Samsung Exhibit II 4G Discussion

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jms_209

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Aug 13, 2011
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Well I got this phone today and don't see a forum for it yet :p

It's rather new so I'm guessing thats why,but does anyone know how to root this phone(I'm a noob)....

I want to get rid of some of the useless t-mobile apps and some other samsung ones....... the thing is,I heard I need to root it first :cool:

I want to underclock the phone while I play music(screen off) :D

I want to know if this phone has voodoo sound or whatever it's called.....how do i get a detailed list of what does phone has inside....

Can anyone point me in the right direction please :rolleyes:
 
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Arashi1118

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Root for Samsung Exhibit II 4G

The root for the Exhibit 4G by nocturnalmike works with the Exhibit II 4G as well.
I got mine yesterday and rooted it today.
Here a link to the thread.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275415&page=3

Like it said, just unzip and run the .bat file. Wait for it to finish and your rooted.

Just be sure that all drivers are installed and you can access the phone storage from windows. I installed Samsung Kies because Windows didn't find any driver for mine.
USB Debugging should also be enabled on the phone.

Hope this helps.
 

soyoeml

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The root for the Exhibit 4G by nocturnalmike works with the Exhibit II 4G as well.
I got mine yesterday and rooted it today.
Here a link to the thread.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275415&page=3

Like it said, just unzip and run the .bat file. Wait for it to finish and your rooted.

Just be sure that all drivers are installed and you can access the phone storage from windows. I installed Samsung Kies because Windows didn't find any driver for mine.
USB Debugging should also be enabled on the phone.

Hope this helps.

Good news. Thank you very much. Monday I will get my exhibit II. I will try it.

Anybody tried this secret keys? Does it work ? Enter *#7465625# and see the following:

Personalization Status
Network Lock [OFF]
Network Subset Lock [OFF]
SP Lock [OFF]
CP Lock [OFF]

Is the network lock ON? I want to unlock it.
 

Arashi1118

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Good news. Thank you very much. Monday I will get my exhibit II. I will try it.

Anybody tried this secret keys? Does it work ? Enter *#7465625# and see the following:

Personalization Status
Network Lock [OFF]
Network Subset Lock [OFF]
SP Lock [OFF]
CP Lock [OFF]

Is the network lock ON? I want to unlock it.

I tried the the code and the phone tried to process it but was unsuccessful. You should be able to get an unlock code from T-Mobile in a few months specially if you got it as a prepaid.
 
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ashraj

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I tried the the code and the phone tried to process it but was unsuccessful. You should be able to get an unlock code from T-Mobile in a few months specially if you got it as a prepaid.

Good news. Thank you very much. Monday I will get my exhibit II. I will try it.

Anybody tried this secret keys? Does it work ? Enter *#7465625# and see the following:

Personalization Status
Network Lock [OFF]
Network Subset Lock [OFF]
SP Lock [OFF]
CP Lock [OFF]

Is the network lock ON? I want to unlock it.


I was able to successfully use *#7465625# to check Personalization Status. Here is the output on my Samsung Exhibit II 4G T679:

Personalizatiob Status (yes, it is misspelled on the device, lol)

Network Lock [ON]
Network Subset Lock [OFF]
SP Lock [OFF]
CP Lock [OFF]
 
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soyoeml

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I got it today. It can be rooted by floor #3 Arashi1118's way. But I cannot unlock it. Cannot find nv_data.bin. Anybody help????

BTW, there is no chinese language to select.
 

NoopDawg

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Dec 12, 2008
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No go

I tried Zerg rush root. All messages on the console seem to be OK and it says success, its a GG man, enjoy root. Then waits for device and finally hit any key to continue. After i hit the key, the command window goes away and phone reboots. However I do not have root. I checked with the id command in terminal and I do not see guid 0. Also cannot remove any bloatware. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

romeogg

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Even after rooting I could not remove T-mobile's bloatware using the native Manage applications option. However, using Titanium Recovery I am able to uninstall apps prepacked by T-mobile.

Check if you have superuser and terminal, two apps installed by the rooting procedure. Launch terminal, grant su permission if it asks, then type "su" and "id" to check if you have the root access.

I tried Zerg rush root. All messages on the console seem to be OK and it says success, its a GG man, enjoy root. Then waits for device and finally hit any key to continue. After i hit the key, the command window goes away and phone reboots. However I do not have root. I checked with the id command in terminal and I do not see guid 0. Also cannot remove any bloatware. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

NoopDawg

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thanks!

romeogg
Thanks for your answer. I did have superuser and terminal installed. Installed titanium backup from the market and removed unwanted apps!
Thanks!
 

fish411

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It appears i rooted my Samsung Exhibit II 4G. Both superuser and terminal showed up in apps.
I get su binary outdated but when i try to update; it fails; failed to find currently installed
su binary. How can i fix that? As you can tell, just learning this for first time. I believe it stems from terminal emulator.
 
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local_02

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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone has had success with unlocking the Samsung Exhibit II 4G from T-Mobile.

There are a couple of sites, but I am not sure if they are legit or how much they even cost.

(the forum prevented me from posting direct links, but one of the sites is samsungimeiunlock.com and the other is cellunlocker.net)

:confused:
 
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    Getting back to stock in Samsung Exhibit II

    I put this together so that it may help others who need to return their Samsung Exhibit II 4G SGH-T679 back to stock condition. I can't guarantee that it will work for you, but it did work for me. I am not responsible for further damages for your phone.

