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Successfully Rooted Samsung SM-J120W Android 6.0.1 Wind Mobile Canada

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Could anyone help me boot up a J-120W with the error message "custom binary blocked by FRP"?
Doesn't work to flash with odin again but any assistance to get it in working order again would be appreciated, thanks:fingers-crossed:
 

ChaozSilver

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I could try to get mine from my device for you, any pointers on how to extract it?

If you're rooted, install Root Explorer, and go to system>media and copy the bootsamsung.qmg, bootsamsungloop.qmg, and the shutdown.qmg to your internal/external sd card.

Thank you in advance for helping me out.
 

Nahd33Talks

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Hi, please provide a link of the file twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar.tar, I can't find it in google, thank you

1. After Downloading & Extracting the zip archive from his Google Drive to your PC (Samsung SM-J120W Rooting Files.zip)

2. Locate the extracted files and rename "twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar.md5" to "twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar"
(Right-click "twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar.md5" file, click "Rename", delete ".md5", and save)

3. Extract "twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar" and the extracted file will be recovery.img (which is your TWRP Recovery)
 

hackall360

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Sucessful Stock Rom - Converting to Custom

Now i do belive that this isnt the sm-j120vl, but the sm-s120vl, and if so then i have been able to flash the stock rom using odin AND extract the odin filea to get the rom, and place it inside an editer, i must do a manual edit as some files fail to pass through, caushing a total fail...

i am able to reconstruct the ap file in .tar format useing boot.img recovery.img system.img.ext4 (and one other)

So i will reconstruct a normal file without edits and see if it will run normal, then attemp to edit the rom and make it custom and release everything here if sucessful...

I am useing solely windows to unpack and repack and edit, as linux tools where somehow worse (suprised me) and there is j0din for linux (java odin) but dosent seem to work too well, and assayaan kitchen (sorry for mispelling) for windows works awsome for roms!
 
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DaDirtiest

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cant seem to get this to work as i am having everything be sabotaged by a google frp lock i hope someone can help me with this
specifically i cannot access the phones internal storage so i cannot put twrp on the phone, i tried putting it on the sd card but i cannot access the sd card and sending it thru adb gets blocked by custom binary blocked by frp lock. same problem with SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031

samsung j120w with chatr/rogers
frp lock on
unable to access the oem unlock menu option as i am stuck at the enter your email screen
 
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BeefBoss

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thank-you
This rooting method worked on my sm-j120w Virgin Mobile, Canada.
Thank you for this tutorial as I've been trying to find a way to root this phone forever. Anyways off to installing custom roms :)
 

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    Here are the steps to follow that worked for me to obtain Root on my Samsung SM-J120W Android 6.0.1 which I bought outright from Wind Mobile Canada. This method seems to work for other providers as well, but has not been tested by me. However, others in this thread have since rooted with Chatr (Rogers) and Koodo (Telus). This is great news!

    Proceed at your OWN RISK. If you are successful, or successful rooting the SM-J120W that is with a provider other than Wind Mobile Canada, please post it here so others know!

    In preparation for this process I performed a Software Update within Android, prior to rooting to ensure that I had the most up to date Android version available. From previous experience, I would suggest that you do not perform a Software update after rooting as it may remove root.

    With respect to compatibility, on my phone under Settings > About device > Software info, the Baseband version of my phone, after ensuring the most recent update, was J120WVLU2AQA1 with Build number MMB29K.J120WVLU2AQA1 and Android security patch level January 1, 2017. These versions should match before you continue. To perform an OTA Software Update, on your phone Enable Wi-Fi then navigate to Settings > About Device > Download updates manually, then follow the instructions.

    I used a Windows PC to interface with my Android. I have included a link below to a zip of all the files you will need in my Google Drive.

    You should have some experience with Android recovery environments / flashing prior to proceeding at your OWN RISK. I will not be held liable for any damages related to this method.

    Having said that, let's begin!

    1. Download this zip archive from my Google Drive to your PC https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1iPMyk4G2_-a0ZENXVETjNPT1E.

    2. Extract Samsung SM-J120W Rooting Files.zip to your PC, then follow the instructions below on file usage for the files extracted from within.

