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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1301 (permalink)
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My phone was once rooted and Unrevoked Forever had been used. Then I got the OTA which has cause myriad of problems. I have tried Hard Resets and soft and I cannot remove files or apps. I remove them or erase everything and when I reboot it is all back. I tried both methods. The first method I couldn't get the img to load. the ZeroG method got the img to load, but now the phone is stuck in reboot. It shows the droid red eye, then reboots, Quietly Brilliant, then says "Droid" and back to eye. Over and over.

If you had already used unrevoked forever and then accepted an OTA, all you need to follow are these steps:

[How To] Regain Root With S-Off or HTC unlocked bootloader

Once you have a recovery, you can then flash any rom to get your phone booted up.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347044

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Cool Awesome!

My friends, to the author of this post and to those he has given credit to, you all rock! I've been wanting to jailbreak my HTC Incredible forever and I just ran these suggestions and it worked perfectly.

Well done oh Jedi Master's, well done indeed...

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I used unrevoked3, following this guide:

Updated: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com

for my Incredible, and I wasn't sure what to do, because the instructions don't say what to do after running Unrevoked. It just says to wait, but if I wait, my phone just sits there in the bootloader menu, asking if I want to "start the update". So I said, yes, figuring that must be the recovery, and it wiped all my data (even though people said Unrevoked doesn't wipe your data), and didn't root, and after I told it to reboot, Unrevoked is still just sitting there still "waiting for bootloader." It never said "Done" or anything like that. So, that was awesome. So, now I just tried it with this guide, and it sat there again, asking if I wanted to start the update, so I said yes, again. And it wiped my data, again. I guess I don't understand what I'm doing, or I'm following the instructions wrong. In the future, it would be nice to be able to root my phone without wiping everything.

Does anyone know of a guide that clearly explains how to do this? Or can someone just tell me what the hell I'm doing wrong? This is extremely frustrating, and I'm about to scrap the whole thing and just say, 'well, I guess I never have a rooted phone', because it's apparently impossible for someone like me.
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I used unrevoked3, following this guide:

Updated: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com

for my Incredible, and I wasn't sure what to do, because the instructions don't say what to do after running Unrevoked. It just says to wait, but if I wait, my phone just sits there in the bootloader menu, asking if I want to "start the update". So I said, yes, figuring that must be the recovery, and it wiped all my data (even though people said Unrevoked doesn't wipe your data), and didn't root, and after I told it to reboot, Unrevoked is still just sitting there still "waiting for bootloader." It never said "Done" or anything like that. So, that was awesome. So, now I just tried it with this guide, and it sat there again, asking if I wanted to start the update, so I said yes, again. And it wiped my data, again. I guess I don't understand what I'm doing, or I'm following the instructions wrong. In the future, it would be nice to be able to root my phone without wiping everything.

Does anyone know of a guide that clearly explains how to do this? Or can someone just tell me what the hell I'm doing wrong? This is extremely frustrating, and I'm about to scrap the whole thing and just say, 'well, I guess I never have a rooted phone', because it's apparently impossible for someone like me.

Take a look at your SD card and remove the PB31IMG.zip that is on it... that's what is wiping your data, not unrevoked.


Following this guide is the ONLY way to root the incredible right now... well this and the other sticky in this forum that uses the HTCdev method (more complicated).
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Take a look at your SD card and remove the PB31IMG.zip that is on it... that's what is wiping your data, not unrevoked.


