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  1. Viralmind

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    Started at the unlockr and first thing to do is setup ADB.

    so i download the sdk kit and extract it to my C drive.

    now...getting ready to install files to my phone...nope!
    since i have windows 7 it says i need to get HTCsync.

    so now i have to grab that.
    i install it and yet i have to branch out again to get htc drivers and manually update the drivers for windows 7.

    i wonder how long the rest of the process is going to take? lol

    im guessing this is the only extra process because of windows 7.
     

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    No, you don't.

    No, you don't.

    No, it isn't.

    In short: you're doing something wrong. All you need is the Android SDK and the default USB drivers that are listed as one of the downloadable content.
     
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    Rooting isnt tough, but it does take some time, especially if you are new to it. That said, you don't really seem to have your hart into it. You should really be relishing the whole project. If you are already feeling overwhelmed or that it is a pain, I suggest you just stop now. Rooting is not for you in my opinion. Also, I don't know what HTSsync is...I didnt use anything like that. All, I needed was the SDK (for the USB drivers), and then the Recovery image, ROM, and GApps package.
     
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    You are definitely doing something wrong & you are also posting in the wrong section of this forum. Post your problems & look for solutions in the Rooting section of the Nexus 1 forum.

    It isn't an easy process for those new to it (I cannot remember how to type the commands to flash a new radio LOL) but follow the guide in the above section & it should be not too difficult (if I can do it, anybody can :D)
     
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    well on the unlockr it said i had to setup ADB first.
    so i was just going by the instructions.

    how am i doing something wrong?
    im doing exactly what it says.
     
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    i never said i was overwhelmed. i simply posted a topic, thats all.

    rooting is for me in my opinion.

    phones aren't the first thing i've set custom firmware on

    i'm just new to android, but it will never be too hard for me.

    in the unlockrs site below:

    How To: Set Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices | The Unlockr

    it says this:

    !UPDATE 12.01.09
     
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    im not posting problems. im not having any problems lol.

    im posting my experience so far,
     
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    im with you buddy it took me so long to do it last night got my AT&T N1 yesterday and had to root it to get that sexy sense UI took me awhile to figure it all out and where to put all the files in the right places
     
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    glad you got it done. i didn't get to finish last night as i had to leave, but now is the time.
     
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    i dont know why the unlockr would put a link for n1 drivers that needs a password.
    guess ill look somewhere else.
     
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    I don't know why people are relying on unlockr when there're perfectly sensible step-by-step instructions on xda and cyanogenwiki.
     
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    well, because someone said the unlockr was the best tutorial.
    xda seems to be much better though.
     
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    The only tough part for me was getting the freaking drivers. I had alot of trouble getting everything in that department to work with the sdk. I got it though. IT took me, eh 15 minutes 20 minutes maybe? But yet again, for a high schooler, I'm pretty nerdy :p
     
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    the usb drivers?
    i just skipped the adb setup
     
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    im having a problem with the ere27 superboot himem download.

    i want to use that as my primary superboot, but when clicking the link to DL, it take me to the modaco home page.
     
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    just sign up as a new user and you should be able to download.
     
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    thats what i did.
    it takes me back to the main page.

    i got a version of the ERE27 himem superboot from another site and downloaded it.
    then ran it through the cmd on my pc.

    how do i know if superboot worked or not?
     
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    Turn the phone off. Hold trackball down while you turn the phone on (will take 4 secs or so).
     
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    it booted up like that before i even installed superboot.

    i thought thats what fastboot does? not superboot.
     
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    if i didn't have so many women in this house asking to do this and that i probably would have been done hours ago....but at least im finished!

    using cyanogen505 rom - cant wait to see how it works
     
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    I rooted a few weeks ago using cyanogen... I noticed no change in memory. Did i miss something?
     
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    Yeah I rooted last night. Well actually started trying the night before and finally got it last night. The usb files were the hardest part. It took me finding a walk through vid on youtube installing SDK to get it going. Once I got the drivers in, it was a breeze. Now I am loving it! :D
     
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