1. arieljanae19's Avatar
    Is there anyway to do this without rooting. I dont wany to mess up anything and if not what is the best root rom
    10-21-2011 12:52 PM
  2. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Not without rooting because you have to uninstall the Swype that comes with the phone before it will let you install the Swype Beta. I recommend Starburst ROM, but rooted stock is fine, too. You just need to be able to use Titanium Backup to remove the stock Swype.
    10-21-2011 12:54 PM
  3. arieljanae19's Avatar
    How do I do it?where to get it
    10-21-2011 12:58 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    Just to clarify, you don't need a ROM to gain root, just a rooted kernel OR a stock kernel packaged with ClockWork Mod recovery so you can use it to flash the SuperUser ZIP that contains the .apk file.
    10-21-2011 01:09 PM
  5. chazglenn3's Avatar
    There is a sub-forum at the top of this forum for rooting info...
    10-21-2011 01:15 PM
  6. arieljanae19's Avatar
    Ok i meant to put root OR rom...thank you for your observation lol
    10-21-2011 01:16 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    How do I do it?where to get it
    I personally feel the cleanest and easiest way to gain root on the STOCK kernel is to use this:

    [KERNEL][ODIN] Stock Pulled Repacked with CWM5

    First you would use Odin to flash this file: http://chris41g.devphone.org/LoStKer...ckCWM5.tar.md5

    For instructions on how to use Odin, qbking has compiled some nice videos that will get you familiar with the process here: [ACS] [How to] Root, Clockworkmod, Flash Roms, Unroot, Tips (16 videos) 10/17/11 - xda-developers There is also an Odin guide for our phone here: [GUIDE] Using ODIN to flash your Epic 4G Touch (windows only) - xda-developers

    Take your time and make sure you have a good handle on how to use Odin before you use it to flash a TAR file.

    Once this is done, you will want to move this file http://www.multiupload.com/TD3X6TM9O1 over to your phone, then boot in CWM recovery and install that ZIP. qbking's videos also show some examples of working with CWM.

    With this, you will end up with the stock kernel, with root and recovery. It will not wipe your data or settings. Once again, take your time and get a good understanding of the process. Rushing only leads to potentially bricking you phone.

    Good luck!
    10-21-2011 01:17 PM
  8. arieljanae19's Avatar
    Ok thanks both of u i will do it when im nit so sleepy and everything looks like a bunch of words. Lol thanks
    10-21-2011 01:17 PM
  9. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Good write up, Jay! That should go up in the sticky!
    10-21-2011 01:56 PM
  10. ihbsbA's Avatar

    Once this is done, you will want to move this file http://downloads.androidsu.com/super...fgh-signed.zip over to your phone, then boot in CWM recovery and install that ZIP. qbking's videos also show some examples of working with CWM.
    this link is broken....
    10-21-2011 06:35 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    this link is broken....
    I fixed it with a different link. BUT, EVO_girl, you do not need to install this if you've already flashed a PRE-ROOTED kernel like Zedomax or LoStKernel. You only need to install SuperUser if you flash the stock pulled kernel only packaged with CWM, like I described above.

    Zedomax and LoStKernel comes with everything (root and CWM).
    10-21-2011 07:03 PM
  12. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Thanks for explaining that Jay.. I think I have it all lined out now....

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    10-21-2011 08:01 PM
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