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Help with root/s-off

9th February 2014, 11:10 PM |#1  
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Hey guys,

So my ultimate goal was to basically have my phone be like the Google play edition or the nexus 5. I want just pure android without bloatware or HTC.

I'm a newb to android but I tried regular rooting then realized couldn't with Verizon. I then tried the s-off method with rumrunner on linux and the problem is that it keeps telling me I need to be rooted for it to work.

Don't quite understand what's going on here. Guidance would be much appreciated.
 
 
10th February 2014, 01:48 AM |#2  
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Hey guys,

So my ultimate goal was to basically have my phone be like the Google play edition or the nexus 5. I want just pure android without bloatware or HTC.

I'm a newb to android but I tried regular rooting then realized couldn't with Verizon. I then tried the s-off method with rumrunner on linux and the problem is that it keeps telling me I need to be rooted for it to work.

Don't quite understand what's going on here. Guidance would be much appreciated.

you can use firewater to achieve s-off
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13th February 2014, 06:18 PM |#3  
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you can use firewater to achieve s-off

Thanks. I'll try this soon. If I rub into proteins I'll be sure to come back here.
18th February 2014, 03:17 AM |#4  
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you can use firewater to achieve s-off

The temproot and firewater files aren't executable by Windows 8.1

I changed the extension to .exe but nothing happens when I double click or run as administrator.
18th February 2014, 03:47 AM |#5  
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Thanks. I'll try this soon. If I rub into proteins I'll be sure to come back here.

Woah cowboy...sounds like tmi

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18th February 2014, 04:43 AM |#6  
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The temproot and firewater files aren't executable by Windows 8.1

I changed the extension to .exe but nothing happens when I double click or run as administrator.

They are not ment to be executed by windows. They are pushed to and executed from the phone using adb shell.
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18th February 2014, 06:33 PM |#7  
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They are not ment to be executed by windows. They are pushed to and executed from the phone using adb shell.

Oh, I see. Thank you C3PO. I'm not quite sure how to do that but I'll give it a shot when I'm home.
19th February 2014, 02:32 AM |#8  
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They are not ment to be executed by windows. They are pushed to and executed from the phone using adb shell.

Success! Thank you so much for your guidance. I figured out how to properly do it all in the command prompt.

Now I need to root the device and run a ROM that makes it like the google play edition.
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