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Old July 15th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #51 (permalink)
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it seems that he didn't set the environmental variables as part of the SDK tools guide step 10 so cmd wasn't able to find fastboot. My guide assumes that you've done this.
Correct, I didnt. I swear half of that lot wasnt there when I looked at it. More likely I got to Linux & switched off... I was trying to get to the Dragon boat racing, oh well 6 hours late & it had finished

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Hey, don't know if you want to add this to your guide or not, but I'll post it anyways.

For Mac users:
It's the exact same process. You're just using Terminal instead of Command Prompt. And you have to remember to add "./" in front of your commands.

So "fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin"
becomes "./fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin"

Literally the only difference. HTCdev has all the files you need for unlocking the bootloader. Just follow the instructions with terminal, keeping in mind to add "./" to your commands. It's that easy.

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These instructions are great! I'm new to android rooting (I used to be really into psp custom firmware and the homebrew stuff though) I'm stuck in the same boat that Ssscrudddy and chefleon were in. I can get the cwmrecovery.img to run (but only displays the logo when I select anything) I've tried flashing the img file from both "C:\Users\Dan\Documents\HTC ONE V UNLOCK" and also from the platfor tools folder "D:\Programs\android-sdk\platform-tools"

I'm confused as to how they both got passed this problem. Please help!
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Dan, welcome to Android Forums

Try posting your question in the thread for CWM Recovery. The dev is pretty responsive:
[VM/PRIMOC][RECOVERY] CWM Recovery 7-3-2012

Another option is to try his newer touch recovery:
[VM/PRIMOC][RECOVERY] TWRP2 Recovery 7-10-2012

Hope that helps!
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hey guys !!! plz helpppp !!!
in step 5 .. im in hboot menu and when i press recovery .... htc sign comes then a phone (kept in 90 degrees) and then a phone with an exclaimation mark !!!! plz help !!!!
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hey guys !!! plz helpppp !!!
in step 5 .. im in hboot menu and when i press recovery .... htc sign comes then a phone (kept in 90 degrees) and then a phone with an exclaimation mark !!!! plz help !!!!
(update) after that error .. i came to a menu which has options
*reboot system now
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*wipe cache partition
*apply update from cache

down below ... it shows ('E:can't open /cache/recovery/command
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in step 5 .. im in hboot menu and when i press recovery .... htc sign comes then a phone (kept in 90 degrees) and then a phone with an exclaimation mark !!!! plz help !!!!
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*apply update from external storage
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*wipe cache partition
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down below ... it shows ('E:can't open /cache/recovery/command
It seems to me like you did not get the custom recovery flashed. Try doing step 4 over again.
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new to htc one v had a optimus v but anyway i got it unlocked and rooted just cant get recovery to phone when using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img just get error cannot load 'recovery.img' and when reboot into recovery get phone and then a phone and a red triangle with and excamation mark and ideas
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new to htc one v had a optimus v but anyway i got it unlocked and rooted just cant get recovery to phone when using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img just get error cannot load 'recovery.img' and when reboot into recovery get phone and then a phone and a red triangle with and excamation mark and ideas
Is your recovery file named recovery.img? And is it in the same subdirectory as fastboot.exe?
If you don't have extensions showing then it would be recovery and fastboot for the file names.
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recovery img is named recovery.img and fastboot and recovery.img are in same file named android i open and command propmt in the file
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recovery img is named recovery.img and fastboot and recovery.img are in same file named android i open and command propmt in the file
Do you have file extensions showing? (does it say fastboot ot fastboot.exe?)
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Okay rename your recovery.img to just "recovery" and try again.
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should it be a disc image file for recovery
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do i type in fastboot flash recovery recovery or......
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Type in "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img".

Since you don't have extensions showing, when it shows recovery.img it is actually recovery.img.img. That should be the issue.
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guys !! plz help !!!!
when i submit token to htcdev .. they reply

We're sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try again if necessary.

Error Code: Invalid Bootloader Token Length.
Error Reason: The submitted Token appears to be the wrong length and won't work.


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when i submit token to htcdev .. they reply

We're sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try again if necessary.

Error Code: Invalid Bootloader Token Length.
Error Reason: The submitted Token appears to be the wrong length and won't work.


