1. Adam Watson2's Avatar
    New to android and I'd like to root, but I'm not sure where to get good info and step by step instructions. I've done some searching for how to do this on the 4.4.4 and I've only found a few methods that seemed a bit sketchy. I'm gathering all the info I can before I even start to fiddle with it, so any help would be great. Thanks
    01-21-2015 12:01 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Check out the AT&T, Rogers, Bell, Telus Samsung Galaxy S III - XDA Forums About the only thing I've seen so far is to flash a 4.4.2 kernel from before June 3, 2014, root, then flash back the 4.4.4 kernel. iRoot may also work (if it doesn't, it'll just tell you it can't and quit.)
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    01-21-2015 12:41 AM
  3. Adam Watson2's Avatar
    Thanks Rukbat. Does this seem legit? Found on YouTube and since I can't yet post links the title is:
    Root Samsung Galaxy S4 4.4.4 (AT&T)
    01-21-2015 01:22 AM
  4. Adam Watson2's Avatar
    This worked just fine. Only thing I'm not sure about is, when I reboot it has a screen with a unlocked padlock with the words custom under it. Is this normal?
    01-23-2015 01:03 AM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    This worked just fine. Only thing I'm not sure about is, when I reboot it has a screen with a unlocked padlock with the words custom under it. Is this normal?
    Yes. It means your device has been modified (which is what the root is). If your device was on 4.3 or later prior to rooting, you won't be able to reset the flash counter to 0 (not modified status).

    I have that as well, and when booting up I get a message in the top left saying my kernel is not SE Android enforcing. Damn Knox...

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
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    01-23-2015 01:37 AM
  6. Adam Watson2's Avatar
    Trying to get into backup and recovery mode by pressing vol up/home/power together, but after the samsung and unlocked padlock screen comes up and the blue recovery text appears in the upper left side of sceen, when I release the buttons, nothing happens and the recovery text goes away without it going into backup recovery mode. Any ideas?
    01-24-2015 12:28 AM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    Have you tried holding the buttons until it actually gets into recovery? You're still using the stock recovery, right?
    01-24-2015 12:33 AM
  8. Adam Watson2's Avatar
    Ya, so far the only thing I've done is root it
    01-24-2015 12:36 AM
  9. 1090155's Avatar
    which method worked for you
    07-18-2015 01:31 PM

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