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Old November 15th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Hey Dan,

I originally changed it to what you suggested, then I thought "Hang on, I did this when I was on 2.2, so the title shouldn't imply it's only for 2.3" so I just put for HTC Desire.

Tell me, what happens if you've upgraded to 2.3 official yet not one of the two HBoots currently supported by Revolutionary? Are you unable to S-Off and root?
revolutionary is the only way to root a 2.3.3 official rom due to the hboot versions.
there is not a higher hboot than the current ones supported by revolutionary and i dont believe that will changed as htc seemed to have stopped updating desire now.

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revolutionary is the only way to root a 2.3.3 official rom due to the hboot versions.
there is not a higher hboot than the current ones supported by revolutionary and i dont believe that will changed as htc seemed to have stopped updating desire now.
Ah, so upgrading to 2.3 changes the hboot to one that revolutionary can soff?
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revolutionary and s-off all hboots for desire
it was alpharev that could only s-off up to 0.93
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revolutionary and s-off all hboots for desire
it was alpharev that could only s-off up to 0.93
Im sure i read on the revo site it can only do 0.93 and 1.06 hboots for the desire....but im too lazy to check!

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Revolutionary currently supports the following Android phones and HBOOT versions:

HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001, 1.02.0001 HTC Desire CDMA (bravoc) 1.06.0000
Im assuming the official 2.3 upgrade makes you 1.02.0001 as i was on 2.2 with 0.93
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Im sure i read on the revo site it can only do 0.93 and 1.06 hboots for the desire....but im too lazy to check!

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Im assuming the official 2.3 upgrade makes you 1.02.0001 as i was on 2.2 with 0.93
1.02 is the gb official afaik
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Just before I attempt this the power on/volume down doesn't seem to work to check the version number ?

Do I need a minimum about of space on my storage card ?

Can I do a full back before doing it ? If so, what is the best app to use?
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Take your battery out then try again, sometimes my phone just restarts normally if i dont do that.
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Thanks for tutorial, but can someone help me, I'm stuck at CMD, i'm just typing fastboot flash recovery C:\ files name and it says The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. And i don't know why, everything seems correct to me :/

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Thanks for tutorial, but can someone help me, I'm stuck at CMD, i'm just typing fastboot flash recovery C:\ files name and it says The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. And i don't know why, everything seems correct to me :/

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you shouldnt be putting in quotes like that

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fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img
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ive already replied via your pm to me

you shouldnt be putting in quotes like that

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fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img
I've tried that, but then it shows me another message.. fastboot is not recognizeg ....
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I've tried that, but then it shows me another message.. fastboot is not recognizeg ....
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youve not read our fastboot faq properly
i would suggest you read it
you have 2 methods
1. you navigate to the tools folder of the sdk in command prompt
2. you put the path in windows environment variables (explained in the read me if you download the sdk tools from our root tools thread)

I suggest you read the adb/fastboot faq with concentration
it will all make sense if you understand that

EDIT: infact looking at your folder structure, you havent downloaded or installed SDK tools either from our root tools thread or from google
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Oh and now i understood that if i want to flash recovery I should use Android Flasher and this would make my life a lot easier. Thank you very much, I've solved all of my problems, ClockworkMod is running . Next time I'll read FAQs more carefully
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android flasher is good but sometimes you need fastboot knowledge for other things like erasing certain data outside of recovery if you change a hboot
its still worth looking at the faq
i always use fastboot
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Finally got my version, removing the battery did the trick PVT1 - HBOOT 1.02

Can some please confirm can you backup the phone prior to the process ? If so, what do you use ?

Do I need a minimum amount of room on my sd card ?

How do I check that all the contacts on my phone are stored in my Google account and not on the phone ? If on the phone will they be retained ?
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Prior to being rooted i do not know of any app that will backup everything.

I used appsaver to backup the apps. It doesnt backup the data though so its like installing the app from scratch.
I backed up contacts in the htc people app (it stores it on your sd card) by pressing menu and export to sd, as well as google sync backing them up. You can then restore on any Android contacts app.

If you chose to sync now your contacts, they will be backed up in google, and will restore when you log in and sync your phone for the first time.

Never bothered backing up sms but there are apps for it.

Once s-off and custom recovery installed you can make a nandroid backup in recovery before running the root zip, although i didnt bother. That will backup everything.

