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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #801 (permalink)
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My apologies. When I read the following;



I was looking in the PB31IMG.zip folder rather than the recovery-clockwork....PB31IMG.zip folder. Apparently reading instructions is not my forte.

So I shouldn't worry about the fact the Windows seems to think the PB31IMG.zip file is corrupt? Just go ahead and place it on the root of the SD card at the appropriate point in the instructions?
As long as the md5 sum matches,you should be fine

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Successfully rooted and s-off! Scotty, thanks for your help--repeatedly clearing cache did it for me. Also, I'm kind of new to actually posting to forums (as opposed to just finding information that is already up on them), and it is so cool that people just help each other out. Feeling good about my phone and the world....
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awsome! glad you got it
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Absolutely HUUUGGGEEEE thanks to Scotty85 & Gkinsella2!!! I just rooted my Dinc running 2.3.4 from my MacBook, am currently creating a backup, and will be downgrading later today (hopefully!). Never could have done it without the link for the proper Unrevoked version link in Scotty's post and even with that wasn't going to bother trying anything without the clear terminal instructions in Gkinsella's post! Again, HUGE thanks guys!

This will be my first experimentation with Terminal so hopefully I don't kill my computer and phone at once!
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glad it worked out for you. ill join in your thanks to ginskella,his directions will be invaluable for mac users
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Ok I am a noob. I only have my droid incredible for 1 more month before I get my upgrade. I cannot figure this out. I have downloaded clockwork and unrevoked and everthing but unrevoked will only run for a few seconds then say failure
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i assume you are trying to root 2.3.4? you are running the 3.22 download,correct?

disable/uninstall htc sync,pda net,and anything else that has the ability to communicate with the phone. lots of folks have had luck after much fustration simply by moving to a different PC or laptop that has never had any phone files,drivers,or programs on it.

failing that,you might search the forum,and put up a post if you cant find answers. unrevoked has been the root standard for the inc for a long time,and im sure youll get lots of good advice in making it work if you post up in a new thread. lots of very knowledgable folks are simply not seeing the questions here
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Hello. ANOTHER noob here. This is my first post. I am a little confused about a downgrade to 2.2...Im currently on Android 2.2 so do I do everything else on this thread to get the gingerbread update? I am rooted on the stock ROM. I do occasionally see the update pop-up but it has never worked so now Im on here trying to figure it out. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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Best thing for you woukd be to flash the forever patch in recovery to become s-off,if youre not allready.

Then, simply flash a gb rom in recovery.
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Best thing for you woukd be to flash the forever patch in recovery to become s-off,if youre not allready.

Then, simply flash a gb rom in recovery.
I just restarted my phone into Recovery and it says "INCREDIBLE XD SHIP S-OFF" so Im guessing im good there. So I guess where im confused is, what part of this thread do I use to upgrade to gingerbread? Sorry, im not too familiar with the terms as far as flash :/ I have loaded CM7 on my phone before so is it similar to that??
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I just restarted my phone into Recovery and it says "INCREDIBLE XD SHIP S-OFF" so Im guessing im good there. So I guess where im confused is, what part of this thread do I use to upgrade to gingerbread? Sorry, im not too familiar with the terms as far as flash :/ I have loaded CM7 on my phone before so is it similar to that??
Can do this if you want to go the official route:
[How-To] Manually install Gingerbread OTA(s) if rooted.

Or like Scotty said, just download a GB rom and install like you did cm7.
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Can do this if you want to go the official route:
[How-To] Manually install Gingerbread OTA(s) if rooted.

Or like Scotty said, just download a GB rom and install like you did cm7.
Oh ok ok, I get it now (light bulb)! Lol. Is there any links here for the GB rom? Or do I google search for one and does it have to be phone specific?? Sorry for so many questions.
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There is a couple official GB rooms listed in the rom subsection of this forum if you are looking to keep HTC sense. ROMs are phone specific.

