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How To Guide SM-F926B ONLY!! Bootloader Unlock & TWRP/Root guide (NOTE CAMERA ISSUE!) AUJ7 Updated

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@exocetdj It’s great to have TWRP! Many thanks for this.

However it doesn’t mount USB sticks, which is a problem, since I need to backup and restore to a USB flash stick.

Are you aware of this problem?
 

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@exocetdj It’s great to have TWRP! Many thanks for this.

However it doesn’t mount USB sticks, which is a problem, since I need to backup and restore to a USB flash stick.

Are you aware of this problem?
MTP is broken. I normally have to boot to system to transfer my data backup over so I can restore

@ianmacd says we can also use adb :) he's the one who gave us this twrp so deserves all thanks
 
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AUI4 FIRMWARE IS NOW UPDATED IN THE FIRST POST AND WILL NOT WIPE DATA :)

Process to update coming from previous Firmware version

1 - Ensure any rom modules are removed (i.e if you are using my rom only)

2 - reboot to download mode and load the AP in AP slot, the BL in BL slot, CP in CP slot and HOMECSC in CSC slot in odin

3 - Very important: make sure auto reboot is unchecked in ODIN

4 - start the flash

5 - Exit download after flash and immediately hold vol up and power to enter TWRP recovery

6 - Reboot to system from TWRP Power menu - Your system should boot, optimize apps and then go to rooted system on AUI4 with TWRP installed (and data will be there also!!)
 
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@Didgeridoohan hey man - i was wondering if there was anyway this thread could be made a sticky (if people find this thread useful??)

We now have a tested root process and also a seamless rooted update process 😁
Generally we're pretty selective with what threads are made into a sticky... And with the flat forum layout that came with the move to XenForo it's easy to filter the type of thread you want to find by clicking the prefix tags at the top of the forum (How To Guide in this threads case), so the need for stickies is even less.

So no, unfortunately, I won't be making this thread into a sticky at this time. Great to see the progress being made here though. Let's hope someone gets a workaround for the camera disabling thing released soon.
 

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Generally we're pretty selective with what threads are made into a sticky... And with the flat forum layout that came with the move to XenForo it's easy to filter the type of thread you want to find by clicking the prefix tags at the top of the forum (How To Guide in this threads case), so the need for stickies is even less.

So no, unfortunately, I won't be making this thread into a sticky at this time. Great to see the progress being made here though. Let's hope someone gets a workaround for the camera disabling thing released soon.
Fair comment there (y)

was a passing query so no bother at all!

Yes there has been very very brief glimmers of hope but sadly nothing yet. I'm sure this forum will explode with action as soon as a fix is found or what apparently has been found already is finally released :)

ta muchly for your time (y)
 

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Whilst (most of) us modders endure these long dark apocalyptic days of restrictions on devices we own placed on us by the Samsung God(desse)s whilst wondering what the hell we did in a former life to deserve this treatment. . . . :ROFLMAO: 🤪

Heres the AUJ7 rooted firmware to cheer you up made by my good friend @abun880007 - thanks for this mate!! - the link in the first post has been updated also.


#runs to sit in the corner of the room facing the wall like a naughty boy, crying, whilst shouting at Samsung in futile defiance "Photos are crap anyway"👹👹👹👹👹👹:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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Whilst (most of) us modders endure these long dark apocalyptic days of restrictions on devices we own placed on us by the Samsung God(desse)s whilst wondering what the hell we did in a former life to deserve this treatment. . . . :ROFLMAO: 🤪

Heres the AUJ7 rooted firmware to cheer you up made by my good friend @abun880007 - thanks for this mate!! - the link in the first post has been updated also.


#runs to sit in the corner of the room facing the wall like a naughty boy, crying, whilst shouting at Samsung in futile defiance "Photos are crap anyway"👹👹👹👹👹👹:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Love what you wrote!
Thanks a ton.. Guess im gonna carry an iPhone with me, Just for the camera.
In case if I fall in love with the iPhone and make it my daily .. At least I can blame samsung for it.
 
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Good morning all

Plan is to provide a way to flash A12/oneUI4 rooted beta once i have been provided an OTA file to be able to make the files etc

This will occur when someone has managed to send me the URL for the download or it lands in the UK :)
 

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If we root, remove bloat, and then re-lock the bootloader, would the bloat still be gone? Knowing Sammy, they would prevent us from removing bloat.

I can handle holding out on flashing a sweet ROM if I can remove garbage like Bixby.
you can debloat even without root tru ADB.
i have no root on my Fold 3 and debloated all the garbage apps from it, also the stupid Bixby etc.... text to speech and all
 

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    Hi All!!

