[Guide]S-OFF and ROOT HTC Desire with Revolutionary - Windows (published 4th November 2011)


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  1. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    revolutionary is the only way to root a 2.3.3 official rom due to the hboot versions.
    there is not a higher hboot than the current ones supported by revolutionary and i dont believe that will changed as htc seemed to have stopped updating desire now.
  2. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    Ah, so upgrading to 2.3 changes the hboot to one that revolutionary can soff?
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    revolutionary and s-off all hboots for desire
    it was alpharev that could only s-off up to 0.93
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  4. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    Im sure i read on the revo site it can only do 0.93 and 1.06 hboots for the desire....but im too lazy to check!

    Edit: checked

    Im assuming the official 2.3 upgrade makes you 1.02.0001 as i was on 2.2 with 0.93
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    1.02 is the gb official afaik
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    correct
  7. carwacster

    carwacster Well-Known Member

    Just before I attempt this the power on/volume down doesn't seem to work to check the version number ?

    Do I need a minimum about of space on my storage card ?

    Can I do a full back before doing it ? If so, what is the best app to use?
  8. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    Take your battery out then try again, sometimes my phone just restarts normally if i dont do that.
  9. magnum474

    magnum474 New Member

    Thanks for tutorial, but can someone help me, I'm stuck at CMD, i'm just typing fastboot flash recovery C:\ files name and it says The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. And i don't know why, everything seems correct to me :/

    Here is the screen http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/82987238.png/
  10. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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  13. magnum474

    magnum474 New Member

    Oh and now i understood that if i want to flash recovery I should use Android Flasher and this would make my life a lot easier. Thank you very much, I've solved all of my problems, ClockworkMod is running :). Next time I'll read FAQs more carefully :)
  14. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    android flasher is good but sometimes you need fastboot knowledge for other things like erasing certain data outside of recovery if you change a hboot
    its still worth looking at the faq
    i always use fastboot
  15. carwacster

    carwacster Well-Known Member

    Finally got my version, removing the battery did the trick PVT1 - HBOOT 1.02

    Can some please confirm can you backup the phone prior to the process ? If so, what do you use ?

    Do I need a minimum amount of room on my sd card ?

    How do I check that all the contacts on my phone are stored in my Google account and not on the phone ? If on the phone will they be retained ?
  16. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    Prior to being rooted i do not know of any app that will backup everything.

    I used appsaver to backup the apps. It doesnt backup the data though so its like installing the app from scratch.
    I backed up contacts in the htc people app (it stores it on your sd card) by pressing menu and export to sd, as well as google sync backing them up. You can then restore on any Android contacts app.

    If you chose to sync now your contacts, they will be backed up in google, and will restore when you log in and sync your phone for the first time.

    Never bothered backing up sms but there are apps for it.

    Once s-off and custom recovery installed you can make a nandroid backup in recovery before running the root zip, although i didnt bother. That will backup everything.

    The beauty of revolutionary and unrevoked is, from my experience, that if they cant do what they want, they tell you and stop trying and your phone will be ok still. Its when you start disconnecting while its running or flashing corrupted files outside of these programs that you run into trouble.

    Of course they put up disclaimers just in case, but ive not heard of their programs harming a phone.
  17. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    A nandroid backup can take up anything up to 1gb depending on apps. A basic stock 2.3 is about 250mb
  18. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    If the process is successful you will not notice any difference other than a pink revolutionary label above your hboot info and a superuser app in your app drawer.

    Everything will still be retained on your phone.
  19. spikyshotgun

    spikyshotgun Member

    Thanks for the wonderful guide!!! USB debugging must be ticked for this
  20. carwacster

    carwacster Well-Known Member

    It's getting late and i'm getting tired here in the UK.

    What am I doing wrong trying to get s-off
    C:\Documents and Settings\wac>"fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img"
    The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
  21. carwacster

    carwacster Well-Known Member

    Ok moved on my fault for not downloading the SDK Tools. Now done but

    C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
    sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
    writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
    finished. total time: 0.797s

    C:\sdktools>C:\sdktools>fastboot flash Recovery C:\recovery.img
    sending 'Recovery' (3936 KB)... OKAY [ 0.797s]
    writing 'Recovery'... FAILED (remote: partition does not exist!)
    finished. total time: 0.797s

    C:\sdktools>



    Help pleaseee
  22. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    why are you using a capital R in recovery?
    no one told you to do that
  23. carwacster

    carwacster Well-Known Member

    Yeah I sussed that, now happily run DGB.It's breathed new life into my desire.

    Looks like I'll be looking for sim only deal in June!

    Do I still need to trick the desire to use the SD as internal storage ?

    I've installed move2sd enabler and my internal space is currently 80mb. Will any
    app I install now have the ability to move to the SD card ?
  24. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    dgb doesnt have any a2sd so the only way to really benefit from this rom is to flash the 60/65 hboots and use the internal apps2sd (move 2 sd controls it)

    if you want to have the affect of a2sd while using dgb you will need to partition the sdcard with a ext3 partition and then install an app called link2sd
    that will give you loads of install space (it wont look different but will install to the ext partition)
  25. andutzu2005

    andutzu2005 New Member

    hello i have a problem. i use windows 7 and it doesn't recognise the command [FONT=&quot]"fastboot flash recovery c:\" can u help me please?
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