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[RECOVERY][ROOT] Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G (GT-I9190)

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arco68

Recognized Developer
Oct 11, 2010
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WARNING! ONLY USE THIS ON THE GT-I9190 MODEL!

Hello all S4 Mini owners!

I'm happy to finally release ClockworkMod recovery and an insecure kernel for the GT-I9190. With these two installed on your device, obtaining root is easy.

Attached to this post is the necessary files needed for this task. Download the following files:

  • Odin_v3.09.zip (if you don't have it already)
  • recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip
  • S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip (contains SuperSU v1.89 and BusyBox v1.21.1)
Extract recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip file to your computer.


The procedure is as:

  1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip" to your device SD card.
  2. Turn off the phone.
  3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
  4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
  5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
  6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished.
  7. After the phone resets (it vibrates) IMMEDIATELY hold volume up and home buttons to boot into recovery mode.
  8. Select the option to install the ZIP file you have previously copied to your device and begin flashing it.
  9. After flashing using CWM, reboot into system and enjoy your rooted device.
To get rid of the the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app, or let SuperSU fix it for you.
  • KNOXAgent.apk
  • KNOXStore.apk
  • ContainerAgent.apk
 

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btnetro

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Jul 22, 2013
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arco great work, however can you compile/port twrp aswel? they have the source code and seems to me like it's the same thing.
just asking :-"
 

volksieboi

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Aug 14, 2009
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Cape Town
I'm really scared of doing this as i am uber noob, lucky my friend is using CM10.1 on his Galaxy S2 and can give me some help.

I will attempt once a CM ROM is available for the i9190

Thanks a lot Arco :good: :)
 

btnetro

Senior Member
Jul 22, 2013
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arco68 you don't like twrp? why don't you compile it for the s4 mini? twrp has alot more advantages than cm recovery, you can select what partitions to backup, built in file manager, touch, built in command line and so on. I think it would pimp this phone even more.
 

scaliskano

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Oct 15, 2012
177
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Hi arco
I flashed v2 rootkit to stock rom it works fine but i wanna flash with v1 again.is it possible.?coz later when new stock roms are updated i wanna flash it also.or with v2 new updated stock roms can be flashed?
Thanx

Sent from my GT-I9190 using xda app-developers app
 

arco68

Recognized Developer
Oct 11, 2010
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Hi arco
I flashed v2 rootkit to stock rom it works fine but i wanna flash with v1 again.is it possible.?coz later when new stock roms are updated i wanna flash it also.or with v2 new updated stock roms can be flashed?
Thanx

Sent from my GT-I9190 using xda app-developers app
You can flash v1 over the old one yes. To update to new stock roms, you need to unroot and have stock kernel installed.
 

MrGoodtunes

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Nov 8, 2007
402
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South Florida
Noob attempting root procedure, begging assistance!

  1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip" to your device SD card.
  2. Turn off the phone.
  3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
  4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
  5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
  6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished...

Phone never re-boot'd, even though I left 'Auto Reboot' check'd. Here's message log:
----------------------------------------------------
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
------------------------------------------------------

Should I manual reboot? Should I disconnect USB cable first? Should I close Odin, or maybe press Start again?

Edit:
Tried manual reboot, after closing Odin. Could not get into Recovery Mode. So am now back to totally stock UNrooted S4 mini i9190. Guess I should try again? Any help will be appreciated.

Edit #2:
Found issue was WinXP did not recognize S4mini, needed drivers, got them here:
http://www.modaco.com/topic/361286-...ver-for-mobile-phones-15270-drivers-win-87xp/
 
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jahrize

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Sep 28, 2012
20
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WARNING! ONLY USE THIS ON THE GT-I9190 MODEL!

Hello all S4 Mini owners!

I'm happy to finally release ClockworkMod recovery and an insecure kernel for the GT-I9190. With these two installed on your device, obtaining root is easy.

Attached to this post is the necessary files needed for this task. Download the following files:

  • Odin_v3.09.zip (if don't have it already)
  • recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.zip
  • S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip (contains SuperSU v1.65 and BusyBox v1.21.1)
Extract recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.zip file to your computer.


