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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KarateExplosion6, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. KarateExplosion6

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    I found this method here: how to root android 2.1 on Samsung Gem - JustAnswer

    The question was asked specifically for Verizon's Andoid 2.1 Gem. Has anyone tried this method? Success? Failure?

    I would really love to know--my GF absolutely hates her phone so I'd like to get in there, remove a bunch of the Verizon bloatware, upgrade Swype to the newest Beta, and run the V6 Supercharger script. Help is appreciated!

     

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    Yes, I tried this - several times, in fact. I even had a friend remote into my PC and try it as well, thinking maybe I had a typo or something. It doesn't work.
     
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    Judging by the driver link, this is most likely a manual rooting method for a Galaxy S device. Probably a Fascinate or Captivate. But I've been searching for a method to root and/or upgrade this for literally days, and I can't find anything yet. Hopefully someone comes up with a permanent root/upgrade method for this device soon. It's painful to use with eclair.
     
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    So far, I've got nothing...

    The Verizon version of this phone is virtually useless without having this bloatware removed. Literally, I can install maybe 4 applications before having storage issues. Also, the pre-loaded version of Swype is atrocious. It needs to be removed so that the latest Beta can be installed.
     
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