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  1. 30glock

    30glock Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok who else has Rooted their Vibrant? and What is different on your phone.
     

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  2. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about it. Can't decide if I want to take the plunge.
     
  3. Mark27

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    I am about to shortly, sick of the bloatware.
     
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    Robinelli Well-Known Member

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    I have a qst. If I root and take off all of the crap that came preloaded, what happens to that stuff? Because I've read you can un-root for warranty work. So what happens to the stuff you take off?
     
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    don't you just rename the apk to apk.bak or something?
    then u just name it back to .apk extension when you're restoring

    at least that's how it was on my moto droid
     
  6. Robinelli

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    So what does that do? Just store it away?
     
  7. heybk

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    pretty much hides it and makes it so the phone can't even access the app to start it up cuz the file name doesn't match so it never starts up
     
  8. VegasTouch

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    Not going to think of rooting til i get the 2.2 update. I would like to get rid of some stuff by rooting. Also want to be able to take snapshots of my screen. Cant be;lieve they cant make it do that with just an app instead.

    Not sure what else rooting does except you can get apps for free from what ive read. But that isnt a big draw for me either. If i like it, ill pay if it isnt ridiculously high priced.
     
  9. heybk

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    One of my favorite features on my rooted droid was the ability to wifi mount the sd card
     
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    noonehereyet No One... VIP Member

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    You know that you can get 2.2 on your phone faster if you root right? like right now : http://androidforums.com/all-things...in-froyo-does-not-brick-downgrading-fine.html
     
  12. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member

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    You mean somebody made rooting easier? Anyone used this to confirm it works? I figured there had to be a way someday to root the phone easier.

    iPhone is such a snap to jailbreak. Just figured an easier root was coming.

    So do you just go to that link with your phone? And how would you UN Root?
     
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    Damn, have to do all that to get 2.2? No link to that file in his post you need to get 2.2

    All that looks a lot like SSH 'ing into the iPhone. Probably not real hard but i just dont want to risk a mistake and like the easier route.

    I installed a couple files per instructions so i can make screen shots with my phone without a root and in one step it said to browse to a file that the instructions linked that i needed so the computer would recognize the drivers and it didnt work. There were no drivers there so things like that are frustrating.
     
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    30glock Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ah i see 3.5mm jack isn't working on froyo
    that's the only thing holding me back, i use it quite often
     
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    *** UN-ROOT ***

    a) run the 1 click app again and select the UN-ROOT option

    or

    b) go to your terminal and run adb

    then run these commands to un-root
    adb shell
    su
    rm -r /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm -r /system/xbin/busybox
    rm -r /system/bin/su
     
  17. mavictb

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    Im recently rooted.. I havent dived to much into the things that it allows you to do but I can take screen shots now which is nice... I also have some skinned controls to go along with LauncherPro. heres a screen shot..
     

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    I want that.

    Pm?:D
     
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    What the? One click?!?!?! I went through Hell and back and then to Detroit to root my wife's old G1. There were more steps to it than an entire episode of "So you think you can Dance." Does this really work?:eek:
     
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    sorry, new to rooting; do i just view this page on my phone and download this file onto my phone and then run it? or do i have to download it to my comptuer, then put it on the internal sd?

    thanks
     
  21. flywatt

    flywatt Well-Known Member

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    I rooted my phone last week and deleted the following bloatware with no issues.
    Avatar, Dual Clock, Email, GoGo, Info Alarm (Daily Brief), Kindle, Layar, Mini Diary, MobiTV, Sims 3, Slacker Radio, Telenav, Thinkdroid, Visual Voicemail.

    I can warn you, DONT delete Talk and Talk Provider. You'll run into a world of errors that took me many hours to fix. Here's a link to another forum with pretty good instructions on how to root the phone.
    Start deleting bloatware from Samsung Vibrant. - Android Forums

    The forum talks about using Titanium Root, but I found the application callled Android Mate to be much more user friendly, and free. I didn't get anywhere with Titanium Root. Your root files are under sysyem>app Just be careful what you delete. You can verify the file names by going to the apps manager on Android Mate, then holding down the app your interested in, and go to properties. It'll show you the file name. I have a zip file with all the original applications on it if you need it. Let me know and I'll post a link for that too.

    Good luck. You'll find my posts on page 3 with the errors I ran into, and how I fixed it.
     

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