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Gear 2 Neo Root

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By fogame, Senior Member on 5th June 2014, 05:10 PM
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All credit goes to Fibs for finding out the root method.

Original forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2771470

Tested on NE5 with Neo with Windows 7 & 8.

Important!: This requires that the Tizen SDK already be installed on your computer. Instructions to install SDK Here. Before rooting make sure your Gear is backed up through Gear manager.

To flash NE5 download from Sammobile. Make sure that you are logged in to download it. Flashing NE5 over ND8 or NDD won't hurt it. Just flash through Odin.

Once you are on NE5 please download Fibs rootf_s and flash through Odin

R381XXU0BNE5rootfs_root.tar. Remove the .md5 at the end so the file is a .tar file. (Needs Gear 2 NEO R381XXU0BNE5 installed)


How to do it?

1. Open command prompt
2. Navigate to where the Tizen SDK is installed in command prompt
3. Run command sdb root on (should tell you that you are in root mode)

Congratulations you have root access.

If you get permission denied then make sure you flashed Fibs rootf_s file in Odin.

**you can check root by running the command below**


Code:
sdb shell
sh-3.2# whoami
root
\\it should tell you root\\
If it tells you that you are a developer run the code below

Code:
sdb root on
\\switched to 'root' account mode\\

sdb shell
sh-3.2# whoami
root
What is this good for?

Removing stock sounds *Be careful*

sdb root on
sdb shell mount -o remount,rw /
sdb shell rm /opt/share/settings/Alerts/ filename.ogg (for removing ringtones change Alerts to Ringtones)
sdb shell mount -o remount,ro / **Make sure that you remount to read only before restarting**
reboot watch

Custom ringtones/alerts:
sdb root on
sdb push your_ringtone.ogg /opt/share/settings/Alerts/ (pushing ringtones change Alerts to Ringtones
reboot watch
Keep in mind free diskspace is 80MB for /opt/ don't fill it up!

If something goes wrong you can always reflash your firmware, factory reset the device and everything is back to normal.
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5th June 2014, 05:39 PM |#2  
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Thanx for the info!

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5th June 2014, 06:41 PM |#3  
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Nice work!!
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Really? It has root? Awesome! Not tried this yet. I ordered neo watch it should be coming in few days. Can't wait to try this!
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Well, I've tried to flash it using file you pointed (R381XXU0BNE5_R381OXA0BNE5_HOME.tar.md5), but the result is the sime like trying to flash it using R381XXU0BNE5rootfs_root directly:
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> R381XXU0BNE5_R381OXA0BNE5_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

My Gear 2 Neo build is:
Model=SM-R381;
Build=R381XXU0BNDD;
5th June 2014, 09:39 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by d.koleda

Well, I've tried to flash it using file you pointed (R381XXU0BNE5_R381OXA0BNE5_HOME.tar.md5), but the result is the sime like trying to flash it using R381XXU0BNE5rootfs_root directly:
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> R381XXU0BNE5_R381OXA0BNE5_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

My Gear 2 Neo build is:
Model=SM-R381;
Build=R381XXU0BNDD;

Remove the .md5 at the end and it should flash fine. I'll update OP
5th June 2014, 10:05 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by fogame

Remove the .md5 at the end and it should flash fine. I'll update OP


OP updated
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6th June 2014, 02:33 AM |#8  
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It's good that we have root but it doesn't seem useful yet.
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It's good that we have root but it doesn't seem useful yet.

At this point it allows us to change sounds for notifications/ringtones as well as I'm in the process of seeing what apps I can pull off my watch. So its almost there lol
6th June 2014, 04:20 AM |#10  
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Damn, my laptop stopped working. I want my damn custom ringtones!

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Damn, my laptop stopped working. I want my damn custom ringtones!

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Lol I'm in the process of trying to create a script that will allow for auto rooting. Something like Chainfire's Superuser. Dumb Tizen. That way it can be side loaded and avoid computer.

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