[GUIDE][XXAMG1][4.12] Root for Galaxy S III Mini I8190

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socioan

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Root my Siii MINI

Hello

I have a GT-I8190 4.1.2 original

I8190xxamg4

jzo54k.i8190xxamg4

What I must download to root my device and take back up my phone

before I install a new rom.

Thank you
 

dc_power!

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Hello

I have a GT-I8190 4.1.2 original

I8190xxamg4

jzo54k.i8190xxamg4

What I must download to root my device and take back up my phone

before I install a new rom.

Thank you

Simplest would be to install a pre-rooted I8190XXAMG4 stock image. What region is your current phone/rom? (check with Kies, when you connect, it will show you the three letter region/CSC code)
 

ehud83

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Hello

I have a GT-I8190 4.1.2 original

I8190xxamg4

jzo54k.i8190xxamg4

What I must download to root my device and take back up my phone

before I install a new rom.

Thank you

Hi there!

From my experience, before I rooted my S3 mini I also backup my device. But, if you root yours by using this pre-rooted stock rom you'll be happy to hear that there's no need to. I done it with this pre-rooted stock and it's great ( ALL data preserved including sms and call logs!).

Yesterday I upgraded my wife's S4 mini using stock rom and rooted it, same thing!

In my opinion Samsung release the updates in a way you'll be able to update your stock rom without loosing any data (sms, call logs and etc.) since if it won't be in that way they will loose many users (that what I would do if I was them).

ehud83
 

walttheboss

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I bought a new i8190. Came with 4.1.2 and baseband had an XX in it.
Phone may not have been rooted and I am sure I did not enable USB debugging
I tried to do a full flash with CM11 and TWRP using the NovaFusion file.
Now I get infinite boot loop and only stock recovery. I have tried many things. Cannot get a non-stock recovery to stick.
  1. WIPE.zip
  2. Param.zip
  3. Multiple ROMs
Now I am waiting on the pre-rooted firmware to download.
Hope that works.
Is there any way to force TWRP or CWM to override stock. Have tried various ODINS and various computers and various versions.

Thanks for any and all help

Update. Now stuck with no recovery. Odin will flash successful but no ROM will boot and can't boot to recovery. Tried to repartition but Odin fail.
 
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walttheboss

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I can only get to dl mode. Flashes (not PIT) run fine. No errors in ODIN. with or without autoreboot same problem. Infinite bootloop on Samsung GT-I8190 screen. No N on the screen and never was.

Flashed all kinds of stock ROMs, Recoveries, fixes. All same error. PIT file "Write Fail" every time

Phone bought on TaoBao (Chinese Ebay) Maybe a made for China only version. Sticker said i8190N. Phone said i8190. and baseband was i8190XX. . . when I first got it. Internal memory was only 4GB and not 8. Phone box was french and phone sticker (under battery) was in Chinese.
I think it is not a fake but a Chinese version made after the regular product runs. Fine if you stick with the original 4.1.2 That it comes with.
I will send it back and try again.

Downloading Chinese Stock firmware now to see if that takes.
Still hoping to get a real/better one from TaoBao and try again. Will be a week.
 

foulke

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Hello,
just to inform you that I succeded to root my I8190 with a root.zip I found here

What I did :
I was on stock ROM (4.1.2 I8190XXAMG4)

1- install recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.7-golden.tar.md5 using Odin.
2- then I put the root.zip on my sdcard, and I installed it with clockwork recovery.

So no need to flash a complete ROM !
Easy !

Maybe this should be said on the first post of this topic.
 
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WarPeace

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Could i flash this root firmware over a this version: Baseband: i8190XXALL2 - Build Number: JZ054K.I8190XXANR6 ???

I tried any other root method and none worked. I have problem turning on the wifi and the bluetooth and i want to flash a custom rom.
 

WarPeace

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It work like a charm :) but still does not work neither wifi nor bluetooth. I dont know what is going on.
 

