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Stage Two: Rebooting your Machine and Upgrading if needed
So you have successfully installed SuperRoot and RA-pulse-v1.5.2.
Those who already had the new build of the Pulse firmware need do nothing but reboot. SuperRoot also install a copy of Quick Boot to your system, which is why I recommended that you also grab RA-pulse-v1.5.2 at the same time.
With RA-pulse-v1.5.2 you can make backups of all the additional programs you have added to your phone plus all your text messages, contacts settings (inc favourites) and so forth into a file in a nice folder on your SD card.
Because no one knows how to do a recovery mode reboot of the Pulse yet, using Quick Boot is the only way to do it, but without something to do recoveries with (i.e., RA-pulse-v1.5.2), it is about as much use as a condom to a catholic lesbian.
So with Quick Boot and RA-Pulse-v1.5.2 together, you can do a recovery boot and get into a utility with which you can do backups and restores.
For full instructions on this see this link:
14/12 1.5.2 - Installing the patched recovery image on your device - Android @ MoDaCo
Now for those who have the older version of the firmware, like what I had.
This gets fun.
First off, go into Quick Boot and boot into recovery mode. With RA-pulse-v1.5.2 make a Nand backup. Then go back to the utility's home menu and reboot your phone. You will want this backup - if you do not do this you will lose ALL your data when you upgrade your firmware.
Next, download the following item:
Unzip it and copy across to the ROOT of your SD card the folder contained within called "dload". Then unmount your phone from your PC so that it will see the card once more as usual.
On your device select Settings -> SD card -> Phone Storage -> Upgrade and OK everything. It will go through the firmware upgrade and when it reboots it will give you a startup much like when you first bought your phone, and you will essentially have a factory reset phone with the new firmware on.
I HOPE YOU DID THAT BACKUP LIKE I TOLD YOU TO DO...
So now you got to recover all your old data.
So reinstall the LATER SuperRoot and the RA-pulse-v1.5.2 as I described in the earlier post. With Quick Boot reboot into recovery mode and in RA-pusle-v1.5.2 restore the backup that you made earlier.
You WILL find that the phone will keep rebooting till you take the battery out. WHY? because that restore put the EARLIER version of Superboot back on your phone, and that is gonna cause problems. So take out your battery, put it back in, and get into that nice little blue screen again and reinstall the later version of SuperRoot AGAIN.
This problem cannot be avoided.
Again, once you have rebooted everything should be back to normal with all your old programs and personal data restored, but you are still on the newer firmware, still on Root, and still have both Quick Boot and RA-pulse-v1.5.2 installed.
Now if you want to, you can go to 21/12 1.6 - MoDaCo Custom ROM - Stock T-Mobile Style - Android @ MoDaCo and put a ROM onto your phone of a slightly different Android Install, but I am not gonna try to explain that one yet as I haven't done it myself.
You're on your own there.