The procedure is as:

  1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip" to your device SD card.
  2. Turn off the phone.
  3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
  4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
  5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
  6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished.
  7. After the phone resets (it vibrates) IMMEDIATELY hold volume up and home buttons to boot into recovery mode.
  8. Select the option to install the ZIP file you have previously copied to your device and begin flashing it.
  9. After flashing using CWM, reboot into system and enjoy your rooted device.
To get rid of the the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app

  • KNOXAgent.apk
  • KNOXStore.apk
  • ContainerAgent.apk

i did everything and it went just fine but KNOXAgent.apk and ContainerAgent.apk won't delete. It keeps saying read-only can't delete... HELP!!!!
 

ahmadblu

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Jan 13, 2011
56
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Bojnurd
hi arco
i did everything and i have root but cwm dont install on my phone i have stock recovery!!!!!!!!! why?

---------- Post added at 08:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:00 PM ----------

hi arco
i did everything and i have root but cwm dont install on my phone i have stock recovery!!!!!!!!! why?
 

Whosat

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May 9, 2013
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Did you miss entering recovery after the phone rebooted after you flashed with Odin?

You must catch it or else stock recovery will be reloaded. Just redo the process and make sure to catch entering recovery immediately after you flash with Odin
 

scaliskano

Senior Member
Oct 15, 2012
177
48
S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip

hello arco
first i have rooted my stock rom with ''rootkit v2'' it works well no problem but i wanna flash ''rootkit v1'' again on it to use supersu instead of superuser. is it possible?

thank u:eek:

WARNING! ONLY USE THIS ON THE GT-I9190 MODEL!

Hello all S4 Mini owners!

I'm happy to finally release ClockworkMod recovery and an insecure kernel for the GT-I9190. With these two installed on your device, obtaining root is easy.

Attached to this post is the necessary files needed for this task. Download the following files:

  • Odin_v3.09.zip (if don't have it already)
  • recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.zip
  • S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip (contains SuperSU v1.65 and BusyBox v1.21.1)
Extract recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.zip file to your computer.


The procedure is as:

  1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip" to your device SD card.
  2. Turn off the phone.
  3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
  4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
  5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
  6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished.
  7. After the phone resets (it vibrates) IMMEDIATELY hold volume up and home buttons to boot into recovery mode.
  8. Select the option to install the ZIP file you have previously copied to your device and begin flashing it.
  9. After flashing using CWM, reboot into system and enjoy your rooted device.
To get rid of the the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app

  • KNOXAgent.apk
  • KNOXStore.apk
  • ContainerAgent.apk
 

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    WARNING! ONLY USE THIS ON THE GT-I9190 MODEL!

    Hello all S4 Mini owners!

    I'm happy to finally release ClockworkMod recovery and an insecure kernel for the GT-I9190. With these two installed on your device, obtaining root is easy.

    Attached to this post is the necessary files needed for this task. Download the following files:

    • Odin_v3.09.zip (if you don't have it already)
    • recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip
    • S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip (contains SuperSU v1.89 and BusyBox v1.21.1)
    Extract recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.zip file to your computer.


    The procedure is as:

    1. Copy the "S4Mini_RootKit_v2.zip" to your device SD card.
    2. Turn off the phone.
    3. Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.
    4. Connect USB cable, and press volume up.
    5. Start Odin, uncheck "F. Reset Time", and then click AP button.
    6. Select "recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-serrano3gxx.tar.md5" file that you previously extracted, and press Start button. The phone will reboot when finished.
    7. After the phone resets (it vibrates) IMMEDIATELY hold volume up and home buttons to boot into recovery mode.
    8. Select the option to install the ZIP file you have previously copied to your device and begin flashing it.
    9. After flashing using CWM, reboot into system and enjoy your rooted device.
    To get rid of the the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app, or let SuperSU fix it for you.
    • KNOXAgent.apk
    • KNOXStore.apk
    • ContainerAgent.apk
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    Sorry about the delay, but here's root and recovery for the GT-I9190. Note that it's untested though, as I don't have this device.
    10
    First post updated with RootKit v2. This replaces Superuser app with the app from Koush (ClockworkMod author) and with updated su and busybox binaries. Also some kernel updates merged in from MG3 sources.

    Also updated CWM to 6.0.3.7
    6
    Added version 6.0.4.8 to first post.
    6
    Added S4Mini_RootKit_v1.zip to the first post. This should work on all S4 Mini's, as it doesn't require an insecure kernel, meaning root works with stock kernel. Also fixed the issue with BusyBox.