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    Default I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Wanna put CleanROM on my 3VO. Have posted before about how I pulled the OS from my Blackberry. Just a few questions, and then if anyone could kinda "hold my hand" for a few that'd be cool.

    What is flashing?

    What is a kernel?

    when I download the ROM, how do I place it on the root of my SD card?

    What do I have to know for maintenance/upkeep of the ROM/device?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    Wanna put CleanROM on my 3VO. Have posted before about how I pulled the OS from my Blackberry. Just a few questions, and then if anyone could kinda "hold my hand" for a few that'd be cool.

    What is flashing?

    What is a kernel?

    when I download the ROM, how do I place it on the root of my SD card?

    What do I have to know for maintenance/upkeep of the ROM/device?
    You need to be ROOTED to flash a custom ROM.

    1) Flashing is putting a custom rom, kernel, etc onto the device.
    2) The kernel is basically the CPU of the phone. It controls pretty much all aspects of the phone - ie...over-clocking, under-clocking, etc
    3) Just put the file on the card and not in a folder
    4) Just watch the threads on CleanROM or check Scott's site - Scott's ROMS - Home for updates/new versions.
    5) ENJOY!! The ROMS Scott puts together are KILLER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfnsr View Post
    You need to be ROOTED to flash a custom ROM.

    1) Flashing is putting a custom rom, kernel, etc onto the device.
    2) The kernel is basically the CPU of the phone. It controls pretty much all aspects of the phone - ie...over-clocking, under-clocking, etc
    3) Just put the file on the card and not in a folder
    4) Just watch the threads on CleanROM or check Scott's site - Scott's ROMS - Home for updates/new versions.
    5) ENJOY!! The ROMS Scott puts together are KILLER!
    How do I root? Sorry, absolute beginner...
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    you should probably go into your settings>power> turn fastboot off. Turn off your phone then hold the volume down + power button to start your phone. You'll enter a screen and on the top it'll give you a hboot number. Rooting methods will be based on what version hboot you have.
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    Hboot 1.50.000


    That is my number
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    Hboot 1.50.000


    That is my number
    to root with v1.5, you will have to use the method available at Welcome to HTCdev (click on the link that says "unlock bootloader")
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Cool, found the link. Will this void my warranty, even if I return to stock? What should I back up, and how should I back it up? And I gotta make sure to disable automatic updates, yeah?
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    There are guides all over about rooting in hboot1.5,
    Yes it voids your warranty, but the it doesn't cover much and imo I would rather be rooted with a custom recovery than have a warranty, and to back up your phone after you obtain root and a custom recovery image then use that recovery to make a nandroid back up.I'm a lucky one and got my 3vo with hboot 1.4, there are special steps to flash with 1.5 so make sure you read up everything you can before attempting to flash anything, I would get you a link to a guide but I'm on vacation no pc with me, Then you can also use titanium back up, mybackup pro, or something like those. I rely on Google to back up my contacts. There's apps to back up your contacts too, after you back everything up on your phone copy those back ups to your pc. Google is your friend when it comes to all this. You can't read enough when it comes to modding something, each phone has a mind of their own and each one is different. After flashing a ROM or kernal its always a good idea to follow the developer and look for updates and/fixes easiest way is to subscribe to the thread. Always read the entire thread (especially posts from op) before attempting to flash something as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman4274 View Post
    There are guides all over about rooting in hboot1.5,
    Yes it voids your warranty, but the it doesn't cover much and imo I would rather be rooted with a custom recovery than have a warranty, and to back up your phone after you obtain root and a custom recovery image then use that recovery to make a nandroid back up.I'm a lucky one and got my 3vo with hboot 1.4, there are special steps to flash with 1.5 so make sure you read up everything you can before attempting to flash anything, I would get you a link to a guide but I'm on vacation no pc with me, Then you can also use titanium back up, mybackup pro, or something like those. I rely on Google to back up my contacts. There's apps to back up your contacts too, after you back everything up on your phone copy those back ups to your pc. Google is your friend when it comes to all this. You can't read enough when it comes to modding something, each phone has a mind of their own and each one is different. After flashing a ROM or kernal its always a good idea to follow the developer and look for updates and/fixes easiest way is to subscribe to the thread. Always read the entire thread (especially posts from op) before attempting to flash something as well.


    Sent from my clean sharp shooter

    Thanks, bruh. Appreciate the info. Anyone out there have a link to a guide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    Thanks, bruh. Appreciate the info. Anyone out there have a link to a guide?
    [GUIDE] HTC Unlock Hboot 1.50 + TWRP Recovery + Root + Flash Ur *** Off! [9.11.11] - xda-developers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    Thanks, bruh. Appreciate the info. Anyone out there have a link to a guide?
    Here is a guide on xda to root onhboot 1.5:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1239821

    Good luck and let us know if you run into any questions. I rooted before 1.5 so I might not be able to help depending what the issue is. Thanks.

