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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #601 (permalink)
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thanks. will this work even if my phone specs are not the same as the original poster?

mine are [differences in BOLD]

Android Ver. 2.3.4
Baseband Ver. 2.15.10.12.20
Kernel Ver. 2.6.35.13-g22d3486
Build No.4.08-605.15 CL389630 release-keys
Software No. 4.08.605.15 71ORD
Browser Ver. WebKit/533.1

i assume so, since the process is "fooling" the build to think it is the new OTA update by changing one line in the build [i really don't have any intimate knowledge of what i am typing, but i gleaned these words from the cited post]
yup... should work just fine

also,if the dev cooks the updates into the rom youre running,the differences are likely minor enuff that you can do a "dirty flash" overtop of your current rom:
-make a backup(just in case)
-wipe cache
-wipe dalvik
*do NOT wipe data
-flash rom

doing this usually works out fine when flashing the same rom,with only minor updates/changes

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yup... should work just fine

also,if the dev cooks the updates into the rom youre running,the differences are likely minor enuff that you can do a "dirty flash" overtop of your current rom:
-make a backup(just in case)
-wipe cache
-wipe dalvik
*do NOT wipe data
-flash rom

doing this usually works out fine when flashing the same rom,with only minor updates/changes

OK, just a few more clarifications...

-I can just do the edit to the /system/build.prop, and not have to do anything more like flashing a rom, correct?

-before I reboot to recovery, do i need to find and remove the OTA update that the phone already downloaded? i saw a few posts that IF there is an update.zip on the SD card, then booting to recovery could result in the update being installed and/or brick the phone.

-just as a refresher... "boot to recovery" means
1) power down phone and remove battery
2) hold down both power and volume rockers while powering up phone by replacing the battery

is this going to bring up the CW recovery menu, or the default recovery menu?

[i did the battery out/in method the whole time while rooting to power the phone off/on, as it was easy and seemed to worked every time]

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OK, just a few more clarifications...

-I can just do the edit to the /system/build.prop, and not have to do anything more like flashing a rom, correct?
cirrect. that will stop the OTA notifications,but not get you any of the benefits the OTA provides.

-before I reboot to recovery, do i need to find and remove the OTA update that the phone already downloaded? i saw a few posts that IF there is an update.zip on the SD card, then booting to recovery could result in the update being installed and/or brick the phone.
wiping cache and dalvik should remove the OTA from phone memory,but if you do find an update.zip on your sd card,yes,go ahead and delete it

-just as a refresher... "boot to recovery" means
1) power down phone and remove battery
2) hold down both power and volume rockers while powering up phone by replacing the battery
as long as "fastboot" is unchecked in settings/power or settings/apps then you do not need to pull the battery. power off,then hold volumd down,slightly first,then power until you see hboot. after the green writing flashes,then select recovery. you can also boot directly to recovery via apps like "quickboot"

is this going to bring up the CW recovery menu, or the default recovery menu?
if you mean the stock recovery,that should be gone. cw is now in its place.

[i did the battery out/in method the whole time while rooting to power the phone off/on, as it was easy and seemed to worked every time]

thanks again,
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Scotty,

thanks. it worked great .. although i did have a long pause during final reboot at the droid "eye" that made me sweat a little, thinking i bricked it. the update notification showed up briefly, then went away forever! i never found the update.zip on the SD card, so it must have been in the cache or something

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Hey Scotty, Appreciate this post and I have followed everything and it worked for me but Im stuck on step 8 finishing up as I cant download

"software build 4.08.605.15 radio/hboot
hboot(1.07.0000)
PB31IMG-4.08.605.15-hboot-1.07.zip
md5: PB31IMG-4.08.605.15-hboot-1.07.zip db019de010ae8ef6a2c250fd8b378ba1"

I click the link and hit download but all of a sudden my browser says there is no internet connection. I was wondering if there is another link I can download from?
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Hey Scotty, Appreciate this post and I have followed everything and it worked for me but Im stuck on step 8 finishing up as I cant download

"software build 4.08.605.15 radio/hboot
hboot(1.07.0000)
PB31IMG-4.08.605.15-hboot-1.07.zip
md5: PB31IMG-4.08.605.15-hboot-1.07.zip db019de010ae8ef6a2c250fd8b378ba1"

I click the link and hit download but all of a sudden my browser says there is no internet connection. I was wondering if there is another link I can download from?
Mediafire links work for me, but here are others.

