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Root MoDaCo r4 HTC Desire Rooting with TinyCoreLinux - Download and Guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by craigcrawford1988, May 13, 2010.

  1. craigcrawford1988

    craigcrawford1988 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Okay, so people are having so much trouble with the Windows version of R4 I decided to put TinyCoreLinux and the HTC Desire root into an ISO that is ready to burn and use.
    1. First of all, read the information here and create a goldcard if you are rooting a device that has a ROM by a network operator.
    2. Once you have read that download TinyCoreLinux 2.11 with HTC Desire root r4.
    3. Burn the disc (or use UNetbootin to make a USB flash device if you know how to).
    4. Put the disc (or USB flash device) into the computer you wish to use for updating the HTC Desire and turn the HTC Desire off.
    5. Goldcard step only: Insert the goldcard into the phone.
    6. Start the HTC Desire in bootloader by holding back and turning it on by the power button.
    7. Connect the USB cable to the phone and PC and boot the TinyCoreLinux CD (or USB flash).
    8. Open a terminal using the 2nd icon at the bottom on TinyCoreLinux and type the following commands:
      Code (Text):
      1. sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
      2. sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
      3. cd /mnt/cdrom/desire
    9. Now type the following and wait until the phone restarts back into the white bootloader screen:
      Code (Text):
      1. sudo ./step1.sh
    10. Goldcard step only: Turn the phone off via the bootloader menu (or pull the battery and USB cable) and remove the goldcard. Put a non-goldcard SD into the phone or reformat the goldcard and put it into the phone. Put the phone back into bootloader mode (back and power button).
    11. Select the BOOTLOADER (wait until the blue text HBOOT changes to HBOOT USB PLUG) and then RECOVERY option, wait for the phone to go to a black screen with a phone icon and red exclamation mark.
    12. In terminal type the following command:
      Code (Text):
      1. sudo ./step2.sh
    13. Once the phone has finished, you will see a screen with lots of green text. Use the optical tracker to navigate the menu to select Wipe and then press Wipe data/factory reset.
    14. Once complete you should be back in the main menu. Now select the option to apply an update from a .zip archive. Choose rootedupdate.zip.
    15. Once completed your phone should be rooted!
    If you wish to get back into recovery, repeat step 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11 and then type the following in terminal:
    Code (Text):
    1. sudo ./recovery-linux.sh


  2. cupidstunt

    cupidstunt Active Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Step 1 completes fine but at step 2 I get "error: device not found"

    Phone is working fine and is on the latest firmware version (non branded sim free on T-Mobile)


    BTW I used the correct version for bootloader 0.8 off the xda site.

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