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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Root success on PCD/Alcatel/Virgin Mobile Venture (aka JukeB)

Spent some time with giantpune fixing poot and testing on my Venture. Success!

See his post regarding the Optimus Elite:
Optimus Elite root with an apk
Don't forget to click "Thanks" on his post!

Just above the attached files, there is a Sendspace link. That's got the version that will run on the Venture. Or, use this QR code:


Once you have the .apk, install it. An easy way is to copy it to the SD card and use a file manager (I like AndroZip because it's small). The QR code probably skips straight to installing it for you, I didn't get to test it.

Then find Poot in your apps and run it. It will require you to install Ministro II. Once that's done, it will download additional libraries.

Now you're ready to go. Run Poot, tap the button to Poot your phone, install SuperUser, install RootCheck. Then enjoy...install BusyBox, use a file manager to delete/rename that godawful Virgin Mobile boot sound in /system/media/bootsound.wav, whatever you want, you are root.


You can delete Ministro and Poot once it's done.

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Congrats!

Now you need a custom recovery so you can make backups and be safe to delete anything you want.
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got the venture today and rooted in a couple of minutes i still have my elite tho
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Holy crap I didn't think it was possible! We need to work on a recovery now!
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didnt work for me got an error
"poot encountered a fetal error and had to close"
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So did mine and won't let me redo it what do we do now?
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Read the descriptions in front of the links. Make sure you're using the apk for ARM5.
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So did mine and won't let me redo it what do we do now?
I tryed the update n redoing it at least ten times sorry to keep reposting I wantta get to the bottom of this and root this sucker
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Hey pune if you forsure find a way for the venture can you email me at thomasbremer21@gmail.com and ill pay if it requires that
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Go to the "manage applitacions" and select ministro, then cleack "clear all data" and uninstall the program. Then do the same with the Poot.apk. Then download the poot.apk again, and make sure you got the one that we want. md5sum is c578e97498a03df80ec692fbe9103a38. Install that apk, run it, let it install ministro from the play store, and see if it works.
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Go to the "manage applitacions" and select ministro, then cleack "clear all data" and uninstall the program. Then do the same with the Poot.apk. Then download the poot.apk again, and make sure you got the one that we want. md5sum is c578e97498a03df80ec692fbe9103a38. Install that apk, run it, let it install ministro from the play store, and see if it works.
Thanks buddy ill do what I can in the mean time for tthat vm card.. do you know where I go to change the boot up sound I can't change it for the life of me...
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Until you root it, you won't be able to change/delete that stupid bootup sound. Once you do it's a file in /system/media. It might be one level deeper, like /system/media/audio. It's named something like bootsound.wav. I don't remember but the folder and filename are obvious.

You can also safely delete the boot and poweroff animations from the same folder. Then instead of the Virgin logo you'll get a much nicer, smaller Android logo.
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Until you root it, you won't be able to change/delete that stupid bootup sound. Once you do it's a file in /system/media. It might be one level deeper, like /system/media/audio. It's named something like bootsound.wav. I don't remember but the folder and filename are obvious.

You can also safely delete the boot and poweroff animations from the same folder. Then instead of the Virgin logo you'll get a much nicer, smaller Android logo.

Hey I went there and deleated it and tryed to put an mp3 song into replace it and that won't work do I deleat the media folder completlyy?
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Hey I went there and deleated it and tryed to put an mp3 song into replace it and that won't work do I deleat the media folder completlyy?
I would not delete the media folder. It is harmless and takes no space if there is nothing in it.

IIRC the boot sound was named bootsound.wav and I think it's probably hardcoded to use that filename, so if you want to replace it you'd need to use the same filename. You might get away with renaming a .mp3 to .wav, but most likely it actually needs to be in .wav format as well as having the .wav extension.
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I would not delete the media folder. It is harmless and takes no space if there is nothing in it.

