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Root HTC Incredible Unrevoked3 Waiting for root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TimBrennan, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. TimBrennan

    TimBrennan New Member
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    I am trying to Root my Incredible with unrevoked3. After installing the drivers on my computer and removing HTC Sync, I get to a point after executing the Reflash file it goes and sticks on "Waiting for root...(safe to restart if this doesnt work)

    I have rebooted and retried and had no luck. I am running Froyo 2.2 with the update that came OTA on Sat Nov 13 (kernel 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16)

    Im stuck any suggestions ?
     

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  2. jbdan

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    Sounds like your driver install went awry or didn't install correctly. Can you try that step again and make sure all components of HTC are indeed removed from your PC
     
  3. sequre

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  4. pdykstra

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    Your problem is the OTA update. The November OTA update broke the unrevoked rooting process for the incredible.
     
  5. Sean1208

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    Someone should just make a sticky that says, "IF YOU INSTALLED THE UPDATE YOU CAN NOT ROOT YOUR PHONE."
     
  6. sequre

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    I'm rooted with the new update. Read the thread I posted. :p
     
  7. pdykstra

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    which thread? it is possible to root prior to the update and then manually install the update and remain rooted. Is this how you did it? As far as I know, it is not possible to root an incredible after the OTA has been applied.
     
  8. sequre

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    Flash the regular 2.2 stock ROM
    Root with Unrevoked3
    Apply Unrevoked-Forever
    Flash the new updated RUU
    Update clockwork recovery
    Install Superuser
     
  9. TimBrennan

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    I forgot to mention that the phone has never been rooted before...this is a first time attempt
     
  10. ctc

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    Yeah like the others said above, you'll have to wait for unrevoked to root the update unless you want to run the older 2.2 RUU, root w/ S-Off and then apply the latest update.
     
  11. Sean1208

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    Oh no question, and I should have clarified it. I have the update as well, but it seems like there's a lot of, "I updated my phone and can't root," topics among first time rooters. It would be easier (for them) if there was something to let them know the situation, as much as it sucks.
     
  12. pdykstra

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    how did you apply the old stock ROM onto a phone that already had the OTA update? From everything I heard, the new stock recovery wasn't allowing the old stock 2.2 ROM to be flashed.
     
  13. sequre

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    I never got the OTA update. I pushed it manually. But you're correct, I don't believe you can flash the old 2.2 stock rom after the update...
     
  14. TimBrennan

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    Since Im a total newbie, I'll just wait till its addressed with the unrevoked folks. I thought maybe it was something that I was doing....its like plumbing, if I touch it it only gets worse....TY....Tim
     
  15. doug piston

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    Anyone been able to flash the old RUU? Haven't found anyone. RUU fails and PB31IMG fails as well. If you know someone who has please let me know. Would love to know how.


    EDIT: Nevermind, saw your second post here.
     
  16. Anonin

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    I purchased my Incredible a couple of weeks ago. It came with the new update of course, and a nice variation of bloatware.

    Can't wait to see a working root for the new update. This is an incredible device (pun intended). Would just be nice to have the privs to de-crappify it a little further. :p
     

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