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Old March 28th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #51 (permalink)
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tether works fine. Guess I am in. thanks.

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im stuck on step 5..plz breakdown step 5..i have the app on my desk top..but i cant figure out how to drop it or paste it to my sd card...plz help
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I have a few questions please. I want to root for 2 reasons. First is to uninstall all the bloatware off the phone to hopefully give it better battery life and speed it up. Secondly I want a rom that will allow you to use the wiimote via bluetooth. Can anyone suggest a rom that will help me with this.
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im stuck on step 5..plz breakdown step 5..i have the app on my desk top..but i cant figure out how to drop it or paste it to my sd card...plz help

Connect your phone to your computer hit use as hard rive when prompted on phone and cut and paste or pic and drop onto your sd card.
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also if im already able to googles app inventor and take screen shoots via the sdk way do I need to download anything else or can i just start the rooting process
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Okay, so I rooted my phone using this method. WORKED PERFECTLY...that was about 2 weeks ago.
Yesterday I was deleting some stock apps and accidentally deleted an unknown file. My phone was then stuck on the white 4G screen forever. Tried rebooting in recovery. Stopped at the 4G screen again. Tried Factory reset...Now my phone does boot up, but there seems to be no OS. I have a black screen, but it does show my vm, gps & sprint service icons at the top of my screen. My phone will recieve calls but I cant access anything else. Hboot mode tells me that there is "no image" or "wrong image."
Im a noob at this and this is only the second phone Ive rooted so I will need very simple "for dummies" type instructions if anyone has any.
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Okay, so I rooted my phone using this method. WORKED PERFECTLY...that was about 2 weeks ago.
Yesterday I was deleting some stock apps and accidentally deleted an unknown file. My phone was then stuck on the white 4G screen forever. Tried rebooting in recovery. Stopped at the 4G screen again. Tried Factory reset...Now my phone does boot up, but there seems to be no OS. I have a black screen, but it does show my vm, gps & sprint service icons at the top of my screen. My phone will recieve calls but I cant access anything else. Hboot mode tells me that there is "no image" or "wrong image."
Im a noob at this and this is only the second phone Ive rooted so I will need very simple "for dummies" type instructions if anyone has any.
Turn your phone off, boot into recovery and restore using the nandroid backup you made.... (You did make a nandroid,right?)
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Does rooting the phone in this dummies method allow the 'wireless hotspot' feature of the phone? Thank you.
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No, but download "wireless tether" from the market and it will do the same.
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Just wanted to say thanks for the great walk-through. I was kind of procrastinating rooting because of the other intimidating guides, but this made it too easy to avoid. Thanks again for the hard work!
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Hey guys, attempting root right now. I get the "$" and i type su but i keep getting permission denied. any ideas?
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I'm trying to do the 'HTC Evo Battery calibration for extended battery life' tip posted in: Sprint Community: HTC Evo Battery calibration for extended battery life.

When I'm doing the 'This is a one-time only procedure' step 3, charge for an hour while the phone is powered off, the 'Clockwork Mod Recovery' menu is showing on the phone.

Is this normal after you root the phone, power it off, and plug it in to happen? Thanks in advance!
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Can we get a video so it's more hands-on? That would DEF be more helpful for less confident guys like I.
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I'm trying to do the 'HTC Evo Battery calibration for extended battery life' tip posted in: Sprint Community: HTC Evo Battery calibration for extended battery life.

When I'm doing the 'This is a one-time only procedure' step 3, charge for an hour while the phone is powered off, the 'Clockwork Mod Recovery' menu is showing on the phone.

Is this normal after you root the phone, power it off, and plug it in to happen? Thanks in advance!
Yes it is a quirk with CWMod recovery. No worries. It probably isn't charging, when it is in recovery, though.
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Can we get a video so it's more hands-on? That would DEF be more helpful for less confident guys like I.
If you can read and navigate around the pc, you can do it.
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I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow. A little busy today. But I'll def have time to try it tomorrow. I read through all the steps already so I'm a little more confident.
But let's say i accidently screw up and my phone bricks...
Is there a possible way to "unbrick" it?
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I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow. A little busy today. But I'll def have time to try it tomorrow. I read through all the steps already so I'm a little more confident.
But let's say i accidently screw up and my phone bricks...
Is there a possible way to "unbrick" it?
Follow the directions. It won't brick. I believe there is a program that will help go back to stock if need be, but you will be fine. It is not difficult.
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Also, will it delete everything off of my phone?
Sorry for all the questions.
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Also, will it delete everything off of my phone?
Sorry for all the questions.
Not to just root. You have to wipe to flash certain roms.
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So the root steps above don't require to wipe data? So it's still possible to permroot and keep all my things such as contacts and apps?
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So the root steps above don't require to wipe data? So it's still possible to permroot and keep all my things such as contacts and apps?
Yes, you shouldn't have to wipe to root. Nothing will change except that you will be able to use root apps/ and access recovery.
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Yeah, the place that you do all flashing and backup stuff from
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sorry for my stupidity, but that's the page where it's white with codes on there and the 3 little androids are skating down at the bottom?
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sorry for my stupidity, but that's the page where it's white with codes on there and the 3 little androids are skating down at the bottom?
Don't be sorry we all had to learn. Yes. It is. I have never watched the videos, but I am sure there are some for rooting this phone somewhere on youtube.
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ok, basically i've gone almost all the way through step 8.
but right after i typed in adb shell and the $ appeared, when i typed in su and hit enter it says permission denied.

any help please?
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So I have windows 7. when I download the .exe from the first step, how do I rewrite it's path to the C:\ drive?
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So I have windows 7. when I download the .exe from the first step, how do I rewrite it's path to the C:\ drive?
Run the installer, when it asks for a path, copy the path specified in the first post, and paste it in the window where you can submit your own path....
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It doesn't ask for a path. It just downloads strait through IE and into the downloads folder automatically. If I were to change it I would probably have to cut and paste but how would I do so?
Is there any kind of chats or something? I don't wanna have to keep posting
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Excellent instructions. Very helpful. Two places I got stuck fwiw:

At the end of Step 8 -- Superuser was not automatically installed so I did not get any "Allow" prompt on my phone. I had to separately download Superuser from the market and then proceed.

