Last Updated: Aug 24,2015
Data wipe comlete.
I'd go the RUU route then, like Scotty suggested:
I've been following your guide and have finished step 3 and achieved root successfully. I tried following step 4 to downgrade to froyo but started receiving some errors and it was only then that I realised this guide is for an original 'incredible' rather than the 'incredible s' that I've got.
So my question is - will the guide and attached/linked files work on an incredible s (vivo)?
The specific errors I'm encountering are..
C:\downgrade>adb push flash_image /data/local/
failed to copy 'flash_image' to '/data/local//flash_image': Permission denied
This I managed to get around by copying it to the sdcard and then using a root file explorer to copy the file to /data/local/ which worked fine.
shell@android:/data/local # ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
I'm not sure if I should proceed now? Segmentation fault sounds quite fatal?
Thanks in advance,
I installed it.
Now it says "droid!" and freezes
INCREDIBLE XD SHIP S-OFF
this guide will NOT work for inc s. flash_image is specifically for mtd devices,not emmc.
a quick search at xda reveals you may want to use this:
or there may be other solutions there as well.
try a factory reset in hboot,now that the stock recovery is in place. give it as long as 10-15 minutes to finish booting,if you havent been.
yey!! it boots! wow!!
but now it gives me error messages
the process com.htc.bg has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
The process com.google.process.gapps has stopped...
The process android.process.acore ..
The application Google Services Framework...
I can't access the menu or anything
now, after a few reboots it doesn't boot anymore. after the DROID sound it just reboots again and again..
Doesn't sound good... could definitely be hardware related... the original Incredible I had ended up with similar issues and had to end up getting it replaced.
yup- as sdraw said,it sounds like a hardware issue,or possibly damaged partitions that an ruu is not able to fix
I have followed directions on my refurb I just got with the latest OTA update. My phone is unlocked, trying to flash superuser, but recovery just sticks at hat with orange circle then i push power button to go back to menu. Recovery does nothing, how to i flash super user with this problem?
sounds like you are trying to select with the power button.
from step 3 of the original post:
You are exactly right!, i was using the wrong button. Thanks. I will continue from this point and keep you posted.
okay thank you anyways.
too bad here in germany nobody will fix a droid incredible
I have the impression the phone does not completely delete everything.
for example, after I installed the RUU I got messages like
Sorry! The application Mp3 Music download (process great.app.luck) has stopped working
and also also the same for amazon and ARD (a German tv channel)
not pre-installed apps on a verizon I believe
Is there a way to completely wipe the Droid besides the factory reset in the boot menu??
That might help to solve the problem.
I got to step four where you start to push the flash image (adb push flash_image /data/local/) and it comes back with failed to copy 'flash_image' to '/data/local/': is a directory.
That and if I try to mount /data/ it comes back with mount: mounting /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 on /data failed: Invalid argument.
nevermind just used an adb explorer and created local under the data folder on my phone to fix it
flashing the ruu,and doing a factory reset in hboot with the stock recovery in place should both completely wipe the phone. you may have bad blocks or damaged partitions that are preventing data from being properly wiped.
are you not on a stock rom? not sure why you had to create a local folder and mount data...
were you successful at the downgrade/s-off?
thanks, I tried that many times.
is there a way to repair the partitions then?
depends on if the prollem is hardware related,or just bad blocks in flash memory. bad blocks are fixable,an eris user came up with a zipfile to find and fix bad blocks on the eris handset,wich is also an mtd device. unfortunately,i have no idea how youd determine what your real issue is,and go about finding a way to repair them.
hey guys, any help i can get for the Mac counterpart for the adb part? i can look up the commands, i think, but i don't quite "get" what to do and if i need a different set of files?
nothing i flash works, then i get the 3 vibrate bircked phone, i flash recovery back to this. I cant get anything to work. I want rooted gingerbread. How do i get there. Please help.
I keep trying and get to white boot screen and it gets stuck. then i have to flash recovery again. cant get gingerbread.
let me see what i can find out...
are you trying to get to recovery via power and vol up?
the files will for the most part be the same. to make adb and fastboot work on a mac,youll need different files,but the exploits and such for the phone are the same.
this from post #629 of the original root guide:
i also found this,on xda:
looks like you can use his download instead of the sdk,and then follow his directions and then,basically follow this threads original post steps and commands to htcdev unlock,etc.
hope that helps
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