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Tyxerakias

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Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0. (I9505)

You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 KitKat, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:


  • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
  • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
  • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
  • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
  • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


    Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-44-57.jpg Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-44-40.jpg Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-45-13.png

  • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

  • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

  • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

    bl2.jpg

  • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


Two things are remaining,
1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone! :)
 
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khsh97

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I don't understand it. For using mobile odin pro we need to have root access.. right? Then how can I use mobile odin pro to root my phone when I already don't have root access? Do we need to be on kitkat to do this? Or can we do this on lollipop flashed via odin as well?
 

Tyxerakias

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I don't understand it. For using mobile odin pro we need to have root access.. right? Then how can I use mobile odin pro to root my phone when I already don't have root access? Do we need to be on kitkat to do this? Or can we do this on lollipop flashed via odin as well?

Yes, if you read more carefully I say that you have to start from a rooted 4.4.2 (kitkat) phone.

Great work man :)
can you show us your knox status?
Sure, attached
 

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Descore

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Dear Tyxerakias,
YOU SIR, ROCK!!!!! :D :) :D :)
After following the procedure, I started with my i9505 UK version at 4.4.2 with no root, KNOX 0x0, and now I have latest and greatest Lollipop with root, Titanium, Mobile ODIN, and KNOX 0x0.
System status Modified is the only giveaway, and as we all know that is easily fixed (mine is more than 1 year out of warranty so I don't give a monkey's arse either way).
But this is a very nicely done hack. Also great thanks, of course, to peppe130.
GREAT WORK!
// Descore
 

Tyxerakias

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Dear Tyxerakias,
YOU SIR, ROCK!!!!! :D :) :D :)
After following the procedure, I started with my i9505 UK version at 4.4.2 with no root, KNOX 0x0, and now I have latest and greatest Lollipop with root, Titanium, Mobile ODIN, and KNOX 0x0.
System status Modified is the only giveaway, and as we all know that is easily fixed (mine is more than 1 year out of warranty so I don't give a monkey's arse either way).
But this is a very nicely done hack. Also great thanks, of course, to peppe130.
GREAT WORK!
// Descore

Thanks, enjoy it :) By the way, you should now uninstall Mobile Odin, as it doesn't yet work on Lollipop.
 

jaswinky

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Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0

You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 Jellybean, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:


  • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
  • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
  • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
  • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
  • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


    View attachment 3223407 View attachment 3223408 View attachment 3223942

  • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

  • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

  • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

    View attachment 3223409

  • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


Two things are remaining,
1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone! :)

You forgot to specify in the title that this is only for i9505.

Enviado desde mi SM-T520 usando Tapatalk 2
 
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Descore

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Thanks, enjoy it :) By the way, you should now uninstall Mobile Odin, as it doesn't yet work on Lollipop.

Yeah, thanks for letting me know - I felt a bit stupid as I bought Mobile ODIN Pro yesterday just to do this upgrade with your guide, but then I looked in the Mobile ODIN thread and I can see that Chainfire is working on a new app as a replacement, and will give it FREE to all owners of Mobile ODIN Pro :good:

So I don't feel stupid after all :laugh: What a great community.
 

Plumber_Gr

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I am on 4.4.2 I9505XXUFMB8 rooted with towelroot only and knox 0x0.

Can I follow this guide or do I have to root again with Peppe130's method ?

Thanks
 

Sghimbosa

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I am on 4.4.2 I9505XXUFMB8 rooted with towelroot only and knox 0x0.

Can I follow this guide or do I have to root again with Peppe130's method ?

Thanks

Same question here, i'm on I9505XXUGNF1 towelrooted, may i proceed or do i have to update and/or reroot?
update: if it can help you, i just factory resetted, rerooted and followed instructions, all went smooth and now i'm running lollipop.
i guess it won't be a problem if you have the latest 4.4.2 update (i was on GNF1, previous one)
 
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n3n3

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I did the root changing the kernel 4.4.2 for a kernel prior to June, the towelroot work in this kernel. After the root back the kernel of the newest room. It is possible to upgrade to lollipop, change the kernel by the kitkat, use towelroot to root, then return lollipop kernel?
 

Tyxerakias

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I did the root changing the kernel 4.4.2 for a kernel prior to June, the towelroot work in this kernel. After the root back the kernel of the newest room. It is possible to upgrade to lollipop, change the kernel by the kitkat, use towelroot to root, then return lollipop kernel?

No it's not.

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Descore

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Well .. Whats the advantage of keeping the KNOX 0x0 & rooting ??

