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Old September 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! Just got my new Relay 4G. Hope to see more threads soon. I came over from a MyTouch 4G Slide. Any others here?

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I'm still using the MT4GS. How do you like the like the Relay? Can you give a comparison between that the and the Slide? I think I recognize you from another forum so your Slide is rooted right?
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I'm still using the MT4GS. How do you like the like the Relay? Can you give a comparison between that the and the Slide? I think I recognize you from another forum so your Slide is rooted right?
Yup, my MyTouch 4G slide was rooted and s-off via the Revolutionary method. I like the size and feel of the Relay. Keyboard is very nice. Camera however does not compare to the 4G slide. 1080p and 8 megapixels made the slide a beast. The best the Relay can do is 5mp and 720, which isn't bad at all.

It is a bit hard to slide open the Relay as it feels slippery, but it feels very solid. Keyboard is great, but it has a bunch of keys I'd never use.

The screen does not smudge with finger prints! It is super-SUPER sensitive, as I have noticed a few scratches already. Screen protector is on it's way and definitely recommended.

One quirk is you can't install apps on the SD card. You can only install to the 5 or so gigs built in, but this helps with responsiveness, and you don't get the "sometimes missing apps after a restart" that plagued every android I've ever owned.

Overall I'm happy with my decision, just cant wait to root and overclock it
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Hey there, I'm from the MT4GS forums too.
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Overall I'm happy with my decision, just cant wait to root and overclock it
Some people have already rooted the Relay. Cyvillian from XDA said that he flashed a T-Mo GS3 (SGH-T999) CWM recovery. The T999 recovery didn't display any video, so he used adb to push Superuser and the su binaries while in recovery. You can see what he did here.

Nardholio on XDA was kind enough to go through this process and post a rooted image on his Dropbox account for those of us who aren't adept at adb in recovery mode.

The Samsung drivers from the GS3 should work fine with the Relay. Also note, after extracting the rooted image, delete the .md5 extension so that the file name reads 'SGHT699_rooted.tar' or else it won't flash via PDA in Odin.

Make sure to let your device settle for at least 5 minutes and do a factory reset to avoid any FCs or other issues. Superuser will still be there after doing a factory reset.

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Download Mode (for Odin): Hold down Power, Home, and Vol DOWN simultaneously.
Recovery Mode: Hold down Power, Home, and Vol UP simultaneously.

Now we just need CWM recovery and AOSP. Hopefully development for this device picks up soon. Maybe we should donate or start a bounty thread to get some dev going ??
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I'm looking to likely pick it up in the next few days since Tmo and HTC didn't care enough to make a G3.

Sadly, not much help in the dev portion of things aside from beta testing stuff (short of stuff that will brick) though I have been through both of the first versions of the G1 and 2 terminal root processes.

Glad that root was achieved at least so far. Even if it's light on ROMs, being able to use Titanium and some other things are pretty essential to phone usage for me (along with setCPU, etc)
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\Camera however does not compare to the 4G slide. 1080p and 8 megapixels made the slide a beast. The best the Relay can do is 5mp and 720, which isn't bad at all.

It seems all of the good senseless ICS Custom ROMs for the MT4GS have camera functioning without 1080P anyway (I miss the face detection of stock too) so unless I went back to say Bulletproof ROM or another close to stock (which I just can't do at this ponit) all we're really missing is the 8 megapixels.

It's nice to hear that that keyboard is solid. I really miss a 5 row qwerty and I think I'm willing to trade the 3 megapixels to get a dedicated number row again. Hope to be sharing a device with you again soon!
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Thanks for the replies! Not as lonely as I thought

I'll definitely try to root it when I get home; it's a neccessity for me..
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Glad that root was achieved at least so far. Even if it's light on ROMs, being able to use Titanium and some other things are pretty essential to phone usage for me (along with setCPU, etc)
The first thing I did after rooting was delete a bunch of T-Mobile bloat with AntTek App Manager and Root Explorer. Then Titanium Backup restore.

I was ecstatic when I heard someone rooted the Relay already. T-Mobile bloatware is almost as annoying as AT&T bloatware.
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Thanks for the replies! Not as lonely as I thought

I'll definitely try to root it when I get home; it's a neccessity for me..
Good luck with rooting the Relay. It's wayyyy easier than rooting the MT4GS, to say the very least .

