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How to root froyo 2.2.2

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Hellzya

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Jan 16, 2011
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Download the .apk found here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1044765 i used version 1.2. install a file manager if you transfered the file from your pc and find the .apk and install it. if doing it from the device same thing. before opening the .apk make sure debugging is on and unknown sources is enabled.

Open the gingerbreak .apk and simply click Root device. If successful the device will reboot. Once it reboots download an app that requires superuser. and if all went well it should ask for superuser perms. Also you should now see the SU apk in your app draw.

Now Download Rom Manager from the market and flash Clockworkmod recovery and flash away. Rom manager is only good for flashing recovery nothing else works within it. You must manually enter recovery by holding + volume and power until bootloader menu appears. Then select option 2. Make sure your battery has 80% or more. No more fastboot. Good luck and happy streaking.

I'm not responsible if you brick your device. Do some reading before you think about rooting and see if its for you.

Thanks goes to the devs of gingerbreak.
 
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Gravityrat

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Oct 8, 2010
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THANK YOU HELLZYA!

And Thanks to Chainfire over at GingerBreak.

This is the coolest thing EVER!

So happy to have root now!!!!!!

Time to be a flash monster. lol
 

Gravityrat

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Oct 8, 2010
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Very strange. I have SU but CWM does not work.

I click on Backup ROM and it just reboots.

I click on Install ROM from SDCard and it just reboots.

I click Reboot into Recovery and it just reboots.

Other than that everything else works great that needs SU.
 

cdzo72

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Mar 19, 2011
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Now everything force closes

I haven't been able to flash because everytime I reboot my Streak 7 returns to factory state, so in another thread I was suggested this workaround to help me get CWM installed and then flash another ROM...

Well, I ran this and it seemed to be fine, ran quick and then rebooted, but much to my disappointment, now everything force closes, everything, I can't even use the calculator.... and sometimes the startup wizard crashes and/or the home launcher...

Im worse off than when I started.

About the only info I can give you is that it's a Streak 7 with 2.2.2 installed
 

Hellzya

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Jan 16, 2011
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Gravityrat rom manager is only good for flashing recovery nothing else. You have to manually access. Cwr by holding plus volume and power till you see bootloader menu. Select option 2 and you will be presented with cwr. Make sure your battery is at 80% or more

sent from a tower
 

Z4nd4r

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Jun 15, 2010
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Where was this when I spent hours using SuperOneClick and finding workarounds? :D

But seriously, thanks for the method input! I love methods that don't require a computer (I'm trying to rid myself of a computer entirely, so I hate to hook up to my old desktop even if it's to root).
 

chiefy009

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Oct 29, 2010
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You need to download the gingerbreak apk from xda, make sure you allow opps from unknown sources and have debugging ticked, install the apk then open it and run it your streak will reboot then you have root hope it helps you

Go to your streaks settings and within there in applciations and development sections

Settings - applications - tick unknown sources - select development - tick debugging

Sent from my X10 using XDA Premium App
 
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otnos

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You need to download the gingerbreak apk from xda, make sure you allow opps from unknown sources and have debugging ticked, install the apk then open it and run it your streak will reboot then you have root hope it helps you

Go to your streaks settings and within there in applciations and development sections

Settings - applications - tick unknown sources - select development - tick debugging

Sent from my X10 using XDA Premium App

Thank you for this explanation!
 

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    Download the .apk found here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1044765 i used version 1.2. install a file manager if you transfered the file from your pc and find the .apk and install it. if doing it from the device same thing. before opening the .apk make sure debugging is on and unknown sources is enabled.

    Open the gingerbreak .apk and simply click Root device. If successful the device will reboot. Once it reboots download an app that requires superuser. and if all went well it should ask for superuser perms. Also you should now see the SU apk in your app draw.

    Now Download Rom Manager from the market and flash Clockworkmod recovery and flash away. Rom manager is only good for flashing recovery nothing else works within it. You must manually enter recovery by holding + volume and power until bootloader menu appears. Then select option 2. Make sure your battery has 80% or more. No more fastboot. Good luck and happy streaking.

    I'm not responsible if you brick your device. Do some reading before you think about rooting and see if its for you.

    Thanks goes to the devs of gingerbreak.
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    You need to download the gingerbreak apk from xda, make sure you allow opps from unknown sources and have debugging ticked, install the apk then open it and run it your streak will reboot then you have root hope it helps you

    Go to your streaks settings and within there in applciations and development sections

    Settings - applications - tick unknown sources - select development - tick debugging

    Sent from my X10 using XDA Premium App
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    shouldnt sit there too long less then a minute.