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  1. MandaNick

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    AlphaRevX is a way to S-OFF HTC devices with the 1.xx bootloaders. Here is how I achieved S-OFF on my CDMA HTC Desire.

    WARNING
    While this method is likely to be more successful and quicker than unrEVOked, please be aware that there are bigger risks associated with S-OFF and as such you could end up with a permanent brick should it fail.

    Prerequisites
    Fastboot

    Achieving S-OFF

    1. Go to AlphaRev X - Make it your phone and download the software, currently available for Linux and Windows. It will ask you to generate a Beta key. Keep this window open, we will come back to it later.

    2. Enable USB debugging on your phone.

    3. Attach your phone to your computer

    4. Run the AlphaRevX executable

    5. Your devices serial number should come up, and it will ask you for a Beta key. Go back to the browser window you had open earlier. In the form available, enter your phone type, hboot version, and the serial number in the AlphaRevX window.

    6. Take the Beta key you generated, and enter it into the AlphaRevX program, press Enter.

    7. It should work it's magic, it will tell you if works or not.

    Achieving Custom Recovery

    1. Get fastboot at the bottom of the page here: HTC - Developer Center

    2. Download clockworkmod recovery: HTC Desire CDMA Recovery:

    3. fastboot flash recovery <recovery.img>

    Achieving Root

    1. Copy su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip to your sdcard root

    2. Unplug USB

    3. Turn the device off

    4. Hold volume down button (HOLD IT) and press power

    5. Hboot will start. Navigate to recovery with the vol down button.

    6. Press power to select and enter recovery.

    7. Select "install zip from sdcard"

    8. Then select "Choose zip from sdcard"

    9. Then select "su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip"

    10. Then select "Yes - install su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip" to confirm

    11. Then go back

    11. Then reboot.
     

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    Sorry, what do you mean flash recovery on, Achieving Custom Recovery-3
     
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    You have to fastboot flash it. Theres a fastboot faq in the sticky thread
     
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    this will also be a new way to root for gsm desires giving full s-off to start
     
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    Not sure how to add this to the FAQ just yet.
     
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    I wouldnt until its live
    i would also put a warning of (while it is likely to be more successful and quicker than unrevoked, please be aware that there are bigger risks associated with s-off and as such you could end up with a permanent brick should it fail)
     
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    No, not before live. Good point
     
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    Will this do the Desire S also? I'm due an upgrade an I'm thinkin; hmmm, Desire S or Wildfire S?
     
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    i dont know youd have to ask them
     
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    OK. I'll go an ask them.
     
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    So, is the general opinion then that the tutorial is sufficient?
     
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    The wildfire s is a massive downgrade
     
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    as this forum is shared by CDMA and GSM users you might want to include the GSM CWM recovery there as well
    wouldnt want people to not understand it and try and flash the cdma recovery to a gsm desire

    good work btw :p nice warning
     
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    Finally got around to it.......and.....SUCCESS!!!!!!

    Now, need to research the next step and flash some goodness. What are using Nick?

    Also, should I bite the bullet for Titanium Backup Pro, and the regular version sufficient. I'm kinda strapped on funds at the moment.
     
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    You can also point out that the phones serial number can be gotten from SETTINGS - ABOUT PHONE.
     
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    And running CM7!!! Oh yeah!
     
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    Errrm..... YES. As were looking for hardware serial numbers, not software version numbers. ;)
     
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    It's just a continuation of his last post ;)
     
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    Yes I was. I'm glad to finally have root. Still have things to do though, like get apsd. But thanks for all your help SUroot when I initially tried to root with 1.06. And thank Nick, for putting up this guide. Would not have been able to do with out everyone here.
     
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