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Steps to Rooting MyTouch 4G (MT4G HD or HTC Glacier)

Written by Random1 on .

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for anything you decide to do. The site operator and owner are not responsible for anything you do. Please be aware that when you root any phone you risk the chance of damaging your phone (not to mention that it will void your warranty). I am a novice at rooting and with android. All information in this guide was obtained from www.xda-developers.com - Please research before you try this yourself. Someone please send screen shots that I can post.


ROOT (WITH S=ON)

DOWNLOADING NECISSARY FILES FROM COMPUTER:
Download "Visionary r14" to a folder on your Computer (It is no longer available on the Market)

com.modaco.visionaryplus.r14.apk - http://www.modaco.com/visionary

While we are at it also download these files into the same folder:

Root.rar - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=834225

update-cm-7.0.0-glacier-signed.zip - http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?type=stable&device=glacier

gapps-gb-20110307.zip - http://android.d3xt3r01.tk/cyanogen/gapps/gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip

 

UnRAR Root.rar (on your computer before copying to phone)

Copy the entire contents of this folder into the root of your SDCARD (4 files and the root folder extracted from Root.rar)

Unmount the SDCARD from your phone (slide down notification, click "select to change USB connection type", click "charge only", click "done")

Plug your phone into the AC adapter (the rest of the process can be done from the phone)

 

Go to the Market and install a File Manager (eg. OI File Manager) While we are here install "Android Terminal Emulator"


LET THE ROOTING BEGIN:
Open "OI File Manager"

Navigate to SDCARD - open the folder you copied over from your computer - Click on "com.modaco.visionaryplus.r14.apk"

If you get an "Install Blocked" security warning click the "Settings" button Check the "Unknown Sources" box Click "Development" Check "USB debugging"

Hit the back button twice Click on "com.modaco.visionaryplus.r14.apk" again

Visionary should now be installed - click "Open"

Check "Temproot on boot"

Go to "Settings" Click on "Connect to PC" Click on "Default Connection Type"

Click "Charge only" - then click "Done"

Then click "Applications" Uncheck "Fast Boot" Reboot your phone Open "Visionary" again

Click "Attempt Permroot Now" Wait for a moment and you should get a window asking you to confirm su access - Choose "Allow" Your phone will automatically reboot if it works

To verify you are permrooted uninstall Visionary from Settings/Applications/Manage Applications

Reboot your phone again After it reboots you should still have the "Superuser" application in your tray


BACKUP YOUR PHONE:

Go to the Market and install "Titanium Backup * root" (I would recommend also installing the paid version which will unlock the ability to backup all your apps & data at once)

Open "Titanium Backup" Click the "Problems?" button It will ask if you want to install BusyBox - Click "Yes, do it" After it installs "Titanium Backup" will close, reopen it It should say something about a number of App Data Elements if its zero then something didn't work (eg. Number of App Data Elements: 178)

Click on the "Backup/Restore" button This is where it pays off to have the Paid version so you can just do a batch backup of everything on this list - If not, then you have to click on each element individually and click "Backup !"


ROOT (WITH S=OFF) - Perm Root:

Open Android Terminal Emulator type "su" + enter to gain root privileges. When it prompts you about root privileges click "Allow" You should see a # signifying you are in root Type "cd /sdcard/root" click enter key Type "sh root.sh" click enter key Wait 30 Seconds

It will say "Powerdown and reboot into hboot to check if s=off" Type "exit" click enter key

Restart your phone Power off your phone Hold down the back button and click power button once (you should get recovery mode where it says S=OFF at the top)

Reboot

If you still do not have S=OFF in recovery repeat these steps until it works.

 

NOTE:If you ever end up in recovery error mode you will get a icon of a phone with a red exclamation mark - the only way I have figured out how to get out of this mode is to pull the battery


INSTALL ROM MANAGER:

Now that we have permroot s=off we can install ROM Manager Go to Market Install "Rom Manager" by ClockworkMod Open "Rom Manager"

Open the app and click "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery"

Click "HTC MyTouch 4G" You will see a progress bar at the top

When it asks for Root Permissions - Click "Allow" You should see a screen that says "Successfully flashed ClockworkMod recovery!"

Click "OK" Power off your phone Should go straight into the new recovery screen

If not then boot to recovery mode - Hold down the back button and click power button once so your phone turns on Once the menu pops up "BOOTLOADER" will be highlighted - Click the power button once more to select it

On the next menu click the volume down button once so "RECOVERY" is highlighted - Click the power button
You should now be in the ClockworkMod Recovery screen (here you can use the trackpad to navigate and select)

 

BACKUP YOUR ROM:

Click on "backup and restore"

Click "backup" INSTALL CYANOGEN ROM 7:

Click "wipe cache partition" Click "wipe data/factory reset" Click "install zip from sdcard" Click "choose zip from sdcard" Scroll down and click "uupdate-cm-7.0.0-glacier-signed.zip" (instead if you wanted to you could install another rom such as "update_iced_glacier_1.22.zip")

When finished click the back button Click "reboot system now" After the initial MyTouch screen you should now see the cyanogen mod startup screen power off your phone


INSTALL GOOGLE APPLICATIONS:

Boot to recovery mode - Click "install zip from sdcard" Click "choose zip from sdcard" Scroll down and click "gapps-gb-20110307.zip"

When finished lick the back button Click "reboot system now" You should now have all your missing apps "Gmail, Wifi Calling, etc"

 

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Sensorship? - torrent-finder.com Taken Down

Written by Webmaster on .

