Posts tagged root
We were able to root my LG Esteem. However there is still some things we need to tinker with to get SU and Superuser.apk working and asking your permission instead of just granting all apps root permissions.
Check back, I will be posting another one click root for the phone, once we get everything worked out.
The OneClickRoot for LG Esteem(LG-MS91) has been posted in the forums for download
It turns out that the LG Esteem has been patched very well by LG to keep users from being able to root the device. Most known root methods have been tested on the esteem without success. So far it looks like its going to take much longer to find a working root method for this phone than most were hoping for.
The Samsung Admire for MetroPCS has been rooted! It uses a security flaw in the android OS that was used to root the Droid 3.
Today I learned that MetroPCS plans to remove the unlimited YouTube access that current customers get with the $40 4G service plans. They also plan to change the warranty policy to include rooting as a reason for voiding warranty. I would have figure that this would already be the case but maybe since until now they have not had any android devices or 4G service they didn’t have the need for listing this specifically in the policy. One think that I don’t like to see is that they will be requesting for employee’s to check phones for rooted phones and apps like WiFi Tether. If a rooted phone is brought in or if a tethering app is found, a notation will be added to the persons account.
• Corporate recently added an additional reason for an Android handset to be considered as Out-Of-Warranty.
• Android handsets that have been subject to “rooting”, “jailbreaking” or “hacking” are no longer covered under warranty and may be grounds for termination or modification of service.
• Rooting is a process that modifies a handsets software allowing access to services not supported or tested by the Carrier or OEM.
• While there are more applications out there that allow subscribers to gain root access, a specific example seen on a Samsung Galaxy Indulge is shown below.
• If you see this application on the handset, please explain that the handset is out of warranty and be certain to access the customer’s account and add a memo that the handset has been rooted.
The picture they posted of is super user and some other ones.
Also they highlited the “thetering app” so i guess thats where “may be grounds for termination or modification of service.”come from , lol not sure what they would do
Please keep in mind that this info is from one reported MetroPCS employee. Other MetroPCS employee’s could not confirm the same.
OK, I have been working with some of the guys over at Android Creative Syndicate an have merged my bloatware removal script with there new 1 click root script. This new script will root the phone, remove the bloatware and install a working SuperUser.apk. This means the phone is now protected by the superuser app and not left open to grant access to all apps.
The new download can be found at: http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/Root_And_Bloatware_Removal.zip
Make sure you have drivers for the phone installed beforehand.
http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x86).exe
http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x64).exe
Unzip the files to a location on your computer and then run the run.bat
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So we have finally been able to get the darn phone rooted. It looks like samsung has put some sort of block in place to prevent superuser form running/installing. The root, however is actually working. We all spent a bunch of time trying much more complex ways to get the phone rooted and even ended up bricking a few devices in the process. The current root that is working uses an SU that does not hook into Superuser.apk. This means that you should be extra careful what you install on the phone because all apps will have root access without prompting you for permission. Be careful until a working Superuser.apk is available.
Would be great if we could get someone to try and figure out what method samsung is using to black many of the apps that require root, like SuperUser, Tethering apps….
Follow the steps in the previous post that explains how to remove the bloatware from the phone. I have altered the script to also swap out the SU with one that gives all apps root access.
Special thanks goes out to rjsweesy over on androidforums.com for pointing this out.
for full instructions and download go to:
I have successfully gotten wifi tethering on my Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G phone without the need for rooting the phone.
I will post full instructions shortly.
OK, so it looks like they left the built in wifi hotspot functionality in the phone but just removed the configurations and settings menu for it. If you download Hotspot Widget from the market it will allow you to enable the phones Wifi Hotspot for tethering. The down side is that its currently defaulting to WPA2 encryption with an unknown password. There are a few of us working to either figure out the password with the phones source code, crack the key, or locate the settings file to swap it out with one that contains a known password.
I was able to get the encryption turned off and changed the SSID. However the phone does not act as a DHCP. after getting it to work as DHCP server I was able to connect to the phone an my device was issued an IP correctly however data is still not being routed through the phones 4G connection. So for right now the best option is to root the phone and just try installing the app named barnacle to tether.
No viable easy workaround for end user for now.
If you have rooted the phone you can use the easy wifi app. http://androidinvasion.us/blog/2011/04/samsung-galaxy-indulge-working-wifi-tether/
I have finally been able to rid the phone of the default apps loaded on the phone that samsung and MetroPCS don’t want you to be able to remove. These apps just take up space, most people don’t use or want them. Some of them take up your system resources and drain the battery faster.
Full instructions to be posted shortly.
WARNING, I take no responsibility for anything happens to your phone or computer by using this. Use at your own risk.
Download the files needed from HERE
This will only work for Windows (sorry Mac users.)
Make sure you have USB debugging enabled by going to Settings > applications > developement
After unzipping the files on your computer the first thing you will need to do is run the Soup or Root 1.8rA.exe program.
Once you run the Soup or Root 1.8rA.exe DO NOT CLICK OR TYPE anything until it is completely finished running. You will know when its done when it tells you to close the command window and reboot the phone.
Now that your done with that process your phone should now have a level 1 root. With your phone still connected to the computer, run the BloatWareRemoval.vbs and again DO NOT CLICK OR TYPE anything until the script is finish running ant it tells you to unplug your galaxy indulge and remove the battery.
after removing the battery and then replacing the battery back into the phone, you should no longer have any of the MetroPCS bloatware apps that take up space and can slow down the phone.
Note: The MetroPCS AppStore app was left in place so that if you ever decide in the future that you want to add a metro app back onto the phone you can do so.
another update, this script now will fully root your phone. At the end of the script it will ask if you want to fully root your phone.
A new more user freindly one click root and bloatware removal has been posted. Please check the following link http://androidinvasion.us/blog/2011/04/samsung-galaxy-indulge-root-working-superuser-bloatware-removal/
I just ran across this app called Applanet and its a clone of the android market only all the apps are free.
I posted a link to the app in the Android Apps page.
The LG Optimus M android phone from MetroPCS comes loaded with tons of bloatware apps that can’t normaly be removed.
However if you have rooted your phone, you can remove these bloatware app. You will need the app named “Root Explorer”. Using root explorer nevigate to the /system/apps/ directory and click the Mount R/W button so that the app mounts the directory with read/write access. The following is a list of bloatware apps that you can safely delete.
ONLY REMOVE APPS FROM THIS LIST, removing other apps could break your phone.
MVC.MetroPCS.android02.apk = Virtual Card
MobileBanking.apk = Mobile Banking
MobilePosse.apk = MyExtras
SNS.apk = Facebook for LG, Twitter for LG
Boingo_Wo-Fi.apk = Boingo WiFi
Mocospace-1.2.4.apk = Moco Space
Uno_Demo_LG_MS690.apk = Uno Game
PGA_Android.apk = Free Games
LGMS690_MetroPCS_EasyWiFi_V4.0.90.apk = Easy Wifi
MPCS-MobileIM-0.4.24.2.apk = MobileIM
PEX-22.214.171.124-metro-rc.apk = Pocket Express