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Thursday, June 7, 2012

HOW TO ROOT HTC DROID INCREDIBLE

HOW TO ROOT HTC DROID INCREDIBLE


Finding ways to root the HTC Droid Incredible has been a long, hard road but it seems that all great journeys do get happy endings. Thanks to Team unrEVOked, a tool now exists to make the previously painful rooting process fast and painless. The tool, called unrevoked3, has been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux. On top of rooting your HTC Droid Incredible, it also installs ClockworkMod Recovery, so you no longer need to wait to jump on flashing ROMs. This also permanently unlocks the NAND flash on your phone.
Windows users may find their version of the method slightly longer than that of Mac and Linux users, requiring Windows users to install HBoot drivers and to disable HTC Sync, but have no fear. Our guide will walk you through the process. For Mac and Linux users, you can skip ahead to the section on rooting your HTC Droid Incredible using unrevoked3.

Caution

The method described in this guide is compatible with the HTC Droid Incredible only. If your phone is not an HTC Droid Incredible, please do not attempt this rooting method as it may lead to bricking.
Use these instructions at your own risk.  We shall not be responsible for whatever happens to your phone as a result of your use of these instructions.

Requirements

  • HTC Droid Incredible
  • Make sure that USB Debugging has been enabled on your phone. You can do this through Settings > Applications > Development and make sure to click the USB Debugging box.
  • Download unrEVOked3 from the unrEVOked website.  Choose the right package for your computer’s OS.
  • Download the latest unrEVOked forever package (unrevoked-forever.zip, 220 kB).  Rename the file to update.zip after downloading.

Installing HBoot Drivers (Windows Only)

This step is only for Windows users.  Linux and Mac users can skip this.
  1. Download the modified USB driver from here (android-usb-driver.zip, 6.1 MB) to your computer.
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file’s contents into a folder on your computer.
  3. Turn off your phone completely.
  4. Boot it into HBOOT by pressing and holding down the Volume Down rocker and the Power key.
  5. On your phone, you should select HBOOT USB on the menu.
  6. Wait until the screen flashes through an “SD Checking” message before pressing anything. Otherwise your phone will ignore any further keypresses.
  7. Connect your phone to your Windows computer with a USB Cable.
  8. Wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB PLUG on the screen.
  9. Open Device Manager on your computer:
    1. Click the Start button in Windows.
    2. Right-click on Computer and then click on Properties.
    3. Click Device Manager.
  10. Under “Other Devices” in Device Manger, you should see “Android 1.0″ listed.
  11. Right-click on “Android 1.0.”
  12. Click Update Driver Software.
  13. Select the option to locate and install driver software manually.  Then, select the folder where you extracted the Android USB driver to.  If you get any warnings, just dismiss them.
  14. After the driver has installed, you can close the Update Driver Software window.
  15. In Device Manager, you should see a new device called “Android Phone”, under which is listed “Android Bootloader Interface.”
  16. Proceed to the next section about rooting.

Rooting your HTC Droid Incredible with unrevoked3

  1. If you’re on Windows, make sure that you uninstall HTC Sync or any other program that might talk to the phone over USB (such as DoubleTwist, etc.) as these will cause problems.
  2. Connect your HTC Droid Incredible to your computer via USB cable.
  3. Drag the notification bar down on your HTC Droid Incredible.
  4. Select “Charge Only” and select “Remember This.”
  5. Run the unrevoked3 program (usually called reflash or reflash.exe) on your computer.  (You may need to extract the executable file first, depending on what OS you’re using on your computer.)
  6. The tool will run its process and provide you with instructions.  Follow the instructions.
  7. Copy update.zip to the /sdcard directory on your phone.
  8. Remove the phone’s battery.
  9. While holding down the Volume Down key on your phone, reinsert the battery.
  10. Use the Volume keys to highlight “RECOVERY” on the menu.  Press the Power button to select it.  Your phone will go into recovery mode.
  11. On the recovery menu, select Apply sdcard:update.zip and confirm that you want to flash the update.
Congratulations! Your HTC Droid Incredible now has root access, an unlocked bootloader, S-OFF, and ClockworkMod Recovery. If Titanium Backup claims that you are not rooted, you can download Busybox from the Google Play Store to fix this.

HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE S

HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE S


If you’re in ownership of an HTC One S, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that it’s been rooted courtesy of – as usual – XDA developers, or, more specifically, forum member paulobrien.
We’ve got all the details in a step by step below. Please make sure you read every step carefully in order to prevent any mishaps.
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DISCLAIMER: Proceed with caution and at your own risk. Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of you following this tutorial.
Step 1: Download the Superboot .zip file and extract the files therein [Download link over at XDA, with link at the end of the post].
Step 2: Next, you’ll need to ensure your device is in bootloader mode by turning off the phone first, and then powering with the ‘volume down‘ button pressed.
Step 3: Extract the contents of the ‘r3-ville-superboot.zip‘ downloaded in Step 1, and save the folder in a recognized location.
Step 4: Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
(Mac users, skip to Step 6Linux users, jump ahead to Step 7).
Step 5: Locate the folder containing the extracted files. Double click on the ‘install-superboot-windows.bat‘ file [WINDOWS ONLY].
Step 6: Run the Terminal app on your Mac, making sure that it points to the directory that containing the extracted files. Then, type in the following command:
chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh ./install-superboot-mac.sh
Step 7: Run the Terminal application on your Linux-powered computer, and again, ensure it is it pointing to the directory containing the extracted files. Type in the following command:
chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh ./install-superboot-linux.sh
And that – as they say – is that. If you followed the steps religiously, you should now have root access to your HTC One S, with all the freedom and possibilities having a rooted device brings with it!
If you’re unsure of the benefits of rooting your device, or are looking for more information on the subject, I highly recommend you check out this post, which covers many of the pros and limitations of owning a rooted device.
If you get stuck at any point before, during, or after the rooting process, you’re strongly advised to check out the original thread on XDA. They’re a helpful bunch of guys, and very informative, meaning you won’t be stuck for too long.
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HOW TO ROOT HTC Thunderbolt



... How To Root Your Verizon HTC Thunderbolt ...




INFORMATION:
INDEX OF THIS THREAD
Post #1: Revolutionary Toolkit for rooting - You're Here
Post #2: How to root WITHOUT downgrading - Go Here 
Post #3: How to root WITH downgrading - Go Here 
Post #4: How to unroot and return to stock - Go Here




NOTE:
The minor OTA to firmware number 2.11.605.9 patches the exploit used by Revolutionary. 
So, before you can use the Revolutionary Toolkit below... you must either do option #1 or option #2 before using Revolutionary.


There are 2 options:
#1 Achieve temp root via another means, then run Revolutionary. (Info in Post #2)
OR
#2 Several users have reported being able to downgrade to 2.11.605.5 simply by running an RUU for that firmware, despite an s-on hboot wich would normally prevent you from going backwards in version numbers. (Info in Post #3)


Feel free to do whichever is most comfortable  




Revolutionary
A new method has just become available that does not wipe your data. This is 100% the best and most recommended way to root your Thunderbolt at this time.
WARNING: GAINING S-OFF ACCESS ON THE HTC THUNDERBOLT WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
As with any ROM or modification the usual disclaimer applies.... You are using this at your own risk!


This is, LITERALLY, less than a 5 minute process, assuming you have all the files/preliminary stuff done first. Having to do "all" the preliminary should take you another couple minutes, at most... This is THAT simple!


Information you need to have first:


1) Serial number of your cell phone
2) HBOOT version number
3) HTC FastBoot drivers
4) Super User file: superuser 3.07.zip
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5) Uninstall HTC Sync drivers (or any other auto-sync programs you may have on your computer; you may just need to turn them "off"; I don't know.)


6) Set phone to USB Debugging on, and Always awake


To get into HBOOT, turn your phone off. Then press the volume down button along with the power button. Press and hold, and within 5 seconds it'll come on. This method supports versions 1.04.0000 and 1.05.0000.


Step-by-step Revolutionary rooting instructions:




Step 1) Install HTC FastBoot driver


Step 2) Go to REVOLUTIONARY and follow the instructions to download the file revolutionary-0.4pre3.zip. It will require you to know your cell phone's serial number, and what version of HBOOT you have.


Step 3) Plug your phone in, select "usb storage", and copy the Super User file to the SDCard somewhere (easiest if you don't put it into a folder on your SD card.) Don't unzip it. 


