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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StevenChap, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have looked at all the guides over and over and I cant find one that specifically says for an Orange branded desire.

    Also, this goldcard thing, is it possible to root my phone without it ? As I dont have a micro usb adapter is it possible to just root the phone without the hassle ?
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    All gsm desires are the same if android 2.2.

    You don't need a card reader (the desire is a card reader) but with the new 2.3 RUU, you don't really have to have a goldcard anymore but it is recommended just in case
     
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    theres the sim card thing tho remember?

    imo i would unlock your device to all networks using the sim unlock utility fround on the xda dev website (no longer needs bootable cd)
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Everyone I've asked about the SIM card recently (who still frequents here) all said they didn't remove theirs.
     
  5. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    Nor me. No problems or simlock. :)
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You were one of the "everyone" ;)
     
  7. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    aww bless.:eek:
     
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  9. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is this supposed to happen ?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    hmmm are you on on dev build 2.3 from htc?
    you need to install the hboot drivers, when the phone boots to hboot do you see the device in "device manager" on you pc
    anyway, read the above posts its not needed unless you actaily want it unlocking
    last year people said they had problems if the rooted with the orange sim in but it seems its a red herring
     
  11. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Its a brand new Orange Desire, got it yesterday. It has a stock 2.2 rom but for some reason it has some "traffic" app which wasnt on my old Desire. Build number 2.17.61.3 if that helps
     
  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    thats fine, when the device is rebooted to hboot go to windows device manager and see if the computer is picking it up. if its is not make sure you have installed the drivers for hboot if you havent already
    they can be found public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki]
     
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  13. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the tip, phone is now unlocked. A
    But back to my original question, how do I now root it ?
     
  14. Mattb81

    Mattb81 Well-Known Member

    read Faq's and guides that are stickied to this forum. Ask questions for the specifics you don't understand.
     
  15. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    As above. Rooting thos is no different than others
     
  16. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I took the plunge, rooted my phone. It was a success and then lost the phone the next day -.-
     
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Uh oh. Sorry to hear that mate. Should have put a warning in the faq :(
     
  18. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, someone actually found my phone and handed it in, so got my rooted phone back :D

    Whats a stable Rom to install and is it complicated ?
     
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    There is a step by step in the rooting faq. Backups are important.

    Titanium, nandroid, SMS backup.

    What sort of rom are you looking for?
     
  20. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    wow, you lucky person
     
  21. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    After reading guide after guide, I flashed the latest MIUI rom and now my phone is in a bootloop and wont go into recovery.

    It gets to a screen saying MIUI, then stops and restarts that screen. When I try the vol down - power on, it turns on, gets to HTC screen then keeps looping on MIUI.

    Does this mean my phone is bricked.
     
  22. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    no it means its bootlooping.

    please explain the process you went through to flash miui
    what is the name of the zipfile you downloaded to flash?

    cheers
     
  23. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I finally got it to work, thanks for all the help during this rooting process :D
     
  24. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    what was the fix please!!!
     
  25. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wiped the dalvik cache and then re installed zip from sd card
     
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