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[GUIDE] Perma-root and S-OFF!! (Both manually or if you used VISONary r12)

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unforgiven512

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FINALLY!!

IMG_20101109_095337.jpg


WARNING: THIS COULD PERMENANTLY BRICK YOUR PHONE, INSTEAD OF ROOT IT IF YOU DO THE EVER-SO-SLIGHTEST THING WRONG. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. I AM NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR STUPIDITY. ALSO, THE HBOOT FILE LOCATED HERE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ON THE G2. IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO USE THIS ON YOUR DESIRE Z, DESIRE HD, MOTOROLA RAZR, WHATEVER, IT WILL PROBABLY SCREW THINGS UP. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, ONCE AGAIN!

The next person to spam or hijack the thread with immature pics or comments will get a perm Ban!!!!


Whoa, where did that comment above come from?? =P Thanks mods, I appreciate it!

On that note, I would not recommend this on any phone other than the G2, as I have not personally tested it.

NOTES: This thread is not working in Tapatalk for some reason. Click here to open it in your browser. Also, this will not fix your phone's hinges, your nagging girlfriend, or world hunger. It is what it is.

If you perma-rooted with VISIONary r12, you only need to follow steps 5, and 7. All other steps can be omitted. If you would like to do this all manually, you can still use VISIONary r12, however, instead of using the "PERMANENT" option, use the "TEMPORARY" option, where applicable.

VISIONary r12 has been temporarily pulled.

Expect an update to work with VISIONary r14 soon!

Credit goes out to scotty2, and all of the wonderful folks at #G2ROOT! WE LOVE YOU! <3

Donate to scotty2 (for root): [email protected] (PayPal)
Donate to me (for this guide): [email protected] (PayPal)

You need these files:
hboot-eng.img
wpthis-OTA.ko
wpthis-pre-OTA.ko

MIRRORS:
http://bt.microcozm.net/vision-perm-root.zip

MD5s:
Code:
4ed6ac813dbea0ee263ba0f6dc288693  wpthis-OTA.ko
8ac8e7a331a199a48001c691e59b1b33  wpthis-pre-OTA.ko
7669ae12dc2faa10ae555a164980efd0  hboot-eng.img

Step 1
Firstly, run VISIONary to gain temp root

Step 2
Push the .ko file appropriate for your phone, and hboot-eng.img to /data/local/

Step 3
Open a terminal on your phone, or open an adb shell from your computer.

Step 4
Code:
$ su
# insmod /data/local/wpthis-[YOUR_VER].ko
It should return:

Code:
init_module 'wpthis-OTA.ko' failed (Function not implemented)
That is good.

Step 5
FINAL WARNING: THIS STEP COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR PHONE. USING THE INCORRECT FILE COULD CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE, MAKING YOUR PHONE NOTHING MORE THAN A BRICK.

That noted, if you would like S-OFF, go ahead and run this command in your terminal.
Code:
# dd if=/data/local/hboot-eng.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18

Step 6
Note: This step is not required if you have used VISIONary r12 to perma-root.

If VISIONary gives you issues about already being rooted here, go ahead and skip this step. After you complete the guide and reboot, go ahead and run VISIONary, and hit "ROOT NOW", wait a minute or two, and reboot again. At this point, you will be fully rooted.

Close your terminal. If you are in adb shell, disregard :)
Run VISIONary again, this will lock in root. But wait, you're not done yet.

Step 7
This step will lock in your perma-root and S-OFF. If you are using adb shell, you should still have your shell open. If you have used VISIONary r12 to perma-root, and are just wanting to apply S-OFF, your terminal should still be open. If you have just completed step 6, go ahead and reopen your terminal, and type su and press enter to regain root access.

Code:
# sync
Wait a minute or two, and reboot. Congratulations, you are S-OFF!! Go ahead and power off your phone, and hold down VOL DOWN and press POWER to boot up into your bootloader. Check the top line to confirm you have S-OFF. Enjoy!!

Thanks again, everybody!
 
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skyjumper

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Just a WARNING - screwing up this command:
Code:
# dd if=/data/local/hboot-eng.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
can turn your new phone into a very pretty paperweight.

Caution!
 

stridger

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Oct 8, 2010
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It should be noted in the post that this was a collaborative #g2root effort, primarily involving scotty2, tmzt, IntuitiveNipple but also many others!
 

xyrcncp

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Feb 2, 2009
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Just a WARNING - screwing up this command:
Code:
# dd if=/data/local/hboot-eng.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
can turn your new phone into a very pretty paperweight.

Caution!

Maybe this should be edited with 20-font, underlined and bolded in the OP You know someone will screw it up, ***** about it and blame unforgiven512 for their mistake.

edit: though I see that he already put a warning up on the post...LOL.
 

lightningtrip

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Oct 17, 2009
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mirrors

HF
Code:
http://hotfile.com/dl/81463991/019567e/hboot-eng.img.html
http://hotfile.com/dl/81464095/afc52d4/wpthis-OTA.ko.html
http://hotfile.com/dl/81464138/d441072/wpthis-pre-OTA.ko.html

RS
Code:
http://rapidshare.com/files/429789096/hboot-eng.img
http://rapidshare.com/files/429789097/wpthis-OTA.ko
http://rapidshare.com/files/429789098/wpthis-pre-OTA.ko
 

kerbdog0

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Will this also work with folks with the European Desire Z?

