Thinking of rooting because...


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  1. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    my calibration is off. slightly to the left. was fine for awhile as the games and apps i was using included calibration but more and more games and apps im downloading arent coming with a calibration option in them...so the only thing i can think of is to root because i had read on XDA

    "It is said that the g-sensor actually has a calibrating tool, "sensorcalibutil_yamaha"

    It is under /system/bin/, you can see that with root explore.
    I tried to run this service with adb, but Permission Denied......

    hope someone can solve it..."

    and then

    "

    Calibration tool working perfectly, just calibrated myself.

    But you need to have your phone rooted. Then just do this:
    Code:
    adb shellsu/system/bin/sensorcalibutil_yamaha
    then place your phone horizontally and still (remember that back of the phone is not flat - so do something so screen is horizontal), and press enter.

    then restart phone and thats it!"

    So yeah..thats the reason..id love to calibrate it. the only problem is i have no idea where to start and rooting threads confuse me. so i ask politely...HALP!!!!!!
     

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  2. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    Dude, you're haven't rooted yet???:p
     
  3. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Hey 'Ghost'...probably the easiest route for you is to use the one-click method. Get this app:

    RyanZA's OCLF 2.0 - Android app on AppBrain

    It has options for rooting and lagfix, but I don't expect you care about the latter. I believe it can unroot too, but to be honest I've never used it.

    Once rooted you may need to install Superuser, again not certain as I've not gone this route before. Easy enough to do:

    Superuser - Android app on AppBrain

    Start there and if you have more questions, just ask. It's intimidating at first, this I know from experience. Read and take things slowly and you'll be fine. :)

    Oh yeah...Root Explorer...very good to have...

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/root-explorer-(file-manager)/com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer

    Seems to me there used to be a free version...not seeing it now though. Worth the few bucks however.
     
  4. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I Dont like the sound of one click things..oclf has bugs and i dont plan on doing a lagfix anyway. a one click root sounds fishy to me. and i have no idea how to or what adb shell explore is anyway.

    anyone live near chicago and want to hang out for a few hours and root my phone? XD
     
  5. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    I live in Palatine
     
  6. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    You can check these things out if you care to do some reading:

    Root your Vibrant - xda-developers

    [Drivers] MS Windows x86 and x64 USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S - xda-developers

    [HOW-TO] ADB for Dummies(How-To Learner's Guide) - xda-developers

    We're going to keep working on recruiting you to the Dark Side! [​IMG]
     
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  7. BossDj

    BossDj Well-Known Member

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    the one click root works great, and its always been solid after every flash. i personally stay away from the oclf due to issues i've had with it in the past, but the one click root is solid imo
     
  8. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what is su super user? just basically like having admin rights?

    also..busybox, nowhere can i find a simple explanation. thanks so far guys!

    also holding power and vol up and vol down will not let me in to my phone soo..there must be another way. SEE I WAS ATTEMPING TO ROOT.

    also the link bouvine provided me, the newest sdk i see is Android 2.0.1 Platform

    i assuming sdk IS adb or whatever? either way my phone will not go in to recovery mode via the 3 button push. so much for OCR
     
  9. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Superuser grants to and manages permissions for apps that require root access. When you you start on app that needs root for the first time Superuser will pop up to confirm that you want said app to have this permission. You have the option for Superuser to remember your choice as well.

    Superuser - Android app on AppBrain

    About Busybox...see this thread:

    What is Busybox? - Android Forums

    Or see this:

    BusyBox

    Try holding just the down Vol button and the power button and see if that works.

    SDK includes adb. You don't have to install anything other than the SDK to use abd.
     
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  10. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    Ghost, do you use a Windows pc?
     
  11. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I think he uses an Amiga. :D
     
  12. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    Lol, smartass:p:D
     
  13. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No dice. When i do that, or hold vol down and up with the power the samsung vibrant white logo just keeps showing up then going away repeatedly. seems im hardware locked from going in to recovery mode. tried googling how to do it another way and was filled with words and phrases i do not yet understand.
     
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    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    starting to get really annoyed. with this whole rooting process. ''fast an easy!'' everyone says. bovines link didnt work but i did manage to download a ''android-sdk_ro7-windows'' thing..i double click the exe and a cmd window pops up and then dissapears.
     
  15. djquick

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    Here dude, this is the link to the one-click root program you download to your Mac or your PC. This program is literally dummy-proof. After you download the folder, click the Galaxy_One-Click_Root application; a box will appear, then it will reset your phone automatically into recovery mode, then it will prompt you to push your volume down button to highlight the reinstall packages, then you push the power button to apply the reinstall packages command, then your phone will reboot and you will be rooted with superuser installed as well:D. Trust me dude, this takes literally 20 seconds to do, and you don't have to go through the bother of downloading and installing any One-Click-Root or One Click_lagfix or anything like that. You'll thank me later.

    Here's the link: One Click Root/Unroot (Mac/PC)
     
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    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am ROOTED!..however when i open super user and click on the tab ''log'' it force closes on me

    "the application superuser permissions (process com. noshufou.android.su) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. dumpstate_app_201010071221_com_noshufou_android_su. log has been saved. use *#9900# to copy out log"

    *sigh* so i use the easiest rooting method possible and i end up with errors in superuser...

    downloaded rom manager, doing a fix permissions right now. see how that goes.

    it stayed on the galaxy S screen for longer than normal... hmm.. checking now, going to hit the tab ''log''

    YAY log tab now works.

    goign to restart the phone again and see if it hangs at the galaxy s screen again. i hope not.

    nice. fast just like usual..so i guess i have the happiness and ability to now say...

    I AM ROOTED!!!

    ... now what? lol XD (btw thanks for all the help guys!!)

    oh yes, my sensor calibration...no idea how to adb shell or whatever to do that..
     
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    nice man! word of advice... dont jump right into ADB its rather advance and required some knowledge and know how... Im not saying your dumb lol but its obvious that your new to the world of root and the like. there is a thread on XDA called ADB shell for dummies... thats a good place to start if you need to go down that road. Reading is your friend! lol
     
  18. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    BTW Ghost, I don't know if you saw my post I made last week on here; but I live in Palatine which is a NW suburb of Chicago about 30 minutes from downtown. So if you need any help, feel free to pm me.
     
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    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    awesome thanks..
    how old are you btw? maybe a friendly quick meet up over some brews?
     
  20. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Yaaaay 'Ghost'! You are now one of us, a member of the Dark Side. :D
     
  21. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

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    Lol, 38 (shhhhhhh)
     
  22. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    whats that you say? youre 28? awesome!
     

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