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  1. Feemy82's Avatar
    Actually it is possible for apps to root the device by themselves. You see, developers like the famous chainfire look for vulnerabilities in the firmware that allow root access to be gained. Recently a vulnerability was discovered where an app could be downloaded from the Google play store ave then the app could download other files, then the app could gain root access and do who knows what with your device. However the chance of this occurring is very low and the vulnerability was only recently discovered, and the repair people were probably just trying to weasel out of the repair.
    How can an app root a phone? I haven't downloaded any rogue apps. Only apps from Google Play Store. And i have absolutely no rooting software.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    08-13-2015 10:27 AM
  2. Moshe Barash's Avatar
    How can an app root a phone? I haven't downloaded any rogue apps. Only apps from Google Play Store. And i have absolutely no rooting software.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    As I said it COULD happen do to one of the vulnerabilities in Android, that does not mean that it did happen.
    08-13-2015 03:30 PM
  3. Moshe Barash's Avatar
    Samsung have said that they used a new motherboard which would not have been rooted, and that the update they did from 4.4.4 to 5.0.1 could not have been corrupt.

    They suggested that when i restored my device using Samsung Smart Switch, the corruption could have happened then. Is this a possibility? They said a corrupt APK etc could have been installed during the restore process. So they have suggested I factory reset and only add main apps like WhatsApp and Facebook. And if the phone doesn't keep rebooting, then there's a problem with one of the apps or other piece of software. Help?

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    If it randomly reboots after the factory data reset, it means that it's not your fault and it's a problem with the system and there's nothing you can do about it within the parameters of the warranty, so Samsung would have to re-flash the system.
    08-13-2015 03:33 PM
  4. HIREN_13H's Avatar
    Thank you very much...i got the satus custom to official
    03-01-2016 05:00 AM
  5. Nicole Johnson3's Avatar
    that means your phone is rooted and need to be unrooted i had the same problem and got my phone fixed after you get it unrooted the device status should say official
    06-22-2016 11:44 PM
  6. Binuboom's Avatar
    Mine is samsung galxy tab s 10.5 SM-T805 LTE mine is showing device status as custom will this work for mine too?
    08-03-2016 12:17 PM
  7. szhayone's Avatar
    I recently got my tablet back from depot repair, and I am unable to check for updates because, "Your device has been modified. Software updates are not available." If I go to Settings>General>About Device>Status, the Device Status reads "Custom".

    I did not have an SD card installed when I first booted it up. Rebooting has not resolved this.

    Anyone know if there's a way to clear this or do I have to send it back in for repair?

    No one at Samsung support had any ideas other than a hard reset. The repair center claimed that I could still install updates, but they are clueless.
    I had this problem on my Samsung galaxy note 3. I was unable to use my mobile data, my Device was set to custom, and my sim card couldnt be read. I called samsung, my service provider and even tech support. I bought a new sim card, still no luck. No one knew what to do... So finally I played around with the phone and found the solution. You have to go to Settings, then "more networks", then "mobile networks" and finally you click "access point names". You have to make sure the correct access point name is selected. I don'tknow if everyone's is the same, but try them all until your phone is back to normal. Hopefully this helps! If anyone has any more questions my email is szburnett199@gmail.com. I check it daily!
    12-30-2016 10:42 PM
  8. mobile2020's Avatar
    Thank you very much...i got the satus custom to official
    I have a Samsung Note 8 inch. Tablet. 2012 model.
    N5100 INU version

    The original Motherboard got corrupted so i installed a new motherboard Ordered it from Chinal. As soon as I installed the new MotherBoard everything works fine.

    The issue is they ship with China Firmware
    I need STOCK INU firmware on this. Or any English firmware.
    I download the N5100 INU Firmware I allso tried ODIN
    I also tried SmartSwitch
    I also tried Kies UPDATE / Initialization nothing has been working.

    ODIN gives "failed to write / complete error"
    SmartSwitch unable to connect unsupported device
    Kies same error

    I also tried to update/ initialize but the issue is after download 2 or 3 hour of Firmware it goes to 0% and says "failed to update" try to use recovery mode from abother compbuter and ask for recovery CODE.

