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[Full Guide] Setting drivers up, unlocking bootloader, flashing recovery, roms, kernels & rooting

  1. jeltevdl Eclair Nov 22, 2015


  2. softawy Cupcake Nov 22, 2015


  3. saptarshipaulchoudhury Eclair Nov 24, 2015

    saptarshipaulchoudhury, Nov 24, 2015 :
    another issue in cm13 nightlies add tiles option is not there in the quick settings I tried custom quick settings app too but nothing working please reply guys cast screen toggle and dont disturb toggles not available in quick settings please reply
     

  4. senne010 Cupcake Nov 27, 2015

    senne010, Nov 27, 2015 :
    I can only a access fastboot mode and with all the steps you have listed there the command prompt says error cannot open
     

  5. senne010 Cupcake Nov 27, 2015

    senne010, Nov 27, 2015 :
    Me stupid I didn't do the files from the zip in there, but I still can't open system.img and my phone still doesn't work :(
     

  6. aq2725 Cupcake Dec 4, 2015

    aq2725, Dec 4, 2015 :
    I am really sorry if i am posting some stupid questions, but this is the first time I am attempting at rooting an android device....

    so if i understand properly all I need to do is...

    0. Installing proper fastboot and adb drivers.
    1. Backing up your Apps, App data & Internal Storage.
    2. Unlocking the bootloader.
    3. Flashing a custom recovery.
    4. Making important backups.
    5. Flashing a ROM.
    6. Flashing a Kernel.
    7. Rooting

    will I have to carry out steps 5 and steps 6 or there is no need for that?


    My Cyanogen OS is 12.1-YOG4PAS3JL and my android version is 5.1.1

    So does this guide apply to me or should i be doing something else if I want to root my device?

    My OPO is 64Gb one.

     

  7. romie08 Honeycomb Dec 9, 2015

    romie08, Dec 9, 2015 :

    i've done all the steps which is written above to install YOG4PAS3JL and i am still stucked at home screen .. any suggestion ?
     

  8. myih2001 Donut Dec 14, 2015


  9. sunnyshaan Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 22, 2015


  10. AntMunny Jelly Bean Dec 26, 2015


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  11. chris_stan KitKat Dec 29, 2015

    chris_stan, Dec 29, 2015 :
    thank you for this very educational tutorial, I used it and instead of behaving like a jackal , I want to thank you for the effort .
    A French using google translate to thank you .

    in french: Merci l'ami ;)
     

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  12. Andas Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 1, 2016

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  13. pr3c0g Cupcake Jan 13, 2016

    pr3c0g, Jan 13, 2016 :
    Just registered a new account to say thank you for this guide. Really detailed and clear. I now have a new ROM, where I'd never done this before. No problems found.

    Props to you.
     

  14. mrdeluna Donut Jan 14, 2016

    mrdeluna, Jan 14, 2016 :
    okay so all I want to do is flash the updated ROM to my OPX because my WiFi won't turn on, but according to "DaxNagtegaal"'s signature I need to backup my EFS first or I risk corrupting this unique partition and bricking my phone forever, however it looks like the only way to do this is to gain root, which in itself poses the risk of corrupting your EFS partition.

    Is this right? So the only way to get even remotely functioning firmware on your phone is to potentially risk voiding your warranty and bricking your phone in doing all this?
     

  15. mauriceh Eclair Feb 15, 2016


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  16. Hriday Rao Cupcake Feb 18, 2016

    Hriday Rao, Feb 18, 2016 :
    How do I know if it is working(1. Recovering from no OS installed and no ROM or Backup present on the phone.)?
    How long would it take?
     

  17. Hriday Rao Cupcake Feb 18, 2016

    Hriday Rao, Feb 18, 2016 :
    How do I know if it is working(1. Recovering from no OS installed and no ROM or Backup present on the phone.)?
    How long would it take?
     

  18. Hriday Rao Cupcake Feb 18, 2016


  19. Trafalgar Square Cupcake Mar 4, 2016


  20. jtr3169 Cupcake Mar 6, 2016

    jtr3169, Mar 6, 2016 :
    Hi! I have followed every step, but when i backup the efs files I can't find them anywhere.

    Edit: i managed to create the files by using twrp built-in terminal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016

  21. bithal Froyo Mar 11, 2016

    bithal, Mar 11, 2016 :
    Hey guys,
    I am a noob in rooting and stuff. It's been more than a year since I started using OPO but recently the performance has taken a hit and it has a lot of bugs so I want to try a new rom that is stable and doesn't have the issues that I am currently facing - mainly network unavailability, ghost touches. I have not rooted the phone as I read somewhere that I will loose all data (i.e even photos and all apps) . So is there a way to root and unlock bootloader without loosing all data?