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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so i have a HTC Droid Incredible which i recently downgraded to the android 2.2 software in order to root using unrevoked and for some reason it doesn't work...

Android Version: 2.2
Baseband Version: 2.15.00.07.28
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16 htc-kernel@u18000-build-149 #1
Build Number: 3.26.605.1 CL264707 realease-keys
Software Number: 3.26.605.1
Browser Version: Webkit 3.1
PRI Version: 1.28_002

when trying to use unrevoked i get the error message from the program saying "failed to root. is your firmware too new?" which is doesn't make sense to me considering it is the 2.2 firmware. also a lot of times the phone will turn off during the "root" process and thats when i get the failure message, other times when i keep the screen on during the process, i get an error message from my phone explaining that some software related to unrevoked has crashed and to force close the app.

Anyone who spots anything right away i apologize for making a new thread for this but i couldn't find anything else that was about the original droid incredible AND about unrevoked not working, but either way i will appreciate any advice. I am open to using ADB to root, if there are other methods that i can use rather than unrevoked.

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Ok, so i have a HTC Droid Incredible which i recently downgraded to the android 2.2 software in order to root using unrevoked and for some reason it doesn't work...

Android Version: 2.2
Baseband Version: 2.15.00.07.28
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16 htc-kernel@u18000-build-149 #1
Build Number: 3.26.605.1 CL264707 realease-keys
Software Number: 3.26.605.1
Browser Version: Webkit 3.1
PRI Version: 1.28_002

when trying to use unrevoked i get the error message from the program saying "failed to root. is your firmware too new?" which is doesn't make sense to me considering it is the 2.2 firmware. also a lot of times the phone will turn off during the "root" process and thats when i get the failure message, other times when i keep the screen on during the process, i get an error message from my phone explaining that some software related to unrevoked has crashed and to force close the app.

Anyone who spots anything right away i apologize for making a new thread for this but i couldn't find anything else that was about the original droid incredible AND about unrevoked not working, but either way i will appreciate any advice. I am open to using ADB to root, if there are other methods that i can use rather than unrevoked.

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I'd just try rebooting the phone and the computer and try again.
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I'd just try rebooting the phone and the computer and try again.
I couldn't even tell you how many times i've rebooted my computer and phone over the last couple of days trying to get it to work haha good advice though
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I couldn't even tell you how many times i've rebooted my computer and phone over the last couple of days trying to get it to work haha good advice though
Weird, that usually does the trick. Try downloading unrevoked again, and run it a few times in a row if it doesn't go the first time.

Also some people have better luck with starting the program first, then plugging the phone in.
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Ok so one thing ive learner is there is a huge difference between unrevoked 3.22 and 3.32. In order to root the incredible 1 it must be 3.22. Since the government shut down all the file hosting sites a lot of links have been broken for downloading the correct version, and I didn't know it was a big difference, usually there is backwards compatibility. Anyway I got to the point where it flashes clockwork recovery to my phone and then it stops. Is there something I am supposed to do or am I just being too impatient? Since its on therenow though, could I just flash the Rom I want or do I still need root access first?
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Ok so one thing ive learner is there is a huge difference between unrevoked 3.22 and 3.32. In order to root the incredible 1 it must be 3.22. Since the government shut down all the file hosting sites a lot of links have been broken for downloading the correct version, and I didn't know it was a big difference, usually there is backwards compatibility. Anyway I got to the point where it flashes clockwork recovery to my phone and then it stops. Is there something I am supposed to do or am I just being too impatient? Since its on therenow though, could I just flash the Rom I want or do I still need root access first?
Unrevoked 3.32 should work on the 2.2 software. It can be found at unrevoked still.

If you boot your phone and have the superuser icon in your app drawer, you should be okay to just install rom manager from the market and use that to flash clockwork recovery. You will need to make sure that your phone is s-off though (in hboot). But you need root access before you can proceed with anything else.
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+1 on the above advice. 3.22 is used to gain temporary root access while on gingerbread. 3.32 is what you want to use in your situation. Theoretically they should both work but you may as well remove the possibility from the equation.
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+1 on the above advice. 3.22 is used to gain temporary root access while on gingerbread. 3.32 is what you want to use in your situation. Theoretically they should both work but you may as well remove the possibility from the equation.
If that is the case then i really don't know what to do because when i use 3.22 i get stuck at the recovery screen and unrevoked says "booting in recovery" and when i use 3.32 i get the "failed to root. is your firmware too new?" error. Is it possible that my hboot is too new? my phone has hboot 0.92 which i understand is an upgrade that was sent at some point from hboot 0.80

