Root the Nexus with ROM Links *Updated*

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SonniBoy

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Oct 21, 2007
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Esbjerg
Now that's strange...are you rooted? I suspect you're not...

Why don't you follow the instructions here

http://android.modaco.com/content/g...ere27-ere36b-superboot-rooting-the-nexus-one/

Download the "Superboot for ERE27 with himem enabled" one and follow the instructions on that page. (Again, i am assuming you did nothing to your phone so far hence it's still ERE27 ie stock, to confirm, go to about phone in settings)

With that done, try going into recovery again and see if the recovery img has changed to the Amon-Ra one...

If not, just do the previous steps that you did earlier with fastboot flash recovery etc etc and again boot into recovery to see if it's up and going.

Side note : If after all these you're rooted and have flashed recovery 1.6.2, make sure you do NOT try to flash the radio images and only flash the custom roms as you probably need to read up more on ADB,flashing roms etc otherwise you'll end up bricking your phone


About phone, says: build number: ERE27

So just to be sure:
- downlad Superboot for ERE27 with himem enabled
- extract the files
- go in fastboot mode
- double-click install-superboot-windows.bat

Then it should be rooted and:
- go to fastboot mode
- bootloader -> recovery
- the recovery img should come
- choose nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip

Right?

And what should I then do?
 

SonniBoy

Senior Member
Oct 21, 2007
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Esbjerg
About phone, says: build number: ERE27

So just to be sure:
- downlad Superboot for ERE27 with himem enabled
- extract the files
- go in fastboot mode
- double-click install-superboot-windows.bat

Then it should be rooted and:
- go to fastboot mode
- bootloader -> recovery
- the recovery img should come
- choose nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip

Right?

And what should I then do?

EDIT: Never mind - it is now rooted!
 
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SonniBoy

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Oct 21, 2007
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Esbjerg
About phone, says: build number: ERE27

So just to be sure:
- downlad Superboot for ERE27 with himem enabled
- extract the files
- go in fastboot mode
- double-click install-superboot-windows.bat

Then it should be rooted and:
- go to fastboot mode
- bootloader -> recovery
- the recovery img should come
- choose nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip

Right?

And what should I then do?

Now I know it is rooted - I could install N1 torch.

So I have now succesfully unlocked the bootloader and rooted.

But recovery? I have nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip on my sd card...

... but when I go to bootloader -> recovery, I still get the triangle with an android-figure :( ??
 

A Murder of Crows

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Oct 12, 2009
62
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Still looking for help about radio and update

I'm sorry to keep asking but i haven't gotten an answer yet.

I've unlocked the bootloader
i've flashed the recovery with Carebare Green
i've installed the Makin Bacon AddOn per the instructions here

I'm now stuck at the following steps because the links provided do not go to files any longer:

--------------Now to Flash the ERE27 Update and get root---------------
1. Download the update and radio image from our buddies over at modaco

Update: Link

Radio: Link

2. put both the radio and update zips on your sdcard

3. power down your phone then power on while holding trackball

4. Use volume keys and power button to get to bootloader then to recovery
(Note: For a shortcut download a terminal emulator from the market and type the following:
su <enter>
reboot recovery<enter>
)

5. Go to flash zip from sdcard

6. Flash radio update zip first

7. After that is complete and you've restarted when it told you to do so.

8. Flash update zip

9. To get root again simply reflash the nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip (instructions above.

---------------------------------

I want to make sure i'm totally up to date and rooted so i can move forward with installing a new, full rom.

My firmware is 2.1-update1
My baseband is 32.24.00.22U_4.03.00.21_2
My Kernel is 2.6.29-bacon1
My Build Number is ERE27

Based on this, it doesn't seem like i *NEED* to do the ERE27 update, but i have no idea about the radio, and again, the links just don't work

I'm looking to install Cyanogen's ROM on this.

help?

thanks in advance!
 

Part Four

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Feb 10, 2010
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I can't seem to download the radio or ERE27 updates! Clicking the links just brings me to modaco.com. Help please! Thanks.
 

Worsty

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Feb 11, 2010
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Singapore
I'm sorry to keep asking but i haven't gotten an answer yet.

