[Sprint] Rooting 4.2.1


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  1. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

    All the methods for rooting I have run across are for 4.1, not 4.2.1. How do I go about rooting the latest version, 4.2.1?

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  2. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    It's exactly the same no matter what your software version is.
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  3. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    Post deleted - my mistake
  4. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    So did you get it rooted? Man it's dead in here.
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  5. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried yet. Probably won't have some free time until later in the week. And still deciding on what ROM to use. I want a 4.2.2 ROM.
  6. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    I would recommend using JB Sorcery. By far it is the best ROM I have used in years, ever since some old Sense 2 ROMs for the original Evo. It stable and has a good bit of customization.
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  7. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    I looked thru' their site, and must admit that I didn't find what I was looking for - namely, what exactly are the features that it offers that are different than the stock ROM.

    For example, I want to know if it offers Bluetooth MAP profile, and T9 smart dialing, etc, and want to see what the UI looks like, how the transitions look in the current version etc. (and what version of Android is it based on?)

    What am I missing? (or do I have to install it to see what's different?)
  8. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    What's different than stock? Good lord. Everything! Flash it!

    Customize nav bar, battery icon, clock, notification pull down, more lock screen options than stock 4.2. You can basically customize anything. Just flash it and you'll see why we're raving.
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  9. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

    Yes, I did root and installed one of the nightly builds of CM 10.1 (I think 2/21). It is 4.2.2 and so far so good.
  10. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    Thanks. I guess the general consensus is "No, there is no documentation out there that will outline what new features are offered. You have to flash it to find out". As a developer myself (non-android), I find that odd, but I guess everybody works differently. Personally, I like to know a little more about what I'm flashing onto my phone, before I flash it - but that's just me :)

    I will spend some more time going thru' reviews/comments to see if this ROM offers the specific features that I want - like BT MAP profile, T9 smart dialing, etc.

    I'm ok with stock 4.2, except for the few features that I miss that can't be added using apps (like BT MAP profile, WiFi tether, controlling individual app's permissions). Battery icon, clock, custom launcher etc - I have those the way I want on stock 4.2 using apps.

    Debating between this ROM and CM10.1 (sounds like CM 10.1 has BT MAP profile - unfortunately for me, they don't seem to offer any list of features offered by that ROM either).

    Anyway, thanks for the response. I'll probably search a little more ;)
  11. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Well the beauty is if you like something you can make a backup then try something else. If you want to revert then you always can.
  12. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    That is true, thanks :)
    I'll verify my backups, and try to get it done hopefully this weekend or the next.

    Edit: cr@p - just read on jbsourcery's site (and CM site) - bluetooth issue is a known bug with Android 4.2... so the issue is present on this ROM too :( Guess I'm not installing a custom ROM at the moment (since bluetooth was the biggest issue for me with stock) :(

    Waaaaaaaaaah :(
  13. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Just install a 4.1.2 rom
  14. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    cool, thanks

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