[ROOT][ROM] Marshmallow GPE (wp_mod) (s2s_mod) (All variants)

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polhallen

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Hello and thanks for this howto :) I've 2 questions:

1) can I follow this howto with S7 edge? (sm-g935f)?
2) My mobile is rooted with systemless root: can I follow this howto?

thanks for reply :)
 

redpoint73

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Hello and thanks for this howto :) I've 2 questions:

1) can I follow this howto with S7 edge? (sm-g935f)?
2) My mobile is rooted with systemless root: can I follow this howto?

This section is specific to the HTC M8. You need to look in the S7 Edge forum section, and post your question there if needed.

Following guides intended for another device, and asking advice of users of a different device will probably not work correctly, may even damage your device.

Plus, the top post is very old (2015) and not even that accurate for the intended device anymore (M8).

Look in the correct device forum section, and always look for the most up-to-date info on how to root (or at least the info corresponding to the current device configuration).

The S7 Edge is a really popular phone, so you should be able to find plenty of info and help in the proper forum section.
 
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Essanasiri

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my htc one me starting again again an i have the option
1 reboot
2 reboot to boot-loader
3 reboot to download mode
4 reboot
i did all but not flashing can any one help me
 
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redpoint73

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my htc one me starting again again an i have the option
1 reboot
2 reboot to boot-loader
3 reboot to download mode
4 reboot
i did all but not flashing can any one help me

Were you trying to root, before encountering this condition?

If so, describe in detail the steps you performed, including version numbers (TWRP version, SuperSU version, etc.) and as much detail as possible.
 

dmitrypershin2015

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I flashed this. It booted. Things are mostly working. I cannot access the external SD card. When I go to settings->storage & usb it lists the card there under portable storage but it shows ejected. When I choose to mount it, it remains unmounted.

Possibly related, I'm getting a steady stream of stuff like this in logcat:

Code:
11-19 13:24:01.647 W/sdcard  ( 2260): type=1400 audit(0.0:8840): avc: denied { read } for name=".layout_version" dev="mmcblk0p49" ino=1526311 scontext=u:r:sdcardd:s0 tcontext=u:object_r:unlabeled:s0 tclass=file permissive=0
11-19 13:24:01.659 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...
11-19 13:24:01.659 E/cutils  ( 2260): Failed to read /data/.layout_version: Permission denied
11-19 13:24:01.660 E/sdcard  ( 2260): installd fs upgrade not yet complete. Waiting...
11-19 13:24:01.710 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...
11-19 13:24:01.762 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...
11-19 13:24:01.813 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...
11-19 13:24:01.863 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...
11-19 13:24:01.914 V/vold    (  346): Waiting for FUSE to spin up...


did you find a solution?
 

sfawadh

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Thank you so much for posting this. I almost lost hope of rooting my HTC One M8 but this method worked flawlessly!
I rooted my HTC One M8 in 2019 and it worked if someone is interested in knowing.
 

dRkBlooD

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Guys !!! It finally did work for me..
FIXXED !!
The trick for truly unlocking the bootloader and acces to flashing things like Recovery etc is to SELECT ONE M7 (instead of the real M8) from the HTCDev.com drop-menu, before starting the full procedure of Unlocking on their site.

Just simply FLASHING THE M7 Unlock_code.bin worked like a charm, after so many failed attempts !!!

Good luck <3
 

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    Marshmallow root has been much more difficult than simply flash a zip in recovery, because it also requires a modified boot image to work.
    I've done all the work for you, this root is achieved with SELinux enforced using Chainfire's method.
    The original RUU/Stock rom is here.
    In this post you can find the followings:
    • Aroma Stock Rom
    • Root Info
    • GPE Marshmallow on All Models
    • Disable S-ON System Write Protection
    • Sweep to sleep module
    • FAQ

    Aroma Stock Rom (All models support with selectable root)
    Simplest way to dive in GPE Marshmallow, the installer will guide you to the right direction.
    If you want root, take a look at the next section for some info about root methods.
    Choose your model in the installer, it also includes proper support for Sprint and Verizon device,
    This will NOT convert your device into GPE!! It only flashes a rom.
    Aroma Version Stock GPE

    Important!! If you choose systemless root, please choose "Do not install SuperSU" when reboot in TWRP, because TWRP isn't updated to detect this new method. If you choose to install SuperSU within TWRP you'll get stuck in boot loop.

