Root HELP!!! Please


  1. beano4444

    beano4444 Member

    Ok so i have posted on here before but can't find it and also didn't really understand so i want to ask again.

    I want to root my phone. My software Information is:
    Android 2.3.3
    Sense 2.1
    Software 2.50.405.2

    Can someone point me in the direction please. I always thought i was fairly clue up when it came to things like this but it is all going straight over my head.

    maybe a video would help

    Thanks guys!

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  2. CDPlant

    CDPlant Well-Known Member

    The easiest way is to use this tool

    [TOOL] Advanced Ace Hack Kit (UPDATED 15-10-2011) - xda-developers

    Which will essentially do the entire thing for you in one click. Download the zip file, read the manual (which is in the zip file). Run the script in a terminal or cmd and let it do its thing. Hopefully after 5 minutes or so it will be done and then it will be rooted and you can do whatever you like :)

    For a more comprehensive guide and some different rooting methods, and different ROMs/radios you can use, see here http://androidforums.com/desire-hd-...guide-dhd-all-things-root-roundup-sticky.html
  3. beano4444

    beano4444 Member

    Does this require a gold card?
  4. murzz

    murzz Well-Known Member

  5. beano4444

    beano4444 Member

    Great stuff, think i'll give it a go. Can i download any rom etc... with this?

    Does anyone know how long the process takes.
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    You're S-OFF and clockwork, so yes you're good to go with any ROM.

    As fas as I was aware, it's circa 6-8 minutes?
  7. CDPlant

    CDPlant Well-Known Member

    Yeah mine took about 6 minutes or so :)

    And don't be worried about all the resets on your phone, it does it a few times and does some other weird looking things but it will work :)
  8. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

    Hi there chaps, this is my first post so please be gentle!:D

    I hope i have posted in the right place for a little piece of advice.... I have run the advanced ace hack kit on my DHD, which ran and completed successfully (as far as i know) i have flashed CM 7.1, but when it boots it gets stuck on the CM7.1 blue loop screen, i read that the first boot takes a while, but i am not sure if 10-15 mins is too long.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, steve.
  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Welcome to the forums Steve!

    Did you make a backup with ClockworkMod before flashing?

    Try pulling the battery and re-inserting, turn on and, if you still have the same issue, let us know!!
  10. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    You can try that way, you might be able to get away with redownloading and reflashing the ROM again though.

    How did you flash in the first place, manually via Clockwork or with ROM Manager?
  12. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

    I did it via clockwork. I am just about to try the bootloop procedure, but hit a hurdle on the first step, it doesn't show bootloader, just fastboot. Am i screwed??:confused:
  13. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    No worries mate... worth double checking everything first!

    And yes... that looks like it should sort you... it's on the CM page too, so you'd think that it was either written by one of their devs or that they would have taken it down if it didn't work! :)
  14. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    As long as the recovery option is there, it should be fine.
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  15. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

    IT WORKED!!!!!:D:D:D

    Thanks very much for your help, any special things i need to do or install on my "new" phone?
  16. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    ^^ what he said!
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  17. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

  18. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    When I've got CM before, I've done it through ROM Manager... I have flashed other ROM's via clockwork though!!
  19. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

  20. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

  21. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    No need to apologise, I presumed from the fact you'd done most of the work yourself, it would make sense, apologies! :)

    Basically, you need to download the kernel file (a kernel is the interface between the phones software and the hardware, a decent kernel can make a massive difference on performance and battery life). You can do that from here. Place that zip file on to the root of your SD Card and reboot back in to clockwork. From there, DO NOT wipe anything, take a backup, then select install zip from SD Card, choose the lorDmod zip file and flash as you did the ROM Package. Make sense?

    There are instructions on how to calibrate your battery here: http://androidforums.com/desire-hd-...ide-dhd-all-things-root-roundup-sticky.html#8
  22. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    The kernel flash is REALLY quick too... I was surprised the first time I did it!!
  23. stevevercs

    stevevercs Well-Known Member

    Right, lordmod kernel installed successfully.:)

    As for the battery callibration, cant download the apps, cos my market app is not there.
  24. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    When you flashed CM7.1, did you flash the gapps.zip? That is the Google Apps zip file. I'm reasonably sure that you should be able to flash that on top of CM7.1 (but am ready for El P to correct me)!
  25. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Ah, for legal reasons, Cyanogen can't include the Google Apps package with the ROM.

    You have to download that as a standalone package here: goo-inside.me - gapps downloads

    Again, stick a zip on the SD Card and flash in clockwork (again, no wipes).

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