Those still trying to root..
Just wanted to say not to give up. After almost two weeks I got it tonight. I ended up using a combination of methods that I have named the Borgeyfart method. I used the Kingston 4GB class 4 card and popped it in right as you hear the little clicking noise going into recovery and viola!
Huge thanks to Borgey for holding my hand for the past two nights in IRC trying to get this right!
- 06-26-2010, 10:19 PM #2
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Last edited by lazycrazyboi; 06-26-2010 at 10:23 PM.
- 06-27-2010, 03:43 AM #3
A word to the wise: if you get root, DO NOT UNDO IT.
The night the ADB method came out, I managed to get it on the second try using the SD card trick 5 seconds in. Today, long story short, I ended up accidentally restoring back to the factory settings. No problem, I'll just re-root. Well, apparently I was extremely lucky getting it the first time, because none of the methods seem to be working right now. I'm going to go buy the 10 dollar PNY card and see if that makes any difference, but right now I am extremely annoyed at myself for restoring my phone and losing root. Anyway, just wanted to vent a little, I'll post an update tomorrow if/when I get rooted again.
- 06-27-2010, 03:46 AM #4
Well I'll go ahead and tell you. If you have tried and tried and tried and are ready to give up downgrade your phone to the release 2.1 before the initial update. Purchase the $10 2GB PNY black box card at best buy or walmart format it with 512kb blocks FAT32 and try the alternate method in the office wiki for UnRevoked. After doing that I got it second try after two weeks and god knows how many hours. So don't give up, and don't give it up after you get it because literally it's a 50ms window or less.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 06-27-2010, 04:40 AM #5
- 06-27-2010, 05:58 AM #6
@SeizedPropaganda, yes that is the alternate method I'm talking about and the PNY card. You won't regret that card at all $10 is well worth a root in my opinion.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 06-27-2010, 07:55 AM #7
Well, people who have not gotten to lucky with getting rewted DO NOT GIVE UP!!! If you do have the right SD card IT WILL COME TO YOU! Remember you only need to get it once. I also do not understand how the OP lost root? Superuser.apk is a system/app not a data/app and so isn't everything else root related. So a factory reset should not effect that at all. I have done a million factory resets on my phones and never one have they been returned to stock images.Device : Galaxy Nexus
Build : 4.0.3 IML74K
- 06-27-2010, 12:53 PM #8
- 06-27-2010, 03:57 PM #9
Once in recovery mode, I finished up by using the instructions under the heading of "I just got ADB running in recovery mode! Now what?" on ->
I'm using the 16 gig Sandisk class 2 that came in my Moto Droid.
Oh, and I had problems with the drivers under XP Pro SP2, so I switched to Win7 and the drivers loaded fine.
- 06-27-2010, 05:06 PM #10
- 06-27-2010, 10:08 PM #11
Good luck buddy.......ROMS can get addicting, I'm already addicted and haven't flashed one yet. I know from the BB days once I got to flashing over hybrids I couldn't stop every week was something different....man......my name is Qazme and I'm an addict.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 06-27-2010, 11:14 PM #12
- 06-28-2010, 08:26 AM #13
- 06-28-2010, 08:35 AM #14
- 06-28-2010, 12:20 PM #16
- 06-28-2010, 12:43 PM #17
- 06-28-2010, 01:11 PM #18
rolling back will not mess up your stock ROM at all. but it has been proven that it does not matter at all. people in the IRC and mostly UnrEVOked did a lot of testing with that. The trick is to delay adb to start up AFTER the phone thinks it's killed it already ( thats why you need a ****ty slow SD Card ). But hey, it is worth a try, one thing we know also is that every phone is different with this race condition. It sucks we can't have just one method but that's the way it is. So if you have not been able to get root yet just experiment with different timing and techniques and you will eventually get it. like prior posts have said tho DO NOT GIVE UP! I WILL BE WORTH IT IN THE LONG RUN TRUST ME!Device : Galaxy Nexus
Build : 4.0.3 IML74K
- 06-28-2010, 02:58 PM #20
- 06-28-2010, 04:47 PM #21
Can someone post up a link for the correct usb drivers please.... I don't seem to have the usb_driver folder in my sdk folder anwhere. Thinking this is the main reason I can't get root to work. Oh and is there suppose to be on your sd card itself? Or is it just suppose to be blank and formatted? Thanks in advance!
- 06-28-2010, 05:17 PM #22
- 06-28-2010, 05:25 PM #23
Or download UnRevoked2 and the installer comes with the drivers you need. They actually come with the SDK also if you select the package, but with those you need to change the driver inf to include the incredible.
- 06-29-2010, 02:28 AM #24
- 06-29-2010, 04:14 AM #25