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Old October 31st, 2011, 07:29 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Make sure your sd card is not mounted to the pc. i.e.,phone is in charge mode

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thanks ... phone is in 'charge only' mode
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Usually you get that message when the sd card is not accessible. Is the sd card mounted to the phone?

Did your Md5 sums match? Did the outputs to the other commands match mine in the code box on the first post?

If you can copy your session and paste it into a code box it may tell us something.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\?????????????>cd c:\mini-adb_inc

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
HT045HJ01112 device


c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums mtd0.img

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - PC-Tools.Net: Tools and utilities for Windows, Unix/Linux, DOS
Type md5sums -h for help

[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
mtd0.img 34307be744275f1db1dd16af04c37839

c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums flash_image

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
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[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
flash_image 0098a7dd6600b55fac34fc6645be5d7a

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push flash_image /data/local/
1726 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.043s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/
2570 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.249s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb shell
$ su
su
Permission denied
$ su
su
# cd /data/local
cd /data/local
# ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image: permission denied
# ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image: permission denied
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> SD card is mounted to the phone
> The Md5's did match
> As per above post the other outputs did match your OP, only hickup was phone was not 'awake' for 1st su so I was not able to 'accept', but when I 'woke up' the phone I was able to 'accept'

Any clues ... thanks!

ps: I even took the phone and connected it to the PC as 'disk drive', then back to 'charge only', but still same result
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unless there is more that you havent pasted,looks like youve forgotten the following commands:

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


this is what makes it possible to write the new misc image.

after pushing the flash_image and mtd0.img,you need to enter that,prior to
cd /data/local
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img


check the steps and the code box in the first post again,hopefully that gets it working for ya

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Scott>cd c:\mini-adb_inc

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT07DHJ02777    device


c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums mtd0.img

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - http://www.pc-tools.net/
Type md5sums -h for help

[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
mtd0.img                                       34307be744275f1db1dd16af04c37839

c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums flash_image

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
flash_image                                    0098a7dd6600b55fac34fc6645be5d7a

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push flash_image /data/local/
1547 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.048s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/
1662 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.385s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb shell
$ su
su
# cd /data/local
cd /data/local
# chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image <----
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image <----
# cd /data/local
cd /data/local
# ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
# exit
exit
$ exit
exit

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\mini-adb_inc>
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thanks ... all that worked. phone now in a loop of rebooting from the HTS splash screen to the Droid Eye ... over and over ... ??? before i can run unrevoked 3.32

edit: took the battery out, still in the loop of rebooting from HTS Quietly Brilliant screen to the Droid Eye ... ???

edit 2: took out battery again, went back to hboot and reinstalled PB31IMG, and this time it worked ... now on to unrevoked 3.32 ... tomorrow, getting late tonight ... thanks !!!

edit 3: OK ... it's officially 'tomorrow' by the clock, and i could not wait ... ran unrevoked 3.32 and am officially ROOTED !!! Thanks for the help !!!
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thanks ... all that worked. phone now in a loop of rebooting from the HTS splash screen to the Droid Eye ... over and over ... ??? before i can run unrevoked 3.32

edit: took the battery out, still in the loop of rebooting from HTS Quietly Brilliant screen to the Droid Eye ... ???

edit 2: took out battery again, went back to hboot and reinstalled PB31IMG, and this time it worked ... now on to unrevoked 3.32 ... tomorrow, getting late tonight ... thanks !!!

edit 3: OK ... it's officially 'tomorrow' by the clock, and i could not wait ... ran unrevoked 3.32 and am officially ROOTED !!! Thanks for the help !!!

Awesome! Enjoy your phone again.
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Pretty sure the answer to this question is yes, but I just want to make sure

If I follow these instructions half-ways, I'll have a rooted phone running 2.3.4 with s-on correct? I'm only looking to get root on my phone for now and might take the plunge to do custom ROMs later. Also if I only complete the first half, my phone won't be formatted in the process right?
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Pretty sure the answer to this question is yes, but I just want to make sure

If I follow these instructions half-ways, I'll have a rooted phone running 2.3.4 with s-on correct? I'm only looking to get root on my phone for now and might take the plunge to do custom ROMs later. Also if I only complete the first half, my phone won't be formatted in the process right?
correct on both counts.
However you can still install custom roms with s-on if you wanted.
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correct on both counts.
However you can still install custom roms with s-on if you wanted.
So forgive my newbie question, but is the only purpose of really turning the s-off to make the phone always rootable even after a OTA update? If I get an OTA update after running the instructions halfways, will it will break the root?
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So forgive my newbie question, but is the only purpose of really turning the s-off to make the phone always rootable even after a OTA update? If I get an OTA update after running the instructions halfways, will it will break the root?

