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Me, Myself, and I, and Others Root

Most wonder and ask why so many of use root / jailbreak and wipe our phones and tablets of the manufactures factory configurations and install custom firmware. This write-up might give you some incite.

Check out the following review / guide and learn more.

CyanogenMod 10.1.0 Release

If you haven’t heard the news, now you know. The CyangenMod team has released version 10.1.0 to be a general release. You will soon see files available on their servers (go to http://get.cm).

As always, you will see a list of devices and while some like Exynos based Samsung devices may have been left out you should see them appearing later in the week(s) to come

As always, the CyanogenMod team are always bring us the best and latest features to empower our devices.

Links: Devices Blog Forum Community

News Source: http://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/cyanogenmod-10-1-0-release

WiFi Tether AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337

I must first thank Zedomax over at galaxys4root.com for his work and information provided which made this possible for me tonight. My hat’s off to you sir.

Please visit his website and follow his YouTube Channel for all the latest and up to date info in rooting Android devices, such as the Galaxy S2, S3, and S4.

So how is this done!

  1. First thing is to root your Galaxy S4 (SGH-i337), this is a must
  2. Next, download the new Wifi Tether provisioning files. (Link) *his link not mine
  3. Use any file browsing app that allows for root access, such as ‘Script Manger’ found in the Google Play Store
  4. Browse as root  to /system/app directory and you will find two files called TetheringProvision.apk and TetheringProvision.odex.  Rename these files to TetheringProvision.apk.bak and TetheringProvision.odex.bak, respectively. I kept the orginal extension in the backup name so that if I reverted back I would remember what to name them
  5. Next go to your Download folder where you downloaded your new TetheringProvision.apk file and copy it to the file into /system/app directory
  6. Reboot your Galaxy S4 and try turning Mobile Hotspot on.  You still get AT&T’s warning message but tethering will now turn on and work.

Awesome isn’t it

Ultimate Credits go to the folks over at XDA – Stop by and give those guys/gals thanks

 

Enable root in Ubunut

Annoyed with using sudo, and su -i to elevate yourself to root to do things. I was so I just typed sudo passwd and set a new password and now I can log-on as root.

Cool Huh?

Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) | GingerBreak Log

SuperOneClick v1.9.5.0
Checking drivers…

Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Getting OS Version…

OK

Pushing GingerBreak…
130 KB/s (16830 bytes in 0.125s)

OK

chmod GingerBreak…

OK

Running GingerBreak…
ROOTED

Pushing busybox…
1426 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.727s)

OK

chmod busybox…

OK

Getting mount path…
/dev/block/stl9
OK

Remounting system with read-write access…

OK

Pushing su-v2…
202 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.126s)

OK

chmod su…

OK

Pushing Superuser.apk…
944 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.203s)

OK

Creating /system/xbin…
mkdir failed for /system/xbin, File exists
OK

Checking for busybox
Copying busybox (/system/xbin/)…

OK

chmod busybox (/system/xbin/)…

OK

Installing busybox (/system/xbin/)…

OK

Remounting system with read-only access…

OK

Running a SU test…
Success!
Don’t forget to reboot!

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SuperOneClick v1.9.5.0
***Requires root permission! Watch your phone to allow Superuser commmands***
Killing ADB Server…

OK

Starting ADB Server…
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device…

OK

Checking for sqlite3
Pushing sqlite3…
118 KB/s (24120 bytes in 0.199s)

OK

chmod sqlite3…

OK

Getting settings.db location…
/dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db
OK

Checking value… (requires root)
Non-market applications are disabled.

Allow non-market apps… (requires root)
OK

Checking value… (requires root)
Non-market applications are enabled!