How to root stock 2.2 using unrEVOked 3.32

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    There are 2 main steps: installing drivers and running the unrEVOked 3.32 flash tool.
    THIS PROCESS WORKS ON BOTH AMOLED AND SLCD DEVICES!!!


    Step 1: INSTALLING DRIVERS- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND THE NUMBER ONE THING PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH. Read all instructions CAREFULLY before starting.

    In Windows:
    Download and install unrEVOked modified USB Driver
    1. Uninstall HTC Sync, DoubleTwist, and DropBox from the PC. They can be reinstalled later if you desire, but for now they've got to go.
    2. Download and unzip the file (from the link above), leaving the folder Android USB Driver somewhere like on your desktop
    3. Unplug your phone from USB
    4. Power down your phone
    5. Now simultaneously press the volume DOWN button and the power button, holding till the HBOOT screen appears
    6. Now connect the USB cable between the phone and your PC
    7. The word HBOOT (blue box with white letters) will change to HBOOT USB PLUG
    8. Look at your Windows Device Manager (to open Device Manager, right click My Computer, select Manage..., select the Device Manager) and see if you already have Android Phone listed for HBOOT as shown in one of the images in the link below. If you see the Android Phone, you're ready to root and can skip the rest of this. Otherwise, you do not have HBOOT-capable drivers, and you need to install them. Windows should be looking for drivers now. At this point things may differ between XP and Vista/7.
    *In XP: the New Hardware Found Wizard should appear. Tell it NOT to use Windows Update, and moving along, tell it to look in a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK then click Next.

    *In Windows Vista/ Windows 7: You might not see the New Hardware Found Wizard. Open the Device Manager (Right click My Computer, select Manage, then select the Device Manager). You will see an Android Phone node in the tree with a "caution" icon node beneath it. Right click on the caution-marked node and select Update Driver. Select NOT to look in Windows Update; instead, choose Install from a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK, then click Next.

    Complete driver instruction list (including pictures):
    public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki]

    If installing on Mac OS: No driver needed.

    STEP 2: FLASHING THE unrEVOked 3.32 TOOL (note- website just says unrEVOked 3 even though you're actually using version 3.32. Don't be alarmed/ confused.)

    1. Start phone in normal mode. (If in HBOOT from step 1, select Fastboot with the power button and then press volume down until "Reboot" is highlighted. Press the power button to select.)
    2. Enable USB Debugging (Settings, Applications, Development).
    3. Enable Unknown Sources (Settings, Applications at the top).
    4. Enable USB "Ask Me" mode (Settings, Connect to PC).
    5. Plug in the USB cable and choose Charge Only on the phone. On the Mac you may get an error about not being able to mount, click Ignore.
    6. On Windows (only), open the Device Manager and verify that you see the "Android for ADB"
    7. Get the reflash rooting tool from unrEVOked (3.32) here:
      unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.32 (Choose the right OS! :))
    8. Run Reflash on the PC/Mac/Linux system.

    If you did everything right, and if your phone is a stock 2.2 Incredible, Reflash will come up and start the rooting process.

    Be patient! The process involves several (4) reboots and some long periods of apparent inactivity. Let it go. Wait for at least 5 minutes before deciding it has become stuck.

    How to know it worked:
    Once the Reflash process completes (5 or so minutes), unplug USB and reboot the phone. It will look normal. Open the App tray and look for the Superuser app. The app details will be blank- that's entirely normal and what is to be expected. For final confirmation, reboot the phone into HBOOT and see if it says S-OFF at the top. If so, you're rooted!

    Okay, I lied (sorry!)- one more step:
    STEP 3: UPDATING RECOVERY IMAGE AND CREATING A NANDROID BACKUP (complete backup of the phone in case anything goes awry later):

    NOTE: You'll already be in HBOOT (if you followed the instructions above to verify that root was successful) so do the backup now.

    1. While in HBOOT, use the volume buttons to navigate down to RECOVERY and press the Power button. The phone will appear to reboot but it will end up in the ClockWorkMod recovery screen.
    2. From now on use the trackball on the Incredible to scroll through options. Move to Backup and Restore, then select. This will show the Backup and Restore menu.
    3. Move to and select Backup to begin the process, which will take a few minutes.
    4. When the backup completes (several minutes- patience!) press the power button to return to the main ClockWorkMod menu
    5. Navigate to Reboot System, go.
    6. The phone should reboot into normal mode once backup is completed. Enjoy your phone!

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR PHONE (such as flashing ROMs, kernels, etc.) please do lots of research so you know what you're getting into, which options work best for you, etc.

    UnrEVOked 3.32 is an all-in-one tool; YOU DO NOT NEED TO RUN UNREVOKED FOREVER after rooting.
    Security is turned off (S-off) by default when using this tool on the Incredible so there is nothing more that needs to be done.