Following this guide is the ONLY way to root the incredible right now... well this and the other sticky in this forum that uses the HTCdev method (more complicated).
Well, damn. I thought I took that off of there, bc I remember you guys telling me to delete it after I was done. I wish I understood this stuff the way you do. :\

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I used unrevoked3, following this guide:

Updated: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com

for my Incredible, and I wasn't sure what to do, because the instructions don't say what to do after running Unrevoked. It just says to wait, but if I wait, my phone just sits there in the bootloader menu, asking if I want to "start the update". So I said, yes, figuring that must be the recovery, and it wiped all my data (even though people said Unrevoked doesn't wipe your data), and didn't root, and after I told it to reboot, Unrevoked is still just sitting there still "waiting for bootloader." It never said "Done" or anything like that. So, that was awesome. So, now I just tried it with this guide, and it sat there again, asking if I wanted to start the update, so I said yes, again. And it wiped my data, again. I guess I don't understand what I'm doing, or I'm following the instructions wrong. In the future, it would be nice to be able to root my phone without wiping everything.

Does anyone know of a guide that clearly explains how to do this? Or can someone just tell me what the hell I'm doing wrong? This is extremely frustrating, and I'm about to scrap the whole thing and just say, 'well, I guess I never have a rooted phone', because it's apparently impossible for someone like me.
I'm confused...

Didn't we get you to s-off in this thread?

http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/526757-attempting-gain-root-htc-unlocked-bootloader.html

Why are you messing with unrevoked? All you need to do is follow the directions in the sticky to "regain root with s-off"

Or has something happened?
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after unrevoked said it was done i accidentally pressed my phone's power button and now all it has shown on screen for the last half hour is a hat over some kind of gear. What should i do to fix this?
push power again

power button takes you back a menu,or if youre on the main menu,it takes you to the hat.

select things with the optic trak pad thingy
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Hi All...

I know this is probably covered here... but I see all kinds of info all over the Internet regarding this, and it's not all the same. I have the HTC Incredible, and I successfully rooted the phone yesterday using the instructions on page 1 of this thread (thank you!). Now every time I look at my phone, it's wanting to update to 4.08.605.2. And I mean every time! Anyway... I've seen a lot of "recommendations". Some say to delete a file, rename a file, modify a script in a file... being a newbie to this, I'm really confused as to what to do.

Do I let the phone do it's thing and install the update? Is there a ROM (I've never worked with ROMs or Kernels) that could be installed that eliminates these OTA pushes?

I was happy with the stock Incredible... I rooted because I thought it could do even better (better battery life, less bloatware, etc.) A long time ago, I "debranded" a Sony Ericson phone to gain access to the GPS chip (that everyone said didn't exist... but somehow did in the European marked). That gave me the chutzpah to try this.

Anyway... I'm back to this original thread, as this is the one that got me rooted to begin with, with the very clear directions. BTW, I still have all the stock programs, and have Titanium Backup Pro, Root Explorer, ROM Manager, Astro File Manager, and Superuser Permissions.

Thank you for following my long post! Any help, or pointing to some distinct instructions would surely be appreciated!

P.S. I did see a thread here about regaining root... but that was for after accepting the update, which I didn't. I'm going to go back and read that more carefully. Thanks again, guys.

Yikes! Another edit. I forgot to mention, if you didn't figure it out... I do have S-off.
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if you have s-off,theres no harm in letting the phone update. s-off will remain,you can use the other guide here to reinstall recovery and re-root.

id pretty strongly consider to simply install a custom rom based on the newest firmware.im sure there is one thats bsically stock,with a few enhancements,including the low space fix that plauged stock phones.

youll also want to somehow get back to the GB baseband. either install it as a PB31IMG,run an ruu,or let the phone OTA. any of those will get it back for you.
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Hi All...

I know this is probably covered here... but I see all kinds of info all over the Internet regarding this, and it's not all the same. I have the HTC Incredible, and I successfully rooted the phone yesterday using the instructions on page 1 of this thread (thank you!). Now every time I look at my phone, it's wanting to update to 4.08.605.2. And I mean every time! Anyway... I've seen a lot of "recommendations". Some say to delete a file, rename a file, modify a script in a file... being a newbie to this, I'm really confused as to what to do.

Do I let the phone do it's thing and install the update? Is there a ROM (I've never worked with ROMs or Kernels) that could be installed that eliminates these OTA pushes?