CM7 is also based off gingerbread.
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if youre getting a screen that says clockwork mod recovery v5.0.2.0 then youre almost there! have you checked to see if the superuser app is in your app drawer? the process may have completed,despite the error message.

if the su app is indeed missing,no worry,just grab the superuser .zip file in the other sticky(regain root with s-off) and flash that in clockwork mod recovery. you will need to place it on the root of your sd card,then use the menu options in clockwork to flash it(wipe cache and dalvik cache for good measure). you will navigate clockwork with the optic trackpad thingy. push it to select(not the power button )

once youve successfully flashed superuser and hes working and grantiing permissions,you can continue on to get s-off
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adb reboot bootloader this will boot your phone to "fastboot" select "bootloader" with the power button.

hopefully what you will see now,is a blue status bar as your phone finds the PB31IMG,unpacks it,checks it,then asks if youd like to update. select yes to update with the volume up rocker. if youve never installed a full ruu in hboot,it will take a few minutes,so dont panic. place the phone gently down somewhere where it wont fall and spit out the battery. let it do its thing. push power to reboot when prompted.

let the phone fully boot,then place in disk drive mode and immediately delete PB31IMG from your sd card,as it will interefere with running unrevoked forever.
Ok, I'm working on a MAC but I don't think that really matters. I went through all of the steps in Terminal successfully (at least I think they were successful) before realizing that I had to re-format my SD card (I know, I should have checked sooner but I thought I knew it was alright...). When I get to the part quoted above, after the blue bar processes and it checks PB31IMG.zip, it says
"Main Version is older!
Update Fail!
Do you want to reboot device?
<VOL UP> Yes
<VOL DOWN> No"

Do I have to re-do all of the terminal code because my memory card wasn't properly formatted?

Edit: Yup, that was the problem. I went through the terminal commands again, and it is currently installing the 'update' back to version 2.2! I left this post here and edited it for the benefit of anyone else that might run into the same problem. Hope that's ok.
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thanks for posting your solution,its not only ok,its what i would prefer folks to do when they have an issue and solve it themselves before someone can get back to you with the answer. indeed it may help someone in the future.

just to add a little more info,it failed the first time becasue the misc image failed to get rewritten with the modified one to allow the downgrade. hard to say wich step may not have gone quite right without looking at it.

glad you got it working.
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I am now running 2.2 with S-off! (for any other noobs, to check if I had S-off I just booted to HBOOT with Volume Down/Power and at the top of the HBoot screen it says "S-OFF" or (S-ON"). I tried to load a rom (from xda developers) onto it to flash last night, but it says my memory card is full. I checked, and sure enough there is a ton of information still on my SD Card. It didn't dawn on my until this morning that shouldn't the sd card have been wiped when I reformatted (using disk utility on my mac in case that matters)? I am thinking that I might just delete everything from the SD card? Are there any specific files or anything that I can't delete?

When I go into Setting>Apps>Manage Apps, it says there aren't any on my SD card, but I when I browse into the sd card either using Astro file explorer or through connection to laptop I have a whole slew of app folders? Are these just relics from having had the apps installed on the sd card previously?

Edit: I went through the folders on the root of my SD card one-by-one and totalled their sizes, along with the files on the root of the SD card (i.e. not in subfolders) and I came up with a grand total of 0.4GB +/-. Both my phone and my computer (with phone mounted as a drive) think that there is 1.65GB of data on the SD card and only 184 MB free???? Do I need to re-format the card again to wipe it clean? Will doing this cause any problems with my phone's ability to function??? Thanks again!
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Ok so I have got to the downgrading part now. I did all of step 3 and checked all the sums. Then I opened the command window and did the following...

C:\DOCUME~1\CSHARP>cd c:\mini-adb_inc
Invalid directory

That is what I keep getting and have been stuck on it for about a hour or 2 now! Can someone please help me out?! Thanks

Edit: I am using Windows XP
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I am now running 2.2 with S-off! (for any other noobs, to check if I had S-off I just booted to HBOOT with Volume Down/Power and at the top of the HBoot screen it says "S-OFF" or (S-ON"). I tried to load a rom (from xda developers) onto it to flash last night, but it says my memory card is full.
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Edit: I went through the folders on the root of my SD card one-by-one and totalled their sizes, along with the files on the root of the SD card (i.e. not in subfolders) and I came up with a grand total of 0.4GB +/-. Both my phone and my computer (with phone mounted as a drive) think that there is 1.65GB of data on the SD card and only 184 MB free???? Do I need to re-format the card again to wipe it clean? Will doing this cause any problems with my phone's ability to function??? Thanks again!

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If you have ASTRO file manager installed on your phone, select Menu - Preferences - Look and Feel

Make sure that "Show Hidden Files" has a check mark in the box. Unix and Unix-like systems (including OS X and even Linux (Android runs on a Linux kernel)) denote hidden files by starting the filename with a period (dot).

