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Old December 9th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Ultimate Guide to Rooting and Overclocking your Bell Desire Z. NEWB Friendly!

Hi, I spent a bit of time figuring out what worked for the Bell Z and which methods would be the best and easiest to follow.

Below is a complete step-by-step guide I pieced together using info from XDA to hopefully make it very easy for you to root your Z and then overclock (keeping the stock kernel).



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Step 1: Rooting the Desire Z

*This is based on the work of qpop of XDA Developers and Modaco developers*


1. First, you will need the Visionary R14 APK rootscript.

Download it from here

2. Install HTC drivers by installing HTC sync for your PC. 

Download HTC Sync from here



3. Next, download ADB (if you don’t have it). ADB is needed to install the APK. You can’t just install it as normal. Download Android SDK.zip to get ADB.
 Download Android SDK here



4. Unzip the Android SDK somewhere on your PC (or navigate to this directory). Unzip the visionary zip file as well (DZ_G2_Uberroot). Copy over this folder into the tools folder found in the Android SDK folder.

5. Next, go into your phone and go to SETTINGS--> APPLICATIONS--> DEVELOPMENT.
 Check USB DEBUGGING
to on.

6. Go back to SETTINGS. Then CONNECT TO PC. Change the default connection to “Charge Only”.



7. Now connect your phone. Your PC should detect your phone and the drivers should install successfully. 



8. Go start on your pc and type cmd in run menu. In the command prompt window type “cd” and the location of the visionary apk file.

On my computer it was: 


Code:
cd c:\Users\Karl\Downloads/android-sdk_r07-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools\DZ_G2_Uberroot




Then type

Code:
adb install com.modaco.visionaryplus.r14.apk



ADB will install the apk to your phone. 



9. Leave your phone connected, and open app drawer. Find the newly installed Visionary app and open it. Tick "Run visionary.sh after root" and "set system r/w after root". Now click "temproot now"
BE PATIENT - app will blackscreen for ~30seconds, wait until the options come back.


10. At this stage you have temporary root. Temp root does not stay if you reboot your phone so obviously we need to get this set as a permanent rooy. This can be checked by going back to your command prompt and typing (enter each line):


Code:
adb shell
su 
exit
exit

If the cursor becomes # after su, we have root.



11. Now still in your command prompt on your PC, make sure you have exited the shell by typing exit and enter twice (as shown above)

Now type the following (enter for each line):

Code:
adb push gfree /data/local
adb shell
su
cd /data/local
chmod 777 gfree
./gfree
sync
This turns off your security options of the loader (S-OFF) and superCID and simlock

Exit shell by typing:

Code:
exit

exit


12. Disconnect your phone. Hold the power button and choose Restart not Power Off. Let your phone reboot.
Open the Visionary app again. Leave every thing checked as is and press Temp root, then Perm root.
It took me a couple tries to get this to work. What I did when it didn’t work the first time was to reboot the phone and run visionary again by running temp root and then perm root and worked the second time. 



You should now have a super user access app/icon in your app menu. 




Congrats your phone is rooted. 
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Step 2. Overclocking your Desire Z using the Godspeed method
(safest way, keeps stock rom and mac address)


1. You will need a custom recovery to back up (image) your phone. I would not skip this step.
By creating a nandroid backup your are essentially creating a fallback in case anything screws up. Don’t skip this step. 



Go to Market on your phone and install Rom Manager (free version is fine).
Open the app and press Flash Clockwork Mod recovery. it will ask "Confirm phone model: HTC G2", tap yes (thanks for the tip stridger !!). 

When finished, it says "Successfully Flashed ClockworkMod Recovery!"

I recommend rebooting the phone after flashing the Recovery.
Now let's test it:

From ROM Manager, tap "Reboot into Recovery", it will ask "Are you sure you want to reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery?", tap OK.
Inside ClockworkMod Recovery, use the trackpad to navigate and select an item, or the volume buttons to scroll,
and power button to go back.

Select "Reboot system now" to exit ClockworkMod.

If ClockworkMod Recovery doesn't start and you see a red triangle with an exclamation mark, flash it again.
Sometimes it requires a second flash to work properly.



2. Go to here to download gtrab’s Godspeed update that will overclock your phone.


You can choose 3 speeds: 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 GHz

I chose 1GHz as I was only looking for a slight boost.
The higher the clock speed (with same voltage) the higher the temp and stress on the CPU. Your choice. All 3 work fine (on most Z’s). 



