unbranded desire running 2.2


  1. buellman

    buellman Guest

    hi everyone, totally new to htc and android. loving it btw much better than the iphone..

    i just got my desire on 3 network (uk) it's not branded and running 2.2

    how do i root it and can i install my own .apk's (i used cydia and installous on the iphone)

    or shall i wait til 2.3 comes out?

    thanks in advance.

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Link in Sig below. Read faq followed by guide
  3. buellman

    buellman Guest

    thanks for that...i'll have a read and post back any questions if that ok..
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Sure. If you post within those particular threads, it acts as a running log of queries ;)
  5. buellman

    buellman Guest

    will do mate cheers
  6. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

    Before you do anything, go to Settings>About phone>Software information and post the Software version on your phone
  7. buellman

    buellman Guest

    software 2.29.405.5

    can i install .apk files using astro manager without rooting?
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yep. Just need to allow sources in settings> applications
  9. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

  10. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

  11. buellman

    buellman Guest


    is this the stock RUU for my phone?

    i'm happy with the stock rom for now, so will i benefit from rooting?

    if i can install .apk's without rooting that'll do me til i get my confidence with it.

    was happy messing with the iphone but andriod is all new to me..
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes its what's on your phone currently.

    There are benefits to rooting but if you don't need to root right now, I'd hold off for a while
  13. buellman

    buellman Guest

    thanks again :cool:
  14. buellman

    buellman Guest

    my bootloader is 0.93 is this a problem as the guides or for 0.75 + 0.83 below..

    and how do i nandroid back up??
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I Thought you were unbranding, not rooting?
  16. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

    Phone's already unbranded so just needs to root
  17. MandaNick

    MandaNick Well-Known Member

    Nope, if you have a RUU and a goldcard and you've read SUroot's FAQ you'll be fine. You need to flash a custom recovery before you can do a Nandroid backup.
  18. buellman

    buellman Guest


    i have an RUU (thanks SUroot)

    custom recovery and nandroid backup is when i get lost
  19. MandaNick

    MandaNick Well-Known Member

    Ok, are you familiar with unrEVOked?
  20. buellman

    buellman Guest

    i've read the faq, but it states

    "Settings>About phone. We need to check if your software is the ARA build (ARA 2.xx.415.x)"

    mine is 405 so what do i do? do i use UnrEVOked 3.21

    what about creating a recovery?

    thanks..
  21. MandaNick

    MandaNick Well-Known Member

    Ok, first off you don't need to create a recovery, unrEVOked takes care of all that. Second you should still be fine, I believe 405 is just a unbranded english version of the ARA build.
  22. buellman

    buellman Guest

    Thanks for the replies, i'll give it a go later...
  23. MandaNick

    MandaNick Well-Known Member

    Hey, no problem, thats what the forum is for.
  24. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Have you read the bit about pvt4 and erase size? Very important. This dictates which recovery you use.

    Are you reading the faq or the guide? Forget the guide for now. Read the faq over and over. It's all in there
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Ara is the Arab build.
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