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[TOOL] Unleash The Beast V0.2 (Root, Remove Bloat, Sideloading, Unrestricted & More)

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BuglessPete

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[TOOL] Unleash The Beast V0.2 (Root, Remove Bloat, Sideloading, Unrestricted & More)

My website: www.peteralfonso.com
Follow me on twitter

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UNLEASH THE BEAST V0.2

File Size = 2.66 MB

* Will root your Samsung Captivate (if you already have root that is ok too)
* Can enable sideloading (for installing non market apps)
* Install Busybox & symlinks (V1.17.1)
* Install SQLite3
* Install Wireless Tether App (V2.0.5) (turns phone into a router for free)
* Install Market Access App (V1.0.6) (Can uncensor your market)
* Install News & Weather App (a.k.a. Genie Widget)
* Blocks Advertisements in Apps & Browser
* Removes the AT&T Boot Animation (credit to me!)
* Removes Power On Sound
* Removes Power Off Sound
* Removes AT&T Family Map App
* Removes AT&T Music App
* Removes AT&T Maps App
* Removes AT&T Navigator App
* Removes AT&T Radio App
* Removes AT&T Hot Spots App
* Removes Days App
* Removes Daily Briefing App
* Removes Google Maps (download from market to have the latest version)
* Removes Memo App
* Removes Mini Diary App
* Removes Mobile Banking App
* Removes Mobile Video App
* Removes MobiTV App
* Removes My Files App (Astro File Manager is WAY better)
* Removes Where App
* Removes Write And Go App
* Removes Yellow Pages App


For those of you worried you will need any of these apps there are better replacements for them in the Market. Trust me you will not miss any of them once you flash this tool. If you are still worried I will eventually make a restore tool that will add them back if need be.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download unleashthebeastv0.2.zip
2. Rename to update.zip
3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
4. Boot into recovery mode
(shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
6. Enjoy, you have now Unleashed The Beast!

Side-loading Instructions:

1. Open a terminal (you can download "Android Terminal Emulator" in the market)
2. Type in: su
3. Type in: sideloading
4. Your phone will reboot and sideloading will be enabled!


Changelog:

Version 0.2
-Downgraded Busybox to V1.17.1 (has more commands)
-Properly symlinked all busybox commands
-Created a sideloading script!
-Added SQLite3
-Updated Wireless Tether to pre8
 
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Im having some issues...

I had to restore to the base image .. again after trying out the i9000 ROM, and now when I run your update.zip from here it only roots the phone.
Nothing else is done.

I have tried running this twice in a row. Let me know what I am doing wrong.
 

rsohne

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Mar 4, 2007
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One thing to note is if you are running the lagfix or intend to it will not work with the newest version of busybox. You will have to revert back to 1.17.
 

warri

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Jan 9, 2009
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Palm Beach Gardens
Awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing some buglessbeast on our Captivate!!

You might want to see if you can get this update.zip added to ROM Manager

Good job, flashing now to see if it effects anything else on my phone
 

rajendra82

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Jul 17, 2010
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Atlanta, GA
One comment. Busybox 1.18 removes a lot of commands, and those of us that want to use the ext2 lagfix have to revert to the more capable 1.17.1. I'd recommmend that you include 1.17.1 in this file instead of 1.18, until a better version of busybox is released.
 

warri

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Jan 9, 2009
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Palm Beach Gardens
Update:

Just Flashed Via ClockworkMod Recovery, After Reboot the ATT Startup animation, and sound were still there.

It also did not remove My Files or Google maps, leading me to believe it didn't work.

in clockwork it ran through the updatezip and had said it install successfully

Update2:

Ran through it again, and it said it successfully but did not apply any changes to my current ROM


Update:

Ran in normal recovery and it has seemed to work fine.. I wonder if this is a problem with your update.zip or with clockworkmod recovery
 
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bigfan2232

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Nov 13, 2007
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Boston
I have a silly question. Will this update erase any of my settings ,applications (apps not listed in the first post), and internal memory?

Thanks Guys!
 

LinuxNewb

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Jul 21, 2010
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Albuquerque, NM
Just out of curiosity, what blocks the ads within the browser and apps? Is it just a host file with blacklisted sites? (kind of like adblock). I've already done much of what Unleash The Beast will do except for the ad blocker.

