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    Default How To Root Stock Droid Charge FP5

    Typed this up for a friend I thought it would be nice to share with any new droid charge owners looking for a guide to how to root FP5.

    Major Credit goes to:
    trparky

    I learned how to do this from his website:



    Root Stock Droid Charge FP5:


    First download this tool:



    It will be used to run an md5 check on the files before they are flashed to your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 3D8E8240F2A4F66E63A6622F65C7C909

    This is Odin the *Windows* program used to interact with your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 925D33E1AD40518AAC09B179DFDB0F76

    This is CWM your main interface that will be used when loading roms, etc

    Finally download this:



    MD5: 6462AC14CD38ED7C539CE3E29A6B92A8

    This is the file that you flash to root your phone.

    Run MD5 Tool to make sure all the MD5's match the previous MD5 checksum!
    1. Open the MD5 program
    2. Select create an MD5 checksum
    3. Browse to the file that needs to be checked
    4. Verify that the MD5 created matches the ones above (if they don't re-download)
    5. Repeat for all files

    Now you have all the files downloaded to root your phone. The steps to root stock droid charge are as follows:

    Copy files to SD card
    1. On the home screen select settings
    2. Select USB setting and turn on USB debugging
    3. Plug in your phone to your computer (give it a min to install drivers)
    4. Pull down your top bar and select "Connect storage to PC" button
    5. Create a new folder called Downloads
    6. Drag the Superuser-3.2-RC3-arm-signed.zip file into the Downloads folder that you just created
    7. Hit the "Disconnect from storage PC" button on your phone

    CWM
    8. Turn off your phone
    9. Once the phone is completely off take out the battery
    10. Open Odin then while holding the volume button down plug your phone into the computer
    11. When you get the Yellow triangle with android in it your in download mode, plug battery back in.
    12. On the left under option uncheck Auto Reboot (you and leave F. Reset Time checked)
    13. Once Odin picks up your phone (a yellow com box will show up) click on PDA and browse to the CWM file and select it
    14. Click start (it should be a quick flash)
    15. Once the flash says successful take out battery and unplug phone

    Superuser
    16. Put your battery back in the phone
    17. Hold down volume up and home (button on bottom of phone that has an up arrow) and the power button
    18. Once you see the Samsung logo release the power button but continue to hold down the volume up and home button down
    19. Once your phone has booted into CWM(there will be a banana at the bottom of the screen) arrow down with the volume button and select mounts and storage with the power button
    20. Arrow down to the option that says mount system and use the power button to select it
    21. Arrow down and select go back
    22. Arrow down and select install zip from sdcard
    23. Select choose zip from sdcard
    24. Arrow down and select Downloads
    25. Select the file that says Superuser-3.2-RC3-arm-signed.zip
    26. Arrow down and select Yes - Install Superuser-3.2-RC3-arm-signed.zip
    27. Select Go Back
    28. Select Go Back
    29. Select reboot system now


    Let the phone boot up go the market and install root check it should say youíre rooted. Then your all done your phone has root that wasn't so hard was it

    If you still are unsure or run into any problems feel free to send me a pm I would be happy to help you through the process via skype.
    Last edited by ztkryan; 01-23-2013 at 11:26 PM.
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    HOORAY!!

    FINALLY after weeks and weeks of searching and downloading and attempting to root, THIS TUTORIAL WAS THE ONE THAT WORKED FOR ME! Can you tell how excited I am??

    I've been trying to get SuperOneClick to work and have followed every tip and trick that people have been recommending for the Charge to no avail. I almost gave up yesterday for good when I stumbled across this post, coincidentally posted the same day!

    I love Samsung phones so I got the Charge when the Fascinate began having problems last summer and I was warned about its battery life, but lately it's only been lasting about 6 or 7 hours- even with the mobile data turned off most of the day. I really, really hope this will do it!

    THANK YOU!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsteacher82 View Post
    HOORAY!!

    FINALLY after weeks and weeks of searching and downloading and attempting to root, THIS TUTORIAL WAS THE ONE THAT WORKED FOR ME! Can you tell how excited I am??

