Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Exhibit 2 4G

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old July 3rd, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 26
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Rooted and 2.3.6 update pending

Hi all,

My Exhibit 2 4G is rooted and the 2.3.6 update came through today. I have it currently pending. I really don't want to root again and I have everything just the way I want it. Is there a way to either cancel the update or accept the update and keep the current root?

Thanks

jophtcedo is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 4th, 2012, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 48
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

My phone was rooted and I decided to update through Kies. I noticed that my battery was draining faster than usual from the bloatware. I re-rooted. It was actually VERY easy. Just copy the file onto your phone then go into recovery mode, select the file and then it restarts. That's it!
Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G - xda-developers

My sister didn't want to update hers. She finally got the OTA Update. I told her to do it anyway and I would re-root it for her. She clicked update and nothing happened. I read other threads that happened to other people too. Perhaps it's because they're rooted and OTA updates don't work? I'm not sure.
flapjacky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 26
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

That's pretty much what happened to mine. The phone went into recovery mode when proceeding with the OTA update and the update reminder never went away. Is there some way to turn off the OTA update reminder?

I ended up trying to flash the update with Kies and the phone went into a continuous boot loop at the end. Not sure why that happened. Thought I had bricked it for good... but was able to flash back to the stock rom without issue. So I'm back to where I started.

I'll try Kies again tomorrow. At least I know I can get it back to stock if something happens.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flapjacky View Post
She clicked update and nothing happened. I read other threads that happened to other people too. Perhaps it's because they're rooted and OTA updates don't work? I'm not sure.
jophtcedo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Samsung Exhibit 2 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flapjacky View Post
It was actually VERY easy. Just copy the file onto your phone then go into recovery mode, select the file and then it restarts. That's it!
Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G - xda-developers
I upgraded to 2.3.6 when it first came. I rooted it for the first time ever using this way using the "Rooted Rom" method and it works perfectly.
Billabonged is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 26
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Just tried again and updated to 2.3.6 via Kies without a hitch the second time around and re-rooted via the SD card kernel. Not sure why the 2.3.6 flash got corrupted the first time... but I guess it's just one of those things.
jophtcedo is offline  
Last edited by jophtcedo; July 4th, 2012 at 08:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 48
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jophtcedo View Post
Just tried again and updated to 2.3.6 via Kies without a hitch the second time around and re-rooted via the SD card kernel. Not sure why the 2.3.6 flash got corrupted the first time... but I guess it's just one of those things.
Mine did that too. I thought I ruined the phone. It went through it's thing and stopped at around 70%. I just sat there for 20 minutes waiting for it to go. It didn't and I pulled the battery. I had to try it again and it worked. It took forever though
flapjacky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
KegHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): Samsung Exhibit 2 4G Google Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Hi!

I'm rooted and romed!

I had problems with the Jocala July update and using a June rom.

Anyone else w/problems with the July update?

KegHead
KegHead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
KegHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): Samsung Exhibit 2 4G Google Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Ics 4

Hi!

Finally got Jocala mod9 installed.

It's very cool!

Jocala >genius!

KegHead
KegHead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I got the 2.3.6 OTA alert 3 times, and all 3 times the update failed, so it autorecovered to 2.3.5. Then I used Kies Desktop to update, and it worked fine the first time. I need to re-root, though.
RedFive2012 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rooting Methods/Options after 2.3.6

Hi, can someone help me out and list Rooting Methods/Options after 2.3.6/Galaxy Exhibit is installed. Thanks!

drewollie17 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 18th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 48
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewollie17 View Post
Hi, can someone help me out and list Rooting Methods/Options after 2.3.6/Galaxy Exhibit is installed. Thanks!

See post #2 above with the link. It's super easy. I've only rooted twice EVER and found both times to be very easy.
flapjacky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
KegHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): Samsung Exhibit 2 4G Google Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Hi!

Anyone had any success with jbapps.zip/

KegHead
KegHead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 5
 
Device(s): T-Mobile Prism unlocked
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by flapjacky View Post
My phone was rooted and I decided to update through Kies. I noticed that my battery was draining faster than usual from the bloatware. I re-rooted. It was actually VERY easy. Just copy the file onto your phone then go into recovery mode, select the file and then it restarts. That's it!
Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G - xda-developers
Totally noob to this...
Do I need to unpack the zip file before putting it on the SD card?
I don't have to do anything after choosing apply update from SD card?
That will root it? 2.3.6?
Thanks!!!
kris443 is offline  
Last edited by kris443; July 19th, 2012 at 08:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
KegHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): Samsung Exhibit 2 4G Google Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Hi!

Follow message #2.

It worked perfectly for me.

KegHead
KegHead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 5
 
Device(s): T-Mobile Prism unlocked
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks. I assume it has to be unlocked first...
kris443 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had a unlocked and rooted Exhibit II that I used in Europe. When I came back to the US I got a T Mobile SIM card and was prompted to upgrade to 2.3.6. Without even thinking I hit yes. While it was upgrading I cursed myself for not researching it first.

Well the upgrade is done and I still have unlocked and root access. I can't tell any difference in the software except the Memo app icon has changed.
BabyRasputin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyRasputin View Post
I had a unlocked and rooted Exhibit II that I used in Europe. When I came back to the US I got a T Mobile SIM card and was prompted to upgrade to 2.3.6. Without even thinking I hit yes. While it was upgrading I cursed myself for not researching it first.

Well the upgrade is done and I still have unlocked and root access. I can't tell any difference in the software except the Memo app icon has changed.
I am trying to use this phone in Europe but I cannot connect to the 3G network. Were you able to do that while in Europe? Thanks!
afruscione is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Exhibit 2 4G
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is T-Mobile's first off contract Android powered smartphone and the sequel to the Exhibit 4G which launched only a few months prior. The phone features a very affordable off contract price and a solid array of specs ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Exhibit 2 4G
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.