One-Click Root Method v2.2.9
Thank you noobnl for your generous contribution to the Android and Epic community. So, here is his post:
Source: (trust me, you will need this to understand more than just the post below) One click root for the Epic 4G! v2.2.9 Now has superuser.apk! - xda-developers
Changes: fix boot logo, add one-click root for mac and linux (including adb binaries)
Linux users chmod +x run.sh and run it, mac users chmod +x run_mac.sh and run it.
Here's 2.2.7, that simplifies the root process thanks to the discoveries here: Simple (not one-click) root for stock ROM & kernel - xda-developers
I also increased the timeout after running the root (fails less), moved more things to /system/xbin to reduce the risk of breaking things, and removes all the old files leftover from joeykrim's root (including his modified playlogo that runs at boot every time).
It also means your system will no longer be mounted as read-only every time you reboot and there's no more problems with jk-su overwriting your existing su binary.
1. you need samsung galaxy s drivers
32-bit drivers: http://firon.net/xda/Samsung_Mobile_...00_Epic_4G.zip
64-bit drivers: http://firon.net/xda/usb_drivers_GalaxyS_x64.zip
2. push MENU, select Applications > Development, then enable USB debugging.
3. extract and run run.bat
v2.2.4 added busybox and the remount script and fixes sprint animation not showing
2.2.5 superuser.apk & su added!
v2.2.6 installs busybox to xbin
Once again, thanks Noobnl. All of the stuff posted here is his work.
Enjoy noob rooters! You will finally get to experience true openness and customization!
- 10-14-2010, 08:08 AM #2
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- 10-14-2010, 11:21 PM #7
Wait, hold on. The earlier versions had an unroot script. Let me check.
Ok, well, I found an uninstaller. Now, from past experience, I know that it simply removes root without wiping completely back to stock. I don't have a rootable Epic on me, so I can't physically test this, but just letting you guys know that it worked before.
- 10-16-2010, 03:56 PM #9
One could always make a request on XDA for an unroot script update, but for anyone thinking of doing this I think it's safer just to wipe back to stock. That way it's guaranteed nothing is left behind in case you need to take your phone to Sprint.
- 10-17-2010, 09:56 PM #11
would you need to unroot everytime an update is released for this phone? that is, we've received 2 updates so far. would you have to unroot, apply the update and then re-root?
what about unrooting for when froyo comes out?