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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Froyo RUU update available

With this RUU package you can flash your phone to the current official OTA update - i.e. the latest software, radio and bootloader. If you have a branded phone, this will debrand it.

This method doesn't require you to root your phone and it doesn't install any unofficial or modified software. If your phone is currently rooted it will remove it.

If you install an official branded update to Froyo, e.g. Vodafone's, you will not be able to install this.

An alternative installation method that does not need any drivers (or even a computer) is available here:

Froyo (2.09.405.8) update - Windows not required

Please note:

- You need a valid goldcard to apply this update to a branded phone

- This will work on all Android 2.1 software versions (HTC release 1.x)

- You need unrevoked3 3.21 to root this version, which has issues for some people.

- This update will completely wipe your phone's settings

To perform the update, back up contacts, messages, etc. with whatever method you prefer. Ensure your goldcard is inserted (if required) and power off the phone. Press the back button and the power button together until the fastboot screen appears. Plug the phone in by USB and run the RUU in Windows.

Download the RUU here:

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Note:

Using an RUU is a very safe way to modify your phone's software, but there is always a risk with flashing. Do not touch the phone while it is updating and make sure your battery is full or nearly full before beginning. Orange branded phones have had several issues with updating to generic (unbranded) software. Debranding your phone may invalidate your warranty.

FAQ

Will I receive OTA updates after this?
You should. You can also apply manual updates by zip files.

Do I need my goldcard for updates?
If your phone was originally branded you will need the goldcard for all unbranded updates, not just this one.

The RUU process fails.
It should only fail if you don't have a working goldcard. If you get an error about a 'customer ID', this is because you don't have one.

I get a CID error but I have a goldcard.
You don't. Try making another.

Can I downgrade my HBOOT to root this?
No. To root you must use unrevoked3 3.21 or downgrade the phone's software to Android 2.1 using this tool: [HOWTO] Downgrade Froyo (2.2) to Stock 2.1 (ANY HBOOT | WIN/LINUX/MAC | ROOT) - xda-developers

UPDATES

There is a leaked branded O2 Froyo update now available. This will install in the same way, except O2 phones will not need a goldcard. If you've previously applied the above debranded update, this will rebrand your phone and you will only receive O2 updates (if any more are released). Rebranding will restore your warranty if you have debranded or rooted your phone. You cannot later install the unbranded RUU above if you install this, without first downgrading your phone to Android 2.1.

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HTC has released a new Froyo OTA update. You can install this directly as an RUU. You may need the latest version of HTC Sync for this version. There appear to be a lot of issues installing this RUU due to drivers. I'd recommend you install the earlier version and update OTA to this version (you can do this manually too).

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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess I must have used a previous RUU, what does this RUU give? Is there a benefit to updating and backingup/re-installing again?
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This RUU has only just become available. The previous ones installed Android 2.1, this installs Froyo.

If you upgraded OTA this won't bring anything new. But with this RUU you can upgrade from any software version, branded or unbranded.
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Sorry what I meant to say is that I have 2.2 running at the moment, I thought that there was an update to Froyo. I've noticed that this file is quite a bit bigger than the file I used (think I got it from modaco) but the file I got was one of the earlier threads, is it worthwhile updating again?
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If you rooted your phone and installed a Froyo ROM, this is different. This will flash the latest official ROM (i.e. not rooted and unmodified).
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Also, since this is an official release it means you'll get further OTA updates from HTC (a goldcard is still required for these). If you root your phone you will not get them.
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sorry about the noob question but what is a gold card? or does it refer to the micro SD card?
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sorry about the noob question but what is a gold card? or does it refer to the micro SD card?
In a word, Yes! A "Gold Card" is a SD Memory Card that is specially modified specifically for, and unique to your particular phone.
YOU do the creating YOURSELF!
The "gold card", when placed in the phone causes the install process to by-pass the CID check stage during upgrades (etc) installations. It fools your phone to accept certain credentials of the ROM you are flashing/installing.
Simply put and relevant to you, your phone will think it is unbranded and will accept a RUU (Rom Update Utility) file meant for an un-branded phone. Once the RUU is installled your phone gets all the "soft" characteristics of an un-branded phone, i.e de-branded!
Like mentioned earlier, you have to (modify the sd card) create the gold card yourself and it is very easy to do.
A 1GB Crucial card worked fine for me, so you need to get a spare card, or simply use the one already in the phone. If you use your existing card, back up its entire contents to your PC/Laptop prior to commencing the creation process which involves re-formatting the card to Fat 32.
Some cards tend not to accept the mod, in which case, simply try another card. The simplest method I know of is with the use of a goldcard creator. See below.
I'm sure that by the time you've checked out various posts here and on other sites such as xda-Developers etc, you will be enlightened.

Checkout GoldCard Tool v0.0.5 @ www.klutsh.com . Instructions to create card are included in the zipped file.

