Last Updated: Jan 11,2011
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In case anyone is wondering, yes it works.
I used the same procedures with my Desire Z and the process was uneventful. Currently running Paul O'Brien's MCRr1 and in love with Sense all over again.
First off, I know that any problems I am experiencing are my fault. Nobody put a gun to my head and made me try to root my G2. I am not whining, (well, I hope I'm not) but I would like some help.
I watched the video and followed the instructions here:
How To: Gain Permanent Root and S-OFF on the T-Mobile G2 / HTC Vision | TheUnlockr
All seemed to go really well. Everything was exactly as it should be as best as I could tell until step 9. At that point when I attempted to boot into the HBoot screen the standard Tmobile screen came up after the HTC logo. Then no matter what I tried the VISIONAry program comes up and says it is attempting to root. Then it just hangs there forever and ever. I have let it sit for hours, I have removed the battery and put it back. At this point, my phone is in paperweight mode and I am too dumb to fix it.
With the handset powered off, holding VOL DOWN and pressing POWER doesn't take you to the bootloader screen?
Well, I was able to get out of hanging Visionary hell. After removing the battery and booting up I was able to get into settings and disable USB debugging before it Visonary could start again. Then I noticed that I had two versions of Visionary installed on the phone. I wonder if that is what caused the issue in first place.
I also wonder if permroot would have worked just fine had I been smart enough to boot up holding down the right keys! I was trying to do it the way I did with my Motorola Cliq. Thanks for the help, moderator!
You're very welcome - that's what we're all here for. It sounds like you found your own escape route though, so well done.
So what's the state-of-play right now? Do you have perm root and S-OFF?
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