How To: Root the Samsung Behold 2

Please keep in mind that ADB does NOT work on 64 bit systems for the Behold 2… Check the How To Setup ADB Procedure for details.

I. Setup ADB and USB Drivers

1. Follow our How To Setup ADB procedure then once you can see the phone’s serial number when typing adb devices, you can come back to this procedure and continue.

2. Make sure Menu > Settings > Applications > Developement > USB Debug is Checked On.

II. Download Files and Run ADB Commands

1. Download this file and place them all in the AndroidSDK > Tools folder (same folder as adb.exe).

Try3

2. Plug the phone into the computer via USB and mount the USB so we can transfer a file to the sd card.

3. Select to unmount the sd card on the phone once it copies over.

4. After you have transferred the su file over to the sd card, unplug the phone and go to Menu > Settings > Phone Settings > USB Settings > PC Mode is Checked On.

5. Now plug the phone back in.

6. Open the command prompt on your computer by going to the Start menu and typing cmd into the search bar and hitting enter.

7. In the comman prompt window, type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd\
cd androidsdk\tools

adb push try3.dat /data/local
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
adb shell
/data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su1
cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su
chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
su
cat /system/bin/playlogo > /system/bin/playlogo_real
/system/bin/chmod 0755 /system/bin/playlogo_real
echo “#!/system/bin/sh
/data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
cat /system/bin/su1 > /system/bin/su
chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
/system/bin/playlogo_real” > /system/bin/playlogo
exit
exit
exit

adb install Superuser.apk
adb shell reboot

8. The phone should reboot. Once it does type the following into the command prompt (with the phone still connected):

adb shell
su

9. If after you do that you get a # symbol on the command prompt, you were successful! You have root access! Enjoy!

*UPDATE: Some people are reporting the phone is lagging heavily after doing this procedure. Please go to the next procedure and load a custom ROM to fix it (plus get a ton more new features as well!) Head over to our How To Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Behold 2 procedure!

Reported Issues

Issue: The phone is lagging really bad…

Solution: Please goto the next procedure and load a custom ROM. This will fix it. (How To Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Behold 2)

Issue: During the command prompt steps I get a “no such file” error.

Solution: Whatever file this happens on, try to add or remove the extension from the end of it (I.e. Use try3.dat instead of try3, or try3 instead of try3.dat, etc.)

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  • Patricio

    went I am star type the command i have this messages.

    Can any one help me plase.

    Thanks

    ( error: device offline )

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>cd\

    C:\>cd androidsdk\tools\

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    SGH-T939 device

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>cd
    C:\AndroidSDK\tools

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    error: device offline

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>

    • Patricio,

      Make sure you do steps 2 and 3 in section I.

      • Auby

        please help i always follow directions and redo steps like 5 or 6 times, cant get past
        adb push try3.dat /data/local
        i get ‘android debug bridge version 1.0.26’ and a whole bunch of info as soon as i do.
        phone is in pc suite mode, with memory card mounted and unmounted. tried both

        su.dat is on memory card and try3.dat and superuser are in androidsdk/tools along with adb.exe

        • Auby

          i also tried
          adb push try3/data/local

          and i did the adb devices and my phone showed up at t939

        • Jon Juan

          I’m also having this problem, it’s as though the command is not complete for “adb push try3.dat/data/local”.

          It gives a list of commands for adb as though something is missing, any ideas?

          • Jon,

            Check your spacing. You need a space in there. Follow the procedure carefully.

  • Patricio

    i reinstall the drivers and now i get thos other messages πŸ™

    C:\Users\Patricio>cd\

    C:\>cd androidsdk\tools

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    423 KB/s (74512 bytes in 0.172s)

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
    Unable to chmod /data/local/try3: No such file or directory

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>

  • The Stumbling Block

    I can’t even get the drivers installed:

    Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

    I have no idea what this means, but according to a website, Windows is simply never going to allow me to install the drivers no matter what I do, so I’m pretty screwed.

    • Stumbling,

      Are you using windows 7? If so read the before you begin. You need vista or LOWER to use this procedure.