IIRC the boot sound was named bootsound.wav and I think it's probably hardcoded to use that filename, so if you want to replace it you'd need to use the same filename. You might get away with renaming a .mp3 to .wav, but most likely it actually needs to be in .wav format as well as having the .wav extension.
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Installed the .apks

Opened poot>> Askd me to download libraries form Ministro>> "poot encountered a fetal error and had to close"

Cleared Ministros Cache>> opend poot>> "Ministro dose not have the dependecis balah"

Installed ARM5 Poot(Sendfile links) >> Updated Ministro II >> Poot Opend >> AND TRY Till ROOTED
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I did exactely wht the guy said. I installed poot, then the second app ministro. Finished and went back to the app and clicked poot. Within a second it gave me words. My screen shows most words and all have a [+] that I can see. I installed root checker and it says no root. What have I done wrong? It seems it worked for everyone else using the venture. Please help and thanks!
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@Issac, try doing it again.
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I did exactely wht the guy said. I installed poot, then the second app ministro. Finished and went back to the app and clicked poot. Within a second it gave me words. My screen shows most words and all have a [+] that I can see. I installed root checker and it says no root. What have I done wrong? It seems it worked for everyone else using the venture. Please help and thanks!

or power off then on your phone, then root check!


PEOPLE REMEMBER TO POWER CYCLE YOUR PHONE!

if this works, your a demi-god sir!
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if this works, your a demi-god sir!


yes, demi-god, i AM rooted. and have started the grueling process of customizing!
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yeah this root method works like a charm. I have my wife's phone rooted, bootsounds silenced, camera click sound silenced, integrated all the updated apps back into /system/app, made the home,back,menu and search buttons wake the phone, and installed cwm recovery.

If anyone wants to know how I got the menu,home,search, and back buttons to wake the phone just ask me. its a fairly easy process.

Also for the time being, if you want to add scripts ran at boot, you can make a script in /system/etc called install-recovery.sh, give it 755 permissions and place in there whatever code you want to run, because without us being able to build the kernel, this is the only way so far to have a sh script ran at boot. I have a script that i used a long time ago on the intercept that will run scripts from /data/init.d and /system/etc/init.d at boot that can be named as install-recovery.sh and used to have init.d support on this stock kernel. Just pm about stuff like this if you want to know more details. Luckily the kernel already has ext2,3, and 4 support so apps2sd is not a impossibility at the moment.

Can't wait for some source to get out so we can get some custom kernels out. And by the way, to anyone who will eventually be building kernels for this phone, this uses the same chipset as the optimus v, so maybe the oc tables used in their oc kernels can be applied to this kernel once we get some source out.

I'm just very excited to see some development going on this phone!!

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Yes, I would definitely like to know how to get those buttons to wake the phone.

After I deleted /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg it went "boop boop" when I shot a photo. I had to delete /system/media/audio/ui/Lock.ogg to silence the camera. Was that the same for you?
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Well I just made some silent .ogg and silent .wav files and replaced camera click, low battery and bootsound.

And to make those keys wake the phone you have to edit the surf_keypad.kl keylayout file that is located in /system/usr/keylayout.

Find keys 158, 139,217 and 102 (158 and 139 are near the top and 217 and 102 are at the bottom) and go out about 10 spaces past where it says home or menu etc and type in all caps WAKE_DROPPED. Do this for each of those keys and save the file. Reboot and you are good to go.

Key 158 is back, key 139 is menu, key 217 is search and key 102 is home!
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yeah this root method works like a charm. I have my wife's phone rooted, bootsounds silenced, camera click sound silenced, integrated all the updated apps back into /system/app, made the home,back,menu and search buttons wake the phone, and installed cwm recovery.

If anyone wants to know how I got the menu,home,search, and back buttons to wake the phone just ask me. its a fairly easy process.

Also for the time being, if you want to add scripts ran at boot, you can make a script in /system/etc called install-recovery.sh, give it 755 permissions and place in there whatever code you want to run, because without us being able to build the kernel, this is the only way so far to have a sh script ran at boot. I have a script that i used a long time ago on the intercept that will run scripts from /data/init.d and /system/etc/init.d at boot that can be named as install-recovery.sh and used to have init.d support on this stock kernel. Just pm about stuff like this if you want to know more details. Luckily the kernel already has ext2,3, and 4 support so apps2sd is not a impossibility at the moment.

