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Old November 14th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default any instructions to root a Mezmerize?

I was hoping for some simple instructions.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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I was hoping for some simple instructions.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

go to the market and download z4root. it's the simplest way to root the mesmerize that i've found. if it hangs up for more than a couple of minutes, which i've heard of but not seen, pull the battery and run the program again. it worked the first time on mine, though.
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That worked for me too. I have root, but now what? I haven't found a recovery yet because clockwork only has the Fascinate listed for the i500. Obviously having Bing installed, its different than the Mesmerize. Try it out on your Mez and let me know how it went.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I don't have the phone yet, I'm waiting for the Black Friday sale.

my goal is to do wi-fi or bluetoth teathering.
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I have only had my samsung for a few days so I am a complete noob, but whats the advantage of rooting? Aren't these platforms pretty open already? I jailbroke my iphone because it was locked down tighter than a nun but don't understand why you would need to do it for an android phone. I am also in the market for wi-fi tethering as so far that's the only think this phone can't yet do that my iphone could.
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I have only had my samsung for a few days so I am a complete noob, but whats the advantage of rooting? Aren't these platforms pretty open already? I jailbroke my iphone because it was locked down tighter than a nun but don't understand why you would need to do it for an android phone. I am also in the market for wi-fi tethering as so far that's the only think this phone can't yet do that my iphone could.

Wifi Modem is pre-installed on the Mesmerize to do wi-fi tethering. It's a quick and easy setup. I did it driving down the hiway (no I didn't mr. officer) lol....

As for Android being a pretty open platform that is yes and no. Android itself is. Each company building a phone locks down their particular ROM to some extent as a safety precaution basically. As for how locked down each phone is, it's different for most types.

Anyway, rooting isn't for everyone. The advantages are different for each person. So far, for me, the only advantages have been that I've been able to install apps that need root access, and being able to dig around in the files to see what things look like on the inside. There are no custom ROMs or recoveries yet, but hopefully they are on the way.

Hopefully this helped you a little.
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You have to enable USB debugging to get the app to root the phone, but should you turn debugging off immediately after rooting the phone?
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@ phidelt82... I notice you are using the stock wireless modem feature on the phone. I would be interesting to see if us cellular charges you that extra $25-$30 a month for use of that feature. I have a work around if they do... I didn't really want to chance the extra charges, so I am using the wireless tether for root users that is in the market... Flawlessly. Look at my post on the main page to see. AndroidPhil's Mesmerize Thread. Anyway, let us know if you have any surprises on your bill. Hopefully not...
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@ phidelt82... I notice you are using the stock wireless modem feature on the phone. I would be interesting to see if us cellular charges you that extra $25-$30 a month for use of that feature. I have a work around if they do... I didn't really want to chance the extra charges, so I am using the wireless tether for root users that is in the market... Flawlessly. Look at my post on the main page to see. AndroidPhil's Mesmerize Thread. Anyway, let us know if you have any surprises on your bill. Hopefully not...

I won't have any surprises on my bill for two reasons. First, USCC isn't going to charge you for using an app that is on the phone from the factory. This has already been stated elsewhere, if I remember correctly. I've also seen the app posted on the USCC intraweb pages, so it's known that it's there and what it does. Just don't go over your cap and you're ok. Second, I'm a field tech for USCC so my bill is quite a bit different than a regular customer's bill. Since mine is mainly for business use, it's subsidized.

My suggestion is, use what works for you. I chose to root the minute I pulled my phone out of the box so that I could use my phone the way that I want. There are some people that will say using tethering apps is stealing service. Personally, I feel that since the Mesmerize already has a tethering app on it, you are still fine if you choose to use another app because of your preferences.
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I really don't know for sure... Have had two different answers from two different uscc reps. Lol. Just using a different app untill I Know for sure. I'm just a regular customer.
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Ok I got a phone replacement today and I can't find z4root in the market now. It was there yesterday aaaahhhh someone help. The only one in there has crazy asian symbols
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I won't have any surprises on my bill for two reasons. First, USCC isn't going to charge you for using an app that is on the phone from the factory.
100% WRONG - Just ask a Verizon customer if they dare to use the built in "hot spot" feature on some of there phones.

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I'm sure it is... Think you may be the only one on here who's phone bill is paid for by USCC. Therefore, why would you tell people that they won't be charged???

Look... All I'm saying is... Built in wireless tether is 100000000% NOT A FREE SERVICE. So, don't pretend it is. And, just because your phone has a feature "built-in"... Doesn't mean it's "free"...user beware.
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100% WRONG - Just ask a Verizon customer if they dare to use the built in "hot spot" feature on some of there phones.

I'm sure it is... Think you may be the only one on here who's phone bill is paid for by USCC. Therefore, why would you tell people that they won't be charged???

