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  1. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    Did you install Kies?
  2. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    Yes of course. But then I disconnected like you said and went to odin recovery and all. but then i realize super user....wasnt there. i dont know what i did i downloaded but what was i suppose to do afterward?
  3. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    how do i remove odin and start over? kies wont recognize anything and my sd card wotn show as long as odin is still in my comp.
  4. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Kies won't 'recognize' during Odin, Kies only supplies Windows drivers while Odin is open.

    You need the PC version of Odin and I cannot tell by your post if you have the PC version.

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    edit: both the mobile version and PC version of Odin need to be runnig at the same time.
  5. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    ...I'd like to start over....but the link for stock... All it keeps saying is PLEASE WAIT. then some block buster thing pops up...
  6. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    File hosting sites run on insane advertising, the correct download link should eventually pop up.
  7. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I did everything that was set in the post. Nothing I read said downloading a mobile version Odin. I only have PC. Sorry I followed everything to the T...Or at least I tried to. What did I do wrong? D:
  8. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I beleive I am rooted now but...no "binary" was installed. I do not have Super User =/
    But the triangle IS there and so is the Kernal...
  9. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor


    If you are rooted you will some type of SuperUser app in ur app drawer. Also administrator apps will ask for superUser permission now.


    And the mobile version of Odin came with stock S2: volume- & power button.
  10. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    Soooooo, I'm screwed it sounds like.
    And nah, no super user here XD
    Oh man this bites. I'll keep you guys posted of my progress...especially for the other noobs that could encounter this problem. Thanks again guys. Will be flashing (sorta) stock now. Dear god...
  11. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    Alright...I;m back at stock...I SHALL NOT GIVE UP! Thanks again, guys!!!
  12. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    O____o
    Holy crap I have an android pirate on my apps tray. I...I think I have rooted!!!
    Ack! Mah heart!!! Thanks guys so much. Sorry for being annoying.
  13. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    Stock link is in the op. Have to flash via Odin in the pda slot.
  14. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    Done and done. If there isnt any already i will post the removable bloatware and apps.
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  15. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I'd like to confirm that a bug/issue I have noticed despite the installation of Kies, the computer will not show Phone. All it says is removable F, H and I. The only way I can do anything is if I go to Recovery. I assume this isn't supposed to happen? Also I posted removable apps on the all things root section of the epic 4g touch :D
    When you can, please respond.
  16. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    Solution Found for nonrecognition of Phone to computer:

    Install the Phantom Rom which is not only sexy, but convenient ^_^
  17. MartyMar

    MartyMar Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much, and as fundamental reading is. I think someone should me a video :D
  18. cerj

    cerj Well-Known Member

    Do I have to turn on usb debugging in, settings-developers options?
  19. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't matter either way since you're doing everything with flashing in recovery or download mode
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  20. Knoxville363

    Knoxville363 Well-Known Member

    Will work on one here in a bit....since this is a huge step up from the earlier phones such as the ZTE and LG.
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  21. jfalbino

    jfalbino Active Member

    Ok, I saw that one question I had was answered, but the other one was asked and not answered. When that triangle with the exclamation point shows up, It is the concensus that it's letting Boost know, that the phone has either been rooted, or a change has been made to the phone. So, In essence, isnt that like when you have illegal sattelite TV, and they can send a packet, or ECM to your box, that will shut it down??

    If rooting is breaking the TOS, and you need root to tether, cant they access your phone and ban your account for not paying the 10 dollars for non unlimited data that they call unlimited?? lol

    ANOTHER question. When the phone is rooted, and you do get tether working, does the hotspot feature work? Will it allow more than one computer access at a time?? I will be getting this phone soon, and Im thinking that the longer I wait, the better, as new stuff comes out for rooting and such on a regular basis, so by the time I do get the S2, I should have access to everything needed to root and tether.
  22. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    Rooting isn't breaking the terms of service. Rooting is violating the 30 day warranty you get from boost along with whatever warranty that Samsung sticks on the phone.

    As far as tethering goes, I think it would be pretty difficult for them to figure out that you're tethering without actually spying on your data.
  23. Aries2010

    Aries2010 Well-Known Member

    Ok Hey everyone i am new to this i just got thos phome todat and it says my build is FG31 how can i root my phone(and please no smart comments i am a noob)
  24. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    Update your phone, then you should be on FH29
  25. Aries2010

    Aries2010 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much :)
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