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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cornbreadx, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Cornbreadx

    Cornbreadx Lurker
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    Ok, So I followed this guide as far as I could:

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html

    I am stuck!!

    I went through the HTC Method, unlocked, phone reset. Great! Now I am stuck at this part:

    flash a rom:



    1.first you need the vr superwipe (this is not a rom. this is a file that wipes your sytem partitions and also wipes all the temp files as well:ZZZVR_SUPERWIPE.zip. download it and put it on your card. (optional)*
    2.download the rom (i recommend MikG v3.11 [3/9/2012]) of your choice and transfer it to your card.
    3.go into recovery
    4.make a nandroid backup
    5.select wipe from the main menu and wipe dalvik cache, cache, and data
    6.select flash zip from sdcard
    7.find the superwipe file and select it.(optional)
    8.find your rom and select it.
    9.reboot.

    Done with Step 2. now step 3. I select Recovery. My phone shows a green circle thing, then goes to a red triangle. NO OPTIONS TO SELECT!

    What am I don't wrong? I can't make a nandroid backup, I can't wipe anything, I can't select a flash, can't find a rom because I can't do anything when this dumb graphic comes up!

    I have 2.3.5 Gingerbread - HTC EVO 4G Sprint. Help please.
     



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  2. Mikestony

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    It appears you have no custom recovery.
    Did you miss this step?
    step 2 How to get Recovery

    Edit: Oh, and btw, Welcome!!!!
     
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  3. Cornbreadx

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    Yup - did this part:

    PC36IMG method



    this will depend on what software version you are on.

    if you have software version 4.67.651.1 download this file:pC36IMG.zip

    if you have software version 5.07.651.1 download this file:
    PC36IMG_AmonRA-v2.3-hausmod_revA.zip

    1.download the PC36IMG for your software version above.
    2.rename the file so that it is only PC36IMG. make sure that you do not add any extra .zip's to the name as windows hides extensions by default.
    3.transfer the file to the root (that means not in any folder) of the sd card.
    4.power off (you most likely need to uncheck fastboot. settings/apps/uncheck fastboot.) then press and hold power+vol down.
    5.hboot should see the file and select yes to update.
    6.select no to reboot because we want to go into recovery and make a nandroid backup.
    7.select recovery.
    8.select backup and restore and select backup
    9. select the first three and wimax. the other partitions do not need to be backed up. always keep one nandroid backup with wimax keys backed up on your computer.
    10.now you can reboot.
    11.using a file manager of some sort or even through your computer via usb, you should rename or delete the PC36IMG file on your card. otherwise you will be asked to update every time you go to the hboot screen. you do not need that file any more.

    Get to step 6, everything is fine - i say no. Go to step 7 - same problem.
     
  4. Mikestony

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    Hmm...so it appears as you say, all went smooth until step 7.
    Are you downloading the correct .zip for your software version?
    And hboot does read the file and it does ask you to update?
    Just verifying thats all...:)
     
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  5. Cornbreadx

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    Actually it says

    Main Version is older!
    Update Fail!
    Do you want to reboot device?
     
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  6. Cornbreadx

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    duh - had the wrong version - now it's giving me the options the guide is looking for. Sorry that I wasn't paying attention to my own self :p
     
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  7. Mikestony

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    o.k....do me a favor and post what is says in your bootloader screen...everything so I/we can trouble shoot a sec.:)
    Also, do you know what size sd card you have?

    Edit: just missed your last post....before posting mine
     
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  8. Cornbreadx

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    no worries - appreciate the help :) It's now loading Mikg as it should have been doing 2 hours ago LOL

    Thanks again - hope this pans out :)
     
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  9. Mikestony

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    No problem.. you did it. :D
    Have fun!
     
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