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#1 b419kid

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

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I AM NO LONGER SUPPORTING OR UPDATING THE UTILITY OR GUIDE ~ I HAVE GONE TO THE DARKSIDE ON .209 o.O

This guide includes step-by-step instructions for installing the 6.14.79 leak and instructions on installing a ROM once the leak is loaded. *The guide starts by assuming you are on 6.12.181.

If you are already on .79, and would like to just install a ROM, skip to section C of the guide.


DISCLAIMER: IF ANY OF THE PROCESSES DESCRIBED IN THIS GUIDE CAUSE YOUR DEVICE TO BECOME DAMAGED, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE.

Credit: I didn't write any of the "code" contained in the utility. The tool that I link is literally just a combination of Matt's Droid Razr Utility 1.6 and Rouxe41's ICSInstaller. Therefore, 100% of the coding credit goes to those two guys. Thanks for the awesome utils! Many other developer's work went into the utilities also. So thank you to all of you! (The full credits are commented inside the batch file.)


More credit notes: Thanks to pneumono for the help on combining the two utilities.

Please read all of the directions carefully.

Prerequisites:
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    downloaded to your PC.
  • Phone:
  • Phone must be running System Version 6.12.181 (Completely Stock) If you do not know whether your phone is running a completely stock system, you are better off restoring. Follow the steps below, under “Restore Directions” to restore.
  • If bootstrap or safestrap is currently installed on your phone or you have ever installed bootstrap or safestrap on your phone, then you must restore. If this doesn’t apply to you, please skip past the restore directions below.
If all of the requirements "check-out", you can skip the restore instructions below.

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Restore Directions
*THIS RESTORE WILL WIPE ALL OF YOUR DATA. Make sure it is all backed up. (I suggest using Titanium Backup from the Market.)

*During the restore, if you are watching the CMD window, you will see the following errors at some point:
1) "error: cannot load 'files\logo.bin'
2) "error: cannot load 'restore\cdrom'
Both errors are completely normal. They will happen every time the restore process is run. Don't worry. Just continue with the guide.
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    to you computer.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Hold down both volume keys and hold down the power button simultaneously. After a few seconds, the phone should boot into the “Boot Mode Selection Menu”.
  • Scroll down to “AP Fastboot” with the volume-down key and select it with the volume up key.
  • Once in “AP Fastboot Mode (S)”, open the Droid Razr Utility on your computer.
  • Choose the restore option in the droid razr utility. (Option 1).
  • Follow the on screen instructions.
  • After you follow the instructions, the program will proceed by “sending” a ton of files to your phone. Just relax and get a snack. This step will take a few minutes.
  • Once the phone reboots, you are now on a completely stock install of 6.12.181
  • Remember: You must re-root now b/c you have just restored. {Root directions are right below this section.}
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{SKIP THIS IF YOU ARE ALREADY ROOTED ON .181}

Rooting Gingerbread (6.12.181)
  • Open up the "Combo ICS Install 0.3" folder on your computer and launch "Combo ICS Utility 0.3.batch".
  • In the utility, choose option 1.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • During the process your phone will reboot twice. Once it does, you can continue with the guide.
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Part A: Installing ICS version 6.14.79
  • Launch “Combo ICS Utility 0.3.batch”.
  • In the utility, choose option 2.
  • The utility will list things onscreen you must do before continuing. Do all of them!
*You must press any key on your keyboard twice for the install to start; once the process starts, the utility will “push” a few files to your device. After about a minute, multiple prompts will pop up on your phone.
  • Accept all the on-screen prompts on your phone.
  • Eventually, your phone will prompt you to reboot. Click reboot. *The utility may quit at this point. Don't worry if it does: step 3 occurs solely on your phone.
  • After the phone reboots, you will see a progress bar. Wait for the process to finish. This step can take 15-20 minutes to finish.
  • Once your phone reboots, it will begin upgrading files. Once you can see your lock screen, you can continue.
Part B: Regaining root access on ICS. (Don’t touch the device during these reboots. Furthermore, do not worry if the screen goes black or if the screen freezes. Just make sure your phone boots during each step of this part.)
  • Relaunch the "Combo ICS Utility 0.3.batch".
  • Select option 3.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
  • After the third reboot, you should have root access on ICS!

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At this point in the guide, if everything was done correctly, you now have installed the stock ICS leak.

If you would like to install a custom ROM on top of that, you can continue. Personally, I *highly* recommend that you install a ROM because it actually fixes a lot of issues that the leak has.

