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HTC Desire Stock ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thebillington, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member
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    Hi Guys, you haven't heard from me in a while since I'm now flying along with a Galaxy Nexus :D But I mad a bit of a boo with my old Desire, which I've had leant to my friend for a while.

    Before I sent my phone off to be tampered with by my total technophobe mate, I decided to try and get rid of anything dangerous they may do to the phone, such as using the backup/restore feature on CWM. Stupidly, I forgot to backup the backup that I made of my Sense ROM when I first rooted, and so have lost it.

    I now want to start developing Android ROMS from scratch, by pulling the /system from the phone, but want to use my Desire first, so I don't brick the newest addition to my Android family.

    So has anyone got a stock .zip of any Stock Desire ROM that can be flashed through CWM? FYI I don't want to un-root the phone to stock, I just want a sense ROM back as I won't really feel comfortable messing about with a ROM that has already been customised. My desire is a Vodafone GSM Desire.

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Root is part of the ROM, so it sounds like what you want is a rooted stock ROM. We normally recommend teppic74's ROMs, which come in Froyo or Gingerbread. Not quite stock as they (a) are rooted and (b) have init.d support, but otherwise very close. Can find the threads in XDA (link in the All Things Root Guide sticky post if can't remember). The download servers may come and go, but I think that there are alternate links posted somewhere in the threads.

    I can think of a way of getting you a pure stock unrooted ROM but still having a custom recovery, but it involved a bit more faffing around. From what you've said I think the above should be a decent starting point.
  3. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member
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    Thanks very much guys. And as for knowing what I'm doing, I'm fine with installing custom ROMS and things, so getting that .zip to run shouldn't be a problem. However, it's when I start trying to develop that you all need to get worried :p
  4. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    Running that .zip will unroot your phone.
  5. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member
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    Ah right, well I'll use dsixda's kitchen to get root access on it. May as well start some cooking before I even flash the ROM :)
  6. thebillington

    thebillington Well-Known Member
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    Used dsixda to grant root access and SU permissions. Gonna read up on some literature today, and start some proper customisation tonight. Thanks guys!
  7. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    hey guys anyone have the stock rom of HTC DESIRE (( Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2 (Froyo) )) i want this rom as soon as anyone have it. thanks
  8. Hadron

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    Hi ssoomm33aa, and welcome to AF :)

    Any particular network or region? Assuming your phone is GSM you can get the RUU (ROM Update Utility) from here. If your phone is CDMA (no SIM card, mainly found on some North American networks) then the range is much smaller - there's an AllTel one here, a couple of Verizon ones here, but they are all very old.

    Eclair is ancient - rather than install that you'd be better installing a Froyo ROM directly (or even the official Gingerbread if you prefer - that's in the shipped-ROMs GSM link above as well).

    Do note that an RUU will wipe the phone, so back up all of your data before running it. They are Windows .exes (the 2.3 update is a zip, but unzip it and you'll find the .exe in there). Avoid anything that says "OTA" in the file name, and if you are unsure which one let us know more about your phone and we'll make some suggestions.
  9. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    Hadron thanks !

    look i removed the stock rom that the mobile came with it and i putted another roms, but the mobile so slow-moving from page to another and when i listen to music the mobile make mix bet two songs by its.

    the software number is: pyramidmodoo7 v11

    android version 2.3.3

    i tried to use jelly bean but the mob. was so slow, and Eclair is the original rom for htc desire !!
  10. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    i just download a random rom i dont know it will work or not and if you have original ginerbread it will be good :)
  11. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert

  12. Hadron

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    That is, if you want to unroot and run stock software.

    Otherwise your best bet would be a Gingerbread custom ROM. JB is pushing it a bit on this old hardware, but the GB ROMs run fine, and an AOSP ROM (no Sense) will be faster than the official Gingerbread or Froyo with Sense. The Desire All Things Root Guide sticky here includes a link to the list of ROMs at XDA-developers. If you want to use an ext partition to gain space I'd recommend Oxygen (or the MildWild ROM based on it), Redux, Redux2 or the MildWild ROM based on that. dGB is the smallest and fastest, but to get the most from it you need a custom HBOOT (and hence S-Off) as it doesn. Or you may like MIUI. I don't remember Sense ROMs very well.

    If your phone one of the old AMOLED ones? If not you really don't want to use an Eclair RUU, because if you do manage to run it your screen won't work any more! The Desire switched to Froyo a few months after release, and later hardware revisions never had Eclair on them.
  13. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    ((HTC_Desire_Android_2.3_Upgrade)) is this rom or just update file ?!!!

    bec. the size of this zip is too small just (166 MB)

    i downloaded others roms they were more than this .zip, it like (from 245 to 350 MB ) something like that ?!!!!!

  14. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert

    It contains a windows .exe file which will replace everything on your phone. That's ROM, Radio, hboot, user data, everything.
  15. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    hey guys,

    look man i downloaded it and i putted it in the mob. but it didnt do anything different in the mob. just the performance of the mob. is so slow now and the same interface of the mobile nothing change on it.

    if u have GB original rom please send it to me !! :)
  16. Hadron

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    That update package is the official 2.3. 161MB is the correct size. If you want to run it you need to unzip it on a PC, put phone into fastboot mode (boot while pressing back button), connect phone via usb, run the .exe on the PC. It will unroot and factory reset the phone in the process.

    Or you can try a different custom ROM from the list linked from the sticky post, as suggested earlier. There are ROMs there which definitely are faster.
  17. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert

    You didn't follow the guide that I gave you a link to. What Hadron said in the above post is exactly what the guide tells you to do. Here it is:

  18. ssoomm33aa

    ssoomm33aa Lurker

    i did as you told me but in the final there is a message (( error 170: the android is not connected))

    but i can see the drive of my mobile in my computer !!!!
  19. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    If you can see the drive the phone is not in fastboot mode. Boot the phone up while pressing the back button, and you'll come to a white screen with a short menu and the word fastboot above the menu.

    If something doesn't work, provide information on what did happen- you'll get to the answer much quicker that way. Your previous post said nothing about the ruu failing to run, but rather that you'd done it and nothing had changed. We knew this had to mean that it hadn't run, but until we had more information could not identify the problem.
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