Ok...not panicing, but I think I may have just completely screwed up my ROOTing effort...help?


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  1. ldnikon

    ldnikon Member This Topic's Starter

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    First of all, please recognize that I'm a noob to Android in the extreme. The Evo is my first Android phone. So, to the problem....basically, the title of the thread says it all. I think I screwed up my Evo in an attempt to root it. I do believe that I took every precaution possible to get the job done and followed the directions line-by-line on the { [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide! No ADB, no fuss! } thread....but the problem arose toward the end.

    Ok, at step 30, that went perfectly fine. I downloaded the ROM and saved it to my desktop (I'm on a Macbook Pro btw, in case that helps at all).

    Step 31, this went well. I copied it over to my SD card.

    Step 32 is where things started to mess up. I turned on the Evo and went into recovery mode, but the only options I was given were the Stock options, ie:

    -reboot system now
    -apply sdcard: update.zip
    -wipe data/factory reset
    -wipe cache partition

    I was confused. I read and re-read the instructions over and over from the top and had done them all. Then, I got down to the bottom, and things were just being difficult right when I got here. I was incapable of loading the stock ROM. I booted the phone back up, renamed it to update.zip, and booted back into recovery and tried it again, only to get the same error.

    "--install from sdcard...
    finding update package...
    verifying update package...
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted..."

    I got frustrated and decided to take a break and simply booted the phone up after a while, finding that I could actually kind of Use ROOT with the enrevoked application. I got excited at this point and figured nothing was wrong. i went ahead and tried to uninstall the unnecessary Sprint applications, only to find that I couldnt! I guess I didn't do it as well as I had thought afterall. :(

    If anyone could tell me what I need to do at this point, or even just point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it. I dont care about the applications or anything that I had previously on the phone, because I just tried testing some stuff out, and It seems that its getting worse (I can no longer listen to my mp3's and can no longer even access my SD card from Astro! Ahhhh!!! :eek:) Any and all help at this point would be graciously recieved! Thanks in advance everyone!!! :):):)

    Edit: Rebooted my phone and can now access my SD card again, but everything else still stands, lol.
     

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  2. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you renamed the update.zip incorrectly. I don't know how Macs handle file extensions, so I can't really help there. Make sure that the .zip file is named "update."

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  3. ldnikon

    ldnikon Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea, it definitely says "update.zip", from my understanding of Mac OSX, the naming of files isn't really handled in any weird way. I just tried again and it still wont give me all the options and still says "E:signature verification failed / Installation aborted."

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  4. ito.badengrish

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    You don't change the stock rom to update.zip, download the file from step 29. It should be linked in the text that says (here) on that paragraph and point to "recovery-clockwork-1.8.1.7-supersonic.zip" (the website is down right now). You have to dl to your computer, rename it to update.zip. Place it in the root directory of your SD card. when you boot into the recovery mode. Update with that file. It will then allow you to boot into clockwork recovery. Then you can wipe your phone cache and data and partition.

    Then whatever ROM you have dl'ed, Damage,Fresh, Baked can be flashed to the phone. It's pretty quick. The instructions are very wordy and there are lots of pics but, it is extremely helpful. You have look at the fine details because the links are embedded in the text of the instructions which is kinda hard to see sometimes.
     
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    ldnikon Member This Topic's Starter

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    I went back through and re-did the instructions line by line...I'm not sure what I did, but I must have skipped something the first time around. I got it rooted right! :):):)
     
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    Grats!

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  7. SeriousBlack25

    SeriousBlack25 Well-Known Member

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    Well Guys my Job here is done...time for me to fly AWAY!!!! Swoosh!...... :D
     
  8. renaldothemagnificent

    renaldothemagnificent New Member

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    Do you happen to still have a copy of this file as the website it still down?
     
  9. ldnikon

    ldnikon Member This Topic's Starter

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    It should be up on the forum post that has the Tutorial. Thats the link that I downloaded it from.
     

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