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i think i bricked my htc desire - cant boot into phone- tryed to unroot now stuck in htc boot screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kaisar89, May 23, 2011.

  1. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    (original thread - with link to unlocking thread that i used)

    Hi, I tried to unroot my htc desire phone and have come unstuck, i think i may have bricked my phone.

    when i press power button, the phone gets stuck on the htc boot screen. although when i press vol down and power i get into the menus (green writing).

    what can i do to fix the phone? (atleast allow me start up the phone)

    and how can i unroot the phone?

    please help

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    There is only that method for Orange branded and it only works on amoled desires.

    If you're definitely amoled? Then it should work but if you read the last posts of that thread, he says he can't get it to work any more. Did you follow the whole process?

    You may have to flash a new custom Rom and do a factory reset just to make the phone bootable but there's nothing else you can do to unroot.

    Why do you want to unroot?
  3. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    You can run a PB99 Image also, it will unroot your phone and wipe EVERYTHING. So that you use the right image we need more info about your phone, which service provider are you with for instance, but as SUroot aksed; "Why do you want to unroot?"
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    This is Orange UK. There is no RUU or PB99IMG.zip. The linked method is the only way, which only works on AMOLED desires and only works on some of those...

    Orange rooters need to be aware that it is extremely unlikely they will be able to return to stock after rooting. They are instantly and permanently voiding their warranty.
  5. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    I am on orange & i rooted mine but i knew before hand all the downfalls about not being able to return to stock.
    As SUroot says if you are on Orange you need to be certain you will never want to go back.
  6. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for all the replies

    the reason why i want to unroot the phone is due to phone crashing,for eg keyboard wont load on various apps/text messages; also sometimes the phone light dims down and stops phone from functioning; only way to resolve the problem is to remove the battery.

    i also have a problem with mobile internet, when i first bought the phone i was able to use orange mobile internet to watch youtube videos, now i cant. when i get H symbol the internet works fine, but majority of times i get the 3g and it just hangs, does not even load google. even g is sometimes faster than 3g.

    is there a guide i can use to fix the problem? to atleast allow me to use the phone.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Have you tried a factory reset via recovery? Different (newer) custom rom?
  8. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i have orange uk branded phone which i got from phones4u. on the box all it says:

    HTC Desire PM Handset
    Barcode: 5 027141 592329

    That is the all the information on the box
  9. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hi, thats the thing i dont know how to, im a complete noob at this, never had to play around with any phone before. is there a guide?
  10. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Orange phones came with both. Amoled up to about end of July 2010 and slcd after.

    Guide to what, factory reset or flashing a Rom?

    Rooting faq in my Sig tells you how to do both
  12. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i cant install rom as i cant access the phone, stays on htc boot screen. how can i flash or do anything to sort the phone out?

    please help, this is the only phone i have
  13. aardys

    aardys Well-Known Member

    hold the down volume key down when you turn it on , that should give you the recovery menu
  14. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    from recovery what shall i do, i dont have any software on memory card, could you point to some software. could i install android 2.3 by any chance?
  15. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    Pressing VOL and POWER gets you into Hboot not recovery, can you get to the black screen and with green writing by selecting recovery from Hboot?
  16. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    yes, so what can i do?
  17. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    When you try and reboot from here is this where the phone hangs? The good news is that you haven't bricked your phone, the bad news as has already been stated is that Orange haven't released a copy of their rom.

    You could simply try an RUU, this is not official Orange bloatware, so it may be picked up on if you need to send the phone back. REMEMBER, your problems might simply be down to a bad flash of your custom rom, your hardware (phone) might be fine.

    As you already had the link I'm assuming you've tried this, what happened/ Why didn't it work?
  18. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    it basically hangs when i just press the on button, normally it would take 30 sec then ask load into phone but now is just hangs in htc startup screen.

    i tried to follow that guide but when i followed the guide i kept on getting md5 error, so then i just left the files the way when i download the zip files and tried to install it that way.

    so what can i do?

    i cant do root again through the guide as i cant get past the htc startup screen and therefore i cant turn on the usb debugging. The Rooting process

    • Turn on the desire so it is running android normally.
    • Enable USB debugging (Settings > Applications > Development)
    • Run UnrEVOked (double click reflash_package.exe)
  19. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    OK, probably best to wait till the morn to see what the others think, but if all else has fails you could RUU (this is an official HTC stock rom), I suspect your phone may well be cured by this. If not, you have access to USB Debugging anyway now so, re root, then try the Orange unroot path.
  20. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    how can i run htc stock rom? do i need to have usb debugging on or is there another way? could i turn on usb debugging through hboot menu?

    the thing is i need phone urgently, if only i had a
  21. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

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  22. kaisar89

    kaisar89 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    no problem, il just wait. thanks for all the help.
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Have you done a factory reset from recovery yet? Yes/no
  24. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm a little confused as to exactly where it boots or hangs here, so just want to check:

    When IB asked whether you could get into the recovery menu (black screen, green writing) you replied:

    So it doesn't boot/hang when you try to get into recovery?

    If you can get into this menu, then you can flash a new custom ROM. Select "mounts and storage" and mount your SD card, then you can copy a ROM zip onto the card via USB (and copy off anything you want to). Then return to the recovery menu and you can wipe and flash the zip.

    If that isn't working then an RUU is the only thing I can think of. I've not seen the word used in the thread so far, but I assume you have a goldcard?
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    We haven't got as far as goldcard or RUU yet. Still trying to do the basics.

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