How To Only Allow Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5’s To Install Your App

If you own an app that’s either not allowed in the App Store, or you simply don’t want it listed there because your promotion or monetization plans aren’t something that regular apps use, then there’s a great solution at hand which I think any app developer should keep in mind.

And the solution is very simple: Allow only rooted Samsung Galaxy S5’s to be able to run your app.

The benefit of doing this is that you’re not dependent on Android and at the same time you can make sure that you maintain all rights of the application and at the same time you can develop it without any restrictions from the outside.

So, let’s get into how you can make your app to be “root only ” app.

Step 1: Understand What Rooting Is

Even though many people heard of the term rooting before, they aren’t exactly certain what it means. So I’ll quickly explain this before moving on.

Basically, the term root comes from soft-hacking. It’s hacking, but not the evil kind of it. When Android version is rooted, it becomes eligible to a variety of different tools that can then be run onto that Android. The one that we need to pay attention about, is the tool called “SuperUser”.

SuperUser basically is the number one alternative to the App Store, and many people are attracted to using it because of the fact that there are many apps listed for free there which otherwise would cost them money. There’s definitely some piracy going on within SuperUser, but the mods there are trying to keep that at bay.

Step 2: List your app in SuperUser

So this second step is what makes this whole method work, because when you list your app on SuperUser instead of the app store, that means that only people who have rooted their iPad, iPod, iSamsung Galaxy S5 or even Android can use your application, no one else. So people who didn’t root Galaxy S5, simply cannot use your app.

So that’s very simple right? Well, there’s a little bit more to it, because SuperUser isn’t a simple add app and be done with it, you’ll need to create so called “sources”, and list your app there. (Sources are web addresses which are then linked to servers which are linked to your app’s download or install files, if you still understand this!)

In a nutshell, what you’ll need to do is the following:

1 – Request a source to be made through SuperUser, you’ll also need to add your app so the admins can review it.

2 – Once approved, you’ll be able to get your Source ID, you can add a customized source title, description and you’ll get specific tools to maintain your source page.

Once these 2 steps have are completed, your app now becomes publically available to all SuperUser users (which are millions by the way)!

To verify this, simply go to SuperUser >> Packages >> All Sources >> Then type in your app name.

So that’s it really, as soon as you’re in SuperUser, only users who have performed the root on their Samsung Galaxy S5 or tablet will be able to install and use your app.

Installing CyanogenMod After Rooting Samsung Galaxy S6

Installing CyanogenMod on your Samsung Galaxy S6:

● Backup your data. This goes without saying. There are lots of different ways to do this.

● Make sure that you completed all Galaxy S6 rooting requirements. so make sure that you’re able to access SuperUser (this can only be accessed once you gained root access).

● Download the Installer Applications for both your Samsung Galaxy S6 and your PC. Unfortunately, it still only works on Windows.

● Enable USB Debugging in Settings.

● Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your PC using your USB cable, and run the installer application. It will ask you to enable USB debugging again. It will then direct you to continue the installation on your PC.

● Run the application on your computer. It will automatically detect your device and ask you if you want to proceed. Do click the install button, and the process will start.

● You’ll notice that your phone will restart into the bootloader. The instructions in the computer program will direct you to unlock the bootloader using the volume and power buttons on your device.

● After you select “Yes”, all that is left to do is wait.

After waiting a while, you will have successfully installed CyanogenMod on your Samsung Galaxy S6.

You will probably notice that Google apps like, Google Play and Maps are not installed by default.
This is because licensing restrictions prevent these proprietary apps from being packaged together with CyanogenMod.

However, you can install them separately. Directions for installation via Custom Recovery can be found on the CyanogenMod Wiki.

Fortunately, CyanogenMod comes with ClockworkMod Custom Recovery, so it should be easy enough.

Once you have done that, you will be free to enjoy your Samsung Galaxy S6 device running CyanogenMod in any way you want. Happy customizing! If something went wrong, make sure to re-root your Samsung Galaxy S6, then retry the above steps.

If you don’t know how to root Samsung Galaxy S6, make sure to watch the video below.

Should you Get CyanogenMod After Rooting The LG G3?

One of the reasons that the last LG G3 model, the LG G3 M8, is so popular, is because it was released with a new version of the manufacturer’s Android skin, LG Sense 6.

Now, rumour has it, that the much awaited LG G3 M9 (aka LG Hima) will be unveiled in LGs pre-MWC event in Barcelona. It will probably be powered by Android Lollipop 5.0, with a new iteration of the LG skin, LG Sense 7.

