Getting stuck trying to root...need help!


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  1. pastortommy

    pastortommy Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am a droid user...a friend of mine bought a moment as he was loving my rooted droid...he asked me to root it for him...i am trying...but i can't get past the "software download" in swupdater. The screen says "updating do not disconnect!" but nothing happens. Any ideas what is going on?

    Thanks!
    Tommy
     

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  2. kingleonidas

    kingleonidas Active Member

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    hmm you downloaded the kernel such as speedrabbit, zefie, or joeykrim? and put it in the binary folder? right and made sure its a .tar file?
     
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    I had the same problem last night. What helped me get through mine was to :

    Unhook the phone (you will get an error on swupdate app, that is fine)
    Unplug battery
    put back in
    go back to download stage (volume down, camera and end button all at once)
    plug back into computer
    and click start download manager again (on swupdate app)

    I had to do it a couple times, but i finally got it to work like that.
     
  4. pastortommy

    pastortommy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Finally got it. I had to unsinstall usb drivers, etc. and place the folder on my desktop so that when windows tried to find drivers, it could...very strange...someone needs to include this in the steps if it is a common occurence...

    now we're wondering...what are the benefits of rooting a samsung moment...still looks very "sprinty" to us...unlike my droid running droidmod...

    Is there a wireless tether? Can you overclock? what apps are you all using once rooted?
    Tommy
     
  5. kingleonidas

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    yes there is wireles tether but only for zefie and speedrabbits kernels which do you have? you can download setscpu to overclock and underclock, you can also flash max recovery to put custom themes on the phone. do you have a home replacement such as ahome gde or panda home? if so this may make your phone lag or go slow and can drain the battery.
     
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    pastortommy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks kingleanidas. How do we get wireless tether? Also, it seems i can only underclock with setcpu...how do i overclock? The autodetect feature doesn't seem to be there...

    I don't think i have ahome or panda...how do i get max recovery? What themes are available? Is there a nexus 1 or hero type theme? smoked glass?

    Thanks,
    Tommy
     
  7. pastortommy

    pastortommy Member This Topic's Starter

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    oh, by the way, i forgot to answer the rest of your question, we have speedrabbit...
     
  8. kingleonidas

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    do you have a IM llike gmail or yahoo cuz it would be way easier to do it through there
     
  9. PSYB0RG

    PSYB0RG Well-Known Member

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    This isnt entirely true. You cant overclock it with setcpu. You can underclock it tho! I think zefie tried to overclock and decided it wasnt a great idea, and hasnt bothered since.

    For more info about tethering, look here:
    speedrabbit SDX 1.7 kernel (3/19/2010), based on joeykrim's

    PS: PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE 2nd POST!!!!! Hope that helps.

    Also, as far as everything still looking "sprinty" to you, thats because you havent did anything else to it. Flashing the kernel is just the "MEANS" to customize your phone! The rest is entirely up to u. Changing themes, deleting apps, etc.,
     

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