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If that is the case then i really don't know what to do because when i use 3.22 i get stuck at the recovery screen and unrevoked says "booting in recovery" and when i use 3.32 i get the "failed to root. is your firmware too new?" error. Is it possible that my hboot is too new? my phone has hboot 0.92 which i understand is an upgrade that was sent at some point from hboot 0.80

any suggestions..?
Your hboot is fine... When you say your phone gets stuck in recovery... is it clockwork recovery or the stock recovery? If you are getting stuck in clockwork, you can manually flash superuser and s-off.

Does your hboot still say s-on at the top left of the screen?
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Your hboot is fine... When you say your phone gets stuck in recovery... is it clockwork recovery or the stock recovery? If you are getting stuck in clockwork, you can manually flash superuser and s-off.

Does your hboot still say s-on at the top left of the screen?

hboot says s-on, and yes i am getting stuck in clockwork recovery. can i just put files on my sd card and push them then?
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do you happen to know how i can get those files or the procedure for flashing them?
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You can get the s-off file here ^^

And also put the rom of your choice or the superuser zip on the SD card too.

This is a rooted stock rom:
[ROM] ◄ Stock Plus ► v3.01 11/22/2011 Based off of New OTA - xda-developers
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http://downloads.androidsu.com/superuser/Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip

^^In case you go the SU route instead.
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Please Note that this post is outdated and will only work for those with .92 hboot

So, This is the second time I’ve tried to make this post and I feel like I should have known better than to make a giant post like this and then hit submit before copying it to word or something but anyway…..
I thought that I have been through so much to finally get this rooted and have my ROM installed that I thought I am certainly not the only person to have had this problem and I would organize a full instruction guide to Downgrade, root and flash when you have troubles with unrevoked for people who have had similar troubles.
NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU CAUSE TO YOUR DEVICE, THIS GUIDE IS DESIGNED TO HELP DROID INCREDIBLE USERS WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE ROOTING THEIR PHONES AND I DO NOT KNOW THE EFFECTS A SIMILAR PROCEEDURE WOULD CAUSE TO OTHER PHONES.
First things first, I want to give credit where credit is due. Scotty85 of these forums wrote a large portion of what I am about to tell you and I am simply copying it and I will give you links to his original posts so he gets credit.
Step 1: Downgrade your phone
If your phone already has Android 2.2 on it then you can skip to Step 2
The HTC Incredible cannot be rooted unless it is running android 2.2 froyo, so the first thing you must do is downgrade your phone: I will copy the instructions to here so they are all in one place but here is a link to the original post by Scotty85
http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/427344-how-root-2-3-4-downgrade-get-s-off.html#post3308718
I will provide you with new links because a lot of the ones on Scotty85’s post are dead
First Download These Files:
Hboot Drivers for The droid incredible – from unrevoked
Mini-adb_inc.zip from mediafire
PB31IMG.zip from mediafire
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3)prepare to downgrade
-extract the mini-adb_inc .zip. place the extracted folder on the root of your c\ drive. it comtains mtd0,flash_image,and some adb tools.
-extract zergRush.zip. take the image inside,and either copy/paste or drag it into your mini-adb_inc folder
-place the PB31IMG of 2.2 on the root of your sd card. rename PB31IMG. now is a good time to verify that your SD card is formatted "FAT32" by right clicking on the drive that is your phones sd card,then click "properties". if you find your card is formated anything else,youll have to re-format it. start by backing up all files to your PC as reformatting WILL wipe it clean. using your PC,do a full format to FAT32. you can then transfer the files back. *this is important-as your phone will not find the downgrade PB31IMG unless your card is formatted to FAT 32,and the file is correctly named.

4)downgrade with adb. make sure your phone is charged to 100% before starting.
-on windows 7,click the start bubble and type "command" in the search box. this should open a small black command window. from this point forward,all code will be in bold so you know what lines to copy and paste(or type,if you really want to type them all in). additional comments will be blue,and should not be copy/pasted. please note that each line is one command. copy/paste it into the prompt in your command window,and push enter. one line at a time.

at the end of the post,is a copy of my session,to show what the outputs of the entered lines should look like. hopefully,its a little less scary when you know that youre getting the right responses to the things you enter.

