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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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apparently updates have made zergrush outdated,and the older unrevoked finicky,at best.
after some thots on the matter,i have decided to declare the original thread([How To] Root 2.3.4/downgrade and Get S-off) outdated.

since the visual affects of htcdev can be removed after s-off,and most incredibles dont have any factory warranty left anyway, i feel the following method is prolly the most reliable way to root your inc 1 running the latest version of gingerbread,at this time.

first a couple words about htcdev:
-it does technically void "all or parts of your warranty." please be well aware of this.
-htcdev only unlocks boot,recovery and system. it is NOT a full unlock,or s-off,by any means.
-it does NOT allow the boot partition to be written from recovery. kernels must be flashed as PB31IMG files,or using the "fastboot flash" command. i.e.,flashing roms and restoring nandroids is much more of a PITA
-due to being s-on,you cannot change radios,hboots,or go backwards in firmware versions.

in short- s-off is way better. nuff said. on to the info.

WARNING! htcdev unlock WILL wipe your personal data. be prepaired for this.

this is a guide to unlock,root,downgrade,and s-off using htcdev

first,some credits:
-first and foremost,the good folks at htc for listening to customers and implementing their unlock program,even for older devices
*alpharev and unrevoked for all they for the root community
-iowabowtech for point me in the direction of this thread that i collected the misc image,and parts of the guide. also for his support answering questions.
-sele and the crew in the "rescue squad" on the thunderbolt forum for what i like to call the "mini-adb" concept.
-whomever origianlly came up with the images and guide linked above. if i can figure out who this was,ill add you in later.
-zamkat for testing the forever patch with the 1.02 htcdev hboot in this thread

i do not have a mac,and can offer little to no mac specific support,but there is a copy of the session from a mac user in this post that may be of help.

the basic steps will be:
1)unlock with htcdev
2)flash recovery
3)flash superuser root files.
4)rewrite the misc image with adb and downgrade to froyo
5)re-unlock htcdev hboot
6)re-flash recovery
7)re-flash superuser root files and flash unrevoked's "forever" s-off patch



before you start,go ahead and download these files:
-miniadb_inc miniadb_inc.zip
md5: 7c5211686a20b558ccd660c782f82e2b
-PB31IMG for froyo: PB31IMG.zip
md5: 31bb1611a0fa8197d447c0438426717e
-superuser files: superuser 3.07 (found on revolutionary public wiki)
-forever patch unrevoked-forever from public:forever [RootWiki] (if you get a 404 error, download from here)
-go to HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader and register an account


1)unlock with htcdev




2)flash recovery




3)flash superuser root files*
there is not much to explain with this one.





4)rewrite the misc image with adb and downgrade to froyo




5)re-unlock htcdev hboot




6)re-flash recovery




7)re-flash superuser root files and flash unrevoked's "forever" patch*




8)Finishing up





9) FAQ





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and heres what youll see in your cmd window. note that i did the whole process at one sitting,so i only had to change to the miniadb_inc directory once. red are my inputs,blue are additional comments:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Scott>cd c:\miniadb_inc

c:\miniadb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    device


c:\miniadb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot devices
HT117HJ00242    fastboot

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
                              ... INFO
INFO< Please cut following message >
INFO<<<< Identifier Token Start >>>>
INFO65200481FCA29CD35BEC7DC337DCFA23
INFO71D74C4990C5E0CB5C6782517CFA050A
INFO99ABE5367E9EC9F5ACC1CE72B9A6A727
INFOA30412634D313494698CDFC7299A1F10
INFO8AB672DAB3DD89CA4CCFBB9201B4299F
INFO75043A2C4C5E311A30BF3DA18F103E73
INFOEEDA6977212E64D26B91A9C8D7895AFB
INFOD8AD398966EC1603F9AE177467FCE9CD
INFO4072F0702930148BC22923CBCF3C8925
INFO41B9FD1E6D913668186769E1ABBE877A
INFODD7DABBFB847F79F19665B0EDC6E7C67
INFO9E4426907F319A4E402E10625249A382
INFO325C48A94E2DFFB5F95734AA0BF32D9D
INFOADC2B232D8907982F2BC66DE75B73970
INFO6756674C42BE065E0A5B9FEF5C887E27
INFO5F6EFC9F42D1F543328893E3EC71C7B5
INFO<<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>
OKAY [  0.065s]
finished. total time: 0.066s

*submit token to htc. move unlock_code.bin to miniadb_inc folder.

