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Root Unrooted OTA 2.2 Incredible and what to do now

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by superstretch, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member
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    Hey everyone-
    Just wanted to say thanks for the topics and information on this site. Unfortunately, its a bit overwhelming to dig through literally hundreds of pages of posts to find answers but I've done what I can with search and perhaps this topic is enough of a fork to warrant a thread.

    I'm a bit behind- I haven't had the Incredible for that long and so I was planning on going the root/Cyanogen route this week (at the encouragement of a friend who has done the same). Unfortunately, before I could act on that, I got the OTA update today and now I have Froyo and no root. My reasons for root are my own, but are probably shared by most everyone (say, for instance, you're about to spend a month in a remote location with no ISP)

    What can I do now- now that I've been upped to 2.2 and have no root? Downgrade? Try unrevoked?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. MutantCheese

    MutantCheese Well-Known Member
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    This just sucks, here I have been having this phone since June, patiently waiting for FROYO and still nothing and someone who doesn't want it, gets it before I do.....:/


    BTW, good luck on your root...
     
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  3. jbh00jh

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    You can not root with 2.2. You will have to downgrade to 2.1 before you can root. It will probably be a month or so before 2.2 will be rooted ( just a guess ).
    Check the forums for downgrade instructions , I've never downgraded.
     
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  4. ilinimud

    ilinimud Well-Known Member
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    Install the RUU???? Seems more people are having trouble with the OTA running wonky. With the RUU you get a fresh install on a clean phone.
     
  5. whipstitch

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    If you just want free tethering get the PDAnet app - no need to root
     
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  6. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member
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    Will try. If this works, you are my new hero and I'll forgo downgrading and instead just wait for the rooting of 2.2
     
  7. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member
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    pdanet is a great app. and if you have blu-tooth for your laptop then you dont even need a usb cable :)

    although i personally think its better to use the cable so that your phone stays charged while ur using it for a modem.
     

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