O.K. So here we go. Yesterday when I was trying to root, I downloaded Titanium Backup and Superuser from the Play Store. Of course when I tried to use them, they said I did not have root (I was using WCXJB Root Pack instructions.) Today, I did the PH39img.zip install from ICS HBOOT (from joeykrim HTC Vivid/Holiday Support-- CWM 188.8.131.52.) Then I put the vivid_cwm_root_ver2.zip on my SD card and went to recovery and installed it. Just reading how to flash a kernel with GUI Flash Kernel and decided to go and see if Titanium Backup would do anything. As soon as I tried to open it, Superuser asked for permission (or whatever) and Titanium opened and said I have root. This was all with the Stock ICS that shipped with my "fixed" Vivid from HTC.
I'm really a NOOB, but the combination must be what I was missing. If this is a "duh" moment, I apologize.
Thank you for an awesome guide.
Last edited by bbailey167; 30th April 2012 at 04:03 PM.
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