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Old November 30th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Oh wow so if I get you that info you can make a custom rom that will work with bluegrass and root my phone. Will it fix the missing number problem as well? Or do I still need to restore it to factory and restart? I called my sister and got the info you need: software version number - 2.05.557.3, the baseband number - 12.39w.80.14u_1.08.00.0320, and the hboot number - 0.88.0000
yes,we should be able to figure it out and get you a rooted,working phone. i still do not understand why the firmware has anything to do with the carrier recognizing the device. in the mean time,while we are waiting to get hold of your sisters phone,you can try running a usc stock ruu. its using the same radio and hboot as your sisters phone,its close in firmware version number,and its not vzw firmware,so who knows? defiantely wont hurt to give it a shot.

you can download it from here: Lexikon_US_Cellular_WWE_2.04.573.2_Radio_1.08.00.0 320_NV_USC_1.65_1217_PRL15075_release_183281_signe d.exe

this is a .exe file,so youll download it,right click on the download and "run as administrator" if possible. if not,just run it. follow the onscreen directions to plug in your phone,etc.

if your phone number doesnt pop back into it and your phone start working, afterwardyou might call bluegrass activation again while on that software and see if it activates,or directs you somewhere else

now that youve successfully s-offed your merge,rooting is easy,so well concentrate on getting your phone working again first.

i will go ahead and start typing up the directions to get back up the system/boot/recovery from your sisters phone.

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ok,heres what youll need to do:

charge her phone to 100%. check usb debugging,plug it in,place it in charge mode.


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

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!" or "found a froyo!" 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 "miniadb_merge>" prompt


adb push busybox /data/local

adb shell this should change your promt to a #

chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox

back up the system image:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096

/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/system.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p25

*make sure numbers match

back up the boot image:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 of=/sdcard/boot.img bs=4096

/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/boot.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p22

*make sure numbers match

back up recovery:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 of=/sdcard/recovery.img bs=4096

/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/recovery.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p21

*make sure numbers match

backup existing misc partition:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 of=/sdcard/misc-stock.img bs=4096

/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/misc-stock.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p17

Make sure the numbers match

exit to get back to miniadb_merge> prompt

at this point,you havent done anything besides back things up. put the phone in disk drive mode,and make sure there are 4 image files on the sd card- boot,system,recovery,and misc. once youve verified that they are there,you can unplug her phone from the computer,and reboot it.

upload boot,system,and recovery and post the links here. ill put them together and test it out,then upload it for you to download and flash. that should get you back to stock
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Thank you so much for your help :-)
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So I download the USSC ruu and called the number to reactivate it and it still took me to Verizon, that made me realize that maybe I'm calling Verizon bc I'm roaming right now bc I'm out of town and Bluegrass uses Verizon towers outside their area. The phone number is still missing though, maybe if I get in my home area I can reactivate it? I'm going home tonight and will probably get ahold of my sister's phone.
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very well vould be the case... let me know how it goes
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Corey>cd c:\miniadb_merge

c:\miniadb_merge>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT15XM800011 device


c:\miniadb_merge>adb push zergRush /data/local/
1407 KB/s (23060 bytes in 0.016s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
$ rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
$ rm /data/local/tmp/sh
rm /data/local/tmp/sh
$ chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
$ /data/local/zergRush
/data/local/zergRush

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a Froyo ! 0x00000108[*] Scooting ...[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10
[+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000150e8[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x401219e4 0x006c[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd1598f 0xafd1adb3[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!

c:\miniadb_merge>adb push busybox /data/local
1774 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.585s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
# chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
# exit
exit

c:\miniadb_merge>adb push busybox /data/local
1718 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.604s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
# chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096

Here is my coding but when I get it this point the prompt doesn't go back to a # instead it just keeps flashing an underscore. Am I doing something wrong?
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Corey>cd c:\miniadb_merge

c:\miniadb_merge>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT15XM800011 device


c:\miniadb_merge>adb push zergRush /data/local/
1407 KB/s (23060 bytes in 0.016s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
$ rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
$ rm /data/local/tmp/sh
rm /data/local/tmp/sh
$ chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
$ /data/local/zergRush
/data/local/zergRush

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a Froyo ! 0x00000108[*] Scooting ...[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10
[+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000150e8[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x401219e4 0x006c[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd1598f 0xafd1adb3[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!