I've unlocked the bootloader
i've flashed the recovery with Carebare Green
i've installed the Makin Bacon AddOn per the instructions here

I'm now stuck at the following steps because the links provided do not go to files any longer:

--------------Now to Flash the ERE27 Update and get root---------------
1. Download the update and radio image from our buddies over at modaco

Update: Link

Radio: Link

2. put both the radio and update zips on your sdcard

3. power down your phone then power on while holding trackball

4. Use volume keys and power button to get to bootloader then to recovery
(Note: For a shortcut download a terminal emulator from the market and type the following:
su <enter>
reboot recovery<enter>
)

5. Go to flash zip from sdcard

6. Flash radio update zip first

7. After that is complete and you've restarted when it told you to do so.

8. Flash update zip

9. To get root again simply reflash the nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip (instructions above.

---------------------------------

I want to make sure i'm totally up to date and rooted so i can move forward with installing a new, full rom.

My firmware is 2.1-update1
My baseband is 32.24.00.22U_4.03.00.21_2
My Kernel is 2.6.29-bacon1
My Build Number is ERE27

Based on this, it doesn't seem like i *NEED* to do the ERE27 update, but i have no idea about the radio, and again, the links just don't work

I'm looking to install Cyanogen's ROM on this.

help?

thanks in advance!

If unsure of the radio, don't do anything about since messing around wrongly with the radio is the ONLY way to brick your phone and unless you're based in the States where the old radio is giving you 3g issues, there's really no need to flash it...but all personal preference really...

just go to the cyanogen's 5.4.0.1 thread and download the latest rom and google bits and flash them both and you're good to go...

you do have Amon Ra's recovery right?
 

grif84

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Nov 27, 2009
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Unknown Partition

I am having the same issue with "Unknown Partition" when I try to flash the recovery image. I have made sure my SD card is FAT 32. Can anyone help please?
 

A Murder of Crows

Senior Member
Oct 12, 2009
62
12
If unsure of the radio, don't do anything about since messing around wrongly with the radio is the ONLY way to brick your phone and unless you're based in the States where the old radio is giving you 3g issues, there's really no need to flash it...but all personal preference really...

just go to the cyanogen's 5.4.0.1 thread and download the latest rom and google bits and flash them both and you're good to go...

you do have Amon Ra's recovery right?

I got up to date on that. I am in the states, and i am having some weird issues with my radio...mostly that if i cover the bottom of my phone, i lose signal.
 

mattyboy247

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2009
85
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Fairbanks AK
I am having the same issue with "Unknown Partition" when I try to flash the recovery image. I have made sure my SD card is FAT 32. Can anyone help please?

Are you sure you are typing the correct command?

fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-nexus-v1.6.2.img

If you miss the standalone recovery before the filename, it won't know where to flash the file to.
 

mattyboy247

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Dec 24, 2009
85
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Fairbanks AK
I got up to date on that. I am in the states, and i am having some weird issues with my radio...mostly that if i cover the bottom of my phone, i lose signal.

That is an issue with most N1s, especially the first batches of them. Covering the antenna on the bottom of your phone will drop a bar or two (at least). The new radios have helped generally, but they haven't changed how sensitive the radio is to being blocked by your hand covering it.
 

A Murder of Crows

Senior Member
Oct 12, 2009
62
12
That is an issue with most N1s, especially the first batches of them. Covering the antenna on the bottom of your phone will drop a bar or two (at least). The new radios have helped generally, but they haven't changed how sensitive the radio is to being blocked by your hand covering it.

is there an easy way to find out if i need the radio update?
 

mattyboy247

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2009
85
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Fairbanks AK
Not really. If you have no issues with the one you are using now (meaning you have good 3G and don't have any issues with reception) other then when you cover it with your hand, there really isn't a reason to upgrade. I still have issues with 3G going to Edge and back so I have been upgrading the radios as they come out. I personally don't see an issue with flashing radios... you just have to be incredibly patient and make sure you don't pull out your battery because it doesn't look like its going anywhere.

So its all based on your current reception. If you have issues, flash the newer radios. If not, its not necessary at this time.
 

Kid Poker

Senior Member
Feb 22, 2008
788
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NY
Are you sure you are typing the correct command?

fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-nexus-v1.6.2.img

If you miss the standalone recovery before the filename, it won't know where to flash the file to.

