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Old July 29th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #151 (permalink)
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are they not just for droid X then? they look kinda cool, how come our desire root section doesn't have rom's like the Droid X section does? :-( I might trade my desire in for a Droid X now........


Nahhhhh, not really!! lol
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yeah they probably are, you prob. know more about it than me.....i just like the look of it that's all...!!

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So I assume that you can down backup the old ROM before installing the replacement?
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just downloaded neophyte rom, gonna see what that one's like for now
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Hi all,

So my Desire has a HBOOT version of 0.80 and a software number (I assume this is actually the ROM version) of 1.20.207.3

Will the rooting method in this thread work for me or should I follow this guide instead as it specifically mentions the 0.80 bootloader?

I'm an O2 UK customer with 15 months left on my contract so bricking my phone is not an option! I'm a software developer myself so I know what I'm doing, but I've never done anything with phones or similar devices and I like to err on the side of caution.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi all,

So my Desire has a HBOOT version of 0.80 and a software number (I assume this is actually the ROM version) of 1.20.207.3

Will the rooting method in this thread work for me or should I follow this guide instead as it specifically mentions the 0.80 bootloader?

I'm an O2 UK customer with 15 months left on my contract so bricking my phone is not an option! I'm a software developer myself so I know what I'm doing, but I've never done anything with phones or similar devices and I like to err on the side of caution.

Thanks in advance!

sure should, I started on 0.80 with software 1.21.xxxxxx, and there has been confirmation of this working on both the 0.80 and the 0.75 bootloaders. There is another bootloader version (0.81?), but I am not sure if anyone has tried.

short answer? Follow the guide that speaks to you most, I can confirm that both methods worked for me (I un-rooted as I didnt much like vanilla android, and then rooted again when the 2.2 w sense roms appeared) and, in all honesty, I'd say there is very little difference in the degree of difficulty between the 2 methods.
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Thank you kboya. That does make me feel a little more confident about the whole process.

The one thing that is nagging at me is radio updates. I've seen a few people having problems (and in the worst case, completely bricked) while updating their radio. So I guess my question is, do I need to update the radio? Is it only certain carriers that require a radio update or do specific ROMs require updates to the radio?

I noticed that the majority of people that have encountered problems with the radio have been on Orange, so that makes me feel a little better, but still better safe than sorry.
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Thank you kboya. That does make me feel a little more confident about the whole process.

The one thing that is nagging at me is radio updates. I've seen a few people having problems (and in the worst case, completely bricked) while updating their radio. So I guess my question is, do I need to update the radio? Is it only certain carriers that require a radio update or do specific ROMs require updates to the radio?

I noticed that the majority of people that have encountered problems with the radio have been on Orange, so that makes me feel a little better, but still better safe than sorry.
I am on orange & i find its less hassle if you pick a rom with the radio already integrated
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ROOTED, AND UPDATED TO 2.2

WOO HOO.

Checked out quite a few guides, and this was by far the easiest to follow.

Thanks a million kboya.

Now I just need to figure out this A2SD puppy.

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I take it on Orange if you update the rom OTA it then simlocks? As with the previous goldcard method. Original ROM fine. The update locks it?
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I take it on Orange if you update the rom OTA it then simlocks? As with the previous goldcard method. Original ROM fine. The update locks it?
I would get the phone unlocked first, there are warnings though that once you update to the froyo ota that you may never be able to root again
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Would you advise just going for a custom ROM then? Yeah I already read the warning about Froyo. Thought I would wait until the dust settles on that one. I saw the other thread where Lekky suggested to use a Froyo based ROM by the modders at they where apparently better.

From what the OP said he was worried about getting sim lock but it never happened on this method. I am guessing its just cetain ROMs and that OTA that does it not all ROMS?
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The best advice i can offer to rooters is, wait until one of the devs has had a hold of the official rom for a couple of days, and there will be a nice clean bug free (hopefully) fast stable rom for us to flash. Don't let yourself get caught up in the froyo fever!
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Would you advise just going for a custom ROM then? Yeah I already read the warning about Froyo. Thought I would wait until the dust settles on that one. I saw the other thread where Lekky suggested to use a Froyo based ROM by the modders at they where apparently better.