  • When I type in the first command it says: cannot stat ‘try3.dat’: No such file or directory

    But I downloaded the Try3 file and put it in the Tools dir.

    What am I doing wrong and what should I do?

    Thanks,
    Bob

  • Ok figured out I didn’t have the ADB installed correctly.

    Does it matter which ADB version is used? I saw somewhere that it does. I have version: 1.0.25

    ADB finds my phone and says it’s online.
    I have followed all the instructions a few times and my phone still doesn’t root.

    I tried it by both copy and pasting as well as manually typing. Please help.

  • After staying up till 2am for two nights and watching serveral videos and scouring so many sites… I finally got my buddy’s Samsung Behold II rooted. πŸ™‚ That was crazy compared to my MyTouch3G. My theme is: never stop till u get it.

  • Perez

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    111 KB/s (74512 bytes in 0.652s)

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
    Unable to chmod /data/local/try3: No such file or directory

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>

    I’ve done steps 2 and 3 in section I and reinstalled drivers

    • Perez,

      Just added this issue to the reported issues. Try adding the .dat to the end of the file (it’s usually an extension issue).

  • Mikey

    Thanks a ton! I’m loving this Galaxy 1.6 ROM. I did have to type try3.dat instead of try3. Maybe the instructions should be changed, or is there a reason it is typed that way?

    • Mikey,

      I added it to the instructions, it depends on the computer (if your computer shows file extensions or not it changes).

  • dzermin

    i get permission denied when i put in the last piece of code “su”what i do wrong?

  • shawn stockford

    I followed the instructions twice. everything seems to go well until after reboot. When I type in su, I get permission denied. Any thoughts?

  • Joe

    I keep getting this

    C:\androidsdk\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    354 KB/s (74512 bytes in 0.205s)

    C:\androidsdk\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
    Unable to chmod /data/local/try3: No such file or directory

    What am I doing wrong?
    C:\androidsdk\tools>

    • Joe,

      Read the reported issues at the bottom of the procedure…

  • Mikey

    dzermin and shawn,
    Make sure that you are watching your phone when you type su. You should get a prompt from the Superuser application that you installed asking whether or not to allow access to su. If it prompts you, grant it access and hopefully it will work. If not, I guess you should be sure that the Superuser permissions app is installed on the phone and that you did everything in the tutorial.

  • Ray

    Finally, I got it rooted. However, after the phone being rooted, it gets extremely slow. Any solution? Please help….

    • Ray,

      Goto the next procedure, Step 8 to load a custom ROM. They are optimized for performance and have other cool features too.

  • Leslie

    This solution for rooting the Behold 2 cause severe lagging issues. I had to factory reset the phone as it made it completely unusable. Evern after I factory reset the phone, it still lagged. I had to get a new phone.

    • Leslie,

      You need to goto the next procedure and flash a custom ROM. I’ll update the procedure so people make sure to goto the next procedure, thanks for letting me know.

  • Ray

    Thanks. I will give it a try. But the “twlauncher” stop working too. Will the custom ROM able to fix that? Tkx

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  • Ray

    Guys, you have to do the custom ROM. It’s awesome baby…OMG It’s a MUST do step. Totally kick ass.

    • Ray,

      Lol ya I feel the same way. They did wonders with the behold roms, especially if you get rid of the cube… My opinion.

  • Leslie

    What does this ROM have? There is no explanation of it on the ROM page. Is it 1.5 or 1.6? I have flashed to a custom ROM and I didn’t have to root my phone to get it, and I have root access now with the ROM. I’m just curious what this one does.

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  • Ray

    TheUnlockr,

    Do you know does the “custom ROM” setup compatible with apps “overclock widget”? That apps stop after I reboot my phone. I saw the review saying that is a very cool apps to extend battery life. Actually, that’s the apps get me started on how to root the phone and also that’s the apps freeze up my twlauncher. Any idea?

    Lesile,
    By loading the ROM here get my phone operates much faster at any level. Plus, the layout is totally diff from stock and I think is more user friendly.

