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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Well, the process has started. I'm gathering tools and needed stuff to root my note 2

I think I broke my phone. Its been hung at Samsung for like 5 minutes now and counting

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What did you do?

Chances are it can be saved. Its pretty hard to actually brick a device. The risk is always there though
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Odin pass
Mtp USB driver fail
Device hung at Samsung

Now what?

Does someone have a direct link to the mtp drivers? Windows refuses to install because device cannot start.

I have a brick until I get that stupid driver. I knew better then this.
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Does someone have a direct link to the mtp drivers? Windows refuses to install because device cannot start.

I have a brick until I get that stupid driver. I knew better then this.
should be able to get them right on samsung's website. just look for your phone and it should be available under downloads.
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I did manage to get the device manager to show Samsung mobile device to show with no yellow triangle only for the driver install to fail

One last ditch effort.... I am trying to use the gs3 tool kit to install the mtp drivers for me. Fingers crossed

Did not work. How do I uninstall the drivers so I can try to install again.

At this point I am done. No more rooting. I have a brick because of a driver issue.
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Did not work. How do I uninstall the drivers so I can try to install again.

At this point I am done. No more rooting. I have a brick because of a driver issue.
The easiest way I know is through the use of a free program called USBDeview. That should list every usb driver you ever installed and gives you the option to delete them.
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Ran as admin, uninstall everything Samsung, reboot ran the driver software only to be told it was installed. No idea what to do.

I have changed ports, rebooted reinstalled drivers. The mtp driver should not be an issue. I wonder if its the actual image

Good news and bad news:

Bad news:

I am done rooting. I am not sure for how long, but honestly my device was working just fine prior to me tinkering with it.

The good news?

In a last ditch effort, I did a factory reset. It worked! I think....
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Aj, may be time to go back to a Nexus.
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Aj, may be time to go back to a Nexus.
I thought about the nexus 10 but its made by Samsung so I can see issues.

Its not a huge deal if I cannot root my note. Its a great device as is.

The mtp issue has further driven me from windows.
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I thought about the nexus 10 but its made by Samsung so I can see issues.

Its not a huge deal if I cannot root my note. Its a great device as is.
I had the Nexus S (made by Samsung, easy to root, ROM etc.)
I then got the GSII, which was a nightmare. Pretty easy to permanently brick after the ICS update also. Galaxy Nexus didn't have the same issues as the GSII.

Moral of the story.... Trust that Google will do the right thing and not make rooting and tinkering difficult.
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i just got the nexus 7... it is so nice.

I normally root all my android phones.. but was thinking to leave it alone because it is great the way it is with ADW Launcher.
Then i read some of the things i might do with root.. and now.. i might root it.

I had thought rooting a nexus ANYTHING.. would be a simple affair... because it is a Nexus! looks like my SGS3 is the easiest.
and in order to root the nexus i have to unlock the bootloader.. which wipes the whole nexus. oh-well.. if i have to re-setup the nexus7.. then i will find a good ROM too.
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Rooting any nexus is a breeze.

Personally, I think Google does it right. Rooting should require a wipe. Its a potential security concern otherwise.
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Rooting other devices that are not nexus devices usually require exploiting a weakness in the os. OEM's and carriers don't want you rooting because it can lead to problems in the hands of people who aren't careful, or if it's stolen. Being able to root a nexus is so easy that needing to use an exploit is unnecessary and as such, rooting a nexus is the same across just about every nexus device.
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You know, to think about it, I did not really have these issues with a 32bit version of windows 7 whilst my old desktop was running. Just getting the initial drivers installed.

Hmmm... I do have an idea. Its a complicated work around... I will need a VM to do so, or dual boot, or temp install windows 7 32bit to a external harddrive, boot from that, load the drivers and such, and don't activate windows 7.

I would be a bit skeptical trying this with a VM, however.

Its a long work around, but it may work. But I am not sure if I want to possibly brick my device should it not work. A factory reset worked once, I am not sure if it would do the trick again.

On my 32bit desktop, I had the PDAnet drivers installed. When I rooted the S3s I used the desktop, and had no issues. I also used the toolkit. I also know there is a toolkit for the Note II that has the AT&T version.
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Read up a couple posts.... I bricked my device because of:

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Read up a couple posts.... I bricked my device because of:

Windows MTP driver issues.
I always have issues with drivers.
So did you get your device going again?
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I was going to try one more time before I do the complicated process I detailed in a previous post. I was going to just use the "toolkit" but found it has an update out that I cannot seem to download unless I am using the donate version, which I cannot find at the time.

Also found the build my Note 2 has, is not available yet to be rooted, at least via the tool kit.

