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Root Rooted...Now What

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MeNaCe305, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. MeNaCe305

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    So i took the plunge and rooted my evo. Now what?

    How do i install roms?
    What else should i be doing?

    btw i used the simpleroot way
     

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  2. barnacles

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    I would check out xda-developers.com for your roms. VERY informational. Installing roms is as simple as finding the one you want, putting it on your SD card, and flashing it through recovery.

    I cannot stress enough though.. READ EVERYTHING about these roms. Everything you need to know will be provided in usually the first post release notes of each rom by the devs.

    You also want to look into apps. Android tether is a good one to start, for free tethering, if you're interested in that.

    Might I recommend if you're looking for a rom that just works, with nothing too fancy, check out Fresh Evo. I'm running it and LOVE it. Then you can get into different kernels and mods and such simply through his app in his rom (fresh updater)

    Let me know if you have any more questions, but like I suggested, take a trip to xda and start learning :D
     
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    been browsing xda for a bit now, decided that fresh is the one i want. quick question though, how do i get the rom in my sdcard, also do i put it there as a zip file or the folder?
     
  4. MeNaCe305

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    also, doing the simple root downgraded my phone software...how do i get it back to 1.47?
     
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    Latest rom versions of fresh and damagecontrol are based on 1.47

    You download the file on your computer, theN transfer to the sd connecting the phone to the pc, or sd reader
     
  6. MeNaCe305

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    now my htc sync wont work, any ideaS?
     
  7. barnacles

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    Yes. Plug your phone into your computer. Pull down the top, unless it pops up automatically and select disk mode. Drag the zip to the root of your sd card. Power off. Hold volume down while powering on. It will check for boot img file. Let it go. After that a screen will come up (fastboot, recovery, etc.) Select recovery, flash zip from sd, fresh. Booya
     
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    You can transfer the file using windows explorer no need to use htc sync
     
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    anyone got a link to getting wifi tether to work on fresh?
     
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  11. MeNaCe305

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    another question, and i do appreciate the help btw, this says i need to update the radio and the wimax radio...how?
     
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    Yes sir. For safe measures, I flashed the radio, then rebooted, then powered off and flashed wimax. You will see them apply after you reboot after flashing, so I just wanted to be safe with them writing.
     
  15. MeNaCe305

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    everytime i select recovery i get a evo phone with a triangle and a exclamation point in it...any ideas?
     
  16. barnacles

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    What root method did you use? Are you fully NAND unlocked. (RW capabilites)
     
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    which way do you recommend? Is it too late to redo it?
     
  21. barnacles

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    I followed toasts part 1 before that link (part 2). I got the same exclamation point after step 1, however, and after proceeding with step 2 I had no more issues. I think you do have root, so you should be fine just proceeding with that link I posted.

    If that doesn't work, you could always flash the RUU and start from scratch. But I think simple root is just step 1 in a program.
     
  22. MeNaCe305

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    nevermind, i never installed a recovery
     
  23. barnacles

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    haha, excellent. That works too :cool:
     
  24. MeNaCe305

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    i take it back, im just gonna try redoing the whole thing
     
  25. barnacles

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    Let me know how it goes and if you have any other questions. I should be on a while.
     
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