Look... All I'm saying is... Built in wireless tether is 100000000% NOT A FREE SERVICE. So, don't pretend it is. And, just because your phone has a feature "built-in"... Doesn't mean it's "free"...user beware.
First off, I don't really know what Verizon has to do with a USCC app. Secondly, I don't make a dime off of giving anyone advice on what apps to use or not use, and I said my bill is subsidized, not paid for. My bill is still $60 every month, and I don't get the luxury of cheap or phones. I pay full price for my phones so that I can carry what the customer carries so when they have questions or I get a trouble ticket I have some knowledge about them.

Like I said in my previous post, use what works for you. If you're worried that you'll get charged for using what's on the phone already and you choose to use something else to circumvent the system, that's fine. It doesn't affect my pay. I'm just saying that from what I understand from talking to the people that I know, that the app on the phone doesn't sign you up for the tethering service that USCC charges you for. I'm also not a sales person. I'm a Field Engineer and have been for the past 14 years. I get paid to make sure you have the service to use your phone, not to sell you the features and definitely not to con you into using something that's going to charge you extra money every month.

-Just to check with a higher source, I called a supervisor in the CS dept. She said that the tethering feature isn't supposed to work until you activate it with the company. She also said that if the app works already, the only way that they can tell if you are tethering is by "excessive" usage. So if you don't go over your cap, they can't tell/don't care. Also, no matter what app you use, if you do go over your cap, they will assume that you are tethering anyway.
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sing it brother. stupid me i thought the wi-fi option was for what i now know is tethering . my bad. but anyhow i did the wifi linked to my encrypted wifi setup in my house. i thought this was to access internet in house. but i saw my home computer name popped up. is this to access my other computers on my network or to access internet? and i will accept a reasonable duhhhhhh!
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Ok I got a phone replacement today and I can't find z4root in the market now. It was there yesterday aaaahhhh someone help. The only one in there has crazy asian symbols
yeah im on my third mesmerize, and i just got it today and went to get 4 and its... not there. not even the asian one. i found it on xda forums but my phone cant download a file of the type (its an apk, wtf, i sshould be able to download that, yes?)
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well ok, it wont download it from xda for some reason, so i emailed it to myself and now it worked. rooting <3
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Hi all, great thread, just want to double check something. When i went-a-hunting for the z4root.apk, i found it, and many references to how easy it was to use it to root your Fascinate with Froyo. Are there more than one version of z4root? I dont have a lot of interest in risking a 2.2. upgrade, i will just wait with the rest of the world for US "Snaillular*" to release Froyo. Can anyone email me the version that they have seen work on a 2.1 Mesmerize? Thanks a bunch! I also have some other general questions.


1) I just got this beauty of a phone, and i am concerned that if i have a hardware issue, and i send it in to Samsung, they will not honor the warranty because i messed with the software (even though rooting the phone to remove some bloatware and use titanium seems extremely unlikely to cause hardware failure). Is there a way to "Un-Root" it in case i need to send it in? Also, will this z4root do a temporary, or permanent root?

2) did anyone get the LED to work? I tried "NoLED" and a couple other apps but they do not do what i want.

3) anyone figure out how to get the annoying "Roaming" beep to stop?

* I can hate on USCC, i been a customer for 10 years, and i worked for them for a long while. They are the best around, but i have to give them a jab in the ribs for taking sooooooo long with 2.2, especially when they just released an LG with Froyo, and have the Galaxy tab shipping with Froyo. I mean heck, a guy at my work came in with a (heavily modified) iPhone 3GS running 2.2, just to get me mad
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z4root can also unroot if you want. And yeah, 2.2 will be nice, but this phone has more than enough internal memory to get ya through. Froyo will be here soon enough. Doesn't bother me and I'm a huge Android freak. Lol.
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Z4Root Is One Click Root App For Samsung Galaxy S / Android Phones

I just did mine with instructions from this site.
Gave me a little scare it did as I installed and ran it, it seemed to have hung and thought the worst for a minute. Could not turn phone off so did a battery pull and it booted back fine.

Ran again and

I can now has RooT. (Sorry for the lolcat reference just seemed appropriate.)

Will be installing a BACKUP TOOL immediately and getting a image.. BRING ON THE ROMS ..
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Z4Root Is One Click Root App For Samsung Galaxy S / Android Phones

I just did mine with instructions from this site.
Gave me a little scare it did as I installed and ran it, it seemed to have hung and thought the worst for a minute. Could not turn phone off so did a battery pull and it booted back fine.

Ran again and

I can now has RooT. (Sorry for the lolcat reference just seemed appropriate.)

Will be installing a BACKUP TOOL immediately and getting a image.. BRING ON THE ROMS ..
I tried rooting my Mez the other day using the link above and Z4root. It kept hanging up on me. Had to do several battery pulls, and it ended up not working. Not sure what else to try? Any help would be great,
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You may want to try here:

[GUIDE] Newbie's Step-by-Step: From Stock USCC Mesmerize -> Custom Rom/Kernel - xda-developers
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Thanks, I will definitely give this a try
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It didn't work for me, but I am fairly confident I am not doing something properly. I will update once I complete the process successfully.
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I'll also post after I give it a try to let you know how it goes
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I have tried super one click and z4root, both to no avail. I'm not saying they don't work, but I will say that the threads I used that said "follow these steps exactly" definitely didn't work for me.
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I just did it today, I downloaded z4root from XDA forums got a file app to search it on my phone and installed it. I ran it once and it froze went into a loop. I just rebooted the phone (No need to pull the battery) and ran it again. It then rooted the phone with no issues. I then ran Ryans lag fix v1 and it works fine.

