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Pantech Marauder...Root, system dump, and open source kernel...we need a cwm recovery
I just got a Pantech Marauder as an upgrade and I actually feel that its a great budget phone with lots of performance.
So far I've found a method to root this phone:
1.)Download this zip file: Android Root Unlocker - A script to unlock root superuser in Android. ~ Security List Network™ - ICS Root Unlocker 1.0
2.)Put your phone in debug mode and make sure its connected to your pc with the drivers installed and run the batch script from the .zip file.
3.)Your phone should almost immediately reboot when you run the script. Wait for it to fully restart before continuing the script. I believe it resets 3 times during the batch script.
4.)You now have root access. Use the Play store to update SuperUser.apk and also download and install Busybox from the play store.
-Thanks to greyishere over at androidforums.com for taking the time to test every rooting app and script out there.
Next I would like to thank ratso1 at androidforums for doing a system dump which can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hwgzx002b7oygr/STARQ.zip
Then I went and looked to see if pantech offers the kernel opensource for this phone, and sure enough they do. opensource.pantech.com and sign up.
Now once I got it rooted and installed SetCPU the CPU frequency as SetCPU has it ranged between 384Mhz and 1512Mhz (not 1.2Ghz). Not sure why.
Now that I have rooted and installed busy box I have used Root Explorer to rename all these apk's in the /system/app folder and added a .bak to the filename in order to remove them from android but still have the apk's in case I ever need to reinstall one of them. NOTE: I had to rename Simplehomeinfo.apk to remove that because it had errors once I started removing widgets and wallpapers. I have been using the phone browser and play store, snapped pics, used gallery, and just in general tried to see if I could find any problems caused by something I removed. And everything still seems fine except every app I renamed is gone.
All the APK's I've renamed:
My battery life has increased quite a bit using SetCPU with it ranging between 384Mhz and 702Mhz. I would however like to be able to have ClockWorkMod Recovery so I can flash a kernel that allows setting the voltage in SetCPU, and be able to make nandroid backups easily so I can test voltages and be able to restore my phone if I end up with a bad setting.
I need someone with the expertise to help me build a cwm recovery for this phone. Anyone know how to get into fastboot? Haven't tried the adb shell command to reboot into fastboot yet but will later tonight. If I knew how to make a stock recovery backup image and where to find the recovery.fstab and graphics.c files I could build a cwm recovery and figure out how to flash it with fastboot.
I actually seem to like this phone quite a bit now. I will try to keep this thread updated as I figure out more.