[Q] Rooting Samsung Galaxy Star Pro Duos (GT-S7262)

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Amruth Pillai

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
I got this phone as a gift just recently and I have found it to be a very good device for a great price, but at times, I feel like it can go even more to hiigher potentials if it can be rooted. Since it's a new phone, there are no tutorials for it on the internet. The phone runs Android 4.1.2 stock w/ TouchWiz.

I'll be ready to give any information possible to help in the rooting of this device. I would love it if some of the developers here could make this happen, I'd be the happiest Android user in the world! :)
 

jhenu

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Oct 22, 2013
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Rooting Unsuccessful tried almost every method available

Dear Fellows,

Disclaimer: I'm very new (5 days old :)) to Android Development, Rooting and Custom ROM installation and some things which are obvious for others, are New n Unknown to me.

I bought this device Samsung Galaxy S-GT7262 (Actually fell for the marketing gimmick of Samsung as Galaxy Series).
Here comes the Tricked part, This phone comes with Spreadtrum SC6820 1 GHz processor powering all chinese phones.( To figure this out took me 2 sleepless nights).

I tried all methods prescribed in google search and xda forum to Root: (the worst part is reading others saying it worked like a charm for them not in my case :crying:)
1. Cydia Impactor
2. Unlockroot
3. Motochopper
4, Rootmaster
5.Vroot
6.Kingo Andro Root
7.Galaxy Victory root by niemasd
8. Even galaxy s duos rooting kit (but found the kernel is different)
9. Z4Root
10. Odin flash CWM recovery image from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2165554 (random SC6820 kernel with cwm in it)
11. Above mentioned universal root as well

Trust me I have forgotten others :p

Method untried:
Spreadtrum Debug tool "ResearchDownload" (Reason: I dont want to end up with a bricked phone and too complex)

Lessons Learnt:
Samsung has shipped this phone with this "KERNEL-INS-S7262XXUAMJ3-1381823311.tar", which has patch for all security vulnerability defined in X-ray that why rooting didnt work. ( I Guess)

My state:
I have run around all through internet like a lunatic and hasnt slept for 5 days properly ended up with my head banging against wall.
Over all very nice experience in learning Android. I am going to sell this device if no help available.

Phone state:
Phone has lost its stock recovery mode(Volume Up+Power Buttons which used to work earlier). It boots only into downloading mode (Vol Dwn+Home+Power Buttons).
Other Functions working normally I guess

Request:
Can some one help in rooting this phone.
Or Can some one direct me in making a root and Custom recovery and Custom ROM for this phone.:confused:

Thanks to all the developers in the above mentioned list and numerous tutorials for all phones written for noobs (like me)
 
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wahab96

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Dev's please help!!!

I am using this phone from couple of days and is a good phone... i have just upgraded to this phone from some unbranded China's android phone... because i can't find a way to root that phone... but now on star pro i have searched all the internet (no help found) and tried all the auto root apps included in the upper post... but none of them worked... im not a dev so need help... please help Some one... seems like buddy is interested in root of this phone... I WILL BE SO THANKFUL FOR ANY ONE HELPS.
 

anabhi

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there is one method , you have left !
you can root but only for advanced user who know how to use research download !
modify your boot.img by cywin ;)
then flash it by spreadtrum flash tool , use any root tool , then u will have root acesss
search on xda - about boot.img root !
 

jhenu

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Oct 22, 2013
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No Root available yet for GT-S7262

@wahab96
Please wait for some time unless some one creates a cwm recovery for this phone.
@abhi98194
@anabhi
Use odin 3.07 to flash boot.img and firmware from the samsung-updates.com (if u really want latest firmware, download stock from site)
Don't use the spreadtrum tool unless you have proper recovery.img with CWM mod in it and know what you are doing. The chance to brick the device is higher.
If you still want to go for it here is the tutorial http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2165554
Also you cannot create CWM recovery (As far as I know, guide me if it is possible) in windows platform or using cygwin or Linux virtual machines. You need to have ubuntu 13.XX to be installed to begin with.
@yuvinderkumar

There are no CWM recovery (Custom Recovery) or Cyangenmod (Firmware) available for this phone. So I strongly advise to stop cross flashing recovery.img unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing.

This mobile comes with all security vulenarability patched, hence trying one click rooting methods won't work (my experience)

Using the android adb sideload if you push super user access, it will fail with signature verification error.

Either ways you definitely need the CWM recovery to push super user access into the /system.

I hope I have answered your queries
 
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anabhi

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@wahab96
Please wait for some time unless some one creates a cwm recovery for this phone.

