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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:24 PM   #151 (permalink)
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If you dont have a back up Do you know which custom rom you want to use. Boot into recovery, connect to pc with usb cable, mount sd card storage & copy the rom file to sd. Unmount sd, wipe data partition from recovery (factory reset option), wipe cache. Then install your new Rom via install file from sd.

You should now be back in business with a custom rom.

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Hey guys! Sorry if this has been answered before, but i am new to android world (had iOS for 3 years!) and i did all the s-off and root thing successfully. I didnt install a custom ROM, and i tried to move with Titanium backup facebook app from phone storage to sdcard. It moved the app but facebook continued to generate app data on phone storage. Does that happen cause i didnt put a custom ROM?

I accidentally pressed something on titanium backup (i think) and it showed me a list of all my apps sorted by size of application, and seperated data size and sth else. It had something like 3color categories for every application. Can someone tell me how to find this option again?
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In titanium press menu >more >overview of app storage.

app data is always stored on the internal data partition unless you flash a custom Rom which supports data to ext. Most don't support it anyway. Titanium will force more apps to SD via menu >batch >move to SD.

There are 2 ways to create more space for apps. Read about both here
[FAQ]ROOT MEMORY: a2sd+ / partitions (updated 10th August 2011)
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In titanium press menu >more >overview of app storage.

app data is always stored on the internal data partition unless you flash a custom Rom which supports data to ext. Most don't support it anyway. Titanium will force more apps to SD via menu >batch >move to SD.

There are 2 ways to create more space for apps. Read about both here
[FAQ]ROOT MEMORY: a2sd+ / partitions (updated 10th August 2011)
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[QUOTE=nicka3200;5353925]Shail31

If you dont have a back up Do you know which custom rom you want to use. Boot into recovery, connect to pc with usb cable, mount sd card storage & copy the rom file to sd. Unmount sd, wipe data partition from recovery (factory reset option), wipe cache. Then install your new Rom via install file from sd.

You should now be back in business with a custom rom.[/QUOTE

I managed to fix it realising a fundamental error on my part not checking the HBOOT version.Using revolutionary changed my HBOOT version from 0.93----
to 6.93.1002.This made it impossible to install the custom leedroid rom which requires 0.93 that I was trying to install and failing everytime. Finally found R2 ZM (ICS Styled Redux2) rom for my HBOOT version and works perfect.In short I think guys always check your HBOOT version before installing a rom .
Also AlphaRev 1.8 is the website to fix your HBOOT version.Merely download and rename the folder to PB99IMG.ZIP and use recovery to install it.
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You cannot install a hboot using recovery.

The PB99IMG is installed from hboot itself, though I'd recommend fastboot flashing the img personally. Full instructions are on the alpharev site, and make sure you take a Nandroid before changing hboot as you'll need to restore from it after the change.

BTW the revolutionary hboot gives the same partitions as stock, so any ROM should work with it (though it isn't optimal for all).
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wow...worked thanks a lot!
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Admin request - The link to get user name and password in the first post for CWM - is 404, page not found.

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The following link works.

Useful Downloads for Root Users thread.

Perhaps Hadron might update the link.
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Hello PPL,
Noob here...

I managed to go S-OFF with Revolutionary, but when trying to flash the custom recovery, CWM 2.5.0.7, (at step 6d in the OP) fastboot simply gives me the message "error out of memory".

I can get fastboot to properly list the phone as a device, so the connection is fine.

Could this be because I only have 13 MB free mem on the phone? Which is the original reason why I try to root it...

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Bravo PVT1 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT 6.93.1002

Model PB9920000
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Hello PPL,
Noob here...

I managed to go S-OFF with Revolutionary, but when trying to flash the custom recovery, CWM 2.5.0.7, (at step 6d in the OP) fastboot simply gives me the message "error out of memory".

I can get fastboot to properly list the phone as a device, so the connection is fine.

Could this be because I only have 13 MB free mem on the phone? Which is the original reason why I try to root it...

