Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (SM-S727VL) Root Help

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mobliife

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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.
 

Orangejellow

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thanks Droidriven for the information. only took your #100th post to determine Tracfone is an outcast.

i will learn more about this Safestrap recovery. is it compatible with Odin? I hate having an oem unlocked device with no SuperSu. ??
 

Orangejellow

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Hi Justin,

I have studied your post, and my thoughts are countered. I flashed new roms with no problem. It even confirms OEM unlock in Download mode. But yea, i dont see a TWRP, but i requested one. Tried Cwm, lost that bet. I agree, nice phone 2gs RAM. Maybe an exploit will come out soon. I am open to any ideas.

Orange Jellow
 

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You failed to ask the right question and failed to get the right answer because the link you posted is for MediaTek(MTK) devices, the SM S727VL is a Qualcomm device. None of the instructions in that link will work on this device. I suggest you remove that link before someone tries those instructions and bricks their phone. If they do, it will be your fault for not "asking the right questions", much less, "getting the right answer".

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Orangejellow

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I removed the link. It remains in your reply.

My question is, How do I make a custom TWRP image? TWRP builder has like 200 of them available, yet none match this model.
 
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I removed the link. It remains in your reply.

My question is, How do I make a custom TWRP image? TWRP builder has like 200 of them available, yet none match this model.
Fixed it.


Here is how to build TWRP

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1943625


Here is how to port an existing TWRP from a similar device to work on yours.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...g/guide-how-to-port-twrp-to-qualcomm-t3420013


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Orangejellow

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"There's only so much that you can dumb it down and simplify it. There's lots of other guides out there for getting started. Compiling a recovery is not a super simple task that anyone and everyone can do and there's plenty of potential pitfalls including the possibility of bricking your device. If none or very little of this guide makes sense, then you might see if a developer for your device is interested in working on it instead."

I honestly don't know what I am doing. Move files, edit files, program configurations, it's not as easy as downloading a file. If anyone cares to share a working TWRP image, kudos. I may have to wait until 2023.
 

Aerosolx

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I found a twrp file its on this list.
twrpbuilder, github, io/downloads/twrp/

Im new i just lurk so i cannot post a url yet so i replaced the periods in the url with comas

The 727vl.. Let me know if it works because i been following this thread and would like to root my j7 also.
 

Orangejellow

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Hi aerosolx

That image didn't work. I emailed the contributor with no response. Do not waste your time. I got OEM unlocked. I just need a solution to installing Super Su.

I love my J7, watching movies on it.

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Orangejellow

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Yea, tried twrp builder. There was an image available but it failed to pass. So admin removed it. I tried a lot of things, learning along the way.

I may try playing with SamPwnd32 and a ROM kitchen.
I do not know where that will take me. I am learning to live without it, lost my hope.
 

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https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=77755783&postcount=95 explains why you get that error, why you cannot install TWRP, and explains a method used on a S5 that got TWRP on a bootloader locked device.
From what I see in what you posted here and in the other thread.....

No, the link you posted in the other thread is not instructions for installing TWRP on a locked bootloader, it's instructions for using the bootloader UNLOCKED engineering firmware in order to be able to successfully install TWRP(this method is what was used on the Straight Talk S5), it also mentions using SafeStrap, which is used on devices that have a locked bootloader instead of flashing TWRP because locked bootloader can't flash TWRP.

There are "some" devices that have been able to flash TWRP even with a locked bootloader, such as the jfltexx devices using Loki to flash TWRP on the device.

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Justin1198

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From what I see in what you posted here and in the other thread.....

No, the link you posted in the other thread is not instructions for installing TWRP on a locked bootloader, it's instructions for using the bootloader UNLOCKED engineering firmware in order to be able to successfully install TWRP(this method is what was used on the Straight Talk S5), it also mentions using SafeStrap, which is used on devices that have a locked bootloader instead of flashing TWRP because locked bootloader can't flash TWRP.

There are "some" devices that have been able to flash TWRP even with a locked bootloader, such as the jfltexx devices using Loki to flash TWRP on the device.

Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk

Well it seems you got my point then. :) TWRP actually can be installed from Safestrap however it requires a bit of work. I've gotten it working on a G900V CID 11. So my main point is: There is a way to root this device, you just got to find the way. This is a method this device used, is there anything similar we could do here. If not, maybe that cowroot thing? The entire point of the link to empathize that maybe we need to gain root first.
 
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It's nice to see we haven't given up hope yet, though, as tech illiterate as I am, I'm just waiting at this point. I'm doing my best to learn what all of these things mentioned are, but I doubt I'm going to be putting any of it to use in even the least professional sense any time soon, thus, in relying on someone with more knowledge to find the answer.
But thank you all for not giving up.
 

Justin1198

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Well it seems you got my point then. :) TWRP actually can be installed from Safestrap however it requires a bit of work. I've gotten it working on a G900V CID 11. So my main point is: There is a way to root this device, you just got to find the way. This is a method this device used, is there anything similar we could do here. If not, maybe that cowroot thing? The entire point of the link to empathize that maybe we need to gain root first.

It's nice to see we haven't given up hope yet, though, as tech illiterate as I am, I'm just waiting at this point. I'm doing my best to learn what all of these things mentioned are, but I doubt I'm going to be putting any of it to use in even the least professional sense any time soon, thus, in relying on someone with more knowledge to find the answer.
But thank you all for not giving up.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-j7/how-to/sm-s727vl-analysis-partition-table-t3858632
 

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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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    If you read

    Has anyone managed to get hotspot working with this phone?

    Yes, I have hotspot working thru the NETSHARE APK. I use it daily. And I do mean daily and have have no issues. But you must not use the free googly play version. I'll copy and paste the link I used to download the pro apk. You will notice it says license check failed please install....jus hit install and hit your recent key swipe away the new tab and click the already opened tab for the app. Give me a minute to find my file and web link I have for the right pro apk version. Your welcome.

    ---------- Post added at 11:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:26 AM ----------

    For everyone wanting hotspot on this phone. Use this not the google play verison if u use googleplay youll understand why if you dont follow my link. Youll notcie it sayd install license vheck failed click install hit recent key once it opens, then swip away the new tab as it takes you to play store, with recent apps open go back to the netshare app and follow instructions. MUST USE PROXY. YOUR WELCOME
    www.modapkdown.com/netsharepro-noroottethering-mod/downloading.html

    ---------- Post added at 11:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:30 AM ----------

    But if you can't get the hotspot to work with the directions posted then you SHOULD NOT be trying or looking for root via Odin or flashing period. With that being said I do apologize. Netsharenoroot apk is easy to use and you do have to enter 192.168.49.1 for ip in proxy for advance settings when connecting the connection from hotspot and 8282 in proxy but if you simply can't get the netshare app to work please don't try flashing anything to your phone. I am honest to god a little pissed off to see those of you who messaged me DIRECTLY for help an I did give what you asked for to see you say you had no luck for you to not come back and tell me where you fail with the directions. I took my time out to reply the direct message. At least let me know so I can step u thru the processes. Yeah I'm salty, but rooting a phone is way different then making a hotspot work with A APPLICATION. Shew maybe someone else understands and gets it to work and won't care to actually 1/2/3 step my process in their words or sumn.
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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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    So my question is with the link provided what are all of the steps I need to take on doing this. And what does this link help me achieve