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Root the Official Metropcs 2.3.6

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kidallstar95, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

    Here's a little Tut on how to root the Official MetroPcs 2.3.6 Update


    [You can find the Update here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SCH-R720ZAAMTR (GO TO SUPPORT> DOWNLOADS, Upgrade (Software) (ver.FF18))]

    1. Download and install super user :http://www.4shared.com/android/n_xPl4mQ/Superuser.html?

    2. Flash cmw using odin: http://androidforums.com/admire-all...-recovery-not-compatible-rom-manager-yet.html


    3. Install su through cwm: link provided.


    4. Restart phone

    5. Open super user and update binary (click update anyway, to officially break-in the su)

    6. ENJOY!!!!]

    VIDEO TUT COMMING SOON!!!!!



    7. DO NOT UPDATE SUPERUSER.apk IN THE PLAY STORE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Credit goes to:

    Deigo1593: Helping me with this.

    SuigintouLain: Tut on Odin thread

    djrbliss.


    AND OTHERS, (if i missed you, sorry ill find ya and put you in) ;)
     

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  2. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    Which cwm do we use? I am using cwm with the last number 8 lol I got spz0 stand alone zip
     
  3. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter


    Use 7 (for now) But there is a problem....The phone IS rooted but it doesnt see it as rooted... Superuser sees it rooted with 3.1.1 su but will not update it. Im lookin in to it, but for now Enjoy
     
  4. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

    For right now, you have to do things thru cmw...Ive already made a nandroid back up and i installed the custom build.prop
     
  5. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    can you upload the custom build.prop?
     
  6. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

    It is under construction, still:( sorry.. Im trying to make it compatable with 2.3.6 I flashed it befor (without editing it) and it semi-bricked my phone lol, i just had to revert back and start over
     
  7. what happened to ics on July 4
     
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  8. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    hey i got the root to work!
     
  9. dharp1996

    dharp1996 Android Enthusiast

    Hey hey cmon....lets not start that again....okay we're all android homies here:D
     
  10. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

  11. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

  12. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    No don't update the super user update the binary codes! The new update for superuser don't work with our phones no more so use the one I put on 4shared :)
     
  13. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

    OOOOO. WElP. we can finally say this first.


    WE ROOTED THE OFFICIAL METROPCS 2.3.6 UPDATE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS:party::party::party::party:
     
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  14. gevin514

    gevin514 Newbie

    ok so we install that then use kidallstar's method or does that automatically root our phones? sorry dumb question but just making sure:thinking:
     
  15. kidallstar95

    Thread Starter

    I re-edited the first post
     
  16. Lol ain't that the truth ...good job guys
     
  17. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    Lol anything is possible! Cool now we got a cool new rooted rom! :D I wonder if we beat a record :)!
     
  18. gevin514

    gevin514 Newbie

    ok so i did everything and now my phone says my battery is not supported what do I do?
     
  19. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    Hmm I think you were suppose to let it flly charge before updae

    Re do all the steps

    re flash 2.3.6 update you can find it at metropcs.com look for samsung admire go to the bottom and hit software update now download it

    Once download it open it and follow the instructions

    Once fully bootes

    Download the files needed

    install the super user in the post

    Once download flash cwm threw odin

    And install his zip

    Now fully booted again and open super user go to prefrence and update su binary
     
  20. gevin514

    gevin514 Newbie

    sorry it was actually a quicker fix than expected just removed the battery and the phone recognized it again. thanks for the very quick reply though i feel the love. :love:
     
  21. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    Lol at least you fix the problem! :)
     
  22. gevin514

    gevin514 Newbie

    yea I use my phone for pretty much everything and my parents told me if I ever break it they wont help me get a new phone. being unemployed sucks
     
  23. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Android Enthusiast

    Lol I feel you! But you do got warranty on the phone for a year when you bought it ! Only 10 bucks to get a new one and wow true it does I am unnpleoyed 17 year old lol just wanna make money
     
  24. gevin514

    gevin514 Newbie

    true but its always a hassle and having to wait a week where i go sucks so the least damage i can do the better. yea I have 3 job applications in just gotta wait and hope
     

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