    I've been trying to get SuperOneClick to work and have followed every tip and trick that people have been recommending for the Charge to no avail. I almost gave up yesterday for good when I stumbled across this post, coincidentally posted the same day!

    I love Samsung phones so I got the Charge when the Fascinate began having problems last summer and I was warned about its battery life, but lately it's only been lasting about 6 or 7 hours- even with the mobile data turned off most of the day. I really, really hope this will do it!

    THANK YOU!!
    glad to help

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    I did everything the ODIN passed...

    when i went to install the superuser ZIP file it gave me this error

    "Failed to verify whole-file signature
    Signature verification failed"

    any idea?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxys View Post
    I did everything the ODIN passed...

    when i went to install the superuser ZIP file it gave me this error

    "Failed to verify whole-file signature
    Signature verification failed"

    any idea?

    Thanks!
    Re-download the superuser file. Make sure the md5 check sums match. You will have to odin CWM back on your phone if you have booted into it (stock kernel overwrites recovery to stock on boot). Make sure system is mounted before you try to flash superuser file. Finally make sure your selecting "choose zip from sdcard" in CWM not "apply update from sdcard" Let me know if that works
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    HOLY CRAP it worked.

    the loading screen was different thats why it didn't work...no banana dude at first but now it's all done



    THanks man!
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    Good write up. Might be good to mention that you need to have the Samsung drivers on your PC. Sometimes people have trouble getting odin to recognize. I think most people do this anyway when they sync the phone for the first time but ...
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    First, thank you so much for your guide. I'm getting hung up, however, after running Odin. after my phone passes, I pull the battery and unplug. Then, boot up the phone while holding vol. down and home key, but my phone boots up like normal instead of taking me to the CWM screen. I did this twice. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks for your time

    Jarrett
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    Are you holding it long enough? when you give it the three button combo, you will see the sammy logo come up.....keep holding the buttons.....the sammy logo will go away....keep holding....the sammy logo will come back up....now you can let go and it should slide into recovery.

    If I remember correctly, if you fail to get into CWM on the first boot after odin'ing, you have to restart everything since the recovery gets overwritten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdarrah View Post
    First, thank you so much for your guide. I'm getting hung up, however, after running Odin. after my phone passes, I pull the battery and unplug. Then, boot up the phone while holding vol. down and home key, but my phone boots up like normal instead of taking me to the CWM screen. I did this twice. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks for your time

    Jarrett
    You need to hold the volume down button to get into dl mode and the volume up button to boot into cwm if you phone has booted into the stock ROM then you will need to re odin cwm into your phone because the stock kernel will overwrite cwm on boot let me know if that works


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    you're right! I was holding the volume down button! It worked holding vol. up! Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ztkryan View Post
    Typed this up for a friend I thought it would be nice to share with any new droid charge owners looking for a guide to how to root EP4D.

    Major Credit goes to:
    trparky

    I learned how to do this from his website:



    Root Stock Droid Charge EP4D:


    First download this tool:



    It will be used to run an md5 check on the files before they are flashed to your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 3D8E8240F2A4F66E63A6622F65C7C909

    This is Odin the *Windows* program used to interact with your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 9C41377FDCDB341310BC8C25D0794D6D

    This is CWM your main interface that will be used when loading roms, etc

    Finally download this:



    MD5: A5D14DC42323A61CAF71549A885AF8C3

    This is the file that you flash to root your phone.

    Run MD5 Tool to make sure all the MD5's match the previous MD5 checksum!
    1. Open the MD5it program
    2. Drag the file into the file box and select MD5it!
    3. Verify that the MD5 created matches the ones above (if they don't re-download)
    4. Repeat for all files

    Now you have all the files downloaded to root your phone. The steps to root stock droid charge are as follows:

    Copy files to SD card
    1. On the home screen select settings
    2. Select USB setting and turn on USB debugging
    3. Plug in your phone to your computer (give it a min to install drivers)
    4. Pull down your top bar and select "Connect storage to PC" button
    5. Create a new folder called Downloads
    6. Drag the Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip file into the Downloads folder that you just created
    7. Hit the "Disconnect from storage PC" button on your phone

