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    Default Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    All:
    I am now officially releasing part one of a two click root method for both the Sprint and Boost Samsung Replenish phones. To install this custom kernel, you must verify your phone meets the following criteria:

    1. You have a Samsung replenish on Sprint and Boost networks.
    2. You DO NOT have phoenix ROM installed (phoenix ROM uses the EXT4 file system, and this custom kernel release is for the Samsung RFS file system).
    3. You have the most recent update from your carrier. To locate your version, go to settings->About Phone and scroll to "Build Number". Look for "GINGERBREAD.FA19 (sprint) or GINGERBREAD.FB03 (boost). If you don't have either of these, DO NOT INSTALL this kernel.
    4. You have the clock-work-mod recovery image installed. If you don't look around this forum and you can find instructions on how to install it.

    If you meet the above criteria, you can install my custom kernel as follows:
    1. Download the update.zip file (attached below) and save it to the root of your SD card.
    2. Reboot into recovery mode. To do so, hold down the "U" key while powering up your phone.
    3. Navigate to the "Apply update from SDcard" option. This will automatically install the custom kernel from the update.zip file you copied to your SD card in step one above.
    4. Reboot.

    You will now have a new splash screen that will confirm you are now using the new kernel.

    This kernel allows you to overclock your CPU (with the appropriate app installed - I recommend CPU Cruise Control which you can find on the market - the free version should work just fine with this kernel). It also allows you to select different CPU governors which provide much better battery savings than the stock governor. So basically, you should expect better battery life (some folks have suggested they get a 2x improvement on battery life).
    This kernel will also root your phone, however to get full use of being root, you will need to perform some other steps. I will create a one click method to complete these steps and update this post in the not to distant future. Till then, enjoy the longer battery life!

    And finally, I'd like to thank my Boost Beta testers (ciscogee and 34) who were willing to test my custom kernel on their phones.

    Please address any questions to this post - I typically check often.
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    Hey All - here is part two of the "two click kernel install/root". This one click will do the following:
    1. Install Superuser.apk to your phone (the most recent version available on the market as of today).
    2. Install the su binary
    3. Install busybox (a set of linux tools required with superuser permissions to do certain things).

    Prior to running, make sure you installed my kernel as per the previous post. This one click relies on having a rooted phone to work properly, and the kernel roots your phone.

    To install, do the following:
    1. Download the zip file and unzip it to any directory on your PC.
    2. Connect your phone to your computer via USB (make sure you have USB debugging enabled).
    3. Run the appropriate batch/script file. For windows, its windows.bat. For linux or Mac, it's Linuc_Max.sh

    The phone will reboot and you will now have superuser installed properly.

    A final note- I could not test this on my phone as I already have full root, so please post success or failure status so others know this works. You will know it was successful if you have the superuser app after the reboot.

    A special thanks to Interdpth, Shabbypenguin, Jude and Thomas666 for their original scripts these scripts are based on!
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    You say custom ROM in OP. Does this mean you got a script to flash /system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscogee View Post
    You say custom ROM in OP. Does this mean you got a script to flash /system?
    No - Sorry. I just corrected it. This is a custom Kernel.
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    Derrnit.... I'm still looking for a way

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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    Hey All - I just uploaded my second zip file to complete this post. Please give it a whirl if interested and report your status back so other know how it works.
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    It didn't work for me. On the command prompt, I saw "couldn't mount system."
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    Are you working off of my kernel or some other? On the bright side, since it could not mount, then no harm done.

    You might want to adb shell in and type "remount rw" and see what it says. If it seems to mount, then you can try again.
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    my build number is gingerbread.fb03

    how do i get fb09? I don't have any updates available.

    Has anyone tried this method with fb03?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillupz View Post
    my build number is gingerbread.fb03

    how do i get fb09? I don't have any updates available.

    Has anyone tried this method with fb03?
    I typoed the orignal data to dmrlook.. fb03 is latest..
    One of my other devices is ec09

    My apologies
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    ok, thanks.

    Now if anyone would like to help me with cwm. I found the link to download the .tar file, just don't know what to do with it to get it on my phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillupz View Post
    ok, thanks.

    Now if anyone would like to help me with cwm. I found the link to download the .tar file, just don't know what to do with it to get it on my phone...
    Follow first steps on phoenix rom to flash cwm via odin
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    i followed the steps for the phoenix rom 0.2 and when i try to install initially it gives me a warning screen asking if i want to install the new OS. I proceed, but it will not install the odin, it gets stuck on the downloading screen.

    I understand 0.2 doesnt work for boost phones, i just want the CWM, am i trying to install the wrong thing?

    Also when i proceed ahead and try to install your update.zip file from the recovery screen (android system recovery) it tells me
    E: signature verification failed
    installation aborted.

    is this because i dont have cwm properly installed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillupz View Post
    i followed the steps for the phoenix rom 0.2 and when i try to install initially it gives me a warning screen asking if i want to install the new OS. I proceed, but it will not install the odin, it gets stuck on the downloading screen.

    I understand 0.2 doesnt work for boost phones, i just want the CWM, am i trying to install the wrong thing?

    Also when i proceed ahead and try to install your update.zip file from the recovery screen (android system recovery) it tells me
    E: signature verification failed
    installation aborted.

    is this because i dont have cwm properly installed?
    Phoenix works for boost. Not with stock (untampered or compiled) kernel. U need to be in download mode to flash odin files. Unzip the phoenix.zip from the tread. That has the odin files for cwm. I think that's where you went awry.
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    This is what I get when I run step 2 9 (windows.bat).

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Anyone?

