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Help !! HTC Desire give black screen of death when I try to enter recovery mode!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Billstein, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Billstein

    Billstein Lurker
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    I recently tried to root my HTC desire using UNrevoked 3.1. Everything was going well and I even had the desktop gui tell me that the process was "done", however the phone never made it into the green and black recovery menu, and now when I try and enter the recovery menu the phone gives a black screen. I then have to do a hard reset by taking out the battery. I have tried running unrevoked again with the same results and have tried using Rom manager to enter recovery this way, niether of which have helped.

    I've spent alot of time searching without answers, if any one thinks they can help or just point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

    Many thanks

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  2. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    I'm getting the same thing as this after using UnrEVOked 3.1. When I look in applications I have superuser permissions so I assume it's rooted, but when I try and go into recovery mode I just get a black screen and have to hard reset.

    The phone is an HTC Desire, Vodafone branded ROM

    HBOOT 0.83.0001

    Can anyone please help I really want a custom ROM on my phone and I heard you guys were awesome!

    Cheers guys
  3. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Welcome to the forum you 2.
    I think you will find the problem stems from the 0.83 boot loader, there seem to be a few people with that version encountering problems.
  4. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    Yeah that's what I thought. Do you know of any workarounds other than downgrading the bootloader to 0.80?
  5. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    times like this make me happy i have a 0.75 bootloader

    hopefully you get your desires' working guys..
  6. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

  7. Billstein

    Billstein Lurker
    Thread Starter

    OK, I think I'm getting somewhere. From what I can tell the latest HTC desire's with 0.83 Bootloader don't have the AMOLED screen. Thisi is causing problems when trying to boot into recovery. I have seeen on a nother forum that there is a new ClockWorkRecovery image to support the SLED screens but I can't find it anywhere?

    Any ideas ?
  8. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

  9. Billstein

    Billstein Lurker
    Thread Starter

  10. khorshid1974

    khorshid1974 Lurker

    Dea All,
    I have excatly the same problem, and I try to slove it by try recovery-clockwork-

    my phone restart and try to root root... but after afew seconds tell me
    Error:Failed to get root. is your framware too new?

    So what I have to do?
  11. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    this is an old thread
    which version of unrevoked are you using?
  12. khorshid1974

    khorshid1974 Lurker


    I use this one to root in the first recovery-RA-desire-v1.7.0.1-R4.img
    then I got the black screen when trying to enter the green recovery
    some one tell me to try the newer one becose 1.7 doesn't support SLCD Screen
    I try to use this image
    but I get This error during the root..
    Error:Failed to get root. is your framware too new?
    Please I need help
    best regards
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Still an old version of clockwork. You're looking at old things which isn't helping.

    Please read through rooting faq in my signature
  14. khorshid1974

    khorshid1974 Lurker

    Thanks!! I find your subject too useful, lets see what can I do later.
    thanks again

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