Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rooted the ol Samdroid

A lot of us have been eagerly waiting for Samsung to release Froyo for the Galaxy3..
I decided to stop waiting, and went a head and rooted mine last night. Was surprisingly easy thanks to a helpful comment by @Jamie on my previous post about the froyo update.
He posted this link -
http://www.udzz.tk/root-your-samsung-galaxy-3-i58005801-easily/

which took me to the Z4root app,

which is basically a single click rooting tool... that works!
(have tried various methods in the past to root my phone, but they didn't work..in one case i had to hard reset my phone to get it working again)

The first thing i did after that was install a "rooted devices only" app called CPU Tuner which dynamically sets the CPU frequency based on the tasks the phone is trying to do.. thus saving battery and improving performance(ok i've only had it for a few hours now..will see how it goes).

After this i installed Android Terminal Emulator .. coz i wanted to install live wallpapers like in the video below


for full instructions on that process go here
or see the video below..its pretty simple really


note: the galaxy 3 can run Live Wallpapers quite well, however Live Wallpapers drain the battery .. on pretty much all devices.

basically you have to download the rar file attached in this forum thread, and unrar its contents to your sd card's root directory(ie: don't put em in any folder)
then in terminal just punch in the following code


su

hit enter

mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system

hit enter

cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk

hit enter

cat /sdcard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so

hit enter

cat /sdcard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so

hit enter

reboot

hit enter



thats it.. the first Live Wallpaper you'l have already is the google maps wallpaper.. download more from the market.


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