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  1. vinniemac3

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    ok so im using the rooting for dummies and while trying to run unrevoked i get this error message: error failed to root. is your firmware to new?

    wth do i do?
     

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    What's your hardware version?
     
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    that im not sure of. but i did the bootloader to check what i was getting and i have the s-off and so far it looks like it took despite the error message
     
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    thank you i will check it out right now
     
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    ok so i checked it out and apparently even though i had gotten that message my phone is rooted. i checked by downloading terminal emulator. typed su as i saw in a post and my $ turned to a # sign. so now my ? is where do i pick up at in the rooting for dummies? lol me + phones = complete dumb***
     
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    i'm assuming nand backup section 3?
     
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    Yes. You will want to perform a Nandroid backup before you do anything else. After that, you can begin customizing your phone w/ a new ROM. Might I suggest the MikZ ROM...I love it!
     
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    ty for the help guys. im new at this and im sure your tired of getting the questions. i will def look at the mikz rom. i was also looking at koni's elite series 2. do you use a kernel or suggest one with good battery life
     
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    congrats!! yes definitely follow step 3 and make a nandroid backup. any other questions you have please feel free to ask. one thing though never use rom manager. it has been known to be buggy. plus it is a good practice to do everything manually that we you will know your way around your recovery program.
     
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    we never get tired of answering questions. this forum as you are finding out is awesome. there are so many people here that are willing to help.

    you can get most of the popular and current roms in my sig, ref#2. also check out ref#3 for some terms on kernels as well
     
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    i am so happy i found this forum and very grateful for the help. im actually doing the backup now and chose to do it manually before i read this lol. i want to learn as much as i can about this and i would of never pulled this off without the help of the forums and users. thank you again
     
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