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Part C: Installing Safestrap
  • Relaunch the "Combo ICS Utility 0.3.batch".
  • Choose option 4 in the utility on your computer.
  • Press any key in the utility.
  • When it's done, open up the app drawer on your phone.
  • Launch "Safestrap".
  • Click "Install Recovery". Watch you phone's screen.
  • When you receive confirmation that the installation has succeeded, reboot your phone.
Part D: Place Gapps on your phone
  • Once your phone has booted into android, relaunch the "Combo ICS Utlity 0.3.batch".
  • Choose option 5.
  • Press any key to begin transfer.
  • When the utility outputs "Process completed.", reboot your phone.
  • {You can now close the "Combo ICS Utility 0.3" for good. It isn't needed for any proceeding section of the guide.}
Part E: Enable Safe System
  • On reboot, hit the menu button when prompted.
  • Scroll down to “safe boot menu”.
  • Select with the power button.
  • Select “Toggle Safe System”.
  • Select "Yes - Enable Safe System". Let the process finish.
  • Reboot phone when done.
  • Now, boot into Safestrap Recovery again. (Hit the menu button on boot.)
Part F: Choosing a ROM

*Advice: Don't use any ROMS that do not have "data on boot".

Here are a few ROMs that I have used myself:
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    (CM9)
    (Gapps NOT integrated) (HAS data on boot) {Download the latest file from the bottom of the OP.}
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    (AOKP) (GAPPS NOT integrated) (HAS data on boot)
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    (Gapps NOT integrated) (HAS data on boot) {Choose the latest file from the download page.}
You can use any other .79 compatible ICS ROM. Just search around on the forums.

*Place the ROM .zip file on your external SD before continuing.

Part G: Installing a Rom [THE FOLLOWING STEPS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA! Back up your data in Titanium before continuing.]
  • Boot into Safestrap Recovery if you have not already done so.
  • First, select “wipe data/factory reset”.
  • After it’s complete, wipe the cache partition.
  • Next, go into “mounts and storage”. Format /system.
  • And lastly, go back and navigate into "advanced".
  • Select "Wipe Dalvik Cache".
  • Go back.
  • Select “install zip from sdcard”.
  • Select “choose zip from sdcard”.
  • Select “External SD card”.
  • Now, navigate to the rom .zip file that you choose and select it.
  • Scroll down to “Yes” to start install.
  • When finished, DO NOT reboot.
---IF the ROM you choose does have GAPPS integrated, skip the next section and reboot now.-----

---IF the ROM you chose does NOT HAVE GAPPS integrated, continue with the next section.-----


Part H: Installing Google Apps (Play store, gmail, etc..)
  • Go to the main screen of safestrap again and select "install zip from sdcard."
  • Select "choose zip from sdcard".
  • Select "External SD card."
  • Next, select the gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip. And flash it.
  • Once finished, reboot your device.
~Now you are finished with the guide. Have fun with your custom ICS ROM!~

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:) Feel free to ask questions or make suggestions in the comments, via PM, or in the chatroom. I AM NO LONGER SUPPORTING THIS. IF YOU NEED HELP, COMMENT BELOW OR GO IN THE CHAT ROOM. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GET HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
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If you found the guide helpful, like this post. :P

Here's some math for ya:
  • Time it took me to make the guide + the utility :::: 4-5 hours
  • Time it [probably] took Matt and the other devs to code all of the tools :::: <An extremely long time>
  • Time it takes for you to like this post :::: 1 second.
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Edited by b419kid, 11 June 2012 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:28 AM

Nice guide, it will probably help a lot of new people here.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

Nice write up! This should help out a lot of people. Good job b419kid!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for the guide b419kid. Really helpful.
I've followed averything a la carte. After this is done:
----If the ROM you choose has gapps integrated, skip steps 1 & 2----
  • Once it is finished, repeat steps 7-9.
  • Next, select the gapps.zip. And flash it.
  • Once the gapps is finished flashing, reboot your device
I'm getting the safestrap screen and then after 10 sec goes black. What to do other then turn off safe system and go back to stock 79?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the guide b419kid. Really helpful.
I've followed averything a la carte. After this is done:
----If the ROM you choose has gapps integrated, skip steps 1 & 2----

  • Once it is finished, repeat steps 7-9.
  • Next, select the gapps.zip. And flash it.
  • Once the gapps is finished flashing, reboot your device
I'm getting the safestrap screen and then after 10 sec goes black. What to do other then turn off safe system and go back to stock 79?


Which ROM did you choose? I've heard of the same issue of black widow cm9 ROM. I'd suggest flashing a different ROM.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Op, does it have to be safestrap or can we use bootstrap if we are comfortable with that? Also what is most stable rom? Thanks

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

Op, does it have to be safestrap or can we use bootstrap if we are comfortable with that? Also what is most stable rom? Thanks


I honestly don't think anyone has tested any ICS ROMs through bootstrap. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you keep with the guide and use safestrap.

As far as ROMs, I use CM9. Koa works great too. Both are perfectly good for daily use.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

I have 2 confirmations on successful flash of KOA ROM through bootstrap.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Op, does it have to be safestrap or can we use bootstrap if we are comfortable with that? Also what is most stable rom? Thanks

It is best to use safestrap as if you make a tiny mistake or get bricked from bootstrap you have a good chance of having to fastboot and reinstall the updates.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

I have 2 confirmations on successful flash of KOA ROM through bootstrap.
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Hmm. I might try bootstrap at some point then.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

Thanks for the info and guide it was exactly what I was looking for.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for the info and guide it was exactly what I was looking for.


