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  1. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    I thought about posting this in the "all things root" section, but I figured maybe i'd dump it here in hopes of spreading interest in development. Pirateghost over at xda released a non-beta version of Ice Cream Sandwich over the weekend. It seems like the flashing process might still be a little buggy, but either way...this is a huge thing in our community! Maybe development is picking up for our device!

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  2. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so no one else is impressed...lol :D I just downloaded the RUU from xda, and am about to flash an unrooted, completely stock, att bloated Ice Cream Sandwich at lunch...TOTALLY STOKED!!!
  3. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    I'm probably just talking to myself here, but I just flashed the RUU, and now have ATT's update on my phone. Ice Cream Sandwich!! Sense 3.6!! Totally awesome!!! Much faster than before...switching between screens and apps is faster. No BS...at my office I consistently have had 1 bar of LTE band. Since flashing, I have 3-4... LIKE!!!!
  4. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member

    Lol, I will give you company. I flashed the rooted AT&T update yesterday and agree with you on all the improvements. I hoping to get better battery life as soon as I can teach myself to put the phone down some time. :D
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  5. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    Sounds tempting but i think ill wait for the release.I've never rooted nor flashed a Rom and im afraid ill brick my phone,and really want to keep my warranty good as long as i can!
  6. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    so here's the deal...the ICS that I installed is NOT rooted. It is a stock ATT distribution. They have started the rollout, and a guy in Detroit saved the RUU(Rom Update Utility) before he used it. This is important, as the RUU self deletes after you install it(the Over the Air version anyway). This update does not void your warranty. Does not brick the phone, because it is directly from ATT/HTC. The only thing you need to do is sync anything you want to keep, because it reverts the phone to the out of box state.

    Its pretty fool proof, but i'm willing to help anyone who has questions. I have run it on my phone and my wifes...I have extensive experience flashing rooted roms(Inspire 4g). Its not nearly as scary as you might think.

    I'm holding off on rooting my vivid, because at the moment, the developers are still working on getting S-Off. That and the vivid forum at XDA has imploded recently, and thats where most of the development happens(historically anyway...WildChild has his own website now, and I have used lots of his ROM's before)
  7. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to get screenshots to post for you guys, but the restrictions are pretty crazy...
  8. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    What do you mean Restrictions?
    Sounds great i may have to try this.Do you have a link to the download at XDA?Im a member there but haven't seen the download yet.If you could provide the link with instructions that would be awesome!!
  9. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    Sure! Standby until I get back to the office...you won't be sad!
  10. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    Mine is stock.Bootloader is still locked etc.Just for your info.I think i found it but i will wait for you to update here to be sure.There instructions seem complicated but im sure its not too bad :)
    I'll check back later this evening after work.Thanks!
  11. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    When I said "restrictions" I was talking about Androidforums.com's restrictions on posting screenshots(physical and file size).

    Ok, so here we go....

    First, go to this link and download the RUU(Rom Upgrade Utility) Goo-inside.me Downloads - Downloading RUU_HOLIDAY_ICS_35_S_CINGULAR_3.26.502.52.zip

    Second, you need to use HTC Sync to sync any data that you want saved.

    Third, you need to connect your device to your computer, and set it to "charge only". You need to make sure that you have "USB Debugging Enabled".

    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap Applications.
    4. Tap Development
    5. Tap to check USB debugging.
    Once you've enabled USB Debugging, and connected your device using the "charge only" setting, Double click the RUU file.

    From that point on, it will prompt you for a couple things, but there are no options or choices to make. Its bulletproof.

    THIS OPERATION WILL COMPLETELY WIPE YOUR ONBOARD DATA, AND RETURN YOUR PHONE TO "OUT OF BOX" CONDITION. It will have Android 4.0.3, and Sense 3.6

    This is an AT&T release and does not void your warranty, unlock your bootloader, gain access to the root folder, or remove AT&T bloatware. This is perfectly legit for those who don't wish to mess with root. An RUU is the manufacturers method for upgrading phones.

    I have screenshots, and just don't wanna mess with uploading them(too much of a pain). If you wanna see them, PM me and I'll email them to you.

    This is painless and so worth it!!!

    EDIT: This does not wipe your SD Card
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  12. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    Do you know the name of the Root/Bloatware folder or are these 2 different folders?.Removing the bloatware would be great also!
    Is there such a list that tells you what can and can't be removed?That would be nice but im prob asking too much on that idea lol..
    Thanks for all your help!
    Downloading this now and will try it later tonight :D
  13. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    Rooting your phone = Gaining access to the base(root) folder of your phones internal file structure(similar to C:/ on your pc). This folder is locked from the factory. It contains all of the proprietary information and apps on your phone. It contains the ROM(the skin or user interface(HTC Sense), The radio(which controls how your phone communicates data wirelessly), and it contains all the proprietary apps(bloatware), and the kernel(basically how the OS communicates with the hardware). Rooting your phone voids your warranty, as the manufacturer can't guarantee anything that they haven't tested.

    If you want to remove bloatware and try flashing different roms, kernels, and radios, you HAVE to root. The rooting process has been made very simple for this phone(it was not very simple in the beginnning), by Hasoon2000. He created a GUI tool to automate everything.

    The state of Vivid Development at XDA is super crazy right about now. Two of the main developers bailed. WildChild now operates out of his own website, and PirateGhost got pissed at noobs and bailed...although rumor is he'll be back. Apparently those two have the best roms for our device right now. I'm waiting for things to settle down before I root.

    Now, once you root, and start flashing, i'm certain you'll be hooked. You're a pretty well read guy it seems, and you like your phone...so be prepared for fun. My wife accused me of having an affair with my Inspire 4g...i asked if that was a "microUSB" joke...she didn't get it...lol

    Maybe when things settle down, we'll root our phones at the same time and see whats going on...I was never ever sad that I rooted the Inspire 4g. and as for the warranty, some might call it unethical, but you do have insurance that covers catastrophic physical AND water damage...i'm just sayin...:eek:
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  14. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    You sure this isn't a beta version man?That's all im finding on xda.I just want to be sure.I prefer not to have to revert back from this if it is a beta version.A screenshot of the build number,android version,etc.would be great.You can upload your pictures here and share ImageShack
  15. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Hey Chall, yes id like to see your screenshots too.if you save them to your google Picasa account folder you can paste the url here. Even if the pics a re large, the forum here resizes it for you.
  16. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    thats wierd...totally wouldn't resize them for me...jsut gave me an error...
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  17. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Got thepics , they are NICE! Want me to try and post?
  18. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    please do...maybe i'm just suffering from "the dumbass"
  19. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    Im curious to what the RD stands for after the Android version Number?


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  20. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Ok working on it now...hey and I am the only one who suffer from that malady. After they are posted..see if ucan grab a copyfrom the post, and repost them in your own comment so you can edit the post to your comments (then I will removse my posth

    Coming up!
  21. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member


    I have been trying to figure out the same thing...i didn't look too hard at that before i upgraded. What does yours say??
  22. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Here you go. These are CHALL's Screenshots N I C E !
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  23. woodsytattooman

    woodsytattooman Well-Known Member

    Android Version
    2.3.4
    No letters after it.That may stand for Research and Development or something similar.
  24. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    yeah, i'm not sure...google isn't helping...i only get strobe lights...lol
  25. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Whats the screen size on the HTC Vivid?im looking for a secondary phone
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