[How-To] Unlock, Install SU, Custom Recovery
For those of you who may not be as familiar with Android as some of us, Josh has written a great blow by blow description of this process which can be found HERE
-Download and place on the root of your SD card (storage space)
-boot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-220.127.116.11-crespo4g.img
-From recovery: Install zip from SD card > Choose zip from SD card > select su-18.104.22.168-ef-signed.zip
-Reboot and you now have super user.
If you dont do this next step your custom recovery will not be sticky and you'll have to apply it every time you reboot. Not all phones have this file but if your does, you need to do this step
- Go to THIS post
- Thank Beezy for his work
- Download the attachment on the post (signed_su-2.3.6-extra.zip)
- Flash in recovery
-Download root explorer from the market
-Open and grant SU permission
-Drive to system/etc
-Mount as RW (upper right hand corner of screen)
-Long press on install-recovery.sh and rename to install-recovery.sh.bak
- In ADB
mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
Any question, comments, concerns, bumps, bruises, or otherwise should be discussed here, not by PM'ing me. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by KSmithInNY; 09-07-2011 at 06:18 AM.
- 05-06-2011, 09:00 PM #2
What should happen is once you reboot the phone you'll be back at the stock recovery (android with a box and an arrow)
- 05-06-2011, 09:29 PM #4
I took down your instructions from the previous edit of your post. SO not sure what is different. I'm new to the whole android. Im coming from a Palm pre. But im not a dullard either :-p
Im not sure what instructions I should follow now lol
Just curious but what is the downside to a non-sticky recovery?
- 05-06-2011, 09:50 PM #6
I think your mixing up some terminology
These zips could be as simple as an apk that needs to be in /system (like SU), they can be kernels, they can be themes, they can be ROMs.
- 05-06-2011, 10:08 PM #8
So my next question is, im running into issues preforming these steps when it comes to the fastboot command.
I installed the Android SDK, and the platform tools from the SDK Manager. The first fastboot command is giving me a error related to adb saying the required dll isn't found.
Is there a driver required for this phone also? When the phone is in fastboot windows xp isn't finding a driver required for it. "Android 1.0" it says.
Thanks for your responses btw
Edit: By Copying platform-tools folder to the tools folder were fastboot is that fixed the dll issue. And I think my next problem is the Android Nexus S driver isn't included in the SDK? Or didn't install so I've read I can install it via PDANet's install on the PC when in FastBoot Mode. Update to Follow.
Solved that but now its saying that there is no .zip on the root of the USB Storage. So going to double check I put it there. Thought I did...
And I guess my device got wiped Hadn't really started to use it yet anyways lol
Last edited by Klownicle; 05-06-2011 at 10:31 PM.
- 05-06-2011, 10:43 PM #10
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- 05-07-2011, 03:40 PM #13
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i messed up used rom manager to download CM7 before i nandroided. anyway i can get the stock rom back from one of you guys? I have no service as CM doesn't incorporate sprint service yet.
- 05-07-2011, 10:12 PM #14
- 05-08-2011, 08:35 AM #15
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So, how do I do this on my Mac? Thanks.
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- 05-08-2011, 10:51 AM #17
what are the instructions to do this on a mac?
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