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►Post 1 - Glossary / Tools
►Post 2 - Root Instructions / Recovery
►Post 3 - ROMS
►Post 4 - Kernels / Modems
►Post 5 - Themes / Boot Animations / Mods
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Glossary


ADB - The Android Debug Bridge. A collection of tools that any rooted Android user should have. ADB allows one to interact with their device from a terminal interface. This enables the user to do a variety of tasks such as sideloading applications and more. SEE HERE

Android - A Linux (SEE HERE) based operating system created and mostly designed by Google. The major revisions are (SEE HERE) 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo) 2.3 (Gingerbread), and 3.0 (Honeycomb - tablet only). The majority of Android major revisions are named after desserts. SEE HERE and SEE HERE

AOSP - Android-Open-Source-Project - Its Usually to Reference Stock Android ( a company that joined with Google to make Android, and allowing the Code to be an "Open Source" so that no industry player can restrict or control the innovations of any other) SEE HERE

APK - Android PacKage. These are, basically, Android applications and all of their data. They are run via the Dalvik Virtual Machine on your device. SEE HERE

Bootloader - The part of a computer that loads the operating system. If this is damaged/deleted you are screwed.

Fastboot - Is the protocol used to update the flash filesystem in Android devices from a host over USB. It allows flashing of unsigned partition images. SEE HERE

Flashing - The act of installing a ROM onto an embedded device or emulator.

Kernel - In computing, the kernel is the main component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. SEE HERE

RAM - Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer device data storage. SEE HERE

ROM - The name given to software on embedded devices (mobile phones, for the most part). "Flashing" a ROM means that you install that software on your device.

Odexed VS Deodexed Files - "Theres plenty of debate over what is faster/better to use, im not going to take sides in this one. This is just information about what the differences in the two are, try for yourself.

Deodex basically takes the odex file and stuffs it into the apk as a classes.dex. First boot it dissembles the file into /dalvik-cache (i believe). Now there is basically 2 copies of the odex, one in the apk one in cache. This makes it "portable". This allows modders to work on the apks & easily change stuff. If you want themes or stuff like lockscreen fixes you MUST use Deodex.

Odex is how things come stock. It takes up less room but making modifications or taking apks from other roms is hard." - Credit Quote TrevE

Also SEE HERE - Link Credit pIxiLatEd

Overclocking - Increasing the "clock" of a processor to increase its speed at the expense of battery life and possibly your phone. Not all processors overclock the same, even if the hardware is identical. One phone with a Tegra2 SoC might not be able to overclock to 1.2ghz, yet another might be able to overclock to 2.0ghz (very unlikely).

Radio/Modem - The parts of a firmware that allow communication between the operating system, the telecommunication hardware, and a mobile network. Some radios give good battery life, some good signal, some neither.



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Tools

[ADB] ADB Workshop and Guide
[ADB] ADB Commands Listing
[Android SDK] - Android Software Development Kit
[Fastboot] - Moto-Fastboot
[RSDLite] - RSD / Drivers







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Root Guide

What is rooting and why should/shouldn't I do it?
Rooting is a way of gaining access to the root directory of your phone enabling you to change every aspect of your phones software that the manufacturer has locked. This enables you to do many things with your device that the manufacturer did not intend. Here are some reasons why people root and why people don't.

Reasons to root:
Get the latest versions of Android on your phone before anyone else.
Try faster and more optimized versions of your phone's software.
Overclocking and underclocking your phone.
Longer battery life.
Theme your phone a lot more.
FREE Wireless Tethering.
Remove unwanted Sprint software.

Reasons to NOT Root:
Not comfortable with troubleshooting your phone and phone problems.
Do not have the time to spend going through countless forums to find solutions to problems.
Possibility to break your phone permanently causing you to go back to Sprint (IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE) to get another one or buy another if you don't have insurance.
MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY WITH SPRINT. (YMMV - Can always un-Root)
Very time consuming and addicting.
Do not know what a "driver" is for a computer.
Have no knowledge of DOS.


