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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    well z4 simply roots your phone, having root means that you have superuser permission, this means that you can modify and change system files and folders that you did not have access to before.....

    froyo is the next version of your current operating system. flashing froyo will completely change all the software on your phone....

    if you know a little about computers...

    Rooting = taking you as a guest user to a administrator

    Flashing froyo with odin = is like upgrading you from windows xp to windows 7

    flashing foryo + root = you install windows user already as an administrator, you dont have to do anything special to get super user permission
    Ok thanks i understand it for the most part one last thing would be what is ODIN exactly is it another way to root the phone or is it part of flashing froyo to the phone after it has been rooted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blier2488 View Post
    Ok thanks i understand it for the most part one last thing would be what is ODIN exactly is it another way to root the phone or is it part of flashing froyo to the phone after it has been rooted?
    Odin is a leaked tool that samsung uses to program phones. using specifically formated files, you will enter them into Odin and this will program your phone.

    the reason they say froyo + root.. simply means that the software that you will be replacing on your phone already has given you permisson to change system files.

    if you flashed froyo without root, then you would need to get the z4 app to give you this super user permission.
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    I rooted and lag fixed my phone without even plugging it into my PC.

    Just get astro file manager from the market, download z4root with a browser from XDA, grab OCLF from the market. Reboot the phone, install z4root "from astro", root, after that is done install OCLF and install the lagfix v1+. Done!

    Don't even worry about turning anything on,"like debugging, or third party apps" it will prompt you if its not on and take you to it to turn it on.

    If at any point the phone locks up just hold down the power button and restart. If that doesn't work pull the batt. If at any point you do something in the wrong order it will inform you of the step you missed. Its ID10T proof.

    Warning!!!! Doing this voids your warranty.
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    Ok I just rooted my Mesmerize. I was just wondering if anyone has a list of the apps that come installed on the phone that I can uninstall with screwing the phone up. I have searched some but have not found much on just the Mesmerize.

    Thanks in advance.
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    That's exactly what I have been after. Took me a while to root and get clockworkmod on mine, but if I can remove that stupid Galaxy S Premium icon and ToneRoom Deluxe, I'll be happy.
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    Hey all I'm new to to this and need some help.I'm trying to get my phone to do recovery mode?can't get it to work.help.and one more question if i use z4root and I don't like my rooted phone is there a way to unroot it?any help would b greatly appreciated.thanx
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    That app must no longer exist because I cant find it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by njitalian00 View Post
    That app must no longer exist because I cant find it....
    Which app? Z4 root? I just saw it in the Amazon app store yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runs with scissors View Post
    Which app? Z4 root? I just saw it in the Amazon app store yesterday.
    Ok, so I've read and re-read this whole thing about finally root my Mesmerize and I've installed the Z4root from Amazon app store and rebooted [at least 3 times] and is not working..

    I've noticed one thing tho, all this posts of success are way back, before the 2nd froyo update from USCC, which I got, and is the reason why I want to root and I really really wish I could add some CM7 or something of the like, even stock 2.3, anything just not this build! It really messed my compass and GPS

    Help please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterPostal View Post
    Ok, so I've read and re-read this whole thing about finally root my Mesmerize and I've installed the Z4root from Amazon app store and rebooted [at least 3 times] and is not working..

    I've noticed one thing tho, all this posts of success are way back, before the 2nd froyo update from USCC, which I got, and is the reason why I want to root and I really really wish I could add some CM7 or something of the like, even stock 2.3, anything just not this build! It really messed my compass and GPS

