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Need help Desire won't boot anymore in root process

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

  1. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I tried rooting my Tmobile branded Desire with the goldcard method i followed the procedure and everything went fine untill i followed the next steps

    - In the terminal window, enter either 'step1-windows.bat', './step1-mac.sh' or './step1-linux.sh' as appropriate.
    - Navigate to the 'BOOTLOADER' and then 'RECOVERY' option on the menu, using the volume buttons to move and the power button to select.
    - When a black screen appears with a red triangle, press and hold 'Volume Up' then tap 'Power'.

    I proceeded with step1-windows.bat after this I navigated to bootloader and choose recovery this is where the problem started and my phone freezes and is stuck in the pink tmobile boot circle. I never get to the black screen with the red triangle.

    I've been trying since to boot my phone, i can get into Hboot but when I choose boot or recovery it freezes. Anyone have a suggestion?

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  2. daffyduck

    daffyduck Guest

    Did the Step 1 complete properly?

    Just done my other half's Desire, using this method and the first step took an age to complete. Only then, did I proceed to the next step.....
  3. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Welcome to the forum

    Have you by any chance got hboot 0.83, if so there are a lot of problems involved with that version.
  4. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback guys...

    I think I completed step 1 after I finished step 1 a message on my windows 7 pc popped up with cannot regognize device.

    I have Hboot 0.80 in Hboot its checking for some files on SD which it can't find

    Getting a little desperate in getting it to boot again.
  5. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    will the phone not boot properly if you allow it to boot up?
  6. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Nope its just stuck in the pink tmobile startup circle
  7. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    are you sure that your goldcard has been created properly?
  8. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I am not sure I just followed the steps....
    At the moment I'm just looking for a way to get my phone to boot up again.
  9. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    i'm not sure what you can do mate.. can you boot into recovery mode and try a factory reset?

    try dropping out your battery.

    just a few things that may help do the trick :(
  10. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thx mate, I tried that but it won't go past the tmobile thing...
  11. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Try rooting your phone using the one click method, its the only thing i can think of to perhaps get your phone sorted out
  12. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    would have suggested this, but didn't know you could try root with another method whilst half way through a different rooting method. by simple calculations, i came to the conclusion that half root + full root = massive explosion.

  13. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Just going on the premise that his phone is knackered, so its a case of try something to fix it.
    After all it can't do any worse.
  14. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    if the rooting procedure hasn't gone through, would there be anything left on the phone to suggest that he's tried to mess around with it?

    or could he just say its become faulty?
  15. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Thats always an option to try, either that or let the phone meet with an unfortunate accident & claim for a new one. lol
  16. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    lol, only if you're insured against that though. t-mobile would politely tell me to bugger off if my phone met an unfortunate end and i tried to get a new one lol.. besides, i wouldn't be happy unless i got my nice AMOLED screen back :(
  17. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    That's the only problem if anyone has to return a handset now, the chances are you will get one with hboot 0.83 & an slcd screen.
    If you are extremely unlucky you will get one with froyo already on, or worse still with crap ware included.
  18. rayuken

    rayuken Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Guys, got it working again someone provided me with proper usb drivers...
    Got into fastboot and put the stock rom on it!
    Thx for the feedback!
  19. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    glad to hear you got it working mate!

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