He is actually working on a new kernel already with bootanimations enabled and a few other tweaks including some for the 3g (atm I get 1.4mb/s down and friends who have Sprint-based prepaids are dancing circles around my speeds at 9-10 lol), so this phone is finally getting the dev attention it needs. I gotta say thanks to you guys for jump starting this because the Proclaim forum was dead until I linked your root method to them lol.
if you are pulling 1.4 over 3g then do a happy dance because thats better than about 97% of the sprint customers. i can walk out my front door and see a sprint tower and get 1.2-1.4 down. the 9-10 is over wimax and not really fair for your friends to brag, i bet they wouldnt like it if someone with verizon LTE showed em 36 down and 16 up :P
we didnt add any tweaks to the initramfs because with the kernel not using the radios not many people are gunna give up wifi/3g/etc for a fancy bootani ;)
It was on 3g actually. He has an old xperia phone before Wimax was even a thing lol.
I rooted successfully (according to root checker, but SU checker says SU declined). When I try and uninstall programs using titanium backup it keeps asking me for SU permissions, about 8 times and then locks up the phone.
I have reinstalled SU a couple of times with the same effect.
BTW. I use an FTP wifi transfer program to put stuff on my SD card. It is a lot easier than fiddling with the card itself and it gets around the locked card issue.
Has anyone had any issues with root suddenly failing? My phone has been working fine, until recently all programs that require root are failing.
When I run Root Check Basic it now says "Please wait for Root Check to complete. System appears to be running very slow."
So it seems like any time an application tries to get root, it is freezing.
Anyone have any ideas about what might be up?
Do I need to reflash again?
Could a google update undo my root?
Could SuperUser app being having an issue? (uninstalled it and reinstalled it with no difference)
Any help or suggestions how I can diagnose or fix my problem are greatly appreciated,
The following post help me get things working again: Think it was do to USB Debugging getting turned off...
Excerpt from: "http://xanderx.com/2009/06/14/fix-superuser-permissions-hanging-on-android/"
"So, you have a phone with root permissions? Finding whenever a program requests root permissions the Superuser Permissions program hangs (usually with a black screen or even a force close) at the “SU request” screen?
Fortunately there are a couple of things you can try, which I’ll detail for you.
First, make sure USB Debugging is enabled. To do that:
Press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Select Settings > Applications > Development.
Make sure that USB Debugging is checked. If not, check it.
If that fixes your problem, you are done! If not, then you can try clearing the Superuser Permissions data. This is just any options you have set within the app and whether or not particular apps are always allowed or blocked — you won’t lose any of your other data, and it’s easy to allow/deny stuff again.
To clear the data:
Press the Home button.
Press the Menu button.
Select Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
Find Superuser Permissions on the list. Tap it.
Tap “Clear data” and “Clear cache” if they’re enabled.
This should prevent any hangs with Superuser Permissions in the future."
Last edited by RiCK_Galaxy_Proclaim; 08-01-2012 at 03:00 AM.
My Proclaim isn't rooted yet, but I had this exact problem with my Thrive tablet. It was rooted and working fine. Then su would not give permissions, it would just hang as noted above. I found a thread on the Thrive forum that mentioned this problem, and I found that I had indeed turned off USB Degugging. I turned it back on and all superuser functions returned to normal. FWIW.
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Proclaim (SCH-S7201C) Straight Talk
Thanks Sabbypengiun for all the work. I can't imagine what it takes. I don't have the cranial capacity to understand the code or the time for your's , and team effort.
After reading all the posts about the SD CARD, showing up as the CD drive, I still performed this root procedure. ( In my mind..... I can do this!!!)
No surprise, same result. Phone shows up as two drives, Removable and CD drive in Windows Explorer XP SP3. When I click Removable drive, PC asks you install a disk, When I click on CD drive I can see the SD card, copy from it, but not write to it, Write Protected error window pops up. No problem before root attempt, now a problem. I can still copy files to my SD CARD using WIFI apps like Androxplorer. So I know that the SD CARD is truly not write protected. It appears that something in the USB connection is not correct.
I performed a factory reset and that did not correct the USB Connection problem or write protection problem.
How to -->
Using.... Settings-> Privacy->Factory Data Reset.
Also did "wipe data/factory reset" Using " Android System Recovery <3e>
How to ---> Be very very carefull11
with device powered off
Hold down volume up & volume down and hold power on button until Android shows up, then release power button, then choose your option. Use volume up or down to select option and use phone MENU button to execute.
Apparently the ODIN flash alters settings that factory reset does not correct.
Another post on this thread pointed to another root project, with a similar Kernel flash (load) using ODIN that I hoped would correct the USB, write protect issue that I see on this thread.
This procedure rooted to my Proclaim as described but did not correct the SD card issue as CD drive and write protect.
I am still hoping that someone will come up with a fix.
I like the phone and I like it rooted. For my budget it is acceptable. Enough said!
I would like to find the original factory flash to return to new and then try the "Area51" root.
I have not been able to setup my SCH-S720C using "Samsung Kies". (the software that is supposed to be the "Holy Grail" of frimware installs.) I suspect that Tracfone/Net10/StratTalk have some kind of agreement to block the firmware download for the Proclaim from connecting to Kies. (or some type of agreement)
Samsung customer support would do nothing for me and told me to call Straight Talk. And you probably know that Straight Talk customer support is worthless. (Lets take this off line) LOL
PS: My Samsung drivers are installed correctly.
"ADB Device" returns my device info correctly.
All worked fine before
Im new to Android...ive been on iOS forever. But anyways I just flash the rooted kernel to the Proclaim then the Stock Kernel? And then ill have working cell service? Thats what im worried about
Here I made a tutorial on how to root the proclaim using this method