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.
 

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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.
Yes, this is kinda how it's done on my KFHD7, it has a 2nd bootloader(similar to SafeStrap) that boots TWRP, from there, ROMs can be installed(but, from what I understand, TWRP and ROMs are not "actually" flashed over the Amazon OS as they would be notmally on a device that has unlocked bootloader, they are flashed to a space that the 2nd bootloader uses to boot what you flash to that space).

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Hey guys, I still haven't given up on this, but I just found this site...
Can anyone tell me if it's legit?

https://rootmygalaxy.net/how-to-install-twrp-and-root-samsung-galaxy-j7-sky-pro-sm-s727vl/
Most TracFone devices are cloned or rebranded Verizon devices. If your device has an unlocked bootloader then, in theory, as long as your device is the exact same as the Verizon J7 and the TWRP is made for the Verizon J7, you "should" be able to flash the Verizon J7 TWRP on your device. But if your bootloader is locked, this will not work, all you will achieve is a bricked device.

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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.

i have a sky pro this same model its been lost for 190 days now...but i found it finally....well one of the kids did. anyways i have a note 8 now as well....unrootable atm as its snapdragon and updated to android pie...but yea did this work for your j7?????????

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Do you know where I would start to look into the technical specs and limitations of this app? I'd like to know why browsing seems to work fine but torrents will not work on the computer that is using the hotspot.

I'm also curious just to learn more about it in general since this is usually a function that requires root access.

sorry i didnt see your response as my device got lost for a while bc i let the kids use it. out ran the law lost my sim was gone for sometime...but no i have no clue about the app. i do know the version i had shared is nolonger actually full version anymore as it only lasts a limited time now. but foxify an pda works well as well. only downside is you need it on the other devices....and i got downloads to work on pc by going into control panel on on pc of course... into internet options, then connections then lan and adding the 192.168.49.1 under use manual script and add the 8282 under port. that should fix your issues. set it to automatic connect then restart your pc if that is what your using it on to hotspot to, it will take that no connection error away and allow you to download using torrents. i havent used it ina while for pc hotspotting but my settings for it are all saved. hope that helps
 

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http://dl.apkhome.net/2018/4/NetShare-no-root-tethering WiFi Hotspot PRO v8.8.apk

In a side note it works well with phones but in my experience you need it on both devices as it has built in vpn I didn't manage it well on Xbox but it does work very well for me for hotspottiny my data to my other phone for games and such good luck

What's the trick to this app/method? I've got it installed on both my skypro and another android phone, looks like it connects successfully using the password but the other phone indicates the connection 'may' not be strong or something and I can't connect to the internet with any other app, just the hotspot on my skypro. Any tips? Thanks
 

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What's the trick to this app/method? I've got it installed on both my skypro and another android phone, looks like it connects successfully using the password but the other phone indicates the connection 'may' not be strong or something and I can't connect to the internet with any other app, just the hotspot on my skypro. Any tips? Thanks

did you change the proxy and follow the steps in the app?? under the wifi connection settings on the device your using i do believe go to advanced and it should have proxy if you hadn done that already. if your on pc or a windows type device simply google it.
 
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did you change the proxy and follow the steps in the app?? under the wifi connection settings on the device your using i do believe go to advanced and it should have proxy if you hadn done that already. if your on pc or a windows type device simply google it.

I don't have those options on my 2nd android phone though I remember seeing them elsewhere but I have no instructions to go by. Are you telling me I need to go a "proxy" route? IDK exactly what that would mean. The furthest I've gone is PdaNet window showing connecting in progress and instructing me to "tap the "WPS" button to complete..." on the host phone which I do but it fails after like 20 min, but the window also offers the option to hit the "select phone" button to "connect using WiFi setting instead" which I guess uses the system's method of connecting to the hotspot, but still no internet. And it tells you under the connection(in wifi connections) "internet may not be available" with a little question mark next to the signal icon. Again my PC laptop connects fine which I'm sending this post from. Just gotta tinker with the PdaNet program once in a while.
 

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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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    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.

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    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

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    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