Samsung's day-old Fascinate gets the root treatment

Samsung's day-old Fascinate gets the root treatment
Well, we can't say we're surprised. We've been seeing new Android devices getting rooted left and right lately, and now we can add the Fascinate to that illustrious list. Just one day after its release on Verizon, Samsung's latest Galaxy S offering has been rooted by the good people at XDA-Developers.

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



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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

3. Efrain unregistered

someone please put it in the marketplace like they did for the vibrant!

2. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 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 or 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.

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!

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