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Can't get recovery...says FASTBOOT USB...don't know what is normal

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  1. u00mem9

    u00mem9 New Member

    (I think) I rooted my Hero today.

    used pre-kitchen and auto root.
    lots of errors, but I verified the recovery image (1.23) was on the card, so I think I'm rooted.
    moved fresh ROM to SD card.

    but now when I try to hold down the home button and press power to enter recovery mode, I just get the HTC boot screen and the word "FASTBOOT USB" in red at the top left.

    It seems to sit in this mode forever, and I finally pulled the batt to reboot. everything seems normal, but I can't enter recovery.

    Suggestions? (I know I can force it from a shell, but I haven't done that before and before I do, I wanted to confirm this behavior is normal or not.


  2. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member

    with version 1.2.3 hold volume down and power the phone on. holding home is for 1.5.2 and above
  3. SouthFLHero

    SouthFLHero New Member

    I am having this exact same issue. What did I do wrong and can I fix it to work correctly? "With Google" CDMA Sprint Hero...
  4. Rcecarbldr

    Rcecarbldr Well-Known Member

    I just ran into this same problem. When I attempt to get into recovery mode all I get is the HTC screen that never goes away. How do I get recovery back?
  5. jwpilly

    jwpilly Well-Known Member

    u00mem9, SouthFLHero, and Rcecarbldr, I have had this issue before and here is a simple solution that helped me. Download "Rom Manager" from the market. Open it and it will give you the option to flash its own Clockwork recovery. Do that. After it has been successfully flashed you may need to reboot (I don't think you need to). Then open Rom manager again and at the bottom it should give you the option to flash the RA 1.6.2. Do that and you should be able to boot into recovery holding the home and power button. Let us know if that works.
    Amadeus75 and Lean23 like this.
  6. Rcecarbldr

    Rcecarbldr Well-Known Member

    Yup, I found this out shortly after posting this. Works fine now. Thanks
  7. 251444

    251444 New Member

    samething happened to me but i cannot access to my phone, its stock in the HTC white starting page, and it says "fastboot usb" i cannot access to my market place or anyother option in the phone, ..
    is there any other solution to fix this problem?
    help plzzzzz
    i dont know if this would help but i already have installed the ROM manager in my phone
  8. fallonjp

    fallonjp Member

    I'm having this issue now too, can't get past the white HTC screen to get into the phone at all. Any thoughts?

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