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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by antros48, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. antros48

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    Can anyone plsss help me with my phone?? I was trying to upgrade the firmware and something got wrong. I was reading all these posts about rooting but iam not an expert at all and i would like a really simple and guiding process to install a recovery image (it seems that there is no recovery image installed) and root it so i can upgrade it..:(
     



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  2. Slug

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    We'll try. ;)

    What is your current firmware version (check "build number" in Settings/About phone)
    What has "gone wrong", exactly? Does the handset still boot?
     
  3. antros48

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    Ok my firmware is 1.5 and my build number 2.73.405.38. I have downloaded the instant root apk and it doesn't even installs it. And everytime i try to install it the antivirus apk i have installed says that needs to be fixed..
     
  4. Slug

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    Uninstall the AV app, at least for now. It is probably identifying the Linux exploit used to gain root as malware and preventing installation.
     
  5. antros48

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    ok unistalled the av. but still says ''instant root failed''
     
  6. antros48

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    and Root access was not acquired
     
  7. Slug

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    Try UniversalAndroot?
     
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  8. antros48

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    so far so good iam rooted :) now if you could name me a reliable recovery image to install on my phone and after that how to upgrade it..
     
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  10. antros48

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    ok this one with the adb shell... i don't really got it. when i write in the command prompt this command it says this command is not recognised. im i missing something??
     
  11. Slug

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    Yeah, a bit of background reading. ;)

    You need to either have the Android SDK plus the device USB drivers (from HTC Sync) installed, or use the files in the ZIP archive posted here.
     
  12. antros48

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    i use windows 7 32bit.. do you have the appropriate ones?
     
  13. Slug

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    Sorry, those are the only two OS I use. If you install HTC Sync the drivers will be installed alongside it. You can safely remove Sync itself after connecting your handset and installing the drivers if you have no use for it.
     
  14. antros48

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    ok i have installed everything.. now?? sorry for being so useless, it's just that i want to do it right
     
  15. Slug

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    Follow the instructions for installing if you don't already have a recovery on the page I linked to in post #9.
     
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  16. antros48

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    i have installed the custom recovery image :) now how do i upgrade to a newer android version?
     
  17. Slug

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    See the Rooting Guide, specifically this post.
     
  18. antros48

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    and which one do you suggest?

    is Villainrom compatible with my system?
     
  19. Slug

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    If it's a GSM Hero ROM then it's compatible. It's up to you whether you want to retain Android 2.1 (with or without HTC's Sense overlay), try out one of the mature 2.2 AOSP builds, or live on the bleeding edge with a 2.3 beta. Again, there's a link in the Rooting Guide to some of the popular ROMs.
     
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  20. antros48

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    !! i have managed to upgrade my phone(villainrom12)!! Slug thanks a lot!! One quick issue is that i cant erase some random messages i want to get rid of (i use GOSMS apk.) is that a ROM issue or just an application??
     

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