Mod notice - this thread is now closed. No worries, please visit the replacement thread at - http://androidforums.com/desire-all...ff-root-htc-desire-revolutionary-updated.html Thanks, EarlyMon As many people are saying there isn't a guide for this and I found it quite easy, I thought I'd write a simple one. At the moment I don't have the time to make it too pretty or repeat things which SURoot has already done in other guides, but over time I will edit and improve it. Revolutionary is not the same as Unrevoked. Revolutionary is more like the successor to Alpharev than the successor to Unrevoked, as Unrevoked roots your phone, while Revolutionary will S-OFF your phone. You then have to root it by running a root zip file in recovery mode. It's just another way of getting to the end goal of having more options of what you can do with your phone. Revolutionary will not work for every Desire (currently), but it will work for certain HBoots and is the only way for people who have the "official" HTC Gingerbread Android. Froyo users can also S-OFF and root this way too if you have the right hboot (I did, because Unrevoked didn't work). Almost everyone should be able to get rooted using either this guide or the Unrevoked guide I'm assuming the goal is to root your phone. If you just want to S-OFF and have already rooted, you can ignore most of the sections as you've probably already done them. You can probably just run the Revolutionary software and follow the prompts (Section 5). For everyone else, follow this: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SETUP / PREP 1) Firstly, sort out your drivers so your PC speaks with your phone: (note usb debugging should always be on) a) Download HTC Sync and uninstall (this leaves the drivers behind but not the program which can interfere with things, you can reinstall it after your rooted) b) Download and installl HBoot driver (see Unrevoked guide for the download link and guide) 2) Find out your PVT version: a) Boot into HBoot (from off, hold vol-down and press power), make note of HBoot version. If PTV4, follow (b) to (d). If not, go to (e) b) Download Terminal Emulator from the market and open it c) Type "Cat/proc/mtd" and press enter. It will return results of either 20000 or 40000 d) If 40,000 - download Amon-Ra 2.0.1 Recovery (see below section (e)) and store it in a easy to find and access place on your PC (ie C:/ ) e) if 20000 or not ptv4, download your choice of recovery below, either will work. Amon-Ra 2.0.1 or ClockWorkMod 22.214.171.124 NOTE: Clockworkmod 126.96.36.199 asks for a username and pw to download. This can be found on the Useful Downloads thread, usually near the last page. 3) Read the [FAQ] ADB and FASTBOOT for Windows You don't have to necessarily understand it (I didn't until I used it), but just follow the set up instructions. 4) On the Revolutionary page read everything and download the following: a) Revolutionary zip - save to PC. They will ask for info (currently) on your phone to get a beta key. b) Root file - place this on your SD card. http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-188.8.131.52-efgh-signed.zip I can't express how important it is that you understand what this program does and what you still need to do afterwards. Read everything on the site, especially the FAQ Now you're ready to go. S-OFF PROCESS 5) Run Revolutionary (unzip and run) and follow prompts. Say no to installing their recovery. Congratulations, you should be S-OFF now. You can check by booting to Hboot and seeing if you have a nice pink "Revolutionary" label above your HBoot info. ADDING CUSTOM RECOVERY 6) it's time to install your recovery file. a) Boot into fastboot mode (from off, volume-up and power or volume-down and power then cycle to fastboot option) b) Connect phone to PC through USB. You should see "FASTBOOT USB" on your phones screen. c) Open CMD (Start > Run > type "cmd" and press enter) d) Type "fastboot flash recovery c:\your recovery file name" where c:\your recovery file name is the exact location and name of the recovery file you downloaded. You should now have a S-OFF phone with a custom recovery ROOTING PROCESS 7) Now for rooting: a) Boot into Hboot (from off, hold vol-down and power) and choose "Recovery" from the menu. b) Choose "flash zip from SD card" or similar from Recovery menu (use trackpad to navigate) c) Choose the Root file you downloaded to your SD card from the Revolutionary website. d) Wait till it says it's done, then choose to reboot. Congratulations, you're S-OFF and Rooted!