From what the OP said he was worried about getting sim lock but it never happened on this method. I am guessing its just cetain ROMs and that OTA that does it not all ROMS?
Yes m8 i would advise anyone who feels at ease with rooting to go that way & get a custom rom, DesireableHTC is gving similar advice too.
Another thing to consider will be the version 3.0 gingerbread rom, that should give most people enough reason to root & stay rooted.
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Thanks guys, one of my main reasons for waiting is reliability of the methods and to get something that I think one be a genuine benefit. I am not one for rushing into things unless I think that there is little risk and all benefit.
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Thanks guys, one of my main reasons for waiting is reliability of the methods and to get something that I think one be a genuine benefit. I am not one for rushing into things unless I think that there is little risk and all benefit.
Best option is to go for it when the devs over at xda have developed a custom rom on the official htc rom
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wooh!! currently running nandroid but guessing that means i'm rooted!!
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Yes m8 it sounds like you are.
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Well after scouring forum after forum, I'm not comfortable with any of the rooting procedures that I've seen. There's too many variables and the risk of turning a very expensive device into a paperweight is far too high.

If I had a second device to play with, things might be different. So this is the end of my rooting adventure.
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Hey DesirableHTC, you are on Orange what was the first ROM you tried again? You said it didn't SIM lock. I can always buy a code just rather I didn't have to I take it you installed the new radio first?

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Hey DesirableHTC, you are on Orange what was the first ROM you tried again? You said it didn't SIM lock. I can always buy a code just rather I didn't have to I take it you installed the new radio first?

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yeah i flashed this radio very first time 32.42.00.32U_5.09.00.08 but i am about to try the new OTA froyo update but it has a new radio that could sim lock me, im hoping it doesn't, but yeah, you can buy an unlock code apparently....

Edit;

All installed and working sweet, can't wait til some dev cooks up a nice juicy rom full of extra goodness. But yeah, radio, working fine.
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yeah i flashed this radio very first time 32.42.00.32U_5.09.00.08 but i am about to try the new OTA froyo update but it has a new radio that could sim lock me, im hoping it doesn't, but yeah, you can buy an unlock code apparently....

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All installed and working sweet, can't wait til some dev cooks up a nice juicy rom full of extra goodness. But yeah, radio, working fine.
Surely m8 you haven't gone & unrooted your phone
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Surely m8 you haven't gone & unrooted your phone
!!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!

Iv just installed this official froyo rom (rooted) with A2SD+ and new radio.

[ROM] Official 2.2, with: busybox, old A2SD+, OpenVPN (TUN), EXT4 support, 802.11N - xda-developers
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!!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!

Iv just installed this official froyo rom (rooted) with A2SD+ and new radio.

[ROM] Official 2.2, with: busybox, old A2SD+, OpenVPN (TUN), EXT4 support, 802.11N - xda-developers
Just posted a link to the official rooted froyo rom on xda nothing added or taken away
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Brilliant, I better get to this. I might talk to Orange about getting a dust free replacement then zap the new one if it is fine. I am so slow and everyone seems to be jumping the bandwagon :S
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AFAIK mate, you get back to recovery by holding Vol down while powering on and you should see a choice for recovery, i used clockwork mod and that is how i get back to it, you dont need unrevoked any longer mate, to install a new rom you want to download ROM manager from the market, you can then flash a new rom while walking to the shop (its really that easy, i did it the other day!!) also down load titanium back up from market

1. d/l the rom you want
2. put it on SD
3. do a titanium back up (all apps and user data)
4. go into recovery (like i said above)
5. Do a nandroid back up (you will see the option within recovery)
6. flash Radio, then ROM (specific to developers install instructions)
7. reboot
8. restore with nandroid back up and titanium back up(if it has gone from your phone, dont worry, re down load it and do a full restore of apps and user data)
9.......... There is no 9 as far as i can remember.......

Im sure i have that correct, someone please correct me if i have made mistake???

I'm really struck with the whole nandroid and titanium thing.
I understand what it does and why you would need Titanium, but what exactly is nandroid restoring?
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I'm really struck with the whole nandroid and titanium thing.
I understand what it does and why you would need Titanium, but what exactly is nandroid restoring?
That gives you the ability to return the phone to an earlier working state, just incase you get a faulty rom in the download
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Got a question about titanium.

