Update/flashing ROM black screen problems


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  1. runlsd

    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I apologize in advance if this is a redundant post. There were threads similar to what I was looking for but not exactly.

    After buying a HTC Desire in August, I've been very happy with it. The best phone I have ever owned. And after rooting it and installing LeeDroid's 1.9a ROM, I've been enjoying the tweaks and a2sd+.

    Anyway, I have a Telus Desire which I unlocked and am using with Fido. I followed this guide to root and this to install the LeeDroid ROM.


    Ever since then, however, I have not been flash any new ROMs. When I flash a new ROM using ROM Manager, it goes to the white screen with the HTC in green then the screen/phone just shuts off becoming unresponsive until I take the battery out then in again. When I open ROM Manager, it gives me a pop-up that says "Recovery Failure" with three lines which say:
    - Recovery mode is "broken".
    - ROM Manager doesn't reboot.
    - Other.

    I tried to reload the clockwork recovery using ROM Manager and Unrevoked. Didn't seem to fix the issue.

    There is an official OTA update that I couldn't install due to the same issue.

    If you have any input as to how I should fix this issue, I'd greatly appreciate it. I did the above process using Windows XP on Bootcamp on a MacBook.

    Regards,

    John
     

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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Ok
    1) you shouldn't be able to install ota updates on custom roms. Even if you cam it could break things.

    2) can you manually get into standsed recovery? Hold vol down, power on, use vol buttons to highlight recovery, power to select? If you get black screen.with red triangle, volume up.and power...
     
  3. runlsd

    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can manually start into recovery. But I can only get as far as the initial menu screen. After I choose something, the phone goes blank and unresponsive. The screen shuts off. Not a black screen with a red triangle there.
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    is it an SLCD or Amoled?

    Is it worth using a compatible RUU to flash it to a generic 2.1 and re-root?
     
  6. runlsd

    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will try to flash the recovery partition again.

    If that doesn't work, I'll try to go back to 2.1 and re-root. Do you know of any up-to-date guides on how to do that?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  7. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    Unrevoked3 should sort out your recovery partition without a problem. Then you can just flash any ROM you want.
     
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    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried to flash the recovery again. Unrevoked could not get root with both Windows and Mac versions of the most up to date software I found on the official site.

    I tried to boot into recovery (and boot into the recover via ROM Manager) and both methods are giving me the same problems.

    Is there anything else I should try? Or should I downgrade to stock and re-root?
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    That's why I gave you a link for 3.14 specifically.
     
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    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks teppic. That version gave me back working clockwork recovery!

    However, I have not been reboot after my first re-boot. I can boot into the recovery mode. But my sd card is now giving me some grief. The sd card can't be mounted for me to get access to a ROM (or anything for that matter) in the recovery.

    If I turn the phone on normally, it will be stuck at the white screen with the HTC logo.

    Any ideas?
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    Can you boot without the sdcard inserted? If you can, you probably just need to reformat it.
     
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    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Teppic, it's not booting without the sdcard either. Not sure why my Desire is being such a headcase.
     
  13. runlsd

    runlsd Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Actually, I used an adapter to format the sd card, put LeeDroid 2.1 on it. and it seems to be installing. Will give it some time. Thanks for all your help!
     

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