It appears that our government has yet again taken on policies of Internet sensorship. "What we don't like, we block out." When will companies start to understand that the 20th century business model is dead. We must keep the internet open and free in every sense of the word. Who gets to decide what is available on the internet and what is not? Lets adapt and make money a different way then how we used to before the internet. Google seems to have a 21st century business model, lets take aspects of what they do and apply them to our businesses.

Please read the article below. This is a perfect example of our governments abusing its power to protect the 20th century business model.

torrent-finder.comOn Thursday, the 25th of November 2010, the Torrent Finder domain ( www.torrent-finder.com ), registered with Godaddy, was seized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without any prior takedown notice or specific allegations of infringing activity. The Domain IP was suddenly changed without the registrar's knowledge and the system displayed a "Pending Registry Action" message on the domain's status. No contact was given until Wednesday, the 1st of December, when Godaddy replied to my inquiries, giving a contact for an ICE agent.

On Thursday, the 2nd of December, David Snead who is representing Torrent Finder contacted the ICE agent in charge who told him that "the orders are under seal, but that the seal will be lifted today or tomorrow". However, we have not heard from them until writing this post. Another email from Godaddy clarified that the action was taken by VeriSign: "please understand that these actions were taken by Verisign at the Registry level; and not by Go Daddy". The story was first reported on TorrentFreak and NYTimes.com.

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Scientific Proof of Santa

Written by Webmaster on .

Scientific proof that Santa does exist. The lunar eclipse on December 21st 2010.


Proof of Santa

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Manually Setup Joomla - Easy Steps

Written by Jemmyn Buchanan on .

This tutorial assumes you have already storyboarded your website and you have the content (including: joomla template, images, copy or text, etc...) You must also have some sort of host for your website. We will use godaddy but you can use any host that meet the specs for joomla. You need an FTP program or the ability to copy joomla to your host. You must have basic literacy with computers the internet and FTP (File Transfer Protocol). It will be helpful if you know something about setting up websites, php, mysql and dns (but not required).


Setup MySQL Database:
Setup a MySQL database (hostname, username, dbname, password)
Host: joedatabase.db.100000.hostedresource.com
DB Name: joedatabase
User Name: joedatabase
Password: ********

Installing Joomla Files:
Download Joomla from http://joomla.org/download.html
Unzip Files
Upload files to your root html directory via FTP

Installing Joomla:
In your web browser navigate to your domain name or the path where the Joomla files were just copied (ie. http://mynewdomain.com)
Choose Language: English US - Next
Make sure your host has all the right PHP/MySQL and other settings (some of the bottom options can say NO) - Next
If you agree to the GNU License - Next
Database Config: Enter the info you used when setting up your MySQL database above - Next
Depending on your hosts config you may need to enable FTP in Joomla (with godaddy you should not) - Next
Main Config: Use an alternative email address than your main one if possible - Next
Finish: Once install is complete, FTP/SSH to site and delete the install directory
rm -rf installation/

Setting Up Users:
Now when you navigate to your domain/path you will get the default Joomla site
Add /administrator to the end of your path to access the back end http://bluehourfashion.com/administrator
Login with username admin and the password you created during setup
Go to the Site menu and choose User Manager
Click the New icon
Type Name, Username, E-mail, New Password, Verify Password and choose -Super Administrator as the Group (this is why we used an alternate email address - joomla will not allow two users with the same email address)
Click Save
Logout
Login with newly created user
Go to the User Manager again
Click on Administrator
Change to -Registered under group and Save
Delete the Administrator account (for security reasons - if you want to make sure you have another way of accessing the site create a new user with a name other than admin)

Uploading Template:
The next step is to upload your Template
Mouse over the Extensions menu and choose Install/Uninstall
Where it says Upload Package File click the browse button (Keep in mind the file must be a ZIP file with a valid XML file describing the package)
Choose your template and click Open
Then click the Upload File & Install button

NOTE: This template was designed for Jommla version 1 so it is considered a legacy template and by default Joomla doesn't support it. A template has to be specifically designed to support Joomla version 1.5 and above otherwise you must turn on Legacy Mode.

