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13th April 2012, 08:45 AM |#51  
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Originally Posted by mosta_9741

regarding the stock recovery mode, wts meant by FOTA ??????

Something like this:

FOTA = Firmware(update) Over The Air

Only the Stock Rom allows firmware upgrades over the air (neither ClockWorkMod = CWM, nor RZ Recovery = RZR)

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15th April 2012, 01:16 AM |#52  
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Unhappy Lost root after rom update...
THE-E thanks for this awesome tutorial! I was having fun with my rooted phone until one hour ago...


I've just flashed my device to the new April release "I8150BVJLM2_I8150BZTOLM2_I8150BVJLM2_HOME.tar.md5 " and when trying to root I get the following message in the Recovery mode screen:

-- Install /sdcard ...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E:Can't open /tmp/sideload/package.zip
(bad)
Installation aborted.


Does anyone know how to fix that?

I also flashed back the previous rom from February release "I8150BVJLB1_I8150BZTOLB1_I8150BVJLB1_HOME.tar.md5 " but I got the same message...

What should I do? I need ROOT!!! LOL

[UPDATE]
Never mind guys... Problem solved... I just formatted the internal SD, put the files back and tried again...

VOILA!!!
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24th April 2012, 02:26 AM |#53  
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what method of rooting is applicable for firmware DXLC1?

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24th April 2012, 08:14 AM |#54  
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what method of rooting is applicable for firmware DXLC1?

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So far only rooting via recovery is working for firmwares later than XXLA2, and so far there are no issues reported with later versions using this method.
There are no german firmwares later than XXLA2 realeased, so I have not tested it personally.

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24th April 2012, 08:41 AM |#55  
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thanks sir.

btw, what specific location on sd card can i put the update.zip? is this just in \sd card\update.zip?

as per instruction, no need to extract the zip file right?

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24th April 2012, 09:48 PM |#56  
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thanks sir.

btw, what specific location on sd card can i put the update.zip? is this just in \sd card\update.zip?

as per instruction, no need to extract the zip file right?

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Not required..

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25th April 2012, 02:17 AM |#57  
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thanks, my phone is now rooted

btw, what are the recommended apps for rooted phone?
25th April 2012, 10:59 PM |#58  
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ok stupid question....

How do I tell if my phone is actually rooted?

I applied update.zip from the recovery method. It took about 2 or 3 seconds then said update complete. I rebooted the phone and it came up as normal.

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25th April 2012, 11:04 PM |#59  
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ok stupid question....

How do I tell if my phone is actually rooted?

I applied update.zip from the recovery method. It took about 2 or 3 seconds then said update complete. I rebooted the phone and it came up as normal.

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Do you see the "Superuser" app installed in your phone? If so, it is rooted...
25th April 2012, 11:13 PM |#60  
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ok stupid question....

How do I tell if my phone is actually rooted?

I applied update.zip from the recovery method. It took about 2 or 3 seconds then said update complete. I rebooted the phone and it came up as normal.

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Lol nevermind, I worked it out.....
5th May 2012, 08:36 PM |#61  
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Can anyone help for this....

AMSS...How to recover this as even stock recovery is inaccessible.

o O From My Ancora CM9 ICS o O
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