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How to gain root access to google ion rom?

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17th June 2009, 08:17 AM   |  #1  
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I'm have the original ION phone with Ion Rom...
But from what i search from wiki to forum's here, mostly I see is reflashing the whole rom to get root access..

is it possible to get the root access on the rom I have now rather than reflashing it?

This is what I have right now in my phone:
HBoot-1.33.3004 (SAPP30000)
CPLD-10
RADIO-2.22.19.261
17th June 2009, 08:28 AM   |  #2  
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Yes this is possible.

1. Download a rooted recovery image (recovery.img) with nandroid support.
2. Switch your ion to fastboot mode.
3. Execute "Fastboot boot recovery.img" (this will not flash the recovery to your Ion, it will just load it).
4. perform a nandroid backup.
5. unpack the boot.img you find in the nandroid directory on your sdcard.
6. change the ro.secure property and repack the boot.img.
7. flash the rooted boot.img image to your ion.
17th June 2009, 08:41 AM   |  #3  
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So the instruction mention is the same as the one posted on wiki?
http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.ph...=Magic_Rooting

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Yes this is possible.

1. Download a rooted recovery image (recovery.img) with nandroid support.
2. Switch your ion to fastboot mode.
3. Execute "Fastboot boot recovery.img" (this will not flash the recovery to your Ion, it will just load it).
4. perform a nandroid backup.
5. unpack the boot.img you find in the nandroid directory on your sdcard.
6. change the ro.secure property and repack the boot.img.
7. flash the rooted boot.img image to your ion.

17th June 2009, 09:09 AM   |  #4  
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No, it's not the same, with the instructions on the wiki your are overwriting your ROM with a different one... so you basically undo the ion rom.
17th June 2009, 09:22 AM   |  #5  
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Im very new to this, do you mind bring me throught the how process?

I have just went ahead to try that process..(as i thought its just bascially rooting the magic with the recovery rom and ended up on a boot loop)

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No, it's not the same, with the instructions on the wiki your are overwriting your ROM with a different one... so you basically undo the ion rom.

17th June 2009, 12:38 PM   |  #6  
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5. unpack the boot.img you find in the nandroid directory on your sdcard.

How do you do that?
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How do you do that?

http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.ph...ck_Boot_Images
17th June 2009, 05:06 PM   |  #8  
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Hello,
Just got a google ion. Originally followed the instructions in the link above about rooting an htc magic... which allowed me to put haykuro's rootme on. Everything works fine now, I have root (I was able to add new fonts as su). However I do not have a superuser app--- and I am a bit confused about who I receive updates from now. I have read that jf1.5 does not work on this phone.
I did not need to unpack any .img files.
I have a recovery where I can flash new update.zip files, do nandroid backups, etc.
Can anyone fill me in on where I can get a superuser app, who should I receive updated update.zip fles from, etc?
The ion rom that is floating around installs but wifi doesn't work, so I'm back at rootme.zip.
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No, it's not the same, with the instructions on the wiki your are overwriting your ROM with a different one... so you basically undo the ion rom.

no you don't
I followed the wiki and had ROOT and Hard SPL but the rom was unchanged

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