I think a bunch of people have upgraded to the Relay from the G2/MT4GS but are just lurking, too busy, or don't feel like making an Android Forums account. I really wish they would though, because who knows when XDA will decide to make a Relay forum. Might as well get involved here, right?
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It seems all of the good senseless ICS Custom ROMs for the MT4GS have camera functioning without 1080P anyway (I miss the face detection of stock too) so unless I went back to say Bulletproof ROM or another close to stock (which I just can't do at this ponit) all we're really missing is the 8 megapixels.

It's nice to hear that that keyboard is solid. I really miss a 5 row qwerty and I think I'm willing to trade the 3 megapixels to get a dedicated number row again. Hope to be sharing a device with you again soon!
The Relay keyboard is awesome, just takes some time to get used to because all the letters are shifted to the left. It's much more clicky and responsive than the MT4GS's keyboard.

The Relay's 5MP camera isn't bad, but nothing compared to the stock 8MP MT4GS camera. If only T-Mobile and HTC updated the Doubleshot to official ICS....
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I'm coming over from G2, so for me everything on this phone is twice as fast and better. The camera is great, screen is great, phone is lighter, and the extra row of numbers are great. The only reason why I don't like it is because of user error... I'm not use to the key placements things missing from my G2 ICS Minicry 1.5 ROM. It's a good phone, too bad it's sorta being buried by t-mobile.
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Just a heads up, here's my post from XDA concerning all the bloatware

One great thing I just discovered is you can actually disable some of the apps that came built in (including all the bloat-ware)! They no longer show up in my drawer and aren't running when I check watchdog. I can hold off root (atleast until someone makes a step-by-step guide and official recovery) for the moment being thanks to this discovery.

Just go to Application manager, click on the "all" tab and go down the list and disable the apps you don't want.
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Just a heads up, here's my post from XDA concerning all the bloatware

One great thing I just discovered is you can actually disable some of the apps that came built in (including all the bloat-ware)! They no longer show up in my drawer and aren't running when I check watchdog. I can hold off root (atleast until someone makes a step-by-step guide and official recovery) for the moment being thanks to this discovery.

Just go to Application manager, click on the "all" tab and go down the list and disable the apps you don't want.
Something I've noticed, is rooting the phone and removing some of the bloatware causes massive amounts of wakelock time while the device is supposed to be sleeping. Investigating with Badass Battery Monitor leads me to believe the Phone process is causing this. I think Wifi calling might be the cause but I'm not sure.

T-Mobile seems to have built the bloat upon the bloat. For example, removing tethering and wifi calling apks still leaves the T-Mobile tether icon in the App drawer and the options for both in the System settings. While I expect to see tether options in Android always, I do not expect to see Wifi calling directly in Settings with the relevant app uninstalled. And I do not expect to see a T-Mobile tethering icon tied directly to Settings in my app drawer with the apks uninstalled.
(Edit: I realize a great many people will be using wifi calling and won't want to try to remove it)

If you remove the two Carrier IQ apks, the option to turn it off entirely disappears from Backup and Reset, for example. That's the way something added on top of Android should behave if removed. It should actually be gone.

This is probably why removing bloat causes wakelocks, because it's baked into the system itself. This is something custom ROMs will have to address.

Which leads me to CWM. Without it we're forced to releasing custom ROMs in Odin format, which is doable but annoying. For one thing every flash with Odin has the potential to up your custom binary counter. Also Odin format ROMs can't integrate any scripting to do things like fix permissions or the like. At least not easily.

I'm no dev by any stretch of the imagination but I did find an automatic CWM builder at builder dot clockworkmod dot com. I built one and I didn't work One thing stopping it is probably the lack of the custom graphics.c for the device, which is because Samsung hasn't released the source code yet. Hell, with source available, we could even get a dev to start working on cyanogen for us...
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T-Mobile seems to have built the bloat upon the bloat. For example, removing tethering and wifi calling apks still leaves the T-Mobile tether icon in the App drawer and the options for both in the System settings. While I expect to see tether options in Android always, I do not expect to see Wifi calling directly in Settings with the relevant app uninstalled. And I do not expect to see a T-Mobile tethering icon tied directly to Settings in my app drawer with the apks uninstalled.
(Edit: I realize a great many people will be using wifi calling and won't want to try to remove it).
For most custom ROMs I've seen, Wifi calling is usually the last feature added since it causes so many compatibility issues.... However, I understand that Wifi Calling is a very important feature for T-Mo users who have poor reception indoors.

