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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdonova33, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    Where is the method that unrevoked said was pain free? I just can't seem too get root with any method and am anxiously awaiting a pain free method from unrevoked...any one have any hints as to when it will be availible?

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  2. 150_cav

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    according to the site it says "see you soon" but honest the ten minute video is great if you download the pda net drivers for windows and get the pny card
     
  3. sylent101

    sylent101 Well-Known Member
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    Don't feel too bad, sadly there isn't much going on in the incredible root world yet. Rooting my phone almost feels empty because there aren't too many roms or themes out. Not being ungrateful to anyone but its true.
     
  4. 150_cav

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    i agree, i've only tried one rom and it was the cyanogen test rom that isn't that great but wireless tethering as cool as it is you can do wired tethering even if you aren't rooted
     
  5. ChiTownJim

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    I'm itching to root my Incredible but have decided to wait till a solid 2.2 rom comes out.
    My phone works fantast as is, so I won't take the trouble until it's completely going to change the way my phone operates.
     
  6. Taylored

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    You may find that part of the fun of rooting is the process in itself... or not. Could just be me.
     
  7. whewstoosae

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    Assuming you'd still have the ability to root. I hope they don't send out some mass update that kills your chances. I think that's one of my reasons I rushed and rooted first day. Plus the Sense-less Ozzeh ROM isn't too shabby.

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  8. mdonova33

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    Its fun at first...just until you realize that you have tried EVERYTHING and still can't get into recovery!!!
     
  9. answerman

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    Oh, come on... the pursuit is the best part of the capture :D

    Seriously, I don't think it CAN be made any easier. Not unless a completely different "hole" is found to allow access. The timing issues alone, combined with the differences between SD cards and for that matter computer speed, make a foolproof method impossible in my opinion. I spend my days in command prompt for a living, and I understand the process we're following... it's my educated opinion that holding out hope for an easier method is likely a waste of time. Again, not unless a completely different security hole is found in the boot process.

    I hope I'm wrong, for the sake of everyone who hasn't gotten the published process to work. But I really don't think I am.
     
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  10. j-money

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    I too am waiting for an easier way, but seems too complex now with these ota patches coming out. I've lost interest in root until a solid 2.2 rom is out, and the one app id root for to turn of the led buttons dosnt work on the incredible anyway lol.
     
  11. ChiTownJim

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    I'm really not waiting for an easier method, if one came out I'd use it but. If a solid 2.2 rom comes out , I'll work on rooting immediatly. I actually might try to root sunday , since its the first day in months that I ahve absolutly nothing I have to do (so far)
     
  12. 8andsand

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    Im hoping an easier method comes soon. Im having no luck rooting my phone. I cant get it to connect in recovery to my computer running Linux Mint. I have tried around 30 times.
     
  13. kibble

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    I personally don't like doing things "the easy way" because I like to learn what goes on in the process, however, I have been unable to root my phone trying the various methods shown and with the different drivers. I'll continue to try, but I'm also willing to try any "easier" methods that come along at this point since nothing else has seemed to work for me.
     
  14. cuban11182

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    Well I hope they come out with something soon, I would like to get it done and I'm a firm believer in working smarter, not harder.
     
  15. CheeseJam

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    There is just too much in the 10 minute video I do not understand--I know nothing about this kind of stuff. I, too, am waiting for an easier way.
     
  16. tudmf

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    Let me say this, do not lose hope. It is very possible to obtain root, I've done it twice. The issue with waiting is you may not have another chance for a LONG time. I would expect VW to patch this hole, so if you can wait and don't mind not getting root, then by all means stick with stock.
     
  17. crackers8199

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    my suggestion (because i was in the same boat as you, had ZERO luck until i did this) is to follow what was said at the bottom of page 3 / top of page 4 in the 10 min video thread.

    - go to walmart and get the pny card
    - put it in your phone, mount the phone as a disk drive and format it to FAT32, then FAT, then FAT32 again
    - disconnect the phone, and then follow the 10 minute video from the beginning

    i tried the 10 minute video at least 20 times last night, each time i could not get anywhere...after formatting the card with the procedure above, i got it literally the first time i typed adb shell (once the phone was on the red triangle screen).

    this was using the hold down optical joystick and power at the same time method (the first method he shows in the video)...
     
  18. DrOiD_86

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    How do you do this format? fat32? on the phone or on the computer?
     
  19. jgrotkier

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    Computer. The phone doesn't let you choose a file system.
     
  20. DrOiD_86

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    Got it thanks!
     
  21. FierceDeityLink1

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    Didn't work for me... :( I also don't get ADB Interface while on the red triangle screen either, though. I do get HTC Android Phone USB Device under Disk drives and I get ADB Interface but only in the bootloader.
     
  22. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    Exactly how i feel...

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  23. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    Ill try this...
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  24. tachi.koma

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    the different cards increase the window but don't change the base conditions. I think its worth noting that the list of instructions on the original unrevoked site is different then it was a week ago. They use a few things which personally made me more comfortable which include reducing the need to yank the battery out when root doesn't work (ie you get the red exclamation point) but when you do the adb devices nothing shows up.

    the newer method (no loop needed but try loop method first):
    (turn off loop)
    Start from the !triangle screen
    Hit Power and volume up
    Hit reboot and pop out sdcard
    Wait for the white HTC Incredible screen then type
    adb reboot recovery(keep entering this every 1-2 sec. till reboot)
    until it reboots

    Wait for the white HTC Incredible screen again
    Soon as you see flicker on screen pop in sdcard
    Wait for the !triangle screen and type
    adb devices (don't rush this last step) let it sit for a few seconds after hitting the triangle screen)
    If you see device listed with (recovery) next to it you have won the race! see the unrevoked post.
     
  25. gbenj

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    Agree, Wifi tether would be nice, but other than that I think im pretty much set for now...will wait for 2.2.

    Agree as well, the reason I even know what custom roms and flashing mean is cause of messing around one windows mobile with my previous xv6800. On that we had to flash a rom to get GPS to work.

    without messing around with that I would be alot more worried about trying this method, but just doesnt seem worth it at this point. Maybe I will try it if i get bored at some point.
     

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