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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by James Rustles View Post
It was the first one I tried!! Unfortunately it didn't work. I will try the PD86IMG.zip method and see if it works better..

there are a couple of reasons why it didnt flash:
1)it needs to be an inspire specific image
2)it needs to be named PD98IMG
3)the android info document may not have had the correct info.

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But just to clarify, you don't have to be s-off to flash that way?
technically,you can be s-on and flash PxxxIMG files. if the file is a full,signed by htc ruu,the bootloader will need to be locked or relocked

to flash unsigned files,the bootloader must be unlocked,however,you are limited to boot,system,and recovery images. no radios,no bootloaders,no splash images,no downgrading firmware without trickery(or at all on newer phones )

with an s-on,unlocked hboot, the text on the android info document is now important. it must contain a version that is the same as the main version on the phone or newer.

htcdev,honestly,is a huge PITA.

i would recomend you use the fastboot flash command to install the recovery,so the android info document does not come into play.

unzip one of my downloads,and put the image into your adb/fastboot folder. plug in,enable usb debug,disable fastboot. then:

adb devices (should return serial number)

adb reboot bootloader (will take you to fastboot)

fastboot devices (should return serial number)

then flsh the recovery with this:

fastboot flash recovery recoveryname.img (where recoveryname is the name of the image inside the folder)

example,image named ace_ext_4_recovery:
fastboot flash recovery ace_ext_4_recovery.img

after it flashes,reboot the phone with
fastboot reboot

you can then enter recovery thru
adb reboot recovery

or thru any other means that youre used to. just make sure he realizes this permantly installed recovery is worthless for flashing roms.
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