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)... OKAY [  0.014s]
         writing 'unlocktoken'... INFOunlock token check successfully
OKAY [  0.008s]
finished. total time: 0.022s

*select yes to unlock on phone screen.phone will reboot,doing a factory data reset.

c:\miniadb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    device

c:\miniadb_inc>md5sums recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\miniadb_inc\]
recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img             ea382ca5809cb872d0582aa22741d592

c:\miniadb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot devices
HT117HJ00242    fastboot

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img
  sending 'recovery' (3064 KB)... OKAY [  0.422s]
            writing 'recovery'... OKAY [  0.976s]
finished. total time: 1.399s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot reboot
                     rebooting...
finished. total time: 0.098s

*phone reboots*

c:\miniadb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    device


c:\miniadb_inc>md5sums mtd0.img

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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\miniadb_inc\]
mtd0.img                                       34307be744275f1db1dd16af04c37839

c:\miniadb_inc>md5sums flash_image

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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\miniadb_inc\]
flash_image                                    0098a7dd6600b55fac34fc6645be5d7a

c:\miniadb_inc>md5sums PB31IMG.zip

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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\miniadb_inc\]
PB31IMG.zip                               100% 31bb1611a0fa8197d447c0438426717e

c:\miniadb_inc>adb push flash_image /data/local/
1428 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.052s)

c:\miniadb_inc>adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/
1120 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.571s)

c:\miniadb_inc>adb shell
$ su
su
# cd /data/local
cd /data/local
# chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
# cd /data/local
cd /data/local
# ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
# exit
exit
$ exit
exit

c:\miniadb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot getvar mainver
mainver: 1.22.605.2 <--if you dont see this number,something went wrong
finished. total time: -0.000s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot erase cache
               erasing 'cache'... OKAY [  0.753s]
finished. total time: 0.754s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot oem rebootRUU
                              ... OKAY [  0.100s]
finished. total time: 0.100s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot flash zip PB31IMG.zip
     sending 'zip' (176625 KB)... OKAY [ 25.609s]
                 writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this i
mage...
INFOsignature checking...
INFOzip header checking...
INFOzip info parsing...
INFOchecking model ID...
INFOchecking custom ID...
INFOchecking main version...
INFOstart image[hboot] unzipping for pre-update check...
INFOstart image[hboot] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,hboot,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,hboot,100
INFOstart image[radio] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,9
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,18
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,23
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,32
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,41
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,46
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,51
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,60
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,69
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,78
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,87
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,97
INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,100
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,0
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,7
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,16
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,21
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,26
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,35
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,40
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,45
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,50
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,100
INFOstart image[boot] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,43
INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,83
INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,100
INFO[RUU]WP,boot,0
INFO[RUU]WP,boot,42
INFO[RUU]WP,boot,85
INFO[RUU]WP,boot,100
INFOstart image[recovery] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,20
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,43
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,73
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,99
INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,100
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,0
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,20
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,40
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,60
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,80
INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,100
INFOstart image[system] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,6
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,12
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,19
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,25
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,32
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,39
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,45
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,51
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,58
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,64
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,71
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,78
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,84
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,89
INFO[RUU]WP,system,0
INFO[RUU]WP,system,89
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,89
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,89
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,90
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,91
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,92
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,93
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,94
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,94
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,96
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,96
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,97
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,98
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,99
INFO[RUU]UZ,system,100
INFO[RUU]WP,system,89
INFO[RUU]WP,system,89
INFO[RUU]WP,system,90
INFO[RUU]WP,system,91
INFO[RUU]WP,system,92
INFO[RUU]WP,system,93
INFO[RUU]WP,system,94
INFO[RUU]WP,system,94
INFO[RUU]WP,system,95
INFO[RUU]WP,system,96
INFO[RUU]WP,system,97
INFO[RUU]WP,system,98
INFO[RUU]WP,system,99
INFO[RUU]WP,system,100
INFOstart image[sp1] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,sp1,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,sp1,100
INFO[RUU]WP,sp1,0
INFO[RUU]WP,sp1,100
OKAY [152.900s]
finished. total time: 178.510s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot reboot
                     rebooting...
finished. total time: 0.098s

