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Thanks for the guide I did this last night for my sons refurb. I think i missed a step so i started it over and it worked great. I couldnt flash the radio so i saved a file on my computer and renamed it. I mounted the phone through recovery. moved the radio file over. I flashed the ics rom then went into the bootloader flashed the radio and everything is working flawlessly. Thanks for the guide and your time.
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just tried the tacoroot method, everything went fine but im stuck on the last line of code.....can anyone help?

Code:
C:\Android>fastboot oem rebootRUU
                              ... OKAY [  0.172s]
finished. total time: 0.172s

C:\Android>fastboot flash zip RUU_Vivo_W_Gingerbread_S_VERIZON_WWE_2.18.605.3_Ra
dio_1.09.01.0622_NV_VZW1.92_release_199487_si.zip
     sending 'zip' (292817 KB)... OKAY [ 50.825s]
                 writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this i
mage...
INFOsignature checking...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 92.383s

C:\Android>fastboot reboot
< waiting for device >
its been stuck here for about 15mins now, is that normal? the phone is still in the bootloader...only thing on the screen is "Ruu" highlighted
 
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just tried the tacoroot method, everything went fine but im stuck on the last line of code.....can anyone help?

Code:
C:\Android>fastboot oem rebootRUU
                              ... OKAY [  0.172s]
finished. total time: 0.172s

C:\Android>fastboot flash zip RUU_Vivo_W_Gingerbread_S_VERIZON_WWE_2.18.605.3_Ra
dio_1.09.01.0622_NV_VZW1.92_release_199487_si.zip
     sending 'zip' (292817 KB)... OKAY [ 50.825s]
                 writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this i
mage...
INFOsignature checking...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 92.383s

C:\Android>fastboot reboot
< waiting for device >
its been stuck here for about 15mins now, is that normal? the phone is still in the bootloader...only thing on the screen is "Ruu" highlighted
Redownload, check md5, try again. Pull battery if you can't get it off, hit Ctrl+c to unstick the command prompt.

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Redownload, check md5, try again. Pull battery if you can't get it off, hit Ctrl+c to unstick the command prompt.

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thats for the reply, as soon as i pulled the USB cord out the phone rebooted. about phone showed 2.3.3!! i was able to continue on to get S-OFF and flashed the radio using your tip on the previous page! thanks alot for the write up.
 
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thats for the reply, as soon as i pulled the USB cord out the phone rebooted. about phone showed 2.3.3!! i was able to continue on to get S-OFF and flashed the radio using your tip on the previous page! thanks alot for the write up.
Cool, glad it worked out.

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>cd c:\miniadb_inc2

C:\miniadb_inc2>md5sums RUU_Vivo_W_Gingerbread_S_VERIZON_WWE_2.18.605.3_Ra dio_1.
09.01.0622_NV_VZW1.92_release_199487_si.zip

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - http://www.pc-tools.net/
Type md5sums -h for help

[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[C:\miniadb_inc2\]
RUU_Vivo_W_Gingerbread_S_VERIZON_WWE_2... 100% cea499f51b40055ffd118960e1e73255

C:\miniadb_inc2>md5sums 1.09.01.0312_vivow_Radio_PG32IMG.zip

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[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[C:\miniadb_inc2\]
1.09.01.0312_vivow_Radio_PG32IMG.zip ea6b98be48210d7797e62362f49ff751

C:\miniadb_inc2>md5sums tacoroot.sh

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[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[C:\miniadb_inc2\]
tacoroot.sh 6ec06d776feb212d8b2a55817eddf76d

C:\miniadb_inc2>md5sums misc_version

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[Path] / filename MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[C:\miniadb_inc2\]
misc_version 050f55d34ddbcc860efa5982491437de

C:\miniadb_inc2>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT154MA09972 device


C:\miniadb_inc2>adb push tacoroot.sh /data/local/
2 KB/s (0 bytes in 2129.001s)

C:\miniadb_inc2>adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tacoroot.sh

