02-23-2012 03:03 PM
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  1. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    I have my skyrocket rooted, and I love it, if your not root I recommend it, its the only way to tap the true potential of this beast. To root my phone I used http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1&d=1321435888 witch worked great. I have been looking for custom roms now, I have tried the quik wiz custom rom, witch I liked alot buy after a few days started lagging and glitching, so I flashed back to stock rom. Next I flashed to cm7 it was nice but some how completely killed my 16g SD card, so now I'm flashed back to stock-rooted. Anybody know of a stable custom rom or custom kernel?⇨⇨⇨here is a great link http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1383464 its a compilation of links for rooting/custom roms/kernels for the skyrocket
    01-05-2012 08:58 AM
  2. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    Also here is the link to the page with download and instructions to root your skyrocket How To Root Your Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
    01-05-2012 09:01 AM
  3. dahkillah's Avatar
    Do I need to unroot first before applying phone system update (ex. ICS)?
    01-05-2012 12:55 PM
  4. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    It depend on different factors, root normally wont hurt, if you still have all stock system apps/and bloatware installed, also you cant have a custom recovery like clockworkmod recovery. Normally best bet is you should return phone to factory stock if its an OTA update, then install update and reroot, but I don't really like having to go through all that, I want ICS bad so I'm going to wait on someone to make a deodex version of the official ROM (Will more than likely happen within a week of the official release). Do you have a the update now? I have the leaked version but I'm kinda weary about installing it.
    01-05-2012 01:57 PM
  5. dahkillah's Avatar
    It depend on different factors, root normally wont hurt, if you still have all stock system apps/and bloatware installed, also you cant have a custom recovery like clockworkmod recovery. Normally best bet is you should return phone to factory stock if its an OTA update, then install update and reroot, but I don't really like having to go through all that, I want ICS bad so I'm going to wait on someone to make a deodex version of the official ROM (Will more than likely happen within a week of the official release). Do you have a the update now? I have the leaked version but I'm kinda weary about installing it.
    No, I don't. I am just having 2nd thoughts with rooting the phone. You mentioned returning phone to factory stock, do you mean ODIN or simply the Factory data reset found in Menu>Settings>Privacy?
    01-05-2012 02:03 PM
  6. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    If you are rooted and have a custom recovery you will need odin, if your just rooted with out custom recovery then a simple factory data wipe/reset will work.
    01-05-2012 03:05 PM
  7. dahkillah's Avatar
    I rooted my phone just now. Saw a line in windows command prompt regarding a bad variable name for busybox. In my phone i see icon for superuser but not busybox. I was able to install titanium backup. Is everything ok or did i just mess up my phone? Lol

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    01-05-2012 05:55 PM
  8. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    Sounds like your rooted if you got SU icon and there wont be a busybox icon anywhere, that's normal.
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    01-05-2012 06:12 PM
  9. vdubpower's Avatar
    I have my skyrocket rooted, and I love it, if your not root I recommend it, its the only way to tap the true potential of this beast. To root my phone I used http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1&d=1321435888 witch worked great. I have been looking for custom roms now, I have tried the quik wiz custom rom, witch I liked alot buy after a few days started lagging and glitching, so I flashed back to stock rom. Next I flashed to cm7 it was nice but some how completely killed my 16g SD card, so now I'm flashed back to stock-rooted. Anybody know of a stable custom rom or custom kernel?
    what does this mean in english,
    01-05-2012 08:21 PM
  10. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    what does this mean in english,
    Lol, it is in English??
    01-05-2012 09:09 PM
  11. vdubpower's Avatar
    no but seriously, how about for a super novice droider like me

    i had iphone for a few yrs and it was easy as heck to use

    im trying to like the skryrocket but i dont know whats the best way to utilize its potential

    i dont do alot of fancy stuff with my phone, some web, some camera, texting, calls, email
    basically the basics
    my thing is is i want the to work smoother, been having this problem with the bluetooth and before had issue with the mms sending/recieve

