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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wilborama, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. wilborama

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    Hi, I'm freaking out right now. I've just attempted to create a goldcard and realised made a mistake but not sure how bad the mistake is.
    Let give some info first.
    I've been meaning to root my phone for ages, so I wanted to create a godcard just to be safe. I have a branded (I believe) desire on vodafone (contract). PVT4 erase size value 20000.
    Anyway I followed this guide to the letter... Please not steps 4 till 9 have been crossed out on the guide.

    1. Format your spare microSD card to FAT32 format.
    2. Put the microSD card in your phone and turn it on, once turned on attach your phone to your PC.
    3. Download an app called GoldCard Helper from the market. Use this to get your mmc cards long number by following the app instructions.
    4. Download the Android SDK
    5. Unzip the sdk to any folder you like (eg My Documents).
    6. Go to start menu > select run and type cmd followed by pressing Enter.
    7. Replacing with the address you unzipped the file to, type >cd \android-sdk-windows\tools. eg cd C:\Users\Home\Documents\android-sdk-windows\tools
    8. Type >adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid and press Enter. You should get a very long number which looks like this: 532600bd227d9c0347329407514d5402.
    9. Go to this page, paste in your number and click Submit. Copy this new number.
    10. Visit this page, enter the new copied number and create your goldcard image, which will be e-mailed to you.
    11. Save the file attached in the email to your PC.
    12. Download and open the HxD Hex Editor, available for download here ("Run as Administrator" under Vista and win 7).
    13. Go to the Extra menu and select Open Disk. Under physical disk, select Removable Disk (your microSD card), uncheck Open as Read only and click OK. Note that you should select physical disk NOT the logical disk. This is important!
    14. Go to the Extra menu again and select Open Disk Image. Open the goldcard image that you received by email.
    15. Press OK when prompted for Sector Size (selecting 512 (Hard disks/Floppy disks)) and click OK.
    16. You should now have two tabs - one is your removable disk, the other is your goldcard image.
    17. Click on the goldcard image tab. Go to the Edit menu, choose Select All then select the Edit menu again and select Copy.
    18. Click on the Removable Disk tab. Highlight offset (line) 00000000 to offset (line) 00000170 (including the 00000170 line), then click on the Edit menu and select Paste Write.
    19. Click on the File menu and select Save, accepting the warning.
    I now realise that I had my phone on charge only during the WHOLE process.
    I saw that when I had to choose Physical disk it didn't say REMOVABLE DISK but something like hardisk 1 but I thought i was ok so continued with process.
    Everything went fine and I thought the goldcard was created then I looked at the phone and thought OH NO...
    I can't see any difference to my computer so far apart from when i connected the phone as disk drive The removable disk options only showed me open folder to view files and speed up my system. I seem to remember I had a lot more options than only these 2 before procedure.
    Please help...Don't know what to do...

    Edit. Just connected a camera to laptop and the old menu popped up.
    Removable disk

    import pics
    view pics
    copy pics to your computer
    import pics and videos
    view pics
    blablabla

    THEN

    General options

    This is what I get when I connect phone. The general options only. All the other options above do not show.
     

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  2. Manxminx

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    Hia, sorry, you sent me a Pm but I really don't know how to help you. I just unrevoked followed by alpharev then Cyanogenmod.

    I've done it twice now on two Desires (one being newly manufactured with the latest radio) and it worked a treat.

    As I say, I'm no expert, but hows about reconnecting the phone to your pc properly and trying again?

    Good luck,
    Kris.
     
  3. SUroot

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    If you click the rooting FAQ in my sig, there is a much easier goldcard tool than this.
     
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