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[Q] Stock View 4G HC S-on to S-off and rooted

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By richnwilson, Member on 4th April 2012, 04:49 PM
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Apologies for any ignorance here as I'm a newbie. I've been monitoring the various threads in this forum but can't seem to find a step by step guide on what I need to do for the following.

I have a HTC View 4G stock tablet that was flashed to HC. I'd really like to find a way to remove the Sprint apps and root the tablet so I can install a custom ROM.

I get the sense I need to find a way to downgrade to GB, root, S-Off and then apply custom ROM's and uninstall Sprint apps -- is that correct ? I was able to figure out my H-BOOT version is 1.14.0005 and that my tablet shows the following:

*** LOCKED ***
EXPRESS PVT SHIP S-ON RL

Since I've done nothing to modify the View system yet, I'm not sure of the specific steps I need to take to accomplish this.

Kind regards
Rich
 
 
5th April 2012, 01:06 AM |#2  
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first, downgrade to gingerbread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1414137

then, get S-off, root and recovery
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1194709

next, upgrade to HC s=off
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1409306

now download custom rom and flash, i suggest Desensed 2.1
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1416868

READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY AND VERIFY/DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE IT MATCHES THE INSTRUCTIONS. I CANT STRESS ENOUGH UNLESS YOU WANT TO BRICK YOUR DEVICE

also, please dont make a new thread if you have more questions later on. try to post them on this thread because your questions/problem have probably been asked and answered before

---------- Post added at 08:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:47 PM ----------

you might actually be able to do everything with this tool but you definitely need to install the HTC drivers and get revolutionary recovery separately

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1418258

i recommend rooting it the long way so you can get used to and comfortable with different rooting methods
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5th April 2012, 03:43 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the prompt response. I will step through these steps and document what I did and then re-post.
6th April 2012, 04:33 AM |#4  
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Wyldkard.....I'm new to the View. My Vibrant was basically a one click root. From there you could flash almost anything be it GB, HC or ICS. This s-on/ off and hboot stuff is definitely more involved. Can you point me to a thread that explains rooting the hard way. I'd like to read just to learn. I'm s-off now via revolutionary but I think they made it too easy for me. LOL

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