Rooting problems for HTC Magic (Singtel)


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  1. abhiroopb

    abhiroopb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I am sure this issue has been thrashed to death but it just isn't working for me and the comments I posted on the guide I was using yielded no responses.

    After a number of people convinced me to root my phone I used THIS GUIDE to try and root my phone.

    I am currently using an HTC Magic (Singtel, Singapore) running Android 1.5 with Sense UI (which you can download from the HTC website).

    So, my phone is completely unrooted, however, I have applied the HTC (official) Sense UI package. I'm not sure if this makes any difference to the settings or method I need to use.

    When I click on
     

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    abhiroopb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Android Phone Info

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
    HBOOT-1.76.0007 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-6.35.07.29

    Background

    I bought my HTC Magic in Singapore (through SingTel) about 6 months ago. About a month ago I used this link to update my HTC Android 1.5 to HTC Sense UI 1.5 (NB: the android firmware version remained the same but I am now using HTCs Sense UI).

    I finally decided to root yesterday and since then the problems have begun!

    Just so things were "clean" I restored my phone to factory settings. However, I cannot figure out how to go back to the stock 1.5 (ie. the one that DOES NOT use Sense UI). So, now I am on a basic (without any modifications) version of Sense UI.

    One-Click Method

    I then tried this to root my phone: How To: Root the HTC Magic in One Click! | The Unlockr

    When I click on “Backup recovery image” I got the “Failed” message. So, I clicked on the hidden asterix and tried to flash the image but I got the same message again. Essentially, this did not work for me. I posted on the comment thread (just yesterday) but have not gotten a response on it yet.

    Method on XDA Forum

    Then I looked around and found this more "complicated" method: XDADeveloperWiki - HTC_Sapphire_Hacking

    I generally use linux but just to be sure I followed the guide to the letter I booted up XP.

    Everything worked fine until I got to this command: C:\AndroidSDK> fastboot boot recovery-rom.img

    I got the following error message: fastboot failed, remote: not allow

    Solutions?

    I have looked all over this forum and a few others and have found this can be because of the "perfected SPL", however, as far as I know my SPL is 1.76.0007 and NOT the 1.33 "problem" SPLs.

    I have NO idea what I should do now. I really want to root my phone but I am completely stuck as the simple method does not work, nor does the "complex" method

    Any help on this matter would be very much appreciated
     
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    abhiroopb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can no-one help with rooting my phone?
     
  4. phil1001

    phil1001 New Member

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    You will probably have to wait a bit as even the goldcard method relies on the new spl having a higher version number. Your spl is 1.76, so you need to find a "non-perfect spl" with a higher version which is unlikely as the early security holes have been closed *or* find an engineering spl with a higher version.

    Once the spl is loaded, you will be able to add the recovery firmware, and then through this menu update also update the phones rom image etc...
     
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    abhiroopb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks!

    Does this mean that the "goldcard" method won't work at all?

    I'm eager to do this as I want to speed up my phone and update to 1.6!
     

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