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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RhysD, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. RhysD

    RhysD Active Member
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    Is it possible to do this yet? I really want to try the new Desire HD Rom and with the current software i dont think im able to root, therefore i would need to downgrade my HBOOT??
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Hboot has nothing to do with whether you can root it not. You can root with unrevoked.
     
  3. RhysD

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    hmm yeah unrevoked worked but superuser kept on force closing and when i tried loading a custom rom it froze and i had to recover with the P98IMG.zip(or whatever the file name was) method in the bootloader, so i dont know if that was just the rom or it was my mistake.
     
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    You can just clear cache and data in manage applications for superuser. If you didn't wipe, there may have been data in it from your previous rom.
     
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    i couldnt load up superuser, it would just force close every time, and as for loading the rom i did all the clears and more it just froze multiple times.
     
  6. teppic74

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    unrevoked 3.21 is buggy. The best way is to downgrade to Android 2.1 and root with 3.14 instead, as that works perfectly. It does mean a total wipe of course.
     
  7. RhysD

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    i didnt know i could downgrade otherwise i would have(i feel like a n00b) does it matter that im on 2.10.405.2 software version? and just a gold card and 2.1 WWE rom to downgrade. sorry for the hastle guys hope you dont mind
     
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  9. RhysD

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    yeah i used PB99IMG.zip to go stock, i tried your downgrade tool but for some reason(guess im not that familiar with terminal) i couldnt get it to work came up saying that there was a problem with adb couldnt be found, ill try and find a youtube video on it, thanks for the help teppic74 and danfrance
     
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    You didn't need to.open it.

    You have to navigate command prompt to the directory adb is in for adb to work.

    Assuming you have downloaded android-sdk-windows to C:\android-sdk-windows

    -On your PC open Command prompt (Start>Run Type "cmd" [without the quotation marks] and press enter)


    -In the black window type cd\ and press enter


    - Type cd\android-sdk-windows\tools and press enter


    - Type adb shell and press enter
     
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  11. droidzone

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    Added screenshots..

    In a slight variation of the method Dan sugegsted, go to the android-sdk-windows folder,

    Right click The Tools folder, holding down Shift key.
    Choose>Open Command prompt here

    [​IMG]

    In the new Command window, type:
    adb tools
    (If this shows a device id, your device is ready)

    [​IMG]

    If this doesnt happen, check that your drivers installed ok. Close HTC Sync if it's running.
     
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    Another easy method for doing the same thing..

    Navigate to your android-sdk-windows\tools folder..

    Right click anywhere, create a New Text Document..
    Type the following in it:
    Code (Text):
    1. explorer .
    That is, type explorer followed by a space and then a dot
    On the second line, type:
    Code (Text):
    1. cmd
    The file should look like this:
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. explorer .
    3. cmd
    4.  
    Save the text file as "adbrun.cmd". You need to type the quotes as part of the filename!

    Now you can just drag a shortcut of it to your desktop. If you run it, a new Explorer window will open inside the Tools folder, and also a command prompt will open at the tools folder. :D

    It's just a tip of my own! ;)
     
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    @danfrance, why're your posts showing "***8220;" etc..?

    I had to search and replace these tags on one of the posts you directed me to issue the scripts..:)
     
  14. SUroot

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    I think its related to the database errors the forum keeps experiencing. I keep editing them out but they keep coming back. No idea why.
     
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  15. RhysD

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    teppic i got to say that your a genius! it took me some trial and error with working around the MacOSX terminal but i got it figured out and downgraded, its now rooted, on the HD rom and running really good, thanks for the help again guys, couldnt have done it without you!!​
     
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