Beginner's Guide to Installing the SDK and Getting Started with ADB
It looks like we may have some users that are new to rooting or to Android all together.
I posted these instructions in the perm root thread, but I figured putting them in their own thread would make it easier to find.
This is meant as a basic pre-cursor to following BCNice's perm root instructions.
I've added a link to TrueBlue_Drew's adb/fastboot guide here
If you use the method that I outline below just download his zip and extract the files to your desktop. Then move the fastboot file into your AndroidSDK\platform-tools sub directory. Thanks to Drew for putting together a great guide!
You will need fastboot installed to install BCNice20's recovery.img.
Make sure you have HTC Sync installed on your computer HTCSync
First download the SDK here
Make sure to dowload the installer_r09-windows.exe
Now install the SDK when prompted for the install path paste C:\AndroidSDK over the default path
Once you have installed it open it from the start menu
Select install packages
The main one we are concerned with is "Platform Tools"
Go to the start menu and right click on My Computer in XP Computer in Windows 7.
Select properties, then select advanced/advanced system settings in Windows 7, then environment variables, now go to the lower box (system variables) and select path then edit.
Paste the following as your path C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools then select o.k.
Make sure you have temp root via Visionary or Z4.
On your phone go to Settings, Applications, Development, and make sure USB Debugging is checked.
Now connect your phone to your computer and leave the connection type as "charge only"
On your computer select Start, then run, type in CMD
Once in the Command Prompt enter
The next line should pop up C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools>
Now test adb by typing in
If adb runs you are ready to start!
Allow Superuser on your phone
You are now in and ready to follow BCNice's directions