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akin03

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Aug 25, 2013
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Hi everyone urgently need help root instructions for the xcover 5. there is a possibility it runs with android 11. thank you in advance
 

Tab E

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Mar 29, 2020
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Hi everyone urgently need help root instructions for the xcover 5. there is a possibility it runs with android 11. thank you in advance
Download the boot.img of your device. Transfer it to your phone. Install the magisk manager app. Click on install. Click on select file to patch. Locate your boot.img and click on it. The output file will be in internal storage/downloads. Copy this to you adb fastboot folder. Rename it to boot.img
Open command prompt in the adb window. Enable oem unlocking on phone , reboot to fastboot mode Unlock your phones boot loader, with fastboot oem unlock and then fastboot flash boot boot.img
 

akin03

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Download the boot.img of your device. Transfer it to your phone. Install the magisk manager app. Click on install. Click on select file to patch. Locate your boot.img and click on it. The output file will be in internal storage/downloads. Copy this to you adb fastboot folder. Rename it to boot.img
Open command prompt in the adb window. Enable oem unlocking on phone , reboot to fastboot mode Unlock your phones boot loader, with fastboot oem unlock and then fastboot flash boot boot.img
thanks for the instruction. what do I have to type in adb mode. Is there a program where I can use the adb mode.
 

Tab E

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Mar 29, 2020
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thanks for the instruction. what do I have to type in adb mode. Is there a program where I can use the adb mode.
There is no program. You have to download adb and fastboot tools
Once your phone is in fastboot mode and you have opened command prompt in adb fastboot folder in you pc type
fastboot oem unlock (this unlocks the bootloader)
fastboot flash boot boot.img (this flashed the magisk patched or rooted boot.img to your devices boot partition

 
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akin03

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There is no program. You have to download adb and fastboot tools
Once your phone is in fastboot mode and you have opened command prompt in adb fastboot folder in you pc type
fastboot oem unlock (this unlocks the bootloader)
fastboot flash boot boot.img (this flashed the magisk patched or rooted boot.img to your devices boot partition

Thanks for the instructions. Did it as described. However, I'm stuck in fastboot mode when sending. Is there a guide or a way to flash the patched file via odin?
 

GameShadow7

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hatl

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I tried to patch the updated AP (boot loop)
I tried to flash the stock AP and then only the updated boot.img (boot loop)
I also tried flashing a patched recovery.img (HASH_MISMATCH error)

Maybe Magisk has some issues with that phone.
Did anyone have success in rooting the G525F?
 

GameShadow7

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Dec 24, 2016
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I tried to patch the updated AP (boot loop)
I tried to flash the stock AP and then only the updated boot.img (boot loop)
I also tried flashing a patched recovery.img (HASH_MISMATCH error)

Maybe Magisk has some issues with that phone.
Did anyone have success in rooting the G525F?

How to Root via Magisk Patch:

1) Download and open the stock ROM
2) Extract the boot.img.lz4 and convert it to boot.img with a program like lz4_win64
3) Convert the boot.img to boot.tar with 7zip or winRAR
4) Copy boot.tar to your mobile phone and patch it with Magisk, so you will get magisk-patched.tar
5) Rename the patched magisk-patched.tar to boot.tar
6) Flash it with Odin in AP mode and you are rooted!

Only this method worked for me, if you try it differently it may not work! (Xcover4s)
Should work on all Samsung phones with Android 9 or higher.
 

bosse2

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Aug 25, 2021
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I have the same issue . Stuck on boot screen after flashing. Works fine after I re-flash original boot or do a complete re-flash with original firmware. I can successfully root my s9 so am not a complete noob. My region is NEE

One more weird thing is that i cant seem to get it in recovery after the rooted boot flash. Any ideas for checking relevant logs?

There is a extra file in the boot.img called vmbeta compared to the s9 boot.img. Is it possible that this is the issue or am i completely wrong?

 

kame12345

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Sep 15, 2021
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ive tried like evverything but get stuck on a message sayying my phone isnt running on offical firmwire or something like that. But now i have another problem. When in fastboot adb cant find my device. If my phone is just on and im not in fastboot adb finds it. Why is that happening?
 

kame12345

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Download the boot.img of your device. Transfer it to your phone. Install the magisk manager app. Click on install. Click on select file to patch. Locate your boot.img and click on it. The output file will be in internal storage/downloads. Copy this to you adb fastboot folder. Rename it to boot.img
Open command prompt in the adb window. Enable oem unlocking on phone , reboot to fastboot mode Unlock your phones boot loader, with fastboot oem unlock and then fastboot flash boot boot.img
When my phone is in fastboot mode it cant find it.. WHen its on adb devices finds it but not when in fastboot mode.
 

Jospe

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A search for "root xcover 5" brings up plenty of ways to achieve this, but most of those sites are click bait, with identical instructions for any device you can think of. Other people are more helpful, like those who replied above, but I would like to know if anyone has ACTUALLY ROOTED A XCOVER 5 SUCCESSFULLY. And yes, if so, I'd like to know how it was done.
 
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    A search for "root xcover 5" brings up plenty of ways to achieve this, but most of those sites are click bait, with identical instructions for any device you can think of. Other people are more helpful, like those who replied above, but I would like to know if anyone has ACTUALLY ROOTED A XCOVER 5 SUCCESSFULLY. And yes, if so, I'd like to know how it was done.
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    A search for "root xcover 5" brings up plenty of ways to achieve this, but most of those sites are click bait, with identical instructions for any device you can think of. Other people are more helpful, like those who replied above, but I would like to know if anyone has ACTUALLY ROOTED A XCOVER 5 SUCCESSFULLY. And yes, if so, I'd like to know how it was done.