Bloat on bloat seems about right. Mobile Hotspot in settings doesn't go away even after deleted. I'm just miffed that they took away the native tethering option and replaced it with T-Mo's crapware. I've been using PDAnet to USB tether. Works pretty well with Firefox and User Agent RG.
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Just got back from picking it up. Rooting attempt will be made shortly.

Edit:

Rooted image successfully flashed, but need to go back to the old phone and re-run titanium as it was acting oddly and not finding my backup files.
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Just got back from picking it up. Rooting attempt will be made shortly.

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Rooted image successfully flashed, but need to go back to the old phone and re-run titanium as it was acting oddly and not finding my backup files.
In Titanium, you need to change the backup file location because the Relay has both an internal and external SD card. Menu>Preferences>Backup Folder Location and auto detect the ext sd card location should do the trick.
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In Titanium, you need to change the backup file location because the Relay has both an internal and external SD card. Menu>Preferences>Backup Folder Location and auto detect the ext sd card location should do the trick.
Thanks, I actually managed to figure that one out shortly after posting it.

Also, don't be an idiot and restore the system data too. Derp.


Here's my overly simplified how to for root:

Flashing root image for dummies like me:

1. Download the Relay 4G USB driver from Samsung's site (they actually have it up) http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SGH-T699DABTMB and install.

2. Download Odin and the rooted image from the post above.

3. Uncompress both files (remove the .md5 from the image so that it is just .tar)

4. Connect phone to computer and boot into download mode (hold Vol. down, home and power)

5. Run Odin, click PDA and select the rooted image

6. Start and patiently wait for flashing and phone to reboot.

Definitely a LOT easier than the early G1 and 2 rooting attempts

Thank you to everyone involved in getting it rooted so quickly
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Thanks! Seems super easy. I might try it this weekend. Im a little weary about no recovery, but i can always factory reset.
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Which leads me to CWM. Without it we're forced to releasing custom ROMs in Odin format, which is doable but annoying. For one thing every flash with Odin has the potential to up your custom binary counter. Also Odin format ROMs can't integrate any scripting to do things like fix permissions or the like. At least not easily.

I'm no dev by any stretch of the imagination but I did find an automatic CWM builder at builder dot clockworkmod dot com. I built one and I didn't work One thing stopping it is probably the lack of the custom graphics.c for the device, which is because Samsung hasn't released the source code yet. Hell, with source available, we could even get a dev to start working on cyanogen for us...
Samsung posted the T-Mo GS3 source code the same month it was released (June 2012). I know the Relay isn't as popular, but hopefully Samsung releases the source code on a similar timetable so we can get some dev going. At least Samsung is better to devs and consumers than HTC is....
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Thanks! Seems super easy. I might try it this weekend. Im a little weary about no recovery, but i can always factory reset.
It really is. I compiled that after screwing up a few steps and having to look up how to work Odin since I haven't really played around with anything remotely like that or adb in a year or so.
There is the basic built in recovery that you can access, I know it isn't the same as what gets flashed for ROMs somehow, but I have no idea how. I'll leave the explanation to someone that knows what they're talking about.
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It really is. I compiled that after screwing up a few steps and having to look up how to work Odin since I haven't really played around with anything remotely like that or adb in a year or so.
There is the basic built in recovery that you can access, I know it isn't the same as what gets flashed for ROMs somehow, but I have no idea how. I'll leave the explanation to someone that knows what they're talking about.
Built in recovery can clear cache and factory reset and will only flash scripts signed with the Samsung key. To recover from a brick custom recovery is nice but Odin mode is really what you want anyway. If you're excessivly worried about bricking I'd spend the three bucks and get a jig. When you plug it into the usb port it automatically powers the phone into Odin mode, even if it's bricked. On some phones it also resets the custom flash counter but sadly that's not the case here.

On another note, I finally got the unlock code for my Relay. This is one of the few tmo phones with the AT&T frequencies and it actually outperforms my AT&T phone (Captivate Glide) in 4G testing.I am absolutely shocked they aren't pushing this phone, which is nearly identical to the s3, except with a keyboard, more aggressively.
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So as I see XDA is once again enforcing their "it better be popular" plan for forums, I migrated over here. I already ran thru the root method by flashing the image, and deleted bloatware. I loathe android, it's spyware, but with root, I can at least use Droidwall to limit everything but what I want from having network access. :-) And this keyboard is just something I've been missing.
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Also, the newest version of Wi-Fi tether located here seems to work just fine on the device for bypassing T-Mo's modification. As expected, root is required with that application.