    CWM
    8. Turn off your phone
    9. Once the phone is completely off take out the battery
    10. Open Odin then while holding the volume button down plug your phone into the computer
    11. When you get the Yellow triangle with android in it your in download mode, plug battery back in.
    12. On the left under option uncheck Auto Reboot (you and leave F. Reset Time checked)
    13. Once Odin picks up your phone (a yellow com box will show up) click on PDA and browse to the CWM file and select it
    14. Click start (it should be a quick flash)
    15. Once the flash says successful take out battery and unplug phone

    Superuser
    16. Put your battery back in the phone
    17. Hold down volume up and home (button on bottom of phone that has an up arrow) and the power button
    18. Once you see the Samsung logo release the power button but continue to hold down the volume up and home button down
    19. Once your phone has booted into CWM(there will be a banana at the bottom of the screen) arrow down with the volume button and select mounts and storage with the power button
    20. Arrow down to the option that says mount system and use the power button to select it
    21. Arrow down and select go back
    22. Arrow down and select install zip from sdcard
    23. Select choose zip from sdcard
    24. Arrow down and select Downloads
    25. Select the file that says Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip
    26. Arrow down and select Yes - Install Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip
    27. Select Go Back
    28. Select Go Back
    29. Select reboot system now


    Let the phone boot up go the market and install root check it should say youíre rooted. Then your all done your phone has root that wasn't so hard was it

    If you still are unsure or run into any problems feel free to send me a pm I would be happy to help you through the process via skype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ztkryan View Post
    Typed this up for a friend I thought it would be nice to share with any new droid charge owners looking for a guide to how to root EP4D.

    Major Credit goes to:
    trparky
    I tried every thing that was in your list and bricked my phone. Found a rooted stock app and unbricked it so this didn't work.
    I learned how to do this from his website:



    Root Stock Droid Charge EP4D:


    First download this tool:



    It will be used to run an md5 check on the files before they are flashed to your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 3D8E8240F2A4F66E63A6622F65C7C909

    This is Odin the *Windows* program used to interact with your phone.

    Next download this:



    MD5: 9C41377FDCDB341310BC8C25D0794D6D

    This is CWM your main interface that will be used when loading roms, etc

    Finally download this:



    MD5: A5D14DC42323A61CAF71549A885AF8C3

    This is the file that you flash to root your phone.

    Run MD5 Tool to make sure all the MD5's match the previous MD5 checksum!
    1. Open the MD5it program
    2. Drag the file into the file box and select MD5it!
    3. Verify that the MD5 created matches the ones above (if they don't re-download)
    4. Repeat for all files

    Now you have all the files downloaded to root your phone. The steps to root stock droid charge are as follows:

    Copy files to SD card
    1. On the home screen select settings
    2. Select USB setting and turn on USB debugging
    3. Plug in your phone to your computer (give it a min to install drivers)
    4. Pull down your top bar and select "Connect storage to PC" button
    5. Create a new folder called Downloads
    6. Drag the Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip file into the Downloads folder that you just created
    7. Hit the "Disconnect from storage PC" button on your phone

    CWM
    8. Turn off your phone
    9. Once the phone is completely off take out the battery
    10. Open Odin then while holding the volume button down plug your phone into the computer
    11. When you get the Yellow triangle with android in it your in download mode, plug battery back in.
    12. On the left under option uncheck Auto Reboot (you and leave F. Reset Time checked)
    13. Once Odin picks up your phone (a yellow com box will show up) click on PDA and browse to the CWM file and select it
    14. Click start (it should be a quick flash)
    15. Once the flash says successful take out battery and unplug phone

    Superuser
    16. Put your battery back in the phone
    17. Hold down volume up and home (button on bottom of phone that has an up arrow) and the power button
    18. Once you see the Samsung logo release the power button but continue to hold down the volume up and home button down
    19. Once your phone has booted into CWM(there will be a banana at the bottom of the screen) arrow down with the volume button and select mounts and storage with the power button
    20. Arrow down to the option that says mount system and use the power button to select it
    21. Arrow down and select go back
    22. Arrow down and select install zip from sdcard
    23. Select choose zip from sdcard
    24. Arrow down and select Downloads
    25. Select the file that says Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip
    26. Arrow down and select Yes - Install Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip
    27. Select Go Back
    28. Select Go Back
    29. Select reboot system now


