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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cgm24, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. cgm24

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    I'm going to be purchasing a SIM free Desire shortly, though I must admit I'm very tempted to wait for more information about this Desire HD. Either way, I'm really looking forward to rooting it and playing around with it properly but am terrified of this random brick I've seen mentioned. How likely am I to completely wreck it? If the worst does happen, is it likely to be recoverable using the guides I've seen on xda or will it be completely bricked? Thanks!
     

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    My understanding is that the USB-brick issue should be fixable in all cases now.

    Is there a risk? Yes, there's always a risk. Overwhelming opinion seems to be that the risk is extremely minimal now.

    I used Unrevoked, it took about five minutes and the most complicated part was installing a driver in Windows. And it even gives you giant step-by-step pictures of that if you need it :) .
     
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    Tunga, what ROM did you use when rooting for the first time using unrevoked?
     
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    I didn't, I just rooted my existing ROM (stock HTC 2.1).

    Looking to put a Froyo ROM on it but haven't decided which one yet. And waiting for my class 6 card to arrive before I do it. Most likely one of MoDaCo, OpenDesire, or DeFrost.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying it. Is the main issue rooting itself or each time you flash the ROMs?
     
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    I think bricking used to happen during the rooting process. Once you have root you can flash new ROMs as much as you like. And if it goes wrong then you can just flash the old one back.
     
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    As long as you remember to back at least one of them up with nandroid - or at least that makes it a gazillion times easier to get your phone back if something does go wrong.
     
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