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June 13th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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 Originally Posted by JasonK75 I have a couple questions in regards to this method. Is the Clockworkmod ROM Manager section doing the exact same thing as the using the evo-recovery.zip method (for recovery)? Just one is more automatic while the other requires ab shells? I only found a free version of the titanium backup - does the dev still have the paid version? I know that Flips Fresh ROM is putting all the bloatware onto the SD card; will the titanium backup end up putting all the bloatware back onto the phone's internal memory? Thanks! Great tut!!
ClockworkMod Recovery allows you to flash ROMs directly from your EVO without having to be connected to your PC. Toast's custom recovery requires that you be connected to your PC and use adb, but it is the only way to write to /system. However, you shouldn't need to write to /system unless there is something very specific that you want to do since most custom ROMs are already optimized.

In order to get the donate version of Titanium Backup, you must donate a few bucks to the dev, and he will send you a license key that activates all of the donate features. The full instructions are in the app once you download it.

Fresh ROM puts the apps in a separate folder on the SD card. They aren't installed, so Titanium Backup won't touch them. You can use a file explorer like EStrong or ASTRO to individually restore any features that you would like.

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 Originally Posted by flukeSG2 I just unzipped it on my desktop and it worked fine. I would upload it for you but I'm in a hotel and have terrible connection. Also, you said you are getting a clean unrooted evo after reboot, which sounds like my problem I had this morning and I had to download the radio update and run it like you do the rom files. I applied both the radio update and the rom at the same time and all seems to be working now.

Very interesting. I would appreciate it if (at a later time) you could post it somewhere where I can grab it. I finally got it working (with my "possibly corrupt" file but used Toastch's PC method. What I found was this:

When I used the file downloaded from the link, it SEEMS I was able to load the image but the resulting system was not rooted (I tried loading Titanium Backup and it said "not rooted") HOWEVER when I continued the process using adb I was able to load the recovery file and then load ROMS and now I am up and running. I am wondering if that PCIMG36.ZIP actually roots the EVO despite what the instructions say. The whole thing is quite strange. In the end I found the ADB method much simpler (maybe because I am a DOS person from way back). Now that it's rooted I can use ROM MANAGER and it's all brainlesss and painless just as it was on my MyTouch3G.

Maybe they fixed that file. I am going to try and download it yet again.

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For anyone listening here ... it's quite easy to remove "bloat files" directly from the ROM images you download. For example, I installed the "Bugfree" ROM and simply opened up the zip file I downloaded, went into the \system\app folder in the ZIP and removed all the crap I didn't want then loaded the ROM via Rom Manager and was good as gold. Real easy process if you do it BEFORE loading your ROM. A lot easier than doing it through adb or that tiny terminal app. Just make sure you also remove the matching APK/ODEX files.

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ADB's not so bad! I prefer it, actually, because it makes me feel EXTREEEEEEEME as I remove applications via command line. :P
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 Originally Posted by mrk ADB's not so bad! I prefer it, actually, because it makes me feel EXTREEEEEEEME as I remove applications via command line. :P
It's a lot easier to shift/click and delete.

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 Originally Posted by EvO_DyNasty i need help!! i did this and have been sucessful up until step 32-33 when i go to the reboot screen and i have to do the -reboot system now -apply sdcard: update.zip -wipe data/factory reset -wipe cache partition -install zip from sdcard -nandroid -partitions menu -advanced - *****Go Back***** i only have down to the wipe cache option nothing else...and i run the apply sdcard: update.zip and i get nothing just a abort fail message stating there is no such file or directory????
Same thing happened to me and isn't working. Should I try the Fresh ROM instead? This is my first time dealing with rooting and kind of nervous lol. Also if I do go with Fresh do I delete anything from the stuff I downloaded on the first page?

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so how about a full root guide for part 2 to toast's guide

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 Originally Posted by TheBiles ClockworkMod Recovery allows you to flash ROMs directly from your EVO without having to be connected to your PC. Toast's custom recovery requires that you be connected to your PC and use adb, but it is the only way to write to /system. However, you shouldn't need to write to /system unless there is something very specific that you want to do since most custom ROMs are already optimized. In order to get the donate version of Titanium Backup, you must donate a few bucks to the dev, and he will send you a license key that activates all of the donate features. The full instructions are in the app once you download it. Fresh ROM puts the apps in a separate folder on the SD card. They aren't installed, so Titanium Backup won't touch them. You can use a file explorer like EStrong or ASTRO to individually restore any features that you would like.
Thanks man, huge help!

