How to Fix Phone Isn’t Supported by TowelRoot Issue

TowelRoot is a device independent root tool packaged up into an Android app. Although it is originally developed to root some particularly troublesome Android phones, it should provide root access on all phones. However, on some phones you will end up with an error message “phone isn’t currently supported by Towelroot”. Here is how to fix this issue.

The problem is due to the “Modstrings” that are used to modify the exploit parameters to gain root access on phones. If you get the “phone isn’t currently supported by Towelroot” message, you can fix it by manually by changing the string. Here is how it is.

1. To change the modstrings, open the Towelroot application and tap “Welcome to Towelroot v3? three times.

2. This will open a box under “make it ra1n button”.


3. Now, type one of the following codes.

Code 1: 1337 0 1 0 4 0 (standard, works on most phones)
Code 2: 1337 0 1 7380 4 0 (for Samsung Galaxy devices)
Code 3: 1337 0 1 0 4 1 (universal, but give temporary root access only)

4. The first code is standard and it should work for most of the devices. Type the first number and then press the root button.

5. If it is a Samsung Galaxy device, the first code may not work, so try the second number. It should work almost all new Galaxy devices.

6. The third code is universal. It can root any lates Android device but it is a temporary root. So you will lose root access when you reboot your phone again.

For your information, TowelRoot currently provide root access on all phones with a kernel date prior to June 3 2014. (The kernel date can be found in the About page of the Settings app).

How to root using TowelRoot?

Download the APK and install it (you will likely be prompted with a security warning that the app is dangerous). Hit the ‘make it ra1n’ button to gain root and then install the SuperSU app from the Play store. It’s easy, quick and doesn’t even require a reboot!

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. imraaaan

    Jul 8, 2015 at 1:32 am

    my mob kernel date is dec2014 so what should i do plzzzzzz,,,,,,,, sir helppp ,,,,,,

  2. mhanji

    Jun 13, 2015 at 12:24 am

    what website should i go. in my xperia e1 is isnt currently supported too. 🙁

  3. Darkgamings90

    May 14, 2015 at 2:49 am

    HELP!! I’m trying SOOO hard to root my samsung galaxy S4 5.1 but NONE of the code works!! PLZ REPLAY BACK WITH A SOLUTION ASAP! Thanks 🙂

    • Darkgamings90

      May 14, 2015 at 2:52 am

      My Phone is A Samson Galaxy S4 5.0.1 SCH-1545

    • Kannan

      May 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

      There are various other rooting methods available for Galaxy S4.

    • Dukens F.

      Jun 24, 2015 at 5:09 am

      Same here, I have the i545 with Android 5.0.1 and I tried almost all rooting method, none of them work so far.

  4. Aishwar Asthana

    May 13, 2015 at 12:36 am

    These Code doesn’t work on my android one updated to 5.1

  5. akim

    Apr 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I tried my s5 att it didn’t work, I have even tried that kingo root still did not root,pls help…so 4.4.2

  6. colton

    Apr 28, 2015 at 4:21 am

    tried all the codes. still nothing. what the diggedy dude

  7. sarah

    Apr 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I’m on a Samsung galaxy tab 4, 4.4.2, and i’ve tried all the codes and none of them seem to work? Please help me?

  8. antonio

    Apr 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

    The towelroot apk isn’t working for me. I tried all the codes and it still won’t. And I checked my build date on my phone. It was built on July 29 2014. So my phone meets all the requirements but still won’t work.

  9. Dalton Williams

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

    My tablet say the kernel version is 3.0.30+?? Wat do I do

  10. Din mamma

    Mar 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Dont work i got samsung galaxy s5 4.4.2 help me plz

    I live in sweden

  11. indranil

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Buddy, tried TowelRoot V3 on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, with kitkat 4.4.3. Saying undupported. I want a temporary root only till reboot, so that i can fix permission.xml for SD card. Please suggest.

  12. Sam

    Mar 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    How do I make it work for my Sony Z3 4.4.4 or is it still being worked on?

  13. Matt

    Feb 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve tried the top 2 codes on my Verizon S4 SCH-I545 4.4.2 (I545VRUFNK1) and it does nothing except this app has quit responding (tap wait or OK)

  14. Miguel Reyes

    Dec 13, 2014 at 5:04 am

    My Xperia M2 isnt supported to be rooted using towelroot…What can i do.

    • Kannan

      Dec 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      You can use any one click rooting tool, such as Kingo root tool.

      • Umer

        Mar 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

        Sir I need some help here… I. New to thiz world… I hv Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sm n900 exynos running lollipop 5.0 n i want to root… I tried to root via towelroot bt it says nt supported… Plz help me with the appropriate file or link for the root process… My device details are;
        Baseband N900DDUEBOB1
        Kernal version
        Mon Feb 9 14:39:07 KST 2015
        Build No LRX21V-N900XXUEBOB1
        Standard SDK 5.3.0
        Premium SDK 2.3.0
        Customization 2.0. O

  15. Michael

    Nov 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Doesn’t work on my 2012 N7. Kernel Ade of 3/14/14. I have no clue what could be wrong. None of the codes work

  16. Vels

    Nov 1, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    my S4 restarts. and nothing happens. Its Still not rooted!

    • vegito

      Nov 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

      This socks s4 are so easy to root but towelroot does not work even with modstrings changed please help 4.4.2

  17. etzioesi

    Oct 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    It didn’t work on my xperia z 6603
    What’ss the solution?:'(

    • Kannan

      Oct 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

      You can use any other one click root method

  18. Buzz

    Oct 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    SGS5: none of the codes working. Kernel date is July 3.
    Pity! How else can the SD card problem be solved in easy manner? Curse Google!

  19. Jay

    Sep 22, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Not working, mine was gs3 4.3jb apr 30 kernel vers.
    A little help? I really want my phone rooted..pls

  20. Chris

    Sep 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    When comes towelroot for android 4.4.4 for Sony z

  21. Bombasub

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    On my Galaxy Note 3 LTE (SM-N9005) it says “This phone isn’t currently supported”
    Even though I’ve tried each of this codes
    Android version: 4.4.2, Build: N9005XXUGNG1

    • Kannan

      Sep 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Note 3 should support. However please note that currently it supports phones with kernel date before June 3, 2014

      • Caleb Ellington

        Dec 15, 2014 at 2:04 am

        Help plz mine is Samsung SM-G900A (galaxy s5) from at & t and I tried them all and especially the 2nd one and it keeps saying my phone isn’t currently supported

        • Kannan

          Dec 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

          If you phone not support, you can use any other root method for Galaxy S5

    • Mr. Self_Destrukt

      Jan 19, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Not working on Verizon’s version of the same phone either [sm-n900v]

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