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Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - Lord_Osiris - 10-12-2018

Hello I a Samsung S8+ clone phone (please see attached pictures). I am attempting to root it, as it has a lot of built in malware I wish to remove. There is one major problem. The USB option on the phone is grey out and instead of the {} symbols showing next to it in the setting search it show the image of an SD card. I have a theory that the maker used a OTB protocol to install the phone then when the firmware was installed the removal of the OTB card meant the phone was effectively locked into that Firmware with no cabled option to root or flash the phone. I have tried one root apks with no success. Kingo root and King toot and the above guide has anyone else had this problem or is there a way for me to reinstall the phones usb connect capability myself? Any advice would be most appreciate. I look forward to your reply.

I also thought this would be useful to look into as this might be a new was of preventing rooting in China phones!


RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - EMMANUS - 10-12-2018

What do you plan to achieve using the usb?

You can root using this method https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-21427.html


RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - innagee - 10-12-2018

(10-12-2018, 01:04 PM)Lord_Osiris Wrote:  Hello I a Samsung S8+ clone phone (please see attached pictures). I am attempting to root it, as it has a lot of built in malware I wish to remove. There is one major problem. The USB option on the phone is grey out and instead of the {} symbols showing next to it in the setting search it show the image of an SD card. I have a theory that the maker used a OTB protocol to install the phone then when the firmware was installed the removal of the OTB card meant the phone was effectively locked into that Firmware with no cabled option to root or flash the phone. I have tried one root apks with no success. Kingo root and King toot and the above guide has anyone else had this problem or is there a way for me to reinstall the phones usb connect capability myself? Any advice would be most appreciate. I look forward to your reply.

I also thought this would be useful to look into as this might be a new was of preventing rooting in China phones!

What's the phone's chipset? Check with the app @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13054.html

Sent from my M5 mini using Hovatek Mobile


RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - Lord_Osiris - 10-12-2018

(10-12-2018, 04:25 PM)innagee Wrote:  
(10-12-2018, 01:04 PM)Lord_Osiris Wrote:  Hello I a Samsung S8+ clone phone (please see attached pictures). I am attempting to root it, as it has a lot of built in malware I wish to remove. There is one major problem. The USB option on the phone is grey out and instead of the {} symbols showing next to it in the setting search it show the image of an SD card. I have a theory that the maker used a OTB protocol to install the phone then when the firmware was installed the removal of the OTB card meant the phone was effectively locked into that Firmware with no cabled option to root or flash the phone. I have tried one root apks with no success. Kingo root and King toot and the above guide has anyone else had this problem or is there a way for me to reinstall the phones usb connect capability myself? Any advice would be most appreciate. I look forward to your reply.

I also thought this would be useful to look into as this might be a new was of preventing rooting in China phones!

What's the phone's chipset? Check with the app @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13054.html

Sent from my M5 mini using Hovatek Mobile

OK information is as follows

Chipset: MT6580 
CPU Architecture: ARMv 7-A
SDK: 22



RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - X3non - 10-12-2018

(10-12-2018, 06:21 PM)Lord_Osiris Wrote:  OK information is as follows

Chipset: MT6580 
CPU Architecture: ARMv 7-A
SDK: 22

dump firmware from your phone using miracle box at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
copy boot.bin and rename to boot.img
patch boot using magisk at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-21427.html
rename patched boot to boot.bin
flash this boot.bin alongside preloader.bin from your initial dump using miracle box at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-14106.html


RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - Lord_Osiris - 10-12-2018

(10-12-2018, 08:41 PM)X3non Wrote:  
(10-12-2018, 06:21 PM)Lord_Osiris Wrote:  OK information is as follows

Chipset: MT6580 
CPU Architecture: ARMv 7-A
SDK: 22

dump firmware from your phone using miracle box at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
copy boot.bin and rename to boot.img
patch boot using magisk at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-21427.html
rename patched boot to boot.bin
flash this boot.bin alongside preloader.bin from your initial dump using miracle box at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-14106.html

Hello Can't do that, as stated before the USB connect has been disabled please refer to attached pics.


RE: Very Unusual Cloned Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G950 (MT6580) need help Rooting - hovatek - 10-13-2018

(10-12-2018, 09:23 PM)Lord_Osiris Wrote:  Hello Can't do that, as stated before the USB connect has been disabled please refer to attached pics.

These screenshots refer to the phone in on state. The backup and flashing are done in off state so shed more light on what backup & flash options you've actually tried