I tried to root on Sunday. Couldn't even flash with RSD. Phone stuck on bootloader screen displaying code corrupt. Tried to flash atleast 15 times. Each time RSD says fail, but at seemingly various points. Fortunately Verizon is sending me a "like-new" phone today. I'd like to root it, but am a bit nervous now and could use some advice. I've read "keep trying, it will work" and "try a different computer" (I have not). What I don't get is why will it eventually work and why a different computer? Also, could it be the device? If so, what kind of luck will I have will a replacement. Ideally I could root this one and send them back the "new" one. I understood the risks of trying this out and AM willing to try again, but need some encouragement and/or insite. ANY suggestions or tips will be very appreciated.
I have ten days to return the brick. If I do eventually flash it, will I be able to get through the activation stage? I don't if Verizon does anything with the MEID HEX number used to activate a new phone. Thanks in advance.