1. dharrisonrand's Avatar
    Has anyone rooted this device yet? The AT&T version was rooted in two days, I'm hoping this version is as easy.
    10-14-2011 06:29 PM
  2. titanoman's Avatar
    I want to root also.
    10-16-2011 10:10 PM
  3. cadiken's Avatar
    Samsung released the source code yesterday so root should be in a matter of days if not today :-)
    10-17-2011 07:39 AM
  4. Crotalus's Avatar
    When one roots the phone does it get rid of the samsung UI or does it just allow more access to the phones core?

    I actually like the UI like when typing digits of a phone number having a contacts name auto show etc.

    And how hard is it to root a phone, never have done so before....
    10-17-2011 10:31 AM
  5. titanoman's Avatar
    It will look the same. We don't know the complexity of rooting yet. But you can bet it will be fairly difficult and it does void your warranty.
    10-17-2011 05:38 PM
  6. lunchBB's Avatar
    I have never rooted any android phone before. I am really wanting to do it to this Tmo S2 so I can make WIFI tethering works agian. errrrrr
    10-17-2011 06:32 PM
  7. titanoman's Avatar
    I'm gathering you don't need root for tethering.
    10-17-2011 06:52 PM
  8. lunchBB's Avatar
    Tmobile blocked USB Tethering and WIFI hotspot for this phone. Once connected, it will redirect traffic to a Tmobile "stay connected" up sell page.
    10-17-2011 06:56 PM
  9. titanoman's Avatar
    There are a couple of opinions in these forums (see "No more free wi-fi tethering...") that suggest all you need is a proxy application...? I don't know anything about it nor do I need it.
    10-17-2011 08:11 PM
  10. lunchBB's Avatar
    I have PDAnet which I can use it for USB tethering to laptop. That'll be enough for what i need. For my Galaxy Tab 10.1, I just tried the PDANet for Tablet. I got it to work. However, it only works with browser. Other apps won't get internet connection.

    Still, it's pity for Tmo to start blocking WIFI hotspot on this phone.
    10-17-2011 09:17 PM