Step 4) Plug in your phone, and when the prompt comes up, set to "Charge Only". Disregard any notices and don't install any additional drivers or whatnot.


Step 5) Unzip the Revolutionary zip file into a folder somewhere you can find it.


Step 6) Run the file "revolutionary.exe".


Step 7) Follow the prompts on the screen. It's pretty straightforward. It will reboot to HBOOT a couple times, the last time you'll see it at the top saying "S-Off".


Step 8) It asks you if you want to install clockwork recovery. Select "Y". You'll need this...


You now have a permanent custom recovery on your phone.


Now to actually Root it:


Step 9) From the HBOOT, scroll down to "Bootloader" using the volume keys, and select using the power button. Then scroll/select "Recovery" Yes, it seems sluggish...that's fine. Don't be impatient; it'll let you scroll at some point...


Step 10) Wait! You'll see the HTC spash screen for a bit, and then eventually you'll be into Clockwork Recovery


Step 11) Scroll to "install zip from sdcard" and select.


Step 12) Scroll to "choose zip from sdcard"


Step 13) Find the super user file (superuser-3.zip) (it'll be at the bottom of the directory list if you put it in the base directory of the sd card) and select it.


Step 14) Sit back and watch the quick show... If all goes well, it will install and show you when it's finished.


Step 15) Reboot the phone (keep selecting "back" until you have the option to reboot the phone)


If you are getting Force Closes from Superuser after you are finished, please reboot into Clockwork Recovery and FIX PERMISSIONS. 

YOU'RE NOW ROOTED!!! On a STOCK ROM! No loss of data. No re-setup. Nothing... 

Monday, June 4, 2012

How to Root HTC Sensation 4G



How to Root HTC Sensation 4G




If you are using HTC Sensation 4G and want to Root your phone, have fun installing custom ROMS and tweaking your phone the way you want to, this is a simple step by step guide to gain root access to your android HTC Sensation 4G phone.
Rooting HTC Sensation 4G has three main steps which followed properly will ensure you have a rooted phone and you wont be cursing yourself for venturing into the android root world. Steps involved are:
1. S-Off your HTC Sensation
2. Install Recovery
3. Root your HTC Sensation
Before we get started, a couple of things that you need to make sure. The computer that you will be using to perform the root should either be running Windows or Linux, secondly your Sensation needs to be fully charged. Now lets begin with the rooting.
1. S-Off your HTC Sensation:
1. First of all, get the Hboot version for your HTC Sensation.
For that, with your phone turned ON, go to Settings > Power > Fast Reboot and uncheck fast reboot. Alternatively, you can turn off your phone, take out the battery and insert it again. That’s just to make sure your phone isn’t hibernating. Once done, hold the Volume Down button and press Power button, your phone will enter Bootloader/HBOOT. On the screen you will be able to read what your HBOOT version is.
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2. Visit http://revolutionary.io/ and from there download the the application for your operating system. Disable your antivirus or add the application to exception list as some antiviruses detect. Extract all files to folder.
3. Get the serial number of your phone. For that either go to Settings > About Phone > Phone Identity.
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4. When you click on download, a small form will open up. Fill it out with your PC operating system, Phone model, HBOOT version and Serial Number. It will generate the beta key so write that down or copy it.
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5. On your pc, make sure you exit HTC sync. Now switch on your phone (normal home screen) and attach it to your pc and select HTC Sync mode when it asks for USB Connection type. Ignore any warnings on your phones screen that HTC sync not found.
6. Run the Revolutionary application you downloaded. It should detect your phone *Found your Device: HTC Sensation Z710*.
7. It will ask for the beta key you generated on the website, enter it. Make sure you type it correctly as its case sensitive or just copy paste to avoid mistakes.
8. Follow the on screen prompts and wait till your phone is S-Off.
9. Revolutionary will ask you to install Clockwork Recovery now, enter N .
10. Your device is now S-Off.
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2. Install Clockwork Recovery:
1. Download recovery v5.0.0.8 for the Sensation from here.
2. Attach your phone in data storage mode to your pc and copy the file PG58IMG to your SD cards root folder.
3. Reboot your phone into bootloader/HBOOT screen.
4. On the screen it will ask *Do you want to start the update*.Press volume up for yes and volume down for no.Press volume up.
5. It will start the update and once done , reboot your phone to normal home screen.
6. Open your SD card and delete the PG58IMG file you copied earlier.
7. Cloclwork Recovery is installed on your phone and you can use it to root your phone.

