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[Guide] Absolute Newbie's Guide to Rooting a Streak 7 that has Stock Honeycomb

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By EwanG, Senior Member on 26th December 2011, 02:40 AM
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Obviously this guide owes a huge bunch of thanks to "TheManii", "Giveen" and other folks who can't be named on this forum. I have tested this on both a Streak 7 WiFi and a Streak 7 4G. In both cases they had the Stock Honeycomb already on them. So if you are coming from some other version of Android you may wish to reconsider

1) Download the Fastboot+ADB.zip file for Clockwork Mod 5.0.2.7 from the XDA Developers thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1334487)

2) Download the Clockwork mod 5.0.2.7 file from the XDA Developers thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1334487)

3) Go into Settings->Applications and turn on "Run Applications from Unknown Sources"

4) Go to Development Settings and select "USB Debugging"

5) Unpack the Fastboot+ADB file into a directory on your computer where you can find it again

6) Attach the Streak to your PC, and copy the "Drivers.zip" file from the root directory of the Streak (/sdcard) to the same directory where you unpacked the Fastboot file

7) Turn off your Streak after you have copied this file, and disconnect it from the PC

8) Unpack the drivers.zip file and find the "Setup.MSI" file. Execute this file to install the drivers you will need

9) Put your Streak into Fastboot mode - i.e. turn it off, then turn it on by pressing the Power button while holding the Vol DOWN (-) at the same time. This can take up to 20 seconds

10) You will get some red text followed by a white line saying something about Fastboot USB downloading is active

11) Connect the streak to the PC now, and it should install an Android ADB driver. Depending on what you have already setup you may get some drivers installed successfully, and some not. In general if you've been following this guide, you'll be ok

12) Open a command line for the folder where you have fastboot and your recovery image (ClockWorkMod) - in windows navigate to the folder, and hold the shift key while right clicking

13) On the command line type the following:
fastboot -i 0x413C flash recovery recovery.img (where recovery.img is the ClockworkMod or other recovery file)

14) On the command line type the following:
fastboot -i 0x413C reboot

15) Your device should now reboot

16) To get it to reboot into CWM, turn the Streak off, and then turn it on again while holding the Power Button and Volume UP (+) at the same time. This may take up to 30 seconds

From here you would follow the normal CWM options to install just the root files (Superuser7 for one example) or install a custom ROM.
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4th January 2012, 04:31 AM |#2  
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It turns out steps 9 - 15 are also a great way to fix the problem when your Streak comes up and starts asking for a Password when you never setup a password. For some reason installing one of the custom ROMS also installs a version of CWM that is not as recent as the 5 series, which can lead to issues with the signature verification (i.e. when things go "boom", Android sees the partition as encrypted rather than just "locked"). So steps 9 - 15 allow you to put in a later CWM which does a proper wipe, and you're back in business. Have to reinstall apps, but the data is left alone.

Just in case I'm not the only one who has run into this
5th January 2012, 11:52 PM |#3  
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Ok, I used this guide to modify my Dell Streak 7 wifi. After I was done my screen kept flickering and I put it back to stock thanks to AndroidOVERALL putting together a post on how to complete the restore.

I have searched about the screen flickering but didn't find a resolution. Maybe I missed it, but it seemed that others had the same issue and it was either a hardware problem, the brightness was adjusted, or auto rotate was disabled. I tried adjusting the brightness settings and many other settings but the issue was not resolved until I returned everything to stock.

I have a Dell streak 7 wifi, US version with Honeycomb.

Please point me in the right direction if this issue has been resolved and I missed it. If not any suggestions?
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Did you load a custom ROM after following these steps, or did you just reboot aft getting CWM installed. Usually the flickering comes from an issue with the video driver (so can be software if a bad driver, or hardware if it's only marginally in spec).
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For any one who gets to the end of the steps and now can boot in go CWM but doesn't know what to do about getting rooted.

Very very Simple.

Download Superuser7.zip
http://www.tablet-cables.com/streak/...Superuser7.zip

Have your Streak booted normally and USB cable hooked up.

Move to the internal Memory Superuser7.zip

power off device

Power back on using Vol UP & Power Button

Select 2. Software upgrade via update.pkg on SD card and press power

CWM will load.

Select install zip from sd card and power to enter.

select Choose zip from internal sd card and power.

use Vol UP to go backwards to your files and select Superuser7.zip and hit power

move down to YES - Install Superuser7.zip and hit power

thats it. its rooted.

goto ++++++++ Go Back+++++++

and reboot system now

and let it reboot.

Not necessary, but I'd suggest running Superuser and hitting the Knob icon top right (settings) and scrolling down and updating Super User.

Hope this helps someone who may not know where to get Superuser7 and what to do after following the great guide above.
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thanks!
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Help?
I am trying to Flash superuser.zip after installing the clockwork.
But I keep getting the following screen. I do not have exterior sd card installed.
What can I do?
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I am trying to Flash superuser.zip after installing the clockwork.
But I keep getting the following screen. I do not have exterior sd card installed.
What can I do?

It's saying that it is looking for an SD Card and not finding it, so that certainly makes sense. However, it sounds like it is looking for "update.pkg" rather than "superuser.zip", so is it possible you accidentally selected the "Update" option in CWM rather than the option to select a file?
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He doesnt have clockwork mod installed, you must have CWM installed to flash zips
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OK, I have a new Streak 7 t-mobile with HC 3.2. I plug it to the pc running xp sp3, and it needs drivers for MTP and Streak7. I pointed to the Fastboot+ADB folder I extracted for the Streak7 driver and it installed Android ADB Interface. Pointing there for MTP fails to find a driver. I can't get to the internal SD to get the drivers.zip because my computer won't recognize the Streak until the MTP driver is installed. After installing an MTP driver from the net, I can see the internal and external SD. I copied everything to a single folder labelled STREAK in c:\ and unplug the Streak from the pc. I put the Streak into fastboot mode (Volume - & Power), wait about 10 seconds, then plug it into the usb port. The computer see the Fastboot device and needs a driver. I point it to the STREAK folder (former Fastboot+ADB) but it didn't find a driver it liked. I tried to install manually, but there is no Android 1.0 or Android ABD Interface devices in my list. I do see Android USB Devices, but it is empty when I click on it. ANYBODY else get this, and how do I move forward? I followed the guide to the letter, and appreciate all the work & effort you guys put into making these root methods available. The Streak7 is a cool little device, but I think it will be cooler once I root it. I have rooted my Epic 4g and the wife's Evo 4g on this same computer, and I do have the Android SDK installed (even though I don't know how to use it).


OK, so I used all the same files I have here and was able to successfully get Clockwork flashed & gain root. I dunno why the xp machines don't like these files. I tried 3 other xp laptops before getting to my wife's Windows 7 laptop, which worked just as described in the very well-written guides. #MindBottling!
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I cannot even find the drivers.zip in step6. WIN7x64 and a brand new tmobile streak 7. where is this thing? I looked through all the folders and subfolders.
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