Rooting a 2.2 Orange Desire?


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  1. Reverend Mayhem

    Reverend Mayhem Member This Topic's Starter

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    I fancy giving rooting a go but am a little confused about what is best, im not to bothered about losing the orange crap but want to change fonts etc on my desire. Is it best to root and debrand or can i just root the phone? Also does any of the rooting guides still work as i have only just updated to 2.2?
    Sorry for all the questions but wanna make sure i do everything right

    Cheers

    Dan
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Is it an amoled screen or SLCD? If amoled, you could downgrade to a generic 2.1 rom with an RUU (may need a goldcard) then root with unrevoked 3.14 and flash a custom rom. You can root 2.2 with unrevoked 3.21 but apparently some people have had issues with this.

    If it is just font changing you want, you can stay on your rom once rooted, but since the orange rom is full of crap, I would suggest a custom rom anyway.
     
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  3. EddyOS

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    3.21 is fine so long as you install the drivers correctly - done on Windows 7 x64 first time
     
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    This was just reposted after been taken down for a week or two because people were having trouble with it but it has been fixed now and will work without any problems and you do not need to downgrade at all, it will work just fine with what you are running now!!! Also with this it does not matter what kind of screen you have on your phone, this will work with both!!!

    unrevoked
     
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  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Actually since it's re-release, some people have reported issues. devs like Teppic74 still recommend downgrading
     
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    If possible, run unrEVOked on a Mac or Linux machine. It will simplify a lot.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

    A liveCD would be the best choice if you don't want Linux for anything but this...
     
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    Wont work for me on My Desire (2.2). :(
     
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  9. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    The community.here is about support. Links should always be welcome
     
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    My pleasure. :D
    I'm now trying to build up the courage to flash a new ROM. :eek:
     
  12. jan2lid

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    Its not as scary as it sounds, just stick closely to any instructions given. This is the best part of having the freedom of a rooted phone :)
     
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    After my second replacement from Orange due to the update screwing the bluetooth and the tethering the same thing happened again so I ran un-revoked this morning with no problem at all.I now have a rooted phone with orange 2.2 and I would be grateful if somebody could direct me to a rom that would just debrand and maybe allow me to put the phone into the way it would be if I bought it unbranded. I've been trawling through thread after thread and it's a mine field !
     
  14. SlugForAButt

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    For exactly the same reasons as you, I am looking at Lee Droid.
     
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    Reverend Mayhem Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks everyone for all the info, as usual question answered and then some! :)

    When i root to change system fonts will i need a custom rom or is that theme based?

    Ta

    Dan
     
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    You just need to flash a font file from recovery then change it with an app. As long as you're rooted thats all that matters.
     
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  18. SlugForAButt

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    @blakey. I have now flashed leedroid ROM and radio 32.47.00.32_5.10.05.23 using the guide I posted in the link above.
    It was extremely easy and I am now free of Orange bloat and restrictions. Wifi hotspot works properly too...

    Great!
     
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