Any way to root 2.3.4?

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    My girlfriend has a Dinc2 and wants to root it, she's running GB 2.3.4 and I told her id gather infortmation and help her with it since I'm pretty big into rooting, romming, and tweaking. I've been digging around and only have found a temporary root. Has a permanent exploit been found yet?

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    Pete's Droid one click will root it on dx2 so I don't see why it wouldn't work for an Inc

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    I think he was asking if there was a way to root 2.3.4. I want a method to root 2.3.4, not reverting to 2.3.3 and rooting it.

    My goal is to have the stock 2.3.4 rom (the radio update was huge), with all of the bloat removed, and the ability to take screenshots.
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    You have to downgrade first, then install a ROM that has 2.3.4 baked in. There are no other options at this point.
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    and it's pretty painless. I just did it.

    I don't see much point in rooting if all you want is screenshots. Take your digital camera and snap pictures. lol
    Now if you want no bloat you should root and then ROM.
    I can't begin to tell you how much nicer these phones are on 2.3.5 and the newer Sense 3.0 or 3.5.
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    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have found plenty of info about rooting on windows but I have not found any responses that relate to trying to root a verizon htc incredible w/2.3.4 on a mac.I have (3) Mac's so I'm hoping i can do it on one of them. One is a Imac running 10.4.11, one is a white MacBook running 10.5 and one is a MacBook Pro running 10.7. About a year ago i was able to use UnRevoked on my old phone but it doesn't seem to work now.
    Thanks for any help!
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    Sounds like your best bet would be to download a linux live cd and use that to follow these guides at xda.
    [Tool] Downgrade VivoW with hboot 0.98 - xda-developers
    [How to] Root Your DInc2 Tutorial! (2.3.3 GB Only) - xda-developers
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    You could unlock your bootloader using HTC's dev tool, install clockwork recovery, and install the root zip that way.

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    I wouldn't recommend that because for one HTC will have your serial on record.

    And in order to flash a rom you have to unpack it remove the boot.img pack it back up then flash it

    Then load the boot.img and flash it through hboot.

    Too much hassle and you "willingly" give up your warranty.
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    Don't you void the warranty anytime you root a phone? (A serious question)

    My wife has a Samsung Strato 4g and we both love that phone running 2.3.5 Is there a way yet to get .5 on the dinc2? I currently have .4 and tried repeatedly through unrevoked to downgrade with no success. For some reason it simply would not downgrade at all. Any suggestions or answer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Sorry. The only way currently is to root and install a custom ROM.

    Yep I'm on my DInc2.
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    Yeah that's what I'm trying to do but unable to downgrade. The unrevoked just wouldn't work on my dinc2. I would just like either 2.3.5 or ICS (if available)
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    Well have you tried using this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1298990
    This will overwrite the hboot and install gingerbread.
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    I can understand the warranty piece, I only did it because I only had a few months left and I didn't really need it.

    I'm not sure what you're on about with the unpacking and loading the boot.img though. I just unlocked the bootloader and flashed CWM, and now I can flash and install .zip files at will.
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    I don't know for sure. I was just stating what others have said and experienced.
    [GUIDE] Noob's Guide #6: I just HTC Unlocked, what now? - xda-developers
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    if anyone wants to root, without downgrading to 2.3.3, this tool worked for me:

    http://www.unlockroot.com/unlockroot.php

    It's probably S-ON (im too lazy to check)

    but I really only rooted to delete some of the bloat stuff, make screenshots available, freeze apps, etc.

    figured i'd at least mention it
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    Which phone do I pick didn't see the incredible 2 ?

    Never mind found it haha
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
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    Well unrevoked was only for froyo, so i would imagine you have the latest firmware with is 6.****. You can check my going into settings and about phone. If that's the case it will a little harder to s-off the phone.
    [Guide] How To Downgrade 6.01.605.05 and gain S-Off - xda-developers
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