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Old October 20th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any news on root for the Stratosphere?

My roommate just picked one of these up and is dieing to get rid of the VZ bloatware. I saw that the GS2 was finally rooted today, and was wondering if there is any progress being made on the stratosphere. I know it will be awhile for custom ROMs, but rooting for battery life alone would be worth it; it helped my thunderbolt deal with the 4G drain tremendously.

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Not that I've been able to find. Considering that this phone is basically a Fascinate with 4G and a keyboard, I'm a little surprised and disappointed that no progress has been made.

I'm told that this phone has a new bootloader that has thrown everyone for a loop. I don't know how different it is from the one in the Fascinate or Droid Charge, but apparently it's a big enough difference to break all the common rooting methods out there.
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I'm not a dev, but I am working on giving it a shot. There are a few angles I am looking at based on the kernel source being available to us. I have been trying to contact some of the people that know some about how the SG2 was rooted and see if I can adapt those methods for this phone, since the bootloaders seem to be similar.

If I figure out anything, I'll make sure to let the world know.
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I got root! (with support from the Droid Charge irc channel)

I'll be posting howto's tomorrow, after I get some rest. Never knew building a kernel could be so tiring! :-)
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I got root! (with support from the Droid Charge irc channel)

I'll be posting howto's tomorrow, after I get some rest. Never knew building a kernel could be so tiring! :-)
Excellent news!
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I've already posted this at RootzWiki and Android Central, so I don't feel like copying it a 3rd time:

[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :-) - RootzWiki
[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :-) - Android Forums
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[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :-) - Android Forums
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Oh wow, that's good news. Did you get busybox on there too?

EDIT: Stupid question. Well, is this going to be the only way to root the phone, to use a custom kernel? That's not at all how it was for my poor Moto Devour…
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Oh wow, that's good news. Did you get busybox on there too?
I included it in the zip download, and you can push it to the system when you root it if you want.

The root is not "automatic" yet, as in, su and busybox baked into the kernel itself. I haven't gotten that far, but its on my list for the next kernel I cook up. I just wanted to give people a straight up stock kernel that just has the flag set to insecure and let them do as they wish with it. :-)
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I included it in the zip download, and you can push it to the system when you root it if you want.

The root is not "automatic" yet, as in, su and busybox baked into the kernel itself. I haven't gotten that far, but its on my list for the next kernel I cook up. I just wanted to give people a straight up stock kernel that just has the flag set to insecure and let them do as they wish with it. :-)
You can also get busybox from the market.

This is great news! One giant step towards CM7 for the Stratosphere!!
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Unhappy libusb error: -12 when running heimdall flash--kernel

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I am unable to get around this problem in Win7 Ultimate x64, when trying to run the "heimdall flash --kernel flashfile" command. The preceding "detect" command comes back "Device detected", but when I run the command to flash, I get the following.

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
ERROR: Failed to access device. libusb error: -12

Someone else in another forum where you posted your steps also complained about this -12 error, but I couldn't find any replies to that person's post. I cannot for the life of me find any reference to a -12 error for libusb... the closest I can get is a list of the libusb_error enum values at libusb: Miscellaneous, but there are no codes associated. If I count the error list starting at 1, however, then 12 would be "LIBUSB_ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED", meaning "Operation not supported or unimplemented on this platform." Has anyone successfully rooted a Samsung Stratosphere (or any Samsung device) yet using heimdall on Win7 x64?

I wanted to try odin, but I can't find instructions on how to properly do the flash with odin instead of heimdall. Does anyone either a) know this error and how to get around it, or b) know how to use odin instead of heimdall to root the Stratosphere? Thanks!

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Fellow Rooters,

I am unable to get around this problem in Win7 Ultimate x64, when trying to run the "heimdall flash --kernel flashfile" command. The preceding "detect" command comes back "Device detected", but when I run the command to flash, I get the following.

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
ERROR: Failed to access device. libusb error: -12

Someone else in another forum where you posted your steps also complained about this -12 error, but I couldn't find any replies to that person's post. I cannot for the life of me find any reference to a -12 error for libusb... the closest I can get is a list of the libusb_error enum values at libusb: Miscellaneous, but there are no codes associated. If I count the error list starting at 1, however, then 12 would be "LIBUSB_ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED", meaning "Operation not supported or unimplemented on this platform." Has anyone successfully rooted a Samsung Stratosphere (or any Samsung device) yet using heimdall on Win7 x64?

