[Tutorial] How To Root Galaxy S 4G & Deleting Fota Files
Rooting Galaxy S 4G & Deleting Fota Files
Hi guys - I wanted to shared with all of you the methods that I used to Root
my phone and getting rid of the FOTA
files and "Bloatware" which free up ALOT of space.
[B]****I want to thanks "Theshadowman" for the Fota files and to the developer of SuperOneClick, the awesome tool that makes rooting possible.****
Before this fix I was getting the "Internal low space" message.
Let's get started
Programs and Files you will need:
-Samsung Galaxy S 4G Drivers 32-bit: http://rapidshare.com/files/45642029...Phones_x86.rar
-Samsung Galaxy S 4G Drivers 64-bit: http://rapidshare.com/files/45642035...alaxyS_x64.zip
-SuperOneClick 1.7 (To root your phone)
-File Expert (to Unzip files)
-Super Manager (Access to /data/fota)
-Fota.zip (Files that will free up all that space)
-Bloatware (Thanks to Chadster)
You will find all the files you need attached at the end of this post with the exception of Root Checker and Titanium Backup. You can download those by simply doing a search in the Market.
How to Root your Galaxy S 4G
1- Download Samsung Galaxy S 4G driver and install it. Make sure you know what version of Windows you've got. (I posted links for 32bit and 64bit)
2- In your Phone, Go to Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging.
Note: You will have to check USB debugging or else it will not work.
3- Download SuperOneClick 1.7
4- Open SuperOneClick 1.7
5- Under exploit MAKE SURE you select "rageagainstthecage" and then click Root. Let it do what it needs to do Note: the whole process will take between 5-15 minutes
6- Download Root Checker from Market
7- Run the test and it will confirm you that your phone is Rooted
How to Delete Fota files
Step 1: Download all three files in your computer and send them to your email and open them from your phone.
Alternative method: Download them directly to your phone.
Step 2: Install File Expert
Step 3: Install Super Manager
Step 4: Open File Expert and navigate to the directory aka folder that you downloaded the files to.
Step 5: Press and Hold the fota.zip file and select Unzip files
Note: File Expert will unzip files by default in same folder.
It will create a Fota folder with two files fota_delta_dp1 and fota_delta_dp2
Step 6: Open Super Manager and then open setup and check the "Enable ROOT function" then press menu on your phone and switch to r/w (stands for read and write)
Step 7: Navigate to the folder where you have the 2 Unzipped fota files (fota_delta_dp1 and fota_delta_dp2)
Step 8: Select both and cut them
Step 9: Navigate to /data/fota and paste the 2 files in this folder
Step 10:Reboot phone and WAWAWIWA! between 150mb-300mb of free space
If you want to get rid of Bloatware - Download Titanium Backup from Market open it and uninstall every app that you don't need.
Warning: Becareful with what you uninstall.
Hope this helps and let me know if have any questions.