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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble Rooting Samsung Stratosphere


I tried to root my phone using the guide on rootz wiki entitled "[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :-)"

I got up to flashing my phone, but I got a weird interaction:

user$ --kernel root-zImage
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Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
Setting up interface...

Checking if protocol is initialised...
Protocol is not initialised.
Initialising protocol...
Handshaking with Loke...

ERROR: Failed to receive response!

SO the root failed, I assume. Now it keeps saying that the firmware encountered an error instead of turning on. Is my phone bricked? Can I fix this?

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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello, Welcome to the Evo forum!

I have no idea what is up with your phone but hope it will be ok. Perhaps someone in this forum will be able to help you.

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Please let us know how it turns out! Good luck!
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We all are on the EVO follow dustwuns link and good luck hopefully you'll be back up and running before long.
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Heya! I moved you over to the samsung stratosphere forums where you will get advice from people who know the device well.
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I had the same problem until I fully installed the Android SDK and adb (I believe adb is in the pro-tools package, or at least p-something-tools). Once I had done that and made sure that adb could detect the device, then I was able to successfully root mine :-)
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