Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PlayfulGod, Jun 2, 2011.
Use Gingerbreak to root it, z4root wont work.
The update actually came out? Link?
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.
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!!
wow it finally came out?
Yes downloading it now.
You are the man! thank you
let us know how it is
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
you have to use gingerbrake to root 2.2.2 for metro...
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..
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 ^
Follow my nice little step by step instructions here
rooted and deodexing now...
where can we go to download the update if we dont flash back to stock?
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
Go to the AppStore, and you DL the Metro/Handmark updater, then open it, and download the update. You will need a WIFI connection.
PG, you and isaac are android GODS... i wish I knew how to do this stuff...
tibu will still not delete sys apps and i cant find them in root explorer any ideas?
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.
For some reason I still cannot delete the crapware on this phone I've tryed root explorer
Tibu system app. Remover when I click them it still says the app file cannot be found and it can't remove system apps any ideas why?
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!
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?