3. Rename the godspeed.zip to update.zip
Copy the zip file to the root of your SD. Don’t extract it.



4. On your phone go into SETTINGS-->APPLICATIONS. Uncheck Fast Boot



5. Now hold power button and select Power Off this time.



6. Next, hold down the volume down button and keep holding while you power on the phone.
You will boot into recovery. A green and black menu should come up (otherwise you may need to reflash clockwork recovery again).
Use the optical pad and scroll to backup and restore and click to select. Do a nandroid backup. It will take a few minutes.
You know have a back up of your phone in stock condition plus root.
In case you screw up anything you can always boot back into recovery and restore from backup to revert back to stock. 



7. Go back to main recovery menu after the back up is complete.
Choose apply update. Choose the update.zip that your transferred to your sd card on your phone. Reboot when done.

8. You will now have an overclocked phone running a stock ROM. 



9. Install SetCPU (optional)
This is an excellent app to control the clock speed of your CPU based on demand. It will scale down your cpu when not needed and allow you control of how fast you want it to run in different situations.
It is not free but it is not expensive either and worth every penny. 

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Thanks for posting Blue1k and I am sure many people will appreciate that guide, I have had nokias in the past and unlocked etc also updated firmwares etc.

For the amount of leg work required does it really make a huge difference rooting the phone? Also with the overclocking aspect, the processor to run at that higher clock will consume more energy thus the battery life will be even worse than normal?

In a nutshell, should I bother?
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For the amount of leg work required does it really make a huge difference rooting the phone?
That depends on what you do with it. I can't live without Titanium Backup, Root Explorer (and a few more) so my handsets have to be rooted. Also, if you want to experiment with mods like third-party ROMs, new kernels or theming root is pretty much essential. For everyday run-of-the-mill use though, root access is overkill.

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Also with the overclocking aspect, the processor to run at that higher clock will consume more energy thus the battery life will be even worse than normal?
Not necessarily. Most of the overclockable kernels have sophisticated governor settings which ensure that the CPU only 'steps up' when required.
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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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As noted below, try flashing the recovery again. I've seen quite a few reports from users of it requiring a second (or even third) attempt before it "sticks".
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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?
Yup! Same thing happened to me. Go back into Rom Manager and flash recovery again. Took a few times and it finally worked!
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Which Recovery versions did you guys use?

I tried 2.5.1.4 and 2.5.1.3 and none worked. Trying again for the 5th time.
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Are you sure you have permanent root gained and s-off? Something might have not happened correctly during rooting.

FINAL NOTE
To check this has all worked!

*Root: Obviously, after reboot open a terminal emulator on your phone and type "su". If you get a superuser prompt, you have root! If you get "permission denied" you've done something wrong!
*Radio S-OFF: From your ADB prompt type "adb reboot bootloader"
Your phone will reboot into HBOOT. The top line should say "*** *** S-OFF"
Success!

To check cid status: HTC Vision - XDA-Developers
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I definitely have permanent root.

I went in to HBOOT, and noticed at the top that it says "S-ON". Is that what I need to fix? What does that even mean?

Sorry, newbie here.
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I definitely have permanent root.

I went in to HBOOT, and noticed at the top that it says "S-ON". Is that what I need to fix? What does that even mean?

Sorry, newbie here.
Ah that explains it. It means you still have the security restriction on. S-OFF allows the signature check to be bypassed, allowing a user to upload custom firmware images, unsigned boot, recovery, splash and HBOOT images.

Ok go back to step 11. Make sure that when you type SU in shell (adb command window) you get # instead of $. If you don't then you don't have root and we can go from there. If you do get the # symbol then do step 11 again. Make sure you also have the gfree file in the same folder as the visionary apk file.
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Does this guide (first 2 posts) still works after i installed the latest htc update? (the one that was released a couple of days ago and upgraded my android version to 2.2.1)

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Does this guide (first 2 posts) still works after i installed the latest htc update? (the one that was released a couple of days ago and upgraded my android version to 2.2.1)

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I guess i found the answer : NO...
[WARNING] Do not flash a new official RUU/ROM/OTA if you have root and/or S-OFF - xda-developers
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I installed ROM Manager and flashed to 2.5.1.3
rebooted the phone and than opened ROM Manager again.
hit Boot into Recovery, and i get a black phone with a red exclaimation mark.
i have tried to flash the phone again with Clockwork Mod Recovery (or at least i think i have) by uninstalling ROM Manager and reinstalling, hitting FlashClockwork Mod Recovery and by installing the older FlashClockwork Mod versions (2.5.1.3 and 2.5.1.1) 2.5.1.4 and 2.5.1.0 do not work it states an error occured while flashing.

i have permanently rooted my HTC Desire Z checked with Terminal Emulator by typing su.

the verision on my phone is 2.2 not 2.2.1 like said in previous post.

