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  1. Chan_B

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    I sold my desire now bought a dhd, desire was easy as hell to root but this thing makes my head spin.

    The phone is unlocked, unbranded, 2.3.3, sense 2.1, build number 2.36.405.8, I don't know where to start I have read some guides that don't seem to add up then others saying I need to gingerbreak or something. Please can someone point me in the right direction as I hate the standard rom, I need CM7 back :(
     

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    2.3 can't be perma-rooted unless you already have S-Off, so what you need to so is:

    Downgrade to 2.2, root with visionary, get radio s-off and then install rom manager and use that to flash a custom recovery and then a custom ROM :)
     
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    yeh I'm in the process of doing that now via the cmd downgrade that and now transferring the old one on to phone, fingers crossed.
     
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    ah dammit, I still can't get into the bootloader, I press volume down and power but it just keeps on booting normally, any suggestions?

    When I did the cmd thing I was left with # and I'm sure that temp root was successful?

    edit: overcame this problem because of the damn fastboot feature
     
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    What happens if you turn the phone on normally and enter:

    adb reboot bootloader

    You might need to get temporary root again since you've restarted the phone.
     
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    i downgraded now using visionary app, clicked on temp root now and its just on a black screen, how long on this screen?
     
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    got all that sorted now another problem. when I try to install the cm7 via clockwork mod it just reboots and shows the phone with a triangle sign containing an exclamation mark in it.

    I didn't do s-off, so should I? I am rooted because I checked via terminal and superuser...

    edit: I have now done s-off using a tool but still when I go to install a custom rom I am left with a red exclamation mark triangle
     
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    Yeah, you need radio s-off in order to replace the frimware :)

    EDIT: Did you flash the recovery menu again after going s-off?
     
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    How do you do that? via clockworkmod? Yeh it does seem like the recovery is messed tried it several ways
     
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    after half a day of faffing around I have finally managed to install cm7, was supposed to be revising for exam but at least now I can sleep easy.

    Now off to look for some sexy apps.
     
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    Awesome :)
     
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    Hi Guys,
    Just a question, I'm thinking of doing rooting and need to downgrade first. Is there a way to keep a backup or image of my current 2.3.3 installation just incase something goes wrong or if I want to go back to the stock rom at a later stage?
     
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    Don't know if it's possible to backup without root, but there is a link on here somewhere for the stock (unbranded) ROM. I'll see if I can find it for you when I get to a computer (too much of a faff when using my phone on the go!)

    Cheers :)
     
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    What I like about this post is that you think it's awesome he spent half a day messing about with his phone, as opposed to revising. :p

    Sefu/D-U-R-X

    There's a link to the Stock 2.3.3 ROM here.
     
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    Had a feeling that you might beat me to posting the link!! Cheers!! ;)
     

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