Need Help Desperately! Root Issue.


  1. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've been trying to root my 3D since I've gotten last week and I've read and watched tutorials up and down. It will not S-OFF!

    Here's is my about phone info

    OS: 4.0.3
    HTC Sense Ver.: 3.6
    Software Ver." 2.95.651.6 710RD

    It' all stock. I got this phone as a replacement after my beloved EVO 4G finally gave it's breath after 3 long years! I need Root! My battery life sucks without it. If someone can help me or even better, remotely root it for me, I'll be forever grateful! If not, thanks anyway.

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  2. scotty85

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  3. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

    I have tried to Unlock the Bootloader via HTCDEV and I am unable to get the "Splash Screen" that tells me to Unlock my Bootloader. I have went through the Steps carefully and have got the .bin file. But I get nothing on my screen after running "C:\Android>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin"

    Please can you help. I am also on Version 2.95.651.6 710RD
    HTC EVO 3D
    HBoot 1.58
  4. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    I would suggest running the RUU and then seeing if you can unlock.

    https://copy.com/fuywNTLtCsNf

    I'm not 100% sure whether this will work or not since you took the latest OTA but it should since the hboot is still the same. Download that file and rename to PG86IMG.zip and place on the root of your sd card (not in any folders).

    Reboot into your bootloader and when asked to update hit volume up to say yes. Should take 10 minutes or so.

    So far, everyone that has the unlock issue has been able to unlock after running the latest RUU.

    You took the latest OTA update which updated the phone's main version but not the bootloader. If you tried running the exe version of the RUU it would fail because it checks hboot version and main version.

    Running the PG86IMG version of the RUU does not check main version from what I understand so you should be able to run it without error.
  5. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

    I currently am trying the save RUU but .exe version. I have had errors in the past when trying but let me give it another shot. I have started downloading the .zip and will try that next if I get errors.

    I usually get error stating that I need to get correct version of RUU.
  6. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

    I just got Error [140]: Bootloader Version Error

    I am trying the Zip file next. Thanks!
  7. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

  8. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

    I just tried the .zip file. I loaded in bootloader and it started to read the .zip file. Then I got the error.

    Main Version is older!
    Update Fail!
    Press <POWER> to reboot.

    Any other Suggestions?

    thank You.
  9. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

    I have followed that YouTube video also. And Again I am not able to get the Unlock BootLoader Screen after recieving the .bin file.
  10. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator


    Gahh!!! I'm kinda stumped now then... You're in a tricky spot since you took the update. To unlock the bootloader you probably need to run the RUU... But to run the RUU you need your bootloader unlocked so we can change your main version.. :/
  11. jefflsisson

    jefflsisson Member

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  12. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Glad you got it. What exactly was it that fixed the issue?
  13. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    So I just realized that I'm S-On still, just "soft rooted". How do I get S-Off? I really want a 4.1 Jelly Bean Custom Rom. I saw the wire trick but they don't have a windows version anymore. Are there any alternatives or is there a JB 4.1 custom rom already available for my current S-ON Soft Rooted Phone?
  14. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    You will have to get s-off. You can run a live dvd or usb of ubuntu. If you go to the ubuntu website they have instructions to make the live usb or dvd.

    So basically you temporarily boot Linux into the pc memory and run a different os. Then when you restart you can just boot back up into windows.
  15. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    Can you link me to a turorial? I don't want to mess this up. lol
  16. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    Will all this work with a 64bit Windows 7 computer Unbutu from a USB? I was reading up and it said I must do this from a cd AND the computer must be 32bit. Sorry to sound like a n00b. I'm just nervous as this is more invasive than rooting an Evo 4G.
  17. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Many people have done s-off on 64 bit, including myself. I don't see why a live usb won't work. They have really narrowed down what is "supported".

    I would follow as much of the the instructions exactly as written as much as you can. But many people have varied in different ways whether it be 64 bit, or just being on a stock based rom because they couldn't run the ruu.
  18. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    Well, crap. I just don't understand Linux/Ubuntu so a friend of mines sent me a copy of ControlBear for Windows. Needless to say, somehow, I managed to brick my phone. I can access the bootloaded but whenever I try to recover, it just boots back to bootloader. If I boot normally, I get a lit black screen. I'm without a phone. Why isn't there a one click method like Revolutionary for my HBOOT? lol.
  19. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    If you can access the bootloader, you probably aren't permanently bricked. Can you select fastboot from the bootloader menu? If so try booting or flashing your recovery again.
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  20. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    How so? I can't access my recovery menu 4xrt (sp)
  21. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Can you select "FASTBOOT" from the bootloader screen? Not recovery. If you can put the phone in fastboot usb mode, you can flash a recovery.img to the phone or boot it into the phones memory..

    Like when you first rooted... Flash recovery just like that through fastboot.
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  22. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    Yes. I can access FASTBOOT. How do I access other files?
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  23. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    You have flashed a custom recovery before right? Put the recovery.img into your adb/fastboot folder and then flash with: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    then type: fastboot boot recovery.img
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  24. NESSEN

    NESSEN Well-Known Member

    adb/flashboot folder?
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