How to root the continuum


  1. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    This is all copied straight from my original topic under the "suggest new" section:
    http://androidforums.com/suggest-new/228344-samsung-continuum-rooted.html

    This will be a simple process and is my first tutorial. I will be using z4root for this.
    I am not responsible for any damage or lost data.

    1) Go to the market and search "z4root". There will most likely be 2. One of the descriptions will have what looks to be Asian writing. You need the one that is in english. I will put up screen shot as soon as I figure out how to lol.

    2) Download and install the application. Pretty simple.

    3) After the installation is complete, You need to run it.

    4) You now have 2 choices: "Temporary root" and "Permanent root"

    5) Pick either one, but remember that the temporary one does not stick, and will disappear after a reboot.

    6) It will first say something about saving files. Then it will say "Running exploit to obtain root" or something along the lines of that.You then will wait. If it goes longer then about 3 min. Go on to the last 2 steps. If it finishes, Congrats, you are rooted.

    7) Since Your phone is taking so long, I recommend you do a battery pull. That is what I had to do when I rooted. You can try pressing the back button, and then restarting the app. That is also an option.

    8) After you've shut down, or pulled the battery, you need to turn it back on. After it starts, go back and start the app again. If it gets stuck again, do step 7 and this step again.

    Congrats, you should now be rooted! Have fun, I recommend using set CPU so you can underclock the CPU to save battery.

    If you need to unroot, PM me and I'll write a tutorial on how to unroot.

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  2. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    has anyone tried to manually root the continuum? im assuming following the fascinate guide it wouldnt be hard
  3. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna have to agree with you, but I have no experience in ABD, so I won't be unrooting to try. If you want, you could try and let me know so I can put that toward the bottom of my post, and you will be credited of course.
  4. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    if i knew anyone with a continuum id get them to try...i was just curious thats all....you can unroot with terminal emulator as well....heres the info

    http://androidforums.com/fascinate-...-fascinate-adb-su-terminal-unroot-method.html
  5. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    I don't plan on unrooting unless verizon puts out an update to 2.2. It's really killing me especially since I had a droid 1 for a while. 2.1 is such a big step back for me.
  6. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    unroot/reroot should only take you 10 minutes tops if you have the drivers installed on your comp
  7. Weudel

    Weudel Well-Known Member

    So, has anyone managed to get Clockwork or any other Recovery installed and running on the Continuum yet? If we get these baby steps done maybe we'll actually get a dev to build some ROMs.
  8. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    I know that, but I just don't feel like having to put more software onto an already WAY too bogged down system. I also have absolutely no experience in ABD.
    I would try, but I'm too worried about messing up my phone and then not being able to get a replacement.
  9. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

  10. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    That is my one huge concern I am 13 after all, but until multiple people can confirm this, I will not risk it.
  11. Weudel

    Weudel Well-Known Member

    I tried loading the Fascinate Clockwork using ROM Manager... That didn't work.... I think I have it back to the stock recovery now...
  12. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

  13. Weudel

    Weudel Well-Known Member

    Okay, the Linux instructions look far too simple compared to the Windows ones.... I think I'll wait and see if anyone can get it going before I try digging into it.....
  14. tybo611

    tybo611 Member

    So i am completely new to the whole rooting a phone idea, but it seems very easy to do if you are semi computer savy and there are way to many benefits . I have read all the forums on how to do this, and i keep seeing that you need to use ODIN and have a stock backup, but i have not found a thread saying how to create one? any help? the only reason i see to create one is the OTA release of Froyo may not be possible if i remove all the verizon bloatware bull that they force on the phones.
  15. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    You do not need a stock backup when you root, but you would need won if you were to remove all the bloatware. I personally just used Titanium Backup Pro to freeze the bloatware, that way I don't have to mess around trying to get back to stock. You will have to pay like $5, but imo it's worth it. You're also going to need a stock ROM once we start getting some ROMs of our own over at XDA.
  16. tybo611

    tybo611 Member


    awesome, is there a thread you know of that details titanium backup and how to freeze all of these or is it pretty self explanatory.
  17. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    It's very self explanatory, but you NEED to have the paid version in order to freeze apps. It's like $5, but it is definitely worth it. All you do is select the app and click "Freeze"
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  18. tybo611

    tybo611 Member

    Dfgged, I've had an issue maybe you can help fix. I left my phone rooted when the update released and downloaded it. with that my phone I guess lost root access partly but won't let me root or unroot. Is it time for a dreaded reset to get tbpro back.
  19. dfgged

    dfgged Well-Known Member

    No, not yet it isn't, I've lost root as well :-/
    We just need another way to root now :-/ So don't go and do anything you'll regret :p
  20. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member

    root via clockwork recovery posted in these forums. Flash cwm, flash superuser package from chainsDD on xda= profit.
  21. tybo611

    tybo611 Member


    is there a set of "simpler" instructions to do this? I haven't done this yet and would like to figure this out. Also I have a stock kernal and if I can get root access back following your instructions I could possibly get a stock odin file. However, this is the first android i've owned and coming from a blackberry where none of this is possible might take a little to figure out how to do all this.
  22. tybo611

    tybo611 Member

    Ah. Finally got root back. Now custom roms anytime soon??
  23. Cerberuz7

    Cerberuz7 New Member

    I rooted mine with superoneclick, which took like 8 times because z4root would not do it. Could I have instructions on how to unroot?
  24. neojerk

    neojerk New Member


    I just have to say that I could not agree more. I LOVED my Droid 1! Right up until it got stuck in Airplane Mode. I got a good deal on a Continuum, so here I am. I did let it grow on me more than I had expected it to, but even with it's handful of merits it's no Droid...
  25. WraithTDK

    WraithTDK Member

    z4root seems to be unavailable...

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