That is part of the reason to go s-off, but it also allows you to flash other radios and some root only apps work properly with s-off (some tether apps, ad-away/ ad-block, meta-morph, any root app that requires writing to the system partition while booted)
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That is part of the reason to go s-off, but it also allows you to flash other radios and some root only apps work properly with s-off (some tether apps, ad-away/ ad-block, meta-morph, any root app that requires writing to the system partition while booted)
Aww really? I was looking to use the ad-block program... maybe I'll have to follow through the whole guide. Thanks!
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Aww really? I was looking to use the ad-block program... maybe I'll have to follow through the whole guide. Thanks!

There is work arounds to get it to work without s-off, there is a thread on it around here somewhere.
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i wouldnt worry so much about losing your data. thats the good thing about unrevoked 3.22 working. it gives you su access and a recovery,so you can backup apps and app data with titanium backup before the downgrade,and if youre happy with 2.3.4(some arent) you have the option to make a nandroid backup,so after the downgrade and re-root you can restore what you have.

a nandroid is an exact photo,so to speak,of your current setup. when you restore it it will be like you never left

id pretty highly reccomend to go ahead and downgrade and become s-off. in addition to what sdraw said,no security checks means you can flash ruus in either direction,older or newer. may give you some extra options if youre ever in a soft bricked,recovery situation
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Alright... Seeing how easy it is to make a backup I'll try and go for it. Would you recommend staying with Verizon's ROM or would you suggest another?

As of this post I've rooted my phone and made a nandroid backup.
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Hello, I am a new user here. Thanks in advance for the help.

Unrevoked did not work for my droid incredible 2, so I tried the second set of instructions.

When I get to the line "./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img" I get: "error scanning partitions"

I am having trouble finding other resources that cite this problem, any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: is this not for the incredible 2? The error I got from unrevoked was vivwow not supported
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Hello, I am a new user here. Thanks in advance for the help.

Unrevoked did not work for my droid incredible 2, so I tried the second set of instructions.

When I get to the line "./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img" I get: "error scanning partitions"

I am having trouble finding other resources that cite this problem, any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: is this not for the incredible 2? The error I got from unrevoked was vivwow not supported
Correct. This is for the incredible 1. There is some incredible 2 info a few posts back. You'll have to downgrade to .97 hboot then run revolutionary
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Alright... Seeing how easy it is to make a backup I'll try and go for it. Would you recommend staying with Verizon's ROM or would you suggest another?

As of this post I've rooted my phone and made a nandroid backup.
That is completely a matter of preference. If you like vzw's rom,nothing wrong with staying with it.

I personally am not fond of sense,so I run AOSP.usually cm7

Best bet is t look at the rom threads,look at the screenshots,read the changelogs to see what's working and what's not.then skim the last few pages of the thread and see if folks are having any prollems with it.

Pick out a few and try them each out for few days. Remember you're only a nandroid away from your favorite
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I rooted, and am doing the downgrade steps. I placed the adb folder onto the root of C and I changed to mini-adb_inc direction okay....but I am getting errors.

For example, typing adb shell <ENTER> I get error: device not found.

I am also not sure if the push commands did the correct thing.

Windows XP. I tried it in charge mode AND then in disk mode, neither works...
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And the command adb devices just returns "List of devices attached" but no devices.
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Sounds like you're lacking the USB driver. Have you checked device manager for device recognition?
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Make sure you have USB debugging checked on
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Sounds like you're lacking the USB driver. Have you checked device manager for device recognition?
This was probably it; I did Phase I on another computer and didn't consider that I needed to install the drivers on this one.
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On step adb reboot bootloader this will boot your phone to "fastboot" select "bootloader" with the power button.

The phone does its thing, considers P31IMG for a moment,

then says Main version is older?
Update Fail!
Do you want to reboot device?


ugh


I give up for today...
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That is completely a matter of preference. If you like vzw's rom,nothing wrong with staying with it.

