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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by neacy69, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. neacy69

    neacy69 New Member
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    Hi guys...

    I am complete noob to rooting and flashing custom roms but ive decided to give it a go.

    Problem is i've been following this guide

    How To Root + Install Custom ROM + Backup + More

    and i seem to have a problem with instantroot.apk:

    Firstly the site seems to be down:
    http://neilandtheresa.co.uk/Android/InstantRoot.apk returns
    "Not Found"
    I found the apk via a google search and by downloading from uploading.com. I put it on the root of the sd card, installed it using Astro and when I try to launch it says

    "Activity not found - uk.co.neilandtherea.IntantRoot2"

    Now titanium backup is giving errors leading me to believe that its not rooted properly
    (Titanium bacckup says ...Whoami reports: "whoami:unkonwn id of 10114")

    Any help?
    Thanks all
     

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  2. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer
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    Hello there!

    First off, do you really need to root your stock ROM? Custom ROM's come pre-rooted so you only need to do it if you want to use Titanium Backup before flashing your custom ROM.

    If you do, try this one...
    InstantRoot.apk
     
  3. neacy69

    neacy69 New Member
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    Don't I need to have root access to install a custom rom?

    BTW HTC Hero 1.5 (2.73.405.5
     
  4. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer
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    No, only to use an app that requires root access such as Titanium backup.
    The ROM is installed through a custom recovery partition not through a root ROM. You'll most likely use Flashrec to install the custom recovery partition but Flashrec does not need root access to do it's job.
     
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