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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help with Root Desire HD (No SD)

Hi everyone,

I'm basically about to give up with my Desire HD. I bought it on Ebay to replace a badly damaged Galaxy S. It came cheap because the seller couldn't get the SD Card reader to work. Being somewhat of a techie, I figured I'd try to get it running as it could just be a software issue or a simple hardware issue.

Is it possible to root the phone without a working SD Card slot? It is unrooted and S-On.

I've tried just about everything I could find online.

Under Settings>Storage it reads: Total Space: Unavailable, Available Space: Unavailable, Mount SD Card: Insert an SD Card for Mounting...

I have tried multiple cards to no avail, each of which works in a PC.

Just about every process I try, it fails when it starts to send root files to the SD Card (since the phone doesn't recognize it)

Any help would be appreciated.


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what software build is it running? what is the hboot version? is it a branded unit?

i have a manual guide here:[GUIDE] How to manualy downgrade and root inspire 4g/desire HD

wich will work fine,if the phone happens to be an unbranded device,so that you dont need a gold card in order to downgrade. it flashes the downgrade ruu via fastboot in RUU mode,so the sd card isnt utilized.

a branded device will need the goldcard to be made correctly and in the phone so that the CID check is bypassed. i will wrap my brain around it for a bit,but theres no way around the gold card to run the unbranded ruu that i can think of,at the moment.

if you have some experience with adb/fastboot,plut the phone in fastboot mode,open a cmd window,and do:

fastboot getvar all

and paste that output here
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