    1. If your phone is rooted, then you surely have the correct Samsung drivers installed to your PC already. The first time I connected my Exhibit II, all the drivers were automatically downloaded.

    2. With your phone powered off, go into the Download (or Odin) mode by pressing the volume down and power buttons. When the screen with the exclamation mark appears, select the volume up button. You should now be in download mode.

    3. Connect your Exhibit II to your PC.

    2. Download this file http://dl.dropbox.com/u/425803/SGH-T679.zip and extract all the files.

    3. Open Odin Multi Downloader v4.43.exe .

    4. click on the OPS-Button and navigate to the folder with the extracted files and select Ancora.ops file.

    5. Select the options: One Package, Protect OPS. I did not touch the Auto Reboot, Reset Time options.

    6.Click on the One Package-Button and select the md5 file in the extracted folder.

    7. Click on the Start button. The flashing process took around 5 minutes for me, at which point the phone rebooted into recovery mode to finish the process. I selected reboot the system.
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    Root for Samsung Exhibit II 4G

    The root for the Exhibit 4G by nocturnalmike works with the Exhibit II 4G as well.
    I got mine yesterday and rooted it today.
    Here a link to the thread.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275415&page=3

    Like it said, just unzip and run the .bat file. Wait for it to finish and your rooted.

    Just be sure that all drivers are installed and you can access the phone storage from windows. I installed Samsung Kies because Windows didn't find any driver for mine.
    USB Debugging should also be enabled on the phone.

    Hope this helps.
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    Is there any way to remove the crappy Tmobile boot and shutdown animation and sounds?

    To get rid of the startup and shutdown sounds, you'll need to be rooted and then use Root Explorer, EF File Explorer, or adb to find these files on your phone:

    system/media/audio/ui/PowerOff.wav
    system/etc/PowerOn.wav

    I replaced mine with silent sound files that I made using Windows sound recorder with my mic turned off. You can probably just delete them, if you prefer.

    On a side note, to everyone working on a ROM for the Exhibit II, I'm cheering you on. Wish I could help, but I'm too noob. Mucho thanks in advance.
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    Our Update

    Thanks to Seriiez, I have a copy of the update in tar format. Basically, it's a new bloat-filled rom with a new kernel. The only root method thus far is to flash my rooted kernel. However, this drops you back a kernel version to 2.6.35.7. You can also flash cwm with the stock recovery (no, you don't need to rename it update.zip) and install the rom of your choice, more or less putting you back to square one.

    Still, this will drop you back 2.6.35. This will not change until we get source code for the new kernel and root it.

    Pulling an update from the new release to patch current systems would be a bear. What I've got to work with is a kernel w/o source and a system partition. Identifying which bits are new and which are old in the new /system partition isn't something I want to undertake.

    Still, it's possible to build a debloated rom using the current material. That's what I'm going work on this weekend, among other things :)
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    Hey, thanks to the guys who are trying to make a custom rom for this phone!
    Removing "System Manager App" is pretty effective at removing Carrier IQ. I think you might want to also do this:
    1. Warning: no guarantee this will work for you. People will probably put together an app to remove Carrier IQ, so I will edit this post to point to that. This is an experimental procedure that might work for you, or it might not.

    2. Warning: after doing this, you will not be able to get firmware info by dialing *#1234#. Please dial *#1234# now and write down the information reported so you have access to it later.

    3. Root your phone (post #3 on this thread has a link to instructions). This will install 'adb' on your computer as part of that process. Use it for the next step.

    4. Use adb to save the files you are about to delete from your phone. You can open command prompt in windows or terminal on mac / linux, and type: adb pull /system/app/IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk, then press enter.

    5. Browse to the current directory, shown in the prompt (command prompt or shell prompt). e.g. for Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    6. Check that a file named IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk is there. If not, you don't have a backup. Windows may call the file IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1 and hide the ".apk" extension.

    7. Now go back to the command prompt and type adb pull /system/lib/libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so

    8. Check that a file named libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so (or it may be missing ".so") shows up in the directory listing.

    9. Close the command prompt or shell on your computer.

    10. attachment.php
      Open the Terminal Emulator application from the phone's apps. (This next part does not use the computer.)

    11. Type: su (and press enter). You may then be prompted to grant privileges to "Superuser." If you are asked, grant the privileges.

    12. Type: mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p15 /system (press enter). Hint: there's a lower-case o after the first -, then an o in remount and block, but it's a zero in mmcblk0p15.

    13. Type: rm /system/app/IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk /system/lib/libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so (press enter). This will remove the Carrier IQ files from your phone.

    14. Unless you already followed bomberbadj's instructions to remove "System Manager Application," the phone will now warn you over and over that "System Manager Application" is failing. You have to click the "force close" button on that warning, over and over, while completing the rest of the process. (This part is where the process could really use some polish.)
      attachment.php
      (I know this says Email, not System Manager Application)

    15. Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds, then selecting "Power Off"

    16. Power the phone back on by holding down the power button.

    17. Now you will not be warned over and over about "System Manager Application," and the Carrier IQ files have been completely removed. Please post a note saying whether this worked for you or not.