I personally am not fond of sense,so I run AOSP.usually cm7

Best bet is t look at the rom threads,look at the screenshots,read the changelogs to see what's working and what's not.then skim the last few pages of the thread and see if folks are having any prollems with it.

Pick out a few and try them each out for few days. Remember you're only a nandroid away from your favorite
Only took an hour for me to complete the second half of the walk through and it worked like a charm. I'm back running 2.3.4 VZW with s-off . Thanks for the great guide and for convincing me to do it! Now to play with all the different choices...
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On step adb reboot bootloader this will boot your phone to "fastboot" select "bootloader" with the power button.

The phone does its thing, considers P31IMG for a moment,

then says Main version is older?
Update Fail!
Do you want to reboot device?


ugh


I give up for today...
sorry youre having trouble with it. "main version older" is what you will typically get when you try and flash an older RUU with an s-on hboot. this indicates that there was fault with some of the steps prior,and the misc image dint get re-written.

when youre up for it again,just go slow,make sure you get every command,and you can double check each comand with my session at the bottom of the first post to make sure they are all getting the correct output.

you can copy the text in the command box by right clicking,then click "mark". higlight everything and then hit the enter key. on a post, click the # up top to get the code tags,then right click and paste the ouput.

seeing what your commands and responses will help us find out how it went wrong
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this indicates that there was fault with some of the steps prior,and the misc image dint get re-written.
Yep, that's exactly the situation iploya. You're doing the old bait and switch with the misc.img to avoid the "older version" fail. If you're still getting that error, the misc flash didn't take.
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Got it guys! I deleted the PB31.... file from the SD Card...ran Unrevoked....confirmed S-off.

(did this back on my home computer - newer OS Windows7 instead of old XP...less finnicky)

Thanks for sticking with me thru this process. Go pour yourselves some frosty beers.
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I just registered to give a big thanks to the creators and contributors of this thread. I tried Unrevoked 3.23 and 3.21 and other things and finally came here to discover something that worked.

I would also like to give some tips: install the unrevoked drivers in all forms of connection from phone to PC. In other words, install them during the HBOOT USB PLUG step, and when you're connected with "charge only" and "USB debugging." Basically, install them whenever Windows prompts you to install drivers, even if in the middle of the Unrevoked3 rooting process.

When I finally got through all of this, I bought Titanium Pro and froze all of the bloatware. Battery life has at least tripled. AT LEAST. I'm blown away. And to think, all I got into this for was to get rid of that damn annoying "DROID" startup sound. Now I have a new splash and a shorter boot time and the phone feels faster overall. It's like I have a whole new phone.

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thanks for the comments and the tips indeed the hardest part of adb,unrevoked,or just about any program that needs to interface with your phone(or any device ) is getting the drivers installed.

i spent several fustrated hours trying to get adb to see my nook color one night. a few days later it just started working and im not really even sure why!

glad it worked out and youre able to enjoy your phone again
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OK, guys, I REALLY want to do this but am having some troubles. I tried the first method and it didn't work. There's something funny about this PB31IMG file. I can't get Winzip to extract it. I found another program (Powerdesk) and I think that did extract it, but it didn't work. Is this one of those deals where you leave it as a zip file? I'm trying the zerg method tonight and running into the same issue. The file doesn't say "PB31IMG of 2.2", it's the same PB31IMG.zip file. Should I use that? Do I really rename it as PB31IMG with no ".zip" extension? Any help would be appreciated.
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OK, guys, I REALLY want to do this but am having some troubles. I tried the first method and it didn't work. There's something funny about this PB31IMG file. I can't get Winzip to extract it. I found another program (Powerdesk) and I think that did extract it, but it didn't work. Is this one of those deals where you leave it as a zip file? I'm trying the zerg method tonight and running into the same issue. The file doesn't say "PB31IMG of 2.2", it's the same PB31IMG.zip file. Should I use that? Do I really rename it as PB31IMG with no ".zip" extension? Any help would be appreciated.

