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  1. xHausx

    xHausx Member

    Well, this may get complicated then but I think you can still salvage your phone. Depending on your NAND block size this may not be too hard though; to find that out use "adb shell cat /proc/mtd" and it will be given as the erase size. It will be either 20000 or 40000.
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  2. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    whew.... I hope soooo =)

    after doing my homework about adb stuff.... Ii finally got what you asked for.... here are the results. I hope we can do this.

    dev: size erasesize name
    mtd0: 00c00000 00040000 "wimax"
    mtd1: 00100000 00040000 "misc"
    mtd2: 00480000 00040000 "recovery"
    mtd3: 00340000 00040000 "boot"
    mtd4: 15e00000 00040000 "system"
    mtd5: 0a000000 00040000 "cache"
    mtd6: 1aa00000 00040000 "userdata"
  3. brownmonkey

    brownmonkey Member

    @tabasco
    have you tried rooting your phone with revolutionary instead of unrevoked?

    If you get it rooted and able to install ROMs and Kernels, I would suggest you go for cyanogenmod 7 and the gapps that goes with it.

    I tried the other ROMs (e.g. MikG with sense 2.1, VirusROM) and they do not work well with a Japanese EVO. One glaring issue is that these ROMs identify Japanese EVOs as US phones and therefore set your local phone as a "roaming" unit. So everytime you make a local call in Japan, you are always reminded with a pop up window that you are on "global roaming".

    The only real issue, by far, I have had with CM7 is that it doesn't shoot video on HD mode.
  4. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    I have tried revolutionary and it doesnt work....

    I hope xHausx comes through for me..... =)
  5. xHausx

    xHausx Member

    Well, your NAND's block size limits our options, but with the new bootloader I'm not sure if it really matters tbh. For now your best bet would be to flash the stock ROM and wait for someone to crack the hboot you have in place. HTC has gone through great pains to keep the newer ones from being overwritten with S-ON and any more tinkering with it will most likely leave you with less options than you currently have.

    I put the KDDI stock ROM in a nandroid folder so you should be able to use this and restore the phone. All you have to do is unzip it and then move the entire folder to your sdcard under .\nandroid\HT?????????\ . Once it's there you can restore it like any other nandroid.

    Keep in mind that with your phone in it's current state you will not be able to accept any OTAs; in order to upgrade the ROM you will need to flash it manually through the recovery. Although, if a newer KDDI RUU comes out, and your CID was not changed to Sprint's, you should be able to flash that one and have it completely restore your phone.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18734200/BS-KDDI_1.05.970.1_stock_unrooted.zip
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  6. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    Thank you for that info..... I hope I can get this solved and I hope someone cracks the hboot sometime soon.

    Thanks for the file.... but I do not understand the folder info you listed. The sd card doesnt accept ??????..... am I misunderstanding something here?
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    basically he is saying to download the file extract it and then place the file under your nandroid folder where your other nandroids are kept. then go into recovery and select restore and then select the file.
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  8. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    Thanks for clarifying that for me.... I did it and no good.... here are the results.

    Restore path: /sdcard/nandroid/SHTBB029742/BS-KDDI_1.05.970.1_stock_unrooted ......Verifying backup images................boot.img: FAILED system.img: FAILED
    md5sum: WARNING: 2 of 2 computed checksums did NOT match
    Error: md5sum mismatch, aborting Oops... something went wrong!
    Please check the recovery log!
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    try re-downloading it and restore again
  10. xHausx

    xHausx Member

    It should be fixed now if you want to re-download it, I forgot the md5 sums are case sensitive.
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  11. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    THANKS!!!

    I did it and it worked!

    Here is my current info....

    Android Version 2.2.1
    Baseband Version 2.15.00.03.04
    Kernel Version 2.6.32.17-gee557fdhtc-kernel@and18-2#2
    Build Number 1.05.970.1 CL339957 release keys
    Software number 1.05.970.1
    PRI version 2.11_01c
    PRL version 01001
    Model Number PC36100


    Supersonic DVT1 Ship S-ON
    HBOOT-6.17.0001
    MICROP-041f
    TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_20aa
    RADIO-2.15.00.03.04

    So I got the stock rom loaded.... other than staying with this like it is.... where can I go from here?

    btw.... thanks you so much for getting me to this point.
  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    nice!!!! told you xhausx is the man.
  13. waytoigor

    waytoigor Member

    Does anyone have a stock version of the \system\media\ui\camera_click.ogg file that they can share with me?