I'm having the same problem. Yes I typed in the exact phrase "fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-nexus-v1.6.2.img
 

stryker759a

Senior Member
Dec 10, 2008
59
0
Allen
this might be a dumb question just got the nexus one do i have to flash the amon recovery image or can i just unlock the bootloader and root the phone?. For the moment i just want to install the htc sense keyboard. What is the purpose of the Recovery image? Also if i root and unlock will i receive the ota updates as long as i dont flash a custom rom?
Sorry if this is a newb question.
thanks,
Jason
 
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dorima27

Member
Jun 5, 2009
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After Following the link to Flash Amons RA Recovery Image I noticed that there's 2 versions: one is for CyanogenMOD and the other is the regular version.
Also one of the pre requirements is to flash superboot, which has it own set of instructions..
Can you guys help me a little on this step?
 

sssp

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2007
52
3
I am having trouble getting my phone to connect. Whenever I type fastboot.exe devices, nothing pops up in the cmd telling me the phone is connected. I went into the bootloader, still nothing.,=
I have tried different USB ports on my computer, and still no luck.
I am running windows vista 64 bit.

EDIT:
After some more searching, I found my problem. I had to install the drivers.
 
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halfsight

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May 18, 2009
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West Sacramento
nevermind... We fixed it... By the way, where are the instructions for superboot, that is where we got confused, got some really awesome instructions from TheUnlocker.net
 
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tahquee

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May 4, 2010
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Help

After I get done step 2 my phone isnt recognized can someone help me im using cmd.exe command window also windows vista if thats any help. thanks
 

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    I did everything as suggested here but it Nexus Torch still doesn't have SU permissions. When Torch opens SU, it stops responding.

    I had this problem too, I just keep relaunching the app until finally it worked! Make sure when you slelect Allow on the superuser permission that you check the little box!
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    Do this, boot to fastboot and flash recovery
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    Or whatever you named recovery
    No don't reboot with cmd, just from phone choose bootloader,
    Then choose recovery, I think your OK installed ROM may be overwriting recovery at reboot

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium
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    using windows cmd.

    here im pasting total commonds i got when i tried to root fone.

    "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot.exe devices
    'fastboot.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot.exe devices

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot.exe oem unlock
    < waiting for device >
    ... INFOErasing userdata...
    FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot flash recovery recovery-c
    lockwork-3.0.0.5-heroc-20110121.img
    sending 'recovery' (3476 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot reboot
    rebooting...

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot flash recovery recovery-c
    lockwork-3.0.0.5-heroc-20110121.img
    sending 'recovery' (3476 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot reboot
    rebooting...

    C:\Personal\Softwares\Android tools\ADB tools>fastboot bootloader
    usage: fastboot [ <option> ] <command>

    commands:
    update <filename> reflash device from update.zip
    flashall flash boot + recovery + system
    flash <partition> [ <filename> ] write a file to a flash partition
    erase <partition> erase a flash partition
    getvar <variable> display a bootloader variable
    boot <kernel> [ <ramdisk> ] download and boot kernel
    flash:raw boot <kernel> [ <ramdisk> ] create bootimage and flash it
    devices list all connected devices
    reboot reboot device normally
    reboot-bootloader reboot device into bootloader

    options:
    -w erase userdata and cache
    -s <serial number> specify device serial number
    -p <product> specify product name
    -c <cmdline> override kernel commandline
    -i <vendor id> specify a custom USB vendor id
    -b <base_addr> specify a custom kernel base address"


    i got bootloaderunlocked.. it showing *****unlocked******* in the HBOOT..

    here is ma HBOOT menu.

    "***UNLOCKED***
    NEXUSONE PVT SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-035.0017
    MI CROP-0c15
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0103
    RADIO-5.12.00.08
    jun 14 2010,12:02:27

    FASTBOOT

    <VOL UP> to previous item
    <VOL down> to next item
    <POWER> to select item

    BOOTLOADER
    REBOOT
    REBOOT BOOTLOADER
    POWERDOWN"

    Why are you using a HTC Hero Recovery? I see that the recovery you are trying to flash is recovery-clockwork-3.0.0.5-heroc-20110121.img

    Download the N1's recovery here: http://download2.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-passion.img
    and try to flash again.

    I presume your bootloader is unlocked. So goto bootloader and execute the command to flash the recovery. Let me know how it goes.
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    Try a different browser, or try amonara recovery

    Sent from my Nexus One using xda app-developers app