Guess I put rooting this thing on the back burner for a while. Oh well...
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I am firmly in this club. As far as Android I started with the Motorola A855. A developer style phone on VZW. The bootloader was never locked, but the root exploits were varied as the Android versions progressed; I received it just after release, Nov 9, 2009 and once the root exploit was released around Dec 9. 2009 to hack the update from 2.0 to 2.0.1 I applied it. Easy as pie. Never looked back. And that made me never want to own a phone that had an encrypted bootloader, even though I was a full on batwings (Motorola) fanboi.

I then waited until another developer phone would be released on VZW. that would be one with the Nexus moniker, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I owned it for about three days before rooting it just to make sure it was a good working phone. Done.

But my experience goes back much further to the 'dumb phones', just like OverByter in post #94 and EarlyMon in post #96.

You guys have no idea how easy it is on Android. On Android, we 'flash' a ROM.

For me, my experience was all Motorola, and 'flashing' back in those days, meant flashing to your E815, V3m, V9m a different carriers firmware using RSD Lite, and then making edits with tools that you had to pull up very specific areas in bytes of the firmware, then make edits to the bits, write those edits and hope it worked. We used seem editors, RSD CDMA General, QPST, RadioComm and maybe one or two others. Very powerful tools, one wrong step and you're totally screwed.

Long story short, the process was way more intense, and any wrong turn would give you an malfunctioning phone. That is why sometimes I have been snarky here. You Android guys have it pretty easy. In those 'dumbphone' days, you had to print out the guide and check off the steps as you went.

Here's my 'other' history:
  • Motorola V3m: flashed to Vivo (a South American provider) firmware and working on VZW network. .mp3 player, sdcard "USB Mass Storage" unlocked, tethering unlocked, forgot the rest.
  • Motorola V3m: Branded VZW phone flashed to USCC firmware. Taken to a USCC store and activated, albeit with some weird looks from the clerk.
  • Motorola V3m: Helped others flash to Metro PCS firmware to make the phone fully functional on Metro PCS system; far removed from what Metro PCS called a 'flash'.
  • Motorola V9m: Flashed to USCC firmware, then the Telus upgrade so Java was installed. Yes Opera, yes Gmaps, yes unlocked GPS chip, yes Java games.
  • Motorola A4500: My first smartphone running Win Mo 6.1. GPS unlock by 'null' so we could side load Google Maps. This took some RSD Lite flashing as well to get to the compatible firmware on it first.
Oh but wait, there's more. How's about using some of those same tools to get the Motorola A855 working on another CDMA carrier:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1593533-service-programming-on-the-moto-droid

Yeah, I was 'raised' over at HoFo; where "read more, post less" was the axiom. I had to read through posts sometimes 50+ pages long to get where I wanted to go. This site is much more friendly. We Android folks have it easy.

OK, now I'm done.
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Used CF root. I need to donate Chainfire some thanks

It worked on 4.1.2, I got multi window still, and... it tripped my flash counter. Oh well.
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had to do a reinstall this morning do to some adb issue's which i'm still having so must definitely be the ROM. Got a letter in to the dev and will have to see what he finds out. ah the love of updating.
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I've tried to understand... I really have. But I just can't grasp the alure of rooting. I've taken the plunge and encountered nothing but problems. I was always able to overcome them but there was always another one right around the corner. Never found a single benefit that I didn't already have. Seemed to be purely cosmetic to me. And I just don't lear at my phone enough for that to matter all that much. I'm not putting down the Nation of Root but so far I just haven't been able to fit in comfortably. And believe it or not, that bothers me because I have always been a tech nerd. Maybe one day I'll see the light.
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I've tried to understand... I really have. But I just can't grasp the alure of rooting. I've taken the plunge and encountered nothing but problems. I was always able to overcome them but there was always another one right around the corner. Never found a single benefit that I didn't already have. Seemed to be purely cosmetic to me. And I just don't lear at my phone enough for that to matter all that much. I'm not putting down the Nation of Root but so far I just haven't been able to fit in comfortably. And believe it or not, that bothers me because I have always been a tech nerd. Maybe one day I'll see the light.
For some rooting is a badge of honor, I guess one could say. One is to get the full freedom of the operating system as it is advertised. The other major advantage is, is backing up your system, your games, apps and such.

Other things is for added features. Imagine my surprise when I got my note II and realized the multi window feature was only for select apps, I sold myself on the device on the multi window feature where I could have both a radar image up and twitter, or maps or what not. I found I could not load my radar map (pykl3) because it is not supported, not sure if it every will be either via the dev or samsungs official image, but rooted, I can remedy this issue because some roms allow me to do what I thought I could do in the first place.

Rooting is not for everyone. At one point I was ready to give up on doing so. If the device works the way you want, then there is no need to root. There is PLENTY you can do with an unrooted android device. No shame in staying stock.
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I'll be the first to admit that the evolution of Android has lessened the need for rooting in several respects (screen captures, disable apps (not all devices, though), etc.).

