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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cry Help - stuck at HBOOT/Recovery and can't run RUU on HTC Desire

Hi guys, wonder if you can help me. I have a HTC Desire (GSM) and rooted it, removed UK O2 branding and putting Froyo (2.2) on it and a new radio and Clockwork Mod Recovery. I messed around - thought Id bricked it following a dodgy flash, as couldn't boot, get into recovery or anything, with the phone looping at the HTC logo and powering on until I took the battery out.

Thought Id look at it today and made progress, but still cant get a RUU to install on it. I can get into Recovery menu via bootloader and I think the SDcard is a goldcard. Issues I have are:

I cant flash a RUU onto the phone from running the file through Windows, as I constantly get an Error 170 USB Connection error. Ive tried reinstalling HTC Sync, trying different versions, tried a different USB cable and port. Ive tried running HTC Sync as Admin, and in compatibility mode under XP SP 2 and updated the driver in Control Panel and it displays as My HTC, nothing works. I am running Windows 7 64 Bit.

I tried putting the RUU onto the phone as a PB99IMG.zip file and running it through Recovery, but I get a message saying bad file

As soon as I put a file onto the SD card, Ext3 then wont mount with an error message and I have to repartition the SD card in Windows (Using Mini-tool Partition Wizard). The error I get is "can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 (File exists) error mounting /sd-ext/! I can fix it, but soon after it is fixed it reverts back to error it I add any files to root of the SD card to run through Recovery.

I just want to get the phone back working, whether it is branded or unbranded, and whatever RUU I can get working on it. Can anyone advise the steps I can take from here please?

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HBoot 0.93.0001
Radio 5.09.00.08
ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.7
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Try booting while pressing the back button. This takes you into fastboot mode (you can also get here by selecting fastboot from the bootloader menu). When in that mode connect usb and run the RUU.

This is how you can run an RUU when you can't boot the phone, or when you have a non-Sense ROM.

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Also, the PB99IMG.zip isn't loaded from recovery - you put it on the root of your card (named exactly as above) and boot into the bootloader, then when it asks whether you want to apply the update say yes.

But try the fastboot method first.

Either way make sure the battery is reasonably well charged first.
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Also, you can usually fix a bootloop without running an RUU. Sometimes a factory reset from recovery is enough. Otherwise if you give us more information about what you did we may be able to suggest something.
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Why is a ruu always the first thing people try when they flash a Rom badly? Is there some git on the internet advising this to people for fun?
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Also, you can usually fix a bootloop without running an RUU. Sometimes a factory reset from recovery is enough. Otherwise if you give us more information about what you did we may be able to suggest something.
Thanks Hadron, I realised I was trying to run the RUU while in Recovery mode rather than FastBoot, so tried running the RUU from FastBoot - I get past the 171 error (woohoo!) but then get a 131 error saying I have an incorrect ROM.

What is the best method to find the correct ROM for my device? I didn't check the MD5 hash either, so will definitely check before applying.

I current have Froyo 2.09.405.8 and trying to apply 2.09.405.8 back on to be able to boot.

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Why is a ruu always the first thing people try when they flash a Rom badly? Is there some git on the internet advising this to people for fun?
My bad - I didn't make a backup and factory restore didn't work, it's fair to say I was rather impatient and slap-happy. Lesson learned...
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What is the EXACT error?

..and are you sure you wouldn't rather try the easier factory reset to see.if.that fixes it?

Edit... ok you tried that.
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If you tell us what you were doing before it bootlooped there may be another way out. For example, if you were flashing a theme that wasn't really compatible, just reflashing the ROM will fix it (without a reset, though that would be a lesson for next time now).

131's a customer ID error. If the phone was O2 branded to start you need either (a) and O2 branded RUU, (b) a goldcard, or (c) the HTC 2.3 Upgrade RUU. If you tried flashing an unbranded RUU without a goldcard you would get this error. From your first post I'm guessing you were using something like a rooted stock ROM, so have you tried just reflashing that from recovery? There's a very good chance that would fix it. A bootloop generally just means that either something is incompatible or something didn't install correctly (in which case the question is "why?"), and an RUU is overkill for fixing these - which had I been thinking I'd have said in my first post rather than my third!
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Thanks guys I've figured it out and have now succesfully got the phone working.

