[Tool]Temp Root, lost then found.
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Before we even start the thread, I had zero to do with development of this tool. I'm just trying to make it available since the file is gone from where it used to be.
From the original thread:
Originally Posted by jdmarko
Just to be clear, this is not my basework, but I've assembled all the pieces and instructions to make it work for the MT4GS! Thanks to revolutionary, modaco, teamWin, eugene373, idanfima, coolbho3000 and wisefire for the easyfrevo part!
You must have the USB drivers installed for your MT4GS. (If you don't have them, you can always install HTC Sync for the Sensation
, plug in your MT4GS, and it will install the correct drivers.)
You MUST exit from the HTC Sync application for this to work!! (Right-click on the icon in the taskbar, and select Exit)
You must also have USB Debugging enabled. (Settings, Applications, Development, USB debugging)
Broken Link - see below for new link
...This is the new version (14 August 2011) that has the most up-to-date SuperUser.apk...
Unzip, and run the batch file (Run_ME_Fr3vo_ROOT.bat)...
You'll get errors like "An error occurred while running the exploit (-1) (errno: 14)", but if it also says "Exploiting device" afterwards, then it was successful!
This is temp-root, meaning that you can run apps that require root, but it'll go away when you reboot. Run the script again to get root back.
Older (v1) of this temp-root can be found here:
...just in case you run into any problems.
So, the link is broken and the temp-root file is one I use a lot. The host is down and now what do you do? I have a copy of it so I got ahold of Wisefire and TeamWin who were on board with getting the file back up.
TeamWin is hosting the file here: Temp-Root
<- For now use the mirror below - will remove this text when this one works.
Here is the TeamWin site
in case you want to check out some of the other cool stuff they're doing.
Here's a mirror in case you can't get to their link above, but definitely try there first. They made the underlying tool that does the work, and author hosted is always my first pick. Wisefire streamlined the installer for us so definitely don't think I developed anything for this other then appreciation for a good tool.
The most common time I use Temp-root is after flashing back to stock. While there are other ways to do what I did with Temp-root in the example below, the more options I have the happier I am.
1 - Fresh (S-OFF)
** for an already S-OFF device.
What you need:
- MicroSD card.
- Stock Image
How to make it:
1 - Download the Stock Image
to your computer.
2 - Rename it to PG59IMG.zip
3 - Format your MicroSD card in the computer.
4 - Transfer the image from the computer to the MicroSD card.
How to use it:
NOTE: Make sure you have a full battery!!!
1 - Power off the doubleshot. Remove the battery and MicroSD card.
2 - Insert new card from above. ( or back up current card, make, and re-insert )
3 - Replace battery and backplate.
4 - Holding the 'Volume Down' button, press the 'Power' button.
5 - Wait for the loading bar to fill.
6 - When ready, it will ask you if you want to start the update.
7 - Select yes by pressing the 'Volume Up' button. Press 'Volume Down' if you just realized you have a low battery.
8 - Allow the update time to flash to your doubleshot.
9 - Let it sit for a minute or two after it says finished, then press power to reboot.
10 - Follow on-screen instructions until finished.
1 - Reboot the doubleshot.
2 - When fully booted, open the settings menu.
3 - Go to "SD & phone storage" and choose "Factory data reset"
4 - Yes, wipe the sdcard too.
5 - Follow on-screen instructions until finished.
You now have the doubleshot as close to factory as you can get for testing. You will still have S-OFF but stock recovery.
Replacing Stock Recovery: Clockworkmod
If you have S-OFF but stock recovery, the easiest method is to:
1 - Follow the qouted instructions at the top of the thread to get Temp-root.
2 - Without rebooting, add your market account to the device.
3 - Install ROM Manager
from the market.
4 - Flash Clockworkmod through ROM Manager.
5 - What you do next is up to you (but a clockworkmod backup isn't a bad idea.)
There are other creative uses for Temp-root, but if it isn't floating around people won't discover them. At least now it's in a couple of places, so it's more likely to be available.
Losing tools is bad for development.