Tried updating Sprint OTA EVO update with rooted EVO?


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  1. jtbreeze

    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    And I get a exclamation mark with a Triangle. What should I do? Also, I used Unrevoked 3 to root it if that makes a difference.
     

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  2. thegame2388

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    Yeah I don't know what to do either!
     
  3. nu2android

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    take out the battery re insert the battery and turn on the phone. From what I read in previous threads.
     
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    I heard you have to unroot. But if you unroot, and then ROOT again, that takes FOREVER!!!! Like literally, it took me 1 hour to root. I don't want to do that again.
     
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    Read unrevoked.com:

    If you wish to install a stock over-the-air update in the future (OTA), the safest way to do so is to install the recovery that originally shipped with your phone. To install an OTA:

    • Install unrevoked forever on your phone.
    • Download or create an appropriate PB31IMG.ZIP, PC36IMG.ZIP or HERCIMG.zip for your phone that contains the original recovery image.
      • We do not supply these images; since the recovery code is owned by HTC, we don't distribute it. You may be able to find these images on the XDA-Developers forums.
    • From the phone operating system, install the over-the-air update.
    • When the update is done installing, you will probably want to root it with a custom recovery. Download one of the following recovery restore images:
    • Place the appropriate file – with that exact file name! – on the root of your SD card.
    • Reboot your device into HBOOT by removing the battery, pressing VOLUME DOWN, inserting the battery, and pressing POWER.
    • When prompted Do you want to start update?, press VOLUME UP for Yes. When prompted again Do you want to reboot device?, press VOLUME UP for Yes.
    • Your phone now has a custom recovery. To restore superuser access to your phone, you can apply any appropriate update.zip; such a file can likely be found here: Superuser App
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks to all of you. I'll try and see what works. This update is a pain.
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wait does anyone know how to unroot it? I've just decided I was going to unroot and install the Official update. Sense the root update doesn't work also.
     
  8. wake69

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    you unrooted by taking the ota, you may have bricked your phone, the only thing to try is to get pc36img on the root of your sdcard. You are victim of the half root
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't want to be annoying or anything. But where do I exactly put the pc36img file?
     
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    put your sdcard in your computer. Go to my computer, click the drive that is your sdcard, and put it in the root, no folders
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    Still no luck. I'm kind of regretting that I rooted the phone. :(
     
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    boot into bootloader, vol up and power and let it find the pc36img, it should flash and boot up.
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK after that do I do the Official update or rooted update?
     
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    So this new SuperUser App is the fastest way to root your phone??
     
  16. djdisturbed

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    No, dont regret that you rooted your phone, regret that you didnt take the time to learn about rooting your phone and you would have seen (on every post about using a rooted phone) everyone saying "DONT DO A OTA W/ OUT UNROOTING OR YOU COULD BREAK YOUR PHONE". They almot always come out w/ a rooted version of the ota within hours/days (if not even before the official ota is released sometimes) for those of us who are rooted ad want to update to newest stuff. But remember dont do something just b/c you think it would be cool w/ out first learning what is all involved in doing it!
     
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    Good lord people. Why don't you just wait a day for the developers like Fresh and Cyanogen to incorporate all the changes in the latest OTA in their roms / kernels? Using the HTC OTA directly is just silly.
     
  18. nu2android

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    I followed the goodnevo site.

    Basically you use rom manager
    d/l the rooted ota onto your sdcard
    choose update rom or something in rom manage
    and a pop up will ask you to wipe cache and back up current rom, suggested you do both.
    All done.

    And me being nervouse about doing anything to my phone on my own, read and reread everything like I did when i was thinking of rooting, two weeks of reading and watching youtube videos for rooting about a day and half of reading up on updating the ota rooted etc. LOL.

    One drawback, previous to updated the rom, I did a back up of all my apps with titanium as recomended on here by serveral people. When I went to restore everything, it resotred the apps but sadly I had to manually re enter contact information unless I did something wrong, even though I chose restore apps with data

    Any good app just to backup contacts so I don't have to reenter them again next update? Or did I simply miss somethhing on titanium.
     
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    jtbreeze Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks everyone but this has been resolved. I flashed PC36IMG and updated it and then ran Unrevoked again to re-root it.:D
     
  20. FestoKGB

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    You should have all of your contacts in your google account and not in the phone. When your contacts are in your google account then they just sync back to the phone when you sign back into the account after flashing the rom.

    Keeping contacts in your google account means that you canj ust sync no matter what happens to your phone...not just flashing a new rom.
     
  21. djdisturbed

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    Some people dont like all there info stored in the cloud, the program "MyBackup Pro" (available in the app market) will back up everything including contacts, and if you are already rooted it will even restore the "market links" for the apps that allows the market to be able to see your apps after restoring them. But I will say that using a google account for your contacts is the best way to go, that way if you ever lose you phone or change phones its easier to get your contacts back.
     

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