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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Austin_Yeahbaby, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Austin_Yeahbaby

    Thread Starter


    First post... please help...

    I think I bricked my o2 desire within 1 day :mad:

    My aim was to upgrade to froyo.

    I set up my GoldCard no problem.

    I then upgraded the RUU to the following with no problems


    Now my phone boots with no display, I hear the boot music and the phone is seen by the RUU upgrade if I go back in but no display...

    Please help..

  2. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

    Yes, me too!!!!
    Everything appears to work, buttons light up etc, but no screen???
  3. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

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  4. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

    And the damn things locked to o2... doh doh doh
  5. Austin_Yeahbaby

    Thread Starter

    I tried a 1.22 h3g version, it applied ok but I still get a blank screen...

    Anyone :(
  6. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

    Did you try the exact version I posted above, it's 1.21 and got my screen back into the land of the living!
  7. FelixofMars

    FelixofMars Well-Known Member

  8. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    You must use the RUU posted above, the one you used will not support SLCD desires.
  9. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

    How do you tell if it's SLCD or AMOLED, didn;t think the SLCD would be coming through yet?
  10. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    If you got your phone within the last couple of weeks it's very likely an SLCD one, if you got it more than a few weeks ago it's definitely AMOLED. There's no simple way to tell by looking unless you've got two to compare.
  11. Austin_Yeahbaby

    Thread Starter

    I did not know you needed a specific version for the SLCD screens.

    I can't apply the above 1.21 version as I already applied the following to try and fix the problem


    Now I'm on 1.22 and can't dowgrade as I get Error [140] Bootloader Version Error.

    How can I downgrade to the version you guys mention without having access to the screen?
  12. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    check on the back of your box, in the description, mine says 3"7 inch AMOLED screen.

    also, what bootloaders are you all working from? if its 0.83, then you may have problems..
  13. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

    Ahh mine just says 3.7" touch sensitive screen, so looks like slcd, hence the problems above!!
    I think there was something in on of the links above, 'i bricked my flatmates desire' where they managed to get it back, however I'd be very tempted to take it back and plead ignorance and hope for the best?

    P.s after all the angst of debranding, there's currently no froyo official upgrade for this software number, think it's on hold or something.
  14. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

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  15. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

  16. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    Official updates contain their own version of HBOOT and that gets installed, this one contains 0.83.
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  17. murphwiz

    murphwiz Newbie

  18. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    Do you know if it'll work with the Vodafone ROM to downgrade to a stock HTC ROM?
  19. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    You can try it (you will need a working goldcard). It won't do any harm if it fails to install.

    However, because this contains 1.21.405.2 and the Vodafone update contains it may think it's a downgrade and refuse to install.

    You can still root the phone though and install a custom ROM (such as the rooted official 2.2 one, which has no branding).
  20. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

  21. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    Yeah I know, but I think I'm going to wait and see how people get on with the root/downgrade for SLCD screens with the Vodafone firmware before I try it myself lol.
  22. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    Rooting has always worked on hboot 0.83, but custom recovery didn't work on SLCD desires until now.
  23. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    If you have an SLCD desire, do not downgrade it unless using the RUU posted above. It will break the screen and force you to upgrade to stock 2.2 (and to do it without a working screen).
  24. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    I was going to use the method stated here [ROOT] Method for HBOOT 0.83/0.92 (SLCD phones) - xda-developers. That should work shouldn't it?
  25. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    Some people have been unable to complete the steps without a screen to show what is happening. It is not worth the risk.

    The steps for updating to FroYo are meant as a recovery for people who have killed their screen by downgrading.

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