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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It would appear today, HTC has expanded their bootloader unlock tool to many new handsets and surprisingly, our original Desire.

Personally not entirely sure what this means for me, since I'm already rooted but perhaps someone could explain ... ?

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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hopefully iy means you no longer need revolutionary to S-off your device if you're 2.3

Assuming this unlocking bring with it fastboot commands.
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Hopefully iy means you no longer need revolutionary to S-off your device if you're 2.3

Assuming this unlocking bring with it fastboot commands.
Wait so in doing this, am I now able to "officially" S-Off and do your boot things so I get more proper memory and don't need A2SD rubbish anymore haha? Also, then get rid of my frustrating 02 bootloader? :P
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It says on the unlocker section of htcdev "to allow custom firmware". I dare say doing anything with custom firmware will still be classed as warranty-void, so although its official, it has no benefit to those already s-off...

As tho how this actually works, I dunno.
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It says on the unlocker section of htcdev "to allow custom firmware". I dare say doing anything with custom firmware will still be classed as warranty-void, so although its official, it has no benefit to those already s-off...

As tho how this actually works, I dunno.
I follow what you are saying ... but I am not yet S-Off'd ... I'm wanting to do it so I can get more proper memory and use things like your ROM which don't need A2SD...

So effectively what I am asking is whether this will benefit me, or if I should just use the traditional methods to do so as we have used in the past before this?
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Please could somebody explain in simple terms what unlocking your bootloader actually means? I had a look at he link but they assume some prior technical knowledge. I have an unrooted Desire but I am sick and tired of the constant struggle against low memory (currently 24MB but 30 updates pending!) so I think I'm going to have to consider rooting. Does this latest development have any effect on this?
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Please could somebody explain in simple terms what unlocking your bootloader actually means? I had a look at he link but they assume some prior technical knowledge. I have an unrooted Desire but I am sick and tired of the constant struggle against low memory (currently 24MB but 30 updates pending!) so I think I'm going to have to consider rooting. Does this latest development have any effect on this?
it assumes prior knowledge as you need to have a reason to unlock it.
theres no point unlocking it for no reason at all right?
read our root guides and faq's and youll get an understanding of what this all means
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I follow what you are saying ... but I am not yet S-Off'd ... I'm wanting to do it so I can get more proper memory and use things like your ROM which don't need A2SD...

So effectively what I am asking is whether this will benefit me, or if I should just use the traditional methods to do so as we have used in the past before this?

Well if you're wanting to go the custom hboot route, its worth trying it. You could unlock your bootloader then see if you can fastboot flash a custom hboot. I just dont know if they process of unlocking it gives it fastboot facilities. I would assume it must do as its pretty useless otherwise.

All I can suggest, is try it.
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ok

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Legal Terms

In order to continue, please read and accept the following legal terms:

I acknowledge that use of the unlock bootloader may void all or parts of my warranty device and my device may not function as intended by HTC.

I acknowledge that, if my device requires repairs, HTC may charge for additional costs due to the unlocked bootloader.
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BEFORE beginning the Unlock Bootloader process your product requires that you update the ROM to the version listed in the table below first, then download the RUU next to it to enable the unlocking capability.

To install the RUU, simply follow these instructions:
note there is no RUU listed with 3.x.x.x so thats bad news for people on desire 2.3 dev build however this does provide us with latest RUU's for all desire devices