    • Ray,

      Not sure, sorry. I’d check with the developer of the app… or try a different overclocking app (one that isn’t a widget) and see if that works instead.

  • kimberly

    I’m opposite, i’m stuck on

    “/data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh” this line…
    it says it’s not found…… but the line before it works, lol. i hope i didn’t mess up.

    • Kimberly,

      Try writing
      Try3.bat instead of try3

      Read the reported issues for more info.

  • zarh

    the link to download ODIN Flasher and Original Firmware is broken, please fix it, or where can i download odin flasher, my behold is very slow now

  • Blaze

    i keep getting an error..

    C:\Android\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    776 KB/s (74512 bytes in 0.093s)

    C:\Android\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3.dat

    C:\Android\tools>adb shell
    $ /data/local/try3/system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3/system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3/system/bin/sh: not found

    any ideas?

  • Blaze

    mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    mount:operation not permitted

  • zarh

    use “try3.dat” instead of just try3. Once you root your behold it will be very slow, it will freeze you wont be able to use it…but once you load a custom rom it will work fine probably better, but you will need the odin downloader….i got mine finally working…

    Good luck!

  • Daniel

    How long it take to reboot?
    I did everything upto last portion and waiting for reboot but it doesn’t…:(

  • Daniel

    I saw last portion of video instruction fro reboot matter(Sorry^^;)and I turned on the device..
    But after I adb shell.. su but it said permission denied. What did I do wrong or there is anything I could do to fix the problem? Please help!!

  • Jd

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    SGH-T939 device

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
    1164 KB/s (74512 bytes in 0.062s)

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
    Unable to chmod /data/local/try3: No such file or directory

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3.dat

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [+] Using newer pipe_inode_info layout
    Opening: /proc/29443/fd/3
    SUCCESS: Enjoy the shell.
    # mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    # chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
    chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
    # cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su1
    cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su1
    # cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su
    cat /sdcard/su.dat > /system/bin/su
    # su
    su
    su: permission denied (Oops, my fault)
    # chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
    # su
    su (Whew?)
    # cat /system/bin/playlogo > /system/bin/playlogo_real
    cat /system/bin/playlogo > /system/bin/playlogo_real
    # /system/bin/chmod 0755 /system/bin/playlogo_real
    /system/bin/chmod 0755 /system/bin/playlogo_real
    # echo “#!/system/bin/sh
    echo “#!/system/bin/sh
    #!/system/bin/sh
    # /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [+] Using newer pipe_inode_info layout
    Opening: /proc/29596/fd/6
    SUCCESS: Enjoy the shell.
    # mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    # chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
    chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh
    # cat /system/bin/su1 > /system/bin/su
    cat /system/bin/su1 > /system/bin/su
    # chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 04755 /system/bin/su
    # /system/bin/playlogo_real” > /system/bin/playlogo
    /system/bin/playlogo_real” > /system/bin/playlogo
    # exit
    exit
    # exit
    exit
    # exit
    exit
    $ exit
    exit

    (Comment: I noticed I had to type in exit one time more then was printed in the instructions…)

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb install superuser.apk
    237 KB/s (15202 bytes in 0.062s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/superuser.apk
    Success

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell reboot

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    Permission denied (grr…)
    here1here2here3here4here5$exit (wtf?)
    exit

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    SGH-T939 device

    (I guess my question is: Is it safe to start over and try again?)

    • Ohpiyush

      Hi JD.

      i am exactly similar problem.

      @ david fro the unlockr or anybody else kindly help at the earliest.

      thanks.

      …piyush

  • vrinsk

    I’m looking to trade or root my Behold II. If I root the phone, can I install the latest version of Android? I’m sick of cupcake but don’t have the money for a new phone.

  • Ray

    New task: Can we Root the Archos 7 Home Tablet that runs on Android 1.5 and gets other custom ROM like we did for the Samsung behold II?

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  • Henry

    is there a way to root without the ADB, i have a 64bit computer and i cant install the driver so is there a way for someone using a 64bit comp to root the behold 2??. anyone pleaasee help.

