I also should qualify my earlier statement. They do have a custom recovery console that you can run once you get through the root process, but it isn't permanent and you have to redo the entire root process every time you want to use it. If you have a phone where the root process is easy to replicate, that might be an option for you. Check out the XDA forums for more info on that.
best of luck to all of you, only took me about 2 hours on a vista 32-bit system.
HTC Incredible - Rooted
Moto DROID - Rooted
Smoked Glass 6.0.1
N1+DROID Boot Animation
AdamZ Custom Kernel OC @ 1.1ghz
I haven't been able to get the root to work. I was wondering if you need restore your phone to factory to make it work? Otherwise I was going to get the 2gig Pny card and try again.
In recovery mode, device was showing up as a 'Mass Storage Device', and when I tried to install the SDK drivers, I got the message that several others have seen that says "...doesn't contain a compatible software driver...".
I was able to get around this after I noticed that the Hardware ID listed in Device Manager was different from the one in the .inf file. It may be because it's a different version of the phone. When I added the following to my .inf, I was able to choose to install either 'Android ADB Device', 'Android Composite ADB Device', or 'Android Bootloader'.
Now when I boot to recovery mode, it shows up as the 'Android Composite ADB Device' instead of 'Mass Storage Device', but 'adb shell' still gives me "device not found". The same goes if I install either of the other two drivers as well.Code:[Google.NTamd64] ;HTC Incredible %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0FF9 %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0FF9&REV_0100 %SingleBootLoaderInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0FF9
Made some progress, but kind of stuck at this point. Any ideas?
Thanks for posting the video, and everyone else who's been helping people.
I have tried everything and can't get root to work. I even bought the pny 2gig card. If any one can help I need it. I am using windows 7 32bit. Have tried all the drivers I can find and every method I saw. What is the trick. I am about ready to get rid of this damn phone.
Also, they should have a much easier root method ready within the next 2 weeks or less so no reason to get rid of your phone at this point.
my coworker got mine going..
Here is the email describing what he did:
Ok got it to work yesterday.
Trick was follow the 1st part of the video once the phone sees the sd card eject it, dont pull i out.
Then vol down to recovery (oh have h loop.bat running) get ready once u hit power to enter recovery u will hear windows disconnect the phone right at tht tone incert the sd card. Took me three time till it worked an i have done it twice now.
he came to work and got mine going.. i have SU and wireless tether.. im using my 8GB card from my MDroid.. no factory reset.