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By arco68, Recognized Developer on 8th August 2013, 05:53 PM
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WARNING! ONLY USE THIS ON THE GT-I9190 MODEL!

Hello all S4 Mini owners!

I'm happy to finally release ClockworkMod recovery and an insecure kernel for the GT-I9190. With these two installed on your device, obtaining root is easy.

Attached to this post is the necessary files needed for this task. Download the following files:
  • Odin_v3.09.zip (if you don't have it already)
  • recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip
  • S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip (contains SuperSU v1.89 and BusyBox v1.21.1)
Extract recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip file to your computer.


The procedure is as:
  1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip" to your device SD card.
  2. Turn off the phone.
  3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
  4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
  5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
  6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished.
  7. After the phone resets (it vibrates) IMMEDIATELY hold volume up and home buttons to boot into recovery mode.
  8. Select the option to install the ZIP file you have previously copied to your device and begin flashing it.
  9. After flashing using CWM, reboot into system and enjoy your rooted device.
To get rid of the the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app, or let SuperSU fix it for you.
  • KNOXAgent.apk
  • KNOXStore.apk
  • ContainerAgent.apk
Attached Files
File Type: zip Odin_v3.09.zip - [Click for QR Code] (971.8 KB, 120579 views)
File Type: zip S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.48 MB, 177300 views)
File Type: zip recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip - [Click for QR Code] (7.27 MB, 134262 views)
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8th August 2013, 05:54 PM |#2  
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Sorry about the delay, but here's root and recovery for the GT-I9190. Note that it's untested though, as I don't have this device.
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9th August 2013, 10:06 AM |#3  
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Thanks sir Arco,you are great.I tested my device everythings working good.
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9th August 2013, 02:06 PM |#4  
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arco great work, however can you compile/port twrp aswel? they have the source code and seems to me like it's the same thing.
just asking :-"
12th August 2013, 01:27 PM |#5  
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Could this work on i9192 dual sim model? Is it safe to test?

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12th August 2013, 01:33 PM |#6  
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Dual sim version is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2368561
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20th August 2013, 05:09 AM |#7  
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First post updated with RootKit v2. This replaces Superuser app with the app from Koush (ClockworkMod author) and with updated su and busybox binaries. Also some kernel updates merged in from MG3 sources.

Also updated CWM to 6.0.3.7
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21st August 2013, 11:27 AM |#8  
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I'm really scared of doing this as i am uber noob, lucky my friend is using CM10.1 on his Galaxy S2 and can give me some help.

I will attempt once a CM ROM is available for the i9190

Thanks a lot Arco
21st August 2013, 08:17 PM |#9  
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arco68 you don't like twrp? why don't you compile it for the s4 mini? twrp has alot more advantages than cm recovery, you can select what partitions to backup, built in file manager, touch, built in command line and so on. I think it would pimp this phone even more.
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Added S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip to the first post. This should work on all S4 Mini's, as it doesn't require an insecure kernel, meaning root works with stock kernel. Also fixed the issue with BusyBox.
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18th September 2013, 07:12 AM |#11  
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Hi arco
I flashed v2 rootkit to stock rom it works fine but i wanna flash with v1 again.is it possible.?coz later when new stock roms are updated i wanna flash it also.or with v2 new updated stock roms can be flashed?
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