need help rooting incredible
Hey all, Sorry I would have posted in an existing threat but I'm afraid it would get lost in all teh others. I've tried every method I could find and still can't get root on the incredible. I'm use to adb and rooting as I've rooted the tmobile g1 and the moto droid. I'm also pretty computer literate. I think the problem lies with how my computer is identifying my phone. My setup:
Window Vista home premium 64 bit.
Droid Incredible root instructions now available (updated) | Android Central
Root process, my regurgitation of it, with Perm Part added.
I've also modified my android_winusb.inf file adding these lines and updating the drivers through the device manager:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E&MI_01
%SingleBootLoaderInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C94
Now, in device manager when I fastboot or go to the boot loader screen the phone shows up as:
--android bootloader device
When I boot into recovery it goes away and when the red triangle shows up on the phone to show I'm in recovery the phone shows back up as:
--usb mass storage device
I think it should still be showing up as -android bootloader device- for this to work and not a usb mass storage device.
Can anyone help? thanks in advance
UPDATE: I finally got it by using a 2gb PNY sdcard I got from walmart. I had tried 5 other cards but they were all SanDisk cards. I guess it really was the card. I really thought it was the drivers I had installed and something to do with windows vista but on my second attempt with the 2gb card it worked.
Re: need help rooting incredible
Well damn there goes my theory about it being a 64 bit issue. It happened so effortlessly with that SD trick for me. I was really hoping yours (and everyone else with this issue) would do the same.
Giving credit where credit is due (I hope:))
Funny, I was just trying this when you posted. It was a no go for me. I'm going to go to wally world tomorrow and get one of the 2g PNY cards and see if that helps. I've used 5 different cards: 2 different 16gb, a 8gb, a 2gb, and a 128k card. They were all Sandisk though except teh 128k card. This has to be something like the phone looking for some file on the sdcard and when it doesn't find it it drops out of the bootloader status and goes into usb mode. I don't know how a sdcard could make a difference. I hope someone is able to make a file to put on your card so when the phone looks for it it stays in recovery adb mode.
To save you the time of reading through that other bigger thread, the only SD related steps I took was this trick and I also formatted (not a quick format) the card with an external card reader.
Maybe give that a try.
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Not sure if there is a workaround
I did find I cannot use vista to do this on DI, It seems to only work on win7 either 32 or 64 bit tried vista 32 and 64 as well as xp pro, only had luck wiht win7