  • Don

    Is there a way to install or do this in Windows 7 64 Bit without having to run a virtual box/XP program? I’m trying to insdtall drivers and I’m having a lot of trouble. Any help would be appreciated!

  • henry

    Having problems with “”data/local/try3.dat/system/bin/sh”” someone please help its says nout found or no such file i tried changing try3 to try3.dat and changing sh to su but nothing can somebody please help.

  • Ki

    Any ideas or updates on how to install Samsung adb driver on Window7 64 bit?

  • stormy

    Just from reading the posts on this site its getting crazy. So here’s the deal. Read and then reread and then reread. Read all the steps and all the comments and solutions before you even try to attempt this. Its laid out as simple as it can be. Different pc’s are different. Win7 and 64bit is totally different. I’m just glad this works, for virtual machines I use vmware workstation7 works grreat. I’m a windows 7 user myself. So I have xp, vista, ubuntu 9.10 fedora and chromium all set up in vmware just for reasons like this. It could be harder. Imagine trying to walk the average user through a vitual machine set up then eclipse set up then android sdk and avd set up and installing all the components… a lot of that is greek to you guys and that’s ok. Just read anything you try and do a few times and read what everyone says. Saves you and everyone else a lot of head aches.

  • aaron

    anyone in chicago want to make a few bucks and do this for me…nothing seems to be working. grrrrrrr

  • Devin

    when i type in
    adb shell
    /data/local/try3/system/bin/sh

    it says
    /data/local/try3/system/bin/sh: not found

    what am i doing wrong

    • Devin,

      Read the reported issues at the bottom of the post.

      Issue: During the command prompt steps I get a “no such file” error.

      Solution: Whatever file this happens on, try to add or remove the extension from the end of it (I.e. Use try.dat instead of try, or try instead of try.dat, etc.)

      • Mikey

        tried this and still the file is not found.

        • Mikey,

          At which point? What was the last thing you typed in before it said not found.
          If it still says not found then it isn’t in the right folder.

  • mark

    Can some one please tell me why my behold 2 is not being recon by the adb.. running windows xp PRO and have manually installed drivers but yet still does not rec… please some one help as i have followed instruction and instruction one after the other and cant get it

  • Justin

    I keep getting this on my first step:

    [justin@justin_desktop tools]$ ./adb push try3.dat /data/local
    error: insufficient permissions for device

    Also, i’m using linux, so is there another tutorial for doing this on a linux system? I don’t see why this doesn’t work, but there may be a different approach or something. Also, this comes up using the ./adb devices

    [justin@justin_desktop tools]$ ./adb devices
    List of devices attached
    ???????????? no permissions

  • steve

    for the love of god ive tried every variation of the lenux code and can not get past the line
    /data/local/try3.dat/system/bin/sh

    • Steve,

      There needs to be a space between dat and /system…

  • Steven null Reece

    did so now i get this

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    $

    • Steven,

      Use try3.dat instead of try3, or try3 instead of try3.dat

      • steve

        ive tried it all

    • josh

      I too am stuck at this spot…

      Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
      (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

      C:\>cd AndroidSDK\tools

      C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb devices
      List of devices attached
      SGH-T939 device

      C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb push try3.dat /data/local
      776 KB/s (0 bytes in 74512.000s)

      C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
      Unable to chmod /data/local/try3: No such file or directory

      C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3.dat

      C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
      $ /data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
      /data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
      /data/local/try3: not found
      $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
      /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
      [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
      $ mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
      mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
      mount: Operation not permitted

  • steve

    ive tried everything is there another way can one of u guys do it for me or something im so fustrated

  • steve

    if my phone has the update from andriod culd that b the reason why i cant root

  • joe

    does this work in ubuntu 10.04 if so what are the commands ?

  • J.K.

    After rooting.
    How do i install android 2.1 or 2.2?

    • J.K.,

      Continue on to how to load a custom ROM linked at the bottom of the procedure. Load one of those ROMs first and then search for an Android 2.1/2.2 ROM after and follow the same procedure to flash that.