However, not everybody is satisfied with LG’s version of the Android Operating System, and thus they start rooting their LG G3. Because just like all skins, it will come with a lot of features, apps, and widgets that you may or may not need.

Fortunately, the folks at LG have been nice enough to allow device owners to unlock their devices’ bootloaders and gain root access, and have been doing so since 2011.

CyanogenMod: What Makes it Special?

So after you learned the root LG G3 One Click method, you can now get Cyanogenmod. Among the many custom ROMs available across the web, CyanogenMod has become one of the most popular alternatives to the manufacturer and carrier developed ROMs that come preinstalled on most devices.

Cyanogenmod was one of the first Custom ROMs available for Android devices back when the LG Dream was released in 2008. Since then it has been constantly releasing new versions of the ROM and updates for the releases.

What makes CyanogenMod special is the ease of customization that it offers. The settings of the ROM are integrated right into the phone’s usual settings. A search function is also available so that you can easily find exactly what you want to change.

Most importantly, CyanogenMod has been made to be easier to install than ever before, especially after you rooted LG G3.

What kept many users from installing CyanogenMod (and most Custom ROMs for that matter) was the tremendous amount of effort needed to do so.

From rooting LG G3, unlocking the bootloader, to flashing a custom recovery, to flashing a custom ROM–there are so many things that can go wrong. And if something does go wrong during the process, you can run the risk of bricking your device.

What the folks at CyanogenMod did was they made flashing a custom ROM something that the average Joe could easily do. The process is easy and completely painless. Just remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to flashing a Custom ROM, only possibilities.

How To Successfully Root Any Samsung Galaxy S3

Preface

My fellow friend L4rko has already written a How-To on Rooting your S3 .Here is the link this way is also good but I find this way rather cumbersome. Also I read that some people encounter certain things that can be easily prevented. That’s why I write this How-To.

This How-to is ofcourse at your own risk! I’m responsible for anything! This How-To is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300! But problems I will and I think other people are doing their best to help you. Read everything to the letter and also follow all the steps. Go do not mess around. When in doubt add your question here! If anything goes wrong make sure good at what you did and what notifications you get the message board of Odin. This can record your by going to the white square with your mouse, hold the left mouse button and then select all the text / blue make, then the blue print with your right mouse button and then copy and that copy to a notepad file and then keep it somewhere where you can find it again. And also important: as you know your loss thus very likely your warranty if the providers / Samsung service point will see this on your phone, as this brings to repair

This file comes with the apps that give you need for root access to apps. The apps are Superuser and CWM Manager.

Okay here we go!

Step 1: Files win.

Here we will first need to download some files. These files we need to provide your phone with root access. You do not need much, just two things .The first is the file that helps you to do the Samsung Galaxy S3 Root. This Chain Fire made, for more information you can click on this link .We now use CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar. As you’ve probably seen a tar file. your computer will recognize it as a .zip file, but this is nothing out! .To Download the file you need to click this link. This file must save somewhere where you can easily find it again, I recommend your desktop .With this downloaded file you do nothing! So do not unpack or anything. Download, store and nothing else. The second thing we need is the program to Flashing / installing this file. This program is called Odin3. There are multiple versions of Odin but I understand Odin3 specifically for the S3 is why I also offering this. To download Odin you can click on this link. The file you download is now a .zip file and called Odin.zip .You stores it in a place where you may find. I recommend your desktop. This suits you (for example WinRAR (which you can download here Download WinRAR 4.11 (32-bit) – FileHippo.com) then you click on the downloaded file so: Odin.zip, with your right mouse button, you get a menu and then choose: to extract Odin /

Now you will see a folder with several files. Change or move any of these files and leave it!

So now you have all the files.

Now we set up everything

Step 2: All set ready.

We are going to prepare everything. Make sure your phone is charged to at least 75%, preferably completely full .You start Odin3 now on, this is done by double-clicking your left mouse button on the file Odin3 v3.04.exe. You will now get to see a menu that looks like this:

Now click the box PDA. This allows you to search among your files. You will navigate to where you saved the file CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar. In our example, so your desktop. Here you can double-click. And then your screen will look like this

Now Put your S3 in download mode. You do this by turning off your S3 and then to keep the volume down button, the home button and the Power button simultaneously pressed. Then you will see a warning menu and then select Continuous, so you must press your Volume Up button. You will now see a man digging.

