Rooting HTC Problems

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  1. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    I was following the MoDaCo Custom Rom Tutorial, and i keep getting stuck on step 3-4. It keeps telling me "Backup FAILED: Could not run command" can someone please help me with what to do from this point i cant seem to find anything i checked the firmware status and it says 1.5 if that helps


  2. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    anyone please know of this problem?
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Do you have plenty of space on your SDHC memory card? From memory the backup requires around 150MB of free space.
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I got the same error. In my case it was because t-mobile's latest ROM blocks flashrec.
  5. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    Yes i have more than 150mb of free space and if it is the T-mobile Rom how do i get rid of it? I dont even use T-mobile
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

  7. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    What is your current build number?
  8. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    1.5 Firmware version if this means anything

    but my build # is

    Build number = "2.73.661.46 CL#74632 release-keys"
  9. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Canadian on Telus?

    I think you may have to use the GoldCard method to bypass the CID locks If FlashRec won't work.
  10. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    Could you tell me what the goldcard method is i never heard of it before

  11. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

  12. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member

    Hi. I did this today:-


    It works 110% .. SOme T-Mobile people have reported success without downgrading ROM's

    Safe & Easy.

    1)Download it.
    2)Save it to SD Card ROOT (not in any folders)
    3)Open up a file manager on your phone (Download a file called ASTRO File Manager from the marketplace..if you don't have a file manager..)
    4)Find the 'InstantRoot.apk' file.
    5)Run it.
    6)It will say it's been successful

    Voila. Your done.

    On a side note... if you are planning on Rooting & Then Installing To A Custom ROM.. look no further than the thread I made today over @ Modaco.. I too was confused ..There are so many guides out there. Each more confusing than the last. So many unnecessary steps. This way is quick and easy.

    daveybaby likes this.
  13. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    thanks alot, ill try this out when i get the chance :)
  14. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    So what changed your mind about the "long-winding, boring, tedious process for little benefit"? :)

    Originally that's how it was...quick and easy. Then the fastboot vulnerability was patched, so another route had to be found. Then something else got fixed, necessitating another solution. When the 2.x update appears I'm sure the process will require alteration again.

    Thanks a lot for taking time to post up your successful procedure. Between this and Quantumrand's sticky I think just about all bases are covered. Maybe it's time to roll all the rooting/custom ROM stuff into the sticky so that it doesn't get buried?
  15. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    Hey i was following your insta-root guide after its done installing what do i do, and how do i know if its been rooted
  16. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    Slug or just2exy can you answer this for me please?

  17. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member

    Hi. It should say rooting has been successful.
    To check, download an app called QUICK BOOT from the market. Or search 'root' in the market.. read the info about the app and make sure it says 'phone needs to be rooted' ... install it.. if it runs you have rooted your phone successfully.

    Install it. (Quick Boot)
    Then if it says the PHONE NEEDS TO BE ROOTED then you have failed.
    If it does not say anything at start up your fine.

    You have successfully rooted your phone.
    Then..if you want to install a custom ROM then do this:-
    How To Install A Custom Rom

    Files You Need:
    -Instant Root
    -Modaco 3.1 Custom ROM

    [link removed]

    -Amon Ra Recovery Image 1.5.2

    -Flash Rec 1.1.3


    You will need a file manager such as ASTRO to locate the applications to install.

    1) Copy all the files to the root of your SD card (I.e. Not In Any Folders).

    2) Install instant root to gain Root Access.

    3) Install flashrec.

    4) In flashrec press the button which says ‘Back up your recovery’. Then in the address bar type the following /sdcard/recovery-RA-hero-v1.5.2.img ... Then press flash.

    5) Switch off your phone. Switch it back on BUT hold the home key & power key together instead of just the power button. Wait for a black recovery screen with text to pop up.

    6) Once you’re on the recovery screen there are a few options to choose from.

    7) Click ‘Backup/Restore’ option. Click ‘Nand Backup’. When this is complete reboot your phone from the ‘Reboot’ option. Mount your SD card and copy the Nandroid folder to your PC in case anything goes wrong.

    8) Switch off your phone. Switch it back on BUT hold the home key & power key together instead of just the power button. Wait for a black recovery screen with text to pop up. Always proceed by wiping your device. The option you want to select from the menu is therefore WIPE. Then select Wipe data/factory reset.


    9) After wiping is successful go back to the main menu and select FLASH ZIP FROM SDCARD. Then select the Custom ROM you want to install. The process may then take a few minutes. There will be a status bar to show you the progress.

    Before pressing ‘Reboot system now’ make sure you have partitioned your SD card so you can enable Apps2SD. To do this select ‘Partition SDCard’. Then Click Partition SD. Keep Swap File to 32MB. EX2 to 1GB then FAT32 as the rest. When that is done, you want to select the ‘SD:ex2 to ex3’ option. Then Reboot your device.

    It may take a while for your phone to start-up but fear not. Be patient. Any longer than 15-20 minutes take out your battery and restart. Make sure you have WIPED your device.

    The reason was because I was bored..I didn't want to revise lol...

    The Quick Root method is a God Send. Also clear instructions helped sway my mind and everyone kept on saying it's faster. But Apps2SD was the main main reason :D

    I hated seeing 'low memory' :D

  18. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Hahaha! Nice one.... reminds me of my own student days and long "revision periods" in the student union bar. :D

    @all: I've removed the direct link to the ROM for now pending clarification on whether it infringes HTC/Google copyright. This is purely for the protection of Android Forums, and is not intended as criticism of either the dev or users. We (admins and mods) are trying hard to do right by everyone concerned, so please bear with us.
  19. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    hey just2exy

    So i downloaded quick boot and ..... its says my phone needs to be rooted. I have no idea what im doing wrong i downloaded insta-root and it says application installed and thats all. I have no idea what to do now should i reformat my sdcard?

    i also noticed that there was a notification on my phone that said instant-Root failed... Ugh! why does this happen to me lol
  20. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    sorry for all these questions guys, thanks for answering them all.

    No method works on my phone yet :(
  21. DeadlyDazza

    DeadlyDazza Well-Known Member

    Help, I've put the instantroot zip file onto the SD card but ASTRO doesnt see anything to install ? There is no APK file ?
  22. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

    It's not in a zip archive..

    It's a raw APK.
  23. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member

    On your PC... open up the zip file and drag and drop to the SD card only the .apk file. Thanks
  24. Theonekiller

    Theonekiller Member

    can anyone answer my previous/latest question? thanks help would be appreciated
  25. DeadlyDazza

    DeadlyDazza Well-Known Member

    No, really, there is no APK file, just a rar file containing other files but no APK in it.

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