1. robhargreaves's Avatar
    Hi

    I have followed the instructions carefully to use motochopper root system. Im running windows so used the run.bat file.

    First go it all appeared to work fine but after reboot tried titanium and supersu and both say they arent rooted.

    Tried to install again and get message "Superuser.apk already exist" as in post by larryinfl at http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ady-exist.html

    In that post Darksorrow suggests to follow a link through to XDA developers forum [GUIDE] Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 ***Updated 5/23 - 4:30 PM*** - xda-developers

    This says it is for Verizon root blocked phones. Mine is an EE phone Tmobile from the UK so im not too sure about using the flash files they recommend. Im happy using the ODIN system to carry out a flash but want to make sure I have the right kernels

    Can anyone advise me on this so I don't brick the phone.

    Thanks a lot for your help with this in advance,, Rob
    05-25-2013 03:38 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Do NOT, under any circumstances, flash a ROM or Kernel intended for a Verizon phone on your device. You will almost certainly brick it.
    05-25-2013 03:48 PM
  3. robhargreaves's Avatar
    Hi Meyer thanks for quick response unfortunately I said most of what I know.

    Ive got a EE UK Mobile phone its the GTI9505 (4.2.2) Kernel 3.4.0-526204 se.infa@SEP-124 #1 Build JDQ39.I9505XXUAMDM

    I need to root to allow Titanium backup to run, I tried Motochopper exactly as I was told on androidcentral sticky.
    First time it appeared to work. Once rebooted I ran Titanium, SuperSU and Rootchecker and all 3 apps said I wasn't at Root.

    I tried again with Motochopper and this time I got the same message as Mike mentions in his thread and one of the posters Darksorrow in his thread posted him to a Verizon S4 solution (perhaps that's a US provider?)

    Im happy with the suggestions they give but I'm not sure about the kernels to use as my phone may be a different ROM?

    Can you help me find the right ROMs to use in the procedure and point out any issues others may have had with it?
    What would also be really useful is if you could recommend how to or posts on how to do a factory reboot and how to back up your ROM as is stock then restore if all goes wrong.

    Thanks
    05-25-2013 04:23 PM
  4. s44's Avatar
    Start by Odining a recovery: TWRP for i9505
    Then back up what you have (if you like).

    If you were starting from scratch, I'd tell you then to use Chainfire Auto-Root, but I think there may be some stray files sitting around from your previous failed root attempt. I'd use either pre-rooted stock Odin package or flash back to your stock ROM from here and then use CF-AR.
    05-25-2013 05:06 PM
  5. NEIL CHARLES ROBERTS's Avatar
    I have just tried(23:05hrs GMT) but I cannot do it with mine either.. think I'll give up as It's frustrating as hell!!!!
    10-04-2013 05:07 PM

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