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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Paul7876, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Paul7876

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    Hi,

    I've finally got the nerve to root my Telstra (Australia) HTC Desire.

    It's still running the stock 2.2 ROM so now I'm considering switching, but I'm nervous because I don't want to brick the phone and I've heard about the HTC bootloaders being locked.

    I rooted with Unrevoked and have downloaded ROM manager from the market. Can this be used to flash the ROM on the Desire?

    Also, the recovery screen shows 'S-ON'. I think that means I can't install custom ROM's. Is that correct?

    If I don't upgrade the ROM can I still get the stock upgrades? I think Telstra are releasing Gingerbread sometime this month.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     

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    Mate you needed to have hboot below 1.06 to root which as you say you have acheived so dont worry about that now! Go on XDA forum and find a custom rom to your liking. S-ON doesnt stop you from adding custom rom it just prevents you from removing system files!

    By the way.. DO NOT use ROM Manager! Always flash zips through recovery.
     
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    Thanks. Is there any particular reason not to use ROM Manager? I installed it and had a look but haven't done anything with it yet.

    Also how do I flash zips through recovery and is there a way to go back to the stock if it goes wrong? I understand I have to flash the radio too, whatever that means :)
     
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    ROM manager can break things on the desire.

    In recovery you can use the "install zip from SD card" option. Its all pretty self explanatory. Have a read of the rooting FAQ in the sticky thread of the root forum here (back out of this thread, its stuck at the top).

    If you take a backup via recovery, you can restore that backup.

    You dont NEED to flash a radio
     
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    Yeah I'm on telstra with a desire too so I would assume we have the same model and I had no worries, I put Gingervillian on but I've been having issues with the gps though so maybe give that a miss until it is resolved. If you like the stock Sense UI I've heard InsertCoin is very good. Good Luck
     
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