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Root HTC Desire 'usb device not recognized' when in bootloader

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheKeiron, May 28, 2010.

  1. TheKeiron

    TheKeiron New Member
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    May 28, 2010
    First of all i'm new here so hello all :) I've been having some trouble rooting my phone - i've followed steps to create a gold card, restarrted the desire while holding back button then ran the testruu.exe from this tutorial How To Root Your HTC Desire & Add Apps2SD Nimbu
    it got to 25% then it said 'usb device not recognized' and i had to do a hard reset of the phone. the phone still works fine but i cant run the ruu at all because my computer wont recognise the phone over usb!

    EDIT: I uninstalled the device in 'device manager' and that seemed to work, then i discovered the r5 method of rooting and after running 'step1-windows.bat' i get so far but then an error happens, the phone restarts booloader then the device is not recognised all over again (see the screenshot)
    EDIT (again): i've managed to root successfully using the the tinycore linux version, i think its just windows xp having issues with drivers, linux appears to have no difficulty


  2. vikrantsingh47

    vikrantsingh47 New Member

    Aug 15, 2014
    can you explain the steps as to how you rooted the phone with tiny core?
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member
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    Aug 9, 2010
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    That's a 4 year old post, so I'd not expect a reply. And rooting tools from then, when the Desire had just been introduced, are all obsolete now.

    Just use Revolutionary to root. There's a guide linked in the Desire All Things Root Guide sticky post in this forum.

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