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Successfuly used FIREWATER & now need correction on next steps

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By -XIV-, Senior Member on 12th February 2014, 04:54 AM
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Last time I rooted a phone was the original DROID (great phone).

Now, I'm back on the scene after not fond of the OTA 4.4 so I consider myself a "newbie" since things have changed a lot.

Took some time but managed to successfully use FIREWATER.

Just wondering if I have the correct order of the next steps:



(*Verizon One w/ Mac machine only)

1. FIREWATER
2. Find Recovery to flash
3. Make back-up
4. Root
5. Find desired ROM



So looks like RECOVERY is next but there are MANY links with "recovery" in search results it's a bit overwhelming.

Obviously I need one specifically for Verizon, right?


Thanks in advance
 
 
12th February 2014, 05:20 AM |#2  
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Your phone was android 4.4.2 and you were able to use firewater to unlock? Or are you asking if you can use it to root 4.4.2? Firewater doesn't work the ota we just got.

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12th February 2014, 06:10 AM |#3  
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Everything you need can be found HERE everything is pretty much up to date recovery wise
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12th February 2014, 06:49 PM |#4  
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Everyone has their preferences as what recovery to use but I just went through this about 4 days ago.

A recovery option that will work: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2416273
See downloads where it says classic, and touch -- it's your choice which to get.

I will however note that I had an issue wiping cache/data on the 6.0.4.7 update. It might of just been a bad flash but I ended up going to version 6.0.4.4 and I was able to do everything just fine. Mounts/unmounts, backups/restores, wipes and flashes.

Link to the version I used (CWM Classic 6.0.4.4): http://www.radracer.us/otp/droid/rec....4.4-m7vzw.zip

To get into your recovery you go to your bootloader (or whatever HTC calls it, where you see Fastboot, HBoot version and what not), and you will see Recovery as an option. Once selected you will boot into CWM.
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13th February 2014, 10:13 PM |#5  
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Do you lose data if you use firewater? From what I am reading I dont believe data is lost but haven't seen a clear answer.
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Originally Posted by disconnecktie

Your phone was android 4.4.2 and you were able to use firewater to unlock? Or are you asking if you can use it to root 4.4.2? Firewater doesn't work the ota we just got.

No no, sorry should've clarified that: I was on 4.3 and saw the unnecessary changes 4.4.2 brought so I withheld from updating.




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Do you lose data if you use firewater? From what I am reading I dont believe data is lost but haven't seen a clear answer.


No, not at all. I think I will lose data when I flash recovery or install a ROM though



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Originally Posted by vpxf

Everyone has their preferences as what recovery to use but I just went through this about 4 days ago.

A recovery option that will work: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2416273
See downloads where it says classic, and touch -- it's your choice which to get.

I will however note that I had an issue wiping cache/data on the 6.0.4.7 update. It might of just been a bad flash but I ended up going to version 6.0.4.4 and I was able to do everything just fine. Mounts/unmounts, backups/restores, wipes and flashes.

Link to the version I used (CWM Classic 6.0.4.4): http://www.radracer.us/otp/droid/rec....4.4-m7vzw.zip

To get into your recovery you go to your bootloader (or whatever HTC calls it, where you see Fastboot, HBoot version and what not), and you will see Recovery as an option. Once selected you will boot into CWM.



That's a lot and after this busy weekend, I'll have to sit down and go through everything you just posted. Thanks!
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BTW I'm seeing that there are some issues with TWRP not allowing you to BOOT back up if your phone dies?

Any reason why TWRP should be the one or do another RECOVERY?
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No no, sorry should've clarified that: I was on 4.3 and saw the unnecessary changes 4.4.2 brought so I withheld from updating.

Im in the same boat as you. Waiting to see how everything works out. I have heard clockwork is working pretty well for this phone. ALmost ready to S-OFF now.

So, if I S-Off on 4.3, can I then let the ota come over and not lose the abililty to flash SU, or a rom with SU/Root? I should still be able to flash anything I want in recovery with S-OFF no?
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