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GUIDE UPDATED JUNE 10/2014
GUIDE IS FOR THE SAMSUNG GALAXY SKYROCKET SG2 LTE: MODEL# "SGH-I727" FOR ATT & "SGH-I727R" FOR ROGERS.

THE FIRST AND FOREMOST THING YOU NEED TO DO TO YOUR SKYROCKET IS TO REPLACE THE STOCK RECOVERY CALLED "3E" WITH A CUSTOM RECOVERY (CWM OR TWRP) WITH ODIN, ITS EASY AND TAKES LESS THAN ONE MINUTE.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE: YOU ARE ON THE FIRST PAGE OF A TWO PAGE POST
  • INTRO - READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • FIRST PAGE - CUSTOM RECOVERIES
    • 1. INSTALL CWM OR TWRP ONTO ANY AND ALL STOCK FIRMWARE OR CUSTOM ROMS
      1. HOW TO GET INTO DOWNLOAD MODE aka ODIN MODE
    • 2. HOW TO ENTER INTO RECOVERY MODE
    • 3. TROUBLESHOOTING ODIN
    • 4. WHY DO YOU NEED A "CUSTOM" RECOVERY
    • 5. DOWNLOADS AND LINKS
  • SECOND PAGE - ROOT
    • 1. HOW TO ROOT: WORKS ON GB, ICS & JB
    • 2. HOW TO TEMPORARLY UNROOT
    • 3. HOW TO PERMANENTLY UNROOT
    • 4. HOW TO REPAIR ROOT
    • 5. EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE SU FILES DO
    • 6. INFO ON ROOT
    • 7. DOWNLOADS AND LINKS

INTRO: READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SKYROCKET OR ARE A NEWB THEN READ EVERYTHING x2.
IF YOURE IN A HURRY, LAZY, ILLITERATE, DENSE, THE DEVIL, THEN COME BACK WHEN YOURE NOT.

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU PROCEED especially if your are a n00b, newb, newbie:
  • Newbie, newb, n00b or noob is a slang term for a novice or newcomer, or somebody inexperienced in any profession or activity.
IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, STOP!! AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU DONT UNDERSTANT!
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AS OF JUNE 10/2014 USERS HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN THE LATEST "TWRP 2.7.1.0 " OR "Phil3759 CWM 6.41.6" TO FLASH IN ODIN

READ DEVS INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS AS TO THEIR ROMS RECOMMENDED RECOVERY, USUALLY OR IF NONE ARE MENTIONED EITHER OF THE TWO ABOVE WILL WORK ON ANY NEW OR OLD ROMS.

DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER FOR ANY CWM ACTIVITIES.
CUSTOM RECOVERY'S:
CWM=CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY
TWRP=TEAM WIN RECOVERY PROJECT

THIS IS NOT THE SAME PHONE AS THE FIRST GENERATION SG2 I9100, FLASHING ANYTHING HERE FOR THE I9100 WILL HARD BRICK THE I9100.

PLEASE DO NOT PM ME, ALL ANSWERS ARE IN THIS THREAD, PM'S WILL BE IGNORED, SORRY.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS POST IT HERE OR IN THE Q&A FORUM -
BUT YOU BETTER READ THE 2 POSTS HERE BEFORE ASKING!!
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Samsung Made The Skyrocket Very Easy To Flash Custom Roms And/or Root The Phone.

There Is No Bootloader To Unlock.

The Skyrocket Has Four Main Partitions > Recovery - Radio - Kernel - System.
All Roms Only Have The Kernel And The System , Which I/We Refer To As "The Rom".
No Roms Include The Recovery And/or Radio Other Than Full Stock Firmwares.
The Recovery Is A Seperate Standalone File/partition And As Such It Is Not Tied/linked/combined To The Rom And/or Kernel.

The First And Foremost Thing You Need To Do To Your Skyrocket Is To Replace The Stock Recovery Called "3e" With A Custom Recovery (CWM Or TWRP) With Odin, Its Easy And Takes Less Than One Minute.

After Installing A Custom Recovery (CWM Or TWRP) With Odin Your Phone Will Bootup To Exactly What You Had Before - It Does Not Touch The Android Operating System On Either Stock Firmwares Or Custom Roms, All Your Stuff Will Be Untouched, Unless You Boot Into Recovery You Would Never Know That You Had Installed It.