@abhi98194
@anabhi
Use odin 3.07 to flash boot.img and firmware from the samsung-updates.com (if u really want latest firmware, download stock from site)
Don't use the spreadtrum tool unless you have proper recovery.img with CWM mod in it and know what you are doing. The chance to brick the device is higher.
If you still want to go for it here is the tutorial http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2165554
Also you cannot create CWM recovery (As far as I know, guide me if it is possible) in windows platform or using cygwin or Linux virtual machines. You need to have ubuntu 13.XX to be installed to begin with.

@yuvinderkumar

There are no CWM recovery (Custom Recovery) or Cyangenmod (Firmware) available for this phone. So I strongly advise to stop cross flashing recovery.img unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing.

This mobile comes with all security vulenarability patched, hence trying one click rooting methods won't work (my experience)

Using the android adb sideload if you push super user access, it will fail with signature verification error.

Either ways you definitely need the CWM recovery to push super user access into the /system.

I hope I have answered your queries

give me your boot.img ! I will do root for you :p
 

jhenu

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give me your boot.img ! I will do root for you :p

I had downloaded a file from samsung-updates.com which is S7262XXUAMJ3_S7262ODDAMJ3_S7262XXUAMJ3_HOME.tar.md5
but i am unable to find any boot.img file.......
from where i can download it.

I found this forum very helpfull as i got response to my queries very fast.

thanks :good:

---------- Post added at 05:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:12 PM ----------

@wahab96
Please wait for some time unless some one creates a cwm recovery for this phone.

@abhi98194
@anabhi
Use odin 3.07 to flash boot.img and firmware from the samsung-updates.com (if u really want latest firmware, download stock from site)
Don't use the spreadtrum tool unless you have proper recovery.img with CWM mod in it and know what you are doing. The chance to brick the device is higher.
If you still want to go for it here is the tutorial http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2165554
Also you cannot create CWM recovery (As far as I know, guide me if it is possible) in windows platform or using cygwin or Linux virtual machines. You need to have ubuntu 13.XX to be installed to begin with.

@yuvinderkumar

There are no CWM recovery (Custom Recovery) or Cyangenmod (Firmware) available for this phone. So I strongly advise to stop cross flashing recovery.img unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing.

This mobile comes with all security vulenarability patched, hence trying one click rooting methods won't work (my experience)

Using the android adb sideload if you push super user access, it will fail with signature verification error.

Either ways you definitely need the CWM recovery to push super user access into the /system.

I hope I have answered your queries


Can anybody make the cwm for the Samsung galaxy star pro duo GT-S7262.

Thanks
 

wahab96

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Thanks for the push But!

@ anabhi & jhenu..... First of all thanks for the help... but question is, Can we get some detailed written tutorial for newbie like me So we don't get our devices bricked :eek:
 

anabhi

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wait it..

well , there is no soft working for root ! so there will be no easier way I think..
check this guys- howdoiupdate.com/root-samsung-galaxy-star-pro-phone/

and about cwm recovery -you all are in trouble because spreadtrum have no cm soruce !and not even support like mtk device , why samsung choosed sprd ×_× !
try all cwm for sc6820 device ! by iphone-china-forum.ru
you can take a little bit risk but u have no other choice. .
 
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wahab96

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I bricked my device... Any help to recover that :'(

hey everyone...

I just did an experiment and bricked my phone it now start up and the phone name came up GT-S7262 and on that screen it just stuck and starts vibrateing constantly... the phone don't have any recovery ... but it still goes in download mode....

now i will that what just i did... i downloaded the stock rom from sammobile and replaced that unsecured boot.img with the stock boot.img and tried to flash it with odin but it give some md5 error & then i renamed that file from tar.md5 to just tar and odin starts flashing! but it just got stuck... so i power of my phone and it was bricked...so i just put it back in download mode and flash the stock rom with odin... it was working all fine but after the flashing completed the phone reboots and stuck there... now i don't know what to do... please help me to get my phone back working :'( :'( :'(
 

anabhi

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hey everyone...