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Bravo PVT1 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT 6.93.1002

Model PB9920000
No-one knows, huh?
All I get is something like this

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D:\Android> fastboot flash recovery recovery_CWM_2.5.0.7.img
error out of memory
and then it just hangs there.

I'd really like to get this phone rooted, so I can install something with a2sd+...
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Have you tried a flashing utility? I use Fastboot Commander:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1193915
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Hello Dear users AF,
I have Htc desire with 2.3.3 android,hboot 6.93.1002 s-off
radio 5.17.05.23
I need to root my phone, and i asking can i root my phone with Revolutionary method,explaned at 1st page?
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Hi djukaa, and welcome to AF

Yes, you can. However, with that hboot and S-Off it looks like someone has already done it!

Have you got an app called superuser? If so it's probably rooted. If not, select recovery from the hboot menu and tell us what you find. That will tell us which steps of the guide you still need.

You do not need to run revolutionary itself though, that has certainly been done.
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Hi, Hadron
Ty for fast response.
I dont have app superuser, also i downloaded app from market(forgot the name),that told me my phone is not rooted.I selected recovery from hboot menu and now have small phone picture with red triangle in middle on my screen ,what can i do now
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OK, so you have the stock recovery. Let me guess: the phone is second hand? My guess is that the previous owner had rooted using revolutionary, then ran the Gingerbread (android 2.3) update before selling it - this would replace the ROM with an unrooted one and also replace the recovery, but would leave you S-Off (the bit that revolutionary does).

So what you need to do is everything except running revolutionary itself! You need to set up your computer to use fastboot (the stuff about installing the sdk at the start of the tutorial), choose and download a custom recovery (steps 1-3 of the guide). Then use fastboot to flash the recovery (step 6). Download the superuser file (step 4b) and use the recovery to install it (step 7).

Good luck. I'll be going offline shortly, but will be on later in the day (evening at latest).
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Yes,its second hand Will try to do, what u suggest me, and inform u what i've done.
Ty in advance

I think i did everything OK ,got superuser app in my meny,also checked with app root checker and it says rooted
Now, i need new ROM,any recommendations?,im newby with android ,and need to make EX4T partition,to to expand the internal memory
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Yes,its second hand Will try to do, what u suggest me, and inform u what i've done.
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I think i did everything OK ,got superuser app in my meny,also checked with app root checker and it says rooted
Now, i need new ROM,any recommendations?,im newby with android ,and need to make EX4T partition,to to expand the internal memory
What do you want from a ROM? Do you like HTC Sense or would you like to try something else? Take a look at the ROMs available at XDA & feel free to ask questions. Probably best to start a new thread though.
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I like HTC sense,but dont have problem to try others , I just really want to expand internal memory, and at start i need ROM whos suportting formating partition.
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I have not used HTC Sense for quite a while but when I last did I used Teppic74's ROM & found it very good.

The ROM link does not work but I could provide a mirror.

Radios are available from [RADIO] HTC Desire Stock Radios [LATEST 5.17.05.23] [29/05/11]

All other Add on links appear to be working.
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Don't need to update the radio - you already have the latest one
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Meanwhile,i tryed 1 rom by myself and it was http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2095658. it look good, and currently is trying out Flashing wasnt that hard,but somehow i lost my contacts in the process.What i did wrong?
Will trying out this ROM in future time ,but will try the one nicka suggested me too.Cheers guys and ty for your help.
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Where were your contacts stored, Google, sim or phone?
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Contacts was stored on sim and on phone.I understand at flashing process i might lost contacts,but i dont know what happend with sim stored contacts I should learn more about back up my files before flashing
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To get phone contacts back make a back up of your current ROM via recovery, restore your previous back up, then in contacts export your phone contacts to google contacts. Then you can restore the back up of your current ROM & sync contacts with google.

