Gaining root with 2.3.4

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  1. pr0jektblack

    pr0jektblack Active Member

    I tried to search, but just couldn't find the answers I was looking for. I don't actually own an Inc anymore, but someone is asking me if he can gain root, I don't want to direct him to bricking his phone. :D

    unRevoked doesn't look like it works with 2.3.4.. am I correct? If so, how is anyone gaining root, or has the Incredible become the Evo, in that it's become impossible to root?

    (I'm currently running a rooted Thunderbolt and I used clockwork for my Incredible)

  2. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    Pretty much, as far as I know there is no root exploit for the update.
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  3. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    Which evo are you talking about? They have achieved root for 4g and I would expect Incredible and others later.
  4. xfuchsiax

    xfuchsiax Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, anyone that is running GB on a rooted phone had root prior to the update, and did not install the OTA version of the update pushed by Verizon.
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  5. pr0jektblack

    pr0jektblack Active Member

    He does not have root access and is running 2.3.4 - so I take it they have not gained root since the Inc went GB?
  6. xfuchsiax

    xfuchsiax Well-Known Member

    That would be correct.
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  7. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Only chance is if he was previously rooted, then unrooted and accepted the GB ota. If the bootloader is still set to s-off, root can be regained. For all others, there is no method.
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  8. pr0jektblack

    pr0jektblack Active Member

    That seriously sucks.. I really hope this trend towards locked bootloaders stops now that Google holds MOTO.. ugh. I won't ever give up my unlocked phone for sure.
  9. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    The xtc clip should work to attain s-off,unless the update brought a new,unsuspported hboot.

    Other than that,keep fingers crossed that AlphaRev/unrevoked add the the Inc to the list of phones supported by the new revolutionary tool.
  10. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    You say "should", have you seen any confirmation? Wonder if we could get a few Guinea pigs....
  11. scotty85

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  12. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    interesting.... the hboot version number has not changed (still .92) in the official OTA, but users get the "main version is older" error if trying to downgrade to 2.2 (which included the .92 hboot) via RUU or method. So they obviously changed the "main version" but not sure how closely that is tied to the hboot.
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  13. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah it seems to be some sort of flag in the bootloader. Even though its 0.92, it's definitely updated in some way or another. Downgrade = fail.
  14. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

    Its not the bootloader versions, its the misc.img. If you remeber this thread

    I know it talks about downgrading the hboot there but that cause we were using full RUU's to do it back then. Point is still the same.

    You flashed another misc to fake out the bootloader and allow the downgrade. I wouldn't use that thread to downgrade now but you get the idea.
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  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    it is the version numbers of the firmware,not the hboot version that cause the "main version hihger" error. the s-on hboot will check what youre trying to flash and htc wont let you backpeddle the version numbers and flash older firmware.

    also,the exploits that let you gain temp root and re-write the misc image on an unrooted,s-on phone have all been patched in google source code in 2.3. until someone finds a shiny new exploit,gingerbread will remain unrootable,except via recovery,after xtc clip turning the secure flag off,or possibly some hboot trickery from alpharev/unrevoked(same method being used on TB,sensation,evo 3d).

    the clip uses a DIAG mode to turn the secure flag off below the radio level,so im fairly certain it doesnt care what firmware is on the phone. the reason i was asking about the hboot version is that when creating the "gold card" with the clip,you need to enter the phone model and hboot version.
  16. kblake45

    kblake45 Member

    i seem to be having the same problem... my z4 root worked fine since i got the phone... now it updated to 2.3.4. and it wont root... it continues to say running exploit in order to obtain root access... it will continue to say this, and thats it... help please...
  17. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    Gingerbread (2.3.4) is not rootable on the incredible.
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  18. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    bad news,guys... i got my clip yesterday,and when i open the software,the incredible is not an option to select. :mad: ive made a few goldcards for other devices,but they are not making a PB31DIAG,they are all making different PxxxDIAG files. i could put one on the sd and see what happens,but not named correctly hboot just wont find it,and im alittle nervous to just simlply rename it when its obviously been generated for a different device.

    i have poured thru pages and pages of google searches and asked on a few forums,and even sent a PM to one of the developers for the clip and cant seem to find any real on info if it can somehow work.

    im pretty disapointed- this was one the motivating factors in getting it.

    ill keep working on it,but its looking like revolutionary is our only hope,currently.

    edit: apparently not all clips are created equal :mad: keeping fingers crossed,doing some more research
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  19. deadsoulboy

    deadsoulboy New Member

    Hello, following this thread after coming over from XDA. Glad, well, not really see people are aware of the issue of Rooting a 2.3.4, S-On incredible. I'll be watching this thread with great interest.

    PM or reply if you need me or my phone for any testing. Hoping Revolutionary adds the DINC to its list of supported devices!
  20. kblake45

    kblake45 Member

    If there is no way to root the incredible with 2.3.4, can i somehow go back to the old version 2.2?
  21. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    currently no (unless you have s-off). There most likely won't be any attempts to root it until a final official release is released. But I wouldn't be surprised if root is never achieved.
  22. cupdeez

    cupdeez New Member

    I have S-off on my Driod incredible.. How would I go about getting back to 2.2?

    When I drop the file on the SD card and select recover it just shows a picture of !
  23. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Why do you want to go back to 2.2 if you're already s-off?
  24. FinalStorm

    FinalStorm Active Member

    There is a way to root GB 2.3.4

    See Here:

    I have rooted my Dinc sled stock 2.3.4 S-On, works with amoled too. (I stopped at root with my dinc, due to lack of "me" time). You can also revert to Froyo 2.2 and gain s-off with this method.

    Then you will be in full control -que evil laugh- hahaha :)
  25. JohnnyRocco

    JohnnyRocco New Member

    My Droid Incredible is "s-off" and running Gingerbread 2.3.4. People have mentioned that having "s-off" is the key. If so how would I go about rooting my phone without wiping all of my data and programs??? Please help......

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