Goldcard Tool

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  1. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    For those of you struggling making a gold card, here is a useful tool that makes it easier

    I have just tried it & can confirm it works on windows 7 x64 faultlessly.
    you can also use this tool to make a gold card in a card reader, i have done it that way myself

    gst has a tool on the market called goldcard helper, this looks to simplify things more.
    make sure you say thank you to him if you use this tool, in post 25

    Here is another link to make a gold card

    How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr

    If you download the Hxd hex editor & follow the instructions you can verify your card is a gold card by comparing to the goldcard image file.

    Once you have used this goldcard method to debrand your phone please note the following.

    If you are on orange & you update the radio the wifi will stop working.

    If you update the radio with the goldcard in the phone the wifi continues to work, but the phone will simlock against all simcards.

    Get yourself an unlock code & unlock first.

    Note the OTA updating is not strictly limited to Orange branded handsets it can happen to any branded handset that is still locked.


  2. all43

    all43 Well-Known Member

    Hi anoniemouse, followed the easy steps and it appears to of been a breeze, is there however a way to test the gold card was successful created?
  3. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Place your gold card in a card reader & you should see the following 2 folders
    LOST.DIR &
    .footprints inside that will be 2 folders thumbnails & voices

    thats all you will view on there, thats just to confirm its correct
  4. all43

    all43 Well-Known Member

    Fab thanks I see them.
  5. steveky

    steveky Member

    can anyone one tell me where to enable mass storage on my device cos at the moment I get to generating the new image but my pc doesnt see the sd card on my desire, am i being thick
  6. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    settings/connect to pc then press default connection type & select disk drive.
    it also offers you the option to pick when you plug your phone in to the pc.
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  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Executing adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid
    Reading adb output
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Could not locate CID in output

    Every time, every card mounted in desire. :(
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Oh usb debugging mode required.
  9. DesirableHTC

    DesirableHTC Well-Known Member

    i wish i could get this working :-( i am just waiting on my memory card arriving annonimouse and i will be sending it to you mate. If that is still OK?

    BTW, what does .NET 2.0 mean? Its on the list of prerequisites in the readme file?

    sorry, can anyone help on this, i have just looked in the HTC sync folder on my C drive C/programme files/HTC/HTC driver/Driver files and in there, there is a folder that says Vista_x86, what exactly does that mean? is it my OS, as im running Vista 32 bit.... im just thinking if this is the reason that i am struggling with the drivers, have i installed the wrong drivers or are they correct?

    Sorry to hijack your thread annonimouse....
  10. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Thats still ok m8

    Yes Vista_x86 stands for 32 bit not sure why they use x86 to stand for 32 bit as they use x64 to stand for 64 bit it does look confusing like that.
    As such you do have the correct drivers.

    No need to say sorry m8, forums are meant to be used in this way.
  11. DesirableHTC

    DesirableHTC Well-Known Member

    I have just tried it again mate, and it failed like every other time, but i have just looked on the memory card and it had those files that you said, lost.dir footprints and a couple of others. the lost.dir folder was empty though....
  12. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    The lost.dir folder will be empty m8 its the footprints folder that has 2 folders inside

    the .net 2.0 is a set of programs that can be added to windows if required, do a search on the microsoft site & you will find them for installation
  13. andrewjdunbar

    andrewjdunbar Member

    Just used the tool, seems to have done the job nicely

    Thanks to the OP
  14. DesirableHTC

    DesirableHTC Well-Known Member

    But i didnt get the CID number though, just tried installing the .NET 2.0 framework but its already installed.....

    I cant fathom it out at all mate, gonna go with what you suggested, soon as it arrives i will get it sent straight off, are you sure i will be OK after i have the gold card?
  15. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    You should be all ok m8, after all it's the goldcard thats holding you back
  16. lau83

    lau83 Member

    I try to create a goldcard and when I try to get CID, error message appeared:

    Executing adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    Reading adb output
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    Could not locate CID in output

    Can anyone please help me?
  17. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
    Have you set the phone to usb debugging.
  18. Novice01274

    Novice01274 Active Member

    I appear to have successfully made a Goldcard using the tool. I can see the folders LOST.DIR & .footprints and the 2 folders thumbnails & voices.

    When I try and run the RUU, I get error 131 "cannot update Rom". I am trying to troubleshoot my problem. How do I know whether the Goldcard is actually functioning properly. Is there a quick test I could perform on the card to find out?
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    What guide are you using? Are you sure you're definitely following the correct guide for your ROM and HBOOT version?
  20. lau83

    lau83 Member

    yes I have...
    just to make sure: I connect my phone and use USB mode and format the SD card manually using FAT 32. is that the way it should be formatted?
  21. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Just added another link to the first post detailing a way to verify your card is a gold card.

    Good news also people after extensive tests Formating doesn't stop your card being a gold card

    yes that is the way to format.
    lau83 likes this.
  22. Flashman

    Flashman Member

    Big Thank You for this guide!! Worked like a charm :)
  23. Luffer

    Luffer Well-Known Member

    Where can I get the Gold card tool? The link is broken for me.
  24. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Try now m8, the site is being redeveloped so the link has changed.
    Luffer likes this.
  25. gst

    gst New Member

    I've also recently written another tool that simplifies the steps of obtaining the "Reverse CID" (that you need to enter on the PSAS website). Just search for "GoldCard Helper" on the Android Market. Basically what it does is just printing the reverse CID for all installed SD cards. You can then either copy this information to your clipboard (and then paste it on the PSAS website) or you can "share" it (and thus send it, e.g., to your own mail address).
    ducky1979, Pedro7 and anoniemouse like this.

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