[HOWTO] Is Anyone Rooting There Samsung Intercept..?

lwrhack

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Hello all..! Love xda..! Love the forums. This is my first post, but long time reader and user of xda. One Question. Is anyone going or have rooted the samsung intercept. Ive checked out sdx and havent really seen much. Just wondering to see if keeping my wifes phone is worth it or just trash it and get something that I can root for her...Thanks in advance..!

"Bill"
 

sheek360

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there seems to be no stable recovery yet from what i read. apperantly wiping cache or something bricks the intercept.

is this true?

i want to root my brothers virgin mobile intercept but cant really find a great how to... nor can i find any 2.2 roms.

i met a guy who works at best buy who was actually rooted, he had a live wallpaper running. but he was no help and wanted to charge my brother 100$ for root.

i have rooted well over 70 different phones since my g1 days, and i have always done it for free. appreantly karma didnt have my back that day.

after politely telling the gentleman to fk off, i began researching. hence why i am so confused, so many people advise to use z4, super one click and many others advise and warn against it.

i myself am glad to see this forum here. hopefully we can get some concrete info stickied soon.
 

penaberti

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I sent you a PM with the link for the rooting tool. I cant post links, I'm a newbie in this forum. Hope that will help you. Please could you post the info and link.

Regards
 
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ylwsub68

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I rooted my girlfriend's Intercept successfully. The only thing she's used though is wifi tethering with Barnacle Legacy, but that obviously means it's been rooted successfully. Here's the text from the SDX post I used (I think it's for Windows 7 only):

1. Download and install SWUpgrade for the moment from here (http://www6.sprint.com/downloads/samsung/executables/SamsungMoment_Update.exe),

then install LouZiffer's patch (https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B1g2...ThjOTktODUzYTQwNWJhMGU3&export=download&hl=en).

2. Download the recovery file (http://www.sdx-downloads.com/devs/inxane/intercept/recoveryv14.tar)
and put it in C:\Program Files (Program Files (x86) if you are on 64 bit)\Samsung Electronics\SWUpgrade\Models\Binary.

DELETE THE FILE ALREADY IN THERE OR YOU MAY PERMA-BRICK YOUR INTERCEPT

3. Start your Intercept in Download Mode (Vol Dn + Camera + End) and plug it into the computer. Install the drivers...

4. Open SWUpgrade and walk through the steps.

5. Make the following folders on the SD card:
/sdx/updates
/sdx/zip
/sdx/backup

6. Put
inxane's kernel file: http://www.sdx-downloads.com/devs/inxane/intercept/inxane0381intercept.zip
in /sdx/zip folder created above

7. Now enter recovery mode (vol dn, talk, end) and select the install zip from sd card option.

8. Reboot and you are good to go.
 
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r3s-rt

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I strongly advise against any ROM found on sdx. I've tried them all and none of them are even fully working. The one currently on my fiancees phone cannot turn off as holding the power button freezes the phone until the battery is pulled. I have not got SU to work with anything except root explorer and su keeps telling me a newer version is available when it's clearly not. The custom recovery can't even wipe without bricking the phone...

We need some experienced developers to take a crack at this. All the developers currently working on the Intercept are making progress and are getting better and better but right now all rooting is experimental and dangerous. I mean for gods sake, a wipe will brick your phone? WTF?
 

23rdparallel

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Hello forum,

I have had my intercept rooted and running basic ROM 1.7 since it became available it did take all day to get it to work right but after boot up and using the ROM manager premium to "fix permissions" i haven't had any issues as of yet
 
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r3s-rt

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Hello forum,

I have had my intercept rooted and running basic ROM 1.7 since it became available it did take all day to get it to work right but after boot up and using the ROM manager premium to "fix permissions" i haven't had any issues as of yet
FYI - 1.7.1 is out, but I don't think its in the OP on sdx.
 

bdioa2

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sdx roms after rooting

I have used ubuntdroid for my virgin mobile intercept since it came out, fantastic rom , reminds me of cm mods.

forum.sdx-developers.com/intercept-development/(rom)-ubuntdroid-2-2-1-(di06)
 

vampir4997

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What do you mean it will brick after a wipe???? I have inxanes recovery but havent used it except to flash the kernal. Any way to go back to stock??? Its my wifes phone i cant have it bricked

Sent from my HERO200 using XDA App
 
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r3s-rt

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What do you mean it will brick after a wipe???? I have inxanes recovery but havent used it except to flash the kernal. Any way to go back to stock??? Its my wifes phone i cant have it bricked

Sent from my HERO200 using XDA App
As I understand, the recovery is a Samsung Moment recovery ported just to be able to flash ROMs. People have reported both - a wipe will brick, and a wipe will not brick. I'm going to -assume- that it depends on either sprint or vm. It is stated all over SDX-Developers that a wipe will brick.

The way I "wipe" is go into file browser on the custom recovery, select data, hit the MENU button, and hit delete. Same can be done for system, but not needed as the ROMs you flash will delete the /system partition anyways.
 

Khalduknight

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Yeah, our recovery was ported from the moment. Its not able to do half the things that it should be able to do. You could brick your phone by doing a wipe, and many functions might report an error when you attempt them.
 

katiescott

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ok i have been having ALOT of trouble...i apreciate anyone in advance if they can help me...I DO NOT RUN WINDOWS UNLESS I HAVE TO, i have a dual boot of windows vista and linux mint 10. i am trying to root my virgin mobile samsung intercept. every way i have tried seems like it just wont work. i logged into my windows vista and read up on the super one click root. when i went to DL the drivers it came back with a message that said my processor is incompatible..i just dont understand how when i have a intel core 2 duo...i am wanting to avoid using windows so if anyone can help with linux mint 10 then PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
 

aamir515

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Well I did a factory restore of my phone and it did brick my phone but i restored the backup and the phone works like a champ again. Rooted with squealjoy. The only problem I have faced so far is the music skipping in the mp3 payer but I can live with that for free tethering.

Sent from my SPH-M910 using Tapatalk
 

emgodhth

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Hello Forum!

I successfully rooted my phone about two weeks ago, just to have 'live wallpaper' on it. (It works but it's a little slow.)

The problem that I've noticed that I'm having now is the delay time of sound. For instance, when I'm playing a video or even a game, the sound is late and off cue. Is this an issue from rooting the phone, or is it deriving from somewhere else?

It's not a BIG problem, but it's getting very annoying and would like it resolved soon. Any advice would be helpful.