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    Has it all figured out, using rageagainstthecage and a pile of shell commands.

    Then someone told me about this:


    If you're using Windows, use the SuperOneClick. It does exactly what I did, and exactly right, has been tested on another Mesmerize. It's a full root. Don't re-invent the wheel.

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    bigbadbikernerd has verified (post #6) that the app Z4MOD from the market will root the Mez. It doesn't get any easier
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    Sorry for double post, but this thread is going to also substitute as the Mesmerize Hacks section until someone decides that a real one is needed.
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    Oh oh I want to be the first to say it - where are all the romz???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    Oh oh I want to be the first to say it - where are all the romz???

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    I'll be subscribing to this thread for more motivation to root my phone.
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    Hey, I just rooted my Mesmerize with the Z4MOD application I downloaded on Appbrain. It worked pretty slick. It locked up the first time I tried to run it, so I rebooted the phone and tried again and it rooted it in less than one minute. It also has a built in "Unroot" button as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbikernerd View Post
    Hey, I just rooted my Mesmerize with the Z4MOD application I downloaded on Appbrain. It worked pretty slick. It locked up the first time I tried to run it, so I rebooted the phone and tried again and it rooted it in less than one minute. It also has a built in "Unroot" button as well.
    That's great news! I'm going to edit the original post
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    OK, so I've rooted (even before I activated it, lol) now I've been searching everywhere on how to do a nandroid backup. We can't use Clockwork yet. I can't get Rom Manager to flash SPRecovery (or even show that any other recovery is available) and following the directions to flash SPRecovery manually keep failing. I don't to try to use any custom ROMs or even theme my stock ROM yet. I just want to back it up so I can have a bit of insurance as I play around.

    Any advice out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phidelt82 View Post
    OK, so I've rooted (even before I activated it, lol) now I've been searching everywhere on how to do a nandroid backup. We can't use Clockwork yet. I can't get Rom Manager to flash SPRecovery (or even show that any other recovery is available) and following the directions to flash SPRecovery manually keep failing. I don't to try to use any custom ROMs or even theme my stock ROM yet. I just want to back it up so I can have a bit of insurance as I play around.

    Any advice out there?
    There isn't a custom recovery written for the mez just yet, and I don;t recommend you keep trying ones for other phones -- better safe than sorry.

    Titanium backup from the market will backup all you apps, app data, and system settings to the SD card, and the pro version will back it all up to dropbox. Best solution I can think of for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbhil View Post
    There isn't a custom recovery written for the mez just yet, and I don;t recommend you keep trying ones for other phones -- better safe than sorry.

    Titanium backup from the market will backup all you apps, app data, and system settings to the SD card, and the pro version will back it all up to dropbox. Best solution I can think of for now.

    I'm not trying to use custom recoveries written for other phones. At least I don't think I am. If it says anything about a specific phone, like clockworkmod, I'm not using it. SPRecovery hadn't said anything about being phone specific anywhere. Since I wasn't trying to flash a new ROM, just trying to take a backup of mine, I thought it would be an ok choice. I guess I just need to wait it out or brush up on my coding.

    -edit
    OK, now that I look deeper into things I think I see where I was mistaken. Looking deeper into the recovery and some of the ROMs, I'm (kinda) seeing how these things are all put together now. Even the sister ROMs (like Fascinate and Mesmerize) aren't put together even close to the same and recovery files aren't in the same directories. So luckily most of the times trying to flashing a new recovery tool like SPRecovery would just fail. If it did work, you would probably be screwed anyway because things would be in the wrong place.

    Anyway, I'm learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbikernerd View Post
    Hey, I just rooted my Mesmerize with the Z4MOD application I downloaded on Appbrain. It worked pretty slick. It locked up the first time I tried to run it, so I rebooted the phone and tried again and it rooted it in less than one minute. It also has a built in "Unroot" button as well.
    Can you describe your lockup when you used the z4mod to root your Mes? I tried it and it stayed on the blue screen with the words: "running exploit in order to obtain root access..." for like 20 mins! Was this a lockup?

    Should it only take 1 minute?

    thanks for your help.
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    Mesmerize clockwork recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    Oh oh I want to be the first to say it - where are all the romz???
    i just flashed with fascinate custom rom on mesmerize and Life Is Good.
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    I just recently applied the permanent root on my mes from Z4root app. It worked like a charm both permanent and temp rooting. They key for me was to power cycle my phone just prior to running the Z4root mod app. Now I was able to uninstall the bloatware and run my Titanium backups just fine on a rooted phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stedyone View Post
    Can you describe your lockup when you used the z4mod to root your Mes? I tried it and it stayed on the blue screen with the words: "running exploit in order to obtain root access..." for like 20 mins! Was this a lockup?

    Should it only take 1 minute?

    thanks for your help.
    Yeah, that's exactly what mine did. I just had to pull the battery and try again. worked i less than a minute.

    I read somewhere that people are recommending a reboot before running the z4mod.

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I haven't been diligent in checking in on this thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by djisia87 View Post
    i just flashed with fascinate custom rom on mesmerize and Life Is Good.
    What rom are you using? And what are some of the features? ie, overclocked, apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilzone View Post
    What rom are you using? And what are some of the features? ie, overclocked, apps.
    I'm curious too, which roms people are using and what the results are like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djisia87 View Post
    i just flashed with fascinate custom rom on mesmerize and Life Is Good.


    How is that possible considering that file locations for the Fascinate and Mesmerize are different? From what I've read people who have been trying to flash Fascinate ROMs on their Mesmerize have been bricking their phones. I would be interested to see screen shots of the ROM you're using and also how you managed to get it working on the Mesmerize.
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    Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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    This may be a dumb question, but I downloaded appbrain but i cannot not find the z4mod to root my phone can anyone tell me what to search for to download it?
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    From what I understand it's not in the market, I think you have to get it from xda.

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    Awesome!

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    Thanks for the quick replies, another question is there a difference between the z4mod and the leaked froyo for USCC that uses ODIN? I'm new to this and just trying to figure the best way to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blier2488 View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies, another question is there a difference between the z4mod and the leaked froyo for USCC that uses ODIN? I'm new to this and just trying to figure the best way to do this.
    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
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