Rooting 'Samsung Galaxy 3' I5801 + Live Wallpapers

ROOTING \\
in a oneliner = Rooting is the process by which you regain administrative access to your phone. It opens up otherwise impossible options to your phone.


To Root or not to Root >
Does your kinda-new Android handset already feel old, slow, and left behind? With a quick hack and a custom ROM, your Android phone can look and feel fresher and, most importantly, run a bit quicker.


Are you generally averse to messing with a device that delivers sometimes-important phone calls? Let us argue that the process is easy and the rewards are great - a few unique and new features from the hacker community, and—oh, yeah, did I mention the speed and stability?





Here is the tutorial >
Howto root your I5800 the easy way (without software and still keep all your data and settings)


This method will keep all your data and settings! this means the phone will not be factory resetted.
You won't need the Android SDK tools to go in recovery mode! or use Odin3

Reported to work on all firmwares!* (even simlocked devices and phones with voodoo fix etc) but use at your own risk! (it is pretty safe and foolproof!)

If you wan't to unroot (to avoid waranty problems) you can unroot your phone!

* This method is not working for Froyo 2.2 roms
* For people that don't have the 3 button combo i made a small script to boot in to recovery. See tutorial below


!!! Disclaimer: If you brick your phone it's your own problem! But it is fairly safe because you can still reflash your phone with Odin3

Only root your phone if you feel the need to! (like applying the lagfix or for use with certain backup apps)


ROOT includes:
- Superuser 2.3.6.1

- Busybox 1.16.0 (for use with Titanium Backup)


Automated Method!


This method works for phones with and without the 3 button combo!
Rooting works on the following models:

- I9000
- I9000M
- I9000B
- I9000T
- SGH-T959 (Vibrant)
- I5800
- I5801

Howto (un)root:

1. Download SGS Eclair Easy Rooting.zip
2. Unzip the directory somewhere
3. Open start.bat
4. Follow instructions

 
Manual method of getting into recovery console >
power off
(vol up+vol down+home +power )
 
 
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LIVE WALLPAPERS  \\
Android 2.1 - Eclair was launched with Live Wallpapers - a snazzy little enhancement from your static wallpapers...
 
Requirement of getting Live Wallpapers installed on your Samsung Galaxy 3 - 1 - rooted OS.
 
Download : Livewallpaper
 
unzip file in sdcard


download terminal emulator from market

and follow >

su
mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
cat /sdscard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so
cat /sdscard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so
reboot


Now you have an awesomer looking Android phone !


Comments

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ZBZIrGNG4

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  2. hi san, your homework on i5801 is very good,
    one can easy root the phone n can install live wallpapers also.
    I've rooted my GALAXY I5801 successfully, but not yet able to apply livewallpaperspicker.apk file in sdcard
    i opened terminal emulator n also write these commands given above
    but one error msg is flashing continuously "cannot create /system/app/livewallpaperspicker.apk: read-only file system",
    i dont know why this msg is coming
    i hv not done any mistake in typing commands
    plz help me if u cud
    waiting for us reply
    my ID is "mohitbirthare@yahoo.in"

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  3. mostly, the 2nd command should take care if the permissions >

    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system

    do the .so files copy ?

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  4. ok i got it thnx for ur suggeation it works on my mob. cud u plz tell me from where i can hav the 3d games in240 400 resolution

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  5. need to get testing on games- will have it soon...

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  6. Hi followed these instructions to the letter on my rooted i5800..live wallpaper now appears in the menu but when i try to apply it crashes with:

    site:androidforums.com the application live wallpaper picker process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly

    Any idea why this might be happening?? I've been searching all over for an answer but no luck so far..Any help would be appreciated!

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  7. do this part again >
    su
    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
    cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdscard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so
    cat /sdscard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so
    reboot

    note to rename the .apk you download to 'LiveWallpapersPicker.apk'

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  8. ok finally i got it. Thanks for your suggestions.

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  9. All the job done but ther is no live wallpaper option seen in the list

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  10. go to desktop in android - hold for a second to launch menus and then choose wallpapers > live wallpapers.....

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  12. do you have to press enter after each command or type all and then press enter ?

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  13. yes each line needs to be done individually >

    su

    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system

    cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk

    cat /sdscard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so

    cat /sdscard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so

    reboot

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  14. helloo!!!
    i rooted my phone n now the problem is i cannot connect it to pc as it does nt detect my sd card......
    what should i do??

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  15. ....and i do not wish to factory reset my phone as i have installed so many applcns.....

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  16. try removing the sdcard and connecting to pc and then turn on samsung kies

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  17. to backup your apps use either >

    titanium backup - to sdcard
    inQ - to net
    appbrain - list on net

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  18. Really than you very much! just tell me how we can offer you beers! surajkumarsurve@gmail.com
    THANK YOU!

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  19. your welcome Suraj, just spread the word and follow android :)

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  20. I have the same problem as mohit..i opened terminal emulator n also write these commands given above
    but one error msg is flashing continuously "cannot create /system/app/livewallpaperspicker.apk: read-only file system",
    Kindly explain in a little detail what to do.. im new to all this

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  21. redo the rooting, use the terminal emulator from here > http://www.appbrain.com/app/android-terminal-emulator/jackpal.androidterm

    follow these properly -

    su
    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
    cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdscard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so
    cat /sdscard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so
    reboot


    when you run 'su' it prompts asking for rights- that gives you access to system.

