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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ned4spd8874, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm so sorry about the multiple posts here guys. I really need help now, so no matter what I've tried before to get root, my phone kept rebooting. It was never stable.

    So I've come to the conclusion that the hardware is bad. Verizon will send me yet another replacement. However, I can't get the phone the un-root now.

    I've been able to get s-on. I am running the newer hboot version of 1.02.0000. I've tried the SD card method. I've tried the RUU method. Everything fails. The phone is currently running cyanogen 7.2.0...or whatever the latest rc is.

    Help me please!
     



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  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    did you flash the s-on tool from public:forever [RootWiki] ?

    i personally would use this order:

    1)run GB ruu while s-off. this should update your hboot back to .92
    2)flash clockwork recovery via hboot
    3)flash s-on tool
    4)run GB RUU one more time to get rid of CW recovery

    doing it any other way may leave you s-on with the 1.02.0000 hboot
     
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  3. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
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    I finally got it. Sorry, this has gotten me super flustered.

    I didn't do it in that order though. I turned s-on first, then updated the recovery and then the step I was missing was to relock the bootloader. Once I did that, I was able to put the GB rom on the SD card and install it.

    Phone is still randomly rebooting...getting so tired of this crap.
     
  4. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It's still the newer hboot and it says "relocked", but I don't care anymore.
     
  5. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    as long as your aware that someone at htc or vzw could look at your hboot,see the relocked and know that you have unlocked the phones bootloader. if they do happen to notice its possible that they could blame the reboots on something you did via the unlocked bootloader and tinkering with your phones OS. you may as well have just left it s off :eek:

    i doubt that will happen,vzw has admitted they dont check the phones very closely, but its a possibility you need to be aware of and make your own decision about taking that risk. it would suck to see the full retail amount of even a refurb incredible appear on your bill.
     
  6. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Quick question, when you say run the gb ruu, do you mean the pm... zip file or the actual ruu exe?
     
  7. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Either, they both have the same end result.
     
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  8. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    Yup... either way is fine :)
     
  9. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yep, I went ahead and did it with the zip on the sd card and it worked fine. I was able to downgrade hboot and put it back to 100% like it was when I got it.

    On a side note, the new one also has a problem. That makes 4 in a row! This one isn't so bad yet though. There is burn in on the top right of the screen. When the screen is white, I can see the time burned in. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it or not to call verizon again. I'm just tired of this hassle. I wish they would come out with the next big thing quick so I can dump this damn phone.
     
  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    im really surprised they keep sending them to you. a good friend sent 2 back,and they sent her an inc 2.
     
  11. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert

    If you want an incredible 2 and have another legit problem, push for it. They gave my wife incredible for her Eris because of multiple problems.
     
  12. ned4spd8874

    ned4spd8874 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I called them yesterday and asked them about that. Since this one has the screen burn in problem, he said that I could get either a refurbished Inc 2 or Droid 3 probably. It looks like the Droid 3 has better specs, but a lot of people seem to prefer the Inc 2 over it still. I'm out of town, so I said that I would call them next week to arrange the replacement so I still have some time to think about it.
     

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