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    Ive rooted my Vivid using Hanson2000's All-in-One Toolkit. At the time it seemed the quickest most painless way to go about it. Id really like to hear other ways to go about it and maybe a custom "close to stock" kernel. Ive looked through the forums and found not so much about good ways to root. Id like to hear opinions and experiences and also any advice youd like to share. Thanks guys...Lets have some fun.
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    I rooted through my recovery. Flashed a custom recovery, flashed SuperUser.zip and viola, rooted. No bugs whatsoever.
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    Dude I just found you on G+. Mind making the shift to there?
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    Haha, all you have to do is write on my feed or chat with me.
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    How do you root through a recovery. Any links on that you could share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDutSerio View Post
    How do you root through a recovery. Any links on that you could share?
    Okay, back from my hiatus. And unfortunately, no. Well, other than the SuperUser zip file. But it's quite easy. Boot into recovery, flash zip file, select "SuperUser" zip, then flash and viola! You're done! Just reboot and enjoy.
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    All this discussion about rooting, etc., is way over my head. But can you explain what "boot into recovery" is and how is that done? About all I can see is turn the phone off and on...how is this other stuff done? Thanks...Kurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtTX View Post
    All this discussion about rooting, etc., is way over my head. But can you explain what "boot into recovery" is and how is that done? About all I can see is turn the phone off and on...how is this other stuff done? Thanks...Kurt
    Booting into recovery: When you boot your phone into a type of "BIOS" per se. With a stock one, you could wipe cache and do a factory reset, which could help your phone when it is bricked or messed up. However, with a custom recovery, you can wipe a lot more, flash a new ROM, flash zips, and do other things.
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    But how? I have one button on the phone...on or off. Where are these files and where do you get them...how do they get on the phone? Do you plug something into the power port? I'm just curious about these process...rooting for dummies, that's me!!

    Kurt
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    Yeah, you are new, but it doesn't matter, everyone starts somewhere. And to boot into the stock recovery, for you, you would shut down the phone, hold down Volume Down and Power and then you'll see something like this:

    You use the volume buttons to navigate the menu, and you select the RECOVERY option and press the Power button to select the recovery. And yeah, you'll see Green Arrows and then a phone with a Red Exclamation Mark In A Triangle and from there, you'll hold down Volume Up and Power and you'll see the stock recovery. You'll have to flash a custom one in order to say, flash a new ROM, create Nand backups, flash zips, etc. I can help with all this if you like.
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    Thanks, O-A7x...I don't really want to root my phone, but just wanted a better understanding of how you get into it.

    Kurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtTX View Post
    Thanks, O-A7x...I don't really want to root my phone, but just wanted a better understanding of how you get into it.

    Kurt
    Hey, fair enough, you don't wanna, you don't wanna. But the stock recovery is a great tool to help your phone when it keeps acting up.
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    Hmm did you flash a clock work mod then the su.zip or I
    You just found it in your SD and flashed it??
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    Hmm did you flash a clock work mod then the su.zip or I
    You just found it in your SD and flashed it??
    Eww, no, I don't like CWM on the Vivid...I like RA-based custom recoveries.
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    Hmmmm like tarp?
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    Nope, more like this:
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    Hmm ic is there one for the inspire?

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    Yeah, but if you rooted with AAHK, you have to use AAHK to flash a new one, otherwise, you'll just wipe the recovery.
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    Yea I don't wanna do that I'll stick with tarrp and clock work
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    Whatever works, works, know what I mean?
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    I rooted my vivid about 2 weeks ago. I woke up one morning and its was working fine but it was almost dead, so i put it on the charger. later that night i pulled it off the charger and it would not come on. The bottom buttons vibrate and the amber light blinks about 10 times whenever i plug it in. I left it charging one whole night and it still will not come on. PLEASE HELP!!!
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    Not sure if will help, but try powering off and removing the battery for 20 seconds then reinsert the battery.

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    It didnt work, but thanks. any more suggestions. very desperate
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    Is there any way to go back to stock? After rooting this phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDutSerio View Post
    Is there any way to go back to stock? After rooting this phone?

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    Yeah there is, just relock your BootLoader (If you unlocked it, which you have to do to flash a Custom ROM/Recovery, of course) and run the RUU.
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