I have tried to reflash and reinstall more than 20 times now and still unable to get into recovery mode, but im wondering because i have a phone with a exclamation mark.

any help?
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now i dunno if my phone is rooted or not, i have the super user icont and visionary app

i noticed on step 11 after i type in su, it does not show # on my computer
but when i use a terminal emulator on my phone it shows the # when i type in su....

i have no idea now what to do.

help needed please

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edit never mind, i figured it out!

i just redid all the steps and finally it worked!
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hey i had a htc dream before this and got a htc desire z 2 weeks ago decided to root it found this guide worked like a charm thank you cant have a android and not root
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Dear All,

First of all im sorry if im posting this in the wrong area. I have read millions of pages on this forum and other and am really really confused. I have a Desire Z and it was running stock rom with the following details:
HBOOT - 0.76.2000 (PC1011000)
MICROP-0425
RADIO-26.03.02.26_M
eMMC-boot
OS 1.34.707.5

Since d rage method was not working for me initially due to ADB issues, i tried Visionary as an easy way out and now i seem to have semi-bricked my device as im always facing boot loop screen. I hadnt made any typos, everything was done as said. I have managed to get S-OFF and had enable USB Debugging before the perm root. However after this boot loop issue started, im unable to use ADB alongwith FASTBOOT as it doesnt list my device under attached devices on using ADB DEVICES command. Initially i also had a driver issue as it was detecting an android 1.0 device but i guess i solved that by using PDAnet drivers but still no success with ADB. I have never made any custom/ nandroid backups and im very confused as to what to do. I took my phone to HTC but since the 'z' is not yet launced here they said I would have to wait till the official launch (wtf).. is there any way to recover my device? i dont even mind using the old STOCK rom, i only wanted to root to enable 'trackpad wake' and 'overclocking'.. Please help me out folks
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My machine have permroot , and get superuser and recovery is S-OFF
I can do R/W
but when I run Visionary R14 I didn't set "Run Visionary.sh after boot"

If I want to do your overclock procedure , Is this item necessary?
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Blue1k, I registered just to tell you you're the f*cking man!

I attempted the guides on modaco, xda, and theunlocker with no success. In their defense, I'm sure my own ineptitude played a major role, but your method worked on the first try.

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Hi, guys. I'm a newbie. I followed the tutorial here to root may Dezire Z. Could you write tutorial how to unroot Desire Z?

I just tried to root, install clockworkmod and tried cyanogenmod ROM. Right now, I just turned back may Desire Z to the Official ROM, but I cannot unroot my DZ and remove the clockworkmod.
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I just turned back may Desire Z to the Official ROM, but I cannot unroot my DZ and remove the clockworkmod.
The easiest way to revert to a completely stock state is to install an official RUU (ROM Upgrade Utility) which will restore the stock recovery image.
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@Blue1k This guide is DEFINITELY the BEST!

got my HTC Desire Z and after a few weeks followed ur guide and done it!! THANKS SO MUCH!

@Slug because im a complete noob, so i will have a few questions to ask you, sorry for being troublesome!

so after doing all this, and overclocked my Desire Z, when an firmware update came alone, will it be alright for me just to update it? or should i not update any new firmware? and if they decide to upgrade Desire z to android 2.3 gingerbread, should i upgrade it, or will i have to re do this whole process all over again?


so in short, is it safe to update my Desire Z if new updates come out? will i have to re-root or re overclock once i've updated??

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will i have to re-root or re overclock once i've updated??
Yes, any update will revert your handset to unrooted. Also be aware that permanent root still hasn't been achieved for the most recent firmware afaik.
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Hello im a newb and i just bought a htc desire z im coming from using an iphone 4, from what i understand rooting is just like jailbreaking? the phone i bought has been rooted with visionary, im not sure if i said that right like i said i am a newb. im new to this and ive read about overcloking, is visionary the best way to go?

Im not sure i made much sense above i am kinda lost, and help would be much appreciated.

This is what the seller told me

"Excuse me , not the NAM lock but the NAND Lock. When you install a ROM the NAND kicks in and reinstall the original HTC ROM. I disabled the NAND Lock on my Desire Z and several other HTC phones including the G2. The motorola locks are much more difficult to disable and reappears with an update. Once the NAND is diabled it's gone for good. Once it's unlocked you can use ROM manager to install Virtuous, CM6.1, CM7, VillainRomZ, or any other ROM. I am currently using Virtuous."

