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davejet

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Here is the latest just in and probably the best way to do it
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=748021


This thread claims they can roll back the PRI from the 1.3x to 1.4
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=748335


Below is the old way to do it and helped to get point in the right direction but do not use

This is huge if its true!!!
IF you did not root yet and did not upgrade to 2.2.
Then using Unrevoked 3 you can root, and then use simple root .2
upgrade to a custom rom for 2.2, keep your PRI 1.4 for the best 3g speeds, and get wifi tether!!!!

The post is at
//forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=130864
;)

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New info from DeathBySnuggles post #4 below was able to after using unrevoked 3 then used simple root .2 and was able to keep PRI 1.4
This is HUGE
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DeathBySnuggles

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I am personally running Ava's V3rA froyo rom and am running pri 1.40_003. There is a discussion about it in the development forum. I'm not sure if its an anomaly but I orginially rooted with unrevoked 3 then simpleroot. Not sure if it was just a glitch or what. I will know this weekend when I do the same to my wife's phone.

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sgt. slaughter

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Enjoy the non full root of unrevoked. This is NOT groundbreaking right now. Unrevoked alone does NOT give you full root NAND access to write the system which is why some Roms will NOT work with it.
 

davejet

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hUGE

I am personally running Ava's V3rA froyo rom and am running pri 1.40_003. There is a discussion about it in the development forum. I'm not sure if its an anomaly but I orginially rooted with unrevoked 3 then simpleroot. Not sure if it was just a glitch or what. I will know this weekend when I do the same to my wife's phone.

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oKAY THIS IS HUGE AND GROUND BREAKING
Please right down exactly everything you did!!!
You have total rooted and still have PRI 1.40
?????
Did you unrevoked3 then do av'a froy rom then run simple root or what exactly and if you replicate on your wifes phone please post your exact steps.
Thanks a Million
 

edtate

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Enjoy the non full root of unrevoked. This is NOT groundbreaking right now. Unrevoked alone does NOT give you full root NAND access to write the system which is why some Roms will NOT work with it.

Sorry to correct your ignorance, but from Unrevoked 3 and later, full nand unlock was added.....That's why in the OP it says
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"Then using Unrevoked 3.1 you can root, upgrade to a custom rom for 2.2, keep your PRI 1.4 for the best 3g speeds, and get wifi tether!!!!"
. Pay attention bud.....
 

sgt. slaughter

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Sorry to correct your ignorance, but from Unrevoked 3 and later, full nand unlock was added.....That's why in the OP it says
Code:
"Then using Unrevoked 3.1 you can root, upgrade to a custom rom for 2.2, keep your PRI 1.4 for the best 3g speeds, and get wifi tether!!!!"
. Pay attention bud.....

If this is infact the case then why do Devs still say Unrevoked is not a full root. you can do unrevoked and still upload some custom roms, but some will cause errors if not fully rooted.
I'd believe if it did in fact give full root then you wouldn't see every dev saying that if you dont have NAND then do one of the many manual unlocks in the dev section.

This is from the kernel thread directly:
netarchy said:
An important note for UNREVOKED users:
Unrevoked is not a full root, and there is a very good chance that if you're not fully and properly rooted you may run into issues not only with this kernel, but quite possibly several features in other custom roms.

I personally have no confidence in unrevoked, ESPECIALLY after unrevoked 2 screwed up 4g for a lot of people.

I highly advise fully and properly rooting your phone, complete with nand unlock.

For windows users, you can use SimpleRoot to root your phone.

Linux users can use Bash SimpleRoot.

If unrevoked did give full root accesss it would of been much more widely talked about on here and not just 1 person saying they noticed it. The 2nd person that reported keeping the pri, used simple root AFTER unrevoked and even still has an error at times though as its being discussed in another thread now.
 
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DeathBySnuggles

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I could NOT flash the fresh rom until after I used simpleroot. Unrevoked 3 was not enough.

The "error" that I still receive is when entering the bootloader there is a message that appears three times saying "no image found". And forgive my naivete but if the zip image is supposed to live on my SD card, it doesn't and never has. I've looked.

Despite the error, I have had no issue at all flashing roms, themes, kernels, boot animations, fonts etc.

Again, my process was root with unrevoked 3. Lived with that for a while. Then did the ENTIRE simpleroot process, step 1 included. Then I started successfully flashing roms. I'm on pri 1.40_003, prl 60669, and the latest .28 radio.