-make sure phone is plugged in and usb debugging checked on in charge only mode

-at the promt in your command window:

cd c:\mini-adb_inc this should change your command promt to "mini-adb_inc",indicating youre using that directory.
adb devices this should output your phones serial number,indicating its recognized

md5sums mtd0.img it should output a few things.at the end you should see this number 34307be744275f1db1dd16af04c37839

md5sums flash_image again,it will output some things,then you should see this number: 0098a7dd6600b55fac34fc6645be5d7a

md5sums zergRush again,output stuff, then this number:4a32187446c284c2b975845f3ab9ffc4

*all those numbers must match exactly. if they do then you can procede.


adb push zergRush /data/local/
adb shell this will change your promt to a $
chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
/data/local/zergRush

this will cause zergRush to start,and it shoudl say "found a gingerbread!" followed by a bunch of other funny stuff.

last thing it says will be: Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!

you should then be returned to your "mini-adb_inc>" prompt

adb push flash_image /data/local/
adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/

adb shell your prompt should change to a #

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

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.
Now what you need to do is place PB31IMG.zip onto the root of your sd card and run hboot by when turning on your phone holding down the power and volume-down buttons at the same time. It should automatically find the file and ask if you wish to update and you just need to select “yes”.

Step 2: Flash Clockwork Recovery to your phone
You now need to download a few more files and place them somewhere that will be easy to find.
Unrevoked 3.22 from Mediafire – NOTE: if this link ever becomes broken, you must use version 3.22, 3.32 will NOT work.
Clockwork 5.0.2.0 from PvilleComp.com – make sure you use clockwork 5.0.2.0 with md5: e8ac35ddc1c37000bb0852d1f380b5bb
Next, run unrevoked 3.22, as an administrator if you can. And click file>Custom Recovery… and select the .img file which is inside the Clockwork 5.0.2.0 .zip that you downloaded, you may need to extract the folder first.
Next you can plug in your phone and select charge only and then go to Settings>Applications>development> and enable debugging.
Unrevoked should now recognize your phone and bring up a warning dialogue. Click ok and Unrevoked will run and flash Clockwork 5.0.2.0 to your phone. Do not touch your phone until you see a terminal-like screen on your phone in all blue text on a black background.
At this point just click “reboot system now”- you can navigate clockwork using the up and down volume keys and use the power button for “enter” or you can use the scroll button at the bottom of your droid incredible to navigate and center-click for “enter”.

Step 3: Rooting your phone
You will now need to download a few more files and place them on the root of your sd-card
Superuser.zip – found on androidsu.com – simply select the version of superuser.zip that matches your OS, 2.2 Froyo.
Unrevoked forever – from unrevoked.com – look for the unrevokedforever.zip file download
Like I said, place these files on to the root of your SD card at this time using the mass storage feature of your phone when it is booted into android.
Now, boot your phone into clockwork recovery mode. Simply turn off your phone and hold power + volume-down and it will start the hboot and then select “recovery” using the volume keys to navigate and the power button for “enter”
When booted into clockwork navigate to the “install zip from sd card” option and then find the superuser.zip file that you put onto your sd card. Select yes to install and clockwork will install superuser and root your phone.
At this time your phone is rooted, and if this is all you wanted then congratulations, you’re done! Simply click on “reboot system now” and enjoy your superuser powers responsibly
However, if you want to someday in the future flash a ROM to your phone go ahead and use the same procedure you used to install superuser.zip to install unrevokedforever.zip, this is simple to switch the phone from s-on to s-off, which means that the security is off and it will allow you to install unsigned ROMs to the phone (one’s not signed by HTC)
You may now click “reboot system now” to reboot into android.

Step 4: Installing a ROM
Find a ROM from Cyanogenmod or your favorite developer such as and put it onto the root of your sd card.
At this time you have two options for installing a ROM to your phone: you can either manually go into clockworkmod recovery and wipe the cache, data, and system of your phone and then use the “install zip from sd card” and install the ROM
OR you can install ROM manager to your phone (can be found on Google Play, formally Android Market) and install from there. All you need to do is use the app to reflash Clockwork and then select “Install ROM from SD card” and it will do all of the work for you. You can choose to backup your old ROM or to wipe the cache, but after this runs and completes you will boot into your new ROM.
Note: if you format your sd card before this process and have only the ROM on the card it will run much faster.