    Root Info
    In Marshmallow, Chainfire gave us with two rooting methods include:
    1. The traditional root in system, which breaks OTA functionality.
      (It's more stable now)
    2. New "systemless" approach, which means the root stuffs are only in DATA and BOOT, the system will stay intact and it will accept OTAs.
      (Note that this method is still in beta stage according to CF)
    If you already downloaded the GPE Marshmallow stock rom and you want root, this is where you'd be interested with.
    (Non-GSM device should now jump to next section)
    Choose your preferred root method above, and follow the correspond instructions below.
    Instructions:
    Traditional:
    1. Flash m8-mmgpe-su-boot.zip in attachment with TWRP
    2. Flash SuperSU 2.52
    Systemless:
    1. Be sure you haven't used any other root method(like the traditional one above), if you've rooted with other methods, please re-flash your system back to pure stock
    2. Flash m8-mmgpe-su-boot-systemless.zip in attachment with TWRP
    3. Download SuperSU-v2.56-20151030013730.zip in this thread, and flash it through TWRP
    4. Important!! Please choose "Do not install SuperSU" when reboot in TWRP, because TWRP isn't updated to detect this new method. If you choose to install SuperSU within TWRP you'll get stuck in bootloop.

    GPE Marshmallow on All Models
    Not an International/GSM device and still want some Marshmallow love? This is where you'd be interested with.
    Simplest way is flash the pre-packed rom above, but if you already downloaded the stock rom and don't want to re-download, then look below.
    GPE MM on all models is possible because it uses the Sense all-model dtb image, thanks to sun_dream for his work!!
    Choose your preferred root method above, and follow the correspond instructions below.
    Instructions:
    Traditional:
    1. Flash m8_AIO-mmgpe-su-boot.zip in attachment with TWRP
    2. Flash SuperSU 2.52
    Systemless:
    1. Be sure you haven't used any other root method(like the traditional one above), if you've rooted with other methods, please re-flash your system back to pure stock
    2. Flash m8_AIO-mmgpe-su-boot-systemless.zip in attachment with TWRP
    3. Download SuperSU-v2.56-20151030013730.zip in this thread, and flash it through TWRP
    4. Important!! Please choose "Do not install SuperSU" when reboot in TWRP, because TWRP isn't updated to detect this new method. If you choose to install SuperSU within TWRP you'll get stuck in bootloop.

    Disable S-ON System Write Protection
    After you rooted, you might find out that your system partition is locked up, this is because of HTC's system write protection on S-ON devices, and here is a handy mod for you to bypass it. Original mod by flar2, I modified it to work on MM GPE.
    Instructions:
    1. You have to use the traditional root method above to make this work!!
    2. Flash m8-mmgpe-wp_mod.zip in attachment

    Sweep to Sleep module
    A handy mod to turn of the screen by swiping the bottom of the screen. Original mod by flar2, I modified it to work on MM GPE.
    Instructions:
    1. This will flash files to system, there is no point in using systemless method, it ot should be OK
    2. Flash m8-mmgpe-s2s_mod.zip in attachment

    FAQ
    • Q: After choosing full wipe, my contents in internal storage are all gone!!
      A: No, it's not. It's a new behavior of Marshmallow. After each clean flash, it will move all previous files in /sdcard into /sdcard/0. You can just move them back to the proper locations.
    • Q: I cannot install Busybox in system / I cannot use adaway !!
      A: Flash wp_mod.
    • Q: I used systemless root and wanted to keep my system partition intact, how do I install Busybox?
      A: Download Busybox Pro, type /su/bin as the installation path for busybox. You cannot do it using the free version, unfortunately.
    • Q: **** app cannot access external SDcard!!
      A: Look at this explanation:
      Since Kitkat(2 years ago man), we don't have direct external storage write permission. Google consider it insecure, so they implemented this feature. The reason why you can access external SDcard easily before is because most roms on XDA already contains a hack in /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml. You should not rely on this hack forever, please take a look below.

      In lollipop and after, Google provided a much secure and better way to grant external storage access to third party apps, first of all take a look at this article for details:
      http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/1...s-automatic-mediastore-and-improves-security/
      So instead of using the old platform.xml hack in the old Kitkat days, adopt yourself with this new behavior of Android!! If a certain app cannot access SDcard, ASK THE DEVELOPER to add support for this API!!

