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I Messed Up my HTC Desire Z with S-off


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  1. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Help, I think I messed up my phone (HTC Desire Z). I tried 2 root my phone. But after I s-off my phone I tried to reboot it and... It woudn't work :c. Can anyone help me? I searched for it but I Didn't find anything what can bring my phone back up. Please Help me someone.

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  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hello and welcome to the forum McBunnz - thanks for joining!! :)

    I am not familiar with your phone, but can try and help you get on the right track.

    Could you let us know which guide you were following to root/S-Off? You say your phone won't work... do you mean it is stuck in a boot loop? Are you able to get in to hboot (turn the phone off - take the battery out if needed - then turn on while holding the power down) - could you let us know what info is in there?
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  3. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Thank you for the replay. Yes I was Using This guide How To: Gain Permanent Root and S-OFF on the T-Mobile G2 / HTC Vision - TheUnlockrTheUnlockr.
    I can go to the hboot screen (with recovery, fastboot etc), I can start my phone, but after it turns on, it isn't getting further than the HTC welcome screen. I tried to factory reset my phone but it wouldn't work. I think I Briked my phone, but I have no Backup because it was only possible with a rooted phone. (Sorry for the bad english. I'm dutch ;c)
  4. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    When you go to HBoot, what info is displayed?

    EDIT - don't worry about your English... it's fine!! :)
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  5. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Vision PVT ENG S-OFF
    H-BOOT-0.76.2000 (PC1011000)
    MICROP-0425
    RADIO-26.03.02.26_M
    eMMC-boot
    AUG 20 2010, 16:51:01

    HBOOT=

    -Fastboot
    -Recovery
    -Factory Reset
    -Simlock
    -System Info
    -Image CRC
  6. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Vision PVT ENG S-OFF
    H-BOOT-0.76.2000 (PC1011000)
    MICROP-0425
    RADIO-26.03.02.26_M
    eMMC-boot
    AUG 20 2010, 16:51:01

    HBOOT=

    -Fastboot
    -Recovery
    -Factory Reset
    -Simlock
    -System Info
    -Image CRC
  7. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Sorry for taking so long to reply - I was in work earlier and had a few things to do when I got in!

    If you select recovery, what does your phone do?
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  8. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Np (I'm so grateful you will help me).
    It gives a red triangle with a !. :c
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  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Right... this should be easy to sort out. We need to flash a custom recovery and then flash a ROM.

    I will look for some files and get back to you :)
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  10. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Have spoken to Scotty, one of the other guides, who has helped get the info.

    Download either of these (both are custom recoveries) and check that the MD5 sum is correct and rename it to "PCM10IMG". Put the renamed file on the root of your SD card (not in any folders). Next, boot into HBOOT and the phone should just see it as an update file and do it's thing. This will install the custom recovery.

    Before you flash a ROM, could you let us know your carrier/region?

    Do you know what your build number was prior to rooting?

    Cheers,
    D :D
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  11. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    again, thank you so much for helping me! I'm so grateful! I tried to do it it. I took the file, renamed it. put it on the root of the sdcard. But when i H-boot the phone there happens nothing, it shows just:
    the h-boot: checking sd: no loading pc10diag.zip
    NO IMAGE!
    loading pc10diag.nbh
    NO IMAGE OR WRONG IMAGE
    Loading pc10img.zip
    NO IMAGE
    Loading pc10img.nbh
    NO IMAGE OR WRONG IMAGE
    = Wierd I thing because there is a pc10img.zip file in the root of the sdcard.

    I bought my HTC Desire Z in the netherlands, but I'm from belgium (Turnhout 2300).
    But sorry I dont know what my build number was prior to rooting is :c. I never saw something like it ;c.
    Again. Thank you and scotty85 for helping me.
  12. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hmmm... that is a little strange... it should have worked!

    Hang fire... I'm in work and a little busy today... I will see if I can't help you out some more later!!

    Cheers,
    D :D
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  13. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    just a couple of things to check:

    1)that the sd is formated FAT32. this is a must! if its plain FAT,or anything else,PC10IMG will be invisible. if you find a format other than FAT32,youll need to back up the SD and reformat it.