Does it put contact info back on the phone?

I know it does apps, but not sure about contact info.

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Does it put contact info back on the phone?

I know it does apps, but not sure about contact info.

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If you do a "all apps and user data" back up everything should be ok.
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Hey guys,

Great guide but i am at my wits end. I have tried this procedure on three different computers and followed the instructions to the letter every time (even reading two and three times to make sure) but every time i run the unrevoked.exe the phone starts doing it's thing and then when the phone reboots i get an error message saying that the recovery failed.

I have also tried different usb cables but still nothing, always at that step.

I am not sure if it makes a difference but earlier today i upgraded to the official Froyo update OTA so i an already running 2.2. At first i thought there was not enough space as i only had 16mb internal storage free, so i freed up some space and had 46mb free but still no good. Does the battery need to be at a minimum level?

I am hoping someone can help me because this is really driving me nuts, thanks.
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Hey guys,

Great guide but i am at my wits end. I have tried this procedure on three different computers and followed the instructions to the letter every time (even reading two and three times to make sure) but every time i run the unrevoked.exe the phone starts doing it's thing and then when the phone reboots i get an error message saying that the recovery failed.

I have also tried different usb cables but still nothing, always at that step.

I am not sure if it makes a difference but earlier today i upgraded to the official Froyo update OTA so i an already running 2.2. At first i thought there was not enough space as i only had 16mb internal storage free, so i freed up some space and had 46mb free but still no good. Does the battery need to be at a minimum level?

I am hoping someone can help me because this is really driving me nuts, thanks.
Thats your problem M8, from what we are aware of once you upgrade to the OTA froyo you can't root the phone.
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So, rooted over the weekend and tried the neo 1.4a Rom.

Was crashing and rebooting all over tje shop. Also wouldnt let me install the note app.

Is the 2.2 rooted version worth a punt?

By the way, if you are changing ROM's give your phone plenty of time to boot up!
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So, rooted over the weekend and tried the neo 1.4a Rom.

Was crashing and rebooting all over tje shop. Also wouldnt let me install the note app.

Is the 2.2 rooted version worth a punt?

By the way, if you are changing ROM's give your phone plenty of time to boot up!
Yes it is m8 you get the same rom as the OTA update but all rooted
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My HTC Desire is T Mobile branded but I managed to unlock it and now I'm using a different carrier. Can I use this method without making a gold card? Will this sim lock my phone? I lost my unlock code.

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Thanks for posting such a thorough guide, but i am still having trouble.
When unrevoked says in is done the phone does not display clockworkmod recovery (green text on black background). The screen just stays black, but it seems to be powered up as the computer beeps when i unplug it.

Windows vista
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original software number ( 1.24.161.3)
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open i think
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chosen ROM.zip this one
chosen radio.zip (the one in that same thread);
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Thanks for posting such a thorough guide, but i am still having trouble.
When unrevoked says in is done the phone does not display clockworkmod recovery (green text on black background). The screen just stays black, but it seems to be powered up as the computer beeps when i unplug it.

Windows vista
bootloader 0.83
original software number ( 1.24.161.3)
original radio/baseband (32.41.00.32U_4.08.00.09)
branded vodafone
open i think
already created goldcard? yes
chosen ROM.zip this one
chosen radio.zip (the one in that same thread);
Hey, not sure, but think it may be your bootloader .83 is not one I seen before... anyone?
Edit: had u already updatedto 2.2?
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Hey, not sure, but think it may be your bootloader .83 is not one I seen before... anyone?
Edit: had u already updatedto 2.2?
I'm certain I didn't update it, that Is what I have been trying to achieve. I only received this handset on Thursday but its unlikely that vodafone would have sent me a branded handset with 2.2 on.
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I'm certain I didn't update it, that Is what I have been trying to achieve. I only received this handset on Thursday but its unlikely that vodafone would have sent me a branded handset with 2.2 on.
check what OS is running settings>about phone and its the top one, yours should say 2.1 update1?
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check what OS is running settings>about phone and its the top one, yours should say 2.1 update1?
Yeah, that is what it says!
I've got an early morning tomorrow so must go, but I will check back tomorrow evening.
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Thats your problem M8, from what we are aware of once you upgrade to the OTA froyo you can't root the phone.
Thanks for the reply. I thought that may be the case. Is it worth rolling back to Eclair or just waiting till someone comes up with a solution?