Issues were:

I was trying to flash the wrong RUU (a 2.09 instead of 2.10) so when flashing it was rejecting as a lower version. Using the right RUU worked

My SDcard wasn't a goldcard - I thought it was but apparently not. I re-created the goldcard and it worked

I was trying to flash from the wrong place - instead of through FastBoot USB I was going into Clockwork Mod and loading files, mucking around with the mountings and things like that

All great now, so thanks again.

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just curious as somehow you claim to of lost recovery when the rom flash went bad (which is so rare its nearly unheard of, to the point where im not convinced it happens).
how was this device originally rooted.
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Sorry to hijack your thread, but I'm having the exact same problems with trying to get my desire back to stock.

But the error I'm gettingwhist trying to revert back to a stock RRU (Froyo 2.09.405.5) is "140 Bootloader Version Error".

Like in this thread:

HTC Desire, Debrand error = 140:BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR

Any ideas? The version I'm trying to restore to is the one that worked the fist time I upgraded to Froyo (2.09.405.5).

The bootloader is version hboot 0.08.
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You can't go backwards so what wathe last ruu you flashed*s
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Thanks (sorry for the long post here!)

I followed this guide re rooting:

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That was the thing that flummoxed me a little as well - I'm pretty tech savvy but this was outside my sphere of understanding. Here's what you'll need to do, step-by-step, to get to where I am now...

Be aware that rooting invalidates your warranty.

1) Get 'SMSBackup' on your phone, use this to back up SMS messages. I also have 'BookmarkSB' which backs up my bookmarks.
2) Get 'Titanium Backup' from the Market. It only works on rooted phones, and is where I ran into some issues - I couldn't run Titanium without rooting, but I couldn't root without doing a hard reset as the Unrevoked process failed originally. I sort of got around this by using AppBrain which kept a record of all my apps (but not my settings - I lost things like game progress etc - nothing to cry about). Using AppBrain is fairly useful anyway, so I'd install that from the Market and 'Sync' your apps with your AppBrain account online (which can use your Gmail address). Make sure your contacts are saved as Google contacts, this will mean they simply sync 'over the air' when you're on the new ROM.
3) Go to http://unrevoked.com/ and download the HTC Desire version.
4) You will also need to download the Windows drivers for Android from here: http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.php/public/wind... which also gives you instructions for how to install them.
4a) NEW POINT TO CHECK - Ensure you have the HTC Sync installed - this installs the "HTC BMP USB Driver" the "HTC Driver Installer" and "HTC Sync". You must then uninstall ONLY the HTC Sync part - leave the USB Driver and Driver Installer installed - Unrevoked won't work without these installed.
5) Run Unrevoked, and let it do its stuff. It guides you through the process and worked really well. You will need to enable 'USB Debugging' - Settings > Security > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
6) If Unrevoked gives a failure message like I received ("error: Failed to get root. Is your firmware too new?") then you'll need to do a hard reset.
7) ONLY DO A HARD RESET IF YOU CAN'T GET ROOT:
  • With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
  • Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button..
  • Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.
  • Press VOLUME UP to start the factory reset.
8) Once the factory reset is done, your phone will be as it arrived out-of-the-box. Run Unrevoked again and it should give you root access. Your phone is now 'rooted'.
9) Once you have root access, backup your apps using Titanium. Next you need to back up the original phone ROM as a precaution - this is known as a 'Nandroid' backup. To do this, boot into Recovery:
  • Press and hold the Vol Down button and power button - you'll be presented with a new, rooted menu entitled 'ClockworkMod Recovery'
  • Scroll down using the trackpad to 'Backup and Restore'
  • Select 'Backup' - the phone will backup the core operating system to the SD card.
10) Save everything from the SD card to your PC. Create a folder on your desktop and copy it all across. This will copy all your Titanium Backup files and the Nandroid backup you just did. This is really important.
11) Now we need to partition the SD card. I used Gparted - this page suggests you DON'T partition using the Recovery console, in order to avoid errors. I am a person who likes to avoid errors! Here are the steps for partitioning using Gparted:
  • Download the Gparted .iso file from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gpar...
  • You'll end up with a file called 'gparted-live-0.8.1-3.iso'. This is an image file that you'll need to burn to CD. I used ImgBurn which can be downloaded here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
  • Open the image file in ImgBurn and follow the instructions. It will spit out a 'Live CD' which you can boot from. I used my laptop as I wanted access to the instructions on the PC. However, this part is relatively straightforward. Despite my original complaints about the Gparted disc mucking up my Windows install, I've used Gparted subsequently and it was fine - clearly an error on my part somewhere - the Gparted LiveCD works great.
12) Boot the PC from the DVD drive with the Gparted disc inserted.
  • You'll get a menu screen - click 'Gparted Live (Default)
  • A load of stuff will scroll up the screen and a menu will appear asking about Keymaps. I selected 'Don't touch keymap' - just hit 'Enter'
  • You'll be asked what language you prefer - type '02' and then hit enter
  • When asked what mode you prefer, type '0' and hit enter
  • You'll be presented with the Gparted desktop. It will open the partitioning editor. On the right-hand side is a drop-down box - select the SD card, which will be identifiable by its size. Mine is a 16Gb card and showed up as 14.8Gb. Be VERY careful to make sure you select the right device, as if you accidentally change the partitions of your hard drive, you'll end up being unable to boot your PC. One of the benefits of doing this on the laptop was that it only has one hard drive and that's 250Gb - so not easy to get wrong! The only other device was the card reader with my SD card in.
  • Now you've selected your SD card, you'll be presented with a screen that shows the partitions. Since I'd backed up all my data, I deleted the partitions and started from scratch. Right click on the partitions and 'Delete'. You should be left with a grey box showing 'Unallocated - 14.8Gb' (or whatever size your SD card is).
  • Right click on the unallocated space. Click 'New'. You're at the 'Create New Partition' window. Adjust the 'New Size (MiB) down by around 1040 (this will give you around 1Gb of new 'phone' storage). Ensure that the 'Free Space Preceding' is '1', and that the 'Align to' box says 'MiB'. On the right, ensure 'Create as' is set to 'Primary Partition' and that the 'File System' is set to FAT32. No label is required. Click 'Add'. It's important that the FAT32 partition comes first.
  • Now you'll have a screen with a green box showing 'New Partition #1' and the size. On the grey unallocated part to the right, right-click and choose 'New'. The default sizes will be whatever's left (around 1Gb) on your card. The only change you'll need to make on this page is to change the File System to 'ext4'. Click 'Add', and then the 'Apply' button at the top of the screen. Once that's done, close the Gparted window and click 'Exit'. The machine will reboot, so make sure you've removed the LiveCD from the DVD tray to allow it to boot back into Windows.
*****UPDATE***** - I've now switched to the RCMix 2.0 ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=9... I think it's a better ROM, is Android 2.3 and has some lovely Sense stuff built in (parts from 3.0). Get it here if you'd rather have this: http://rom.robocik.mobi/Desire/RCMixS/v2.0/RCMixS_...

