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By 19JaKeB91, Junior Member on 11th September 2012, 05:41 PM
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I wasn't able to post this anywhere else.

So this is a guide to rooting the HTC Flyer on HBoot 1.11.0011

This is pretty much things I done from several guides to get CWM to work properly and to get Super User installed.

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INSTALL THESE FILES
Fastboot Drivers
Super User Files
Android SDK

TO ENTER BOOTLOADER HOLD
VOLUME DOWN THEN PRESS THE POWER BUTTON!

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STEP ONE

The first thing you need to do is head over to the HTC Unlock Site

Once there signup and then follow the instructions to unlocking

I'm not sure how to tell if your model is WWE or TUR but I used WWE

It will guide you through the steps to unlock the bootloader once done proceed below

STEP TWO

Make sure to disable fastboot and activate USB Debugging just like you did on the HTC Unlock website

When you unlocked it through the website it reset these settings so you MUST change them back.

Make sure that the CWM image you download at the start of the thread below is placed in the C:\android\ folder you made

when unlocking the bootloader, do not delete this folder in case you need it in the future.

Now follow this guide and be sure to download the HoneyComb file: THREAD IS HERE

You can skip the first step there "adb reboot bootloader"

STEP THREE

Connect your HTC Flyer to your computer and move the SU.zip file across to the root of your SD (doesn't matter where just easier to access)

Now you need to start up the bootloader again, this time you will navigate to "Recovery" and press the power button to accept.

Using CWM choose "install .zip from sdcard" and navigate to your SU.zip file then install it


STEP FOUR

Now if you followed this properly you should just need to reboot your device and you will be rooted.

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If you find this hard to follow please say and I'll clean it up a bit.
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11th September 2012, 06:23 PM |#2  
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Just follow this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1194709

Basically, you need to achieve S-Off using a tool called Revolutionary. Once you have S-off, you can just install a custom recovery (Clockworkmod) and flash SuperUser from CWM to get root. It seems like a lot of steps, but they are all easy to do, and Revolutionary does most of the work for you.

I think the only thing you really need to know that isn't spelled out in that guide, is to verify the hboot is one of the ones listed.

To find your hboot version, power off the Flyer. Once powered off, hold down the volume down rocker. Press power button for a few seconds, release power, but don't release the volume down rocker until the hboot screen comes up (which screen with a bunch of text at the top). This screen will tell you your hboot version.

Before you do this, make sure "fast boot" is not checked in Settings>Power.
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11th September 2012, 07:41 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by redpoint73

Just follow this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1194709

Basically, you need to achieve S-Off using a tool called Revolutionary. Once you have S-off, you can just install a custom recovery (Clockworkmod) and flash SuperUser from CWM to get root. It seems like a lot of steps, but they are all easy to do, and Revolutionary does most of the work for you.

I think the only thing you really need to know that isn't spelled out in that guide, is to verify the hboot is one of the ones listed.

To find your hboot version, power off the Flyer. Once powered off, hold down the volume down rocker. Press power button for a few seconds, release power, but don't release the volume down rocker until the hboot screen comes up (which screen with a bunch of text at the top). This screen will tell you your hboot version.

Before you do this, make sure "fast boot" is not checked in Settings>Power.

Followed the guide easily but seems I can't root at the moment, running HBoot 1.11.0011
11th September 2012, 09:13 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by 19JaKeB91

Followed the guide easily but seems I can't root at the moment, running HBoot 1.11.0011

I'm not sure what the deal is with hboots that are not listed as compatible. Since mine was one of the listed hboots, I didn't bother to follow that issue. I know there are other folks that have incompatible hboot versons that asked how to get S-Off. You might read through the thread, and see if there is some workaround or solution for you.
11th September 2012, 09:20 PM |#5  
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Just follow this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1194709

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Isn't that thread for GB only, how about Honeycomb, I'd also like to root mine but the instructions all seem to run to many contradicting pages and not be written for what I want to do, which is strange as its the first step that everyone must do.
11th September 2012, 10:00 PM |#6  
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I'm not sure what the deal is with hboots that are not listed as compatible. Since mine was one of the listed hboots, I didn't bother to follow that issue. I know there are other folks that have incompatible hboot versons that asked how to get S-Off. You might read through the thread, and see if there is some workaround or solution for you.

Well I tried to search and didn't find much, I heard about downgrading but it seems like a long process. I used the HTC Unlock site to unlock the bootloader in hope that it makes it easier to root. So I'll search a bit. Thanks for the help.
12th September 2012, 06:06 AM |#7  
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Well I tried to search and didn't find much, I heard about downgrading but it seems like a long process. I used the HTC Unlock site to unlock the bootloader in hope that it makes it easier to root. So I'll search a bit. Thanks for the help.

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12th September 2012, 07:37 AM |#8  
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Please make a few notes - there are others for sure who would value it.

Notes about what? The HTC Unlock site is pretty self explanatory if you just Google it. Other than that I haven't found squat, too many pages telling me to do different things.
12th September 2012, 03:29 PM |#9  
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Isn't that thread for GB only, how about Honeycomb, I'd also like to root mine but the instructions all seem to run to many contradicting pages and not be written for what I want to do, which is strange as its the first step that everyone must do.

The S-Off method only works for GB, so you need to downgrade if you are on HC.

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I used the HTC Unlock site to unlock the bootloader in hope that it makes it easier to root.

If you unlocked the bootloader, you should now be able to install CWM over fastboot, than in CWM flash SU to get root, all as described in the S-Off thread.

That's probably a really easy way, if you just want root, and the S-Off method doesn't work for your hboot version!. Forgot all about unlocking the bootloader. Official bootloader unlock came so much later than S-Off (and I never had to do the BL unlock) so I often forget about that.

The only thing with the bootloader unlock, I think you cannot flash kernels or radios through recovery. If you want to flash ROMs, you have to pull the boot.img (kernel) from the zip, and flash it manually through adb.

Also of course, your warranty (if you had one) may be voided by unlocking the bootloader the "official" way.
12th September 2012, 05:17 PM |#10  
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The S-Off method only works for GB, so you need to downgrade if you are on HC.

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If you unlocked the bootloader, you should now be able to install CWM over fastboot, than in CWM flash SU to get root, all as described in the S-Off thread.

That's probably a really easy way, if you just want root, and the S-Off method doesn't work for your hboot version!. Forgot all about unlocking the bootloader. Official bootloader unlock came so much later than S-Off (and I never had to do the BL unlock) so I often forget about that.

The only thing with the bootloader unlock, I think you cannot flash kernels or radios through recovery. If you want to flash ROMs, you have to pull the boot.img (kernel) from the zip, and flash it manually through adb.

Also of course, your warranty (if you had one) may be voided by unlocking the bootloader the "official" way.

I already unlocked it and voided the warranty anyway so I went ahead and read that guide again, flashed over CWM and downloaded the SU file just having a slight problem now. When I start up holding Volume Down and then choose recovery it's either taking a very long time or it's stuck on the HTC logo. I can get out of it by holding down the Power Button though...
12th September 2012, 05:34 PM |#11  
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Hmmm. Maybe try to download CWM and push it again. Hopefully just a corrupt download, or a bad flash that will be easily fixed this way.
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