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HOW TO:Root, Install Clockwork, Remove Bloatware, and more*updated 3/2/11*

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By GoogleAndroid, Senior Member on 3rd October 2010, 01:06 AM
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I compiled this for someone at DroidForums and I figured I would post it here.

In order to complete all of these steps, you will need:
ROM Manager
Titanium Backup Pro
Root Explorer
SetCPU
Odin v1.3
A file manager like Astro to install the APKs.

SetCPU can be downloaded here for free: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=505419

It can also be bought from the Market. The others also need to be purchased or downloaded.

In order to root, follow the instructions here: http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...-how-root.html

Here is a link for Mac users: http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...-tutorial.html

ClockworkMod Recovery Installation instructions are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=942021 You can also flash the new recovery with Rom Manager, but for now, I recommend the recovery in the link.

At this point, you should be rooted with CWM Recovery. Now, it's time to install Froyo.

Follow the link here, and you will find Odin files for quickly installing EB01: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...ed-2-11-a.html

NOTE: You will need to wipe when you go from 2.1 to 2.2. Be sure to back up everything before the upgrade.

Now, you will need a rom. I would recommend SuperClean by Adrynalyne: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910921 It includes a kernel and there are Voodoo and NonVoodoo versions. This will remove all bloatware, including TouchWiz and Bing. However, the browser will still search with Bing. Then, use the themes sub-forum to find a theme.

You can use ROM Manager-Download-sonofskywalker3 to find all sorts of options. Stock apps, de-Binged browsers, new boot animations, widgets, etc. Anything you didn't want removed can be downloaded there.

If you need to return to stock, you'll need to use Odin. Ask any questions in this thread and I will do my best to answer them. You can also post a thread on XDA(make sure it's in the right section!), or visit the IRC at: webchat.freenode.net channel: #samsung-fascinate

I take no credit for anything here.

NOTE: ROOTING WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR PHONE.
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3rd October 2010, 01:11 AM |#2  
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Awesome writeup. Gonna be great for the people with the Google questions. Also I am assuming the frozen apparently will stay frozen even after rebooting?

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3rd October 2010, 01:13 AM |#3  
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Awesome writeup. Gonna be great for the people with the Google questions. Also I am assuming the frozen apparently will stay frozen even after rebooting?

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Yes, they will stay frozen. Thank you.
3rd October 2010, 02:31 AM |#4  
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Sorry, Backup and Hotspot being essential is a myth.

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3rd October 2010, 02:45 AM |#5  
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Sorry, Backup and Hotspot being essential is a myth.

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Proof? Everything I've read says removing them has caused lots of problems.
3rd October 2010, 03:35 AM |#6  
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ive frozen hotspot before
3rd October 2010, 04:51 AM |#7  
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Proof? Everything I've read says removing them has caused lots of problems.

Proof? Uh, my perfectly functional Fascinate from which I deleted those apps as soon as I rooted?

It may have been an issue on other phones, but there's no established link here.

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3rd October 2010, 05:02 AM |#8  
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Proof? Uh, my perfectly functional Fascinate from which I deleted those apps as soon as I rooted?

It may have been an issue on other phones, but there's no established link here.

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I'm not sure. I'll edit my OP and say it's very risky, since you are the only person I have heard of that it doesn't cause issues.
3rd October 2010, 03:31 PM |#9  
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Unhappy uh oh
I just deleted all these apps. Am i in trouble when froyo comes out?
3rd October 2010, 05:10 PM |#10  
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It looks like wireless tether doesn't work for me, and I did delete 3G Mobile Hotspot, so maybe it makes sense to go slow at this before jumping in. I'm not having any problem connecting to wi-fi, though, so if that's all you want then maybe you'll be fine. I use backup assistant so I can't comment on what could happen if that's deleted.

Freezing/hiding apps seems to be the best way to make sure you aren't looking for backup apps somewhere...
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