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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Now534, May 8, 2012.

  1. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I take no credit in this but trying something out and seeing if this is a way to root this phone. i have successfully done it as well as a few others.


    What you will need:
    Odin 3 v1.85
    SuperOneClick (SuperOneClick - Download.com)
    Your Phone

    Download this (aviator root tar. If mac download the one for mac) (http://teamuscellular.com/Forum/files/category/4-samsung-aviator/)

    Boot phone into Downloader mode
    Pull battery reinsert hold volume down and plug usb cable in

    Flash the .tar in PDA mode. Let it restart (should go into USB Debugging mode if not put in Debugging Mode)

    Open up SuperOneClick and click Root.

    Let it install SU and Busybox.

    Open Superuser up in the phone (if not installed download from play store) hit the settings button and update SU.

    It should update. To verify root download Root Checker from the Play Store.

    Enjoy your Rooted Aviator

    If it does not work follow the instructions in this thread: Galaxy S aviator root - Galaxy S Aviator Development - TeamUSCellular


  2. Zebulon

    Zebulon Android Enthusiast

    Awesome, thanks a lot! I'll give it a try as soon as I can.
  3. AFVet

    AFVet Lurker

    It worked. Root survived a reboot as well, so it's permanent.

    A couple of notes.

    The download.com link to SuperOneClick appears to point to a corrupt zip - couldn't open it after multiple attempts. I had a later version of SOC on my PC (2.3.3), and it worked like a champ.

    You may be prompted to install a couple of drivers when running the root exploit in SOC - just say yes, and click through the Windows warnings.

    Final note - You have my undying THANKS for getting this working. The bloatware on this device was driving me nuts. I really like the Aviator, and can't wait for ROMs, but just being able to get rid of the bloatware is a lifesaver. THANK YOU!!!
  4. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Glad to hear this worked for you i take no credit for this it all goes to Imnuts from XDA. Though me and another guy from TeamUSCellular tried out the SOC and wanted to test it out further and see if it was easier to do which it sounds like it is. Hopefully this weekend if i get some time i will make an actual how to video for some people that like to watch videos instead of reading text.

    Thanks for reporting back that it works. Hopefully soon we can dip into some ICS roms.
  5. joe.russell

    joe.russell Newbie

    I'm having an issue running superoneclick. I have windows running on a virtual machine on my mac, and it keeps saying error when I try to open the application. Tried two different versions. I haven't ever had problems running windows programs or downloading roms and root for my other phones. Any ideas?

  6. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Not so sure on a mac i've never quite messed with one. A guy on TeamUSCellular has a mac and went this route it might be worth a try for you.

    Galaxy S aviator root - Galaxy S Aviator Development - TeamUSCellular - Page 2
  7. mcblazin420

    mcblazin420 Lurker

    I can vouch for the fact that the mac instructions work super well... Less than 10 minutes and I was done!
  8. joe.russell

    joe.russell Newbie

    hmmm.... I believe I've downloaded everything I need, but I'm a little confused by the instructions. How do I unzip the file? I try opening it, which can't be done on mac. Forgive me, as I have never rooted a phone this way, so this is a new experience.


    Also might be worth mentioning that I have the rooted file downloaded on my phone, but I haven't been able to use Superoneclick.
  9. mcblazin420

    mcblazin420 Lurker

    Which file are you trying to unzip? You say that you have already flashed the rooted file... are you trying to unzip the su binary?
  10. joe.russell

    joe.russell Newbie

    im supposed to unzip some zImage. like i said im rly confused. if someone wants to pm with more specific directions thatd b great. i dont wanna hog all these posts. thanks!
  11. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    on the Aviator_Root.tar.md5 file erase the .md5 extention from it to creat Aviator_Root.tar use Winrar (or mac suitable extractor) inside is zImage. If you want me to reup the file without the .md5 i will do so right now.
  12. joe.russell

    joe.russell Newbie

    that would certainly save me some time. what would be left to do after i get that file then?
  13. Zebulon

    Zebulon Android Enthusiast

    I can't seem to get Odin 3 v1.85 to work on my computer. Will Odin 3 v1.3 work instead? That's what I've used to work on my Mezmerize, and I know it will work on my computer.

    EDIT: scratch that, I just didn't realize I had to run it from the folder with the configuration settings file. I just got my phone rooted, so I'm pretty darn pumped.
  14. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

  15. musmagic

    musmagic Lurker

    I tried the OneClick method yesterday and it worked.....no problems.

    Still trying to figure out how to get rid of the damn Amazon icons.....seems uninstall didn't remove everything.....
  16. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I used Titanium Backup to remove all the uneeded apps.they don't seem to show up in my app menu.
  17. northmendo

    northmendo Lurker

  18. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    To be honest i am not sure. I do not have a mac to test on. Odin flashed the root file and then SuperOneClick did the rest for me.
  19. mcblazin420

    mcblazin420 Lurker

    On a Mac, you use Heimdall instead of Odin to flash the zImage file contained within the aviator_root.tar file; then you must use ADB to execute a few permission changes and push a su binary over. More detailed information is available here: Galaxy S aviator root - Galaxy S Aviator Development - TeamUSCellular - Page 2
  20. alreadyinuse

    alreadyinuse Lurker

    After I read the directions more carefully.... use PDA mode. Powered off and on and I still have root access. First time I 've rooted a phone so now to figure out what to remove and how to get rid of that stupid thether stop.
  21. Now534

    Now534 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You can pretty much get rid of all the amazon stuff, imdb, and anything else you won't use. Im using Wireless Tether and it works for me.
  22. mplusp67

    mplusp67 Lurker

    >>Boot phone into Downloader mode
    >>Pull battery reinsert hold volume down and plug usb cable in

    After I do this, I get a screen that comes up, "Downloading... do not turn off target", and it just hangs there.....

    NEVERMIND, I got it to work..... Thanks...
  23. Violatedsmurf

    Violatedsmurf Lurker

    I see there is a mac technique but is there a Linux based root technique for this phone also?
  24. mcblazin420

    mcblazin420 Lurker

    The entire Mac process is done via the command line/Terminal, so I believe you could theoretically get the Linux versions of Heimdall and the Android SDK (for ADB) and adapt the instructions.
  25. VoltronMaximus

    VoltronMaximus Android Enthusiast

    Im doing this phone for a friend of mine and just need to verify some things. First, to put phone into download mode, is it camera button + power button + volume down? Second, is it necessary to unplug the battery? Im basicly just unsure of the beginning steps, but Im pretty good with Odin and OneClickRoot from what Ive done on other Android devices. Thanks for the help:D

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