General Guide to Prevail and RepositoryTips

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  1. thebeerholder

    thebeerholder Member

    I followed the steps exactly too, along with my friend who has rooted all of his phones and it just will not go.. Obviously the program works, I just don't get why my phone would be such a bitch haha.

  2. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    if it says cant find device that imply s 2 possibility's, maybe 3
    1) your cable is the wrong one, or a bad one, Samsung cable is different then the rest out there the rest will charge the phone but not transfer data.
    2) you dont have the drivers installed on the computer.
    and 3) you dont have the phone in usb debugging mode. To do that you need to go into menu - settings - application - development and check mark usb debugging.
  3. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    and if those dont work you can always try odin to get a rooted phone. I find odin a lot easier to work with then the one click root batch file.
  4. thebeerholder

    thebeerholder Member

    Cable is good and I have it in USB Debugging. My friend used my cable to root his phone after mine failed haha. I'm hoping the drivers didn't install on my laptop for some reason, so I'm going to try to do it again on my desktop.. Hopefully that'll fix the shit!
  5. thebeerholder

    thebeerholder Member

    So, just tried it on my desktop and got the same thing... I think I'm just going to give up on it. This is what I get when I try to root it.
  6. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I am wondering if ur not patient enuff. I remember ignoring my phone for long stretches when I rooted. I may have been wrong in my previous post, not 5 minutes per step, maybe longer.
  7. thebeerholder

    thebeerholder Member

    So let it go for like 10-15 minutes per step? I've waited for my phone to reboot, and for it to change on the cmd screen... Just doesn't seem to want to root haha. I really don't think I'm doing anything wrong, and my friend tried who has rooted every phone he's has multiple times since he's been able to... And he couldn't even get it to go. So either somethings wrong with my phone, or we're complete idiots... No clue haha.
  8. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I remember the wait being what I thought excessive at one point, like several games of Windows solitair excessive.

    I have a recent Dell XPS so that was not the bottle-neck.

    Admittedly, I don't consider myself an expert at Rooting. You might find better support on Interdpth's Root thread.
  9. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    check the older one click root, the newer one doesnt seem to work as well.
    If you look through the thread you will find multiple links to it.
  10. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added New Optimus thread for faster 3g and psp_noob study guide for Rooting.
  11. junx

    junx Well-Known Member

    Just a quick heads up, will ask you to verify the phone number you are trying to refill if you go over a certain amount. (I'm guessing $100?) They will need a bill from boost mobile. If any of you actually get a bill please let me know, because I have never gotten a bill for a prepaid/pay as you go cell phone. I even offered to send a screen shot of my account, still no bueno.
  12. sosuaves

    sosuaves Member

    If paying online at the boost mobile webpage insert a "non sales-tax" city zip code like 97212 and your bill will be with out the added sales tax even though your "credit/debit card" has another sales tax on file. I'm a truck driver and when I pay over the phone I pay a different sales tax in every state. sometimes up to 12%.:)


    I need help as i am new to android and samsung been with blackberry for 4 years. Ok so i have the prevail and am not sure if its me or what? But it seems like this device doesnt do very much. First of all is there any kind of samsung device manager? Ive been nothing but fustrated with this device my computer will not recognise this device cannot tether. Please help im trying to give this device a chance. Blackberry has desktop manager does samsung have something of its eaqual? My searches have come up with samsung pc studio but when you go to the samsung site you get error 404....
  14. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I am embarassed that I never included the Prevail USB driver link. This driver will allow the Prevail to be seen as a mass storage device on Windows.


    As far as not doing much, I say the opposite. I have an app for Word/Excel file manipulation, MP3 player, calendar, games, sports apps, scan any barcode, GPS navigation, and much more.

    I keep a Gmail account only for contacts and calendar updates to sync as necessary.

    Understanding that a phone is not a laptop, I am not sure what more you can ask.
  15. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Gingerbread is now available on Prevail.

    Also added factory reset mode, thanks Koumajutsu

  16. mistakindeath

    mistakindeath New Member

    so how do i backup my phone before one click root
  17. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest

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  18. mistakindeath

    mistakindeath New Member

    so this will do a backup and root all at the same time?
    Sry im a nerd with computers but dont know jack about the phones
  19. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Link to 1 click root updated.

    Use Titanium Backup for your backups. Very easy to reinstall apps/data afterwards.
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  20. kds75

    kds75 Member

    Im tring to figure that out too. How to backup before rooting. We are supposed to backup beforr rooting, but ill I seem to be finding is you have to root before you can do a backup.
  21. Syaozen

    Syaozen Member

    Just a notice...CallingMart no longer supports Boost Mobile Reboost cards.

    However, I've found an alternative website that is basically identical to it called Prepaid Wireless Cards at

    Same loyalty rewards points program and all that, including a discount code that changes every month. You'll have to use your search engine to find these discount codes. As for the actual discount, it takes off 3% I believe...not 6% like CallingMart =/

    Hope this helps!
  22. junx

    junx Well-Known Member

    3% Discount Code: 12344

    Edit: At the top of their webpage, "Effective July 1, 2011 Boost will be phasing out pins completely so IF you place your order on this page please call 1-800-486-1707 -- AFTER you have ordered with your Boost mobile number and our representative will load the airtime for you."
  23. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    very good to know. I wonder if they will be dropping boost sometime soon as well?
  24. Saorsa

    Saorsa New Member

    Great job on the information just what I was looking for.
    I would like to take it bit further if you don't mind

    I am new to this forum and have learn a lot from it thus far. Although I found it hard to keep track of the multi-directional threads and what is/was in development, what is/was tested successfully and what is/was in operation.

    I want to do my part and leverage my 18+ years experience in the IT industry and provide a detailed document(s). Before I do this is there interest and a way to add grouping information to threads? I would like to suggest breaking out the information leveraging a modified SDLC (System-Development Life Cycle) model/process. HARDWARE, OS, ROMs, - DEVELOPMENT and TESTING, OPERATIONAL. In addition TIPs, APPLICATIONS and OTHER information. The idea and model, like Kevincott's post, is to eliminate as much confusion and repetitiveness with single source structured information based on activity. This maybe hard to do a on a post but not sure and asking for your input. I am willing to develop the document(s) with the information as related to HARDWARE, OS, ROMs, DEVELOPEMET and TESTING, OPERATIONAL. TIPS (tested and validated) would be included in the OPERATIONAL section. Please let me know your thoughts. If there is interest I will provide and outline for review. Thanks and good to be part of the forum.
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  25. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    sounds like alot of work, which as the only person able to edit the post would be all on you, I hope you do it though it would be very beneficial.

    What would be interesting is a wiki like arrangement as people use, test, and change things up they were able to edit things, it would obviously have to be limited not everyone would be able to edit wilinilli.

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