Samsung Exhibit: the ROOT of happiness…

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.

4 thoughts on “Samsung Exhibit: the ROOT of happiness…

  • Gloria commented on December 4, 2011 at 14:17

    Yes I did some research and found the exploit at xda but I’m new to all this and wondered if you could possibly email me and walk me thru it I’m a noob yes but an excited to free myself of all the useless apps on my new phone (also new w android and don’t want to screw it up)
    Ps yep sensible its boring

  • 1. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > check USB debugging option.
    2. Download and install the T759 USB drivers on your computer [ Link ].
    3. Connect your Exhibit to your computer via USB.
    4. Download and unzip the Zerg Rush Root exploit [ Link ].
    5. Run ‘ZergRushTempRoot.bat’ from the zip file and wait until finished.
    6. Unplug your Exhibit, reboot the phone and verify you have ‘superuser’ and ‘Terminal Emulator’ installed in your app drawer.
    7. Your Exhibit is now rooted, Use Titanium Backup to backup/remove apps!

  • I’ve been searching high and low for this root to this otherwise defective piece of crap 4g phone. I’ll give this one a try and let you know how it turns out.

    Peace out!

  • As well as using the root script above, you can now use SuperOneClick to root your Samsung Exhibit / Exhibit II.

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