I just did an experiment and bricked my phone it now start up and the phone name came up GT-S7262 and on that screen it just stuck and starts vibrateing constantly... the phone don't have any recovery ... but it still goes in download mode....

now i will that what just i did... i downloaded the stock rom from sammobile and replaced that unsecured boot.img with the stock boot.img and tried to flash it with odin but it give some md5 error & then i renamed that file from tar.md5 to just tar and odin starts flashing! but it just got stuck... so i power of my phone and it was bricked...so i just put it back in download mode and flash the stock rom with odin... it was working all fine but after the flashing completed the phone reboots and stuck there... now i don't know what to do... please help me to get my phone back working :'( :'( :'(

flash stock firmware using odin or download mode
guide available on google , don't worry
just follow steps correctly

---------- Post added at 09:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:37 AM ----------

am sorry , you have to do this like jamison
root the whole firmware like this-
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2391367

I haven't this device , so I can't build
use cygwin-ak ! ,how to make odin flashable file.tar , etc etc. (guide) available on xda !
search it !
 

jhenu

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recovery.img is not working

https://db.tt/rd2PW94b

here is your insecure boot.img
have fun and press thanks button :p
instruction inside !

Anabhi,
First of all thanks a lot for your time and effort
I have downloaded the file you shared via drop box and made a Odin flash-able .tar file using this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2281287
Used odin 3.07 file for flashing.
After flashing successful, I tried SRS root/ Universal root/ V-Root to get Root access. (Failed)
I have already installed the root checker basic. It says " Sorry this device does not have proper root access"

Just out of my curiosity what changes you made to the boot.img ?

Came across this generic root method is this what we are doing?
http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Rooting

---------- Post added at 10:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:10 AM ----------

hey everyone...

I just did an experiment and bricked my phone it now start up and the phone name came up GT-S7262 and on that screen it just stuck and starts vibrateing constantly... the phone don't have any recovery ... but it still goes in download mode....

now i will that what just i did... i downloaded the stock rom from sammobile and replaced that unsecured boot.img with the stock boot.img and tried to flash it with odin but it give some md5 error & then i renamed that file from tar.md5 to just tar and odin starts flashing! but it just got stuck... so i power of my phone and it was bricked...so i just put it back in download mode and flash the stock rom with odin... it was working all fine but after the flashing completed the phone reboots and stuck there... now i don't know what to do... please help me to get my phone back working :'( :'( :'(

Dear Wahab96,

Don't worry its normal to brick the phone when testing.
I suggest you to download complete stock firmware (not the kernel alone) from here
Use Odin 3.07 and flash as per the picture shown in here.
Select only PDA and give the path to the firmware.

Odin can only detect .tar.md5 (md5 is the checksum)
The phone will reboot couple of times.. dont panic or pull the usb cable. wait till it says PASS in green color and all threads complete message in the status window.

Once the process is complete the phone will work normally.
Dont forget to hit thanks if I have helped you .....
 

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    we can use kingo software for root? these instruction are very risky so my question is can i use it for rooting my star pro gt s7262. my build number and other thing are......

    use this cwm no whie screen CWM
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6xAzFVJYc3YbXlaaWNyenlpNkU/preview



    1 first install driver. 2 install odin in pc 3. enable
    usb debugging in setting developer option .4open
    in download mod 5 connect usb to pc and 6 in
    odin under pda select recovey.tar and clic start. 7
    install zip from recovery

    ---------- Post added at 07:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:10 AM ----------

    we can use kingo software for root? these instruction are very risky so my question is can i use it for rooting my star pro gt s7262. my build number and other thing are......

    use this cwm no whie screen

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6xAzFVJYc3YbXlaaWNyenlpNkU/preview



    1 first install driver. 2 install odin in pc 3. enable
    usb debugging in setting developer option .4open
    in download mod 5 connect usb to pc and 6 in
    odin under pda select recovey.tar and clic start. 7
    install zip from recovery
    5
    CWM For Star pro duos

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=48006606#post48006606

    Flash via Odin...
    For rooting flash superuser.zip via CWM.

    Even after flashing cwm via odin, stock recovery may boot due to security by Samsung...This happened to me initially, but after experimenting various things which i don't remember it worked...Do let me know if it works for u all...
    5
    added root permission !

    Hai Anabhi,

    Thanks for your support!
    Here is my boot.img uploaded at samsung-updates.com (Stock boot.img)

    http://hotfile.com/dl/252694755/6a0d2d8/KERNEL-INS-S7262XXUAMJ3-1381823311.tar.html

    Can you please make a recovery.img with CWM Recovery included in it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jhenu

    https://db.tt/rd2PW94b

    here is your insecure boot.img
    have fun and press thanks button :p
    instruction inside !
    4
    Rooting Unsuccessful tried almost every method available

    Dear Fellows,

    Disclaimer: I'm very new (5 days old :)) to Android Development, Rooting and Custom ROM installation and some things which are obvious for others, are New n Unknown to me.

