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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mannysdroid, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. mannysdroid

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    HI

    I currently have a htc desire gsm.

    It has been rooted with unrevoked and s-off with revolutionary.

    I believe i had partitioned a new sd card with g parted to ext4.

    SD card appeared to be fine as I was able to backup the rom using rom manager.

    I then wanted to flash the hboot with the cmr2 from alpharev website. SO i downloaded the pb99img onto the sdcard and then rebooted into hboot. Hboot asked if i wanted to apply the updated image which i did. I then rebooted.

    This is where I have the problem. The phone doesnt get past the splash screen for htc. I have tried doing a restore via clockwork

    What am i doing wrong?

    Thanks
    Manny
     

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    what were you trying to achieve?
    what rom were you running prior to the flash?
    have to looked at what you are supposed to do when you change hboot?
    chances are the rom you are using doesnt fit into the hboot sizes and you need a different rom.
    if it does fit, you should have taken a backup of the rom before you flashed it and then restored after you flashed it
     
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    Hi

    Before flashing the hboot i was running just the stock rom. This is the one i was trying to restore to after the hboot update.

    I assume this wont work with the updated hboot?

    I do have an image of a custom rom previously flashed (miui) am i better off trying to restore from that?

    Also the way that I did the hboot update was to simply save the zip file from alpharev to the root of the sd card and then switch phone on into hboot - i was prompted to update the hboot which i accepted. is this an acceptable way of doing it?

    Thanks
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    ok well basically youve changed your partition sizes. you can only flash roms that will fit into that parition table (size listed on the alpharev website)
    normal miui will not fit in there and neither will a stock rom.

    basically you have 2 options
    find a rom that fits into those sizes (or smaller)
    or hboot flash the stock size hboot from alpharev and restore miui
     
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    Are you certain that Miui won't fit in CM7r2? It may depend on the Miui version, but XJ certainly will.
     
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    well its assumption he flashed a cm7 hboot while on stock.
    previous to stock he was miui
     
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    Option 2 is by far the best solution.

    Since /system has a stock Rom and was not formatted, there will be parts of the old /system containing the Rom that are no longer in the new /system (I.e overspill into the other new partitions).

    It's tidiest if you flash back to stock hboot so you can format /system before flashing a Rom that fits, then flash the hboot if required.

    I'm not a fan of splitting a full partition over several new partitions. It can get messy when formatting the new partitions
     
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    Indeed. But if he has a MIUI nandroid (which is what I guess the "image" is) then I think he should be able to restore that to the CM7r2 table.

    If it doesn't work, then as you say it's flash a CM7 compatible ROM or change the hboot.

    Edit: was replying to Rasta. Yes, you want the partitions to be clean.
     
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    sorry, posted in wrong thread in error!!
     
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