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).


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 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
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

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

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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