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26th May 2018, 04:07 AM |#21  
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27th May 2018, 10:09 PM |#22  
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Flash Stock Firmware using Samsung Smart Switch Windows/MAC
Before we could restore the smartphones Smart Switch program, but after the last update samsung removed the tab that made the procedure, so we only have the procedure unofficial to urge ROM?

so i downloaded smart switch from https://www.samsung.com/br/support/smart-switch/ and when i hit emergency recovery there is not device Initialization tab

Version 4.2.18034_11
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https://www.sammobile.com/forum/atta...4&d=1527453955
SmartSwitchPC_4.1.17054_16
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https://www.sammobile.com/forum/atta...5&d=1527454189
28th May 2018, 04:10 AM |#23  
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Originally Posted by Darkphyx

There's a guy trying to root but he needs the ENG ROM, so I sent him the link, hope he can do something

There's a link for all combination ROM either for s9 as well as s9+

https://www.t-flash.net/samsung-combination-firmware/

too bad combo firms are not eng and womt help much for root lol
28th May 2018, 10:41 AM |#24  
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Hi, I just wanted to share what I just came across. I'm sure this will help getting root. I found a hybrid stock/samsung testing rom. Check it out, I'm sure it'll help us get root. https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1xQbX...xport=download

I have the Galaxy S9 SM-g960u snapdragon US T-Mobile variant... Will I be able to flash this? I'm on the February security update. Thanks for your help!
28th May 2018, 03:01 PM |#25  
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Originally Posted by alvaroico

Before we could restore the smartphones Smart Switch program, but after the last update samsung removed the tab that made the procedure, so we only have the procedure unofficial to urge ROM?

so i downloaded smart switch from https://www.samsung.com/br/support/smart-switch/ and when i hit emergency recovery there is not device Initialization tab

Version 4.2.18034_11

Smart Switch Version 4.2.1834_11

https://www.sammobile.com/forum/atta...4&d=1527453955
SmartSwitchPC_4.1.17054_16
SmartSwitchPC_4.1.17054_16

https://www.sammobile.com/forum/atta...5&d=1527454189

Yeah you gotta manually flash with odin
1st June 2018, 06:40 AM |#27  
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So, this has an unlockable bootloader?
2nd June 2018, 06:12 AM |#28  
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can this rom be flashed as a global U1 rom, then flashed to say ATT and then possibly network unlocked? I'm using a sprint rom thats network locked.
3rd June 2018, 04:27 AM |#29  
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Originally Posted by Darkphyx

There's a guy trying to root but he needs the ENG ROM, so I sent him the link, hope he can do something

There's a link for all combination ROM either for s9 as well as s9+

https://www.t-flash.net/samsung-combination-firmware/

you do understand that combination roms are NOT ENG and will not help us in rooting right? Not sure why it keeps popping up but we've been in and out of every combo firmware probably since the S6 and not once has it actually helped to root the device...

s8/s8+ it helped us with SamPWND root but that was only because it was permissive and had dm verity disabled... it didnt actually help to "root" the device since for that we needed an actual ENG firmware and some exploits even then to actually root the device...

ENG firmware will clearly say ENG in its name and if you are able to flash it at all it will typically have su binaries already in the system..

So your title is misleading and inaccurate.. what you guys keep finding (thats all over the internet on various sites) is COMBINATION firmware.. this firmware is a FACTORY binary.. typically ppl use these to bypass frp since adb is enabled on boot as well as to do things with EFS such as sim unlick, read/write NV items, certs, qcn etc etc, thats about all its good for right now...

So theres a few different binaries I'll clarify here:

USER Binary = Basically almost all devices will be on USER binary. This is basically your stock firmware.

FACTORY Binary = This is what you have posted in this thread. Basicaly your COMBINATION firmwares are factory binary. ADB enabled by default, permissive selinux and a few test apks to test things on the device but nothing special that allows root.

USERDEBUG Binary = This would allow root! At least an ADB root shell typically. This will have USERDEBUG in the firmware name. I havent really seen a userdebug firmware probably since Note 7 launch? I'd be VERY surprised if one of these popped up for us but if it does thatd be excellent!

ENG Binary = This would be excellent as well as thered surey be a way to root this. It would have ENG in its name and typically has su binaries in system. These are pretty rare. It was used to create SamPWND for the S8/S8+ but only ever had the rev1 ENG.. Never saw one again and no ENG has surfaced for the Note 8 either.

Typically anyone who gets their hands on a userdebug or eng either its leaked from a samsung employee or someone paid a pretty penny for the files.. They dont usually just pop up on t-flash or gsm firm sites.. 99.9% of the time those sites will just have plain old combo firms which we have plenty of...

Hopefully that clears things up a bit.. dont mean to be negative or shoot hopes down but now hopefully ppl will get out there and search for eng or userdebug firm and maybe we'll get lucky lol
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3rd June 2018, 04:33 AM |#30  
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to add not trying to call you out or anything but typically development sections are for development.. unmodified firmware from samsung would typically be posted in a general forum like guides and discussion just an fyi
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3rd June 2018, 02:34 PM |#31  
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Hopefully that clears things up a bit.. dont mean to be negative or shoot hopes down but now hopefully ppl will get out there and search for eng or userdebug firm and maybe we'll get lucky lol

Thanks for that. Of course you know that once this rolls over to another page your post will be lost, forgotten, ignored or all of the above.
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