You’re done! Congratulations! You may have a ROM that does not have google apps pre-installed but there are many guides online for installing the android market and google apps. For example, for cyanogenmod you can just flash a gapps.zip specific for your version using clockwork and it will push all of the apps for you.
Enjoy your now rooted and flashed phone, and as always, root responsibly.
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Is there another location for ZergRush? I'm getting access denied errors from the link on xda, and I've spent *far* too much time tonight trying to get to root.
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As far as I know, ZergRush doesn't work on gingerbread. Can you share a little information about your phone to get you fixed up? What android version? if you load hboot, what is the information displayed at the top? hboot version? s-on, s-off? I should be able to help you out if you give me a little information and let me know what kind of symptoms you are experiencing at which steps.
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As far as I know, ZergRush doesn't work on gingerbread. Can you share a little information about your phone to get you fixed up? What android version? if you load hboot, what is the information displayed at the top? hboot version? s-on, s-off? I should be able to help you out if you give me a little information and let me know what kind of symptoms you are experiencing at which steps.
Zergrush is meant for gingerbread.
I was getting the same error from the links on xda. It may be back up by now.
If this method isn't working for you:
[How To] Root 2.3.4/downgrade and Get S-off
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http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/531353-how-unlock-downgrade-achieve-s-off-htcdev.html
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Zergrush is meant for gingerbread.
I was getting the same error from the links on xda. It may be back up by now.
If this method isn't working for you:
[How To] Root 2.3.4/downgrade and Get S-off
You can also use this method:
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sorry, I confused the zergrush script with the app that used to be able to root devices a while back that also started with a Z!
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u mean z4root? only gives temp root to s-on users
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u mean z4root? only gives temp root to s-on users
Yeah that's it, and that's all you really need if you want to flash CMW with ROM manager, hypothetically.
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yea if ur on hboot .92... recovery portion is still blocked if u have s-on
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No worries, guys. I started over, and managed to root and S-off this time. Don't know what I did wrong last time.

So, now I'm running stable Cyanogenmod7. Tried Miui, didn't like it.
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thats great! Enjoy being rooted ;D u should try ics roms
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I was reading nschiwy's full procedure post on Apr 4, 2012 and in step 2 it says "Unrevoked 3.22 from Mediafire NOTE: if this link ever becomes broken, you must use version 3.22, 3.32 will NOT work."

The changelog for version 3.3 of unrevoked says updated clockword mod for "2.5.1.2 for Incredible, which supports SLCD".

I checked my phone settings and it appears I have the SLCD screen. Does this mean that I need to use version Unrevoked 3.32, or will 3.22 still work?
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u mean z4root? only gives temp root to s-on users
z4 can install CW on s on phones if your persistant

my junk spare inc wouldnt run unrevoked,and i was able to get cw installed with z4 and rom manager,then flashed unrevokeds forever patch.

a long time ago there was a thread,and the user said he just flashed cw over and over from rom manager- 10,20,or some absurd number of times,and it worked. so as i sat watchin tv one night,i flashed cw from rom manager over and over. couldnt even tell you how many times. finanly it froze(its junk-not cause of the repeated flashing). pulled the battery and entered recovery thru hboot and lo and behold there was clockwork

if you have trouble with z4,you can use the htc supertool to prep the phone(temp root with zergrush) and then permantly install su. after that try and install cw with rom manager.
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I was reading nschiwy's full procedure post on Apr 4, 2012 and in step 2 it says "Unrevoked 3.22 from Mediafire NOTE: if this link ever becomes broken, you must use version 3.22, 3.32 will NOT work."

The changelog for version 3.3 of unrevoked says updated clockword mod for "2.5.1.2 for Incredible, which supports SLCD".

I checked my phone settings and it appears I have the SLCD screen. Does this mean that I need to use version Unrevoked 3.32, or will 3.22 still work?
I followed the procedure in nschiwy's post on Apr 4, 2012 in this thread but I can't get Unrevoked to work. When I use Unrevoked v3.32 I end up getting "Error: failed to get root. Is your firmware too new?". I tried a couple times with the same result. I then tried a couple more times using Unrevoked v3.22 but it ends up with a "failed to flash recovery image" error.

