[Video] How to perm root your g2

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Xionas

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I spent a whole day learning ADB before I felt comfortable enough to go through and root my G2 lol. Wish I had seen this vid would have been a great help but I can send it to my friends who haven't taken the plunge yet.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

apollostees

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I spent a whole day learning ADB before I felt comfortable enough to go through and root my G2 lol. Wish I had seen this vid would have been a great help but I can send it to my friends who haven't taken the plunge yet.

Thanks for the heads up.

Dude that was time well spent.

ADB is essential to android all together, there may be one click root options and other quick fix packages but if your seriouse with android you need to know ADB.
 

luis86dr

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Yeah adb is very usefull. Spending time to learn the commands will help you greatly in the future and also save you a lot of time.

[G2/HTC Vision]
 

sinistersai4d4d

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Thank you for the video, i followed it what i thought was exactly. everything seemed to work fine, rebooted into recovery, it did say s-off but ever app i open says that the phones not rooted. any ideas?

aparently this is happening to several people. hope its an easy fix...


YAY I FIXED IT. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID.

1. reboot
2. Open and run visionary (with set system r/w after root) checked.
3. After root is complete, click root again (should say already rooted)
4. Open Terminal and sype "su" then enter
5. Type "sync" and wait about a min
6. POWER OFF THE PHONE the right way by holding down the power.
7. After reboot it should work! YAY!!


I fixed it as well but I did differently.. maybe it will help those still having trouble.. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID.



1) The first problem I had was I had Visionary 11 AND 12 (+plus) installed and both were set to root on boot. This was just a left over quirk from after doing the perm root since I just assumed it had to be set to root on boot, and after installing Vis12 I forgot to uninstall Vis11. Apparently Vis12 doesn't overwrite Vis11 so having both apps root on boot was a bad thing.


2) So I deleted both visionary apps (When they tried to root on boot I backed out of them and just uninstalled them)

3) Then I rebooted and was still not permrooted (although S was off)!

4) Sooo I reinstalled Visionary 12(+Plus)... and checked root on boot AND the r/w partition setting. Then rebooted..

5) With the lone visionary now installed and working solo it rebooted and ran on root and I was rooted..

So now i"m like, ok.. it rooted with visionary, but I don't want visionary in order to root...

6) So I uninstalled visionary 12 (for the second time) and rebooted and now the root stuck.

I think that visionary 12 needs to run after the first reboot with those two settings checked... run on boot and the partition setting. After that happens once I think it makes the root stick.. or at least it did for me.
 

keele8

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I had same issue with S-off but no root. I did the manual method and got S-off but root never stuck. I tried the manual method again and again but when I rebooted the apps would say root access could not be gained. What ended up working was I went into Visionary 12 and pushed the temp root button. Once I had temp root I then pushed the perm root button. It did it's thing and rebooted. Once it rebooted I had root that stuck. Don't know if this will help anyone having this issue but it was the only thing that worked for me. As a side note, it was like seeing an old childhood friend when I flashed Cyanogens bacon bits.
 

CG05

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How are you guys downloading visionary, now that its been pulled from the market?
 

Xionas

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Dude that was time well spent.

ADB is essential to android all together, there may be one click root options and other quick fix packages but if your seriouse with android you need to know ADB.

Yea gotta say I don't regret a single minute of searching reading and learning. I just wish I could have had the root and THEN learned how to use ADB simply because I'm an impatient chump at times. Learning how to use it seemed to open up my eyes to things though now I have a better grasp on everything I found confusing when I first came back to browsing the Android forums.
 

android602

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I downloaded r13..followed the video did exactly what he said..it did not work but I simply went back into visionary temp rooted my phone than I pressed perm root and it worked..r13 gives you diffr choices..it has a button for temp or perm rooting..now to download bacon bits and overclock

Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using XDA App
 

G2reboots

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I am just curious: if I do this perm root with S-OFF, but keep the stock ROM for the time being, will that prevent potential future OTA's from T-Mobile, potential upgrades to next versions of Android?

Now, I understand that all those "updates" will also be available via these forums :rolleyes: but I'm just a tad concerned that all the custom ROM's might have bugs that would prevent everyday features...

I appreciate stuff like overclocking and tethering/hotspot hacks, but I'm more of a "set it and forget it" kinda guy - most likely I won't have time to constantly test new ROM's and report bugs, wait for fixes, etc.

Just wondering if you have any suggestions?

P.S. Although I am not VERY technical with Android I was able to follow instructions around here to reflash stock ROM, but I was in the "emergency" mode - it was "do it or die" situation :) made me pretty nervous and I hope not to have to do that constantly :)
 

El Cipitio

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I did everything in the video...and I have s-off and the superuser app every reboot...but root won't stick....and yeah..I've tried temp and perm root with visionary r12 and 13....should I start all over again?
 

android602

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Get r13...it gives you an option to temp root or perm root..click on temp root first than click on perm root..let see if that works

Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using XDA App
 

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    Thanx to blackprince310 that posted a tutorial video on youtube on how to perm root your g2..so now there's a video for all of us.. Subscribe to his youtube channel.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU9zn_BEth4

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using XDA App
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    The Desire Z has received a new unrootable OTA 1.72 update.
    I am going to purchase a brand new G2 from T-mo and I was wondering if this update has migrated to the G2?
    In other words, are G2s rootable as of the time of this post?

    At the time of this post, yes, you can still root your G2. I imagine that at some point the G2 will receive the additional security of the 1.72 Desire Z OTA, but hopefully by that time the security will have been cracked.
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    First of all im sorry if im posting this in the wrong area. I have read millions of pages on this forum and other and am really really confused. I have a Desire Z and it was running stock rom with the following details:
    HBOOT - 0.76.2000 (PC1011000)
    MICROP-0425
    RADIO-26.03.02.26_M
    eMMC-boot
    OS 1.34.707.5

    Since d rage method was not working for me initially due to ADB issues, i tried Visionary as an easy way out and now i seem to have semi-bricked my device as im always facing boot loop screen. I hadnt made any typos, everything was done as said. I have managed to get S-OFF and had enable USB Debugging before the perm root. However after this boot loop issue started, im unable to use ADB alongwith FASTBOOT as it doesnt list my device under attached devices on using ADB DEVICES command. Initially i also had a driver issue as it was detecting an android 1.0 device but i guess i solved that by using PDAnet drivers but still no success with ADB. I have never made any custom/ nandroid backups and im very confused as to what to do. I took my phone to HTC but since the 'z' is not yet launced here they said I would have to wait till the official launch (wtf).. is there any way to recover my device? i dont even mind using the old STOCK rom, i only wanted to root to enable 'trackpad wake' and 'overclocking'.. Please help me out folks

    First off, on adb, have you tried this guide - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=865685 ? That tells you where to get the necessary drivers.

    I realise adb won't help you right now though.

    Your hboot version sounds odd, sounds like you have the G2 eng hboot even though you have a DZ, I wonder if that's why it's boot looping ?

    Can you get into hboot through starting with the phone off, holding down Volume Down, then holding Power until it switches on ? If so you may want to try flashing a new ROM from your SD card. The one at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=820410&highlight=707 sounds the closest to what you're running at the moment. This is an Asian ROM, right ? If you download that and call it "PC10IMG.zip" and place it in the top (root) folder of your SD card, then boot into hboot it should find it and ask if you want to flash it. However, beware that this will wipe all your existing settings/data etc.

    If you can get into hboot then there are also some different recovery options if it is an ENG hboot, e.g. trying to flash new stuff via fastboot from your PC. Though you will need to get adb working for that (which enables fastboot too) - see the linked guide above.