You are very welcome!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

Now this my friend is a guide! Thanks so much will be trying this today.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

Within the guide there should be a backup before installing a ROM.

Maybe I missed that step, I will circle back to re-read the steps.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

Within the guide there should be a backup before installing a ROM.

Maybe I missed that step, I will circle back to re-read the steps.


I suggested titanium a few times. Maybe I should add a safe strap backup. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

Within the guide there should be a backup before installing a ROM.

Maybe I missed that step, I will circle back to re-read the steps.


I've just added a whole backup section and a restore section. ;) Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

Had to come back, I forgot to "like" this post lol. Post liked.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

Ok update. I went exactly though the guide like it said. Once It tried to push the ICS files on to the phone it said Rom Manager force closed. Once I would hit OK for the reboot, it would just boot right back to GB like nothing had changed. So I tried it again. I restored to .181 but this time I opened up the ICS Installer and read the instructions that came with the download.

1) Use RSD or Droid RAZR Utility 1.6 to fastboot back to 181

2) Use option 2 to root 181 <---------Since I was already on .181 this is where I started.
3) Use option 4 to install voodoo and preserve root access
4) Use option 7 to upgrade to 6.14.79
5) Use option 8 to regain root access after ics is installed

And I just confirmed I'm on .79 and moving on to install a custom rom.

This is truly one of the best guides I've seen, some of us our very visual, me for example, so the step by step really helps. :)

Thanks again.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Ok update. I went exactly though the guide like it said. Once It tried to push the ICS files on to the phone it said Rom Manager force closed. Once I would hit OK for the reboot, it would just boot right back to GB like nothing had changed. So I tried it again. I restored to .181 but this time I opened up the ICS Installer and read the instructions that came with the download.

1) Use RSD or Droid RAZR Utility 1.6 to fastboot back to 181

2) Use option 2 to root 181 <---------Since I was already on .181 this is where I started.
3) Use option 4 to install voodoo and preserve root access
4) Use option 7 to upgrade to 6.14.79
5) Use option 8 to regain root access after ics is installed

And I just confirmed I'm on .79 and moving on to install a custom rom.

This is truly one of the best guides I've seen, some of us our very visual, me for example, so the step by step really helps. :)

Thanks again.


It's great that you finally got it to work. I'm just wondering exactly what the issue was: were you not rooted before you tried the ICS install?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

OK weird thing here. Installed safe strap. Backed up. Rebootski but now my phone won't boot into the OS. Any ideas here? Pressing search does nothing and likewise letting it sit does nothing as well. I was on a rooted .79 ICS leak fyi.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

OK weird thing here. Installed safe strap. Backed up. Rebootski but now my phone won't boot into the OS. Any ideas here? Pressing search does nothing and likewise letting it sit does nothing as well. I was on a rooted .79 ICS leak fyi.

Thanks.


Can you get back into Safestrap recovery? Did you have any other recovery installed (namely: bootstrap)?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Yeah I can get back into safestrap recovery. No other recovery installed. I ended up just turning off safe system and booted back into the .79 ICS leak. Got me back up and running. Seems as if safestrap no likey my phone. Sucks as I wanted to try out a rom.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

Yeah I can get back into safestrap recovery. No other recovery installed. I ended up just turning off safe system and booted back into the .79 ICS leak. Got me back up and running. Seems as if safestrap no likey my phone. Sucks as I wanted to try out a rom.


Did you try flashing a ROM or did you simply backup the stock?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

Did you try flashing a ROM or did you simply backup the stock?


I was going to flash a rom. At the time I had safe system enabled and did a backup. After performing the backup it would not boot into the OS. Safestrap menu would appear, and after that would just sit at a black screen.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

I was going to flash a rom. At the time I had safe system enabled and did a backup. After performing the backup it would not boot into the OS. Safestrap menu would appear, and after that would just sit at a black screen.


hmm... weird. I have no clue. Try fastbooting and re-doing guide. Sorry~ that's all I can say.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:12 PM

No worries man. Will give it a go tomorrow if I have time. Thanks for the guide and your help.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:35 PM

It's great that you finally got it to work. I'm just wondering exactly what the issue was: were you not rooted before you tried the ICS install?


Yeah I was rooted and everything, it just woudln't load correctly. Not sure why. I rooted with the Utility and it didn't work. I rooted with the ICS installer and got it going. :wacko:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

To all those with issues: I'd like to think that I have simplified the guide today. I combined the rooting tools enclosed in Matt's Droid Razr Utility with the Icsinstaller; so now it is all in one batch file. Hopefully this minimizes issues, speeds up the process, and makes it simpler.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hey man, great guide. Got everything running first try.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:29 AM

I was going to flash a rom. At the time I had safe system enabled and did a backup. After performing the backup it would not boot into the OS. Safestrap menu would appear, and after that would just sit at a black screen.


Having the same issue. Restored to .181 using Matt's util then followed guide to the letter. Same as previous post also. If I disable safe mode it boots fine. First time using Safestrp... not loving it. Miss my Boostrspper...about to flash CM9, see if that helps.





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