If KNOX is 0x0 you can always flash back to a fully non-rooted stock firmware and hand in to warranty repair. Once KNOX triggers, you can never get back to 0. If you don't care about warranty, or having a "clean" device, then you might as well use CF-Root, which is much easier and faster. But this method rocks as you can get your device back to "pristine" as-new condition, should you ever want to for some reason.

---------- Post added at 01:01 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:54 AM ----------

can some1 explain, if its working with model i9515???
thanx. in advance.
suemer

All of the files used for this root are stock, so if you can find the similar ones for i9515 it should probably work. If you can get root using Towelroot, you can probably do the similar steps but with the firmware and bootloader tar's replaced with the appropriate ones for the i9515. There's no guarantee, but if you start with a rooted 4.4.2 my bet is that it would work.
 

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    Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0. (I9505)

    You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 KitKat, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:


    • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
    • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
    • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
    • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
    • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


      Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-44-57.jpg Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-44-40.jpg Screenshot_2015-03-20-18-45-13.png

    • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

    • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

    • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

      bl2.jpg

    • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

    That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


    Two things are remaining,
    1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
    2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

    Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone! :)
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    I don't understand it. For using mobile odin pro we need to have root access.. right? Then how can I use mobile odin pro to root my phone when I already don't have root access? Do we need to be on kitkat to do this? Or can we do this on lollipop flashed via odin as well?

    Yes, if you read more carefully I say that you have to start from a rooted 4.4.2 (kitkat) phone.

    Great work man :)
    can you show us your knox status?
    Sure, attached
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    Procedure for installing stock Samsung Lollipop firmwares with Knox 0x0

    You can do the upgrade from your 4.4.2 Jellybean, already rooted with Peppe130's method, as described here. You need Mobile Odin Pro and Odin 3.09 for Windows (this is the version that worked for me, I can't say whether different versions work equally well, they might). You also need the bootloader .tar for the version you are installing. The tar needs to include 6 .mbn files, aboot, rpm, tz, and sbl1-3. @ambassadii has included the bootloader .tar for the OB7 firmware in his post here. Then:


    • Download the firmware you want (e.g. OB7) and the latest SuperSU v.2.46 from @Chainfire's page, and copy both of them on your external SD card.
    • Factory reset your phone, and only install SuperSU and Mobile Odin Pro from the Play Store (you can obviously backup what you want beforehand with Titanium).
    • Run Mobile Odin Pro, accept the download of the required file, and then press OTA/Update ZIP and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file you saved on your external SD.
    • Now press Open File... and choose the .tar.md5 firmware file you also saved a minute ago. Mobile Odin will automatically find and separate the different parts.
    • Tick only Enable EverRoot, leave the other options (inject odin etc.) unticked. Then press Flash firmware.


      View attachment 3223407 View attachment 3223408 View attachment 3223942

    • It will ask to check the md5 file, say yes. Mobile Odin will then do the job automatically, and will upgrade your firmware to lollipop 5.01, the phone will then enter recovery, and then it will upgrade all your applications (about 215 of them). All this will take about 5 minutes.

    • After reboot, turn the phone off and enter Download mode. Run Odin 3.09 on your PC and put the bootloader file in the BL field (see picture).

    • Connect the phone, press Start and wait for the Pass.

      View attachment 3223409

    • After reboot, do another factory reset, and redownload SuperSU from Play Store after you go through the initial setup.

    That was all; you now have a clean stock Samsung Lollipop firmware which is rooted, and the Knox flag remains at 0x0.


    Two things are remaining,
    1) Disable the Knox apps, you can do this with Titanium Backup by freezing all the Knox-related things, or you can delete the files manually (e.g. with adb), the forum is full of Knox-removal instructions..
    2)Using a root editor, edit the file /system/build.prop, and change the line ro.securestorage.support=false (it is normally set to =true). This solves various problems related to SELinux, also documented in the forum.

    Enjoy your rooted Lollipop phone! :)

    You forgot to specify in the title that this is only for i9505.

    Enviado desde mi SM-T520 usando Tapatalk 2
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    Yes, if you read more carefully I say that you have to start from a rooted 4.4.2 (kitkat) phone.


    Sure, attached

    You have made typo mistake. In your post, it is written "4.4.2 jelly bean" instead of "4.4.2 kitkat".
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    Hi guys, firstly thanks for this great guide. Secondly I have a question. I am currently running a custom rom - sokp 4.4.2 on my i9505. Do I need to go back to a stock rooted 4.4.2 to run this procedure or can I go ahead and run it with what I've got?

    Thanks in advance.

    i think that it's better if you come back to the stock 4.4.2 rooted with towelroot ;)