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    Default Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Hi,

    I signed up just to get help because I'm extremely frustrated.I have gotten the Kit Kat update for my t-mobile s4 and now I can't root my phone again. I have tried to root my phone using Chainfire Auto root md5 file (jfltetmo-sghm919.tar.md5) & Odin 3.09. I have follow the simple directions as I'm done several times before to flash the root files onto my phone then Odin tells me that it passed. but when i tested with root checker app, the app along with other apps that request superuser permissions, tells me that my device is not rooted. I have tried to root my phone several times using different computers and I have no clue why my phone will not root. in download mode my device states that the knox void has been tripped & the binary is custom. this leaves me scratching my head please help!
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Maybe try to return it to stock and use towelroot app to root your device.


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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    Maybe try to return it to stock and use towelroot app to root your device.


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    Ok. Anything is worth a try at this point. Thanks!
    dadibara likes this.
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Downloaded & installed towelroot. No success. Any other suggestions? Any1 else having these same issues?
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly Blaze View Post
    Downloaded & installed towelroot. No success. Any other suggestions? Any1 else having these same issues?
    Did you return it to stock first?


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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    yes I returned it back to stock and tried towelroot. No success.
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Reset all of the settings as well and make sure all of the security settings are disabled.

    Install towel root and a root checker app and post your results.
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Thanks to all that followed up with helpful suggestions. Something went wrong when I downloaded the upgrade (kit-kat) via kies. I could not re- root the device after that. However, when I downloaded the stock kit-kat from online and flashed it via Odin, I was able to root the device using chainfire auto root file. Thanks
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    are you sue its the right md5 files? I accidently used the wrong files before and that hapened
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by booga98 View Post
    are you sue its the right md5 files? I accidently used the wrong files before and that hapened
    I have already flashed the files & they worked... so yeah im sure...

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Odin says "PASS" but root checker says "not rooted" Help!

    How did you get Towel to work? It tells me device is not supported...

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