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Get Root! - Based on new 1.6 - Finally!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nu11u5, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Here it is everyone. Finally, a root solution for 1.6!

    This kernel is intended for use with the OTA 1.6 update ROM and microhaxo's Behold II OTA 1.6 Tweaked ROM. If the phone fails to boot try flashing the "unroot" file at the end of the post or reflash your previous ROM.

    2shared - download Root-BH2-1.6.zip

    Unzip and flash with Odin. Install Superuser.apk by running on the phone off the SD card or pushing to /system/app with ADB after flashing for system install.

    No App2SD in this one.


    /system is now rw by default
    ADB is root by default
    'su' and 'busybox' version 1.16.1 (located at /sbin)
    Superuser Whitelist 2.2.2 (by ChainsDD) installed separately

    If there is a lot of interest in getting App2SD in this I may revisit it. For now my Android time will be shifting to BH2 ROM development.


    If you ever want to "unroot" flash this file: 2shared - download OTAkernel16.tar.md5
    ..and uninstall Superuser Whitelist.

  2. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Adding "unrooting" file and instructions.

    Just wondering.. who will be using this root and got the 1.6 update Over The Air, without having to flash microhaxo's or my 1.6 ROM first?

    I may ask you to do a few simple steps.
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  3. drizzlyday

    drizzlyday Newbie

    first of all, thanks for the great work. adding a2sd will be very appreciated.
  4. suyash1

    suyash1 Well-Known Member

    i flashed on my bh_man's galaxy rom running phone and the keys light up but black screen
  5. Mastermind278

    Mastermind278 Android Enthusiast

    Nu11u5, I got the Update from T-Mobile (via an exchange of the phone) I should be able to help test things out for you before applying the root.
  6. suyash1

    suyash1 Well-Known Member

    just flashed microhaxo's rom and it went to black screen just like in the galaxy rom. a2sd would be great.
  7. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    BH_MAN's ROMs should already be rooted. I can't confirm if this will work with anything other than the 1.6 OTA update and the ROMs based off of it like microhaxo's release.
  8. suyash1

    suyash1 Well-Known Member

    yea i know it was already rooted but i was just trying if this would work on it too
  9. microhaxo

    microhaxo Well-Known Member

    Great job Nu11u5, how did you manage to get it done? was it unpacking/packing the gzip in a different way?
  10. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    A few things I had to do to get it working was make sure the permissions and uid/gid's on the ramdisk files were right, and gzip the ramdisk with the lowest compression. Plus cpio needs the names of its files to be spoon fed to it and I was skipping a few for a while.

    Its not too difficult at all once you know what you are doing and could be automated if I dig up a command line hex editor. I had scripts on each end of that step and I could crank out a new version to test in seconds at the end.

    The reason why it took me so long was I didn't have a whole lot of time to commit to the project, and I was having to learn how to do it all from scratch.

    I'll add the whole ramdisk modification to my guide once I get everything else added to that I've been meaning too.
  11. Mastermind278

    Mastermind278 Android Enthusiast

    Nu11u5, Thank you once again for the root. It is working fine on the Stock 1.6 that was sent from T-Mobile. Tried doing multiple restarts as well as using a few root programs and they all seem to be working fine.

    Excited to finally get Barnacle Wifi Tether working...(at least temporarily for now)
  12. DynamitePress

    DynamitePress Member

    Okay I'm very new to this...doing lots of research on how to properly flash with ODIN, but I confess that I am confuzzled.

    Does this go into the onepackage slot in ODIN, or the phone, or pda, etc? Is this the ONLY file I'll need to use during this operation, or will I also need to load a file from the 1.6 package?

    Nu11u5, thanks very much for all of your work on all of these projects--I have immensely enjoyed the 1.6 update and am excited to uninstall a bunch of T-mobile's silliness.

    Also, thanks for anybody that can help an embarrassed user.
  13. SteveSlimer

    SteveSlimer Member

    Super excited that I can use Titanium Backup again.

  14. SoulCreator

    SoulCreator Member

    You rule Nu11u5! I've been stuck on the buggy as all hell Take 5 and I've been dying to install the new 1.6 Rom but I didn't want to loose root.
  15. khunny7

    khunny7 Newbie

    Thank you Nu11u5! Now with a2sd my phone is good to go :)
  16. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The .tar.md5 file will got in OnePackage, and the "One Package" checkbox marked.

    Don't forget the Behold2.ops file!
  17. DynamitePress

    DynamitePress Member

    okay, that completed successfully! how do I remove unwanted applications? is that something that I need to do from my computer? I'll admit that even after reading the ADB thread, I haven't the faintest idea of how to run ADB shell or whatnot.

    thanks again! as an above-average computer user I feel like a supreme dunce for not understanding how to use this tech!
  18. Mastermind278

    Mastermind278 Android Enthusiast

    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell
    2. cd /system/app
    3. ls
    4. rm -r NameOfApp.apk
    When you do the ls it will give you a list of all the apps installed.
    Remove apps with CAUTION!!!
  19. dongol147

    dongol147 Newbie

    How can I add multi language support to the BHII? Is it by instaling fonts or it requires a different rom?
    THanks a lot for your hardwork and dedication to the BHII community. Would it be possible to write a document described the steps to root, change the ROM,..etc. This will help us splitting any future work among us to help you and future developers.
    Thaaaaaaaank you again (I am still hoping to have the 2.1 android on my BHII soon... :) )
  20. DynamitePress

    DynamitePress Member

    right, I saw that language in the ADB thread and understand the syntax, but where do I actually type it in? is it a computer program? on the phone? where? thanks!

    EDIT: more research is helping me answer some of my questions and I the feeling of being a huge idiot is compounding! hehe...thanks again folks, for being patient with a doofus.
  21. microhaxo

    microhaxo Well-Known Member

    Word to the wise, in the tweaked builds i've removed most if not all applications that can safely be removed without changing dependencies with twiz, dont be surprised if your phone wont boot if you remove more apps.
  22. DynamitePress

    DynamitePress Member

    I'm really only interested in getting rid of the crap that clogs the app tray--midnight bowling, telenav, amazon mp3, diner dash 2, evernote, etc. will removing that stuff inhibit the functioning of my phone?
  23. wildwildbil

    wildwildbil Lurker

    Thanks much for the hard work. I flashed it and so far so good. If you can, and want to get App2SD working... great. I'm just glad to have root.
  24. dfellars

    dfellars Newbie

    I flashed the update over the latest version of the tweaked rom, yet when I try to run su over adb I keep getting permission denied. Is there anything that I am doing wrong?
  25. microhaxo

    microhaxo Well-Known Member

    No it wont hurt to remove those.

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