I was happy with the stock Incredible... I rooted because I thought it could do even better (better battery life, less bloatware, etc.) A long time ago, I "debranded" a Sony Ericson phone to gain access to the GPS chip (that everyone said didn't exist... but somehow did in the European marked). That gave me the chutzpah to try this.

Anyway... I'm back to this original thread, as this is the one that got me rooted to begin with, with the very clear directions. BTW, I still have all the stock programs, and have Titanium Backup Pro, Root Explorer, ROM Manager, Astro File Manager, and Superuser Permissions.

Thank you for following my long post! Any help, or pointing to some distinct instructions would surely be appreciated!

P.S. I did see a thread here about regaining root... but that was for after accepting the update, which I didn't. I'm going to go back and read that more carefully. Thanks again, guys.

Yikes! Another edit. I forgot to mention, if you didn't figure it out... I do have S-off.

The best (easiest) solution is to install a stock gingerbread rom and install the gingerbread radio... I'll update this post later with links (should be able to find them in the rom subsection) if you can't find them (the gingerbread radio can be found here http://pvillecomp.com ) . You don't want to let the update notification you are getting to install or you will have to root again, although it is much easier since you have s-off.
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You guys are FAST!!! Thank you!!! I'll wait a bit before proceeding. In the meantime, I have made sure I have all the proper files downloaded and available (as mentioned in the "regaining root" thread after accepting OTA).
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Hmmmm... interesting thing happened. I decided to give in to the OTA and follow the re-root steps. The phone indicated the update would be starting. But then it went to the home screen and everything is as it was. I'm still at 2.2. Apparently the update didn't happen. I looked at the "system updates" screen and it says "Your system is currently up to date", where before it indicated I had the update waiting for installation.

So do I leave as is... "well enough alone"... hoping to not get bugged about OTAs again? Or should I look for the stock Gingerbread ROM for installation?

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Here's the rooted rom
[ROM] Official INC OTA 4.06.605.3 - xda-developers
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Hmmmm... interesting thing happened. I decided to give in to the OTA and follow the re-root steps. The phone indicated the update would be starting. But then it went to the home screen and everything is as it was. I'm still at 2.2. Apparently the update didn't happen. I looked at the "system updates" screen and it says "Your system is currently up to date", where before it indicated I had the update waiting for installation.

So do I leave as is... "well enough alone"... hoping to not get bugged about OTAs again? Or should I look for the stock Gingerbread ROM for installation?

Thanks!
my apologies... i actually forgot one inportant step in the OTA process. you need to be running the stock recovery. clockwork cannot install the factory OTAs(matter of fact it blocks them)

at this point,you can leave well enuff alone if you wish,but i would prolly update your radio as a PB31IMG,and then flash the rom sdraw provided.
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Oh well.... might have bricked the phone. I installed the radio with no problem. But when I tried to flash the ROM, it didn't work. Now when I turn on the phone, it just sits at the opening "HTC Incredible" screen and goes nowhere. None of the buttons appear functional. After I remove the battery and power down, then power up (with volume down button and power button), I will get 5 or 6 quick buzzes in succession. Then at other times, I will get the 'H' boot screen, that eventually goes to the clockwork screen. However, I am not able to select any of the menu items there.

I did perform a nandroid backup this morning. It is on the SD card as well as on my computer. I also did a Titanium Pro backup.

Am I bricked? Suggestions? Thanks!
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id try running the froyo ruu to get to a working phone(fix says you need .92 hboot). then you can fix the 5 vibes death. start here: 5 Vibs of Death | PvilleComp's
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When you are getting the buzzes...you are sure that you are hitting volume DOWN and not up? Because hitting volume UP and power will also cause the vibrations and only a battery pull gets you out of it.
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For anyone who is running into the problem of "failed to copy 'mtd0.img' to '/sdcard/mtd0img': Permission denied" . . .

What worked for me was rather than just connecting as charge only was to instead first connect the phone as disk drive and then, without unplugging, switch to charge only.

