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    Default Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    Hi everybody,
    and forgive me if I posted in the wrong place!
    I hope this is the right NOOB Q&A one!!!

    Now: I have hanging around at home an old Galaxy i7500 so, before risking to brick some more recent phone, and as a learning step on rooting, I decided to root it.
    I flashed (...right term?) GAOSP config., ODIN, CyanogenMod.
    I followed this:
    and this:.

    I thought I was done but, apparently, I don't have root access at all (I noticed it by trying to use Titanium Backup and Root Browser).
    When using Superuser, I get the message Rooting=fail!

    Still, I can overclock the silly thing! (fortunately!!!)
    And Kernel Tuner works fine!!!!
    So: what have I done? Something in between, ...nothing at all?
    What's happening exactly??

    Many thanks for your kind help!

    Huck
    Last edited by hf0359; 12-02-2013 at 05:08 AM. Reason: mistake in external link
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    Default Re: Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    It looks like you managed to get something in between. Root access is needed for over/under clocking the CPU, and kernel changes.

    The only thing I can think of is to re download the files you need and try again.
    Try different USB ports, cables, update drivers and restart the PC.

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    Default Re: Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    Hi Golfdriver97 ,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Something in between? ...I did more or less suspect that!

    I'm just worried to redo all the process from scratch...I read many reports of bricked phones or wifi, camera etc.. not working.
    + The phone is old and there isn't much support anymore....
    Have to think about it...
    Is it simpler to root a new phone? (I was planning to get the Note III or Galaxy S4)...

    Thanks again!!
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    Default Re: Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    Quote Originally Posted by hf0359 View Post
    Hi Golfdriver97 ,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Something in between? ...I did more or less suspect that!

    I'm just worried to redo all the process from scratch...I read many reports of bricked phones or wifi, camera etc.. not working.
    + The phone is old and there isn't much support anymore....
    Have to think about it...
    Is it simpler to root a new phone? (I was planning to get the Note III or Galaxy S4)...

    Thanks again!!
    In between meaning that some of the things you say you can do requires root access, ie changing the CPU clocking speed.

    Not necessarily easier to root a new phone, but a phone that is popular, like the S series, Notes, HTC One, etc...

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    Default Re: Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    You updated the phone with a new ROM. Most ROMs are rooted, but many AOSP (original Android) ROMs aren't. Flashing and rooting are two totally different things. One changes the operating system (like installing Linux on a Windows computer) the other gives you administrative access (root) to the computer, regardless of the operating system.
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    Default Re: Did I root my Galaxy i7500 or...NOT?

    Thank you both for clarifying what happened. So basically I updated/flashed the rom but without rooting! But: Does it also mean I should change aosp?
    Thanks again!

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