  • mjhszig

    Unlockr-
    So many people are having the same problem, on other forms too.
    Everything is being executed, and ALL the instructions ARE being followed. ADB says that superuser.apk is installed successfully, and we can see the program ‘superuser permissions” in our apps.
    Yet, it still says “permission denied” on the last line of code. And, NO, the phone does NOT prompt you to allow su.

    No one is providing an answer other than, “follow all the directions.” Well we ARE following all the directions.

    ALSO- YOUR link to “superuser.apk” downloads a folder of misc files, not a file. I had to find superuser.apk on another website.

    • Mjhszig,

      There is nothing wrong with the procedure, I literally just did it an hour ago for a friend and I followed the procedure and had no issues except for the not getting adb to recognize the phone (forgot you can’t use a 64 bit system to do the procedure, so once I switched to a 32 bit Windows computer it went just fine).
      That’s not to say that you aren’t having issues, but it means that your issues are either user error or some other factor that I cannot help you with unless I was sitting with you at your computer.
      What line are you typing that is giving you the error exactly and I’ll try to help.
      All apk files can sometime download as a .zip folder etc on certain peoples computers. It’s not the link, it’s e fact that the format of an apk is very similar to a .zip file and if your computer isn’t sure what a .apk is it turns it into a .zip or a folder automatically. You can usually just change the .zip on the end of the file to a .apk and that fixes the issue with that.
      (and those “misc files” are parts of the .apk file, your computer is just not familiar with .apk’s and is opening the file like a .zip)

  • John

    Hi, im trying to root my behold 2. I am running 1.5 right now and i am on a mac. it works perfectly fine until i get to this step
    “/system/bin/playlogo_real” > /system/bin/playlogo” it says it cannot be found.
    Please Help thanx!!

  • frank

    stuck at
    $ mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    mount: Operation not permitted

  • Muck

    I have completed the ADB phase and am preparing to finish the job. My question is when I do this, what will be on my phone? Do I need to have apps to upload on right away? Or will I be able to pick and choose what to erase off the phone?? Any info is awesome

  • Muck

    So I completed phase 1 yesterday, and downloaded the other files and saved them. Today I plugged in my phone and it will not let me access it.. It pulls it up but when I click on it I get the message “cannot be accessed due to an I/O error”

    Help?

    • Muck

      Now it gets weird.. It magically worked this time.. But I had plugged it in and taken it back out at least 5 times.. What ev’s its working now I guess. Ill post back tomorrow and see if it will hook up again.

      Thanks again

      • Muck

        Why is my phone doing this? I installed the ADB and now its gone haywire. When connected to my comp it keeps allowing me in and out saying something about this I/O driver or something??? Have you seen issues like this before??

  • Danny B

    I was just curious if this can be done if i have the stock 1.6 on the phone alredy. My friend wants me to root his and im running into issues and am concerned with it being with the firmware version. Thanks for your time

  • Sam White

    I have successfully rooted my phone in the past but now that i updated to 1.6 I would like to root again. I can’t because i get this every time:

    $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh

    Any help?

  • Tuxi

    Hello!!!

    Can I do this on linux????

    Please help me!!!!

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  • BH2 user

    “Try3 no longer works! Exploit closed. It’s mentioned many times on the forum.”

    • vicky

      ok so what works?? i get as far as adb shell and the next line dont work.. so now what

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  • vicky

    i cant get past adb shell…. the next line dosnt work . ive done it 24 times and i get the same thing no matter if i use try3 or try3.dat or even capitol Try3 and Try3.dat . just wont accept the line starting with /data/ after the adb shell line

  • vicky

    ok i got the whole thing done to the end 2xs but after doing super user.apk it dont reboot so do it manually then doing adb shell and su it says 1 here 2here3here… and access denied both times i did it. i even plugged it back in and got it to the sdktools prompt and triedd to access it with the adb shell then su without starting over and it says the same thing denied. what is wrong at the end

  • capadac

    mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    operation not permitted

    What should i do

  • Joseph

    ok finally got the drivers installed but then there is a problem in the command propt some of those lines are suppose to be combined in order for the command to work. someone needs to take the time to show whats on each line because the adb shell on LINE 5 need line 6 to accompany it so guys make note of that I’m sitting here now trying to figure it all out so i can type it out in a comment to help you guys along.