The following is my phone's current configuration:
From Software Information screen..
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: 2.15.10.12.20
Kernel version: 2.6.35-g22d3486, htc-kernel@and18-2 #1, Tue May 22 20:56:42 CST 2012
Software number: 4.08.605.15 710RD

From Hardware Information screen...
Hardware version: 0003

I tried searching the forums and I ended up at htcdev.com/bootloader thinking this might help but I could never get the site to respond. I created an account, logged in, selected the HTC Droid Incredible as my device, and then hit the Begin Unlock Bootloader button but nothing ever happened.

I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I followed the procedure in nschiwy's post on Apr 4, 2012 in this thread but I can't get Unrevoked to work. When I use Unrevoked v3.32 I end up getting "Error: failed to get root. Is your firmware too new?". I tried a couple times with the same result. I then tried a couple more times using Unrevoked v3.22 but it ends up with a "failed to flash recovery image" error.

The following is my phone's current configuration:
From Software Information screen..
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: 2.15.10.12.20
Kernel version: 2.6.35-g22d3486, htc-kernel@and18-2 #1, Tue May 22 20:56:42 CST 2012
Software number: 4.08.605.15 710RD

From Hardware Information screen...
Hardware version: 0003

I tried searching the forums and I ended up at htcdev.com/bootloader thinking this might help but I could never get the site to respond. I created an account, logged in, selected the HTC Droid Incredible as my device, and then hit the Begin Unlock Bootloader button but nothing ever happened.

I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas?
Because you have the newest OTA, more than likely you have the newest version of hboot, meaning my procedure will not work but if you follow these instructions on xda then you should be set. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

Both of these do the same thing they are just written a little differently

[GUIDE] How To Root HBOOT 1.02/1.07 and gain S-OFF - xda-developers
[HOW tO] unlock,downgrade,and achieve s-off with htcDev - xda-developers
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Because you have the newest OTA, more than likely you have the newest version of hboot, meaning my procedure will not work but if you follow these instructions on xda then you should be set. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

Both of these do the same thing they are just written a little differently

[GUIDE] How To Root HBOOT 1.02/1.07 and gain S-OFF - xda-developers
[HOW tO] unlock,downgrade,and achieve s-off with htcDev - xda-developers
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http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/531353-how-unlock-downgrade-achieve-s-off-htcdev.html



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I tried searching the forums and I ended up at htcdev.com/bootloader thinking this might help but I could never get the site to respond. I created an account, logged in, selected the HTC Droid Incredible as my device, and then hit the Begin Unlock Bootloader button but nothing ever happened.
what happens when you click the button?

there is a "are you sure you wish to continue" popup,then a legal terms pop up,where you have to check both the boxes. you will then be taken to the bootloader unlock directions,wich will first require you to download a new hboot if you are on .92. i just checked hctdev,and it is currently working now. it could be it was experiencing prollems when you tried previously.

the guide linked above has some directions that hopefuly simplify and explain the unlock process,and then how to downgrade,reunlock and s-off.

i dont support the xda thread that much,so feel free to post on the thread here if you have any quesations or prollems
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Thank you so much to nschiwy and scotty85!!! I ended up following scotty85's HOW TO guide and it worked perfectly! I couldn't have done it without your help, and I am proud to say that I am now rooted with s-off and I have installed CM7.2.

Just so others can hopefully benefit from this...
The problem I was having with htcdev's unlock bootloader must have been their site. When I tried again last night it worked for me.

I also had problems installing the new RUU from the htcdev site. I kept getting an error message saying it couldn't connect to my phone via USB. I ended up downloading and installing HTC Sync from their link on the htcdev site which fixed it.

After that, it was all down hill and I just followed the guide which was beuatifully written and nicely detailed. I really appreciated all the detail and the screen shots as they allowed me to see that I was on track along the way.

There was only 1 step in the guide where I wasn't exactly sure how to do what it was saying, but I ended up figuring it out. Step 3 flash superuser root files, I wasn't totally sure how to wipe dalvik cache since an obvious option for that can't be seen in the initial clockwork recovery menu. After playing around a bit, I found the option under the Advanced menu. I'm assuming for anyone familar with clockwork that this was obvious, but for me as a noobie I didn't know that.

Thank you so much again! Now I'm off to setting up my "new" phone....
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