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Tmunroe1

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Aug 6, 2010
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Probably a lost cause, but just checking

So, I got the VZW update earlier and was capped at 60% charge, so I figured I would root my phone. Prior to finding this post, I was unaware of not being able to root PHE. I'm pretty sure I have the PHE batch, seeing that I exchanged my phone and have the green battery. It appears that my phone is bricked since I attempted to flash the Sprint ROM via Odin. Now I'm stuck in download mode. Sounds bricked. Any way to get it back up and running? Or do I have to go switch out phones?
 
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brettdacosta

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Feb 10, 2011
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After rooting with this method, what are the rules or restriction on changing out sd cards?

It's not required to keep the files on the sd card or even keep the sd cards in the format from the OP, right?

Thanks in advance,
 

KingChiron

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Jan 9, 2017
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Ok, I am super late to this method and so in low spirits.
I did this process to a version: N930VVRS1APH1
Was there a magic push by Samsung during the new year to block /system access?
I rooted my phone 3x using this process and cannot access it through my root file explorer.
Twice with the SIM card removed, and last time with SIM card in just for the hell of it.
Any thoughts?

Anyway, if there are any other late ass stragglers like me looking to go through with this root, here's the issues you will have:
- /system folder is locked
- /firmware folder is locked
- /firmware-modem folder is locked
- Some root apps won't function properly
>>>(my Autostarts app doesn't have root access, but Root Checker passes and I can access root files in explorer)
- Phone will switch to GSM mode when you put SIM card back in
- something called Vo LTE shows next to the 4G LTE in the top notification bar
- Phone fails to enter Knox mode (I can't encrypt a secure folder [using stock Samsung app] on my SD Card anymore)

**If your goal is to avoid Samsung's push-kills to your phone, I'd recommend root-less Package Disabling instead.
 
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Morrisme

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Sep 22, 2010
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Ok, I am super late to this method and so in low spirits.
I did this process to a version: N930VVRS1APH1
Was there a magic push by Samsung during the new year to block /system access?
I rooted my phone 3x using this process and cannot access it through my root file explorer.
Twice with the SIM card removed, and last time with SIM card in just for the hell of it.
Any thoughts?

Anyway, if there are any other late ass stragglers like me looking to go through with this root, here's the issues you will have:
- /system folder is locked
- /firmware folder is locked
- /firmware-modem folder is locked
- Some root apps won't function properly
>>>(my Autostarts app doesn't have root access, but Root Checker passes and I can access root files in explorer)
- Phone will switch to GSM mode when you put SIM card back in
- something called Vo LTE shows next to the 4G LTE in the top notification bar
- Phone fails to enter Knox mode (I can't encrypt a secure folder [using stock Samsung app] on my SD Card anymore)

**If your goal is to avoid Samsung's push-kills to your phone, I'd recommend root-less Package Disabling instead.

I am also looking at this since I don't want to give back my note 7
 

KingChiron

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Jan 9, 2017
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I am also looking at this since I don't want to give back my note 7

I'm still reading up on if I can modify the permissions of the system, firmware, and firmware-modem folders.
Hopefully I can find out if it is possible using adb. I mean, I know adb can push files into the system folder because the root went through every time.
But I can't seem to find out why I can't paste or delete in the system file using my root explorer.
Or why the Autostarts app doesn't have root access when the Superuser grants it.
I'll probably ask it in a new thread if I can't find the answers.
 

tony (3G)

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Jan 27, 2017
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Have been looking everywhere for a way to root my 930vvrs2aphe but still havnt having found a solution anywere. I am also a part of the No7Alliance archive forums and active member. Is anybody could give me a little more detail back around I would greatly appreciate it. I am soon to do donate☺
 

akiraO1

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Jan 9, 2017
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Only flashing a custom recovery will trip knox, rooting the phone via any method will not trip knox amd to answer your question directly, my root method will not trip knox.
 

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    Verizon

    I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device by doing this! If you break it, brick it or just plain blow it up. it is your phone and your responsibility for what happens to it.

    Here it is. Full Verizon With Root - since this is Verizon based all bands should work as well

    This is Based on the Verizon PH1 Firmware and is Completely Stock and Unmodified

    To Avoid Repeat Questons. READ! READ IT AGAIN! and then READ it once more! if you do not Understand any part of this. Do Not Continue!!!