    2)make sure its named correctly. the phone must see "PC10IMG.zip",so if you are using windows,wich likes to automatically add and hide the file extention,then you just need to rename to "PC10IMG" as manually adding the .zip,and calling the file "PC10IMG.zp" results in the actual name being "PC10IMG.zip.zip" :eek: in much rarer occasion,if youre using someting other than windows,or just have your PC set differently,naming PC10IMG may result in it just being named "PC10IMG" with no file ext. so if thats the case,you will need to name it "PC10IMG.zip" ;)

    you also do need to use capital letters,and that is a number 1,not a capital "I",and a number zero,and not a capital "O",for the third and fourth digits. it may be obvious that the characters are,ands im not trying to insult you,just relaying some things ive seen trip folks up.

    id be willing to bet the sd format is whats tripping you up,but check out thise 2 things and see if it wont flash for you then :)
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  14. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    I have done the things you sead. I formatted the sdcard to FAT32 and i putted the PC10IMG.zip (5.21mb) file in the root of the sdcard. Started my htc by Holding volume down and power. Than it hbooted but again nothing happend. This was showed again.
    checking sd: no loading pc10diag.zip
    NO IMAGE!
    loading pc10diag.nbh
    NO IMAGE OR WRONG IMAGE
    Loading pc10img.zip
    NO IMAGE
    Loading pc10img.nbh
    NO IMAGE OR WRONG IMAGE

    Again the same thing. :c
  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    try naming the file with and without the zip.

    if the sd is FAT 32,and youre not putting PC10IMG inside a file,then the name is the only thing that can be wrong
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  16. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    Cause the PC10IMG was named correct and you told i could be my sdcard. I went to the shop and bought a new SDcard. It worked, He asked to install the PC10IMG file, he installed the recovery. Asked to reboot, but after I rebooted the phone, I just got the White screen with the HTC Logo back. So He could now update, but with a recovery.img it wouldnt work. I'm not getting further than the htc welcome screen So its a start I hope.
  17. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Right... so you have managed to get the recovery on the phone?

    At the moment, you don't have a ROM... this would be why it isn't booting.

    Next we need to remove the PC10IMG from the SD card and put a ROM on there, boot in to HBOOT and select recovery... from there you will be able to flash the ROM.

    Give me a couple of mins and I'll try find something for you :)
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  18. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    If you head here and follow the download link in post 3.

    You are downloading RCMix Energised - this is a Gingerbread custom ROM that is Sense based. You can always look at changing the ROM later... just trying to make sure that I get you a working phone first :)

    Remove the PC10IMG from your SD card and put the ROM on the root of the SD card. Next, boot in to HBOOT and select recovery - this should take you in to the recovery menu of the custom recovery you just flashed. Depending which recovery you have, you should have to use the volume keys to navigate the menu and power button to select the options.

    Let me know how you get on and what is on the screen when you're in the recovery menu.
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  19. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.7
    -Reboot system now
    -Apply update from sdcard
    -Wipe data/factory reset
    -Wipe cache partition
    -Install zip from sdcard
    -backup and restore
    -mounts and storage
    -advanced
    -power off
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  20. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Right... using the volume keys to navigate, go to performs wipes (data/factory reset and Wipe Cache Partition) - don't really have to do this at the moment, but best to get in to good habbits :)

    Next, navigate to Install ZIP from SD card and then search for the ROM you put on there, using power to select again.

    Let the recovery do it's thing and flash the ROM and reboot system.

    This should then take you in to the new ROM. First time can take a little longer - don't worry... if it doesn't boot, you can pull the battery and power on after a 10 secs or so.

    Lemme know how you get on :)
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  21. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    I did it. But ther is just comming an clockworlmod logo. If I press the powerbutton again it is going back to the menu with ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.7
    -Reboot system now
    -Apply update from sdcard..
    Is it oke, shout I just wait? Or is it a bad sign?
  22. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Did you install the ZIP from the SD card? If so, then reboot system :)
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  23. McBunnz

    McBunnz Member

    I pushed the wrong button. The installig was succeed :D But when i start it up. I'm getting first the htc welcomescreen and than a blackscreen. This is maybe cause it wasn't the good rom?
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  24. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Don't worry... I'll find something else and post back in a sec :)
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  25. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Try downloading the ROM from here - make sure to check the DM5 sum of it (just below the download link), once on your computer. Then follow the same procedure as before... use the volume keys, perform wipes and then install zip from SD card.

    Once all done, reboot system now and then you should be good to go :)
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