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Root Restore HTC desire - to stock

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrrdaniels, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. mrrdaniels

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    I have an HTC desire (one of the first models) which I would like to put it back to stock.

    It is modded with Cyanogen.

    Here are all the specs on my phone as it is now.

    Model - HTC Desire
    Android version - 4.1.1
    Baseband Version - 32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27
    Kernel version - 2.6.38.8-evervolv-turba-jellybeab+drew@master #1 Mon July 30 00.01:44 CDT 2012
    CPU - ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v71)
    CyanogenMod version - 10-20120803
    Build Date - Thu Aug 2 04:37:01 MST 2012
    Build number - ev_bravo-eng 4.1.1 JRO03H eng. .20120802.043612 test keys

    I used CM10Evervolv_V1.zip to put it on my phone....

    Cheers

    Marty
     

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    Hey Marty,

    I moved this to the HTC Desire All Things Root section for you.

    Thanks for understanding :)
     
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    Hi Marty,

    To take it completely back to stock, unrooted form the best way is to use a RUU (ROM Update Utility). Which one depends on the phone's original branding, e.g. if it was originally a Vodafone handset then you'll want a Vodafone RUU, as others won't work. There are two exceptions to that rule: (1) if you have a Goldcard you can run a different RUU, and (2) there's the official Android 2.3 upgrade, which is an RUU which runs on many different GSM Desire models (including e.g. all UK network handsets).

    An RUU will erase the phone, so if you want to keep your data back up first.

    Are you S-On or S-Off? If S-On then the RUU will put it completely back to stock. Even with a goldcard I don't think you'll be able to run one with an older hboot, but presumably you will want the most recent RUU anyway. If S-Off with a recent alpharev Hboot you will still be S-Off afterwards. If you don't want that, you should flash the alpharev "downgrader" hboot before running the RUU. Ask again if you need to know more about this.

    The most complete set of (GSM) Desire RUUs I know can be found at Shipped ROMs. This includes the 2.3 upgrade (which you can find near the bottom of the list). They are windows executables (the 2.3 upgrade is a zip archive, with the actual RUU inside that, so unzip to get the RUU). To run one, boot the phone into fastboot mode, connect to a PC, and run the RUU on the PC.

    Let us know if anything isn't clear - I realise this is a fairly dense infodump! :)
     
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  4. mrrdanielss

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    Hi Hadron!

    You absolutely rock!!

    You just made my spouse extremely happy - she hates me geeking around with her electronic toys.

    Once again - Thanks

    Cheers

    Marty
     
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