1. Luke Ford's Avatar
    Wondering when towel root will update so that my Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) (version 4.4.2) will be able to use it, because it says that my phone is unsupported at the moment.
    10-28-2014 08:35 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think the root procedure is in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up, that is why it is taking so long.
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think the root procedure is in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up, that is why it is taking so long.
    10-28-2014 09:08 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Towel Root causes the kernel to crash. At that point it can ask for root and get it. The method it uses was patched around June 3, 2014, so geohot and/or Pinkie Pie, the two hackers who found the exploit, are going to have to find another one. That just takes going over a few million lines of code, line by line, so it's the opposite of trivial. All we can do is wait. If you check About device in Settings/General, you'll probably find that your kernel date is after 6/3/14, which is why it's unsupported.
    10-28-2014 02:21 PM

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