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Noob question on rooting my Desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Deleted User, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
    Thread Starter

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but just need to get an idea of why and if I need to root my HTC Desire.

    Why do I need to root my phone, what's the benefit.

    I just recently updated it with a download of the HTC Froyo ROM. I've been reading a lot on rooting the phone and most have certain requirements on the version of the HBOOT being version 0.80 or lower. Mine is currently at 0.92.0001 and I can't find a guide that says I can do it for this version. Also I have different values in the software versions.

    Android Version 2.2
    Baseband Version
    Kernel Version htc-kernel@and18-2 #1
    Build number 2.09.405.8 CL218634 release-keys
    Software number 2.09.405.8
    Browser version Webkit 3.1

    Any help or advice would be apprciated.

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  2. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    you updated OTA and no body is sure whether you can root. you're bootloader has been upgraded to 0.92, which hasn't been cracked yet.. there is a method to downgrade from 0.92 to 0.80, which would allow you to root, but im not sure if it works mate..

    and welcome to the forums.
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  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
    Thread Starter

    Downgrade works. Just tried.
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Give the OP a link to it :p

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