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Root Noob question on rooting my Desire

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

  1. stumpyjake

    stumpyjake New Member
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    Hi,
    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 32.43.00.32U_5.09.00.20
    Kernel Version 2.6.32.15-gf9c0527 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 Well-Known Member
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    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. applefruit

    applefruit Well-Known Member
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    Downgrade works. Just tried.
     
  4. lekky

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    Give the OP a link to it :p
     
  5. applefruit

    applefruit Well-Known Member
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