Can someone dumb this down for me? and is virtuous the best choice?
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from what i understand rooting is just like jailbreaking?
Not really, as the reasons for doing each are different. "Jailbreaking" an iPhone is usually done to allow sideloading of apps i.e. outwith the App Store, but Android already allows this by simply checking an option in Settings/Applications/Development. "Rooting" is done primarily to allow installing custom ROMs, recompiled kernels or to modify the UI beyond what is provided by the standard OS as it gives almost unhindered access to the device's entire filesystem.

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im new to this and ive read about overclocking, is visionary the best way to go?
It's a start.... see below.

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"Once the NAND is diabled it's gone for good. Once it's unlocked you can use ROM manager to install Virtuous, CM6.1, CM7, VillainRomZ, or any other ROM. I am currently using Virtuous."

Can someone dumb this down for me? and is virtuous the best choice?
To install third-party ROMs or kernels you need three things; root access (which you already have), radio S-OFF (a security flag in the radio ROM switched off) and the ClockworkMod recovery installed to do the installing. ROM Manager is available from the Market and the free version will allow you to install the recovery. I'm unclear as to whether the seller has S-OFFed but I suspect so. To check, switch off the handset then hold the VOLUME_DOWN button while powering on. You'll boot into the bootloader screen - don't do anything, just look at the top line. If you see "S-OFF" up there then you're golden. Pull the battery to exit and restart as normal. If you're not S-OFF then use gfree as explained in this post.

You can then install ROM Manager, back up your current ROM (very important!) and decide which ROM you want to try. Virtuous is a very stable Sense-based ROM with a mild 998MHz o/c as standard, with an optional kernel that will allow clocking up to 1.5GHz. I used it until recently but am currently running Cyanogen's 6.1.1-Vision ROM which is vanilla Android 2.2.1 as a comparison.

I hope this is of some help. If you have further questions don't hesitate to post up here - that's what AF is all about.
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Thanks alot that helps clear up some of my confusion. Just a few more questions.

I havent recived my phone yet it comes in monday is there anything i should do when i first get it? like i said its brand new rooted and running Virtuous.

What is/ does clockworkmod do?

How do i switch Roms? (is there a guide)

Can i uninstall Virtuous to get my original stock OS with loosing my root?

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And is there any way to get free paid apps like i used to get on my iphone?
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is there anything i should do when i first get it?
Switch it on to check it works, plug it in to charge the battery, then sit down with a beverage of your choice and go through the User Guide which should be on the microSD card as a PDF. The fact that it's running Virtuous means that everything in the UG will match what you see on the handset.

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It's a recovery image, which replaces the very limited stock one and allows flashing *.zip files, backing up/restoring the complete handset (or just individual file systems), wiping caches, partitioning memory cards... you get the picture.

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The process is identical to installing your first, except you're already rooted/S-OFFed. Copy the *.zip to your sdcard and install using CWM.... simples.

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Can i uninstall Virtuous to get my original stock OS with loosing my root?
The previous owner may have backed up the ROM with the nandroid utility in CWM, which can then be unrooted with VISIONary. The only way to revert the recovery though is to install a stock RUU update, unless there's a dump of the original .IMG available in the wild.

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Will the ClockworkMod already be installed when i get the phone how do i check?

Can you email me how to get the free paid apps

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Will the ClockworkMod already be installed when i get the phone how do i check?
Install ROM Manager from the Market. When you run it, the first option is to flash CWM. If it's already installed it will show the current version.

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Ops Sry about that wont happen again
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will it be safe to update the phone when a new update is available?

i have mine rooted + overclocked as per guide.
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will it be safe to update the phone when a new update is available?
My understanding, from reading the multitude of related threads on XDA, is that you can regain permroot after the 1.72 update without downgrading if you currently have S-OFF. This post appears to confirm that.
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Just figured I'd post my progress here. Got the G2 a little while back, rooted it the second day I had it, and I had SetCPU bought from my previous phone. Got that downloaded again, which surprisingly had support for the G2 instantly, and I've had it overclocked to 1.3GHz. In Quadrant benchmark, I scored a 2696 with that overclock, which is actually faster than the new dual core dual-1GHz phones that are supposed to be coming out soon.
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When Rooting, will i need to back up and/or re-install any of my apps?
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will i need to back up and/or re-install any of my apps?
No, the process doesn't require a wipe so nothing should be lost. It's always wise to have insurance against unforeseen circumstances though, so I'd still advise backing up any important data.
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At step 11 after i type ./gfree it starts to do some stuff and then i get:

Patching and backing up partition 7...
Error opening copy file.

