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Root Bad esn phone...trying to roo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Danielleh, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Danielleh

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    I bought an evo that has a bad esn. not on purpose and obviously i can't do much about it SO....i am trying to root it and basically make it an android ipod (or to test other roms i might like) which i can use. i've tried rooting and it isn't rooting all the way (still shows S-on) but otherwise was works. I can connect to my house wifi, or my working evo as a hotspot.

    I am just going to start all over again right now but wanted to make a trouble shooting thread for this. I haven't seen anyone trying to root an "unactivated" evo and whether there will be troubles or not.
     

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    no idea, I can't imagine having it activated would matter though.

    so you still had s-on, do you have recovery?

    you may need to run the unrevoked forever zip....
     
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    it might have been a late night glitz lol. finally got it rooted and did it all EXACTLY. One thing is that my computer automatically finds the usb driver as soon as i plug the phone in so i still went into the device manager and right clicked "uninstall" while the phone was unplugged, plugged it back in and while the computer was updating itself i right clicked android 1.0 and made sure it was finding my file where i put it. i don't know if the failure last time was in doing this wrong or not but since i've only flashed um...lets see this is.....#2!!! haha.

    so now...lets see if i can do Never Run Out of Minutes Again: Make Free VoIP Calls on Android Phones - How-To Geek
    this and still use the cell as a phone...i wonder if a 3g dongle would be cheaper than a cell plan?
     
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