As for the dev support. I would happily pay for it. A nice custom ROM, more ASOP, less touchwiz. Granted I would also pay for a lockscreen mod that borrows from the Nokia N9's lockscreen. The always on floating time with notifications under the time is amazingly awesome.
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On another note, I finally got the unlock code for my Relay. This is one of the few tmo phones with the AT&T frequencies and it actually outperforms my AT&T phone (Captivate Glide) in 4G testing.I am absolutely shocked they aren't pushing this phone, which is nearly identical to the s3, except with a keyboard, more aggressively.
Did you get your unlock code direct from T-Mobile or a website? I wanted to get mine too but I heard T-Mo makes you wait 90 days after purchasing the device.
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Thanks, I actually managed to figure that one out shortly after posting it.

Also, don't be an idiot and restore the system data too. Derp.


Here's my overly simplified how to for root:

Flashing root image for dummies like me:

1. Download the Relay 4G USB driver from Samsung's site (they actually have it up) Support - T-Mobile Cell Phones SGH-T699 | Samsung Cell Phones and install.

2. Download Odin and the rooted image from the post above.

3. Uncompress both files (remove the .md5 from the image so that it is just .tar)

4. Connect phone to computer and boot into download mode (hold Vol. down, home and power)

5. Run Odin, click PDA and select the rooted image

6. Start and patiently wait for flashing and phone to reboot.

Definitely a LOT easier than the early G1 and 2 rooting attempts

Thank you to everyone involved in getting it rooted so quickly

This was so easy I can't believe I didn't do it before! I am now rooted and loving it, thanks!!!
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i also wouldnt mind paying to get a forum up or a custom rom. any ideas guys? this seems to be the only place posting is even going on for this phone.
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Hi there - I've never rooted, and was looking at mikeybot's instructions above, and am wondering if a beginner will know what to do when it comes to #2, working with Odin, and the next few steps.

I haven't had this much crapware on a phone since the Verizon Vcast on a regular cell phone, the one I had before the G1. Then I had a G2. If I root, will I be able to get rid of some of it, such as the MobileLife Organizer? Reasons for rooting are 1) to use the hotspot again, 2) to use Titanium and 3) to get rid of some things.

This is my first post, so I'm not allowed to link, but there's an article in Wired Magazine about how manufacturers and providers make the Android experience worse. "Saving Android from a Second Rate Future" by Anil Dash. This article didn't seem relevant to me with the G1 and G2, but does with the Relay.

Also, I was really surprised I couldn't connect via USB to my Mac and see it in the Finder. The only way was through using Samusung Kies software, which is also proprietary - only lets you move media files. So after some searching, I did find a forum that recommended getting Droid NAS from the Play store, and it's great! I can see the phone as a shared device. I see information above about USB, but I haven't tried that yet. Using Droid NAS, I was able to transfer some of my G2 files.
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Hey folks! So -- just got my Galaxy S Relay, and I'm going to be venturing into my first rooting effort.

In the first part, thanks, mikeybot, jjbz, for the instructions and the links! I've got one question. On recommendation of a gearhead I know, I was going to use Odin3 1.85 (I think that was it) instead of the Odin3 3.07 linked to in Nardholio's post. Unfortunately, the image Nardholio posted failed hash in Odin3 1.85 when I tried to get it started. Does the version of Odin matter? Normally, I'd assume not -- but that's a pretty big version difference. Otherwise, I've redownloaded the image and am going to give it a second try.
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Hey folks! So -- just got my Galaxy S Relay, and I'm going to be venturing into my first rooting effort.

In the first part, thanks, mikeybot, jjbz, for the instructions and the links! I've got one question. On recommendation of a gearhead I know, I was going to use Odin3 1.85 (I think that was it) instead of the Odin3 3.07 linked to in Nardholio's post. Unfortunately, the image Nardholio posted failed hash in Odin3 1.85 when I tried to get it started. Does the version of Odin matter? Normally, I'd assume not -- but that's a pretty big version difference. Otherwise, I've redownloaded the image and am going to give it a second try.
Have you removed the .md5 extension to make it a .tar?
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I have already rooted this phone and am now trying to get tethering working properly.

