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Root What is the easiest and most idiot proof way of getting Froyo 2.2 and root my incredible.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by craigrn16, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member
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    Let's pretend I'm a 5 year old kid and have no idea what the hell ADB and NAND and all that other hoopla is. Can someone explain to me how to get 2.2 on my phone. I don't care about all the custom roms unless it has 2.2. I am a non technological person with a non rooted incredible.
     

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  2. Boomstk

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    Easiest way is to use the search function. This has been beaten to death more times than I care to tell.
     
  3. craigrn16

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    sorry but this sites search function sucks and some of the threads I did read didnt really explain it in a way a none tech guy could understand.
     
  4. stuckpig

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    do these:

    1. unrevoked 3
    2. unrevoked forever
    3. radio 2.15
    4. ota leak from aug. 1st
    5. enjoy
    6. realize how much better vanilla is and install a custom rom

    not counting the time it takes to download, you should be rooted in like 15 minutes.
     
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  5. xmonkey

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    Make a Nandroid backup, at least.
     
  6. mrjinglesusa

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    This. But I recommend in step 4) to install FrankenROM. You can find it in the ROM section. It's based on the official EVO Froyo mixed with DINC specific stuff. It's pretty fine tuned...
     
  7. vgp

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    This didnt help.

    This helped! I was also looking for something broke down like this, thanks!

    Much appreciated!
     
  8. rushmore

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    I thought there was one Unrevoked, but the there are actually two Unrevoked processes? Does one do the S-off and the other roots?

    Sad, I have BS in computer electronics and this process confuses me.... I need a schematic! ;)
     
  9. Berry2Droid

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  10. rushmore

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    Perhaps I am too literal of a person and need more articulation... Yes, I am sad in the head.

    In order to use rom manager, do you update the radio before hand, or does it do it for you in the options? That said, is rom manager better to use, AFTER the first 2.2 set up?
     
  11. Berry2Droid

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    You can not do the radio if you dont want to, but depending on what rom you goto, certain functions wont work with stock radio.

    ROM Manager is a great app, after you root, it installs the rom for you, so you almost do nothing. Rooting is 1.2.3 with unrevoked3

    you have 1500+ posts? WHere have you been or what have you been posting? lol
     
  12. johnbrain

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    Does camera work with FRANKENROM if I don't update the radio? For some reason the radio thing makes me nervous even though you've all had success.

    Oh and is it SENSEUI? Rooting was easy once I made the leap of faith last night.
     
  13. stuckpig

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    The only thing I found to not work properly (didn't work at all actually) with the 1.00 radio and froyo was gps-- everything else was fine.

    Just go for the 2.15 radio update (if you have S-OFF via unrevoked forever)-- I went from 1 bar signal strength to 4 full bars in the same location after the update. It's as simple as placing a .zip on the root of your sd card and installing it from recovery. Takes 20 seconds.
     
  14. TXSooner

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    Are you serious? This alone makes me want to root. I am scared out of my mind though to do it. I have been reading lately on here all about it (or so I think). I downloaded the unrevoked3 file but have been too afraid of actually following through with it.

    Can I install that radio with just rooting and no custom rom?

    I gotta take this 1 step at a time haha.
     
  15. hovercraftdriver25

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    I'm assuming this is the proper order. What if I already have the OTA leak software update(not full Froyo)?
     
  16. rushmore

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    All over the place, just not in this area. I tend to wait for the early adopters to help weed the bugs and then I root ;) I did the same for the G1 :)

    Does rom manager also offer to install the radio, or seperate process?
     
  17. cartisdm

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    Maybe do a quick search for the forums zero tolerance policy and you'll find this: http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/106873-zero-tolerance-policy-all-members-read.html

    Yes, it's nice when people use the search feature; a fact of life is, it doesn't happen. Not to mention the search on forums isn't all inclusive and sometimes it's easier to ask the people who know. Please keep these types of comments to yourself and allow for those that are willing to help others some room to work. I for one, enjoy this forum a great deal specifically due to the zero tolerance policy enforced here.
     
  18. haseeb1029

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    I've seen a lot of stuff about Frakenrom b5 but I don't know which rom is the newest, could someone please provide me with a link for the rom?

    Also just to make sure do I need to wipe if I am already running skyraider 2.5.2 w/ sense? Thanks in advance.
     
  19. mrjinglesusa

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    Index of /files/roms/frank

    And yes, I would wipe just to be safe.
     
  20. haseeb1029

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    Okay thanks but one more question sorry, it has sense correct?
     
  21. ACD168

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    I run the stock radio with CM6RC3 and it runs just fine.
     
  22. johnbrain

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    How do I revert back to stock radio if necessary? Doubt I'll need to but I just like knowing as much as possible before taking these actions.
    I'm using stock 2.1 rooted but not unrevoked forever at the moment.

    If I really disliked 2.2 custom rom could I go back with relative ease to 2.1?
     
  23. TXSooner

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    ^this

    If I dont like the 2.15 radio how do I go back to the stock? I already downloaded the linked 1.xx radio that is in this thread.
     
  24. mrjinglesusa

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    Yes, it has SenseUI.
     

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