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    only thing is... it's like a new phone - I've lost some numbers!! Oh well... at least I got it sorted!!!
     

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    they may have backed up to your google account :)
     
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    Maybe - it's not looking hopeful though!!

    Think I'm gonna root before I do anything else!!
     
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    Rooted!!!

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    Just a few more questions on this now... I've downgraded and now I've rooted using visionary - I know that I have root access, as the copy of Titanium Backup I had bought (before realising that it only worked on rooted phones) is working.

    The guide I used to root then goes on to show how to turn S-off, which I guess I must do? Can I remove visionary from my phone, as I've now rooted? Is there any point in taking the Goldcard out of the phone? Does the fact that it's a goldcard have any effect on the storage potential of the SD card? Can I just change the connection type to Disk Drive, delete all the files that are on there and copy the files that I originally took off the SD card before formatting it and creating the goldcard?
     
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    Yep you can change it back to the original SD card and it'll be fine :)

    If you want a custom recovery then you need S-Off otherwise you're ok as you are :) and yes... you can remove visionary from your phone :D
     
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    Sweet!

    Custom recovery?!?! I will be wanting to put custom roms on the phone... it looks fairly straightforward to do S-Off... download a program and click a few buttons (similar to rooting really)... I think I will have a go, but maybe not straight away!
     
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    yea, you'll need Clockworkmod Recovery then (download ROM Manager from the market) you'll need to s-off before you can use it, but it'll back up your phone exactly as it sits so if you were to cock up the flash of a new ROM then you can just restore that previous one (I back up every week so I can try new bits)

    it took a few seconds to s-off mine... downloaded a program to the pc, connected the phone with usb de-bugging enabled, clicked the s-off button and it was done ;)
     
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    That's what I'm talking about... I won't be able to screw my phone up!!

    Sounds like the video I've seen on youtube! Think I'll do that tomorrow... just wanna chill out now and have a couple of beers - know that it's prob a good idea to keep beers and messing with my new toy completely separate!! :cool:
     
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    yes, yes, beer and freshly rooted toys don't mix well
     
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    Why to go D-U-R-X. Have fun rooting.
     
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    Cheers Bentree... it's taken long enough... glad I got it all sorted though!!!
     
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    Just like to say massive thanks Poopookakada and Bentree - finally got everything sorted!! Just about to start flashing to my hearts content!!!

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    Not a problem buddy :) Go and enjoy your phone the way it SHOULD work :D
     
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    I just finished reading the ENTIRE THREAD and I said to myself "wow its like the exact same thing that was happening to me, gonna suggest the method I use and link to the other thread"

    Turns out you found it and it worked also :D

    I had the exact same problem and I figured it was the hex editing part so I went to copy the mcc2 do the goldcard tool on pc.

    Glad you got it working :D
     
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    This thread's a bit of a novel now, but I hope that it could help someone else in future... I hadn't found anyone that had the same problem as me, so it could be useful for someone else (at some point).

    I'm glad too... it took so long, but now I couldn't be happier - had been wanting to root for ages, but just hadn't built up the courage! I bet you're glad too... at least we don't have to go through the same process again!! :D
     
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    Your welcome D-U-R-X.
    Have fun.

    P.S. what rom are you gona try first?
     
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    I'm on Cyanogenmod 7 now... gonna give it a couple of weeks, then maybe change... think I'm gonna try several and then go with the one that suits me best! What did you go for mate?
     
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    at the moment I'm torn between android revolution hd and cyanogen7.
     
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    Really want to try Rev HD... from what I've seen, it looks quite good... the main reason I didn't try that one before CM7 was that I'm sure I read it said something about having to flash a radio (and as a first try on a different ROM, I didn't want to have to do too much)... guess I'll have to give it a go at some point!!
     
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    ur were close what I read was that he recomends using the latest radio. which is y I origanaly rooted so I could update it. I soo wish I could duel boot both at the same time.
     
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    Might have to give AR HD a go then... gonna give CM7 a couple of weeks first though... think it's pretty good so far. Think I need to give each ROM a coupld of weeks to really see how good they are!!:)
     
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    Yes CM7 is pretty darn slick. Its well built i chose AR HD first because it is similar to the original firmware. But CM7 is very good just so hard to choose.
     

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