    I bought this device Samsung Galaxy S-GT7262 (Actually fell for the marketing gimmick of Samsung as Galaxy Series).
    Here comes the Tricked part, This phone comes with Spreadtrum SC6820 1 GHz processor powering all chinese phones.( To figure this out took me 2 sleepless nights).

    I tried all methods prescribed in google search and xda forum to Root: (the worst part is reading others saying it worked like a charm for them not in my case :crying:)
    1. Cydia Impactor
    2. Unlockroot
    3. Motochopper
    4, Rootmaster
    5.Vroot
    6.Kingo Andro Root
    7.Galaxy Victory root by niemasd
    8. Even galaxy s duos rooting kit (but found the kernel is different)
    9. Z4Root
    10. Odin flash CWM recovery image from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2165554 (random SC6820 kernel with cwm in it)
    11. Above mentioned universal root as well

    Trust me I have forgotten others :p

    Method untried:
    Spreadtrum Debug tool "ResearchDownload" (Reason: I dont want to end up with a bricked phone and too complex)

    Lessons Learnt:
    Samsung has shipped this phone with this "KERNEL-INS-S7262XXUAMJ3-1381823311.tar", which has patch for all security vulnerability defined in X-ray that why rooting didnt work. ( I Guess)

    My state:
    I have run around all through internet like a lunatic and hasnt slept for 5 days properly ended up with my head banging against wall.
    Over all very nice experience in learning Android. I am going to sell this device if no help available.

    Phone state:
    Phone has lost its stock recovery mode(Volume Up+Power Buttons which used to work earlier). It boots only into downloading mode (Vol Dwn+Home+Power Buttons).
    Other Functions working normally I guess

    Request:
    Can some one help in rooting this phone.
    Or Can some one direct me in making a root and Custom recovery and Custom ROM for this phone.:confused:

    Thanks to all the developers in the above mentioned list and numerous tutorials for all phones written for noobs (like me)
    4
    Successfully Rooted Samsung galaxy pro duos GT-S7262

    Hello All,

    Disclaimer: Don't Blame me if anything undesirable happens to phone, Go to mirror and point at yourself :)

    Tools Required : Windows Xp/7, Odin v3.07, adb commands essentials

    I have managed to successfully root the Samsung GT-S7262 device.
    This is split into two sections
    1. unlocking your kernel
    2. Pushing the superuser into the system and allowing apps in the mobile
    Stage-1
    Please use odin (Select PDA) and flash the attached boot.tar.md5 in the fastboot mode. (unzip the file to a desired location)
    Check point-1
    After flashing successfully, please connect the phone via usb and run
    Code:
    adb getprops
    command.
    You should see something like ro.secure=0 (if so then your kernel is unlocked)
    Check point-2
    connect via usb cable in the command prompt
    type following commands one after other
    Code:
    adb shell
    [email protected]:/ $ /sbin/rootsh +p
    [email protected]:/ #
    If you see the # symbol then you are rooted.

    Stage-2 Pushing the Super user access.
    Download the 3.1.3 version of chainsDD's superuser file and extract (su and Superuser.apk) in the c:\android (where the adb commands are in ur pc) from (http://androidsu.com/superuser/)
    run the following commands on after another
    Code:
    c:\>adb shell
    [email protected]:/ $ /sbin/rootsh +p
    [email protected]:/ #
    [email protected]:/ # mount -ro remount,rw /system
    [email protected]:/ # exit
    [email protected]:/ $ exit

    Now change to following folder where adb tools and extract is present.
    Code:
    c:\> cd c:\android
    c:\android>adb push su /system/bin
    c:\android>adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

    Now we need to change the ownership and group for the su and superuser
    type following commands one after other
    Code:
    adb shell
    [email protected]:/ $ /sbin/rootsh +p
    [email protected]:/ #
    [email protected]:/ # mount -ro remount,rw /system
    [email protected]:/ # chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
    [email protected]:/ # chmod 0644 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    [email protected]:/ # chown 0:0 /system/bin/su
    [email protected]:/ # chown 0:0 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    [email protected]:/ # exit
    [email protected]:/ $ exit
    c:\> adb reboot

    Now after your phone reboots it should be rooted. Tested with my device 100% working.

    Credits and Thanks to
    Mikael Q Kuisma http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Rooting
    ChainsDD for Superuser app
    Ravage32
    anabhi
    intex12345

    Thanks to all the members discussion in the various forums, who has helped in their own way.
    Happy Rooting...

    Don't forget to hit Thanks if I have helped you ....

    Request to Moderators Can you please make this post as sticky for the device ????