Once A Custom Recovery Is Installed You Can Then Install Other Custom Recoveries, Root The Phone, Flash Custom Roms, Kernels, Radios/modems, Bootanimations, Apps Or Any Other Flashable Zip File That You Find Here In The Skyrocket Xda Forum

Once You Have A Custom Recovery Installed You Can Switch Back And Forth Between Twrp And Cwm By Flashing Their Corresponding Zip File Within Your Current Custom Recovery, Using Odin is Not Required Or Needed - Links To The Recovery Zip Files Are In The 1stop Sticky

To Install Custom Roms On Stock Phones You do Not Need To Root The Phone, Just Follow The Devs Instructions In Their Op On Installing The Custom Rom.

Root Is Only Required if You Are On Stock Samsung Att/rogers Firmwares And Need To Remove Bloatware And/or Modify System Files, Root Is Not Needed To Install Any Roms Or Recoveries

I Reiterate: You Need To Install A Custom Recovery before You Can Flash Custom Roms Or Root The Phone, You Do not Need To Root The Phone To Install Custom Roms Or Custom Recoveries.

Stock Phones = Use Odin To Flash A Custom Recovery CWM Or TWRP
Staying On Stock w/Custom Recovery = Flash Root Files From 2nd Post.
Flashing Any Custom Roms = Dont Waste Your Time Rooting.


Almost Everything For And About The Skyrocket Is In The 1STOP STICKY

Read This b4 posting THE MOST Common Questions Answered HERE
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PEREQUISTE: DRIVERS FOR USB INSTALLED CORRECTLY. IF NOT INSTALLED USE EITHER USB DRIVERS FILES OR INSTALL KIES WHICH INSTALLS USB DRIVERS
MAKE SURE KIES, ADB OR ANYTHING THAT HAS USB ACCESS LIKE VM'S ARE NOT RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND - CHECK WITH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.

NOTE: THIS METHOD IS ONLY FOR WINDOWS, ODIN IS A WINDOWS PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING STOCK FIRMWARES AND RECOVERIES ONTO SAMSUNG PHONES.
FOR MAC'S YOU NEED TO USE HEIMDALL OR USE BOOT CAMP, I DONT HAVE A MAC SO I CANT HELP YOU THERE.
NOTE: MICROSOFTS INTERNET BROWSER SOMETIMES HAS ISSUES DL'ING "TAR.MD5" FILES, IF HAVING A MD5 ERROR USE FIREFOX or CHROME BROWSERS TO DOWNLOAD THE TAR.MD5 FILES.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your devices, these methods have been proven to work but sh*t happens!
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1. HOW TO INSTALL TWRP OR CWM : ON ANY AND ALL STOCK FIRMWARE OR CUSTOM ROMS

NEWBS: READ THE WHOLE POST X2 B4 YOU PROCEED.
  • 1. GETTING PHONE INTO DOWLOAD MODE(aka odin mode):
    AT NO TIME IS THE POWER BUTTON TOUCHED FOR THIS PROCEDURE.
    Download mode is NOT the same as recovery mode
    • a. Remove and Reinsert the battery, have usb cable inserted to computer usb port but NOT to your phone until step (c).
    • b. ATT PHONES - Press and keep down both Volume Up and Volume Down keys simultaneously.
      ROGERS PHONES - Press and keep down only the Volume Down key.
      DO NOT RELEASE THE VOLUME KEY(S) UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO IN STEP (d)
    • c. While still holding the volume key(s) down insert the USB cable into your device.
      The phone will turn itself on when usb cable is inserted. * DO NOT TOUCH THE POWER BUTTON *
    • d. When You see the screen warning you about installing a custom OS w/a yellow triangle RELEASE the volume key(s)
    • e. 1ST PIC: Now press and release the volume "up" key, you should now be at the Download Mode screen w/odin recognizing your phone.
      2ND PIC: this is also download/odin mode - the screen will display this when odin or kies has failed/not completed a previous flash, flash the recovery again w/odin and/or read "section #3 troubleshooting odin" below
      1ST PIC >> .... 2ND PIC >>
  • 3. Download Odin-1.85.zip , Extract the contents of odin-185.zip to a folder, within that folder start "Odin 1.85.exe" .
  • 4. Prepare Odin: Check "auto-reboot" and UNCHECK ALL OTHER OPTIONS.
    Only Click "PDA" and navigate/select the CWM or TWRP tar.md5 file you downloaded from step #2.
    DO NOT! CHECK "REPARTITION" IN ODIN! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! SEE COMPUTER SREEN PICS BELOW.
    ON YOUR COMPUTER THIS IS WHAT YOUR SCREEN MUST LOOK LIKE WHEN YOUR PHONE IS IN DOWNLOAD MODE AND ODIN IS RECOGNIZING YOUR PHONE BEFORE YOU HIT THE START BUTTON.