c:\miniadb_merge>adb push busybox /data/local
1774 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.585s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
# chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
# exit
exit

c:\miniadb_merge>adb push busybox /data/local
1718 KB/s (1062992 bytes in 0.604s)

c:\miniadb_merge>adb shell
# chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/system.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/system.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p25
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p25
131007+1 records in
131007+1 records out
536607232 bytes transferred in 394.439 secs (1360431 bytes/sec)
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 of=/sdcard/boot.img bs=4096
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 of=/sdcard/boot.img bs=4096
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/boot.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/boot.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p22
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p22
a2c57b333ea3312ea3f5b8fc97516016 /sdcard/system.img
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 of=/sdcard/recovery.img bs=4096
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 of=/sdcard/recovery.img bs=4096
a2c57b333ea3312ea3f5b8fc97516016 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25
# 1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
4194304 bytes transferred in 0.386 secs (10866072 bytes/sec)
# 9fa881629fd4628dc883a27fbf9ea07c /sdcard/boot.img
# 9fa881629fd4628dc883a27fbf9ea07c /dev/block/mmcblk0p22
# 2175+1 records in
2175+1 records out
8909824 bytes transferred in 3.195 secs (2788677 bytes/sec)
# /data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/recovery.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/recovery.img
840082542fc71d9f5e812bc777505df8 /sdcard/recovery.img
# /data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p21
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p21
840082542fc71d9f5e812bc777505df8 /dev/block/mmcblk0p21
# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 of=/sdcard/misc-stock.img bs=4096
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 of=/sdcard/misc-stock.img bs=4096
64+0 records in
64+0 records out
262144 bytes transferred in 0.022 secs (11915636 bytes/sec)
# /data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/misc-stock.img
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/misc-stock.img
39ee4399a5ae69f23b0906f65cb309ab /sdcard/misc-stock.img
# /data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p17
/data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p17
39ee4399a5ae69f23b0906f65cb309ab /dev/block/mmcblk0p17
# exit
exit

c:\miniadb_merge>

Okay so I just continued and maybe I didn't be patient enough, but this is what I got. It's all scrambled but did it still work. I'm gonna upload the images and I'll post you the links.
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Yes,I should have mentioned that,sorry. The system image is huge and it takes it forever to backup,and to calculate the md5... You did need to just be more patient and wait for the prompt to come back.

Nonetheless... Looks like all the md5s of the images on the sd match the ones for the images on the phone. Upload them and ill whip it up and test it for you :-)
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Boot Img: Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

Misc Img: Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

Recovery Img: Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

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Note to self...need faster upload speed lol.
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Cool... ill get to it as soon as I get Home his afternoon
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Cool thank you so much Scotty.
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well good news is that 2.05.557.3 booted just fine on my phone it should restore you to stock radio,firmware,etc. its uploading now. unfortunately,you have an idea how long it takes,lol. it says estimated 45 min left

ill get you the link as soon as its done

md5 is: PD42IMG-bluegrass-wireless-2.05.557.03.zip 3aa77a14b989d6bdacf8ce3b11b0bae0

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uploading rooted version
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here ya go

PD42IMG-bluegrass-wireless-2.05.557.03.zip
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md5: 3aa77a14b989d6bdacf8ce3b11b0bae0
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So I just flash this PD42IMG file like the other custom ROMs and it restores me to stock or my phone will still be rooted? Then with this ROM I just take it up to Bluegrass and have them reactivate it?
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Correct. Flash in hboot... have them reactivate. It wont be rooted,but you don't want it to be if they are gonna mess with it
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once your phone is working again,there are a couple different ways you can root it.

1)flash the amon recovery linked in the first post by renaming it PD42IMG,just like you did the RUUs. after youve booted and deleted or renamed the PD42IMG,you can go to recovery and flahs the eng-merge-toolkit

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2)you can flash this custom upgrade RUU. its got superuser,busybox,and recovery allready installed:

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md5: a903e463f71fef87843cb5a9523de33d

id get the phone activated and working again before attempting to root it.