Can't wait for some source to get out so we can get some custom kernels out. And by the way, to anyone who will eventually be building kernels for this phone, this uses the same chipset as the optimus v, so maybe the oc tables used in their oc kernels can be applied to this kernel once we get some source out.

I'm just very excited to see some development going on this phone!!

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How do I get cwm recovery without a computer
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well in the CWM thread i mention there is a flash_iumage gui app that you could use. i dont know if it works as no one has tested it yet.

you could downlaod the image and use that app to flash it
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well in the CWM thread i mention there is a flash_iumage gui app that you could use. i dont know if it works as no one has tested it yet.

you could downlaod the image and use that app to flash it
The flashimageGUI.apk says the venture is not supported..but I tried rom manager and installed the optimus m+ option but I'm not sure it worked I boot to recovery but it goes to the "alert" or "warning" screen
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never use rommanger on an unsupported phone. You flashed an optimus m recovery image to your phone.

On your phone, download the recovery image to your phone(from this forum) and the flash_image.bin to your phone.

Move the flash_image.bin to /system/bin by using root explorer or something, rename it to flash_image and give it 755 permission(read on all write on owner, execute on all) the move the CWM-Recovery.img to /system and rename it to recovery.img and give it read write permissions on all.

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never use rommanger on an unsupported phone. You flashed an optimus m recovery image to your phone.

On your phone, download the recovery image to your phone(from this forum) and the flash_image.bin to your phone.

Move the flash_image.bin to /system/bin by using root explorer or something, rename it to flash_image and give it 755 permission(read on all write on owner, execute on all) the move the CWM-Recovery.img to /system and rename it to recovery.img and give it read write permissions on all.

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Then you should have the venture recovery image on your phone.
I need the image download link or a link to the thread...helps??
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You need to download the CWM-Recovery.img that is found in the cwm thread. There is a link to both the recovery image and the flash_image on that thread!
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The image download link fails and the recover "here" link gives me a txt file...
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The image download link fails and the recover "here" link gives me a txt file...
I just tried them both, they both work for me. Not sure why one failed, but the one coming in as a txt file can probably be fixed by trying a different browser. May I suggest Opera@USB?
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I just tried them both, they both work for me. Not sure why one failed, but the one coming in as a txt file can probably be fixed by trying a different browser. May I suggest Opera@USB?
I used dolphin browser and it wored..but when I typed "system/recovery.img" it couldn't find anything

$ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
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L not found
mem=458M: not found
ANDROID!z4Ppz4z40?70: not found
70: not found
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system/recovery.img: 12: Syntax error: ")" unexpected
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If I understand what you posted correctly: You don't run the image from a command line. You write the image to your flash memory then boot from it. See post #28 above.
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If I understand what you posted correctly: You don't run the image from a command line. You write the image to your flash memory then boot from it. See post #28 above.
I'm sorry for being a noob but I'm not following what you mean ...please help and elaborate..I've been stuck to this forum for days
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Just a reminder: All the stuff we're doing here (rooting, imaging, etc) could easily break your phone. Do not forget that. Anyway...

In your post it looks like you tried to run the recovery image as if it's a program. It's not. It's a filesystem image. That means that it's basically a bit-by-bit recording of a whole partition. It is an entire operating system (albeit a small one for a special purpose) and, once it's been "flashed" (written to the appropriate flash memory partition), you run it by rebooting the phone into it. You need to use a special program to replace your existing recovery image with the new one. Instructions are in the recovery image thread:
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Just a reminder: All the stuff we're doing here (rooting, imaging, etc) could easily break your phone. Do not forget that. Anyway...

