[CENTRAL] CF-Auto-Root

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Chainfire

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Ok that's strange.

It did look like you got bootlogo, then black screen for a second, then bootlogo again. Does this only happen when you flash CF-Auto-Root, or also when booting normally?

Try disabling auto-reboot on flash (its an option in ODIN somewhere), and when the flash is done, holding volup+home+power to reboot directly into recovery mode, and see what happens.

Really strange this ...
 

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Ok that's strange.

It did look like you got bootlogo, then black screen for a second, then bootlogo again. Does this only happen when you flash CF-Auto-Root, or also when booting normally?
Standard Boot

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Ok that's strange.

Try disabling auto-reboot on flash (its an option in ODIN somewhere), and when the flash is done, holding volup+home+power to reboot directly into recovery mode, and see what happens.

Really strange this ...
I did this but it's the same result.
 

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The above video is of the standard boot up.
I even went back to Windows 7 from Windows 8 Release Preview, just to see if it helps.
(I know Samsung Kies doesn't play well with Windows 8 Release Preview.)

I'm not sure of the best way to do a Nandroid Backup and get it to you on this SC-02E, with most software out there being for the 7100 or 7105's.
Would appreciate any adivce. Flash count is now 17. I'm `guilty on all counts'.
Thanks.
 
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Chainfire,

Is it possible that the Nand recovery you had to make the SC-02E CF-Auto-Root was not correct or complete, for some reason?
vipsavior is linking his here.
Many of the methods, tutorials or programs used to get the nand recovery, don't stress support for the SC-02E. Is it therefore possible that the extraction process or something is not complete? Would you be able to see a difference when you do what you do with the Nand Recovery to make your SC-02E CF-Auto-Root? Thanks for your advice and work, so far.
 
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Chainfire,

Is it possible that the Nand recovery you had to make the SC-02E CF-Auto-Root was not correct or complete, for some reason?
vipsavior is linking his here.
Many of the methods, tutorials or programs used to get the nand recovery, don't stress support for the SC-02E. Is it therefore possible that the extraction process or something is not complete? Would you be able to see a difference when you do what you do with the Nand Recovery to make your SC-02E CF-Auto-Root? Thanks for your advice and work, so far.
I used the recovery from the original firmware (which I got from SamFirmware)... no idea why it isn't working, really.
 
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Hi chainfire,
and fellow SC-02E user.

We have been trying hard to root our phone but no one is successful yet.

I would just like to add my experiences so that we can know what had been tried.

First, I had lost count on my flash counter.
Don't really bother to remember.
It's no point now.

I had been flashing both CWM and TWRP.
Using them both to try to root.
Also. Tried CF-Auto-root.
And toolkit from mskip. With my own insecure boot.img

Everytime after system boot.
SU is missing. Regardless if I use superuser or supersu.

Next. I tried using the terminal command in TWRP to manually copy SU to the system but after I boot up my phone.
SU is missing again.
Tried to chown and also chmod.
SU will be missing.

Something is detecting SU and deleting it when system is booting up.

Any way to trace?

Just to share my experience.

Sent from my SC-02E using xda premium
 

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Hello Chainfire,

First of all, let me extend my deepest gratitude for all your work over the years... it's truly great seeing someone so passionate and professional about their hobby! :)

Now that that's said, here's another request for root on the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (I8190). I read your first post and tried to provide you with the recovery.img file, but I don't know how to extract it unfortunately.

I did search for how-tos, but only found instructions for extracting the recovery.img file from already rooted devices (running cat /proc/mtd gives back "file not found", of course)... which is pretty ironic, seeing how I required the file to gain root in the first place.
So, if anyone knows of a good tutorial please post it (or PM me); else, if I can provide anything else related to this model just say so and I'll try my best!

Best of luck!
 

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I actually already downloaded an S3 Mini firmware - it seems this device is not using separate kernel and recovery partitions, but has a unified setup. That makes it incompatible with CF-Auto-Root.
 
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I actually already downloaded an S3 Mini firmware - it seems this device is not using separate kernel and recovery partitions, but has a unified setup. That makes it incompatible with CF-Auto-Root.
Hi Chainfire ! and what about a classic CF-root kernel ?
 

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I actually already downloaded an S3 Mini firmware - it seems this device is not using separate kernel and recovery partitions, but has a unified setup. That makes it incompatible with CF-Auto-Root.
Hey, thank you very much for the speedy reply!

So, is there any other way of rooting this darned thing? :) I didn't think I'd miss root so badly so quickly, but the lack of "Move to SD" at least is really getting on my nerves...

Oh, and sorry for asking on an application thread, but none of us S III Mini users have found a way of rooting, and it's released for almost a month now (and yours is the most informed answer we could get, most likely).
 
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