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 Originally Posted by htc.EVOlution so how about a full root guide for part 2 to toast's guide
I'd actually have to do an adb guide first because it is required for that. I'm on vacation until Sunday, but I will definitely give it a shot next week if there is demand.

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 Originally Posted by TheBiles I'd actually have to do an adb guide first because it is required for that. I'm on vacation until Sunday, but I will definitely give it a shot next week if there is demand.
I'd like to see an adb guide. Is there somewhere that explains it? Now that full root is out I want to get to it. I'm currently rooted via unrevoked.

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Re: [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide!

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 I'd actually have to do an adb guide first because it is required for that. I'm on vacation until Sunday, but I will definitely give it a shot next we
I'd like to see an adb guide. Is there somewhere that explains it? Now that full root is out I want to get to it. I'm currently rooted via unrevoked.
There is an adb basics guide on xda, but it is pretty brief.

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 Originally Posted by mrk ADB's not so bad! I prefer it, actually, because it makes me feel EXTREEEEEEEME as I remove applications via command line. :P
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 Originally Posted by MisterEd It's a lot easier to shift/click and delete.
I agree, I hate using ADB.

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I just did the first step, the PC36IMG.zip.

It took like 4 minutes to reboot. Is this normal?

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Hey wait, when do you install the radio update thingy? I never saw that step in the Tut.

The file in question is: evo.1.39.00.05.31.zip

What was I suppose to do with this one? I think I missed something.

Update... Just saw this:

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 Originally Posted by flukeSG2 What is with people just saying "it works" "got it to work" tell us what you did to solve the problem or you aren't helping anyone and your posts are pointless. I followed all the steps, and I've repeated steps 30-34 three times now, I downloaded the fresh evo rom and when I select that on my sdcard I somehow end up with stock rom on my phone again. Any idea's what I'm missing or messing up? Edit: I got it, it was the radio update. Make sure to download and install the Radio Baseband 1.39.00.05.31.

Where was this step? I don't see anything about the radio update in the tut... Can someone help me? I just put the clockwork mod thingy on the SD card as update.zip, I'm holding off til someone can fill in the missing steps I think I over locked.

Thanks.

Yet another update.. I found this:

Do I want to do this BEFORE I flash Fresh .02? I was just to the point where I flash fresh. So far all I've done is root with PC36IMG.zip, install ROM Manager and the clockworkmod thingy.

I just renamed the clockwork zip to update.zip and copied it to the SD but I want to know about the radio update before I continue. Please someone respond, I'm sitting here doing this now and I don't want to mess up!

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Anyone? I'm sitting here staring at the screen waiting for someone to reply!

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After definitely works. Before might, but after definitely does.

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I think I got it. I flashed the "Radio" the same way you would the "Fresh Rom" and then I Fresh Rom.

Rebooting now, see if it works!

*Update*

Got it... Phone says FRESHHHHH when it boots up now too lol!

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 Originally Posted by TheBiles I'd actually have to do an adb guide first because it is required for that. I'm on vacation until Sunday, but I will definitely give it a shot next week if there is demand.
I'd also like to see a 'noob guide' for part 2. I feel pretty comfortable now but being as this is my first root I want to make sure all goes as it should. Thanks for you work on part 1 btw!! It is very much appreciated.

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 Originally Posted by Roadblock I just did the first step, the PC36IMG.zip. It took like 4 minutes to reboot. Is this normal?
Any time you wipe the cache it will take a while to boot. No worries.

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Hey TheBiles, I just used your method to root and install the new Fresh Rom and let me tell you I couldn't do it without your tutorial. Awesome work! This is my first Android phone and your thread is 100% newbie friendly! Cheers!

