Root No Recovery Mode

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tokendog, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. tokendog

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    So I decided to root my HTC Incredible today. I followed the instructions on youtube and Cyanogen to do the rooting. I managed to root it, and then it told me to update my radio (baseband) to the latest one. So I did that.

    It installed fine, seems to have reformated my phone, which wasn't a big issue, but somehow it unrooted or deleted my rooted files...no big deal there, either, right?

    Well, when I go to re-root the phone, I am now unable to log in to Recovery Mode. I will press the power button+vol down and it will go to the HBOOT window. I'll then choose Recovery, press power, and it simply goes to the Fastboot option and from there I can go back to my HBOOT or all the other options on the Hboot window.

    I can not, however, get it in to Recovery Mode with the little red ! mark, etc. so that I can root the phone.

    I've tried using ADB in shell (on my computer) and I get permission denied on everything, so I am assuming it's because the phone is no longer rooted.

    However, the OS boots up fine, and the baseband reads 2.05.00.06.11

    which I am assuming is correct ? Though my firmware reads as 2.1-update1.

    Please help? I've been trying to figure this out for hours...I've tried Revoked 3 and it will take over the phone, reboot it, go to bootloader, load to the Android OS while on my PC Revoked says Waiting for Reboot...and then it does nothing.

    Again, thanks for any help you can give me!
     

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  2. adrynalyne

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    Run unrevoked 3.1 tool while booted back up to the home screen.

    Edit:

    I don't know how to read.
     
  3. adrynalyne

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    Do this, attempt it from normal mode.

    If all goes well, use an RUU while in bootloader mode (PB31IMG.zip) to roll back everything and start again.
     
  4. tokendog

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    oddly enough, when I was changing my baseband to the newer one, it had me use PB31IMG to go to stock, then it did the updates, and then it had me put an update.zip and use that to update the baseband...I'm thinking that's what broke my root.
     
  5. adrynalyne

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    Well root isn't the problem just yet.

    The fact that you don't have a recovery image is bad news. Thats what we need to deal with first, I think.
     
  6. tokendog

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    Ok, this sucks... I put PB31IMG.zip on the root of the SD card, restarted, held power+vol down, and it went to HBOOT. It detected the PB31IMG.zip, started to unzip it, then checked it. It then popped up with

    Main Version is older!
    Update fail!
    Do you want to reboot device?
    Yes/No
     
  7. adrynalyne

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    Right. Thats why you need to go through the hboot downgrade process I linked.

    :)
     
  8. tokendog

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    Possible dumb question, but what ROM version should I enter in to here Desire mtd0.img creator when trying to generate a mtd img?

    EDIT

    Nvm, see it's included. It's been a rough day.
     
  10. tokendog

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    I can't use ADB for anything. Permission denied on anything I try to do.
     
  11. adrynalyne

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    Even on the data partition?
     
  12. adrynalyne

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    Try adb boot recovery and see if it gets you anywhere with the recovery image.
     
  13. tokendog

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    The problem is that Unrevoked doesn't install anything. It does absolutely nothing to my phone other than reboot it, load it to HBOOT, act like it's working, and then boot back to the Android OS. It then just sits there saying: Awaiting Reboot...and never does anything else.
     
  14. tokendog

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    I tried adb reboot recovery and all it did was take me to the Hboot window with Fastboot options available. No recovery mode.

    I have no idea what went wrong...I followed the instructions to the letter and somehow screwed it up.
     
  15. tokendog

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    no other ideas???
     
  16. adrynalyne

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    None. Might want to contact unrevoked and see if they have any options available. Sorry :(
     
  17. tokendog

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    I have a replacement plan through the retailer I bought the phone so I might just return and get a new one. The sad thing is the phone works, but now it's missing a recovery mode and can not be rooted.
     
  18. silverxbv2

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    Got some questions. What was the exact order you did this in? From your original post, it sounds like you rooted, then upgraded the radio? I didn't think that was possible. And why do you need recovery to root the phone again? Unrevoked works from normal boot up screen.
     
  19. tokendog

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    I followed the root your Incredible in 10 minutes video...
    and I'm assuming Revoked uses the Recovery Mode in it's process since it goes to the HBOOT screen but it just doesn't show up on the phone when it happens.

    From what I've read, to root the phone, Recovery Mode is needed.
     
  20. tokendog

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    I was following the Cyanogen install guide for Incredible after the phone was rooted...and it had steps that included if the phone was rooted already. I'm inexperienced at this but I followed the instructions closely...guess I must have messed something up along the way.
     
  21. lafester

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    When I rooted I had a heck of a time getting the drivers installed so unrevoked would do its thing. it did exactly what you are describing.
    in device manager is your phone showing the correct driver?

     
  22. tokendog

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    Yeah, it's saying My HTC in device manager...but earlier it was saying Android Interface Controller or something like that.
     
  23. lafester

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    according to the driver instructions it says it is supposed to say android bootloader interface...
    maybe the driver changed on you.
     
  24. silverxbv2

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    That's why I asked what method you used to root. If you haven't run unrevoked successfully you'll have to install the drivers. Follow the instructions in the .htm. Hopefully that's all you need. Good luck.
     

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