October 11th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike W
I'm back and presumabley S-off. You're right, quite fast and easy (thanks Sonic!). So now...
1) change cid back to stock verizon
this is actually very easy. simply put the phone in fastboot,change to fastboot directory,and enter in a cmd window:
fastboot oem writecid VZW__001
Ummm... Do I need to set up fastboot as in "set up adb and prepair to root" in the other thread or is fastboot already there? I installed HTC synch to get the drivers as you suggested. I downloaded the miniadb_m7, unzipped, etc. Assuming I follow all these steps correctly and it checks out, how exactly do I "put the phone in fastboot"?
correct. you need to use fastboot commands in the cmd window to change the cid,and the miniadb_m7 file will do all that for you. as hadron said,you can select fastboot from the hboot menu,or you can use the comand adb reboot bootloader once youve determined adb commands to be working.
the first times you plug in,the pc may start installing drivers. youll prolly have to wait a couple minites to get a response to adb devices or fastboot devices
there is a troubleshooting fastboot/adb connections spoiler in the OP. i can link it down below as well.
Assuming I get through that, I thought I'd leave the bootloader locked (seems easier?). Download CW touch and flash the zip as per your guide. My eventual goal is to get Cyanogen back once the mod is stable (five nightlies so far) so I guess I need "permanent" recovery. Where's the step that allows me to backup the stock rom?
once you have installed a permanent recovery,youll make a nandroid backup of stock using the recovery menu on the phone. if you need to get back to stock,youll restore that backup. if you need the stock recovery back on the phone as well,its flaoting around on xda,but we can cross that bridge if we come to it,its not something you particularly need to worry about right now.
You're "root with windows" guide ends with flash superuser root files. I notice that my phone has superSU on it since coming back from Denver. Is that the playstore app you mention? I'm a little lost on this one. I found the super SU zip file. How do I "install from sd card"?
sonic may have installed a recovery and root for you,in wich case,you dont really need to do anything else. if you needed to install it,you would do so just as you would a rom:
1)plug in to pc,drag the file to internal storage
2)boot to recovery
3)using recovery menu wipe cache and dalvik cache,then flash the superuser file
hope that helps.
for now,id prolly concentrate on getting your drivers working,and being able to connect to your phone with the cmd window in the booted OS (adb devices
) and with the phone in fastboot (fastboot devices
once youve got that part working,you can adb reboot recovery
aND see what pops up. my guess is that youll see twrp recovery. if you see a red triangle and ! then youve still got a stock recovery
in the booted OS,you can:
to reboot the phone
adb reboot bootloader
to boot to fastboot
adb reboot recovery
to boot to to recovery
in fastboot you can:
to make the bootloader reboot
fastboot getvar all
to list some phone info
fastboot oem writecid VZW__001
to change your cid
to boot back to the OS
last and not least,some troubleshooting steps:
troubleshooting connectivity issues:
*make sure you have changed to your adb/fastboot directory!
*make sure usb debugging is enabled(checkmarked) to use adb in the OS
-try a reboot of the PC
-try different usb cables and ports
-dont use a usb hub
-dont use usb 3.0
-make sure nothing capable of comunicating with the phone is enabled and running. htc sync,pdanet,easy tether,and even itunes have all been known to cause issues.
-windows 8 has been known to have issues. try a windows 7 or older machine
failing the above,
-i use these drivers for fastboot and adb(donwload and run as admin): http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe (mirror)
failing that,try manually updating the drivers in the following manner:
-put the phone in fastboot mode(select fastboot from the hboot menu)
-open device manager on the PC
-plug in phone,watch for it to pop up in device manager.
-update drivers with device manager,pointing the wizard to the extracted
driver download folder from above
note that you can check the connectivity of the phone,and make sure drivers are working by in the following manner:
-open cmd window. change to directory containing adb/fastboot utilities
-adb with the phone in the booted OS,usb debug enabled,enter:
adb devices in a cmd window
-fastboot with phone in fastboot(not hboot!),enter:
fastboot devices in cmd window
in either case,a properly connected phone with working drivers installed should report back the phones serial number.
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Last edited by scotty85; October 11th, 2013 at 06:13 AM.