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Root [Guide]ROOTING HTC android 2.2.1 or lower with unrEVOked - Windows (updated 20th December 2012)

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  1. dadi-sk

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    Hello,

    I need your help. I've successfully flashed this ROM into my HTC Desire. When I restored all the apps and data with Titanium everything seemed to get back into place. I was trying to change the wallpaper and it did not work therefore I decided to restart the phone. Now when I get to type my password for the lock screen it gives me the info that I am typing the wrong password. Without the correct password I can not access my phone.

    What happened?
     

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  2. dadi-sk

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  3. SUroot

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    Try a factory reset via recovery?
     
  4. dadi-sk

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    I can't get into recovery mode...
     
  5. dadi-sk

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    I tried by holding the down volume and power button but there is no response from the phone.
     
  6. SUroot

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    From off?
     
  7. dadi-sk

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    Yeap from off, does it have to connected to the PC with a USB? Or it does not matter?
     
  8. SUroot

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    Not connected is fine. I find it odd that the phone does not respond when turning it on in this way. What about fastboot (back and power)?
     
  9. dadi-sk

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    I can even receive sms messages and see all the notifications on the top of the screen but I just can't log in.
     
  10. dadi-sk

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    Got it...I had to remove the battery and place it back again.
     
  11. dadi-sk

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    What happens if I go to Clear storage? Will the phone still be rooted? Or it will get back to factory mode?
     
  12. SUroot

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    clear storage will wipe your SD card. You have to go into recovery via that menu and then wipe data / factory reset
     
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  13. coffeebeankat

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    ok so in that case should i format the card and recreate the goldcard without a partition ? Then retry the ruu via pc?
     
  14. SUroot

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    may as well, yeah. We dont need that partition yet.... Although you should be able to make a partitioned card gold.... have you a spare?
     
  15. coffeebeankat

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    I have a spare 1gb card is this big enough?
     
  16. SUroot

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    It can be as tiny as you have got as long as it has sapce for a couple of MB's

    Make this into a goldcard if you can then and then you still have your partitioned one safe.
     
  17. coffeebeankat

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    hooray, i used another sd card formatted it and ran the goldcard tool, followed this after success with the ruu and all has gone well. so whats my next move?
     
  18. SUroot

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    Follow the root guide here ;) (hopefully)
     
  19. coffeebeankat

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    cool so no need to downgrade anymore then? just use unrevoked?

    do i keep the sd card with goldcard in when running unrevoked or swap it back to the partitioned one?
     
  20. SUroot

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    No need to keep it in. Give it a go hopefully will work without downgrading
     
  21. edimck

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    Hi, SUroot, just a note to say thanks for this guide and the FAQ. It was a lot of reading but I successfully upgraded my phone to Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 at the weekend with a 1GB sd-ext partition and the s2e app meaning I have memory to install apps again at last. Thanks to your info (and some other contributions on here) I knew what I was doing most of the time and the process was mostly pain free.
     
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  22. coffeebeankat

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    OMG OMG i have rooted the phone, wow after such a journey i have succeed.

    ok so can i now switch my sd card back to the one with partition?
    and what do i do next? back up? how do i get a custom rom on it? do i have to have a certain one? i need this apps2sd as well.

    thanks for you help so far i couldnt have done this without your help.:rolleyes:
     
  23. SUroot

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    Ok cool, now you're rooted.

    Follow the links to my FAQ in the first post and have a good read. Lots there about ROMs, backups and how to do things..

    Well done, got there in the end. have fun.
     
  24. Rastaman-FB

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    well done for persevering
     
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  25. coffeebeankat

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    right i have been reading/learning and would like to install the cyanogen rom, so can i ask do i have to update the radio or is the current ok? also is it just a case of putting the rom zip on the root of the sd card running nandroid backup and flashing the rom?

    is the anything else i should consider or do ?

    im looking forward to this finally.
     
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