Friday, August 17, 2012

downgrade, root, CM G2

I'm not prepared to do this today, but it needs to be done soon- stock is pissing me off, I miss CM in a bad way. getting all my ducks in a row- will update as I actually get into it.

the replacement G2 came with Android 2.3.4 S-ON - therefore, I need to downgrade to Froyo before going through the root process:
this requires use of ADB and allows temp root access

to gain perm root access, S-OFF, install Clockwork- I will be using section 4.b when I get to that point:

from there, I should be able to use Clockwork to download and install CM. also, I saved my SD card from the hackedified G2 so I can reload Titanium back-up once I'm up and running again.

off-topic: interesting.. the One S can be rooted, S-OFF'd, CWM'd and the like without an sd card... cuz it doesn't have one.. love the dev community.

edit 8/26/12: took me 45 minutes max to downgrade and get the perm-root and whatnot. after that was all set, I shut down, took my SIM card out, booted up again and connected via WiFi:

- install ClockworkMod from the Market
- Flash ClockworkMod Recovery
- under ROM Management, choose Download ROM
- I choose CyanogenMod and we're going right back to 7.2.0

aaahh.. this is *so* much better.. missed CM. loading certain apps w/data from Titanium Backup now.. yeay Jewels and Angry Birds!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

restore rooted G2 to factory
removes root, restores S-ON and the factory shipped ROM. if you're like me and used a few CM ROMs over the past two years, you will need to get into the HEX editor.

make sure you have ADB working!!
I found "Method B" to be the quickest and easiest way to use ADB- just download from Step 2, move the entire extracted folder to C:\ and rename it ADB for easy access within the command prompt.

the link to the IMG file you need (in first link above) is no longer working- the correct file can be found at:
just rename to before you move it to your SD card.

takes a bit of work and time.. but I am now back to factory and can send this G2 back to TMo (my keyboard went wonky and they sent me a replacement). I think I'm upgrading to the HTC One S very soon.
      I am tempted by the Galaxy Note.. but.. I don't trust Samsung.. love me some HTC.

now to root and load CM onto the new one! maybe.. there really isn't a point if I'm just passing along to Rylie when I upgrade.

edit: nope.. need root and CM. stock pisses me off. and hot damn.. I never did a write-up on how to do root. project for another day...