You close your S3 with your USB cable to your PC. Odin will now display in the Message Board Added .Further press anywhere on Repartition and should NOT be ticked!

Now press start and Odin do its thing.

In the message board you will now always see text appear. This text shows what Odin3 now installing.

‘IF Odin3 finishes Flashing the box will be at the top in green and Pass will face it. In the Message Board will be completed to assist you and S3 will now reboot. Let your S3 just doing his thing. You S3 will now started up again and voila you’re rooted!

Epilogue

Odin sometimes want a little crazy and the installation will not be correct. possible solutions are: Redo the procedure, the file download again, Odin download again, another USB port. These are often the solutions when the installation does not go well.

You S3 also keep track of how often you Flashed S3 / provision of software. This is called a Flash Counter. This Flash counter you see when you put your S3 download mode. This can reset your (your warranty story) using the app Triangle away. Here I will later come back.

This root is, as I said, with two apps: CWM Manager and Superuser. Superuser displays apps that require root permission / access. So if you then have install this root and you install an app that requires root eg. Root Explorer and / or Titanium Backup, etc., and you start to emerge this app for the first time comes Superuser app and you allow to click on different works this app does not!

Good luck with it !

Samsung Galaxy S3 Kitkat Root: Released and Ready?

Last week we saw the news that the Samsung Galaxy S3, the attractive, high of 2012, no update will get Android 4.4. According to Samsung as the phone has enough memory, but a developer shows that the S3 works fine with KitKat.

When the jump from Android 2.3 to 4.0 for smartphones, Google Android was a lot heavier for the graphics chip and processor Android Devices. That ensured that many phone no update received more of 2.3 (Gingerbread) to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. Indeed, there were even after the launch of Android 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean) are budget devices with Android 2.3.

On Android 4.4 (KitKat) Google has given much thought to include memory usage in the operating system. This, together with a host of other changes, Android would have to make very suitable for budget devices with only 512MB of RAM.

The Galaxy S3 arrived in 2012 on the market and in terms of global sales was a huge success. In addition to the normal version of the Galaxy S3, there followed a LTE version (or 4G version). This phone is next to the 4G support yet another perk: it has 2 GB of memory, while the normal version 1 GB on board.

Samsung (UK) said last week that this difference is why the normal Galaxy S3 (I9300) root will not update to Android 4.4, but the 4G version (I9305) does. When you know that Android 4.4 is designed for devices with at least 512 MB of RAM, you questioned this assertion. It seems in this way that Samsung’s own adjustments, including the TouchWiz interface is a lot heavier than standard Android and ensures that there is no update to Android 4.4 as possible. For many of our readers would not be a problem to get TouchWiz fall, but probably the greater part of the Galaxy S3 owners will not come through an update to switch to a standard Android experience, but with the familiar Samsung will continue to experience, which for example does not include the Galaxy S3 Multi Window option. Even if this means that one remains stabbing on Android 4.3.

Possible?

It sounds logical that Samsung in relation to the limited memory neither will update that would undermine the TouchWiz experience Galaxy S3 owners are used to. It seems, however, that TouchWiz with Android 4.4 might run fine on the Galaxy S3. Developers have namely the Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4 version of the firmware Note II, including TouchWiz, got working on the Galaxy S3.

The developer shows in a video (below) on XDA Developers that the Galaxy S3 very smooth running on Android 4.4, but he had to pull a trick out for. The standard system is in fact too large for the system memory. This is distinct from the storage memory of the phone. He therefore start the system from an SD card. Despite an SD card is generally much slower than the internal memory, KitKat with TouchWiz seems to run well on the Galaxy S3 (I9300). However, a number of hardware features do not work yet, but they have little to do with memory. In this video he shows the memory usage.

The limited system memory is a problem, but that could be solved by not supply a number TouchWiz applications with the Galaxy S3. It seems that Samsung does not want it and do not see opportunities to increase system memory, possibly by reducing the other part of the store, which is used for example for storing pictures. It is not known to us or the system memory on the LTE version of the Galaxy S3 is greater than the normal version, if that is not the case, this argument also seems to update not to go.
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To be continued

As regards working memory seems the Galaxy S3 root just fine to work with Android 4.4 and TouchWiz. Or system memory appears to be a bottleneck, it is wait and see. It seems in any case that developers of unofficial system without too many problems could be a KitKat version for the S3.