*phone reboots*

c:\miniadb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    device

c:\miniadb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot devices
HT117HJ00242    fastboot

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)... OKAY [  0.014s]
         writing 'unlocktoken'... INFOunlock token check successfully
OKAY [  0.005s]
finished. total time: 0.021s

*select yes to unlock on phone screen.phone will reboot,doing a factory data reset.

c:\miniadb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    device

c:\miniadb_inc>md5sums recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\miniadb_inc\]
recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img             ea382ca5809cb872d0582aa22741d592

c:\miniadb_inc>adb reboot bootloader

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot devices
HT117HJ00242    fastboot

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img
  sending 'recovery' (3064 KB)... OKAY [  0.423s]
            writing 'recovery'... OKAY [  0.915s]
finished. total time: 1.340s

c:\miniadb_inc>fastboot reboot
                     rebooting...
finished. total time: 0.093s

*phone reboots*
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Holy bejezus! So since I've done pretty much everything already, I skipped ahead (I know, I know...I may regret it) to step 8 as that was the one I was missing. I've been working on this for about 12 hours now (almost 5 straight yesterday and about 4 today) and am growing very impatient.

Anyways, long story short, performing step 8 now gave me s-off! Now, one question, I'm still on the newer hboot version (1.02.0000); should I try and downgrade that? Can I? And if so, how?

Sorry, my mind is a bit mush right now with all the work I've put into this. Everything is all lumped up in my brain and I can't think exactly straight at the moment.
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No need to downgrade the new hboot. It is actually quite nice wen combined with s off,as it gives some fastboot commands not available with the .92.

Glad it worked out for you. You can now run an ruu,or flash a custom Rom to get your phone into a non-bootlooping state
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Okay, I thought so. Although I believe after all this, I'm going to have to revert the process. I tried to restore an image I made just the other day with my old device (same type) and it was also rebooting. So I loaded a fresh, base version of the cyanogen mod and it's also still rebooting. I suspect that I have yet another device with bad hardware. This is #3 in a week! Verizon is pissing me off.
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OP refined and polished a lil. t got finished going full circle- junk inc was s-off on froyo,so i turned secureflag back on,upgraded to GB,and installed htcdev unlock compatible hboot. went thru the guide to make sure there were no quirks or pitfalls. back to s-off on froyo
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This won't work on my Inc. I unlocked using HTCDev but it won't flash the CWM recovery.

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This won't work on my Inc. I unlocked using HTCDev but it won't flash the CWM recovery.

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It will work. What errors or problems are you having?

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How do I check to ensure I am updated to the newest version of htcdev hboot? I'm almost sure I have, it was on here before I tried, and then how do I downgrade it if I am? Sorry I am confused now. Will the method you posted for the droid incredible work for the G2? It's a new day so I will start up the process again from htcdev's site once you reply.
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Hello Scotty85.
How do I check to ensure I am updated to the newest version of htcdev hboot? I'm almost sure I have, it was on here before I tried, and then how do I downgrade it if I am? Sorry I am confused now. Will the method you posted for the droid incredible work for the G2? It's a new day so I will start up the process again from htcdev's site once you reply.
to check any htc device for a compatible unlock hboot,simply boot to hboot by turning the device off,remove the battery for a few seconds,then hold vol down,then power,and hold both until you see a white screen with colored letters. look at the top for a big,pink, locked. you can see it in the pics in the OP. if you dont see this,you have a normal hboot that is not unlockable.