    This Guide assumes you have some basic knowledge and can at least copy and paste for the most part! It is Intended for advanced users!!!!!!!!
    This Guide also Assumes you have an sdcard inserted in your phone(however some of you may not and this will not work.)
    This Does NOT Trip Knox.

    Read this entire post before doing anything to avoid issues and FOLLOW Directions - if you don't things will not work right.

    Note! if at anytime during the following steps you see the samsung boot animation before step 11. start over cause you screwed up!

    Step 1. Initial PreSetup Requirements and Downloads

    Make Sure your ExtSDCard(the one you put in your sim tray) is formated exfat(backup your card before you do this in windows or linux(whichever you use))
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237653 bbx.rar
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24723785898787028 Verizon_System.rar
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24713784966775399 Verizon Bootloader
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24713784966775400 Verizon Modem

    Step 2. extract system.rar and bbx.rar and then copy system.img and bbx to your extsdcard(the sdcard you inserted into your phone)

    Step 3. odin sprint userdebug firmware available here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/sprint-note-7/how-to/root-super-leaky-bros-sprint-galaxy-t3447202

    Step 4. Directly after odin is done with the sprint file you will immidiatly be presented with an update screen
    Step 4a when this process of erasing your phone is finished it will reboot(this is the point you want to do the next step)
    Step 4b. press and hold power, home and vol up to enter recovery
    Step 4c If you see the samsung boot animation. you did NOT do this right and i would suggest you start over

    Step 5. open a command prompt in your adb folder and do the following steps 1 at a time(these are case sensative)
    Step 5a. adb shell
    Step 5b. su
    Step 5c. setenforce 0
    Step 5d. export PATH=$PATH:/sbin
    Step 5e. mount -o remount,rw /
    Step 5f. on your phone, go to apply update from sdcard(this will mount your extsdcard as /sdcard and you should see the system.img file and the bbx file) do not select anything, go back to adb and continue(it is not a big deal if those files don't show. we just needed the extsdcard mounted as sdcard - the files exist, just continue to the next step)
    Step 5g. cp /sdcard/bbx /sbin/bbx
    Step 5h. chmod 777 /sbin/bbx
    Step 5i. cd /sbin
    Step 5j. ./bbx --install /sbin
    Step 5k. umount -l /system
    Step 5l. /sbin/dd if=/sdcard/Verizon_System.img of=/dev/block/platform/soc/624000.ufshc/by-name/system
    Note. you will see a blinking cursor. just be patient

    Step 7. when it is done you will see something similar to this
    11161600+0 records in
    11161600+0 records out
    5714739200 bytes (5.3GB) copied, 268.668086 seconds, 20.3MB/s

    Step 8. if all went well you should be at your prompt and not in adb anymore

    Step 9. from your command prompt simply type
    Step 9a. adb reboot bootloader

    Step 10. open odin and click the bl button and select this file - BL_N930VVRS1APH1_CL8720001_QB10528330_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
    Step 10b. now click the cp button and select this file - CP_N930VVRS1APH1_CL8720001_QB10528330_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
    Step 10c. now click start. it will reboot when done let it fully boot this time.

    Step 11. once booted and you have setup your phone, first we need to enable usb debugging
    Step 11a. to do this go to settings>about device or device information and tap the build number repeatedly until it says dev options enabled, now backout of about and go into dev options and enable usb debugging
    Step 11b. Now we need to add the root files or supersu as most of you know it

    Note! pertaining to Step 12. these instructions were taken Explicitly from @freeza thread which is listed in step 3
    Step 12. Now we need to add supersu and the needed files for it to work
    Step 12a. download this file - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732236679
    Step 12b. Extract the sun7 file to your adb folder making sure the files are in a folder called sun7(mine looks like this - c:/adb/sun7 and contains 4 files)
    Step 12c. Open a command prompt where your ADB executable and sun7 folder are.
    Step 12d. adb shell
    Step 12e. su - Note! if your adb prompot changes from a $ to #(you are good and have root access)
    Step 12f. type exit twice to get back to the command prompt. - Your Phone should be fully booted when you do this
    Step 12g. adb push sun7 /data/local/tmp/su
    Step 12h. adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/su/*
    Step 12i. adb shell
    Step 12j. cd data/local/tmp/su
    Step 12k. su
    Step 12l. ./root.sh - Note. this command begins with a . do not leave it out
    Step 12m. Your Phone will now reboot

    Step 13. when booted back up go to playstore and install busybox on rails or a similar app and install busybox to /system/xbin(if your given an option of where to install it)

    Step 14. Thats Pretty Much it. most of all enjoy it

    Additional Notes!

