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Old August 11th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [TOOL/ROM] Unleash The Beast V0.1 EASIEST WAY TO ROOT & MORE

Not My Work!! Just Spreading The Word

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UPDATE: 8/14/2010

So what does this "Unleash The Beast" tool do? Thought you'd never ask:

UNLEASH THE BEAST V0.2

File Size = 2.66 MB

* Will root your Samsung Captivate (if you already have root that is ok too)
* Can enable sideloading (for installing non market apps)
* Install Busybox & symlinks (V1.17.1)
* Install SQLite3
* Install Wireless Tether App (V2.0.5) (turns phone into a router for free)
* Install Market Access App (V1.0.6) (Can uncensor your market)
* Install News & Weather App (a.k.a. Genie Widget)
* Blocks Advertisements in Apps & Browser
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation (credit to me!)
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
* Removes AT&T Family Map App
* Removes AT&T Music App
* Removes AT&T Maps App
* Removes AT&T Navigator App
* Removes AT&T Radio App
* Removes AT&T Hot Spots App
* Removes Days App
* Removes Daily Briefing App
* Removes Google Maps (download from market to have the latest version)
* Removes Memo App
* Removes Mini Diary App
* Removes Mobile Banking App
* Removes Mobile Video App
* Removes MobiTV App
* Removes My Files App (Astro File Manager is WAY better)
* Removes Where App
* Removes Write And Go App
* Removes Yellow Pages App



For those of you worried you will need any of these apps there are better replacements for them in the Market. Trust me you will not miss any of them once you flash this tool. If you are still worried I will eventually make a restore tool that will add them back if need be.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download unleashthebeastv0.2.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you have now Unleashed The Beast!

Side-loading Instructions:

1. Open a terminal (you can download "Android Terminal Emulator" in the market)
2. Type in: su
3. Type in: sideloading
4. Your phone will reboot and sideloading will be enabled!



Changelog:

Version 0.2
-Downgraded Busybox to V1.17.1 (has more commands)
-Properly symlinked all busybox commands
-Created a sideloading script!
-Added SQLite3
-Updated Wireless Tether to pre8



Want Just Root?

Easy Peasy.

1. Download rootupdate.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you now have a rooted device!

Thanks to Peter Alfonso


For those looking for a Stock Deodexed/Rooted ROM of the Captivate, here's the link to it:
Deodexed Captivate

Install this using ROM Manager or ClockworkMod Recovery....or rename it to "update.zip" and continue from there....

Thanks to Designgears @ XDA-Forums

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This seems great im trying it now.I have a yellow triangle icon that has the droid logo shoveling inside it, that automatically popped up when I did the reset. The icon has been there for a minute or two now and says do not turn off target!!! How long should this take until this screen go's away? Thanks
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This seems great im trying it now.I have a yellow triangle icon that has the droid logo shoveling inside it, that automatically popped up when I did the reset. The icon has been there for a minute or two now and says do not turn off target!!! How long should this take until this screen go's away? Thanks
What number in the process are u at now?
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Looks like it got stuck on that screen on my first try so I restarted and boot screen popped up. I loaded it up and it works. Its ALL gone!!! Everything seems to be running just fine and all my apps are still there. Thanks for the great info!!
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Looks like it got stuck on that screen on my first try so I restarted and boot screen popped up. I loaded it up and it works. Its ALL gone!!! Everything seems to be running just fine and all my apps are still there. Thanks for the great info!!
No problem....
Try the new kernel if you like...
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When will the restore be available? It would be nice to be able to have a "stock" phone should you need to go back to the AT&T store. Thanks though! Great work and thanks for helping the community!
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When will the restore be available? It would be nice to be able to have a "stock" phone should you need to go back to the AT&T store. Thanks though! Great work and thanks for helping the community!
I'll update the OP with the link. Check it out....
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Just a heads up, this kills FlipFonts on JH2.
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Works awesome. Phone runs super fast.
Only problem is the wifi tether app just FCs all the time.
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This is from my website: www.peteralfonso.com
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Well my Mom got her new Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) in the mail yesterday. Before she even got to hold the phone I rooted it! The screen is phenomenal, like candy for your eyes. I can't wait untill this phone hits Verizon! Enough with the rambling, you Captivate users came here to know what I did for you...

