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Root Disaster after Rooting my beloved HTC Desire

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry for being a n00b, but I have officially killed my Desire after using unrevoked3 to root and am hoping for some advice on resuscitating.

    After rooting, I installed Clockwork Mod Recovery and tried to do a backup. The handset crashed, mid-backup and started getting to the HTC splash screen, vibrating and restarting. After about half an hour of this, I did a battery pull. It's gone down hill from there.

    Now, when I start the handset it doesn't even reboot - just sits on that screen for hours until I battery pull again. I have access to FASTBOOT and RECOVERY so am thinking all hope is not yet lost.

    I cleared the dalvik cache, and master reset the phone before attempting to restore from the backup I'd been making - when I do this, all I get is an error stating: File not found.

    Next step attempted was to reinstall the RUU from my PC. I'm mounting the SD card through Recovery, but when I try to run the RUU I get Error 170 Please ensure your phone is connected. (The drivers for the handset are showing as Android Phone>> My HTC at the moment, and it will not allow me to update them...)

    Finally I attempted to install a new ROM from my SD - this seems to install ok, and advises me to reboot - this is when the handset sits on the HTC splash screen for hours.

    Anyone who can suggest a fix will win my eternal gratitude, several brownie points, a buttload of good karma and some metaphysical cookies.

    Some other info

    HBOOT 0.93.0001
    Radio 0-5.11.05.27
    BRAVO PVT4 SHIP S-ON
    TOUCH PANEL - SYNT0101
    My handset is ex-Orange UK, debranded several months ago.
     

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    Did you check your erase size before rooting? With a PVT4 device you should use Amon-RA recovery rather than clockworkmod if your erase size is 40,000.

    But my instinct would be to get the RUU going now, then try rooting again when you have a clean setup. So, are you putting the phone into Fastboot before running the RUU?
     
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    Grr, network problem, so switching to phone....

    As you are debranded Orange you will need goldcard in phone. If cannot get RUU running over usb then look in the dropbox thread (link in my sig). Under RUU there's a link to a PB99IMG.zip, and instructions for using it. Does the same as RUU but without the PC.
     
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    After rooting, I installed Clockwork Mod Recovery...


    ^ worrying statement. Please can you elaborate?
     
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    Oh no, I think we know what that means....
     
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    wrong manager.

    eitherway he can flash tepics stock rooted rom from recovery and it should fix it

    or

    hell need to use pb99img.zip as he cant RUU in current condition


    guess he didnt use "our" guides
     
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    pedantic you know what i mean.

    i should have put it in bold instead
     
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