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    Default Root? Thinking of rooting my vivid, any thoughts?

    Anybody got any suggestions on if I should? If so what's a good one to use?

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    Default Re: Root? Thinking of rooting my vivid, any thoughts?

    Yes, you should. And to root the Vivid depends on your expertise with modifying Androids.
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    What would you recommend to someone like me who is computer savvy (Windows), but has never rooted an Android phone (I didn't even jail break my iPhone)?
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    I would recommend Hansoon's HTC All In One Tool Kit. What kind of phone do you have, the Vivid/Raider,right?
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    Thanks, I'll look into it.

    Yes, I have a Vivid (AT&T). I don't care about invalidating my warranty, only that there's a way back if things get tricky.
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    I can help you with that. Do you at least know what an RUU is?

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    A quiz? So soon? Lol.

    My limited understanding is that it's basically the OS, right? When I updated to ICS, I downloaded the RUU from HTC's site and installed that from my PC.
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    Hahaha, yes. But let's say you accidentally brick your phone. All you do is relock your bootloader and run it and your phone will be fine.

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    Oh, OK, cool. I've read these horror posts about "hard brick" and "soft brick," so I feared there was always the possibility of totally FUBARing the phone. But if it's like restoring an image to get a PC working again, that's fine.
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    So, if you're phone bricks, make sure your bootloader is locked and run the RUU. And if you have a recovery and a backup, you could flash that. Yes, its pretty much like an image for a PC. Do you have a recovery on your phone yet?

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    No. The only thing I've done is the upgrade (this is my first Android phone, only a few months old). Just started doing some reading, that's about it. I'm being overly cautious because this is my only phone (no landline), so, ya know, don't wanna screw anything up because I feel like experimenting.
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    I experimented mine twice from secret experiments, as long as you have the RUU Holiday and are able to run it from your PC.

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    Then I'll do a little more reading and no doubt take the plunge. Thanks a lot for the tips.
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    No problems, I pretty much know all about this phone, as I have modded it myself.

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    How do I get the hansoon all in one tool kit? Where do I find the bootloader to do a back up? I am such an amature but would love to really run this phone. I have been doing some research and want to overclock my phone and get rid of those annoying permanent apps. I have the at&t vivid with the ICS.

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    I overclocked my Vivid to 1.89 GHz dual core on my phone, so I freaking love it! Okay, to get the All-In-One Toolkit, you're gonna have to go to XDA Developers and search for it. It shouldn't be hard to find, and its got an easy to understand UI, so all you have to do is pick a command, hit run, and it does the command for you. :-)

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    And its not a bootloader that does a backup, its the RECOVERY that backs up your system. Don't worry, I'm not gonna flame an amateur, all right? But you need to unlock your bootloader to flash a recovery, and after you unlock your bootloader, since you're a beginner, flash the ClockWork Mod, even though it says GingerBread, its easy to use. But if you wanna practice the advance one, just flash WildChild's Recovery (WCX) and use that.

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    Just for a little bonus, here are screenshots of my phone: The first image is what I have set my phone to run and the second image is what it is the max. ;-)

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    I am pretty new to the rooting scene myself. I am an IT guy with a strong windows background myself just like bruce7373. I've seen the videos for the vivid running wcx 3.6 on youtube, but how would I even start the process of getting that on my phone? I have the latest all in one kit 2.2. I think I successfully unlocked my bootloader. It wiped out my phone thats for sure. I also tried going to their website, but it appears their registration is closed. I'm lost lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2silee4u View Post
    I am pretty new to the rooting scene myself. I am an IT guy with a strong windows background myself just like bruce7373. I've seen the videos for the vivid running wcx 3.6 on youtube, but how would I even start the process of getting that on my phone? I have the latest all in one kit 2.2. I think I successfully unlocked my bootloader. It wiped out my phone thats for sure. I also tried going to their website, but it appears their registration is closed. I'm lost lol
    Looks like we're in the same boat. I've seen the WCX video onYouTube and it does make rooting even more tempting. How did you unlock the Vivid? I went to htcdev.com to use their tool, but it sure seems like an involved process. There's gotta be a simpler way.

    I found this concerning the Vivid and the ClockworkMod recovery you might find useful:

    http://www.androidauthority.com/vivi...y-97178/<br />
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    I can help, I did it to my phone. First off, now that your boot loader is unlocked, you can now successfully flash a recovery. Using Hansoons All In One kit is very basic, it beats having to type "flash flash recovery recovery.img" Just place your phone into fast boot USB and click on "WCX Recovery" and the Hansoon program will do the rest. Let me know when you have done this.

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    Hey guys I am coming from a Moto Atrix so I am new to the HTC world.. I feel like I am starting all over again some things seem similar but looks like I have to get my reading on until i feel comfortable to root.
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    I could help with modifying the HTC Vivid, I've had enough practice.

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    Ok, I'm stuck. I unlocked my bootloader then flashed the recovery file, selected bootlader and then recover in the boorloader menu and it restarted my phone and now I can't start it up into the bootloader menu. Not dead though so I'm still optimistic about rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josiah Thatcher View Post
    Ok, I'm stuck. I unlocked my bootloader then flashed the recovery file, selected bootlader and then recover in the boorloader menu and it restarted my phone and now I can't start it up into the bootloader menu. Not dead though so I'm still optimistic about rooting.
    Pull battery and try again, Fast boot is probably enabled.

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