1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!
  1. Outsider(Avid HustlaZ)

    Outsider(Avid HustlaZ) Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Now that we have what it takes to root the DC is there anybody that knows or any DEVs working on some roms/kernals for this baby? Ill tell you what since i been rooted my ram has been over 115mb constently.
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    The key to making the Charge a great device is getting rid of the slow file system Samsung uses. The Droid X1 and Incredible are considerably faster than the Charge, but should not be.
     
  3. Outsider(Avid HustlaZ)

    Outsider(Avid HustlaZ) Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thats y im hopeing someone is making a custom rom to make everything faster
     
  4. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    We should not be worrying about making a custom ROM per se. That's a waste of time. What we should be doing is making every effort possible to port CyanogenMod 7 over to the Charge. CM7 has an ext4 filesystem which is far better than the crappy RFS that comes with every Samsung phone and bogs it down.
     
  5. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Newbie

    Please share how you got root. I am a complete idiot when it comes to this so I need it really simple. I tried using Z4 Root, but I do not think it will work on the DC. Do you have a fairly simple process to achieve root access?
     
  6. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Newbie

    Thanks Shadow. I guess I am too technically stupid/afraid to trying to recover to ED1. If I am able to achieve ED1 recovery, will the Z4 root process work?
     
  7. JLoftus

    JLoftus Newbie

    Probably... but, if you follow the Odin method posted above, your ED1 image will already be rooted :)

    You will just need to get the SU app from the market, oh and another handful of useful ones from there, e.g. root explorer, Titanium, Barnacle, yadda
     
  8. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Don't be afraid; Odin is the tool Samsung themselves uses to flash phones. Please don't test this, but I believe that even if you interrupt Odin, you could probably go back into Download Mode and just run it again.
     
    GrammieDroid likes this.
  9. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Newbie


    what exactly is Odin? How do I get the phone to access Odin? Really Shadow, I am not at all familiar with the code stuff involved in the phone. I really hate to sound so stupid but I would really need step by step rooting for dummies
     
    ericsch333 likes this.
  10. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Don't worry, we were all new at rooting at some point and used step-by-step guides. Okay, so you need these drivers: http://droidxcon.moregeekforless.com/Samsung_Mobile_USB_Driver.exe

    And Odin and the .tar.md5 files from my link.

    Odin is a tool Samsung uses to quickly and easily get the Android OS onto many phones simultaneously in their facility; we're using it to flash a hacked Android OS image to just one phone. First download Android Terminal Emulator and Superuser onto your phone from the Market. Open Odin, put your phone into download mode like so:

    1) Pull battery
    2) Hold volume down button
    3) Plug into computer

    It should go to a screen with a yellow triangle and something in Odin should pop up. Some COM text or something with a yellow background. In the PDA part of Odin, pick the .tar.md5 and then hit start. Let it do its thing. Once it's done and it says pass, pull your phone off the computer, put the battery in, and you should be taken to the Android recovery; hit Home to reboot to ED1 which is pre-rooted. You'll just need to block OTAs as follows:

    1) Open Terminal Emulator
    2) Type "su" (without quotes) and hit enter. Hit allow on the prompt
    3) Type "mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system" (careful here with spaces) and hit enter.
    4) Type "cd /system/etc/security"
    5) Type "mv otacerts.zip otacerts.old"
    6) Exit

    Now get out of Airplane Mode and you should be good to go. That last part may not work and you might get the OTA prompt, haven't had a chance to try it, but it won't harm your phone so hopefully it works for you. :)
     
    MOS95B and GrammieDroid like this.
  11. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Newbie

    So once I have completed this process, my phone will be reset to ED1, correct? Then I will need to follow the process to achieve root? Would you please be so gracious as to provide me with the step-by-step guide for that as well? Thank you for your patience for someone new to the rooting process. I never really needed root with my Dinc1 but need it on the Charge for the hotspot. Thanks again.
     
  12. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    The ED1 image I provided is pre-rooted. You don't need to do anything once it's flashed. :)

    But I would recommend making sure to get into Airplane Mode as SOON as you boot into ED1 because then ED2 won't be downloaded and you can use Terminal Emulator to get rid of otacerts.zip (by renaming it, it'll stop working, which is what we want) so you can't get any OTAs.
     
  13. tpriddy

    tpriddy Member

    115? Before you were rooted was it higher or lower? Are you talking about >settings>about phone>mem info(avail)? Are you hoping a new ROM will let you free up more memory or give you more creative things to do with it?
     
  14. Outsider(Avid HustlaZ)

    Outsider(Avid HustlaZ) Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    My ram was lower before rooting because your able to freeze system apps to free up memory plus i use advanced task killer it helps me..yea im hoping there will be a ROM that will free up more space and have some creative things to add to the charge.
     
  15. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Newbie

    Shadow,
    One last question. So if I complete this process, gain root access and stop OTAs, can I go back into Terminal Emulator and simply type in the original otacerts.zip command so that I can revert to ED2, lose root, and get any future OTAs? Thanks again for the patience.
     
  16. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    If you want to update the ED2 (which makes you lose root), all you have to do is go into Terminal Emulator and rename otacerts.old to otacerts.zip. Basically, do the steps I listed before for Terminal Emulator (the su, mount, and cd steps) and then on step 4, instead of "mv otacerts.zip otacerts.old", do "mv otacerts.old otacerts.zip".

    Then go check for updates and you should be able to get them.
     
    tarheelmike likes this.

Samsung Droid Charge Forum

The Samsung Droid Charge release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1600mAh battery.

May 2011
Release Date
0
Reviews
Loading...
Similar Threads - Rooted
  1. kylabeardad
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    350
  2. DopeSaladz
    Replies:
    20
    Views:
    485
  3. EvasiveEmanual
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    534
  4. SpanDragon18
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    356
  5. Sunny Rio
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    733
  6. codezer0
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    692
  7. ilus4
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    574
  8. David97
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    2,667
  9. genka3
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    2,868
  10. jak68
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,778

Share This Page

Loading...