When you delete files on the SD card using your Mac, the file is not actually removed until you "empty the trash" (obviously the card has to be mounted in order to do this). Instead they are made into "hidden files" by pre-appending the file name with a dot. Mount the SD card on your Mac, then empty the trash on the Mac. This should free up the space.

WARNING: configuration files and directories are also often "hidden" (or "dot") files. You may not want to delete files on your SD card simply because they are hidden.

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I'm not sure what this means...

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When you delete files on the SD card using your Mac, the file is not actually removed until you "empty the trash" (obviously the card has to be mounted in order to do this). Instead they are made into "hidden files" by pre-appending the file name with a dot. Mount the SD card on your Mac, then empty the trash on the Mac. This should free up the space.
Thanks! I had figured this out at lunchtime after talking to a co-worker who is also rooted. Thanks for explaining how to view hidden files with Astro though- I had looked for it and couldn't find it so I just turned them on on my PC and cleared out the Trashes folder from there.

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I'm not sure what this means...
Sorry, those were ascii scissors to indicate that I was cutting out a large chunk of your text. Old habits die hard.

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Thanks! I had figured this out at lunchtime after talking to a co-worker who is also rooted. Thanks for explaining how to view hidden files with Astro though- I had looked for it and couldn't find it so I just turned them on on my PC and cleared out the Trashes folder from there.

Thanks again!
Glad to hear you got it sorted out! I would have explained how to make OS X display hidden files by default, but I don't have a Mac in front of me and I'm having trouble remotely logging-in to the old powerbook at home to test any instructions I could find online.

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Ok so I have got to the downgrading part now. I did all of step 3 and checked all the sums. Then I opened the command window and did the following...

C:\DOCUME~1\CSHARP>cd c:\mini-adb_inc
Invalid directory

That is what I keep getting and have been stuck on it for about a hour or 2 now! Can someone please help me out?! Thanks

Edit: I am using Windows XP
You have to change directiories all the way back to the root of the c drive first... So type the following without the quotes "cd .." until you get just a c:\ prompt, then you can cd c:\mini-adb_inc
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This is the first time I've tried to root my phone. I've been working for two days now to try to root my dinc 2.3.4. I appreciate all the work people have done, and obviously there is a lot of things that have to be worked out for each user. I'm about to give up, and I just don't want to look through 17 pages of posts to see if there's an answer for me. I followed scotty85's directions, but when it tried to verify the pb31img file it stopped with "Main version is older! Update fail!" And I'm not sure the custom recovery is working either, as when I try to do anything I just get the orange circle under the hat icon and it never changes. If someone could help me, or just tell me if I'll ever get this thing rooted, that would be great. If you could direct me to a particular thread that solves this issue, that would also be great. I don't mean to ask repetitive questions, but it's approaching the point that it's not worth it. Thanks to everyone for their work
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Ok so I have got to the downgrading part now. I did all of step 3 and checked all the sums. Then I opened the command window and did the following...

C:\DOCUME~1\CSHARP>cd c:\mini-adb_inc
Invalid directory

That is what I keep getting and have been stuck on it for about a hour or 2 now! Can someone please help me out?! Thanks

Edit: I am using Windows XP
Sounds like you have either left mini-adb_inc zipped up,or possibly don't have it on your c drive

Edit: im on the phandroid app and just noticed there were more replys. looks like sdraw got it for you
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This is the first time I've tried to root my phone. I've been working for two days now to try to root my dinc 2.3.4. I appreciate all the work people have done, and obviously there is a lot of things that have to be worked out for each user. I'm about to give up, and I just don't want to look through 17 pages of posts to see if there's an answer for me. I followed scotty85's directions, but when it tried to verify the pb31img file it stopped with "Main version is older! Update fail!" And I'm not sure the custom recovery is working either, as when I try to do anything I just get the orange circle under the hat icon and it never changes. If someone could help me, or just tell me if I'll ever get this thing rooted, that would be great. If you could direct me to a particular thread that solves this issue, that would also be great. I don't mean to ask repetitive questions, but it's approaching the point that it's not worth it. Thanks to everyone for their work
These answers are here,I promise.

In a nutshell: main version older means mistake somewhere in adb commands. Try again,get a copy of the cmd window as described in he first post

Recovery is working,use optic trackpad thingy to select,not power button
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These answers are here,I promise.

