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  1. infamous16

    infamous16 New Member

    so i just grabbed the mesmerize at my local USCC store and i was planning on rooting it like my other android phones that i have had..Ive been reading alot about how to root it and im still kinda having trouble. the software version is 2.3.5 E120, and most people when they talk about rooting this phone seem to have 2.3.4 EH09 or something like that... am i able to root my phone with that software? if someone can just kinda push me in the right direction that would be great. I know that it involves using a program odin and flashing stuff onto it but im very skeptical and confused about how to do that. Ive been reading threads on almost every forum including rootzwiki so if someone can just give me a tiny bit of help im sure i can get this all figured out. thanks!

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  2. 2acclaim

    2acclaim Well-Known Member

    go here

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/samsungmesmerize/

    at the top you'll see docs instructions. Basically using Odin go back to 2.2, then flash the rooted gingerbread 2.3.

    From there install the rom of your choice(and compatible) with the mesmerize(not everyone is) using clockworkmod.

    Really easy, but take your time. You need to repartition for Froyo(checkmark in Odin), then NOT do it for Gingerbread.

    follow the doc Steps to go all the way back to D14, then EH09, then CWM

    closely and you'll be all good.
  3. infamous16

    infamous16 New Member

    so that doc that you linked is all i need to root my phone? if i just follow all those instructions then itll be good and i dont have to do anything else?

    when its all finished and rooted, itll be a rooted version of GB not froyo correct?
  4. 2acclaim

    2acclaim Well-Known Member

    yes follow the instructions and you'll have full root access. If you want to dress it up you need install a custom ROM. Instructions there for that as well.
  5. infamous16

    infamous16 New Member

    i rooted last night, now running miui and working perfectly :)
  6. 2acclaim

    2acclaim Well-Known Member

    glad it all worked out for you. I prefer the awesome sauce vs miui but it's really easy once you sharpen your teeth on it.

  7. infamous16

    infamous16 New Member

    how do i change from miui to awesomesauce? i heard its harder than changing from miui to cm7
  8. 2acclaim

    2acclaim Well-Known Member

    download the awesome sauce rom

    place it on your sd card.

    boot into recovery

    install from sd card option

    wait for finish then reboot phone.

    If you get the full version of clockwork mod, you can do a complete backup then install awesome sauce, restore back to miui afterwards with no loss of data.
  9. shemslocum

    shemslocum Well-Known Member

    I have found that you can't just flash over miui on mesmerize. I've had to reflash to stock froyo with Odin and swupdater to get back to gingerbread. I have also had a lot of problems with the radio not working properly when flashing a few differant roms ....... h57, miui, cm7. the only rom that seems properly compatible with my phone is awesome sauce which by the way I have got better linpack scores with anyway.
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