In your post it looks like you tried to run the recovery image as if it's a program. It's not. It's a filesystem image. That means that it's basically a bit-by-bit recording of a whole partition. It is an entire operating system (albeit a small one for a special purpose) and, once it's been "flashed" (written to the appropriate flash memory partition), you run it by rebooting the phone into it. You need to use a special program to replace your existing recovery image with the new one. Instructions are in the recovery image thread:
[Recovery]{CWM} Virgin Mobile Venture 6.0.1.2
I followed the last instruction and this is what I got from terminal emulator

$ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
$ cal/tmp/flash_image recovery /data/local/tmp/recovery.img
failed with error: -1
error writing recovery$
$

I gave flash_image these permissions
Read-all. Write-user. Execute-all

And I gave recovery.img these permissions
Read-all. Write-all. And I left the execute permissions like this---group and others checked and user unchecked
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Run that command as root l, like type su in first to obtain root then use flash image to flash the recovery. Flash image has to be ran by a root user so you must type su beforehand.
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Run that command as root l, like type su in first to obtain root then use flash image to flash the recovery. Flash image has to be ran by a root user so you must type su beforehand.
Ohh ok I did that and this is what I got but when I turn my phone off and use power vol down and vol up its boots to a black screen...

$ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
$ su
# cal/tmp/flash_image recovery /data/local/tmp/recovery.img
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00000000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00040000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00080000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c000c0000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00100000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00140000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00180000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c001c0000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00200000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00240000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00280000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c002c0000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00300000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00340000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00380000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c003c0000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00400000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00440000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c00480000
mtd: successfully wrote block at 1950c004c0000
wrote recovery partition
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Nevermind, I was too slow.
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Not sure where you're getting the volume down/up thing, but the Venture boots to recovery by holding the Home button as you power it on.
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Ohh I feel like a dummy now.. thanks a lot tho for all the helps now we can get to roms and kernels
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Booting to recovery is just power and home and hold it until the splash image shows up.

But yeah that output mean it flashed it right!
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thank you very much for all ur hard work as we know rooting a android isnt just for tethering i have a virgin venture it worked on and was able to set it up the way i wanted and it worked on my At&T Fusion go phone so this does work on other phones other then virgin and was able to integrate googlevoice sms into my go phones stock sms sender,reciever and install grooveip for google voice once again thank you very much
also i paid 100 bucks for my virgin venture and just noticed that its on sale at bestbuy for 39.99 for anyone that is intrested in this phone the viirgin venture specially since it can be rooted and plans go as low as 35.00 a month for 300 voice mins unlimited text and data and web but the 300 voice mins can always be substutied with google voice have 300 voice for family and give ur friends ur googlevoice number so that u dont kill all ur mins or set it up like i got with grooveip to prompt me whenever i make a call
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First of all THANK YOU for all you guys hard work. I am better modding my PC then my phone I will leave that to you.

I rooted my phone only to delete google books and other junk. I did that but didn't gain any free space. It said 46MB free in ROM manager by Jrummy from the play market but when I checked the regular stock screen it said 21MB. WTF? Did I delete it wrong or does this app just not work properly? Can I restore the apps and then uninstall again with another app manager program? I used root uninstall instead of manual uninstall but when I tried it still wouldn't let me uninstall manually even after I changed the permissions. I did a fast boot and still no change. I powered off waited five minutes and powered it back on.
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try ICS themed venture ROM. only 70mb total. all bloat removed.
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How does this actually root my phone? What is Poot and what is Ministro II? Why do I need them? What did I download? What did Ministro II download and why? Did anything change on my phone other than gaining root access? I'm new to this so I'd like to understand the process of what happened and how. Sorry if these are dumb questions.
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ministro just downloaded xtra library files that it needed. poot is a home-baked tool that manipulates an exploit in the venture to obtain root access. nothing has changed on ur phone besides root being granted. you must download superuser for root to work correctly tho. superuser is the tool that grants root access to your apps. after finished with rooting, you can safely delete ministro and poot, but u need to keep superuser! hope this explains it for u! any other questions, feel free to ask!
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^To expand on that:

Poot breaks the security that prevents root access. Ministro provides libraries that Poot needs; libraries are prefabricated pieces of programming that can be re-used by other programs. It's essentially tools that Poot uses.

Once the security is broken, SuperUser handles requests for root access, prompting you for permission and then granting or denying that permission to an app that requested it. BusyBox is a collection of small command-line tools that you can't use without rooting, but will need after rooting. Even if you don't directly run them it is likely that apps running as root will need them to do anything useful.
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