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    Default Rooting EI22 Gingerbread Instructions

    :: Rooting stock/official EI22 Gingerbread ::

    I will walk your through the rooting process for those who are on stock Gingerbread EI22 received either OTA or manual update. This requires the use of Odin 2 times and CWM (ClockWorkMod) recovery to complete the process. Its very straight forward and can be completed in a very short time. You must do all three steps as instructed or you will NOT be successful.

    Some credits and thanks in order because I had nothing to do with any of this except making the tutorial..

    ACS Syndicate
    qbking77
    mkasick
    chris41g
    XDA developers and anyone else involved I may have forgotten.

    Before starting here is a handy video to aid you in installation, by qbking77





    :: Files to Download ::

    Odin 1.85 (After downloading extract the contents of this zip to a place on your computer using WinRAR or 7Zip)
    kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 (Go to thread and look for that exact filename at very end (bottom) of the first post)
    ACSRecovery1.0.0.5.tar.md5 (See this post for new download link, UPDATED LINKS)
    su-3.0-efgh-signed.zip (See this post for new download link, UPDATED LINKS) Place this file on your SDCARD

    :: Step by Step Procedure Part 1 (custom kernel needed to make CWM stick perminately) ::

    1. Open Odin 1.85
    2. Check only Auto Reboot as show in the screenshot below.
    3. Goto the PDA box on the right side. Click the PDA button and navigate to kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 file on your hard drive and select it. Check the PDA box (check box) (Shown below)

    4. Power off your Epic 4g, once it is completely off open your physical keyboard and press and hold the " 1 " key and continue to hold while pressing POWER. This will boot you into Download Mode within a few seconds. Black screen with yellow graphics/print of Android guy shoveling...

    5. Now take your USB cable and connect it to your computer and then plug it into your device.
    6. You should see a YELLOW box light up on the upper left hand side of Odin that says COM:XXX. Ignore the number it varies, this signals you have made a connection to Odin and are ready to go. Problems connecting see trouble shooting at end of this tutorial.
    7. Double check in Odin you have only Auto Reboot checked, and the kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 file in the PDA SLOT.
    8. Press START.
    9. This will flash a custom kernel to your device and should only take about 10 seconds or so... Your device will automatically reboot when finished.

    :: Step by Step Procedure Part 2 (Flashing CWM "ClockWorkMod" Recovery) ::

    1. Power off your device, and boot into Download Mode as we did in Part 1, step 4.
    2. Open Odin and make sure only Auto Reboot is checked/selected.
    3.Goto the PDA box on the right side. Click the PDA button and navigate to ACSRecovery1.0.0.5.tar.md5 file in the PDA SLOT and check PDA box next to it.
    4. Connect your device once again via USB cable and verify your connected to Odin by looking for the YELLOW COM box lite up.

    5. Everything above is good then press START
    6. This will take less than a minute to complete and automatically reboot. This will place CWM (ClockWorkMod) recovery on your device in place of the stock recovery.

    :: Step by Step Procedure Part #3 (Flashing SU "SuperUser or Root" access in CWM) ::

    1. Power off your device.
    2. Press and hold Volume Down+Camera+Power all together for about 5 seconds or until you boot into CWM recovery.
    3. You navigate CWM recovery with your Volume Up/Down buttons and make selections with the Camera button.
    4. Scroll down to Install Zip from SDCARD and select
    5. Navigate on your sdcard to the su-3.0.-efgh-signed.zip and press select
    6. Then again select YES to install the file
    7. This will take a few seconds to install the SU access file.
    8. When complete hit your BACK button on the bottom of your phone this will take you back to the main CWM menu
    9. Press AUTO REBOOT.
    10. Your device will reboot and you will boot up into official GB, rooted with CWM. You can verify this by going to your app list and finding the SU icon/app. You can double check this by downloading any root access required app from the Market like Titanium Backup and starting the application and it will ask you to allow root access the first time you use it.

