rooting and keeping stock rom?


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  1. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey ppl,

    Quick question that will probably turn into a million... can I root and keep my stock Rom? For the moment I don't want to change it, just root the phone.

    Can I use the one click method through steps 1 - 3 and then just reboot my phone to leave the stock rom ok there? And will I lose everything? I have my back up pro that can help with the back up, can I just restore that after? And will it back up my home screens too? I don't want to go through that process of setting them up again...

    I think that's it for the moment... any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks Matt
     

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  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    As far as i am aware you can root your phone & keep your stock rom.
    Providing you don't wipe anything your stock rom will remain completely intact.
     
  3. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow thanks for such a quick reply. So I won't need to back anything up (even though it is) as I'm not reflashing anything?

    thanks
     
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    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Double post sorry
     
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    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    You could always do a nandroid back up from the rooting menu then its all done for the future
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    It depends what guide though surely? Some guides rooting process is reflashing a new stock ROM which has modified superuser access added.

    What guides is this not the case for?
     
  7. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for reply...

    This is why im seeking advice. I dont want to brick my phone.

    I would be following the easy one click guide... missing out the loading new Rom and radio in step one, just following the driver steps...

    Also you say to do the nandroid back up first, but can i do that as I'm not yet rooted?

    Thanks, Matt
     
  8. anoniemouse

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    You got me thinking now, Got a strange feeling you are right.
    Think i need to reboot my brain its not thinking straight.
     
  9. twist123

    twist123 Well-Known Member

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    I used Lekkys guide to root in the sticky and kept the stock ROM running a little while with my rooted phone, till I found AdamG 2.2 Sense Froyo on XDA, its great. You can always get stock roms from XDA if you mess up.

    How To Root Your HTC Desire & Add Apps2SD Nimbu
     
  10. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for reply twist...

    Just read that walk through, is the updatedroot.zip just a stock 2.1 with the update? And when you restore from backup pro is everything how it was? That's what. I dont want and to loose my home screens...

    Cheers
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    If you backup with mybackup free trial, you can get quite a lot backed up. SMS, call logs etc and they restore if its going back on to essentially the same rom.

    I always used astro for apps though. And if google calendar and contacts are used DONT back em up using mybackup. Dont back em up at all. Theyre on the server. ;)
     
  12. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks danFrance... I spoke to my friend who told me about astro and the apps, thanks...

    So is it not worth doing the one click method and doing lekkys guide? As it may be easier to keep the stock ROM...?
     
  13. twist123

    twist123 Well-Known Member

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    I pointed out Lekkys guide as thats what worked for me, Im guessing you could use the one click method but will need to download the stock rom.

    Ive read of things going wrong when people mix instructions between tutorials, so whatever way you choose stick to that version and follow it through to the end.
     
  14. twist123

    twist123 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, if you head over to XDA you will find a wealth of info regarding rooting and loads of roms.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I agree. Dont mix n match on guides. Personally I used modaco r6 method. Google modaco root HTC desire if youre interested.
     
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    I'm currently on SLCD HTC Desire with stock froyo 2.2 . In the same situation as Mattmann, i would like to root my phone with unrevoked 3. Heard that this is capable of rooting stock froyo instead of downgrading eclair before rooting. Can you guys please advice me on how i should backup and restore my phone's stock rom in the event that there is a new update in future.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    You can only back ot up once rooted. This means using thus backup will only ever restore you back to a rooted state.

    The only way to restore to stock is using your official ruu.

    See rooting faq for details..
     
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    You are right. Unrevoked can preserve the stock ROM with the only change it will be rooted. But note that even though this ROM can download OTAs, I couldnt get them to update mine. Clockworkmod gave me errors.

    As Dan said, in most cases, you will have to unroot to Stock to get OTAs. BUT, the same update will be posted much before the OTAs by the devs of custom ROMs. The only time you will actually need to use the RUUs to revert to stock would be to show the device for warranty.
     
  19. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    What they have said above...

    I think I kept on the stock Rom for about an hour after rooting... :)

    Then changed to Cyanogenmod for a month, now been on Defrost and don't want to change at all... has everything I need and very pleased with it...
     
  20. scooby_r

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    Thanks guys!! Gonna root and flash a custom ROM later :D
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Tried a few roms. Been on defrost since 2.9. Nothing comes close for me
     
  22. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow, a long time then... I been on it from 5.6 after reading your sig, and realising it was what I was after...

    Also seen your posts full of knowledge in the thread over at xda.. just started to post there myself... and trying to make a Defrost themed HTC IME mod... will post it up in xda if I make it and its good enough... :)
     
  23. droidzone

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    Dan's extremely reliable for helping out people here.. I believe he's online 24x7..

    Dan, what happened to the Guide badge that you had?
     
  24. Mattmann

    Mattmann Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, extremely reliable for all answers i have seen him post!!

    and it must be 23x7 - he's offline now! ;)
     
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I resigned as a guide. It was more thread admin rather than helping people, which I enjoy
    With the desire, easy to pop in...
     

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