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is this the correct plan to s-off and root a stock phone?

10th December 2012, 05:07 AM |#1  
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1 - follow unlimited.io instructions - http://unlimited.io/fireball.htm which will include basic android sdk (minimum of adb and fastboot) on a pc that meets dirty racun specs.

2 - step 12 calls for temproot, best way is use excerpts from team fireballas fakecid directions. all that is needed is "Quick how-to temproot (written by captainrewind):" part 1.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1986346

3 - complete dirty racun instructions, s-off will then be achieved.

4 - now root needs done, return to team fireballas thread, post 2, and install recovery (twrp).

5 - install superuser or supersu again using team fireballas thread post 2 or the play store.


this will give me a rooted phone with s-off and stock software. i can now install apps that require root (wifi tether, adblock, root explorer, etc.), use recovery to do nandroids and install custom roms if i want.

what did i miss?
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10th December 2012, 06:04 AM |#2  
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QUESTION - step 6 says to relock your phone... if my phone is still stock do i still need to do this? what exactly is it doing?

This guarantees you are locked. It doesn't do anything bad if you already are locked.
10th December 2012, 01:01 PM |#3  
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You don't have to install the android sdk. The dirtyracun folder has a simple short version, just cd to that folder, or open cmd from the shortcut included in it and you'll have adb needed to get s-off.
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thanks guys - i updated the op...
12th December 2012, 10:07 PM |#5  
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I'm going to do this one of these days. Thanks for the checklist.
11th January 2014, 07:22 PM |#6  
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Hello,

I applied this procedure on 30-Sep-13 and it worked beautifully. I've enjoyed root access until this morning when I clicked ok for a software upgrade. Now my phone seems to be in an endless loop showing some console content and then showing a graphic that says teamwin. Some of the console output references preparing and running skin_fota tool.

Does anyone have advice to how I might get back to a stable phone?

Thanks.

Ed

Update:

I pulled and restored the battery and the phone seems to have come back but I lost root access..
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Hello,

I applied this procedure on 30-Sep-13 and it worked beautifully. I've enjoyed root access until this morning when I clicked ok for a software upgrade. Now my phone seems to be in an endless loop showing some console content and then showing a graphic that says teamwin. Some of the console output references preparing and running skin_fota tool.

Does anyone have advice to how I might get back to a stable phone?

Thanks.

Ed

Update:

I pulled and restored the battery and the phone seems to have come back but I lost root access..

did you try to install the verizon ota update? i'm surprised you could even install it...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2601175
15th January 2014, 03:18 PM |#8  
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did you try to install the verizon ota update? i'm surprised you could even install it...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2601175

Thanks for the link.

Yes I tried the install and I let it cycle as described above for about four hours. Then I made the post and finally pulled the battery to see if the phone would come back on its own, which it did. I can't say for sure if the update was success because I finally slammed it down by removing the battery but after four days, the phone has been perfectly stable and does indicate 2.19.605.2 710RD.

I've tested that I no longer have root but I haven't yet checked if I still have S-OFF. Is it expected that I should still have S-OFF?

Thanks.
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31st March 2014, 03:35 AM |#9  
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did you try to install the verizon ota update? i'm surprised you could even install it...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2601175

I had trouble running DirtyRacun's update, (March 30th, 2014), and it would appear that it is because I took an OTA update at some point in February. If this is the case, I can tell you I had success with following this post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2664460
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