To get your sim contacts back go into contacts app and via settings there should be an option to view sim contacts.
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Contacts on SIM should still be there, but may not be being displayed. Check the display options in the contacts app - quite often it defaults to only showing one type/group, and hence it looks like some of the contacts are missing.
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I found my contacts using some memory on my phone but cannot find where they are its really wierd.Seems contact are related with google mail account and there is no contacts,or atleast i cannot find them Tryed to send my contacts via BT , but seems Bt not working on this ROM
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The best place to store contacts in Android is Google contacts. Whenever you change ROM or phone you can just sync them via settings>Accounts & sync.
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If you took a nandroid backup before flashing the ROM (always a good plan) then you can restore that, then if necessary back up contacts in other ways - just exporting them to sd from the contacts app itself is a simple and reliable one, and as Nicka says if they are Google contacts then they are safe and simple to restore.

You can see them on your gmail account?

Have you checked the contacts app is set to show all contact groups/types? I've often had contacts appear not to be there after a ROM change, only for them to appear when I changed the app settings.
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Hey guys
Had problem finding and manage my contacts with previous ROM so i decide to try other ROMs First i decide to try ROM nick suggested me,but had problem with instalation.It says:
Amend scripting (update-script_ is no longer supported.
Amend scripting was deprecated by google in android 1.5.
It was necessary to remove it when upgrading to the clockworkmod 3.0 gingerbread based recovery. Please switch to Edify scripting (update script and update-binary) to create working update zip packages.
Installation aborted.
Now im using [ROM] [Jan 13 2013]MildWild CM-7.0 JG Stable and seems its a nice ROM
One question, is there any problem to flashing phone too often?
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The amend scripting error means just that - an old format zip file. To install those you'd need an older recovery (ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7 can do them, later CWM can't, but you need to check compatability of the phone with that recovery before trying that. Can't remember whether Amon Ra 2.01 handles amend scripts). It's because that ROM hasn't been developed for a long time, since more recent ones use the newer scripting language.

The only risk with flashing too often is addiction
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I'm a noob and am massively impressed at the time you guys give to those of us without your knowledge - so thanks to all of the contributors for a great set of instructions (I've hit the thanks on Mattb81's orig page but it doesnt hurt to say it here seeing as Hadron and Nicka seem to have taken up the mantle). Hopefully, I am going to get by without needing to post again asking for help but I have a question...

I've followed the advice and (spent nigh on 3 weeks at Xmas ) reading throughout this, FAQs, All Things Root etc and those linked to it (ie XDA). However, I remember seeing something (from SURoot? sorry if not) advising on having to use a different method depending whether you are on Android 2.2 and below or Android 2.3, but I can't find it again. Brace yourselves, here comes the noob question I am sat on 2.2.2 (after an OTA update nearly 2 years ago) - do I 'go down' to the 2.2 method or 'up' to the 2.3?! Grateful for a link to the right one.

I don't want to go down the wrong route from the off - I'd like to get this done in one go, if I can! I'm sick of running out of internal memory and am finding that more and more apps require me to be on a newer version.

Thanks in advance for any steers that you can give me.

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7) Now for rooting:

a) Boot into Hboot (from off, hold vol-down and power) and choose "Recovery" from the menu.
I got to this point, but after i chose Recovery i get a black screen with a red triangle with an exclamation mark inside.
If i get the battery out the phone starts normaly.

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The main question is what you want to achieve. The difference between the older method (Unrevoked) and the newer (Revolutionary) is that Revolutionary gives you S-Off as well as root, whereas Unrevoked only roots, and you must use another tool if you wish to S-Off at a later stage.

What S-Off gives you in addition is the ability to add or remove apps from the system partition while running android, and the ability to use fastboot to flash a different radio, recovery or hboot. So if you later want to change recovery, or use a custom hboot to get more space (how much depends on the ROM you want to use) then you need S-Off.

I can't remember whether you need to downgrade to use Unrevoked with your current software, - think you probably do, but not 100% certain. You can run Revolutionary just fine with that software and hboot version.

To be honest the only downside of S-Off is that because it gives you more options, it gives you more ways of messing up if you use them without knowing what you are doing (and without backing up first). It's useful though, and the extra options also make fixing some problems easier too. So personally I'd just use Revolutionary.
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I got to this point, but after i chose Recovery i get a black screen with a red triangle with an exclamation mark inside.
If i get the battery out the phone starts normaly.