So how do I root?
-Don't use any method just because the guide says "ROOT METHOD". Make sure its the latest root method used for your situation. Even this guide will get outdated one day (I'll try my best to keep it up to date).
-Rooting will cause all your information to be lost if you did not properly back them up. You will lose anything saved on the phone, such as contacts (not synced to Google) and applications and settings. Anything on your SD card will still be there such as music and pictures and video.

Basic terminology:
ROM - The phone's software
Flashing - Installing. Pertains to ROMs, kernels, radios, themes, etc


Root Methods as of 8/13/11

►MoPho Root Instructions - HDMI Dock Required◄ - Credit edgan

► - [ROOT] No HDMI Dock Needed! - Photon Torpedo 8/13/2011◄ - Credit edgan

► - No HDMI Dock Needed! - Alternate Instructions Post 8/13/2011◄ - Credit edgan

NEW - One Click MoPho Root - 8/26/2011◄ - Credit shabbypenguin

NEW - "Droid3 / MoPho" Root - 8/26/2011◄ - Credit Beach_Head

► - MoPho Root Instructions - IHOP Pudding 8/13/2011◄ - Credit the2dcour


CWM / Based Recovery

►CWM Based Alpha Recovery◄ - Credit romracer **Unlocked BL ONLY**

►CWM Bootstrap Recovery Instructions◄ - Credit Kenneth Penn & Tenfar Linn

Boot Loader Unlock - *Currently Breaks 4G*

►Boot Loader Unlock◄ - Credit Yay4Juggs

►Boot Loader Unlock [Pudding]◄ - Credit the2dcour

►[GUIDE] Retain 4G With Unlock◄ - Credit Lokifish Marz
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MoPho ROMs

►► [ROM] Alien - Credit KennethPenn◄◄ - First CWM Flashable ROM

►► [ROM] Star Wars - Credit seanzscreams ◄◄
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MoPho Themes





Boot Animations

►► [MOD] Custom Photon Boot Animations - Root Required ◄◄




MODS

►► [MOD] Create Your Own Data Toggle ◄◄

►► [MOD] Webtop Over HDMI (No Dock) - Root Required ◄◄

►► [MOD] Working Google Talk - Root Required ◄◄

►► [MOD] Disable Camera Shutter Sound - Root Required ◄◄

◄◄ [HOW TO] Diagnostic Mode / QPST ►►
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11-05-2011 - Back to the MoPho!

8-28-2011 - Discontinuing Updates to Guide

8-26-2011 - Added New Root Methods

8-25-2011 - Added [ROM] Star Wars by seanzscreams

8/21/2011 - Added Lockfish 4G retain guide

8/19/2011 - Update Glossary to incude Odex VS Deodex - Thanks pIxiLatEd!

8/18/2011 - Small Updates to Info - Added [ROM] Alien - 1 by kennethpenn

8/17/2011 - Added Boot Animations / Mods Links

8/14/2011 - Added Boot Loader Unlock / Added CWM Based Recovery
              
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Unfortunately I'm moving away from the Photon, so will be discontinuing the guides. I'll poke my head in once and awhile and update any pertinent info. Time to pass on the torch...

I enjoyed the MoPho...but one month after release it's way too quiet in here for me. I crave flashing goodness...and hear only crickets. I will be picking up the SGSII when it hits, and look forward to seeing some of you over there!

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Good choice. I have a demo device of the Epic Touch (my Sprint work phone) and it's pretty solid. This 4.5" screen is juicy but I find myself checking my social media and my email with the Photon, even though I'm supposed to use the Epic Touch as much as possible.

Wish I the the time to contribute unoffical development. Im too busy with work. I'm sure this device will heat up. Everyone acts as if they only cook HTC. Too many HTC cooks and not enough Android Cooks.

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