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SM-T827V (Verizon LTE) Tab S3 not rootable with current methods

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By snovvman, Senior Member on 2nd July 2017, 02:44 AM
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Not surprised and didn't expect it to work. There is also no OEM Unlock under Developer Options. I presume the bootloader is locked but haven't verified.
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22nd January 2018, 10:47 AM |#2  
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same as me
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Not surprised and didn't expect it to work. There is also no OEM Unlock under Developer Options. I presume the bootloader is locked but haven't verified.

mine is T827 AS well , I can not flash it with any ROM except the original from the carrier
26th January 2018, 02:03 AM |#3  
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Not surprised and didn't expect it to work. There is also no OEM Unlock under Developer Options. I presume the bootloader is locked but haven't verified.

Yeah, have the US Cellular version sm-t827r4 with the exact same issue. Have had it since launch and have been hoping they'd enable the unlocker by now. Good luck!
12th February 2018, 04:56 PM |#4  
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I don't think anyone's even working on it. I have one too, and would love to see root, but I'm not a developer-wouldn't even know where to start. I also have a VZW Note 8 which has been rooted by the same methods that worked on the VZW S8. I believe that a variant on that method could work for our Tab S3s as well, but again, no clue how to begin.
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well, i just picked up atab s3 from vzw so ill b looking into it
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well, i just picked up atab s3 from vzw so ill b looking into it


Hey, even if it doesn't make it, isn't it great to have a powerful tab that can do HDR video and also has 4G?
15th March 2018, 05:08 AM |#7  
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Hey, even if it doesn't make it, isn't it great to have a powerful tab that can do HDR video and also has 4G?

just need a combo firm.. the one on gsm firmware sayin cant find it when i try to buy it
17th March 2018, 11:43 AM |#8  
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Well some progress today... I got the OEM lock switch flipped so both the prop values are set to 1:

[ro.oem_unlock_supported]: [1]
[sys.oem_unlock_allowed]: [1]

Somehow I also managed these to get set:

[ro.boot.verifiedbootstate]: [orange]
[ro.boot.flash.locked]: [0]

I am still trying to figure this one out:

[ro.boot.other.locked]: [1]

If someone who has a T825 or other tablet that is unlocked on stock can pull those prop values for me and let me know if I am on the right track then that would be great... I am still having trouble flashing anything customer in ODIN but with orange boot state I feel soon as we can get the img onto the device it should in theory boot.
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19th March 2018, 12:24 AM |#9  
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Slowly learning root processes. Where is this build prop located and I'll check mine.

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Never mind. I'm a dingbat. I have the wrong model. I tried!
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Thanks for your efforts, ellwigy. If there's anything a novice can do to help with the process, let us know.

Also (to anyone): I think I can install a custom recovery (i.e., TWRP) even though unrooted so that a backup image of the device can be made? Is there a TWRP and guide for doing so? - Thx for any info!
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Well some progress today... I got the OEM lock switch flipped so both the prop values are set to 1:

[ro.oem_unlock_supported]: [1]
[sys.oem_unlock_allowed]: [1]

Somehow I also managed these to get set:

[ro.boot.verifiedbootstate]: [orange]
[ro.boot.flash.locked]: [0]

I am still trying to figure this one out:

[ro.boot.other.locked]: [1]

If someone who has a T825 or other tablet that is unlocked on stock can pull those prop values for me and let me know if I am on the right track then that would be great... I am still having trouble flashing anything customer in ODIN but with orange boot state I feel soon as we can get the img onto the device it should in theory boot.

If you figure this out, think something similar would work for VZ tab s2?
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