Simple Root instructions


Last Updated:

  1. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    ***The following guide is now quite old, I suggest you look at this post-

    http://androidforums.com/moment-all-things-root/163034-simple-root-instructions-old.html#post2041149

    for more up to date instructions***


    Since I have given these instructions to so many via PM, I thought I'd post them here. At the very least, I can link back here instead of rewriting them via PM which doesn't save outgoing messages.


    1- If you haven't already, D/L and install the Samsung Updater.

    2- D/l the DE03 rooted file.

    3- Replace the .md5 file in C:\Program Files\Samsung Electronics\SWUpgrade\Models\Binary with the .tar file you D/l in step 2

    4- D/L and run the Updater Patch

    5- Run the Samsung Updater and follow directions.

    6- Congratulations, you're rooted with a alternate recovery.

    *If your phone connects fine with the updater but stalls out at the final download page, wait at least a minute to be sure and try unplugging and plugging back in the usb cable.

    Root at your own risk!
     

    Advertisement
  2. kelly412

    kelly412 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    3
    ;)After struggling with the rooting process, you have made it all butter.
    Many many Thanks to you Sir!
     
    pastafarian likes this.
  3. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    Glad I could be of assistance!
     
  4. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    86
    glad to see your sporting new green digs, pasta. great job and thanks for all your help everywhere on this forum :)
     
    citizen1231 and pastafarian like this.
  5. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    Does the green bring out the color in my eyes?

    Alternate

    Does the green make me look fat?

    :D
     
  6. blkshirt

    blkshirt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Followed your instructions, but how do I know I've rooted the phone?
     
  7. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    71
    Not to nit pick here but this isn't actually rooting, it is however the first (and hardest) step in doing so. Once you have completed the steps in pasta's guide you must then flash a custom kernel which contains code for root access. Alternately you can flash joey's root v7 but this method is considered outdated and if your going to take the leap might as well go all the way. You can verify root by opening a shell terminal and typing 'su' without the quotes. You will notice the $ change to #. Otherwise you will get an error and need to retrace you steps as you missed something. Nice simple, easy to follow guide pasta.
     
    pastafarian likes this.
  8. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    The .tar in the link is a full rooted rom, not just a recovery. It not what I would use daily and should be replaced with a full featured rom , but AFAIK it is rooted.
     
  9. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    71
    My bad, i just assumed it was the DE03 + recovery, i stand corrected.
     
  10. momentandroid

    momentandroid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
  11. cynflux

    cynflux New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I followed the instructions, but the phone is not rooted.
    Please advise.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  12. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    71
    Go to menu>settings>about phone and tell us what it shows especially the build number as this indicates what kernel you are using.
     
  13. cynflux

    cynflux New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Eclair.DE03 is the build number.
    2.6.29 is the kernel version.
     
  14. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    71
    That is the stock kernel, you need to install a rooted kernel from recovery. I will post more specific instrictions if needed when back at my pc
     
  15. momentandroid

    momentandroid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
    im currently working on more kenel/recovery3.1.1/DE03 .tar combos over at sdx. just need to get permission from the devs.
     
  16. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    71
    Feel free to use my infernal kernel, ill get you the link to version 2.0
     
  17. cynflux

    cynflux New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the response.
    Essentially, I would like to get rid of the Sprint apps (nascar, bejeweled, etc) and be able to run and install apps to/from the SD card.
    I have tried about 15 times to root the phone, but I've not been successful.
     
  18. cynflux

    cynflux New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please advise where I can acquire the Infernal Kernel 2.0.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  19. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
  20. one80oneday

    one80oneday Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    19
    Thanks for the guide, huge help and the videos I've seen make it look much more complicated.
     
  21. DJ_Phillie

    DJ_Phillie Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    will i need to back up all my photos and apps??
     
  22. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    Photo's are on the sd card and won't be affected, but a backup wouldn't hurt. You could backup your apps, but restoring from backup sometimes causes problems. It may take a little longer, but the first time you open the market after you sign back in with your google account, all your previously installed apps will be listed in the downloads section. It's pretty easy to go down the list one by one and install everything fresh. Don't back out of the market or even change screen orientation or all the apps except for paid will be gone from the list.
     
  23. Seddy

    Seddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    31
    I've owned my moment since April and i'm really thinking about rooting the bad boy. Pretty soon i'll be sending it to my nephew (when I get my Epic) and I dont want him calling me complaining about the battery life. So i'm really looking into that Radioactive root I read so much about... Thanks for these steps. I'll definitely return when I get home and get ready to root.
     
  24. gweaver61

    gweaver61 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry to be so uninforme, but what specifically IS rooting and what are the pros and cons to rooting the Moment? When I flashed my phone with 2.1, Sprint Nav quit working, and now from other areas of the site, it looks like there won't be a 2.2 update for the Moment, so I'd like to see what else this phone can do. My impression from reading is that by rooting you are tweaking the os to gain better performance, so therefore you are "flashing" the phone with somewhat of a homemade os?
    Thanks for any replies with a good definition and explanation
     
  25. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    First, 2.1 shouldn't disable Sprint Nav. Have you checked for a update in the market? Personally, I prefer Google Nav anyway.
    Rooting doesn't improve anything, but it gives you the ability to do so. Having root access gives you the permissions to change and install anything you want, permissions that you were barred from by Samsung and Sprint. At minimum, it will allow you to remove the "crapware" installed by Sprint which could improve both performance and battery life. After rooting the phone you can also install alternate roms and kernels which can drastically improve performance. Here's a good place for info and here's the best place for roms and kernals.

    Have fun!
     

Share This Page

Loading...