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Root First attempt at rooting

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Silvist, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Heyo everyone,

    Despite the lack of massive bloatware on this 4g phone, i still hate metro wifi, and of course my extras. There's like 8-9 apps i hate that come on any metro phone (they waste space, and esp the wifi it kills the battery, amongst other hidden apps). Since this is using 4g, the battery life is meh, so i'm really interested in maximizin it. So i'm determined to try to root this. Z4root does not work, and I tried a couple other ways to no avail. Right now i'm trying it through usb to see if i can downgrade it. I'll let ya know if i was successful.
     

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  2. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Really really wierd. So i was able to use both super one click, and adb to verify i'm rooted. But for some reason I can't get super user. Shows busybox is installed as well. Adb device shows my serial. Kinda wierd, its like i'm in a half rooted state. Another thing I notice with super one click is it shows two options at the top right corner. Guess its back to the drawing boards.
     
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  3. Yes I tried this as well and the phone is in fact rooted and superuser app was placed in /system/apps

    however the phone seems to be NAND locked. Anyone have any ideas on how to unlock the NAND?



    busybox installer is telling me phone is rooted however its nand locked.
     
  4. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Hmm, no but i'll check it out. Gonna research more when I get a chance. Spent nearly 4 hours last night trying to unlock this. There's barely any info on this phone as it is, so i'm just using galaxy like options, or options for newer samsung phones for rooting.
     
  5. the evo 4G also requires NAND unlock but that seems to be doing it by flashing some sort of custom image.
     
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  6. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    MEh this sucks. I don't want to mess with imaging because that's more heavier potential to brick your phone. Yeah, unless some how some of the other galaxy phones get a custom rom port to the Indulge, or they make a custom recovery, we can't do shit. I'm gonna keep my tabs daily on if anyone figured out how to do it, on every board i can find. The only other thing i'm thinking is we will need LAZY ASS SAMSUNG to put up some ****ing drivers for our phone so we can at least have proper drivers. Not to mention a full manual.
     
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  7. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    K, also tried visionary, and I wouldn't suggest it. It somehow fooled the phone that I temp rooted, but i couldn't do much with it. Then randomly my phone would crash because of visionary. It fooled root explorer, but would not let me touch the base files on the phone. So again, still no solution.
     
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  8. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    ALright, this cracks me up. So this is what I got when I used super one click:


    SuperOneClick v1.6.5.0
    Killing ADB Server...

    OK

    Starting ADB Server...
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *

    OK

    Waiting for device...

    OK

    Pushing rageagainstthecage...
    23 KB/s (5392 bytes in 0.223s)

    OK

    chmod rageagainstthecage...

    OK

    Running rageagainstthecage...
    ROOTED

    Pushing busybox...
    523 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 1.981s)

    OK

    chmod busybox...

    OK

    Getting mount path...
    /dev/block/stl10
    OK

    Reading OS Version properties...
    Version: 2.2.1
    OK

    Remounting system with read-write access...

    OK

    Pushing su-v2...
    1644 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.015s)

    OK

    chmod su...

    OK

    Creating /system/xbin...
    mkdir failed for /system/xbin, File exists


    OK

    Copying busybox (/system/xbin/)...

    OK

    chmod busybox (/system/xbin/)...

    OK

    Installing busybox (/system/xbin/)...

    OK

    Pushing Superuser.apk...
    1713 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.112s)

    OK

    Remounting system with read-only access...

    OK


    the only thing that fails is for it to make /system/xbin, and whatever mkdir is. I even SEE SU in the darn /xbin folder, so wtf lol. Somehow this is encoded. I realize the NAND is locked, but look here:

    With the absolutely beautiful ADB exploit I use, titled rageagainstthecage (ratc), absolute ALL devices can be rooted. This is because it exploit is ADB which all devices use. There is an issue though. Some devices have a NAND lock which does not allow you to write to the /system mount. Because of this, you can’t copy su, sqlite or busybox to /system/bin. This creates some issues but there is a work around. For things that don’t need access to /system (like enabling non-market apps) I can use the ratc exploit to make those changes. If your device cannot use su in /system/bin then you can simple select a checkbox (as of v1.5) that says to use ratc.

