How to root the Behold II

I just finished shooting a painful video review of Behold. Some phones just don’t behave the way you would like them to. Some reviews just don’t go smoothly for other reasons. This one was a basket full of both. In the end, I dumped home and keyboard replacements on Behold and said, “this is your best bet.” I feel like I shouldn’t be too harsh on it because the hardware is pretty nice, actually.

Anyway, it’s going to be a little while before I get that video edited and posted, so I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. As frustrating as my experience with Behold has been, I’m not ready to root it. I don’t root devices that don’t belong to me. So I can’t report success or failure using the following method. I’m not recommending any of this. I’m simply putting it out there so that people who like this sort of thing are aware of it. That said, what you do is your business and responsibility.

If you are reading this on the DroidDog homepage, click the following link for instructions:

Here are the steps, as presented by The Unlockr (click through to learn about ADB in section I):

II. Root the Samsung Behold2/Galaxy

1. Download the following file and then unzip it.

Try3

2. Take the unzipped file and save it into the Tools folder of your AndroidSDK.

3. Plug your phone in via USB and do NOT mount the SD card.

4. Open the Command Prompt and type the following (hitting enter at the end of every line):

cd\
cd AndroidSDK\Tools\
adb devices

And make sure your phone’s serial number pops up (if not, redo section I)

5. Then type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

adb push try3 /data/local
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
adb shell
./data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
cat /system/bin/sh > /system/bin/su
chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
exit
exit

adb push try3 /data/local
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
adb shell
./data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
cat /system/bin/sh > /system/bin/su
chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
exit
exit

All Done! You now have root access! Try to download a root program from the Market and see if it works :)
III. Flash a Custom Recovery Image
(Optional. Only necessary for Flashing Custom ROMs)

1. After you have confirmed you have root access, you can flash a recovery image so you can flash custom ROMs.

2. Use this procedure to flash the Hero Recovery Image of your choice to the phone.

How To Flash a Recovery Image

Post if it works! Thanks!

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