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  22. SuperB WorK Dud .....:)

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  23. Hi Bro.. Is there any difference in battery consumption if we have live wallpapers.. e.g. aqurium wall paper from android market

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  24. live wallpaper is fancy stuff and battery gets consumed due to excessive processor usage - also performance degradation at times. Battery output will reduce no doubt - depends on usage, ive seen it reduce by 25% + or 1 few....make sure ur charger is around with you.

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  25. Thank You. Could you please provide couple of best applications (Games/good stuff) for Samsung Galaxy3 I5801. Ofcourse free ones :-).. I have taken the mobile very recently.. I dont have any applcations it.

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  26. some apps 'on my site itself' >

    http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2010/09/top-10-must-have-android-apps.html

    http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2010/10/next-10-must-haves-on-your-android.html

    http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2010/11/d-next-10-must-have-apps-on-your.html

    gadgets >
    http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2010/11/10-nifty-widgets-to-have-on-your.html

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  27. hey i tried it unmounting SD card...
    still doesnt work...:(
    now what?

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  28. you can post of xda dev site - they should have some guys who figured this out

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  29. i rooted phone.but still can't set live wallpaers.they saying phone not compatible.im using Galaxy3.

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  30. i would just say try again, and do the apk file copy rename and terminal commands properly....should work just fine...

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  31. hey san my galaxy 3 is working slow n i dun wanna go 2 service centre n i want 2 to the software upsate on my own ....so what should i do .....plz help me .......

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  32. hey you can read > http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2011/01/performance-tuning-your-android.html
    im sure that will help

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  33. i m bored with the message type of conservation n i want it like the nokia 1 wer we have inbox sent box outbox..... can we do that way through any app plz help me i m using samsung galaxy 3 indian version..........

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  34. i dun have net connection in my cell so can i download cool apps from net if yes plz mention some sites .............galaxy 3 i 5801.........

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  35. you can make use of myphoneexplorer > http://www.fjsoft.at/en/
    it has conversation/inbox/sent/draft etc...
    you can download apps from some sites - appbrain > go to publishers site and get the .apk file

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  36. cn u gve me the link of the publishers site(appbrain)

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  37. san,iwant to move apps to sd and i hve app apptosd,hw can i ake partition fat32 and another?

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  38. works great root and live wallpaper........thnks bro

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  39. san,iwant to move apps to sd and i hve app apptosd,hw can i ake partition fat32 and another?

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  40. san ,but i read in some sites that we should make two partitions os sd card one is fat32 and another i forget.then we can install apps on sd card's one partitioned....plz tell me if u know.

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  41. hey san.
    i tried to use the same method as u suggested using sgs_eclair_easy_rotting.zip
    i followed all the above processes and when the phone runs in the recovery mode..its showing

    #MANUAL MODE#
    -Appling Multi-CSC....
    Installing Multi-CSC

    its taking a long time to install and unmounting update.zip is not possible ..installation aborted..
    what to do with this problem?>

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  42. hey..i rooted my phone succesfully but when i type 2nd line (cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk) the reply comes like cannot create this file on a read only system... wat should i do...

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  43. how do i confrm if my phone is rooted ???
    galaxy i5801

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  44. You're GENIUS, that's what you are!
    Root works perfectly, Live wallpaper's magnificent; I don't feel like throwing my phone in the bin anymore :) :D XD
    Thnks! -Galaxy I5801

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  45. ur welcome Nirav, yes is pretty fancy and boosts the boring static screen of the andro

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  46. @freaky - install Titanium backup tools - which would confirm ur 'rooted' phone

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  47. Thanks AGAIN for your expertise, but I still have a question about the Live Wallpapers and the TE part...
    Do I have to incorporate the Terminal Emulator into the script to proceed with working a Live Wallpaper or is it optional? Because even after rooting (Superuser is working, so I'm guessing its rooted perfectly) when I Long Press---> Wallpaper, there is nothing visible like 'Live Wallpapers'. Is this a functional error or a scripting problem, because I haven't yet tried the Terminal Emulator.
    Cheers!
    PS: Great work pal...You really know your work :) :D XD

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  48. hurray i got the livewallpapers in the first go :) thanks

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  49. i rooted my phone with the sgs eclair easy rooting.zip/start the question.. is it rooted completly coz it is written tht the root includes superuser n busy box?????

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  50. Nikhil Sehgal Said :
    plz plz post the ROOTING FOR FROYO 2.2, i m trying with superuser but it didnt work for me.
    I think there is not any use of rooting for 2.1,coz at this time who will install eclair ,if froyo is in market.
    hopping for the best.

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  51. i rooted my phone to 2.2 but when i write su it says not found
    guys please help
    shivamn21@gmail.com

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  52. This above method is not for Froyo 2.2 roms

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  53. hey..i rooted my phone succesfully but when i type 2nd line (cat /sdscard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk) the reply comes like cannot create this file on a read only system... wat should i do...

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  54. san i rooted my phone and i restored factory settings..now i got a problem that it doesnt go into the phone, always the recovery console is only showing....how can i again rectify my phone,,,
    please help me...

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  55. i cant get into my phone its just showing the boot screen alone..

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  56. greatttttttt man thanx........ it works for me........great mind

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