    This apparently doesn't work either. Only option is here:

    Level 1: Shell Root (with ratc rooting the adb shell but no /system write access)
    Level 2: Temporary Root (/system/bin/su installed but lost on reboot)
    Level 3: Full Root (/system/bin/su installed and sticks)
    Some devices have a NAND lock. SuperOneClick will only give a Shell root until you remove this lock.
    The following phones can use unrevoked to remove this lock:
    Sprint EVO 4G (HTC Supersonic)
    Droid Incredible (HTC Incredible)
    HTC Desire GSM
    HTC Desire CDMA (HTC BravoC)
    HTC Aria
    Droid Eris (HTC DesireC)
    HTC Wildfire (HTC Buzz)
     
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  9. ickster

    ickster Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for all your efforts on this Silvist!
    Total greek to me, but props to you for trying.

    You've had the Indulge for a few days, still liking it?

    I got mine this afternoon and I'm lovin' it so far!!!

    Can't wait until the mods change this forums title. Maybe then we'll see more users stop by.
     
  10. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, I hope so. I really don't think people know about this phone, or realize how awesome it really is. Hopefully that'll change.
     
  11. kbpipes

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  12. No its not the same thing.
     
  13. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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  14. yeah, he just thought its rooted because it says it is.

    It is getting access to push files to the system/apps directory.

    I'm trying to figure out a way to get adb to at least allow use the delete the bloatware.
     
  15. MrParker

    MrParker Lurker

    Yes i was wrong when i posted that, in my defense, SuperOneClick said it was successful.
     
  16. aawshads

    aawshads Newbie

    I have had this phone since the 12th and love it, but the battery life really sucks. i go through 2 batteries a day and that is charging it up while I am driving.
    I too am scanning XDA, Howard, and any other forums to find the nand unlocking. I will keep checking back until we find true root.
     
  17. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Heyo Mr. Parker! No worries man, I wasn't saying you were wrong at all. In fact I was blown away by the fact you pulled it off lol. Yeah the super one click check is bs. Its just they have this phone encrypted up the ass so hard, that the CIA probably sweats bullets. I'm scanning the web for any info relating rooting this baby. Now the biggest problem I STILL think, stems from the fact we have no driver. I even tried the SPH M910, which is the intercept drivers, which the phone even recognized. Still no luck getting super one click to work. We need a hacker basically, one helluva a good xda hacker. Problem is not much demand yet for this phone being rooted. I'm sure when like 50 people scream about it, maybe someone will finally be so kind as to do it.
     
  18. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    What I think fails in super one click is here:

    Creating /system/xbin...
    mkdir failed for /system/xbin, File exists


    OK

    Anyone get it to not fail? I think if one of these fails, then super user wont work.
     
  19. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Holy crap I was able to boot into system recovery! I used these drivers:

    [Drivers] MS Windows x86 and x64 USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S - Page 11 - xda-developers

    Obviously removed whatever was currently installed. Then i used this:

    [PROGRAM] Updated:One Click Root/UnRoot (Mac and PC) - xda-developers

    That's for the samsung captivate. Anyways it didn't root my phone, but it DID boot me into the blue android custom recovery screen FTW. That's one helluva a step, now we just need some kind of update that will root the phone.
     
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  20. I also just noticed that samsung has posted there source code for the Indulge up on Samsung Open Source Release Center

    we are getting closer I can taste it.
     
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  21. I think I may have come up with a way to rid the phone of the bloatware (Metro Apps).


    I'm leaving work now and will test it out tonight when I'm at home.
     
  22. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    WOah mike good find man! I'll check it out as well, definitely gonna cook some stuff up.
     
  23. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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  24. Silvist

    Silvist Android Enthusiast
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    Mike you had any luck?
     
  25. Nope, this if really strange.
    The script is able to mount the sytem/apps/ directory with read write access and copy the superuser app to it, but when I modify the script to delete the ironman app it doesn't.
     
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