1. Marcus Decent's Avatar
    So a friend gave me her old Samsung Fascinate on Verizon because i broke my HTC One X and got stuck with a blackberry. I'm on AT&T so i'm using the Fascinate as an "iPod" if you will, it's not activated. It's on Android 2.1 and a lot of apps require 2.2/2.3 so I've been trying to upgrade with no luck. I tried an OTA update but it kept telling me the server is unavailable and i tried through Kies but it just says "Connecting" forever without ever connecting. I've reset the phone and tried everything but calling Verizon. I don't know if it needs to be activated to get the update or if I am too late so i tried to root it. I got so lost in instructions and download links that were expired, i gave up. So here I am now, 3 days later with hand full of hair (not really).

    Is it something I am not doing right? I am not new to android but I am new to rooting and have the furthest idea how to do it apparently. Do you guys have anything i can do to update it, at least to 2.2? 2.3 would be ideal but 2.2 would be good too. Please help! I love this phone so far but I'm really missing the apps.
    02-10-2013 01:33 AM
  2. IslandTosh's Avatar
    I've got one, and I started out here in the Fascinate sub-forums. Cory Streater had a sticky on rooting; DroidXCon had a sticky on flashing RoM's. I'm now running 4.1.2, thanks to the posts in the fascinat Fascinate sub-forums at XDA.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2
    02-10-2013 01:42 AM
  3. Marcus Decent's Avatar
    Can you give me a link to the articles? That'd be greatly appreciated.
    02-10-2013 06:45 PM
  4. kgk1985's Avatar
    I don't think you can do anything on a smart phone without activation. My fascinate won't go to the desktop without being re activated

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
    02-10-2013 06:50 PM
  5. IslandTosh's Avatar
    Here's a good guide that was made for the Fascinate:


    I didn't think the phone would need to be activated to install a ROM.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2
    02-10-2013 10:34 PM

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