Easy way to get ADB in recovery
This process requires a Kingston 4GB class 4 SD card. For some reason certain SD Cards effect the boot up process while going into recovery and enables you to get ADB. People are working hard on trying to make sense of this whole situation. While booted in command prompt type " adb reboot recovery ". When it's booting back up at the white Incredible screen pop out sd card, and wait about 5 seconds or so and pop it back in so the phone is loading the sd card while it goes into the black screen with the phone and the "!". Once that is done type " adb devices " you might have to type it a couple times if you phones serial number shows up you got adb in recovery and can move onto this ( i take no credit for the next steps what so ever )public:adb_in_recovery [RootWiki]
A video from Shrek on how to get ADB in Recovery with the kingston SD card but a different technique then mine but may work for others.
Also check out this article by SGT-D Sodpit BEAUTIFUL THING ISN'T IT!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, if anyone needs help with the process go to the IRC and we can help out. www.droidirc.com channel ##incredibleroot if it's moderated at the time just go to channel ##droidincredible
I need to keep track of how many people got it using this method and SD Card. So if this has worked for you please select the "thanks" button below, and also take this survey for the unrEVOked team https://spreadsheets.google.com/view...MVlhaGdkc0E6MQ This is so devs can keep track of everything correctly. This is vital info me and others in the irc need to get root out to the masses.
- 06-13-2010, 01:05 AM #2
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After 3 days, and probably about 500 reboots. This worked for me. I was able to get repeatable results this way too. Did mine and a couple friends, averaging 3 tries or so.
I noticed something though while doing my friends phone. At about the 5 second mark after selecting recovery, sometimes there was a black line that flickered on the lower half of the screen, and if I inserted the SD card back in at that exact point, it worked every time. But the line doesn't always appear, and didn't appear on my phone at all.
weird, but I'm rooted now, so I'm happy.
edit: Forgot to mention, didn't have to change SD cards, just the timing on re-inserting the SD card made the difference.
- 06-13-2010, 11:29 AM #4
- 06-13-2010, 11:57 PM #6
- 06-14-2010, 08:12 AM #7
I spent hours trying everything possible to get mine rooted. Turned out it was all the SD cards I was using. I kept seeing posts about people buying a 2gb microsd card by PNY and it working immediately after inserting it. 1 trip to bestbuy to buy the PNY card and 3 reboots later I had root.
I used 3 different SD cards and 2 different computers.... its all about the sd card that is used =\
- 06-14-2010, 12:20 PM #8
Hey borgey and co!
I'm not sure if this is the exact thing I ended up doing...but I inserted the SD card at the mount/unmount/shutter type noise when going into recovery and it finally error-ed out in adb. I used the 2gig sandisk card that vzw sent..yes, I was shocked too...hahaha.
- 06-16-2010, 10:43 PM #10
i will have to try this one in the morning...
its a interesting technique...
good news. the NAND unlock will be coming out really soon. i would say most likely over the weekend. this means we can start flashing ROMs and have a custom recovery ( clockwork ). you do have to be already rooted tho via adb in recovery one time to get the nand unlocked. I will post link to directions as soon as UnrEVOked comes out with them. From what they tell me it works really well and it coming out for Linux,Windows, OS X. LET THE ROM COOKING BEGIN!!!!!!!!
- 06-18-2010, 09:36 PM #12
I don't think the memory card is the end all solution, I have done a few with 8gb cards that came with BB storms, a 16gb Moto Droid card and a 2gb chepo (all but the 2gb were sand disks). I'm sure the right card may make it easier, but it is all about technique. I have done about 8 phones so far most with the 8GB Sandisk.....just my 2 cents.
So to those who are having issues, if you follow this Borgeys method and still no luck, do it again just as he says but leave the loop running for 5 minutes. Every time I can't get it to go right after the "in/out" trick I just leave it be and it eventually works. I also posted this in the original post comments.
Good luck guys.
- 06-18-2010, 09:44 PM #13
still no luck for me... device isn't recognized.. argh!
Don't get me wrong here. Technique def. does matter when you do it. But SD Card is PROVEN to be the deciding factor to win this race condition when getting adb in recovery
SdCard Survey PLEASE FILL THIS OUT FOR EVERY SD CARD USED!!!!! Also the next link is the results of the tests that UnrEVOked have been doing. ( which pretty much proves that sd card does matter ). The Results - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...YC4/edit?hl=en .......... You can also calculate how big of a delay to put on your sd card insertion on getting a dmsg in adb when booted. if interested on how let me know please
- 06-20-2010, 11:56 AM #16
loaded up the HTC software directly from HTC and its the farthest I've ever got...
but.. still no juice...
- 06-20-2010, 10:47 PM #17
Listen, all I am saying is I have had success across multiple SD cards, multiple times. My testing is that I have done it on many different devices with success, no more proof than you have shown us here other than your word. I never said "it didn't matter" I said its not the end all solution (please re-read next time). I even stated that the right card would for sure make it easier, I was emphasizing technique more than anything. AND I even said to follow your method, so its not a hijack.
- 06-20-2010, 10:54 PM #18
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Sayin' Thx and spreadin' Luv
Using a 4Gb PNY class 4 card from STAPLES
start adb shell loop on computer (did this in Ubuntu)
no cables or cards in phone
trackpad boot to bootloader
plug in USB cable
recovery boot: inserting card @ 7-second scan line during white HTC screen
Does not work 100%, but gets me there in less than 5 tries.
Thank you so much!!!
- 06-21-2010, 09:58 AM #22
- 06-21-2010, 01:32 PM #24
Haha ok, you win I guess trolling on an IRC channel and following directions puts you right up there with Unrevoked. Anyone can follow directions of the people in the know, that is admirable but not in any way are you in the know. Anyone can be a maid, but I wouldn't hold my head high over it.
My proof is that I have put more DiNCs in root than you; hands on (that means actually having them in front of me/you), using multiple sd cards of multiple sizes and quality. Again I just added my experience and interactions with the process, I never trounced your information just added my own. I made no assumptions, you did when you came off like a... well you know how you sounded
Im happy for you that your willing to help out others on here, hell I even read your thread at first to help me. However when you come off like only your input matters....then I have to say something.
Cheers and I will wait for you to troll the IRC channel and then post here for the rest of my information
- 06-21-2010, 01:37 PM #25