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Please help I am almost there!!

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23rd July 2014, 11:53 PM   |  #1  
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Use to own several HTCs and did the root thing and messed around with different kennels, roms, tweaks etc. Problem is I switched to iphone several years ago and now I am back with a brand new HTC M8. I am rooted with weaksause and Soff with sunshine ($25.00). Now I have been reading for three days and stuck. This ADB is totally new to me and the rooting process has change since i did it several years ago so now I am a noob.

This is where Im at. S-OFF and rooted with weaksauce. I loaded ADB. When I type in the command "adb version" it acknowledges the version. When I type in "adb devices" none are listed. My reasearch tells me I need to install drivers.

Can somebody walk me through installing the drivers into ADB and which ones are the right ones? I watched several vids but they are not clear and skip steps etc.. I need simple layman terms......I am trying to flash one of the recovery program so I can start tweaking but mannnnn I can not move forward. I am so close. So I guess what I am trying to do is install drivers to my computer so it can communicate with my phone correct?

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24th July 2014, 02:07 AM   |  #2  
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ok I got it to communicate. My device is listed when I type command adb devices. So now I need to figure out how to flash TWRP. Any really good instruction out there, I am sure there is....
24th July 2014, 03:06 AM   |  #3  
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Download the TWRP 2.7.0.2 img from the Teamwin website, rename the file to something easy like "twrp2702.img" and place that file into your adb/fastboot folder.
Boot the phone into the bootloader (make sure you first disable Fast Boot in Settings > Power)
Fast Boot is not to be confused with fastboot LOL
The former is a HTC feature to speed up boot time, the latter a protocol to communicate between PC and phone.
Open a command prompt from your fastboot/adb folder.
Hopefully you also have the fastboot drivers installed, try it with
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fastboot devices
If you get the alpha numeric string, you're good to go
Next
Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp2702.img
Once that is done
Code:
fastboot reboot
Uninstall Weaksauce if not done already.
Then download the flashable SuperSU zip and flash it in TWRP to gain permanent root.
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24th July 2014, 03:53 AM   |  #4  
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Ok GOT IT!!!!
One more question, I am in TWAP program now, what to I need to do to get perm. root? I know to uninstall weaksauce. Is there anything else I need to do while opening it for the first time before I start flashing tweaks? Because on the sunshine site it say after you get S Off properly root you device?

As I was exiting the program it said your device is not rooted and to install SuperSu in which I did?

When I went into SuperSu loader in apps it said it needed to be updated from play store and I hit play and it went through TWRP and loaded and shut phone off. I powered it.

I would assume I am completely rooted at this point?
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24th July 2014, 05:03 AM   |  #5  
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Looks like I finally achieved it! After going through the steps I am rooted. I downloaded SU Root checker and it verified that I am rooted.
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Originally Posted by swatcop1

Looks like I finally achieved it! After going through the steps I am rooted. I downloaded SU Root checker and it verified that I am rooted.

Great! Now remember, before you do anything else, run a full nandroid of your stock system in TWRP (Backup, then just swipe the button) and copy it to somewhere safe as in: off the phone!
Congrats! Enjoy!
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