So far this is just a teaser so I am going to call this tool "Unleash The Beast". Eventually it will become a full ROM but for now it makes a whole bunch of tweaks/changes by simply running an update.zip file in recovery mode. Oh, almost forgot to mention, it will root your Samsung Captivate as well.

So what does this "Unleash The Beast" tool do? Thought you'd never ask:

* Will root your Samsung Captivate (if you already have root that is ok too)
* Install the latest version of BusyBox (V1.18)
* Install Wireless Tether App (V2.0.5) (turns phone into a router for free)
* Install Market Access App (V1.0.6) (Can uncensor your market)
* Install News & Weather App (a.k.a. Genie Widget)
* Blocks Advertisements in Apps & Browser
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
* Removes AT&T Family Map App
* Removes AT&T Music App
* Removes AT&T Maps App
* Removes AT&T Navigator App
* Removes AT&T Radio App
* Removes AT&T Hot Spots App
* Removes Days App
* Removes Daily Briefing App
* Removes Google Maps (download from market to have the latest version)
* Removes Memo App
* Removes Mini Diary App
* Removes Mobile Banking App
* Removes Mobile Video App
* Removes MobiTV App
* Removes My Files App (Astro File Manager is WAY better)
* Removes Where App
* Removes Write And Go App
* Removes Yellow Pages App


For those of you worried you will need any of these apps there are better replacements for them in the Market. Trust me you will not miss any of them once you flash this tool. If you are still worried I will eventually make a restore tool that will add them back if need be.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download unleashthebeastv0.1.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you have now Unleashed The Beast!


Want Just Root?

Easy Peasy.

1. Download rootupdate.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you now have a rooted device!

Thanks to Peter Alfonso


For those looking for a stock ROM of the Captivate, here's the link to it:
Stock ROM For Capitvate

Thanks to Designgears @ XDA-Forums
You my friend are a god This is soooooooooo cool. Got rid of all of At&t's bullsh#t.
Now.....if you have a zip file to do the fix the lag thing.....I''ll be set
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Hi again.....one problem.......the wifi tether app crashes on my Captivate when I touch the screen to start it? Any thoughts? Thanks
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Hi again.....one problem.......the wifi tether app crashes on my Captivate when I touch the screen to start it? Any thoughts? Thanks
Use Rom Manager and apply fix permissions and some reportede this works for them and soves the tethering issue. Good Luck.
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Use Rom Manager and apply fix permissions and some reportede this works for them and soves the tethering issue. Good Luck.
Ok....did the rom manager thing....but now......when I turn on tethering.....it shuts off my wifi......damn. Sorry to bug you......new to this and love it and want to learn
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Ok....did the rom manager thing....but now......when I turn on tethering.....it shuts off my wifi......damn. Sorry to bug you......new to this and love it and want to learn

I'm a newb too. check out the full thread on XDA and you will find a fix, Peter Alfonso is the developer that posted this, he may be able to help.

I am learning too, your not bugging anyone, this is for all of us, we work together to make our phones better. It is a community, no worries, we learn from each other.

I don't use this feature, sorry I can't be more help.

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Lot's of goodies there.

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Uninstall the wifi tether and install it from the market. Fixed all of my issues. My question is how do I return to stock before froyo comes?

edit:I think the answer is to just flash the stock rom on via Odin. Correct me if I'm wrong please.
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Hi again.....one problem.......the wifi tether app crashes on my Captivate when I touch the screen to start it? Any thoughts? Thanks
The kernel may not have the feature implemented yet. I'm not sure if others have confirmed Wifi Tether to work as of yet, but from experience, if it's not within the build of the kernel, Wifi Tether won't work until it is.
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Uninstall the wifi tether and install it from the market. Fixed all of my issues. My question is how do I return to stock before froyo comes?