  • Joseph

    I’m sorry guys I gave up just could’nt find out what lines went with what. I guess I’ll have to wait. If anyone has sucessfully done this if you could please send me a screen shot of the commands you typed in it will be a great help. Or if anyone knows someone who can actually do this newyorks_underocver1981@yahoo.com hit me up and we can negotiate a price cause my head is killing me.

  • Jordan

    Who can I pay to root my behold 2 for me because I’ve tried the commands on line 3 down are not working does anyone know where I can find a step by step video that shows what you type and what is suppose to come up after you type it. Or can someone hit me up in my email and we can work a deal out because I just want to get my phone rooted and install my custom rom.

  • Jay

    i get an error after
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    it says [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    Then i type mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system
    it says mount: operation not permitted
    I cant go further after this because i keep getting errors. Anyone know the solution to this problem? I have searched through all the comments and everyone who asked this question got no response. Hopefully I will get one.

    • Acseazzu

      I get the same problem. What is wrong?

  • 2 Behold 2

    at the point >>> cat/sdcard/su.dat >/system/bin/su1 >>> keeps coming back with the response “cannont create /system/bin/su1: read-only file system… how do i change this ?

    • Smcbride152

      i keep getting the same problem. Was anyone able to figure it out?

    • Smcbride152

      i keep getting the same problem. Was anyone able to figure it out?

  • userface

    is this thread still being answered? any solution for the operation not permitted at the remount part?

  • RIck

    Hi, I just finished this, but I keep getting

    Permission Denied
    here1here2here3#

    when I try su on the command line.

    Any ideas?

    • RIck

      Er, that’s after the reboot at the end of the procedure.

  • adb push try3.dat /data/local
    adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3
    adb shell
    /data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh: not found

    • Moises,

      Read the reported issues….

      • Moises

        Still Stuck…

        • Moises

          ok now its other thing

          mount-o: permisson dennied

          any idea????

      • Jqbrierl

        I have read the reported issues and have tried them and it is still giving me an error on the
        /data/local/try3 /system/bin/sh. Do you know of any other possibilities I can try?

  • Steven

    Okay so, when in the command prompt i get to:

    abd shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3

    It gives me this reply

    error: device not found

    I’m not really sure what to do. I’ve done all the steps and my phone is plugged in and on PC mode.

    • Rjohnson256

      try3.dat at the end corrects the problem

  • Rome79

    I’m stuck at mount -o rw,remount /dev/st9 /system. I keep getting mount: operation not permitted. Can anyone help with this?

    • Means you didn’t type everything in correctly, start over and be very careful.

  • raymundo

    after i type in adb push try3.dat /data/local
    it says protocol error why is that?.

  • Ok so I cannot seem to get passed this:
    mount-o rw,remount/dev/st9 /system

    all I get is this
    # mount-o rw,remount/dev/st9 /system
    mount-o rw,remount/dev/st9 /system
    mount-o: not found

    Any ideas on whats up here?

  • keanu

    unlockr:

    i can not get past the /data/local/try.3 /system/bin/sh… I’ve tried every extension to the end of the try3 file and it still for some reason says “not found”

    • keanu

      i mean try3

  • andyzet

    after I type abd shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3,
    it says: unable to chmod /data/local/try3: no such file or directory.
    What am I doing wrong?

    • Read the reported issues at the bottom of the procedure…

    • Read the reported issues at the bottom of the procedure…

  • Keanu

    dude, I’ve read the reported issues at the bottom and i tryed all of the extentions to try3, this file does not work… i’ve read around the web that “try3” is and exploit and currently no longer works, can you substitute this file and give us another one to enter into the procedure. Maybe you should put the fixed file in the reported issues?

  • Rain

    i keep getting this error
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh

    what do i do?

  • ayuda cuando pongo adb push try3.dat /data/local, me dise error: device offline o device not foud, que debo hacer ?

  • y cuando lo conencto con pdanet al poner el adb, se desconecta, porque ?