No need to unzip. Just place it on the root directory of your SD card and make sure it is named PB31IMG.zip and reboot into hboot. It should automagicly start the downgrade process. Just let it do its thing. If it boot loops like mine did after the downgrade flash, it may just need to be reflashed. Make sure you nandroid.
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OK, guys, I REALLY want to do this but am having some troubles. I tried the first method and it didn't work. There's something funny about this PB31IMG file. I can't get Winzip to extract it. I found another program (Powerdesk) and I think that did extract it, but it didn't work. Is this one of those deals where you leave it as a zip file? I'm trying the zerg method tonight and running into the same issue. The file doesn't say "PB31IMG of 2.2", it's the same PB31IMG.zip file. Should I use that? Do I really rename it as PB31IMG with no ".zip" extension? Any help would be appreciated.
as was said,do not extract.

if youre using windows,it prolly needs to be "PB31IMG" as windows adds,and hides,the file extention. typing in the .zip on a windows machine usually results the the file not being found by the phone since it is named "PG05IMG.zip.zip"

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I rooted my DINC with 2.3.4, slcd, and s-on the other day using this guide.

I didn't run into any problems. I was rooted and I downloaded rom manager and hit the first option "Flash ClockworkMod recovery" and it was successful and it said current and last recovery: ClockworkMod 5.0.2.0

Also, i left s-on and didn't downgrade...

Now here's where my problem happened. I downloaded the full titanium backup app and I froze some bloatware. Nothing serious, just skype, footprints, friendstream etc. NExt thing I know, I don't have the taskbar up top. So I restart my phone. Now it's in boot loop, going from the HTC quietly brilliant screen to the droid screen. I pulled the battery several times (not for very long) and tried rebooting, but the same thing happens.

What do I do?!??

Any help is much appreciated!
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Can you still get to recovery?

If so,wipe and restore a backup(you did make one,right?)

If you don't have a backup,wipe and flash a rom.
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Nope. never made a back up. Sucks to be stupid!!!! lol. Okay well I flashed a stockish gingerbread and restored all my apps. All is well now, as soon as I go make a backup.. Thanks for the help!
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glad you got back to a working phone lesson learned! always have a good backup
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Back at it and still no luck.
I started over with the unrevoked method.
"extract the contents of the unrevoked 3.22 .zip. open the folder, right click on "reflash" and run as administrator if possible."
I get this "central directory not found" error with winzip, but as before I found another program to extract.
"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"
As before, the file only says "recovery" so I used that.
It rebooted a couple of times and left me with a red triangle with an exclamation point. Pulled the battery and rebooted. Found superuser, cleared data, but titanium and clockwork both say I don't have root.
Tried zergrush, but when I get to the step of md5sums zergRush I get a different number than listed, so I didn't proceed.

Any ideas?

Edit: tried anyway, get "permission denied" when I get to running zergRush
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EXTREME NEWBY HERE!!

Have many questions:

1. Where do we copy & paste "recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc" file? On the sd card or computer?

2. Just under that you have "place your phone in charge mode...." and then a couple lines down you have "plug in your phone". When were we suppose to unplug it?

3. What does "install the drivers as described on unrevokeds page above" actually mean? Am I going to unrevokeds page and installing unrevoked 3.22???

Okay, that's enough to get me started, but this whole language stuff like "flash this" and "boot that". very confusing....

Oh and yes, my md5's all match so I have downloaded the correct files. (at least I got that part right!!)

Thanks for your help.
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Me again.
Did I mention this is my first root?
Not being able to leave it alone, I had to keep trying today. For some reason it started to work a little better for me. I now get beyond the black screen, triangle (!) screen to a clockwork mod screen. There is an error shown: error processing ROM manager script, Verify you have v4.4.0 or higher...
When I get back to the phone, I see the superuser permissions, but when I load it I get "the application Superuser has stopped unexpectedly". I get that again when I try Titianium or clock work mod.
Any suggestions?
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Did I mention this is my first root?
Not being able to leave it alone, I had to keep trying today. For some reason it started to work a little better for me. I now get beyond the black screen, triangle (!) screen to a clockwork mod screen. There is an error shown: error processing ROM manager script, Verify you have v4.4.0 or higher...
When I get back to the phone, I see the superuser permissions, but when I load it I get "the application Superuser has stopped unexpectedly". I get that again when I try Titianium or clock work mod.
Any suggestions?

Clear the data for the superuser app.
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Thanks for your monumental effort to help in escaping this Gingerbread rabbit-hole!

