1. rsachdeva's Avatar
    I just bought new Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, Please advise with instructions to root and download latest ROM and backup original Samsung ROM

    Regards
    01-18-2011 10:37 AM
  2. at100plus's Avatar
    I tried rooting with these instructions.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/fasc...-how-root.html


    All looks well till the phone reboots.

    Then it seems the driver I previously installed is getting overridden by a Verizon J Drive that shows in My Computer as a CD with this in contents (see screenshot).

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Phone reboots then the CMD window loses contact with phone, and root won't complete.
    01-18-2011 06:53 PM
  3. at100plus's Avatar
    I should note also, I tried on both an XP and a Win7 PC.

    On XP after phone reboots, a notification in the tray comes up with Verizon logo that asks if I want to install driver for Samsung...(a Verzion website comes up in a browser window that is spawned also)

    Yes or no, tried both, I get the Verizon Road Block.

    In Win7 I don't get the notification or the browser spawn but I do see that Android is grayed out when I look at the usb devices in the tray

    I tried to modify move or delete these J drive files, then it says I don't have admin rights (although I'm the local machine admin).
    01-18-2011 06:57 PM
  4. at100plus's Avatar
    Should I return this thing? I don't want Verizon bloatware, I'm a techie, can't live with stock, the RAM usage on this thing is ridiculous if I don't keep using Astro file manager to kill apps every time I start using the phone heavily and the battery life is horrendous unless I keep killing apps.

    If I return, what phone can I still root and which phone give me the most control of my destiny?
    01-18-2011 06:58 PM
  5. at100plus's Avatar
    Anyone? I've read about locked bootloader, is that what I have here?

    Now I'm thinking about going to the HTC Incredible, only thing I don't like is the smaller screen. Droid X seems to have its downsides too. I would miss swype and the large screen if I go incredible. Also Touchdown doesn't seem to pull all of my tasks and contacts on my Fascinate. There are two people using Droid X and two using Incredible on my Exchange server that have no sync issues. I keep looking at comparisons and can't decide. I really like the 4"+ screen!!!
    01-22-2011 08:27 PM
  6. theredpearl's Avatar
    Can please tell me the benefits of rooting my fascinate
    05-22-2011 10:03 AM
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