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[Q] Help for Rooting Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 3.6 YP-GS1

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11th January 2012, 04:16 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I have the Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 3.6 YP-GS1 European model. I've tried to root it using SuperOneClick, and some others but to no success!

Especially when using SuperOneClick, it hangs at Step 7.

I should note that I have Android 2.3.6 and am I right in saying that the zergRush exploit does not work?

Info about device

Model No - YP-GS1
Android - 2.3.6
Kernal Version - 2.6.35.7-CL712316 se.infra@SEP-81 #1
Build Number - Gingerbread.XXKK3
11th January 2012, 04:55 PM   |  #2  
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Correct, the zergRush hole has been patched.

The process for rooting phones that have been "patched up" is much harder - it requires flashing a prerooted system image or insecure kernel in Odin.

Creating one of these can be difficult - unless someone has already published stock firmware (zImage and factoryfs.rfs) somewhere, getting a complete firmware pull requires two devices. "flying blind" (trying to create an insecure kernel without a good zImage dump) is a high-risk activity for even an experienced developer.
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11th January 2012, 06:47 PM   |  #3  
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I wasn't even aware they had released the 3.6 yet, just goes to show how good samsung's marketing for the galaxy players is, lol! Wow, what a model number too - imagine how many people are going to confuse YP-GS1 with YP-G1 - great job Samsung!
BTW: superoneclick always hangs at step 7, you have to unplug then replug your device in. Try that before you loose all hope!
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11th January 2012, 07:08 PM   |  #4  
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@nathan2226

Sorry off topic but I see you own the Galaxy S wifi 3.6 like too and I was beginning to think I was the only one on the planet who owned one. Anyway the problem is that when I use Music Player or watch video when I adjust the volume from level 16 to level 30 there is no difference in volume. However when I pause the music and replay it the volume is now noticeably louder at the maximum volume of 30.

Do you have that problem too?
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Originally Posted by iJimaniac

I wasn't even aware they had released the 3.6 yet, just goes to show how good samsung's marketing for the galaxy players is, lol! Wow, what a model number too - imagine how many people are going to confuse YP-GS1 with YP-G1 - great job Samsung!
BTW: superoneclick always hangs at step 7, you have to unplug then replug your device in. Try that before you loose all hope!

I will give that a go now, and will let you know what happens.

Yeah I know, I think that model is only released in Europe

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Correct, the zergRush hole has been patched.

The process for rooting phones that have been "patched up" is much harder - it requires flashing a prerooted system image or insecure kernel in Odin.

Creating one of these can be difficult - unless someone has already published stock firmware (zImage and factoryfs.rfs) somewhere, getting a complete firmware pull requires two devices. "flying blind" (trying to create an insecure kernel without a good zImage dump) is a high-risk activity for even an experienced developer.

Has there been any previous kernal/firmwares released?

Could be as simple (or not so simple?) as flashing a kernal via Odin and rooting using SuperOneClick, like the S II ?
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@nathan2226

Sorry off topic but I see you own the Galaxy S wifi 3.6 like too and I was beginning to think I was the only one on the planet who owned one. Anyway the problem is that when I use Music Player or watch video when I adjust the volume from level 16 to level 30 there is no difference in volume. However when I pause the music and replay it the volume is now noticeably louder at the maximum volume of 30.

Do you have that problem too?

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11th January 2012, 10:28 PM   |  #6  
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I wasn't even aware they had released the 3.6 yet, just goes to show how good samsung's marketing for the galaxy players is, lol! Wow, what a model number too - imagine how many people are going to confuse YP-GS1 with YP-G1 - great job Samsung!
BTW: superoneclick always hangs at step 7, you have to unplug then replug your device in. Try that before you loose all hope!

Thought I give you an update - This didn't work due to the zergRush exploit getting patched up
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Originally Posted by nathan2226

Has there been any previous kernal/firmwares released?

Could be as simple (or not so simple?) as flashing a kernal via Odin and rooting using SuperOneClick, like the S II ?

Sometimes stock initial firmware for a device shows up on the leak sites, sometimes it doesn't, seems to be a crapshoot.

The "hard way" to root a device, which requires two devices for a clean dump, is:
Path 1:
a) It's possible to dump 90% of so of the files of an initramfs without root - do this, try to fill in the holes, and build an insecure kernel using this dump. Use that to get a clean system dump.
b) Use the clean system dump to develop a prerooted system image that can be flashed to a second device to get a clean stock kernel

Path 2:
a) You can get 80% or so of /system without root - dump it, fill in holes, make an Odin-flashable image that has su binary added.
b) Flash this and get a clean zImage dump
c) Use that dump to develop a custom kernel that is flashed to a second device to get a clean /system dump

We got lucky on the SGH-I777 (USA AT&T GSII)- International kernels were functional enough to get a full /system dump, and I was able to use that dump to develop a prerooted system image which I used to extract the stock kernel image from my device.
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Originally Posted by Entropy512

Sometimes stock initial firmware for a device shows up on the leak sites, sometimes it doesn't, seems to be a crapshoot.

The "hard way" to root a device, which requires two devices for a clean dump, is:
Path 1:
a) It's possible to dump 90% of so of the files of an initramfs without root - do this, try to fill in the holes, and build an insecure kernel using this dump. Use that to get a clean system dump.
b) Use the clean system dump to develop a prerooted system image that can be flashed to a second device to get a clean stock kernel

Path 2:
a) You can get 80% or so of /system without root - dump it, fill in holes, make an Odin-flashable image that has su binary added.
b) Flash this and get a clean zImage dump
c) Use that dump to develop a custom kernel that is flashed to a second device to get a clean /system dump

We got lucky on the SGH-I777 (USA AT&T GSII)- International kernels were functional enough to get a full /system dump, and I was able to use that dump to develop a prerooted system image which I used to extract the stock kernel image from my device.

I am technically minded, but not that advanced enough to produce something like that 'the hard way'.

I guess I will have to sit it out to see if someone will leak out stock firmware to allow me to root it
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15th January 2012, 10:59 PM   |  #9  
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Hi Nathan,

Do you have any news about root your device? I am looking for Roms/ FW too, but I havenīt got lucky yet.

Please, if you find any solutions, could you publish here? I will do the same!

Thanks in advance.
16th January 2012, 08:45 PM   |  #10  
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Hi,

Nope, not found anything yet unfortunately

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