I'm having a bit of a problem with getting the root to work. Perhaps it's me being a n00b but I've followed the guide in post 97 (I'm on Windows Vista) to the letter, but it just isn't working because the drivers wont install. I get the message up that "Windows encountered a problem installing driver software for your device" and it basically tells me that it won't install because installing the ADB interface timed out.
When I then try running install-windows-superboot.bat all that happens is that the command prompt window comes up and goes through to the < waiting for device > message. This is literally all that happens on either the drivers from the SDK or the default drivers from the phone, nothing at all happens on the phone itself (I checked beforehand and the device firmware is BO5, android 2.3.4). USB Debugging is enabled, and I uninstalled the default drivers before trying the ones from the SDK. It still wouldnt work after restarting my PC.
So, my question is, am I doing something wrong or not?
EDIT: Or do I need to install Clockwork mod before trying to root? Is that a stupid question?
Edited by iam_smithers, 02 October 2011 - 07:47 PM.
Orange Monte Carlo - Stock (refuses to root)
Orange San Diego
Previous phones: OSF, Samsung Jet, HTC Wildfire, Nokia N95, HTC S620, Motorola RAZR V3, Sharp GX10i, Nokia 3205, various other Nokias