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Root Unrevoked Forever - Forever is a long time.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mr. Monkey, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Mr. Monkey

    Mr. Monkey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 18, 2010
    IT Tech
    Sandy, Utah
    I'll be getting a replacement EVO this week or next that will come with 2.2. Now that 2.2 root is out, (Root 2.2) I will be able to root this replacement phone.

    Looking through the guide it uses Unrevoked Forever. I dont like the idea of forever. Maybe it's just me. But what does someone gain from Unrevoked Forever?? I used this guide to root my 2.1 and I was happy with it and I know there is a way back to normal.

    I feel like with forever you are trapped with the s-off, and there is no s-on, right? I realize that I can root my 2.2 with that same guide I used for 2.1 and I dont have to use UF. But I am just trying to make sure I'm not missing something here. WHY use Unrevoked Forever?? What's so great about it anyways?


  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Jul 7, 2010
    There's a NAND security switch called S-ON/OFF that enables or disables the bootloader from flashing roms. The traditional full root replaces a stock bootloader with an engineering bootloader. Then the S flag is turned off on it. With unrevoked forever, the S flag change is not attached with the bootloader. They found a way to set S-OFF no matter what version bootloader you have.

    In this present root method, the first thing you do once you have temporary root is to flash the engineering bootloader. This allows you to then flash the 2.1 system on your phone. At this point, it's your choice to either go traditional (toast/simpleroot) or unrevoked3 + 4.

    I thought I read somewhere this morning that the unrevoked guys now have a way to turn S-ON now, so it's not necessarily forever. I haven't found the need for "forever" either. My phone was fully rooted the traditional way.
  3. 355spider

    355spider Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SO use simpleroot. Why the thread?
  4. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    REALLY?Simple Root does not work for 2.2. Not before he reverts to 2.1. SO, why ur post?.

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