Semi Brick (hopefully) on Desire Z after attempted S-Off


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    expateddie New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, hopefully someone can help!

    i tried to root my Desire Z using the VISONary+ method in theunlockr.com. i downgraded fine (sort of, took a bit of wrestling), got temp root with VISONary+ fine.

    The got to the

    "insmod /sdcard/wpthis-OTA.ko" stage (theunlockr says wpthis.ko, but my phone would not recognise this file), but at first this did not work. frustrated i tried the gfree route on xda, still had problems so went back to the VISONary+. this time the "insmod /sdcard/wpthis-OTA.ko" worked, as did the "dd if=/sdcard/hboot-eng.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18"

    Unfortunately when the phone rebooted i got into the hboot, but that is it. i can get no further.

    i can get into the Hboot screen via the normal power+vol down, but loading and restore just brings up the white HTC screen and factory reset starts, but brings up the red triangle.

    is there a fairly simple way out by changing a file on the sdcard, and/or another method, or have a complete fook up? Speaking to a local phone repair shop they think they may be able to fix this for circa
     

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    expateddie New Member This Topic's Starter

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    just tried to access phone with fastboot via the usb lead. This works fine, i can access the phone so there should be a way to fix the phone, just need a little guidance from someone who knows what to flash to the phone!
     
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    expateddie New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Found this guide in case any one else has this problem. Will read at least twice and try later!

    [Guide] How to recover your semi-brick - xda-developers

    Would be good to get this link and/or a better one stuck to the top of this section!

    Update: This worked perfectly, i have my phone back, running a custom ROM and overclocked at 1,300mhz. Only issue, the CWM link doesn't work, but a working link can be found in most root walk throughs
     

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