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[Q] Samsung intercept, prepaid on platinumtel, is it safe to root.

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By Boltons75, Member on 2nd December 2011, 05:56 AM
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Just got my daughter this phone for Christmas, through the prepaid provider platinumtel. I know that they piggyback off of Sprint towers, but does anyone know if this is safe to root and flash a custom Rom onto. All of my rooting and flashing has only been done with OG Evos, but I would like to give my daughter's phone the freedom my Evos have. Would flashing a custom Rom mess with the prepaid settings in any way?
 
 
5th December 2011, 10:29 AM |#2  
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Well I powered it up today for the first time, and its loaded with all the normal Sprint bloatware. I would like to root it if for nothing else, to get rid of sprints bs bloatware.

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5th January 2012, 04:53 PM |#3  
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Where did you buy the EVO from? I am also looking for a better phone on Ptel and as you know it has to be plbl in order to get it to wwork and I have been having a hard time finding high-end plbl phones that I can get over to ptel.

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5th January 2012, 10:46 PM |#4  
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Flashing a kernel to get root wouldn't affect the prepaid settings, flashing a rom might affect voicemail and mms.
7th January 2012, 04:56 AM |#5  
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intercept root will get temporary root, and you can then flash cm01 recovery with it, then in recovery, make a system/data backup to the sdcard, delete the bloatware in the filemanager, you can always root it later if you want with the same app
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7th January 2012, 11:06 AM |#6  
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Flashing a kernel to get root wouldn't affect the prepaid settings, flashing a rom might affect voicemail and mms.

Thanks, I will go ahead and root it then, any suggestions on roms for this phone, my EVO usually runs Mik roms. Just want something lean and clean.

Sent from my now rooted, Revolutionary, OG Evo.
8th January 2012, 05:33 PM |#7  
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Boltons75... I am also busy trying to root a Intercept on Ptel. What I cannot come past yet, is the 1st step of rooting - Loading the USB drivers for the Intercept.

Have you done this yet?
If you have and connected to the phone, what drivers did you use? Also, what OS? Windows 7 32-bit? Windows 7 64-bit or XP?

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9th January 2012, 05:18 AM |#8  
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Boltons75... I am also busy trying to root a Intercept on Ptel. What I cannot come past yet, is the 1st step of rooting - Loading the USB drivers for the Intercept.

Have you done this yet?
If you have and connected to the phone, what drivers did you use? Also, what OS? Windows 7 32-bit? Windows 7 64-bit or XP?

J

Just did it today with the apk intercept root, easy, install the app, and press the root button. It was rooted in less than 3 minutes from the time I installed the app. Now I'm just looking for a suitable Rom for it, it doesn't have the selection that I have for my evo.

Sent from my now rooted, Revolutionary, OG Evo.
9th January 2012, 05:22 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by jluyt

Boltons75... I am also busy trying to root a Intercept on Ptel. What I cannot come past yet, is the 1st step of rooting - Loading the USB drivers for the Intercept.

Have you done this yet?
If you have and connected to the phone, what drivers did you use? Also, what OS? Windows 7 32-bit? Windows 7 64-bit or XP?

J

http://androidforums.com/sprint-inte...intercept.html

Here is where I found it.


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9th January 2012, 01:27 PM |#10  
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Morning -- this looks great. I am going to give it a try tonight and will let you know. I looked at Ubuntu last night, but a all new OS to learn in addition to this intercept issue could take me a while so this apk hopefully does it for me too.

J
9th January 2012, 03:10 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by jluyt

Morning -- this looks great. I am going to give it a try tonight and will let you know. I looked at Ubuntu last night, but a all new OS to learn in addition to this intercept issue could take me a while so this apk hopefully does it for me too.

J

I hope it works as smooth for you as it did for me. Compared to rooting mine and my wife's evos this was a piece of cake. I wasn't really expecting it to work, but it did. I installed titanium and did a backup of the apps, then installed an uninstaller to get rid of the Sprint bloat ware that came on the phone. So far it all works great. I just wish that some of the evo devs made a rom for the intercept, mik in particular. Good luck, and root on......

Sent from my now rooted, Revolutionary, OG Evo.

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