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  1. MaxBuck2's Avatar
    Shark, thanks for the detailed instructions. I finally decided to take the plunge and root. The instructions seemed to work well, but my problem is that I can't tell if it worked or not. My phone seems the same as it was prior to going through this process. Is there a good way to know whether or not I did it right?
    Look for the application Superuser among your apps list. If it's not there, you're probably not rooted.
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    12-16-2011 04:35 PM
  2. Stillthisguy's Avatar
    When choosing the zip file, I get
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed

    Any thoughts?

    Edit: Never mind, for some reason it was bringing up an older version of CWM recovery. I flashed CWM with Odin again and it was the newer version. It is working now.
    12-16-2011 04:56 PM
  3. DrDrew's Avatar
    worked perfectly thank you
    new mission to take advantage of the phone
    12-18-2011 10:16 PM
  4. jbomb11's Avatar
    what roms can be flashed after you root stock gingerbread?
    12-26-2011 12:29 AM
  5. bam41's Avatar
    Thanks. Worked flawlessly and much easier than the wife's DINC. This was a walk in the park compared. Thanks shark!!!
    12-28-2011 11:49 PM
  6. walster95's Avatar
    hi i just like to say i just traded my thunderbolt for this sroid charge n i just rooted it i was trying with the thunderbolt ofr almost over a week waisted half of my time off to do this i got tired of this so i went to best buy n got the drioid n i was able to root this phone with your program n it wokred great took a little bit of reading but it worked very easily n most prgrams dont worked i am so glad i foudn this i jsut want to say thank you
    01-02-2012 12:26 AM
  7. walster95's Avatar
    amd best buy has a buy back program wiht the warranty its like 40 dollars all together n before 6 months if u return the phone to them they giv eu half the price back for the phone n some phones u only pay 0 to 99 dollars n the phones are 700 so go figure every 6 months u can get a new phone or 2 n get money back i just liek to let every one know about this great program i found out this week best buy offers go n grab it its great i am returning my phone back before 6 months for the nnexas when u can root the phone
    01-02-2012 12:29 AM
  8. walster95's Avatar
    half BACK ON THE PHONE IS LIKE 350so this is a great program i am telling everyone i shoudl get money back from best buy just for telling every one who goes n buys lol well i hope everyone who reads this goes to best buy what a deal they have the droid cahrge for 99 n if it goes down in price before 30 days they will refelct the price too on your credit card or give it back to u please every one go and or dont go to verizon go to best buy
    01-02-2012 12:32 AM
  9. shobuddy's Avatar
    Many thanks, Landshark! This was super easy and worked like a charm. One rather silly question. I assume its OK to delete the superuser file from the SD card after rooting?
    01-08-2012 05:19 PM
  10. shobuddy's Avatar
    Download these two files onto your computer:
    CWM - CWM_Recovery4008.tar
    Superuser - Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip

    Place the superuser file on your sd card. Turn off phone. Open ODIN, put phone in download mode by holding volume down button and connecting to pc with usb cable. Uncheck the auto-reboot box in ODIN. ODIN should recognize you phone and you should see a yellow com port show up in ODIN. Click the PDA button and choose the CWM file. Click start. When it finishes, unplug the usb cord, do not turn on your phone. Boot directly to recovery by holding the volume up, home, and power buttons then let go of all three the instant you see the samsung logo flash on the screen for the second time. Scroll to install zip from sd card with volume buttons, hit power button, choose zip from sd card should be highlighted, hit the power button, scroll to the superuser zip file, power button, scroll to yes, power button. When it finishes installing, hit the back button until you are back at the main CWM screen where reboot system now will be highlighted, hit the power button. Done, rooted.
    Does this rooting method still work after this most recent update?
    03-30-2012 01:57 AM
  11. Katanga's Avatar
    I rooted my phone about 10 days ago. Had no problems. Downloaded Titanium backup and Superuser but didn'nt get a chance to actually back up the phone. After the Charge update last week, Titanium is giving an error that it is not rooted. What do I do now? I am not really techie so plan language please. I want to wifi tether, can't see spending an additional $30/month on top of the $30 I already spend.
    Thanks in advance
    04-05-2012 09:03 AM
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