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  1. 1999ws9's Avatar
    I am having some major issues with this root, I simply do not understand the instructions, there above my head, and I've spent like 4 hrs working on it now. Is there anyone who would be willing to take the time to help me out step by step with this?
    I'm with Creniker on this. How about a "do over" from beginning to end with a clean sheet for us technically challenged?

    It's such a nice phone but to be plagued with storage restrictions really takes the beauty away from it.
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    09-21-2012 10:26 AM
  2. foxyposhy's Avatar
    Dear lordy....i cannot for the life of me figure out how to install the cwm! i have the darned .tar file downloaded, but i've looked and looked for just one silly instruction as to how to install. tons of instructions for other phones and oddball devices. i just don't want to get it wrong. point-in-the-right-direction? anyone?
    09-29-2012 05:39 AM
  3. foxyposhy's Avatar
    ok nevermind, i figured out how to install cwm. only i didn't know what to select when it gave options after holding down "u" to boot, so i selected reboot lol. everything seems normal. still i have no idea if cwm worked or if i was supposed to get a different screen or whatnot....
    09-29-2012 12:51 PM
  4. ciscogee's Avatar
    ok nevermind, i figured out how to install cwm. only i didn't know what to select when it gave options after holding down "u" to boot, so i selected reboot lol. everything seems normal. still i have no idea if cwm worked or if i was supposed to get a different screen or whatnot....
    Hold space+U then press power

    Or

    Plug in phone

    Adb shell

    #adb reboot recovery

    Yyou got ur update.zip on root of sdcard?

    Sent from my SPH-M580BST using Tapatalk 2
    09-29-2012 01:34 PM
  5. foxyposhy's Avatar
    haha yes. i did all that. update.zip is installed correctly. only problem i'm having now is with the adb commands. i have downloaded adb manager and i realize i need to understand how to use it to continue with this guide. anyone willing to help me figure out adb? i'm very good with instructions so long as they're clear. So far i have done everything else up until step 3. of part 2 where i am told to run the appropriate batch/script file. i have adb manager up, it's downloading updates. (don't know if that is required or not, so i just let it.) anyways...any advice?
    09-29-2012 02:15 PM
  6. rodya234's Avatar
    If you're already on step 3 of Part 2, all you need to do is double-click the file "windows.bat" contained within finish_root.zip that dmrlook attached to part 2. Then simply follow the instructions the script gives you.

    Make sure your phone is connected to the PC with USB Debugging enabled.
    09-29-2012 02:55 PM
  7. foxyposhy's Avatar
    ok i tried that and it is telling me su...and busybox and something else are not installed or something. i notice a couple of apk's. do i place those on my sd card?
    09-29-2012 03:07 PM
  8. foxyposhy's Avatar
    ok i guess i am doing it correctly. i don't put it on my sd card after re-reading instructions. this bat thing is supposedly going to install it itself. but this is what i get when i run the cmd...

    daemon not running. starting it now
    daemon started successfully
    remounting/system <dev/stil12> and rootfs in read/write mode
    busybox: not found
    busybox: not found
    199 kb/s <4292 bytes in 0.021s>
    Copying files onto phone...
    failed to copy 'su' to /system/xbin/su' : Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'superuser.apk' to '/system/app/superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    setting permissions....
    unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox : No such file or directory
    unable to chmod /system/xbin/su : No such file or directory
    unable to chmod /system/xbin/su : No such file or directory
    link failed read-only file system
    Installing busybox...
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    "You should have root!"

    .....eck! had to type all of that myself. print screen doesnt work =(
    09-29-2012 03:37 PM
  9. foxyposhy's Avatar
    i also went inside adb shell and remounted. tried again. still not working. ???
    09-29-2012 04:49 PM
  10. rodya234's Avatar
    I don't know if this will work or not, but some advice is better than none right?

    1. Boot into CWM
    2. Open a terminal window on the computer, type "adb devices", it should show your phone as connected.
    3. In CWM go to "mounts and storage"
    4. Mount /system
    5. Try running "windows.bat" again.
    10-01-2012 06:10 AM
  11. Clarifier34's Avatar
    When i run the zip I get a "signature verification failed" then "installation aborted". Do I not have the CWM recovery installed correctly or is this some other issue?
    All:
    I am now officially releasing part one of a two click root method for both the Sprint and Boost Samsung Replenish phones. To install this custom kernel, you must verify your phone meets the following criteria:

    1. You have a Samsung replenish on Sprint and Boost networks.
    2. You DO NOT have phoenix ROM installed (phoenix ROM uses the EXT4 file system, and this custom kernel release is for the Samsung RFS file system).
    3. You have the most recent update from your carrier. To locate your version, go to settings->About Phone and scroll to "Build Number". Look for "GINGERBREAD.FA19 (sprint) or GINGERBREAD.FB03 (boost). If you don't have either of these, DO NOT INSTALL this kernel.
    4. You have the clock-work-mod recovery image installed. If you don't look around this forum and you can find instructions on how to install it.