    Help please?
    Hey I just saw that you posted this the other day. You don't necessarily have to be rooted to go the custom ROM route. Read through THIS THREAD, it explains how to use Odin to flash ROMS to your Mesmerize. Just make sure that the rom package is intended for Odin. Also in that thread, there are links to download the 2.1, and original 2.2 files. Also, in THIS THREAD, there is a link to an Odin package of a leaked 2.2 rom that came out before USCC and Samsung officially released 2.2 froyo. It is a rooted package, so one you flash it through Odin, your Mez will be rooted. This rom is pretty rock solid...I used it for about 2 months.
    You can also check out THIS THREAD, it explains using Clockwork Mod recovery to flash other roms that aren't in Odin packages. One of those is the ROM I'm currently using, Heinz 57 and is rooted and really awesome. Heres a link to info on Heinz 57.
    PM me if you need more help; I don't always check these threads. Just make sure before you start the process, that you read everything through thoroughly and make sure you understand it; if you do that, you should have no problems. These instructional threads are written up pretty well.
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    Oh man, thank you so much! I have work to do then, I'll def try the heinz 57 option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterPostal View Post
    Oh man, thank you so much! I have work to do then, I'll def try the heinz 57 option.
    No prob! Let me know if you need any help getting it tweaked...I had to do some tweaking to get the GPS to lock on, but it's running nice and solid right now.
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    I rooted my mesmerize and I love it....finally getting this crapware off my phone.
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    Ok, so I did a full wipe/factory reset [official EE19] and SD format after copying/backup the apk(s) of several apps to my pc.

    Copied back to the SD card my media and those apk(s), the very 1st thing I do even before setting up my Google account is installing the Z4root app and it didn't worked.
    It opens, loads the ad, I touch the tap of permanent root, shows the msgs at the bottom of app screen about running the exploit for about a minute and then it vibrates once, after a few seconds the app closes, and then you get the triple vibrate. Afterwards the phone seems laggy to the tap/swipe responses and you cannot open Z4root, it just vibrates when you tap it.

    I just wanted to say this because I think the EE19 shut the exploit that this app uses to root.

    Ok now I'm gonna ODIN back to the EC10 from this forums hoping it's the very same I had before, because if it is, I should not have any problems of missed calls/txt or GPS or compass as I didn't have when I had it from release until I updated to EE19. And yeah, I opened maps before the Z4 failed try and the compass its screwed and GPS is not locking with ease.

    Wish me luck it's gonna be my 1st ODIN flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterPostal View Post
    Ok, so I did a full wipe/factory reset [official EE19] and SD format after copying/backup the apk(s) of several apps to my pc.

    Copied back to the SD card my media and those apk(s), the very 1st thing I do even before setting up my Google account is installing the Z4root app and it didn't worked.
    It opens, loads the ad, I touch the tap of permanent root, shows the msgs at the bottom of app screen about running the exploit for about a minute and then it vibrates once, after a few seconds the app closes, and then you get the triple vibrate. Afterwards the phone seems laggy to the tap/swipe responses and you cannot open Z4root, it just vibrates when you tap it.

    I just wanted to say this because I think the EE19 shut the exploit that this app uses to root.

    Ok now I'm gonna ODIN back to the EC10 from this forums hoping it's the very same I had before, because if it is, I should not have any problems of missed calls/txt or GPS or compass as I didn't have when I had it from release until I updated to EE19. And yeah, I opened maps before the Z4 failed try and the compass its screwed and GPS is not locking with ease.

    Wish me luck it's gonna be my 1st ODIN flash.
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    How'd the Odin flash go?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlterPostal View Post
    Ok, so I did a full wipe/factory reset [official EE19] and SD format after copying/backup the apk(s) of several apps to my pc.

    Copied back to the SD card my media and those apk(s), the very 1st thing I do even before setting up my Google account is installing the Z4root app and it didn't worked.
    It opens, loads the ad, I touch the tap of permanent root, shows the msgs at the bottom of app screen about running the exploit for about a minute and then it vibrates once, after a few seconds the app closes, and then you get the triple vibrate. Afterwards the phone seems laggy to the tap/swipe responses and you cannot open Z4root, it just vibrates when you tap it.

    I just wanted to say this because I think the EE19 shut the exploit that this app uses to root.

    Ok now I'm gonna ODIN back to the EC10 from this forums hoping it's the very same I had before, because if it is, I should not have any problems of missed calls/txt or GPS or compass as I didn't have when I had it from release until I updated to EE19. And yeah, I opened maps before the Z4 failed try and the compass its screwed and GPS is not locking with ease.