#2 will wipe your data
#1 is prolly the best way. basically rename the amon recovery PD42IMG,flash,then do step 7
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I did notice one difference when I turn my phone on. The image that comes on the screen is just an HTC Quietly Brilliant instead of the Bluegrass image I use to have. You think this will be a problem?
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And which way would you suggest I do it so that the same problem doesn't occur again?
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I did notice one difference when I turn my phone on. The image that comes on the screen is just an HTC Quietly Brilliant instead of the Bluegrass image I use to have. You think this will be a problem?
no,it shouldnt be a prollem. if someone at a store notices it,just claim ignorance "i dunno... always been that way"

its just the splash screen,has no affect on the operation.
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see above,i musta been edditing as you were asking #1 would be the safest
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Thank you again. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Quick rando question Scotty, are you going to play Star Wars The Old Republic by any chance.
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Also, the problem occurred when I was flashing ROMs, how do I know the same problem won't occur again when I flash another ROM to get root? What's different this time around? And for step 8 I'm restoring my misc-image. Should I just put the one from my sister's phone on my SD card and then perform the coding to restore it or will I even have to do that part?
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Also, the problem occurred when I was flashing ROMs, how do I know the same problem won't occur again when I flash another ROM to get root? What's different this time around? And for step 8 I'm restoring my misc-image. Should I just put the one from my sister's phone on my SD card and then perform the coding to restore it or will I even have to do that part?
im not sure i understand your question. is your phone working again?

if its working,i dont know for sure that flashing the rooted RUU wont screw it up again,as i have no idea why flashing the other ruus screwed it up inthe first place this is why id do the first option. flash recovery,then flash the merge toolkit. in option one,youre not flashing a whole ruu,just the recovery. and flashing the merge toolkit in recover doesnt alter any /system files that may be affecting phone functionality. it is just adding the superuser app and binary,and installing busybox.

im 99.9% sure that doing option once your phone is working wont kill it again

yes,for the misc image,just flash the one from her phone,it is unmolested. if everything is working fine,text,phone calls,data,etc. i would prolly just skip step 8 alltogether.
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Got a rooted working HTC Merge. Thank you so much Scotty.
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Awsome! Glad to hear it. What did you have to do to get it working again?
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Pretty much what we discussed. I still have no idea what went wrong, but after you uploaded that stock ruu I downloaded it and took it up to Bluegrasses office and they reactivated it, no questions asked lol. Then brought it home flashed the recovery ruu, deleted it, replaced it with the merge toolkit, and flashed it in recovery. Turned Superuser on and it's working still downloading apps and trying to figure out how to get the most use out of my root lol.
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Glad it worked out. If you hadn't had access to another phone it may have been a lil trickier you can now delete bloatware and use root only apps like wifi tether,for starters.

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Has anyone verified that a US carrier SIM card will work in a US Cellular phone after this? I have done this to a Verizon Merge, but I am a USCC customer that does not have a merge, but a friend wants me to enhance his phone.

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Has anyone verified that a US carrier SIM card will work in a US Cellular phone after this? I have done this to a Verizon Merge, but I am a USCC customer that does not have a merge, but a friend wants me to enhance his phone.

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just to make sure im understanding the question,are you wanting to use a usc branded merge on a gsm network?

if so the answer is yes. i havent personally done it,but after the root procedure the merge is sim-unlocked. no reason it shouldnt work. just make sure if the phone is not one of the same firmwares that an upgrade ruu is available that you back up your system,recovery and boot images as described above so that we can get you back to your factory firmware if needed.

im runing usc gingerbread on my vzw merge
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So i recently purchased an unlocked, i assume, htc merge for verizon wireless. The phone was being used on US CELLULAR and was actually updated while using us cellular firmware. My problem is that i had it flashed back to verizon and now it boots up with a us cellular splash screen and everything works with verizon except MMS. The phone IS S-OFF but i have no clue if its rooted or sim unlocked or anything. It does not have a custom recovery either. How can i fix the MMS or flash a Verizon RUU back onto it? Its running android 2.3.4 which was updated while on US CELLULAR. Can i downgrade it to 2.2 and flash a Verizon RUU? I am not sure if its rooted either, I would assume it is since its S-OFF but not completley sure. Any help is GRREATLY apprecited. . Im new to this forum so please go easy on me if i have broken any rules with my long post. Thanks
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you can tell if its allready rooted by checking for the superuser app in your app drawer. if its there,you can use a root checker app,or download and run a root only app like root explorer or titanium backup,and see if it works.

i actually had the same prollem with usc GB on my vzw merge. everything was fine except mms.

