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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caesey, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. caesey

    caesey Member
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    I'm rooting my Galaxy S for the first time. Looks like there are multiple ways to do it:

    (1) Download & apply update.zip
    (2) Use z4root app from market
    (3) Use SuperOneClick for PC
    (4) Use OneClickLagFix app

    Appreciate if someone can help me choose which one.
     

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  2. Wild Thing

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    number two. then apply OCLF but install ext 2 tools first which is part of OCLF then apply OCLF your SGS will fly.
     
  3. nedamdam

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    Doesn't number 4 include also the number 2?

    (I rooted via update zip and installed then via the OCLF app the fix, now I guess I would do everything with that app maybe)
     
  4. Wild Thing

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    It may do but i prefered to root the way I said, as it was proven and caused no problems.
     
  5. tojjer

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    I don't think so.
     
  6. nedamdam

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    Well that app needs root and has function to root inside. And its from the RyanZa thread over at xda so I am pretty sure yes :). Try to install it to see :) RyanZA's OCLF 2.0 - Android app on AppBrain
     
  7. swipermusic

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    You have to have Z4root and one click lag fix, you need both to do the job.
     
  8. nedamdam

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    Ehm, I never said anything different I just said that the 2 and 4 have the same function and thats ROOTING and its the same type of rooting comming from RyanZa.... So there are actually 3 options he wrote..
     
  9. caesey

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    good point, I didn't notice both (2) & (4) were developed by RyanZA. z4root seems to be a generic rooting application for many Android devices, while OLCF is specific to Galaxy S.
     
  10. nedamdam

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    So? How did you root it in the end ? D:
     
  11. caesey

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    Haven't rooted yet bcos I learnt that 3 button recovery mode doesn't work for me, have made 3 attempts so far, all unsuccessful. I want to be able to get into recovery mode before I root & apply any lag fixes.
     
  12. nedamdam

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    I think thats smart.

    Btw I did it without knowing how to get into the 3button recovery :p . I thought I dont have it cuz I put the wrong shortcut. Instead of volume up I did go down :p or the other way and gone into the download mode.

    However 1 of the update.zip root the method I used has a script that runs the mode via the PC. OR you could try to download some SGS toolbox to get into the recovery mode.

    But in the worst case you would still need the 3 buttons I guess so as you said its better to have that ready just in case.
     
  13. andrewbat

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    Hey all,
    I am very new to the Samsung Galaxy S.

    My 3 button recovery 'does not work', yet through my PC,I rooted and then ran Ryan's OCLF.

    I have just un-lagfixed and unrooted and have officially upgraded to Froyo 2.2 through Kies with the official Optus Australian release.

    It still lags in areas.
    So,

    Is it worth rooting and running a lag fix?
    & if YES, How?

    My specs are;

    PDA: I9000DTJP5
    PHONE: I9000DTJP3
    CSC: I9000PSJP4
    Build Info: 2010.11

    Any help appreciated... :thinking:

    Andrew
     
  14. caesey

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    Is the 3 button recovery mode working? It isn't working in mine, even after upgrading to Froyo. I'm looking for ways to get this working before I root & lag fix. Also, planning to do a factory reset, wipe cache partition & format internal SD (with stock ROM), should help with the lags from what I've read.
     
  15. Beards

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    Rooting using only OCLF is for Eclair models.
     

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