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By ashyx, Recognized Contributor on 11th October 2015, 11:50 AM
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NOTE: NOW CONFIRMED TESTED AND WORKING FOR THE T817T/W AND T817P MODELS.

Looking for testers with the T817 model (no ATT or Verizon models) to test a new hack to get root on Samsung stock SElinux Enforcing kernels running Android 5.11 or Android 6.0.
This means the kernel will be stock, so LTE will be unaffected.

Basically what this is about:

Chainfire has released new beta's of Supersu, the latest is 2.52. This new release can root Samsung 5.1.1 roms and Android 6.0 Marshmallow roms.
However to accomplish this a patch needs to be applied to the kernel Ramdisk to allow root with stock kernels.
What does this mean? This means if you have a T817 running Lollipop 5.1.1 then you can gain root and retain LTE connectivity as it uses the stock kernel instead of having to flash a permissive T810 wifi only kernel.


I need someone willing to test the patched Ramdisk and kernel on their device which has 5.1.1 installed.

The procedure is fairly simple all that is required is to flash the new boot.img, then root with Supersu v2.52.
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11th October 2015, 04:08 PM |#2  
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Here is the patched boot.img for anyone that wants to test it.
*It goes without saying make a back up with TWRP first! *

FOR SM-T817T/T817W

Extract the boot.img from the zip then Install with TWRP:
Tab_S2_t817_boot.zip

FOR SM-T817P

Extract the boot.img from the zip then Install with TWRP:
Tab_S2_T817P_boot.zip

Then root with BETA-SuperSU-v2.52 using TWRP
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11th October 2015, 04:57 PM |#3  
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I have a t817p I would be happy to test, how do I install twrp without root though?

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11th October 2015, 05:07 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saramon

I have a t817p I would be happy to test, how do I install twrp without root though?

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If you have an SM-T817P I will upload a specific boot.img for you.
You dont need root to install TWRP, just install with ODIN.

Install with TWRP: Tab_S2_T817P_boot.zip

Stock Recovery if required: T817PVPU1AOH6_recovery
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11th October 2015, 05:21 PM |#5  
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Flashed it, and I'm getting LTE
11th October 2015, 05:33 PM |#6  
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And I eagerly await the upload, I got TWRP installed

Important: make a full back up with TWRP first!
11th October 2015, 05:51 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by saramon

Flashed it, and I'm getting LTE

Do you have root?
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11th October 2015, 06:29 PM |#8  
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Yup, sure do, got xposed installed too

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11th October 2015, 06:33 PM |#9  
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Yup, sure do, got xposed installed too

Sent from my SM-T817P using Tapatalk

So we can say we have success?
You are the first one to have root and LTE on a 5.1.1 S2 tablet!
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11th October 2015, 06:58 PM |#10  
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Just to be sure, this does work with the Tmobile T817T, correct?

Edit: found answer.
11th October 2015, 07:19 PM |#11  
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Just to be sure, this does work with the Tmobile T817T, correct?

Edit: found answer.

No idea. Nobody has tested it yet and come back with the answer.
Still waiting...
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