[GUIDE][JULY/30/2011] S-OFF under Linux/Ubuntu
This is for everyone that is not using windows or mac.
First of all - congrats! You made the right decision by not using them. Ha-ha!
Also - Thanks to everyone that was involved in getting us the so much needed S-OFF - Developers and Testers.
Now, to get S-Off you need to go to http://revolutionary.io/
Just in case - read everything that is in there, and remember that this is a Beta release, so sh*t can go wrong.
Click on "Download For Linux" . This will download revolutionary-0.3pre7.tgz
Now open Home folder, navigate to Downloads, find the file that you just downloaded, right click, and choose "extract here".
Or if you are using the console - you need to do this:
Navigate to the Downloads folder and
tar -zxf revolutionary-0.3-pre7.tgz
Now open your terminal, and navigate to the Downloads folder. You can do that by typing
Once you are in there - do the following:
or if you are root, just do
In general, its not a very good idea to stay logged in constantly as root, so yeah.
Once you downloaded the file - it redirected you to the Generator, where you need to put in your information about the phone.
Once you run revolutionary - you can find all the information needed in there, just put in the information, click on "generate", highlight the code, right click, copy, and then go to the console, right click, paste, and hit enter.
Once you get root and everything else, it will ask you if you want to install CWM. It is important to have that, so please choose "Y".
And now you can sit back and enjoy how this is magic
If you have any problems with revolutionary finding the device - please make sure that you did add the appropriate udev rules to the file /etc/rules.d/51-android.rules
To make sure that your computer sees the phone - just type
If you see it as "??????????????" - then you do need to follow the next guide to add the udev rules.
For more information on how to do that - please follow THIS GUIDE
For more information on how to use ADB under Ubuntu - please check out THIS GUIDE
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HTC Sensation 4G - Sold
MyTouch 4G - Sold
HTC HD2 - Sold
T-Mobile G2 - Sold
Nexus One - Sold
Viewsonic G-Tablet - Sold
HTC G1 - Eaten by my dog..
Samsung Vibrant - Sold
Samsung Nexus S - Sold
LG G2x - Sold (Warning! Crappy "phone")
If you think that I, or anyone else helped you, dont hesitate to hit the "THANKS" button. Thats why its there for