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[HOWTO] Rooting your Samsung Intercept the Easy Way

28th December 2010, 06:28 AM |#1  
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Well, a lot of places are listing difficult methods to root their Sprint/Virgin Mobile (which I have) Samsung Intercept. Here is an easy way I discovered:

1) Download the Samsung Intercept drivers at: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...SPH-M910ZKASPR
2) Install the drivers for your computer (XP/Vista)
3) Download and install the SuperOneClickRoot 1.5.5 (latest version) at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682
4) Run the SuperOneClickRoot program after enabling USB debugging mode on your Samsung Intercept which is plugged into your USB port.
5) Viola, your Intercept will be rooted now.

If you have the Virgin Mobile version then you will have the cheapest unlimited wifi/USB tethering option ever!

Enjoy...
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29th December 2010, 06:10 AM |#2  
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one stop root
I have followed these instruction, however after Dling the lastest version 1.5.5 When i click root it just stops responding.?. I have debugging on tried the turn debugging off and back on none seem to work for my intercept. Using win7 any elp for my noob azz would be appreciated :}
29th December 2010, 10:55 AM |#3  
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one question?
i want to know if this way works. I put the application in the micro sd, the search in androzip and install, work or not. I did so in the hero and it worked fine whit another application similar to this.
29th December 2010, 03:14 PM |#4  
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I havent tested this method on Windows 7 but it worked perfectly on my Windows XP SP3 machine.

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29th December 2010, 03:15 PM |#5  
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Did you make sure to install the drivers first?

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29th December 2010, 03:16 PM |#6  
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Also you wouldn't run this program from the card itself...

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31st December 2010, 02:47 AM |#7  
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This is one way, but there is an alternative and in my opinion "easier" way of achieving "Temporary Root"...

There is an app called Z4root and the author of this app is one of our very own. Please thank z4ziggy and Sebastian Krahmer's rageagainstthecage because if it wasn't for them it would not be possible...

Navigate HERE to see the details and the download. It is very simple and as I have figured out, only the "Temporary Root" option works on the Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept at this time.

Once the app is installed just click temporary root and you have root until your device is rebooted...

Have Fun and Be Safe!
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31st December 2010, 10:20 AM |#8  
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this if for android 2.1 version or for 2.2 version?
31st December 2010, 02:09 PM |#9  
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Android 2.1 version. Unfortunately I just found out that I got only temporary root this easy way so apparently the settings didn't stick after I rebooted my phone
31st December 2010, 03:12 PM |#10  
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I would recommend the z4root option above
Temporary root only. Does Sprint version get permanent one?

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