  • 5. Click Start in Odin. It will flash the new recovery and will reboot the phone when completed.
    ON YOUR COMPUTER THIS IS WHAT YOUR SCREEN MUST LOOK LIKE WHEN ODIN HAS FINISHED FLASHING YOUR PHONE




  • IF YOU HAD ERRORS OR PROBLEMS USING ODIN, GO TO SECTION 3 - TROUBLESHOOTING ODIN

    If All Went Well Then You are done using ODIN.
  • 6. UPDATING CWM OR TWRP
    How To Enter Recovery Mode Is In Section #2 Below
    Do Not Use Odin To Flash "Zip" Files.

    CWM
    • Goto Phil3759 Cwm Dev Thread Or In His Goo Page And Check For The "Skyrocket" Version To See If Version In Tutorial Is The Latest, If Not Flash/Install The Latest Skyrocket Cwm "Zip" File To Be Used Within Your Newly Installed CWM/TWRP Recovery.
      Read Phil3759 Cwm Dev Thread To See If New Updates Have Any Bugs
    TWRP
    Pick Which Ever Of The Three Methods You Prefer From Below.
    Read The TWRP THREAD To See If New Updates Have Any Bugs
    • PREFERRED METHOD: You can use a flashable zip file to be used by CWM/TWRP recovery, check in the 1STOP STICKY in the recovery section for latest files, copy the "zip" file to your sdcard and install it via the custom recovery and reboot back into recovery to see if it installed correctly.
    • TWRP now has odin flashable tar files , check HERE for latest TAR FILE to be used by ODIN. - WARNING - these are not tar.md5 files so check the HASH before flashing
    • Goto the TWRP THREAD and follow the dev's instructions on using goo app(need to be rooted first- howto Root in second post)
      IF USING GOO MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE "SKYROCKET" OR ELSE YOU WILL HARDBRICK THE PHONE.
      IMO STAY AWAY FROM GOO AND JUST FLASH THE NEW TWRP ZIP UPDATES THROUGH YOUR CURRENT CUSTOM RECOVERY.

    How to enter recovery read section #2 below.
    How to use cwm read THIS, also read Q&A on recoveries
  • 7. You're done newbie and soon to be a power user, read and educate yourself as much as you can before flashing, happy flashing.

2. HOW TO ENTER INTO THE RECOVERY MODE

ENTERING IN TO RECOVERY MODE IS THE SAME METHOD FOR BOTH ATT AND ROGERS SKYROCKETS.
ENTERING IN TO RECOVERY MODE IS THE SAME METHOD FOR BOTH STOCK AND A CUSTOM RECOVERY (CWM/TWRP).
RECOVERY AND DOWNLOAD(ODIN) MODES ARE NOT THE SAMETHING
  • Now turn off your phone, unplugged(might work plugged in)
  • Press and keep both volume keys down
  • Then press the power button while still holding down the volume keys
  • When you feel the phone vibrate or see a logo on the screen, release the power button but not the volume keys.
  • When screen goes black release the volume keys.
  • Wait a few seconds to boot in to recovery
  • You are now in recovery mode