In a nutshell: main version older means mistake somewhere in adb commands. Try again,get a copy of the cmd window as described in he first post

Recovery is working,use optic trackpad thingy to select,not power button
Ok, thanks, I'll get on it this morning. I should get some kind of response for each adb command, right? If hit enter and it just returns me to the prompt, then something's not right?
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Ok, thanks, I'll get on it this morning. I should get some kind of response for each adb command, right? If hit enter and it just returns me to the prompt, then something's not right?

My session in the first post will show you the output for each input
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I'm sure you've answered this before, but I've looked through several pages of posts and I haven't seen the answer. Let me show you what I did wrong before:
You posted this on page one:

cd /data/local
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image

cd /data/local
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img

you can now downgrade back to 2.2,so you can run "unrevoked forever" to regain s-off

I typed "./flash_image misc/sdcard/mtd0.img". I didn't notice the space between misc and the /. when I typed it the right way it updated successfully. However: although the update took, and I am rooted, S is still ON. I noticed you gave a tip for that problem but I can't find the answer on the public:forever page you linked to. Sorry if I'm repeating, but I'm so close I can taste it.
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Ok, now I'm frustrated again, and I still can't find answers in the 17 pages of posts. Hopefully scotty85 is still around and feels like helping one more noob. At this point I am running Android 2.2. My S is still ON. I tried to run unrevoked again but it said it could not root, is my firmware too new? Don't see how it could be when it's 2.2. Also, when I run unrevoked for the second time, using 3.32, should I change the recovery to the one I used with version 3.22, or let unrevoked run its Clockwork recovery? Thanks to all. I'm going to step away from the phone now and wait for help.
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It is sometimes neccessary to run unrevoked 3.32 twice when rooting 2.2. Every inc I've personally rooted has failed the first time with that same error.

You're almost there

Edit: you're prolly fine letting 3.32 install a recovery,but I would prolly go ahead and change it like you did the first time. You'll then be on the best/newest clockwork.
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Appreciate the help. Onward I go...
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This is kind of weird...
I decided to start over. So after using the 3.22 flash, I had a chance to install what I believed to be the s-off patch from the unrevoked page. I tried it, and it worked. I have flashed with 3.22 and I have S-OFF. Do I need to do anything else? What the hell do I do next?
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Hey guys, what should I do if I don't get the right number sequence when I type in the zergRush in the the command prompt? I am getting 4a32187446c284c2b975845f3ab9ffc4 back when I type that in. The other 3 number/letter sequences are all right. Please help! Trying to root this phone has been consuming my life the past 3 days!
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This is kind of weird...
I decided to start over. So after using the 3.22 flash, I had a chance to install what I believed to be the s-off patch from the unrevoked page. I tried it, and it worked. I have flashed with 3.22 and I have S-OFF. Do I need to do anything else? What the hell do I do next?

Congratulations! Glad you got it

Next,I would either restore your gingerbread backup,or flash a custom rom of your chosing, as you are now on froyo and its. Matter of time before he update pestering starts

As far as anything else,nope... s-off was the ultimate goal and you wont lose it unless you remove it purposefully you're free to flash,root,and rom!
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Hey guys, what should I do if I don't get the right number sequence when I type in the zergRush in the the command prompt? I am getting 4a32187446c284c2b975845f3ab9ffc4 back when I type that in. The other 3 number/letter sequences are all right. Please help! Trying to root this phone has been consuming my life the past 3 days!

That prolly is fine. There have prolly just been further updates to zergrush that I haven't accounted for. Ill check it out later and update the OP.

Sorry for the confusion
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That prolly is fine. There have prolly just been further updates to zergrush that I haven't accounted for. Ill check it out later and update the OP.

Sorry for the confusion
Okay, so I should just be able to continue on with the rest of it? or should I wait to try it after you let me know? haha thanks man
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Check the md5 of your whole zipped zergrush download. I just downloaded it on my phone and got the following:

55ac17ad7d8c93583f19afb9c1138dc2

Ill see if I can extract zergrush,not sure if I can or not. You should be safe,worse case would be it just doesn't work if the download is bad.
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Yup looks like I got the same thing: 4a32187446c284c2b975845f3ab9ffc4
(Shoulda just checked that for you in the 1st place )

Continue on,sir
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Congratulations! Glad you got it

Next,I would either restore your gingerbread backup,or flash a custom rom of your chosing, as you are now on froyo and its. Matter of time before he update pestering starts