unfortunately,this guide is not compatible with the G2,it contains some incredible-specific files. id poke around on xda inthe g2/desire z android development section: G2 and Desire Z Android Development - xda-developers

if you wish to obtain s-off,simunlock and superCID,this guide looks it might be the one: [TOOL] [15/07/11] AMT v1.8.5 - Sim Unlock, S-OFF, Downgrade - Added Auto Detection! - xda-developers
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I see. Is it because the G2 has the bootloader that relocks itself once you turn the device off?/ I remember hearing about that when it was launched but I didn't have the device then. I checked to see if my hboot is compatible to be unlocked, and I didn't see the "locked" you were talking about.
Is there any easy way or one-on-one help I can get with this? I really wanna root it and install an ICS ROM but there are always the dangers of bricking it if you mess up. I saw the bottom guide as well, but is there any way I can downgrade the hboot first if it's not "compatible?"
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I see. Is it because the G2 has the bootloader that relocks itself once you turn the device off?/ I remember hearing about that when it was launched but I didn't have the device then. I checked to see if my hboot is compatible to be unlocked, and I didn't see the "locked" you were talking about.
Is there any easy way or one-on-one help I can get with this? I really wanna root it and install an ICS ROM but there are always the dangers of bricking it if you mess up. I saw the bottom guide as well, but is there any way I can downgrade the hboot first if it's not "compatible?"
i dont know anything about the g2 bootloader relocking itself. i havent heard that,but it may be true... i dont have a g2 and dont know much about them. this guide wont work simply because there are some incredible-specific files. if a quick,easy s-off root existed for an older firmware,htcdev could be installed and used in a similar manner to this guide to get root and downgrade,but i dont believe that is the best way to skin the cat

the AMT tool looks pretty easy. just download the tool and run it. if you look at the third pic,choose those options when you run it. do not set the tool to install an eng hboot,or flsah a recovery. click the "commit changes" button.

if the tool fails,click the "downgrade rom" button and follow whatever directions it gives you to downgrade. there are some other ruus here you can use for downgrade: FileFactory Folder View - Vision

we dont have a g2 specific section here,but the "vision" is very similar to the dezire Z,so you may want to start a thread here: Desire Z - All Things Root - Android Forums or if youd rather i can move your posts there for you. either way,you may get better advice from folks familiar with your phone. if you start a new thread,pm me the link and i will continue to help you on that thread as best i can. but we do need to stop posting in this one,as the g2 information could be confusing to those using the thread for the incredible.
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Hi was wondering if there is a way to do this without using the adb commands. I bricked my inc attempting to flash to boost n now I can't boot past the splash screen. Have access to hboot/fastboot. Bricked on 2.2...ruu to 2.3....ruu agn to unlock bootloader... Problem isn't in the Rom. The phone has been bricked since September n always find myself searching for a fix! Would love to c it come back to life! Would have been fixed if I was s-off... Any insight would b greatly appreciated! Ty.
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i assume youve tried running RUUs?

if youre still on froyo,try and run that first. if it still wont boot,then i believe you could run the GB ruu,and even if the phone wont boot, you can install the unlock compatible hboot,then unlock it and install a recovery. the adb daemon will be running in recovery,so you can complete the adb steps and downgrade,then reunlock and flash the s-off patch.

i.e.,im pretty sure the whole guide above will work,even if the phone wont boot the whole time

granted,s-off in itself isnt going to fix anything,but if youve got messed up partitions/bad blocks im pretty sure you will be able to fix those and get it booting once youve got s-off.

youll just need to enter adb shell mount /data after checking the md5 sums,but before doing the rest of the adb commands. i did it on my phone in the other thread,to make sure it would work:

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c:\mini-adb_inc>adb devices
List of devices attached
HT117HJ00242    recovery


c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums mtd0.img

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - http://www.pc-tools.net/
Type md5sums -h for help