edit:I think the answer is to just flash the stock rom on via Odin. Correct me if I'm wrong please.
You'll get the update regardless. If you flashed this it won't affect whether you get the update or not. It'll just overwrite the current build you have. Now if you're running a custom ROM which I dont think any are available just yet, then you should flash back to the deodexed version, which is stock....
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Too bad that thread to revert back to stock rom does not seem to have more than one or two people that have been able to get that to work.
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Too bad that thread to revert back to stock rom does not seem to have more than one or two people that have been able to get that to work.
This didn't work for u? It worked for plenty of ppl over at XDA....
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The restore restore to default rom part did not work for me. Though the app to remove all the bloat did work for me. I am not having any problems with it, but wanted to try and do the restore so if I did get in a bind I would know how to do it.
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The restore restore to default rom part did not work for me. Though the app to remove all the bloat did work for me. I am not having any problems with it, but wanted to try and do the restore so if I did get in a bind I would know how to do it.
Ok this is what I'm going to do. I'm going to update the OP with the Stock Deodexed version. It'll boot it back to stock, but still give you root capabilities. I'm at work right now, but I'll take care of it when I get the chance to.... It's a far less complicated process that comes in the same format as Unleash The Beast.... a "update.zip" file.
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Thank you so much, though I am sure I would lose all my data doing this, but that is ok for me at this point.
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Ok this is what I'm going to do. I'm going to update the OP with the Stock Deodexed version. It'll boot it back to stock, but still give you root capabilities. I'm at work right now, but I'll take care of it when I get the chance to.... It's a far less complicated process that comes in the same format as Unleash The Beast.... a "update.zip" file.

This would be amazing, I need help real bad. I need to return my phone and swap it for a new one. I nned to get this AT&T stuff back on and unroot so that I am good on Warranty. I am heartbroken, the screen has a fragmented line aboout 1 1/2" in the center of the screen about a hair in thickness and I've had 2 random shutdowns in 2 days. I really don't want to have to spend $500 to buy an new one. I can't find Odin to the process on the XDA sight. Please, I'm desperate.
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UPDATE: 8/14/2010

So what does this "Unleash The Beast" tool do? Thought you'd never ask:

UNLEASH THE BEAST V0.2

File Size = 2.66 MB

* Will root your Samsung Captivate (if you already have root that is ok too)
* Can enable sideloading (for installing non market apps)
* Install Busybox & symlinks (V1.17.1)
* Install SQLite3
* Install Wireless Tether App (V2.0.5) (turns phone into a router for free)
* Install Market Access App (V1.0.6) (Can uncensor your market)
* Install News & Weather App (a.k.a. Genie Widget)
* Blocks Advertisements in Apps & Browser
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation (credit to me!)
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
* Removes AT&T Family Map App
* Removes AT&T Music App
* Removes AT&T Maps App
* Removes AT&T Navigator App
* Removes AT&T Radio App
* Removes AT&T Hot Spots App
* Removes Days App
* Removes Daily Briefing App
* Removes Google Maps (download from market to have the latest version)
* Removes Memo App
* Removes Mini Diary App
* Removes Mobile Banking App
* Removes Mobile Video App
* Removes MobiTV App
* Removes My Files App (Astro File Manager is WAY better)
* Removes Where App
* Removes Write And Go App
* Removes Yellow Pages App



For those of you worried you will need any of these apps there are better replacements for them in the Market. Trust me you will not miss any of them once you flash this tool. If you are still worried I will eventually make a restore tool that will add them back if need be.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download unleashthebeastv0.2.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you have now Unleashed The Beast!

Side-loading Instructions:

1. Open a terminal (you can download "Android Terminal Emulator" in the market)
2. Type in: su
3. Type in: sideloading
4. Your phone will reboot and sideloading will be enabled!



Changelog:

Version 0.2
-Downgraded Busybox to V1.17.1 (has more commands)
-Properly symlinked all busybox commands
-Created a sideloading script!
-Added SQLite3
-Updated Wireless Tether to pre8



Want Just Root?

Easy Peasy.

1. Download rootupdate.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you now have a rooted device!

Thanks to Peter Alfonso


For those looking for a Stock Deodexed/Rooted ROM of the Captivate, here's the link to it:
Deodexed Captivate

Install this using ROM Manager or ClockworkMod Recovery....or rename it to "update.zip" and continue from there....