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 Originally Posted by Roadblock Hey wait, when do you install the radio update thingy? I never saw that step in the Tut. The file in question is: evo.1.39.00.05.31.zip What was I suppose to do with this one? I think I missed something. Update... Just saw this: Where was this step? I don't see anything about the radio update in the tut... Can someone help me? I just put the clockwork mod thingy on the SD card as update.zip, I'm holding off til someone can fill in the missing steps I think I over locked. Thanks. Yet another update.. I found this: How To: Flash a Radio Update Sprint Evo 4g Geek For Me – Sprint Evo 4g & CDMA Hero Do I want to do this BEFORE I flash Fresh .02? I was just to the point where I flash fresh. So far all I've done is root with PC36IMG.zip, install ROM Manager and the clockworkmod thingy. I just renamed the clockwork zip to update.zip and copied it to the SD but I want to know about the radio update before I continue. Please someone respond, I'm sitting here doing this now and I don't want to mess up!
I would call that Step 33.5, After you Wipe Data and Wipe Cache, select Install from SDCard but before you choose your new ROM, choose that radio .zip file you mentioned. Then you go back to the menu where it says "reboot system, apply update, wipe data, wipe cache etc..." go back to "Install from SDCard" and choose your ROM. That is exactly what I did to get mine to work.

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I used both methods to try to boot into recovery. I keep getting the red yield sign with the exclamation point. Suggestions?

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The Biles,
Great tutorial, helped me out a lot as an Android newbie. Followed all your steps and am currently running Fresh rom. My only problem so far is the phone not reading my SD card. I swapped out the card to another device and it reads fine. Swapped in my old 2g sd to EVO and that seems to read fine. Any thoughts or advice? Thanks again.

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When i run update.zip in recovery, i get

"--install from sdcard...
finding update package...
verifying update package...
E:signature verification failed
installation aborted."

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Reformated SD card...working now, a little wonky but hopefully long term fix.

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Nevermind, fixt. missed a file. i feel ******ed

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awesome thanks now onyo tehering

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So I got everything to install just like the directions described but after i installed the supersonic Rom and rebooted i didnt have root and the phone was the way i got it when I unboxed it

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youtube video of this start to finish? and perhaps update the guide with whatever this radio issue is?

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Re: [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide!

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 So I got everything to install just like the directions described but after i installed the supersonic Rom and rebooted i didnt have root and the phone was the way i got it when I unboxed it
This should not be. How do you know you don't have root?

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Does this method give NAND access to use Fresh Rom's? Because i tried installing his, and i get a constant reboot screen.

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 Originally Posted by sailrace Does this method give NAND access to use Fresh Rom's? Because i tried installing his, and i get a constant reboot screen.
This does not involve unlocking NAND yet. I will have a full version up Sunday or Monday. Only Fresh .3 requires NAND unlocked, so you should try .2 until then. Sorry for the delay, but I'm on vacation.

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No apologies needed. You're work (and others') is invaluable around here...i can be patient.

I'm trying it manually...we'll see what happens.

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 Originally Posted by Crizix So I got everything to install just like the directions described but after i installed the supersonic Rom and rebooted i didnt have root and the phone was the way i got it when I unboxed it
You didn't install the radio update, again like I wrote above I call this step 33.5 you need to copy the file to your SD card just like the other files, but before you choose your ROM, select the radio.zip, after it installs navigate back to your menu (can't describe, but easy enough I figured it out first time try) then select your rom and install it. BAM! You should have a new ROM installed now.

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 Originally Posted by imyourhero I used both methods to try to boot into recovery. I keep getting the red yield sign with the exclamation point. Suggestions?
if you are seeing that sign you need to press and hold up on the volume and push (but not hold) the power button

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 Originally Posted by TheBiles This does not involve unlocking NAND yet. I will have a full version up Sunday or Monday. Only Fresh .3 requires NAND unlocked, so you should try .2 until then. Sorry for the delay, but I'm on vacation.
I've been trying to get this done, at the point in 'root part 2' just starting where it says to boot into recovery and do a nandroid backup. I did get it to boot into recovery but don't know how to do a nandroid backup. It just says to do it, doesn't say how and didn't see anything in that recovery menu that was obvious. Looks really easy once I know how to get that done.

