Need help attaining root for friend.


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  1. skapooj

    skapooj Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just as a little background, I am an eris user and frequent their forum fairly regularly. Enough so that I rooted my eris with great ease (as someone who is not especially techy). My friend just received his Incredible 3 days ago and is looking to tether. I told him without checking your forums that I could probably help him out with that (seeing how I already rooted my eris and they are both HTC products.)

    After doing some research, it is clear that some new Nov OTA is making it difficult to root. My question is, what do I need to find out about his phone (and how to find that out) so that I can proceed forward in helping him? What build# he is on? Whether he is 2.1/2.2 OS?

    Just looking to help out an even less tech advanced friend maximize his phone. Thanks in advance for any help.
     

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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    Can't root until unrevoked releases the fix.
     
  3. jsuh

    jsuh Well-Known Member

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    That's a false statement. I have a thorough guide to help you root http://jonsuh.com/2010/11/root-your-droid-incredible-how-to/

    If he got it 3 days ago, he more than likely had 2.2 with the Nov OTA. The one thing you have to check if it's an AMOLED or SLCD. The guide will help you determine whether or not it's AMOLED or SLCD.

    As long as you're comfortable running ADB commands, this guide will help you get root.
     
  4. pdykstra

    pdykstra Well-Known Member

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    there should be an unrevoked fix very shortly
     
  5. WormDoes

    WormDoes Well-Known Member

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    Go into Setting>about phone>hardware>Hardware Version

    Version 0002 is an AMOLED Screen
    Version 0003 is an SLCD

    If you're not very tech savvy, I would wait for the unrEVOked fix which is supposed to be coming anytime. Good luck
     
  6. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    I know you have your guide, but he stated he wasn't very tech savvy so wasn't going to direct him to something that might damage his phone, when he can just wait a few days for unrevoked.
     
  7. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    z4root works on the incredible. even after all the OTA updates n whatnot.
     
  8. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member

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    Some of the comments on that site differ with this. If it really works it does not seem difficult. I need to root a phone that took the update, mine is already rooted so I'm familiar with adb shell. The wait for Unrevoked is getting a little burdensome.
     
  9. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

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    z4root only works in temporary mode for me. it will not permantely root the phone it loses it after each reboot. on their website it says the incredible is not supported for permanent root.
     
  10. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that makes it total waste of time.
     
  11. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

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    It was useful to me in that I went and bought Titanium Backup Pro and was able to use it too freeze all the crapware that Verizon put on the phone and then when I rebooted those apps were still gone and no longer started up. Skype and a few other useless app always had services running in the background. Now I can re-root any time I want and unfreeze them if need be. The only problem I have is amazon mp3 still shows up in the app drawer even though I froze it but I had this problem with my Eris too and it was permanently rooted.
     
  12. Trooper

    Trooper Well-Known Member

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    Hope so! I want to root my wife's phone and the wait is driving me nuts! (Not her of course)!
     
  13. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I want to flash another rom and kernel on the phone, not simply remove apps. I guess if that's all you want it's ok.
    But I'm with Trooper, the sooner the better.
     
  14. WormDoes

    WormDoes Well-Known Member

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    Does it work on the SLCD Inc's as well?
     
  15. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

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    I have an SCLD screen and I can only get a temporary root. It loses it after a reboot. Which I believe is all it can do on an Incredible anyways.
     
  16. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    im running 2.2, rooted after doing the update with unrevoked. the newest OTA, i havent been bothered with getting the ota message for it.... just flashed the newest Virtuous rom the other night. all is good here. :D
     
  17. bjanow

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    So what you are saying is that after you do this process and get unrevoked with S-Off, you have root for good? Why was it stated that after a reboot you don't have root any longer?
     
  18. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    after i installed the 2.2 OTA update, i utilized Unrevoked forever and rooted my phone to S-Off. I reboot my phone frequently, and bump charge every 3-4 nights. still rooted, still running virtuous 3.1
     
  19. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming that either you did this method posted by jsuh to downgrade to 2.1 first then did the unrevoked forever http://jonsuh.com/2010/11/root-your-droid-incredible-how-to/ or that after the July ota to 2.2 you did the unrevoked forever method so always had root and the Nov ota didn't affect your phone.

    In either case what does any of that have to do with z4root working for root even after the nov ota as you claimed in your first post? Except that jsuh uses it in his method.
     

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