Update: Yes seems i cannot root until someone works out how to hack Froyo's boot loader. However, someone on XDA pointed me to a thread with instructions to force apps to SD card using ADB without needing to route. It is a life saver until i can root.
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Kboya, you're a dead-set legend, thanks man!
I've been reading around on rooting for a week, finally found your guide, took a punt and was root and re-ROMed (Neophyte) in about 20 minutes! Legend!

My one weird quirk is that very sporadically I'll go to use my phone and the SIM Unlock screen is up; I have to put in the code to unlock it and then the phone works as per normal.
You heard of this happening? Has probably happened three times since I unlocked it 18 hours ago.

What I love about this thread is, having read it from the start, seeing DesirableHTC go from completely unsure about what's going on to being one of the main contributers to the thread! Is what's so great about this community, everyone gets involved and helps!

Thanks to all others who have contributed too.

So glad I rooted now too, rather than thinking I could try after the 2.2 OTA update!

Oh, FYI, I'm using an Unlocked Telstra Desire in Australia.

I'll hang around and help out if I can.
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!!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!

Iv just installed this official froyo rom (rooted) with A2SD+ and new radio.

[ROM] Official 2.2, with: busybox, old A2SD+, OpenVPN (TUN), EXT4 support, 802.11N - xda-developers

so still no sim lock then? wonder if that only happens when using the gold card method?

i'm going to try the neophyte rom today, but i'm also just d/l the froyo rom, and i've got the open desire rom on the sd card already.

hopefully i'll have better luck with them today!
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so still no sim lock then? wonder if that only happens when using the gold card method?

i'm going to try the neophyte rom today, but i'm also just d/l the froyo rom, and i've got the open desire rom on the sd card already.

hopefully i'll have better luck with them today!
Still no sim lock, correct! i have all the roms downloaded to my PC so i can swap whenever i feel the need!! lol
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A note for Aussie Desire owners;

When I went out today I realised that, even though my phone was accessing 3G, receiving SMSs etc, it wasn't able to download data (Internet).

I did some searching and found I needed to change the APNs in Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.

You should find what you need here: APNs | Android Australia
I used the Telstra ones found there and it is now working fine! Woot!
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Thanks for posting such a thorough guide, but i am still having trouble.
When unrevoked says in is done the phone does not display clockworkmod recovery (green text on black background). The screen just stays black, but it seems to be powered up as the computer beeps when i unplug it.

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Is anbody able to help me with this issue? Would be greatly appreciated!
Try turning the phone off & then turn it on while pressing the volume down button, you should get a white screen with some writing on.
When it settles select recovery & it should change to a black screen with green writing.
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Try turning the phone off & then turn it on while pressing the volume down button, you should get a white screen with some writing on.
When it settles select recovery & it should change to a black screen with green writing.
I have tried that but when i click recovery, the white screen with green HTC text comes up for a moment before the screen goes plain black. When it does this the only way to recover the phone is to pull the battery or press a load of buttons!
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Just rooted successfully with this guide on my Win 7 x64 Enterprise laptop.
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I have tried that but when i click recovery, the white screen with green HTC text comes up for a moment before the screen goes plain black. When it does this the only way to recover the phone is to pull the battery or press a load of buttons!
Try running the one click tool again m8, see if that fixes the problem.
Looks like something hasn't flashed across properly.
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Try running the one click tool again m8, see if that fixes the problem.
Looks like something hasn't flashed across properly.
I have tried it a couple of times but when unrevoked says it is done the phone does not display the clockworkmod recovery (green text on black background) it just goes plain black, and can only be recovered by pulling the battery or pressing what seems to be loads of random buttons.
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I have tried it a couple of times but when unrevoked says it is done the phone does not display the clockworkmod recovery (green text on black background) it just goes plain black, and can only be recovered by pulling the battery or pressing what seems to be loads of random buttons.
Only other thing i can suggest then m8 is follow lekkys guide & do it all manually, rather than using the one click tool
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