    Thanks,
  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    for which rom do yo need it for? is it a sense rom or aosp rom? out of curiosity why do you need it?
  15. waytoigor

    waytoigor Member

    Hi ocnbrze,

    Thanks for responding. I need the Camera_Click.ogg file from the HTC Sense ROM that KDDI/AU used for the EVO prior to the update that was released yesterday (2.16.970.1).

    I was trying to flash their OTA update (OTA_Supersonic_K_2.16.970.1-1.15.970.1_releasep81s6) yesterday and it was failing because the original Camera_Click.ogg file was missing.
  16. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    are you rooted? if so you should not acccept the ota. it could put your phone in an unusual state. it could even unroot you. do you have s-off?
  17. hf5677

    hf5677 New Member

    hey guys...
    i just got my au kddi htc evo 4g s-off / rooted and cm7 installed last night
    however, there comes a problem bothers me much

    i cant get on to wimax now, it keeps saying " searching for signal..."
    im sure that im in the wimax coverage and wimax works with au kddi's rom
    what should i do now?

    thanks
  18. waytoigor

    waytoigor Member

    Yes, the phone is rooted with s-off.

    Any recommendation on how to install KDDI/AU's OTA safely? I am currently running the original ROM. As much as I like CM, KDDI/AU's stock image offers some features that are necessary here in Japan.

    Thanks,
  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    yeah see the japanese phone is different. i do not see much support for it development wise. usually for the U.S. version, when an ota comes out, the devs will just make a rooted version of it. then all we would have to do is just flash it. now with the japanese version not sure if the ota for your phone is out yet. the other issue like i said is that accepting the ota could unroot you. it might even change your hboot so that you will not be able to root again. do you know what the software version the new ota has?
  20. teckied

    teckied Member

    I have rooted phone and tried to update OTA 2.3 because I need to use @ezweb.ne.jp and new C-mail system but it FAILED to update.

    Do anyone have the ways to unroot or update it ? thank you
  21. ndh777

    ndh777 Well-Known Member

    Is your phone an HTC Evo 4G? If so, we have a way of unrooting your Evo by going to this link http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html and searching for unrooting. Once it is unrooted, you can update it to the OTA available if you are on Sprint.

    If you are with any other carrier, I do not think that you will be able to update with an OTA.

    Most of the ROMs that are out now for the Evo run on Android 2.3.3. Our developers develop these ROMs based on the official Android version that was released to the public. You can check what version your phone is in by going to Settings>About Phone>Firmware. And it will list which Android version you are running on even if your phone is rooted and on a different ROM.
  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    moved your thread over to this one.
    read the quote above from xhausx. there is a link there that might work. just download it and move the file into where you keep your nandroid backups. then you use your recovery and make a nandroid restore of that file.
  23. Agent-Tabasco

    Agent-Tabasco Active Member

    I have done everything mentioned above and got my phone back to semi-stock... I still cannot get a proper update to get where I need to be with the current updates that have been released here in Japan.

    Additionally, I am still sitting on HBOOT 6.17.0001 which is supposedly Basically a file that is a hex-edited 2.15 HBOOT. The phone will display 6.17, but it is in reality 2.15. I am unsure if this information I found is true.... so if someone know please let me know..... how I got to this I am unsure.

    What can I do to get back to hboot 2.15 and then reload the stock kddi rom..... so maybe I can get the updates I need??????
  24. teckied

    teckied Member

    I try to root with revolutionary but it displayed that i already had S-OFF
    but in the bootloader it's still S-On and i didn't get any permission for root user. Anyone can help me pls
  25. teckied

    teckied Member




    oh i have the same situation with u . I went to AU shop and make it repair but they said that i do something with the phone and cannot make repair T_T

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