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I'm trying to run z4root again and I keep getting a "can't parse object" error. This is after multiple attempts to reboot after the loop. SuperOneClick also doesn't work for me.

I've given up.
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Ran SuperOneClick yesterday, ran psneuter instead of rageagainstthecage. Ran perfectly this time. Did not install busybox, but it gave me root access. I rebooted my phone, ran titanium backup and used the utility in there to install busybox. All rooted up and no ROMs to wear!
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Ran SuperOneClick yesterday, ran psneuter instead of rageagainstthecage. Ran perfectly this time. Did not install busybox, but it gave me root access. I rebooted my phone, ran titanium backup and used the utility in there to install busybox. All rooted up and no ROMs to wear!
Since I was borrowing a computer to root my Droid, I ended up rooting and installing the Voodoo kernel on the comp. owner's mesmerize, using the Newbie guide in post #21.

I was unable to get SuperOneClick to work, even after tryng both the rageagainstthecage and the psneuter exploit options.

I did get z4root to work on the second try, with the first locking the phone up forcing a battery pull to clear up.

I was kinda surprised there was voice updates during the install of the kernel. All in all, not too bad of a process, and the results are well worth the effort.

Edit: I believe there was a ROM posted in the Guide from XDA...
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Since I was borrowing a computer to root my Droid, I ended up rooting and installing the Voodoo kernel on the comp. owner's mesmerize, using the Newbie guide in post #21.

I was unable to get SuperOneClick to work, even after tryng both the rageagainstthecage and the psneuter exploit options.

I did get z4root to work on the second try, with the first locking the phone up forcing a battery pull to clear up.

I was kinda surprised there was voice updates during the install of the kernel. All in all, not too bad of a process, and the results are well worth the effort.

Edit: I believe there was a ROM posted in the Guide from XDA...

Yeah, a little bit of an update since my last post...
I have successfully flashed the leaked USCC 2.2 froyo from XDA. Now busy trying to figure out how to get voodoo kernel working. Haven't had any time to work on it, unfortunately. I like the new features of 2.2, but I would love to get the enhancements of voodoo and red cwm along with ea11. lag fix and better battery life, here I come!
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I was hoping for some simple instructions.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

same here, i'm ready to do this. But I am afraid I will mess something up. Can someone walk me through it?
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does anyone have a good link on how to room the mesmerize with a mac book
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You need a windows PC in order to root
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If you don't have access to a Windows PC, you could probably get the job done in a virtual machine in VMWare or VirtualBox.
Just follow the instructions for PC, but inside a virtual machine within your Mac OS.

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Hello, I have a Samsung Galaxy S SCH I500 EI20 running 2.3.5 (Gingerbread?). I attempted to get root using SuperOneClick but kept hanging on "waiting for device". I further followed the steps listed at the unlockr.com which are;

Issue: It gets stuck on waiting for device…
Solutions: Try these solutions, starting with the first then retry, then the second and retry, and so on until it works.
1. Check to make sure USB debugging is checked on in Settings > Applications > Development.
2. Close the rooting program. Turn off your phone (keeping it still plugged in). Open the rooting program and click root. Then turn on your phone and see if it continues.
3. Close the program and unplug the phone. Download and install PDANet and follow it’s on screen directions to get it to install the drivers manually for your phone. Once it is done installing, plug the phone in and reopen the rooting program.
4. If that still doesn’t work, then go to our How To Setup ADB Procedure, finish it and return here to start over.

I followed all of these and still my phone remains stock. Disappointed and frustrated just now. Hints anybody? Please!

Cheers, Dan
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Super One Click does not work with 2.3.5, Iirc.

Check out rootzwiki.com, I think they have root methods for gingerbread.
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Thank you veddy much!

This from RootzWiki as listed under my phone.

(Windows)
1) Download the Samsung Showcase drivers 64bit - HERE & 32bit - HERE
2) Install the drivers for your computer (XP/Vista/win7)
3) Download, unzip and install the SuperOneClickRoot 1.7 HERE
4) Run the SuperOneClickRoot program after enabling USB debugging mode on your Samsung Showcase which is plugged into your USB port.
5) Your Showcase is rooted now.




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Super One Click does not work with 2.3.5, Iirc.

Check out rootzwiki.com, I think they have root methods for gingerbread.
Much good help over at Rootzwiki. I got my Showcase up running ICS Cyanogen Mod 9.

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The Mesmerize is almost completely identical to the Showcase. Only difference is the placement of the Samsung logo...
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