egzthunder1 · Oct 20, 2011 at 06:27 pm

Samsung Hercules Rooted With Stock Kernel Pulled

If you just went into a T-Mobile store thinking “hmm.. that SGS2 looks tempting but I really want to be able to mod the daylights out of it”, well, now is your chance. According to a thread started by XDA Recognized Developer |Melvin| root was achieved by slayher over at RW. You will now be able to attend to all your nodding cravings easily and flash your heart away through Odin and Heimdall. But wait! That’s not all because as a result of this successful root, XDA member bubby323 was able to dump the stock kernel of the device. We know that the source is available on Samsung, but having the original one handy is the perfect way to be able to recover from a soft brick (that is until AdamOutler comes out with the Unbrickable Mod for this device).

Now, you can go back to that store and get the device that you were craving. Be sure to leave some feedback for both devs in case you run into issues.

What we have here is a stock boot.img (imagine that Samsung changing things up again on us) pulled from a rooted (via recovery) T-Mobile SGH-T989 (Samsung Galaxy S II).

With this you can recover your phone using ODIN, in the case of a brick or just to return to a factory state.

 

You can find more information in the root thread here and in the kernel thread here.

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Thanks AllGamer for the tip!


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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.
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