Finally got root (adb in recovery)... my method


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  1. theotherrogue

    theotherrogue Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know there are a lot of methods, tips, tricks out there, but after spending multiple nights trying to get root to work, I got it. I thought it would do some good to share my info.

    I'm using an ADATA SD card (4GB class 6). Many people have reported varied success with this card.

    I was able to get this method working twice successfully by following these steps exactly. No other steps I've tried have worked:




    • Boot your phone normally (HTC Sense).
    • Plug in USB.
    • Change to "Charge-only" mode for the usb connection.
    • Enable USB debugging.
    • Power off normally (don't pull battery).
    • Disconnect USB.
    • Hold VOLUME DOWN + POWER.
    • Wait for update messages to pop up and disappear.
    • Press VOL DOWN to highlight "Recovery" (don't select it yet)
    • Remove and reinsert SD Card.
    • Connect USB.
    • Start loop.bat in command prompt.
    • Now, press POWER to select recovery.
    • Rapidly remove and reinsert SD Card until the very moment the /!\ icon comes on screen. (You should do the last SD card re-insert immediately after the /!\ icon appears).
    • This is when I FINALLY got the "exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: No such file or directory (2) -" to appear.
    • Now, you can follow all additional steps in the video for superuser permissions, enable tethering, then use UnrEVOked tools, etc...

    Hopefully it works for someone else. If not, I guess it's just my particular phone/SD Card combo.
    :eek:
     

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  2. tudmf

    tudmf Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!
     
  3. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member

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    glad u got it... took me 3 days
     
  4. FrozenIpaq

    FrozenIpaq Well-Known Member

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    I got it as well using a similar method. Rather than rapidly inserting the card and taking it out, I just inserted it in after about 5 seconds. I inserted it right as the phone was switching from the white HTC Incredible screen to the black recovery screen and that seemed to do the trick. I failed two times previously that day by either doing it too early or too late.

    I really think it has something to do with the SD card and it being read as I was trying to root my phone for hours on end for two days with no luck. I even tried the rapid SD card method suggested here but that wasn't working.

    Try waiting 5 seconds after the white screen, that did the trick for me
     
  5. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member

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    The timing for your pc setup is right after the /!\ shows, try it again but just insert it once the same moment you'd have done it using your method. I've had it work a couple times for me doing it that way as well. But it only actually needs to be inserted once vs many times.
     

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