Root How can I root my MT3G w/out a Gold Card!?!

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  1. visualoddity

    visualoddity Well-Known Member
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    I am trying to root my MT3G to install the Cyanogen rom for Android 2.1 (I think it's like 5.0.1). I have gone through the process here, but get the error "Main Version Is Older". I am not in a position to do the Gold Card work around (lack of time, resources, only one card, etc), but REALLY want to install this. I have a 4gb SanDisk Micro-SD, and in an attempt to change a variable, I tried my bosses 8gb, however, it is also a SanDisk (incidentally, it was from one of our old BB's, so I got him to trade me the 8gb for my 4gb! :woot: ), same issue.

    Is there any way for me to root and be able to install this ROM WITHOUT doing the gold card?!?

    Any help with me MUCH appreciated, especially if it's quick! lol

    32B running 1.6 btw...
     

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  2. mulletcutter

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    i believe you have to downgrade your os to 1.5, goto the theunlockr.com and check out all the vids.
     
  3. visualoddity

    visualoddity Well-Known Member
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    They still refer to the gold card. Anyone?
     
  4. visualoddity

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  5. mulletcutter

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    Just put that file on your sd card and do the recovery
     
  6. visualoddity

    visualoddity Well-Known Member
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    I can't do recovery. The recovery copy app won't do the recovery because it isn't rooted, and I can't root because I need a gold card. I'm trying to get around needing the gold card...
     
  7. mulletcutter

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    Even with the one click method? Try flash recovery
     
  8. InstantKarma

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    Can't be done, dude. Gold card *is* the workaround.
     
  9. dasudevil

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    YEP.. No choice. Gold card is the only way this will work...
     
  10. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation
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    Just use the sd card you have now for a gold card, then format it as your everyday sd card when you're done.

    I don't see the whole point in having a separate gold card after you root.
     
  11. mikeyinid

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    I rooted with no gold card.. and maybe im a little behind here, but check this out----http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=764530. I got my first android phone 5 days ago, followed these instructions, im rooted and running CM-6.0.0-RC3
     

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