As far as anything else,nope... s-off was the ultimate goal and you wont lose it unless you remove it purposefully you're free to flash,root,and rom!
I'm running CM7, like it very much. I never did get unrevoked 3.32 to root for me by itself. Here's what worked: version 3.22, then the PB1IMG update, then the S-OFF patch while I was still in recovery, then I went ahead and ran 3.32 just in case (of what I don't know). I would recommend the custom recovery, as you suggested. It worked for me. I appreciate everyone helping out, especially scotty85. I've learned a ton in the last week. Yes, the update was already trying to mess with me before I installed the new rom. I can see why a lot of people like this. Too bad I can't do this for me Kindle Fire (hint, in case there's anyone out there).
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Yup looks like I got the same thing: 4a32187446c284c2b975845f3ab9ffc4
(Shoulda just checked that for you in the 1st place )

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Alright I went back and tried tonight and for some reason, in the prompt, it says listed devices and then there is a blank space below it. So, for some reason it is not recognizing my phone. I have everything downloaded and on the phone and the debugging is checked. Let me know if you have any advice..thanks!
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was it working before? try unplugging and replugging in different ports with different cables. try toggling usb debugging of,then back on.

sometimes a reboot of the pc and/or phone will fix prollems.

other than that,must be a driver issue... try reinstalling the drivers as described on unrevokeds wiki
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I am at this step
[-click on "file" in the corner of the relfash window
-click custom recovery
-navigate to,and select your "recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc" image and select it. at the bottom of your reflash app window, it should now say "recovery:custom" and "waiting for device"
-make sure usb debugging is checked ON in settings/applications/development.
-plug in your phone and place it in charge only mode. assuming you installed the drivers correctly,unrevoked 3.22 will start. let it do its thing. it will reboot a couple of times. when its finished,it may leave you on a blank screen. if this is the case,pull the battery and reboot.]

But unrevoked 3.22 keeps failing saying:

root device "/sbin/sh: getprop: not found"

I have searched a million posts on this but none of the fixes seem to fit my situation. When I tried to bypass all this and run unrevoked3 - one click painless root and reflash it told me that my firmware was too new.

I am just confused:
Using incredible 2.3.4
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looking for advice on what direction to go? I was able to root my incredible 2 but now that i am trying to root my wife's phone I am stuck. makes me look like I dont know what i am doing - which i dont, but SHE doesnt know that yet! (maaaarge, dont make me look bad in front of the money!)
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So I've read through just about all the posts here and remember someone saying that the downgrade and/or switching to S-off will require the phone to be erased. It is not mentioned much, only once or twice, bit seems like a fairly imoortant caveat, do I want to confirm whether it's true before I start the whole process from step 1. Thanks on advance.

Oh and I have an HTC inc with 2.3.4. Build# 4.06.605.43
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I am at this step
[-click on "file" in the corner of the relfash window
-click custom recovery
-navigate to,and select your "recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc" image and select it. at the bottom of your reflash app window, it should now say "recovery:custom" and "waiting for device"
-make sure usb debugging is checked ON in settings/applications/development.
-plug in your phone and place it in charge only mode. assuming you installed the drivers correctly,unrevoked 3.22 will start. let it do its thing. it will reboot a couple of times. when its finished,it may leave you on a blank screen. if this is the case,pull the battery and reboot.]

But unrevoked 3.22 keeps failing saying:

root device "/sbin/sh: getprop: not found"

I have searched a million posts on this but none of the fixes seem to fit my situation. When I tried to bypass all this and run unrevoked3 - one click painless root and reflash it told me that my firmware was too new.

I am just confused:
Using incredible 2.3.4
radio baseband 5.10.07.07
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looking for advice on what direction to go? I was able to root my incredible 2 but now that i am trying to root my wife's phone I am stuck. makes me look like I dont know what i am doing - which i dont, but SHE doesnt know that yet! (maaaarge, dont make me look bad in front of the money!)
no idea what that means. id uninstall htc sync,pda net,and anything else that has the ability to interact with your phone. download 3.22 again,and make sure youve unzipped it before running the application inside.

alot of the folks that have had issuse with unrevoked 3.22 or 3.32 have solved them by useing a completley different computer thats never had any phone stuff installed on it.

failing that,may want to search the forum,or put up a post... unrevoked has been the inc root standard for quite some time,and there are alot of smart folks here that just arent seeing your question on this thread.