@Bigfan - I would not expect this to erase any of your settings or other applications because it just applies the root and removes bloatware, but like everyone always warns... there is the potential for it messing something up or erasing data.
 
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BuglessPete

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Feb 1, 2010
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Does this enable app sideloading?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using XDA App

No not yet. I may be able to create a script to do so. I will look into it.

One comment. Busybox 1.18 removes a lot of commands, and those of us that want to use the ext2 lagfix have to revert to the more capable 1.17.1. I'd recommmend that you include 1.17.1 in this file instead of 1.18, until a better version of busybox is released.

I'm on it captain, thanks for the tip :D

I have a silly question. Will this update erase any of my settings ,applications (apps not listed in the first post), and internal memory?

Thanks Guys!

Nope, no settings will be lost.

Since you can remove the AT&T startup screen, does that mean we can put in a custom startup screen? :think:

Only one way to find out, ill give it a go when I get a moment.

Just out of curiosity, what blocks the ads within the browser and apps? Is it just a host file with blacklisted sites? (kind of like adblock). I've already done much of what Unleash The Beast will do except for the ad blocker.

Correct, just replaces a hosts file. You can still run it with no ill effect even if you have done most of it already.
 

nathon.fuller

Member
Dec 8, 2007
6
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Clearfield, UT
Thanks for this. I really like being able to easily get rid of all the att crap that is on my phone.


It would be real nice to have it enable side loading apps as well. but thats still an easy fix.
 

startngate

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Oct 9, 2007
258
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Awesome work. Will try it tonight.

One quick question. Does it allow you to select which of the listed items it removes? If not, would be a good feature to add. The restore tool will be great too, just in case someone needs to return their phone.
 

Sanduneboi

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Aug 11, 2010
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this thing seems to have sped up my phone. Love it. Only issue I'm having is the tether app isn't working.
 

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    [TOOL] Unleash The Beast V0.2 (Root, Remove Bloat, Sideloading, Unrestricted & More)

    My website: www.peteralfonso.com
    Follow me on twitter

    bblogo.png


    UNLEASH THE BEAST V0.2

    File Size = 2.66 MB

    * Will root your Samsung Captivate (if you already have root that is ok too)
    * Can enable sideloading (for installing non market apps)
    * Install Busybox & symlinks (V1.17.1)
    * Install SQLite3
    * Install Wireless Tether App (V2.0.5) (turns phone into a router for free)
    * Install Market Access App (V1.0.6) (Can uncensor your market)
    * Install News & Weather App (a.k.a. Genie Widget)
    * Blocks Advertisements in Apps & Browser
    * Removes the AT&T Boot Animation (credit to me!)
    * Removes Power On Sound
    * Removes Power Off Sound
    * Removes AT&T Family Map App
    * Removes AT&T Music App
    * Removes AT&T Maps App
    * Removes AT&T Navigator App
    * Removes AT&T Radio App
    * Removes AT&T Hot Spots App
    * Removes Days App
    * Removes Daily Briefing App
    * Removes Google Maps (download from market to have the latest version)
    * Removes Memo App
    * Removes Mini Diary App
    * Removes Mobile Banking App
    * Removes Mobile Video App
    * Removes MobiTV App
    * Removes My Files App (Astro File Manager is WAY better)
    * Removes Where App
    * Removes Write And Go App
    * Removes Yellow Pages App


    For those of you worried you will need any of these apps there are better replacements for them in the Market. Trust me you will not miss any of them once you flash this tool. If you are still worried I will eventually make a restore tool that will add them back if need be.

    Installation Instructions:

    1. Download unleashthebeastv0.2.zip
    2. Rename to update.zip
    3. Place on sdcard (the built in card, not the removable)
    4. Boot into recovery mode
    (shut off phone, then hold power, volume up, & volume down at the same time)
    5. Select "Reinstall Packages"
    6. Enjoy, you have now Unleashed The Beast!

    Side-loading Instructions:

    1. Open a terminal (you can download "Android Terminal Emulator" in the market)
    2. Type in: su
    3. Type in: sideloading
    4. Your phone will reboot and sideloading will be enabled!


    Changelog:

    Version 0.2
    -Downgraded Busybox to V1.17.1 (has more commands)
    -Properly symlinked all busybox commands
    -Created a sideloading script!
    -Added SQLite3
    -Updated Wireless Tether to pre8