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at step 4 ... do i have to put recovery-clockwork-5.8.4.5-primou.img anywhere or in the Android folder which i made earlier for the fastboot stuff ... when i kept it outside android folder it says
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that means i have to put it in the android folder right ???
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all problem solved !! done rooting !!!
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So I've been searching for a bit trying to find a good recovery image for my CDMA HTC One V (Virgin Mobile USA). I just can't seem to find one. The link on the original post here is no good, I keep getting errors off of it. Access denied a few times, then I finally got through to a countdown page, and got another error. Any other links I can try? Thanks!


**OO! Finally got through. Looks like they may have been having some server trouble or something. Hip-hip!
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Ok, so I successfully flashed the cwmrecovery.img. However, I cannot figure out how to make any selections in this menu. Obviously, as this isn't a touch recovery, the touchscreen isn't an option. However, the power button isn't working to select menu options either. I know on my old Optimus, it was the camera button (contrary to all the tutorials save one). However, this phone literally only has two buttons - volume rocker, and power. So...What should I do? I tried a few other recovery images, to no avail. I'm about to try that touch recovery mentioned by CafeKampuchia earlier, but it's taking forever to download - or, for that matter, even start downloading (based purely on today's experience, people need to stop using goo.im).
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Sometimes the controls are disabled. I think if you scroll from the bottom selection to the top a couple of times it enables the power button.
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Ah! Worked. Thanks for the tip!
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Question: Would this work on linux? I really don't want to put windows on my PC just to root a phone >.>
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sure. as long as you install the sdk on your machine and are able to use adb and fastboot in a terminal window,you could do it with linux. on windows the unlock_code.bin must be in the same folder as adb/fastboot but on linux im not sure.

hopefully someone can give you some tips on getting that set up and running,as i have no idea

you will find frequent uses for adb and fastboot when playing with a rooted device(espeically an s-on one) so having that working and ready to go will be to your advantage,even after rooting
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sure. as long as you install the sdk on your machine and are able to use adb and fastboot in a terminal window,you could do it with linux. on windows the unlock_code.bin must be in the same folder as adb/fastboot but on linux im not sure.

hopefully someone can give you some tips on getting that set up and running,as i have no idea

you will find frequent uses for adb and fastboot when playing with a rooted device(espeically an s-on one) so having that working and ready to go will be to your advantage,even after rooting
Like scotty said as long as you have the sdk installed. I believe the only differences from windows is that you just need to have "./" before whatever commands are in the guide and the directories would be different as well.

Edit: actually the commands may be slightly different as well, let me see if I can find a link.
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Like scotty said as long as you have the sdk installed. I believe the only differences from windows is that you just need to have "./" before whatever commands are in the guide and the directories would be different as well.

Edit: actually the commands may be slightly different as well, let me see if I can find a link.
I'll do some more research on commands after work. Thanks for the tip though
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So I can't seem to find anything about the exact commands, but I have found ones implying that I need to do ./ for the commands. so I might give it a go. Worst case scenario, I have spare VM phones over on my bookshelf, because I don't like not having a spare.
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6A. Backup your stock HTC ROM in CWM5 Recovery!! Before you make changes to your stock ROM or decide to install a custom ROM, this is a must! Reverting back to a stock HTC ROM after installing a custom ROM can cause massive headaches. Restoring from a backup is MUCH easier. It will also help if you've ruined your ROM causing a softbrick. You just boot into CWM5 Recovery, do a factory reset and clear cache (including Dalvik) and do a restore from your previously backed-up ROM.

So, reboot the phone into bootloader, use volume down to select Recovery and press power to select. When Recovery comes up, select Backup/Restore > Backup. Then find the backup you just made on the SD card (under sdcard/clockworkmod/backup) and copy that to your computer for safekeeping in case you loose or format your SD card.
Why after i pick Recovery, then press power there is no Backup/Restore menu ???
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Re-edit, the problem solved
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on step recovery, the screen only shows HTC's legal term (htc quietly brilliant This build is for development purpose only Do not distribut outside of HTC with out HTC's written permission. Failure to comply may load to legal action). and it cant be turn off unless i take out the battery. try with factory reset, same thing happened, shows htc's legal term.on hboot, it shows
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PRIMODD_CT PVT SHIP S-ON RL
H-BOOT-1.27.0000
RADIO-1.00.50.0607
eMMC-boot
Jun 8 2012, 10:20:08


