Samsung Galaxy PrecedentGeneral

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  1. androidnewbie2

    androidnewbie2 Well-Known Member

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  2. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    on ther first link at the end of the video they how a side angle when removing the sd card and you seea a littlke sliver of black papaer showing its a prevail
  3. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    Looks like the straight talk icon is stuck on with glue lol. It looks like it can be peeled back unlike the prevail. So this may just be the prevail but with a different sticker on it
  4. fcortes626

    fcortes626 Well-Known Member

    looks exactly like the prevail.
  5. spoffer

    spoffer New Member

    So i got my phone yesterday from straight talk and after reading a bunch of the forum on Galaxy pervail decided to try to root it since they are almost the same phone. Just letting everyone know it worked great! Downloaded usb driver, then did on click install as described on Samsung Galaxy Pervail forum. So yeah it can be done.
  6. foofdawg

    foofdawg New Member

    Can someone start a new top-thread for the Samsung Galaxy Precedent?

    Also, though I have now read several threads about rooting, I still don't quite understand how I would go about getting my phone back to the way it is now if something goes wrong or I just need to reformat it back to it's current (unrooted)state.

    Do I need to do anything special, or will I be able to do a factory reset on this Precedent if anything goes wonky to reset everything?

    Also, it seems like the Prevail might be almost the exact same phone from different carriers (Straight talk Precedent VS Boost Prevail) so will any of the current backups and ROMs for the Prevail work fine for the Precedent, or should I wait until there are specific files?

    Thanks very much in advance!
  7. sharon kenney

    sharon kenney New Member

    I to got my samsung precedent rooted , did it with shabbymod 0.9
    BUT now my camera wouldn't work-Says (camera error, cannot connect to camera!)
    so my straight talk phone now has a boost mobile logo on home screen. I am a complete nooby to rooting, numb question here, will i have a problem refilling my acct. next month? can straight talk tell i modded the phone? well my main concern is the camera right now. sharon k.
  8. Cernicalo1

    Cernicalo1 Member

    Hello Guys,

    Forgive me for this question, but I am a total novice with smartphones, and android. I am trying to tether a Precedent to my PC, but I cannot find the USB drivers for it so I can root it.
    Samsung does not have any drivers listed for my particular model, SCH-M828C, and when I call them, they refered me to the carriers technical support (Straight Talk / Tracphone). The carrier did not have any information about drivers.
    I also attempted to install the samsung driver detective software, but it gives me an Error 1001 code everytime, and quits before finishing the install.

    Please be as explicit in your answers as possible. This is my first time doing any of this. Thanks
  9. use samsungs usb drivers for the prevail... same phone..
  10. J6Remy

    J6Remy Well-Known Member

    From what I seen, the precedent is physically the same, but after rooting, more than a few precedent owners have problems with other mods..
  11. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    The hardware is the same. But the software on the phone is very different. CDMA phones are not like GSM phones. In GSM you can just swap the sim chip and away you go, as long as the phone is not locked. But with CDMA phones the phone's software is specially designed for that provider.

    That's why you cannot take a Verizon phone and easily use it on Sprint's network or vice versa. I remember having a free and clear (and in pristine shape) Blackberry back in the day from Verizon. I wanted to use it on Sprint. I just refuse to bow to Verizon... the steps that I'd have to go through to make it compatible (and it wasn't 100%)... Simply not worth it in my opinion.
  12. davew41

    davew41 Active Member

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  13. davew41

    davew41 Active Member

    Use my suite to root your PRECEDENT back to stock with root and busybox added... this has been tested on at least 11 straight talk precedents..
    just read the readme. it includes everything you need..
    usb drivers
    odin program and the tar files to make it all happen.

    this is not for the boost phone you wont get the boost load screen and anamations this came directly off of a PRECEDENT

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  14. tah

    tah New Member

    Couple of quick questions.........

    I'm a noob to rooting but certainly NOT technology challenged!

    1) Would you suggest doing this with a Laptop to avoid any possible power interruptions

    2) After rooting will I have a lot more available memory for apps? I've reaad where everything but the core applications will then run from the card negating the onboard memory deficiency, true or false? Hopefully true since this would be my only reason for rooting, really short on memory! Thought the original Droid was short on memory but this ST Phone is pitiful!

