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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by anhtu402, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new here and I feel very lost. I recently tried to 'Root' my phone from a different website and it messed it up. Reason being is that during the 'rooting process' and error appeared and I had no clue how to resolve it.

    Thus my Android Software took a step backwards. The results of it is as follows:

    SOFTWARE INFORMATION:
    Firmware version
    2.1-update1

    Baseband Version
    1.36.00.04.02

    Kernel version
    2.629-ac94cf60

    ETC... basically it's back to 2.1 and I cannot update it.

    I been trying to search for something to 'restore it back to factory' but I know I changed something in the software that would not let me do anything except downgrade it.

    Please help me find a thread or something that I could restore then try to root it properly. Thank you!
     

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  2. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Welcome to the forums :). It sounds like you followed some really old directions there. The problems with things like this is that our methods have to change over time as updates are released. Likely, you flashed something from a rooting method that was meant for an older version. Can you get the following information:

    1) Hboot version (turn the phone off then turn it back on while pressing and holding volume down)
    2) While in hboot, do you have S-ON or S-OFF (I'm nearly positive whatever you did did *not* give you S-OFF, but it would be helpful to verify).

    Once that is done, I'll give you a link to a file that will get your phone back to stock. Then you can root using the unrevoked method. Detailed instructions can be found here.
     
  3. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Actually I do have S-Off... It has,,

    SUPERSONIC EVT2-3 SHIP S-OFF (BUT IN GREEN)
    HBOOT-2.10.0001
    MICROP-041f
    Touch PANEL=ATMEL224_16ab
    RADIO-1.36.00.04.02
    Oct 15 2010, 12:07:00
     
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Interesting. Got a link to the instructions you followed? The only way that could have happened is if you flashed unrevoked forever somehow, then flashed a really old RUU (PC36IMG.zip, most likely). I'm sure we can get you on track, but just so I know exactly what you did first, can you give me the link?

    EDIT: Also, if you go to hboot, then select recovery, where does it take you?
     
  5. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If I were to go to the recovery it would turn off my phone and give me the picture of an exclamation mark inside the triangle ...

    As for the site I would have to find it. It involves using the command prompt to root my phone ... will find it later . Thanks
     
  6. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

  7. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Ok, well, at some point you flashed a really old file. In any case, you have S-OFF, which is all you need. Since you're so far behind, I'll have you do this the slightly easier way. Go here, and follow the instructions to flash the PC36IMG.zip version of the Sprint Lovers ROM. Either before or after that, go here, and flash the recovery of your choice. Had you done the unrevoked method (probably what you should have done, but no matter :)), you would have gotten Clockwork 2.6.0.1, so that's a good choice. Some people (myself included) prefer Amon RA. In any case, just follow the instructions in the link to flash it. That will get your radios and ROM updated to what it needs to be, along with giving you a custom recovery. I suggest you also read the Rooting for Dummies sticky guide at the top of the rooting section. There is a lot of valuable information there.
     
  8. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I tried the unrevoked from this forum, but it was unsuccessful. I will try your links. Thanks!
     
  9. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    No problem. You got as far as S-OFF, which is really all you need to finish the process manually. Not that it matters anymore, but what was the problem with unrevoked? If you ever have any issues with anything like that from now on, always feel free to ask.
     
  10. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Akazabam... You've save me from a few weeks of headaches!! :)
     
  11. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    No problem :). Glad you got it working.
     
  12. anhtu402

    anhtu402 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I am extremely glad and now I know a lot more than I have... It's an awesome phone :)
     
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