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 Originally Posted by flukeSG2 You didn't install the radio update, again like I wrote above I call this step 33.5 you need to copy the file to your SD card just like the other files, but before you choose your ROM, select the radio.zip, after it installs navigate back to your menu (can't describe, but easy enough I figured it out first time try) then select your rom and install it. BAM! You should have a new ROM installed now.
So, now this is where i get confused. The ROM appears to have installed properly and browsing thru my apps i found the "Superuser Permissions." So I'm assuming it rooted. But when I loaded TB to restore apps, first thing it said was, "Sorry, I don't have permission (root) to run this application. "

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 Originally Posted by effluent I've been trying to get this done, at the point in 'root part 2' just starting where it says to boot into recovery and do a nandroid backup. I did get it to boot into recovery but don't know how to do a nandroid backup. It just says to do it, doesn't say how and didn't see anything in that recovery menu that was obvious. Looks really easy once I know how to get that done.
boot into recovery and go to update.zip and press the power button. then go to nandroid click power button and u should see nandroid backup
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All the sudden my phone is in a reboot loop after upgrading to Rom Manager Donate version, hearing "FRESHHH" every 30 seconds is getting annoying wth?

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Re: [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide!

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 I've been trying to get this done, at the point in 'root part 2' just starting where it says to boot into recovery and do a nandroid backup. I did get
boot into recovery and go to update.zip and press the power button. then go to nandroid click power button and u should see nandroid backup
Actually, you use the Amon RA recovery image for that part, so you have to select "backup and restore."

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Ok now I'm lost again, in part two it says to download the amon ra recovery image, so I looked in part one and there's something about that. But don't know what it means. So do I put that amon ra image in root of sd then when in recovery and I'll see a nandroid option go there then select backup and restore?

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Hi guys I am new to rooting as well and I have a question that I didn't want to start a new thread over it. I am on step number 32 and when I go to apply the sd card update I get an error message and ideas on what the problem might be?

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OK GUYS: Full guide is up on xda! Get it while it's hot! I will be posting it here in a new topic later on because I will have to cut it up to separate posts due to limitations here.

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Awesome dude, can't wait to dig in later I'm definitely missing something trying to figure it out without an idiot guide.

June 17th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Close this topic, please, mods. New one is posted.

June 17th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #96 (permalink)
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wheeeeeeeew! i was boot looping till i decided to reapply the rooted zip. i forgot to wipe cache and data.....

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So all my root access is working. Just had to update busybox. Although everyone kept sayin too update the radio file. I completely skipped that step and it still worked.

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Very good tut and much appreciated; however, I came from WinMo world and flashing ROMS; similar, but not exactly the same so I have some questions if someone doesn't mind clearing this up for me.
In Section II, this is rooting for the first time so the phone get's rooted by the process of loading the pc36img. Why then in section IV do you need to put the stock ROM back on? Isn't it still on the phone, just rooted now from Section II?

One more clarification, why is the Custom Recovery option necessary in section III, or is it?

Sorry for the noob questions. I've done a number of searches which cleared up a lot for me except this. I think my mindset is still stuck on flashing winmo ROMS.

June 18th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #99 (permalink)
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Kills Sprint Hotspot. You can connect to hotspot but can't browse internet. At least this is true for the linked Supersonic rooted ROM. Might be a good idea to post a link or explain how to get back if this doesn't work for some people.

Shipped ROM (1.32.651.1) thanks to football http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=685835
OTA update 1 (1.32.651.6) thanks to football http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=695604

As long as the clockwork zip resides on my SDCard I should be able to flash the above stock ROM, be rooted again, but still use clockwork to backup/restore ROMs?

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Re: [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide!

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 Kills Sprint Hotspot. You can connect to hotspot but can't browse internet. At least this is true for the linked Supersonic rooted ROM. Might be a good idea to post a link or explain how to get back if this doesn't work for some people. I'm presuming that loading these ROMs will get me back: Shipped ROM (1.32.651.1) thanks to football http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=685835 OTA update 1 (1.32.651.6) thanks to football http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=695604 I'm downloading 1.32.651.6 now. As long as the clockwork zip resides on my SDCard I should be able to flash the above stock ROM, be rooted again, but still use clockwork to backup/restore ROMs?
Both of those are RUUs that will completely take your root ability. Use Wireless Tether for Root Users for 3G and 4G wireless tethering.
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