM   |  #2  
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Works beautifully! Thanks a lot. Just followed your directions and used the batch file. Now I can finally take screenshots!

Windows kept saying it wasn't able to install the device drivers each time the phone rebooted, but that didn't seem to affect anything.
27th November 2012, 10:29 PM   |  #3  
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I can confirm this method works perfectly. Good job niemasd! Here is a real link to the files you suggested:

www.waywardpilgrim.net/android/tools/Samsung_drivers.zip

www.waywardpilgrim.net/android/tools/Galaxy_Victory_Root__niemasd_.zip

Three cheers for niemasd! HIP HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!
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28th November 2012, 01:14 AM   |  #4  
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Ok I'm more than a little stump here. I'm use to rooting w/ a tar file via odin. Instructions here are not really clear. I found a tar file in the zip file, do I flashed that in Odin or do I just flash the zip file in the stock recovery???
28th November 2012, 04:21 AM   |  #5  
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Disregard. I'm now rooted. didn't realize the rootdebugfs was actually in the zip file
29th November 2012, 01:41 AM   |  #6  
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Do you have instructions for unrooting should the need arise?
29th November 2012, 05:10 AM   |  #7  
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CWM recovery
Here it is: CWM for the Galaxy Victory. Use Odin carefully. If you need further instructions use the search feature please. Thanks to JT for testing and having the gnads to be a tester in general!

Odin!
http://www.waywardpilgrim.net/androi...wm-victory.tar

Heimdall!
http://www.waywardpilgrim.net/androi...m/recovery.img

(This device does not support fastboot)

Here's the stock recovery if you need it for any reason:

Odin!
WHU!?!?! (I'll make it later)

Heimdall!
http://www.waywardpilgrim.net/androi...s/recovery.img

This awesome day has been brought to you by the devs at OUDHS!
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2nd December 2012, 04:03 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by niemasd

I successfully rooted my Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, heavily using an existing Samsung Galaxy SIII root method. I have attached the files below (including a batch file).

I personally didn't use this batch file: I just put together all of the commands I typed into the command prompt, so I'm ASSUMING it SHOULD work? But if you're scared and want to perfectly replicate what I did, just manually type in the commands (you can edit the .bat file in notepad and it'll show you them all).

STEP 1) Install Samsung USB Drivers
hxxp://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201211/20121110030255344/Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0.exe

STEP 2) After it finishes installing, run the batch file (RootDebugfs.bat), follow the instructions, and plug your phone in when it says "Waiting for device to be detected..."

STEP 3) Enjoy the root!


I went into the Superuser app just to make sure everything looked ok, and it did on mine. Then, I tested with Titanium Backup, and I was successfully able to uninstall Google Wallet (which you normally can't).

At some points, my laptop wouldn't detect the phone if it was doing stuff and then needed to reboot or something, so I would just unplug the phone, wait like 5 seconds, and replug it.


I would have posted this in the development section, but I didn't have the rights to (haven't posted 10 posts), so if an admin could move it, I'd greatly appreciate it.

I installed the drivers then ran the batch but it never said ""Waiting for device to be detected..."

I just kept hitting Y or enter until it asked "UID and GID should both be 0. Are they?

I replied y the first time and it just kept asking for me to press a key to continue. I ran it again and it sent me to the end telling me it wasn't rooted.

I'm going to try this on a straight PC because I'm doing it on a Mac using Parallels and Windows 7 and that might be the issue.
2nd December 2012, 05:19 AM   |  #9  
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Yep, just as I suspected. I couldn't use a Mac with Windows 7 running inside of Parallels. I had to use my girlfriend's PC and after suspending the antivirus program I installed the drivers then ran the batch and it worked as advertised beautifully, My father (81 years old) and I thank you !!

He rarely uses the tether and it's costing him a bundle every month. When I showed him I could use free tethering on my iPhone he wanted me to get his Android to do it.

Does anyone recommend a good working wifi tethering app? I'll buy it but I want to make sure the carrier can't track it.
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4th December 2012, 08:33 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by AeroCare

Yep, just as I suspected. I couldn't use a Mac with Windows 7 running inside of Parallels. I had to use my girlfriend's PC and after suspending the antivirus program I installed the drivers then ran the batch and it worked as advertised beautifully, My father (81 years old) and I thank you !!

He rarely uses the tether and it's costing him a bundle every month. When I showed him I could use free tethering on my iPhone he wanted me to get his Android to do it.

Does anyone recommend a good working wifi tethering app? I'll buy it but I want to make sure the carrier can't track it.

Google "Wireless Tether," it's by far the best tethering app I've seen (need root of course, but that's no issue anymore!). I'm not sure if it works with this phone, but go ahead and give it a shot!

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