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21st August 2014, 05:41 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys. Not my first android phone. Had the vivid which was on pacman 4.4.4 beta. I seem to be lots when it comes to rooting/flashing this phone. Main issue is they show att, verison, etc... where my vivid was just one for all. I can remember my desire was like that but can't remember what roms were compatible with bell.

On another note, is there one rom that goes beyond the rest that everyone loves? Been back and forth between paranoid and pacman over the years. Are they good on this device?

Thanks for any info.
21st August 2014, 05:55 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys. Not my first android phone. Had the vivid which was on pacman 4.4.4 beta. I seem to be lots when it comes to rooting/flashing this phone. Main issue is they show att, verison, etc... where my vivid was just one for all. I can remember my desire was like that but can't remember what roms were compatible with bell.

On another note, is there one rom that goes beyond the rest that everyone loves? Been back and forth between paranoid and pacman over the years. Are they good on this device?

Thanks for any info.

Can just follow some of the guides on rooting the phone that you can find in the international forum. For Sprint, Verizon so forth it'll be different(CDMA vs GSM).

Can use any ROM on the device.

Can't say which ROM is best, they don't allow posts/discussions like that on the forum. It's a personal choice as such you should try them all and choose for yourself which is best for your needs/usage.
21st August 2014, 05:57 PM   |  #3  
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thanks. Guess I'll start with paranoid Wow can't believe how easy to root and s-off this device is.
22nd August 2014, 05:23 AM   |  #4  
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thanks. Guess I'll start with paranoid Wow can't believe how easy to root and s-off this device is.

Did you use firewater for s-off? I just got my boot loader unlocked and tomorrow I'm gonna root and hopefully get s-off.

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22nd August 2014, 02:40 PM   |  #5  
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Tried the firewater s-off before going golfing yesterday. Thought I bricked my phone. Am I missing something? Unlocked using the htc website and code. Installed recovery. Installed super-user, tried firewater. Got error. Do I have to flash a custom rom to fully root the device? Tried the temproot method too. Still nothing.
22nd August 2014, 05:02 PM   |  #6  
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Tried the firewater s-off before going golfing yesterday. Thought I bricked my phone. Am I missing something? Unlocked using the htc website and code. Installed recovery. Installed super-user, tried firewater. Got error. Do I have to flash a custom rom to fully root the device? Tried the temproot method too. Still nothing.

What error did you get? Whelp this sucks...?

If yes, then your only alternative is Sunshine which costs $25
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What error did you get? Whelp this sucks...?

If yes, then your only alternative is Sunshine which costs $25

Did the full adb thing. Everything looked good. Started the countdown saying it could take a few minutes. About 30 seconds later it gave me a weird message saying you can't and never will be able to s-off your phone. was about 5 lines in my command line window.

Never s-off'd my vivid, never seen the point but this one looked so easy.

I do have super user installed and shows up in my apps. Noticed just now that when I go under superuser, adb is no longer in the allowed. Might have to start over lol.
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Did the full adb thing. Everything looked good. Started the countdown saying it could take a few minutes. About 30 seconds later it gave me a weird message saying you can't and never will be able to s-off your phone. was about 5 lines in my command line window.

Never s-off'd my vivid, never seen the point but this one looked so easy.

I do have super user installed and shows up in my apps. Noticed just now that when I go under superuser, adb is no longer in the allowed. Might have to start over lol.

Well if you got the whelp message you will not be able to s-off with firewater
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Guess it's back to the fastboot commands when flashing??
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Guess it's back to the fastboot commands when flashing??

Or use sunshine. Costs 25 bucks.

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