If you're installing the RCMix ROM, you won't need the Data2SD installer so you can skip all of that.

13) Download the Starburst zip file from here: http://starburst.droidzone.in/wp-content/plugins/d... Don't unzip it once downloaded, it needs to stay zipped. You will need to create a login ID on the Starburst site in order to download.
14) Download the Data2SD installer from here: http://starburst.droidzone.in/wp-content/plugins/d... Again, leave it zipped.
15) Copy the Starburst_Classic_1500.zip and Data2SDInstallerX5E.zip to your SD card.
16) Now you need to wipe the phone (you DID take that Nandroid backup earlier, didn't you..? )
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Scroll down (using the trackpad) to 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset' and select (using the optical touchpad)
  • Scroll to 'Yes' and select
17) Your phone now has no ROM on it. Click the 'back' button and scroll to 'Install Zip From SD Card'. Click select. Choose the Starburst zip and select. The Starburst ROM will now be installed.
  • **NOTE - IF YOU'RE INSTALLING RCMix ROM, YOU DO NOT NEED DATA2SD - SKIP TO STEP 22****
18) Once it's installed, the phone will need rebooting. This is the part I had trouble with last night as I assumed the ROM included the Data2SD, which it didn't. The phone booted and had the LED lit in pink and then blue. At present you're running without Data2SD. Set up the Network provider and such, but skip all the setup parts such as Gmail and stuff; let the phone boot and settle.
19) Now hit the power button to turn the phone off - you'll notice you have an option in there for 'Recovery'. Select this option. The phone will reboot into the Recovery console.
20) In the same way you installed the Starburst ROM, you need to install the Data2SD zip file through the 'Install Zip from SD card' menu. Reboot the phone.
21) The phone will reboot and when you get into the settings, you should find that you now have 'Phone memory' of around 1Gb!


