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htc desire - How to tell if a phone is rooted?


Sunday 27th of January 2013 / android.stackexchange.com
Possible Duplicate: How can I tell if I have root? Is there a way to tell if an Android phone is rooted? Where can you find this information in the phone?I used Unrevoked to root my HTC Desire (GSM) and I had the tool set to disable the phone security as well. But when I start the HBOOT menu it still says S-ON on top of the screen. Shouldn't that say S-OFF now?Maybe Unrevoked failed to set S-OFF, but managed to root the phone? It has definitely changed the recovery system, because now it says ClockWorkMod Recovery. There is also a new app called Superuser Permissions. Does that mean it's been rooted?I could try to install some app that requires root, but I thought I would hold off with that since I have just completely re-flashed it and don't want to clutter it with any bloatware until I have set up A2SD+ and partitioned my SD card.I'm also curious as to why it didn't set the security flag to S-OFF. Would I need to use AlphaRev for this now? And can I skip this part, and still install A2SD+ and partition my SD card? What I'm asking is this: is S-OFF a requirement for A2SD+ and part
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What is recovery? [Android A to Z]


Wednesday 01st of February 2012 / androidcentral.com
What is recovery? In Android, recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed. A combination of key presses (or instructions from a command line) will boot your phone to recovery, where you can find tools to help repair (recover) your installation as well as install official OS updates. Because Android is open and has the recovery source code available, building a customized version with more and different options is relatively easy as well. Let's look at both options.The stock recovery is pretty limited, but that's by design. Its main purpose is to delete all user data and files, or to perform system updates. Normally, both these operations are started from the running Android system, or you can do things manually and boot right into recovery yourself. When you tell your phone to do a factory reset, recovery is what boots up and erases the files and data. Likewise with updates -- when we restart to install an official OS update, it's done in recovery. Recovery is also where we go to manually install official OS updates we'
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What is recovery? [Android A to Z]


Wednesday 01st of February 2012 / androidheadlines.com
What is recovery? In Android, recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed. A combination of key presses (or instructions from a command line) will boot your phone to recovery, where you can find tools to help repair (recover) your installation as well as install official OS updates. Because Android is open and has the recovery source code available, building a customized version with more and different options is relatively easy as well. Let's look at both options. The stock recovery is…Continue Reading HereWhat is recovery? [Android A to Z]Jerry Hildenbrand – androidcentral.com
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adb - How to mount system in rw mode if no custom recovery


Tuesday 03rd of July 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
When I changed my build.prop for spoofing another device model, I copied build.prop from another device having gingerbrad but my system is froyo. When I rebooted, I lost my internet connection. It reports no ruim card where as it is there. I had installed apks for terminal emulator, busybox etc. but they are not working. Xplore file manager does not work. But free version of Astro File Manager and ROM Toolkit work. I tried to push old build.prop on device using adb but it gives permission denied error as it is read only system. I came to know that adb root and adb remount works if you are in recovery mode.I tried to go into recovery mode, but there is no custom recovery installed on my cheap android phone, so can not go into recovery mode.su does not work in my adb shell.Can anybody tell me the way to mount system partition in rw mode using adb ( without recovery mode ) or is there any tool which will work in this situation ?Thanks in advance.
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samsung galaxy s 3 - backing up system image before rooting: please help


Thursday 02nd of May 2013 / android.stackexchange.com
I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called arecovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating systemfrom which Windows 7 can be installed. On Android, instead, there is a recovery,which as I understand it is a partition with a full micro-operating systemfrom which can be used to decompress an operating system from an image onthe sdcard and make it the current operating system.What I want to ask is. I want to root my device. For this, I can use Odin 3and ChainFire. Once the device is rooted will I be able to go back andunroot the device? In order to do so I would like to save the programwhich reinstalls the android operating system from scratch. Where isthis program. I want to back it up in case needed, I don't want tolose it or customize it.I can see my image on sammobile.com, but the download is slow if you do notpay for the download, and I was unable to download the image.If I install ClockworkMod as my recovery, I need to root the device first beforeinstalling ClockworkMod, so when ClockworkMod overwrites the recovery, the
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how to: get Adfree Android working on htc Incredible. :)


