need help guidance Root for Xcover 5 SM G525F

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akin03

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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
 

Bonaz93

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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?

Same problem with Xcover 5 (Italy) - stock ROM downloaded from sammobile (G525FXXS4AUI6 - took like 2 days lol).
It is stuck in bootloop after following the Magisk installation guide for SAR devices. You can enter recovery by pressing volume down and power button, and as soon as the screen switches off you keep the power button pressed but switch to pressing the volume up. It does a weird thing the first time you do it after trying to root (android symbol and "Erasing.." written below), but the second time it works. Remember the phone must be attached to the pc otherwise you can't get into recovery mode (it makes no sense but it's like this, apparently). You can go in download mode by detaching the shut down phone, pressing volume up and down, and plugging it in the PC (the only way to recover from the bootloop is to flash through odin all the stock rom files (bl ap csc and cp).

I will try the method mentioned above and will let you know if I manage to root...but it seems impossible.
 

Bonaz93

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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.
Don't do this Xcover 5 users, this is for xcover 4, and from a screenshot here it seems not to have ramdisk - this method will not work Odin will only fail in flashing.
 

xcover5

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Same problem with Xcover 5 (Italy) - stock ROM downloaded from sammobile (G525FXXS4AUI6 - took like 2 days lol).
It is stuck in bootloop after following the Magisk installation guide for SAR devices. You can enter recovery by pressing volume down and power button, and as soon as the screen switches off you keep the power button pressed but switch to pressing the volume up. It does a weird thing the first time you do it after trying to root (android symbol and "Erasing.." written below), but the second time it works. Remember the phone must be attached to the pc otherwise you can't get into recovery mode (it makes no sense but it's like this, apparently). You can go in download mode by detaching the shut down phone, pressing volume up and down, and plugging it in the PC (the only way to recover from the bootloop is to flash through odin all the stock rom files (bl ap csc and cp).

I will try the method mentioned above and will let you know if I manage to root...but it seems impossible.
So I can understand that it's impossible to root xCover 5?
 
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stuck in a boot loop as well, having followed the magisk installation guide
is there anyone who managed to get an Xcover 5 working rooted and can provide guidance?
 

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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.