Originally Posted by ral
We really need to get you a good keyboard for your phone. SwiftKey.
lol,the issue comes from using the gawd awful htc-ime keyboard,while trying to type fast at a stoplight or in a parking lot between deliveries. i drive all day,so i dont have a job i can sneek off to a corner and type detailed messages. ive used swiftkey,but really prefer the good ol' AOSP keyboard.
Originally Posted by MerkyBlud
I don't have a spare Android, but I do have a spare sd card that I got to create a goldcard, as I wasn't successful in rooting the phone I'm not sure the goldcard worked. Followed the instructions and looked ok. I removed the resulting .img file while I was trying to fix this problem myself as the phone wasn't happy with it not being a CID match, assume this means the goldcard didnt work..? I still have the .img file on my pc though to put back on the card in case it was something else I was doing wrong... would there be a way to create a new one if needed using a USB card reader, pc-based software and the info I output from my phone earlier? I have the goldcard helper app on my main sd card that I've kept at a safe distance from the phone since it started its antics. Oh yes, my phone did come with 2.2 / Froyo, it was just after the OTA update shortly after to 2.3 that I looked into rooting it and realised I'd just made it more difficult for myself haha! so a factory reset would send it back to Froyo?
Thanks for your continued help guys
unfortunately no,the factory reset wont send you back to froyo. the reason for the question is that there is something
about GB shipped phones that causes a very sluggish boot(10+ minutes
) and difficulty getting to hboot/fastboot. it should be recoverable,but in your current condition would complicate things for sure.
Originally Posted by ral
In your situation I think I would try:
If your gold card is not working, or was not properly created then, than the flash would simply fail and there should be no consequences.
i agree. despite the complexness of making the gold card,its a pretty simple operation to flash a different carrier ruu once youve made it.
just make sure youve read the directions carefully(from this page
*Copy all of the data on your microSD card to a backup location on your PC
*Format the microSD to FAT32 format
*Open a command prompt one again and type the following:
cd [then press Enter]
cd AndroidSDKtools [then press Enter]
adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid [then press Enter]
*You should get a long number something along the lines of 532600bd227d9c0347329407514d5420
*Goto this page and copy the number in the above step into the box and hit Submit, you’ll then be given another long number
*Go to this page and enter this new number into the SD Card Serial (CID) field
Enter the other details and hit Generate Goldcard
*Check your email and save the attached goldcard image file to your pc, I usually save it to the desktop as you’ll be needing it shortly
*Download HxD Hex Editor from here and install
*Open HxD Hex Editor. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you must run the application as administrator
*Go to the Extra menu and select Open Disk. Under physical disk, select Removable Disk (your microSD card), uncheck Open as Read-only and click OK. Note that you should select physical disk NOT the logical disk
Go to the Extra menu again and select Open Disk Image. Open the goldcard image that you received by email and saved above
*You should now have two tabs; one is your removable disk and the other is your goldcard image. Press OK when prompted for Sector Size (selecting 512 (Hard disks/Floppy disks)) and click OK
*Click on the goldcard image tab. Go to the Edit menu, choose Select All then select the Edit menu again and select Copy
*Click on the Removable Disk tab. Highlight offset (line) 00000000 to offset (line) 00000170 (including the 00000170 line), then click on the Edit menu and select Paste Write
*Click on the File menu and select Save, accepting the warning
You now have a goldcard
using the gold card helper app lets you skip directly to the part where you submit the CID and generate the gold card,since it automatically reads the sd card cid,and then generates the second long number.
if you did not use the gold card helper app,then you needed to have gotten the sd card number,then submitted it at the first site to get the gold card compatible number.
then you need to hex edit the sd card itself with the image,it is not as simple as drag and drop the image onto the sd drive.
in short: if the CID you submitted to the gold card generator was properly obtained
(using the app or the "long way" in these dirsctions) then you should be able to hex edit your sd using the image you have to make a working gold card. note that you have
to use the sd that you used to generate the image,as the image sent is based on thaT Particular CID.
hope that makes sense