1. JozuaJudah's Avatar
    Hi

    The samsung I am using is running out of space so I download SD Maid. Bit it requires it to be rooted. When I get to recover menu I only have the following options:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition.

    Now I want root the phone so I can use SD made and clear of the stuff that not required for more space to that at least I can receive my text messages. I have gone to a few sites google recommend but to no avail, can't root the phone. Why? Because its looking for that update.zip file (options listed above). Is there some way I can get the software not to look for that file so I can load the universal_gb_root_v25.zip. Just as side note I have mac book pro not a windows machine. Also each time I download the zip file I receive it unzipped from in my downloads folder... Help please. Thanks.
    12-13-2012 05:31 AM
  2. JozuaJudah's Avatar
    Just some feedback from my side. According to this article http://androidforums.com/ace-all-thi...alaxy-ace.html when I have booted my the Samsumg Galaxy Ace I should have option called "apply update from sdcard". I wish I had that option to be honost. I only have the options I listed in the previous thread:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition.

    NO option that says "apply update from sdcard". So what do I do to get my phone to have root access? Since I don't have the option to apply update from SDCard....
    12-13-2012 05:42 AM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Hi

    The samsung I am using is running out of space so I download SD Maid. Bit it requires it to be rooted. When I get to recover menu I only have the following options:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition.

    Now I want root the phone so I can use SD made and clear of the stuff that not required for more space to that at least I can receive my text messages. I have gone to a few sites google recommend but to no avail, can't root the phone. Why? Because its looking for that update.zip file (options listed above). Is there some way I can get the software not to look for that file so I can load the universal_gb_root_v25.zip. Just as side note I have mac book pro not a windows machine. Also each time I download the zip file I receive it unzipped from in my downloads folder... Help please. Thanks.
    Hi jozua,

    So I don't have your phone , so I don't know exactly the propper steps to take but I have had many samsung phones. Usually when there is a foreign zip file that needs to be flashed in recovery it needs to be flashed in as custom recovery, not the stock recovery. I am going to sleep now but I could probably do some research for you tomorro. But a good place to start would be where you got that file. Could you provide me with a link. And ill investigate it later on today. (I sleep during the day)


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    JozuaJudah likes this.
    12-13-2012 05:44 AM
  4. JozuaJudah's Avatar
    Hi

    Sorry for the late reply but I was on holiday and started work again today. If I read your reply correctly you want to know where I got the update.zip file as per your last reply?
    01-03-2013 06:47 AM
  5. JozuaJudah's Avatar
    I had problems to flash my phone wife's phone but I came right in the end. I just wanted to be able to move all her apps to her SD card to free up internal memory. I donwlaod the SDK for android for mac and followed instructions from this website.

    How to move almost all Android apps to SD card (no root required)

    Thanks to all who helped. Eventually I got it sorted.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I had problems to flash my phone wife's phone but I came right in the end. I just wanted to be able to move all her apps to her SD card to free up internal memory. I donwlaod the SDK for android for mac and followed instructions from this website.

    How to move almost all Android apps to SD card (no root required)

    Thanks to all who helped. Eventually I got it sorted.
    grapes181 likes this.
    04-03-2013 04:38 AM
  6. JozuaJudah's Avatar
    How do close this issue it's been resolved?
    04-03-2013 04:41 AM

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