I need help in regards to rooting


  1. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    Okay, thank you for your patience and help thus far. I went to command window and typed: fastboot flash recovery twrp.IMG (again). The computer says: sending 'recovery' <5478KB>... Then on the phone (in fastboot mode), it reads at bottom: Fastboot Status- Okay. The command window on PC has been saying "sending..." for ten minutes so far?
  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Alright, maybe it did finish flashing. The device does let you navigate a little bit while in fastboot mode. Using the volume keys to change options, and the power button to select the option. Initially, the option will be on Start. Try using the volume down button to change the option to recovery mode, and then hit the power to select it. One of 2 things will happen. First possibility would be that it loads into twrp and we continue just fine. Second possibility will be that you'll see a dead android with a red exclamation mark over it. We want the first, so try that and report back.
  3. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    I guess a quick question while I am waiting is....from what mentioned above is the command window and phone reading what it should?
  4. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    okay, I got the android with red exclamation mark? When I did that the command window on PC read: Failed <status read failed<Too many links>>
    finished. total time 2912.922s

    So should I try command again?
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yes, the computer should eventually finish giving you a time it took after it finished. Like this attachment.

    Attached Files:

  6. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    okay, I will try again.... I am sorry, you must be getting tired of me.
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's really no issue. I'm actually as confused as you are as to why it's not working. This could explain why Wug was crashing your computer. Just out of curiosity, have you tried using a different usb port on your computer to see if that changes the outcome?
  8. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    Lol...I guess the question is how long will this take through this 1.0 port...lol. :)
  9. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    I tried both front ports but not the back port?
  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    The file is small enough that the whole procedure of flashing it shouldn't take much longer than a minute, even on usb 1.0
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I have seen weirder things happen. It's amazing how flaky these things can be sometimes.
  12. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    okay, well this is definately taking longer then that....hmmm....okay there is something else I noticed as far as the PC. It no longer list "Galaxy Nexus" when open My Computer and shows connected devices? It use too because I could open the files and send music and movies from phone to pc. But the pc recognizes it in the command window?
  13. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    I am going to plug in back port and try again?
  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    That is fine, when the device is in fastboot mode, it will not show up as a usb mass storage, and will show up in the device manager as an Android ADB device. That is normal and when the phone is in fastboot mode, you can not exchange files between the device and the computer. Do you happen to have another cable that would be compatible by any chance? I doubt that's the issue, but I'm going to suggest anything that comes to mind.
  15. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    I plugged in back port and did the first command(fastboot flash recovery twrp.img) the PC rebooted and phone read: Fastboot Status- Download:00559800, then read: Fastboot Command Read Error- 2147483647 ???? After PC rebooted again, I tried command again and PC command window said "sending, etc...." and phone reads: Fastboot Status - Okay???
  16. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    If I send the WugFresh Development folder to my usb key(flashdrive), and go to another computer will I be able to do this from the USB key without files actually on other computer?
  17. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    So this is exactly what was happening with Wugs. There seems to be something wrong with the protocol regarding sending the file from the computer to the device. I'm not sure of why this is, but I have put a request for assistance from more staff here that might be able to help as well.
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  18. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    For the most part, yes. You'll have to reconfigure your drivers, so that the computer sees the device, but it should be no problem other than that. I was actually about to suggest that same idea.
  19. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    I think it may well be the problem. Seen this happen on several occasions actually. Try every cable you can find.
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  20. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    Okay, I am going to let command window keep saying : sending 'recovery' <5478KB>...
    and copy wugfresh folder to usb, then I will try on another pc. Question: will I need to put the Nexus root toolkit on other PC to set up drivers?
  21. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    I only have this cable now, and it is brand new it worked to unlock and PC can detect and reboot the device? I am thinking it is a problem with my PC which wouldn't surprise me. I had to restore it and it works alot better than it did, however even when I am not in fastboot it no longer brings up Galaxy Nexus when I click on MY Computer (as a connected device)? Not sure how to fix it or what i did to make that happen?
  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Technically no, just need the one .exe file that contains them called Samsung_Drivers.exe. Having the toolkit on the other computer may help you configure them if you don't recall the overall procedure and could possibly even do the rooting automatically for you if it turns out that your current computer was the issue. So yes, I would install it just to be sure.
  23. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Sorry for the delay...I see my "go to" idea of trying another cable has already been mentioned :p (had to feed the dogs, LOL ;)).

    I've yet to fully carefully read through the thread (I scanned it on my phone a little bit ago), but this "feels" similar to what I experienced when I tried using fastboot on a USB 3.0 port--it was just wonky/flaky/hangy, etc.

    If you don't have access to a difference PC (with a USB 2.0) port on it, you might be able to try finding a Linux distro that you could boot from a CD and see if you have more success that way--Linux plays much nicer with USB that Windows does, so perhaps that would get you over what we think might be a USB 1.0 issue.

    :)
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  24. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Out of curiosity, is the computer your moving to on the newer side? If so, what OS does it have and are the usb ports usb2.0?
  25. buddyallen1977

    buddyallen1977 Active Member

    The PC is newer 2008 with 2.0 ports but has same operating system. The PC I am on now though works good for most things...I know is still not fixed right.
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