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[Q] I am now S-Off w/ Bootloader Unlocked using Firewater!

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By wwindexx, Junior Member on 31st January 2014, 10:13 PM
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Okay, so now I can confirm that Firewater worked great - using the temproot method. Where do I go from here? The instructions I've found for installing TWRP were extremely confusing. I had no problems following the directions for Firewater, but this is a different story. Now that I'm unlocked and S-Off, where do I go from here?
 
 
31st January 2014, 10:45 PM |#2  
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Congrats! Well you need to flash a recovery. Get a recovery.img http://flyhalf205.com/getdownload.ph....3.4-m7vzw.img and place it on your pc in the same folder as the fastboot.exe file. Open a cmd prompt and navigate to the directory where the 2 files are. Boot the phone to bootloader (hboot). Then in the cmd terminal type
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fastboot erase cache
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fastboot flash recovery nameofrecoveryimg.img
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Thank you very much! I do have some questions. Do I need to be rooted? In the bootloader screen it says I am S-Off and Unlocked, but I don't think I am rooted. I have to use the temproot included with Firewater. I downloaded a twrp .img. Am I supposed to flash that? Once that is flashed, am I free to download a custom rom?
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Thanks for the info

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If you are s-off and unlocked all you need to do is flash that recovery i posted, and then flash a rom of your choosing. Most every rom comes pre-rooted. I assume right now you are stock. If you want to stay stock just flash that recovery, then flash superuser thru recovery and you will be rooted.

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Where did you get the firewater download from, got a link?

Never mind i found it http://firewater-soff.com/instructions/
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Cool so you were 4.3 with s on and locked boot loader and firewater now has you s off and unlocked. So you just need a custom recovery and then whatever Rom you want.

I was going to ruu back to stock locked and s on to try firewater for fun but I don't want to run into snags so I'll just stay how I am for now.

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is it normal to hang at "waiting for device"?
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is it normal to hang at "waiting for device"?

How long has it been? Windows or Linux? Turned off firewall and antivirus, and removed sync manager if on Windows?

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wronge galismt
Linux - Xubuntu to be specific. It seems to only recognize the device half of the time when connected to USB. It hangs indefinitely - 5 min was the longest I would wait. When I select Recovery from the hboot menu, I get a silhouette of my phone with a "NO" symbol through it. This is not normal.
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Are you using the quick android sdk or did you download the whole sdk and install platform tools then set path in your home directory profile?


Edit: try these directions at the bottom to set your path.

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/20770-gui...tu-and-mint12/

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I got a error that said i don't have su binaries? anyone else?

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