    3) All apps work fine after rooting? Do I need to do a backup to save items like contacts, notes, spreadsheets....etc?

    4) Returning to "factory" condition easy to do? In case of warranty issue.

    Thanks for any help............
  15. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    Thanks davew41~

    did any of the 11 overcome the "Google Talk Authentication Failed" and inability to dwnload from Android Marketplace after said failure to?
    Long question for what i am experiencing:

    I did the procedure twice to be sure, but dwnloading apps eventually errors out, and the Google Talk Authentication 'failure message starts'.

    Any suggestions/ Help?

  16. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    here is what i did, mine works great still...

    1. flash the rom
    2. Reset to default settings
    3. setup gmail
    4. let it sync
    5. restart your phone (turn off, remove battery, wait 5 mins, put battery back in, turn phone back on)

    i have had mine flashed for over a week with no problems
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  17. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    Excuse the noob question, but what is "Step 2" how is that preformed?
  18. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    It has only been 5 hours since I asked init. ? but i have not seen another problem w/ Google Talk or Market dwnload prob. by following the steps listed:

    Level 1

    if you get the "Google Talk Authentication Failed" error when you try to go into your market for the first time.

    Go to settings, applications, manage applications, and go the all tab, find Google Services Framework. Force stop and clear data.

    Go back to the all apps list, and find market and clear cache.


    FIXED! 36 of 46 people found this answer helpful. Did you?

    caveat: one extra step was going directly to "Talk" app and launching to see it connect to my gmail account.
    I've since restarted the phone a couple time to take pictures for obtaining help in other areas, if the restarts diminish my troubleshooting.... idk.. just that it has not prompted the error or failure.

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  19. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    I want to watch Godzilla movies on Crackle and it requires Flash.
    Been kinda miffed by not being compatible with the Adobe Flash 11 offered at the Android Market Place.

    Has anybody / Can anybody suggest a fix?


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  20. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    hold the vol up button when you power it on and use the vol down button to highlight restore factory settings then push the camera button to select it

    let me mention also that i did have the authentication failed problem also... but this fixed it right up
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  21. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    I did not do that, although i was familiar w/ the step. Kinda thought it was going to erase the work/load of davew41 hand made Precedent tar files. lol... but i guess its on there good and firm (warez) now: pun intended.

    Thanks nsomniac!
  22. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    I'll have a crack at tackling some of you REALLY good questions. Please refer to thumbnails for question 2.


    1. A1. Yes use your lappy. If you run into trouble w/samsung usb drivers killing your device not recognized..OMG!! Turn off your Lappy, unplug your power, remove battery, wait a few mins, press and hold your pwr button to discharge capacitors, plug everybody back in and return to tasks this happen to me so just in case.

    2. A2. Assuming you have correctly installed the davew41 root suite, you'll need to install at Android Market... Titanium Backup. Then the thumbs will make scene. (73.1mb Free: from 25.5mb Free)

    3. A3. Save your stuff or ensure your stuff is already on SD. Contacts, pics, docs.

    4. A4. This is a special mod that is for Samsung Precedent but w/ Superuser installed, and BusyBox. In other words it is obvious you tweaked it, yet looks, feels, preforms as your outtathebox ST dealio is. Boot is normal with the Blue TrackPhon splashscreen and all. If one was to look at the installed apps however, one looking for Superuser would see it and know it was modded.​

    I hope this helps you in your endeavors.

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  23. breley

    breley New Member

    Question for Precedent experts: Is there a way to directly access internal memory and mount it via USB? I have an acquaintance who is running into memory problems with his device, but only the external MicroSD card appears to mount on this device, unlike my Captivate. Would rooting the device "unblock" this limitation?
  24. tmanschuette

    tmanschuette Member

    If your talking about un-mounting the sd card you can easily do it from settings
  25. tmanschuette

    tmanschuette Member

    So is there any other problems people are having with rooting the precedent? I have tried other ways but no success.. IDK if i should do it or not cuz if it messes up i have no money to replace it.. Please respond soon!...

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