    Let the phone boot up go the market and install root check it should say youíre rooted. Then your all done your phone has root that wasn't so hard was it

    If you still are unsure or run into any problems feel free to send me a pm I would be happy to help you through the process via skype.
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    What a fantastic post. Truly step by easy step. Couldn't have made it easier unless you came to my house, brewed me a delicious cup of tea, and did the root for me. Thank you very much.
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    Great! Love how easy it was. Thanks for the detailed info. Great for people that dont do this everyday. i really appreciate it.
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    I have Odin downloaded but I am having a very difficult time trying to make it my droid charge, I load up odin on my PC and then connect my phone while holding the down volume rocker, but the downloading yellow triangle screen comes up but theres nothing On the Odin program itself that says its connected. Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
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    Are you sure about that? once it is connected to Odin, in the first rectangle box under id:com should be yellow. Also, did you install the Samsung drivers on your pc?
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    Thank you! I did need the drivers and now I am rooted! Quick question, what exactly is superuser? I clicked allow for it to work with Titanium backup, is it so titanium backup has full access to the phone?
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    Superuser is a program that grants low level access to your phone's operating system. It basically grants access to files a non-rooted phone could not.
    Now you need to instal a custom rom. I suggest either or . Both are excellent trimmed down roms that will show you how good your phone can actually run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocu1a View Post
    Superuser is a program that grants low level access to your phone's operating system. It basically grants access to files a non-rooted phone could not.
    Now you need to instal a custom rom. I suggest either or . Both are excellent trimmed down roms that will show you how good your phone can actually run.
    Eclipse looks cool, I think I will try that. If I follow the Odin process once more with Eclipse, will I still keep all my data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theodd1 View Post
    Eclipse looks cool, I think I will try that. If I follow the Odin process once more with Eclipse, will I still keep all my data?
    no you will not keep your data and it is NEVER a good idea to try to keep it either when you flash anything, either via odin or CWM.

    The best way to keep your data is via mybackup pro or TiBup, you have to be rooted to use that particular feature though.

    long story short, ODIN will always wipe your phone completely, CWM gives you the option to not clear data but you are asking for issues if you don't
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    Also, once you have full root & recovery, there is no need to flash rom via ODIN. You can just flash through CWM recovery.

    Download Titanium Backup from the market. Backup your apps.

    Put the rom you want in the root of the sd card, boot into recovery, install zip, clear cache, clear dalvik cache(under advanced tab), wipe data(to prevent any conflicts, it is best to do this), & reboot.

    Your phone will setup like a new phone. Reinstall Titanium Backup from the market & restore your apps & data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocu1a View Post
    Also, once you have full root & recovery, there is no need to flash rom via ODIN. You can just flash through CWM recovery.

    Download Titanium Backup from the market. Backup your apps.

    Put the rom you want in the root of the sd card, boot into recovery, install zip, clear cache, clear dalvik cache(under advanced tab), wipe data(to prevent any conflicts, it is best to do this), & reboot.

    Your phone will setup like a new phone. Reinstall Titanium Backup from the market & restore your apps & data.
    Thank you! Do I need to download another kernel or will Eclipse flash just fine with the stock root I did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theodd1 View Post
    Thank you! Do I need to download another kernel or will Eclipse flash just fine with the stock root I did?
    It does not come with a kernel. It "will " work with the stock kernel, BUT,...it will perform much better with a custom kernel. I recommend It supports custom boot animations(the one included in Eclipse is SICK), overclocking & generally smooths everything out. You flash it before you install the rom.
    Again, it is recommended to use a custom kernel with custom roms. many are made to enhance each other. is the most current & up to date.
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    Hey guys i got to step 23 just fine but on step 24 its not giving me the option down load. do you guy's know what i might of done wrong? any help would be great.
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