Is there any hope that I would be able to downgrade without the use of a PC? My problem is that, with the expiration of my one-year warrantee (and another still left on my contract), my phone stopped talking to PCs (yes, I have the default connection set for Disk Drive). Not just the one which I am typing on now, but all computers, even when running Linux. Apparently something went wrong with my phone connector - I have since felt lucky that I can still charge my phone, and I have been transferring files to my SD card by switching it into a multi-card reader. So I can install files from my SD card, but I cannot run processes through my USB cable.

I really hope there's a way back without the USB, as I depend on my phone for a lot of things which it will not be able to do anymore considering what Gingerbread did to my battery life. Three hours from full charge to dead while idle is just absolutely horrible!
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Is anyone going to help me?

I joined this forum b/c everyone seemed so helpful. I'm sorry I don't understand a lot of your language, but verizon totally screwed up my phone with that piece of crap gingerbread update. my only option is to root.

Could someone please address my confusion in post #292?
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EXTREME NEWBY HERE!!

Have many questions:

1. Where do we copy & paste "recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc" file? On the sd card or computer? on your PC. put it somewhere you can easiy find it,so that you can chose it when running unrevoked 3.22 in later directions

2. Just under that you have "place your phone in charge mode...." and then a couple lines down you have "plug in your phone". When were we suppose to unplug it? hmm,unplug it before extracting 3.22. sorry if that was confusing,it was a left over step. originally the steps to manually select clockwork 5.0.2.0 were not there. ill try and clean it up a lil bit later,im off to work now

3. What does "install the drivers as described on unrevokeds page above" actually mean? Am I going to unrevokeds page and installing unrevoked 3.22??? in the first post,click the link that says public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki] and follow those directions to install the drivers

Okay, that's enough to get me started, but this whole language stuff like "flash this" and "boot that". very confusing....

Oh and yes, my md5's all match so I have downloaded the correct files. (at least I got that part right!!)

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Thanks for your monumental effort to help in escaping this Gingerbread rabbit-hole!

Is there any hope that I would be able to downgrade without the use of a PC? My problem is that, with the expiration of my one-year warrantee (and another still left on my contract), my phone stopped talking to PCs (yes, I have the default connection set for Disk Drive). Not just the one which I am typing on now, but all computers, even when running Linux. Apparently something went wrong with my phone connector - I have since felt lucky that I can still charge my phone, and I have been transferring files to my SD card by switching it into a multi-card reader. So I can install files from my SD card, but I cannot run processes through my USB cable.

I really hope there's a way back without the USB, as I depend on my phone for a lot of things which it will not be able to do anymore considering what Gingerbread did to my battery life. Three hours from full charge to dead while idle is just absolutely horrible!
you will only select "disk drive" to transfer files to your sd card. place your phone in cahrge only mode,install the drivers,and enable usb debugging. open a command window and change to mini-adb_inc as described in step 4. hopefully adb devices will return a serial number.

if you cannot communicate with your phone at all via USB,there isnt a way that i know of at this time to do it without

edit: if your phone talks to adb,then you can still do this. youll just have to move files to your sd via a card reader.
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Is anyone going to help me?

I joined this forum b/c everyone seemed so helpful. I'm sorry I don't understand a lot of your language, but verizon totally screwed up my phone with that piece of crap gingerbread update. my only option is to root.

Could someone please address my confusion in post #292?
sorry,i must have been typing. ill add support as best i can,but you may need to do some research outside of this thread to get yourself some knowledge and background.

hopefully my answers above helped. try not to be too fustrated.others here will try and help you as well,and you can look for replies from me either later in the eveing,or early in the morning as im not usually able to give detailed replys while im working.

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thanks scotty. i'm just really frustrated with verizon. I have been researching for weeks (literally). I've read the comments to this thread, other posts, etc. I just don't get all that jargon you guys use.

Gotta make some important phone calls this morning and then I will try it. (thot I better make the phone calls first in case I brick it!!) ;-)
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for what its worth,you guys that are fustrated with GB can try calling vzw. if you throw enuff of a fit,they may send you an inc 2. a good friend had issues-"low memory" warnging constantly,and then her texts quit working. after spending an hour and a half on the phone with them,jumping thru their hoops doing factory resets and whatnot,they sent her an inc 2.
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