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By Tyxerakias, Senior Member on 22nd March 2015, 03:43 PM
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Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0. (I9505)

You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 KitKat, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:

  • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
  • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
  • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
  • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
  • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


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  • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

  • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

  • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

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  • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


Two things are remaining,
1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone!
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23rd March 2015, 11:14 AM |#2  
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Great work man
can you show us your knox status?
23rd March 2015, 04:16 PM |#3  
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I don't understand it. For using mobile odin pro we need to have root access.. right? Then how can I use mobile odin pro to root my phone when I already don't have root access? Do we need to be on kitkat to do this? Or can we do this on lollipop flashed via odin as well?
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I don't understand it. For using mobile odin pro we need to have root access.. right? Then how can I use mobile odin pro to root my phone when I already don't have root access? Do we need to be on kitkat to do this? Or can we do this on lollipop flashed via odin as well?

Yes, if you read more carefully I say that you have to start from a rooted 4.4.2 (kitkat) phone.

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Great work man
can you show us your knox status?

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Dear Tyxerakias,
YOU SIR, ROCK!!!!!
After following the procedure, I started with my i9505 UK version at 4.4.2 with no root, KNOX 0x0, and now I have latest and greatest Lollipop with root, Titanium, Mobile ODIN, and KNOX 0x0.
System status Modified is the only giveaway, and as we all know that is easily fixed (mine is more than 1 year out of warranty so I don't give a monkey's arse either way).
But this is a very nicely done hack. Also great thanks, of course, to peppe130.
GREAT WORK!
// Descore
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Dear Tyxerakias,
YOU SIR, ROCK!!!!!
After following the procedure, I started with my i9505 UK version at 4.4.2 with no root, KNOX 0x0, and now I have latest and greatest Lollipop with root, Titanium, Mobile ODIN, and KNOX 0x0.
System status Modified is the only giveaway, and as we all know that is easily fixed (mine is more than 1 year out of warranty so I don't give a monkey's arse either way).
But this is a very nicely done hack. Also great thanks, of course, to peppe130.
GREAT WORK!
// Descore

Thanks, enjoy it By the way, you should now uninstall Mobile Odin, as it doesn't yet work on Lollipop.
24th March 2015, 05:40 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Tyxerakias

Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0

You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 Jellybean, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:

  • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
  • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
  • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
  • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
  • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


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  • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

  • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

  • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

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  • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


Two things are remaining,
1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone!

You forgot to specify in the title that this is only for i9505.

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Yes, if you read more carefully I say that you have to start from a rooted 4.4.2 (kitkat) phone.


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You have made typo mistake. In your post, it is written "4.4.2 jelly bean" instead of "4.4.2 kitkat".
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Thanks, enjoy it By the way, you should now uninstall Mobile Odin, as it doesn't yet work on Lollipop.

Yeah, thanks for letting me know - I felt a bit stupid as I bought Mobile ODIN Pro yesterday just to do this upgrade with your guide, but then I looked in the Mobile ODIN thread and I can see that Chainfire is working on a new app as a replacement, and will give it FREE to all owners of Mobile ODIN Pro

So I don't feel stupid after all What a great community.
24th March 2015, 11:09 AM |#10  
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Hello, this procedure works with a model I9515 ?
24th March 2015, 11:25 AM |#11  
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I am on 4.4.2 I9505XXUFMB8 rooted with towelroot only and knox 0x0.

Can I follow this guide or do I have to root again with Peppe130's method ?

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