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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tnsmileychick, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. tnsmileychick

    tnsmileychick Member
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    I got a Boost Galaxy S2 yesterday and I've been trying all morning to figure out how to root the dern thing. I've rooted quite a few phones in the past and never had such a hard time. I've been over and over the instructions from the root thread (sticky) and am still having trouble. I've got Odin and everything installed, plus drivers. Also Kies. But when I go to Odin to flash the kernel [KERNEL][JB][SOURCE][BST] GC01 + Agat's Recovery it doesn't work. I've extracted the image to a folder in my documents and Odin doesn't recognize it. I don't know if that was wrong or what? Isn't there a simpler method for rooting this phone???
     

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  2. Reaper351c

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  3. tnsmileychick

    tnsmileychick Member
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    Thank You! I'm going to check that out shortly.
     
  4. tnsmileychick

    tnsmileychick Member
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    Shoot. When I clicked on the page it says page not found.
     
  5. Reaper351c

    Reaper351c Member

    OK be right back will copy the link again
     
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  6. tnsmileychick

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  7. tnsmileychick

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    That link works. I've got some things to do and then I'll give it a shot. Thank you so much.
     
  8. Reaper351c

    Reaper351c Member

    Your welcome
     
  9. Reaper351c

    Reaper351c Member

    Awesome good luck rooting
     
  10. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Thats just the recovery, you looking to do the root correct...
     
  11. tnsmileychick

    tnsmileychick Member
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    Yes I want to root
     
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  12. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Here is a link for the GC01 no data, which means it will root your phone and not wipe your current data from your phone, then use mobile odin to install the recovery and thats it.......

    http://www.rwilco12.com/Files/Devices/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S2%20%28Sprint%29%20%28SPH-D710%29/Stock%20ROMs/JB/GB27/No%20Data%20Restore/Rooted/SPH-D710_GB27_1014481_Rooted_Nodata.exe

    You will need to go into download mode which is hold your volume button down and power at the same time..
     
  13. tnsmileychick

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    Thank you. Going to try this again this evening.
     
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  14. greg schmeg

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    Ya just do that
     
  15. tnsmileychick

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    I tried that no data root approach and nothing happened... I'm starting to feel like a noob.
     

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  16. tnsmileychick

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    Oh goodness. I may have found a way to root the phone! It's in the process, so I'll let y'all know. Thank you for all the helpful advice!
     
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  17. tnsmileychick

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    Ah crap... now my phone won't power on. I've screwed something up.
     
  18. tnsmileychick

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    I unplugged it from charger and now when it tries to power on, a Sprint intro comes up and it won't fully come on.
     
  19. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Make sure to give it time to boot, it can take up to 10 mins or so before it loads.....
     
  20. tnsmileychick

    tnsmileychick Member
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    K, I'll wait a while before I try.
     
  21. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    What does your phone do now when you power it on?
     
  22. tnsmileychick

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    I used this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1311081

    2c.) How to root by flashing Entropy512's Return/Unbrick to Stock, Kernel + Rooted System Package with Modem using Odin3 One-Click Downloader (Windows)
    My phone is a Boost Mobile and now it's bringing the Sprint logo up before starting. Once it starts a screen comes up telling me to touch the android to get started, (like it's a brand new phone). Touching the android does nothing and all my processes start putting up error messages asking me to force close them. Is it bricked???
     
  23. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    Sounds like you have managed to mess up your phone. Okay now to fix. First download and install kies if you haven't already (this will install the Samsung drivers) Now download the GC01 one click install from here
    [ROM][ODIN][TAR]SPH-D710BST GC01 (GC01 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Root/Stock)

    You want to download the exe file and and depending on how messed up you might want to do the restore one which will also wipe data.

    Do not run Kies, and now run the exe to extract the installer then run the installer. Now put your phone in download mode, and then connect the phone to the pc via the usb cable (use the pc;s usb 2.0 port and not the 3.0 one if you have one). wait for the installer to light up a comport, and when it does, click the start on the installer. Follow the instructions in this order..
     
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  24. tnsmileychick

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    I'm on it! Thank you very much. I'll check back in a bit.
     

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