Verizon’s newest 4G slider has just been rooted. The Samsung Stratosphere slider is quite the phone despite its single-core chip. As previously mentioned, the phone has decent specs including a 1Ghz processor and Gingerbread 2.3. We know that while the stock phone sounds tempting enough, this phone like all Android phones are practically begging to be tweaked and customized to higher levels.
Our friends at RootzWiki have been at it again, claiming the rooted Stratosphere as its latest conquest. They were kind enough to provide a comprehensive and thorough guide for new Stratosphere owners interested in modifying their device. As always, their guides are thorough and detailed with the rooting process, though there is discretion the process “is not for the faint of heart”. You will use Heimdall 1.3.1 to flash the firmware to your phone using your computer (the creator highlights Heimdall works for Windows/Mac/Linux for those interested), move the necessary files to your phone, grant the necessary permissions, and you will be the proud owner of a custom rooted phone.
To see the step-by-step instructions and download the necessary files, follow the link below. Enjoy and happy rooting!