I would mention around Step 13 to uncheck the box previously checked in the Step 6 advice to "Go back into VISIONary and put a check next to the box that says "temp root on boot"." It seemed to cause me problems finishing the rooting process until I unchecked the box.

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This guide has been much help, but I seem to be stuck on Step 8.
When I type md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin or md5sum sdcard/Shift/hboot_end.nb0 is says "No such file or directory." Well I know there is because I can see it on my SDCard. Please help!!

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This guide has been much help, but I seem to be stuck on Step 8.
When I type md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin or md5sum sdcard/Shift/hboot_end.nb0 is says "No such file or directory." Well I know there is because I can see it on my SDCard. Please help!!

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busybox md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0

Use that command instead. And you will probably have to put busybox in front of the command when it does it again in a step or two....
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after typing "adb shell" i get "$" and i proceed to type in "su". i get "permission denied.

anyone know what i'm doing wrong here?
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after typing "adb shell" i get "$" and i proceed to type in "su". i get "permission denied.

anyone know what i'm doing wrong here?
Check and make sure that you have temp root, that sounds like the issue. Also if you get the quick permission denied, from what I understand, you need to reboot both your pc and your Shift before trying to temp root agian.
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reboot both device and temp root is ON.

still receiving the same result. still "permission denied" after inputting "su"

any other tips?
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reboot both device and temp root is ON.

still receiving the same result. still "permission denied" after inputting "su"

any other tips?
I've seen several other people have this same issue. Not really sure what some people aren't granted super user permissions. They only other thing I can think of is making you Quickly click allow on your phone... if it's actually showing up. If you can't get it figured out you want to try the one click method over on xda.
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perm root issues, su denied - cmd

found a thread about it but no real answer....
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From the few people I've helped root, su denied error seems to be quite common. IDK if it has to do with the root on boot setting (that was a common denominator in most of the cases) or not, but I would say The best thing to do is uninstall the root app you are running, reboot your phone, reboot your pc, and then start over from scratch. Don't set the app to root on boot. It may take a few times for it to run in order for it to root your phone correctly. Every phone is different. All I can say is be patient, but tenacious if you are having trouble. Good luck!
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I just got another Evo Shift and used the same method for rooting, so I can verify that this works...

However, there was some things that mysteriously changed since the first time I rooted a shift.

after entering...

Code:
cd C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools
I could not get ADB to run.

The fix was to enter this code instead...

Code:
cd C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools\platform-tools
The ADB file was in an additional "platform-tools" folder within the "platform-tools" folder.

Also, after clicking "temp root on boot" it didn't seem to make the phone faster. I had to unclick temp root on boot to get the perm root to stick.
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sounds like you need to uninstall the version you have, then reinstall a newly downloaded version... I think something happened to the one you have on your phone... It happens sometimes with apps. Try that.
I'm having the exact same problem. I can't uninstall it because it doesn't show up in the app manager. It must be there because when I try to install the new one it says "this app will replace an existing one" . If I continue with the install it fails every time. Any ideas?
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I'm having the exact same problem. I can't uninstall it because it doesn't show up in the app manager. It must be there because when I try to install the new one it says "this app will replace an existing one" . If I continue with the install it fails every time. Any ideas?
Do you have a file manager installed? Root Explorer or something similar? You should be able to uninstall it from there....
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Do you have a file manager installed? Root Explorer or something similar? You should be able to uninstall it from there....
Yea, but I don't see it there either. Looking in SD/system/app. Would it be called something other than visionary?
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Yea, but I don't see it there either. Looking in SD/system/app. Would it be called something other than visionary?
Look in the sdcard/download folder if you used your phone to dl it....
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Look in the sdcard/download folder if you used your phone to dl it....
I copied it from my computer to the SD card like earlier in the instructions. Checked there anyways but its not there.
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i cant check the box for temp root on boot b.c the app was deleted and wont redownload can i continue
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some reason the visionary is not on the phone anymore but the phone isnt too slow can i continue to the other process or should i try to keep installing the app ?
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some reason the visionary is not on the phone anymore but the phone isnt too slow can i continue to the other process or should i try to keep installing the app ?
Visionary needs to be installed since you need super user permissions. Is the .apk anywhere on your SD card?
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6. [/B]Next, switch your phone's connection status back to "Charge Only". Use any file manager (free from the android marketplace "ES File Explorer") to install the VISIONary app on your phone. On your phone just find the visionary installer in the file manager and click to install. (Icon should look like a caution sign). Once complete, open VISIONary on your phone and click "Temproot Now". Wait for the rooting process to take place. Shouldn't take long at all. At this point your phone is rooted. However, you may noticed that your phone is running slower than normal. Go back into VISIONary and put a check next to the box that says "temp root on boot". Now power off your phone and then turn back on. This will root your phone before background apps are running, thus making it much faster.
This is where it falls down for me. After selecting "temproot now", it starts the root process, sits there for a minute, then I get the Sprint 4G screen (the phone reboots). I don't see here in step 6 that this is supposed to happen. can someone confirm if this is failing for me, or if it is working as intended?
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