Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (SM-S727VL) Root Help

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Title says it, apologies in advance for my noobiness on the entire topic of rooting. Got lucky and my previous device was supported via kingroot. Just looking for SuperSU permissions so I can enable my hotspot really.

This phone is through straight talk btw. I've tried Kingroot, iRoot, and quite a few others to no avail. I don't currently have internet due to me moving to the butt-crack of nowhere, Tried srsroot but seems like it interferes with USB tether and says it's successfully rooted but nothing happens upon reboot.

Anyone had any success with this? Thanks in advance.
 
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Title says it, apologies in advance for my noobiness on the entire topic of rooting. Got lucky and my previous device was supported via kingroot. Just looking for SuperSU permissions so I can enable my hotspot really.

This phone is through straight talk btw. I've tried Kingroot, iRoot, and quite a few others to no avail. I don't currently have internet due to me moving to the butt-crack of nowhere, Tried srsroot but seems like it interferes with USB tether and says it's successfully rooted but nothing happens upon reboot.

Anyone had any success with this? Thanks in advance

Is this your first time rooting a device. after srsroot says successfully rooted did you verify root by going into playstore and trying a root check app.
 

dorain

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I tried srsroot 5.1 multiple exploit and it said rooted. I open root checker and it said phone wasn't rooted. I also tried dr. Phone and they didn't have a working root method for j7 sky pro and i was desperate enough to try king root. None of these worked. The guy than mention c.f. auto root, thats for a version of the j7 that was released in other countries. Those variants of the j7 have exoynus processors and us version have snap-dragon processors so the root procedure might brick your phone.

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When ever I get some free time I'm going to try using adb commands to try and root.
 
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dorain

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I can't open the link but all the videos iv seen on YouTube seems to be j700's and other variants not for s727v.l From my research the devices are a listed under samsung j models but the they all have different hardware, i.e. boards, processors, chipsets,. I did a cross referience with cf-auto root to try and find a divice with the same hardware and builds, there wasnt any other device with the same hardware that would suggest compatibility. Cf-auto root flashes a root file to your device and if it's not compatible you could completely brick your device
 

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Yeah but it was worth a shot. I figured if it worked I could replace it with superSu. I will post those specs In a few. When ever. I get time and free WiFi in going to try adv root
 

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I can't open the link but all the videos iv seen on YouTube seems to be j700's and other variants not for s727v.l From my research the devices are a listed under samsung j models but the they all have different hardware, i.e. boards, processors, chipsets,. I did a cross referience with cf-auto root to try and find a divice with the same hardware and builds, there wasnt any other device with the same hardware that would suggest compatibility. Cf-auto root flashes a root file to your device and if it's not compatible you could completely brick your device
Need to talk to mark manning tell to send thread to me please private matter
 

dorain

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Thanks for the look and the reply. Im gonna try crack this one. Ive been preparing my computer with Ubuntu, android sdk, and cleaning old drivers. Iol, I'm gonna see what I can do, hopefully I can break it.
 

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Thanks for the look and the reply. Im gonna try crack this one. Ive been preparing my computer with Ubuntu, android sdk, and cleaning old drivers. Iol, I'm gonna see what I can do, hopefully I can break it.
Verizon bootloader is most of time locked you can't flash it.
 
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I may have a method for rooting s727vl. I can't test until I get home where I will have unrestricted data in case something goes wrong. I'm gonna keep this short and simple assuming everyone have
knowledge of using odin.
Developer option usb debugging oem unlock no frp or passwords

Download odin

Download latest superSu, this isn't the same as superuser in the playstore. It's used for rooting systemless root os. Yes that what marshmallow is.
After downloading supersu place it on your phones sd card

This is what I'm not sure on. Download clockwork mod RECOVERY. Zip , not the one in the playstore. And place on pc


Use odin to flash cwm to s727vl
Please refer to guide on installing cwm

After flashing cwm go to it in recovery mode and use cwm to flash the supersu zip file and reboot phone. It could take a few minutes but it should boot with root access. Or wait for auto reboot.

What I'm not sure on is cwm compatibility with s727vl, I couldn't find a yeah or nay on compatibility. Cwm say it's compatible with any android.


Hopefully this will work. Make sure u have your data backed up and your stock rom in case things go south. If anyone try this please let me know the result. I'm anxious to try it but I travel a lot and I can't afford to have data throttled by downloading everything I need and I can't risk doing this until I'm i get home.
 
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Possible root method for s727vl straighttalk

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I may have a method for rooting s727vl. I can't test until I get home where I will have unrestricted data in case something goes wrong. I'm gonna keep this short and simple assuming everyone have
knowledge of using odin.
Developer option usb debugging oem unlock no frp or passwords

Download odin

Download latest superSu and place on phone sdcard
this isn't the same as superuser in the playstore. It's used for rooting systemless root os. Yes that what marshmallow is.

This is what I'm not sure on. Download clockwork mod RECOVERY. Zip ,not the one in the playstore.
And place it on your pc

Use odin to flash cwm to s727vl
Please refer to guide on installing cwm

After flashing cwm go to it in recovery mode and use cwm to flash the supersu zip file and reboot phone. It could take a few minutes but it should boot with root access. Or may reboot on its own.

What I'm not sure on is cwm compatibility with s727vl, I couldn't find a yeah or nay on compatibility. Cwm say it's compatible with any android.


Hopefully this will work. Make sure u have your data backed up and your stock rom in case things go south. If anyone try this please let me know the result. I'm anxious to try it but I travel a lot and I can't afford to have data throttled by downloading everything I need and I can't risk doing this until I'm i get home.
 
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Junior Member17 posts Thanks: 1

I may have a method for rooting s727vl. I can't test until I get home where I will have unrestricted data in case something goes wrong. I'm gonna keep this short and simple assuming everyone have
knowledge of using odin.
Developer option usb debugging oem unlock no frp or passwords

Download odin

Download latest superSu and place on phone sdcard
this isn't the same as superuser in the playstore. It's used for rooting systemless root os. Yes that what marshmallow is.

This is what I'm not sure on. Download clockwork mod RECOVERY. Zip ,not the one in the playstore.
And place it on your pc

Use odin to flash cwm to s727vl
Please refer to guide on installing cwm

After flashing cwm go to it in recovery mode and use cwm to flash the supersu zip file and reboot phone. It could take a few minutes but it should boot with root access. Or may reboot on its own.

What I'm not sure on is cwm compatibility with s727vl, I couldn't find a yeah or nay on compatibility. Cwm say it's compatible with any android.


Hopefully this will work. Make sure u have your data backed up and your stock rom in case things go south. If anyone try this please let me know the result. I'm anxious to try it but I travel a lot and I can't afford to have data throttled by downloading everything I need and I can't risk doing this until I'm i get home.
Modt of Verizon phones has a locked bootloader, they can't be flashed with unsigned images