1. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    The instructions of the root file I downloaded told me to uncheck F. Reset time, click PDA and select the .tar file. It tries to boot up fails. What do I do?
    I can normally boot back to normal from download mode, but I want to know how to surely fix it so I can root my phone.
    Info:
    S4
    SCH-i545VRUFNK1
    Kernel version: 3.4.0
    01-23-2015 12:13 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    How do you know that it fails to boot? Does it not show anything on the screen or does it just take a long time to boot up?

    If you flashed a file in Odin, you need to wait until it says "Pass" on the screen before trying to reboot the device

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-23-2015 12:35 AM
  3. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    Well, the Odin page tells me that it has failed with a red bar. I want to know how to make it pass since the boot always fails when I try to root.
    01-23-2015 07:42 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Well, the Odin page tells me that it has failed with a red bar. I want to know how to make it pass since the boot always fails when I try to root.
    What does the error message say in Odin?
    01-23-2015 11:13 PM
  5. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    Sorry for the late reply. Just asking, do I have to unlock the bootloader to root or something? Or is it already unlocked?

    Message:
    <ID:0/005> Added!!
    <ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> boot.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    01-24-2015 01:19 PM
  6. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    Also, it was flashing an MD2 Kernel
    01-24-2015 01:21 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    Sorry for the late reply. Just asking, do I have to unlock the bootloader to root or something? Or is it already unlocked?

    Message:
    <ID:0/005> Added!!
    <ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> boot.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    What model of the phone do you have? And do you know your build number?

    My phone has an unlocked bootloader, so I just flashed the root file

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-24-2015 06:51 PM
  8. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    Once again sorry about the late response. I think the reason why it wasn't rooting was because I hadn't unlocked the bootloader yet.

    Build number is KOT49H.I545VRUFNK1, and model is SCH-i545
    01-26-2015 01:00 AM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    Once again sorry about the late response. I think the reason why it wasn't rooting was because I hadn't unlocked the bootloader yet.

    Build number is KOT49H.I545VRUFNK1, and model is SCH-i545
    OK. I think that's the Verizon model, which almost definitely has a locked bootloader. I'd flash the stock firmware to the phone, then try unlocking the bootloader before trying it again

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-26-2015 10:48 AM
  10. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    Alright. I'll see what I can do
    01-26-2015 05:26 PM
  11. UJ95x's Avatar
    Alright. I'll see what I can do
    Let me know how it goes 😃

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-26-2015 06:08 PM
  12. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    It was already in stock firmware. What do I do after that?
    01-26-2015 08:21 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    It was already in stock firmware. What do I do after that?
    Well if your bootloader is locked (I think all Verizon models are), you're going to need to fix that before rooting.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-27-2015 06:09 PM
  14. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    I know, and I'm doing that today or tomorrow
    UJ95x likes this.
    01-27-2015 07:59 PM
  15. Rohan Buch1's Avatar
    You know what, forget this. I can't unlock or root for jack on a Verizon.
    01-28-2015 07:40 PM

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