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    Honestly. I'm not trying to be rude or anything but thats the first thing that all ppl that have root should now ! Even if you are a noob
     
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    I didn't think of it at first because it seemed like a no brainer but there are a couple who bricked their phones because they tried to do a factory reset from the settings menu when they had deleted the stock recovery to get system rw. The same thing might happen if someone tries to factory reset with TWRP on the wrong partition since it won't be expecting the recovery to be on the boot partition when you hit the reset button.
     
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    This worked perfectly, thanks for the recovery.
     
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    Thank you for making these zips. So I have a question, I know these are for metropcs only so far... However I am running BNv2 and now I am running 4.4.4

    Will this work on my phone now? Or would I have to flash back to stock, and wait for your T-Mobile release? I really need r/w capabilities, but don't feel comfortable using adb. I am not stupid enough to mess in there since i don't know what I'm doing there, like AT ALL
     
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    Ok so Ive been messin with these zips for a while now and theyre doin their job flawlessly one thing I noticed right now though is that I cant access my SD card to transfer pics from device to card, what could it be? I had the twrp boot recover zip flashed last...
     
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    I had that problem with my music all I did was unmount then remount my SD in settings and it was normal again.
     
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    Tried it, it didnt work for me, could it have to do with having deleted the factory file manager? Just asking...
     
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    Which of the zips did you most recently flash? And when you rebooted did you reboot into system or reboot recovery? I'm just asking because possibly when you hit reboot from whichever zip you flashed and what partition you booted into may have left it unmounted. I'm not sure if I'm explaining it correctly or not but in the past I've had that problem where for some reason the SD isn't read during boot.
     
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    Last one I flashed was the restore and made sure I rebooted recovery first and then rebooted system, its reading the SD cause it can see all my music and pics on it, but if I try to access it from file manager it keeps showing just the internal...
     
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    Masterchief87, thanks for stepping in on this I'm no expert and I hope that what I had mentioned to his problem made sense I try to help when I can.
     
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    I can verify this works on T-Mobile Zmax running BNv2. I cannot thank you enough Masterchief. This should be the preferred method for root... This is the root I was waiting for.
     
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    How do I use the md5 check you linked?
     
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    Md5 checksum tool and instructions here -

    http://androidforums.com/threads/adb-guide-updated-2014-11-11.443072/#post-5389081

    That's the second post, don't scroll up like others have. ;)

    If the output from the md5 tool doesn't match the linked value, you have a bad download.

    Delete it, redo.

    If you need an md5 utility for your phone, check out "AFV File Verifier for Androidâ„¢"

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sa.afvx

    Useful for when you download directly to your phone (kernels, roms, etc) - verify before going into recovery and flashing.
     
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    Thanks for the help EM
     
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    Thanks for the uploads master chief... Now to get reckless
     
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    Nvm, sorry for the headache you guys, for some reason it replicated some folders from the internal into external so whenever I looked at external it looked almost exactly the same so it confused me, I dug deeper and checked every folder to find out my external was showing all along it just looked like I was seeing the internal... thank you Masterchief and tonylc!!!
     
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    your zips are flawless...thanx for making it easy for simple people like me.:)
     
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    Might be a silly question but what should I backup so in case of a brick or bootloop I'll be safe?
     
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    It's always a good idea to make a backup... But I made mine before I flashed BNv2
     
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    Its always a good idea to keep a full backup of the system and boot partitions just in case you mess something up later. Its an even better idea to backup everything (system, boot, and data) because losing your data and having to reinstall all your apps and do your setup gets aggravating.

    Also, as long as the md5 sums for both files match the ones in the 2nd post the zips will work perfectly.
     
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