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Old June 4, 2012, 12:27 PM
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I want to install busybox on my S2, but I don't want to root the phone. does anyone know if this is possible?
I found a guide where you can install a homebrew version of it, but I want to install the version that people are familiar with.
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Old June 4, 2012, 01:18 PM
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you need to root regardless and its a super simple process
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Old June 4, 2012, 01:52 PM
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why do I need to root? the reason I'm a little hesitant to do it is so I don't void warranty on my nearly brand new phone.
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Old June 4, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Don't worry about warranty. If worst comes to worst, ODIN and XDA will save the day and give you your warranty back. How? By flashing back the stock ROM.
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Old June 4, 2012, 03:08 PM
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almost impossible to screw up rooting a phone now and why do you want busybox installed?
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Old June 4, 2012, 03:57 PM
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oh, wow, I just saw what rooting actually was. I thought it was like jailbreaking an I-phone where you have to overwrite a whole bunch of things, and might brick your phone.
I want busybox so I can create network shares of a sort on my phone, and so I can use my phone for SSH.
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Old June 4, 2012, 04:14 PM
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oh, wow, I just saw what rooting actually was. I thought it was like jailbreaking an I-phone where you have to overwrite a whole bunch of things, and might brick your phone.
I want busybox so I can create network shares of a sort on my phone, and so I can use my phone for SSH.
Rooting an android phone is COMPLETELY different than a iPhone and so easy to resort back to stock or whatever you want.
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Old June 4, 2012, 04:32 PM
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yeah, I've heard it's easy, but all the guide I've found involved overwriting the OS. are there any guides that would work for an I9100 with ICS 4.0.3?
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Old June 4, 2012, 05:09 PM
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ok, that was actually a little frightening how easy it was. I mean I could imagine someone that's completely uninformed about linux rooting their phone them killing it when they try to rm something and delete the world.
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Old June 4, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Next up! Learning custom ROMs from XDA!
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