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[ROOT] unrEVOked 3.21: one-click root for Froyo, no downgrading

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oh great what if we have s-on
thats what i get for requesting a replacement incredible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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have faith in unrevoked. they'll get it soon.
 
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Question is how did you get a custom recovery loaded without having root? And since you were able to get a custom recovery loaded and having gone S-off wouldn't you just be able to roll back to the previous update and re-root that way?
With gathered knowledge and tools from the forums and from the unrevoked IRC folks, I was able to disable the flash protection temporarily and flash a clockwork recovery onto it. And yes, once you have achieved that, you can go S-OFF with unrevoked forever, and consequentially downgrade or flash to any other ROM (which I did, I flashed the latest Virtuous).

I don't feel like I am in a position to distribute anyone else's tools, so I won't. I just wanted to tell people that if they try hard enough, it can be done; this revision of the firmware isn't unbreakable.
 
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With gathered knowledge and tools from the forums and from the unrevoked IRC folks, I was able to disable the flash protection temporarily and flash a clockwork recovery onto it. And yes, once you have achieved that, you can go S-OFF with unrevoked forever, and consequentially downgrade or flash to any other ROM (which I did, I flashed the latest Virtuous).

I don't feel like I am in a position to distribute anyone else's tools, so I won't. I just wanted to tell people that if they try hard enough, it can be done; this revision of the firmware isn't unbreakable.
Let us know how to do this!
 
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With gathered knowledge and tools from the forums and from the unrevoked IRC folks, I was able to disable the flash protection temporarily and flash a clockwork recovery onto it. And yes, once you have achieved that, you can go S-OFF with unrevoked forever, and consequentially downgrade or flash to any other ROM (which I did, I flashed the latest Virtuous).

I don't feel like I am in a position to distribute anyone else's tools, so I won't. I just wanted to tell people that if they try hard enough, it can be done; this revision of the firmware isn't unbreakable.
puff of smokes is what i say. im sure unrevoked will break it soon and don't have to listen to some people saying it could be done but oh i won't tell anyone how to do it or help anyone.
 
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With gathered knowledge and tools from the forums and from the unrevoked IRC folks, I was able to disable the flash protection temporarily and flash a clockwork recovery onto it. And yes, once you have achieved that, you can go S-OFF with unrevoked forever, and consequentially downgrade or flash to any other ROM (which I did, I flashed the latest Virtuous).

I don't feel like I am in a position to distribute anyone else's tools, so I won't. I just wanted to tell people that if they try hard enough, it can be done; this revision of the firmware isn't unbreakable.
I dont think anyone is asking you to redistribute anyone's tools. However, I dont see any harm in linking the tools, or providing the name or creators name of the tools you used. So like others, Im calling BS...
 
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i agree. link the creator or so. why bother saying you can do it but yet not help anyone to do it?
 
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With gathered knowledge and tools from the forums and from the unrevoked IRC folks, I was able to disable the flash protection temporarily and flash a clockwork recovery onto it. And yes, once you have achieved that, you can go S-OFF with unrevoked forever, and consequentially downgrade or flash to any other ROM (which I did, I flashed the latest Virtuous).

I don't feel like I am in a position to distribute anyone else's tools, so I won't. I just wanted to tell people that if they try hard enough, it can be done; this revision of the firmware isn't unbreakable.
Please share the steps you used, giving credit where credit is due...

You don't have to distribute anyone's tools, but links to them, or at least provide the name & version of the tools used to make it easier to search would be appreciated.
 
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Default SOLUTION! - downgrade to 3.21.605 even if u have s-on

hello,

i didn't write any of these exploits, just figured out the right order. If you do this, you will be able to successfully downgrade to 3.21.605, and then use the normal un-revoked from there to get s-off, at which point you can follow the other directions posted in other threads to upgrade to the latest OTA and re-root

* NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BORK YOUR PHONE*

here's the basics:

1. get the RUU for 3.21.605 from shipped-roms.com, and extract the rom.zip file from the RUU, rename to PB31IMG.zip and put on the root of your sd card.

2. download the HTC Incredible downgrade package from the cyanogen mod wiki

3. put the downgrade files in your android sdk tools folder, and push them to your phone. you don't need the rageagainstthecage exploit, because we use z4root later on.
Code:
adb push flash_image /data/local
adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/
1. download z4root from the market, and obtain temporary root by running it on your phone

2. connect to the phone via adb, and type:
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su
3. mount system as rw with this commmand:
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mount -o remount,rw /dev/null /system
4. follow these instructions from the cyanogen mod wiki (in adb shell):
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cd /data/local
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
cd /data/local
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
reboot bootloader
when your phone re-boots, you will have to select to go into bootloader, and then select to apply the update.

it will look like it fails the first time, but it will go through the process again and succeed.

If people need more detailed instructions, I can post more precise directions later.

i just had success with this. cool

again, I did not write any of these exploits, just found the right order to do them in to downgrade from the latest OTA, even with s-on
 
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Hmm, this actually worked for me. Thanks a lot.

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