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Sorry what I meant to say is that I have 2.2 running at the moment, I thought that there was an update to Froyo. I've noticed that this file is quite a bit bigger than the file I used (think I got it from modaco) but the file I got was one of the earlier threads, is it worthwhile updating again?
this is file that a lot of people used to update from 2.1 to 2.2:

OTA_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.09.405.8-1.21.405.2_release4dua3bcrut4wrv30.zip

what is the difference between the above RUU and the one posted in this thread?
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It looks like lots of posts have been lost from the thread.

The difference is that the zip file is an update package only for people running unbranded 1.21.405.2, while this RUU will flash the latest version of HTC's software to any phone, branded or unbranded. It will also recover phones that have booting problems due to bad upgrades.
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I put this on my Orange branded HTC desire, I feared something bad was bound to happen like getting locked out, but damn all happened all ran smoothly
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It seems like the radio included in Froyo is safe to use with Orange branded phones, but I would be prepared to buy a sim unlocking code from ebay just in case.
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It seems like the radio included in Froyo is safe to use with Orange branded phones, but I would be prepared to buy a sim unlocking code from ebay just in case.
Well mine went ok, but not all may do
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I worked for me on a virgin branded(but unlocked) desire.
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Doesn't work on a voda-bloated phone - well, didnt work on mine anyway
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Doesn't work on a voda-bloated phone - well, didnt work on mine anyway
If it doesn't work it means you don't have a goldcard.
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I had a goldcard in mine when doing it
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I beg to differ - I do have a goldcard, bootloader 0.80.000, and the voda bloated firmware.

I've read about boot loops etc when trying to RUU without a goldcard - I did not get this. Just the incorrect ROM version message IIRC. I did put the full message on here but the post seems to have disappeared after the recent forum downtime.
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If you post the error message that will give the reason, but I'm certain it will be a CID error, which means you do not have a goldcard.
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Error 131: Customer ID Error - Guess thats the CID then - Odd because the goldcard I'm using is the same one that I tried to use for the previous RUU update that wouldnt work due to the ROM version - No CID errors then
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You didn't get a CID error before because you were trying to install an older ROM. You would have got the CID error otherwise. Your goldcard isn't working - try to make another.
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For information, RUUs make three checks:

1. The signature of the package is valid.
2. The currently installed software version is not higher.
3. The CID matches.

The first check cannot be bypassed, meaning all RUUs must be signed by HTC and cannot be modified. The second check can only be bypassed by rooting your phone. The third check can only be bypassed by using a goldcard. The CID is dependent on whether your phone is branded or not, and allows HTC to release updates with different branding on the same phone model.

Since this RUU is signed and has the latest possible software version, it will always pass the first two checks.
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It worked on my Telus Desire
The update itself was a breeze, just like installing ROMs on a Vogue
Making the goldcard, on the other hand, still not too bad but I had to try a few different guides before I got it to work
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The Windows goldcard tool is useful for making goldcards. Link here:

[PC Application] GoldCardTool - Android @ MoDaCo
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does any one else know if this works fine with orange branded handsets as ive knackered 4 already and dont want to do another want to get rid of orange rubbish but worried about probs like previous updates
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It should be ok with Orange phones, but needs more people to confirm that. It won't cause problems with rebooting and so on that some people have had by flashing a generic 2.1 RUU and updating over the air.
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well i might bite the bullet later if i do i will post my results and let you all know how it goes
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Will you need a goldcard in to do subsequent OTA updates?
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Will you need a goldcard in to do subsequent OTA updates?
Yes, they won't work otherwise.
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That would be down to the CID check then. Its there no way to change the CID on the phone?
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The CID is locked, it cannot be changed. But with a goldcard in the phone the CID is ignored. It is possible to use a goldcard as your normal sdcard, though I'd recommend keeping a spare one as a backup just in case.
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well took the plung and did the update i now have an orange locked desire de branded running froyo woo hoo i'm happy just to find missing menu item with backup and things in
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me too my orange desire flashed a treat no heart stopping moments
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Sorry I know this has been answered partly already but what way does an OTA upgrade work after using an RUU?(using the goldcard obviously)

Use check for upgrade on phone- If ones available.... what i do?

This or am i way off?
Phone off, insert goldcard, turn phone on get OTA update this time and complete upgrade process, when phone completes upgrade* turn off replace goldcard with SD card?


*How do I know when OTA upgrade is complete and I can replace Goldcard with normal SD card?

I have an 02 desire with 02 branded splash screens etc. So i was planning to use this process as im getting fed up waiting for 02 froyo and not entirely sure of rooting so using RUU seems the logical go between.

After reading further posts about goldcards Is 512mb only needed if so Im currently using a 16gb class 6 if its successful goldcard could I patition it to be used as a standard sd card and goldcard and if so does it mean I just get OTA updates as normal or is it not that simple?
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I'm having issues with my stock unbranded 2.2 ota update. Do you reckon this could fix it since its a complete full flash?
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After the RUU is installed you will be in the same position as an up to date unbranded phone in terms of further updates. You will receive notifications to say when there are OTA updates available, but you mustn't install them unless your goldcard is in the phone.

The RUU is complete when the phone is booted and running the new software. You can then power off and remove the goldcard. The same applies for future OTA updates.

