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  1. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    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 THIS FILE and place on the root of your SD card (storage space)
    -boot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)
    -In CMD
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    -Download THIS FILE and place in platform-tools on your PC
    -In CMD
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-crespo4g.img
    -Boot into Clockwork recovery (from fastboot, choose recovery)
    -From recovery: Install zip from SD card > Choose zip from SD card > select su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip
    -Reboot and you now have super user.

    [warn]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[/warn]
    Way #1
    - 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

    Way #2
    -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

    Way #3
    - In ADB
    Code:
    mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
    Important Note:
    Any question, comments, concerns, bumps, bruises, or otherwise should be discussed here, not by PM'ing me. Thanks in advance.
    05-06-2011 08:17 PM
  2. Kloneicle's Avatar
    Thanks, will you update this thread when newer information is available for this phone?
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    05-06-2011 09:00 PM
  3. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Thanks, will you update this thread when newer information is available for this phone?
    yes. Think i have recovery sticky now. I'm able to boot into it without having to flash each time. I need someone to validate the recovery is not sticky for them following the process above. I need this validated both through ROM manager as well as through fastboot.

    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 09:18 PM
  4. Kloneicle's Avatar
    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

    Rom Manager?

    Just curious but what is the downside to a non-sticky recovery?
    05-06-2011 09:29 PM
  5. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Updated with how to make custom recovery sticky so you don't need to apply it every time.
    05-06-2011 09:39 PM
  6. Kloneicle's Avatar
    Updated with how to make custom recovery sticky so you don't need to apply it every time.
    So let me get this stright, the point of the custom recovery is to "ding ding" flash a custom recovery image (rather then stock recovery) when needed? So the whole point of it being sticky is more of a annoyance of having to get to it first? It has nothing to do with keeping root access when the phone is rebooted.


    Right?
    05-06-2011 09:50 PM
  7. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    I think your mixing up some terminology
    So let me get this stright, the point of the custom recovery is to "ding ding" flash a custom recovery image
    No, the point of flashing a custom recovery is so you can then flash zips to the phone not created by google. So in post #1, by flashing the custom recovery, you can now flash the SU zip which puts the super user binary and apk in place.

    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.
    So the whole point of it being sticky is more of a annoyance of having to get to it first?
    The whole point would be to prevent you from having to flash the custom recovery any time you wanted to go into recovery and flash a zip. Doing what i stated above keeps the custom recovery in place so later, when ROMs, themes, kernels, other hacks come out, you can boot straight into the custom recovery through fastboot without having to flash it again first.

    It has nothing to do with keeping root access when the phone is rebooted.


    Right?
    correct, It has nothing to do with rooting but you will need to apply the custom recovery at least the first time so you can flash the SU zip
    05-06-2011 10:03 PM
  8. Kloneicle's Avatar
    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
    05-06-2011 10:08 PM
  9. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    yep, OEM unlock wipes the phone
    05-06-2011 10:38 PM
  10. Kloneicle's Avatar
    yep, OEM unlock wipes the phone
    I see the SU User App :-p Got any recommend File Managers?

    Is a Unlocked status required for root at all times?
    05-06-2011 10:43 PM
  11. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Just flashed netarchy's 1.3.0.10 CFS - 2.3.4 kernel and i'm chugging alone at 1.2GHz. Everything seems to be working fine thus far
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    05-07-2011 07:28 AM
  12. Kloneicle's Avatar
    Just flashed netarchy's 1.3.0.10 CFS - 2.3.4 kernel and i'm chugging alone at 1.2GHz. Everything seems to be working fine thus far
    I didn't find a need to overclock this so far. The phone is blazing out of the box. I have had zero lag with my daily actions so far. I was amazed how quickly GPS loaded up. Thanks for all your help btw, root is working. I didn't bother with keeping the custom recovery sticky. I honestly just want to keep this as stock as possible untill needed.
    05-07-2011 11:31 AM
  13. Joebags's Avatar
    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 03:40 PM
  14. pirarre's Avatar
    -Download THIS FILE and place on the root of your SD card (storage space)

    -boot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)

    -In CMD
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    Download THIS FILE and place in platform-tools on your PC

    -In CMD
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img
    -Boot into Clockwork recovery (from fastboot, choose recovery)

    -From recovery: Install zip from SD card > Choose zip from SD card > select su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip

    Reboot and you now have super user.

    [warn]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. [/warn]
    -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

    After doing this you'll want to boot into custom recovery from now on using the fastboot menu. If you attempt to boot from recovery using ROM Manager you'll get a black screen.
    Had a few problems with getting root to stick but I got it to work. The first thing I did was made a nandroid backup.
    05-07-2011 10:12 PM
  15. LocationDudeNYC's Avatar
    So, how do I do this on my Mac? Thanks.
    05-08-2011 08:35 AM
  16. 12MaNy's Avatar
    I PM'd Amon_RA over at xda about RA Recovery for NS4G, so we can backup our RSA keys. I don't usually use Clockwork so I'm not sure if it backs up wimax.
    05-08-2011 10:49 AM
  17. fixxxer1022's Avatar
    what are the instructions to do this on a mac?
    05-08-2011 10:51 AM
  18. fixxxer1022's Avatar
    I PM'd Amon_RA over at xda about RA Recovery for NS4G, so we can backup our RSA keys. I don't usually use Clockwork so I'm not sure if it backs up wimax.
    +1000 i hate clockwork, id love to see the amon recovery ported over. ill even donate for this to happen.
    05-08-2011 10:52 AM
  19. 12MaNy's Avatar
    +1000 i hate clockwork, id love to see the amon recovery ported over. ill even donate for this to happen.
    Yeah, me too. I'll send a hefty donation his way if this happens.
    05-08-2011 11:02 AM
  20. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Try chatting with drellisdee from getitnowmarketing. He made all the amon_ra recoveries for the LG optimus series of phones.
    05-08-2011 11:18 AM
  21. BrianDigital's Avatar
    that was amazing, the hardest part was getting drivers
    05-08-2011 11:44 AM
  22. fixxxer1022's Avatar
    Try chatting with drellisdee from getitnowmarketing. He made all the amon_ra recoveries for the LG optimus series of phones.
    i hope someone can get this going.
    05-08-2011 12:09 PM
  23. kalex's Avatar
    Why do people hate clockwork?

    How does one backup the RSA keys?
    05-08-2011 12:30 PM
  24. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Why do people hate clockwork?

    How does one backup the RSA keys?
    I don't hate clockwork at all, i just prefer Amon_ra. When i started, that was the only option so i stick with it. I find some features i use frequently (mount as USB, wipe dalvik) tucked away in sub-menus on CW which causes more button presses while those same features in Amon_Ra are centrally located (mount USB is #1 option, Wipe dalvik is conveniently located with wipe data and wipe cache).
    05-08-2011 01:13 PM
  25. kalex's Avatar
    Oh ye I noticed that too. when I switched my LG to CW menus were all over the place. Wipe cache was in one place and davlik was buried inside menus
    05-08-2011 01:19 PM
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