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Problems installing new update - 2.17.61.3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by benjiharris, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. benjiharris

    benjiharris Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys,

    Having problems installing the new update. I have an Orange branded HTC Desire, which has been debranded using goldcard. It also has root which I applied using unrevoked. I did not flash a new ROM though.
    So I put in my old SD card I used as my goldcard, and then downloaded the update. I then click install and it restarts, begins doing the unpacking the box animation and then stops and shows a little Android with exclamation mark.
    If I press a button it goes into the Recovery mode screen (I think this is what it is called) - called - ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.7, and gives me options:

    Reboot system now
    Apply sdcard:update.zip
    Wipe data/factory reset
    Wipe cache partition

    Could someone please advise me what to do? I am guessing this might be due to me being rooted?
    If I click on the "Apply sdcard:update.zip" option, am I right in thinking this is what I need to do because the update will have saved a file called update.zip on the sdcard?

    Any help would be appreciated,

    Thank you very much in advance :)
     

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  2. Rastaman-FB

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    if your device is rooted, applying an official ota update is likely to break your device
     
  3. benjiharris

    benjiharris Well-Known Member
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    Ok thanks Rastman. Can you (or somebody else) advise me what to do then please?
    Is un-rooting easy? Does the fact it is also debranded matter? Because I have read in the past when you unroot you pretty much just flash a generic ROM? Or, because I already have the goldcard set up, it would let me install a generic ROM?
    Or, shall I stay rooted, and when my exams have finished - install a custom ROM?

    Thanks,

    Ben

    PS. I actually mean the 2.29.405.2 update for unbranded devices (as mine is debranded). Thank you!
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

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    why does it matter for you to update? is there any specific reason?
    you can flash the 2.29 if you want which will debrand it with froyo but if you are already on froyo it wont mean much to you in terms of functionality.

    you could go for a custom rom, thats up to you. im just wondering the need to update?
    there are not any noticable changes in the new built of generic HTC rom
     
  5. benjiharris

    benjiharris Well-Known Member
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    Well I just thought if it irons out a few little bugs, then its always nice to have. I understand its not essential to have. But should the time come when we have a major system update (2.3 for instance), then I need to be able to accept OTAs.
    On the other hand, I guess if I'm rooted then I will probably be able to flash a new ROM anyway wont I?
    I am not a massive expert on rooting etc, so please be patient with me! Sorry if I ask silly questions!
    Thanks
     
  6. benjiharris

    benjiharris Well-Known Member
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    Can anybody help please? Thanks
     
  7. EddyOS

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    The only thing you can do at present is to unroot by flashing the 2.29.405.2 RUU with your gold card in your handset. There isn't an Orange RUU available so that's not an option

    Or you can stick to custom ROMs and wait for 2.3 to be available and go from there
     
  8. benjiharris

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    Thats great, thanks for some actual constructive advice Eddy.
    I do sometimes wander why someone can't just give me a straight answer like yours right away rather than be annoyingly awkward like certain other members on this forum.
    For now, I think I will just keep it how it is and wait for some 2.3 ROMs to show up and think about flashing one of them.
    Thanks mate
     
  9. Rastaman-FB

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    lol as if i didnt help you, i asked why you were doing it and went to bed
    at the bottom of my last post

    "there are not any noticable changes in the new built of generic HTC rom"

    thats a clear indication that there really isnt a reason to update.
    I sorry if i cant answer you immediately considering it was late and i was helping other people aswell as doing stuff for myself
    comments like that piss me off as if you click my name and click latest posts just read what im doing
     
  10. benjiharris

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    Sorry Rastaman, I didn't mean to cause offence. I just thought the tone of your messages last night seemed a bit off, but I guess it is sometimes easy to misread / misjudge something in a forum post.
    Please accept my apologies, you have actually helped me in the past. No hard feelings man :)
     
  11. SUroot

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    Yeah Bitch ;)
     
  12. Rastaman-FB

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    none taken,
    this is a wall of text, its best not to read too deeply into how people approach things.

    The main reasons i asked the questions in the way that i did was to gain some understanding of why you were doing it so i or someone else could advise you better.
    also its to make you look within yourself and ask yourself why you actually want to do it.
    if you come up with not a great answer as to why then you can probably say to yourself "i dont really need this upgrade as the new one doesnt offer me anything and i currently have a fully functional rooted device ready to try lots of funky things"

    ive said before to other people that sometimes i can come across a bit strong but its only because im asking direct questions.
    My field is in server, software support so i take that approach to helping people.
     
  13. Evil Genius

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    you mean to say that the equipment is not their own and they screw it up without caring and so you treat them with the contempt they deserve? :D
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

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    no comment :p
     
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