Samsung is obliged to its users to specify exactly why no update to Android 4.4 comes to the Galaxy S3 (I9300). Manufacturers need to Google devices promise to provide at least 18 months after launch more major new Android Updates, provided this is technically possible. KitKat came within that period after the launch of the Galaxy S3 and the limited working memory appears to be no good argument

How To Get Root Access On Samsung Galaxy S3!

Since there was requested a noobie guide on how to rooting a Samsung Galaxy S3, here is a simple description where step by step how the device should be rooted.

Of course, all credits to Chain Fire for providing the CWM and SuperSU.

1. First, go to this page on the XDA-Developer forum and download “Odin3-vx.x.zip” and “CF-SGS3-CWM-vx.x-vy.y.zip” from the first post from Chain Fire.
2. The second step is to download SuperSU, you can do this here. The first post is a .zip called “CWM-SuperSU-vx.x.zip”.
3. Now take the two zip files from step 1 on your hard drive, beware the “CWM-SuperSU-vx.x.zip” you do NOT unpack!
4. Connect your SGS3 to your PC and turn on the “CWM-SuperSU-vx.x.zip” to your phone, break below the USB connection to your device!
4a. Are you sure you have disconnected the USB connection? OK, proceed to step 5.
5. Start Odin3, that you extracted in step 3 on your hard disk.
6. Press the “PDA”: See Figure “SGS3_Odin_PDA.
7. Browse to the location of the extracted zip file and select this file “CF SGS3-CSM Vx.x-vy.y.tar”. This looks like the picture ‘SGS3_Odin_PDA2.
8. Make sure the option “Re-Partition” OFF, in Odin, see figure ‘SGS3_Odin_RePar’
9. Since you have already copied the SuperSU zip, turn your phone off.
10. Turn your phone in the “download mode” by means The following key combinations: Volume Down + Home + Power. Late after 1sec the power button, your phone asks to press a specific key to continue, do it well.
11. Reconnect the USB cable.
12. Wait until Odin in the ID: COM something has been completed, for an example see Figure “SGS3_Odin_COM.
13. Now click the Start button in Odin, Odin if successful will show the message “PASS! ‘Shown’ SGS3_Odin_PASS ‘
14. Your device is now installed are the ClockWorkMod order now to ensure that the rights SuperSU will turn your phone back and disconnect it from the USB.
15. Start your device now CWM mode using volume up + home + power, leave after 1 sec the power button, like the other two buttons pressed until you come to the CWM menu.
16. Select (by means of the volume keys up / down and home button as confirmation) to “install zip from sdcard”
17. Then select ‘choose zip from sdcard (internal) ”
18. Choose the ‘CWM-SuperSU-vx.x.zip’ you put your phone in step 4.
19. Select the option ‘Yes – install CWM-SuperSU-vx.x.zip’
20. Choose to “+++++ Go Back +++++” and then to “reboot system now”

Your phone will restart with root access. Apps like Titanium Backup will now work.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

The new update to 4.1.2 JB is always possible to choose. Only Odin goes much faster. Of course you are responsible for all the changes on your phone.

It is wise to first in recovery mode to carry out a minor cleaning.

Go into recovery mode and do first “wipe data / factory reset ‘and then the same to” wipe cache partition “. Your device is now considered to be clean of ‘old’ files.

Read these simple instructions in first all the way through.

A) This is about an original version which your warranty intact.

B) Here goes the yellow triangle on startup and the “custom’ counter remains at zero (in combination with JIG)

C) Here is your rooted phone

Alternatively, courtesy of Peter-036
B + C simultaneously perform this flash the following file from your PC to convert your SD and then perform in recovery mode “Install zip from sdcard ‘https: //dl.dropbox.com/u/12296230/4.1. 2XEN / Root_SuperSU.0.96-Busybox.1.20.2-S2-signed.zip

Make sure your phone is charged. More than 50% is good.

However, it is recommended to make a backup of all this.

Download mode

Before you begin, it is necessary to test if your Galaxy S2 can be put through the three buttons combo in download mode.
You have anyway needed to perform this procedure.
* Put all this from your phone, if necessary remove the battery out there.
* Press the keys volume down + home + power on.
* Once you get picture shows you the power button, the other buttons you hold.
* Get a warning triangle in the picture with the text “Downloading” and an Android doll with a shovel then you are in download mode and it works fine.

