Goldcard creation making me want to shooy somebody

Last Updated:

  1. john7385

    john7385 New Member This Topic's Starter

    Jun 18, 2010
    Likes Received:
    Hi Guys,

    I have a HTC Desire and decided i was going to root the thing and appear to have fallen at the first hurdle!

    I have followed the following steps at least 10 times with no joy:

    • Format the microSD card to FAT32 format.
    • Put the microSD card in your device and boot it.
    • Ensure you have unzipped the SDK, then open a command prompt to the extract location. Change to the 'tools directory.
    • Enter 'adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid' and press enter. You should get a very long number which looks like this: 532600bd227d9c0347329407514d5402.
    • Visit this page, paste in your number and reverse it. In our example the result would be 00544d5107943247039c7d22bd002653.
    • Visit this page, enter your reversed number and create your goldcard image, which will be e-mailed to you.
    • Open the HxD hex editor. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you must run the application as administrator.
    • Go to the 'Extra' menu and select 'Open Disk'. Under physical disk, select Removable Disk (your microSD card), uncheck 'Open as Readonly' and click OK. Note that you should select physical disk NOT the logical disk. This is important!
    • Go to the 'Extra' menu again and select 'Open Disk Image'. Open the goldcard image that you received by email.
    • You should now have two tabs - one is your removable disk, the other is your goldcard image. Press OK when prompted for 'Sector Size' (selecting 512 (Hard disks/Floppy disks)) and click OK.
    • Click on the goldcard image tab. Go to the 'Edit' menu, choose 'Select All' then select the 'Edit' menu again and select 'Copy'.
    • Click on the 'Removable Disk' tab. Highlight offset (line) 00000000 to offset (line) 00000170 (including the 00000170 line), then click on the 'Edit' menu and select 'Paste Write'.
    • Click on the 'File' menu and select 'Save', accepting the warning.
    You now have a goldcard! [​IMG]

    I have followed every step exactly yet everytime i do when i try to access the card afterwards it says it is not formatted?

    I am doing this with the SD card connected via the phone, i have done it in disk drive mode and in HTC Sync mode until the point i have to access the SD Card in Hxd at which point i revert to Disk Drive mode.

    I have tried this with both a 4 and 16Gb SD Card?

    Please can somebody offer any help on this matter? Should i have my phone connected at all times maybe and use a seperate SD Card mounted with an adapter?



  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Likes Received:
    Format the memory card in the phone settings/sd & phone storage/unmount sd card/ format sd card that was the way i did it.

Share This Page