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    How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    I've spent all morning trying to find clear instructions for rooting an original Galaxy S on Ubuntu, with no luck so far.

    So I come to you, Ubuntu Forums, to help guide me toward the bliss of having a rooted Android phone.

    It is my goal to root my Galaxy S and install Jelly Bean onto it to give it an extended life.

    Please, please help!
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    check out the xda forums for your phone and take a look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1076967
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    Well, I did, and found this:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ht=root+ubuntu

    ...but I have no idea what to do with it. I made the files executable and ran the script in the terminal, but it didn't really work out.

    So, as a last resort before I throw this thing out the window, was to inquire if anyone around HERE has had any success rooting the phone using the OS of choice around these parts.
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    you running gingerbread?
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    I don't know much about the Epic 4G, but every Samsung phone I've ever owned has been rootable by installing a custom kernel with Odin. In the case of Ubuntu, Heimdall or whatever it's called is probably going to be your go to software.
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    you running gingerbread?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by AllRadioisDead View Post
    I don't know much about the Epic 4G, but every Samsung phone I've ever owned has been rootable by installing a custom kernel with Odin. In the case of Ubuntu, Heimdall or whatever it's called is probably going to be your go to software.
    Interesting, so you can install a custom kernel w/o having to root it? I have already have Heimdall installed so this development could be helpful. Thanks
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    Re: How to root Galaxy S (Epic 4g) on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddingKnife View Post
    Yes.



    Interesting, so you can install a custom kernel w/o having to root it? I have already have Heimdall installed so this development could be helpful. Thanks
    says specifically in that post that it doesn't work in gingerbread. can you downgrade?
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