Thanks for the instructions...very detailed and easy to follow.
It also kept the settings.db unmodified, so the wifi-tether trick still works as well.
I just upgraded using the .zip file from this post and it took me up to 5.5.893 instead of what I expected which is 5.7.893. Is this the most current version? Will it be a problem? Am I still in line for other OTA updates now that I am on this version.
I also LOST ROOT even though I had already applied the permanent root method, which obviously DID NOT WORK!! So how can I get rooted again? I tried the one click method but it didn't work now that I'm on this new version.
Last edited by Batman8; 11-03-2011 at 03:54 PM.
Does anyone have the .999 file mentioned by the OP? With 5.8.894 out, and lots of people trying to get back to fully stock (including kernel and baseband) it would be helpful to know if that file really does revert the phone entirely to stock.
Just curious...which build are you currently running and which 999 file did you try? I read somewhere there's a 999 file for each build - 5.5.999 for 5.5.893, 5.7.999 for 5.7.893, etc.
not sure to be honest - i have reverted everythign to stock except kernel which im stuck on. this is the file i used which seems to indicate its what i needed:
Android - Folder Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
Maybe since my kernel is no longer from 5.5.866 its the wrong one? Do you have a different 999 that would be for 5.7.893?? if so , can you send a link?
one thing i find odd. So after restoring back to stock (except for the kernel), i tried reapplying the 5.7.893 leaked ota update. I was assuming it too now would fail since it would check the kernel and realize that its not stock and thus fail. HOWEVER, this didn't happen and the update worked. Does anyone have an explanation for why this 5.7.893 update doesnt seem to care about the kernel mismatch whereas the later ota leaked updates do? Maybe there is a chance that the final OTA won't care about the kernel check either and will just apply the new kernel and we have nothing to worry about. This is of course all speculation but i am confused as to why this worked.
In any event, I am rebooting now and am going to try and run the 999 update again - maybe now it will work. who knows. i will report my findinds.