I have tried the wifi tethering suggested in this forum. I also tried cwm tether pda net and foxfi. They all work for a minute or two then just seem to freeze up and disconnect.

I froze the tethering provision apk.

I have a t-mobile truly unlimited plan if that matters.

Any suggestions?
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I have already rooted this phone and am now trying to get tethering working properly.

I have tried the wifi tethering suggested in this forum. I also tried cwm tether pda net and foxfi. They all work for a minute or two then just seem to freeze up and disconnect.

I froze the tethering provision apk.

I have a t-mobile truly unlimited plan if that matters.

Any suggestions?
PDAnet USB tether works for me so far. I haven't found a reliable wifi tether option yet.
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I've been using the cwm usb tether. It does drop every once in a while, but it's good enough for now (and free).
Make sure if you're using it, that you install the usb driver software from the Samsung site for the phone. The one that Tether downloads doesn't work as well/at all with it
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Did you get your unlock code direct from T-Mobile or a website? I wanted to get mine too but I heard T-Mo makes you wait 90 days after purchasing the device.
cellunlocker.net. T-Mobile will provide the code if you buy the phone outright or if you fulfill certain other conditions, but it's a PITA!!
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I have already rooted this phone and am now trying to get tethering working properly.

I have tried the wifi tethering suggested in this forum. I also tried cwm tether pda net and foxfi. They all work for a minute or two then just seem to freeze up and disconnect.

I froze the tethering provision apk.

I have a t-mobile truly unlimited plan if that matters.

Any suggestions?


Please post back here if you get the wifi tether working -- I'm wanting to do the same thing and use wifi tethering and get the unlimited data plan before it disappears
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I got my Relay 4g recently (as it just came out last week), and I LOVE IT!

5-row qwerty with dedicated numbers, brightness on the shade, all the controls in the shade too without having to scroll over like on the SK4g, AND they actually did some good by allowing NO-SLIDE before an unlock with the pattern!

The only reason I can see to root this bad boy is to remove all the boatware that targets everything you do for marketing, and maybe WiFiKill to screw with iPhruity users.

Cursor keys!!! Only drawback is that the physical keyboard isn't raised at all and spaces, and some keys toward the sides of the k/board get missed when typing quite a bit. Well then again there is some lag when you hit the home button, and somethings it will ignore that you hit it, and may have to hit it like 3 times, as it is guessing that you want to task-swap, but isn't sure(?).

I AM glad that they listened to all the complaints about prior phones before dropping this one. Every Samsung phone with touchwiz threaded through-and-through in the past was a memory-leaky-POS. This is the 1st non-Pure-google Samsung device that I have had which seems rock solid (as of yet)...

Stability was horrible on the Sidekick 4g!
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So far, my only issue is with there only being an alt key on the left side of the keyboard and the placement of the search button. Other that that, I'm adjusting to it from the G2 very well
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Here's my overly simplified how to for root:

Flashing root image for dummies like me:

1. Download the Relay 4G USB driver from Samsung's site (they actually have it up) Support - T-Mobile Cell Phones SGH-T699 | Samsung Cell Phones and install.

2. Download Odin and the rooted image from the post above.

3. Uncompress both files (remove the .md5 from the image so that it is just .tar)

4. Connect phone to computer and boot into download mode (hold Vol. down, home and power)

5. Run Odin, click PDA and select the rooted image

6. Start and patiently wait for flashing and phone to reboot.

Definitely a LOT easier than the early G1 and 2 rooting attempts

Thank you to everyone involved in getting it rooted so quickly
Some additional notes re: mikeybot's instructions, or: some things that this newbie found out during the process:

Download mode: booting to download mode is more -rebooting- to download mode. Do it while your phone is powered up. At least, that's what worked for me. Also, don't have a password set on your phone; I ran into issues where my phone would lock. As said, the things a newbie finds out...

Odin: Odin only detects hardware when it starts up, it seems? In other words, get your phone connected in download mode, and -then- start Odin.

Anyway, successfully flashed the image from Nardholio's post! I'll admit I was expecting more fireworks when the phone restarted, but it's working perfectly, as before. Now to figure out debloating.

I've had best luck using PDANet for tethering, at present. Wireless I've not gotten working, and I'm not 100% sure why that is. FoxFi is on, and my laptop sees the network, but it's announcing password issues even though I'm 100% sure I've entered it correctly. My bet is it's a protocol issue, so I'm not bugged.