i flashed vzw firmware back,mms worked fine. i backed up the stock misc img,and ran "backup apns". flashed the usc firmware back and restored the vzw misc img,still no mms. restore the vzw apns with the backup apns app. still no mms

at that point i downloaded handcent from the market,and discovered that mms were sending with it just fine. sent a few pics to test,and then after that, stock mms started working

so you might try that before downgrading to froyo.

if you do decide to downgrade,check to see if you have a custom recovery before doing so. select "recovery" in the hboot menu and see where it takes you. a red triangle and ! are the stock recovery.

if you allready have a custom recovery,make a backup before flashing the vzw firmware in case you want to return to where you are. if you dont have one,flash a custom recovery in hboot(i prefer amon,but thats a personal preference) and make a backup.

in the first post there are stock and custom vzw images,you can use either. the custom one is pre rooted and equipped with amon recovery. brace yourself,the stock vzw firmware is filled with bing,instead of google

as for your boot animation, im using the vigor boot animation on mine,its easy to change. if you want i can upload that or the stock vzw boot animation so vzw employess dont look at your phone strangely when its booting up with usc software
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Does anybody know if these procedures be done on a CDMA phone on nTelos network. They are based out of Richmond VA & now also use all Sprint towers along with theirs. If so any assistance in the setup would be appreciated as I dont have any clue what I'm doing. Thank you in advance.
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Does anybody know if these procedures be done on a CDMA phone on nTelos network. They are based out of Richmond VA & now also use all Sprint towers along with theirs. If so any assistance in the setup would be appreciated as I dont have any clue what I'm doing. Thank you in advance.
it should work just fine. after backing up your misc image in step 5(before exit and adb reboot bootloader make sure you perform the steps in post 52 to also back up your system,boot,and recovery images.

i can describe how to make up an ruu for yourself,or you can upload the images,tell me the links,and i can make it for you. if you read some of the posts above,youll see its fairly important to do this,since likely there is not a current RUU for that carrier.

you will also need to let me know what your hboot version is(in your hboot screen) as well as your baseband(in settings/about phone)

but this process will not change ESNs,MEIDs,or MINs,or anything else that identified your phone to a particular carrier.

if you want to wait a couple days,ill try and get a guide for folks with no RUUs put up in the 2nd post.
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Grrr.... Incorrect About the Sim Card use. Rooted. Ran stock and custom roms STILL no US usage of Sim Card. Tried my AT&T sim card and also an Active Orange UK sim card from the UK that roams on AT&T or Tmobile here in the USa with my other phone it wouldnt work either. YES I have changed the setting to GSM only and everything just NO SERVICE and it wont even find the network at all.

Its the USCC version. Tried stock and custom. SO no go for sim use in the usa. Wasted 4 hours working on this and it was a fail


Yes its sim unlocked and S-Off
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maybe a problem with your particular device? if i can find an active sim card i will test mine. from a couple quick searches,seems there is no reason it shouldnt work.
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maybe a problem with your particular device? if i can find an active sim card i will test mine. from a couple quick searches,seems there is no reason it shouldnt work.
So far over last night. Tried the Verizon rom, Alltel, and the gingerbread uscc rom. and I obtained another merge and stilll no go on 2 active sims and even no go on an active orange UK sim that works here in another phone
On Both whenever I try to search for networks it always says searching or whatever then disapears and says avilable networks and its all blank
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I see scotty is still gladly helping the best of us noobs :P haha

I've been rocking my rooted Merge on US Cellular for a solid month now with absolutely no issues and I've been loving every minute of it. A big thanks for scotty again for all of the help!

I have one (dumb) question though. For reasons unknown, I can't receive picture messages. I can send them, but can't receive them. This is the 3rd time this has happened (had the issue even before the root) and I ended up taking it to US Cellular and they did everything they could and couldn't figure it out. Both times I ended up just doing a factory reset, and it fixed the issue. I have no problem losing my data (I've learned over the years not to get too attached to it, as things like this happen) but I've backed everything up with My Backup Pro regardless.

SO, my question is.... when I hold the volume down button and the power button, I go into "hboot" mode (where it has the Fastboot, Recovery, Factory Reset, Simlock, Hboot USB and Image CRC options). This is called hboot, right? Anyway, can I just press the "Factory Reset" option and have my phone get fully reset, but yet still have all of my rooting capabilities? I mean, the Factory Reset button won't mess up my root, right? I definitely don't wanna go through that again.... lol

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You can do a factory data reset in hboot,or in recovery,should both do the same thing.

