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Root Tried this method?

KarateExplosion6

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Mar 16, 2010
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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!

Before you read this answer, please understand rooting your phone will cancel your warranty. (although all 4 of my Android phones are rooted and running CyanogenMod7 [android 2.3.4]).

There is NOT a one click rooting process for your phone so you will need to type in many commands yourself. Here is the process to follow.



Download and Install Samsung Drivers
64bit:
Download Samsung Galaxy S USB Driver for Windows x64 Driver for Windows XP X64 / Windows Vista64 / Windows 7 x64 - Softpedia

32bit:
Download Samsung Galaxy S USB Driver for Windows x86 Driver for Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 - Softpedia

Download and Install ADB
Android SDK | Android Developers
Android SDK | Android Developers

Download the attached files

Setup ADB to work in your PATH
Windows: Go to System Properties > Advanced Tab > Environment Variables
Click on the Path variable under System Variables and hit edit
Add a colon: and the location of your android-sdk tools folder

In example :C:\Android\SDK\android-sdk-windows\tools

connect your phone with the usb cable and go to settings > applications > enable debugging
run cmd
cd to the directory of the unzipped files included and follow these commands to a tee

adb push su /sdcard/su
adb push rage.bin /data/local/tmp/rage.bin
adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox

adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rage.bin
./rage.bin

wait....
when it brings you back to your original shell or windows cmd promt follow these commands
adb shell

mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system

cd /system/xbin
cat /sdcard/su > su
cat /sdcard/busybox > busybox
chmod 4755 su
chmod 4755 busybox

exit

adb install Superuser.apk


Thats it, I hope this helps you. Its a complete rooting process.

Once you have Root, simply download ROMManager from the Market, do a "Backup" from the app, and download whichever ROM you want from the list of available ROMs inside the app, enjoy!

Read more: how to root android 2.1 on Samsung Gem - JustAnswer how to root android 2.1 on Samsung Gem - JustAnswer
 
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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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.

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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