1. Hot New Devices! HTC One M9 | Samsung Galaxy S6 | LG G4

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


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Please don't laugh but how do I know if it is FAT32? I just put in a new sd card, my other was giving up the ghost?
  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide


    With your sd card mounted to the PC, right click on the drive, select properties, you will see the type of formatting.
    iowabowtech, scotty85 and krisdr like this.
  3. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Yeah! Thank you it is FAT32. I have been reading and reading and I want to root so bad but I am so overwelmed. I almost want to send my phone to one of ya'll and let ya'll root for me and then send it back. But I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....
  4. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    sorry for the shortness of my replys the last couple days,guys. been a busy couple days and i havent had much time for the actual computer :eek: krisdr,sdraws advice is excellent. download everthing,check the md5s,and organize it all.

    then just do one step at a time... i see alot of folks that are a bit overwelmed to just run unrevoked 3.22 first and get root,take a breather for a day or 2,then continue. you can technically stop there,but as iowa said,i think it is well worth the efforts to dowgrade and achieve s-off.

    where are you located? if youre aywhere near dayton,ohio,id be happy to help you with it :)
    iowabowtech and krisdr like this.
  5. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    if youve gotten yourself down to 2.2 thats the tricky part ;) unrevoked 3.32 has been the root standard for the incredible for quite a long time,might want to do some searches in the rest of the forum,maybe post up a new thread,as your questions/issues arent being seen here by ALOT of folks that may know the answers.

    did unrevoked install clockwork recovery? if so,your root solution is easy :)
    iowabowtech likes this.
  6. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    I have been taking a break for several days. I am ready to try. I wish I lived closer but I am in New Mexico. I am carefully reading over and over your instructions and I need my hand held (can you tell I am a girl). I tried to run md5 to verify recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc but it does not show up when I run md5 summer. Any suggestions?
  7. Neverdrift12

    Neverdrift12 Member

  8. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Oh my goodness, it is working. I did not have to pull the battery. It went straight to ClockworkMod Recovery. I am lost on the instructions. What do I do directly next. I have options of reboot now, apply update,wiped ata,wipe cache, install zip, backup, mounts and storage, advanced and power off.....what do I do?
  9. kzad

    kzad New Member

    First post, first ever attempt at root, success!! Many thanks.
    scotty85 likes this.
  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    this file is a .exe file. you wont need to turn the phone on. boot into hboot,then select fastboot with the power button. now right click on the download for the gingerbread .exe and "run as administrator" if it gives you that option. otherwise,just double click on it.

    if your battery isnt being charged with the phone off,you may need to find someone with another inc,eris,or something else that battery fits in and have them charge it for you. alternatively,you could prolly take it to a store and have them charge it.

    lol,glad its working. you can go ahead and make a backup if you want(its a good idea) and then just reboot. or if you want,just reboot and then you can go back to recovery later if you want to make a backup.
    iowabowtech and krisdr like this.
  11. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    So now I can go through the downgrade process. When you say to put the extracted folder on the root of your c\ drive, what do you mean exactly? Please do not laugh.
  12. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    the file is a .zip file. right click on it,and then click extract. this should put all the stuff inside into a regular,non-zipped filder.

    in windows 7,if you right click onthe start bubble,then click on "open windows explorer" it will open a window that shows all of the different drives on your computer.

    take the non-zipped normal folder that you exctracted,then put it onto the C drive in this window. you can do this by right clicking on the folder,then click copy,then go to the c drive and click "paste".

    you can also open 2 of the explorer windows,one showing all your drives,and the other showing your extracted file. you can use your mouse to drag it from one place to another. this is personally how i move files,but either way is fine.

    if you cannot extract the .zip like i described above,you may need to download a utility called "7 zip" to use to extract it.

    hope that helps :)
    iowabowtech likes this.
  13. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Thank you! I am waiting for my phone to get to 100% and then I am off to downgrade. Again THANK YOU!!!
    scotty85 likes this.
  14. Neverdrift12

    Neverdrift12 Member

  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    What happened exactly that caused your issue?
    iowabowtech likes this.
  16. dhs2011

    dhs2011 Member

    this is on computer or phone? it is extracted, could there be an additional issue? thanks
  17. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    should be on your computer. give some more details of what you do and what happens as a result. a copy/paste of your entire command box may help

    to copy:right click in the box. click mark. highlight everything. hit enter.

    in your post here,click the # at the top to get the
    Code (Text):
    1.  tags. right click and paste your text betwen the code tags.
    iowabowtech likes this.
  18. Neverdrift12

    Neverdrift12 Member

    I did exactly what it says to do on the first page of this. Just the root part I didn't go any further. So I did steps 1 and 2 then stopped and it gave me a black screen and my htc incredible looping screen for recovery.
  19. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Ok. So I am ready to do the fourth step and downgrade with abd. I am in charge mode, 100% charged, USB debugging is on and I type in what was listed in the instructions and this is what I got.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\kris>cd c:\mini-adb_inc
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
  20. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    I am running vista 32.
  21. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    It sounds like the mini-adb_inc zip is in fact NOT on the root of the c: drive. What this means is that you go to your c drive and place the file directly on the drive such that it is not inside another folder.

    When you use windows explorer and you notice a folder on your c:, some of them may have a + by it. When you click on that, it will expand out perhaps several more folders and they may also have subfolders. You do not want that situation where you have to drill into a bunch of folders to get to mini-adb_inc. Think tree diagram...where the c: is the trunk (or root). You want this zip to be an only branch such that it reports directly to the c: drive itself and nothing else.

    I apologize if I overexplained that.
    scotty85 and krisdr like this.
  22. dhs2011

    dhs2011 Member

  23. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    That was it. I had put the extracted files on the c drive not the original file first.

    Ok now... I got all the way through putting in the su at the $ prompt but then it said permission denied. Help....
  24. krisdr

    krisdr Active Member

    Got past all the commands. the instructions say that after you put in adb reboot bootloader is will take you to fastboot then select bootloader. I tried that but it just went to the hboot. What do I do?
  25. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    It's supposed to goto hboot. You should have the PB31IMG.zip file on the root of your fat32 formatted SD card. If all goes well, that zip should be autodetected. It will then prompt you to load the file by pressing the volume up button.

    So, either the file isn't on the card, isn't on the root of the card, or the card didn't take the fat32 formatting you should have already done/verified.
    scotty85 likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page