3. Root your HTC Sensation :
1. Download the file su-2.3.6.3-ef-signed.zip from here.
2. Connect your phone to pc in USB data mode, copy the downloaded file in the root folder of your SD card.
3. Reboot your phone in Bootloader mode, from there navigate to Recovery using volume up and volume down and using power button to select.
4. You will enter Clockwork Recovery.
5. Create a Backup by entering Backup and Restore menu.
6. Select *install from zip* and select the -2.3.6.3-ef-signed.zip file.
7. Choose *Yes – install su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip *.
8. Once done, go back and select Reboot.
9. Your phone is now rooted.
Using the above mentioned method will insure you have a permanently rooted HTC Sensation with S-Off and Clockwork Recovery. If you want to flash custom ROMS, just copy paste the rom zip in your SD Card, create backup of existing rom using clockwork and flash the new custom rom.
So its time you root your HTC Sensation and gain full control over your device! If you find this guide useful, let us know in the comments section.

How to Upgrade HTC Evo 4G to Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware



How to Upgrade HTC Evo 4G to Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware





It was only a matter of time before Ice Cream Sandwich came to the HTC Evo 4G. Users of this HTC device can now enjoy a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, thanks to independent developers at the XDA Developers forum.
An alpha version of the Android 4.0.3 firmware was recently released for the HTC Evo 4G, put together by dedicated third-party developers. At the moment, there is no official news when this particular device will receive an official update from HTC, but for those of you who can’t wait to run ICS on your HTC Evo 4G devices, here’s a quick list of what currently works in the firmware.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio
  • Carrier service
  • Touchscreen
  • Data Usage Stats
  • GPS
Because this is still developer preview/testing version, there’s no definitive list of what doesn’t work. The developers, however, promised that once a beta is released, they’ll be able to draw a list of what bugs need to be removed.

Requirements

Before you begin applying this update, there are a few things you’ll need to do to facilitate a smooth updating process:
  • Back up all the data currently found on your phone. This will allow you to save your data should it be corrupted or lost during the update process. Do not back up your data with HTC Sync as there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to access HTC Sync after applying this update.
  • Make sure there is at least 70% charge on your HTC Evo 4G’s battery to prevent the phone from shutting down in the middle of the update process
  • Uninstall all antivirus applications present on your computer as they may interrupt the update process
  • Make sure you’ve enabled USB Debugging on your device. You can do this through the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.

Instructions

Once you’ve completed the installation requirements, you may now proceed to applying the ICS 4.0.3. firmware to your HTC Evo 4G.
  1. Download the Evervolv Acies 2.1.0 preview 1 ROM (based on Android 4.0.3 ICS) package into your computer.  Get the update file here.
  2. Download the Google Apps (gApps) package from here and save it to your computer.
  3. Connect your HTC Evo 4G to your computer with the USB cable.
  4. Copy the ROM and gApp packages into the root of your phone’s SD card.
  5. Disconnect your HTC Evo 4G from your computer.
  6. Turn off your phone and reboot it into bootloader mode by holding down the Volume Down key while pressing the Power Button.
  7. From the bootloader mode menu, select Recovery.
  8. Once in Recovery mode, select “Clear Storage” to delete all the cache data from your phone.
  9. Next select “Install zip from SD Card” from the menu and select the ROM package file you saved to the phone earlier.  Flash the gApps package in the same manner.
  10. After the update files have been flashed, select “++++Go Back++++” to return to the main recovery menu.
  11. Select “Reboot system now” from the menu.
  12. After your phone has rebooted normally, check whether the flashing was successful.  Go to Settings > About Phone > Firmware version to find out whether it says Android 4.0.3.
Congratulations!  You’ve successfully upgraded your HTC Evo 4G to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich via the Evervolv Acies ROM.