    As promised - i have compiled a guide to root the Fold 3 - this assumes that you are starting from stock AND ARE NOT BOTHERED ABOUT LOSING CAMERA DUE TO UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER.

    firstly many thanks to @ianmacd for the TWRP and help in rooting this device and for showing me the fstab edit required.

    ALSO HUGE THANKS TO MY TEAMMATE @abun880007 FOR WORKING OUT THE FIRMWARES!!

    YOU WILL NEED:

    1 - MAGISK_PATCHED AP FILE (AUJ7) - HERE - N:B - flash the AP File Only!!

    2 - a PC with Odin

    3 - to backup any data you want before you start!!!

    PROCESS - STARTING FROM AUI4 STOCK AND BOOTED IN SYSTEM.


    1 - tap build number in software info in settings 7 times to show dev settings

    2 - in dev settings, enable oem unlocking and usb debugging - Note: If OEM unlocking doesn't show up, connect to WiFi, search for software updates, close and open settings again and OEM unlock will once again be available

    3 - plug phone into PC and reboot whilst holding both vol buttons down to enter download mode - hold up when asked to enter bootloader unlock screen

    4 - press up to select yes to unlock bootloader AS WE KNOW, CAMERAS WILL DIE UNTIL BOOTLOADER IS RELOCKED!

    5 - the phone will reboot - skip through setup on reboot and head straight back to settings - tap build number in software info in settings 5 times to show dev settings

    6 - check OEM unlocking is greyed out and activated, activate USB Debugging and then reboot to download mode again.

    7 - extract the zip i have provided to obtain the file to flash in AP slot (leave all other slots blank)

    8 - this zip contains TWRP and also a modded super.img with edited fstab to remove encryption - load this in the AP slot in odin

    9 - uncheck the auto reboot option in odin and flash the AP file

    10 - WITH PHONE UNFOLDED!! - press vol down and power to exit download and immediately hold vol up and power to enter TWRP - hold until TWRP loads (you wint see TWRP on outer screen)

    11 - in TWRP - head to the wipe menu and then format data - type yes and hit enter - this will remove encryption (the modded fstab prevents it from re-encrypting)

    12 - Reboot to system from the TWRP power menu and setup device - upon checking the app drawer you should see a magisk stub, tab that to setup magisk and follow all prompts - including letting it reboot after it has installed (to do it's final setup)

    13 - profit - your Fold 3 should now be fully rooted - just a shame about the cameras!!


    PROCESS TO UPDATE COMING FROM PREVIOUS VERSION:

    1 - Ensure any rom modules are removed (APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE USING MY ROM ONLY I GUESS)

    2 - reboot to download mode and load the AP in AP slot, the BL in BL slot, CP in CP slot and HOMECSC in CSC slot in odin

    3 - Very important: make sure auto reboot is unchecked in ODIN

    4 - start the flash

    5 - Exit download after flash and immediately hold vol up and power to enter TWRP recovery

    6 - Reboot to system from TWRP Power menu - Your system should boot, optimize apps and then go to rooted system on AUI4 with TWRP installed (and data will be there also!!)
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    @Didgeridoohan hey man - i was wondering if there was anyway this thread could be made a sticky (if people find this thread useful??)

    We now have a tested root process and also a seamless rooted update process 😁
    Generally we're pretty selective with what threads are made into a sticky... And with the flat forum layout that came with the move to XenForo it's easy to filter the type of thread you want to find by clicking the prefix tags at the top of the forum (How To Guide in this threads case), so the need for stickies is even less.

    So no, unfortunately, I won't be making this thread into a sticky at this time. Great to see the progress being made here though. Let's hope someone gets a workaround for the camera disabling thing released soon.
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    Generally we're pretty selective with what threads are made into a sticky... And with the flat forum layout that came with the move to XenForo it's easy to filter the type of thread you want to find by clicking the prefix tags at the top of the forum (How To Guide in this threads case), so the need for stickies is even less.

    So no, unfortunately, I won't be making this thread into a sticky at this time. Great to see the progress being made here though. Let's hope someone gets a workaround for the camera disabling thing released soon.
    Fair comment there (y)

    was a passing query so no bother at all!

    Yes there has been very very brief glimmers of hope but sadly nothing yet. I'm sure this forum will explode with action as soon as a fix is found or what apparently has been found already is finally released :)

    ta muchly for your time (y)
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    Killing the camera after unlocking the bootloader is a stupid and crappy move by Samsung.
    I remember, oh so long ago, when Samsung actually supported us here on XDA, found quite a large number of things done by devs here suddenly appearing on their "next big thing", then they quietly withdrew their support and went over to the dark side of the Apple-verse.
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    Ok guys - sorry for the muck about!! the patched AP file is now live in the first post - therefore you can go ahead and root!

    Follow the steps carefully, please also read and make sure you have everything prepared before you start