Recovery mode

* Put all this from your phone, if necessary remove the battery out there.
* Push buttons volume up + home + power on.
* Once you get picture, you release all buttons
* In the list, you see now, you can use the volume button to scroll up or down and the menu button, you can confirm your choice

Download files

For A: you need two files to provide your device with the official release from Samsung.
TheJelly Bean ROM (XEN) 4.1.2:

The Flash program to set up your device update from your PC:
* Odin3 v3.04: http://www.4shared.com/zip/pKRCMsBs/Odin3-v304.html

For B: Need no yellow triangle plus custom counter then this secondary bootloader (SBl): https: //dl.dropbox.com/u/12296230/4.1.2XEN/GT-I9100_OLD_BOOTLOADER.tar

C: Do you want to root than a kernel file: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12296230/4.1.2XEN/Siyah-s2-v6.0b5.tar
So download the ROM and the Odin file and put them in one place on your computer where you can find them again easily.

Performance

Unzip the ROM (I9100XWLSD_I9100XENLS1_XEN.zip) off. There is one tar file and you should not unpack.
Then pick up the Odin3 v3.04 zip out. Here are four files in it.

The steps

1 – Set your device via the 3 buttons in download mode. Make sure that no cable is connected to your PC to.

2 – Start Odin3 v3.04.exe on.

3- Press now Odin on the PDA button. Now a small lookup that you just need to look up tar file that you downloaded just now and unpacked. Did you find it, select it.
Eventually, you get a situation like the example below.

4 – Connect your phone to the usb cable. Odin should now recognize your device
Added left bottom must !! come down and the top left should be a yellow bar.

5 – further you get to nowhere. All check marks remain as they were when you start Odin. Particularly re-partitioning may not be checked.

6 – You are now ready to actually put your device software. Just click the Start button in Odin and the lot is put into operation.

Patience is a virtue

Flashing the ROM will take some time. Above you can see how far already has advanced the process in the green bar in Odin. Your device is a blue bar on the left to right and also indicates the progress.

Fully complete this process. When everything is ready, your phone will automatically reboot. This restart takes time!

The presence of the yellow warning and keep the flash counter to zero. No interest in it, go with C further.

Follow steps 1 and 2 of A
In Step 3, you now fill in PDA: GT-i9100_Old bootloader.tar

Continue with steps 5 and 6
To root now run C of.

The rooting of the phone

Follow steps 1 and 2 of A.
In Step 3, you now fill in PDA; Siyah-s2-v6.05b.tar

Continue with steps 5 and 6

The observant reader will notice that you are actually three times doing the same. First the ROM PDA, then (if you want) Old bootloader to PDA and then the root kernel with PDA.

Good luck!

Quick Tutorial For Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy S3

I am in no way responsible for any damage or faulty equipment. The use of this tutorial is at your own risk !!

WARNING!

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What do you need:
– PC
– Your Samsung S3 (duh)
– USB cable to connect your S3 to your PC.
– Samsung Kies
– Odin
– CF Auto Root File

Tutorial:

First you make a backup of Samsung Kies !!!

Then we switch Developers options plus USB debugging.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Click on “more”.
3. Now press “device info”.
4. Scroll down and press seven times to “build number”.
5. Now you have additional developer options in settings, go over here.
6. Select “USB Debugging” on it.
7. Switch on the device.

Now we enter the third boot into download mode:
1. Start your device using the home button + power button + volume down button, press and hold.
2. You will now see a warning, press the volume button to move up.

Now we are going through the S3 rooting Odin and the CF Auto Root file.
1. Launch Odin
2. Connect the phone to the PC with the USB cable.
3. In Odin, click on “PDA” and select the zip file (cf car root file zip of course).
4. When Odin detects the device (you can see above left) click start.
5. On the phone you see that now the car is executed root file and the device restarts within a few seconds.
6. Odin says “Pass” you can disconnect the S3 and reboot.

Congratulations your phone is now rooted!
Here to ensure you go to the play store and download the free “root checker”. Start this and he indicates that your phone is rooted or not.

Frequently Asked Questions:

“Will this work on other Android devices?”
– Yes as long as you but the accompanying zip file to your phone.
SUPPLIED ZIP FILE DOES NOT WORK ON OTHER MODELS OR THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 GT-I3900! Make sure you have the correct zip file for your phone and android version!

“Odin recognize my device”
– This may be because you are not using the original cable of your S3, I had the same problem. Also make sure that the latest drivers are geinstaleerd.