    If you meet the above criteria, you can install my custom kernel as follows:
    1. Download the update.zip file (attached below) and save it to the root of your SD card.
    2. Reboot into recovery mode. To do so, hold down the "U" key while powering up your phone.
    3. Navigate to the "Apply update from SDcard" option. This will automatically install the custom kernel from the update.zip file you copied to your SD card in step one above.
    4. Reboot.

    You will now have a new splash screen that will confirm you are now using the new kernel.

    This kernel allows you to overclock your CPU (with the appropriate app installed - I recommend CPU Cruise Control which you can find on the market - the free version should work just fine with this kernel). It also allows you to select different CPU governors which provide much better battery savings than the stock governor. So basically, you should expect better battery life (some folks have suggested they get a 2x improvement on battery life).
    This kernel will also root your phone, however to get full use of being root, you will need to perform some other steps. I will create a one click method to complete these steps and update this post in the not to distant future. Till then, enjoy the longer battery life!

    And finally, I'd like to thank my Boost Beta testers (ciscogee and 34) who were willing to test my custom kernel on their phones.

    Please address any questions to this post - I typically check often.
    03-12-2013 08:48 AM
  12. deke2010's Avatar
    okay so I noticed that a few of us (including myself) were having an issue once we got to step 2 where it would fail when it tried to mount /system as rw. the error looks somewhat like this.
    Code:
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Remounting /system (/dev/stl12) and rootfs in read/write mode
    busybox: not found
    busybox: not found
    209 KB/s (4292 bytes in 0.020s)
    Copying files onto phone...
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/xbin/su': Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file sy
    stem
    failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    Setting permissions...
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    Installing busybox...
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    "You should have root!"
    
    Press any key to continue . . .
    I made a fix for this.
    1. flash recovery with odin like you would normally and boot into it. (I made a nice tutorial http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post2059302)
    3. flash update.zip like normal.
    4. download finish_root2.zip (attached) and unzip wherever you like.
    5. WHILE STILL IN RECOVERY, run the windows.bat located in finish_root2
    6. Enjoy. Bloatware has been removed and astro file manager and cruse control have been installed.
    Attached Files
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    03-19-2013 03:56 AM
  13. Jacob Turner1's Avatar
    the finish root zip wont work i did everything it says n the batch window says cant find busybox failed to copy su idk what to do
    07-25-2014 03:31 PM
  14. Terry Chenault's Avatar
    All:
    I am now officially releasing part one of a two click root method for both the Sprint and Boost Samsung Replenish phones. To install this custom kernel, you must verify your phone meets the following criteria:

    1. You have a Samsung replenish on Sprint and Boost networks.
    2. You DO NOT have phoenix ROM installed (phoenix ROM uses the EXT4 file system, and this custom kernel release is for the Samsung RFS file system).
    3. You have the most recent update from your carrier. To locate your version, go to settings->About Phone and scroll to "Build Number". Look for "GINGERBREAD.FA19 (sprint) or GINGERBREAD.FB03 (boost). If you don't have either of these, DO NOT INSTALL this kernel.
    4. You have the clock-work-mod recovery image installed. If you don't look around this forum and you can find instructions on how to install it.

    If you meet the above criteria, you can install my custom kernel as follows:
    1. Download the update.zip file (attached below) and save it to the root of your SD card.
    2. Reboot into recovery mode. To do so, hold down the "U" key while powering up your phone.
    3. Navigate to the "Apply update from SDcard" option. This will automatically install the custom kernel from the update.zip file you copied to your SD card in step one above.
    4. Reboot.

    You will now have a new splash screen that will confirm you are now using the new kernel.

    This kernel allows you to overclock your CPU (with the appropriate app installed - I recommend CPU Cruise Control which you can find on the market - the free version should work just fine with this kernel). It also allows you to select different CPU governors which provide much better battery savings than the stock governor. So basically, you should expect better battery life (some folks have suggested they get a 2x improvement on battery life).
    This kernel will also root your phone, however to get full use of being root, you will need to perform some other steps. I will create a one click method to complete these steps and update this post in the not to distant future. Till then, enjoy the longer battery life!

    And finally, I'd like to thank my Boost Beta testers (ciscogee and 34) who were willing to test my custom kernel on their phones.

    Please address any questions to this post - I typically check often.
    09-23-2015 06:50 PM
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