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Root A question before I look into rooting......

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  1. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member
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    I Have a Desire running 2.2 and HBoot .93.

    The phone came as a stock Vodafone UK unit and because I was too impatient to wait for Vodafone to release 2.2 I debranded it (using gold card method) in order to get the 2.2 OTA upgrade early.

    I am now starting to research the root method as im fed up with low internal memory and would like to try some custom roms etc.

    Does it matter that I debranded the phone when rooting using unrevoked3 or is the process the same for all ?

    The SD card thats in my phone is not the gold card, I used a spare SD to create the gold card (which I still have if its required)

    The rooting process seems straight forward enough I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to have the gold card from debranding in the phone whilst rooting.

    Cheers.
     

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  2. EddyOS

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    If you've used unrEVOked then you're already rooted so don't know what you're asking??
     
  3. SUroot

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    Double root?
     
  4. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member
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    Sorry guys but as the title says "a question before i look into rooting" I thought it was clear enough that I haven't rooted yet :thinking:

    My question again hopefully in simpler terms is:

    Im going to root using unrevoked3, does it make any difference to the root procedure that I debranded the phone using the gold card method and do I need have the gold card in the phone when I run unrevoked3 ?

    I dont think it makes any difference but thought id check first.
     
  5. Rastaman-FB

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    the root method is the same for all gsm devices regardless of branding or not.
    gold card is a good thing to have incase of any hiccups but you should be fine.
    you can install a2sd seperately but if you are rooting it will be easier to go a custom rom root that has a2sd ready to go once youve partition your sdcard.

    teppics init.d stock rom is a good start as you can add a2sd to it via flashable zip
    or you can jump straight to a full custom rom
     
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  6. SUroot

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    I think this sentence is confusing. Thats why we didn't understand the title ;)
     
  7. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member
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    depends which way you read it ;) but its OK your forgiven :D
     
  8. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member
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    I thought that might be the case, thanks for confirming.
     
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    Indeed it does. And thanks :)
     
  10. EddyOS

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    Before rooting, though, go to Settings>About phone>Software information and make a note of the Software version. Once you've got the version number, go to this site and see if there is a file matching your Desire:

    Shipped ROMs

    If there is a file matching the version on your phone download it and keep it safe as you can use it to unroot for warranty purposes
     
  11. SUroot

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    He was originally Vodafone. As far as I can tell there is only a 2.1 RUU?
     
  12. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member
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    So could I download this and revert back to it if the phone had to go back under warranty ?
     
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    I'm not sure how easy it would be. You may have to flash a generic RUU and somehow downgrade, but I'm not too sure on that one.
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

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    create a goldcard before you do anything
     
  15. SUroot

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    Ah he has one. From debranding
     
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