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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Granite1, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
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    What up folks! :D

    I'm getting my father in law a Gnex this week. It's so much easier to just add him to my plan, and cheaper!

    So with all the phones out there, he wants the Nexus. Good price tag right now too $0. ;):p

    I'll be dropping in to figure out root and what the options are. :)

    It doesn't matter if I update for rooting purposes correct? This phone is unlocked, no worries on taking OTAs and having an exploit closed, correct?

    As soon as I have it in the house its getting rooted and custom'd out. :p

    It's gonna be awesome!
     



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  2. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Time to get some bars on my windows ;) Also you will not find an easier phone to root. I suggest using Terminal/Command Line to root it instead of using one click methods. It is already supper easy and it gives you a little more of an understanding of how the phone works.
     
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  3. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    Your father-in-law chose a great phone (as you know)! As for accepting OTA's and exploits closing, that's a non-issue w/ the GNex. It will always be this easy to root or reroot after accepting an update.
     
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  4. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
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    Thanks homies! :D

    I was under that impression, but wanted to be sure. :)

    And to be completely honest, bars won't keep me out Urge. :p

    Jose is going to freak when I give it to him on Christmas. He wants it, but doesn't know I'm getting it for him. ;)

    All rooted with custom Rom and kernel goodness!:D
     
  5. metalbiker

    metalbiker Well-Known Member

    i use cm10.1 jelly bro rom nightlys. sweet rom, fast ,and 4.2 is amazing!
     
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  6. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Haha I'll have to find something to keep you out, don't know if such a thing exist though. I'm glad to see another OG Evo making there way over to our little corner of AF, even if the phone technically isn't theirs. Another really popular ROM a lot of us are using is the unofficial AOKP 4.2 build.
     
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  7. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    Currently on JB Sourcery 4.0. It's an exceptional 4.2 ROM, and it's running better than Unofficial AOKP (YMMV of course).
     
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  8. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    I didn't know they released a 4.2 ROM. I MUST FLASH!!!
     
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  9. AARONONE

    AARONONE Android Enthusiast

    +1 but I would throw in the latest Trinity kernel.
     
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  10. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    Typically I would agree with that statement, but lately it's been making my phone hot reboot at least 1-2 times a day....Had to switch. Also, it seems as of late, that his kernel (for our device) isn't being updated as often as it used to be in the past.
     
  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Reunion time! :p

    How's 4.2 on a phone? I have it on the nexus 7 but not sure how many benefits it would have over 4.1 for a phone.
     
  12. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    I'm liking Franco's kernel a lot so far and the Sourcery rom is freaking incredible. The stock kernel for it is actually really good. No custom kernel is needed honestly.
     
  13. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    You wouldn't be missing out on anything really. I'm on 4.2 pretty much just for the sake of keeping current.
     
  14. slyd

    slyd Android Enthusiast

    Good to see you Rxpert and Granite.
     
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  15. AARONONE

    AARONONE Android Enthusiast

    Sorry to hear that. Trinity has been good for me. Is the most stable and yields the best battery life for my phone. I do agree that trinity development has slowed.
     
  16. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
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    LOL, it does feel like a reunion of sorts. :p


    This one is for my father in law, but I'll get to play with it once in a while.
    My wife picked it up last night, going to root it tonight if I have time. :D

    Good to see you too slyd! Always a pleasure to see folks from the old days and other parts of the forum :)
     
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  17. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Fellow green, look out for me in the weekly on Friday
     
  18. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
    Thread Starter

    OK, I almost got it rooted tonight, didn't quite make it.

    One question:

    I tried to enter the bootloader with the phone plugged in, it killed it. I had to pull the battery to get it to boot up afterward. Is that normal?

    I'll hopefully get this done tomorrow, hopefully... :p
     
  19. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Hmmm not sure. I don't think so. Adb reboot bootloader is the command to reboot if you want to do it that way. It never gave me any issues.
     
  20. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
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    It never entered the bootloader. Screen went black, then the phone wouldn't respond. Wouldn't even power on until I pulled the battery.

    Strangness, LOL. I'll contilue tonight if I get a chance. ;)

    Thanks mizz :)
     
  21. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    I manually put mine in bootloader, just hold down all the buttons. Sometimes the ADB command will be a little wonky.
     
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  22. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Yeah that works too. Super easy to root and unroot.
     
  23. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
    Thread Starter

    This is what I was doing. Volume up and down and power, while plugged in via USB.

    I just got home from work, very wet and cold day here in the Burgh, not sure if I'll be able to get to the phone tonight. We'll see. :D
     
  24. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Hit me up on gtalk if you have any trouble. Remember to enable debugging
     
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  25. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    It can't be plugged in, you have to put it in bootloader then plug it in.
     
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