Last Updated: Dec 08,2010
All credit goes to TheUnlockr
HOW TO FLASH A RECOVERY IMAGE & LOAD A CUSTOM ROM:
Just to be clear, when they say "persistent root" that means the same thing as "permanent root"? Sorry for the noob question.
Also, how many people have successfully followed the unlocker's instructions exactly? Have never rooted a phone before and want to make sure it works good before I attempt anything.
I've jailbroke and iphone before but never an android phone. I folowed above link instructions , and rooted G2 -
however. i thought Visionery was temp root and only became perm once some addiotional hacking was done. I got to about instrcution 6 maybe where it says re-open visionery and click on Attempt Perm Root.
I never had this option in visionery and the step before just simply perm rooted the phone. I've rebooted and its still rooted. so it's easier than the instrcutions make out!.. (ps I'm on android 2.2)
Technically, doesn't most of the credit go to scotty2 and the rest of the #g2root team? And doesn't this belong in the All Things Root subforum? /pedant
Personally, I think I'll wait a couple weeks for the kinks to be worked out, so that if I run into any issues I won't be the first. Also, waiting for stable cyanogenmod.
Edit: beat me to it on moving to the subforum. XD
I was wrong - its wasnt rooted on reboot, but the info in ABOUT PHONE area of setting had the same android kernal info as when it was rooted.
Just for the record, I don't own a G2 nor do I know what credit is truly deserved for the rooting of this device (permanent or otherwise).
When I say all credit goes to TheUnlockr...it simply means that I am not trying to take credit for this as I am just the messenger.
done the first part of this, the perm root, then the above link forwards to this... Universal HBoot Security Off (S-OFF) for Use After Visionary Method | TheUnlockr
this is where i got f*cked off.. .. it tells you to set up ADB/drivers and all that,, so i click that link (How To: Set Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices | TheUnlockr) , download all these things and instal mac and reboot and all that , then it says download your phones drivers...NO G2 there!! wasted my time.. I'm a noob and i read everything 3 times, this took me an hour only to get somewhere and discover no G2 drivers.
so as it says not everyone has to do it i skip it. pissed off now.... Then go to FLASH THE S-OFF HBOOT IMAGE. and it refers you to a folder that doesn't exist as i haven't installed that programe due to the drivers not being there. now I'm just totally confused.
i give up.
this above link's instructions does not work
i've done it 3 times in a row and after the pull battery and reboot my G2 is still not rooted
TheUnlockr said that temp root is working but it appears that permanent root does not. He said he would update asap (this coming week sometime) with workarounds.
I rooted with the manual method on Cyanogen's wiki. It worked perfectly for me once I got my USB drivers fixed. Just do a copy and paste in your command prompt and you don't need to worry about typos, etc...until you get to the part where you have to do it on the terminal emulator on the phone.
So, had one of my fam copy their visionary+ app to my phone, and I'm considering rooting, but want to know exactly what I lose and what I will gain (other than OC to 1+ GHZ).
I had the same damn issue.. i can't get the drivers to work or have the "serial" number show up that they keep talking about.
Here is the response I received from TheUnlockr:
Here is a video guide showing how to load a custom ROM on the G2. I'll add this to the first post in this thread as well.
Used this and it worked, currently running CyanogenMod 6.1 RC4.
But when I shut down the phone, it goes into the ClockWorkMod Recovery. Edit: Looks like its a known bug. OK.
Got my G2 yesterday. Did this last night. It works. Special thanks to The Unlockr. You rock!
I can't believe it but pulled off a root successfully! Thanks to the unlockr and everyone else!
Finally I can get a full backup/restore with Titanium Backup Pro....I really wish you didn't have to root the system to be able to get a program like this. Plus I was able to get rid of some junk like Photobucket and Finance.
Next step...flashing a ROM???
thanks to the thread above,i can now load a custom ROM. Hhhmm. . .which ROM to pick? I guess I'll wait and see
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