I wanted to try odin, but I can't find instructions on how to properly do the flash with odin instead of heimdall. Does anyone either a) know this error and how to get around it, or b) know how to use odin instead of heimdall to root the Stratosphere? Thanks!

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I have used my workstation at work to flash images using heimdall, and its Win7 Pro x64 and it works fine. The only thing I remember that was weird about it was it wouldn't take the driver installation the first time I tried it. Then I rebooted the machine, tried to install the driver again, and it took. I had to restart the computer a few times and replug the phone a few times too. It was really odd, but after it finally said it was installed, everything worked fine.
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Yeah, one very important thing is to make sure you've installed the drivers and ADB is also working properly. If ADB won't work or gives a similar error then it's probably a driver problem, but that's if Heimdall uses the same drivers ADB does.
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Yeah, one very important thing is to make sure you've installed the drivers and ADB is also working properly. If ADB won't work or gives a similar error then it's probably a driver problem, but that's if Heimdall uses the same drivers ADB does.
Actually it does not, download mode has its own USB "device" that Windows sees separately.

The Windows version of heimdall comes with the driver package bundled with it in the driver/ directory. You have to run the exe file in there while the phone is connected and in download mode, and it will give a list of USB devices (sometimes you have to go in the menu and select 'Show All Devices') and you make sure 'Gadget Serial' is selected and click install.

When your phone boots up normally, it will show back up as a regular android device and adb will work.
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Fellow Rooters,

I am unable to get around this problem in Win7 Ultimate x64, when trying to run the "heimdall flash --kernel flashfile" command. The preceding "detect" command comes back "Device detected", but when I run the command to flash, I get the following.

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
ERROR: Failed to access device. libusb error: -12



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I had the same problem.
I powered down the phone
rebooted powered down again
reentered down load mode
reinstalled the zadig grivers with gadget serial (after showing all devices in zdig)
and redid the guide. this time it worked.
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I had the same problem.
I powered down the phone
rebooted powered down again
reentered down load mode
reinstalled the zadig grivers with gadget serial (after showing all devices in zdig)
and redid the guide. this time it worked.
Yeah a couple of reboots are required for both devices. Its wacky but it will work eventually.
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Yeah a couple of reboots are required for both devices. Its wacky but it will work eventually.
Thanks, you guys! You were exactly right! I think I had just mistakenly not installed the driver properly the first time around. I hadn't seen the "libusb devices" node in the Device Manager until I repeated the "install drivers" process just now. Looks like the root worked! My backup program successfully got root privileges. Thanks again!!
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Can't get this script through heilman to work. Getting the same libusb error, too. Multiple reboots haven't helped. ADB and drivers seem to be fine. What am I missing?

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JMar,

Have you checked in Windows Device Manager to see if the "libusb devices" node exists? If not, try re-installing the drivers. That's what worked for me.

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Can't get this script through heilman to work. Getting the same libusb error, too. Multiple reboots haven't helped. ADB and drivers seem to be fine. What am I missing?

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Have you checked in Windows Device Manager to see if the "libusb devices" node exists? If not, try re-installing the drivers. That's what worked for me.

It doesn't exsist. And now when I try to reinstall the drivers, after selecting view all devices, the Google gadget drivers don't appear. It shows android USB modem and unknown device???
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hey guys i just got my strat today and been trying to root it alll day and i cant get it to work so far i have went thru download mod and install that image file and now im at the part where i need to push the super user, busybox and su over cmd

i put my phone in usb debug mode and then went into cmd and copy and paste and used this command F:\Downloads\heimdall-suite-1.3.1-win32>adb devices

and every time i hit enter it keeps saying device is not ready sooo that is where i am stuck at

i downloaded android sdk, and let it download the google usb drivers and still nothing

and i know the image that i put on installed right because i get the little yellow ! under the samsung logo on boot

im running windows 7 64bit
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i tried to follow this guide How to install Android SDK in order to set up the path to sdk but when i go into environment varibles it only list 2 things temp and tmp, there is no path so far i installed android sdk and let it install all those updates and then went back to cmd to see if F:\Downloads\heimdall-suite-1.3.1-win32>adb devices would work yet and still says device not ready sooo im still lost on this
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redid the WHOLE walkthrough went and reinstalled adk, and re doing the kernel file to the phone and now im back at the same part but now i get this, there is no disk in the drive please insert a disk into the drive /device/harddisk2/DR2.

