Sprint Epic 4G Rooted Before Launch


Members of the Android community have done it again by gaining root access on the unreleased Samsung Epic 4G. This device is not yet available to the public, but as you can see, some lucky folks who already have the device have already done it. Those of you who plan on rooting your Epic 4G on launch day, the method already works. That makes 3 out of 4 Galaxy S devices rooted so far. Let’s see if the Fascinate can meet the same fate before launch.

This root method requires adb commands and the instructions are provided below. Enjoy!

Download this file 

Run these commands thru adb 
adb push c:downloadsrageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp 
adb shell 
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin 
cd /data/local/tmp 

Exit out of the adb shell, and type adb shell again. This time it should drop you to # instead of $.

If it goes back to $, run the exploit again, 
cd /data/local/tmp 

And exit out of adb and then adb shell again to see if it’s #

If it doesnt work the first time, repeat 4-5 times and let us know. It should work!

*Note* We know the root file says Evo, the exploit works on the HTC Evo 4G and the Epic 4G.

Source: SDX-Developers

Via: Android Central

Anyone ready to root their Epic 4G?

About the Author

Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

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