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[How-To] Sideload The Ics Leak! Updated 4-18-12


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#1 Vicious

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

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*First of all I am not responsible for anything you do to your phone. Try this at your own risk.*

**Second...READ, READ, and READ AGAIN!**

***If you have rom manager premium, you will need to also download the free rom manager from the play store. The free version is needed for this method to work properly***

That being said, this is how to successfully sideload the ics leak:

Fastboot back to .173 using Matt's 1.51 utility here ->

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, or RSD. Root your phone using motofail (included in Matt's utility), and install OTA Rootkeeper app from the play store or Matt's utility. You need to be completely stock with no custom recovery EVER installed. You can't just delete bootstrap or safestrap. If you have them or have had them installed then rsd/fastboot back to pure clean stock 173!

Download the leak from this torrent here in Arcane's first post

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Rename the .zip and the .crc file to Blur_Version.6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip and Blur_Version.6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US.crc

Move them from your computer to your phone's sdcard or sdcard-ext.

Using es file explorer with "root explorer" and "mount file system" enabled in it's settings, copy both files to the root /cache folder (you can navigate quickly through es file explorer using the favorites button at the top. The root folder is the phone with / under it in favorites.

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Download Rom Manager Free from the market, but do not install clockworkmod.

Go into the superuser app and update binaries.

Go to Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper app and protect root.

Go back to the /cache folder using es file explorer and tap on the .zip. It will give you a few options to open it with. Choose Rom Manager.

Rom Manager will open and prompt to click ok to reboot into recovery and flash. (It says it will boot into cwm and flash, but it goes to stock recovery)

This will reboot the phone into the stock recovery and flash it.

When ICS boots, go into the Voodoo Rootkeeper app and restore root. If it does not, then use the terminal method here

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Failure to read and follow these steps will result in failure and frustration!


For those of you who WERE rooted & protected root with Voodoo, installed the ICS leak & subsequently lost root like I did, dhacker29 tweeted out some helpful instructions to remedy the issue!


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I did not personally use this method - before it was available, I had already RSD'd. On my second time through the process, I successfully retained root. Therefore this was unneeded (for ME!) All credit goes to dhacker29, I just wrote up the in

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'm currently trying to regain my root. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm currently trying to regain my root. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated!


Did you try the method posted involving Android terminal emulator?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

I'm currently trying to regain my root. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated!


easiest way is to protect root with voodoo before you install ICS.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

I'm currently trying to regain my root. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated!


Since you protected root with Voodoo, have you tried restoring root with Voodoo?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

No know way to get root once on ics, maybe a dev can look onto this

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

No know way to get root once on ics, maybe a dev can look onto this

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Not true. I'm rooted and on the leak.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Not true. I'm rooted and on the leak.

Did you use OTA rootkeeper before flashing?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

now we talking. We seeing some action now :D

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Did you use OTA rootkeeper before flashing?


I used the Forever Root Method and I also used Voodoo Rootkeeper as a precaution (both before flashing the leak).

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

I used the Forever Root Method and I also used Voodoo Rootkeeper as a precaution (both before flashing the leak).

To the best of my knowlege if you got to ICS without root you couldnt get root without flashing back and use rootkeeper then flash ics.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

To the best of my knowlege if you got to ICS without root you couldnt get root without flashing back and use rootkeeper then flash ics.


True. You have to have root, to protect root.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

To the best of my knowlege if you got to ICS without root you couldnt get root without flashing back and use rootkeeper then flash ics.

True. You have to have root, to protect root.


I think the issue is that superrelaxx took your first statement at face value, and didn't realize you were referring to there not being a method of rooting ICS directly rather than just whether or not it is possible to have both root and ICS.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

I think the issue is that superrelaxx took your first statement at face value, and didn't realize you were referring to there not being a method of rooting ICS directly rather than just whether or not it is possible to have both root and ICS.

Yes, thanks for clearing that up. :)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

you have to have a torrent downloader to download the ics file right

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

you have to have a torrent downloader to download the ics file right


If torrents are out of the question, I don't mind sharing a Dropbox link to someone in service. PM me if you need it.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

The OP stated to place both files in cache . SO we need to have both files ?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

This is good news. I'm going to try this out tomorrow night and see how it goes.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

If torrents are out of the question, I don't mind sharing a Dropbox link to someone in service. PM me if you need it.


Be careful. I got my dropbox suspended on saturday for sharing this stupid file lol.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

The OP stated to place both files in cache . SO we need to have both files ?


I would think so.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

The OP stated to place both files in cache . SO we need to have both files ?


follow the directions. If you need better details they're in my updated news article but Vicious gets the credit. I'm just more clear in mine.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Be careful. I got my dropbox suspended on saturday for sharing this stupid file lol.


Too how many people though? :P Dropbox usually only bans for excessive bandwidth usage.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

I was able to restore root using dhacker's terminal emulator method
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

can you use root explorer or does it have to be es?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

I recommend es for my method. I'm sure there will be a more efficient method sooner or later.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

I recommend es for my method. I'm sure there will be a more efficient method sooner or later.

Just wanted to clarify.
Might be a good ideal to add how to use terminal to regain root in OP.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Just wanted to clarify.
Might be a good ideal to add how to use terminal to regain root in OP.


I plan to when i get home.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

So that I don't get excluded from the next soak I'm gonna participate in this one. But you better bet I'm installing ICS later tomorrow. Any big issues?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, I'm dealing with the soak too, also gives time to see how successful people are with this method.




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