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Topic # 67412 1-Sep-2010 08:59
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So after much googling I have a pretty good idea of what I am doing in order to debrand my Telstra HTC Desire,

I have rooted my phone, and created a goldcard. The only thing that is left is to install a new ROM onto it

I am just unsure of what ROM to install?

Ideally I would like a default 2.2 build, anyone able to point me in the right direction for my phone?

I have found many but not the right ones for the Telstra phone...


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  Reply # 375207 1-Sep-2010 10:15
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I still haven't totally debranded mine. The very first screen you see when you turn it on is still Telstra. Flashing a new ROM won't fix that. It will change the boot splash animation however.

I have a telstra HTC Desire. I've tried a few ROMs, what are you looking for? FLAC playback? Sense UI? Before we can recommend we need to know your preferences.

I was happy with Sense UI and used Pinky Desire 1.8, works great, but I needed FLAC support so now I'm on Cyanogen Mod.



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  Reply # 375209 1-Sep-2010 10:17
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I am also happy with sense UI, havnt thought about much more to be honest...

was more set on removing all the crap telstra has put onto the rom more than anything,



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  Reply # 375211 1-Sep-2010 10:22
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So because my phone has 0.80+ bootloader on it, I cannot use a "normal" rom and must use a custom rom correct?

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  Reply # 375233 1-Sep-2010 11:01
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Privoxy: I am also happy with sense UI, havnt thought about much more to be honest...

was more set on removing all the crap telstra has put onto the rom more than anything,


You could go through \system\apps and get rid of apps you don't want. Buy Root Explorer. Makes it easy. You find the app you don't want and delete its file. Not a bad idea to re-boot when done. 

Good plan to backup the entire folder before you delete anything in case you delete something you shouldn't have.

You shouldn't have to flash a new ROM if all you want to do is delete some apps.

The guys here at work with the HTC Desires are both running "R8" from modaco.com. It's a Froyo ROM, I'm fairly certain.  




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  Reply # 375234 1-Sep-2010 11:02
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What do you mean by 'normal' ROM? You can install most ROMs you wish. Have you installed clockwork mod?

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  Reply # 375235 1-Sep-2010 11:05
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aim: What do you mean by 'normal' ROM? You can install most ROMs you wish. Have you installed clockwork mod?


By "normal" he probably means a stock ROM (perhaps rooted or unrooted). As opposed to one cooked up by an independent dev. 

I'm not familiar with the ins and out of the Desire. The Nexus One is much simpler to hack. :-)  





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  Reply # 375329 1-Sep-2010 15:04
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You dont need a gold card for the telstra desire.
I have an AMOLED screen, but i simply ran unrevoked3 to root, copied a ROM to the sd card, booted into recovery and flashed it. Couldn't have been much easier.

The telstra splash screen still remains on first power on but i hear you need to flash HBOOT or something to remove this, not worth the effort tbh.



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  Reply # 375334 1-Sep-2010 15:09
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Sounds simple enough, where do I get a stock 2.2 Rom that is compatible though?



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  Reply # 375369 1-Sep-2010 16:43
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Update: Seems when I rooted my phone, I flash a clockwork recovery ROM that has no SLCD support.

so when I go into the recovery option of the bootloader I am getting a blank screen, even though it is actually running I cant see anything...

So I followed the instructions given over here of how to navigate it without seeing anything but all that seems to do is reboot the phone,

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=750172


How would I go about reflashing with a ROM that has SLCD support? or what are my other options?

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  Reply # 375421 1-Sep-2010 18:33
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XDA is the best place to be asking about the SLCD brick or black screen, i've seen many posts about it and im pretty sure there are some guides too like the one you linked to.

Strange it hasn't worked though, perhaps create a topic asking for help?

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  Reply # 375500 1-Sep-2010 21:19
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Pinky Desire 1.8 supports the SLCD.



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  Reply # 375653 2-Sep-2010 11:15
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So after much messing around and getting nothing back I stumbled onto this firmware/ROM which upgraded me to stock 2.2 (Which was what I wanted) and all worked perfectly

RUU_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.09.405.8_Radio_32.43.00.32U_5.09.00.20_release_140022_signed

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