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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gruntly2006, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. gruntly2006

    gruntly2006 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    hi,
    im killing myself trying to find a guide to root my desire it has new 0.83 firmware on it. i see loadsa guides out there but all for 0.75 and < is thhere any wayy of rooting this new firmware or is it not possible yet?
    im desperate to root it as i feel im missing out with all yoou guys running your 2.2 :p .

    many thanks in advance gruntly


    this is my first post on these forums, hope to become regular and keep up to date with it all, recently decided to step up from the iphone world and grabbed a stunning desire :)

    thanks again:D
     



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  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Welcome to the forum.
    This method has been tried with all sorts of combinations & has worked each time.

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-desire/124085-rooting-tool-one-click-program.html

    One person i know of has tried it with his & i think his was the 0.83 bootloader too, but he hasn't had any success.
    For some reason the clockwork recovery screen stays black.
    Don't get impatient & upgrade to froyo if it comes along as there is no way to root from the OTA.
     
  3. bombdrop

    bombdrop Lurker

    I'm on 0.83 (I made a big mistake) but you can root your phone using the method anoniemouse states and you can gold card. I'm trying to downgrade my HBoot to 0.75 so I can get back on track I have a modified ROM (PAYS) but my phone needs a sim unlock and no web site can unlock it don't want to go back to my provider. Just be careful when modifying your phone a really read into all scenarios that could happen this is the bitter voice of exeriance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. bombdrop

    bombdrop Lurker

    I'm on 0.83 (I made a big mistake) but you can root your phone using the method anoniemouse states and you can gold card. I'm trying to downgrade my HBoot to 0.75 so I can get back on track I have a modified ROM (PAYS) but my phone needs a sim unlock and no web site can unlock it don't want to go back to my provider. Just be careful when modifying your phone a really read into all scenarios that could happen this is the bitter voice of experiance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Have you seen this m8, instructions on downgrading hboot

    [HOW-TO] Downgrade HBOOT - Android @ MoDaCo
     
  6. bombdrop

    bombdrop Lurker

    Just took a quick look at this some one has replied that it does not work for 0.83 but it's worth giving it a go when I get home tonight, fingers crossed will let you know if it works
     
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Got to be worth a try as some people as you probably know get confused with instructions & fail, where as some one else will succeed.
    Good luck m8 hope it works, otherwise it will be a matter of holding fire till 0.83 gets cracked
     
  8. gruntly2006

    gruntly2006 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks alot for all the replys guys will give a few a go and let u know how i get on :)
     
  9. STANNY

    STANNY Newbie

    Im in the same position. I have tried the suggestions in this thread as well as other guides found elsewhere and none seem to work.
    Looks like we are waiting till 0.83 is cracked. Could be ages i guess!
     
  10. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    just of out curiosity, how is it that you have ended up with a 0.83 bootloader?
     
  11. bombdrop

    bombdrop Lurker

    well I got to 0.83 boot loader by installing an arabic version of android by mistake (BIG MISTAKE!!!) but as stated you can still root. I would suggest if you want to have Android 2.2 use this rom after you have rooted, Rooted Official HTC Android 2.2 (FroYo) ROM
     
  12. gruntly2006

    gruntly2006 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just bought a desire on o2 last week and 0.83 was the hboot it came with default :(
     
  13. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    thats a shame :(

    there must be ways around it though..
     
  14. whiskeyjack

    whiskeyjack Lurker

    I'm in the same boat. Desire arrived from O2 this week, with hboot 0.83

    I've managed to root it with unrevoked, but I can't boot into recovery to flash a new ROM.

    I'll be trying this [HOW-TO] downgrade HBOOT 0.92 to 0.80 again once I get home (need my Goldcard)
     
  15. Jimz360

    Jimz360 Lurker

    My HBOOT's 0.83 Software 1.24.161.3, cant ROOT or downgrade HBOOT:mad:crap:mad:
     
  16. thl1988

    thl1988 Lurker

    I've got the same issue as you Jack. Can root with UnrEVOked 3.1, but can't boot into recovery and flash custom roms, or unbrand with 1.21 RUU (even with a goldcard).

    My phone's on Vodafone which I bought on tuesday, but it came with the 1.24.161 update which is getting everyone up in arms. It also has the 0.83 HBOOT, but I haven't tried downgrading it yet (that's a job for this evening!). Really want proper unbranded 2.2!

    Has anyone got any cheeky tactics for dealing with HBOOT 0.83?

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  17. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Only the downgrading method that is being posted, i am afraid if that don't work you are all stuck waiting for something else to come up.
     
  18. gruntly2006

    gruntly2006 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have tried rooting with revoked and was successful but I 2 am having.problems debranding and installing roms ... has anyone managed to load a custom Rom onto 0.83 hboot?
     
  19. ozzyy

    ozzyy Guest

    hey, it seems. i crashed my desire...

    my desire have already hboot 0.83 and i think, your arabic fw can help me...

    could you please send me a link of this firmware?
    ruu would be the best...
     
  20. whiskeyjack

    whiskeyjack Lurker

    ok, DO NOT do this.

    Seems to have totally bricked my phone :mad: It still turns on, vibrates, but nothing else - totally blank screen. Can't boot into bootloader or anything. Luckily I've only just bought the phone, and my network are going to replace it.
     
  21. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    are you sure that you haven't followed any of the steps wrong? thought it was pretty difficult to actually brick the phone. and your network are replacing it? thats good of them..
     
  22. ozzyy

    ozzyy Guest

    as i already wrote, i've got the same problem.

    so, i think, the simpliest way of rescue, is to update the hboot to 0.92 (for example with a froyo RUU, but there is no RUU for the moment or with the arabic fw as bombdrop posted).
     
  23. whiskeyjack

    whiskeyjack Lurker

    not afaik. all looked right; got to step 4, pressed vol up, the screen went blank and then did nothing for ages. eventually decided nothing was going to happen, pulled the battery and ended up as it is now.

    power on with vol down does nothing. cannot connect with adb. RUU flashers cannot detect a phone.
     
  24. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert


    It seems as if only one person has had success in downgrading their hboot version, so a BIG WARNING TO ANYONE TRYING TO DOWNGRADE HBOOT TAKE EXTREME CARE.
     
  25. samirp91

    samirp91 Lurker

    I've rooted with hboot 0.83 using unrevoked. haven't tried downgrading the hboot but i want to know if i am able to debrand. the fw is 1.24 i think and its on vodafone
     

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