-- I got it fixed using VC-Recovery-cn. It's in chinese
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there is no reason i can't root my htc one v before i activate service, right?

i should have the phone in a couple of days, but i don't plan to activate service until about 3 weeks from now. i plan on testing it/playing w it using wifi on my personal network.
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Rooting SHOULD be okay. But I would suggest no ROMs or anything until its activated, due to the activation.apk is usually removed in custom ROM's.
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^I think this is correct.

Usually the activation issue is only on different ROMs. Unlocking the bootloader and rooting should be fine.

Is there a RUU available just in case? If so you could always run that to restore it to stock if there were to be an issue for some weird reason.
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A stock based rom should still have all of the activation system in it and therefore all you should need.
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^I think this is correct.

Usually the activation issue is only on different ROMs. Unlocking the bootloader and rooting should be fine.

Is there a RUU available just in case? If so you could always run that to restore it to stock if there were to be an issue for some weird reason.
how can i find out if a ruu is available?
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I think I may have bricked my HTC One V. When it starts up it shows the normal HTC white screen, but then after a few seconds the entire screen turns grey and nothing happens. I downloaded the RUU from the link you gave me
RUU_PRIMO_DS_ICS_40A_hTC_Asia_TW_1.59.709.3_Radio_ 1.05.34D.29_20.21.30.23U_release_264969_signed
(the phone was bought in taiwan) and followed all your steps (go to fastboot, connect usb, run RUU) but when i try to update it says ERROR [155]: UNKNOWN ERROR the ROM Update Utility cannot update your android phone.
Please get the correct ROM Update Utility and try again

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I just found out my radio 3831.18.00.282
any idea on how i could get an ruu for that radio?
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ok im stuck at flashing the unlock bin file from htc. when i enter the command to do so,i either get "waiting for device" if phone is fully booted up. or if im in hboot>fastboot it says its pushing the unlock bin file but just sits at 0kb and never does anything else. read a little on other forums that it could be a driver issue. i have htc sync installed,android sdk,and am fairly handy with adb,etc so im stumped. im running xp pro sp3. never got any error from htc during creation and email of the unlock bin so i assume its ok. i have it located in C:\fastboot along with adb,fastboot and required dlls.
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I think I may have bricked my HTC One V. When it starts up it shows the normal HTC white screen, but then after a few seconds the entire screen turns grey and nothing happens.
Check out this thread:

[GUIDE] Re-flash stock ROM (RUU) after bricking a rooted device
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well an update. did manage to get boot loader unlocked. but definitely off track of how the guide suggests. had to open two instances of fastboot to get it pushed,rooting happened easily,trying to install either recovery causes my pc to reboot. but i think im experiencing a hardware issue. ill stick with root until i can change out the hardware or simply replace the pc.
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I get a clockwork mod logo right after I select "install zip from sd card" Maybe I dragged and dropped the SuperSU.zip file in the wrong place? I tried moving it to the "removable sidk K" that shows up in windows 7. I also made sure I flashed the primoC and not the primoU files, I'm using WM-Recovery v5.5.0.4 I also noticed that the screen clears away and shows the orange logo for several options such as reboot system now,mounts and storage,advanced... etc.
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I get a clockwork mod logo right after I select "install zip from sd card" Maybe I dragged and dropped the SuperSU.zip file in the wrong place? I also made sure I flashed the primoC and not the primoU files
If that happens on other selections also then you may just have to enable the power/select button by going from top to bottom and back up a couple of times

Sometimes cwm's power/select button is disabled when you first install. What you described sounds like the case.
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I'm finally rooted! I used another recovery, the alternative one that is offered in this tutorial and it worked. Thanks again on writing a good tutorial, you too dobbs69
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I'm using Twrp also , great recovery.
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i am in hboot and have followed your directions exactly. but every single time it put in the fastboot command it says ''fastboot' is not recoginzed as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.'
i am located in C:\Users\Caroline\Android> ...
I tried the environment variable thing but again the same thing happened.
i don't know what i am doing wrong..
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