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Problems rooting 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Redneckrocket, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Redneckrocket

    Redneckrocket Member
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    I have been studying rooting for a few weeks and thought I was ready. I Downloaded the RUU and reverted my phone to .5 that was fine. I cannot get my phone past step 8. I put in "cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools" and it pops up but I cannot enter "adb devices".


    I downloaded the android SDK zip and unzipped it to C:\android-sdk-windows\tools. I downloaded hero-root.zip and unzipped it to the same file. I already have Htc sync loaded but I am unsure which version I have.

    I believe I am screwing up the extracting of the hero-root.zip file. Or maybe I don't have the proper SDK drivers? Im getting frustrated, Im new to this so bear with me.
     

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  2. sage020

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  3. Redneckrocket

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    I'm looking to speed up my phone, so I want to remove some of the bloatware and possibly install a custom rom. I was under the impression that one clicks could only run root apps.
     
  4. sage020

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    That is possible, but if you don't mind spending about $2, you can download Root Explorer from the market. Then all u gotta do with root explorer is click the tab to r/w go to system then apps and long press on the bloatware you don't want then click delete. Much easier this way then having to use android sdk and cmd prompt. Your call though.
     
  5. sage020

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    It is nice to not need to be by the computer when u feel like changing things. If you wanted to flash a rom u can also do that with rom manager from the market. No need for having to do things off the computer anymore.
     
  6. sage020

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    using the android sdk method, after typing cd c:\android-sdk-windows\tools\ did you type "adb remount" before typing "adb devices"?
     
  7. Redneckrocket

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    I went with unrevoked and it worked fine. Then I installed the root explored and rom manager. No I just need to pick a rom. Is there a link to a list of Roma and their features? Also. I'm pretty sure I seen a list of apps that are safe to remove, does anyone have a link to that?
     
  8. andygu3

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    What kind of rom do you want to start with, AOSP rom or a Sense UI rom?
     
  9. Redneckrocket

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    Im not sure what AOSP is to tell you the truth, like I said im pretty new to this and I dont want to get in over my head. I loaded fresh 2.4 (which is sense ui) on my sd card and flashed it this morning, Im still messing with it.

    I dont see the unrevoked app, the root explorer or rom manager in the list of apps. Should I have saved them to sd card im assuming. should i reinstall them? there is es file explorer which looks like it is similar to the root explorer so im still rooted correct.
     
  10. 330D

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    Any paid apps are linked to your google acct. so you can just redownload them, you won't have to pay for them again
     
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