fresh DINC, where do I start to learn how to root?


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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I see all these official guides, but don't know where to start b/c there are so many. is there an "idiots guide to rooting and rom'ing" anywhere? there is s a sticky but it is months old, is that still good?

    I have a DINC sent to me right from factory, haven't even turned it on yet. already running froyo

    which of these do I do? some? all? are they good for froyo?


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    Howto: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks. actually my new refurb is at fimrware 2.1, I assume that guide will work?
     
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    xCirca Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to the scene too, what I recommend is upgrading to froyo and using the new unrevoked one click root worked beautifully with my dinc
     
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    Terabethia Well-Known Member

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    Nope, that guide is for the new Unrevoked rooting program that is for 2.2 only.

    I highly suggest waiting until your phone gets the 2.2 OTA or just installing the 2.2 RUU yourself and use the new method (from that link). It is a lot easier than the old way, it really is just "one click" to root. The program does it all. And unlike the previous versions, this package has unrevoked (the rooting program) and unrevoked forever (the program that gives you S-OFF) all in one.
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks, appreciaite the help.

    will do

    but, just to be clear, I still need to follow this guide/these steps, right? I'm not sure which part is "1 click" :)

    Download the Android SDK from Google
    Download the unrEVOked3 recovery reflash tool for windows, linux, or mac.
    Download the modified drivers from unrEVOked.
    Remove HTC Sync or PDA Net form your computer. The software and drivers may interfere with the rooting process. Once you
     
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    Terabethia Well-Known Member

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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well I fought with RUU for 45 minutes trying to install it on my win7 pc, but the froyo ota just came...installing now
     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so I'm trying to do this "Windows HBOOT driver installation instructions" but under
    other devices" I dont see my phone. any idea?

    onnect the phone to your Windows machine with a USB cable and wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB PLUG on screen.
    Open Device Manager.
    Click Start, then right click on Computer, then click Properties, then click Device Manager.
    Under Other devices, you should now see the Android 1.0 device, similar to the picture below.
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I appreciate the help. but for a newb, I literally have no idea what any of this information is or what to do with it

     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, I figured the above problem out, now getting

    "communications with phone unexpectedly interrupted" in unrevoked 3
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well I just jumped in. it;s been about 2 hours now and I have made progress, but "1 click root" is the most misleading statement I have ever read. yeah I guess 1 step in a 30 step process is 1 click...
     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    The reason I posted the above link is b/c I'm under the impression you were not rooted with unrevoked forever (s-off) prior to accepting the 2.2 OTA. If that is the case, in order to root you must use the beta which allows the rooting of a 2.2 phone. It can be accessed in the IRC. The original Unrevoked doesn't work to root 2.2. I was under the impression that's what you were attemtping to use but maybe I misunderstood.

    Maybe linking the entire thread would be more helpful:

    http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/171287-new-unrevoked-3-21-beta-froyo-up.html
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    right, this was a fresh phone from factory, never rooted. shortly after activating, I installed froyo ota.

    now, are you saying that I can't use unrevoked3 RC? I followed the root steps and get partway through but am getting this error

     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    I'm not even sure where you got the link for Unrevoked 3. To my knowledge, it's been down for awhile since they're working out the bugs in the new version that roots stock 2.2. When I go to Unrevoked, I get this and it's been this way for a week or more now:

    public:unrevoked3 [RootWiki]

    They list the same IRC option to get the beta so you can root your 2.2 OTA phone. If you'd have rooted when you were on 2.1 and then installed Unrevoked Forever all before you loaded the OTA, you'd have had other options. As it is, you now have the beta option. FWIW, all the Incredible phones I've personally heard of have done great with the beta.
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, I got the link from the IRC channel. installed that. get same error when trying to use.
     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Ahh very good. Don't be afraid to use the irc chat. Those guys in there have seen it all by now. That's why I posted the link earlier.
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    and 3 hours later i am rooted!
    yeesh that was painful, irc people rules
     
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    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Cool! I was kinda following what I think was you for awhile. Seemed like there might have been a face palm or two going on. Glad you got it man. Now just don't forget to do a nandroid backup right off the bat.
     
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    What was the cause of your issue ? I plan to try this soon.
     
  23. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think my SD card didn't have enough room on it, I needed to format it

    also I took the battery out at one point, that helped.
     
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    Took me about 30 minutes to root and s-off my phone back on 2.1 with unrevoked3. It really is pretty easy.
     
  25. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    it's pretty easy if everything goes right

    my point was that to a laymen "one click root" means I come home from work, plug my my phone into my computer, and click a button somewhere and I'm rooted. that is pretty far from what it actually takes from soup to nuts
     

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