Help me square everything up before I root

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Kolada
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Help me square everything up before I root

Post by Kolada » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:21 pm

Hey guys. First post here. I have had my device offline for close to a moth here while I debate rooting. I was hoping someone could help me before I dive in. My first question is this: I am sitting at build # 20122012601_WWV_ORSC_.201220126101419. Is this where I need to be? As in, I don't need to update any firmware before the root?

Question 2: If I have only one USB stick, is this method fine as long as I keep rewriting the stick? Does that increase my chance to brick?

Speaking of brick: What are my real chances if I follow these steps perfectly? I've rooted two phones with no issues. Has anyone heard of this method bricking a device?

"dd.exe may not write properly under Windows 7": Will this just be an annoyance or can it affect my Sony box?

Lastly: Any other words of advice for me? Anything people wish they knew beforehand?

Thanks for the help, guys! I can't wait to get the most out of Google TV!

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by alch3mist » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:39 am

Hi welcome to the forums!

Your current build looks good just as long as it is not the 2012.02.22
You have the 2012.01.26 see http://www.gtvhacker.com/index.php/Sony ... _Downloads

You can use one USB stick it takes longer and if you do it right you should not have any problems. I recommend using the Win32Imager method as it is easier than the DD.exe
You would brick your device on step 3 if the file did not write properly or you didnt follow the correct methods.

Check out http://youtu.be/tH8vTz01hR4 for a visual step by step
Sony GTV Tutorials and How To's
http://www.youtube.com/user/DCxALBRECHT/videos

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by vivshank » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:20 am

Hi -- I'm having trouble downgrading to the exploitable firmware. I know I have to change the ro.build.id but the one of the wiki just says "Master." Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by Kolada » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:41 pm

icezer0z wrote:I recommend using the Win32Imager method as it is easier than the DD.exe
What is this? I don't see anything like this on the website. Thanks!

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by Kolada » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 pm

Just watched the video. So you download that program and then you don't need to mess with the command prompt then?

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by alch3mist » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:49 pm

Yep, a whole lot easier
Sony GTV Tutorials and How To's
http://www.youtube.com/user/DCxALBRECHT/videos

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by Kolada » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:59 pm

Ok last question (and thanks for all the help so far): If I am using only 1 USB, should I reformat each time before re-writing the "USB 1", "USB 2"... just to make sure everything is cleared?

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Re: Help me square everything up before I root

Post by alch3mist » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:32 am

Yes I would so it reads only that img
Sony GTV Tutorials and How To's
http://www.youtube.com/user/DCxALBRECHT/videos

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