Thursday 24th of June 2010 / androidforums.com
i take no credit for this, just found it over on XDA.Here's how to get this working1. Search for Adfree Android on the market2. Install and run3. allow it to download and install new hosts file, it will copy it to your sdcard and try to replace /system/etc/hosts but fail (it should reboot the phone shortly)3a. Phone may reboot, this is fine, don't worry. if it doesn't reboot, check your SD card for a file simply named "hosts". if it's there, then continue on.4. Power off the phone and hold Volume Down and power.5. Use volume down to select recovery6. In clockwork recovery volume down to "partitions menu" and hit the track pad to select7. Select "mount /system", "mount /sdcard" and "mount /data"8. Plug in your usb cord and open a command line on your pc9. enter adb shell and type: cp /sdcard/hosts /data/data/hosts (This copies the AdFree hosts file from the SD Card to the /data partition, where it can be edited by AdFree)10. mv /system/etc/hosts /system/etc/hosts.bak (This renames the current hosts file, rather than deleting it, should
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Wil Weaton Recovery makes the HTC One rooting process short and easy


Thursday 02nd of May 2013 / androidauthority.com
Wil Wheaton was having difficulties rooting his HTC One. Wheaton was able to unlock the bootloader, but he wasn't able to mount a partition after booting into recovery. Thankfully, ClockWorkMod developer Koushik Dutta took to his Google+ page with a fix: the new Wil Wheaton Recovery.“Tough bootloaders call for an even tougher recovery”, Koush said. As a result of this, we have the Wil Wheaton Recovery, which a user can flash with fastboot. After flashing, simply boot into recovery and then back into Android once you're in the recovery menu. Before it boots you out of recovery, it'll ask you to install root, where all you have to do is tap “yes”.After you're rooted, head into the Play Store and download the Superuser app to finish the process. It's that easy. Although, something important to keep in mind is that this method only works for the HTC One on AT&T and T-Mobile. It won't work on the Sprint variant, at least not at this time.The process before the Wil Wheaton Recovery came along made it a little difficult, and possibl
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Help flashing roms from http://teamtelechips.naobsd.org/


Tuesday 22nd of February 2011 / androidtablets.net
Dear all,I finally could factory reset my MID X5A/X6D (thanks to l_n and Loomix)tablet and root it (I used the z4root apk that worked as a champ on my tablet).I'm now at the point where I'd like to upgrade to Android 2.2.First of all: on the box there is written that is an X5A, but in the Settings--> Device Information it says that it is an X6D. What ROM should I be looking for?Anyway, I understood that the roms for my tablet are the one from the team telechipat the website in the subject.I would like to give a try to the experimental ROM but the instructions (I'm pasting them below) are not very clear to me:ClockworkMod Recovery download recovery.NAME_OF_YOUR_TABLET.img.zip, unzip it, then flash recovery.NAME_OF_YOUR_TABLET.img into recovery partition.First of all do I need Clockwork Mod Recovery?If so after I've installed it on my tablet how do I flash recovery.NAME_OF_YOUR_TABLET.img into recovery partition?(and where is the recovery partition?)Say I succeed to flash the recovery rom.The instructions follow:CyanogenMod download NAME_OF_YOUR_TABLET.zip and system.img.zip, unzip
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xt 912 My bootloader is unlocked... dont ask how i did it. LoL - Page 2


Saturday 07th of April 2012 / droidforums.net
OP, you seem confused. The screen you are referring to as the "bootloader" is the stock Android recovery menu. The bootloader is something you never actually see. It is simply a block of program code that checks for certain conditions, and if they are met it tells the device to boot, and where to find the OS. One of these conditions is that the contents of the "boot" partition must have a "signature" that matches a "key" that is encrypted via 256 bit encryption (in other words, next to impossible to crack - we're talking military grade security). This protected partition contains the kernel, which is the Linux core of the entire Android OS. In other words, the most important part.To crack the bootloader would mean to crack the 256-bit encryption on the "key", so that it could be used to "sign" a custom kernel. If this was accomplished, we could install custom kernels which unlock a whole slew of features, just like we did back in the OG Droid days. Right now, if invalid code is written to the "boot" partition, the
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Proper Use Droid 2/X Bootstrapper


Friday 21st of January 2011 / droidforums.net
There have been many, many questions regarding Koush's bootstrapper app not only among D2G users, but also DX and D2 users. Most of this is old news, but since the questions continued to be asked, I though it might be helpful to put everything we know in one convenient place. What is the point of D2/DX Bootstrapper?All Android based phones have a recovery partition of some sort. This is essentially a menu that, among other things, allows the phone to be updated by the carrier/manufacturer. The factory recovery menu only allows signed Update.zip files to be flashed. In order to load custom roms, a custom recovery needs to be flashed. On previous generations of Motorola phones, we were able to simply "flash" the recovery. In these new Droid phones this isn't possible because of the locked bootloader. The bootloader checks for factory software before it is allowed to run. A custom recovery would fail this check, and therefore brick the phone (to a state supposedly only recoverable by Moto themselves). This is where Bootstrapper comes in. It "hijacks" the boot process
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