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Evo4g 2.3.3 - rEVOlutionary stuck on "waiting for fastboot"


  1. LetsTether4G

    LetsTether4G Member

    Hello all,

    I've done a LOT of searching/reading, and though I've seen others mention that they hit this problem, either the answers they posted don't apply to me or they didn't post their solution. Thanks in advance for *any* ideas. Here goes.

    - Using WinXP (Virtualbox VM on a Mac) with HTC Drivers (HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe) installed.
    - I have Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed on the root of the phone.
    - No HTC Sync, Antivirus realtime protection turned off.
    - Fast boot off (unchecked in Settings->applications)
    - USB Debugging ON
    - Connected via USB cable with 'charge only'
    - I have not done a factory data reset on my phone

    I run revolutionary.exe, it asks for my beta key, accepts it. Things seem great until my phone reboots into HBOOT, S-On, then just sits while my windows terminal shows "Waiting for fastboot..." on the last line. Then nothing. I've tried rebooting phone and WinXP, unplugging and replugging, etc. about 10 times.

    I'm following http androidforums com/evo-4g-all-things-root/395962-rooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html

    and trying http androidforums com/evo-4g-all-things-root/436047-rooting-gb-amon-ra-v2-3-recovery.html

    I get:
    ----------

    =============================================
    | Revolutionary S-OFF & Recovery Tool 0.4pre4 |
    =============================================
    Brought to you by AlphaRev & unrEVOked.

    Waiting for device...
    Found your device: PC36100 (supersonic-2.16.0001, Android: 2.3.3, ROM version: 4
    .54.651.1)

    This is a beta release and requires a beta release key.
    Please visit: revolutionary.io for more information.

    Enter beta key [ serial: HT05NHL05821 ]: *I enter my beta key here*
    Beta key accepted - thank you for participating!

    Zerging Root... this might take a minute or so.. Root acquired!
    Sending in Caroline...
    Cleaning up...
    Rebooting to fastboot...
    When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back!

    Waiting for fastboot...
    ----------

    Just sits here forever while my phone is in HBOOT, which still says S-On. From what I gather, it's supposed to automatically reboot again and prompt me if I want to install recovery. That second reboot never happens. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Make sure that your fastboot is disabled on your phone, go to settings> apps> uncheck fastboot. Hopefully that should work.
  3. LetsTether4G

    LetsTether4G Member

    Thanks, ocnbrze.

    From my original post:
    "ideas. Here goes.

    - Using WinXP (Virtualbox VM on a Mac) with HTC Drivers (HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe) installed.
    - I have Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed on the root of the phone.
    - No HTC Sync, Antivirus realtime protection turned off.
    - Fast boot off (unchecked in Settings->applications)"
    ocnbrze likes this.
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Oooops. Missed that. Lol

    Out of curiosity what is your hboot?
  5. LetsTether4G

    LetsTether4G Member

    I know I'm new, but are you messing around with me?

    From my OP:
    "Waiting for device...
    Found your device: PC36100 (supersonic-2.16.0001, Android: 2.3.3, ROM version: 4
    .54.651.1)"

    Thanks for all your help, even if you are messing with me... small price to pay at this point.
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  7. LetsTether4G

    LetsTether4G Member

    Yeah, I'm thinking I might have to setup Ubuntu in VirtualBox and try it that way. Has no one been successful with VirtualBox and WinXP/Win7?

    I tried with Tiny Win7 rev 10 and it was a no go. Two different VMs kept crashing on HTC Driver install.
  8. LetsTether4G

    LetsTether4G Member

    OK, I figured it out!!!

    This should be added to the rooting guide to help users with Macs that want to use a Windows VM. Mods, can you help here?

    Basically, the KEY to the whole thing is that for Caroline to see fastboot, is that you have to toggle VirtualBox's USB controller off and then back on... I had to do it twice.

    Do this by going to the top menu bar in VirtualBox, selecting Devices->USB Devices->usb, Android [0100]

    toggle it once, wait a second, then boom Caroline does her thing and says something about rebooting once Moar
    toggle it again, wait a second, then boom it asks if you want to download and install Recovery.

    In the Mac via Virtualbox with Ubunu guide ([Guide]Using Revolutionary and Getting Soff on a MAC - xda-developers) it alludes that you need to toggle the USB off and back on, but he tells you how to do it through the OS. You can install in any Windows version (I'd guess) by toggling through the VirtualBox top menu.

    I really hope this helps others.
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