How To Upgrade the Android Market To Version 3.1.3
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You need to flash ClockworkMod Recovery first, before you can flash any Custom ROMs on your device. What is ClockworkMod?: ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and... Read More
Rooting Samsung Galaxy Europa
[rooting another models and marks]
One out of ten phones have a chance of getting bricked or have some problems of restarting.
Be sure to remove the sim and sd card before flashing.
Remaining is that there is a risk always involved.
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Imagine you buying a computer for yourself and not having full access to it.
Rooting gives you full access to your phone and allows you to tweak it according to your tastes.
rooting (android OS)
- "The Always Up-To-Date Guide to Rooting Any Android Phone"
- Official HTC information to unlock the bootloader
- Rooting Explained + Top 5 Benefits Of Rooting Your Android Phone
- Android – G1 – Root Access Why & How (Android Social Media)
- How to Hack Your Android Phone (and Why You Should Bother)
- Why Root - android-dls.com
- Five Great Reasons to Root Your Android Phone - LifeHacker.com
Glossary of Rooting Terms
- Root: Rooting means you have root access to your device—that is, it can run the
sudocommand, and has enhanced privileges allowing it to run apps like Wireless Tether or SetCPU. You can root either by installing the Superuser application—which many of the below root processes include—or by flashing a custom ROM that has root access included.
- ROM: A ROM is a modified version of Android. It may contain extra features, a different look, speed enhancements, or even a version of Android that hasn't been released yet. We won't discuss ROMs in depth here, but if you want to use one once you're rooted, you can read more about doing that here.
- Flash: Flashing essentially means installing something on your device, whether it be a ROM, a kernel, or something else that comes in the form of a ZIP file. Sometimes the rooting process requires flashing ZIP file, sometimes it doesn't.
- Bootloader: Your bootloader is the lowest level of software on your phone, running all the code that's necessary to start up your operating system. Most bootloaders come locked, which keeps you from rooting your phone. Unlocking your bootloader doesn't root your phone directly, but it does allow you to root, then flash custom ROMs if you so desire.
- Recovery: Your recovery is the software on your phone that lets you make backups, flash ROMs, and perform other system-level tasks. The default recoveries can't do much, but you can flash a custom recovery—like ClockworkMod—after you've unlocked your bootloader that will give you much more control over your device. This is often an integral part of the rooting process.
- ADB: ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge, and it's a command line tool for your computer that can communicate with an Android device you've connected to it. It's part of the Android Software Developers Kit (SDK). Many of the root tools below use ADB, whether you're typing the commands yourself or not. Unless the instructions call for installing the SDK and running ADB commands, you won't need to mess with it—you'll just need to know that it's what most of the tools use to root your phone.
- S-OFF: HTC phones use a feature called Signature Verification in HBOOT, their bootloader. By default, your phone has S-ON, which means it blocks you from flashing radio images—the code that manages your data, Wi-Fi, and GPS connections. Switching your phone to S-OFF lets you flash new radios. Rooting doesn't require S-OFF, but many rooting tools will give you S-OFF in addition to root access, which is nice.
- RUU and SBF: ROM Upgrade Utilities (for HTC phones) and System Boot Files (for Motorola phones) are files direct from the manufacturer that change the software on your phone. RUU and SBF files are how the manufacturers deliver your over-the-air upgrades, and modders often post leaked RUU and SBF files for flashing when the updates haven't been released yet. They're also handy when downgrading your phone, if a rooting method isn't available for the newest software version yet. You can flash RUUs right from your HTC phone, but Motorola users will need a Windows program called RSD Lite to flash SBF files.
Here you'll find what we think are the best rooting methods for the 10 most popular phones among Lifehacker readers.
Just because your phone isn't listed doesn't mean it isn't rootable (in fact, some of the above methods might work on other phones).
Pete's rooting tool, which roots the Droid X and Motorola Atrix, also roots a number of other Motorola phones, from the Cliq to the Droid2 and 3 to the Droid Bionic. Similarly, HTC's official unlocking method will unlock the bootloader of nearly any HTC phone, though you'll need to look up more information on how to flash a recovery to your specific device. It also isn't the easiest method, so if your phone has a one-click tool available, it's usually better to use that because it's quicker, will give you S-OFF, and won't leave a digital "watermark" on your phone that permanently voids your warranty. Lastly, SuperOneClick is a great one-click app that roots a ton of phones, especially older ones, so do a bit of googling and see if it works for yours—because it's just about the easiest root method out there.
The best way to research your phone, though, would be to check out the All Things Root section of your phone's forum at Android Forums. If you find your phone's subforum and click on All Things Root, there's almost always a sticky post with info on rooting methods, ROMs, and other special troubleshooting tips that could apply to your specific phone. Looking up your phone on the XDA Developers forums is always a great idea too, and the CyanogenMod Wiki often has lots of information on rooting and flashing ROMs as well (even if you aren't flashing CyanogenMod). With a bit of research, you should be able to find at least one guide that works for your specific device.
|First released||August 2010|
|Availability by country||August 2010|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy Mini|
|Weight||102 g (3.6 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 2.1 Eclair or 2.2.2 Froyo; upgradable to 2.3.7 Gingerbread or 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich via CyanogenMod ports|
|CPU||MSM7227-1 ARM11 600 MHz, overclockable to 768 MHz|
|Memory||256 MB (Accessible: 184 MB) SDRAM|
|Battery||1200 mAh Li-ion|
|Display||2.8 in (71 mm) 240 x 320 px QVGA 16M color|
|Rear camera||2.0 Megapixels fixed focus, face detection, panorama mode|
|Compatible media formats||
|Ringtones & notifications||MP3, WAV, vibrate|
|SAR||0.65 W/kg (head)|
The phone measures 108 millimetres (4.3 in) x 56 millimetres (2.2 in) x 12.3 millimetres (0.48 in). It ships with Android 2.1 Eclair (or 2.2 Froyo) operating system and supports the HSDPA ("3.5G") mobile telephony protocol at 7.2 Mbit/s. The user interface features a capacitive touchscreen but does not support multi-touch as found on high end smartphones. The 2.8 inches (71 mm) screen supports QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution with a 16M color depth. The communication features include Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.
When originally released, the phone came with Android 2.1 as the preinstalled OS. As of August 2011, most phones are shipping with Android 2.2 Froyo. Most carriers allow an update from Android 2.1 to 2.2 via the Samsung Kies software package, that is bundled with the phone. Froyo brought many new features to the phone, including voice dialling.
Unofficially, the phone can run up to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or 4.0.4 ICS via two different ports of CyanogenMod made by the same group. At this time, these two ports have, together, over 50,000 installations at Samsung i5500 devices.
List of Android devices
- "Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 - Full phone specifications". Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Haselton, Todd (15 June 2010). "Samsung outs i5500 Galaxy 5 Android smartphone". MobileBurn.com.
- Westaway, Luke (4 October 2010). "Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500 review". CNET. CBS Interactive Ltd.
- "MADTeam: A Site Dedicated To Android". Retrieved 25 June 2012., CyanogenMod port official page, Samsung i5500
- "CyanogenMod Stats". Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- Official website, Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500