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Root Complete Guide: Root, unrEVOked, Titanium, Tether, Nandroid, AdFree, animation, and remove apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jonamerica, Jul 12, 2010.

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    I also have the same card and I am getting the same problem with the backup. When you start the backup, it does check the SD card and replies with the amount of free space. I figured if it can see the card and give the free space then the backup would work.:mad:

    I will try a new card to see if that corrects the issue.

    Any other thoughts on this problem???

    Ok, I tried a new SD card from Verizon. I formatted the card using the phone and then ran the Nandroid Backup.

    This did not work either. Still getting
    no /sdcard/.android_secure found.
    Skipping backup of applications on external storage.
    Backing up cache.....
    No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext.
    Generating md5 sum....
     

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    can anyone help me with updating the radio to 2.0? I am at the point where i have to run recovery and it comes up with a black screen and a picture of a phone and a red hazard sign?? nothing else..... I pull the battery and it loads up ok, but still with the same radio? Any suggestions?? I downloaded the ota, and renamed it update.zip and moved it to the root of my sdcard....


    i got it! stupid mistake.... have a nice night....
     
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    I saved one of the pages to a word doc, i'll attach it.
     

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    links are down
     
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    Hi, Everyone - sorry about the downtime. Last night someone launched a DoS attack :mad: and my host asked me to move my site elsewhere.

    Everything it back up and should be much more stable and reliable now.

    Thanks
     
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    The no /sdcard/.android_secure found error is because you do not have the folder .android_secure on your sdcard. This folder is used for App2SD capability in 2.2.

    The no sd-ext error is because you don't have the sd-ext partition on your sdcard (also used in App2SD).

    Neither is an error really, they are just notifications that those items aren't located on your sdcard.
     
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    I got these 2 same errors.. but I am on 2.1 so why references to 2.2? how do you correct this issue?

    UPDATE: check out here #117 - #121 for the answer if your Droid user and find this post
     
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    I followed your instructions for running froyo, I finished the whole first part fine until I got up to, "You can now re-root your phone by running Unrevoked 3 and make a new Stock + OTA Antenna backup in nandroid." When I tried running it, it's been stuck at "Flashing recovery image. Do not touch your phone!" Does anyone know whats wrong?
     
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    Nevermind got it, don't know how but I did.
     
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    "Windows could not find driver software for your device"

    I selected C:\sdk\usb_driver but it can't find any drivers :/

    Help?
     
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    Many thanks to Jonathan for clarifying/documenting a fairly muddy process. My primary objective in rooting was to get all the bloatware crap that VZW sticks on the phone <rant>(goodbye FriendStream you useless piece of @*&$@# - you know HTC, not all of your users are 16 y.o. nitwits, some of us have ZERO interest in polluting our phones with FB updates; next thing to go will be Rosie and HTCs pathetic excuse for a Contacts app)</rant>.

    The phone is noticeably faster now and I am now running post boot with 80MB less of stuff in RAM!.
     
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    if i follow the steps to root, will i lose all of my apps and settings? if i root and then use my nandroid backup i made in the first steps to restore, will it maintain root and restore settings and apps? Thanks. PS Jon i just sent $10 nice work.
     
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    Thanks for the donation!

    If you root you will not lose anything. If you make a nandroid backup it will keep all of your applications and settings as they were at that point. If you restore that backup it will be like taking your phone back in time. This is why it's also good to use Titanium Backup on a regular schedule. If you had to restore from a nandroid backup you can use Titanium to restore all apps, settings, and things like sms, mms, e-mails, etc that are more recent than nandroid.
     
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    I am trying to Root with XP and unrevoked just sits at the screen plug phone in and enable usb debugging. I installed the drivers smoothly but unrevoked is just sitting at that screen. Any help?

    I was able to figure it out.
     
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    Jon, I'm currently rooted with a stock 2.1 DINC...no ROMs, kernels, etc. Just rooted. If I wanted to install the offical OTA when it comes out, would I have to unroot/revert back or could I just install it? I know I would lose root by installing it, just wondering if the phone would get bricked or otherwise messed up.
     
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    If you haven't installed the leaked antenna update you should be fine. My recommendation is not install the update once it's released and wait for reports posted here.
     
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    Hey I have a question can I achieve root on Windows 7 I don't really wanna install xp but if I must i must.
     
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    I'm running windows7 and have rooted many times. I have heard there may be issues with the unrevoked drivers on a 64-bit OS, but I'm not positive about that.
     
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    when following this guide, after I install the drivers, do I disconnect from the PC and reboot, then plug back in, thats the only spot im stuck at
    *got it...i am rooted!*
     
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    Jonamerica,

    Thanks for the help and i'm now rooted via Unrevoked's method, still running the stock 2.1 ROM that came with the phone although I didn't backup anything using Titanium......is that ok?

    Are you rooted and still waiting on a stable ROM or have you ventured off into new territory and running the Cyanogen6 or Skyfire 2.2?

    I love the wireless tethering option as well as the 720p feature, but not sure if I should take the plunge and start messing with Kernel's and ROM's since i'm new to this and wouldn't want to mess up anything especially with the OTA rumored to be coming to us soon.

    Just wanted to get your .02$ on this matter
     
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    jon, do you have any suggestions to try for wifi tether. i have it installed and can connect to the access point the phone creates, but i cant get online. any suugestions. it says i have limited or no connectivity. my little icon in system tray that normally shows 2 computers and a little world shows the computers and a yellow triangle with exclamation point. is the tether dhcp or do i have to manually set ip on pc?

    also i cant push the audio file for bootup to the phone. got the X eye over b ut cant get the sound. does it have to be renamed or can it be sent as is?
     
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    I've tried Cyanogen - it was nice. I upgraded to the leaked 2.2 and played with that for a while, but found it to be pretty buggy. I'm still on 2.1 waiting for the OTA update. Once it's out I'll install a ROM based on that.
     
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    Check out this post for your wireless tether question: http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-incredible/123227-wireless-tether-not-working-me-help.html

    The audio file should be named android_audio.mp3 and pushed to the /data/local directory, unless you're running 2.2, then it's in a different location with a different filename.
     
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    I too would rather wait till a more stable ROM comes out....talking about that, will you be downloading the new Unrevoked Forever root method? If so, do you think I would have to unroot then install this one or could I just save the file to my sd card and go through the process as I did the first time? Would I lose the wifi tethering and 720p recording?
     

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