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.
Ignore everything above this line lol.
bigbadbikernerd has verified (post #6) that the app Z4MOD from the market will root the Mez. It doesn't get any easier
Last edited by Jerry Hildenbrand; 11-12-2010 at 03:05 PM.(•‿•)
- 10-28-2010, 01:00 AM #3
- 10-28-2010, 02:48 PM #4
- 11-10-2010, 02:20 PM #5
- 11-12-2010, 02:56 PM #6
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.
- 11-12-2010, 03:40 PM #8
- 13 Posts
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?
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.(•‿•)
- 11-12-2010, 06:18 PM #10
- 13 Posts
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.
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.
Last edited by phidelt82; 11-14-2010 at 03:01 PM. Reason: -looked into ROMs
- 11-23-2010, 02:14 PM #11
- 18 Posts
Should it only take 1 minute?
thanks for your help.
- 11-24-2010, 06:42 PM #12
- 11-29-2010, 01:13 PM #13
- 12-02-2010, 12:17 PM #14
- 18 Posts
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.
- 12-06-2010, 09:17 AM #15
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...
- 12-06-2010, 07:52 PM #16
- 12-09-2010, 08:03 PM #17
- 12-16-2010, 11:54 AM #18
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.
- 12-17-2010, 10:26 AM #19
- 02-09-2011, 12:27 AM #20
- 02-09-2011, 12:30 AM #21
- 02-09-2011, 12:33 AM #22
- 02-09-2011, 12:36 AM #23
- 02-09-2011, 12:43 AM #24
- 02-09-2011, 12:54 AM #25
- 11,639 Posts
- Stock for now
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