    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST REQUESTING ASSISTANCE ROOTING YOUR PHONE.
    ALL HELP REQUESTS MUST BE POSTED IN A NEW THREAD.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
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    Note: Instructions updated to reflect new version of unrevoked (3.3), which integrates the SLCD fix into the tool and makes things a lot easier!
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    LOL..
    unrevoked is saying i have a newer version
    software on my phone and will not root.

    followed the directions to a tee. dont know what i did wrong
    defiantly dont want to downgrade..screw that...lol
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    Rob, are you using a Mac or PC? I've heard of this with a few people but they always managed to get it to run on the second or third try. Problem happens more often on Macs for some reason.
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    I'm a pc...tried twice with the same reply from unrevoked..

    sent from my Droid Incredible using Droid forums app.
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    Unrevoked is saying your firmware is too new, correct?
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    well ill be damn...3rd time is a charm..
    thank you guys and gals for all your hard work here at the forums keeping us posted on the latest and greatest. looking to get more active here. thanks guys...
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    I got it now bud..thank you soooo much for your help..like i said before if it wasn't for you guys we would all be in a boot loop...lol.. actually running tether on my pc now..lol..
    thanks again.
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    Hi, I know you said not to post here asking questions but I've received the "firmware is too new" error and it seems like you are familiar with it. I'm going to hunt for an answer, but do you think you could post it here?

    Thanks!!!

    ** Fixed**

    Ok, do not try to be extra special and go to the unrEVOked 3 site like I did to download the latest, greatest. I downloaded what I thought was the right reflash_package at about 28Mb when the correct one, the one listed in this FAQ... and the one that works is 27mb... so just use the link given in this FAQ.
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    That's because enlightened does such a great job at keeping this sticky updated with every change in unrevoked. In case it's not said enough, thanks to her for doing that.
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    this tutorial is great. rooted my dinc with barely any trouble. now i just need a little advice on what to do with it. =P anybody got suggestions on where to look for ROMs? i also want to get rid of the verizon bloatware. sorry if this is in the wrong thread, i'm new here.
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    Have had my Inc for 3 days now since my beloved D1's touchscreen fizzled out. Followed instructions here, very easy don't see how you can screw it up.

    Now its time to get rid of the stupid bloat apps from Verizon. Counted 23 preinstalled apps that I will never use and are taking up space. :)
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    Unrevoked hangups solved

    Finally solved!

    First: Thank you Enlightened for your excellent and meticulously crafted rooting instructions! (can I buy you a beer?)

    After many failed attempts (with different errors and results) to root my HTC Incredible (with SLCD) with Unrevoked 3.32 and HBOOT drivers version 2.0.0010.00002, I finally got it to work. Here is what I did:

    1. Uninstalled zsploit! I could not do this from the AppBrain market app, which I usually use for uninstalls, because it didn't show up there. I used Android Tweak instead (free download) and it took all of 2 seconds.

    2. Uninstalled all task and system related utilities that I had manually installed. This will be different for everyone so think about what apps you installed that "optimize" some aspect of the phone. You can always re-download and reinstall them later.

    I think those two steps are probably what fixed the problem but you should know what else I did differently from all of my failed attempts, just to be thorough.

    3. I changed my live animated wallpaper to just an image.

    4. In Settings, Development I checked "Stay Awake".

    5. I started Unrevoked (reflash_package.exe) *before* plugging in the freshly restarted-in-normal-mode phone.

    Here is what DID NOT WORK FOR ME!:
    using a different computer,
    using a different cable,
    retrying the whole procedure many, many times,
    turning off the password/pattern lock (the nine dots, if you have it on),
    using Unrevoked v3.30 (27MB) instead of v3.32 (28MB),
    crying (well, not really).

    Notes:
    At some point in the many, many attempts half of my widgets disappeared and were replaced with some placeholder message. If this happens to you DON'T WORRY! Just drag the messages to the "Remove" button, like a normal widget uninstall. Then reinstall (re-put?) the widget and it works.

    Unsolicited advice:
    Also, don't get too desperate and try to flash a ROM to your phone just to get rooted! Rooting should not be terribly disruptive and is a fairly low-risk operation if you can use google and patiently follow instructions. Flashing a ROM is not so trivial and the risk of screwing things up is greater! If you only want the joys and freedoms of being rooted, and it's not working for you right now, then flashing a ROM is like getting surgery for a headache! Just wait a few weeks and check the forums again. The developers are effing amazing!

    Phone:
    HTC Incredible with SLCD (not AMOLED)
    Hardware Version 0003 (that means it's an SLCD)
    Android 2.2 from Verizon's November 2010 OTA update

    Computer OS for all tests:
    XP Pro

    Stuff used for rooting:
    HBOOT drivers version 2.0.0010.00002 (the version number is in the android_winusb.inf text file) I got these from unrevoked.com. I'm guessing that this version, or higher, should work fine.

    Unrevoked 3.32 (reflash_package.exe)

    Good Luck!
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    ok this is gotta be the most stupid question but ....... how do i install the drivers from step one ? i plug my phone in and it says install drivers but then it gives me an error cause there is no CD :(?
    man i should have kept my rooted D1... hahaha jp
    well thanks for the help.
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    According to the OP:

    *In XP: the New Hardware Found Wizard should appear. Tell it NOT to use Windows Update, and moving along, tell it to look in a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK then click Next.

    *In Windows Vista/ Windows 7: You might not see the New Hardware Found Wizard. Open the Device Manager (Right click My Computer, select Manage, then select the Device Manager). You will see an Android Phone node in the tree with a "caution" icon node beneath it. Right click on the caution-marked node and select Update Driver. Select NOT to look in Windows Update; instead, choose Install from a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK, then click Next.
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    thanks bro, but ok i did everything and after selecting device manager there is no Android Phone node....:icon_evil:
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    What version of Windows are you running?
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    says that i cannot use this version on reflash with this version of mac OS.... heeelllpp
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    Give us the exact error that it is telling you, and also what version of Mac OS are you using?
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    "you cannot use this version of the application Reflash with this version of Mac OS X." ..... and i am using a macbook... running version 10.5.8
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