Last Updated: May 27,2012
So the Vitality / R720 is officially out there - any rooting options so far?
Check out the Samsung Admire forum. I cant promise it will work, but it's the same phone minus Muve and they have root already.
At first I thought it was working, but Shark is still not running, su gives me "permission denied", etc., so no go.
Perhaps it's the different SD card partitioning issue?
or a different mount for system. does this phone have touchwiz or is it stock android? whats the errors when it runs?
How do I check for mountpoints?
I don't believe this is stock Android.
Here's the output when running this:
"starting adb in wait-for-device"
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
[*] Triggering core dump..."
 Segmentation fault app_process /dev...
[*] Rebooting phone. It may buzz a lot and loop on boot. Don't panic."
137 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.187s)
link failed File exists [note: this is the 3rd time I'm running the script]
[*] Installing Superuser.apk. If this hangs, just cancel it with Ctrl+C after a few seconds,"
[*] and you'll be finished rooting your phone. Reboot and enjoy."
1010 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.190s)
Error: Could not access the Package Manager. Is the system running?
[*] Persistence complete, enjoy your rooted phone!"
Press any key to exit the script.
Press any key to continue . . .
oh well snap install superuser from teh market you should be rooted
Thank you sir, I'm a happy root now!
His did you get it rooted ?
Ive tried that out for rooting my cricket vitality and it doesnt work. I installed superuser from the market and installed busybox cause a root app requested me to install and even thou it did ask for superuser permission it still didnt work. If anyone know any other way to root this device, please let me know. I know there isnt any roms out for this yet but hopefully soon there will be.
Actually it does I got mine rooted using it
Sorry I havent been able to post back. Apparently Im a idiot lol. It did work the only problem I had was that I downloaded busybox but I didnt install it. Thats why it wasnt working for me. Wireless wifi tether isnt working thou and I cant overclock it but Im happy I got the root at least...now to delete all those useless stock apps lol
I have never rooted anything - so this will be my first. 2 questions...
1. is it worth the effort - I really would like to squeeze a bit more oomph out of this phone
2. is it hard to brick the phone? Don't wanna screw it up...
It is definitely worth the effort. When I first started rooting it was with the g1. Ever since then Ive been doing it with every android I have ever owned.
BTW, idk if your the same person but if you are, hope you get other peoples opinions too also. Dont know if your the same person on facebook earlier today....Im Jose
Jose, I'm the same guy. Thanks for the info. I did the deed and the root worked out greo
i was able to root my phone a week ago but had problems with 3g has anyone had problems with this or was it just a fluke or maybe problems with the towers idk i did a data reset and the phone is unrooted would like to root it agin but dont want to have no 3g i us the muve music alot and it only works on 3g any help would be great thx
can someone please send me a nandroid backup for the vitality i bricked my phone and cant get it to boot up it would be greatly appreciated i have the cwm recovery and i had a backup but it corrupted please help!!!!
Here's a link to root your phone for those still looking:
how can i make one maybe i could make you one and post it for you
Do you have the cwm recovery ?
no but is there a nother way to make one with out cwm
No in order to make a nandroid backup you have to have the recovery menu and be rooted so unless you do that then I'm screwed =\
im so sorry i want to help you so bad but im not sure if i root will i lose my muve music and i had problems with 3g if someone can conferm that all works with i will root and gladly make a back up for you
I rooted and installed the recovery they day they were both available to everyone and still used my muve music and I never had any 3g problems either
ok ill do it to help you out worse thing to happen is i have to data reset my phone plus i have best buy black tie so if its bricked thell replace it my email is firstname.lastname@example.org in case you need it ill report when im done
if ur bricked? not sure what that means never happened to me but if ur still able to boot into cwm install the drivers go to the admire forums and get a rom from there in cwm go to the mounts and storage options i think its called and mount usb storage it works as long as u have the drivers youl be able to find the drivers in the how to root section in the admire forums.
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