Root and ClockworkMod Recovery for HTC Desire S



Root and ClockworkMod Recovery for HTC Desire S on HBOOT version 2.00.0002 even with S-ON





The HTC Desire S was a direct upgrade to its predecessor, the HTC Desire, with twice the RAM, a secondary camera, and a whole bunch of other new features.  With every official update there always comes a price, and for rooted Desire S owners, it could be a nightmare.
Updating to official firmware releases can be a great source of new features and functionality, however it could also make your phone lose root access in the process.  If you’re running an HTC Desire S with HBOOT version 2.00.0002, then you don’t have anything to worry about. Continue reading the rest of this guide as we teach you how you can root your HTC Desire S with HBOOT version 2.00.0002.

Warning

Rooting your device can void your warranty. We will not be held liable if anything should happen to your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Requirements

  • HTC Desire S with unlocked bootloader.  Follow the official instructions for unlocking the bootloader at HTCDev.com.
  • A Windows PC
  • Software for extracting RAR archives (e.g., WinRAR, 7-Zip)
  • Disable Fastboot on your HTC Desire S. You can do this by heading to Settings > Power > Fastboot.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device. You can do this by heading to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
  • Install the HTC drivers for your phone.  You can do this by installing HTC Sync.
  • Disable or uninstall HTC Sync on your PC. This is to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with the process.
  • Ensure that a microSD card is inserted into its slot on your phone.

Instructions

  1. Download SuperOneClick 2.2 from here (SuperOneClickv2.2-ShortFuse.zip, 1.83 MB) and save the ZIP file to your computer.
  2. Extract the ZIP file’s contents into a folder on your computer.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  4. When your phone prompts you for a connection type, choose “Charge only.”
  5. Open the extraction folder.
  6. Right-click on SuperOneClick.exe and choose to run the program as Administrator.
  7. In SuperOneClick, select “AUTO” from the drop-down list for exploit.
  8. Click the Root button and wait for the process to complete.
  9. Download adb-fastboot-win.rar (6.6 MB) and extract the contents into a folder on your computer.  Make sure the files are inside the extraction folder, not inside a subfolder.
  10. Download ClockworkMod Recovery for the HTC Desire S (cwm-4.0.1.4-saga.img, 4.2 MB).  Rename the file to recovery.img.  Copy the file into the same folder where you extracted the ADB and Fastboot files to.
  11. Unplug your phone from your PC.
  12. Switch the phone off completely.
  13. Hold down the Volume Down key and press the Power key.  This will bring the phone to the HBOOT screen.
  14. Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  15. On your phone, press the Power button once to bring the phone into Fastboot USB mode.
  16. Open the folder where you extracted the ADB and Fastboot files to.  Double-click oncommandprompt.bat to open a command prompt from inside the folder.
  17. At the command prompt, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press the Enter key.
  18. Reboot the phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your HTC Desire S on HBOOT version 2.00.0002 and installed ClockworkMod Recovery.

Rooting HTC Sensation with HTC Super Tool v3



Rooting HTC Sensation with HTC Super Tool v3




Now you can root, S-off and unlock the bootloader of almost any HTC device  like HTC Sensation, Evo Design 4g, Evo 4g, Evo 3d, Evo Shift, G2, MT3Gs, MT4G, MT4Gs,  Inspire, Sensation, Incredible, Wildfire S and Amaze with the help of the application called HTC SUPER TOOL V3 created by FRIGID of XDA Developers Forum. Frigid said that it should also work on any HTC devices because they all have similar architecture.
Just follow this instructions below on how to Root, S-off and Unlock the bootloader of your HTC device.
Note: 
  • Make sure that your device battery is charge atleast 60%
  • Backup your phone data into your computer.
  • Turn on USB Debugging, on your homescreen tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. Then, make sure that USB debugging is checked.                                         


Requirements:
  • HTC Phone
  • Computer
  • USB Data Cable
  1. First, download and install HTC DRIVER.
  2. Then, Download Super tool v3.
  3. Next,  extract it to a new folder via Winzip/Winrar.     
  4. After that connect your phone to the computer using your USB Data Cable.
  5. Go to the extracted files and doucle click SUPER TOOL to run the program.
  6. Next, you will see a menu like the image below, choose any procedure you want like rooting, unlock bootloader, attempt S-Off etc.
  7. Congratulation you have now Root, unlock bootloader and S-Off your HTC device.

Resources: