Newbie Guide to Rooting the Fascinate

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    Thanks a million

    Mr. Doid rules the air. Thank you for your help. I was afraid that my wife bricked a new phone. She wanted launcher pro and deleted touch wiz before she loaded launcher pro. I am not sure how she did it, but now everything is better. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge.
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    No problem. Glad I could help. :)
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    Ok just to be clear..to unroot my phone all I have to do is a factory reset? I'm getting ready to tackle this but I'm very likely going to return it after a few days unless root can solve some of my issues with it.
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    Hi. i followed Dirrk's guide all the way through.

    Saw Success in the cmd and it CTRL + C to end the thing.

    Rebooted, saw Superuser Permissions in my App Drawer.

    Had Titanium Backup and ROM Manager already installed, tried to run TiBu and it said I wasn't rooted. Tried ROM Manager, said the same thing.

    Downloaded Busybox, said I wasn't rooted. Uninstalled TiBu and then reinstalled it, said I wasn't rooted. Had TiBu redownload Busybox, said I wasn't rooted.

    Looked on my SD card, there's a busybox and an su in there now.

    What gives, here? Did i screw something up? How can I undo this and start over if I did?
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    I know I'm a big time noob but after I type in 'adb shell' the first time in the tutorial the cursor just moves down and blinks not allowing to enter in commands or anything. This is right after pushing the rageagainstthecage file in section 2. What am I doing wrong?
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    Yea a factory reset will get rid of the installed Superuser.apk and the su, busybox. What issues are you having?

    So you're able to successfully push the file to the phone?
    Once you do that try a
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    adb devices
    
    and make sure you still have a good connection to the phone.
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    Someone else may have a better solution than this... but the only way I figured out how to get rid of Superuser was to do a factory reset. Chances are when you installed Superuser.apk you didn't have a successful temp root setup.
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    Looking good, thanks.

    I don't have one of these phones so I'm not familiar with what all is out for it. I don't know if the recovery tool exists/can be replaced nor how to get into it on the phone. I see some folks are already deleting stuff then wishing they hadn't. If there are steps for a full backup of the phone that should be the first thing people do once they are rooted. If you can do a system dump of the phone then push that all back on with the sdk and adb that might be a solution if something else isn't available. I'm just tossing ideas out as I don't know but do believe a backup should be high on folks to-do list if they are going to root.
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    Yes the file gets pushed fine but once I try the next step the cursor goes down to the next line by itself. I'm not able to enter any text or anything until I exit cmd and reopen it. As soon as I re opened cmd I typed adb devices and the phone still had good connection.
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    # # # # # # #?

    1st off THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!
    at the end of section 4 I copied and pasted all of the lines at once... and am now looking at # # # # # # # for like 10min now...
    Was I supposed to copy each line seperate? or perhaps force a reboot?
    :blackdroid:

    *** unplugged and reset cmd back to c:rootfiles> continuing on your awesomely layed out rooting instructions now...

    CONVERSING with my self I know but readers.... It worked wonderfully Super user in effect and titanium backup is a demo but can erase the verizon apps as well as activate busy box
    thanks again!
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    Someone else may have a better solution than this... but the only way I figured out how to get rid of Superuser was to do a factory reset. Chances are when you installed Superuser.apk you didn't have a successful temp root setup.[/QUOTE]

    yeah, i just factory resetted and it went back to normal, then retried the process and it worked fine. thanks!

    i had outdated Superuser and Busybox that I got from someone else's Root guide.
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    I got it! Big thanks to all the instructions on here.. I had to restart my computer then everything went great. I've been hard at work with root explorer :)
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    acheived root

    sweet guide...just a little confusion on my part. when I go into the superuser app I can see Terminal Emulator has permissions but how do I get other apps like Astro File Manager to have permissions? I thought they would just ask on install..so i deleted astro and reinstalled but didnt prompt me for it.
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    A lot of apps don't require root access. Unless the functionality has been added, Astro doesn't work within protected system files so it doesn't ask for root permissions.
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    So I followed all the steps exactly and got stuck on section #3.

    After copying and pasting: ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin after the $ and pressing enter,

    I got this:
    chmod 0755 rage rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    Unable to chmod rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin: No such file or directory


    and then it went back to: $

    Any ideas?
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