I've seen a couple things talking about it being rooted successfully but no links. I hate this OS, so damn unsatable
This is fantastic news! I have had this phone since June... It's my first Android, and I have no idea how to root. I've read everything on the links you have provided and I find myself needing a little more direction. I'm not computer illiterate, but I am not a Linux user, and I've not rooted a phone before. Would you be willing to help out a relative newb with several questions?It has been done. I have tested and it works.
http :// forum.xda-developers .com/ showthread.php?t=1138524&page=9
Download Link: http :// forum.xda-developers .com/ showpost.php?p=18708050&postcount=90
sorry about the spaces (so be sure to remove them), this is my first post.
Wow... Thanks so much for the quick and complete reply, @webguy82. I really appreciate it!
Yes, I'm on Win-Vista, and yes I have WinRAR and WinZip - no problem there. I did see that "newb" rar-rollup that said it did all the 'stuff' for you (the one to which you linked in your reply). I generally avoid running things that say they 'do it for you' (especially from something downloaded from who-knows-where by who-knows-whom)... but perhaps in this case, I'm just too new to the scene to do this on my own. I'll spend a little time going through the bat file, just to see what it's all doing for me - hopefully start to get myself learning more about this stuff. It's also nice to know that someone else has used the rollup, and that it worked. That gives me a little more confidence in using it.
Of course, the most important piece of info you gave me was the samsung driver file. I think I had the "tether" file downloaded some months back... but, never really needing to use tether, so I never bothered with installing it. And I'd never guess that was the file I needed.
I have installed Samsung Kies, but haven't found much, if any, use for it. Does installing Kies install the necessary driver? Or should I go ahead and just install the drivers you linked from the Samsung site in your reply anyway?
Lastly, do I presume correctly that I will need set my phone to USB Debugging before running the batch file?
And, should I use a formatted SD card? Or is it safe to just use the one I've been using, with all my apps and photos etc already on it (perhaps after making a safety backup of it)?
Thanks again so much for your help. I'm very grateful!
Can some please post How to Root the Exzibit 4G on YOUTUBE or explain it in Laymans terms.This is my first android phone.It would be greatly apprechiated>Hey webguy82,
Awesome... thank you again for another complete reply. You've definitely given me the comfort level and confidence to go ahead and try this out... and thanks for answering my remaining questions, too!
I will probably try this out tomorrow afternoon (10/27)... I'll post back and let you (and anyone else) know how things turned out for me.
I'm so excited to finally have some root on this phone! I don't care about running mod roms or anything... but to be able to run some of those apps that require root will be awfully nice. Finally!
Thanks again for all your help and careful responses! Greatly appreciated!
How come when I try to install the Samsung Android USB software, it says to uninstall the driver first? What does that mean? And how do I do it? I have windows 7... Please help me.. Thanks.
I have successfully root the samsung exhibit 4g, but now I would like to unroot it. Can someone please show me how to safely unroot my phone? I used the Zerg Rush root file to do it.
First you want to download this file from Samsung. This is the USB driver for your computer, assuming you're on a windows pc:
Download the Rar file from this post:
xda-developers - View Single Post - Samsung Exhibit 4G
These should be all you need (you may need to download winrar or 7zip to extract the rar file). Install the drivers onto your computer and extract the files from the Zerg rush root.rar file.
Open up the Zerg rush root folder and execute this file: ZergRushTempRoot.bat
That should be all you need to do. The batch file should take care of everything for you. Just wait for it to finish, it did say it was "sleeping" for me a few times, so just be patient.
im the maker of the zergrush one click rar file thats on xda. if anyones having trouble running it please feel free to shoot me a message. so far its been a flawless method.