Scottys noob friendly root guide-start to finish

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  1. vonedaddy

    vonedaddy Well-Known Member

    The link to the superuser files seems to be broken. Is there another place to get the files?

  2. scotty85

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  3. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    The site must have been down earlier. Yep works for me now. ;)

    NEXTLOVER Active Member

    just to make sure, I am putting the file into sdcard2, correct?

    This is where I'm getting kinda confused because... I'm still not sure which directory is the phone's "real" root folder. Before, I thought it was the /mnt/sdcard :'(

    Any clarification would be appreciated :) & thanks in advance! You're truly awesome, Scotty :D

    edit: Just more clarification. I was able to get root access (according to all the root-only apps + that root checker app). So now all I want to do is do a nandroid backup (via Amon Ra - followed this guide to a T via the TEMP Recovery method) but for some reason I can't go into the Recovery mode. I'm getting the hboot screen, just that I get stuck/hung up on the screen with that red exclamation point. So... I'm starting the process from step 2). Figured it could be me putting that in the wrong place/folder.
  5. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

  6. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    remember,you did not permanently write a recovery,so when you select "recovery" from the hboot menu,it is taking you to the stock recovery,wich is the ! triangle screen.

    you will need to go to fastboot (not hboot) and fastboot boot <recoveryname>.img every time you want to use recovery. its a couple extra steps from a booting to a permanent recovery,but is a good habit to get into IMO,as launching recovery in this manner will let you restore backups without a seperate kernel flash.

    hope that helps clear it up :)

    last and not least...
    a neat trick for keeping track of your sd card,is to figure out which it is(put it in a card reader is a surefire way) ans create a folder named "aaa SD card" or somethin to that affect... it should always be the first folder on your sd card,and make it pretty obvious that youre in the right place(thanks iowabowtech for that tip :))
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    NEXTLOVER Active Member

    Thanks again SO MUCH, scotty! That bit about going into fastboot instead of hboot is why I'm stuck on that red triangle thingy lol. I did a recovery via your guide starting from step 2 (Temp. recovery).

    & will definitely do the "aaa SD card" thing ASAP. That's gonna help BIG TIME.

    You're truly awesome <3
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  8. Gene12

    Gene12 New Member

    Hi, I'm having a small issues unrooting. I relocked my boot loader and installed the current RUU following the steps in this post. The RUU installs fine and there absolutely no problem with that. The problem is that now the recovery seems to be missing. I had Amon Ra 3.14 prior to unrooting. Now when I try to enter recovery it does not appear that the Stock Recovery installed. I get an image of a Phone with a Red Triangle and Exclamation Point. I've reinstalled the RUU two times and both times i get the same issue.

    Any ideas of what went wrong? I also have not been able to find a stock recovery to try to flash it to the phone.

    Thanks for any help.
  9. scotty85

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    doesnt sound like anything went wrong... looks like everything went completely right :)

    the purpose of the "mini RUU" and the factory,signed RUU are to put things back to stock,with exception of hboot being relocked instead of just locked. as such,it is overwriting every partition with a stock one,including recovery.

    the red triangle,! and little phone pic are,in fact,the stock recovery. re-installing the RUU again wont re-install amon,you will need to re-unlock and either temporarily boot amon,or permanently flash it if you want it back.

    if your goal is to be stock,with the stock recovery,youve achieved it. no further actions are needed. hope that clears it up for you :)
  10. Gene12

    Gene12 New Member

    Thanks for the quick reply Scotty. I was thinking that the stock recovery had some sort of UI and that i would be able to tell that its there. Don't think i every looked at it before i was rooted.
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    the stock recovery does have a little bit of UI. if you hold vol up and power on the triangle screen,a small menu should pop up. it cannot be used to flash custom roms or full RUUs,only signed-by-htc updates.

    basically with the stock recovery you can:
    -wipe data/fastory reset
    -wipe cache
    -apply from sd card

    thats it. :)
  12. ssurfer

    ssurfer Active Member

    The link to mini ruu is leading to a prompt saying the site its not for file sharing but is for personal storage. Is there another link I can get it from?

