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Trouble Rooting Samsung Stratosphere

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  1. jamham27

    jamham27 New Member


    I tried to root my phone using the guide on rootz wiki entitled "[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :)"

    I got up to flashing my phone, but I got a weird interaction:

    user$ --kernel root-zImage
    Heimdall v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna

    This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is

    If you appreciate this software and you would like to support future
    development please consider donating:

    Initialising connection...
    Detecting device...
    Claiming interface...
    Setting up interface...

    Checking if protocol is initialised...
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol...
    Handshaking with Loke...

    ERROR: Failed to receive response!

    SO the root failed, I assume. Now it keeps saying that the firmware encountered an error instead of turning on. Is my phone bricked? Can I fix this?

  2. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    Hello, Welcome to the Evo forum!

    I have no idea what is up with your phone but hope it will be ok. Perhaps someone in this forum will be able to help you.

    Stratosphere - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Please let us know how it turns out! Good luck!
    argedion likes this.
  3. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    We all are on the EVO follow dustwuns link and good luck hopefully you'll be back up and running before long.
    Rxpert83 likes this.
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Heya! I moved you over to the samsung stratosphere forums where you will get advice from people who know the device well.
  5. craZDude

    craZDude Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem until I fully installed the Android SDK and adb (I believe adb is in the pro-tools package, or at least p-something-tools). Once I had done that and made sure that adb could detect the device, then I was able to successfully root mine :)

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