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By lennshow66, Senior Member on 24th June 2010, 08:26 AM
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Hey,

All im wondering is what http://unrevoked.com/ is?? i know it says easy root but what exactly does it do??

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24th June 2010, 09:00 AM |#2  
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it flashes the clockworkmod recovery into your phone and that way you don't need a pc or the shortcuts we were using so far to enter a recovery that enables us to flash new roms etc...and i think this way you can backup your ext partition on sdcard (haven't tried it yet)
24th June 2010, 10:14 AM |#3  
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Isn't it for the Evo and Sprint Hero only anyway?

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24th June 2010, 11:03 AM |#4  
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No if you head over to the www.unrevoked.com/recovery it says its also for the desire ... Has anyone tried this on the desire??

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24th June 2010, 11:23 AM |#5  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=709146

apparently lots of people have
24th June 2010, 12:18 PM |#6  
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Basically, once you root your handset and you want to try out a new rom you used to have to connect your phone to a pc and push the recovery files to be able to do anything.

Then cloclworkmod recovery was written that allowed the recovery files to be stored and started from the SD card, therefore removing the dependancy on a pc to push the files.

Now this new one, unrevoked, flashes the recovery files directly to the recovery section on your phone. No need for a PC and no dependancy on the files being on the SD card. So now, once you flash this, you simply reboot your phone with the volume button held down. Wait a few seconds then scroll ro 'recovery' with the volume button, then press the power button. This takes you directly to recovery menu that allows you to backup your current rom, flash new roms, wipe your cache etc.
24th June 2010, 02:31 PM |#7  
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So it doesnt root my phone for me??

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24th June 2010, 02:44 PM |#8  
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No, you must have root already
24th June 2010, 02:45 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by lennshow66

So it doesnt root my phone for me??

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NO! You have to be rooted to use it. Rooting is very easy though.
24th June 2010, 03:15 PM |#10  
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Haha im scared of bricking my phone haha

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24th June 2010, 03:26 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by lennshow66

Haha im scared of bricking my phone haha

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Lol I was the same, and I did brick my first one. The infamous usb brick. BUT, and it's a big but... That is no longer a problem with the new methods. Even if you did somehow manage to brick it, it can be fixed!

If you read the guides and follow them you will have a nicely rooted phone and any number of custom roms at your disposal. I don't think I could live with a stock desire now

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