    I'm preparing right now as I think I will take advantage of the $50 special going on right now for the Rezound. Any advise... Take ICS OTA first then root or do one of the others roms.
  13. scotty85

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    i hate this whole file sharing business. its been a huge PITA since multiupload disapeared :mad:

    uploading to 4 shared,well see how that works :rolleyes:

    on the rooting,it doesnt matter wether you take the OTA or not to htcdev. but an s-off method may be popping up soon,so if thats something you have interest in,may want to hold off on the OTA until some things are confirmed ;)
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  14. ssurfer

    ssurfer Active Member

    What is S-off? Is it de-sensed like on droid blurless
  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    in a nutshell: s-off=security off,and unlocks all partitions of your phone,not just the boot,system,and recovery that htcdev unlocks.

    it means you can change splash screens,bootloaders,and radios at will,as well as flashing older official htc software. its also considerably easier to flash roms from a permanently installed recovery without a PC.

    the downside is,you must use extra caution when flashing,as flashing a bad radio or bootloader WILL brick your phone beyond fixing. :eek: htcdev,while it has limitations,does allow alot of user error,as the bootloader and radio are protected from accidental,or intentional flashing. its more or less imposible to "brick" a S-ON rezound with beyond repair,with software flashing since only boot,system,and recovery are accssible via htcdev unlocked s on hboot :)
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  16. scotty85

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    mini ruu link updated :)
  17. ssurfer

    ssurfer Active Member

    Thanks for reuploading the file and the explanation.
  18. MamboKing

    MamboKing New Member

    I'm really new, so bear with me. I followed the directions above to root my HTC Rezound (all 3 steps, including Flash Superuser Root files). Everything went fine and I was able to root (thanks Scotty for the great directions). Now my Mobile Network (3G/4G) is not working at all. Took me a few days to even notice since I've been on Wifi for days.

    Any suggestions on how to get out of this problem? I have NOT flashed any custom ROMS (I just needed to root to install an application that needs root).

    I tried the "normal" stuff (take out battery, take out Sim card)... nothing worked. I also called Verizon and they tried the majic from their end.

    Please advise... I'm sick of carrying around my wireless access point just to be able to text and get to the internet.
  19. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    did you try the things listed in post #68 to get your data to come back? it is peculiar that you are the second person to have this issue,now.
  20. Quadfather

    Quadfather New Member


    This is definitely good info, and I clicked the thankyou button, but ... I don't think it's very noob-friendly. There's some important details left out at the end, details a noob wouldn't understand.

    I did manage to figure it out, but ... What if I re-formatted / edited your post to make it more readable / easier to follow, and included a link to your original post? Would that be cool? It's good info, but I think it can be made truly noob friendly with just a little help ...
  21. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    if youre asking if you can reproduce(and maintain) the guide on another forum,feel free. all i ask is a mention if you use it without much modification,and link so i can check it out when your finished :)

    if youre wanting to modifiy they guide here,you can pm or post suggestions,and i will certainly take them into consideration :)
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  22. MamboKing

    MamboKing New Member

    Yes, I did try everything in post #68... did not fix the problem. Verizon is sending me new sim card, but I don't think this will fix the problem. Any other suggestions? I've read that I should NOT do a factory reboot as this may brick my device... is that correct?

    Thank You!
  23. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    No,a factory reset will not brick your phone. If you permanently installed recovery,you will have to boot to recovey,and chose the "wipe data/factory reset" option.

    If you still have the stock recovery,you can choose the factory reset option in phone settings or hboot.

    The factory reset is wat fixed it for the other user that was having prollems.
  24. xMoKax

    xMoKax Member

    Hey, the Amon Ra recovery img isn't mounting on my computer after I download it. I'm on an iMac.

    Had my rezound for about 5 days now, and I want to remove the bloatware just to make it faster and improve on battery performance, thats all.
  25. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    im sorry,i dont know what you mean by "isnt mounting to your computer". i dont use a mac,so i know nothing about them

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