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Topic # 65598 4-Aug-2010 08:16
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Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and I have a problem that hopefully someone can help me with,
I have an htc magic and I am trying to root it but can't get back to cupcake in order to do so.
I've done theunlockr.com things and it just doesn't work,I'm not shore if it's even possible to root
An nz vodafone magic,I'm in Hamilton and if anyone can come and root my phone(not literally) I will
Give ya $50 cash for ya troubles.
Cheers for ya help.
Tim

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  Reply # 362770 4-Aug-2010 08:58
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Heya :) - I have rooted heaps of them in the past;

The NZ Magic has a unlocked SPL which means it's quite easy to get root if you have the SDK on your computer, you can grab this from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html - From here all you need to do is upload / install the Recovery Image (Clockwork Recovery) then you are all set to start installing roms.

I live in Christchurch, but can do this for you if you so desire, if you wish to go down this route just flick me a PM and from here we can sort something out. Otherwise take a look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=529062 and http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Magic_Rooting and these will show you how to root your phone. If you have got the NZ HTC Magic it's a "32B" which is a good thing to remember (32A Roms will not boot & if you flash the 32A Radio you will bricked your phone)

Anyway, good luck :) - There's also another guy on the forums known by the name as Linuxluver who's quite a expert at this too.





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  Reply # 362794 4-Aug-2010 10:04
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<very off topic>If the title of the topic had been the headline on a newspaper, it could read very very wrongly!

I swear it could've been my cold-talk, I'd think "Magic" being "Magic Johnson" (basketball player), and "will pay handsomely" just... *good laugh though*</very off topic>




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  Reply # 362966 4-Aug-2010 13:36
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haha magic johnson....classic....
thanks for the info michael i shall pm you right now.
loving the helpfulness of this site :-)

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  Reply # 362980 4-Aug-2010 13:52
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FullstopLtd: Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and I have a problem that hopefully someone can help me with,
I have an htc magic and I am trying to root it but can't get back to cupcake in order to do so.
I've done theunlockr.com things and it just doesn't work,I'm not shore if it's even possible to root
An nz vodafone magic,I'm in Hamilton and if anyone can come and root my phone(not literally) I will
Give ya $50 cash for ya troubles.
Cheers for ya help.
Tim


If your SPL is Hboot v1.33.0004 (SAPP10000) then rooting the Magic is crazy-easy.

Best instructions I've seen are on the CyanogenMod wiki.

You want to do the instructions in this section: "Non-TMobile 32B Magics and ION/ADP2"
 
Once you've done it a few times, rooting the HTC Magic 32B takes about 3 minutes. 





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  Reply # 363117 4-Aug-2010 16:45
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Thanks to the bro Michael Murphy who took me up on my offer this is now sorted.
Thanks for your help everyone.
Android 2.1 here I come.



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  Reply # 363150 4-Aug-2010 17:47
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Honestly......after much frustration I just couldn't do it.
I'm too simple when it comes to android.
All I really want it for is for wifi tether and I was willing to
Buy a myfi from vodafone for $499 so I figure for $50 I'm getting
Wifi for my iPad and android 2.1.
And I don't have to lift a finger.

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