If you are a regular reader, you’ll know how much I have wanted to root my Samsung Exhibit (SGH-T759) running Android 2.3.3 since I got the phone back in July, scouring the internet for information on how to do it but hadn’t found anything that works with the Exhibit. Last night I finally found a working root for the Exhibit from Revolutionary, the information on how to root can be found on the XDADevelopers forum and NocturnalMike has created a little script that does it all with one click (download). I have now installed Titanium Backup; and backed up the entire internal flash memory and removed all the crap bloatware that came with the phone (which can’t be uninstalled without root access) and I have already noticed the increased responsiveness of the phone plus reduced battery drain. The only downside of finding this exploit is I am now extremely tired as I found the exploit at 3am and was playing with my new found Android freedom until 6am and I was up at 8:45am because that’s when my kids decided to wake up! If I was sensible I would had bookmarked the page and implemented the root in the morning, but sensible is boring…
Disclaimer: I take no credit for this exploit, credit have been linked above, use at your own risk!
In case the download links above stop working, I have uploaded the root files here.
Also I am getting another Android device for Christmas, my mother-in-law has bought me a Coby Kyros MID7127-4G 7 inch tablet. There are a few issues with the device, the biggest one being the lack of Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, Talk and Android Market. But me being who I am, I have done my research and found a workaround hack, which is surprisingly simple, obvious I will also root the device to free up space and remove bloatware that will slow down the device.