    If for any reason you do a factory reset. you will break root and need to redo this method to get it back
    If you use shealth do not update it or allow playstore or galaxy appstore to auto update it or it will break it

    Enjoy and FOLLOW Directions - if you don't things will not work right.

    thank you to the following:

    @freeza - for posting the original userdebug file
    @ted77usa - for testing
    @bajasur - for the initial idea which ultimately led to this
    @Surge1223 - for the busybox installer and the adb help and android commands that make this work
    @galaxyuser88 - for testing this and pointing out some flaws
    @Hashcode - for inspiration

    and anyone i missed

    this was a complete collaboration and is only available because of those mentioned so be sure to give them thanks

    ScreenShots:

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    screenshots provided by @ohblindone
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    This Method Completely replaces the Sprint files with verizons. with exception to the kernel, recovery and the su binary. so everything once complete is now verizon and not sprint with verizon touchs thrown in to make it work.

    as we don't have an unlocked bootloader, there is no twrp recovery. but flashfire takes it place. so any changes you want to make are basically done the same way as they would be for twrp except they are now flashed through flashfire.

    to get rid of the security notice you will get(because the system is now rooted) simply install root explorer(or any root browser) and go to /system/app and delete securitylogagent or go into the folder and rename it adding .bkp to the end of the file name and reboot.

    If you don't see the Verizon_System.img and bbx files after doing the apply update from sdcard on your phone. try this as it has worked for some on t-mobile
    create 3 folders on your sdcard
    create "files" inside of that, create one called "image" and then inside of that crate one called "file" so on your sdcard you would have /files/image/file and place the 2 files into it, you have to do this with the phone in recovery so just pop out your sim tray. plug the sdcard into your pc and create the folders and move the files into it, then force your phone into recovery(basically reboot your phone and instantly go into recovery) and start step 5 again. hopefully the files now appear and you can continue
    now when you get to step 5g step 5l, you will need to modify them to reflect the new path to the files so it would now look like this
    step 5g. cp /sdcard/files/image/file/bbx /sbin/bbx
    step 5l. /sbin/dd if=/sdcard/files/image/file/Verizon_System.img of=/dev/block/platform/soc/624000.ufshc/by-name/system
    and continue on with the guide
    4
    Here's a video Tutorial done by @TechBSwift to help if you have any questions on how this works.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi-tuA_EIxA
    4
    The 2 system update packages are the essentials. Xposed is as easy as flashing the right file in flashfire, links in OP.

    Everything else works normally per previous questions. No Samsung pay, no updating S-Health.

    OCD Tip: If you revert to stock S-Health, and don't want to be nagged by Play Store updates, you could use a tool like Titanium Backup Pro, select the app and "Detach from Market".

    This allows your device to keep running the older version without the Play Store knowing it's installed. Also prevents accidental updates.
    3
    I just got my replacement note 7 today. Im gonna read,read and then re-read the steps to complete root on my replacement/non-fire prone note 7.

    Verizon Cloud is an app in Play Store. I have always backed up and restored between rooted and non-rooted devices in the past with no issues. Unless big red has changed something in the last few days it should with just fine.

    ~SG

    ---------- Post added at 12:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 AM ----------

    I'm a stickler for following instructions. more so when the first step is to read,read, then read again. I just want to make sure I have this right and dont assume prematurely. Step 2 says to extract system.rar and bbx.rar then copy system.img to my SD card. I dont see a system.rar in the OP, however I did download Verizon_System.rar which has Verizon_System.img inside it. I Presume this is the same file with the Verion_ part added?

    ~SG

    Bro I just posted a YouTube video which explains everything step by step, that should answer all your questions.

    For the rest, I've rooted and installed the T-Mobile modifications zip using flash fire, I'm happy to say almost everything works and my phone is awesome now!!!