    getting frustrated
    01-05-2012 11:02 PM
  12. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    I see, well I'm all about making my droids run smoother and more efficient, the first thing I do when I get a new Droid is ROOT it asap, here is a link that will tell you about what rooting is and what its used for Rooting for Dummies: A Beginner's Guide to Rooting your Android Device
    01-05-2012 11:31 PM
  13. DashGlobal's Avatar
    Do I need to make any backup stuff ect before rooting? As to not lose my contacts and apps ect?
    01-06-2012 12:02 AM
  14. vdubpower's Avatar
    the whole voiding warrenty thing kinda worries me tho

    i never jail broke my iphone for the same reason,

    ill look in to it
    01-06-2012 12:46 AM
  15. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    Yes you need backups, the best way to do this is get titanium backup from the market, trust me its the best backup app out there, also you can get around the whole voiding warranty thing buy simply unrooting the phone, and they will never know.
    01-06-2012 02:02 AM
  16. DashGlobal's Avatar
    ok i just downloaded Titanium backup but now what? How do I save all my stuff?
    01-06-2012 08:54 AM
  17. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    ok i just downloaded Titanium backup but now what? How do I save all my stuff?
    Well you have to be rooted to use this app I think,but you can give it a try, You got to backup/restore, then you hit the phones menu button, pick batch, then click the run button beside backup all user apps+system data, on the next page that pops up, at the very top click on run batch operations, and let it do its thang, when it come time to restore your apps follow the same steps except pick restore all user apps+system data, if it wont let you do anything at all odds are you will have to find a noroot backup app in the market. In that case you can back up your contacts to your sim card, or your SD card, make sure you have your pics/music saved on SD card.
    01-06-2012 09:29 AM
  18. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    If titanium wouldn't let you back anything up its because your not rooted, I should have mentioned this before I told you to download it sorry, but don't remove titanium backup from your phone cause you will need it when rooted. So to back up you apps download ultimate backup from the market, I just downloaded it and checked it out it should work for you, and its by jrummy16 who is a well know and trusted android developer. When you get app open it it will load up all your apps, hit the phones menu button, select batch, then pick backup all apps.
    01-06-2012 09:56 AM
  19. dahkillah's Avatar
    thoughts on doomlords v4 root kit? is it still compatible with skyrocket? i have read several guides but most suggest the v3.
    01-06-2012 10:23 AM
  20. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    Personal I don't know, I haven't really read up on it much, not sure if its compatible with the skyrocket, I think the main reason for v4 is that the phone manufacturers don't want you to root your phone, so when someone finds a way to root it like v3, the manufacturers start making there new phone so that they can't be rooted with that method, its a back and forth thing. The main point is it don't really matter what version you use to get your root, v4 or v3 or easy root, you get the same thing from them all.
    01-06-2012 10:54 AM
  21. DashGlobal's Avatar
    so when i initially root my phone it will leave all my contacts, apps, and music in place?

    the backing up ect is only for when you flash a diff rom?

    also how do i know which pre installed apps are safe to remove?
    01-06-2012 05:15 PM
  22. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    No when you root you phone you will lose every thing you dont have backed up save your contacts to your Sims card, save your pics and music to your external SD card, then remove it (sd card) when you root the phone.
    01-06-2012 07:13 PM
  23. dahkillah's Avatar
    I didn't lose anything when I rooted my phone using doomlords easy root, but I should have still made backup just in case.
    01-09-2012 08:56 AM
  24. jdm-skyrocket's Avatar
    Lol, this is true most of the time you don't have to backup for root but I always recommend people do backups just for peace of mind, never know when something might go horribly wrong.
    01-09-2012 10:31 AM
  25. jedah's Avatar
    I haven't flashed any roms yet, but I have heard very good things about Da_G's kernel. There is also a rom by TPC that uses it. Supposedly battery life is stellar w/ this kernel.

    I am stock and rooted right now. So far, my only gripe is battery life on LTE (though it doesn't seem as bad as some people have complained about). I've read a couple people on xda had great results just flashing the new kernel while keeping the stock rom. So, I'm considering going this route, too.
    01-09-2012 01:05 PM
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