I'm running Win 7. I downloaded the Android SDK and have Java installed. I downloaded SOC and ran it. It finds the phone each time and just times out at Step 7. I've tried different cables, different USB ports with no success.
I downloaded PDAnet to get different drivers and that did not work.
I have NOT tried MoonShadow's method yet.
I am trying to root simply to freeze apps that I know my daughter has no interest in so as to preserve memory. If it is possible to disable cellular data (i.e., limit her to wifi), that would be a bonus.
What am I doing wrong?