    I know i am missing some thing very small.
    I checked the Device is not ROOTED

    I see ODIN mode
    Binary: Samsung Official
    Device Status Custom
    Custom Binary Download: NO

    Maybe it is locked or something.
    IDK

    2nd issue
    When smart Switch Ask for model and serial
    I had 2 or 3 times put the Indian MotherBoard Serial Number
    And it had Failed.

    Now i am trying to Do this with China MotherBoard Serial Number.
    If this time it succeeds i will be happy to inform you.

    But this will still only load the Official China FirmWARE for CSC CHN
    Anyways After this Maybe i will try ODIN
    Since once it will have china official firmware
    then it will have India ODN firmware via ODIN

    But I could also go into a bad State here..
    If the china guys sent me the motherboard with custom firmware which will support all india sim cards and etc. And now if i complete this official china firmware. I might get locked out !!
    Dam i dont know what will happen and how i will solve this.

    The ONLY solution someone has suggested who bought this same mother board and did it.
    Said that " you need to make IMG of the original Country Firmware built into the Odin file and you also need all the files BL / CSC / PD etc.

    I want HELP thanks
    08-19-2017 03:54 PM
  9. mobile2020's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Note 8 inch. Tablet. 2012 model.
    N5100 INU version

    The original Motherboard got corrupted so i installed a new motherboard Ordered it from Chinal. As soon as I 7 the new MotherBoard everything works fine.

    The issue is they ship with China Firmware
    I need STOCK INU firmware on this. Or any English firmware.
    I download the N5100 INU Firmware I allso tried ODIN
    I also tried SmartSwitch
    I also tried Kies UPDATE / Initialization nothing has been working.

    ODIN gives "failed to write / complete error"
    SmartSwitch unable to connect unsupported device
    Kies same error

    I also tried to update/ initialize but the issue is after download 2 or 3 hour of Firmware it goes to 0% and says "failed to update" try to use recovery mode from abother compbuter and ask for recovery CODE.

    I know i am missing some thing very small.
    I checked the Device is not ROOTED

    I see ODIN mode
    Binary: Samsung Official
    Device Status Custom
    Custom Binary Download: NO

    Maybe it is locked or something.
    IDK

    2nd issue
    When smart Switch Ask for model and serial
    I had 2 or 3 times put the Indian MotherBoard Serial Number
    And it had Failed.

    Now i am trying to Do this with China MotherBoard Serial Number.
    If this time it succeeds i will be happy to inform you.

    But this will still only load the Official China FirmWARE for CSC CHN
    Anyways After this Maybe i will try ODIN
    Since once it will have china official firmware
    then it will have India ODN firmware via ODIN

    But I could also go into a bad State here..
    If the china guys sent me the motherboard with custom firmware which will support all india sim cards and etc. And now if i complete this official china firmware. I might get locked out !!
    Dam i dont know what will happen and how i will solve this.

    The ONLY solution someone has suggested who bought this same mother board and did it.
    Said that " you need to make IMG of the original Country Firmware built into the Odin file and you also need all the files BL / CSC / PD etc.

    I want HELP thanks
    Update:
    Ok entering the China MotherBoard Serial Number smartSwitch installed the original China firmware back.

    And now the Device status became
    Official too.

    That's 1 step ahead or backward idk.

    So now I need to install India firmware via ODIN.

    I assume if i use SmartSwitch and put Indian motherboard serial and after 2 or 3 hours of download it will not upgrade since it will try to match the serial number.

    Anyways I just tired ODIN and it does not work. Same error

    Complete (write) operation failed.

    Any help please
    08-19-2017 04:23 PM
  10. SRi 130's Avatar
    this is an interesting thread perhaps i should refer samsung tech support to this thread. My samsung s8 has never been rooted, yet the "system status" shows "custom" when it should be "official". My s8 ha sbeen repaired twice by samsung in the last few months and they say my warranty is void because i have rooted the phone. I keep explaining it to them i havnt rooted the phone yet they refuse to believe me. The knox counter on my s8 reads "WARRANTY VOID: 0 (0X0000) this clearly shows that it hasnt been modified or rooted otherwise it would have tripped and showed 1. i cannot update my s8 because it says that my phone has been modified ...i reckon the samsung techs have messed this up..i need to check the imei numbers of the board and my original box...any ideas ta
    12-11-2017 02:39 AM
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