PinguBene

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Does it works with XXAMG4?
I know, you said in the first post, it is only working for XXAMG1.
 

vleutmans

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This rom states that you don't need to wipe data.
What i found out after flashing (it's just my wifes phone :) ) is that in /system directory I find some system files odexed, and some files not. Does it really matter ?
The ROM works great so far, but I think about wiping data if necessary (i can go to recovery with: adb reboot recovery)
 

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    Hi Evryone.

    Until somebody will release CWM Recovery or root for this device, I managed to create a pre-rooted firmware.
    This firmware base on the last build for I8190, is a full firmware exactly like the original, except the root.
    after flash you will see the SuperSU app in the app drawer.

    flashing this firmware do not doing wipe data. you will not lose anything.
    also, this flash not increase your download binary count.


    This file will work on any firmware/baseband.

    Caution!
    This is only to the I8190, not I8190T or I8190N


    base on - XXAMG1.
    PDA - I8190XXAMG1
    PHONE- I8190XXAMG1
    CSC- I8190OXXAMG1
    Android version: Jelly Bean 4.12


    screenshot2012120503580.png
    screenshot2012010102170.png




    Download
    https://mega.co.nz/#!50BD3RTJ!frjDD3hIV1GoaMpyHeWWITRm3HFymU8h6H_3JwAH5kM


    Installation instructions

    • Download the zip file above and extract to some folder, you should receive a tar file. (Extract by double click on the 7z exe file)
    • Open odin 3 (attached) and put the tar file in pda.
    • Put the divece into download mode. (vol down + home + power button, and then click on vol up)
    • Connect phone to usb and wait for odin detect the device.
    • Click start.

    p.s.
    For some reason in some models it's impossible in this device to boot into recovery mode (by combination of buttons).
    If you want to do wipe data doing it from the settings menu (factory reset) or if you have a boot loop problem, flash the attached file WIPE_I8190.zip (the tar file inside zip) via odin in pda, it will do wipe data automaticly.

    Who happened to him soft brick as result of wrong flash (for example cf-root of I9300) and the phone stuck on boot, first flash root file and after this flash param_i8190.tar (attached). it will fix it.

    Enjoy

    If you want to thank me for this work, you can do this by donating..

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Previous versions:

    XXALL2.
    PDA - I8190XXALL2
    PHONE- I8190XXALL2
    CSC- I8190OXXALL1
    Android version: 4.11
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/av...90OXXALL1_HOME_rooted_by_avicohh.zip/download

    XXALK6.
    PDA - I8190XXALK6
    PHONE- I8190XXALK6
    CSC- I8190XEFALK1
    Android version: 4.11
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/av...90XEFALK1_HOME_rooted_by_avicohh.zip/download

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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    I love u. Thx master. . Plz share how / what u did.. ill build a kernel/recovery.

    Regards
    Marsdroid / Brokenworm

    http://Marsdroid.6te.net

    Sent from my GT-I8190 using XDA Premium App
    I did not make any change in the kernel or recovery, just decompile system img, adding root files with the right permissions and recompile again.

    Ok, so... where's the firmware ??
    press on download button in the nain post, it's a link.
    or here
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/av...90XEFALK1_HOME_rooted_by_avicohh.zip/download
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    Hi guys!

    I am presently working on i9070, which is the same platform as S3 Mini (NovaThor)
    I have merged the i9070 and S3 Mini sources, so we can have the same Kernel features on both the devices since they are derived from the same platform.
    I need a tester and the stock boot.img/zImage/kernel.bin (whichever format is used) from stock ROM.
    Please attach it here, and PM me if a tester is interested.
    You can checkout my other work in the links in my sig.

    Got lots of plans if things work out well ! :)
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    That sounds just great! Unfortunately I don't think I've got the time to be a regular tester, but hopefully someone will reply with a PM :D
    For now, all I can do is to provide a boot.img
    Downloaded it. I've got a Kernel build ready. If anyone wants to test it, PM me ASAP.