    3. Copy SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031.zip from your PC to your phones internal storage.

    4. Install Samsung USB Drivers SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_1.5.61.0.exe on your PC.

    5. Extract Odin_3.12.3.zip to your PC.

    6. On your phone, Open Settings > Developer options > Enable OEM unlock and Enable USB debugging.

    * If under Settings there is no Developer options menu, tap About device > Software info > then tap Build number 7 times which will enable Developer options in the Settings menu.

    * I was asked for a PIN for OEM unlock, it was my lock screen PIN.

    7. Power off your phone. Remove the back cover from your phone. Connect your phone to your PC with a USB data cable. Power on your phone in Download Mode. (Press and hold Vol Down + Home + Power until you are presented with a warning regarding a custom OS). Press Vol Up to continue. You should now see ODIN MODE in red text at the top of the screen and a "Downloading... Do no turn off target" message.

    8. On your PC, run Odin by opening Odin3_v3.12.3.exe. Under ID:COM the background should have turned blue. Under Log it should say Added!! Under Options, uncheck Auto Reboot and check F. Reset Time if it is not already checked. Click AP and select the twrp-3.0.2-0-b2-j1xlte.tar.md5 file in the Open dialog. Click Start.

    9. Once Odin indicates PASS! in green at the top, flashing is complete. Now remove the battery from your phone. Unplug the USB data cable from your phone. Your phone will now be completely off. Click Exit to close the Odin program.

    10. Replace the battery and back cover. Power on your phone in Recovery Mode. (Press and hold Vol Up + Home + Power until you see the blue TEAMWIN logo splash screen).

    11. Now that you're in the TWRP Recovery environment, it should say Unmodified System Partition at the top. Tap Never show this screen during boot again, then Swipe at the bottom to Allow Modifications.

    12. Tap Install, browse to & select the SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031.zip file you copied to the Internal Storage in Step 3. Tap Reboot after installation is complete, then Swipe at the bottom to confirm Flash.

    13. Your phone should boot normally into Android with SuperSU installed in your apps. Configure SuperSU to your liking and test for root by installing a Root Checker app if you wish.

    * First boot after rooting may take a few minutes. It can also boot loop a few times. When I performed this on my phone, it did take a little while longer to boot than usual, but I didn't experience any boot loops and all went well.

    * I have noticed that some "older" apps that require root, complain I am not rooted. For example, in the past on other phones, with earlier Android Versions, I have used ROM Toolbox Pro to overclock my CPU when rooted; and it no longer works with Android 6 MM. I suspect that the behaviour of Rooted Android 6 MM is a bit different than previous builds. I now use Kernel Adiutor (ROOT) and that works fine for overclocking and doesn't complain about not being rooted. Other newer apps that require root like Root Explorer, AdAway, Busybox Installer, Trimmer (fstrim) all work great!

    Please share your experience or comments and suggestions related to this guide!

    Updated Sep 13 2017 - Thank you to everyone for your feedback and suggestions.
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    Just wanted to say this worked for me, except I was having trouble booting into the Teamwin screen.

    What I did was skip the end of step 9 where it says to let your phone reboot fully, instead I pulled the battery and the usb cord and forced it off, then went straight into recovery mode, never letting the phone reboot properly. Was able to get to the Teamwin screen just fine after. Everything else worked like a charm.

    (Bought phone at Costco in Canada for use on Koodo.)
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    I rooted it successfully, thank you!

    However, I am now having some issues installing xposed framework, have you tried install xposed framework in this phone model?

    I installed this custom version of Xposed: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/unofficial-xposed-samsung-lollipop-t3180960 because with the original one, the phone doesn't startup (it stays in the samsung screen).

    That custom xposed version was installed good, and phone started up good, but when I install and activate an xposed module and reboot the phone, I get the same problem, phone stays in the samsung screen.

    I hope it's possible to use xposed framework in this phone model, I will open a thread soon about this issue, thanks for the help!
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    I rooted it successfully, thank you!

    However, I am now having some issues installing xposed framework, have you tried install xposed framework in this phone model?

    I installed this custom version of Xposed: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/unofficial-xposed-samsung-lollipop-t3180960 because with the original one, the phone doesn't startup (it stays in the samsung screen).

    That custom xposed version was installed good, and phone started up good, but when I install and activate an xposed module and reboot the phone, I get the same problem, phone stays in the samsung screen.

    I hope it's possible to use xposed framework in this phone model, I will open a thread soon about this issue, thanks for the help!

    I got it working on mine just now. I followed the procedure at this site: https://devs-lab.com/download-install-xposed-for-samsung-devices.html.