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Rooting the Metro 2.2 froyo update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PlayfulGod, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Use Gingerbreak to root it, z4root wont work.
     


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  2. Carlos1986

    Carlos1986 Android Enthusiast

    The update actually came out? Link?
     
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  3. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    atm you have to be stock and get it thru the metro app store. I am working on rooting and cleaning it up then making a update zip from it for those who dont wannna or cant manage to flash to stock.
     
  4. Carlos1986

    Carlos1986 Android Enthusiast

    thank you for letting me know, flashing back to stock now, By chance do you think you can link me for the rooting software. Thank you for letting me know pg!!
     
  5. BILL88STANG

    BILL88STANG Well-Known Member

    wow it finally came out?
     
  6. Carlos1986

    Carlos1986 Android Enthusiast

    Yes downloading it now.:D
     
  7. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User
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  8. Carlos1986

    Carlos1986 Android Enthusiast

    You are the man! thank you:D
     
  9. BILL88STANG

    BILL88STANG Well-Known Member

    let us know how it is
     
  10. AndroidFan420

    AndroidFan420 Well-Known Member

    after instaling the 2.2 update from metro pos i am unable to root using z4root also phone is acting weird if i tap power twice to bring it to the lock screen often times it just shows icons at the top of the screen and the rest is black im going to try and restore my back up of 2.3.4 hopefully thats still an option god i hate metro

    ok thats a no go cwm is gone and power vol up end call brings me back to the update and installs it again
     
  11. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    you have to use gingerbrake to root 2.2.2 for metro...
     
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  12. mdside71

    mdside71 Android Enthusiast

    Ok well after a lot of trial and error here is how to delete the Bloatware!

    I used RootExplorer. Change it from R/O to R/W and you can then use TIBU or whatever program you like even RootExplorer to go in and delete all the Metro Bloatware!

    Seems Metro hard coded everything to Read Only, so you have to change it to Read Write, and then all is good...

    BTW Gingerbreak 1.1 is the only app i found that will root this sucker..
     
  13. AndroidFan420

    AndroidFan420 Well-Known Member

    im rooted now but bloatware will not come off it says apk could not be found and cannot remove system file is there somthing ellse i didnt hear about lol?


    nvm forgot to look up ^
     
  14. mdside71

    mdside71 Android Enthusiast

  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    rooted and deodexing now...
     
  16. BILL88STANG

    BILL88STANG Well-Known Member

    where can we go to download the update if we dont flash back to stock?
     
  17. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    you be patient and wait for isaac and/or myself to upload n post up. We're both working on it as we speak ;)


    oh and no /cus/metropcs/us/app either ;)
     
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  18. mdside71

    mdside71 Android Enthusiast

    Go to the AppStore, and you DL the Metro/Handmark updater, then open it, and download the update. You will need a WIFI connection.
     
  19. xtreemgreen

    xtreemgreen Well-Known Member

    PG, you and isaac are android GODS... i wish I knew how to do this stuff...
     
  20. AndroidFan420

    AndroidFan420 Well-Known Member

  21. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    im been fooling with this pos 2.2.2 since this am, lol, was going to try and use the oc kernel from cm6 and see if it works.
     
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  22. BILL88STANG

    BILL88STANG Well-Known Member

    thanks guys! :)
     
  23. AndroidFan420

    AndroidFan420 Well-Known Member

  24. dukefenix

    dukefenix Lurker

    I was able to remove several things that i didnt want using rootexplorer, however i am having a hard time finding all the metro stuff to remove. I am going tot he following path in rootexplorer - SYSTEM/APP/ ......... was able to remove - News and weather app, Documents to Go, IM and Social, M Studio and E-mail (not gmail nor metro email).

    Any help finding the metro crap installed is appreciated, also want to remove UNO, LOOPT, VIRTUAL CARD, TOP GAMES, MY EXTRAS, POCKET EXPRESS, METRO 411, METRO BACK UP.

    Thank you guys!
     
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  25. dukefenix

    dukefenix Lurker

    Okay i found the partition on RootExplorer under CUST/METROPCS
    However that folder and all the apps are Read only, it is the only folder that cannot be switched to Read n Write. Any Ideas?
     
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