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3. TROUBLESHOOTING ODIN

  • If Odin Shows An md5 Error Redownload The File Again
  • If Odin hangs at "Getting PIT for mapping" or giving a pit error - Read This Thread and post number 15 for solution
  • If the phone boots into any rom, make sure windows can transfer from and to internal and external sdcards to rule out driver issues
  • Does kies recognize your phone, even if you are on a custom rom kies will recognize your phone, this rules out driver issues
  • Make Sure You Are In Download Mode On Your Phone
    If having trouble getting into dl mode try this>> take out the battery and leave it out. Plug the phone into the micro usb cable. Plug the USB end into your comp. Hold volume rockers down(either both or vol "-") and reinsert the battery
  • Make Sure Kies, Adb Or Anything That Has Usb Access Like Vm's Are Not Running In The Background or Running As A Service - Check With Windows Task Manager.
  • Restart computer
  • Make sure battery is charged
  • Try different usb port, preferably the rear ones on computer
  • Use original samsung usb cable, or try different cable but still oem
  • Try a different computer
  • Clean phones usb port w/no battery installed
  • If Phone Boot Loops Or Enters Into Recovery Mode While Trying To Get Into Download Mode(and you are sure you followed above procedure and also did not touch the power button), You Could Have A Stuck Power Button. To Fix That Try To Repeatedly Keep Pushing The Power Button Hard To Try To Unstick It. To Read More About The "Sticky" Power Button Problem Goto the 1STOP info section.
  • If you tried ALL of above tests and phone is not recognized by your computer you then have a hardware problem with the phones usb port. Read this for possible fix - FIX FOR PHONES USB PORT


4. WHAT IS AND WHY DO YOU NEED A CUSTOM RECOVERY

YOUR PHONE COMES STOCK WITH A PROGRAM WE CALL RECOVERY 3e.
CWM/TWRP ARE CUSTOM RECOVERIES THAT REPLACES THE STOCK RECOVERY 3e.

ON STOCK FIRMWARE YOU NEED TO USE ODIN TO INSTALL THE TAR FILE(NOT THE ZIP FILE) OF A CUSTOM RECOVERY(CWM OR TWRP), ITS THE FIRST AND FOREMOST THING TO DO TO YOUR SKYROCKET TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TO YOUR PHONE.

ONCE A CUSTOM RECOVERY HAS BEEN INSTALLED YOU CAN THEN BE ABLE TO INSTALL OTHER CUSTOM RECOVERIES, CUSTOM ROMS, ROOT THE PHONE AND INSTALL FLASHABLE "ZIP" FILES.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ROOTED TO FLASH A CUSTOM RECOVERY

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ROOTED TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS

FLASHING CWM/TWRP BY WHATEVER METHOD USED IS NOT ROOTING

INSTALLING A COMPLETE FULL STOCK FIRMWARE WILL REVERT THE CUSTOM RECOVERY BACK TO STOCK RECOVERY.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO ROOT THE SKYROCKET WITH OUT CWM/TWRP

CUSTOM ROMS ARE ALREADY ROOTED: FOLLOW DEVS INSTR.

IF YOU DID HAVE ROOT AND FLASHED STOCK FIRMWARE BY WHATEVER METHOD YOU WILL LOSE ROOT.

YOUR PHONE WILL NOT LOSE APPS OR SETTINGS EITHER BY ROOTING OR FLASHING CWM/TWRP UNLESS "YOU" PERFORMED A WIPE/RESET

THE PROCRDURES OUTLINE IN THESE TWO PAGES DOES NOT TRIP THE FLASH COUNTER

DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER TO INSTALL AND/OR UPDATE CWM


5. DOWLOADS AND LINKS

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GUIDE TESTED ON SAMSUNG GALAXY SG2 LTE: MODEL# "SGH-I727" FOR ATT & "SGH-I727R" FOR ROGERS, IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE "SKYROCKET"

UPDATED: JULY 30/2013

WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE: YOU ARE ON THE SECOND PAGE OF A TWO PAGE POST
  • 1. HOW TO ROOT: WORKS ON GB, ICS AND JB
  • 2. HOW TO TEMPORARLY UNROOT
  • 3. HOW TO PERMANENTLY UNROOT
  • 4. HOW TO REPAIR ROOT
  • 5. EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE SU FILES DO
  • 6. INFO ON ROOT
  • 7. DOWNLOADS AND LINKS
NOTE: MUST HAVE A CUSTOM RECOVERY INSTALLED FIRST TO ROOT PHONE. A HOW TO IS ON THE FIRST POST.

ROOT IS NOT RQUIRED TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS - INSTALLING CWM/TWRP IS REQUIRED TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS(1ST POST): FOLLOW THE DEVELOPERS ROM INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS .

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your devices, these methods have been proven to work, but sh*t happens!

ClockWorkMod Recovery i will refer it as CWM and Team Win Recovery Project as TWRP.

