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  1. DanielJamesHTC

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    :thinking::mad:Have a new HTC Desire HD having technical difficulty rooting the device. Been reading all the tutorials and watching the videos without any success, this is my final attempt to try and solve the dilemma.

    I have just installed

    RUU_Ace_Gingerbread_S_HTC_WWE_2.36.405.8_R_Radio_12.54.60.25_26.09.04.11_M2_release_187331_signed

    thinking this would help but now VISIONary does not root the phone, just gives a black screen with temproot. I have tried to use: I think I now have a software version that's not compatible with VISONary now.

    Software number 2.36.405.8

    I have tried downgrading, no luck

    EasyS-OFF
    Easy Radio tool v2_1
    unrEVOked-3-2-Windoze
    (tried the GOLDCARD method but the last step didn't work)

    All without success.



    This is really annoying, I only want to change roms for customization and root access for other software, why is this so difficult.

    I managed to install clockworkmod on my wildfire


    please if anyone could help that would be hugely helpful thanks
     

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    Check the instructions/links in the following thread

    http://androidforums.com/desire-hd-all-things-root/354749-how-root-install-custom-rom-desire-hd.html

    If you are not yet rooted and are on Gingerbread already, then you will have to gingerbreak BEFORE doing anything else.

    Read the post and then post any questions! :)

    EDIT - as far as I am aware, software version 2.36 IS still rootable!
     
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    OK I am looking at the gingerbreak instructions now thanks
     
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    have you seen this error before


    could not extract assets".
     
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    No worries mate!

    That post was put together by El P, so that ALL links are in one place, rather than having to look for the links if anyone needs instructions for rooting.

    Should sort you out - feel free to post again if you have any more questions... someone will get back to you to try help you out... know if can be frustrating if it's not going as it should be!! :)
     
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    hmmm... to be honest, no... have you got ADB, HTC Sync and .net4 (or whatever it is) all downloaded already?
     
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    thank you,

    when it says.. Open up a cmd and go to Downgrade folder, execute commands: do i enter the path of the downgrade folder?

    ADB server didn't ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: cannot connect to daemon
     
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    Yes I have android-sdk-windows in the c drive
     
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    I have sync my phone once today but most of the time it says I do not have htc sync open, maybe because i didnt have that version of net framework installed .

    ok im installing net framework now
     
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    yeah... in CMD you need to enter path to downgrade, so it knows where to go to get the stuff to push to the phone.
     
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    I had ADB and HTC Sync (as in the driver that came with the phone) installed on the computer (sync is also installed on the phone).
     
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    At which point in the downgrade process did you get that message?
     
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    Thanks for all the info. i can sync the phone now and when downgrading i get

    Failed to set prot mask (Inappropriate ioctl for device)

    since i have gingerbread, this could be the issue



    this will never work thanks anyway everyone
     
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    Could you got to:

    menu=>settings=>about phone

    and let us give us the info from in there...

    Android Version
    Baseband
    Kernel

    This will give us a bit more info and perhaps help us solve your issue!
     
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    Are you using the gingerbread method? You get that message if you try the froyo method with a GB ROM.


    Code (Text):
    1. adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
    2. adb push GingerBreak /data/local/tmp
    3. adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/misc_version
    4. adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
    5. adb shell
    6. ./data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
    Is the correct method for Gingerbread.
     
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    oh ok i was doing

    cd \Downgrade
    adb push psneuter /data/local/tmp
    adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/psneuter
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/misc_version
    adb shell /data/local/tmp/psneuter
    adb shell
     
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    This is the output


    C:\Users\Danel James>cd \Downgrade

    C:\Downgrade>adb push misc_version /data/local
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    1932 KB/s (15837 bytes in 0.008s)

    C:\Downgrade>adb push GingerBreak /data/local/
    821 KB/s (16830 bytes in 0.020s)

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/t

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/t

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell
    $ ./data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
    ./data/local/tmp/GingerBreak

    [**] Gingerbreak/Honeybomb -- android 2.[2,3],
    [**] (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew. A
    [**] Kudos to jenzi, the #brownpants-party, th
    [**] Zynamics for ARM skills and Onkel Budi

    [**] donate to 7-4-3-C@web.de if you like
    [**] Exploit may take a while!

    [-] Cannot copy boomsh.: Permission denied
     
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    Just out of interest... could you get the info:

    I do know that there are some versions of GB that are not yet rootable
     
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    Android version 2.3.3
    Baseband version 12.54.60.25y_26.09.04.11_m2

    Kernel version

    2.6.35.10-go956377
    htc-kernal@and18-2
     
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    I tried to add two more lines in

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Danel James>cd \Downgrade

    C:\Downgrade>adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    1189 KB/s (15837 bytes in 0.013s)

    C:\Downgrade>adb push GingerBreak /data/local/tmp
    1826 KB/s (16830 bytes in 0.009s)

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/misc_version

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/GingerBreak

    C:\Downgrade>adb shell
    $ rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
    rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp/boomsh, No such file or directory
    $ rm /data/local/tmp/sh
    rm /data/local/tmp/sh
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp/sh, No such file or directory
    $ ./data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
    ./data/local/tmp/GingerBreak

    [**] Gingerbreak/Honeybomb -- android 2.[2,3], 3.0 softbreak
    [**] (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew. All rights reserved.
    [**] Kudos to jenzi, the #brownpants-party, the Open Source folks,
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    [**] donate to 7-4-3-C@web.de if you like
    [**] Exploit may take a while!

    [+] Plain Gingerbread mode!
    [+] Found system: 0xafd17fd5 strcmp: 0xafd38065
    [+] Found PT_DYNAMIC of size 232 (29 entries)
    [+] Found GOT: 0x00014360
    [+] Using device /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0
    [*] vold: 1232 GOT start: 0x00014360 GOT end: 0x000143a0
    [*] vold: 1232 idx: -3072 fault addr: 0x000132b4
    [+] fault address in range (0x000132b4,idx=-3072)
    [+] Calculated idx: -2005
    [*] vold: 9234 idx: -0002005
    [*] vold: 9234 idx: -0002004
    [*] vold: 9234 idx: -0002003
    [*] vold: 9234 idx: -0002002
    [*] vold: 9234 idx: -0002001
    [-] sendmsg() failed?
    [*] vold: 9299 idx: -0002000
    [*] vold: 9299 idx: -0001999
    [*] vold: 9299 idx: -0001998
    [*] vold: 9299 idx: -0001997
    [*] vold: 9299 idx: -0001996


    [!] dance forever my only one
    #






    according to another post it said to add



    adb shell
    rm /data/local/tmp/boomsh

    adb shell
    rm /data/local/tmp/sh
     
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    Is that you now on your way to being rooted then mate??!!? :)
     
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    no i don't think so
     
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    Doesn't the # mean that you have temp root... meaning that you can then downgrade to a fully rootable version?!?!
     
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    Yarr.

    Proceed with

    Code (Text):
    1. cd /data/local/tmp
    2. ./misc_version -s 1.31.405.6
    Then:

     
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    Meant to read... as per El P's links, it means you have temp root...

    Then, as El P says in the post above... you're almost there!! :)
     
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