Enable Legacy Mode:
Click on Extensions and go to Plugin Manager
At the bottom change Display# from 20 to all
Scroll down until you find System - Legacy and click on the name
Enabled: switch radio button from No to Yes and click Save

Enable Extended Mode in TinyMCE:

While we are in here we will change the Editor (WYSIWYG) to Extended Mode
Click on Editor - TinyMCE
Change Functionality from Advanced to Extended (this enables more tools when it comes to creating articles)
Click Save
Now you can go back to the Extensions menu and Install/Uninstall
Click the Browse button again and choose the Template
Click Open again and this time when you choose Upload File & Install it should work
You should now get a blue "i" stating Install Template Success
Now change this template to the default (You can actually assign different templates to different parts of the site and even different users/groups but this is outside the scope of this tutorial)
Mouse over Extensions menu and choose Template Manager
If you mouse over each template name you will see a little preview thumbnail of the template
Click on the radio button next to bt_festive
Click on the Default (star) icon

Viewing/Changing the Template Layout:
You can see the difference immediately by browsing your site
In FireFox go to tools and choose Page Info
Click on the Media tab
Look at all the images, you will see one called logo.png and note the dimensions
You can create a similar image at this point with the same dimensions
You may also change the size of each area on the website by going to the Template Manager and editing the CSS/HTML of your template
Lets take a look at how this template arranges content on your website so we can see how this would work
Click on the template name
Click on the Preview icon (magnifying glass)
I would recommend printing this out or saving it as a screen shot for easy reference later
Upload the image you created to replace the one in the template


Setting Up Sections & Categories:
Go back to your admin control panel back end and lets start creating sections and categories
Click on the Content menu and choose Section Manager
Now the way I like to set things up is simple, I create a section and category for each of my websites menu items. Joomla can be setup to display a single article, a category or a section (categories and sections both contain multiple articles)
Our first menu item is Home so create a Home section by clicking the New icon
In the title type Home
Click the Save icon
Now create the rest of your menu items: Mission, Bio's, Examples, Contact Us
Now click on the Content menu and choose Category Manager
Lets create the same categories as you setup sections (based on your menu items): Home, Mission, Bio's, Examples, Contact Us
Click the New icon
This time type in the Title: Home
Now where it says section make sure it says Home
Click the Save icon
Click the New icon and lets do one more
In the title type: Mission
Change the section to Mission as well
Now click save
Do the same for Bio's, Examples, and Contact Us
This all seems a little redundant right now, but later you will see how having multiple Categories in a Section could actually be very helpful

Setting Up Menu:

Only now can we create the Menu since I want to be able to have multiple articles on one page.
By default Joomla creates a Main Menu for you
Normally you would create a new menu by clicking on Menu and choosing Menu Manager
Since we have one already click on Menus and choose Main Menu* (notice the * next to the menu name indicating it is the default menu)
The Home menu item is create by default as well so lets move on to the others
Click the New icon
Choose Articles
Click on Category Blog Layout
You will want to play with these other selections but most of the time this is the choice I make since it allows me the most flexibility down the road. You can always change this later.
On the right side of the page you will see Parameters (Basic) and underneath it Category - choose the next menu item Mission/Mission (this is the category/section)
In the Title: type: Mission
Click the Save icon
Now do the same for the other menu items: Bio's, Examples, Contact Us
I prefer to use the Article title rather than the Menu title so click on Mission
Expand the Parameters (System) on the right
Change Show Page Title to No
Click Save and then do this for the other menu items: Bio's, Examples, Contact Us
Keep in mind the Home page works a little differently

Setting Up Articles:
Since you have done all the work to setup the structure of your website all you have to do is add articles and they will show up on your website in the exact spot you specify.
Mouse over Content menu and choose Article Manager
Click on the Parameters button in the top right corner
Now we need to setup the default settings for all newly created articles (set to global) on the website - Depending on how you want your site to look, will determine how what you choose here - keep in mind you can over-ride these settings in specific articles.
Once you choose all your Parameters click Save

Creating Articles:
Click the New icon to create a new article
First thing is to choose the section you want this to show up in: Home
For the home page you also have to change the option at the top Front Page to Yes
Insert the text into your editor
To upload a picture you can click the Image button at the bottom
At the bottom in the Upload section click the Browse... button and locate the image on your computer - double click the image
The path should show up in the field
Click the Start Upload button
Now you should see a thumbnail of your image
Click on it once
Type in a Image Description and Title
Go up to the top and click Insert
If you want to edit the properties of your image click on it and then click the editor toolbar button of a tree that highlights automatically
Click the Save button and view your website to see your changes.
Now you will want to create at least one article for each section/category/menu item
If you create more than one, they are listed in the order that you choose in the Menu Item Manager [mainmenu] (with the exception of the home page)
Try switching the Parameters (Basic/Advanced) around to get different results

Summary:
There are a few steps in the process of setting up a Joomla website but as long as you understand the core concepts you will pick it up quickly. Remember Joomla uses PHP to display the content stored in your MySQL database. Create your Sections then Categories then Menu. Assign one or more articles to each category/section and tweak the template to your liking and you are all set.