Radio: http://dinc.does-it.net/Radios/2.15.10.12.20/PB31IMG.zip
MD5: http://dinc.does-it.net/Radios/2.15.10.12.20/PB31IMG.zip.md5

Hboot: http://dinc.does-it.net/Hboots/Hboot_1.07/PB31IMG.zip
MD5: http://dinc.does-it.net/Hboots/Hboot_1.07/PB31IMG.zip.md5
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working fine for me as well. if you have trouble with cmlusco's links,try adjusting your browser/firewall/antivirus settings or try a different browser
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Thank you cmlusco those helped me out. Yea I'm not sure what it was since I was able to download other files from mediafire, just not that one. but thank you both. I'll keep you updated on whether or not I successfully finish this process.
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Just wanted to come in and commend Scotty. I used this as a guide to rooting mine 7 months ago and I've been subscribed to this thread since. I am always amazed at how quickly and often Scotty is helping others out.

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Hey, wondering if I could get some help here..

I have gotten as far as entering the token and recieving the Unlock Code, but once I do the command

fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

instead of my phone going to the bootloader screen, the command window gives the response

C:\ANDROID>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 1413.002s

Any suggestions??
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make sure unlock_code.bin is in your android folder. make sure the phone is in fastboot,not hboot.

other than that,make sure nothing is running on the PC that can communicate with the phone( pda ner,easy tether,htc sync,even i tunes)

try differen usb cables and ports

sometimes a reboot of phone and/or pc can help

this the token than you just got,with this phone,by following the guide,correct?
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I completed process successfully and was on froyo. I fd up and uninstalled some system apps to prevent ota but then the Rom in op kept failing to install so I started over. Tried a bunch of things but it always fails when I try to reunlock writing failed I think but I will look again in sec. Right now I'm froyo locked s-off hboot 1.07........ any ideas?
Edit: oh yeah no root also. Can I unlock run unlock if I'm on froyo? In my panick I reset in bootloader
Edit2: Ok I read post #505 and my sit is very similar except mine says 'FAILED (remote: unlock token check failed)'.......also header says 'locked (oow)' I think....?...instead of relocked....do I need a new unlock bin?
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You are s-off so you don't need to do anything. If the phone is not booting,run the downgrade ruu again,then install recovery using these directions: [How To] Regain Root With S-Off or HTC unlocked bootloader

You can then install a rom or restore a backup and update your radio as described in the finishing up section.
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Thanks. That's what I figured from reading this thread...awesome
EDIT: Is there an aosp ICS rom available for this phone?
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i keep get a path not found message in the command window
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i keep get a path not found message in the command window
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You need to change your command prompt path to where your adb files are located...
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HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
as sdraw said,something is not in the right spot. it may help us to know after what command you get that error. preferably,copy and paste the entire contents of the cmd window.
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Alright I just completed through step 7 and I'm s-off. I downloaded the two updates (hboot and radio) and put them in the miniadb_inc folder. I now just copy and paste each of these into the command prompt?
correct. just follow the directions in step 8
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I had to register an account and say Thank you!! so much for this guide. I followed every step and now I have Froyo and S-off. Now I guess i need to see whats next to do.

what do you recommend?
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I had to register an account and say Thank you!! so much for this guide. I followed every step and now I have Froyo and S-off. Now I guess i need to see whats next to do.

what do you recommend?

Follow the "finishing up" steps in the guide or proceed to picking out a ROM and flashing it... I just put the Jelly bean ROM on my old incredible and it seems to work well.
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Question no recovery... after step 4 phone just hangs

So i get everything done perfectly. I've gone through the steps three times (on Linux and Wndoze).

