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thanks! but im not on bell. im on sasktel. i think its the unlocked rom
Sasktel and Bell are pretty much the same thing.....if your on software version of 10h and on Sasktel, revert back to 10f using the Bell .kdz file, then root. You can update via OTA after your rooted and will retain it.

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Not sure why everyone is recommending downgrading to root when there is a perfectly usable method for the latest firmware.

Just create a file named g_security on your internal sd card, turn on adb debugging, get an adb shell, and you'll be root. Download su, copy it to /system/xbin, setuid it and you're rooted. You can then get superuser or supersu from play to seal the deal.

I didn't find this method, just passing along what appears to be overlooked information.
 
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Not sure why everyone is recommending downgrading to root when there is a perfectly usable method for the latest firmware.

Just create a file named g_security on your internal sd card, turn on adb debugging, get an adb shell, and you'll be root. Download su, copy it to /system/xbin, setuid it and you're rooted. You can then get superuser or supersu from play to seal the deal.

I didn't find this method, just passing along what appears to be overlooked information.
What?!
Which folder do you create the empty file named "g_security". If this really does work xxbeanxx you should start a new thread, this is kind of a big deal.
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What?!
Which folder do you create the empty file named "g_security". If this really does work xxbeanxx you should start a new thread, this is kind of a big deal.
he's a freaking genius, i've been using that method to root. xxbeanxx should really start a new thread and spread this

1. just create the "g_security" at the root of your internal memory then turn on adb debug (if its already on, turn off and back on)
2. when you adb in you'll have root.
3. push su to /system/xbin
4. in adb, chmod 4755 /system/xbin
5. ???
6. profit!

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Not sure why everyone is recommending downgrading to root when there is a perfectly usable method for the latest firmware.

Just create a file named g_security on your internal sd card, turn on adb debugging, get an adb shell, and you'll be root. Download su, copy it to /system/xbin, setuid it and you're rooted. You can then get superuser or supersu from play to seal the deal.

I didn't find this method, just passing along what appears to be overlooked information.
i try this but it says folder is read only, even after trying to adb remount

edit: got root finally, thank you good sirs
 
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Please I didn't find this method. There is already a thread here about it but as I said it seems to have been overlooked by pretty much everyone.
 
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Please I didn't find this method. There is already a thread here about it but as I said it seems to have been overlooked by pretty much everyone.
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i have a bell e97310h and i did not had to e97310f for it to be rooted. but i did to go to e97310f so that it would allow me to change the rom.
as for getting it root i have used both method and they both worked. Freegee from app store and also from the xda forums.
 
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i have a bell e97310h and i did not had to e97310f for it to be rooted. but i did to go to e97310f so that it would allow me to change the rom.
as for getting it root i have used both method and they both worked. Freegee from app store and also from the xda forums.
FreeGee requires root and is for unlocking the boot loader after that, I'm trying to find a reliable known method for rooting the Bell Optimus G first. One that also has unroot. I've searched around here but I can't seem to find any common agreed upon root for the Bell OG
 
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Originally Posted by fiddy619

I really would have posted this much sooner, however, this particular method was being kept secret with the intention of the exploit still being available upon US Jelly Bean release. Since this has been outed, and is now public, i will share a more proper script of the same method. I actually kept the adb shell id command, as it is pretty useful for this operation.

Main differences in my script is that you don't need to ever disconnect your phone.

1. Unzip the zip file
2. Make sure USB Debugging is on, and your are in Charge only Mode
3. Run the CurrentRoot.bat, wait for the prompt
4. Change to MTP mode.
5. Wait for your computer to ask how to view files.
6. Press enter in the CMD prompt to continue.
7. Done.

This is a fully working method for the most current US/Canadian releases, and Jelly Bean releases. BTW, the current release does not install busybox correctly, includes SuperuserPro.apk (which I'm sure wasn't purchased by everyone downloading this). Also I have updated it to the latest busybox, su binary's, and Superuser.apk available.

link for root kit.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...9&d=1359687263

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