Yea, I don't blame you on the root thing at all. I'd throw my phone out a window without it! :D We'll try to get you fixed up. Try what I sent you and let me know how it works for you.
Maybe this has been answered before, but do you have to be on ICS build already in order for HoB to work?
Nope you do not. The only problems that arise is when someone using safestrap shuts down on the safe side and then tries to flash with this. Other than that, it should work fine.
Excellent, thank you.
Now, please don't think I'm complaining about HOB, far from it, just wanted to point out what Mr. S has said about 1,000,000 times - automation is great but not a replacement for knowledge (so I paraphrased a bit, sue me!). It would have been easy to come over here and start complaining about HOB and taking up the Samuri's time while he tried to fix the issue, I learned a lot more by digging in and returning to basics. So please folks, before blaming HOB or complaining that things dont work, spend a bit of time reading this thread and the multitude of others on this site and others and trying to fix stuff yourself. Mr. S only provides a tool, it's up to us to use it correctly! Of course, I've been known to use a knife as a screwdriver, but that's me! Thanks again to Mr. S and all the others that so selflessly help us out and only complain a smidgen!!
Thanks for the post. We were able to get him rooted fortunately. But yes, I agree that knowledge can go a long way. In his case he did everything right and everything I told him to do and it still didn't work. Good times! Darn phones can be, um, troubling at times. :D I'm glad you both are up and running now.
House of Bionic 4.0
You guys will really need to pay attention on this one as a LOT has changed.
1) What to install...
o) If you are on 3.x, get the 4.0 PATCH and it will update you to a FULL instance of 4.0 (more on that in a moment)
o) If you're just now starting with the HoB, you need the 4.0 FULL installer, the 1.0 COMPONENTS, and any of the SamuriHL_HouseOfBionic_(###).exe installers that you want support for. Currently I have them for 232, 235, and 238. Install 4.0, 1.0 COMPONENTS, and then each ### installer than you want support for in that order. Only download what you need support for! :)
NOTE: Those coming from 3.x using the 4.0 patch, you'll have support for 232, 235, and 238 by default.
2) What's new...
o) Dynamic support for updates
o) boot.img creation for ADVANCED USERS to allow adding your own updates to the HoB!
o) automated md5 hash verification of pushed updates
o) Minor script improvements
To add your own update, let's say 6.7.241, follow this procedure:
o) Create a 241 directory in the HoB directory
o) Copy your Blur_Version update zip to the 241 directory
o) Append 241 somewhere to the end of the filename. e.g. Blur_Version.5.9.905.XT875.Verizon.en.US(67241).zip
o) Connect your phone to USB, set Charge Only or MTP mode, enable USB debugging
o) Run AddUpdate.bat
That's it. New update fully supported. :)
Now you can see why I said this will be the last major version of the HoB. ;)
As this was a major rewrite, I expect a few bumps in the road. I'll fix issues as they come up. Be warned, this may not be 100% working right now. I hope it is, but, there's always a risk of issues with this kind of rewrite.