HBOOT: VISION PVT SHIP S-ON 0.85.0005
Baseband: 12.28b.60.140eU_26.03.02.26_M
Build: 1.34.405.5 CL273326
 
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    FINALLY!!

    IMG_20101109_095337.jpg


    WARNING: THIS COULD PERMENANTLY BRICK YOUR PHONE, INSTEAD OF ROOT IT IF YOU DO THE EVER-SO-SLIGHTEST THING WRONG. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. I AM NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR STUPIDITY. ALSO, THE HBOOT FILE LOCATED HERE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ON THE G2. IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO USE THIS ON YOUR DESIRE Z, DESIRE HD, MOTOROLA RAZR, WHATEVER, IT WILL PROBABLY SCREW THINGS UP. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, ONCE AGAIN!

    The next person to spam or hijack the thread with immature pics or comments will get a perm Ban!!!!


    Whoa, where did that comment above come from?? =P Thanks mods, I appreciate it!

    On that note, I would not recommend this on any phone other than the G2, as I have not personally tested it.

    NOTES: This thread is not working in Tapatalk for some reason. Click here to open it in your browser. Also, this will not fix your phone's hinges, your nagging girlfriend, or world hunger. It is what it is.

    If you perma-rooted with VISIONary r12, you only need to follow steps 5, and 7. All other steps can be omitted. If you would like to do this all manually, you can still use VISIONary r12, however, instead of using the "PERMANENT" option, use the "TEMPORARY" option, where applicable.

    VISIONary r12 has been temporarily pulled.

    Expect an update to work with VISIONary r14 soon!

    Credit goes out to scotty2, and all of the wonderful folks at #G2ROOT! WE LOVE YOU! <3

    Donate to scotty2 (for root): [email protected] (PayPal)
    Donate to me (for this guide): [email protected] (PayPal)

    You need these files:
    hboot-eng.img
    wpthis-OTA.ko
    wpthis-pre-OTA.ko

    MIRRORS:
    http://bt.microcozm.net/vision-perm-root.zip

    MD5s:
    Code:
    4ed6ac813dbea0ee263ba0f6dc288693  wpthis-OTA.ko
    8ac8e7a331a199a48001c691e59b1b33  wpthis-pre-OTA.ko
    7669ae12dc2faa10ae555a164980efd0  hboot-eng.img

    Step 1
    Firstly, run VISIONary to gain temp root

    Step 2
    Push the .ko file appropriate for your phone, and hboot-eng.img to /data/local/

    Step 3
    Open a terminal on your phone, or open an adb shell from your computer.

    Step 4
    Code:
    $ su
    # insmod /data/local/wpthis-[YOUR_VER].ko
    It should return:

    Code:
    init_module 'wpthis-OTA.ko' failed (Function not implemented)
    That is good.

    Step 5
    FINAL WARNING: THIS STEP COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR PHONE. USING THE INCORRECT FILE COULD CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE, MAKING YOUR PHONE NOTHING MORE THAN A BRICK.

    That noted, if you would like S-OFF, go ahead and run this command in your terminal.
    Code:
    # dd if=/data/local/hboot-eng.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18

    Step 6
    Note: This step is not required if you have used VISIONary r12 to perma-root.

    If VISIONary gives you issues about already being rooted here, go ahead and skip this step. After you complete the guide and reboot, go ahead and run VISIONary, and hit "ROOT NOW", wait a minute or two, and reboot again. At this point, you will be fully rooted.

    Close your terminal. If you are in adb shell, disregard :)
    Run VISIONary again, this will lock in root. But wait, you're not done yet.

    Step 7
    This step will lock in your perma-root and S-OFF. If you are using adb shell, you should still have your shell open. If you have used VISIONary r12 to perma-root, and are just wanting to apply S-OFF, your terminal should still be open. If you have just completed step 6, go ahead and reopen your terminal, and type su and press enter to regain root access.

    Code:
    # sync
    Wait a minute or two, and reboot. Congratulations, you are S-OFF!! Go ahead and power off your phone, and hold down VOL DOWN and press POWER to boot up into your bootloader. Check the top line to confirm you have S-OFF. Enjoy!!

    Thanks again, everybody!
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    For the people that don't know how to use ADB push. You can copy the files to your sdcard and then use Root Explorer to move them into /data/local and go from there.
    1
    do u guys have Wi-Fi Calling app? if so, then post-OTA.. but its recommened to do gfree.. here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=855764
    1
    I have rooted 17 G2's using this method with no issues. Last time i did this was a little over a month ago. We(business) upgraded, the other day, a bunch of our lines to G2's. I went to use this method like normal and can not get S-OFF. I tried two others thinking that there was something up with the first one. Could t-mobile be implementing something to block this on the newly distributed devices?
    1
    Alright, so I just bought a G2 offline. I have no idea if this phone is rooted or if I need to root it. It did not have Superuser when I started it up. But, when I went to the bootloader, it looked exactly like the picture in the 1st post. It says ENG S-OFF & all that. It even has Clockwork Mod as a recovery. Now by the looks of it on here, that S-OFF os something that happens when you root it or when you're done rooting. So my question is, does anybody know if I'm already rooted?

    I also have no idea if it got an OTA or not.

    You are most likely rooted .
    U can flash custom roms and stuff now if u want .

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