Each time I choose "Recovery" my HTC Incredible just sits at the white screen with the hTC letters (lime green) forever. I've waited up to 20 minutes.

Each time I take the battery out, it boots fine in the stock rom or I can go back to the hboot screens too.

I'm unlocked, but not rooted. Please help?

thanks,
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So i get everything done perfectly. I've gone through the steps three times (on Linux and Wndoze).

Each time I choose "Recovery" my HTC Incredible just sits at the white screen with the hTC letters (lime green) forever. I've waited up to 20 minutes.

Each time I take the battery out, it boots fine in the stock rom or I can go back to the hboot screens too.

I'm unlocked, but not rooted. Please help?

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Make sure the boooader is still unlocked. Then you need to erase and reflash the recovery with fastboot.

fastboot erase recovery

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

CWM img - http://dinc.does-it.net/Guide_Root_New_Hboot/recovery.img

TWRP img - http://dinc.does-it.net/Recoveries/TWRP_2.4.4.0/recovery.img
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OP- Thank you for the wonderful instruction...

cmlusco- My friend from xda... good to see you here... As you can tell... I'm still struggling to get the S-off and unlock

I was following the steps carefully until I got got too smart and wiped system, data and datadata even though the instructions only called for cache and dalvik..

I flashed cmlusco's TOB V3.0 to proceed
I got to step 4 and downgraded to froyo. But now the phone will not stay connected to the PC to continue. I'm not sure if this is due to be screwing up by wiping sys and data or the phone connector is acting up.

If the issues is only with the connector. How can I proceed from step on wards using the only the phone. I can move the sd card back and forth from the PC to get all the required files to root on sd card.

Looking for any kind of advise or direction
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OP- Thank you for the wonderful instruction...

cmlusco- My friend from xda... good to see you here... As you can tell... I'm still struggling to get the S-off and unlock

I was following the steps carefully until I got got too smart and wiped system, data and datadata even though the instructions only called for cache and dalvik..

I flashed cmlusco's TOB V3.0 to proceed
I got to step 4 and downgraded to froyo. But now the phone will not stay connected to the PC to continue. I'm not sure if this is due to be screwing up by wiping sys and data or the phone connector is acting up.

If the issues is only with the connector. How can I proceed from step on wards using the only the phone. I can move the sd card back and forth from the PC to get all the required files to root on sd card.

Looking for any kind of advise or direction
So you got all of step 4 done? After flashing the ruu did you remember to re enable usb debugging? The only way to flash the unlock_code.bin is to use fastboot. So you will need to get usb working for that. If you can get it unlocked, and a recovery flashed, you can do the rest without adb. I suppose since your on froyo already, you could do the froyo ruu again and see if that clears up your adb issue.
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So you got all of step 4 done? After flashing the ruu did you remember to re enable usb debugging? The only way to flash the unlock_code.bin is to use fastboot. So you will need to get usb working for that. If you can get it unlocked, and a recovery flashed, you can do the rest without adb. I suppose since your on froyo already, you could do the froyo ruu again and see if that clears up your adb issue.
Yes, I got all of step 4 done. I have since tried different computer and usb cables but still no luck.

So, you suggest that I update from hboot using PB31IMG.zip
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Yes, I got all of step 4 done. I have since tried different computer and usb cables but still no luck.

So, you suggest that I update from hboot using PB31IMG.zip
Yes, i would ruu with the froyo ruu and mabey it will fix the usb issue. From there you can re unlock it and flash a recovery, then su and the s-off patch.
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Yes, i would ruu with the froyo ruu and mabey it will fix the usb issue. From there you can re unlock it and flash a recovery, then su and the s-off patch.
Turns out the connector on the phone is broken(almost). I need to place the micro USB at an angle in order for it to connect.

I'll fix the port once i take care of the s/w
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Turns out the connector on the phone is broken(almost). I need to place the micro USB at an angle in order for it to connect.