Thanks to Designgears @ XDA-Forums
The wifi tethering isn't working I used this on my captivate....so.....1) can it be made to work or 2) how can I delete the wifi app from the phone? I found barnacle wifi for free and it works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the great zip file.
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The wifi tethering isn't working I used this on my captivate....so.....1) can it be made to work or 2) how can I delete the wifi app from the phone? I found barnacle wifi for free and it works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the great zip file.
You can delete the app by using the file manager Root Explorer..... you'd go into the system/apps folder and delete it.
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This would be amazing, I need help real bad. I need to return my phone and swap it for a new one. I nned to get this AT&T stuff back on and unroot so that I am good on Warranty. I am heartbroken, the screen has a fragmented line aboout 1 1/2" in the center of the screen about a hair in thickness and I've had 2 random shutdowns in 2 days. I really don't want to have to spend $500 to buy an new one. I can't find Odin to the process on the XDA sight. Please, I'm desperate.
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Any instructions or a zip on how to remove the following only:
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
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Any instructions or a zip on how to remove the following only:
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
I'm not sure if there is a zip file as of this moment. You'd definitely have to do that manually. You'd need an app called "Root Explorer." This app is a file manager, but it also gives you access to system files, like those you want removed above. "Root Explorer" if used the right way, can become your best friend. it has for me.
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I'm not sure if there is a zip file as of this moment. You'd definitely have to do that manually. You'd need an app called "Root Explorer." This app is a file manager, but it also gives you access to system files, like those you want removed above. "Root Explorer" if used the right way, can become your best friend. it has for me.
I actually opened up the updater-script and there are many useful comments. Good developer!

Removing Power On Sound:
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Removing Power Off Sound:
/system/media/audio/ui/shutdown.ogg

For the boot, I am pretty sure all you have to do is replace the bootsamsung.qmg in /system/media with the one in the zip file. Not 100% sure until I look at the room-mates phone later today.
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is this usable with a Vibrant?
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is this usable with a Vibrant?
I don't believe it is. I don't want to tell you yes and then you go and mess your phone up. This from what i know was made specific for AT&T's Captivate...as far as removing all of AT&T's bloatware and start-up. I wouldn't recommend trying to be honest with u.
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I actually opened up the updater-script and there are many useful comments. Good developer!

Removing Power On Sound:
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Removing Power Off Sound:
/system/media/audio/ui/shutdown.ogg

For the boot, I am pretty sure all you have to do is replace the bootsamsung.qmg in /system/media with the one in the zip file. Not 100% sure until I look at the room-mates phone later today.
Yeah this is a possible way to.....This is actually a great way before you flash the mod. Good find.
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Will flashing Odin reinstall all of the att crap, etc.?
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Will flashing Odin reinstall all of the att crap, etc.?
If u reflash the stock firmware through Odin yeah it'll put it all back. There's also the stock firmware you can flash without Odin.....you can use Clockworkmod recovery by Koush. It's easier and much more convenient. At least for me it is coming from the Droid 1.
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Just did it. Thank you Jesus.
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what exactly is the deodexed file
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Do we need to re-run the one-click lag fix if we did this prior to unleash the beast???
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I just applied this and it was amazing how easy and fast it was!
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Just installed it and it flew right through it redicilosus, i hope it works been giving me problems with running the super app.
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Alright running very very good now awesomeness!
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Only problem i have is the tether app crashes everytime it runs.
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is there a list of the apps removed using this program to where i can individually delete these apps, im looking for the file names to use in sdk
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So new that I don't even know how to get update.zip onto the internal SD. Came from iPhone 4 so rooting is all new to me as I was so used to all the different JB'ing processes. Just got the phone yesterday and am happy I switched. Well worth the money.
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i just installed the bugless beast root/ AT&T app removals, etc for the samsung captivate... i then try to install Astro file manager, and while it appears as installed in the "manage applications" list in settings, there's no way to launch it from the applications list (it doesn't appear).

bugless beast has also removed the native samsung file browser, so now my device is without a browser altogether! any/all advice appreciated.

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So far...no problems, took 5 seconds to install it on my phone...seeing what works and what doesnt. Can't wait to overclock my phone and set the CPU!!!!
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You don't know how to get it to the internal SD? You can email the zip to your email and download it to the phone....Syncing sometimes is a pain with this phone...no real sucess for me so far. But I have a card reader...so oh well.
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My superuser app keeps closing since this install. Any suggestions?
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I'm trying this for the first time tonight, Hope I dont mess it up

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I had my phone rooted the same day I got it, but that wasnt the UnleashTheBeast 2, so I had all AT&T apps. I just now dropped the file, root it again, AWESOMEEEEEE!!!

BTW.. last time I used command line to boot on recovery mode, now I tried hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time, this is so easy!!

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