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU PROCEED especially if your are a n00b, newb, newbie:
  • Newbie, newb, n00b or noob is a slang term for a novice or newcomer, or somebody inexperienced in any profession or activity.
IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, STOP!! AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU DONT UNDERSTANT!

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PRECAUTION:
  • MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE SUPERUSER OR BUSYBOX APPS INSTALLED
    UNINSTALL BOTH FROM SETTINGS/APPLICATION/ALL MENU
    (if unistalling is not available use disable and restart phone to recovery to flash the SU file before proceeding.)
  • USE ONLY THE FILES THAT I LINKED IN THIS POST

1. HOW TO ROOT THE PHONE you will not lose any data
  • LESS DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR POWER USERS: (what are you doing here)
    1. IF ON STOCK RECOVERY INSTALL TWRP(RECOMMENDED) OR CWM VIA ODIN - HOWTO IN FIRST POST
    2. FLASH SuperSU-0.93-Busybox-1.20.2.zip IN CWM/TWRP
    3. BOOT INTO ANDROID AND OPEN SUPERSU AND UPDATE BINARIES, DONE, YOUR ROOTED
  • MORE DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR NEWBS SOON TO BE POWER USERS: KEEP READING THE WHOLE POST:
    1. DOWNLOAD AND PLACE THE FILE SuperSU-0.93-Busybox-1.20.2.zip TO YOUR INTERNAL SDCARD
    2. IF YOU HAVE THE LATEST VERSION OF TWRP OR CWM INSTALLED CONT. TO STEP 3. IF NOT GOTO THE FIRST PAGE: then come back here and continue w/step 3
    3. REBOOT INTO CWM/TWRP: instructions in first page.
    4. STEPS BELOW ARE FOR CWM BUT SIMILIAR FOR TWRP.
    5. HIGHLIGHT "INSTALL FROM SDCARD", HIT ENTER
    6. HIGHLIGHT "CHOOSE FILE FROM INTERNAL SDCARD", HIT ENTER
    7. SCROLL UNTIL "SuperSU-0.93-Busybox-1.20.2.zip" IS HIGHLIGHTED , HIT ENTER
    8. SCROLL UNTIL "YES" IS HIGHLIGHTED, HIT ENTER, WAIT FOR INSTALLATION TO FINISH.
    9. REBOOT PHONE
    10. GOTO APPLICATIONS ,OPEN SUPERSU, LET SuperSU UPDATE BINARIES
  • DONE, YOU ARE NOW ROOTED

TO TEST IF ROOTING WAS SUCCESSFUL
DOWNLOAD "ROOT TESTER" AND OR "TITANIUM BACKUP" FROM PLAYSTORE AND SEE IF THEY ARE GRANTED SU PERMISSIONS


OPEN EITHER ROOT TESTER or TITANIUM BACKUP AND YOU WILL GET A POPUP MESSAGE ASKING FOR SUPERUSER ACCESS, CLICK ON "ALLOW" OR "GRANT" AS IN PIC BELOW, PIC MIGHT BE DIFFERENT IN APPEARANCE AND WORDING BUT THATS OK:


THEN THE APP WILL BE GIVEN SUPERUSER ACCESS, WHICH IS "ROOT"




