Root N1 WITHOUT Unlocking Bootloader!


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  1. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    (I'm mainly posting this here for people who don't regularly use XDA-Forums and might not have seen this)

    In doing this process personally, I ran in to a guy on XDA by the name of Daneshm90 who decided to give me a hand because I couldn't seem to get it to work. In the process of helping me (he connected to my PC remotely) he ended up developing a script to basically root the phone for you (so long as your phone meets the requirements).

    Below will be a one-stop-shop of all the prerequisites and files from the XDA-Forums

    ***ALL FILES AND GUIDES ARE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTED OWNERS AND ALL CREDIT GOES TO THOSE USERS---I'M SIMPLY SPREADING THE WORD***

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    Prerequisites
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    [T-Mo & ATT]:
    - Locked Nexus One flashed with FRF85B - CLICK TO DOWNLOAD.
    (Stuck on FRF91? Use guide below to downgrade to EPE76. Then update back up to FRF85B)
    - Lastet SDK (CLICK)
    - Working ADB (CLICK FOR INFO)
    - Daneshm90's Nexusroot.exe (BETA)
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    NEED TO DOWNGRADE?
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    - Download passimg.zip HERE
    *please note, downgrading will wipe the phone

    - Transfer the passimg.zip file to the MAIN directory of your SD card (as if your installing a manual update)

    - Power down your phone

    - Hold down the Volume Down button as you power your phone back on.

    - A screen should appear showing your phone's system searching for various files. This will take up to 2 minutes.

    - The phone will ask you if you want to start the update. Press the Volume Up button to start the update.

    - If you followed these steps correctly, congratulations, you are now on stock EPE76 Android 2.1 and able to flash to any official Nexus One rom that has been released
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    Upgrade Back To FRF85B AT THIS TIME
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    Most of you already know how to do this, but in case you don't...
    - Download the FRF85B file (linked above)
    - Transfer it to the MAIN directory of your SD card (might want to remove passimg.zip)
    - Rename the file update.zip (make sure its update.zip and not update.zip.zip)
    - Power down phone
    - Hold volume-(volume down) and click power. Continue holding volume down until you hit the white screen.
    - Click "recovery" (you should be on a white screen with a large ! and an android on a skateboard)
    - Hold power button and click volume+(volume up)
    - Click apply:update.zip
    - It'll install and you are now on FRF85B!

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    Using Nexusroot.exe
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    Preperation

    1. Place Nexusroot.exe in your tools folder of the downloaded SDK file (example C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools) VIEW EXAMPLE
    2. Double click Nexusroot.exe - Necessary "push" files will automatically be placed in the appropriate directory (you will be prompted from here on out step by step what to do
     

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  2. Espike

    Espike Well-Known Member

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    Awesome easy to read/use guide! I used this method to root both my N1's not long ago but if I had these resources available, I'm sure it would have been a quicker process. BOOKMARKED!:D
     
  3. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    We've now had 5 successful roots over at xda using the Nexusroot.exe method, not to mention myself.

    You can follow the thread HERE

    (page 49+)
     
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    DellyBelly Well-Known Member

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    Awesome guide; only got a little wonky with the automated SU commands for me; but after that things were great. Thanks for the link.
     
  5. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No problem man, glad I could help.

    I'm completely new to the Android world and after getting in to rooting the phone, there is a WHOLE new "underground" world to explore.

    I'm having a BLAST with custom ROMs!
     
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    Snazzy Well-Known Member

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    There is a step missing. After the SDCARD is inserted you need to press VOLUME UP + POWER to get the menu that allows you to apply update.zip.
     
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    anamireh New Member

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    hello everyone,
    i tried your method of rooting without success. everything went as you described but when running nexusrootv1 it works all the way until its supposed to enable root and then nothing happens .
    i tried three times and its the same ,i dont get a notification on my phone to allow anything.
    please help
     
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    Snazzy Well-Known Member

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    I must say I was not able to complete the above procedure so I went and did it step by step as per the original thread on XDA and it worked fine.

    While doing it manually I saw another problem with the Nexusroot.exe method and that was when it goes to install the new recovery and remove the stock recovery it failed for me because the SDcard was mounted by the computer and thus the files were locked. I think there should be a step added somewhere that once all of the files are copied to the SDCARD make sure the SDCARD is UNmounted on the PC.
     
  9. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not quite sure why it did not work for you, as we've had nothing but success using Nexusroot.exe. There have been a few people who've had problems but upon posting on the home thread over there, Danesh was able to figure out the issue (generally user error).

    Regardless, glad you got your phone rooted!

    Enjoy the custom ROMs.

    May I recommend RoDrIgUeZsTyLe r21 LimeMOD [v3.5 FIX] Apps2ext/Fast/Stable [07/20/10]
     
  10. anamireh

    anamireh New Member

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    Hey guys, it just worked after several tries , dont know what happened i think i was roorted without knowing, i just downloaded rom manager and flashed clockwork and it worked and finally installed cyanogen 6.
    Thank you all for your help
     
  11. phlojo

    phlojo Well-Known Member

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    Is this info still relevant with 2.3.3 or 2.3.4?
     

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