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  1. mach1man

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    Ok so I need to send my phone back for warranty. I used a zip file off my computer but it was 2.2, I'm now unrooted but not up to date. It started downloading a 87mb file which I'm gonna assume was 2.3 when it was done nothing happened. I hit reboot and install but it just set there not doing anything still the same screen, so I turned it off. Now it shows 2.2 and says software up to date! I've tried *228 both 1&2 still no luck. Any idea. Or know of a good link so I can flash 2.3
     

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    Also make sure you are "s-on" in hboot before returning.
     
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    Ill check the s-on but why would I want to gain root back?
     
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    It still says s-off
     
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    ok great. Is turn the s-on as easy as rooting it
     
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    easier, just a file flashed in clockwork.

    So basically you need to reroot first, flash s-on, then flash the PB31IMG.zip you originally flashed.
     
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    ok so when I get home I need to run unrevoked to root the phone, then were do I get the flash zip for S-on, and where do I get the latest gingerbread flash?
     
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    You don't need to run unrevoked again.

    Flash clockwork

    Flash s-on

    Flash stock recovery

    Download gingerbread

    Rename 5059e5b6c5b2.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-3.26.605.1_release_222220.zip to update.zip and place on the root of your SD card. Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. If not prompted, navigate into recovery and select to update from update.zip. Sometimes this update gives an error and presents you with a red triangle. If this happens, press volume up and the power button to get to the menu and select to run the update.zip again. Reboot the phone.

    Done. No root. Gingerbread. S-on.

    Edit: I just have one bit of disclaimer for you. If you're sending the phone in for warranty, once you get it back you will not be able to EASILY obtain root again if you upgrade it to gingerbread. You may want to just return s-on then flash the stock recovery back. This way, if you receive the same phone with 2.2 back, you can re-root it and gain s-off in case you ever want to re-root again in the future. There is no s-off exploit in gingerbread.
     
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    OK great. I hope it all goes smooth
     
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    They are sending me a refurb so it'll probably already have gingerbread on it :( I'm looking to get an Inc2 after the holidays, so I just need something for now.
     
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    can I flash all four at one time in hboot or do I have to do break them down and flash 1 then power up, then go back in and flash the 2nd and so forth. do all of the files have to be in PB31IMG.zip or just the gingerbread software one.
     
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    Clockwork and stock recovery both need to be pb31img.zip, don't need to rename s-on. Gingerbread needs to be update.zip I would flash clockwork and s-on, boot it up and then flash stock recovery and update to iongerbread. 2 reboots that way.
     
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    Thank you for all of your help. I just finalized my deal a trade (my iphone 4 for an Inc 2) when I called Verzion and told them I bought a phone local and they told me I could just send the replacement phone back and not mine. :) So now I can keep it and hopefully learn to theme and rom better
     

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