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Root [Verizon] Rooting Problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TJGoSurf, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I used Casual to root my phone. My goal was to get a more stock android experience. I played around with it for a little while. I tried Carbon it worked until the reboot then got stuck in a bootloop. I went back to my recovery and now I really need someone to hold my hand through this process of getting things to work.
     

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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    You tried the carbon rom? What reboot? The reboot done right after the flash of CarbonRom in recovery?
    Are you in recovery now? I know it's been 2-1/2 hours since your post but what state is your device in now?
     
  3. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I flashed back to the stock ROM. I ran the root checker just to make sure I'm still rooted. I just left it until I can mess with it after work.
     
  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    So as of now, you are rooted on the stock rom and your device functions normally so far?
     
  5. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I turned it on to make sure it worked.

    When should I use a new kernel?
     
  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    Moderator

    Roms will come with their own kernels. You can change kernels later to tweak performance/overclock/underclock etc.
    But I think for now we need to address any rom flashing issue you may have. :)

    What exactly are you having an issue with? Flash a certain rom, or any rom?
     
  7. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I tried using Carbon but it got stuck in a boot loop. And it doesn't seem to have much of a following. Is there a AOSP to go with?

    Also once I flash it should I wipe the cache?
     
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    Moderator

    Some things to make sure when flashing roms. ;)
    Make sure the rom you are trying to flash is for your device AND carrier (Verizon in this case)

    Make sure the md5 of the download matches the md5 posted at the download site--see this about md5 checksums--http://androidforums.com/faqs/443074-md5-verification.html

    More often than not, there will be flashing instructions at the rom website...but generally, this is my procedure:
    Make sure you save your contacts to google. Save any apps/data etc to google or use Titanium Backup (an awesome app in the PlayStore)
    Make sure rom is on the sd card --internal or external.
    1. Make a nandroid backup.-- in recovery.
    2. In recovery wipe cache/dalvik cache/factory reset/wipe data.
    3. Flash rom.
    4. Reboot.

    Now, some roms such as AOSP, require a separate download of GAPPS. (google apps) after the initial rom flash. Carbon is one of them I think.
    :)


    Edit: looking at your info, I would assume you have the Verizon S3 and not the HTC thunderbolt? :p
     
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  9. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm too lazy to update my profile. I've not had a thunderbolt in years. After I get off work I'll try things out.
     
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  10. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Alright. I think I figured out my problem I didn't actually wipe everything, short of the SD card, and that's what caught me in the endless boot loop. It seems to be working; I'll pop my SIM in as soon as I realize its stable.
     
  11. dkl1

    dkl1 Android Expert

    CarbonRom v1.7 has been my dd for quite a while. It actually performs nearly flawless on my device :)
     
  12. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Mine does now. I even got Wallet working. My brother looked at it and said, 'You always wanted a Galaxy Nexus.
     
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  13. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Carbon is by far my favorite as of yet. I've used various other Roms in the past and with different phones/tablets and there was always something that didn't work or was missing (like no live wallpaper support or nonfunctional GPS )
     
  14. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A problem I've ran into but I'm not sure if it's carbon or me screwing with wallet but u can't delete emails in Gmail. I'll play with it when I get home
     
  15. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I don't use the Gmail app. i prefer the default 'Email' since it allows me to put all my accounts (Gmail, Yahoo! Live) into one app. also i despise the look of the new Gmail app, with the pastels and oversized elements.

    There have been problems recently with Google Play but that's not the ROM's fault.
     
  16. officialuser

    officialuser Lurker

    Hello there ! I rooted my phone and later after some peroid i unrooted it but now again i want root it but whenever I try to go in recovery mode i get stuck in the red screen in which there is written 'recovery ' in left top side of my KARBONN A7+ I tried many times but still i get stuck in the red screen, left my mobile for hours in that mode but still in stuck in red screen and cant acesss the recovery mode and also i get hang in the karbonn logo whenever i try to reset factory setting from the setting.But my phone works smoothly and perfectly I just want to root it again.. .Any one can help this out please .help will really be appreciated
     
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