    :: Trouble shooting ::

    Make sure you have the Samsung drivers installed. 32-bit drivers | 64-bit drivers
    Download them and install the drivers on your computer first, then once that is complete place your device into debug mod (Settings/Applications/Development/Select USB Debugging) then plug your device in via USB cable and allow the drivers to finish installing.
    *** Trouble Shoot for all Odin Packages... Read below... ***

    Make sure your battery is fully charged before attempting anything in this thread. *** NEVER PULL YOUR CABLE WHILE ODIN IS FLASHING ***

    If your phone is not being recognized by Odin, try the following.

    - Use a different USB computer port

    - Use a different USB cable

    If for some reason Odin does ever give you a FAIL or the process hangs up for more than 5 minutes in one spot then do the following.

    - Pull your battery out of your device and leave it out.

    - Plug in your device via USB cable and connect it to your computer.

    - Then boot into Download Mode (hold 1 on physical keyboard and press power).

    - Run the Odin package.

    - When completed and you get the Green PASS, you can pop your battery back in and then reboot the phone and you should be good to go.

    Note: Some devices have given some trouble and you have to attempt this twice to get it to work. Also make sure all anti virus software is off/disabled. One last option is remove your sdcard if everything else fails.
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    I tried this with both ACS recovery and CWM purple and Odin says it worked fine but when I boot back into recovery it is still the stock version. I have Odined CWM several times but it doesn't stick. It seems that there is a script that flashes the stock recovery at each boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    I tried this with both ACS recovery and CWM purple and Odin says it worked fine but when I boot back into recovery it is still the stock version. I have Odined CWM several times but it doesn't stick. It seems that there is a script that flashes the stock recovery at each boot.
    There is a bit of a trick to this from what I have read at XDA... Check the General section, I believe they discuss it in one of the new Gingerbread threads there...

    I wish I could be more help on this but without actually doing it myself its one of those grey areas I can't see to help...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    There is a bit of a trick to this from what I have read at XDA... Check the General section, I believe they discuss it in one of the new Gingerbread threads there...

    I wish I could be more help on this but without actually doing it myself its one of those grey areas I can't see to help...
    Thanks Paul...found the discussion at XDA and flashed Mkasik's EI22 Keyboard fix followed by CWM and finally Su. So far CWM seems to be sticking.
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    Thanks for updating us on this Ed.. Much appreciated...
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    Same process worked for me. I managed to bork the EI12 flash on my phone at one point, and had to Odin back to EC05, then update again to EI12, but I got it working eventually.
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    Anyone who's rooted got a screenshot of the About Phone screen showing the important goodies.. I would appreciate it for the OP of this thread.... Credit applied of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Anyone who's rooted got a screenshot of the About Phone screen showing the important goodies.. I would appreciate it for the OP of this thread.... Credit applied of courseClick to view quoted image
    Here you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    Here you go.
    Thank you Ed...
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    I don't have the 1.85 of odin. Any places you would recommend to download said program sirs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchin View Post
    I don't have the 1.85 of odin. Any places you would recommend to download said program sirs?
    Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
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    Thanks for the help kind sir! I thought I would mention that I just got my friend addicted to roms and Ace its his favorite. One of only 3 he could find that would support yahoo mail correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Source/Link : Rooting EI22 after OTA or Google update - Is this the EC05 to EI22 update? (thus renaming update.zip)

    7) if done correctly your phone should reboot directly into ACS recovery mode. keeps bouncing back to Android Recovery Mode.
    8) once in recovery flash the Su-***** .zip file then reboot the phone. - never got to this stage

    Your phone is now rooted on stock EI22 Gingerbread.

    Thanks again, XDA, metalblaster.
    I was able to successfully update to EI22 via the update.zip provided, but didn't get any further.

    I've tried the steps above 3x and am still forwarded to Android Recovery System (blue writing) upon reboot (power+camera+volume down). What am I doing wrong?

    I followed the steps listed in the video ( ) and was never routed to CWM4 or ACS Recovery.

    On the XDA page, I d/l the link to the updated EI22 on 11/8/11 - "intra initramfms" (Epic GB kernel sources! (11/8/11 EI22 keyfix kernel) - xda-developers), which advises to instal GBEI22 onto clockworkmod backup and forwards me to the video.

