I have to send my DS in for repairs (again!) because the camera flash and an area of the touchscreen don't work anymore. In an attempt to fix an earlier problem I rooted my phone and installed a custom ROM. Now I have to set the stuff back to out-of-box mode. So I followed the instructions in here
2) Android Flasher
-Download from here
-Select phone, select Hboot .img (bootloader)
-Boot phone into fastboot and select FLASH
At first I couldn't get this to work. I choose 'radio' instead of 'bootloader'. D'oh! So I proceeded with the alternative approach:
3) Updater file (PG88IMG.zip)
-Rename PG88IMG(ENG 0.98.2000).zip to PG88IMG.zip EXACTLY
-Place file on your SD card root, and boot into HBoot, and follow onscreen instructions
After copying the .zip to my SD I realized I should have used 'bootloader' in Android Flasher. This time I got it to work.
However the process didn't finish properly I think. It did state that the files had been copied but the progress bar never filled up completely. However when I aborted the process it gave a 'succesfully finished' notice.
I assumed (yes, the mother of all...) that I could proceed and ran the appropriate Vodafone UK RUU. This processed up to 22% and then got stuck. Now when I start up my phone it boots to Hboot even without holding vol-down + power and I get the following info:
*** Security Warning ***
SAGA PVT SHIP S-ON RL
Mar 10 2011, 14:58:38
When I choose Recovery I'm not taken to a menu where I can flash a new ROM from my SD-card. Instead it re-boots the phone and goes back to the Hboot start screen.
I can't connect to the device via USB / command prompt: it doesn't show up when I enter "adb devices".
I can't flash a RUU because the device is S-on now.
I can't use Revolutionary to S-off again because the device doesn't respond in command prompt.
When I choose 'bootloader' from the Hboot screen it doesn indicate it is "Checking PG88IMG.zip" that's still on the SD. But removing the SD doesn't solve anything.
Does someone have any other idea or am I royally screwed?
Edit: removed PG88IMG.zip from SD card. No difference.
Edit: I seem to have the same problem as this guy
. Will update if I find a solution. In the meantime, any help is still appreciated!