Another palm pre convert here needs an answer
I just upgraded from my pre to an evo. And I have a few questions about rooting. Before I get roasted out of here, I want to say that I have been reading about all the roms and backup advice for about a week now. My question is this: what is the easiest and most current way to root this bad boy. Coming from "rooting" a pre, it doesn't seem as simple for the evo. Any chance some old pre guys can help and new guy out. There are just so many tutorials out there, which one is best for me and the most current?
I am running: 2.2, hardware 0004, and 3.70.651.1
Thanks for putting up with my noobness. If u could, please point me to the correct thread. Thanks!
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- 01-06-2011, 08:00 AM #9
I remember seeing plenty of "Help, my Pre is bricked" threads over on Pre Central as well.
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- 01-06-2011, 08:30 AM #10
One thing i do miss about the pre is webos doctor because if anything happened to my pre or i couldnt get it to boot up..... i would plug in to webdoc and 30 mins later my pre is back to normal.. im still new with the EVO and may not have seen a program or app that does what webos doc does but that is the only reason i have not rooted my EVO yet cause in the rare chance something goes wrong i dont want to end up with an EVO paperweight.... so please if im wrong point me in the right direction
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- 01-06-2011, 09:39 AM #12
1. RUU (Rom Update Utility) This does pretty much the same thing as WebOS Doctor.
2. PC36IMG.zip - This is a zip file you put on your SD card. It does the same thing as running an RUU except it flashes it right from your SD card so you don't even need to have it connected to your computer.
3. Nandroid backup - (you can only do this if you are rooted) When you make a nandroid backup, it makes a complete image of your system as it is at the time. If you screw something up, you just go into recovery and restore your backup. This restores your system to exactly how it was at the time you made the backup.
- 01-06-2011, 10:20 AM #13
webOS is already wide open, and allows the sideloading of apps by simply enabling developer mode. If you read the PSA in the hacks sub-forum here, you'll understand that "root" is actually a process to circumvent Sprint/HTC implemented controls to limit the users' ability to run applications with superuser permissions. webOS has no such controls implemented.
The process to run applications with superuser permissions (colloquially known as "rooting" one's phone) isn't for everyone. There's no easy "app" like Preware, because there's no community created framework like there is for webOS. This is mostly because... this would be no easy feat... there are so many android developers, so many HTC Evo related forums, sites, modders, etc out there... any sort of aggregation of all of that is bound to be incomplete, and then rendered irrelevant when the next new phone comes out.
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How did you root your phone?
Nandroid backups and restores require: (1) Root (2) A recovery flashed to the phone (3) Boot into recovery, and access the recovery's menus for Nandroid backup/restore
If you have more questions on rooting, you need to read this stickied located in these forums:
I don't really know exactly what you just asked, but it sounds like it can be answered from that thread.
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- 01-06-2011, 11:17 AM #17
ok so i final question when you go thru the steps to root your phone do u have to install a custom rom i.e. unrevooked... i just want to do stuff like the free hotspot or remove bloatware or even try to get better battery life... ive looked in the threads and all i see is people say install this rom or that rom sorry for being a noob lol
- 01-06-2011, 12:00 PM #18
First, Unrevoked isn't a ROM, it just a program that roots your phone.
You don't have to install a custom ROM if you root, you can just run the stock ROM. However, you will probably want to learn how to flash new ROMs. The biggest reason for this is because once you are rooted, you won't want to be installing any OTA software updates when they come out. If you install an OTA, you will lose your root. Instead, you will want to get the rooted ROM based on that OTA update and flash that to your phone.
I know this sounds complicated, but don't let it scare you away. It's really very simple once you know how to do it. Once you see how easy it is, you will probably want to try some custom ROMs. Most of them are far nicer than the boring stock ROM and can give better performance and better battery life.
- 01-06-2011, 12:14 PM #19
That's a good read. Have fun.
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