    Thanks,
    Paul
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    Yes - for some reason, the filesystem is not mounting as read/write. Try adb shelling into the phone and type "remount rw". Then, run the script again.
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    ciscogee i sent you a PM. hoping you could help me more to get my phone up to speed....?
    and me, im a bit of a newbie and this phone isnt as easy as the galaxy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillupz View Post
    ciscogee i sent you a PM. hoping you could help me more to get my phone up to speed....?
    and me, im a bit of a newbie and this phone isnt as easy as the galaxy..
    No it is not as easy as any other samsung I've had
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    I noticed script said "remout" instead of "remount". Don't know if that's it. Went in and adb pushed each step (Superuser.apk & busybox)

    Haven't messed with adb much except to Push apps to the ROM to save space, so not sure how to chmod.

    I typed "adb chmod busybox /system/xbin/busybox" and adb took the command without any message error or otherwise.

    When I do a root check I still don't have root access. Superuser.apk installed and seems to be functional it asked if I wanted to allow "Root App Delete" to have root access. I tapped yes, and "Root App Delete" did remove several apps from /system/app/.

    However "Root Explorer" will not mount RW at any level except SDcard.

    Used Both JoeyKrims "Root Check" and JRummys "RootChecker" and both say no Root access.

    I will look for the chmod information to see if I did soemthing wrong but look foward to your input.

    Spent 5 hours trying to finish this (it's all way too new to me), and I still failed. Reverting back to a Heavily stripped down and deodexed version of Phoenix2 I created (with all props and respect to all of Phoenix's Devs) until this is well worked out and fool proof or as close to fool proof as this stuff gets. At times like these I really miss my Samsung Moment - hundreds of ROMs and it was super easy to work on.
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    Default Re: Sprint/Boost two-click root with custom kernel

    that was it TattooPaul - thanks for the heads up on the typo. I don't have any windows boxes at home, so I had no way of running the windows batch. The linux one was correct, not that does anyone any good on windows. At any rate, the one click should work now.

    If you change moded anything incorrectly, that could explain the lack of root. Also, you can install my other kernel on another post over phoenix rom - they are very similar.
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    That was it. FA19 is Officially easy to root now. You're the man DMRlook. Thank you for your fine work.

    Saw you were adding some more features to the Kernel to crush that fake BadDroidBoy kernel. My wife along with Many others will love you for fixing this phones low space problems (she can't make peace with fewer apps after having her Optimus S).

    Any chance you can write a flashable deodex script? Or a Bloat removal script? I spent a week removing things rebooting and testing the phones functions, so I have a list of the bare minimum apps that the phone must have to work correctly.

    Also I am a Tattoo Artist & painter (and I doo some pretty good CG stills) so if you want to add any art to your kernels boot logo or what not, I'd be honored. Don't have much to do since I broke my back so I'm always looking for a project I can do from a reclined position.

    One last thing for anyone interested: I found a really cool Launcher on the market called "Holo Launcher". It is about as small as the stock Launcher, has a lot of customization options, and Dev says it's built off of Google's stock ICS launcher, so it looks great.

    I'll be around Daily. At least until I get my hands on a refurbed Htc Evo or Galaxy S3.
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    Hey TatooPaul - I'd love to have a nice graphic for my kernel if you are willing to create one. I don't have an artistic bone in my body, hence the boring graphic you see. All I'd want to make sure is the graphic makes it clear what version of the kernel it is. I could put the text on the image and run it by you before I release a kernel with it. Your call. Also - I've removed the sprint bloat on my wife and my phone, and I move a lot of apps to the system partition, so I have many more apps than most, but still not as many as having my sd card available. I'll work on that next.
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    I'm so in on the art. Just have it say what the current one says but in a more artistic way? I think we could leave off the Phone model since it shows just before that in the boot sequence. Also something wild and crazy or something classy? Anyway let me know exactly what you want on it, and I'll create a few ideas.

    I stripped off so many apps at first that the phone wouldn't connect to Sprint or recieve calls or texts, so I put things back on one at a time and testing phone until I got the bare minimum of stock apps without deminished function. Have to remove stock Mms.apk and replace it with GoSMS to send pics and music (would prefer Hancscent but it has to stay in the phones RAM). Did it on this phone (same apps & their odexes) and so far so good. Can provide a least of what to keep for anyone interested.

    I have also played with the Build.prop on this by adding the "Shabby's Goodness" stuff off of the Build prop from Phoenix 2.0. Will keep everyone posted on how it behaves, and if it helps anything.
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    I agree - keep what it says but kill the phone model stuff. As far as crazy or classy, I'd probably go a bit crazy so it pops - Catch someones eyes so they ask "Hey - what the hell are you running on your phone - looks cool!" But that's just my thought. I could go either way. Anything would be an improvement over what I did :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooPaul View Post
    I'm so in on the art. Just have it say what the current one says but in a more artistic way? I think we could leave off the Phone model since it shows just before that in the boot sequence. Also something wild and crazy or something classy? Anyway let me know exactly what you want on it, and I'll create a few ideas.

    I stripped off so many apps at first that the phone wouldn't connect to Sprint or recieve calls or texts, so I put things back on one at a time and testing phone until I got the bare minimum of stock apps without deminished function. Have to remove stock Mms.apk and replace it with GoSMS to send pics and music (would prefer Hancscent but it has to stay in the phones RAM). Did it on this phone (same apps & their odexes) and so far so good. Can provide a least of what to keep for anyone interested.

    I have also played with the Build.prop on this by adding the "Shabby's Goodness" stuff off of the Build prop from Phoenix 2.0. Will keep everyone posted on how it behaves, and if it helps anything.
    Could you pm me the bare bones apk list? Thiss weekend I think we can get something released...

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