    Wish me luck it's gonna be my 1st ODIN flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runs with scissors View Post
    How'd the Odin flash go?
    Hey, sorry for the absence. It was a busy week...

    Anyway, the flash went very well, no problems at all during or after and the phone has been working ok.

    So now I've been back for a week at the EC10 stock and running ADW Launcher in a very simple 3 page home with a couple of widgets [facebook and BW-home] and a few shorcuts to apps.

    Not much running on background: Weatherbug, Lookout, SystemPanel [all full ver]; facebook, simple android day-night live wallpaper, google voice, and the usual installed apps that run and stay idle on background until other overtakes the memory.

    I still wish I have root access tho, but haven't searched or tried another option other than the failed Z4root app.

    Oh!! There's one thing that I tried before flashing to what I have now; I think is worth mentioning:
    So I was poking around on the forums and got to the Merge forum where I found a link to download the Netflix apk and being a Netflix subscriber OBVIOUSLY I had try it even when I was sceptical. Well it did installed and to my huge SURPRISE it did open and login to my account ok, browsed and search just like I do on my iPod (UI also looks the same), so I tap the play to one show and it did turned to the landscape red screen and ready to play, it connected to Netflix servers and it did recognized the app version outdated so it promped me to update because that version wasn't supported by Netflix anymore, but the problem when you update is that the new version does crash/closes when you try login; in other words it does make a device supported check and it closes on you.

    So I went and posted the info on the forum and just today I found that one dude
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mem...owndawg-28113/
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    try this new updated apk and see if it works. I do know that it doesn't work for all phones but it does work for the merge and some other phones. Maybe the updated apk will work for your Mesmerize.

    Go to [APP][Updated 6/21/11] Official Netflix - xda-developers

    And download com.netflix.mediaclient-1.apk is Netflix 1.2.2 (Released 6/15/11)

    Let me know how it turns out.
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    I haven't tried it but just thought I mention this and see what you guys say. Maybe open a thread Netflix for Mesmerize?
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    Has anyone found a way to root the Mesmerize with the 2.3 Gingerbread update? I really want to get this USC Crapware off my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevrolet.racing252 View Post
    Has anyone found a way to root the Mesmerize with the 2.3 Gingerbread update? I really want to get this USC Crapware off my phone.
    There is an Odin installer version of Gingerbread over at rootzwiki.com that is pre-rooted. It has to be added on to a base Gingerbread install, but is a way to get around not being able to root otherwise.
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    OK I have z4root installed on my USCC Mes. Running 2.3 still cannot uninstall all of the junk that came on the phone. ... HELP!???
    I know I have got to be missing a step. I have read and read the whole thread and I still have be missing something.
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    Ok, Im new to this, but I want to root my mesmerize. I have been trying to root it with NO LUCK using superoneclick, Z4 and IDK what else. I finally figured out how to get into the recovery. NOW WTF do I do. I downloaded 2 different gb roots (17&20), I moved them to my sd card and tried to install them, but all I got was a message saying "E: failed to verify whole-file signature." Someone plz help before I break my phone. LOL
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    I also have this old clunker of a phone and would like to learn more about the pros and cons of rooting it. Is there an updated thread one of you can kindly point me to, or someone still using a rooted Mes that I can chat with?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHexum View Post
    I also have this old clunker of a phone and would like to learn more about the pros and cons of rooting it. Is there an updated thread one of you can kindly point me to, or someone still using a rooted Mes that I can chat with?

    Cheers
    Honestly I would check out TeamUSCellular.com - #1 Site for US Cellular Customers ! ...they have a boatload of info on the mesmerize as well as a bunch of roms and other downloads you'll need. Most other places on the web the downloads are no longer available due to the takedown of mega upload.

    I rooted and rom'd a mesmerize for a friend a month or so ago and teamuscellular had everything I needed.
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