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***Easiest Method for Keeping Root Thru the ZV8 Update***

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By mtmichaelson, Senior Member on 5th April 2012, 07:14 AM
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Alrighty Boys and Girls!!! I have tried to make this as easy as possible for what we have!!! First and foremost, this will NOT root if you are already on ZV8!!!

Prerequisites
Pretty easy, you need ANY form of ZV7 (By any that includes stock, GingerVolt, Blitzkrieg, self modified, whatever) and CWM. Also, if you have frozen the software update app, make sure you unfreeze before anything!!!

1) Download this file: http://d-h.st/MeH
2) Flash that file in cwm
3) Reboot into the OS
4) Update to ZV8

That is it!!! You are now rooted stock ZV8!!!!

After gaining root on ZV8 you can get CWM recovery by running this ZV8CWMRecovery.bat: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54501789/Rev...WMRecovery.zip

There you have it!!! That was easy now wasn't it!
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5th April 2012, 07:37 AM |#2  
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You are AMAZING! Very nice mtmichelson.
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5th April 2012, 07:56 AM |#3  
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I'll give it a shot. What do we do if the OTA fails??

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OTA failed. Lol

Edit: fixed my market, broke my swype.

Edit: broke all sound and vibration. At work, can't take time to troubleshoot. Later, hopefully.

EDIT!

Holy effing facepalm, batman! I just realized what was killing the OTA.. And while I certainly feel like an idiot, I can assure you I am truly not one. Also, I refuse to disclose where I screwed the pooch.

Updating to zv8 now..

Edit:

Yup. It works. Ha!
Still not sound/vibration though. No worries, Im going to flash a clean zv7 and do this again in a bit.

I really should have waited until I was home to mess with this. Thanks MT!
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5th April 2012, 11:33 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal8192

I'll give it a shot. What do we do if the OTA fails??

Edit:

OTA failed. Lol

Edit: fixed my market, broke my swype.

Edit: broke all sound and vibration. At work, can't take time to troubleshoot. Later, hopefully.

EDIT!

Holy effing facepalm, batman! I just realized what was killing the OTA.. And while I certainly feel like an idiot, I can assure you I am truly not one. Also, I refuse to disclose where I screwed the pooch.

Updating to zv8 now..

Edit:

Yup. It works. Ha!
Still not sound/vibration though. No worries, Im going to flash a clean zv7 and do this again in a bit.

I really should have waited until I was home to mess with this. Thanks MT!

This method does still take advantage of the local.prop file. Delete it from /data and reboot and you will have sound back. If you run the .bat it will remove it for you though.

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5th April 2012, 11:59 AM |#5  
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Awesome job MT! This was a life saver for me since my USB connection doesn't work! I was hoping the ZV8 upgrade might fix it, but it didn't. Oh well, at least now I'm on ZV8 with Break Out 1.1!!!

I had to enter the commands in Terminal Emulator by hand, which sucked. But hey, I got there...
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sweet will try this later. i take it this means you dont want that update file anymore?
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sweet will try this later. i take it this means you dont want that update file anymore?

Nope, got it lol. Thanks!

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5th April 2012, 12:21 PM |#8  
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This method does still take advantage of the local.prop file. Delete it from /data and reboot and you will have sound back. If you run the .bat it will remove it for you though.

Yeah, that's what I figured. And since I was going to go fresh install after work I wasn't concerned. Thanks for helping a guy out, even if you did laugh at my previous post. It's cool, you can admit it. ; )
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Yeah, that's what I figured. And since I was going to go fresh install after work I wasn't concerned. Thanks for helping a guy out, even if you did laugh at my previous post. It's cool, you can admit it. ; )

No, I would never laugh at you lol
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I know I am a complete noob for asking this, but what is the best way to execute the .bat file (.zip file, since we cannot install it with CWM)? I know I can adb, though I am foggy on the details since it has been a while. What are the steps that need to be taken to make sure that i direct terminal correctly towards my phone. I just want to make sure I do it right the first time. Thanks in advance!
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5th April 2012, 02:30 PM |#11  
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Another dumb question again here. sorry, but....

To run the CWM Recovery bat file, I need to be hooked up to the computer, right?

I have done the update to ZV8, but I am at work and have no cable to connect to the computer. Did the first part through WIFI to get the files.

There is no way to run the bat file off the phone itself is there?

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