ROOTING For Dummies Guide.....the Gingerbread Edition


  1. ackenk

    ackenk New Member

    Ok so I'm running everything on a mac. I have been following the instructions thus far, but when it comes to Ubuntu thats when things start to get sticky. I run the debs in the other software portion of the updater but come up with an error message that reads "Could Not Download Full Repository Indexes" It goes on to state either it doesn't exist or I have a bad connection. I tired using an ethernet and no go. Any suggestions?
  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    What are you trying to update?

    There is a tread from a few days ago that was about rooting from a mac. It should be just a couple of pages back. There are several ways you can do it.

    1. Parallels
    2. Bootcamp
    3. VMware or Virtualbox
    4. A linux live cd should work.
  3. ocnbrze

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

  4. naza

    naza Member

    Just stopping to thank all you guys who put this guide together!! I had absolutely what root even meant, but I'm now officially rooted and with a new kernel!!

    Battery life is better than I could imagine!! So big thumbs up to you guys!!
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  5. ocnbrze

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

    glad it worked for you. now get your flash on.:D
  6. anleva

    anleva Well-Known Member

    A new 16GB class 10 microSD card arrived at my door today. So I'd like to use that one (partioned) instead of the stock 8GB card in my EVO. I've been using Titanium backup pro to backup all my apps and have been using the MiKG 2.5 ROM. I want to make sure I do everything in the right order to change over to the new card. Are these the right steps?

    1) Run Titanium backup of user apps
    2) Create a Nandroid
    3) Backup SD card to computer
    3) Power off, swap in new card
    4) Partition card
    5) Wipe data, cache and dalvik cache
    6) Flash ROM
    7) Flash AMON recovery
    8) Install Titanium backup
    9) Move Titanium backup directory from computer to SD card
    10) Reinstall apps via Titanium
  7. ocnbrze

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

    don't for get to flash the superwipe as well. but everything else looks good.
  8. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    You are trying to flash this in hboot correct? Are you using the original card or a different one?
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  9. anleva

    anleva Well-Known Member

    I also added flash AMON. I do that right after flashing the ROM right?
  10. ocnbrze

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

    amon ra is a recovery. you do not flash it. if you have clockwork mod recovery then i recommend that you switch to amon ra 2.3. it is a much better recovery. and if you have not switched to it yet then i would recommend that you do it before you partition your card. if you have it already then proceed with the partitiong and flashing.
  11. rs3vimpwr

    rs3vimpwr New Member

    This is my fisrt post on this forum. I would like to thank everyone involved with this grand task of putting a step by step procedure in getting S-Off and rooting my Evo phone. This is my first attempt at rooting and it went off flawlessly. My only concern now is.....is there any precautionary measure I must perform on my Evo phone to make sure I am not "auto updated" when the next OS revision is pushed out? I would hate to have the phone "auto update" and loose root. Again.....Thanks A MILLION for this great post and thread.
  12. ocnbrze

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

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    glad you got your phone rooted. go to settings/system updates/HTC software update/uncheck scheduled check.
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  13. anleva

    anleva Well-Known Member

    I already have AMON RA as per your original instructions. If I change microSD cards do I have to add it (I guess boot to it) again? Thought I had it, now I'm confused again. Sorry.
  14. ocnbrze

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

    once you have amon ra, you can toss that file away or rename it so that hboot will not keep asking you to update each time.
  15. anleva

    anleva Well-Known Member

    I guess I was assuming that the wipe would remove AMON and you would then need to add it back. So I'm guessing the recovery does not get wiped in the process of either the wipe or the ROM install?

    I noticed a post on the MikROMs thread where they were recommending a wipe of everything (factory reset, cache, dalvik, data, boot, system, .android-secure, SD-ext). If I did that, would it wipe away the AMON recovery?
  16. ocnbrze

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

    there are three os running on your phone. two are very simple and tiny. one is your hboot and then the other is your recovery. and the big one is the android os that your roms run on. so when you do a factory reset or wiping of any sort will not touch your recovery or cause you to loose root. if you follow the steps in the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html, you should be good to go. now if you are planning to partition your card then yes you need to add wiping sd ext. but the others you mentioned will get wiped if you use superwipe. at least the bare minimum would be to wipe data, dalvik cache and cache.
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  17. anleva

    anleva Well-Known Member

    Ah, thanks for straightening me out. I think I got it. Since your are doing the wiping from the recovery it makes sense that it would not be impacted as well. Very cool.
  18. chaz187

    chaz187 Member


    Got it all good now!!!! Can I uninstall clockword mod off sd now? Getting ready to flash kinged shooter rom!!!!!!! Love being rooted after reading alot of things I have went from mikg roms to vr mods to stock no problems.... Love love love being rooted!!!!!!!




    Thnaks,
    Charles
  19. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    You can take the PC36IMG file off of your card for space or just rename it if you want to keep it on there. Just make sure to make a nandroid backup before you flash anything and keep a couple of nandroids with your wimax keys in a safe place on your pc.
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  20. ocnbrze

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

    hey guys, so i tweeked the guide again. i added the steps on unrooting and getting s-on to the op.
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  21. droid:noob

    droid:noob New Member

    worked great on my evo 4g hboot 2.16.0001. just follow instructions and you will be rooted in no time. now i just need to flash a rom and my evo will be complete!!!
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  22. ocnbrze

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

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and congrats on rooting. now get your flash on.:D
  23. Chilly1034

    Chilly1034 New Member

    Finally after lurking in the forums for awhile rooted my EVO yesterday. Guide was great. Nice and smooth process. I then flashed the ROM with the OTA 4.53 in it and it seems to have fixed voice search. No bugs that I have found yet. Now I need to find a solution to HDMI mirroring and of anyone can tell me what is the best app for wireless tether for that ROM with gingerbread I would appreciate it.
    Thanks for posting this guide ocnbrze
  24. ocnbrze

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

    you need a kernel that supports hdmi mirroring and the only one right now is the chop suey kernel then you need the app from teamwin found in the market. i use the app found in this guide for tehthering: http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...net-tethering-w-evo-4g-3g-wireless-wired.html

    hope that helps. any more questions please feel free to ask.
  25. Chilly1034

    Chilly1034 New Member

    The one in the market is 2.0.7 but requires root (okay there) and a custom kernel (netfilter enabled- not sure if the one with 4.53 de-odexed from XDA Ninjawolf is such-did you have to flash a custom kernel to get it up and running?
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