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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 3vodroid, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    So, its official. I am stepping off of the sidelines and im going to root this bad boy using this method ( RegawMOD EVO 4G LTE Rooter | Updated 08.17.12 )
    [ROOT] RegawMOD EVO 4G LTE Rooter | Updated 08.17.12 - xda-developers

    Figures i go to download the application i need for my 64bit system and the site says its undergoing scheduled maintenence. :rolleyes: maybe this is a sign. lol

    If i have any questions along the way im sure you guys will have my back if i run into anything. ( Thats why i donate to/love this forum) Hopefully everything goes nice and easy. :D

    OK, so first question. I understand that i will be loosing everything on my phone and i have reset my google wallet. But one of the first steps on the thread is to make a titanium backup. Dont you need to be rooted to do that??

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Yes you need root for titanium. The post was written when it was possible to root before using that tool.

    The tools really easy. It's all automated for ya.
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  3. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Ok so then the backup isnt needed/possible till after im rooted and get to playing around with things. Gotcha, thank you ;)
  4. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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  5. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Just me or does it take a while to reset google wallet.. been at 99% "removing payment cards" for about 10 mins..

    ok.. google wallet reset..now to get to the good stuff.. oh boy im going to be up all night i can already see it..lol
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  6. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    ladies and gentlemen i am now officially rooted :D oh yeahhh
  7. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Good job! :)
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  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Welcome to the promise land :D

    Painless eh? I woukdnt lie to ya ;)
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  9. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Seriously... So easy. I was white knuckling it the whole time but it was easy truth be told. :D
  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    One thing you're going to need to workaround when flashing ROMS is the restictions your hboot places on the recovery.

    The HTC DEV unlock method wont allow your recovery to write to the boot partition. The issues is this is where the kernel is stored. Luckily our great devs have many workarounds for you guys with 1.15.

    I would suggest this, its got some good info & we haven't gotten the revised guide up quite yet.

    S-ON 1.15 HBOOT Dev Unlocked flashing help for kernels, roms and recovery & poll - xda-developers
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If you aren't familiar with adb I'll give you this quick write up.

    Download the mini-SDK here and move it to something like C:\Android\platform-tools
    our forums' mini-sdk

    It contains:

    adb.exe - Windows adb utility
    fastboot.exe - Windows fastboot utility
    fastboot-windows.exe - Windows fastboot utility
    AdbWinApi.dll - adb link library for Windows
    AdbWinUsbApi.dll - adb link library for Windows

    These files will be used to push the boot.img (contains the kernel) from a ROM to your phone via fastboot.

    I will use CM10 for the purposes of this post.

    When you download your ROM and open it will look like this:


    Copy the boot.img to the same folder as the mini SDK you've downloaded.

    Plug your phone into the computer via USB and power the phone off. Then press volume down + Power to get to fastboot

    Once there, we need to open up a command prompt in the location where your sdk-tools are. If you are in windows 7 you can just shift+right click to select "open command prompt from here"

    If you don't have win 7 you can manually move to the file location with the command cd to change directory.

    Once you are in the correct directory you just type in (without quotes) "fastboot flash boot boot.img" and hit enter

    When going from Sense to AOSP based ROMS it is required to fastboot flash the boot.img or the ROM will not boot

    There are other ways to do this, and the HTC dumlock feature of TWRP recovery is one of these methods. However, you'll have to read up on this yourself and I'm not as familiar with it as I should be yet
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Triple post, wohoo.

    More info on HTC dumlock

    TeamWin Projects - HTC Dumlock | TeamWin

    Basically it replaces your boot partition with recovery so that the TWRP recovery(which is now placed in boot) can write kernels to the boot partition (which is now placed in the recovery partition)
  13. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Awesome! Thanks so much! I want to make a nandroid before i do anything bc from what i understand if i screw anything up it will act as a time warp. But i cant find any write ups on how to create one?

    RX i have folowed your instructions and have downloaded the mini-sdk and put it where you said. Took a couple mins to figure that one out. But-got it... now...

    Id like to go with MeanRom, i keep following links to xda but i cant find where to download to rom to my laptop.

    So.. 1. Make nandroid.
    2. Titanium backup
    3. Download meanrom
    4. Try and act like my girlfreind exists... hehe:hmmmm: she currently thinks im crazy...
  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Were you able to find the download link?

    If not I can hop on a computer to link it.
  15. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    No I wasn't able to find it.. so a link would be excellent.

    Titanium backup pro said I wasn't rooted but then it fixed itself so I deleted my above post :eek:
  16. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    This is the OP for MeanRom over at XDA,

    [ROM] Aug-17 MeanROM ICS v3.1 | 1.22.651.3 | 1.5-1.9 Ghz | Mods | Batt saver - xda-developers

    At the end of the first post, right above, Click to Donate, Are 2 download links.

    One is usually significantly faster than the other one but I can't remember which is which.

    Be sure to read the second post too, it tells stuff about flashable zips in the meanrom ics folder it puts on your sd card to do stuff like oc and map buttons and landscape mode... It also tells about how to set the rom up in either performance mode or battery mode. Or it used to. let us know if you have any questions!
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  17. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Creating nandroid as we speak

    I created it through twrp and checked in es file explorer but i dont see it??
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Please feed back to ocnbrze, if you've not already. :)
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  19. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Really good info there, Rx, thanks! :)
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  20. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah i want to add this in to the After Root section of the guide.

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  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I dropped the ball on that one :thinking: Thanks dust for posting it up.

    I'm still trying to work out HTC dumlock myself. Maybe I just need to try it out and see. I'm S-OFF, so anything I screw up should be reversible.

    Its stored on your internal SD card in a folder titled TWRP
  22. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    Its stored on your internal SD card in a folder titled TWRP[/QUOTE]

    Hmmm, i see the folder but when i open it nothing is there. I booted into recovery. Then chose backup. Named it " Nandroid1" then hit back up.. after it finished its process i went back. Hit reboot. Then system. Did i miss a step there?
  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Nope you did it.

    To verify the nandroid is located where it should be, simply go back into recovery, hit restore, and you should see your nandriod listed there.

    This is also a good time to make your nandroid of your meanROM setup. I usually name the nandroid whatever ROM it is for quick reference as I keep both CM10 and MeanROM stored on the device
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  24. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Android Expert
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    I havent yet downloaded meanrom.. im just stock rooted.. if that makes sense. lol. Before i try and flash mean rom i need to get that htc dumlocker while in recovery also.. correct?
  25. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    You are fine to flash MeanROM without using it. I would do a lot of reading before trying htcDumlock. I don't know enough about it yet to help if you get in a jam :thinking:

    You shouldnt even have to fastboot flash the kernel since its still a sense-ROM.

    Just select wipe, wipe data/factory reset, system, dalvik cache, cache and then go back to the main menu, select install and flash your ROM.
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The HTC EVO 4G LTE release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 2000mAh battery.

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