and all i get is cancel try again and continue and when i do it again its the same thing..... it seems this is just a simple thing but being stupid
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I have been having different problems. Keep getting a libusb error. It was addressed in an earlier post by other users but I can't get past it.
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hmm really? your on the part where your installing the kernel correct? because with that all i did was download Download Heimdall 1.3.1 and then put the folder to my desktop and then threw the root file as well in the same folder and then i turned off my phone and put it in download mode and then connected it to the computer and let it install its drivers by its self, and then after that was done i installed the zagig.exe drivers make sure to choose the 'Gadget Serial, and then install that,, after that the folder thats on your desktop with heimdall and all that junk i shift right click it and choose open command window here and then copy and paste heimdall flash --kernel root-zImage and then i let it do its thing and that was that


im just on the part where it says to put your phone in debug mode and put F:\Downloads\heimdall-suite-1.3.1-win32>adb devices in the command prompt and i get the device not ready and sometimes i get the

there is no disk in the drive please insert a disk into the drive /device/harddisk2/DR2.

if you think the drivers messed up at that point then throw your phone in download mode and then connect it to the computer and go to device manager and find the drivers that look like there part of your phone and uninstall them and reboot computer and then restart the whole installing the kernel again
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hmm really? your on the part where your installing the kernel correct? because with that all i did was download Download Heimdall 1.3.1 and then put the folder to my desktop and then threw the root file as well in the same folder and then i turned off my phone and put it in download mode and then connected it to the computer and let it install its drivers by its self, and then after that was done i installed the zagig.exe drivers make sure to choose the 'Gadget Serial, and then install that,, after that the folder thats on your desktop with heimdall and all that junk i shift right click it and choose open command window here and then copy and paste heimdall flash --kernel root-zImage and then i let it do its thing and that was that


im just on the part where it says to put your phone in debug mode and put F:\Downloads\heimdall-suite-1.3.1-win32>adb devices in the command prompt and i get the device not ready and sometimes i get the

there is no disk in the drive please insert a disk into the drive /device/harddisk2/DR2.

if you think the drivers messed up at that point then throw your phone in download mode and then connect it to the computer and go to device manager and find the drivers that look like there part of your phone and uninstall them and reboot computer and then restart the whole installing the kernel again

I did it backwards. If I get it right, I will report back. If I can help, I will.

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Thanks for the tutorial. My wife's new phone is rooted now. (Well when she was playing a game she asked me "Will I always see these ads when playing games?" and I said "Well, I can fix that if you like....")

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yea my strat is bricked right now =./ i used that odin with the pit file and it semi bricked my phone and looks like its a 500$ paper weight now and i dont have another phone
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did you ever get root yet? i heard there is another way new easier rooting method - xda-developers
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has anyone tried the zergrush root yet to see if it works? it worked for my xperia play

btw i got a new strat so im up and running but i still cant get root i cant push the su or anything it keeps saying device not ready and i tried it on 3 different computers
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Hearing about semi and full bricks makes me nervous. My wife seems okay, even though she'd prefer no bloat. I will wait until I wipe my computer and start fresh with window 7 instead of vista.
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i only wiped because i used a untested odin pit and tar file as long as you follow knights guide you should be good (i still cant get root doing knights guide i just get a device not ready when i try to push superuser)

i cant stand the bloat on this =( it makes me a sad panda everytime i see the vzn stuff and i really need wi-fi tether
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i only wiped because i used a untested odin pit and tar file as long as you follow knights guide you should be good (i still cant get root doing knights guide i just get a device not ready when i try to push superuser)

i cant stand the bloat on this =( it makes me a sad panda everytime i see the vzn stuff and i really need wi-fi tether

Sorry bout that bro. When I get another chance I will try to help.

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zergrush oneclick root works for our phone! just flash the root-zimage and then download zerg rush and run root and let the program do its thing and your set i just did this to my phone and it works
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Do you have to have the adb open in order to flash or just installed becabecause when I try to flash heimdal says my device is detected but it won't push the root-zimage file.
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i did not have adb installed when i did heimdall, thought i did but did not in fact, you need adb to push su and busybox after you flash the new kernel
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I did it!!!!! 5 hours later and my wife pissed but i rooted both of our phones flashing the root-zimage and then doing superoneclick
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Awesome, pissed because it took 5 hours?
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I was having problems with drivers too. What finally did it for me was after I put my phone in download mode and plugged it in, I first let Vista install the drivers it wished to. There were 2 of them, and it took quite a while. Then I ran the zadig.exe and chose the Samsung Android USB Composite Device driver. I had to do that one 3 times before it took, though. Before I went on I rebooted the phone and computer both, then verified it all still worked. After that, it all went smooth.
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