It's never long before a phone is rooted, especially not if a member of xda-developers can help it.

Well, it looks like Samsung and Verizon's latest baby, the Fascinate, is no exception, as Dirrk, Junior Member of (you guessed it!) xda-developers has just hacked the device into running the Superuser app...aka rooting it. Don't take my word for it though, check out the guide below:

adb push su /sdcard/su
adb push rage.bin /data/local/tmp/rage.bin
adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox

adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rage.bin

when it brings you back to your original shell or windows cmd promt

adb shell

mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system

cd /system/xbin
cat /sdcard/su > .
cat /sdcard/busybox > .
chmod 4755 su
chmod 4755 busybox


adb install Superuser.apk

It may not be the easiest rooting process in the world, but then again, it could be worse. Besides, if you're a Fascinate owner who was given a slap in the face by Verizon's decision to replace Google with Bing on your new toy, you're probably willing to do anything to sit down, flash a cooked ROM, and enjoy the wonders of stock, un-skinned and thus un-ruined, Android.

Source: xda-developers via Android Central