Samsung's day-old Fascinate gets the root treatment
Superuser rights were gained using an already-known root method, which is why we were able to see such a short turnaround. But hey, we're not knocking the achievement.
One interesting thing we noticed: the biggest source of excitement over this root in the forums seems to be that users can ditch the Bing search. We hope you're listening, Verizon. It seems people just aren't feeling the "decision engine". If only the people who built Android were able to offer their own solution for searching the web...
source: XDA-Developers via Android Central
1. Whateverman (Posts: 3237; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Thank goodness! I really don't know what the heck VZW higher ups could have been thinking. ($$$) If this were not an Android device it would go down with the KIN 1 and 2! Why the hell would you remove the Google search engine from a Google phone? I've "Googled" everything from ancient civilizations to how hot dogs are made! (Trust me, you don't want to know.) I can not and most likely will NEVER "BING" anything! Let Microsoft ruin their own devices and leave Android alone!
2. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
to me, a search engine is a search engine. no more no less. there are apps for most of the stuff, and they are specific to what you are looking for. so why all the fuss over bing, google, yahoo.. for all i care it could be ask.com or dogpile.com search.. if the search engine is the ONLY gripe about this phone, then i am going to be in the store for the fascinate later today. i just hope it does not have the lousy reception i have had from samsung devices in the past. not a single one i have had on verizons network (knack, intensity, and rogue) did very well with reception, and before those phones i had at&t and got less than great reception with samsung handsets compared to the rest.
3. Efrain (unregistered)
someone please put it in the marketplace like they did for the vibrant!
4. derp (unregistered)
poor shitty android, always has to be rooted for anything good to be done on it. luckily i can do all the shit android can do on my phone without having to root it. and its stable too.
5. Whateverman (Posts: 3237; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Why so negative? My Droid is perfectly stable and doesn't need rooting either. Rooting is an option, not a requirement and it just makes the Android OS more flexable. How does that flexibility make it shitty?
6. Floyd Burger (unregistered)
Derp is a twerp. Straight up troll. Fuck him.