22) Now you can go about getting all your info back on the phone. If you were able to take a Titanium Backup, copy the original SD card contents across from the backup you took earlier (I wasn't able to do this, so had to reinstall all my apps via AppBrain). Run the Titanium restore.
23) Install SMSBackup from the Market and restore your SMS messages. Install BookmarkSB to restore your bookmarks. You'll need to log into the Market with your Google account to download.
24) Under the 'Sync' folder (Settings > Accounts and Sync) add your Google account; all your contacts will resync over the air.
25) Once all your apps and contacts are back, do a Nandroid backup of the 'new' phone settings to the SD card (and copy it to a backup folder on your PC).

Disclaimer: this is, to the best of my recollection, how I did everything last night. There may be a couple of steps that you'll need to double-check and I'm sure that if anyone spots an error in my instructions, they'll point it out. There is no substitute for checking everything twice and understanding what you're doing before you do it!

I hope this helps those who are in the same position I was in - overwhelmed by the amount of info out there which wasn't clear enough - but who would like their phone to perform better and be rid of those annoying low memory warnings once and for all!

There's one other benefit to this by the way - with App2SD, if you mounted the SD card for access through the PC, apps on the card wouldn't work properly. With Data2SD being a partition, all apps continue to work even with the SD card mounted as only the FAT32 partition gets mounted.

By the way, whenever I mount the SD card, Windows asks if I want to 'Scan and fix removable disk (P?'. Always click 'Continue without scanning' as I've found the 'Scan and fix (recommended)' option causes problems.

I'm off to rest my fingers, hope this is useful to some of you! It took me a while to get there, but overall I would say it's very much worth it. I'll also be happy to help out with advice if I can!

Oh, and one nice touch I found today; the Starburst ROM re-enables 'Wake from Optical Pad' - a feature I'd been annoyed to find wasn't enabled on the Desire after having it on the Hero.
I managed to get S-OFF, but the phone was stuck in a bootloop so I thought I'd put things back to how they where.. Not knowing you couldnt just go back so followed this guid to downgrading.

HTC Desire: Downgrading HBOOT And Installing Custom Froyo ROM | Mike Southby

I put the 5 files on the SD booted the PB99IMG and the update said it had completed.

It was still stuck bootlooping, plus I'd lost S-OFF. Now my hboot is version 0.08 (was 0.93).

The orginal goldcard works because when I try and RUU without it it fails with the wrong customer error (Error 131: Customer ID Error).

If I try and use RUU 2.29.405.5.

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I get the 'wrong bootloader 140 error'.

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Can get to fastboot and uboot screens.
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There should not be a hboot called 0.08. I'd like to see a photo of that.

The 2.3 ruu should flash over any hboot from the htcdev.com website.


Then if you're back to an unrooted state, use our guids to root.
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There should not be a hboot called 0.08. I'd like to see a photo of that.

The 2.3 ruu should flash over any hboot from the htcdev.com website.


Then if you're back to an unrooted state, use our guids to root.
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hi, my desire z crashed during a upgrade 2 days ago and not its stuck on the htc green logo page. I've read a little and i can get to the S-On page and get to the boot loader etc (factory restore does nothing).

Am i right thinking if i get the UK rom i can place it on the sd card, and then turn the phone back on by holding down Volume Down and Power until the bootloader screen comes up. It should then automatically find the rom file and ask you if i want to update the phone?

I get the following:

VISION PVT SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-0.85.0013
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eMMC-boot
Apr 11 2011,23:36.27

With options:
FASTBOOT
RECOVERY
FACTORY RESET
SIMLOCK
IMAGE CRC

*FASTBOOT brings up: bootloader, reboot, reboot bootloader and power down
*RECOVERY goes to the HTC logo page > black page with green circle> vibrates 7 times and goes off.
*FACTORY RESET just doesnt do anything

I have never rooted my fone and am not 100% how to but am willing to if it gets my fone back up. Any advise will be appreciated as i cant afford a new mobile right now and htc are not repairing it.
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plus my htc desire z is not rooted and i have no idea about the Goldcard sd etc?

and i have tried downloading 3-4 stock bootloader and renaming them to PC10IMG.zip but it keeps saying:

"Model ID Incorrect!"
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You don't root when the phone is messed up.