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That sounds like the (less than useful) HTC recovery so stage 6 has not worked for some reason. I suggest you try that stage again.
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Hi,

I want to achieve root and S-OFF, i already got S-OFF, so now i only need to get root.
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I want to achieve root and S-OFF, i already got S-OFF, so now i only need to get root.
To root your phone you need to flash the superuser zip file through recovery. To do that you need a recovery that will do that for you. Have you completed this stage:

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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.
If yes, which recovery image did you flash?
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To root your phone you need to flash the superuser zip file through recovery. To do that you need a recovery that will do that for you. Have you completed this stage:

If yes, which recovery image did you flash?
Thanks man, you are right, i skipped this part (point 6).
The recovery file that i will use is the one from the 4Ext Touch forum.
I will let know how it goes.
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I can't remember whether you need to downgrade to use Unrevoked with your current software, - think you probably do, but not 100% certain. You can run Revolutionary just fine with that software and hboot version. .
Hadron, Thanks for the clear explanation (and the welcome ) - glad to know that I can crack on with my current versions. Revolutionary it is then!
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Hi, I'm having a problem getting root on my Orange-branded HTC Desire. It's a PVT4 with erase size of 40000. No version of UnRevoked works, but Revolutionary worked fine.

I got SOFF, flashed a custom Amon RA recovery, and took a nandroid backup. But I still can't get root by flashing the super user apk from the sd card. I get no errors at all - it all seems to work, but when I reboot there is no su binary available. I installed the super user app from the app store, but it doesn't seem to be able to do anything. Titanium backup also says it can't get root.

What I really want is to flash a different ROM to the Orange branded one, preferably one that saves battery life and has little clutter in it. Can I do that now I've got the Amon Ra recovery and SOFF, or do I need to get root first?
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Rooting is something you do to the ROM. Installing a custom ROM replaces the current ROM completely, so as long as you have a custom recovery you can flash a new ROM without rooting the current one.

You should take a backup using Amon Ra first though (always do that before modifying the system).

The main drawback is that you cannot use Titanium to make a backup first without root. There are other backup apps, but none as good for general app and data backup.

I've no idea why that root patch should not work. You're sure it installed?
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I'm as sure as I can be that the root file install from sd card appears to work perfectly, just no su binary on reboot anywhere. I tried various root packages - the one linked from the Revolutionary site, and other ones.

They all seem to run successfully, but don't give root. I've not found anyone else reporting this, so I guess I'm just lucky

Anyway, thanks for confirming I can just go ahead and flash a new rom without rooting this one. I guess it may be possible to root another one successfully. I have a nandroid backup, and I guess just have to reinstall the apps I need once I've flashed it.

Anything you want to know before I go ahead and blow this Orange rom away?
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Just to let you know you won't need to root a custom rom - they are pre-rooted.

Read the rom's requirements before flashing though. First couple of posts of ram thread usually say if anything in particular is needed. Don't bother changing radios though.
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Just to let you know you won't need to root a custom rom - they are pre-rooted.

Read the rom's requirements before flashing though. First couple of posts of ram thread usually say if anything in particular is needed. Don't bother changing radios though.
Hey..

for step 5, what state should the phone be, plugged in and, in bootloader, regular, or off?
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If you have a sense ROM installed just plug it in while normally booted in Android. The Revolutionary process will reboot it into Fastboot.

If you have any other custom Rom installed you will need to be in Fastboot already.
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Hi all, I need to change my HBOOT (I am on 0.80) and have been advised on this thread to download "Gingerbread RUU" but I dont know where to find it, can anyone else point me in the right direction please?

EDIT: is it this? "RUU_Bravo_O2_UK_1.20.207.1_Radio_32.36.00.28U_4.0 6 .00.02_2_release_124865.exe"
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You'll find it here

http://shipped-roms.com/download.php?category=android&model=Bravo&file=HTC _Desire_Android_2.3_Upgrade.zip

Be aware that it will wipe all your user data when you run the RUU.
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