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Root Rooted HTC Desire. How to debrand O2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rocrules, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. rocrules

    rocrules New Member
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    Hi all!

    First time post.

    I have an HTC Desire, locked to O2. Bootloader 8.0. Amoled screen (according to the box).

    I have rooted it using unrevoked3.

    I have created a gold card.

    I want to debrand the phone before updating to Froyo. I am currently on 2.1 update 1.

    I am worried that maybe I'm mixing and matching too much, and could somebody point me in the right direction to debrand the phone and then upgrade to Froyo.

    There's a lot of different walkthroughs out there, and I don't want to mess this up!

    Thanks!
     

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  2. DragosP

    DragosP Active Member
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    When you will flash a new, custom ROM with Froye, automatically the phone will be debranded.
     
  3. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member
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    Rooting/flashing a custom rom isn't debranding.

    To debrand you need to flash a generic RUU using your goldcard. Search for 'froyo ruu update' in the main forums. Use the first RUU, the second seems to cause problems.
     
  4. rocrules

    rocrules New Member
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    Ok. I'll try that. Thanks!
     
  5. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Well-Known Member
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    Did you manage to get this done.

    I'm having the same problem with a friend's phone. I've rooted it OK and created a gold card but I can't seem to get hold of an RUU that works :(
     
  6. teppic74

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    If the RUU fails with a CID error you haven't made the goldcard correctly.
     
  7. Anthony1

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    The gold card is fine. I just can't seem to find an RUU file that works. I need a 1.21 version, but can't seem to find one.
     
  8. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member
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    You need to be more specific. What is the error message?
     
  9. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Well-Known Member
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    Never mind. Most of the problem was my work network not allowing me to download the RUU files I wanted.

    Thanks for the replies though.
     
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