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sdraw... you may be right about why I was getting the buzzes. However, I haven't yet found a way to "unbrick" the phone. Seems that the methods I've seen require that the SD card at least be recognized or have some kind of access to the phone. The SD card doesn't seem to be recognized by the phone or by USB. Volume down and power take me to the HBoot screen, but nothing there fixes the phone. I wait long enough and it goes to the clockwork screen. None of the selections do anything there. They just take me to the hat icon and at that point I can press the power button which takes me back to the clockwork menu (again, can't do anything there), or I can pull the battery.

Oh well... might mean a trip to Verizon. So... what do I tell the Verizon techs... I messed it up trying to root? And what are the consequences? In your experience, can they "unbrick" a phone, or will I be purchasing a new one?

Hey... thanks for all your help guys. I do appreciate it, and I should have quit while I was ahead (rooted at 2.2). I have a tendency to plug away, and this time I guess I got bit!!
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did you try running the froyo ruu? you can install it as a pb31img in hboot, or run a .exe file with the phone in fastboot.

You can also install a pb31img by following the directions in a thread called "an easier way to flash pb31img files"
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I'll check out that thread, Scotty. I haven't tried those things. But I'm must be missing a fundamental point. If I can't get into the phone at all... can't establish a data connection... and the menu items do not work at HBoot, how can I install anything or run anything? Is this something that can be done if I remove the SD card and install on it?

I'm sorry for being so dense! I'm going to go back and read the thread you mentioned above.
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I'll go back and try that. But how do I "place the phone in fastboot,put it in RUU mode" when the HBoot menus don't work, and after a minute or so, the clockwork menu comes up which doesn't appear to be operable?

I can see I'll be busy tonight trying this... that is unless you write and tell me to forget it! I hope I've learned my lesson! Although this is really the first device that I've truly boogered up! Thanks for your assistance. :-)
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Wow! What a pest I am! I'm beginning to hate myself! lol

Don't know if this would tell you anything, but I've removed my SD card and read it in my card reader on my laptop. Everything is there and intact, including my backups.

OK... over and out! Thanks!
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From the easier way thread: " put the file that you want to flash into the mini adb-folder". What file is that? The ROM? I think I'm getting somewhere... at least it seems I'm connected to the laptop now.

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Using the "easier way" method, I think I'm getting closer. Things fail at the command prompt when I enter "adb reboot bootloader'. I get "error: device not found".

Anyway... getting cross-eyed now. Will come back to it tomorrow.
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I'll check out that thread, Scotty. I haven't tried those things. But I'm must be missing a fundamental point. If I can't get into the phone at all... can't establish a data connection... and the menu items do not work at HBoot, how can I install anything or run anything? Is this something that can be done if I remove the SD card and install on it?

I'm sorry for being so dense! I'm going to go back and read the thread you mentioned above.
have you tried installing PB31IMG in hboot? like when you downgraded? even if the sd card is not being recognized in a booted rom,it should still be recognized in hboot. the solution may be as simple as putting the froyo PB31IMG(the one that you used to downgrade when following the guide) back onto the sd card and letting is update.

your bootloader has 2 modes. "hboot" wich is the mode that its in when you turn off the phone and then hold vol down+power. in this mode you have the menu options you mention,plus the ability to flash software/firmware files.

if you use the power putton and vol rocked to select "fastboot" youll be in the bootloaders other mode. in this mode you can communicate with your PC to do different things,provided you have the proper drivers and the fastboot utility. since you used the guide to downgrade and s-off,ill assume you have both. typing in "fastboot devices" with your phone plugged in andin fastboot mode will verify. the fastboot utility you have as well,in your mini-adb_inc folder.

the menu options in "hboot" taking you to the hat are not of any concern. that actually what they are supposed to to. they typically will boot you to the stock recovery to perform the various options. since you have replaced the stock recovery with clockwork,chosing thes menu options sends you to the clockwork hat screen.