    Please help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaLea View Post
    I was able to successfully update to EI22 via the update.zip provided, but didn't get any further.

    I've tried the steps above 3x and am still forwarded to Android Recovery System (blue writing) upon reboot (power+camera+volume down). What am I doing wrong?

    I followed the steps listed in the video ( ) and was never routed to CWM4 or ACS Recovery.

    On the XDA page, I d/l the link to the updated EI22 on 11/8/11 - "intra initramfms" (Epic GB kernel sources! (11/8/11 EI22 keyfix kernel) - xda-developers), which advises to instal GBEI22 onto clockworkmod backup and forwards me to the video.

    Please help!!
    I had the same problem with CWM recovery not sticking. There is an easy fix:

    - Flash this Source-compiled, keyboard fix EI22 kernel: kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 from this thread at XDA using ODIN.
    - Flash CWM with ODIN
    - Flash Su with CWM

    You should then be able to boot into CWM recovery.
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    Thanks for helping out again Ed...
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    No problem...happy to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    No problem...happy to help!
    Off topic, I wish I was still rockin the Epic just to see what Bonsai's official ROM will be like... Should be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Off topic, I wish I was still rockin the Epic just to see what Bonsai's official ROM will be like... Should be nice
    I agree...am looking forward to Bonsai and Cyanogen.

    I keep offering to flash some ROMs on my wife's NS4G but she likes it the way it is. It's a great phone and pure Android is definitely the way to go. I do think I would miss the keyboard though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    I had the same problem with CWM recovery not sticking. There is an easy fix:

    - Flash this Source-compiled, keyboard fix EI22 kernel: kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 from this thread at XDA using ODIN.
    - Flash CWM with ODIN
    - Flash Su with CWM

    You should then be able to boot into CWM recovery.
    This is my first time to attempt root. I too had the problem with ACS not coming up on restart. I was going to use your method listed above but am an ODIN newbie. Do they also go in the "PDA" section of ODIN? I am not familiar with flashing in ODIN enough to know exactly how to do it.

    Thanks,
    jab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    I had the same problem with CWM recovery not sticking. There is an easy fix:

    - Flash this Source-compiled, keyboard fix EI22 kernel: kernel-GB-3.tar.md5 from this thread at XDA using ODIN.
    - Flash CWM with ODIN
    - Flash Su with CWM

    You should then be able to boot into CWM recovery.
    OK, I must have the most stubborn phone alive. I put the keyboard fix kernel noted above in the PDA slot via Odin & still am unsuccessful w/CWM, ACS Recovery, or Rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakerja View Post
    This is my first time to attempt root. I too had the problem with ACS not coming up on restart. I was going to use your method listed above but am an ODIN newbie. Do they also go in the "PDA" section of ODIN? I am not familiar with flashing in ODIN enough to know exactly how to do it.

    Thanks,
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    Yes, use the PDA section and make sure that only Auto Reboot is checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaLea View Post
    OK, I must have the most stubborn phone alive. I put the keyboard fix kernel noted above in the PDA slot via Odin & still am unsuccessful w/CWM, ACS Recovery, or Rooting.
    So, you Odined the keyboard fix, Odined CWM and you still get the stock recovery with the 3 finger boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    So, you Odined the keyboard fix, Odined CWM and you still get the stock recovery with the 3 finger boot?
    Wait I dont have CWM for Odiin, I only have CWM3.1 via zip file & can not install it from 3 finger boot.

    Is there a link for this file?

    UPDATE: IT WORKED!!!!!
    I found a CWM 3.1 tar file & Odin'ed it & it WORKED!!!!!

    Installing SU now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaLea View Post
    Wait I dont have CWM for Odiin, I only have CWM3.1 via zip file & can not install it from 3 finger boot.

    Is there a link for this file?
    Here you go. In the downloads section, there is a link for a zip and below that is the tar file to use with Odin. Let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    Here you go. In the downloads section, there is a link for a zip and below that is the tar file to use with Odin. Let us know how it goes.
    OK I got it to work. Now on the YouTube video, qhking77 mentioned CWM4xx. Is this something that I should be worried about? or will 3.1 do me fine?

    Thank you for all of your help.
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