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Root Rooting rookie needs help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by t2tl, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. t2tl

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    I am very interested in rooting, but have been having trouble. I've never done anything like this before so even after searching the forums in threads which people have had trouble, I don't understand the solutions. I'm going to give the run through to where I am now, sorry about how little I know, am very lost.

    1) I used the Idiot-Proof guide to root
    2) The phone was pretty new and I hardly had any applications on there so I decided to skip to step 14 like the tutorial says.
    3) Everything seemed to be going well until I tried to install the ROM, getting an error message when I tried apply sdcard:update.zip.
    4) I tried to install Fresh after the first ROM not working and that didn't do anything either so I wanted to see if I actually was rooted.
    5) I read that to check if you're rooted download Titanium Backup and when launching it if you get an error message you aren't rooted.
    6) I got an error message so figure I did something in the actual root incorrectly.
    7) I want to try everything over again, but am not sure how to go about doing that. Do I just delete the files that I downloaded in the tutorial or is there something else? I am worried I may brick my phone by just deleting things before finding out for sure first.

    Once again apologize for the newbness of these questions, looking to learn more.

    edit - what I was getting is "e: can't open/cache/recovery/command
     

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  2. t2tl

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    Do you guys think I should try a wipe and start all over? If so, how do I go about doing that?
     
  3. t2tl

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    I found where to wipe. Found it in Android system recovery. I don't want to do it yet until I get a confirmation since it is giving me a warning it cannot be undone. I know it's late, but anyone around?
     
  4. arozer

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    1&2) Aren't really questions.
    3) when you put the "update.zip" file on your SDCard, make sure to rename it just "update" not "update.zip" because your computer will read it as "update.zip.zip".
    4-6) just do that step 3 first and i'm positive everything will work for you.
    7) yes.. you do just start all over again. I've "re-rooted" about 3-4 times now because I kept getting it wrong the first time.

    I finally just figured out yesterday how to do EVERYTHING the right way (after a lot of trial and errors) so you can just PM me any specific questions you may have.

    Also, I've had to re-format my SDcard twice now.
     
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  5. t2tl

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    Thank you so much, I think what is wrong was that it was still .zip, I'll try just update. I appreciate it, I'm going to try it out later tonight. How long did the whole process take? An hour or so?
     
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