You should be able to run a RUU with the phone in fastboot mode. As you can get to hboot ("S-On screen" ) it should be one of the menu items. Select that, then connect to a pc. If you have downloaded the RUU you can then run it on the PC and it will reflash the phone. This will however erase your apps and data.

To find the RUU (ROM Update Utility) for your phone, and to find out whether others have had problems, you should ask in the Desire Z forum - this forum is for the original Desire so we don't know those things.

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P.S. Why won't HTC repair it? Their update broke it, so that should not be a problem, and as HTC give a 2 year warranty a Z should still be covered.
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P.S. Why won't HTC repair it? Their update broke it, so that should not be a problem, and as HTC give a 2 year warranty a Z should still be covered.
the camera played up a few months back due to me using it in the rain in a emergency, they didn't fix it saying it was water damage but the camera started back up in a few days and is running fine. I did tell them that they are using the water as a excuse just not to fix the mobile...awaiting a reply
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You don't root when the phone is messed up.

You should be able to run a RUU with the phone in fastboot mode. As you can get to hboot ("S-On screen" ) it should be one of the menu items. Select that, then connect to a pc. If you have downloaded the RUU you can then run it on the PC and it will reflash the phone. This will however erase your apps and data.

To find the RUU (ROM Update Utility) for your phone, and to find out whether others have had problems, you should ask in the Desire Z forum - this forum is for the original Desire so we don't know those things.

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I downloaded the ruu with the same radio version but it doesnt do anything. The ruu says rebooting to bootloader and the blue bar moves but the desire z screen stays on the:

HBOOT USB
Bootloader
Reload Bootloader
power off
etc

and it just sticks, i saw a video and a bar should fill up but nothing happens

HHHHHEEELLLLPPPPPPPPPPPP
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Switch to fastboot mode before running the RUU?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Switch to fastboot mode before running the RUU?
i did, i click on fastboot and am left with:

BOOTLOADER
REBOOT
REBOOT BOOTLOADER
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i leave it on that and run the ruu but the display on the laptop shows the blue bar move but the percentage bar doesnt come on and i left it on for a good half an hour
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Does it say "fastboot" or "fastboot usb" ?
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yes it does detect the usb and says FASTBOOT USB but it just freezes there when the ruu runs.
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Woah....Ok I just re-read post one. Advice. NEVER use mini tool partition wizard to partition the card. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER. It's crap and more often than not, breaks the cards formatting (hence your issues there).
Now we do not need a partitioned sd card for this so the best bet is to remove all partitioning. Format the whole card as FAT32. Once that's done, try the PB99IMG.zip route again
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Hello and sorry for recycling this thread but it's not that old and pretty much describes my problem here...

I have my brother's HTC Desire (OLED) from Vodafone Germany. It is not rooted or what so ever. I wanted to root it and started the bootloader. Thought that the recovery there was a way to backup the system (like it is with CWM) but instead of showing me a new menu, the desire rebooted and keeps stuck with the booting screen (green htc logo with white background) and that's it. Nothing happens. I can start the bootloader but I can't start the phone anymore.

Tried to install an RUU when in fastboot --> didn't work
Tried to extract the rom.zip and flash via bootloader --> didn't work
Tried deleting all data --> didn't work

I'm all new to HTC devices (successfully flashed and rooted SGS, SGS3, and Xoom a lot) and the Desire is just killing me...

Hope you can help me.

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Hi Michael, and welcome to AF

So can I just understand what you did? You booted into hboot, selected recovery, and then did what? Or are you saying that when you selected recovery it went into a bootloop and now won't boot? And it was working before?

(For what it's worth, there is no backup in the recovery of an unrooted Desire).

So can you tell us how you try to run the RUU, which RUU you are using and what the error message you get is? That will tell us why it won't work. RUUs check the "customer id" of the phone, so unless you have a "goldcard" (a card that's been modified to let you bypass the cid check) you need to run the correct RUU for your phone. If the phone had network-branded software you'd need a Vodafone.de RUU that's not older than the software that is on the phone. If you use a differently-branded RUU (or an unbranded RUU on a branded phone) it will fail with a "cid error", whereas if it's older I can't remember what the message is but it won't run. My best guess is that it will be one or the other problem.

