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  1. astromark

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    Ok, I'm new to this on Android but was an old hand at it on WinMo 6.5...

    I've flashed my Desire for the first time tonight and I've failed. I'm stuck on the white screen with green HTC logo.

    Here's what I did:

    My Desire had 2.2 on it.
    I ran Unrevoked 3 (and did all the windows driver stuff)
    I rebooted, selected recovery mode
    I found myself in clockworkmod recovery 2.5.0.7
    I selected "install zip from sdcard"
    Then "choose zip from sdcard" and chose r9-bravo-desire-modacocustomrom-withadditions-signed
    I picked out the yes from long list of nos
    I then got white progress text over box, arrow and android, saying:
    -finding update package
    -opening update package
    -installing update
    -formatting cache
    -deleting files
    -copying files
    -formatting system
    -copying files
    -lots of deleting files
    -formatting boot
    -writng boot
    -extracting radio image
    -installation complete
    -reboot via menu to complete

    I rebooted via the menu and got black screen with a box and and android next to it with an arrow. It then rebooted after about a minute to the htc loading screen (white with green HTC logo) and it's stayed there!

    I am a little bit confused as to whether I rooted it with Unrevoked properly or not: I had the Superuser Permissions app on my apps menu; but at the HBOOT screen I have S-ON on the top line - I thought rooted devices had S-OFF. Going into recovery I get ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7. I'd also managed to run Nandroid backup before flashing.

    Any help much appreciated please. I have a dead Desire right now and it's embarrassing!

    My HBOOT by the way is reported as 0.92.0001.
     

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    Just out of interest how long did you wait when the screen was white and it had HTC on it? It does take a lot longer to boot up first time after a new ROM has been installed. From what you have written it seems to me [in my limited knowledge of this] that you did it properly and all went well.
     
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    About 20 minutes so far, this time of trying.
     
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    oh, that is far too long. Afraid someone else will have to help you. Can you boot into recovery and recover a backup?
     
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    Yes I restored the backup and tried again to no avail. So then I wiped all the data and tried *again*. This time, rather pleasingly, it's worked.

    Thanks for the help.

    Advice to anyone else with this problem: WIPE your user data (after backing up) if you have a problem. The guides don't always say it's required but it really helped me.
     
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    ahh i was just about to say, where you are failing is that you were not wiping before applying a new rom
    the data from your current rom would not be compatible with the new rom.
     
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    It's all in the faq linked in the sticky thread
     
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    Glad you got it sorted.
     
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    I'll have a look... now! ;)
    Thanks.
     
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    Good lad ;)
     
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