The beauty of revolutionary and unrevoked is, from my experience, that if they cant do what they want, they tell you and stop trying and your phone will be ok still. Its when you start disconnecting while its running or flashing corrupted files outside of these programs that you run into trouble.

Of course they put up disclaimers just in case, but ive not heard of their programs harming a phone.
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A nandroid backup can take up anything up to 1gb depending on apps. A basic stock 2.3 is about 250mb
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If on the phone will they be retained ?
If the process is successful you will not notice any difference other than a pink revolutionary label above your hboot info and a superuser app in your app drawer.

Everything will still be retained on your phone.
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Thanks for the wonderful guide!!! USB debugging must be ticked for this
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It's getting late and i'm getting tired here in the UK.

What am I doing wrong trying to get s-off
C:\Documents and Settings\wac>"fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img"
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
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Ok moved on my fault for not downloading the SDK Tools. Now done but

C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
finished. total time: 0.797s

C:\sdktools>C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
finished. total time: 0.797s

C:\sdktools>



Help pleaseee
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Ok moved on my fault for not downloading the SDK Tools. Now done but

C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
finished. total time: 0.797s

C:\sdktools>C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
finished. total time: 0.797s

C:\sdktools>



Help pleaseee
why are you using a capital R in recovery?
no one told you to do that
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Yeah I sussed that, now happily run DGB.It's breathed new life into my desire.

Looks like I'll be looking for sim only deal in June!

Do I still need to trick the desire to use the SD as internal storage ?

I've installed move2sd enabler and my internal space is currently 80mb. Will any
app I install now have the ability to move to the SD card ?
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Yeah I sussed that, now happily run DGB.It's breathed new life into my desire.

Looks like I'll be looking for sim only deal in June!

Do I still need to trick the desire to use the SD as internal storage ?

I've installed move2sd enabler and my internal space is currently 80mb. Will any
app I install now have the ability to move to the SD card ?
dgb doesnt have any a2sd so the only way to really benefit from this rom is to flash the 60/65 hboots and use the internal apps2sd (move 2 sd controls it)

if you want to have the affect of a2sd while using dgb you will need to partition the sdcard with a ext3 partition and then install an app called link2sd
that will give you loads of install space (it wont look different but will install to the ext partition)
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hello i have a problem. i use windows 7 and it doesn't recognise the command "fastboot flash recovery c:\" can u help me please?
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read out fastboot and adb faq in the stickies
its importand you read this fully
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thank you i have managed to use command but i have an error it says:
failed<remote: signature verify fail>
i think it is because i can't get s-off it is still s-on and the revolutionary says: waiting for device

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i'm happy i have managed to root my phone thank you all for your instructions
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i think it is because i can't get s-off it is still s-on and the revolutionary says: waiting for device

help please
that happened because you were booted to bootloader and not fastboot (they look similar but are different)
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Hello,

First of all, I want to say that I am new in this forum, so I apologize in advance....

Anyway, yesterday a guy in my office rooted my htc desire with s-off but at the end of the procedure everything was not working properly (all the application were forced close) so I went into the menu and I selected factory data reset and now the telephone doesn't work at all. It always stay on :" why so serious screen".

Can someone please tell me how to re root my telephone and fix my problems?

Thank you in advance.
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Matt, i was able to S-Off my Htc Desire 2.3.3 GB but I cant get the recovery ( Amon-RA 2.0.1 )to work. I downloaded it and tried the CMD command you supplied but I cannot make it work. PLS help! And anyway thanks though.
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Use android flasher instead, it's very easy.
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and what happens if he cannot access recovery at a later date due to changing hboot and needs to wipe cache?

while android flasher is good its still important to understand how fastboot works
i always refer people to the fastboot and adb faq as they need to learn that stuff anyway
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Matt, i was able to S-Off my Htc Desire 2.3.3 GB but I cant get the recovery ( Amon-RA 2.0.1 )to work. I downloaded it and tried the CMD command you supplied but I cannot make it work. PLS help! And anyway thanks though.
Can you elaborate?

What error message do you get?

Are your drivers installed (as per the fastboot guide)?

Where is your Amonra file stored and what command are you typing?
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Hello,

First of all, I want to say that I am new in this forum, so I apologize in advance....

