Keeping Root

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These methods can only be done on RC29 or lower. If you are already on RC30 this will NOT work for you and you must wait for the next root exploit to be found.

Using pre-modified RC30

JesusFreke has created a pre-modified version of RC30 that you can use if you do not wish to manually edit it yourself.

  1. Download the recovery image
  2. Flash the recovery image from step 1
  3. Download the [Modified RC30 from JesusFreke] (Do not unzip it!)
  4. Rename it to, save it to your SD card and flash it in recovery mode

This will give you an rc30 that has 'su' for gaining root access. (Not quite the same thing you get with the manual steps below.)

More information and updates can be found on the original thread at XDA-Developers

Manually modifying your own RC30

  1. Download the recovery image
  2. Flash the recovery image
  3. Unzip the FULL RC30
  4. Replace the /system/recovery.img with the one from step 1.
  5. Copy /system/bin/sh to system/bin/rootshell, and make the following changes to META-INF/com/google/android/update-script (or download a modified copy from a trusted source)

Add this to the end of the first line, which should start with: assert getprop("

|| getprop("") == "generic/htc_dream/dream/trout:1.0/TC3/eng.jesusfreke.20081105.164210:eng/test-keys"

Then after:

set_perm_recursive 0 2000 0755 0755 SYSTEM:bin


set_perm 0 2000 04755 SYSTEM:bin/rootshell

BACKUP anything from /system as it will be formatted. Do -not- use the 4 meg rc30 patch, as it will brick your device at this stage.

Resign with the utility provided in the zip file from step 1, copy it to your SD card, enter recovery, and pray. If it works, you can run the following from the terminal app (not pterminal) /system/bin/rootshell

This has been successfully tested, but as always, perform these steps at your own risk.

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