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So I've read through just about all the posts here and remember someone saying that the downgrade and/or switching to S-off will require the phone to be erased. It is not mentioned much, only once or twice, bit seems like a fairly imoortant caveat, do I want to confirm whether it's true before I start the whole process from step 1. Thanks on advance.

Oh and I have an HTC inc with 2.3.4. Build# 4.06.605.43
yes,the downgrade reequires flashing an older firmware,wich will wipe all your data. i said this in the directions inthe first post:
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once you get "successfully flashed clockwork recovery" boot to it and make a backup,since downgrading to get s-off WILL wipe all your data. boot back into the operating system.


so as long as you are able to root with unrevoked 3.22 then you will be able to make a nandroid backup,and pick up exactly where you left off after downgrading,re-rooting and achieving s-off
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yes,the downgrade reequires flashing an older firmware,wich will wipe all your data. i said this in the directions inthe first post:

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I figured I would receive some witty quip and/or smiley as a result of my question but sometimes you just need to confirm these things.

Also, unrevoked worked. Thanks. However, I should mention that at the end of the process, while still in Clockwork Recovery, I received this message on my phone:

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ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.0
Waiting for SD to mount (20s)
SD Card mountedů
Verifying SD Card markerů
SD Card marker not foundů
Checking Internal SD Card markerů
Error verifying extendedcommand.
Error processing ROM Manager script. Please verify you have ROM Manager v4.4.0.0 or higher installed.
/tap/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log. Please open ROM Manager to report the issue.
I just had to navigate in Clockwork to reboot the system and, lo and behold, I had the Superuser app loaded. So while the message did not amount to much, I did not see this result stated anywhere in this thread, so I thought I should mention it.

Lastly, I also had to turn off the syncing of background data under settings/accounts & sync/ to get unrevoked to root the phone. I think this was discussed earlier, but stating it again seemed important.

Thanks again, Scotty!
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glad you got it dont forget to make yourself a backup in clockwork if you want to return to the factory GB rom with everything set up.

alternatively,just get titanium backup,and its prokey and do a batch backup of all user apps. this will make setting up a new rom considerably easier if you intend to try something else
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huh, i am sure surprised that nobody else ran into my problem. i was starting to think that it has something to do with the fact that i rooted my inc2 on the same computer, but i uninstalled the other drivers before starting the inc1 root. I dont have pda net or htc sync installed but damned if that htc/verizon popup (webpage & windows message) doesnt come up everytime the phone reboots during the attempted root.
i have a macbook as well, but have been avoiding trying to root the phone on it because i dont trust how the htc and mac stuff will play together. I will get back to you after my next try.
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Dammit!!!!!! I am so annoyed at this. I cant get this damn thing rooted. Ihave been at this for days and days and days and hours and hours and hours. I keep getting
Error: failed to get root. Is your firmware too new?

i have searched forum after forum and tried so many damn things. Nothing is working. I cant be the only one to have this happen. I know people are like - its so easy you cant screw it up - but when the software crashes that is not me screwing up a step. I found the site to change your radio baseband version but that site says you need to get root with unrevoked3 first. mother! if i could do that i wouldnt be there.

i wouldnt be so pissed if it were my phone, but this is my wife's phone. so if it goes belly up and keeps flashing all these damn UDI mismatch messages and starts having problems i will have to inherit a inc1 that is f'd up instead of my inc2 that is freshly rooted.

what can i do?
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Dammit!!!!!! I am so annoyed at this. I cant get this damn thing rooted. Ihave been at this for days and days and days and hours and hours and hours. I keep getting
Error: failed to get root. Is your firmware too new?

i have searched forum after forum and tried so many damn things. Nothing is working. I cant be the only one to have this happen. I know people are like - its so easy you cant screw it up - but when the software crashes that is not me screwing up a step. I found the site to change your radio baseband version but that site says you need to get root with unrevoked3 first. mother! if i could do that i wouldnt be there.

i wouldnt be so pissed if it were my phone, but this is my wife's phone. so if it goes belly up and keeps flashing all these damn UDI mismatch messages and starts having problems i will have to inherit a inc1 that is f'd up instead of my inc2 that is freshly rooted.

what can i do?
You are still on 2.3.4?

Are you running the unrevoked 3.22 (the version downloaded in the first post of this thread)?
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