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US Cellular	2.11.573.10	PB9940000	Download
CS	2.12.563.3	PB9940000	Download
COX	2.12.590.11	PB9940000	Download
Alltel	2.12.671.3	PB9940000	Download
UTStarcom	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Cellular South	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Appalachian Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Cellcom	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Northwest Missouri Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Bluegrass	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Carolina West Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
GCI	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Silver Star Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Thumb Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Illinois Valley Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Nex-Tech Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Inland Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
ETEX WIreless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Cox Communications Inc.	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Mobi PCS	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Cellular One of NEPA	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
NTELOS	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
James Valley Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
SRT Communications	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Panhandle Telephone - (PTCI)	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Nemont Telephone	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
MTA	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Copper Valley Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
United Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Syringa Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Golden State Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Mid-Rivers	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Chat Mobility 1 / 2	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
LEACO	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
ACS	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
South Central Communications	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Pioneer Cellular	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Open Mobile	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Revol	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
RCC/Rural Cellular Corperation/Unicel	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Commnet/Choice Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Strata Networks	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Mohave Wireless	2.13.557.3	PB9940000	Download
Orange ES	2.22.75.4	PB9920000	Download
TELUS	2.25.661.5	PB9922000	Download
HTCCN CHS	2.26.1400.4	PB9920000	Download
TMO UK	2.29.110.6	PB9920000	Download
TMO AT	2.29.112.6	PB9920000	Download
TMO PL	2.29.118.5	PB9920000	Download
Fastweb IT	2.29.1600.2	PB9920000	Download
O2 DE	2.29.207.4	PB9920000	Download
Virgin Mobile	2.29.351.2	PB9920000	Download
HTC EU	2.29.405.14	PB9920000	Download
Orange UK	2.29.61.3	PB9920000	Download
Orange PL	2.29.69.2	PB9920000	Download
hTC Asia WWE	2.29.707.3	PB9920000	Download
Orange CH FRA	2.29.71.3	PB9920000	Download
hTC Asia India	2.29.720.3	PB9920000	Download
Orange FR	2.29.73.2	PB9920000	Download
hTC Asia TW	2.29.751.4	PB9920000	Download
SoftBank JP	2.29.762.2	PB9920000	Download
H3G UK	2.29.771.3	PB9920000	Download
hTC Asia HK	2.29.832.3	PB9920000	Download
Telstra WWE	2.29.841.2	PB9921000	Download
SKT KR	2.29.911.2	PB9920000	Download
Brightstar Personal Argentina SPA	2.30.545.8	PB9922000	Download
Vodafone TR	2.31.184.8	PB9920000	Download
HTC Arabic	2.32.415.4	PB9920000	Download
Vodafone UK	2.33.161.6	PB9920000	Download
Vodafone FRA	2.33.163.5	PB9920000	Download
Brightstar SPA	2.34.515.2	PB9922000	Download
Brightstar Movistar Peru	2.34.546.3	PB9922000	Download
Brightstar Tigo Guatemala	2.34.547.4	PB9922000	Download
HTCCN CHS CU	2.35.1402.6	PB9920000	Download
Yoigo ES	2.35.1510.7	PB9920000	Download
Brightstar Digitel Venezuela SPA	2.35.524.2	PB9920000	Download
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Does this latest development have any effect on this?
I dont know is the short answer.

1) On android 2.2, we use unrevoked which roots, leaving you s-on. You can flash custom roms as the rooting process also gives you a custom recovery. You can then choose to s-off with alpharev if you need it.

2) On 2.3, You HAVE to use revolutionary to s-off, which will then allow you to flash custom recovery which in turn, allows you to flash a rooting zip or custom ROM. The complete opposite of what we had done previously. This can also be done on 2.2 with SOME hboots.

Revolutionary is a combination of unrevoked and alpharev. This potentially replaces alpharev in 1) and revolutionary in 2) but it will still leave the requirement to get recovery, root/rom.

Edit, having read Rastaman's post, it only helps people on 2.2 or who rooted on 2.2 by the looks of it. So it will work as a s-off solution for 2.2 (unrooted) provided they have the most up to date pre-2.3 hboot.
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nope im wrong its some other RUU stuff. odd

EDIT: im wrong as in those are not full ruu;s
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if 2.3 people can run this command while booted to fastboot it should work
fastboot oem get_identifier_token

also note that the hboot it gets upgraded too is 1.04
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