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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a universal method that works for the following phones.

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I used their method, and it works great.

Now I need some recommendations on what ROM to use. Any suggestions?

I have a Bell HTC Desire Z (from Canada).


I was following the guide on how to load a custom ROM but I ran into a problem.

I was able to root the phone, installed Rom Manager, and was able to get to here "Successfully Flashed ClockworkMod Recovery!" and restarted the phone.

But once I try and reboot into recovery, I get the battery image with a red exclamation mark which prevents me from going into recovery.

Any solutions or ideas what's wrong?
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Old December 21st, 2010, 03:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only one I've used so far is Paul O'Brien's MoDaCo Custom ROM, as I can use his "kitchen" to bake-out the parts I don't want. After months of running AOSP builds on my Hero I have to admit that Sense 2.0 on the Z has me hooked again, so I'm in no hurry to look elsewhere right now.

Probably the best place to look is the G2/Desire Z Development forum over at XDA. There are quite a few ROM threads there, although thanks to the time of year I haven't had time to look myself for a week or two.
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Hi, is there a way to root Desire Z with updated OS 1.72? The visionary is said to work only with 1.34
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Hi, is there a way to root Desire Z with updated OS 1.72?
Yes, but it involves downgrading to 1.34.xxx.xx. See this guide.
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Im currently runing visionary is there a way i can put cyenogen mod on my Z without loosing my apps?
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You've rooted your handset using the VISIONary app?

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is there a way i can put cyenogen mod on my Z without loosing my apps?
No. Changing ROMs always requires a full wipe, so you'll either have to reinstall from the Market or from backup.
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You've rooted your handset using the VISIONary app?

I have no idea i bought the phone rooted, i have ROM manager app on my phone if that helps, is there a way i find out of it was rooted with the visionary app?
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I have no idea i bought the phone rooted, i have ROM manager app on my phone if that helps, is there a way i find out of it was rooted with the visionary app?
Sorry, when you said in the OP that "I'm currently running visionary" I assumed you meant that you had used the rooting app of that name.

In any case, it's irrelevant to you question - you can't flash CM without a full wipe. Well you can, but it's highly likely that you'll have major problems afterward due to incompatible files/data left from the previous ROM.
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I run a htc desire z from canada (bell netwrk)
yeah so i just tried these instructions 3 times. they dont work as far as im concerned

when i type this in :
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cd /sdcard
insmod /sdcard/wpthis.ko

THIS does not happen:

*After typing the last line, you should see an error saying failed: (function not implemented). If you DO see that, you have done it correctly and can continue.

instead something completely different pops up:

insmod: init_module '/sdcard/wpthis.ko' failed (exec format error)

after re trying all the steps 3 seperate times i decided screw the different error message, ill continue on. so i wrote the rest of the command lines and entered and it wrote something and after i entered sync like i was supposed to, turned it off, on, off and on again into the hboot menu and it still says "S-ON"

wtf do i do? im getting frusterated
and after i complete all the steps, followed exactly and triple checked, Absoleutly nothing happens.
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The method linked to here should work for all Desire Z models and will give you permroot and S-OFF.
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those directions confuse the hell out of me.. how do i do open up a cmd window or terminal or whatever the crap hes talking about? TEMP ROOT

ON YOUR PC: Unzip the gfree_temp-root.zip files to a folder. From a cmd window or terminal, navigate to that folder and execute these commands:


can we dumb down these instructions for someone who doesnt soend all their time hacking phones?

like all of them? i dont understand half the stuff im supposed to do.
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those directions confuse the hell out of me..
Do you own an HTC Vision a.k.a Desire Z/G2? If not then this procedure is of no use to you whatsoever.
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I've tried using this method, and i got s-off, but when i tried to reboot the phone it just went to the classic white HTC screen and i can't make it do anyting now, i've tried to factory reset it and anything else i can think about!

Please help me make my phone work again!
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Do you have ClockworkMod Recovery installed? I'm unsure which method you refer to - can you clarify please?
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I just obtained a used Desire Z, to replace my plain Desire (I've been extremely happy with it, except for the lack of a physical keyboard and more ram).

I didn't get this instruction to work, though. The Visionary app just caused my phone to be verrrryyyy sllloowwww... :-/

Instead, I came across this one-post do-it-all description:
xda-developers - View Single Post - [GUIDE] Downgrade G2 (2.3.X) & DZ (2.3.X) & mT4g (2.3.4) & DHD w/ S-ON to Stock Froyo

That one post just worked (tm)!

After downgrading of course came a new ROM (cyanogen 7.10 in case you're interested).
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Hi I just purchased a HTC Desire Z on ebay from someone in Hong Kong and I am currently using it on Straight Talk service. I have no idea which version of the phone I actually have but I do know that when I went in to set up the language the person I purchased it from had it pre-setup on English (Italy). There is no English (United States). So I have been trying to find a current root for my phone and am not having much luck. Can someone please help me out with any info as to where I should go/do to get my phone rooted?? Thank you.
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