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    Beat me to it. Gave the same link.

    Sent from my Evo 3D using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfnsr View Post
    Beat me to it. Gave the same link.

    Sent from my Evo 3D using Tapatalk
    Thanks, fellas......
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Guys I need help too. Ok i have hboot 1.5. I went to htcs website and followed the directions and now my boot loader is turned to s-off. I still cant get my phone rooted. My only problem is my android-sdk-windows folder is located on my desktop and I can open a command prompt window but evrytime I try to do the adb push recovery.img\sdcard\ it comes back as cannot do this fucntion as adb is not a recognized command. Here are my problems:

    1. I dont know how to open a command prompt window to find my android sdk tools file where I put my ruu2.3.2.3 and my recovery.img
    2. I keep getting an error that says in cmd window that adb is not recognized.
    3. my adroid sdk tools folder is on my desktop. so Exactly how do I type the command prompt words that will open the correct folder so I can push this adb recovery img to my sd card
    4. Does my phone have to be connected and just charging to my desktop? Or does it have to be in the fastboot 3 adnroids skateborading at the bottom white screen connected to my desktop?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Cool. So, rooting my phone is gonna factory reset it. No big deal. When I back everything up, do I back it up to my PC? What program do I use? When I download the ROM and install it on the root of my SD card, do I download it onto a PC or with my phone?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    What is S-on/S-off?
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    What is a nandroid back up? Is the HTC unlocker really my only option.....?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    What is S-on/S-off?
    S-on means that the bootloader is locked; S-off means that the bootloader is unlocked. The goal is to have S-off. What this means is that you can then flash a custom recovery. The custom recovery will then give you the ability to install SU, flash ROMs, themes, etc.

    Like others here, I unlocked using Revolutionary, which was with 1.4, so I am not familiar with the steps involved with the HTC methods. Would help you more if I could
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    You really want to do a nandroid...it backs up your whole system. If you have a custom recovery, you can go back to the "last known good" so-to-speak if something should go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieK View Post
    You really want to do a nandroid...it backs up your whole system. If you have a custom recovery, you can go back to the "last known good" so-to-speak if something should go wrong.
    How do I create this nandroid back up?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    I feel like I am.being a pain in the *** here, but I.read the links, looked over threads, and it seems like all of the rooting threads assume that this is not the first Android device the reader has rooted.

    I'm not a dumbass, I installed a hybrid OS on my Blackberry. But the crackberry.com forums really had step-by-step instructions. Any body here able to do something like that, with explanations of everything. You know, for a noob.

    Also, the factory reset on the phone, is that to out of box status, or will it include OTAs recueved since?
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    Cool. So, rooting my phone is gonna factory reset it. No big deal. When I back everything up, do I back it up to my PC? What program do I use? When I download the ROM and install it on the root of my SD card, do I download it onto a PC or with my phone?
    You would back up via TWRP and the backup is saved to the folder on the SD Card. It basically gives you a backup in-case something goes wrong you can restore a working version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    How do I create this nandroid back up?
    How far have you gotten in the process? I haven't done the HTC way so I don't know how much I can help. Do you have Clockwork recovery installed? I use twrp, but it is my understanding that with the HTC method only Clockwork works.

    I don't know if you have tried this, but I have gotten lots of help by searching YouTube. You would be amazed at the great tutorials people put out there. I understand about needing both visual and hands-on instruction. Maybe that will help you.

    You are not being a pain. Everyone needs help every now and then. I just wish I were able to do more.
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    Default Re: I wanna do this. Pls help a noob.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsorryman View Post
    I feel like I am.being a pain in the *** here, but I.read the links, looked over threads, and it seems like all of the rooting threads assume that this is not the first Android device the reader has rooted.

    I'm not a dumbass, I installed a hybrid OS on my Blackberry. But the crackberry.com forums really had step-by-step instructions. Any body here able to do something like that, with explanations of everything. You know, for a noob.

    Also, the factory reset on the phone, is that to out of box status, or will it include OTAs recueved since?
    No worries man. We all had to start new - I am still a noob when it comes to Android. I came from BB but never did any OS hybrids. The link we provided is the best step-by-step guide and if you can follow instructions you shouldn't have any issues. The factory reset just means that you will have to set up the phone again - not hard at all. Once you have root and put on a custom ROM - do not take any OTA updates. The ROM developers will update the ROM with the latest. Accepting OTA's will cause MAJOR issues.
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    Cool. And yeah, following instructions is no prob. I will check out the YouTube vids.
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