[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
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[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
mtd0.img                                       34307be744275f1db1dd16af04c37839

c:\mini-adb_inc>md5sums flash_image

MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - http://www.pc-tools.net/
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[Path] / filename                              MD5 sum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[c:\mini-adb_inc\]
flash_image                                    0098a7dd6600b55fac34fc6645be5d7a
c:\mini-adb_inc>adb shell mount /data

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push flash_image /data/local/
1485 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.050s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/
1939 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.330s)

c:\mini-adb_inc>adb shell
/ # cd /data/local
cd /data/local
/data/local # chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
/data/local # cd /data/local
cd /data/local
/data/local # ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
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Thanks for the reply. I cannot boot to anything except hboot. Amon ra is on the phone now but won't boot to it.... The fix for s-off devices flashes dthe misc IMG via fastboot which I cannot do because of s-on. I've done a lot. Bricked it on 2.2 and ran every ruu to the latest one. I have a htcdev unlocked bootloader. It's not a need to have this phone but still would b cool for it to get fixed. have already been told I was screwed lol. Soo anyway to change mainver without adb....
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Thanks for the reply. I cannot boot to anything except hboot. Amon ra is on the phone now but won't boot to it.... The fix for s-off devices flashes dthe misc IMG via fastboot which I cannot do because of s-on. I've done a lot. Bricked it on 2.2 and ran every ruu to the latest one. I have a htcdev unlocked bootloader. It's not a need to have this phone but still would b cool for it to get fixed. have already been told I was screwed lol. Soo anyway to change mainver without adb....
You don't need s-off for the fast boot commands to work... you should only need hboot and recovery working to rewrite the misc image and downgrade.

Reflash recovery through a PB31IMG.zip file
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or launch it into memory via:
fastboot boot recoveryname.img

This should get your recovery running so you can use the adb commands to downgrade and complete the guide.
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Thanks for the reply. I cannot boot to anything except hboot. Amon ra is on the phone now but won't boot to it.... The fix for s-off devices flashes dthe misc IMG via fastboot which I cannot do because of s-on. I've done a lot. Bricked it on 2.2 and ran every ruu to the latest one. I have a htcdev unlocked bootloader. It's not a need to have this phone but still would b cool for it to get fixed. have already been told I was screwed lol. Soo anyway to change mainver without adb....
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Hi

I'm on a HTC Droid Incredible (original). I've done the htdev part and have S-ON. I've also flashed the recovery-clockwork which seemed to work:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img
sending 'recovery' (3064 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.460s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.962s]
finished. total time: 1.422s

However, when I reboot into the bootloader and try "recovery" I don't get another menu, the phone just reboots immediately.

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are you letting the phone boot fully when you select recovery and it reboots?

you will see the htc splash screen between selecting recovery,and recovery popping up,so if youre pulling the battery immediately when you see the splash,it may be that you just arnet giving the phone long enuff.

if the phone is booting up all the way,skip past the setup,enable usb debugging again,plug in the phone,and in your cmd window type "adb reboot recovery" and see if the phone boots to clockwork.

did you double check the md5 of your recovery image before flashing it?
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are you letting the phone boot fully when you select recovery and it reboots?

you will see the htc splash screen between selecting recovery,and recovery popping up,so if youre pulling the battery immediately when you see the splash,it may be that you just arnet giving the phone long enuff.

if the phone is booting up all the way,skip past the setup,enable usb debugging again,plug in the phone,and in your cmd window type "adb reboot recovery" and see if the phone boots to clockwork.

did you double check the md5 of your recovery image before flashing it?
I did check the md5. It is possible that I did not wait long enough on the reboot,

I went and redid the flash of recovery followed by fastboot reboot. This time it rebooted into normal mode quickly, didn't go through setup and usb debugging was still enabled.

I tried the adb reboot recovery and it does boot into clockworkmod. However, no matter which menu item I select and then press the power button it clears the screen brightens up the tophat/circle and just sits there. If I press power it goes back to the blue clockwork menu. Even the reboot menu item does this.