C:\miniadb_inc2>adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --setup
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1
By Justin Case (jcase)
Presented by TeamAndIRC, RootzWiki and AndroidPolice
With great assistance from Reid Holland (Erishasnobattery)
----------
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1 is based on a vulnerability independently discovered by

both Justin Case and Dan Rosenberg (Rosenberg first). I believe unrevoked and
AlpahRev were also aware of it.
----------
Usage:
--recovery : For this exploit to work, you must have booted recovery at least on
ce after your last factory reset.
--setup : Setup the phone for root, must be done before --root.
--root : Root the phone.
--undo : Remove TacoRoot.
----------
Rebooting into recovery, please press Volume+, Volume- and Power at the same tim
e, and reboot the system.
rm failed for /data/data/recovery/log, No such file or directory
link failed No such file or directory

C:\miniadb_inc2>adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --root
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1
By Justin Case (jcase)
Presented by TeamAndIRC, RootzWiki and AndroidPolice
With great assistance from Reid Holland (Erishasnobattery)
----------
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1 is based on a vulnerability independently discovered by

both Justin Case and Dan Rosenberg (Rosenberg first). I believe unrevoked and
AlpahRev were also aware of it.
----------
Usage:
--recovery : For this exploit to work, you must have booted recovery at least on
ce after your last factory reset.
--setup : Setup the phone for root, must be done before --root.
--root : Root the phone.
--undo : Remove TacoRoot.
----------
Rebooting into root.
/data/local/tacoroot.sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied

I keep getting hung up at this point here. On the instructions it says that the phone should just keep bootlooping but mine just reboots back to normal and I get the permission denied stuff. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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C:\miniadb_inc2>adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --setup
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1
By Justin Case (jcase)
Presented by TeamAndIRC, RootzWiki and AndroidPolice
With great assistance from Reid Holland (Erishasnobattery)
----------
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1 is based on a vulnerability independently discovered by

both Justin Case and Dan Rosenberg (Rosenberg first). I believe unrevoked and
AlpahRev were also aware of it.
----------
Usage:
--recovery : For this exploit to work, you must have booted recovery at least on
ce after your last factory reset.
--setup : Setup the phone for root, must be done before --root.
--root : Root the phone.
--undo : Remove TacoRoot.
----------
Rebooting into recovery, please press Volume+, Volume- and Power at the same tim
e, and reboot the system.
rm failed for /data/data/recovery/log, No such file or directory
link failed No such file or directory


C:\miniadb_inc2>adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --root
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1
By Justin Case (jcase)
Presented by TeamAndIRC, RootzWiki and AndroidPolice
With great assistance from Reid Holland (Erishasnobattery)
----------
TacoRoot: HTC Edition v1 is based on a vulnerability independently discovered by

both Justin Case and Dan Rosenberg (Rosenberg first). I believe unrevoked and
AlpahRev were also aware of it.
----------
Usage:
--recovery : For this exploit to work, you must have booted recovery at least on
ce after your last factory reset.
--setup : Setup the phone for root, must be done before --root.
--root : Root the phone.
--undo : Remove TacoRoot.
----------
Rebooting into root.
/data/local/tacoroot.sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied

I keep getting hung up at this point here. On the instructions it says that the phone should just keep bootlooping but mine just reboots back to normal and I get the permission denied stuff. Anyone have any ideas?
looks like you didnt boot into recovery at least once....

adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --setup This will reboot your phone. When you get to a screen with a red exclamation mark, press VolUp+Power until you get to a menu, then press VolUp+VolDown+Power until the phone turns off. Once it is rebooted, continue.
 
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looks like you didnt boot into recovery at least once....

adb shell /data/local/tacoroot.sh --setup This will reboot your phone. When you get to a screen with a red exclamation mark, press VolUp+Power until you get to a menu, then press VolUp+VolDown+Power until the phone turns off. Once it is rebooted, continue.
I did that part but once I get to the next part when it tells you you will just keep boot looping it just reboots like normal and gives me a error code. I tried it 3 times. Do I just need to keep trying it until it takes, or am I missing a step or something?
 
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When I did it mine didn't boot loop but just stayed stuck at the end of the boot animation. I waited a min and continued on to the next step. So yours is booting completely? I would redownload all the files and try again

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Current Phone: T-Mobile HTC One M8
ROM: Stock HTCdev unlocked/rooted - no S-Off for me
Kernal: Stock

Old Phones: Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC Droid DNA, HTC Rezound, HTC Incredible 2

 
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When I did it mine didn't boot loop but just stayed stuck at the end of the boot animation. I waited a min and continued on to the next step. So yours is booting completely? I would redownload all the files and try again

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Yeah it completly reboots. I will try doing like you said and start from the beginning.

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