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By klau1, Senior Member on 11th November 2013, 09:09 PM
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A lot of people were having issues with designgear's instructions on rooted their official roms.

Please read this guide (link below) first if you have no experience with this URDLV rooting method (a root method that avoids triggering KNOX counter).
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/univer...a-vega-script/

Here's a set of steps that worked

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To URDLV your offical ROM (worked on MF4)

Some Assumptions:
1.) Snapdragon Processor
2.) Current Bootloader on your phone, MJ1 or lower. If higher, you'll likely trip KNOX

3.) Reactivation Lock = Disabled

Procedure:

Applying URDLV to Official ROM:

- Install Cygwin (64bit or 32 bit depending on your OS)

- Started the Cygwin terminal

- cd'ed to proper drive and URDLV folder
-----ie: cd urdl

- chmod +x URDLV.bat

- ./URDLV.bat full c:/URDLV/blahblah....tar.md5 (drag-n-dropped the path to the file)
-----this will take a while on regular HD


The following steps are folked into two alternate methods.

Method 1 can work for MF4, because it seems to work with the MF1 files, so not uploading the accompanying files from the official MF4 rom neglected by URDLV's process can work.

Method 2 is more complete, and includes the uploading of all files EXCEPT the bootloader, this should minimize any mismatches of files causing issues.

Method 1: Upload only System and Cache First, other files individually

-Use ODIN to send the file over to Phone (follow designgear's OP instructions)(or PART 2 in HERE: http://www.theandroidsoul.com/univer...a-vega-script/ )


-Put the root files on the phone
Extra Reading (optional):
- follow designgear's OP instructions
- PART 2 in HERE: http://www.theandroidsoul.com/univer...a-vega-script/


-----extract root_de_la_vega_sdcard.zip
-------- root_de_la_vega.sh (file)
-------- root_files (folder)

-----put into the directory: \sdcard

-Reboot

-Delete the Root files

-Reboot

-Extract the Modem.bin and NON-HLOS.bin file from the Official ROM (optional for MF4) (some later roms REQUIRE matching NON-HLOS.bin and MODEM.bin files)
-----these files were excluded by URDLV's output ROM (for reasons unknown with other ROM version, but the NON-HLOS.bin and modem files from MF4 seem to integrate fine)

-Use ODIN to send Modem.bin and NON-HLOS.bin to the phone via CP slot

If for some reason your WiFi passwords keep getting forgotten:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2522629

-Done


Method 2 (which includes all files except the bootloader):


1.) Extract the System.img and Cache file FROM the URDLV tar.md5 TO [Folder]
--------You could use 7Zip

2.) Extract all files EXCEPT ABOOT and Cache file FROM the Official ROM TO [Folder]

3.) Now [Folder] should contain 10 files

4.) Tar up those files in [Folder].
----In Cygwin:

Change directory to the [Folder]

Enter the following commands to tar up your files into a TAR.MD5 file:

tar -H ustar -c *.* > your_odin_package.tar
md5sum -t your_odin_package.tar >> your_odin_package.tar
mv your_odin_package.tar your_odin_package.tar.md5

How your TAR.MD5 should look like:


5.) Send your your_odin_package.tar.md5 package via ODIN (AP Slot) to your phone

6.) -Put the root files on the phone (follow designgear's OP instructions) (or PART 2 in HERE: http://www.theandroidsoul.com/univer...a-vega-script/ )
-----the directory: \sdcard

-Reboot

-Delete the Root files

-Reboot


If for some reason your WiFi passwords keep getting forgotten:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2522629

-Done

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For future rom updates (applicable to rooted users):

Reports claim that Mobile Odin works: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2522729

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Download Links in case if needed:

Working link:

https://mega.co.nz/#!co1jRKYY!p94iEN...n8xmmkuIiVxCLQ

OLD DELETED:

Universal RDLV script (v0.2)
https://mega.co.nz/#!ugJFUTCL!NrME13...hrksHG0HjTtg4g

Root de la Vega sdcard files
https://mega.co.nz/#!qoQnmAQD!U_dQMR...i_gbyPDt9TDmmY

Odin v3.09
http://filecloud.io/cp43ua5j

Sammobile Firmwares
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/
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11th November 2013, 09:25 PM |#2  
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Good guide m8 if I may tell you something to put in top of everything and This is that URDLV works only in mj1 bootloader and below, if with any way you have updated with OTA/KIES/SERVICECENTER or bought with mj3 and above you cannot use any of Vega ways.

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You should write that old bootloader is needed and you should modify the process : boot, hidden and recovery images should be added to the tar
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You should write that old bootloader is needed and you should modify the process : boot, hidden and recovery images should be added to the tar

Are there any risks to triggering KNOX by integrating those files ?

I thought we don't want the boot file beyond mf1 since it makes it impossible to root without triggering KNOX later?

Figure there are reasons why designgears neglected to include those files.....
11th November 2013, 11:47 PM |#5  
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Are there any risks to triggering KNOX by integrating those files ?

I thought we don't want the boot file beyond mf1 since it makes it impossible to root without triggering KNOX later?

Figure there are reasons why designgears neglected to include those files.....

No it won't as those are not the bootloader. I made a URDLV system image of MJ7 and added all the other files from the original rom (MINUS aboot --> bootloader) and flashed with odin. Got root and knox counter not tripped.
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Nice, I dont feel like uploading the system image again (and reroot), just to get the other files in.

Can I just tar.md5 up the left over files and Odin them in?

If so, which Odin slot?
11th November 2013, 11:55 PM |#7  
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Nice, I dont feel like uploading the system image again (and reroot), just to get the other files in.

Can I just tar.md5 up the left over files and Odin them in?

If so, which Odin slot?

Yes you can just tar.md5 the rest and flash it. Not really sure where to place it but you can try ap or wait for others to reply.
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Yes, I tar.md5 them up and ODIN them up from the AP slot.

It works
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Was this thread moved over the General?

If not, could a MOD please move it over to Original Development where the URDLV thread also resides?

Thanks,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by klau1

Was this thread moved over the General?

If not, could a MOD please move it over to Original Development where the URDLV thread also resides?

Thanks,

Guides don't go in Development threads.
12th November 2013, 09:36 PM |#11  
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@klau1

Can you remove the download links please and link to the thread. I am going to be updating soon and don't want you to have dead links or links to older versions up. Thanks.
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