so to recap,id try:
1)put froyo PB31IMG back on your sd card. boot to hboot,if it finds the file,let it update.
2) if for some reason that fails,download this .exe file. once its downloaded,put your phone into the "fastboot" mode. right click on the .exe file,and run as administrator if your version of windows has that option. then just follow the onscreen directions. if you have a way to charge the battery fully prior to doing this,do so.
3) if neither of those works,we can try the ruu method that youre currently working on,ill try and answer those questions in the next post.
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I'll go back and try that. But how do I "place the phone in fastboot,put it in RUU mode" when the HBoot menus don't work, and after a minute or so, the clockwork menu comes up which doesn't appear to be operable?

I can see I'll be busy tonight trying this... that is unless you write and tell me to forget it! I hope I've learned my lesson! Although this is really the first device that I've truly boogered up! Thanks for your assistance. :-)
fastboot is described above(power on into hboot. select "fastboot" from the hboot menu). ruu mode is,as per the directions,accesed by entering the command fastboot oem rebootRUU

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Wow! What a pest I am! I'm beginning to hate myself! lol

Don't know if this would tell you anything, but I've removed my SD card and read it in my card reader on my laptop. Everything is there and intact, including my backups.

OK... over and out! Thanks!
youre not being a pest. youre new to this,and its quite understandable youre a lil freaked out by the fact that your phone doesnt work

pretty sure theres nothing wrong with your sd card,but if you want to,you can back it up,then reformat it,making sure to select FAT32. at this point,tho,i do not believe this is neccessary.

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From the easier way thread: " put the file that you want to flash into the mini adb-folder". What file is that? The ROM? I think I'm getting somewhere... at least it seems I'm connected to the laptop now.

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the file you want to flash can be literally anything. an hboot,splash screen,radio,a whole rom. in your case it will be a rom- the PB31IMG for froyo that you used to downgrade.

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Using the "easier way" method, I think I'm getting closer. Things fail at the command prompt when I enter "adb reboot bootloader'. I get "error: device not found".

Anyway... getting cross-eyed now. Will come back to it tomorrow.
unless you got your phone to boot into the OS,the reboot bootloader command isnt working because its an ADB command,not a fastboot command.

adb(android debug bridge) is used to communicate with your phone when its functioning normally in the operating system.

you will need to use fastboot commands,since fastboot is the mode you can currently get to.

in order to use the easier way method,youll need to modify it a little:

-power on into hboot
-select fastboot with power button/vol rocker
-follow all of step 1
-in step 2,go from the "md5 sums" command to the "fastboot devices" command. skip over "adb devices" and "adb reboot bootloader" since they are adb commands and will not work in fastboot

hope that helps
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Hey Everyone,

I'm working on getting my wife's phone downgraded to fix some other issues.

I'm sorry if the following has been posted before....
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exit to get out of your adb shell,and back to the "mini-adb_inc" prompt

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.
when I type adb reboot bootloader (the last quoted command above) I get an access denied error. I tried it as su (without exiting the adb shell) but then the phone didn't install the zip file. Any ideas on what I'm not doing correctly. I think I followed all of the steps correctly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Everyone,

I'm working on getting my wife's phone downgraded to fix some other issues.




when I type adb reboot bootloader (the last quoted command above) I get an access denied error. I tried it as su (without exiting the adb shell) but then the phone didn't install the zip file. Any ideas on what I'm not doing correctly. I think I followed all of the steps correctly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Loren
you need to be completely out of the shell,and the normal prompt.

you can accomplish the same thing by just powering off the phone and then powering on(vol down+power) into hboot. if hboot does not find the PB31IMG,there is something else wrong(reread the OP there are some tips for flashing PB31IMG files)
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Got my phone back! THANK YOU, SCOTTY!!!!!! I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping me. Not that I needed it, but talk about restoring one's faith in mankind!! :-)

This fix from your 9:17 post (you sure went out of your way to help!) is what got me going. I will store all these posts away in a vault... just in case there's a "next time"!