Anyway, yesterday a guy in my office rooted my htc desire with s-off but at the end of the procedure everything was not working properly (all the application were forced close) so I went into the menu and I selected factory data reset and now the telephone doesn't work at all. It always stay on :" why so serious screen".

Can someone please tell me how to re root my telephone and fix my problems?

Thank you in advance.
If I were you Id flash a different rom. Or if you want to start again, flash a RUU of 2.3 then start again by following this guide
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Im looking at finally rooting my 2.3 Desire. Do I have to change the setinstalllocation from 2 back to 0?
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hello, before i start i have to say that i am completely new to all this android stuff, and i very much appreciate the guide written by Mattb81. i followed the guide and completed s-off successfully, however i have some problem with adding custom recovery (i think). reason i say i think is that after trying the custom recovery procedure in the guide, i tried to root my phone (which is an htc wildfire btw), and i followed step 7 to boot into hboot (volume down + power), and then into recovery (scroll down via volume button then power), but nothing happens, the phone just reboots into normal working condition. i am not sure where i went wrong, as i said, i am completely new to this stuff any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT: completely forgot this is a guide for DESIRE, lol, told you i'm new at this thing so i guess i should find a recovery image for WILDFIRE instead, and it should work?
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I would guess so - I assume that if you are S-Off you can fastboot flash a recovery on a wildfire in a similar way to a Desire. But I would strongly recommend visiting a Wildfire forum and checking with people who know that phone.
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Should do. If recovery is broken it will boot android instead, exactly like what you get. Recovery is device specific so effectively its broken
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Fantastic guide, I read the documentation on the FAQ's for a good hour or two... that's not to say I quite understand it all yet... but thanks to all the stuff, I managed to flash it... quite an easy process with this brilliant guide... so many thanks to you!

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Hi Matt I'm currently running through your guide and have got a question. I'm at point 3) Read the [FAQ] ADB and FASTBOOT for Windows. I have set up ADB but I am not really sure what I am to do with fastboot.

I have downloaded Android flasher as you have suggested but what I'm I to do with it? I guess I need to tick all the boxes and then select the .img file I have downloaded in part 2e. Making sure my htc desire is in fastboot (Power+down)? Is this correct?

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I have never used android flasher.

Fastboot will allow you to flash your recovery file and root file once you are s-off through a few commands.

Just follow each step in the guide.
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ADDING CUSTOM RECOVERY

6) it's time to install your recovery file.

a) Boot into fastboot mode (from off, volume-up and power or volume-down and power then cycle to fastboot option)
b) Connect phone to PC through USB. You should see "FASTBOOT USB" on your phones screen.
c) Open CMD (Start > Run > type "cmd" and press enter)
d) Type "fastboot flash recovery c:\your recovery file name" where c:\your recovery file name is the exact location and name of the recovery file you downloaded.

Can you explain me a bit more detailed about how i write my recovery and it's location into cmd please.. cause i'm pretty noob at working on cmd
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ADDING CUSTOM RECOVERY

6) it's time to install your recovery file.

a) Boot into fastboot mode (from off, volume-up and power or volume-down and power then cycle to fastboot option)
b) Connect phone to PC through USB. You should see "FASTBOOT USB" on your phones screen.
c) Open CMD (Start > Run > type "cmd" and press enter)
d) Type "fastboot flash recovery c:\your recovery file name" where c:\your recovery file name is the exact location and name of the recovery file you downloaded.

Can you explain me a bit more detailed about how i write my recovery and it's location into cmd please.. cause i'm pretty noob at working on cmd
Please answer my questions in your other thread first. We need to know what your current recovery issues are. If you're a noob, we don't want to send you down a wild goose chase if you dont need.
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If my recovery file is called amonra_213.img and is saved on my c drive. I would type in:

fastboot flash recovery c:\amonra_213.img

It is all covered with examples in Suroot's fastboot guide that's linked in the prep work.
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When i try to get PVT Version in terminal it comes up with "Cat/proc/mtd: not found" what do i do????
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When i try to get PVT Version in terminal it comes up with "Cat/proc/mtd: not found" what do i do????
1) PVT version is on the Hboot screen, the command above is for erase size only. Only PVT4 versions need to be checked for erase size. All other PVT versions are known as 20,000. Some PVT4 versions are 20,000, others 40,000, hence the command.

2) There is a space between "cat" and "/proc/mtd"
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