Root Can you root a unactivated phone?

My friend sent me a prevail and asked me to root it for him ( I use one). But I need to do it without activating it. Is there a way to root it this way. Also will Boost let him activate it on his account if it has been rooted before they activate it?

I have a computer and cable to connect to the phone, so is there a way to do it that way?

Or maybe though using my rooted phone and a sim card that my phone was backed up to, then but the sim card from my rooted phone into his phone and do a restore???


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Sorry Arizona heat getting to me (it is 125 today and I have been working outside)... I meant Micro SD card... Silly brain dead me.....


Android Expert
Same procedure as with and activated phone........ Connect your phone via USB to your comp, put it in "Download" mode, use Odin and put the image ( FE16_Rooted or FF19_Rooted ) on............voila !!! ;)

Edit : And of course, after putting the image on, you need to install a ROM.........

Use the "Dummies Guide" in the All things root section and follow it. ! :)


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Congrats on your promotion to guide!!! I couldn't keep up with all the stuff and with my new job I just had to let go... Sad day...:( lol
Thx a bunch and sorry to hear that for you. The summer is busy for me then the other 3 seasons I'm on here alot. Thx again!:D