Unlocking, rooting and debranding with a Mac.


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  1. croyde

    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a branded Orange phone and I am tempted to debrand it but I cannot find simple instructions involving using a Mac. No PCs in this house.

    As the phone is unlocked does this make it easier and do I have to root and debrand or just do one of the procedures in order to get rid of the bloatware and get 2.2.

    Cheers.
     

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  2. bobadopalis

    bobadopalis Well-Known Member

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    i was in the same situation, i have a mac, but its really easy to do, i used this as a rough guide of what to do
    http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/124085-rooting-tool-one-click-program.html

    its so much easyer on a mac, no worrying about extra drivers etc. simply put all you have to do is
    1) back up phone
    2) install unrevoked 3 on mac (
    3) open unrevoked
    4) put phone in recovery and connect, let it do its thing
    5) your now rooted

    EDIT: any proplems or you need more detail on any step let me know
     
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    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Your guide looks very easy and simple yet the one click thread seems much more complicated and with 6 pages of more stuff flying over my head makes me concerned about having a go.

    Some Qs

    Does rooted = debranded?

    Will the original ROM remain until I decide to change it?

    If I just follow your easy guide do I just end up with a rooted phone and then what does rooted mean?

    Sorry but until all this I thought I was OK with basic computer stuff yet I don't want to brick my phone. If I had a spare I'd be happy to experiment.

    Cheers.
     
  4. cotty

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    i know i'm a newb and probably not much help. i didn't see your phone listed but i might just be looking in the wrong places :) well my input is just i have a htc desire it was branded to o2 i went to that unlckers* website and went through the debranding process then i could just get the new update straight from htc hope this helps
     
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    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ta, it's a Desire. What is the unlckers* website. Cheers
     
  6. croyde

    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Basically I just want to debrand my phone so can this be done without rooting and custom roms?

    Cheers.
     
  7. cotty

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    theunlockr.com is the website i used with my pc but they should have better directions for mac users. i didn't root or use any custom roms for my desire just followed the quite easy steps and away you go
     
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    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks again Cotty but I can't find anything on that site about debranding. There is rooting, unrooting, custom roms etc.

    Cheers
     
  9. bobadopalis

    bobadopalis Well-Known Member

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    to debrand you would have to root, as if im correct all the bloatware and branding is built into the rom that it comes with
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    i've debranded my desire how can i check if my phone is rooted then?
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Did you root or unbrand? 2 different things.
     
  13. neuromage

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    Thanks for the info teppic. If I do this,
    1) I'm guessing I get to go to 2.2 via OTA updates from HTC directly?
    2) Is there a way for me to go back to my branded 2.1 (I'm on Telus)? Which would be useful if I ever needed to claim the warranty.
     

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