[DISCUSSION][SOLVED] ROOTING G2 Vision T-mobile

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tubaking182

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What is this thread?
This is where steps will be tried to get root on the device

What should be posted?
Steps to try, steps tried and failed, steps that worked

What should not be posted in this thread?
If your post doesn't have anything to do with root then you may ask in general, we will not help get adb set up or anything else, there are thousands of threads all over the interwebs that tell you how to get adb working and this will not be one of them.


So now that we have devices in hand and we have a few devs on-hand as well we can really get into this.

I will update this post later with tried methods and failed(and why) but for now we have some simple rules.

If you want to test, fine but share any and all details

We do not have someone in charge of root as several that are working don't have devices(myself included) and so we may just post steps, if you try the steps be sure to quote the steps tried and post results of each step(errors especially)

Once root is achieved provide pics and what you did so we can replicate and verify

Anything done on the phone is YOUR fault if you think that what you are trying could cause issues and you are uncomfortable doing the steps provided then stop and ask questions.

Standard disclaimers apply, if your phone is broke then fix it, we will try to be helpful if it was caused by our steps but the end result is if you brick it then it's your fault and we will note it as a step not to try again.

Hope this is helpful the rest will be updated below this later when I have computer to work at
 

xile6

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Yea I preordered mines so it should be n by the oct 6 day(my brithday :) )
But yea I want root asap once I get the phone ill be up to trying a few things to help out.
What's mainly needed? A system, boot, and recovery dump?

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WilliamStern

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yeah... sorry, that won't happen. but it won't be too difficult. start practicing with adb if y'all are rusty, lol!

The thing about that is that I own only Macs. Doesn't adb, and odin only work with pc?

I know we won't really see clockwork on the G2, I'm just wishing here. lol

Either way, I just want this to be easy.
 

tubaking182

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odin was for vibrant, adb will run on any OS so long as you know how(put ./ in front and run the command or just make sure that the adb binary is in your path) i plan on trying the adb method tonight, just need a build with root to test with
 

dynamikd

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Hopefully I will be able to test this theory out tomorrow when I receive my device :)

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tubaking182

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The divice in my hand has recovery 3e which means the adb method may not work, we'll have to try a few things, won't have the G2 near a comp for another 8 hours from now

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dynamikd

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The divice in my hand has recovery 3e which means the adb method may not work, we'll have to try a few things, won't have the G2 near a comp for another 8 hours from now

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Damn, that's a little discouraging. I was hoping the root method would be quick. Oh well, it will give me some time to play with a vanilla rom.

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tubaking182

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When it arrives, get into bootloader by holding volume down, then hit recovery, volume up+power makes text menu appear in recovery

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dynamikd

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That's just like the slide, so I'm looking forward to seeing what comes up.

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tubaking182

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I wish root could be as easy as the vibrant, hopefully when I get home we can try some ideas and have at it

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tubaking182

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Well I only get the phone for 1 day but I will be as helpful as I can be with the phone, and I'll have one at work to toy with. Right now I am trying to get used to the keyboard and how it's set up

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gariak

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I've got one in hand with adb access but no root. Unless I'm doing it wrong, UniversalAndRoot, Unrevoked, and "fastboot oem unlock" all don't work. Other ideas?
 
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    Has anyone considered the possibility of a system.img that's being unpacked on boot? The root filesystem on our phones is unpacked from boot.img every time the phone is booted which is why there's trouble with the SGS and people rooting it by placing the su binary in /sbin...

    Back on topic, the root filesystem can be changed at runtime, but reboot, and it all goes away. That's what sounds like is going on with the G2, but I don't have one to mess with.
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