1)put froyo PB31IMG back on your sd card. boot to hboot,if it finds the file,let it update.
2) if for some reason that fails,download this .exe file. once its downloaded,put your phone into the "fastboot" mode. right click on the .exe file,and run as administrator if your version of windows has that option. then just follow the onscreen directions. if you have a way to charge the battery fully prior to doing this,do so.
3) if neither of those works,we can try the ruu method that youre currently working on,ill try and answer those questions in the next post.

Again.. thank you so much!
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awsome! glad you are back in business
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Now... possibly heading for "new frontiers". Gotta make a decision about going from rooted 2.2 to the latest Gingerbread. I'll continue with my research, but also start a new thread.

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Thank you all for such great info. Tearing my hair out trying to get this working on my Incredible. After running through the procedures in step 2, I went into Root Explorer to remove some bloatware. I renamed some apk's to *.bak then went back in to Root Explorer and noticed they reverted back to original names.

I felt like this was a little suspect so I used a Terminal Emulator to check root and it got me to #, but then gave me permissions errors when trying to mkdir in /system. I then downloaded a Root Checker and it says I have Root permission. Didn't trusted so tried running through the steps again after upgrading to ClockwordMod Recovery 5.0.2.0

What I'm getting is Unrevoked says "Done", but the process ends in the ClockworkMod 5.0.2.0 with the following error:

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ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.0
Waiting for SD Card to mount (20s)
SD Card mounted...
Verifying SD Card marker...
SD Card marker not found...
CHecking Internal SD Card marker...
Error verifying extendedcommand.
Error processing ROM Manager script. Please verify you have ROM Manager v4.4.0.0 or higher installed.
/tmp/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log. Please open ROM Manager to report the issue.
Anybody have any ideas? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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Thank you all for such great info. Tearing my hair out trying to get this working on my Incredible. After running through the procedures in step 2, I went into Root Explorer to remove some bloatware. I renamed some apk's to *.bak then went back in to Root Explorer and noticed they reverted back to original names.

I felt like this was a little suspect so I used a Terminal Emulator to check root and it got me to #, but then gave me permissions errors when trying to mkdir in /system. I then downloaded a Root Checker and it says I have Root permission. Didn't trusted so tried running through the steps again after upgrading to ClockwordMod Recovery 5.0.2.0

What I'm getting is Unrevoked says "Done", but the process ends in the ClockworkMod 5.0.2.0 with the following error:

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ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.0
Waiting for SD Card to mount (20s)
SD Card mounted...
Verifying SD Card marker...
SD Card marker not found...
CHecking Internal SD Card marker...
Error verifying extendedcommand.
Error processing ROM Manager script. Please verify you have ROM Manager v4.4.0.0 or higher installed.
/tmp/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log. Please open ROM Manager to report the issue.
Anybody have any ideas? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
That error is normal after running unrevoked... when using root explorer are you changing the option that makes the directory read/write capable?
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That error is normal after running unrevoked... when using root explorer are you changing the option that makes the directory read/write capable?
No kidding... weird. Yeah changed to R/W and all seemed fine. And in hopes of keeping my post concise I didn't mention that I was able to remove two apps via rename to *.bak... so they're not in the drawer, however going back in to /system/app shows the names reverted back to just *.apk. And despite renaming other apk's they will not leave app drawer. AND, as mentioned, cannot mkdir in /system or /system/app ... not that it's an entire necessity but I planned on moving the apk's to a different directory rather than renaming them.