Also interesting: after my first successful tether and some downloading, I got a system text from T-Mobile advising me to buy tethering to avoid blocking of my tether. Huh. I didn't notice a connection hiccup, so I'm wondering if this is just their way of politely asking for more money.


Also; hey, jjbz! I think the first time I tried to load it, I hadn't, and I just kept remembering that error message even after I fixed it. ;x I'm totally going to fess up to being the new guy at this.
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Also interesting: after my first successful tether and some downloading, I got a system text from T-Mobile advising me to buy tethering to avoid blocking of my tether. Huh. I didn't notice a connection hiccup, so I'm wondering if this is just their way of politely asking for more money.


Also; hey, jjbz! I think the first time I tried to load it, I hadn't, and I just kept remembering that error message even after I fixed it. ;x I'm totally going to fess up to being the new guy at this.
In order to tether without getting crap from T-Mobile, you have to change your user agent on your computer to match your phone's.

If you keep using your computer's user agent, T-Mobile WILL block you from tethering.

Personally, I use Firefox and the add-on User Agent RG to switch to the Android user agent. The only drawback is that you will be re-directed to the mobile version of a website, if there is one.

There's usually a "View Desktop Site" at the bottom of most websites to work around this. More info in this post from the MT4GS forums.
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Thanks, I actually managed to figure that one out shortly after posting it.

Also, don't be an idiot and restore the system data too. Derp.


Here's my overly simplified how to for root:

Flashing root image for dummies like me:

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I moved from mt4gs to the Relay.
My first sammy device & I'm happy I've stepped away from HTC.

Never used Odin or Download mode. So thanks for the tutorial - everything was simple and I have gained superuser root access
Allowing me to gain superuser rights, adfree, sixaxis control & titanium/root explorer functionality to delve into debloating/depinking.

I have a question regarding the potential for flashing the GSiii CWM you mention below.
If I try this, can you point me to the file I need, and how to use Odin to flash this?

From that point, can I use ADB to run any/all of the traditional CWM features (like nand backup, restore, wipes, installs etc.)

If this is possible I want to give this a try.

Thank you in advance
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The two threads I found very useful for shaking the tether police:

[Q] Denied Tethering, Privacy, and the Law . . . - xda-developers

Wifi tethering and T Mobile txt message about upsell to mobile hotspot plan. - Page 3 - xda-developers
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Did you get your unlock code direct from T-Mobile or a website? I wanted to get mine too but I heard T-Mo makes you wait 90 days after purchasing the device.





JJBZ,

I called T-Mobile and they texted it to me the same day. However I've been with them for many years. If your new, they will still send it to you, within 30 days, depending on how much you sweet talk the CSR.
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Since this appears to be the catch-all thread, just saw this awesome post over on xda:

xda-developers - View Single Post - Any one planning on getting the Galaxy Relay 4G

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More importantly, since the kernel built from source, I'm going to try to build a CM9 image tonight.
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Hey guys! Just got my new Relay 4G. Hope to see more threads soon. I came over from a MyTouch 4G Slide. Any others here?
Boy am I glad to see you here. I need you to check something on your phone for me. Please go to Applications-Settings-Storage and tell me what it says under USB storage and SYSTEM storage.

thank you so much. I May have to bring my captivate back today !!

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Since this appears to be the catch-all thread, just saw this awesome post over on xda:

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Say are you there? Can you answer my question above? Thanks so much !!!
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Boy am I glad to see you here. I need you to check something on your phone for me. Please go to Applications-Settings-Storage and tell me what it says under USB storage and SYSTEM storage.

thank you so much. I May have to bring my captivate back today !!

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Uh, glad to be seen? Hahaha. Sorry i don't see that in my settings. I don't mind looking, but if it's on the my touch, then i already sent back to gingerbread with rubix 5.2
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Hi Everyone,

I have not rooted my Relay 4g yet due to the fact i'm playing Chaos Rings GP but I have a question for all you users who have rooted this device:
Are you able to save your applications to ext sd card? Does the option to save to sd card show up under applications when rooted? I know this phone has alot of internal memory but installing big games like asphalt 7 and MC3, etc. starts to eat up the internal memory storage fast. I have a 32g Samsung Class 10 microsd card which I would like to use instead of the phones internal memory storage. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Never mind. I just rooted it. Awesome!
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