1. maalvarez34's Avatar
    Hello. I'm new to the forums. I haven't messed with any rooting or anything like that for over a year. I use to flash roms and all that good stuff when I had my evo. I recently got the E4GT, it's brand new and hasn't been rooted or messed with in any way. (I've just removed some bloatware). I recently accepted the EL29 OTA a few days ago and today I had the urge to root my E4GT. My question is, is there a root for the EL29 update for someone who's coming off of a new/never rooted phone?

    Thank You
    02-02-2012 03:20 PM
  2. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    Hello. I'm new to the forums. I haven't messed with any rooting or anything like that for over a year. I use to flash roms and all that good stuff when I had my evo. I recently got the E4GT, it's brand new and hasn't been rooted or messed with in any way. (I've just removed some bloatware). I recently accepted the EL29 OTA a few days ago and today I had the urge to root my E4GT. My question is, is there a root for the EL29 update for someone who's coming off of a new/never rooted phone?

    Thank You
    The links and program that "sfhub" put together worked great until the update, because Samsung blocked the exploit that he was previously using. Therefore, right now, I think people have to use ODIN (whatever that is....never used it myself) in order to root. I'm sure sfhub and the folks at XDA are working on an easier method. There are a few peeps on here tho that are pretty crafty with rooting, hopefully one of them will chime in soon.
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    02-02-2012 03:41 PM
  3. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Hello. I'm new to the forums. I haven't messed with any rooting or anything like that for over a year. I use to flash roms and all that good stuff when I had my evo. I recently got the E4GT, it's brand new and hasn't been rooted or messed with in any way. (I've just removed some bloatware). I recently accepted the EL29 OTA a few days ago and today I had the urge to root my E4GT. My question is, is there a root for the EL29 update for someone who's coming off of a new/never rooted phone?

    Thank You
    Welcome aboard,

    Just so you know, if you haven't rooted then you haven't removed any bloatware. You have probably just removed the stuff sprint allows you to remove.

    Since you have accepted the EL29 there is only one way to obtain root. That method involves using odin, a program Samsung created to flash firmware to a phone, to push a firmware package that Sfhub has created. The package does not wipe any data(unless you want it to) and will contain root. This is just as simple as any one click method.
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    02-02-2012 03:54 PM
  4. maalvarez34's Avatar
    Welcome aboard,

    Just so you know, if you haven't rooted then you haven't removed any bloatware. You have probably just removed the stuff sprint allows you to remove.

    Since you have accepted the EL29 there is only one way to obtain root. That method involves using odin, a program Samsung created to flash firmware to a phone, to push a firmware package that Sfhub has created. The package does not wipe any data(unless you want it to) and will contain root. This is just as simple as any one click method.
    Oh ok. Thank you for helping! To use the ODIN method, would that be this link? [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers
    02-02-2012 04:16 PM
  5. JayWill's Avatar
    I believe the best way currently to root a stock EL29 phone is this:

    [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers

    Edit - Ooops, I got distracted and didn't submit my reply right away so I posted the same link you already found. Yes that will accomplish what you want.
    02-02-2012 04:20 PM
  6. maalvarez34's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. The ODIN method worked like a charm!
    02-02-2012 08:40 PM
  7. sandino71's Avatar
    you guys make me love my phone again and again every time i look at it
    05-25-2012 11:13 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    you guys make me love my phone again and again every time i look at it
    Root will do that. When I had my Hero in was flashing a lot and every time the phone felt refreshed.
    05-28-2012 01:06 PM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I recently reverted from ICS back to GB EL29 which also rooted my phone. now that I'm rooted, what does that mean? It's a work provided phone, so I'm not looking to do anything crazy, but maybe remove some bloatware.. how is this done?
    07-28-2012 05:50 PM
  10. shendog00's Avatar
    hI noob here. I would like to root My Samsung galaxy S2, to allow the use of Roam control. I recently accepted the Over Air update to ICS. Will this method still work for my phone and will it be reverted back to Gingerbread?

    I appreciate any help you can offer!

    Shen
    08-03-2012 09:32 AM
  11. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    hI noob here. I would like to root My Samsung galaxy S2, to allow the use of Roam control. I recently accepted the Over Air update to ICS. Will this method still work for my phone and will it be reverted back to Gingerbread?

    I appreciate any help you can offer!

    Shen
    you just need odin.
    08-03-2012 09:56 AM
  12. JayWill's Avatar
    hI noob here. I would like to root My Samsung galaxy S2, to allow the use of Roam control. I recently accepted the Over Air update to ICS. Will this method still work for my phone and will it be reverted back to Gingerbread?

    I appreciate any help you can offer!

    Shen
    The root method thread stickied right at the top of this forum will provide root and keep you on the latest ICS. Using the No Data version will keep your existing application data as well.
    08-03-2012 10:58 AM
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