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    Default Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    I have Sprint Photon 4g and recently did the 2.3.5 update, since then have lost root and Wifi Tether I had. I've spent past two days looking for solutions, but nothing precise.
    So, if you have been successful in gained root back since the 2.3.5 update a few days ago, let me know.
    Many thanks !

    G.
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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    I have never rooted, so I have no information on rooting with the new update, but if you need to root just for WiFi tether, try FoxFi instead. It does not require rooting.
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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    Thanks for the reply, but FoxFi only allows WPA on my phone and I prefer WPA2-PSK. Could not seem to change encryption, hopefully there's a solution to the root issue.
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    I swear this is the last time I'm linking this....

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=1956104

    (I'm probably wrong with my statement)

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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    I am using FoxFi now. When setting it up, FoxFi does say WPA-PSK instead of WPA2-PSK, but my computer reports it is a WPA2 connection.

    Went to the FoxFi site. The site says it uses WPA2 encryption.
    Last edited by japark; 07-21-2012 at 10:05 PM. Reason: Additional information.
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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    Torpedo method worked! First time I rooted my phone, Wifi tether works... so what else can I do? Can I install Cyanogenmod7 with 2.3.5 or have to wait for it to work with new update?
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    You need to wait for unlocked bootloader....

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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    Already looked at that and many others, however I have not seen an actual re-root video since the OTA 2.3.5 update. My Sprint phone was already rooted and WiFi tether worked great. But now it does not. So depending on which way you look at your statement, yes you are wrong.
    So, I have a Sprint Motorola Photon 4g which has had the latest OTA update (wish I had not done it....) I've tired using command prompt and also emulator, then only thing I've noticed is that my phone does not have a data/tmp folder, but I do have a tmp folder on the sd card.
    If anyone knows a link to a how to do it video which has been made since the update, let me know the link.

    Thanks !
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    Go see the tutorial with linx & follow thru step by step video: July 18th post



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    Not necessary to have unlocked boatloader to re-root
    I updated to 2.3.5 with bootloader locked & I re-rooted my MoPho.
    Look at this link on the July 18th post


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    Qbking77 just made a new video using mof's new automated root tool. Check it out on YouTube



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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog527 View Post
    Qbking77 just made a new video using mof's new automated root tool. Check it out on YouTube



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    Although the text description indicates 2.3.4 & 2.3.5. it does not work for 2.3.5, he states this in the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gphesq View Post
    Although the text description indicates 2.3.4 & 2.3.5. it does not work for 2.3.5, he states this in the video.

    Many others have reported Re-Rooting with the 2.3.5 update.

    Just follow the video & instructions to the letter, especially the USB debugging mode. It may take a few attempts.

    You can also check over the Photon area @ the XDA Forum for more info.

    Hope that helps.


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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    Yo, was wondering if u can help me... im new to the root deal and u seemed to be of alot of help on here so I thought I would ask you. I have a note 2 and my messages keep failing. Can I update my prl on my phones settings without it messing up my root or tether? Not trying to update a firmware just prl... thanks in advance for any help or response
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    Default Re: Lost Root after OTA 2.3.5 Update

    You can update profile and prl no problem.

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