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27th April 2012, 01:16 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I have a Rogers s2 LTE i727R, running on 2.3.5 kernel 2.6.35.11 (stock)

Long story short, my last phone was the Nexus and it was pretty much an amazing phone; I had no need to root it. It was also my first Android but sadly, I had to change it for the s2. I cannot stand the irremovable Rogers Live and Rogers urMusic etc. in my Market waiting for updates (even though uninstalled) so here I am, being OCD and desperate for a root.

But unfortunately, I am an inexperienced noob and I need some direction from the people of this forum.

I have looked into rooting my device but can't really find a confirmed root or successful guide in rooting this particular device.

My question is are the i727 and i727R's interchangeable? Assuming that the R stands for "Raped with Rogers' bloatware", I would imagine it would not matter.. right?

My second question is which rootkits should I use? There are so many to choose from it's overwhelming.

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27th April 2012, 01:20 PM   |  #2  
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Root guide in this thread, its a sticky:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1383464

"R" stands for rogers yes, but not raped with bloatware. In actuality, I have compared stock roms and AT&T is waaaay worse. The phones are the EXACT SAME hardware, so flash away
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27th April 2012, 01:25 PM   |  #3  
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sorry for being so oblivious, but which one should I download if I just want root privileges to remove apps?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ensay

sorry for being so oblivious, but which one should I download if I just want root privileges to remove apps?

I suggest you use the superoneclick to root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

also in the root part which icenight89 mentioned.

Then just install Titanium backup to remove any system bloatware you dont like. But be careful do not go too far. After you feel comfortable you may try flash other great ROMs here.

enjoy your journey.
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I suggest you use the superoneclick to root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

also in the root part which icenight89 mentioned.

Then just install Titanium backup to remove any system bloatware you dont like. But be careful do not go too far. After you feel comfortable you may try flash other great ROMs here.

enjoy your journey.

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27th April 2012, 02:23 PM   |  #6  
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I followed the instructions on http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1340526
and it worked out nicely.


then followed the video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4xGT...ayer_embedded#!
and now it is stuck on the rogers boot screen.

when I boot Superuser
mounting system etc etc
..setting system:bin/su permissions to 06755
creating system:xbin/su symbilic link
ELerror in /sdcard/superuser.xip
(status 0)
installation aborted



it worked the first time and booted normally, ( I did it a 2nd time because in the video it shows you should factory wipe and I did not do it first time) but now it does not work. any ideas?
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Since you have cwm installed, and you factory reset already, and have no data, just flash a custom stock based rom, use superlite 3.1:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ight=superlite

or if you only want complete stock flash this:
http://d-h.st/ce75z460t847
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27th April 2012, 04:02 PM   |  #8  
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Once you fire up Titanium Backup, you'll notice there is even more stuff you probably don't want - when I rooted my (originally..) stock 727R I did so just to remove the stupid rogers crap like you - and I found these lists handy.

A Bloatware list (mostly specific to stock roms)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1341558

This one is a pretty modest (and safe) list of things to freeze/delete.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuson1220

This is for the Rogers version. My "uninstall" list is not as long as others as I'm still still using some weather/lock/e-mail apps from stock but those will eventually be gone. For now, the following is what I've deleted and the phone is still running perfectly fine.

1. Buddies now
2. Days
3. Dual Clock
4. GenieWidget
5. KoBo
6. Rogers Live
7. Rogers Shop
8. Rogers UrMusicV2-Generic
9. Rogers UrMusicWidget
10. Samsung AP-Mobile News
11. SevenEngine
12. SnsAccountFb
13. SnsAccountLi
14. SnsAccountTw
15. SnsDisclaimer
16. SnsImageCache
17. SnsProvider
18. SocialHub
19. Talk Back
20. Zinio


Another Bloatware removal list (mostly specific to roms you might flash)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1454859

This is a pretty aggressive removal list (be cautious!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom0927

After flashing the TPC v3 rom, here are my list of frozen apps. I've also got a lot of third party apps to replace stock launcher/dialer/keyboard/etc.... so I've frozen the stock ver of those.

I'll repeat the advise stated earlier in the thread, use Titanium Backup to freeze the apps instead of removing them completely until you're sure you don't need those.

AllShare
Buddies Now
com.samsung.app.playreadyui
com.sec.android.app.lcdtest
Days
Digital Clock
DRM content launcher
DRM Protected Content Storage
DSMForwarding
DSMLawmo
Dual clock
Email
EncryptApp
Error
Helv Neue
Home Screen tips
IM
Kies Air
Let's try, panning!
Market Feedback Agent
Microbes
Mini paper
Mobile Print
My files
Nfc Service
NFC Test
Ocean weather
Pico TTS
Preconfig
Samsung Apps
Samsung keypad
Samsung TTS
SamsungAppsUNA2
Self Test Mode
Setup Wizard
SIM Toolkit
SNS
SNS Disclaimer
SNSAccountFb
SNSAccountLi
SNSAccountTw
SnsImageCache
Social Hub
Tags
TTS Service
TwLauncher (Touchwiz.. don't freeze unless you have another launcher installed)
TwWallpaperChooser
Videos
Windy Weather
WlanTest
wssyncmlnps


Also, I found this original firmware handy too.

Original Stock Firmware (including radio) from Sammobile.com:
I727RUXKJ7 Ver. 2.3.5 2011 November I727RRWCKJ7 Canada (Rogers)
http://hotfile.com/dl/146339661/7644...7_RWC.zip.html

Did you get it booting again? Sounds like the factory reset might have broken root?
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28th April 2012, 01:20 AM   |  #9  
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I used Odin to flash cwm the first time and then install the su.zip. I've since had to return to stock. Is there any advantage to flashing cwm in Odin over just rooting with superoneclick and installing cwm through rom manager?

Sent from my SGH-I727R using XDA
28th April 2012, 01:47 AM   |  #10  
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Update:

used oneclick, loaded stock rom, installed titanium and got rid of all my unwanted apps.


Thanks everyone for your input, it has helped me understand how rooting works now.

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