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[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide



  1. I downloaded Go SMS and i can download and send pic messages, but what is odd is the program alerts to me that messages failed to download... yet I see them so they clearly must have.

    I also downloaded the APN using the APN app that previously was mentioned. I discovered something odd. When I opened the file I had only the first two lines of texts in the string of code others seemed to have. I had this... <?xml version=
  2. As mentioned previously, the Go SMS seemed to fix my problem in terms of forcing pictures through, but I think this thread with changing the APN is has actually fixed the initial problem. I can now send MMS through my stock messenger too! I appreciate both of your help.

    The good news is I now have a bit better understanding of a few things, PLUS i have a new messenger app instead of handcent. :)
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  3. Robobob1221

    Robobob1221 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your sorted? :thumbup:
    Sorry I dissappeared, it was 3am at the time and needed some shut eye before work today!
    I think there might be a setting option that you need to disable in gosms to prevent the failure message.
    Glad to help in some way :)
  4. haloseven

    haloseven New Member

    hey there,
    i did the tacoroot on my evo a few days ago, but i my mother in law wants it done on hers. i came back to this tutorial and now when i click 'show' i get %1$s instead of directions. i tried FF and Safari and i cannot get the directions. Can someone perhaps copy/paste them to me in a PM, or send me to where i can find the tutorial?

    thanks
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Yeah, that "show" thing is getting worked on. I dont have a copy anywhere, sorry, but the show issue should soon be resolved!
  6. mconn127

    mconn127 Active Member

    I have a htc evo 4g and I followed the directions and got my phone rooted. i even checked with the check root access app. But for some reason I can't flash roms from my sd card.. It says "/Can't open /sdcard/name of file.zp
    (bad)"

    What does this mean?
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!

    could be a bad download. what rom are you trying to flash?
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  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    I also hear trying to download a rom with your phone instead of downloading to computer, then transferring to sd card could result in a bad download.
    Besides, its faster download when done with your computer :)
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  9. snosk8tr123

    snosk8tr123 New Member

    Hello I am just rooting my phone now. The link for the VR Superwipe does not lead to a file. Please let me know where i can download that.


    Also... i'm a little bit confused about the recovery. does it matter which of those methods we use??
  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Hm, you are right cuz I just tried it, however, you really don't need that as it is a script that helps wipe before rom/kernel flashes. I personally wipe 3 times manually and have no issues. There are other wipe scripts available if you would like me to find them but like I said, I don't use them.

    It does not matter which recovery install method you use. I've used the PC36IMG and the Android Flasher method both with no issues.

    And by the way, we all welcome you here :)
  11. snosk8tr123

    snosk8tr123 New Member

    Thank you! Ive been wanting to root my phone for a long time but never did. My texting would lag to the point where i wouldn't even want to use my phone, so i figured its a good time to see if it solves the issue.

    I have another question. When saving the custom rom onto my sd card, do i just make a random folder and extract into that folder? Or do i transfer the zip file into that?
  12. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    When you put the rom on your sd card, it can go into a folder because thru recovery, you can navigate to any folder on an sd card.

    btw again, rooting will be the best thing you ever did to your phone.!:D
  13. snosk8tr123

    snosk8tr123 New Member

    Thanks! Sorry im a noob, do i copy the .zip folder into the SD card folder... or extract all the files from the .zip into the folder on the sd card?
  14. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    If you are talking about the rom .zip, leave it zipped, do not extract it.
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  15. snosk8tr123

    snosk8tr123 New Member

    Awesome thanks!
  16. TheButcher

    TheButcher Active Member

    I have never rooted my phone, and I have the latest OTA update. Can I use unrevoked to root my phone?
  17. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    If you desire to be totally s-off, Either do the HTCDev method, then the Capt method, or, the Taco root method.
    If you desire just to unlock your bootloader, the the HTCdev method will suffice.
    You will still be s-on but you will be able to still flash roms/kernels etc.
    As far as unrevoked or revolutionary, that will be done at the end of using the Capt method to be fully s-off.
    I assume you have the 5.something update?
    Then just follow the guide in this thread.:D
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  18. TheButcher

    TheButcher Active Member

    Thanks, I was going to do it today, but that pesky show button is not working so I might have to wait.
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  19. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Well, the beginning of this guide has the show buttons "unshown", if you will.
    So just read carefully, and ask if anything is unclear and we all can help you if needed.
    You'll do just fine:)
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  20. TheButcher

    TheButcher Active Member

    I'm on a mac, I thought htc sync was a windows only program? Are there specific instructions for mac users?
  21. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    If you connect your Android phone to a Mac computer, armageddon will occur, so be wary.
    Or your cord will sizzle away and fry both phone and computer. lol jk.:D
    No, really, there is a mac guide somewhere, however I am almost sure that htc sync can be used with mac, but don't quote me
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  22. TheButcher

    TheButcher Active Member

    2. Software Requirements - Supported Operating Systems (PC)

    Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 and 3 (32-Bit)
    Windows Vista Ultimate / Enterprise / Business/ Home Premium/ Home Basic Edition (32 & 64-Bit) Service Pack 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate/ Professional/ Home Premium / Home Basic Edition (32 & 64-Bit)
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010-32 & 64bit.
  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    the htc has put out instructions for mac users so you should be ok using the first method.
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  24. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    really the only thing different is that you only need adb.exe and fastboot files from the sdk tool kit. i have those files already pulled in the guide. everything else will be the same.
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  25. mconn127

    mconn127 Active Member

    Hey thanks!

    Im trying to flash the MikG v3.11 [3/9/2012]... But nothing will install from zip on sd card..

    I just tried the whole unlocking process again.. And im still getting the same issue..

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