Author Topic: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?  (Read 301 times)

Offline Crankshaft

Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »
Hi
Is there anyone in Cape Town that can assist in rooting 2 x Android phones?
Willing to pay for the service.

Checked out all the info on the web, and and finding it all a bit intimidating.


Offline Crankshaft

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 03:50:13 PM »
Is this the correct heading to post this in?

At my wits end, the more I try and 'root' the phone, the deeper the rabbit hole goes!

Been going with Odin and the J110F_twrp.img.tar file.
Now there is a SU app that must be put a the SD card?

Got to have 2 x phones ready for Wednesday.

Offline Skylark

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 07:44:46 PM »
What phones are they and why do you need them to be rooted?
Music is in the Mind

Online Nidri

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 11:31:18 PM »
I've rooted quite a few Android phones in the past.
It can be quite nerve-racking, but if you're patient it's not that hectic.
Patient being the operative word.
You can't rush it, or you'll a miss a step somewhere and that won't be good.
If you can't get someone in CT to assist (sorry, I'm in JHB), my advice would be to take it slow. Real slow.
Read and re-read the guides (I'm assuming you're using https://www.xda-developers.com ?) before you even attempt to root any phone.
I spend hours reading various threads before I do anything, especially with brands I'm not familiar with.
Sony is pretty easy ime. LG and especially Samsung can get quite complicated.
Don't start the process until you understand every step along the way.
And accept the risk; something can always go wrong.

P.S. Are they Samsung J110 / J1 Ace phones?
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Offline Crankshaft

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:10:43 AM »
The phones are Samsung SM-J111F - J1 ACE.

I would like the phones to completely Alphabet/Google free!

Just plain communication devices that can make calls, SMS's and use a messenger app. like Signal or Telegram.

Will retain the regular things like camera, and music player, but would like to restrict any changes, except by the administrator / Super User.


Offline Crankshaft

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 11:24:14 AM »
Success, I have rooted the phone.

Used the following method:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-j1-ace/development/root-samsung-galaxy-j1-ace-sm-j111m-f-t3395520

I just don't understand how to get the TWRP part to work. 

How important is TWRP?

Next step, how to remove unwanted applications.

Offline Skylark

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 11:50:57 AM »
Success, I have rooted the phone.

Used the following method:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-j1-ace/development/root-samsung-galaxy-j1-ace-sm-j111m-f-t3395520

I just don't understand how to get the TWRP part to work. 

How important is TWRP?

Next step, how to remove unwanted applications.
Twrp is a custom recovery if I recall correctly, it's used to flash custom firmware and apps etc on the device itself, also has various Admin features.
Music is in the Mind

Offline Crankshaft

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 12:05:09 PM »
Seems that Titanium Backup is good for deleting persistent apps.

Offline Juggy

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 05:12:24 PM »
Seems that Titanium Backup is good for deleting persistent apps.

Can you remove all the rubbish like the Samsung apps?

Also, has anyone removed the Vodacom logo from the startup of a Samsung phone?

Online Nidri

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 06:06:52 PM »
How important is TWRP?

As per Skylark, TWRP is a custom recovery app.
It's what you see loading in the video at about 1:04.
It's what you use to load (aka flash) custom ROMs like Lineage etc.
It's also where you can do full system backups, in case something goes wrong.
It obviously doesn't load every time you reboot the phone, but you can initiate it by holding down certain buttons when you reboot. There are also certain apps that boot into TWRP recovery directly. I don't know what the specific button combination is for your model, but it shouldn't be hard to find.
The better ROMs load only the minimal required Apps. You only flash Google Apps if you really want to.
They might also replace, for example, replace Samsung's stock launcher (Touchwiz) with the Google launcher, etc.
Look for a stable ROM with lots of positive feedback.

P.S. Make sure you have an exact model number match before you flash a custom ROM. It seems like there are many J1 variants.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 06:16:36 PM by Nidri »
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Offline Crankshaft

Re: Phone rooting pro in Cape Town?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 10:36:52 AM »
My installation goes like the video except for the TWRP part - for some reason it does not load.
Going to try again today.

It's pretty nerve-wracking scrolling through all the files on Titanium - not always clear what it what.

PS.  Still looking for a cheap J1 ACE.