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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ocnbrze, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Actually, a guy did this, "There are two ways you can switch to Amon RA, just use ROM manager and scroll to the bottom and select the flash alternative recovery. Here's is the thread on that." And had a heck of a time!

    The Switching Recoveries portion of the Gingerbread version of the Rooting for Dummies sticky is a better bet, I think!

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  2. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    HUH? Had a heck of a time with what? Switching recoveries through ROM Manager? I've done it 3 times now and no issues, however I do agree that it's better to use the bootloader method which is why I linked the thread.

    And once you get rooted with GB it doesn't matter what recovery you use, I just rooted a GB phone and stuck the PC36IMG.zip in the root of the card and flashed it with bootloader.
  3. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert

    Can someone with the same configuration as me (below) tell me if you rooted successfully?

    android version: 2.3.3
    baseband version:
    kernl version:
    build number: 4.53.651.1
    software number: 4.53.651.1
    PRI version: 2.15_003
    PRL version: 60681

    I did the holding Power and Volume Down thing and it told me my hboot was 2.16.0001 and I know that that one is able to be rooted now. I just want to know if anyone has successfully rooted the recently updated software. Thanks! Sorry for being a pain and I know ocnbrze has said it sooo may times that it won't brick but I'm just a worry-wart and I need to be 100% sure!
  4. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    Rooted and flashed a rom with that setup. YOU CAN DO IT!!. :D
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  5. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert

    Thank you so much! I'm about to factory reset and do it right now!
  6. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    This thread, http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...sh-your-radios-read-thread-2.html#post3167787 starting at post #88,

    "Heck of a time" illustrated. :eek:
    Bad enough for me to want to avoid, anyway.
  7. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert

    I just successfully rooted my phone and flashed Superuser! Wooo!!! I was so scared!!! But thank you guys for coming up with a way to root for the Evo 4G!!
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    nice congrats. you need to thank team unrevoked and alphrex for coming up with revolutionary. it is amazing on what they have accomplished and been able to port the expoit to other phones as well. those guys are amazing.

    now go and get your flash on.:D
  9. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    Well it looks as if he was trying to restore a nandroid from CWM with amon ra, not that he lost his recovery or it didn't work, because it sounds as though it clearly worked.

    Bootloader method is always better and safer for switching recoveries and flashing radios, however I've flashed radios via recovery twice now without issue and flashed Amon_RA via ROM Manager without issue 3 times.

    I avoid ROM manager now as well, however it's nice for noobs to have options, which again is why I gave him the thread for Amon_RA so he could read for himself and learn.
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  10. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    See I told you, you could do it! :D

    Now get your flash on!

    Was this you after you got it? :p

    success - YouTube
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  11. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Looks to me like he used Rom Manager to install Amon Ra, and then proceeded to try to flash the radios combo.

    As others have had good success with that procedure, I assumed that that installation of of Amon Ra was faulty.

    You know what they say about assuming stuff though. :p

    Anyhow, I wasn't faulting your advice or desire to help, I had just witnessed that event though and have heard it said in here by folk who are way more knowledgeable than I, to avoid the use of rom manager as it is buggy. so I was just chiming in. Didn't mean to offend. :)
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  12. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    Definitely didn't offend, man, you have to do much more to offend me...And I totally agree with that advice I avoid rom manager like the plague. ;) I should have put that in my post to him as well.

    It's just that some people are so scared to go into bootloader and do anything out of it, when they are first starting out.

    I appreciate all advice and help in these forums, that's how I learned.

    Have a great day. :D
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  13. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I'm working on it. :p

    You too!
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  14. kaw12

    kaw12 Lurker

    hey fellas
    new here to the forums and im trying to root my evo 4g with 2.3.3 but im on the step where i go to revolution and find that my hboot is 0.98.0001 not 2.15 like the choice i got so can i still root my phone? do i need to update my hboot before i can get the generated key? thanks
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    looks like you have the evo shift? according to the public:revolutionary [RootWiki], it is not on the list of supported devices. try going to EVO Shift - All Things Root - Android Forums and follow:http://androidforums.com/evo-shift-...o-shift-dummies-last-updated-3-24-2010-a.html
  16. mankinda

    mankinda Newbie

    Hi new to rooting and android phones.....
    Just got a evo 2.3.3 from sprint 1 month ago...downloaded unrevoked on desktop and on phone root would not work then i find out i have a newer version update..is there or is there not a new root process for 2.3.3....i am reading different threads..sprint wants to charge 30 a month for hot spot..can someone help me ? Thanks
  17. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    follow this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html. and you will be rooted in no time. now get your root on.:D
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  18. kaw12

    kaw12 Lurker

    thanks for the quick response
    :thinking: i thought i was reading where some users found a way to root perm with 2.3.3? maybe a downgrade for already rooted users? anyway my hboot is 0.98.0001 /should I upgrade this?
    thanks in advance!
  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    not sure but you may want to go over to the shift section and ask them.
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  20. nick1313

    nick1313 Android Enthusiast

    I just rooted a shift the other day but it was on froyo 2.2 and the thread over at xda says no go on perm root for the shift on 2.3.3, yet.
  21. Jack321

    Jack321 Newbie

    Hey I just finished with the rooting for dummies tutorial and I had no problems. It worked on the first try.
    Thanks for everyone who helped do this and post the info.:)
  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    nice glad it worked for you now go and get your flash on.:D
  23. Jack321

    Jack321 Newbie

    One quick question:
    I have been reading but I can't figure out the easiest way to remove the Sense UI. I know I can flash a rom, but then it seems I lose something else. I flashed cyanogen, but I lose Sprint VVM. I had cyanogen on my Sprint hero before this and I don't like youmail.
    I don't even care about speed, I just want to remove the bloatware and run launcher pro.
    Any suggestions?:thinking:
  24. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Thread Starter

    you can get sprint vvm on cm7. there is the gapps file with the vvm included found in the roms/kernel sticky.

    the other way is to just use a different lanucher.

    or you can flash the senseless roms:[ROM] 10/9 MikG 2.56 Senseless, and stock senseless - xda-developers
  25. Jack321

    Jack321 Newbie

    Hey thanks I'll check it out.

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