NOOB at Rooting!!!
Okay, so I have a few questions if you guys don't mind helping me.
I have a Samsung Epic, and its currently running stock. I have the Evo YouTube app & I use Launcher Pro. That's about as much customization as I've done. So I really want to try out this rooting & putting a different rom & all that. Problem is, idk what the heck I'm doing. I came from webOS on my Palm Pre, I know a lot about that as far as theming, overclocking, and adding apps that aren't 100% approved. But I just switched over to this phone & its, obviously, running Android 2.1.
Sooooo!!! I was wondering if maybe someone could give me the best links I could use to root my Epic. Also, if you could help me choose the best rom & what not. Originally I was going to go with AOSP Magic Rom, but I'm looking at the Epic Experience, I believe its called, & its looking good as well... If someone could help me choose the right rom or the one that seems to work the best, how to root, how to back up the current state my phone is in, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!!!
- 10-13-2010, 11:55 PM #2
Well, I decided to make a how to root thread. I simply cannot have a newbie rooter not be able to root and enjoy the Epic the way it was supposed to be enjoyed.
Here's the link http://forum.androidcentral.com/epic...-v2-2-9-a.html
- 10-14-2010, 12:42 AM #3
- 10-14-2010, 10:06 AM #4
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I just started rooting and everything a month ago when I got my epic and really it is not hard at all if you follow the forums. Just read before you ask a ton of questions because most questions have already been addressed. I use XDA for all my rooting, recovery, flashing, and rom needs.
- 10-16-2010, 05:44 PM #8
How do I check. I was using antivirus and that's how I figured out I was rooted because it said I was... but I clicked ignore so now it doesn't show it...and I'm also having problems with downloading apps from the marketplace... one is stuck and its preventing anything else from downloading.
Last edited by Prince_Basil; 10-17-2010 at 01:32 AM.
- 10-17-2010, 01:48 AM #10
- 10-17-2010, 11:28 AM #12
It's not necessary to rename the zip to update.zip now that you have ClockworkMod Recovery. Just put the zip (named whatever) of the ROM in the root of your SD card, and you can browse to it and install using Clockwork. But make sure you backup your phone using Clockwork first!
- 10-17-2010, 12:02 PM #14
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- 10-17-2010, 10:01 PM #18
ok it makes absolutely no sense that it says device not found...? are you trying to do this all through a command prompt?
you said you have rom manager. on rom manager when you first open it, the top says "flash clockwork recovery" make sure you click that to install clockwork recovery.
Once that is flashed and you have your rom downloaded and on the root of your sd card (not in a folder) you go into clockwork recovery by holding the down volume + camera button while you power on your phone.
This will take you into built in android recovery (text will be blue). after that click on apply sd card update.zip. this should take you into clockwork recovery (text should be green). after this go down to "apply zip from sd card" and then scroll down to the ROMs zip file and it should flash it.
let me know if you have any more problems.
Here is my step by step process:
1. Open ROM Manager
2. Click Flash ClockworkMod Recovery
3. Click on Samsung Epic
a. Pop-up says Successfully flashed ClockworkMod.
b. Current Version says: ClockworkMod: 22.214.171.124
4. Turned phone off & rebooted with volume button down & camera button.
5. Selected to update from sd card.
6. Get the following message:
--Install from package...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E: failed to verify whole-file signature
E: signature verification failed
Soooo... am I doing something wrong. I even paid for ROM Manager thinking that's what it was... I'm just sooo confused now...
- 10-17-2010, 11:27 PM #20
hmm did you try installing clockwork using the one click method?
try the top version. the one with the run.bat.
i actually think this is a necessary step, im pretty sure i ran this when i was first trying to root too. i know how it is, its really frustrating. i just landed on android when the epic came out
once you click on update.zip it should take you into clockwork. the clockworkmod basically is a signed zip file that takes you into clockwork mod so you can flash a "non" signed file. signed is basically approved software
what happens if you "install rom from sd card" inside rom manager? probably get the same thing huh?
are you using a mac os or windows?
- 10-18-2010, 03:10 PM #22
im gonna aim you when you log on. cuz i know how it is. i think i spent like almost a week trying to root this thing. once its rooted its super super easy to flash roms and stuff.
what does it say when it says device not found?
do you have debugging turned on? is the file from the link saved onto your hard drive inside the android sdk folder>tools?
yeah make sure that stuff is done and ill aim you when i get the chance. ill be home from school tonight around 8pm pacific time. so ill hop on around then to help you out.
be there or be square
- 10-19-2010, 04:25 PM #24