I presume If I take out the battery it will go back to a normal boot.
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I did check the md5. It is possible that I did not wait long enough on the reboot,

I went and redid the flash of recovery followed by fastboot reboot. This time it rebooted into normal mode quickly, didn't go through setup and usb debugging was still enabled.

I tried the adb reboot recovery and it does boot into clockworkmod. However, no matter which menu item I select and then press the power button it clears the screen brightens up the tophat/circle and just sits there. If I press power it goes back to the blue clockwork menu. Even the reboot menu item does this.

I presume If I take out the battery it will go back to a normal boot.
Press the trackball, NOT the power button in clockwork
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Hi thanks for this thread evrything went perfect booted froyo then applied step #5 htcdevice re-unlock boot and now froyo is stuck on reboot can get into hboot and says unlocked at the top but miniadp_inc doesn't see device! help

update: did a factory reset from hboot and it fixed reboot problem still on froyo 2.2 and unlocked! think now I can proceed to step 6 wish me luck.
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Hi thanks for this thread evrything went perfect booted froyo then applied step #5 htcdevice re-unlock boot and now froyo is stuck on reboot can get into hboot and says unlocked at the top but miniadp_inc doesn't see device! help

update: did a factory reset from hboot and it fixed reboot problem still on froyo 2.2 and unlocked! think now I can proceed to step 6 wish me luck.
It's mine Thank-you I tried 4 or 5 different methods this is the only one that worked Unlocked S-off on a s-lcd

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awsome! glad it worked out for you
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awsome! glad it worked out for you

me too now to go look at some roms
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so I'm on step 4, and am trying to put the PB31IMG.zip into the command prompt. however each time I do that, it says it is unable to read the file. I've gotten the other md5 sums to work, just not this one, so I think there might be something wrong with the file? also, every time I go to extract the pb31img file, it says it is invalid.

hope someone can help

EDIT:
I figured that part out, but now when I go to put in adb push mtd0.img /sdcard/ it tells me there is no space left on device.. should I clear my sdcard or something? little confused as to how to proceed here.

2nd edit: haha figured it out with a little tinkering. thanks for this walkthrough!
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So today I tried to root my wife's incredible and I am currently stuck. Following the method in this post I got all the way to step 3 without any errors and everything was going smooth. When I powered off and tried to get into the hboot menu I was unable (powering up while holding down volume) and it just boots up like normal. Via my cmd window I booted into hboot using the adb reboot bootloader command am I am able to boot into the bootloader then head to clockwork recovery. From there when I select do a backup, wipe cache, or even power down I just get the hat with the orange circle around it and it just sits there. Anybody got any clue?

Would like to add that I have rooted many, many TBs and flashed many, many ROMs so I know a tiny bit about doing this, just kind of stuck atm.
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So today I tried to root my wife's incredible and I am currently stuck. Following the method in this post I got all the way to step 3 without any errors and everything was going smooth. When I powered off and tried to get into the hboot menu I was unable (powering up while holding down volume) and it just boots up like normal. Via my cmd window I booted into hboot using the adb reboot bootloader command am I am able to boot into the bootloader then head to clockwork recovery. From there when I select do a backup, wipe cache, or even power down I just get the hat with the orange circle around it and it just sits there. Anybody got any clue?

Would like to add that I have rooted many, many TBs and flashed many, many ROMs so I know a tiny bit about doing this, just kind of stuck atm.
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Guide worked like a champ and my wife is now enjoying her fresh CM7 ROM install! Thanks for putting that together.

On a side note the reason for the root and new ROM was that she kept getting a low on space error on stock even though she had a TON of room on internal and SD memory. Anybody else ever ran into that before?
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yup,the low space prollem was a common issue with inc 1 gingerbread,and the reason alot folks decided to root.

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Hi Scotty, finally giving this a try tonight. Unfortunately didn't get very far. Started with Step #5 as you recommended earlier today. Here's the result:

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C:\Android>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


C:\Android>adb reboot bootloader
error: device not found

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Any thoughts? Contents of C:\android are:

fastboot.exe
adb.exe
adbwinapi.dll
Unlock_code.bin
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OK so I managed to get past my last issue -- it now recognizes my device when I type "adb devices". However, after going into FASTBOOT and typing "fastboot devices" it no longer finds my device anymore. I've looked at similar issues/threads on here but they were for the Rezound -- I'm not sure if they're OK for the DInc too? Any next steps I should try?
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Might try using the mini adb inc download

Might try installing the revolotionary drivers. Make sure the phone is fastboot... Not hboot
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Might try installing the revolotionary drivers. Make sure the phone is fastboot... Not hboot
Thanks. I have the mini adb inc download but I'm not sure what I need to do with them or how to use them?
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In step 1,install the drivers. The. Follow the directions in the "prepair adb " section
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having any luck? im home now,and should be able to give a lil more detail if needed.

but no "fastboot devices" response sounds like the phone is in hboot,or there is issue with the drivers you have installed.
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having any luck? im home now,and should be able to give a lil more detail if needed.

but no "fastboot devices" response sounds like the phone is in hboot,or there is issue with the drivers you have installed.
Hey man, thanks for checking in. Just got home & I'm about to fire back into this. Will hit you up if I run into anything along the way.
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OK so everything's working great so far. Made it to Step #7 using the miniadb_inc drivers. Only problem is that there's no option to wipe the dalvik cache. Will that be a problem?

**nevermind -- found it under Advanced**
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OK, I'm now rooted, unlocked, and S-OFF. Sweet! Final question: since I'm still in Android 2.2, how do I get myself back onto 2.3.4 (or at least some stable version of Gingerbread)?
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OK, I'm now rooted, unlocked, and S-OFF. Sweet! Final question: since I'm still in Android 2.2, how do I get myself back onto 2.3.4 (or at least some stable version of Gingerbread)?
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at this point,you can run an ruu,or you can simply flash gingerbread custom rom.

i would prolly recomend the custom rom route,as those roms should have the low space fix built in.

if you do decide to simply flash a rom,may want to consider flashing the GB radio as a PB31IMG,to get yourself back onto the most current radio

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just make certain to check that md5 prior to flashing the radio!
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Awesome -- thanks so much for this! So when you flash a radio, do you use the same method (via Recovery, install .zip on SDcard, etc) that I use for the custom ROM?

Also, I flashed a custom ROM and it worked successfully but I'm getting the automatic System Update notification. Will I continue to get that or is there a way to disable it?
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PB31IMG files are installed in hboot,not recovery. so download,check md5,rename PB31IMG(if its named something else),place on root of sd card and boot to hboot(power/vol down from powered off). the phone will find PB31IMG and ask you to update.

allternately,you can flash it from fastboot with the fastboot oem rebootRUU and fastboot flash zip commands,as described in the first post(to flash the froyo downgrade). this may seem a lil more confusing,but does save having to move files on and off the sd card,and leaves sd card format and proper file name out of the equation
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First off thank you alot scotty. I seem to be facing one problem however. Everything works until i get to the adb shell and it doesnt become a #, so i type in su and everytime is sais permission denied and nothing pops up on my phone. I do have superuser, but my phone is not rooted because i checked on root check basic but i did use the htcdev. can you help me out? thanks
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Did you flash the superuser 3.0.7 root file In recovery?
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No i didnt..thank you i tried a shortcut and just downloaded it off the app market =\..thanks alot this is the first time anything has worked!!
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Lol I had a hunch that's wat you had done. Glad its working now.
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okay now i have everything done rooted and everything..so then i downloaded rom manager and downloaded and installes a rom call cyanogen 7.2..and when i turn my phone on it goes to the white droid incredible screen, then to a black screen with a droid guy with a little circle rotating around it and it is just replaying that over and over again for the past 30 min...what should i do or can i remove it from the recovery mode?
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