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Topic # 66850 24-Aug-2010 17:55
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I am trying to get all the details together so I can root the HTC Desire. I note that most of the instructions seem to refer to HBoot  of 0.80 or below. I have tried to read the version on my Desire and although it is very hard to read I think it says 0.83 (I know I need glasses but no one else around here can read it accurately either)
Does this sound correct. Can anyone confirm that there is a version 0.83 and if so how do I go about rooting it if all the information I can find seems to say only phones with HBoot less then .80
Thanks




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  Reply # 372374 24-Aug-2010 21:20
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ronw: I am trying to get all the details together so I can root the HTC Desire. I note that most of the instructions seem to refer to HBoot  of 0.80 or below. I have tried to read the version on my Desire and although it is very hard to read I think it says 0.83 (I know I need glasses but no one else around here can read it accurately either)
Does this sound correct. Can anyone confirm that there is a version 0.83 and if so how do I go about rooting it if all the information I can find seems to say only phones with HBoot less then .80
Thanks


What's your information source? modaco.com is probably the best.  




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  Reply # 372411 24-Aug-2010 23:24
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I have just rooted my desire with HBOOT 0.83, are you on linux or windows?



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  Reply # 372454 25-Aug-2010 08:01
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I use Linux mainly but do have access to Windows 7 if needed




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Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
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Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 372502 25-Aug-2010 10:19
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Set usb to debugging mode, and make sure the connection type is set to disk drive.

http://unrevoked.com/recovery/

then download that and execute as a super user.

It will give you simple instructions from then on. Easy as pie :)

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  Reply # 372518 25-Aug-2010 10:39
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That's insturctions for linx. It's a CRAP load easier than windows btw.



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  Reply # 372520 25-Aug-2010 10:45
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Thanks will check that out tonight hopefully




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Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 372571 25-Aug-2010 12:01
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All good, let us know how you get on :)



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  Reply # 372783 25-Aug-2010 17:46
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Well not to good so far. Followed the instructions re Unrevoked ran the reflash program and it went through the routine of  reboot etc and finally came up with a completed message. The phone is now dead as a dodo. It cannot be reached via USB not sure if I should reboot or what
Any suggestions please?




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  Reply # 372789 25-Aug-2010 17:57
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Can you get to HBOOT?



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  Reply # 372791 25-Aug-2010 18:00
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Nope phone is dead. I cannot turn on normal way




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  Reply # 372793 25-Aug-2010 18:17
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Well I took battery out and it started up as per normal. Phew tense moment there S I guess I proceed with second part of Unrevoked process of copying a rom onto phone. Any suggestions as to what rom to use?




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Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
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  Reply # 372845 25-Aug-2010 20:25
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ronw: Well I took battery out and it started up as per normal. Phew tense moment there S I guess I proceed with second part of Unrevoked process of copying a rom onto phone. Any suggestions as to what rom to use?


That happened to me when I rooted with unrevoked, too. Sorry I forgot when you needed an answer.

As to ROMs, I've been using the Modaco 3.1 (android 2.1) for a while with no complaints, and just put their android 2.2 one on tonight. It is certainly snappier, although it's still early days. Look for the r8 thread on the modaco desire forum, if you want to give that a try: http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/316565/24-aug-r8-modaco-custom-rom-for-htc-desire-with-online-kitchen-2-2-froyo/

You may also want to get the ROM Manager app: it makes backing your software up and installing ROMs much easier.



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  Reply # 372849 25-Aug-2010 20:30
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More problems. I can boot the phone into When I reboot to boot screen and highlight recovery and press power the HTC screen comes up for a second and then all goes black. Only way I can get phone back is to pull battery. Have tried this several times it just will not go into recovery mode
Any thoughts please?




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Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 372862 25-Aug-2010 21:19
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Can you select recovery by pressing the trackpad instead of the power button?

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  Reply # 372865 25-Aug-2010 21:47
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Mine did the same thing. I seriously thought I'd bricked it :P

http://www.4shared.com/file/PZkgkc7D/recovery-clockwork-2003-bravo.html

Download the clockwork recovery, rename it to update.zip, put it on your SD card, and then boot into recovery.

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