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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LilacBleeds, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    I can't root mine :(
     



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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    How so?

    Most versions (if not all) of the DHD are rootable now.
     
  3. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    nothing works at all and cant find my spare memory card either now... which isnt good :(
     
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    What sort of errors are you getting?
     
  5. SB13X

    SB13X Android Expert

    I'm guessing your unable to root because of a lack of a goldcard with the SD card being an issue. If so its not really something your going to get much help with here unless you want to supply your address for one of us to post one to you??

    Otherwise as El P suggests treat it like a maths exam and show us your working out lol ;)
     
  6. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    well that is it but I have no money at the moment either as I am off work sick but the steps i have seen aren't that easy :( and when I try somethings it doesn't work but I am a blonde so its hard and I don't understand at all
     
  7. SB13X

    SB13X Android Expert

    If your phone is branded as in will only take simcards from a specific network your gonna need the goldcard. No two ways about it I'm afraid which means its going to be pointless trying any of the steps outlined until that element of the process has been boxed off. Once that is sorted pop back on here and we'll get you through it one way or another.
     
  8. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    i know mine is branded and i know i need a goldcard but i cant afford it
     
  9. murzz

    murzz Android Enthusiast

    Dont be to hard on yourself lilac, i have the memory card and have read through the steps to downgrade, create a gold card and so on and i dont fancy it at all. If any of the top guys are in Edinburgh, any chance you could root mine for me.;)
     
  10. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    i am not it's true i am not clever... even my bf keeps beating me at all the games :(
     
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Group Hug time guys :p

    Seriously though lilac, I've probably got a few spare SD Cards kicking about you're more than welcome to. I'll have a look for them when I get home from work in the morning. They've probably been "tidied" and put somewhere ridiculous, but I've def got a few.

    Murzz, if this post was a week earlier, you'd have been in luck, we were in Edinburgh last Saturday. There's a high probability we'll be there again before November so I'll let you know.
     
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  12. murzz

    murzz Android Enthusiast

    El Pres, that would be outstanding :D
     
  13. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    thanks :)
     
  14. irishbogman

    irishbogman Newbie

    Im in the same situation LilacBleeds, you have to downgrade from 2.3.3 first, this is by far and the best guide out there
    [GUIDE] Downgrade, Root, Radio & Eng S-OFF DHD/Inspire 4G in 9 Steps

    Not done it yet, you can skip the gold card section if ur HD is not branded, mine isnt
    Going to do it when I pluck up the courage, looks easy enough
     
  15. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    well I can't do much now my laptop has deceided it doesn't want to work now :(

    so I might as well hold off on rooting my DHD :(
     
  16. SB13X

    SB13X Android Expert

    Why not ask for one of those too?? lol someone might have a spare one of those lying about the place...what a pointless thread...
     
  17. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    Wasn't the sdcard actually your suggestion? ;)

    Do you not have an sdcard in your phone LilacBleeds? I see you've listed DHD '8GB' under your devices. The phone comes with 1.5GB of built in storage and a 8GB sdcard, so I would presume you've got one in your phone right now.

    There's no reason you can't make the one in your phone into a goldcard; it doesn't stop it working as a regular sdcard. Just backup your data from the card to your PC before you start and then once you've done rooting, you can transfer the data back to the card and you're set.
     
  18. SB13X

    SB13X Android Expert

    I'd said this off forum but I can't understand coming onto the section of the forum where you request technical help to sort your software issues out just to say "I can't root...not because I can't grasp the procedure or I'm getting an error message but really just cos I'm skint and haven't got an sd card" I'd have had more time for this if Lilac had just said outright if anyone would mind setting up a goldcard and sending to her. (Could be Fat Baz living above his local Chip Shop for all we know but lets take things at face value.) :p

    This thread follows the same constructive elements as if I'd posted up saying I can't download UNO. Then a raft of people asking me to explain any error messages I'm getting, what version of the market app, if the issue was with Google Checkout etc and then me saying I'm skint and can't afford it...then up offers pop and say voila no worries I have a couple of quid lying about I'll send it to you so you can buy it lol. ;)

    (Of which I am open to offers btw...lol)

    Nothing personal about any of this...I actually find it quite funny.
     
  19. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    If that is indeed LilacBleeds's situation then I would hope she wouldn't be afraid to ask openly here - this is far from the first time I've seen people offer to send sdcards to those who need them. It's not an outrageous request :)

    (Heck, I know you were joking but I did once see someone generously give away a PC to somebody here when theirs broke).

    Still, unless you've lost your card that came with the phone LilacBleeds, you should be fine already. However, if you are having trouble understanding the procedure of rooting I would question if tampering with a
     
  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Regardless of what you decide to do, I've found a 2GB card that's there if anyone needs it.
     
  21. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    my phone memory is low :( same as the sd card
     
  22. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
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    yeah i know so I think this is why I am not really 100% sure in doing it....
    I didn't make this thread it was posted into someone else's thread
     
  23. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    That doesn't matter. Downgrading your phone will wipe your phone's memory completely, like a factory reset. Likewise, making a goldcard will wipe all of the data on your sdcard, if I can recall correctly. So it doesn't matter how much data is on there right now :p

    What you would have to do is first backup your apps/contacts/SMS messages to the sdcard (using apps from the market), and then copy all of your sdcard's data somewhere safe onto your PC.

    Then when you're done with rooting, you copy the data back to the sdcard and use the same apps to restore your apps/contacts/etc.

    So that sdcard of yours is fine for the job, if you think rooting is the option for you.
     
  24. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker

    That's true!

    That's exactly what I ended up having to do, as the SD card I bought to use a a goldcard didn't work (apparently not all do)
     
  25. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I didn't make this thread it was posted into someone else's thread
     

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