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[Telus Only][How-To] Root your Fascinate Gingerbread 2.3.3 T959TLKG2

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21st August 2011, 01:03 AM   |  #1  
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Telus Fascinate 3G+ recently got updated to Gingerbread and here is how to root it.

Things that you need

1.Speedmod Kernel
2.Stock GB kernel [attatched below]

How?

1. First flash the Speedmod kernel via odin [vol down + connect the usb]
2. uncheck repartion, auto reboot option and flash it
3. go to recovery mod [vol up & down + power button]
4. go to speedmod advanced option menu
5. root your device
6. flash back to Stock Telus GB kernel via odin
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21st August 2011, 04:03 AM   |  #2  
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This works??? I'm assuming it do since you posted it. God damn, thank you so much. Really. I have so many I use on a regular basis that I couldn't use because I couldn't get root.

In total since yesterday I've reset my phone 7 times from trying different things.
Will those phone boot on this kernel? and is their any advantages over the stock kernel?

Do you know a good, fool proof method I can rip this rom for others?

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Originally Posted by MrManiacNF

This works??? I'm assuming it do since you posted it. God damn, thank you so much. Really. I have so many I use on a regular basis that I couldn't use because I couldn't get root.

In total since yesterday I've reset my phone 7 times from trying different things.
Will those phone boot on this kernel? and is their any advantages over the stock kernel?

Do you know a good, fool proof method I can rip this rom for others?

Thanks Again.
Maniac

Hey

This is just showing you that how to root. and the stock kernel has nothing its just original kernel.

From my understanding, other sgs and telus fascinate has diffrent bootloader system. And also to create Custom Rom, we need source, but we dont right now. We have to w8 for it.

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Confimed! Works.
Just to confirm for others this works perfect for rooting the 2.3.3 GB stock update for Telus Fascinate. I didn't try booting while I had the speedmod kernel flashed. Happy with root right now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by harimgs

Telus Fascinate 3G+ recently got updated to Gingerbread and here is how to root it.

Things that you need

1.Speedmod Kernel
2.Stock GB kernel [attatched below]

How?

1. First flash the Speedmod kernel via odin [vol down + connect the usb]
2. uncheck repartion, auto reboot option and flash it
3. go to recovery mod [vol up & down + power button]
4. go to speedmod advanced option menu
5. root your device
6. flash back to Stock Telus GB kernel via odin

if you have root, would you mind dumping the firmware? since the telus fascinate is (mostly) a rebranded tmobile vibrant, I'd like to be able to have someone look at the firmware blobs for GPS for use with CM. Can't find an ODIN-able package to tear apart anywhere (haven't looked in a day or so though).
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Worked brilliantly. (and I'm an Android noob too!)

Thanks!
23rd August 2011, 03:41 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by MrManiacNF

Just to confirm for others this works perfect for rooting the 2.3.3 GB stock update for Telus Fascinate. I didn't try booting while I had the speedmod kernel flashed. Happy with root right now.

Total n00b question, but what do I need to set in Odin to use these files - unchecking repartition and reboot is straightforward - but where do I set up the TAR for the kernel (In the past I have use SGS kernel flasher - but that needs root - hence my predicament LOL).

All help, advice, and fu appreciated.
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Click on the PDA box in Odin and choose Speedmod Kernel. Uncheck those boxes on the left and then put your phone in download mode.

Click start and pray.

The rest of the directions are pretty straight forward. Follow those same principals for dumping the stock kernel back on the phone.

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Originally Posted by karmatose

Click on the PDA box in Odin and choose Speedmod Kernel. Uncheck those boxes on the left and then put your phone in download mode.

Click start and pray.

The rest of the directions are pretty straight forward. Follow those same principals for dumping the stock kernel back on the phone.

Great - and sorry, how do I get the phone in download mode (read another odin how to, it says a box will turn yellow which happens with just the down vol while connecting the USB).
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Power the phone off.. Have your usb cable on hand.

Plug the phone in, press vol down + power on. You'll know immediately if it worked. Took me a few tries to figure it out.

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