Thanks Creepy and everyone on this thread. I wanted to get root access so I could rid myself of bloatware, take screen shots and just generally understand the underlying infrastructure of phone and files. Still have lots to learn. I have a question but here is what I have done so far:
My phone config before trying to root:
I followed Creepy's lead.
1. Read the Flash Counter. I was good - NO custom binary download.
2. Ran 2C: "Odin3 One-click Downloader I-777 UCKH7 Stock + Root No Bootloaders"
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
My phone config after trying to root:
Looks like I returned
to Android 2.3.4 (which I believe was my original version before doing an OTA update to 2.3.6) and went forward
in Baseband. All Good I Expect.
Unfortunately, my wifi didn't work.
I tried someone's suggestion to use FXR WIFI - didn't work for me though.
Then re-read Creepy's msg# 384:
You should do a wipe data/factory reset before you flash. Going from UCKK6 to UCKH7 is known to cause wifi not to work, but the fix is to wipe data/factory reset.
I had not
done a factory reset before running 2C but went ahead and did it afterward - sure enough I got my wifi back -
So to see if I had
rooted my phone - I downloaded Android Terminal Emulator. When I typed in "su" - I got the "#" sign - which I took to mean I had superuser access but.......if I try to drill into a directory like "/etc"
I get /etc: permission denied
Root means installing SuperUser.apk, su, and busybox. That's it. The stock + root package has those already included, but also gives you the bone stock kernel.
download the Superuser app (it shows Terminal Emulator running). SU seemed to partially
work? Busybox - don't see
I guess my question is: do you think I have root? and if so, why do I get permission denied
when I try to drill down the linux path?
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BTW, One great thing I did notice was my screen use to flicker quite a bit - I think my "root" may have fixed that!!