      Many apps already have support for this API. I'll take Titanium Backup for example, as lots of you cannot find the way to use it on externals SD. In Menu>>Preferences>>Backup Location, you can choose Document Provider on top of the detect button.
      In the provider, open the menu on the top right corner and select "Show SDcard", then you'll see External Storage in the left side. Select external SDcard in the document provider and press the button on the bottom, the app will then be granted access to the whole external storage. You can then create a new folder in TiBack and select it as your backup location.
      Other apps also follows the instructions above, you just have to manually set up the folder where the app can access, in the case which most of us would love to give access to the whole SDcard, I set the location to the root of external storage. Each app has independent permission, so you have to manually grant each app you wish to access external storage.
    • Q: I want OTA, what should I do?
      A: Look at the following info

      To accept OTA updates, you need the following:
      • Your MID should be 0P6B17000
      • Your CID should be GOOGL001
      • You have to fully convert to GPE
      • You have to keep system partition untouched
      • You have to have GPE stock recovery
      So before anything, if you want to accept OTA, you have to change MID, CID, and convert to GPE. The tricky part is the system partition and the recovery. The easiest way is when the OTA comes, flash the stock rom again without root, flash GPE stock recovery through fastboot, then apply OTA. But if you like to go the hardcore way, here comes a tutorial:
      1. fastboot flash systemless_boot.img
      2. fastboot boot TWRP.img(so that you can use TWRP but you didn't actually flash it)
      3. Flash systemless SuperSU
      By doing so you can accept OTA at anytime.
    • Q: Are there any mods around?
      A: Because of the difficulty of file based flashing, modded GPE MM might take a while to appear.
      You can use Xposed Framework, as it now officially support Marshmallow.
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811

    Credits:
    @Chainfire for the new root methods and SuperSU
    @flar2 for wp_mod.ko and s2s_mod.ko
    @enewman17 for original RUU
    @sun_dream for the all models dtb image
    @whaevr for porting to Verizon
    @Captain_Throwback for porting to Sprint
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    OP updated with super detailed descriptions, also contains FAQ in this thread.
    In this update, I took sun_dream's all model kernel into this thread, along with updated pre-packed rom for new comers.

    Also, I introduce the first version properly for the Sense partition. I highly recommend everyone who haven't converted to download and dirty flash the Sense partition version to retain your missing system space.
    7
    This might be a silly question but does this ROM work on standard M8s?
    It should not work on M8s. M8s is a different device.
    A stupid question,

    The Write Protection Mod in aroma is for disable the write protection, right? :p
    Yes.
    I can't disable Write Protection of extSD...:(

    Just gonna post that too, my system is good but not sd

    People, stop complaining about external SD card write issues. Since Kitkat(2 years ago man), we don't have direct external storage write permission. Google consider it insecure, so they implemented this feature. The reason why you can access external SDcard easily before is because most roms on XDA already contains a hack in /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml. You should not rely on this hack forever, please take a look below.

    In lollipop and after, Google provided a much secure and better way to grant external storage access to third party apps, first of all take a look at this article for details:
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/1...s-automatic-mediastore-and-improves-security/
    So instead of using the old platform.xml hack in the old Kitkat days, adopt yourself with this new behavior of Android!! If a certain app cannot access SDcard, ASK THE DEVELOPER to add support for this API!!

    Many apps already have support for this API. I'll take Titanium Backup for example, as lots of you cannot find the way to use it on externals SD. In Menu>>Preferences>>Backup Location, you can choose Document Provider on top of the detect button.
    In the provider, open the menu on the top right corner and select "Show SDcard", then you'll see External Storage in the left side. Select external SDcard in the document provider and press the button on the bottom, the app will then be granted access to the whole external storage. You can then create a new folder in TiBack and select it as your backup location.
    Other apps also follows the instructions above, you just have to manually set up the folder where the app can access, in the case which most of us would love to give access to the whole SDcard, I set the location to the root of external storage. Each app has independent permission, so you have to manually grant each app you wish to access external storage.
    Hope this post can help people learn the new Google policies.
    7
    If there is no big issues, this should be the final version!!
    This final release include proper Verizon fixes, mad props to @whaevr for providing the Verizon fixes!!
    Using file based flashing method, so all partition sizes are supported.
    For convenience, I also included Sprint fixed into the rom, so anyone can just flash this zip and good to go.
    Enjoy the sweet Marshmallow :)
    7
    So many things coming up, VZW, file based rom, A9 port. What a Marshmallow blast!! :)
    Will update the pre-packed rom soon with proper Verizon support and file based installation.