Thanks Meter 24
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Temecula, California
Originally Posted by HareyCarey
So, I can put the imgs into sdk tools folder, what about cwm? Would it need to be in the same folder as well? After I do that, I would plug my phone in(usb debug mode on, usb storage off or on?) and open a command prompt and find the sdk tools folder and use the commands listed? Will the commands from the prompt put it in fastboot or is fastboot a driver in sdk? I think I need an android/windows functionality FAQ for dummies..
Yeah anytime you want to flash img files you just drag and drop it into sdk -> tools. But if you just shabby's one click it does everything for you.
Otherwise if you wanna root the long way, then yes you will have to manually unlock the phone, flash cmw, and through cmw flash super user.
The pros of doing it manually would be that you can make a backup of your phone without su installed and you may also be able to have a stock recovery, so unrooting would just be to restore your phone to that backup and just lock up your phone and bam done.
fastboot mode is when you turn off your phone then hold volume down then hold power mode. Here is where you type in your command prompts like; fastboot oem lock
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash systemdata systemdata.img etc.