[Tutorial] How To Root Galaxy S 4G & Deleting Fota Files

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By moshe22, Senior Member on 7th April 2011, 05:15 AM
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Rooting Galaxy S 4G & Deleting Fota Files

Hi guys - I wanted to shared with all of you the methods that I used to Root my phone and getting rid of the FOTA files and "Bloatware" which free up ALOT of space.

[B]****I want to thanks "Theshadowman" for the Fota files and to the developer of SuperOneClick, the awesome tool that makes rooting possible.****

Before this fix I was getting the "Internal low space" message.

Let's get started

Programs and Files you will need:

-Samsung Galaxy S 4G Drivers 32-bit: http://rapidshare.com/files/45642029...Phones_x86.rar
-Samsung Galaxy S 4G Drivers 64-bit: http://rapidshare.com/files/45642035...alaxyS_x64.zip
-SuperOneClick 1.7 (To root your phone)
-File Expert (to Unzip files)
-Super Manager (Access to /data/fota)
-Fota.zip (Files that will free up all that space)

Additional Files
-Bloatware (Thanks to Chadster)
http://db.tt/RFzd364

***Note:*** You will find all the files you need attached at the end of this post with the exception of Root Checker and Titanium Backup. You can download those by simply doing a search in the Market.

How to Root your Galaxy S 4G

1- Download Samsung Galaxy S 4G driver and install it. Make sure you know what version of Windows you've got. (I posted links for 32bit and 64bit)
2- In your Phone, Go to Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging.
Note: You will have to check USB debugging or else it will not work.

3- Download SuperOneClick 1.7
4- Open SuperOneClick 1.7
5- Under exploit MAKE SURE you select "rageagainstthecage" and then click Root. Let it do what it needs to do Note: the whole process will take between 5-15 minutes
6- Download Root Checker from Market
7- Run the test and it will confirm you that your phone is Rooted

How to Delete Fota files

Step 1: Download all three files in your computer and send them to your email and open them from your phone.
Alternative method: Download them directly to your phone.

Step 2: Install File Expert

Step 3: Install Super Manager

Step 4: Open File Expert and navigate to the directory aka folder that you downloaded the files to.

Step 5: Press and Hold the fota.zip file and select Unzip files
Note: File Expert will unzip files by default in same folder.
It will create a Fota folder with two files fota_delta_dp1 and fota_delta_dp2


Step 6: Open Super Manager and then open setup and check the "Enable ROOT function" then press menu on your phone and switch to r/w (stands for read and write)

Step 7: Navigate to the folder where you have the 2 Unzipped fota files (fota_delta_dp1 and fota_delta_dp2)

Step 8: Select both and cut them

Step 9: Navigate to /data/fota and paste the 2 files in this folder

Step 10:Reboot phone and WAWAWIWA! between 150mb-300mb of free space


If you want to get rid of Bloatware - Download Titanium Backup from Market open it and uninstall every app that you don't need.

Warning: Becareful with what you uninstall.


Hope this helps and let me know if have any questions.
Attached Files
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File Type: apk Super_Manager_v2.0.0.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.33 MB, 22441 views)
File Type: zip SuperOneClickv1.7-ShortFuse.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.58 MB, 20579 views)
File Type: zip fota.zip - [Click for QR Code] (266 Bytes, 11157 views)
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7th April 2011, 06:46 AM |#2  
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damn dude that worked! thank you, this helps the phone a lot right?? Hey man I was also wondering if you know a way to fix the lagging for this phone?? I've heard of oneclicklagfix thru superuser once u root the phone, but I can't access it because, like I was told not too long ago, there isn't a oneclicklagfix available for the sgs g4 right now. any pointers? thank you
7th April 2011, 07:21 AM |#3  
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Worked perfect. Have 400mb free. I'm also wondering about the a lagfix for this device.

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7th April 2011, 07:25 AM |#4  
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now you've tried using that titanium backup app...now how would you know which bloatware you can removed and which you can't.
7th April 2011, 09:09 AM |#5  
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Just in time omg!!! Lol just got the galaxy s 4g today for $280 ahhhh yeahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7th April 2011, 09:10 AM |#6  
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Its safe to say that if you didn't read about a lagfix in this forum, then there is none yet. I would only attempt tools for other phones if your an advanced user.

If you have the bloat zip file, use that as a template to delete apps. Im not that experienced.


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7th April 2011, 02:00 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by makavelicruz

now you've tried using that titanium backup app...now how would you know which bloatware you can removed and which you can't.

If you use the paid version, you can freeze the app first to see if it causes any problems.(trust me, it's worth the money)
If not, just do as fknfocused said. Download chadstet's bloat zip (in the themes and apps forum) and use it to see which bloat can be removed.
But it is pretty basic. If it ooks like 3rd party software, just rip that sucker out of your phone.

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7th April 2011, 03:44 PM |#8  
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I'm glad this helped. No lagfix yet for this phone, but once you get rid of all the bloatware you should experience less lag. I'm pretty sure it will come out but I am giving it time.

Here is a list of apps i have removed and haven't experienced any issues after deleting this apps:

Folder organizer
Kindle
Amazon mp3
Double twist
airsync
facebook
news & weather
talk
layar
T-mobile tv
video chat (qik)
Desk home
media hub
add to home
gogo
inception
buddies now
feeds and updates
y! finance clock
slacker
telenav
drivesmart
drivesmart system

I have 328.23mb available on my Internal memory.
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7th April 2011, 04:42 PM |#9  
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Awesome thanks for your help, I hope the lagfix comes out soon.

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7th April 2011, 05:14 PM |#10  
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No problem man, Glad to help.
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Dude I was fine until I got to part where I have to paste the files in the
/data/fota file. I cannot locate it how do I find it.
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