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Root for RC8

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Root for RC8 (UK version, US users please see Root For RC30)

It has been prophesized for weeks now, but it is finally here. A rollback method for RC8 users who want root. This method is a full device flash that will roll you back to RC7 which still has the root bug. After doing this you can then follow the instructions on Rooting Android and then Keeping Root to get yourself up to RC8 modified version that lets you keep root.


You will need the .nbh file to perform this. It can be downloaded here: RC7NBH.zip (download on your pc) or DREAIMG.nbh (download on your G1)

Mirrors for the .zip file: koushikduttas site or Megaupload


Instructions from Disconnects site (gotontheinter.net):

  1. Format your SD card to FAT32 mode (this is not always needed). Note: With other files on the disk, or the wrong filesystem, the image file may not be found. Both the partition type and partition filesystem need to be FAT32.
    • On Linux, create the filesystem using a command like mkdosfs -F 32, and change the partition type using fdisk (partition type b should work).
  2. Copy image file DREAIMG.nbh to the SD card
  3. Turn the device power off and insert SD card
  4. Hold Camera button, and press Power button to entry Boot loader mode
  5. Press Power button to start upgrade procedure
  6. After it finishes, press the trackball and perform a soft reset by pressing "Call" + "Menu" + "End" to reboot.

When you are done, do not forget to follow the steps Rooting Android and then Keeping Root

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