Epic 4G w/ Joeykrim's Root: What Works & What Doesnt


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  1. chris5h

    chris5h Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So Joey helped me get persistant root this morning and I have been messing around with some root apps, and I thought I would share my findings so far:

    OK, so here is what works so far:
    AdFree Android (Free in Market)
    Quick Boot (Free in Market)
    Root Manager (Allows you remove sprint bloatware like Asphalt Demo, NFL, etc) (€1.99 in Market, approx $2.53 USD)
    Shoot Me (Screenshot App) (Free in Market)
    Root Explorer (
     

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  2. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

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    glad quick boot works what about autokiller try wireless tether for root users if you could or some screen cap apps and post up some screen caps.
     
  3. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Titanium and Root Explorer? How about those?
     
  4. chris5h

    chris5h Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Root manager works like a champ. Titanium, sadly, fails to get root access.
     
  5. futureprospect

    futureprospect Active Member

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    that sucks that wifi-tether doesn't work. Does it work on the evo?
     
  6. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member

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    um theres no need to make a list of apps that work and apps that dont.... if its rooted ALL rooted apps should work, right? The tethering stuff is a little bit different, but titanium backup should work for sure. Make sure you have USB debugging enabled.
     
  7. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

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    no not ALL apps will work some apps have different support for different phones
     
  8. chris5h

    chris5h Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not true, different apps work in different methods and some just dont work. For example, I was using an Evo with 2.2 Freshrom and AdFree Android would not work unless I push the HOSTS file in recovery. The app just could not replace the HOSTS file while booted up.
     
  9. androidpirate

    androidpirate Active Member

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    while i don't like ads either, its the main reason why so many apps on the marketplace are free. that's the only reason i wouldn't use adfree android. the developers need to get paid somehow, if not what incentive do they have to keep developing apps?
     
  10. chris5h

    chris5h Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I do not feel like debating the merits of that post, isn't it kind of irrelivant. This thread was about root apps and which work or not. Not about the pro/cons of what you do with them.

    I mean, you wouldnt take your motorcycle to the mechanic to debate helmet laws.
     
  11. chris5h

    chris5h Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got Titanium backup to work. It was all operator error. I needed to install Busybox. I updated the first post.
     
  12. UniqueNate

    UniqueNate Well-Known Member

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    This root method is not that fluid yet. It would be better if a normal update.zip method would come out. So many people tried this and are not sure if they actually have full root access or root access at all.

    and if and when a better method comes out I want to know if you can use the lag fixes made for the vibrant and original galaxy s. i really want 2000+ in the quadrant scores. phone will be even faster.
     
  13. robl45

    robl45 Well-Known Member

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    i did the method on xdaforums. one click by noobl, I believe that is using the joeykrim root. anyway, everything I've tried works. wifi tether working fine, titanium backup, superuser.
     
  14. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    This root method is not a "full" root. There's still no engineering bootloader nor custom recovery. NAND remains locked. But all this will get addressed in time.

    the wifi-tether app does work for the Evo, but there is some debate whether it can work with a rooted stock ROM or if it requires a modified/custom kernel. According to the application's site, it requires modification to the kernel.
     
  15. xXSecretAgentXx

    xXSecretAgentXx Well-Known Member

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    Wifi tether works fine for me here...OP check again and update your post
     
  16. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Which version of android wifi tether are you using?
     
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    Nucleartx Well-Known Member

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  18. fishtaco254

    fishtaco254 Active Member

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    SU?
     
  19. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    SU = superuser

    You must be rooted to use it.
     
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    ragnarokx Well-Known Member

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    It works with a stock Kernel. You have to update to the latest Root Tether App.
     

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