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5th July 2014, 08:18 PM   |  #1  
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i want to install this recovery i have untouched(locked) ZARA_UL(unlocked to all carrier) phone but S-OFF'd when i bought it...so can i simply install this recovery???????? without unlocking bootloader ....and plz guide me how to do it..........
5th July 2014, 11:55 PM   |  #2  
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i want to install this recovery i have untouched(locked) ZARA_UL(unlocked to all carrier) phone but S-OFF'd when i bought it...so can i simply install this recovery???????? without unlocking bootloader ....and plz guide me how to do it..........

u need to unlock the bootloader then install recovery
6th July 2014, 07:39 AM   |  #3  
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u need to unlock the bootloader then install recovery

that means i have to firstly s-on and then unlock bootloader through htcdev .......??????
6th July 2014, 08:27 AM   |  #4  
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that means i have to firstly s-on and then unlock bootloader through htcdev .......??????

NOOOOO! Just install Towelroot, and in adb obtain a shell session using the commands "adb devices" then "adb shell". then after obtain root privileges by typing "su" in the shell, after that run this command in the shell "echo -ne "HTCU" | dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 bs=1 seek=33796" (you should probably copy and paste that). After type "exit" and reboot into your bootloader. You are now bootloader unlocked and rooted no recovery needed. Now you should install SuperSU from the playstore for safety

You can get TowelRoot here https://towelroot.com/ just install it and run it and click "make it rain", the xda thread says it doesnt work on newer htc phones but since youre s-off it doesn't matter. I used this method to unlock my S-Off phone and everthing worked fine
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6th July 2014, 12:05 PM   |  #5  
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NOOOOO! Just install Towelroot, and in adb obtain a shell session using the commands "adb devices" then "adb shell". then after obtain root privileges by typing "su" in the shell, after that run this command in the shell "echo -ne "HTCU" | dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 bs=1 seek=33796" (you should probably copy and paste that). After type "exit" and reboot into your bootloader. You are now bootloader unlocked and rooted no recovery needed. Now you should install SuperSU from the playstore for safety

You can get TowelRoot here https://towelroot.com/ just install it and run it and click "make it rain", the xda thread says it doesnt work on newer htc phones but since youre s-off it doesn't matter. I used this method to unlock my S-Off phone and everthing worked fine

i think through this method i will loss my data and probably my phone will bootloop cause of "hcheck" file ....cause i read somewhere that because of hcheck file in bin\system.... phone can only obtain one state at a time unlock and s-on or locked and s-off........correct me if i m wrong
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i m so confused after installing towelroot and after clicking make it rain ........after sometime it says u should have root access and i checked with rootchecker app it says congratulation u have root access...........how??????

adb means i have to give the commands in fastboot mode ........
6th July 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #7  
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that means i have to firstly s-on and then unlock bootloader through htcdev .......??????

No u dont have to. Just unlock the bootloader thru htcdev. Make a backup bec unlocking the bootloader will erase everything on ur phone

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NOOOOO! Just install Towelroot, and in adb obtain a shell session using the commands "adb devices" then "adb shell". then after obtain root privileges by typing "su" in the shell, after that run this command in the shell "echo -ne "HTCU" | dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 bs=1 seek=33796" (you should probably copy and paste that). After type "exit" and reboot into your bootloader. You are now bootloader unlocked and rooted no recovery needed. Now you should install SuperSU from the playstore for safety

You can get TowelRoot here https://towelroot.com/ just install it and run it and click "make it rain", the xda thread says it doesnt work on newer htc phones but since youre s-off it doesn't matter. I used this method to unlock my S-Off phone and everthing worked fine

Towelroot is for rooting ur phone

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i think through this method i will loss my data and probably my phone will bootloop cause of "hcheck" file ....cause i read somewhere that because of hcheck file in bin\system.... phone can only obtain one state at a time unlock and s-on or locked and s-off........correct me if i m wrong

To avoid bootloop, i sugguest that u delete the hcheck file or rename it first then unlock the bootloader
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No u dont have to. Just unlock the bootloader thru htcdev. Make a backup bec unlocking the bootloader will erase everything on ur phone

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Towelroot is for rooting ur phone

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To avoid bootloop, i sugguest that u delete the hcheck file or rename it first then unlock the bootloader

If you are S-OFF you can run those commands in adb after running Towelroot with your phone rooted to unlock your bootloader with out having to wipe your phone

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i m so confused after installing towelroot and after clicking make it rain ........after sometime it says u should have root access and i checked with rootchecker app it says congratulation u have root access...........how??????

adb means i have to give the commands in fastboot mode ........

To use that command you must enable USB Debugging in developers options. No need to go into fastboot
6th July 2014, 07:18 PM   |  #9  
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If you are S-OFF you can run those commands in adb after running Towelroot with your phone rooted to unlock your bootloader with out having to wipe your phone

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To use that command you must enable USB Debugging in developers options. No need to go into fastboot

Didnt know abt that. I thought it was only for rooting ur phone
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Didnt know abt that. I thought it was only for rooting ur phone

It is only for rooting your phone. But in order to unlock your phone without having to wipe it (if youre s-off) you can run those commands in adb except they need root, thats what Towelroot is for.

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