1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root GUIDE: From stock 1.5 to the latest root 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GrdLock, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. dadurf

    dadurf Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010

    Feb 22, 2010
    21
    0
    15
    Tech Specialist
    Nebraska
    When I started today (this being the first rooting experience) I thought I had a good idea of what I was doing. But alas the first step has stumped me. When I downloaded and extracted the SDK it loads and says that the repository failed to load, what do I do?
     

    Advertisement

  2. mnkyvndor

    mnkyvndor Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010

    Mar 26, 2010
    13
    0
    35
    Norman, AR
    goto the settings and select the check for it to force the https:// to be fetched... blah blah blah...
     
  3. dadurf

    dadurf Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010

    Feb 22, 2010
    21
    0
    15
    Tech Specialist
    Nebraska
    i tried that, now it says that the connection timed out! AHH!
     
  4. BubbaGumprc

    BubbaGumprc Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010

    Mar 18, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    I got the same thing when I tried to do mine. What does this mean cause I have over 3 gigs left on the sd card?

    Forrest
     
  5. Scouter

    Scouter Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009

    Dec 6, 2009
    18
    0
    35
    Electrical Controls Tech
    Vancouver, WA
    I followed the guide on here and used the script, it worked flawlessly. Thank you very much. Phone works great now!! I didn't even have to do the *228 procedure. It went just like a factory update.:cool:
     
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,343
    Posts:
    22,476
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010

    I have to admit, I don't understand the guide. That script looks interesting.

    But after reading some of the posts in the thread, it appears that there are mixed results.

    Maybe it's because the guide needs updating or revising .. I don't know, and please do not take this as critisism, I admire those who've developed the whole root idea and that script to get it done.

    I just don't get it.

    I should point out that I've been running Linux in various distros for years and years; I know how to go into various areas and modify the operating system to suit the hardware, etc. (xorg.conf, etc).

    What I don't get with this deal is what on Earth you're doing with the sdk, where the files go that you're downloading, etc.
     
  7. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    The majority of issues people have with following the guide stem from user error.

    The #1 problem is that people mount their sdcard to their computer when they're on part II, installing the recovery partition. The commands won't work with the sdcard mounted. :)

    If you're using the All-In-One script, you should NEVER mount your sdcard to your computer yourself.

    The #2 problem is people mistyping the commands.
     
  8. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,343
    Posts:
    22,476
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010

    Ok, here we go: mounting the card where? on the machine? on the Eris?
    What are you guys doing and where are you doing it?

    As far as the commands go, and typing them correctly, heck that is the backbone of linux; it's got to be done character perfect.
     
  9. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    Mounting the sdcard to your computer.

    You know, when you connect the phone to your computer, then select the option on the phone to mount it to your computer, and it shows up in My Computer as a portable drive?

    You DONT WANT that.

    If the sdcard is showing up in My Computer as a drive letter, then those commands aren't gonna work.
     
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,343
    Posts:
    22,476
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010

    Thank you for explaining that (rather simple) thing for me. I've only had my Eris hooked up to my laptop to move pictures for the "scenes" I make on the Eris.

    Anyway. Mind if I ask what have you done since rooting your phone? Any big changes?
     
  11. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    The main thing is customized the GUI to my liking with live wallpapers, the flan lockscreen, changed status icons, themed the dialer app and some other UI apps to my liking that can't normally be changed, deleted crap I don't want on the phone, installed some different executables to speed up the phone, changed my bootscreen, installed the Flan photo gallery, and added wireless tethering.
     
  12. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    813
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010

    Jan 28, 2010
    813
    111
    93
    And when are you posting this great ROM you speak of? :)

    Thanks again for all your hard work and quickly answering questions me and others have. Wasnt for people like you, I never would have rooted.
     
  13. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    Well, to be honest I don't really have any plans of posting a full blown customized rom. I'm no graphic artist, I'm no programmer. I'll leave the fully customized rom's to those people. :)

    Most of these customizations are simple to do to my plain rom I've already posted.
     
  14. tokyoglow

    tokyoglow Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    37
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010

    Mar 10, 2010
    37
    1
    36
    I had that same exact problem

    reboot your phone then try it again

    I did that and it worked for me
     
    crandroid likes this.
  15. enkode

    enkode Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    63
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009

    Dec 7, 2009
    63
    1
    36
    oh my GAWD! so much hard words! i need to know if i can root my phone from the second 2.1 release with all the fixes in it. if so, where do i start. i can figure the rest out on my own. thank the gods for the one person that doesnt throw a ninja star at my throat and just gives me a straight answer.
     
  16. tokyoglow

    tokyoglow Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    37
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010

    Mar 10, 2010
    37
    1
    36
    no

    *throws ninja star anyway*
     
  17. Robert_O

    Robert_O Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 13, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    I had the same the problem, but then i upgraded to erisupgrade21.zip and it works like a charm. look at the directions on front of this thread.
     
  18. nyydj

    nyydj Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010

    Mar 29, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    So Cal
    I am stuck on part 3, I have made the recovery image and did hboot and put the eris21offical-root.zip file on my phone, but when I went into recovery mode (vol up and End) I got a picture of the android mascot and an exclamation mark in a triangle.
    What am I doing wrong?
     
  19. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    You didn't actually install the recovery image. Go back and do all the commands in step 2. ;)
     
    nyydj likes this.
  20. nyydj

    nyydj Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010

    Mar 29, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    So Cal
    Thank you very much worked perfectly
     
  21. DragonOrta

    DragonOrta Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010

    Mar 29, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    GrdLock, I can't get part 2 to do anything.

    c:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    mount: Operation not permitted

    This is what I get out of the first command. I've done everything I can do to make sure my sdcard isn't mounted already. I've done it making sure that the phone is set to Charge Only. I've mounted it from the phone and then unmounted it from the computer and changed the phone to Charge Only.

    I can't figure this part out.
     
  22. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009

    Nov 25, 2009
    405
    188
    68
    Texas
    Did you finish step 1? Sounds to me like your phone isn't rooted yet.

    Do:

    adb shell
    su

    After that, do you have a # prompt? Or does it say permission denied or not found or something?
     
  23. DragonOrta

    DragonOrta Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010

    Mar 29, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    I did step 1, but when i do what you suggested it says permission denied.
     
  24. mnkyvndor

    mnkyvndor Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010

    Mar 26, 2010
    13
    0
    35
    Norman, AR
    did you ever get it to work???
     
  25. DragonOrta

    DragonOrta Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010

    Mar 29, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    The PB00IMG I downloaded is from here. I tried to flash the one that you have linked, but it says that the one I have is newer so it can't flash it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...