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    Default Rooting Motorola Triumph ?

    I have a virgin mobile triumph. Ive been reading alot about rooting and flashing roms. I am totally ignorant when it comes to the technical stuff. I would like to root my phone, so I can make my phone a wireless hot spot and hopefully help with 3G speed and signal strength. Have you heard of anyone bricking their phone by doing this? I am debating on whether I should do this or not. I do have a replacement plan by Best Buy and I was told if I do this, I void the warrenty and I would be otta luck if something goes wrong with the phone. Also, if I do decide to do this per your instructions above, if I mess up on any part of your instructions, can I reset it to factory reset, or undo what Ive done, or am I out of luck? I would appreciate your feedback and any suggestions you may have. Thank you for your time in this matter.
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    Its really not that hard but people do mess up sometimes. Rooting should be easy. I rooted mine with gingerbreak. Just follow instructions how they go and u should be fine.
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    Thanks for your reply. Do you know who has the easiest instructions on rooting the Motorola Triumph. I take it that would be with Gingerbreak, right? And also, if for some reason I have to claim my warranty, is there a way to unroot it. Now, in order to turn my triumph into a wifi hot spot, how would I do that? Thanks again.
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    Yeah u can unroot. WiFi, u have to flash a rom u should try the rom here, called Cm7 by Tickerguy updated by whyzor.
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    the BEST thing to do is boot into download mode, connect to your PC, swap the stock recovery with the CWM recovery, then reboot the phone into the recovery and that recovery will allow you to make a full entire backup of the stock rom as it is on the phone already.

    that way, WHATEVER HAPPENS, you always have a complete, non rooted, perfect, pure backup of the stock rom. you can also boot back into download mode and replace the CWM recovery with the stock one again and no one will ever be able to tell you ever did anything to the phone.


    now, once you have that CWM recovery, you can flash CM7 or MIUI rom, which are pre rooted, you never have to mess with ADB commands or that junk.

    the triumph is the EASIEST phone to hack and install custom roms.

    the problem is, all the good custom roms are over at AndroidForums triumph section. NOT here. so go there for more info.
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    Thanks for all your replys. I sucessfully rooted my Triumph phone and installed Barnacle WIFI to try to have a wifi hotspot. When I start Barnacle, this is what happens.
    Starting
    Data Network is Ready
    .ini file prepared
    WIFI: driver loaded
    NAT: Could not set MTU of rmnet0
    Invalid arguement
    WIFI: Failed to start supplicant: Invalid arguement
    NAT: restart: Network is down
    NAT: waiting for local interface
    Stopped unexpectedly
    ---------------------------
    A window comes up saying
    Supplicant not available
    Barnacle had trouble starting wpa_supplicant. Try again but set "Skip wpa_supplicant in settings.
    It gives the options Do it now, More info, and close.
    I click on do it now, it says settings updated.
    I restart barnacle,now it says:
    Starting
    Data network is ready
    .ini file repared
    WIFI: driver loaded
    NAT: Could not set MTU of rmnet0: Invalid Arguement
    Connected to NAT
    Running
    When I open web pages on IE, it is slower than a turtle. I can also connect through pda net on my phone and right now, pdanet is like 3 times faster than this wifi. I always thought wifi would be faster.

    Also, when I connect with wifi on my pc, it says other people may look at what Im doing, is there a way to use wifi securely?
    Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jreink01 View Post
    Thanks for all your replys. I sucessfully rooted my Triumph phone and installed Barnacle WIFI to try to have a wifi hotspot. When I start Barnacle, this is what happens.
    Starting
    Data Network is Ready
    .ini file prepared
    WIFI: driver loaded
    NAT: Could not set MTU of rmnet0
    Invalid arguement
    WIFI: Failed to start supplicant: Invalid arguement
    NAT: restart: Network is down
    NAT: waiting for local interface
    Stopped unexpectedly
    ---------------------------
    A window comes up saying
    Supplicant not available
    Barnacle had trouble starting wpa_supplicant. Try again but set "Skip wpa_supplicant in settings.
    It gives the options Do it now, More info, and close.
    I click on do it now, it says settings updated.
    I restart barnacle,now it says:
    Starting
    Data network is ready
    .ini file repared
    WIFI: driver loaded
    NAT: Could not set MTU of rmnet0: Invalid Arguement
    Connected to NAT
    Running
    When I open web pages on IE, it is slower than a turtle. I can also connect through pda net on my phone and right now, pdanet is like 3 times faster than this wifi. I always thought wifi would be faster.

    Also, when I connect with wifi on my pc, it says other people may look at what Im doing, is there a way to use wifi securely?
    Thanks for your help.
    all tether does is broadcast your 3G data connection AS a wifi signal that the PC can see and connect to.

    it doesnt make internet faster. its only as fast as your 3G speed wherever the phone is at that time.

    also, both MIUI and CM7 roms has wifi tether native, no apps needed, its in the menus. and now its harder to back up the stock rom in a totally unrooted state. easier if you just backed it up and moved to a REAL rom instead of sticking to the stock rom.

    theres even other froyo roms if your afraid of upgrading to gingerbread.
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    Thanks for your reply. I would like to flash to CM7 but read somewhere about a file I need for Android market but cannot find it now. Does anyone know what file I need and where I can get it. Also, at what point do I install it, before flashing CM7??
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    Also have one more question. When I downloaded gingerbreak from, I believe, tinker guys forum (version 1.2). I transferred it to my phones SD card, when I tried to install it on the phone a warning window came up from my avg virus program that said file was infected. Is this just a normal warning stopping us from doing the root process or a real infected file. If its infected, does anyone know where I can get a clean copy of gingerbreak 1.2. Tinker guys forum is the only place where I found this file. Thanks.
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    U need Google apps and gingerbreak just give me ur email and ill send u gingerbreak
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    No one really gets into proper unrooting. I messed up with my Optimus V so I'd like to know the proper way to unroot a Triumph and factory reset.

    I used Gingerbreak but noting beyond that. I never flashed a rom or even ClockworkModRecovery.

    Thiis means that the factory recovery image is intact, right? So if I unroot phone and select 'Factory Data Reset' from the 'Privacy' menu, everything should run smoothly, right?

    Anyone know easy way to remove SuperUser?
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    ok i rooted a triumph through emulator code and the only wifi i could get to work was barnacle wifi. drop me an email at abailey703@gmail.com an i will walk you through the rooting process using emulator.
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