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[Q] Root from 2.3.6?

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7th March 2012, 08:04 AM   |  #1  
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Sup all,

I am somewhat familiar with rooting. I rooted several tmobile g2's in the past and loaded them with CM7 and what not. However, I am having some trouble with my Tmobile Vibrant.

I recently got my phone back from samsung and it has gingerbread 2.3.6 on it. I was just wondering, how i could root the phone and flash ICS roms? All the guides i have seen are for 2.2 or 2.1 and I really dont want to brick my phone again. I don't know why working with my vibrant has been so frustrating but i would really just like to know what to do step by step.

Thanks for reading and for any help you guys provide, I really appreciate it.
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7th March 2012, 01:59 PM   |  #2  
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Umm, I would be very interested to know what your "About Phone" says (since you can't get a copy of the build.prop w/o being rooted). Especially the model number, ROM description and Kernel. Samsung does not have an "official" GB ROM running for the Vibrant. The GB ROMs that we have are mainly ports and kangs and have and will never come from Sammy.

I would suggest you make sure you have a T959 and not another model and also double check the above before you do anything. Once you do that, come back and let us know and we will help you further. But until then, I would say you run a risk of screwing it up if it is the wrong model number and try to flash a T959 ROM on a T959v or I-9000 phone.
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7th March 2012, 07:09 PM   |  #3  
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I'm betting you have a galaxy s 4g (aka t959v). This is now the wrong forum for you to be looking in, since we are the vibrant section.

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7th March 2012, 08:40 PM   |  #4  
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hah i bought this phone used so i didn't even know there was a 3g and 4g variant...it is the t959V

firmware version
2.3.6

baseband
t959VUVKJ6

kernel
2.6.35.7-t959vuvkj6-cl694130

is there anyway a moderator could have this thread moved to the appropriate section?

Thanks for your quick responses guys
9th March 2012, 01:45 AM   |  #5  
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27th March 2012, 07:44 PM   |  #6  
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Wow. I have the EXACT same scenario. Did you ever figure it out?
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Wow. I have the EXACT same scenario. Did you ever figure it out?

Probably have better luck figuring it out in the Vibrant 4g forums.

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