2. HOW TO TEMPORARLY UNROOT TESTED ONLY WITH < ESFILE EXPLORER > you will not lose any data
  • LESS DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR POWER USERS (what are you doing here)
    1. OPEN ESFILE EXPLORER
    2. RENAME SU FROM SYSYTEM\BIN AND/OR FROM SYSTEM\XBIN
    3. YOU ARE TEMPORARLY UNROOTED AS LONG AS YOU DONT KILL ESFILE MANGER FROM TASK MANAGER AND DONT REBOOT/RESTART THE PHONE
    4. TO RENABLE ROOT RENAME THE SU FILE(S) BACK TO "su"
  • MORE DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR NEWBS SOON TO BE POWER USERS: KEEP READING THE WHOLE POST:
    1. OPEN ESFILE EXPLORER
    2. HIT LEFT HAPTIC BUTTON
    3. HIT SETTINGS
    4. ENABLE "UP TO ROOT
    5. ENABLE "ROOT EXPLORER"
    6. ENABLE "MOUNT FILE SYSTEM"
    7. ENABLE "BACKUP SYSTEM APP"
    8. HIT THE HAPTIC BACK BUTTON
    9. HIT "UP" BUTTON ON ESFILE EXPLORER
    10. CONFIRM YOUR IN THE ROOT DIRECTORY IF YOU SEE THE "SYSTEM" FOLDER
    11. THE SU FILE CAN BE IN ONE OR TWO FOLDERS, RENAME BOTH, IF ONLY ONE IS FOUND THATS OK
    12. NAVIGATE TO SYSTEM\BIN FIND THE "SU" FILE
    13. LONG PRESS ON "SU", FROM MENU POPUP HIT RENAME
    14. RENAME "SU" TO "SUOLD" OR SOMETHING YOU CAN REMEMBER
    15. NAVIGATE TO SYSTEM\XBIN FIND THE "SU" FILE
    16. LONG PRESS ON "SU", FROM MENU POPUP HIT RENAME
    17. RENAME "SU" TO "SUOLD" OR SOMETHING YOU CAN REMEMBER
    18. HIT HOME HAPTIC BUTTON
    19. DO NOT EXIT ESFILE EXPLORER
    20. DO NOT REBOOT/SHUT SOWN PHONE
    21. TEST WITH ROOT CHECKER: SHOULD CONFIRM "NO ROOT ACCESS"
    22. DONE
    23. TO RENABLE ROOT DO THE EXACT SAME PROCEDURE AND RENAME THE SU FILES BACK TO "su"
    24. OR JUST REFLASH THE SU FILE WITH CWM


3. HOW TO PERMANENTLY UNROOT TESTED ONLY WITH < ESFILE EXPLORER > You Will Not Lose Any Data.
NOTE: Flashing Stock Firmwares Will Also Unroot The Phone So You Do NOT Need To Unroot The Phone If Installing Stock Firmware.
  • LESS DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR POWER USERS(what are you doing here)
    1. MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP
    2. OPTIONAL: DISABLE SUPERSU FROM SETTINGS\APLLICATIONS MENU
    3. DELETE SU FROM SU FROM SYSYTEM\BIN AND/OR FROM SYSTEM\XBIN
    4. YOU ARE NOW PERMANENTLY UNROOTED
    5. TO ROOT JUST FLASH SU AND INSTALL SUPERSU
  • MORE DETAILED PROCEDURE: FOR NEWBS SOON TO BE POWER USERS: KEEP READING THE WHOLE POST:
    1. PERFORM A NANDROID BACKUP FROM WITHIN CWM BACKUP/RESTORE MENU
    2. OPTIONAL: FROM HOMESCREEN HIT LEFT HAPTIC BUTTON GOTO /SETTINGS/APPLICATION/ALL CLICKON SUPERSU CLICKON DISABLE
    3. OPEN ESFILE EXPLORER
    4. HIT LEFT HAPTIC BUTTON
    5. HIT SETTINGS
    6. ENABLE "UP TO ROOT"
    7. ENABLE "ROOT EXPLORER"
    8. ENABLE "MOUNT FILE SYSTEM"
    9. ENABLE "BACKUP SYSTEM APP"
    10. HIT THE HAPTIC BACK BUTTON
    11. HIT "UP" BUTTON ON ESFILE EXPLORER
    12. CONFIRM YOUR IN THE ROOT DIRECTORY IF YOU SEE THE "SYSTEM" FOLDER
    13. THE SU FILE CAN BE IN ONE OR TWO FOLDERS, DELETE BOTH FILES, IF ONLY ONE IS FOUND THATS OK
    14. NAVIGATE TO SYSTEM\BIN FIND THE "SU" FILE
    15. LONG PRESS ON "SU"
    16. FROM THE POPUP MENU HIT DELETE
    17. NAVIGATE TO SYSTEM\XBIN FIND THE "SU" FILE
    18. LONG PRESS ON "SU"
    19. FROM THE POPUP MENU HIT DELETE
    • YOU ARE NOW PERMANENTLY UNROOTED
    • TEST WITH ROOT CHECKER
    • TO RENABLE ROOT JUST REFLASH THE SU FILE WITH CWM AND REINSTALL SUPERSU FROM PLAYSTORE


4. REPAIR YOUR OLD/BAD/BROKEN ROOTED PHONE
  • IF ROOT IS NOT WORKING FROM A PREVIOUS METHOD .
  • UNINSTALL SUPERUSER GOTO SETTINGS/APPLICATIONS/ SELECT ALL/ SELECT SUPERUSER AND HIT UNINSTALL(if no uninstall option, choose disable).
  • UNINSTALL BUSYBOX GOTO SETTINGS/APPLICATIONS/ SELECT ALL/ SELECT BUSYBOX AND HIT UNINSTALL(if no uninstall option, choose disable).
  • REBOOT INTO CWN AND CONTINUE W/THE TUTORIAL WHERE YOU FLASH THE busybox-su-pack-cwm5.zip FILE.


5. EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE SU FILES DO

When you install the SuperSU-0.93-Busybox-1.20.2.zip with CWM it installs SU and BUSYBOX and SuperSU (su needs busybox to work properly)
SU "ROOTS" your phone, it gives you SU(superuser) status.
You are now 100% rooted when you installed that file.
The problem is you have no control of what app has root privilges.
SuperSU gives the user control of what app has root privilges.
When an app requests root access, SuperSU intercedes and you see popup window to allow or deny acess to the SU binary(the file you flashed in CWM).
Thats my best way of explaining it, if someone has a better way let me know


6. INFO ON ROOT: PLEASE READ IT

DONT USE ROM MANAGER TO INSTALL OR UPDATE CWM.

YOUR PHONE WILL BE REMAIN EXACTLY THE SAME WHEN ROOTING OR FLASHING TWRP/CWM WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW RECOVERY AND THE SUPERSU APP WHEN FOLLOWING THIS TUTORIAL.

ROOTING ALLOWS USER TO CUSTOMIZE THEIR PHONES BY REMOVING SO CALLED BLOATWARE AND OTHER APPS THAT COME PREINSTALLED ON THE PHONE.

YOU DO NEED A CUSTOM RECOVERY TO ROOT

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ROOTED TO FLASH A CUSTOM RECOVERY

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ROOTED TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS

BUT YOU DO NEED A CUSTOM RECOVERY(TWRP/CWM) TO FLASH ROMS

FLASHING TWRP/CWM BY WHATEVER METHOD USED IS NOT ROOTING

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO ROOT THE SKYROCKET WITH OUT FIRST INSTALLING A CUSTOM RECOVERY CWM/TWRP.

CUSTOM ROMS ARE ALREADY ROOTED: FOLLOW DEVS INSTR.

IF YOU DID HAVE ROOT AND FLASHED STOCK FIRMWARE BY WHATEVER METHOD YOU WILL LOSE ROOT.

YOUR PHONE WILL NOT LOSE APPS OR SETTINGS BY ROOTING OR BY ONSTALLING TWRP/CWM UNLESS "YOU" PERFORMED A WIPE/RESET

THE PROCEDURES OUTLINE IN THESE TWO PAGES DOES NOT TRIP THE FLASH COUNTER


7. DOWNLOADS AND LINKS: check the md5 checksums when available

Md5 checker utility.....Direct download

SuperSU-0.93-Busybox-1.20.2.zip ..... THE SU, BUSYBOX AND SUPERSU IN ONE FILE - THIS IS WHAT ROOTS YOUR PHONE

SU Website ......Downloads and info on rooting

What and how ROOT works.... info on rooting ICS, Hit Thanks to mohan_kr

What and how ROOT works .... info on rooting ICS, Hit Thanks to waiters

How to SEARCH XDA and the WORLD ..... Learn how to properly use the search feature on xda, a must read for newbs! Hit Thanks to mindmajick


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i requested as such, still waiting to here from mod


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Very informative! Great guide and I love all the links. Excellent for anyone starting out or those in need of a refresher.

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Just 1 comment Vin. Way back I rooted my phone with odin and a file from doom lord.

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Just 1 comment Vin. Way back I rooted my phone with odin and a file from doom lord.

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true, but just updating a step by step for rooting as i see too many post asking how to root the new ics
im not saying drumlords doesnt work, i have not tested that one myself, but these instructions seems bulletproof for newbs and the file mohan provides has bbox already included and me and mohan have tested it to work on stock ics with little fuss for the user to implement


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Excellent, thank you very much for the updated information. Now I can worry less about using guides from 1-2 years ago lol.
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I tried every one click option I could find just for the hell of it, superoneclick, doomlord, gingerbreak, and others and absolutely positivly without a doubt I can say they do not work... this is the only method I found to work on any ics firmware leaked or official

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