Everything Root for noobs

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  1. htc(hot-taco-cheese)

    htc(hot-taco-cheese) Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Rooting:
    Thanks to the unrevoked there is a painless root method. This is a guide to help you root with windows or Mac. Sorry Linux users.

    *** BEFORE USE, UNINSTALL "HTC Sync" and "PDA net" ***

    Tutorial:

    1.) Install the file for windows or mac here --> unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.1

    2.) Right click on the reflash bundle and click extract all.
    2a.) If on mac skip steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 just be sure usb debugging is checked and you are on "charge only" mode
    3.) Once files are extracted, open the html file called "hboot driver"

    4.) Intall the first link given on that page. It says "unrEVOked modified USB driver".
    *****Remember to download this file to an easy to get to location.*****

    5.) Follow the rest of the simple instuctions given on that page to guide you through the installation of the proper drivers.

    6.) After you finish instaling the proper drivers, turn yor phone on (if it was off), connect it to your computer, and turn on USB debugging on your device (for those of you that do not know how to do that, go into settings--> applications--> development--> check the USB debugging option)

    7.) Now that you've done all of the setup for the root, run the file named "reflash"

    8.) Highlight the "reboot" option and press the optical trackpad

    9.) DONE!


    Help:

    Problem: I keep getting a message that says "Communication to device has failed" (or something like that).
    Fix: unplug device, then plug it back in and restart the "reflash" program.

    Problem: The reflash program gets stuck on one task for more than a few minutes.
    Fix: first, make sure you do not have "HTC Sync" installed on your computer. if you have it intalled uninstall it and try the "reflash" program again.

    post any other problems or questions

    Nandroid Backups/Restoration:

    Backup (in ROM manager):
    1.) Open ROM manager.
    2.) Click "Backup Current ROM"
    3.) Name it to your liking and press "ok"
    4.) Let it run and it will reboot on its own.
    5.) Backup has been made.

    Backup (in Clockwork Mod Recovery):
    1.) Power off your device.
    2.) Hold power + volume down
    3.) Select Recovery
    4.) Hightlight "nandroid" and select it using the optical joystick
    5.) Highlight "Backup" and select it using the optical joystick
    6.) Let it run and select reboot when it finishes
    7.) Backup has been made.

    Restore (in ROM manager):
    1.) Open ROM manager
    2.) Select "Manage and Restore Backups"
    3.) Select the ROM you wish to Restore.
    4.) Select "Restore"
    5.) Let it run and reboot
    6.) Restore complete.

    Restore (in Clockwork Mod Recovery):
    1.) Power off your device.
    2.) Hold power + volume down
    3.) Select Recovery
    4.) Hightlight "nandroid" and select it using the optical joystick
    5.) Highlight "Restore" and select it using the optical joystick
    6.) Hightlight the ROM you wish to restore using the optical joystick.
    7.) Let it run and select reboot when it finishes
    8.) Restoration has been completed.

    2.x Radio Update:

    Already Rooted:
    1. Download PB31IMG.zip and place it in the root of you SDCARD. Make sure the FS is FAT32, otherwise PB13IMG.zip will not flash.
    2. Now go to the bootloader.
    2a. Hold Power + Volume Down while your phone is off.
    3. It should automatically start loading PB31IMG.zip. Then accept it when it asks you to load it or not (Vol Up).
    4. You are now completely stock. You should remove PB31IMG from your SDCARD now(with astro or other file manager)
    5. Download dinc_ota.zip, rename it to update(it will automatically add the ".zip" to the end) and place it in the root of your SDCARD.
    6. Now boot into recovery and apply the zip.
    6a. Hold Power + Volume Down while your phone is off then select Recovery.
    6b. Now hit Power + Volume Up to bring up the Recovery menu.
    6c. Now select apply update.zip
    7. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Baseband version and verify that it's 2.05.00.06.11.
    8. Now download and run Unrevoked 3 to reroot and install ClockworkMod recovery(see top).
    9. Now you have the 2.x Radio.

    Not Rooted:
    1. Download dinc_ota.zip, rename it to update.zip and place it in the root of your SDCARD.
    2. Now boot into recovery and apply the zip.
    2a. adb reboot recovery if powered up or Power + Volume Down then select Recovery.
    2b. Now hit Power + Volume Up to bring up the Recovery menu.
    2c. Now select apply update.zip
    3. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Baseband version and verify that it's 2.05.00.06.11.
    4. Now download and run Unrevoked 3 to root and install ClockworkMod recovery(see top).
    5. Now you have the 2.x Radio.

    Flahing a ROM:
    Manually - 1.) Download a ROM onto your sd card
    2.) Hold Power + Optical joystick
    3.) Select Bootloader
    4.) Select Recovery
    5.) Select install .zip from sd card
    6.) select choose file from sd card
    7.) Navigate to the ROM on your sd card
    8.) Select it
    9.) select yes
    10.) Let it run and press reeboot.

    Automated - 1.) open ROM manager
    2.) press install rom from sd card
    3.) choose your ROM
    4.) check back up current ROM (if you dont have one already) and wipe data cache
    5.) press ok
    6.) let it run
    7.) it will reboot on its own

    unrEVOked forever(S-off/NAND unlock tool):
    1.) Download this file on to your sd card (don't put it in any folders) --> http://downloads.unrevoked.com/forev...ed-forever.zip

    2.) Power off your device.

    3.) Boot into recovery by holding down power + volume down. Wait about 5 seconds for it to air out and then press volume down to highlight "recovery" and press the power button to select it.

    4.) Press volume down until you highlight "install .zip from sdcard" and press the optical joystick to select it.

    5.) Press volume down to highlight "choose zip from sdcard" and press the optical joystick to select it.

    6.) Navigate to the file named "unrevoked-forever.zip" and press the optical joystick to select it.

    7.) Press volume down until you highlight "yes" and press the optical joystick to select it.

    8.) Let it run and when it finishes highlight "reboot" and select it with the optical joystick.

    9.) Now you have s-off and NAND unlock
     
  2. htc(hot-taco-cheese)

    htc(hot-taco-cheese) Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Feel free to delete this... sorry wrong section... first post = FAIL
     
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    Very nice!

    Answers some of those "now what do I press" nigglies at the end of some of the instructions.

    Besides it being required for froyo, why do I want to update the radio?
     
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    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    very nice writeup and name hot taco cheese
     
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    The upgraded radio has actually been improving the performance of the phone reception itself. Also allows you to add wireless tether for root app from the market for free wireless tethering through your Incredible. Oh yes, that's to tether at no cost.
     
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