[How To] Root 2.3.4/downgrade and Get S-off


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  1. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    I didn't realize at first that you need 7zip to extract the files from the exe, so I just ran it. I did get errors in the recovery area, pulled the battery, and now I have root.

    Not sure if the errors were because I didn't extract first...

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  2. i joined the forums for this thread alone, thank you guys so much for trying to root this, I have been so frustrated not having a rooted phone

    problem though - the link for unrevoked 3.22 is not a package, its an exe file, and on windows is installing vGrabber for some odd reason. do you guys have the slcd-friendly 3.22 package by chance?

    I'll gladly be another guinea pig for this, id rather my phone be bricked than unrooted lol
  3. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    You need 7zip to extract the files. Not that that will help you with the s-lcd issue...
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  4. really? even though its a .exe file? ill give that a whirl
  5. sorry to double post, but the links for the mini-adb and unrevoked 3.22 are not packages, they're both .exe installers for vGrabber. I tried the 7zip method and it just picked apart (extracted) the vGrabber installer
  6. scotty85

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    I think you may be clicking the wrong donwload button. Ill get Md5s up later for all downloads . :)
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  7. ....this is what happens when you go back to using windows

    major n00b mistake, sorry about that, thanks for the help
  8. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    I was just going off memory about the recovery img file... I could very well be mistaken, anyone confirm that there is one yet? I definitely remember the option to choose a different recovery before running the reflash package.
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  9. iowabowtech

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    I thought I remembered it too after you said it. But I recall running the Unrevoked .exe and then it auto-extracted some files to the desktop. The one you then ran was the reflash utitlity. That's the way it was when I used it waaay back when, and I think there was in fact a recovery.img file in that group of extracted files. Anyway, I haven't hooked up and tried it but I was unable to find it using 7zip. That's what I had been trying earlier this morning with no luck.

    Also, it's remotely possilbe that a different recovery.img could make this not work. After all, this has failed with othe versions of Unrevoked and I'm STILL not sure why it's working with this particular version. At any rate, it's still an excellent idea to try another recovery image file if we can figure out how to get to it. It would help the SLCD crowd to avoid that circumstance. If you do have an SLCD though, and you get SU, you can always reflash recovery in Rom Manager which is a pretty easy task in and of itself.
  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    This Thread Rules!!
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  11. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    This is me... I installed ROM Manager and did Flash ClockworkMod Recovery from with the UI. Then I chose Reboot into Recovery. From there I chose Backup/Restore. I got the black screen and pulled my battery.

    Is there a step that I am missing?
  12. scotty85

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    Nope you're not missing anything,rom manager is not updating the recovery. Try flashing the alternate recovery in rom manager and see if that works. Clockwork is there and working,you just can't see it
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  13. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    I tried....and the same thing happens. Black screen when I try to do anything from recovery.
  14. iowabowtech

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    Sometimes it takes mutliple flashes from within Rom Manager for it to "take". If that still fails, we may be looking at something else that's a byproduct of the procedure. What version of CWM does it say you have when reflashing in Rom Manager? It should list it there.
  15. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    In the ROM Manager UI it says "Current Recovery RA_GNM Recovery v3.02"

    When I boot into recovery, it says "ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.5"

    I just flashed it for a second time. Same result.
  16. IT IS ROOTED!!!!

    s is off! my phone is mine again! i can breathe easier!

    you guys are gurus. +1,000,000 internets to you all
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  17. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    Congrats! Is your phone s-lcd?
  18. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    The current version of cwm that you can flash via Rom manager is 5.0.2.0. If you aren't getting that, its not reflashing right. I would add that it sometimes takes many attempts. I've heard people say greater than 5 tries on somewhat regular occasion. Keep trying. Meanwhile, I will be thinking of a good workaround.
  19. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member


    Check the option in rom manager to erase recovery before flashing, then flash it again four or five times.
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  20. tmason68

    tmason68 Member

    OK...should I go back to the main flash or stick with the alternate flash?
  21. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    I'd prollly keep trying clockwork. You can also try to just make a backup within rom manager. (You wont hear me saying that any other time :eek:) just this one time,its ok ;)
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  22. egfromnj

    egfromnj New Member

    Hey guys. I'll do give my dues first as it is my first time on this forum and I'd like to be respectful, so thanks to scotty85 and anyone else involved with this process!!

    If anyone could assist. I was able to successfully root my phone and I'm attempting S-off. I'm stuck at the command adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/ and getting a permission denied error. Note: everything else is successful up until this point. Can I skip this step for a second and use adb shell to get the root prompt and then give permission or is there a way to give permissions to write to the sdcard without doing that? I was thinking about changing to that directory via command prompt and manually giving permission or maybe doing it through the phone itself while plugged in. Not quite sure.

    Thanks,
  23. scotty85

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    Make sure your SD card is present and mounted(phone in charge mode).

    Failing that maybe try a differerent card
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  24. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Almost sounds like your SD card isn't being recognized.
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  25. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I'm wondering how cwm is updated in Rom Manager. Beginning to think it may utilize s-off to flash new versions.
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