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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xpreciiosa, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. xpreciiosa

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    Hey everyone... I'm sorta new to rooting. I have a samung epic 4g for sprint. Right now I'm running 2.2 froyo eb13 I just upgraded it. I don't have a computer now cuz it needs to get fixed but I do use my friends mac and occasionally his slow windows xp computer. I know there are apps for rooting your fone without using a pc. Apps such as z4 root ad visionary+ [r14] and universal androot... but I'm having issues with those too.

    Z4root- it won't get past a certain screen then it randomly vibrates and slows down my phone drastically. My friend has 2.1 for his vibrant... we both have galaxy s phones. Z4root worked for him within seconds. It won't work for me. Maybe if I downgrade to 2.1 first? Then up to froyo?

    VISIONary- it stays on tthe loading screen I can't even temp root it. I tried rebooting the phone nothing works... it slows it down and randomly vibrates like z4root.

    Universal androot this is a joke. No matter what I do... "sorry I cannot root your phone "

    My questions are:

    1. Is there an easier way to root it, maybe another app I don know about? Or if I can download the root and save it like an update.zip?
    2. If not... how can I down grade the rom to 2.1? Can I just download the apk and rename it update.zip and go from there when I put it int recovery mode?
    3. If I have no luck with rooting it from my phone how can I root it from a mac without using wndows parallel?


    I'm so frustrated.... please help me someone... I've been playing this this stupid fone for days. I seem to have no luckkk
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  2. Lozer_Kid

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    I am having the same issue. Someone said that if you accepted the OTA 2.2 update, then you won't be able to root your phone, at least not for now until they find a way to root this again. I did that and now I'm stuck with my unrooted phone, plus the internet isn't working at all after the update. I wish there was an easy way to go back to 2.1 using a Mac computer... *sigh*. I hope z4root gets to work again on Android 2.2 for the Epic 4G.
     
  3. xpreciiosa

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    Well I am going to experiment with something. Download your phones stock 2.1 rom. If ur internet is discnnected downloadit and send it to the phone via usb on the memory card... then put ur phone in recovery mode and update it.... it can't hurt to try. If I'm sucessful ill let u know. And if u have samsung epic 4g ill email u the rom providing it works for me
     
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    That method appears to require a computer and the OP states that he doesn't have a computer.

    I'm in the same boat - don't have a computer but want to root my Epic 4G.
     
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    Why don't you just use the link kelmar gave you and find a friends computer...It seems a lot easier just to do that and follow step by step instructions. If you have problems following those then come on here and clarify :) That's what I had to do, lol. I'm still new myself but understand what's going on at least now.
     

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