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  1. bograma

    bograma Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello guys. I've been trying for some time to root my Desire using this method.
    I failed every time and I can't figure out why. Please take a look at the picture where I get the error and tell me what I do wrong. The Goldcard is O.K, nothing wrong with it. Do you know another failure-proof method? If so, please let me know.
     

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    Desire D Well-Known Member

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    "Unzip the file you downloaded to a directory, then open a command prompt / terminal window at that directory.
    Copy the 'update.zip' file to your microSD. Do NOT rename it." (modaco r6 guide)

    ok, I had the same message you linked when rooting, and what I realised after about 3 attempts was that when the modaco guide says 'copy', I had in fact 'cut'. In short you copy he update.zip to your sdcard, leaving a copy in the pc directory you have the command prompt at. As soon as I did that, the process worked first time! As did flashing subsequent ROMs using fakeflash/rom manager.

    I have now unrooted and gone back to stock, as I quite liked my phone how it was... do not know how long it might take me to get it like that again!
     
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    bograma Member This Topic's Starter

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    @kboy Hey, thanks for the heads-up! I will try it again tonight! Why did you comeback to the original ROM? Any problems with the cooked one? What ROM did you use? Or was it just the root?
     
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    no worries. I went back as I tried a couple of stock android ROMs and realised that I had Sense set up nicely, and it was going to take an eternity to test out apps and find all the things I liked. There was nothing as such wrong with the ROMS, although I felt the fone was that little bit less responsive in touch screen, but that was simply my feeling. I havent had any memory problems, as I try apps and uninstall the ones I dont like, use or find are less fun after 3 goes. I have spent the last 3 months playing with this fone like a demon, and have worked out how to keep it running sweet and avoid/fix many of the issues others have. I am not so impatient about the HTC official froyo release that I need it 'NOW!!':D

    I will root again, maybe sometime when I have less on, and am looking forward to Paul @ modaco's sense-filled-froyo-rom-delight. But, the fact that I knew I could revert made the last time a bit of an experiment. I might get bored of waiting for HTC, and reckon that Paul's will be the one for me.:p

    Whatever you choose to do, enjoy
     
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    Kboya
    Where did you get the stock Rom from because as you i miss the old look/feel of the 2.1 with the UI Sense
    Steve
     
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    @Desire D Thanx, it worked with your link! I'll keep it rooted for the moment, not putting a custom ROM, got also Apps2SD installed so I'm fine, lots of memory left on my 8 GB card! Thanks everyone for pitching in, I'm gonna be more present around here thanks to your help!;)
     

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