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Samsung Galaxy S - Benefits For Rooting Phone


I am getting my galaxy on friday. I have read bits about rooting the phone, what will this do for the phone/is it worth doing/what are the benefits ?

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Samsung Galaxy S - Rooting Through Oclf

The most simplest way to root your android device is by downloading a app from the market, just type in one click lag fix in the search box and it will show up. Once you install this app, just go to your app menu and click on it. In it, it will give you series of options to choose, first, click 'root device/phone' after it does that, reboot your phone and hold the power button and the volume buttons at the same time when you turn it back on. When you see the menu where you are in download mode, use the volume button to select download packets. Once that is done, then your phone is rooted.

After your phone is booted up and ready to go, go back to oclf and click on 2. 0+ lag fix, this will put your phone on plane mode and will take a while to finish. Once it does finish, it will reboot and turn back on (by itself, i believe) once you get to the galaxy s logo (before your phone is booted up and on it's ui) it will take a while, so do not panic! It takes about 2 to 3 minutes for it to load up. After that, you're set and you may do what you wish to do!You must have a high end phone for this and it must be running eclair for you to install this.


Posted On: 11-19-2010, 09:49 AM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Would you be so kind as to tell me how to restore my phone before i try to root it.

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Well ive had my captivate for about 2 weeks now and i'm trying to learn it and like it. I was wondering if there is a way to fix the lag thing without rooting. I am really thinking about going back to blackberry mainly because it might suit my needs better. This one does everything i need but not as easy but it does do so much more.

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I have searched everywhere in the setting and can't find anything that allows me to do this. Your help would be appreciated for this noob.


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Is there a legitimate method, adb shell or otherwise out there, other than unrevoked? This is no bash against the developers of unrevoked; just would rather go a more "traditional" route.


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Basically i don't use google account to sync my contacts because the groups thing doesn't work the way i want it. So instead, i use kies, which allow you to sync outlook contact with your phone, which all worked fine. However, last night before going to bed i sent a few sms message and everything was fine, i.e. All contacts were there. But this morning when i work up because of a text message from a strange number, which was actually from a friend of mine, so i thought he has a new number so i tried to update his contacts but when i click on "update existing contact" my address book pops up and is . Empty.

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Should i trust the store? Is there anything i can do to fix this? I've tried charging on my laptop as well and that doesn't work either.


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Posted On: 09-15-2010, 02:04 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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I have now had my 2nd phone for 2 days and it randomly shut down again this a. M. I love this phone but i am leary of keeping it in light of these issues and from the problems i have read from other owners on this forum. Has anyone had any luck in solving this issue? . Btw, the battery is charging/draining normally and i have only used the charger that came with the phone.


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