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  1. wej1976

    wej1976 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello

    I'm wanting to take my Desire back to an unrooted state (giving this phone to my wife) am I correcting in thinking that following the instructions in this thread that it'll take my phone back to a stock 2.2 sense rom?

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/148932-froyo-ruu-update-available.html

    I have an unbranded Desire for the carphone warehouse in England.

    Regards

    Will
     

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  2. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Providing your hboot is not newer than the ruu, it should work. If not you can download a newer one here: Index of /shipped/Bravo/
     
  4. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    No, hboot is absolutely unrelated. It's only the software version that matters.
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I thought if the release was lower it then had an older hboot, which gave the error about an older version. I haven't done it myself.so you can install any ruu as long as Android is a later version, even if it includes an older hboot?
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The version of hboot is never checked and isn't ever relevant itself.
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    ok thank you.
     
  8. wej1976

    wej1976 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers for that guys.

    Just run the rom installer all seems fine. although very bare, cant believe how much I'd altered from the stock setup.

    Will
     
  9. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member

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    thanks lads...
    im takeing mine back to the unrooted state with the 2.2 ruu..
    only because im sick of my phone turning off all the time. this has ony
    been a problem since i rooted the phone and after varios roms and constant
    trying to get it sortied i feel its better to be without a2sd+ for the sake of my sanity...
    will keep you updated if this solves the problem :rolleyes:
     
  10. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member

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    the ruu that was postied here fails to find the usb connection....
    useing the old copy i first used: RUU_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.09.405.8_Radio_32.43.00.32U_5.09.00.20_release_140022_signed
    runs even though it shows its an older version than curently in my phone then a quater way into the instalation i get an id error and it terminates the install :eek:

    the error im getting is ERROR[131]:CUSTOMER ID ERROR
    this is with the above stated ruu
     
  11. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    That means you need a gold card as your Desire was likely to be a branded handset originally
     
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    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member

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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Thats Teppic74's thread / tool. He posted it here too.
     
  14. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member

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    its a great thread and tool by him :D

    means i can send my phone back for repair or get a replacement when they have 1 in stock....
    the woman from virgin said i could have a better replacement since there out of desire's... she offered me a htc wildfire :eek:
     
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Oh god. She doesn't even know
     
  16. kartnite

    kartnite Well-Known Member

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    Unrooting will remove everything from the phone, right?

    I rooted mine using Unrevoked and thankfully, I did not have to deal with reinstalling everything. But I don't think unrooting will offer a similar degree of comfort. Am I correct?
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Correct. Any use of an ruu wipes the phone. The only need to unrooted is to return it, in which case you'd wipe it anyway
     
  18. EddyOS

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    Now, if she'd offered a Desire HD then i'd be all over it!!! :D
     
  19. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member

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    cant see virgin getting any more top range phones in as they removed the desire and the galaxy s recently...
    this has ment a shortage of replacement phones for nackered desire's
    iv not asked about the galaxy s as i have spent
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    The hardware looks nice on the n8. Wonder if they can get android running on it
     
  21. Saint2710

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    I'd like to ask a question in this thread if I may? I have rooted my Desire using unrevoked. I have not yet loaded a custom rom - still using the original rom, The phone needs to go back for a repair to the Micro USB socket so should I need to unroot in case they notice and I find the warranty invalid? will putting the phone back to factory settings do this?
     
  22. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    No it wont.

    You need to get an RUU from shipped roms and run it from a pc/

    Index of /shipped/Bravo/

    Was your handset branded originally?
     
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    No it was not branded originally, and my problem that I cannot connect to PC because of problem with Micro USB socket. Guess I'll just have to hope that they don't notice?
     
  24. EddyOS

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    You could do it another way...you'll need a card reader and micro SD adapter...

    1. Download the RUU the matches your vendor code, e.g. x.xx.405.x, from shipped-roms
    2. Once downloaded, start running the RUU and once you get to the first screen click Start>Run on your PC and type

    %temp%

    3. Look for the most recent folder created in there. In this folder will be a ZIP file called Rom - copy it to the desktop
    4. Once copied, close all windows and exit the RUU program
    5. Rename the ROM file to PB99IMG.zip (not PB99IMG.zip.zip) and copy it to the root of your SD card (not in any folders)
    6. Put the SD card back into your phone, hold volume down and press power
    7. Assuming you boot into HBOOT it will find the file and ask you if you wish to start the update. Press volume up for Yes
    8. Assuming it works you'll be back to stock!
     
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    Saint2710 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks EddyOS, Please be gentle as this will be the first time I have done this, the ROM which matches the phone build number is there (2.10.405.2) why do I have to rename the file to PB99IMG.zip ?
    What are the chances of anything going wrong with this? (rough idea?)
    would I be able to recover if anything does go wrong?

    Thanks for the help so far :)
     

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