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I used Unrevoked 3 based on step-by-step instructions found at unlockr.com. However, little did I know, even though one of the steps said I would have NAND unlocked if I followed instructions, I didn't have full NAND unlocked. So I went back and used toast's step 2 found in the development forum to unlock NAND. Now I've flashed Fresh 3.1.0.1 along with netarchy's froyoized-3.7.6b kernel and have 4G, free wifi, the works. So far no problems other than draining battery. My PRI version is 1.34_003. Phone is working super stupid fast at 4G speeds.

FYI the only downfall of the netarchy kernel (which I needed to get the wifi to work) is the camera goes back to 3mp, but who cares...that's still huge in my book.

Hope that helps
 

DeathBySnuggles

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I used Unrevoked 3 based on step-by-step instructions found at unlockr.com. However, little did I know, even though one of the steps said I would have NAND unlocked if I followed instructions, I didn't have full NAND unlocked. So I went back and used toast's step 2 found in the development forum to unlock NAND. Now I've flashed Fresh 3.1.0.1 along with netarchy's froyoized-3.7.6b kernel and have 4G, free wifi, the works. So far no problems other than draining battery. My PRI version is 1.34_003. Phone is working super stupid fast at 4G speeds.

FYI the only downfall of the netarchy kernel (which I needed to get the wifi to work) is the camera goes back to 3mp, but who cares...that's still huge in my book.

Hope that helps

Was your camera set to 8mp before flashing netarchy's kernel? If so take a picture and check the details. Chances are the resolution is 3264x1952 which is 8mp. Lots of discussion about it in that thread.

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DeathBySnuggles

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RESULTS REPLICATED!!

I just followed the same process on my wife's Evo and she is now running Ava's V3rA themed with PRI 1.40_003.

Exact process:
1. phone was stock with the 2 previous OTA's installed.
2. Rooted with Unrevoked 3 (not 3.1)
3. Installed wireless tether, titanium, rom manager. Superuser = super good
4. Ran simpleroot .2 ALL steps
5. After each step I checked and the PRI was still 1.40_003 each time
6. Ran ROM manager and flashed Ava's V3
7. Ran ROM manager and flashed V3rA
8. Ran ROM manager and flashed themes and radio updates.
 

Sporkman

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Rofl with cm6 how do u check the pri ? I've looked with no luck

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Was your camera set to 8mp before flashing netarchy's kernel? If so take a picture and check the details. Chances are the resolution is 3264x1952 which is 8mp. Lots of discussion about it in that thread.

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DeathBySnuggles: I had indeed had camera setting before flashing netarchy of 8mp....now with new kernel, I'm getting 2048x1216

But I'm not going to complain....with these settings I was able to take about 30 pics plus 5 4minute videos at a concert last night without running out of space on my sd card :)

Thinking about trying his new kernel, but I"m very happy with the way my phone is running right now, but will keep people posted if I do
 

DeathBySnuggles

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DeathBySnuggles: I had indeed had camera setting before flashing netarchy of 8mp....now with new kernel, I'm getting 2048x1216

But I'm not going to complain....with these settings I was able to take about 30 pics plus 5 4minute videos at a concert last night without running out of space on my sd card :)

Thinking about trying his new kernel, but I"m very happy with the way my phone is running right now, but will keep people posted if I do

Strange. Most people are seeing whatever they were set to before the kernel is what the camera is actually shooting. In fact, people are flashing the stock kernel, setting the camera resolution, then flashing netatchy's with success. But if you are happy with 3mp then no worries. I'm one of those I paid for 8mp I want 8mp dammit people!

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sgt. slaughter

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RESULTS REPLICATED!!

I just followed the same process on my wife's Evo and she is now running Ava's V3rA themed with PRI 1.40_003.

Exact process:
1. phone was stock with the 2 previous OTA's installed.
2. Rooted with Unrevoked 3 (not 3.1)
3. Installed wireless tether, titanium, rom manager. Superuser = super good
4. Ran simpleroot .2 ALL steps
5. After each step I checked and the PRI was still 1.40_003 each time
6. Ran ROM manager and flashed Ava's V3
7. Ran ROM manager and flashed V3rA
8. Ran ROM manager and flashed themes and radio updates.

be sure to reply back in the other thread and follow that one since you've got this info now.