Behold 2 is a great android (once you root it)


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  1. derick90

    derick90 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay now almost everyone hates this phone and I too was upset about the 1.5 the touchwiz the cube lol I even considered buying my friends mytouch but today I decided to root it and install The Galaxy rom and BEHOLD my phone is reborn. It literally is like having a new phone in that the performance and overall experience is much better. Stock this phone is a bunch of wasted potential that was never given a chance. Rooting uses this potential. Stock behold 2 - 2.5/:)5 stars Rooted Behold - 4.9/5 I love my behold
     

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  2. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    4.9 is pretty excessive...especially considering the MyTouch and cliq/xt will have 2.1 any day now (and from a hardware standpoint the BH2 is better than both). However, I agree that the BH2 is getting a bad rap. If they could be bothered, Samsung could have made this a great mid-range phone. But they, apparently, couldn't care less about producing a quality product. I'd say without twiz, it'd be a 4.3 (ok 3.8 for the current roms, assuming Samsung bothered to fix the more gaping problems), stock it's definitely a 2.
     
  3. nguyenmd

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    How do you root BH2? what firmware will the phone be after rooted? 1.6 or 2.X? I asked cause I don't know much about it. Thanks.
     
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    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    Rooting doesn't change the firmware, or software. It just gives you administrator access, letting you actually change things on your phone.

    Flashing will change the firmware (well, assuming you use a different firmware :) ), is different. And incidently the fastest/easiest way to root your phone is to flash it to a rooted rom.
     
  5. nguyenmd

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    OK Euph_22, how do u root the rom then? How do I root my phone to operate like yours? can you shared? sorry I asked, cause i really don't know. thanks.

    I guess this question should go to Derrick90 also. Thanks.
     
  6. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind switching to a non-official rom, I'd suggest flashing to either the galaxy Rom or the 1.6 Behold 2 rom that bhman released ((Port) Behold 2 1.6 ( No Twiz w/ Busybox & Rooted Kernel ) - AndroidSPIN Forums). You could also use the Factory 1.6 rom. As far as which rom to use, if you need vibrate or the nice Behold 2 camera firmware use take5 (the final no twiz BH2 rom), otherwise use the galaxy (and if you like touchwiz, use factory). You'll find on androidspin as well (I'm not 100% on whether the current version of galaxy, r12, is on here and I know it will be there).

    If you don't want to flash but want root, you might be out of luck. I don't know how you'd go about rooting 1.5 post update, and it's a good bet that the 1.6 ota will undo any vulnerabilities we're currently using. I'm guessing somebody will be able to put a rom together with the new 1.6 that has root on it.

    Not to sound too harsh, but I'm sure any more questions you have will already have been answered in the root/rom/dev section, in the thread for whichever rom you decide to go with (I'd suggest galaxy unless you really need vibrate or the cool camera). And if you don't find an answer, and have used the search, you should ask there.

    Good luck. It's really not that hard, and there's no real chance of permenantly bricking your phone (if you do mess it up, you can just reflash it to fix it :) ).
     

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