07-14-2011 01:25 AM
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  1. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Ok so my suggestions before buying this phone:

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    • When buying full retail price , Please shop around and when you go to any retailer bring a print out of a lower price somewhere, most will price match
    • If you plan on rooting please remember to ask them NOT TO UPDATE the phone, if they ask why just tell them you want to wait because you heard it was buggy , make something up random reboots or something. I will be working with imnuts (he is a dev not me,im just helping to test) on getting clockwork to run at which point we can just flash a root zip file and that will be that.
    • You want ED1.....ED2 is the one that is having trouble getting root
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    05-14-2011 06:33 PM
  2. hockeymn25's Avatar
    so don't accept the ota update some are reported to get as soon as they leave the store?
    05-14-2011 06:37 PM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    so don't accept the ota update some are reported to get as soon as they leave the store?
    Yeah dont accept it if you plan on rooting, at least until the exploit is tweaked or until clockwork is running
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    05-14-2011 06:41 PM
  4. whitenessj's Avatar
    didn't see this prior to getting mine.. what is the kernal etc running on a non updated one? I don't think they pushed the update but i am not sure?
    05-14-2011 07:20 PM
  5. DroidXcon's Avatar
    didn't see this prior to getting mine.. what is the kernal etc running on a non updated one? I don't think they pushed the update but i am not sure?
    Kernel # will always be the same until Gingerbread desipite the kernel used

    the build and baseband of an updated charge will be ED2,,,,,,you want to keep ED1
    05-14-2011 07:21 PM
  6. whitenessj's Avatar
    and.... safe!
    05-14-2011 07:23 PM
  7. whitenessj's Avatar
    Kernel will always be the same until Gingerbread1
    the kernel should be able to change prior to GB? @ least it could on EPIC and Incredible? There are a number of post root ones (especially on epic)
    05-14-2011 07:25 PM
  8. DroidXcon's Avatar
    the kernel should be able to change prior to GB? @ least it could on EPIC and Incredible? There are a number of post root ones (especially on epic)
    no, i meant the number that shows up in the about phone section will always have the same number despite the kernel you use

    it will always say 2.6.32.9
    05-14-2011 07:26 PM
  9. whitenessj's Avatar
    okay yeah i am with you now... miscommunication on my part ...
    05-14-2011 07:31 PM
  10. DroidXcon's Avatar
    okay yeah i am with you now... miscommunication on my part ...
    No no , my fault i was not clear with my statement
    05-14-2011 07:35 PM
  11. Poloasis's Avatar
    Mine came with ED2, the rep just did it after the 4g activation. I didn't know about I until I looked the baseband ver. Does that mean Samsung is taking the same path as Motorola and HTC? I know that we don't know why rooting ED2 is different from ED1 or is this a boot loader sig?
    05-15-2011 07:38 AM
  12. hockeymn25's Avatar
    will there eventually be a one-click root for the Charge like Z4? I am a noob and am not sure I could do this the manual way.
    05-15-2011 11:51 AM
  13. whitenessj's Avatar
    http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...txt=see%20here
    about as close as we have so far i think...
    05-15-2011 02:45 PM
  14. ellje's Avatar
    Will there ever be a way to root this phone if you install the OTA (Not sure what that stands for)?

    I don't yet know if I'll root, but I like the possibility of doing it if I so choose, even a year down the road. I'm all set to buy this phone, this is one of my last couple hanging points. I'm new to smartphones, so not sure I'll even go to the trouble, but I hate that it may not even be an option.
    05-16-2011 09:37 AM
  15. whitenessj's Avatar
    Yeah of course The OTA or ( Over The Air) download this time was a sneaky quick fix for 3g 4g but was bundled in with something that prevents our current method of rooting. If you were to look at forums for almost ANY new device you will notice that the first little while is slow and then there will be MULTIPLE ways or rooting. This is nothing new in the phone world it just gives me a case of the Monday's
    05-16-2011 09:50 AM
  16. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Will there ever be a way to root this phone if you install the OTA (Not sure what that stands for)?

    I don't yet know if I'll root, but I like the possibility of doing it if I so choose, even a year down the road. I'm all set to buy this phone, this is one of my last couple hanging points. I'm new to smartphones, so not sure I'll even go to the trouble, but I hate that it may not even be an option.
    Yeah I know at least one way already. Just waiting on imnuts to finish modding clockwork


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    05-16-2011 10:25 AM
  17. whitenessj's Avatar
    You used one of my favorite words.. CWM!
    05-16-2011 04:06 PM
  18. oresteez's Avatar
    I wonder if the phones purchased online already have the update?
    05-18-2011 12:25 PM
  19. ellje's Avatar
    I purchased my Charge and made sure not to let them update it... I'm not looking to root anytime soon, pretty happy with how its running thus far. Is the update any big benefit to me, or am I not missing out on anything with it?
    05-20-2011 07:47 AM
  20. H3Dude's Avatar
    I received an update as soon as I left the store but my base and still says ED1. Is there more than one update?
    05-21-2011 07:51 AM
  21. tdenton1138's Avatar
    Did you tell the phone to install the update? Perhaps you only got the notification. If your phone says ED1 you should still be able to root.
    05-22-2011 10:48 AM
  22. jerry8508's Avatar
    If you do a factory reset will that take you back to ED1?
    05-24-2011 05:34 PM
  23. DroidXcon's Avatar
    If you do a factory reset will that take you back to ED1?
    no it will just wipe your data, you will either have to flash my rom or flash a custom kernel, if you wait a couple days i should have a closer to finished rom
    05-24-2011 05:41 PM
  24. kjguy43's Avatar
    I got mine at best buy. I tried to get them to honor Verizon prices and the wouldnt. They did sell it for 598 though. They said that was their cost!
    05-31-2011 08:20 PM
  25. Nash Latkje's Avatar
    I'm interested in rooting my Charge. This'll be the first time I've attempted this.
    My question is though when I'm looking through my phone's info I see to different things.

    My baseband version is still ED1
    However my Build Number is ED2

    Which on of these am I looking at?
    06-01-2011 11:18 AM
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