    • Amg2137

      Para: Luis Relynaldo Salinas: Cuando conenctas con “pdanet”, en el telefono, corre tu dedo en la pantalla de arriva para bajo. Eso te habre una pantalla que dise algo commo “USB Connected”, tocalo dos vesses para abrir lo, entonse topa para contectar, dese “Mount”. Osea a montar la tarjeta de el telephono. Deve abrir en la computadora el 5-10 segundos. despues sege con lo demas. buena swerte.

  • Acseazzu

    I get stuck on “Chmod 04755 /system/bin/sh”. It says”unable to chmod /system/bin/sh: Read-only file system”. What do I do?

    • Means you didnt type the mount -o line correctly. Start over.

  • Scott Nguyen

    just a tip… if you encounter abd shell chmod 0755 /data/local/try3 you may want to use odin to flash 1.6 and then come back

  • Kellyheacox

    My phone doesnt show up with serial number no matter what i try

  • I’m having the same problem as Rain,
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh

    Is this because try3 no longer works? If so, isn’t there something else similar to try3 that we can use? Thx.

  • Robmorales07

    To the unlockr I did everything but wen I got to the last part where it tells you to type su I get permission denied
    here1here2here3here4here5$
    did I do something wrong? If so could you please tell me what I did wrong so I can go back and fix it and do it again

  • ok, now when I type in data/local/try3/system/bin/sh I get the message data/local/try3/system/bin/sh: not found, what could I be doing wrong?

  • ok, now when I type in data/local/try3/system/bin/sh I get the message data/local/try3/system/bin/sh: not found, what could I be doing wrong?

  • autonami

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb shell
    $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    i tied ‘try3’ ‘try3.ta’ made sure spaces where there and and the command was correct. i still get [1] killed no matter what

    o jave

  • autonami

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb shell
    $ /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    [1] Killed /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh
    i tied ‘try3’ ‘try3.ta’ made sure spaces where there and and the command was correct. i still get [1] killed no matter what

    o jave

    • Christopher_preslar

      If you use Odin Multi Loader and flash the Original Behold 2 Rom then you should be able to start it over again. I was having the same problem and this fixed the problem.

  • autonami

    is there no longer support for this thread?

  • Gen Kirschbach

    adb doen’t push file try3

  • Innocentbuddafly

    My question may hav ealready been answered if so Im sorry but I have my behold 2 on pc mode and my computer wont recongize it. is there specail software Im suppose to have to get my phone to show in the bottom notification draw.

  • Ella Solero

    i still cant get to see the serial number thru cmd. done with the deview stl cant get it

  • Vertexdr

    how to fix this problem
    please help

    C:androidsdktools>adb install Superuser.apk
    502 KB/s (51463 bytes in 0.100s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK]

  • Skeeterflea

    I’m trying to do this but when I adb push try3.dat /data/local/ I get the result that 0KB were copied in X seconds. Does this method still work since the OTA that was pushed out? Β 

    • Skeeterflea

      Nevermind. Odin method works as advertised

  • None_none

    FLAG! the first link to download dosent work

  • romeo

    Is there anyway to do this on a 64bit windows?

  • Vdadalyan

    Is it possible to root without using USB? My phone won’t connect using USB

  • Ballaboii247

    after putting /data/local/try3.dat /system/bin/sh it says permission denied
    what is my next step? i’ve been working on this real had and been looking thru all the comments
    any help will be great.

    • Aaronx6

      Odin have to download, configure the PDA as we mentioned here. CMD and then you do it again … now working …. yeaaaaa.

  • Jim1824

    when i put all the commands it dissapear at the end

  • Osojuancarlos

    me podrias pasar el archivo su.dat, el servidor ya no sirve y necesito ese archivo.

  • El_waiper_2125

    Hello anyone can help me??

  • L50404

    Since the Megaupload does not exist any more, can you provide other download link??

  • El_waiper_2125

    Todavia no puedo rootear mi SAMSung behold 2 πŸ™

  • El_waiper_2125

    Alguien me puede ayudar?