Glad you're still enjoying your merge. Did you get all your sense stuff deleted?

Last and not least the factory reset will not affect your root. The su app and binary are system files,and will remain after the reset. Plus you are radio s-offed
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You can do a factory data reset in hboot,or in recovery,should both do the same thing.

Glad you're still enjoying your merge. Did you get all your sense stuff deleted?

Last and not least the factory reset will not affect your root. The su app and binary are system files,and will remain after the reset. Plus you are radio s-offed
Good to hear. So I'm gonna go a head and do a factory reset (in the settings) and I won't have to do anything special after it resets? I'll have all my rooted permissions and what not?

And yes, I got all of my Sense garbage removed just fine. Thanks for asking!
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Good to hear. So I'm gonna go a head and do a factory reset (in the settings) and I won't have to do anything special after it resets? I'll have all my rooted permissions and what not?

And yes, I got all of my Sense garbage removed just fine. Thanks for asking!
Just did the factory reset in the settings and all is good so far, I still have my root Using My Backup Pro to restore all my apk's and data now.
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First of all, thanks for the great guide. It was easy to follow and I wouldn't have been able to root my Merge without your help! SO thanks again!

One question, does this process give "hard root" access? I want to access root folder (specifically /system/app) to change Mms.apk file. I tried to use Android Commander to edit the folder, but apparently I have not access. According to Android Commander, I do not have root access on my Merge. It might be a problem with the software and not the cell phone. I am stumped
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First of all, thanks for the great guide. It was easy to follow and I wouldn't have been able to root my Merge without your help! SO thanks again!

One question, does this process give "hard root" access? I want to access root folder (specifically /system/app) to change Mms.apk file. I tried to use Android Commander to edit the folder, but apparently I have not access. According to Android Commander, I do not have root access on my Merge. It might be a problem with the software and not the cell phone. I am stumped
I use the file browser in the Root Toolbox app (I paid for it, but I know there is a free version) and I can get to the system/app folder with no problem. Also, make sure the Super User app or whatever is giving Android Commander root permission.

I'm no expert, but just a thought.
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I use the file browser in the Root Toolbox app (I paid for it, but I know there is a free version) and I can get to the system/app folder with no problem. Also, make sure the Super User app or whatever is giving Android Commander root permission.

I'm no expert, but just a thought.
expert or not,that was an excellent answer

as he said, the superuser app and binary are permanetly in system files until you purposely remove them,and is indeed a "hard root".

root explorer is anotehr popular file browser/manager for modifying/moving/deleting/etc system files
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expert or not,that was an excellent answer

as he said, the superuser app and binary are permanetly in system files until you purposely remove them,and is indeed a "hard root".

root explorer is anotehr popular file browser/manager for modifying/moving/deleting/etc system files
Thanks for the responses! but is there an easy way to access root folder via computer (i.e. through explorer) or would I have to go through cmd? If it doesn't work, I'll stick to Root Explorer.
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Thanks for the responses! but is there an easy way to access root folder via computer (i.e. through explorer) or would I have to go through cmd? If it doesn't work, I'll stick to Root Explorer.
you can "adb push/pull <filename> /<location>" thru a command window,but i wouldnt call that easier. to move,delete,copy or modify system files root explorer or similar is prolly the easiest method.

sd card files are easily modified via plugging in to the PC,but unfortunately /system does not show up in a similar manner. you could make a copy of system(described above),and with linux(maybe with the right windows programs,i dont know) unpack the image,modify it,repack it,then reflash it. but again,definately not the easist way.more of something that youd do for S&Gs for the fun of it,or just to see if you could
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I have tried to do this following the guide and have realized that no matter what I do I can't get my phone to go into s-off. Would this be bacause I am running 2.3.4 already? I can't find a way to root this phone either. I have tried to follow the guide that was posted but haven't had any luck at all. Does anyone know who to get the phone into s-off by any other way? I would love to be able to use this phone on AT&T.


I can get the program to run and it says that I am now s-off but when I check I am still showing s-on. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. This really has me pulling out my hair.

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The guide that I am following is this: HTC Merge Using SIM Card (Working!)
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