Also, where did you get the RUU from? If it was shipped-ROMs.com remember that the device name is "bravo" (HTC's pre-release codename for the Desire) - "desire" ironically is the codename of a different device!
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Hi Hadron,

thanks for the reply. This is a really strange thing now... Good news first, the Desire is back working again. I do, however, have not the slightest clue why though... As you can see below, I tried and answered all your questions and in order to get the original error messages I tried installing the RUUs via USB again. And after the second one, the non-vodafone one, canceled with an error message, the desire booted and suddenly was back to life. I have so no idea what happend and why it happened...

Not sure if I still want to root her to get more system memory though... I must admit I'm a bit afraid to brick her again...lol

However, I am happy she's back :-) So thanks for making me do whatever I did :-)


Anyways, for informative purposes, here my original message:


So, what I did was booting the totally stock Desire into bootloader, selected recovery and pushed the power button. (Thought it is a menu to create a backup like it is in CWM on my SGS, which I learned it is not...)

That is basically all I did. The second I pushed the power button the device left the bootloader, vibrated, showed the boot screen and got stuck. Just nothing else happens. Well, it gets pretty hot on the back.
Technically it is not even a bootloop as it does not restart during showing the bootscreen again and again, it just gets stuck and does simply nothing.

I have the RUUs (at least the vodafone one) from Android-Hilfe.de - Einzelnen Beitrag anzeigen - Branding? PB99img? GoldCard? RUU.exe? Rooten? Recovery? Allgemeines!.
The ones I tried are "RUU_Bravo_Vodafone_UK_1.19.161.5_Radio_32.36.00.2 8U_4.06.00.02_2_release_126338_signed" which is however older than the software installed on the Desire and "PB9920000_Bravo_Froyo_hboot_1.03.0003_R".

I tried installing them by extracting the rom.zip and flash them via bootloader. With the vodafone the bootloader declined to flash it since the installed software is newer then the one in the zip-file and with the non-vodafone one I get the error message of an incorrect CID. (Learned it is because of the branding and that I need a gold card for that, but I can't get a gold card without booting the desire...)

The bootloader shows following:
*** LOCKED (OOW) ***
Bravo PVT1 SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-1.03.0003
MICROP-031d
TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
RADIO-5.11.05.27
DEC 21 2011,20:44:09

After I learned here that one can install the RUU vie USB when entering fastboot on the desire, I tried that as well, but again with no luck.
The vodafone RUU says that version 2.35.0.0 is installed and the RUU itself has version 1.19.161.5. Error message is Error 140: Bootloader - Version-Error. (Translated from German). Which brings back to my mind that I tried to install the gingerbread ruu as the vodafone was to old, so I installed the bootloader fro gb, could not get the RUU of gb though.

The non-vodafone RUU wants to go from image version 2.35.0.0 to image version 2.35.0.0 but cancels with Eror 191: Rom is not suported. (When I wrote this error message, it happened, the desire came back to life)
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Can't think deeply about this at this moment (between meetings ), but hboot 1.03 means this is the bootloader (and hence RUU) from the HTC bootloader unlocking programme. That also means that the RUU ran at least in part (because at the minimum it's updated the hboot). Has your software version changed as well?

I don't think you'll be able to run the Gingerbread upgrade because that uses an older hboot version. Our normal rooting tools also won't work with this hboot. So you are stuck with this software version unless you manage to downgrade the hboot or unlock the bootloader and root that way.

But on the plus side, the phone is working
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The current version is 2.2.2, so nothing changed here.
Yes, it is indeed the bootloader from the unlocking programme (I panicked and tried a lot of things...*g*).
Don't have an RUU from the unlocking programm or gingerbread. Just the two I mentioned in my previous post.

I found a tutorial to downgrade the bootloader "http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1564644" but failed since branded devices need a gold card and creating a gold card did not work as the Goldcard Tool was unable to provide me with a CID.

So no extended memory for now.

The Desire really isn't my thing when it comes to modifying it, everything I try ends bad...lol

But hey, at least it works again :-)
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