One root task that I've posted about several times but I don't often hear other's mention is when you are rooted and install a busybox, you have utilities available to you to allow you to poke-around at the command-line level on your device.

I just hate not being able to use a lot of the (very useful) Unix commands (grep, find, tr, etc.) on my Android devices. I.e., it's not all about custom ROMs, kernels, and recoveries, overclocking/underclocking, boot animations, etc. for me (although I've done all of those things), but the freedom to poke-around at will.

To me, root = freedom and choice, while respecting the dangers and vulnerabilities that come with it .
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I recently picked up my first nexus device, the nexus 7. I came to Android from the original iPhone, for root. For control. For options. For open source.
I am not savvy with command line, though I can, and have followed plenty of instructions. But the point is not TO use it, but to be ABLE to if I want to.
This experience with a nexus device has been game-changing for me. I was an HTC fanboy until I realized the beauty of true Google. While rooted, my nexus 7 didn't really need it to be almost all I ever wanted.
Now that I'm rooted, running cm10.1 is fun, but what can I do from here?
Rooting my incredible 2 and my Eris were so liberating! Rooting my nexus 7 was a disappointing venture in a way. I can't find anywhere to go worth the time...
At least I'll get the updates all the other Verizon customers want, but will never see.
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Root makes Android much more enjoyable experience. I was afraid to do it though until my guarantee expired.
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I moved from LoserRom to Aeonfluxx a while back and am now running SynergyRom. The multiwindow is really cool.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:05 AM   #183 (permalink)
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my nexus7.. last night joined the rest of my devices .. in the root club.

running .. Dirty AOKP
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Hey all, I've moved this thread from the Lounge over to our (fairly) new Android System Mods, Scripts and Hacks area's Rooted Devices Only section.

We expect the contributions and activity in this area will soon take off once folks start to hear and know about it.

Spread the word!

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I am hiding a terrible secret...I am no longer rooted. It is not because I don't want to be, I was given a new device which can be rooted but unfortunately I think I am suffering from that horrible affliction...yes...rootile dysfunction. I am working through some personal issues to try and get through this so I can once again root with confidence so please be patient with me.
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I am hiding a terrible secret...I am no longer rooted. It is not because I don't want to be, I was given a new device which can be rooted but unfortunately I think I am suffering from that horrible affliction...yes...rootile dysfunction. I am working through some personal issues to try and get through this so I can once again root with confidence so please be patient with me.
I'm deeply saddened to hear of your affliction.

If a Panda can help, let me know.
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Charlie the Unicorn can help root SBE's phone .

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Shun the non-believers who doubt it!
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I'm deeply saddened to hear of your affliction.

If a Panda can help, let me know.
Thank you brother, but it seems I am beyond the Panda and need to seek the "Unclean Masked Rodent"...
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Thank you brother, but it seems I am beyond the Panda and need to seek the "Unclean Masked Rodent"...
Ah.

If your wayward phone has not crossed over into the version of today, salvation may be yet be yours though the attainment of a number that surpasses all others, and you may yet avoid the unclean one.
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My resolve has been strong for I have resisted the evil ones temptation into upgrade but I am at a number that totals 1.19.000, share these wonders that may yet avail me brother.
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Yeah, verily, make your hand as if open, and unto your palm, deliver your face, for you may find great contentment therein.

http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-lte-all-things-root/692301-s-off-facepalm-s-off-htc-evo-4g-lte.html#post5572323

Note well the incantations given by green and red, for once verifying the first step, freedom may be yours.

The One Regaw may need to guide your way for a beginning, but many signs point to fortuitous travel.
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I will have my dance with the devil to gain my token upon which I will make gesture as appointed and will once again enjoy freedom as the weekend is nigh for I dare not attempt such undertakings upon a weekday where I risk my ability to ply my wares.

Once again you have my deepest gratitude my red brother!
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Whoa, never seen this thread before.
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Can anyone here tell me that what actually custom rom is? And is it a modified form of the actuall Os from the company or is it totally different?
And if I need to upgrade my phone from gingerbread to jellybean, where can I find the required custom Rom and does that support multi window or not?
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A rom is just customised software. It can be based on something official (see Android revolution roms) or based on stock versions to give a AOSP look (like Cyanogenmod)
I made an article about rooting on Android way point if you wanna read that. I'll post a link later.

http://www.androidwaypoint.com/2012/12/sais-reasons-on-why-you-should-root.html

I guess most of the users here wil know pretty much everything mentioned, but it might be useful for some newer users.
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Sure sir!!
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So where can I find the jellybean custom rom for my samsung galaxy s gti9003.......and would it carry multiwindow like galaxy grand or note 2?
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