I'll fix the port once i take care of the s/w
Mine was like that too. It was a combo of worn down port and a worn down usb plug. So i got a brand new usb cord and it fits much tighter now, so i dont need to have it a certain way to get it to work. Glad you figgured out the issue though.
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Mine was like that too. It was a combo of worn down port and a worn down usb plug. So i got a brand new usb cord and it fits much tighter now, so i dont need to have it a certain way to get it to work. Glad you figgured out the issue though.
Ok... I'm really close to stomping on this damn phone...
I did everything as suggested until step 7 and it still says S-ON... on the bright side it says unlocked..

Any suggestions on what I need to do now?

Also, when you say wipe cache... is it the cache partition or cache under mounts ans storage
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Ok... I'm really close to stomping on this damn phone...
I did everything as suggested until step 7 and it still says S-ON... on the bright side it says unlocked..

Any suggestions on what I need to do now?

Also, when you say wipe cache... is it the cache partition or cache under mounts ans storage
Flashing #7 will give you s-off.

Cache partition and cache under mounts and storage are one in the same.
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Flashing #7 will give you s-off.

Cache partition and cache under mounts and storage are one in the same.
Huh... I did step 7 as per instructions again and still S-ON !!

Only diff is that i used the forever patch from your post @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1506258

If that is not the issue... what else could it be?
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Huh... I did step 7 as per instructions again and still S-ON !!

Only diff is that i used the forever patch from your post @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1506258

If that is not the issue... what else could it be?
What radio (baseband) version does it say in hboot? Do you get any errors when flashing the forever patch?
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Getting an Error in unrevoked-forever.zip (status 6) Installation aborted. When trying to do step 7. any suggestions? my radio is 2.15.10.12.20
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Getting an Error in unrevoked-forever.zip (status 6) Installation aborted. When trying to do step 7. any suggestions? my radio is 2.15.10.12.20
You need to be on the froyo 2.15.00.07.28 radio for the patch to work. So you need to flash the misc img again, then the froyo ruu to get the froyo radio. Then unlock the bootloader again, flash recovery, flash superuser, and then the forever patch. You should then be s-off. So basicly start at step 4 again.
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What radio (baseband) version does it say in hboot? Do you get any errors when flashing the forever patch?
Here is what my hboot screen says
*** UNLOCKED ***
INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT -1.02.0000
MICROP-0417
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.07.28
Dec 21 2011, 23:37:16

I did not get an error while flashing the forever patch..
Another thing I noticed was hboot went from LOCKED to UNLOCKED and not like the example (RELOCKED to UNLOCKED).. Not sure if this means anything...

Again... thank you for helping me out cmlusco
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Here is what my hboot screen says
*** UNLOCKED ***
INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT -1.02.0000
MICROP-0417
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.07.28
Dec 21 2011, 23:37:16

I did not get an error while flashing the forever patch..
Another thing I noticed was hboot went from LOCKED to UNLOCKED and not like the example (RELOCKED to UNLOCKED).. Not sure if this means anything...

Again... thank you for helping me out cmlusco
Not sure why the forever patch isnt working for you. Have you tried redownloading it? My only other sugestion would be to use unrevoked 3 to try to get s-off. It should work since your on froyo and have the right radio. http://unrevoked.com/recovery/.

Download that to your pc and open the program. At the top select options, custom recovery, and select the recover.img file from earlier. Boot the phone to the os and make sure usb debugging is on. Then connect the phone to the pc, and the program should do the rest.
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Not sure why the forever patch isnt working for you. Have you tried redownloading it? My only other sugestion would be to use unrevoked 3 to try to get s-off. It should work since your on froyo and have the right radio. unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.32.

