Thanks for the clarification roguefan99, Sanity.
I have download the "updates.zip" many times (and from different hosts) in order to ensure that the .zip is not corrupted. Obviously, european Sonics (as banger101 said), should be first flashed with the original rom before any attempt to root them.
Personally I'm not going to do it because I don't want to risk my phone's reliability, although I would really like to root it in order to unistall the CarrierIQ software.
Coding in C is like sending a 3 year old to do groceries. You gotta tell them exactly what you want or you'll end up with a cupboard full of pop tarts and pancake mix.
Can anyone help me?
I don't appear to have a Recovery Menu. I hold the volume up button and press the power button, it just gives me a brief flash. If I hold the power button the phone just turns on and if I hold both volume buttons and click power it starts doing firmware update.
I live in Europe (Estonia to be exact) if that helps even slightly.
Hi, i downloaded that folder, put it on my sd card.
Then i turned on my phone, holding volume button and power button and i successfully entered that selection screen.
Then i search for that update folder and open it, i can open sub folders etc, but i cant activate anything, its just empty folders.
I certainly did something wrong, but what?
dont work . Romania, provider Cosmote
Given that MegaUpload was taken down, does anyone have an alternate download link?
Can someone reupload the file via our filebox please ? I dont have it on this PC.
My wifes phone packed up so I gave her mine and bought another. It still seems to be the best bang for buck phone out there at the moment.
Just to report that this is still very easy to do on a Woolworths bought Sonic. Too easy
And new link thanks to coolio is here
It failed and said:
E: failed to verify whole
E:signiture verication failed
I don't know what to do!!!
I've rooted now,
But I cant find instructions on how to load a sonic version of CM7.
Any links or locations to working methods?
will this fix the android problem about not being able to download some of these programs
All you have to do to install a new rom (CM7) is
Copy the new Rom zip file to your SD card, I make a folder called ROM Files and put it in there.
Then turn the phone off, then restart it while holding the "power button" & "Up Volume buttons" should boot into (CWM) menu
Go to "Backup and restore" then "backup" this will take a few mins.
Then Select "Install zip from sdcard"
Then "Choose zip from sdcard" go to your rom Folder and pick the ROM Zip file (CM7) you want to install.
Once its finished installing go back to the main menu in CWM and select "Advanced"
then select "Wipe dalvik cache" and then yes
Once done go back to main menu and reboot device.
the first time you boot into the new rom (CM7) it will take a while.
I looked for ages to find a genuine link on how to root my Sonic. I found this post and it worked like a charm! Thanks!!!