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Using z4root to gain root access to mesmerize, and other questions

by hxadecmel    Dec 13, 2010, 12:08 PM

Hi all, great forum! I am a little confused and i am hoping someone can help. I had been reading on adroidforums.com that z4root was the easiest/safest way to root a Galaxy S, and just want to double check something. When i went-a-hunting for the z4root.apk (its not in the marketplace anymore), i found it, and many references to how easy it was to use it to root your Fascinate with Froyo. Are there more than one version of z4root? I dont have a lot of interest in risking a 2.2. upgrade, i will just wait with the rest of the world for US "Snaillular" to release Froyo*. Can anyone email me or point me to the version that they have seen work on a 2.1 Mesmerize? Thanks a bunch! I also have some other general questions.


1) I just got this beauty of a phone, and i am concerned that if i have a hardware issue, and i send it in to Samsung, they will not honor the warranty because i messed with the software (even though rooting the phone to remove some bloatware and use titanium seems extremely unlikely to cause hardware failure). Is there a way to "Un-Root" it in case i need to send it in? Also, will this z4root do a temporary, or permanent root?

2) did anyone get the LED to work? I tried "NoLED" and a couple other apps but they do not do what i want.

3) anyone figure out how to get the annoying "Roaming" beep to stop?

* I can hate on USCC, i been a customer for 10 years, and i worked for them for a long while. They are the best around, but i have to give them a jab in the ribs for taking sooooooo long with 2.2, especially when they just released an LG with Froyo, and have the Galaxy tab shipping with Froyo. I mean heck, a guy at my work came in with a (heavily modified) iPhone 3GS running 2.2, just to get me mad

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