Last Updated: May 02,2011
how can you root the new 2.2 froyo?? is it possible?? please help
It is completely possible. I did it.
Follow all Instructions in order to keep your phone safe I did it for myself for the first time today.
Follow this link: Re: Instructions on Rooting Spring Samsung Intercept
Don't use inxane's kernel file instead use this: http://02ee24b.netsolhost.com/downloads/JoesephMother/crapkernel_vm_1.1.zip
Then download this Kernel file vampirefo.2.2interKer.zip and put it on your main sd card directory.
Then after you have restarted after installing crap kernel restart again while holding volume down, call button, and end button and hit install from zip(press down on optical pad to select and swipe up and down to navigate)
If you have questions ask away.
Perhaps this is a dumb question but what are the advantages of rooting on 2.2 now?
Also, is it possible to run a temp Z4 root with the 2.2 to get rid of some of the crap we don't want?
I couldn't get z4root to work with 2.2
Advantages of rooting are is you get the ability to use apps that require root access, you can freeze the virgin mobile bloatware apps with the Blat Freezer app, and/or install a custom rom.(I'm sure there's other benefits)
man can you like make a vid please or send me your intructions not those??
or is this rooting thing going to change anything from virgin mobile like put something from sprint?
i think superone click would work for temp root
theres also that epic root exploit thing
but if i root it the way Void_Wizard told me to up in the post ..is it going to change like stuff from virgin mobile like installing other stuff like from other phones and is it worth it??
Installing the links and rooting like I said keeps all your apps and stuff it just changes the kernel which is like the foundation of your phone. It's not necessary if you like how your phone is now don't bother rooting/installing kernel files...
If you don't feel comfortable doing it I wouldn't risk it.
well if i do root it can i improve performance on my phone ?? and like install live wallpapers??
inxane's recovery is no longer up. which custom recovery did you use? the recoveryv14.tar or the inxane0318intercept.tar? what's the difference?
so should i root my phone?? is it worth it?? can can you do on it ??
if i do root it which is the coolest ROM to put in??
Please see my post in the following thread EdAndInn
Void_Wizard thanks, i came across this forum on google, those kernels and that link had me rooted in no time at all. Also as beefers said the link to inxanes .tar was bad so I used CM01.tar for recovery.
I am really sorry for bothering you folks. I have been trying incessantly for days to root my new VM Samsung Intercept 2.2 with an EC07 baseband. So now that I said all that, so you know that I am not a lazy schmuck who just doesn't want to search or read instructions. I've tried everything. Super One Click, Z4, SW Update, you name it, I've tried it. It absolutely refuses to root.
I had a 2.1 Intercept before this one that was destroyed, and I successfully rooted it and my brother's Sprint phone with no problems, so I am a beginner, but I can obviously follow instructions. This current Intercept that I am presently trying to root is an insurance replacement. It came with 2.1 and immediately after unboxing and giving it a full charge I ugraded to Froyo before ever playing with it. I have been trying to root it since Monday. There is nothing left to try.
At this point I am looking to pay someone to root it. This is my last effort before I send it off. I absolutely must have tethering for college purposes. And I am broke, and can not afford to go with Sprint or another carrier and pay the fees. Can anyone help me? Does anyone know anyone who will root it for a fee? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Did you read this thread?
HTH, yes I did try that several times. It failed. Thank you for your post.
How did it fail? Error message?
@ Levi, did you pull the battery and usb cable as soon as swupgrade hit 100%? And also did you get louziffer's patch for the swupgrade? you cannot let the phone reboot. mine rooted on the very first try with SWupgrade, if you tried that and it didnt work then maybe you were following bad directions? I noticed a lot of steps i found dont mention creating the sdx folders until after you've started swupgrade but i made those folders first of all. I hooked my phone up with usb and created the sdx folders and installed the zip files before I ran swupgrade. I put crapkernel in the sdx/zip folder i created and put vampirefo2.2 in the root directory. Removed the old .tar file and put in the cm01.tar, then ran swupgrade and as soon as it hits 100% you must pull the battery and unhook the USB cable both do not let the phone reboot. Then I put the battery back in, no usb cable anymore, went into recovery mode (vol dn, talk, end) and installed from the crapkernel zip in the sdx/zip folder, then rebooted again in recovery and installed from the vampirefo2.2 zip in the root. You need to get everything ready and move all the needed files to the phone before you begin swupgrade.
Wow, that seems like a lot of work - why not just do the one-click root as described in my previous link?c
LMBO...it was much faster than it sounds, it took longer to download the stuff i needed than to root the phone, the reason i didnt go with the one click root is that i noticed for a lot of people it didnt seem to work or they said they had to do it 9-10 times or it just ran and ran without doing anything, a lot of people said they thought it worked and then they didnt have root when it finished.
When I said I tried everything, I meant it. I've been scouring forums for weeks. All one click methods have failed. All methods have failed. Now after one more final try with the SW Update method, I have a bricked phone. It will not start. I have a back lit black screen and it is vibrating randomly. If anyone can please hel me, I would be greatly appreciative. I honestly am at my wits end with this project. I want it to be over and I am willing to pay to have it fixed and rooted.
hey can you get it to boot in recovery mode? which recovery did you use? just curious what you have in the folder, you shouldnt have bricked it unless you forgot to remove the other file there in the folder on your computer.
C:\Program Files\Samsung Electronics\SWUpgrade\Models\Binary
Thats the folder where you should put the cm01.tar or whichever recovery you used. There was another file in there already that you had to delete. I think that the only way you could have bricked it would be to have more than one file in there.
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