I've finally managed to root the son of a bitch! I used the Universal GB Root kit but with a small modification: I've added the GT-S5690 phone model to the getprop statements at the beginning of the file "META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script" assuming that it should work as well on this Samsung model. Well... it did work!
Please post some feedback here, whether you succeed or not to root the phone using this workaround. I will let StoneBoyTony know about this, so he can integrate it in the official release of the Universal GB Root tool, if the solution proves to be stable and usable (so far I am the first to confirm that it works).
My phone running Android 2.3.6
kernel: 22.214.171.124 official.alkon@androide #45
version number: GINGERBREAD.XXLA6
The same, rotting doesn't work.....
It seems that you have a newer fw version (LA6 = 2012 january build #6). I have KL3 (that is 2011 december build #3). But it should make no difference. Only the recovery program can possibly affect the install process. My Xcover came with the "Android system recovery 3e" version installed (check the top line of text while in recovery).
Please post the error messages that you encounter while installing the update.
Originally Posted by uhugyorgy
Multumesc frumos !!!!!!!!!
You save as.
Dont forget before you copy the file rename to update.zip.
Many ,many thenks to tlc76.God job !!!!!
No need to rename the Universal_GB_ROOT_v5_patched_for_S5690.zip to update.zip (at least in my case).
- in order to access the standard recovery program that came with the phone, you can fire up an "adb reboot recovery" command with the phone connected via micro-usb cable AND the "USB debugging" option enabled;
- I've also applied the UNROOT update and it also worked: the root access was removed (sqlite3, su*, sh, busybox and the Superuser.apk were removed) .
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