OK, Getting Ready to Root but need help pls.


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  1. cotandem

    cotandem Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you everyone for responding to my question of "to root or not". I am rolling forward. I have downloaded the needed files and ready to rock. One small problem: I downloaded the Sprint update so my phone is on version .6. I have downloaded the .5 file on to my desktop but I don't know how to apply it to my phone. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     

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  2. ck4794

    ck4794 Well-Known Member

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    search for "ruu" in fact i believe there are several threads that already have posted links for this. be careful though as i believe it is phone specific. if you can't find it here there's a good chance you can find it on xda.
     
  3. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    You need to run the "RUU" from your computer..It should be an executable file. Be sure you have THC sync sfftware installed on the computer first. Then plug in the usb cord to both, and have at it! It will erase everything on your phone. NOT your sd card, however. Your contacts should be saved, if they are all "google" contacts.

    Have a look at this-- How to Root .6 It should help.
     
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    HAHA! Same time of post! Two great minds....;)

    I believe cotandem said he had the .5 file on his desktop.
     
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    ck4794 Well-Known Member

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    oh damn, many apologies jb, i hadn't even noticed the time.
     
  7. cotandem

    cotandem Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have the RUU, but it is a whited out block with the description below. When I try to open it I get a box that says it is unable to open, do I want to use the internet to find a program to open it??? MAke sense?
     
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    description never posted, could you do a screen shot and post it?
     
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    hehe.. no worries! We are all about helping folks...
     
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    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    Sounds to me like you may have a bad download. Perhaps try one of the links above and re-download it?

    Just to be sure, you download it to your computer then install it to the phone via USB cable. Again, be sure you have the software HTC Sync.
     
  11. cotandem

    cotandem Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    It wa a matter of downloading winzip to my computer to open the download... Thanks everyone!
     
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    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    you know, i thought about that as a possibility...glad you figured it out.
     
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    cotandem Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Unable to download asroot2 file correctly (zip?,winzip?) in a format that when included in the tools file is recognized when I am going through the CMD cut and paste process. Perhaps in the morning with a clear head...
     
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    Not sure where in the process I did that when rooted my phone. If you hit up XDA somewhere they have a video on there as well as really good steps on how the process should go.
     

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