Anyone know why this is happening? Thanks in advance
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How much free space is on your sdcard? It could be a lack of space issue.
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How much free space is on your sdcard? It could be a lack of space issue.
7GB left on the card and 739mb of the internal storage left. No matter what setting i put the connection type to (charge only, sync) i still have access to the SD card from my computer. Would it have anything to do with that? and how do i fix it? Thanks

Edit: I did step 11 in terminal emulator and it worked
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As the old song says, "It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it".

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I have literally been trying to figure this out for days now. I just got my first Android phone and I have no idea whats going on. Now, I do have Visionary installed, setcpu, gscript, terminal emulator, Astro, I have the Super user icon, IMve temprooted my device several times. I think my only problem is I cant get adb to install the visionaryplus file, I do have SDK downloaded.

Anyway I'm going to go insane if I cant figure this out. I NEED to figure this out! Lol....losing mind....so any help would be so appreciated. I'm one step away from paying someone to do it for me.

Lol...thanks!
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New at this ordered my desire z and its coming tomorrow.. But im just wondering if this guide works on an unbranded HTC Desire Z, since i ordered it off of eBay. Plus all i want to do is keep stock ROM and just overclock my desire z. Anyways I have been doing some research and all this technical talk is so complicated compared to windows mobile.
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Exclamation Blackscreen stays on for more than 5 mins and still doesn't go back to options menu!

I've done everything in order, and everything went as it should have, till I selected "temproot" on Visionary+.
The black screen comes up after a few seconds, then it just stays black (I've waited almost ten minutes for it to go back to the options menu).

(I also tried the next step, but got denied)


Any idea of where I went wrong?


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1. My firmware version is 1.72.4 (I've heard there are issues of rooting for this)
2. When I go to the home screen after waiting for so long, my DZ becomes extremely laggy, hence I have to restart it and by doing so, puts the phone back to its initial state before the temproot was started.

I really want to root my DZ and unleash its processor's potential!

I'm new to this, but due to my exams I can't really do all of my research and learning on rooting and such, so sorry for the frustrating question.

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Hi Jin!

Firmware versions above 1.34.xxx.xx can't (yet) be reliably rooted. You'll have to downgrade and then you'll be able to root it. There's a link to the complete process here.
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Alright, I have the HTC Desire Z and have updated it to 2.2.1(which is the latest release from HTC for the Desire Z)... I am still at the stage where i'm rooting my phone. I have the visionary apk installed on my desire Z, so I open up the visionary app to temp root it then the rooting starts then goes to black screen and stays like that and does nothing. i've let it sit for more then about 3 minutes and nothing happens so i just closed the app. ive tried it around 5 - 10 times and i always get the same result... what gives?
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Alright, I have the HTC Desire Z and have updated it to 2.2.1(which is the latest release from HTC for the Desire Z)... I am still at the stage where i'm rooting my phone. I have the visionary apk installed on my desire Z, so I open up the visionary app to temp root it then the rooting starts then goes to black screen and stays like that and does nothing. i've let it sit for more then about 3 minutes and nothing happens so i just closed the app. ive tried it around 5 - 10 times and i always get the same result... what gives?
Hi Aleksandroid!

If you read the post above yours you'll see that the link will take you to another method that should work.

My guess is that your firmware is above 1.34, hence this method doesn't work for your DZ yet.
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@Slug i have a quick question about the official RUU (ROM Upgrade Utility) do you know any tutorial or walk through for restoring back to original stock form?

because i would like to unroot my phone now, will upgrading my phone to 1.82.709.1 from my current 1.34.709.5 automatically unroot my phone? thanks!
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will upgrading my phone to 1.82.709.1 from my current 1.34.709.5 automatically unroot my phone? thanks!
Yes, it will wipe and replace everything.
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my screen will not come back from being black when i do temproot!!!!!!!! someone please help me ahhhhhhh i am getting pissed offfff
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my screen will not come back from being black when i do temproot!!!!!!!!
Pull the battery, reinsert and restart the handset. It's a temp root so restarting will return it to normal service.
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thank you for this awsome tutorial

had to improvise a little when installing the overclocking update since my Z would'nt boot into the "new" recovery but i think it worked out. (did a backup through the ROM Manager then "Install ROM from SD Card"(dont know if that will create the proper nandroid backup?) other than that it seems to work perfectly.

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