I have rooted the Droid Incredible with 8gb Sandisk sd card! Let me tell you how you can too!


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  1. blue45

    blue45 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright I have been reading and trying to root this device for days with no avail, now let me tell you what i did. Before I turned off the phone, you have to literally turn off every wireless connection anything that you connected to at all. Dont turn on air plane mode, just turn off every connection you can. Then What I did was click in the sd card after doing the adb reboot recovery. This worked like a charm. I also edited the drivers of the usb driver file called winusb.inf located at c:\sdk\usb_driver
    if you dont have that folder that means you have not installed the usb driver which you can do by opening setup.exe clicking on usb drivers install.
    you have to edit the file by including the lines under google nt 86 at end of section
    ;HTC Incredible
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E&MI_01
    %SingleBootLoaderInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C94

    also then put the exact same lines under [Google.NTamd64] at end of section.
    Next your going to want to save the file. Then go under device manager, update the drivers that you already have with that file located at c:\sdk\usb_drivers.

    Restart if it says you have to.

    Then next step use the windows application
    hxxp://incredible.groove2.net/IncredibleRooter.zip
    mdawg made This. extract put file in location under "c:\sdk\tools".
    Then boot into recovery mode.
    run loop.bat and begin clicking in and out of the sd card until it changes the error from device not found to that great error. then exit out of loop.bat with ctrl+c. and finish with the application by pushing files and updating zip. This is the hardest card to do. But it worked very first time after i tried updating drivers! I got wireless Tether working and sending this from there .

    I used windows xp sp3
    This method will work with any windows machine.


    If you need help you can locate me on IRC
    irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/rootmyincredible
     

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    cortland1998 Well-Known Member

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    See above in bold and red. Where can I get this?
     
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    blue45 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I also was able to root with a 8gb sandisk and the Windows app. I believe really what works was pushing the sd card in and out while the phone booted into recovery.
     
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    This only helps if you can get into the adb recovery, alot of people , myself included cannot get into adb recovery using any method, with different cards.
     
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    blue45 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Please try and read the instructions before answering. It might just help you get out of rut of not being able to root the device. This will get your card into recovery status. Just follow the directions, and please dont thumb your nose at me because that is all your doing by not trying and just saying its not going to work.
     
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    contagous Well-Known Member

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    I've already tried this exact method of getting into adb recovery for like past 2 days, my phone just will not co-operate with me.

    The root method with the program is awesome, I told mDawg this in TRC the other night... All i'm saying is it doesn't help people who cant get into adb recovery.

    I have all the correct drivers installed, because i can use adb shell and android screen monitor to take screen shots fine when the phone is on.

    But my phone will not go into adb recovery no matter what i try, I have tried using 2 different sd cards, 8GB Kingston Class 4 and the 2GB that came with the phone, tried formating in FAT, FAT32, and even filling the cards up with junk.

    I'm not shutting you down in anyway, trust me, I would love for this to work for me, but It will not let me into adb recovery no matter what i try, I'm on windows Vista Home 32 and just not having any luck, so you saying this will work every time with any card just isn't true.


    Anyways, i hope this does help people.
     
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    blue45 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    And I'm one of them. :(
     
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    blue45 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    your computer should look like this.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jowe

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    It looks like that when the device is on and when I'm booted into fast boot but it doesn't show up in device manager when I get to recovery.
     
  13. grahamma

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    I have a Sandisk 8gb class 6 and I was able to root last night (using the method of pushing my card in right after the disconnect sound, but before the black recovery screen).

    Tether works, hurray.

    After rooting, I decided to see if I could get the shell again (to remove cityid) and I wasn't able to get it again in 10 or so tries.

    Are you able to consistently get the shell using the steps described in this thread?
     
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    jessescfan New Member

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    First, Thanks to blue45.
    I rooted my phone last night with the stock Scan Disc 2g micro SD card. I edited my android-winusb.inf file located at c:\sdk\usb_driver\
    under: [Google.NTamd64] and [Google.NTx86] I added the following lines:

    ;HTC Incredible
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E&MI_01
    %SingleBootLoaderInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C94

    I did a long format on the SD card to FAT 32 (This will wipe the SD card data, make sure you back up your stuff). After the format, I started adb shell. Plugged my phone to my computer with the USB cable. I put the SD card into the phone, turned the phone on like normal, once the phone loaded it recognized the SD Card. I turned on USB debugging. Opened cmd prompt, went to c:\sdk\tools\. Ran adb shell. Got the dameon error. Then in cmd I did adb reboot-bootloader. This booted the phone to the recovery menu. Then on the phone I selected recovery (Volume button down) then power to select. Once I selected recovery I started the loop.bat file. As the phone was booting to recovery I started to click the SD card in and out. after about 20-30 seconds the magical error message came up and I then followed the steps in the "root your phone in 10 minutes" video.

    I had tried a lot of other methods besides this one and none worked. FYI I did NOT have HTC Sync running. Its installed on my computer but I exited the program before trying this.
    Hope this helps someone else.
     
  15. inline6power

    inline6power Well-Known Member

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    never mind. found it.
     
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    Once you have root why can't you just go into the appbrain app and uninstall it with the uninstall option there?
     
  17. Steve03Merc

    Steve03Merc Well-Known Member

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    I've officially given up with the 8GB Sandisk. Ordered one of the 16GB that the root program mentions.
     
  18. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    I just got one of these cards (just happened to have ordered it) and after getting it I reran the 10 minute video method and it now works like a charm.

    Just wait until after the second windows driver install sound with loop running and after the second sound it takes about 3 seconds. Works 98% of the time now.
     
  19. iwn730

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    I cant get it to get it to check for adb in recovery is there any one that could help and i could not find usb drivers is there any other zip file that some one could provide
     
  20. iwn730

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    o ya im using a sandisk 8gb class 2
     
  21. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member

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    Is there anybody with Root that lives in the Central New Jersey area? I'll pay for root
     
  22. iwn730

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    use the pny 2gb sd card it works what you do is follow the 10 min root untill you do the 1.bat section and run from step 3 on and there you have it
     

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