I guess I'm going to trying moving on to step 3 and see if I get anywhere. I'm just feeling like there's something that isn't 100% right with my root job. Any input?
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I guess I'm going to trying moving on to step 3 and see if I get anywhere. I'm just feeling like there's something that isn't 100% right with my root job. Any input?
if superuser granted permissions to root explorer,it should be fine for moving on to step 3.

if you plan to flash a custom rom after getting s-off,then i wouldnt worry too much about it. if you plan to come back to the backup that you make prior to downgrading,then you could go ahead and update superuser,it may just be the old version unrevoked installs has some issues with GB.

as ive said many times in this thread,the important function of unrevoked is to get you a custom recovery. superuser access is easily flashed in recovery of its out of date or missing

download and flash in recovery: superuser 3.0.7

a wipe of cache/dalvik cache is prolly not neccessary,but not a bad idea
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if superuser granted permissions to root explorer,it should be fine for moving on to step 3.

if you plan to flash a custom rom after getting s-off,then i wouldnt worry too much about it. if you plan to come back to the backup that you make prior to downgrading,then you could go ahead and update superuser,it may just be the old version unrevoked installs has some issues with GB.

as ive said many times in this thread,the important function of unrevoked is to get you a custom recovery. superuser access is easily flashed in recovery of its out of date or missing

download and flash in recovery: superuser 3.0.7

a wipe of cache/dalvik cache is prolly not neccessary,but not a bad idea
Many many thanks. With your help I now have s-off and root. Root explorer is acting "normally" and all else is what I expect. Thanks for your dedication.
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Many many thanks. With your help I now have s-off and root. Root explorer is acting "normally" and all else is what I expect. Thanks for your dedication.

You're welcome. Glad it worked for you
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If you're still S-Off from being rooted previously, This method works on the Original Droid Incredible (without the "Error processing Rom Manager Script"): [How To] Regain Root With S-Off or HTC unlocked bootloader

Also, on the Incredible, remember to use the trackpad button to select items in ClockworkMod Recovery (not the power button) or you will just get the Top Hat icon.
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I don't know why I didn't root sooner, LOL! Gracias!
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I don't know why I didn't root sooner, LOL! Gracias!
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I can tell by this forum that you are pretty much the man when it comes to this stuff. I have an Incredible 2 that I rooted following strict step-by-step instructions. I was reading comments from the original Incredible forum and started getting nostalgic so I pulled my phone out and charged her up. I wanted to root this phone, but it has 2.2 on it right now since it has been off for a while now. What process do I need to follow to get her rooted from this state? Thanks so much for your help. I would either A. like to test drive cyanogenmod, or B. perform a switch back to my Incredible again. Either way, I want to root her and see what old girl can do. I replaced her, because I dropped her in a pool. She obviously was able to be fixed, but that pushed me in the direction to get two Inc 2's for free through wirefly. I still love the small size of the original incredible and might even be willing to swap back and forth during times when my larger phone won't work.
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Scotty,

I can tell by this forum that you are pretty much the man when it comes to this stuff. I have an Incredible 2 that I rooted following strict step-by-step instructions. I was reading comments from the original Incredible forum and started getting nostalgic so I pulled my phone out and charged her up. I wanted to root this phone, but it has 2.2 on it right now since it has been off for a while now. What process do I need to follow to get her rooted from this state? Thanks so much for your help. I would either A. like to test drive cyanogenmod, or B. perform a switch back to my Incredible again. Either way, I want to root her and see what old girl can do. I replaced her, because I dropped her in a pool. She obviously was able to be fixed, but that pushed me in the direction to get two Inc 2's for free through wirefly. I still love the small size of the original incredible and might even be willing to swap back and forth during times when my larger phone won't work.
If it is still on 2.2, all you need to do is run unrevoked.
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Thanks Scotty! I wish you were an Incredible 2 expert as well...
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What question or issue do you have with it?
Send me a link to an Inc 2 forum thread and I'd be happy to help with it
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I got a couple of simple questions:

It works with Droid Incredible 1 with 2.3.4 right?

Does it work for both Amoled and Slcd droids?

After rooting, can I edit the build.prop file?
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I got a couple of simple questions:

It works with Droid Incredible 1 with 2.3.4 right?

Does it work for both Amoled and Slcd droids?

After rooting, can I edit the build.prop file?
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Do I really have to downgrade to 2.2?
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