There's no minimum or maximum size for a goldcard. The changes don't take up any space on the card.
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I'm having issues with my stock unbranded 2.2 ota update. Do you reckon this could fix it since its a complete full flash?
It's possible. It won't do any harm - flashing this on a fully working phone already updated OTA to Froyo is basically like doing a full factory reset/wipe.
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Was the link taken down for the RUU? Can't seem to download it.
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Hi, I recieved a notification about an OTA update, froyo today and stupidly clicked install without the goldcard in. now I think i may have goosed my phone; I downloaded the above RUU but it fails on the Error 131: Customer ID Error. I've recreated a gold card on 2 different SD cards but no luck in getting past this point, if I boot my phone normally then it says its on 2.2 but I cannot get the notification area, wifi or access the sd card and it reboots itself after 5 mins or so (sometimes sooner). The desire was originally branded t-mobilebut I debranded about 2 months ago.

Anyone any suggestions or links to download a rom that could either sort this out or drop me back down to pre froyo?

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Was the link taken down for the RUU? Can't seem to download it.

Link still works
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Hi, I recieved a notification about an OTA update, froyo today and stupidly clicked install without the goldcard in. now I think i may have goosed my phone; I downloaded the above RUU but it fails on the Error 131: Customer ID Error. I've recreated a gold card on 2 different SD cards but no luck in getting past this point, if I boot my phone normally then it says its on 2.2 but I cannot get the notification area, wifi or access the sd card and it reboots itself after 5 mins or so (sometimes sooner). The desire was originally branded t-mobilebut I debranded about 2 months ago.

Anyone any suggestions or links to download a rom that could either sort this out or drop me back down to pre froyo?

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Have you tried making a goldcard with the goldcard tool? The errors you are getting on your phone are typical from trying to update without a goldcard. If you can get this RUU to flash it will fix the problems.

You can try to flash this t-mobile branded RUU (no goldcard needed in your case), but it will probably complain about the version being too low:

http://shipped-roms.com/shipped/Bravo/RUU_Bravo_TMO_UK_1.21.110.4_Radio_32.36.00.28U_4.0 6.00.02_2_release_127570_signed.exe
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Have you tried making a goldcard with the goldcard tool? The errors you are getting on your phone are typical from trying to update without a goldcard. If you can get this RUU to flash it will fix the problems.

You can try to flash this t-mobile branded RUU (no goldcard needed in your case), but it will probably complain about the version being too low:

http://shipped-roms.com/shipped/Bravo/RUU_Bravo_TMO_UK_1.21.110.4_Radio_32.36.00.28U_4.0 6.00.02_2_release_127570_signed.exe

Created the goldcard previously using instructions on unlockr but re-tried with the goldcard creator and then tried the RUU above - looks like its working as it has got past the signature check.

Strange that it worked using the gc creator, thats for the advice!
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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:05 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Apologies in advance for the noob question. I should have my Telus branded Desire (running 2.1) today or tommorow which I will unlock asap.

To get the 2.2 update do I need to follow the steps outlined here or is there another way to receive Froyo after it is unlocked?

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After the RUU is installed you will be in the same position as an up to date unbranded phone in terms of further updates. You will receive notifications to say when there are OTA updates available, but you mustn't install them unless your goldcard is in the phone.

The RUU is complete when the phone is booted and running the new software. You can then power off and remove the goldcard. The same applies for future OTA updates.

There's no minimum or maximum size for a goldcard. The changes don't take up any space on the card.
Thx for the info Is a gold card setup recommended on the sd card i'd use for normal use? Wil this avoid the need to swap out my sd card for future ota updates or will this cause conflictions between data on gold card patition and data on normal use sd card or would i need to go to debug mode or something with this setup?
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Goldcards can be used as normal SD cards. There is no goldcard partition.

If you use a goldcard day to day it's best to have a second one as backup. If for some reason your goldcard fails, and you can no longer boot your phone you won't be able to reflash the phone.
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Goldcards can be used as normal SD cards. There is no goldcard partition.

If you use a goldcard day to day it's best to have a second one as backup. If for some reason your goldcard fails, and you can no longer boot your phone you won't be able to reflash the phone.

cheers, I think ill try gold carding my 4gb card that came with phone and keep it seperate in case I do something to ruin the gold card setup on my 16gb. Thx for all your help well appreciated
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Thanks so much for this, just installed Froyo to my O2 branded phone and it was easy as pie.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #48 (permalink)
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oh crap i did the 2.1 ruu then ota 2.2 but is it possible to access my old backupdata, backed up using the phones backup system?
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Hi Guys,

My desire has that stupid Telstra screen during first logon. My phone is currently rooted with unrevoked

I know this RUU doesn't allow rooting yet... is there a previous generic RUU I can use to get rid of the logo (currently on .75)

Or is there a way to change the first image without changing the RUU?

(Sorry N00b question - I couldn't find a clear answer in the thread)

If I update the RUU to a generic rom - and it fails... will I still be able to get into recovery mode to try and repair this?
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I have this same issue, I am running Froyo on rooted HTC desire. phone is working well just the very first boot screen still has the telstra image making my eye twitch.

any ideas ?

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