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    im to the point in the revolutionary dos where it asks you if you want to download and flash clockword recovery [y/n]....am i supposed to hit yes?? cuz im going step by step in the gingerbread guide and i dont see a step saying anything about it.....
     

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    Depends if you want Clockwork or not really. If you do, yes. If no, you can grab and flash Amon Ra or another recovery.

    Just rename it to PC36IMG.zip (check your file extensions) and let fastboot take care of it.

    This is assuming you have S-OFF
     
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    Im at the white screen now and it says S-OFF...i wanna use Amon ra....so once im done with this and i can dissconnect my phone, i gotta plug it back in and put the zip on the root of the sd card and do the power and volume button thing?
     
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    Okay, so currently you have S-off, no recovery.

    You'll need to put the amon ra file (named *exactly* PC36IMG.zip (check for file extensions)) on the root of the sd card. Then when you go back into fastboot (vol down and power) your phone will update recovery.

    Done.
    Sounds like you've got it to me.
     
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    well i hit no to download the clockwork and then went into bootloader and selected recovery because i needed to find the superuser zip to flash and when i selected recovery it went to a red triangle and exclamation point?? i messed up somehow i think lol
     
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    was i supposed to skip all those steps cuz i dont have the amon ra zip on the sd?? i could be wrong but i have a feeling thats what i did wrong..i dunno....how do i fix this?? do i just pull the battery and start everything all over again?
     
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    Do you have S-off?

    No? > Re-run revolutionary.

    Yes? Do you have a recovery?

    No? > Flash amon ra (PC36IMG.zip) through fastboot.

    Yes? > Flash the su file.

    That should help.
     
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    sorry man im new to this...i pulled the battery cuz i had a red triangle and powered up my phone...now should i put the amon ra zip on the sd and then run revolutionary??
     
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    If you have S-Off you don't to run revolutionary. That is an exploit tool that gives you s-off (which means you can install the custom recovery and run as root).

    So if you have s-off, just flash the amon ra file as outlined above. Or for a more thorough example look at the rooting for dummies guide or the rooting gingerbread thread. Both are golden.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Yes you need to place the file on the root of your SD card, not in any folders. Make sure the file is named exactly PC36IMG.zip, double check the name because windows likes to hide file extensions.
    Then power down, and hold down volume and power until you see the screen with Andy riding a skateboard. This is called the hboot screen. This is where the PC36IMG.zip will flash. Wait until it askes you to update and select yes.
    Post back when it updates.
     
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    just to let y'all know, the process to switch or install a recovery is in the gingerbread guide. i hope it helps. if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
     
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    thanks for the help guys...im rooted now n good to go....just rom shoppin now lol...

    but i did post a thread a lil while ago asking about deleting a backup...i have the clockworkmod folder with the backup in it on my sd card....but i switched to the Amon ra and now i have that backup on the sd card too....can i just delete the clockwork mod folder or do i need to keep that backup too?? And what about the two zip files, one for Amon ra and the other for Su....do those zip have to say on the sd card or can they be taken off??
     
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    i would move the nandroid backup to someplace safe on your computer. it has the wimax keys. but you can delete that folder. as long as you have one nandroid with wimax backed on your computer then you are good to go.
     
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    what about if i try out different ROMS and just wanna go back to the stock one, does that nandroid backup folder have to be on the sd card so i can restore it from recovery?? or will it still restore without the folder?
     
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    oh and the zip files too...the amon ra and the su zips....can those come off or should they stay on the card?
     
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    you do not need to have it in a folder. it can be anywhere on the card as long as you know where it is. i would just keep it where it is, and just navigate to it when you want to restore a nandroid.
    i would keep the amon ra zip. just rename it so that it is not PC36IMG, otherwise you it will ask you if you want to update each time you go to hboot.

    the su file you can just delete now.
     
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    ok, thanks for the help man, i'll do that right now....im gonna look at more roms....so many to choose from lol....i think ima try the Mik3d....kernel..i dont have a clue yet lol...but im sure i'll be back with some more questions...thanks again for the help...
     
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