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  1. GingaB

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    Ok guys I am on the final stretch now! Ive rooted, S-OFFed, put custom Rom in, changed font and changed bootanimation! And now it seems splash screen is the only thing left for me to do! :D But I need some guidance.

    Ive sorted out the image in 24bit RGB colour bitmap and its in the correct 480x800 size. But I cant seem to find a good tool to covert that into img file. Ive trawled through pages and pages of info on xda but once again there are so many ways of doing this but none clear as far I am concerned! I found nbimg is that the way forward?? I am scared of bricking my phone hence why I am on here requesting for help :)

    Once Ive changed the image to img should I flash that through the fastboot?? Put the img in the SDK/tools folder and use command to flash??

    EDIT: What is eng Hboot?? I dont have that on my Desire.
     

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    Had no issues with it myself when I flashed my splash screen
     
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    Try it with the BMP. Its the only tool that worked for me.

    And yes I know you had problems with recovery, but this is totally different and I think there were a number of factors with the recovery flash problem you had.
     
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    Eddy/SU root. Did you both use this flasher recently?? If you read the last page on that link you'll find that people have had problems installing splash screen too!
     
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    I read the last page, but we cannot confirm if the person was using it correctly. He didnt state he was in fastboot. His has an error that looks as if he was not in fastboot. It was the same error you got when you were not in fastboot I think

    I haven't used the latest version for Splash, but I used the latest version for Radio (most risky thing to flash) and it was fine. I splashed a while back and that was also fine.

    The worst that happens by trying it is that it doesnt work.
     
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    I used it a few weeks ago, don't remember exactly when sorry

    The other tool/method to do it works fine tho as well
     
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    Ok true I'll give it a go. By the way I was on fastboot when trying to download the recovery I did everything right but to no avail!
     
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    LOL what a surprise. It froze! I had my screen on fastboot and it was plugged in but no go! The utility froze on pushing and flashing splash. Just underneath the fastboot there is a bootloader. Would that work?
     
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    no, it has to use fastboot
    seems like your pc doesnt like android flasher

    try using a different machine if you can
     
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    Hmm might be worth a shot. I'll report back soon
     
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    you dont by anychance have avg antivirus do you?
     
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    Nah Avast. Why?
     
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    just cos a mate of mine had wierd issues where certain apps didnt work due to putting things in temp files and the AV was not releasing them from its scanning process so they couldnt be used
     
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    Right ok. Ive been with Avast for over 5years now Its never caused me any problems. Do you think I should turn it off?

    EDIT: Ive noticed this bit on the android flasher thread on xda:

    NOTE: Make sure you have USB debugging enabled. HTC drivers and fastboot/hboot driver must be installed.

    Can i flash it with phone turned on and USB debugged??
     
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    If it says you need it on the you need it on, same as unrEVOked
     
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    No dice here either! I'll try using another computer later on tonight
     
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    im not advising you to remove your AV, it was just a question as it popped into my head
     
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    Ok cool rasta but Id like to investigate this. What I should be looking for?? Im in the temp folder now.. but oblivious to what I should be looking at!? :thinking: I can see the avast files and android flasher in there.......
     
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    Actually you know what forget all that I am going to try and flash it manually. But I dont know a good tool to convert the bmp to img. Any ideas?
     
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    Thats the first thing I looked at earlier. Looks simple enough aswell. Dan when you say it failed for you it didnt mess up your phone did it?? I'l give it a go once you give me the all clear lol
     
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