Download that to your pc and open the program. At the top select options, custom recovery, and select the recover.img file from earlier. Boot the phone to the os and make sure usb debugging is on. Then connect the phone to the pc, and the program should do the rest.
You mean recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc ?
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You mean recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc ?
For the custom img yes.
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For the custom img yes.
recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc is a zip file but unrevoked3 calls for .img

Should I just rename the file ?
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recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc is a zip file but unrevoked3 calls for .img

Should I just rename the file ?
Oh sorry open that zip with a zip manager (7zip, winzip, etc) and extract the img file from it. Or download and use this one http://dinc.does-it.net/Guide_Root_New_Hboot/recovery.img.
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Oh sorry open that zip with a zip manager (7zip, winzip, etc) and extract the img file from it. Or download and use this one http://dinc.does-it.net/Guide_Root_New_Hboot/recovery.img.
Dont get frustrated if unrevoked3 dosent work the first time. Sometimes it takes two or three tries to get it.
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Here is what my hboot screen says
*** UNLOCKED ***
INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT -1.02.0000
MICROP-0417
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.07.28
Dec 21 2011, 23:37:16

I did not get an error while flashing the forever patch..
Another thing I noticed was hboot went from LOCKED to UNLOCKED and not like the example (RELOCKED to UNLOCKED).. Not sure if this means anything...

Again... thank you for helping me out cmlusco
the locked/relocked difference doesnt mean anything,its just the state when i took the pic,its got nothing to do with the process.

are you sure youre on froyo? are you stock,or on a custom rom? are you on the baseband cmlusco listed above? (2.15.00.07.28)

if youre on a custom rom,try going back to stock by running the ruu,then install recovery and superuser again. it bothers me the zip is not working,its been extremely reliable so far,thats why ive advocated this method.
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the locked/relocked difference doesnt mean anything,its just the state when i took the pic,its got nothing to do with the process.

are you sure youre on froyo? are you stock,or on a custom rom? are you on the baseband cmlusco listed above? (2.15.00.07.28)

if youre on a custom rom,try going back to stock by running the ruu,then install recovery and superuser again. it bothers me the zip is not working,its been extremely reliable so far,thats why ive advocated this method.
Thank you oh wise ones...
I downloaded the files in step 7 again and repeated step 7...
I now have S-Off

It was late by the time I got this done... will finish off later today..

Thanks again for all the help!!
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awsome! glad a simple redownload got you sorted and restored the faith in the reliability of the forever patch

enjoy complete phone freedom
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awsome! glad a simple redownload got you sorted and restored the faith in the reliability of the forever patch

enjoy complete phone freedom
Yes Sir !!!

And a million thanks to you for this awesome guide
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So i was finally able to flash forever last night. r I now have the s-off. thank you very much for your assistance last night. trying to flash hboot and radio today. I got hboot to reflash to 1.07.0000. however i can not get the radio to flash to 2.15.10.12.20. and now its stuck in lock on the hboot. will not let me run the unlock command. i get a failed (remote: not allowed) error now. any help would be appreciated. so close to the end....thanks
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So i was finally able to flash forever last night. r I now have the s-off. thank you very much for your assistance last night. trying to flash hboot and radio today. I got hboot to reflash to 1.07.0000. however i can not get the radio to flash to 2.15.10.12.20. and now its stuck in lock on the hboot. will not let me run the unlock command. i get a failed (remote: not allowed) error now. any help would be appreciated. so close to the end....thanks
Now that your s-off your bootloader dosent need to be unkocked, unless you prefer flashing with fastboot. You can now flash hboots, radios, splash screens, recoveries thru hboot.

To update the radio download this file http://dinc.does-it.net/Radios/2.15.10.12.20/PB31IMG.zip and place it on your sdcard in no folders. Boot to hboot and it should propmt you to press vol up to update, just like how you do an ruu.
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If you do wish to be unlocked,you can submit a new identifier token and get a new unlock_code.bin. your original one is just not working because you've upgraded the hboot to a new one. You don't need to be unlocked,but it can nice to have access to the fastboot flash and fastboot boot commands.

Without an unlocked or eng hboot I prefer to install things as ruus from fastboot,since I do it a lot and find it cumbersome to move things on and off the sd card. Plus,that method does even require an sd card to be present its also got the abvantage of showing you exactly why/ where something fails if it doesn't flash successfully.

that's just one way to skin the cat,however. You can do it however your comfortable. glad you got it figured out and are s off
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I'm trying to root my phone with this excellent guide but can't download the forever patch. I just get a 404. Is there anywhere else to get the patch?

edit: Never mind the link is working now.
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