Complete How-To Root, Busybox, Flash/Recovery, Framework-res.apk, custom boot ani...

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by csmith197, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Aaron636r

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    Ive downloaded it. Now its learning what to do next. I will keep reading...

    Thanks for your help. Appreciated
     
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    Excuse my noobness, how do I inupt all the code to do special things after I have root?
     
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    should make this a sticky, nice work
     
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    I have a few questions before I consider doing anything. What is the failure/success rate of rooting. Will the phone screw up if you do a over the air update on a rooted phone? When rooting do you have to reprogram your phone number to your phone? When flashing do you have to reprogram your phone number to your phone? Un-root if you have problems and need to use the warranty? Will restoring system defaults require you to reprogram your phone number? Do you think we will ever be able to duel boot roms, one the stock system, and one a custom rom? Thanks in advanced.
     
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    There always seems to be variables with the commands to do the "same?" thing. Which is best to use for setting up the recovery? (other then the mtdblock3, mtdblock4, 4 being the correct one)
    The one listed in the OP's post:

    Or the one from this thread:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/8526-custom-recovery-image.html


     
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    Ok I got how to do this but exactly what happens, and to what ?
    Corporate Calendar, Amazon
    What is VVMStub ?
    What email are we getting rid of.

    Where does it go. Can you get it back ?
     
  7. csmith197

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    @mrZoso, You may choose to put it in bin or create xbin and put it there; either will work.

    @stainless, you are simply placing them in the same folder with the .bak extension to replace them do

    Code:
     
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/app
    mv Email.bak Email.apk
    mv VVMStub.bak VVMStub.apk
    mv com.amazon.mp3.bak com.amazon.mp3.apk
    mv CorpCal.bak CorpCal.apk
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot
    
    
     
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    VVMStub = Visual Voice Mail
    Email is the email app (you should just use Gmail)

    You aren't deleting them, simply renaming them so they don't show up in your apps list. If you one day need them, you can use the renaming code in reverse to retrieve them.
     
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    Whats with the different permissions (chmod) though?

    755 = read and execute access for everyone and also write access for the owner of the file
    700 = only owner can read, write to, or execute


    1- Owner (you)
    2- Group (a group of other users that you set up)
    3- World (anyone else browsing around on the file system)
    Each digit of this code sets permissions for one of these groups as follows. Read is 4. Write is 2. Execute is 1.

    The sums of these numbers give combinations of these permissions:

    0 = no permissions whatsoever; this person cannot read, write, or execute the file
    1 = execute only
    2 = write only
    3 = write and execute (1+2)
    4 = read only
    5 = read and execute (4+1)
    6 = read and write (4+2)
    7 = read and write and execute (4+2+1
    )

    So I'm assuming 700 is the better of the two?
     
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    ::Added boot animation for people to download and simplified the process to no longer require root::
     
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    @mrZoSo preference really. There are many rivers to the same ocean. :D
     
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    thanks csmith! I used your guide to install busybox and I was just wondering (im kinda a noob) why the method you used has a few extra steps than the one over at alldroid?

     
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