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Root Achieved With Phillips GoGear Connect 3 8gb

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17th December 2011, 12:09 AM   |  #1  
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here is proof. (sorry normal cam is broke so u gotta deal with webcam)


Should work for:
Gogear Connect 3 8gb SA3CNT08
Gogear Connect 3 16gb SA3CNT16 (not tested. may need to edit drivers with proper device ids)

Now there are Pre-Rooted custom roms. look at the bottom of the post for a link to the guide.

this is 32 bit only at the moment

on the official Phillips support forum they stated that the developers wouldn't give out the adb drivers, so i used the method found on hikboys thread to make my own.


Now its an actual guide!

1. Put your Connect 3 into "Debug Mode"
  • a. From the home screen, press the Menu button below the screen.
  • b. Tap the Settings option.
  • c. Choose Applications.
  • d. Select Development.
  • e. Check the box for USB Debugging to turn it on.

2. Plug in The USB cable

3. After the drivers install, uninstall them in the device manager

4. refresh the drivers and you will see device that says go gear connect

5. install the ADB driver, linked at the bottom of the page, for the go gear connect in the device manager

6. download the newest copy of super one-click from here

7. open super one-click and change the exploit drop down menu to "zergRush"

8. click on the root button and let it do its thing.

9. click OK on the popup to install busybox.

10. after that it may ask you to verify root, allow it to

11. you are now rooted. do a happy dance.

I Have Figured out how to unbrick and flash this device if you have Messed it up while having root privileges. this method can also be used to install custom roms once some are made. if people need the repair/flash method or wanna work on roms let me know in the comments and i will post the files and guides needed for it.


this guide is by mateo1212

Now there are pre-rooted custom roms check out the guide Here
Attached Files
File Type: zip usb_driverconnect3adb.zip - [Click for QR Code] (8.28 MB, 1617 views)
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18th December 2011, 06:33 AM   |  #2  
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just figured out updating definantly removes the root but you can use the same method to re root.


processor information for the curious=
800mhz arm v7 Cortex A8
Freescale i.MX51 EVK board
Last edited by mateo1212; 25th December 2011 at 07:19 AM. Reason: forgot to add info
21st December 2011, 04:05 AM   |  #3  
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very awesome! i just got this for my son for xmas, root will be awesome. so much bloat on this thing.

going to try rooting now. Thanks again.

**edit** i gave this a try and it worked flawlessly. Very happy to be able to remove all of the bloat that comes with this device.
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22nd December 2011, 10:38 PM   |  #4  
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How do I upgrade driver to adb interface? I've rooted other devices and never saw this instruction before. Thanks

I got it rooted. Thanks so much
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23rd December 2011, 01:31 AM   |  #5  
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What I did is uninstall the original driver that installs when you connect the device. After you uninstall, reconnect it to your pc, use the drivers here to allow for adb.

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24th December 2011, 03:50 AM   |  #6  
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hey. im glad my post is helping you guys. i have some thing i would like input on.
1. im in the process of working on a custom rom for this device, should i continue?


let me know. thanks

also if people with the 16gb version can give me there device ids i can make custom adb drivers for your devices also, because this method will work for your devices
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25th December 2011, 04:29 PM   |  #7  
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Im actually thinking about purchasing this for myself and was a little skeptical until i saw it can be rooted..whats ur opinions on this device? is it worth it? im one click away from ordering. And id definately be interested in custom roms for this.
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this is a pretty cool little device. the only thing i have a problem with is the screen size. its a little small for my fat fingers but in the end you get used to it pretty quick. there is a lot of bloatware on it also but after you root you can get titanium backup and remove alot of it. i personally love the songbird music program they have installed. it is soooo much better than the stock music player. some apps dont show up in market but you can always sideload them(downloading the apks to the pc and copying them over to the sdcard then using a file explorer to install them). in all i think if you dont mind the smaller screen it will be a good buy after you root it.
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Yea the screen size is what I'm really worried about I've gotten used to the 4inch screen on my phone...I'm torn between this and the galaxy 4.0

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yea my gf is going to be getting the galaxy player 4.0 around income tax time. she does not like the fact that my mp3 player does not have a camera..lol from what i have seen the galaxy player 4.0 is pretty easily rooted but there isn't any custom firmware for the us version i have only found custom roms for the uk and korean versions.

right now im working on making a rom thats as close to stock AOSP as i can get that includes root and some other helpful software.

im also going to make a custom themed rom with the Espier Launcher as the default launcher and im going to make it clone ipod as much as possible.

the processor is the freescale imx515 so im going to work on compiling my own custom rom from scratch as the hardware is similar to the evaluation board kit. but thats down the road. the first few roms will be based off of the stock rom

i expect my first rom to be out tonight or tomorow during the day
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