HTC Vivid 4.0.3 root help

DovahBear

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Can anyone please help me in rooting my vivd? Im new to rooting and wanna know how to do it. If possible please give a step by step tutorial :(
 

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All right, the way I rooted my Vivid. No issues whatsoever.

STARTING FROM SCRATCH

1) Gather all these files:

HTC Drivers: http://db.tt/Pi0WLxUf

Fastboot Folder: http://db.tt/2Zg3UeCw

SuperUser Zip File: http://db.tt/n4tr8lwi

Recovery: http://db.tt/oJNL1hPs

(WildChild, if you see this and wish for me to take down the link to your custom recovery, please PM me. And to others, please alert him, I don't want to be in trouble is all.)

2) Install the HTC drivers, place the Fastboot folder on your desktop for easeness.

3) Backup your apps, contacts, text messages, and anything else you want to keep, because later, you're gonna have to unlock your bootloader (shown later).

4) Unlock your bootloader. Now, in order to flash a custom recovery, backup your ROM, etc., you need to have an unlocked bootloader. You can do this at: www.htcdev.com and select Unlock Bootloader. You need to register, so just make an account real quick and you're good to go. Select the HTC Vivid and follow the instructions. NOTE: UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER WILL FACTORY RESET YOUR DEVICE, THAT'S WHY I RECOMMENDED BACKING UP WHAT YOU PLANNED TO KEEP.

5) Place the SuperUser zip file on your SD card.

ALREADY UNLOCKED THE BOOTLOADER

All right, you made it this far, why stop now? Time to flash that custom recovery and root your phone! You can mod it later, I'll explain later. All right, so now, place your phone into Fastboot mode by holding the Volume Down and Power button until you see the HBOOT screen. From there, select FASTBOOT, and connect your device to your PC. Confirm it says FASTBOOT USB in the red banner. Let's do this!

1) Place the downloaded recovery [wcxrecovery.img] inside of the Fastboot command folder.

2) Open a command prompt in that directory and type the following command exactly as I type it.

fastboot flash recovery "wcxrecovery.img"

And then hit Enter. You should notice a bar in the top right of the screen going up. That's normal. Wait for the command prompt to tell you that its finished, then disconnect your device from the computer.

3) Exit out of the Fastboot menu and navigate to the RECOVERY and press the Power button to enter. You'll now see options to flash, wipe, etc. Using the Volume buttons, go to "flash zip menu", locate where you placed the zip file, press Power to flash it, and voila! Your phone is rooted after it says complete! Just reboot your phone and enjoy root access! Thank me if I helped! :D

Here is what the recovery will look like:

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OperationA7X

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Alright ima work on the root right now! Thanks for the instructions :D

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Good luck, I hope it all plays out well for you, and happy flashing! Got any more questions, ask away or private message me. :)

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I cant install the drivers, it says my system doesnt support it D: i thinl maybe its cause im on windows 8?

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I'm also new to rooting, and am only interested in doing it for 2 reasons; I'd like to tether, and I want to get rid of some bloatware, but I don't see any need to overclock. I'm still running Vista, (don't laugh) I don't use my laptop as often as my phone these days; I guess my question is, would this root be a good fit/work for me? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I'm also new to rooting, and am only interested in doing it for 2 reasons; I'd like to tether, and I want to get rid of some bloatware, but I don't see any need to overclock. I'm still running Vista, (don't laugh) I don't use my laptop as often as my phone these days; I guess my question is, would this root be a good fit/work for me? Any help would be appreciated.

Eh, to get rid of bloat apps, just be careful as to what system apps you delete. Vista just wasn't too big. As for tethering, there are apps, but I prefer the system app. Dealer's choice, really.

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It would be nice to have the options that rooting would open up to me, even if I'm only going conservative right now... Any thoughts about drivers that would work with Vista?
 

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It would be nice to have the options that rooting would open up to me, even if I'm only going conservative right now... Any thoughts about drivers that would work with Vista?

Huh. They seemed to have worked on my father's PC. Vista Home Edition. Well...

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Huh. They seemed to have worked on my father's PC. Vista Home Edition. Well...

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My bad, I tried it again and sure enough found it with "search", it was probably working all along and I'm just blind, thanks for verifying:)
 

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My bad, I tried it again and sure enough found it with "search", it was probably working all along and I'm just blind, thanks for verifying:)

Yeah, all it does is run once and that's it. After that, you just connect your phone and the computer will recognize that it's an HTC Vivid.

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i'm new to this and im stcked at the comman prompt.. i cant seem to find anythn no matter how many time i have put in the command in the command prompt
 

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i'm new to this and im stcked at the comman prompt.. i cant seem to find anythn no matter how many time i have put in the command in the command prompt

Did you set the directory to where the folder is at?

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