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Topic # 68766 27-Sep-2010 22:38
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http://www.unrevoked.com/recovery/

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  Reply # 385225 27-Sep-2010 22:57
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gonor3a: http://www.unrevoked.com/recovery/

thoughts feedback?

 
It looks polished and professional. I didn't have a phone that it supports.....but I'd be looking for some success stories before I tried it.....unless I was happy to waste a phone.

I prefer to stay as close to first principles as I can, and understanding what is going on. That way, if something goes wrong I have some chance of working out what....and fixing it. Yeah....that's boring and takes time and one has to think a bit.

The alternative is a one-click solution that does who-knows-what and trashes my phone and I wouldn't have a blind clue why.....or what, if anything, I can do about it.

That's not me. :-)  
 




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  Reply # 385360 28-Sep-2010 10:19
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After reading up on going through the process manually, I changed my mind over the weekend and went the unrevoked way as it had some positive reviews and feedback. I had no problems at all and it appears to have worked perfectly. Now trying to decide what custom ROM to play with.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 385370 28-Sep-2010 11:02
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BigHammer: After reading up on going through the process manually, I changed my mind over the weekend and went the unrevoked way as it had some positive reviews and feedback. I had no problems at all and it appears to have worked perfectly. Now trying to decide what custom ROM to play with.


For other reader's reference, can you tell us:
Phone model
Bootloader version.
Where you got your phone

That way people can work out whether they are in a position to do it also.
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  Reply # 385403 28-Sep-2010 12:09
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HTC Desire from Clove. HBOOT V0.93

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Reply # 385407 28-Sep-2010 12:25
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I can report that it worked fine for me.  I have:
HTC desire (from expert infotech) - running Froyo prior to root.
Ubuntu 10.4 (64 bit) desktop.

Basically, put phone into debugging mode before connecting cable.  On desktop I dropped down into shell, and ran unrevoked as root. (sudo su).  Program executes and detected phone OK and started the process.

It reboots the phone a few times and then comes up 'finished' after about 2-3 minutes.  The first thing you notice on the phone is that you have the "superuser" app installed.

All seems to be working fine so far. 

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  Reply # 385414 28-Sep-2010 12:38
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AklBlue:
It reboots the phone a few times and then comes up 'finished' after about 2-3 minutes.  The first thing you notice on the phone is that you have the "superuser" app installed.
 


What is the significance of the Superuser app being present as I have that on my un-rooted 2.1 Desire?
Or is this different to the superuser Permissions app?

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  Reply # 385717 29-Sep-2010 08:26
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What is the significance of the Superuser app being present as I have that on my un-rooted 2.1 Desire?
Or is this different to the superuser Permissions app?

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Sorry, its "Superuser Permissions" (version 2.1) that is installed as part of Unrevoked 3.21.  I didn't have any superuser app on my phone beforehand like you do on yours.  I suspect without root, your app doesn't do anything?



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  Reply # 386958 1-Oct-2010 22:47
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hey all, 

just used unrevoked 3.21 app to root the phone.

I found this video tutorial to hand hold through the entire process, it also has a step by step instruction list as well. 


http://www.thedroiddemos.com/2010/09/20/how-to-root-the-desire-with-unrevoked-3-21-video-walkthrough/


awesomeness.

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  Reply # 388544 5-Oct-2010 23:06
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After reading about a friend's HTC Desire for a while I came to the conclusion that I had to use unrevoked to root it, despite being a bit concerned about not knowing what it was doing. With regards to that the unrevoked guys won't actually disclose what they're doing, supposedly because they don't want HTC to patch it, although I wonder how hard it would be for HTC to reverse engineer...

For the record it worked like magic:

hboot 0.83.0001
radio 4.08.00.09
software version 1.30.415.3
kernel 2.6.29-3

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  Reply # 388621 6-Oct-2010 08:46
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bronto:

For the record it worked like magic:

hboot 0.83.0001
radio 4.08.00.09
software version 1.30.415.3
kernel 2.6.29-3


Can I ask where you got the phone?
Your bootloader and Radio versions are the same as mine.
So far I had not seen any confirmed success quoting the same bootloader version and had resisted the urge to risk the phone with unrevoked.

By details are
Bootloader 0.83.001
Radio 4.08.00.09
Software number 1.19.832.2
Kernel Version 2.6.29-b7e82785
FW 2.1update1

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  Reply # 388926 6-Oct-2010 21:02
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Someone brought it to me and said "Help! It's still running Eclair and has an uninstallable Qur'an prayer app with a non-mutable alarm that tells me to pray five times per day".

We suspect it was parallel imported from somwhere in the middle east :)

 

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  Reply # 388981 6-Oct-2010 22:22
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bronto: Someone brought it to me and said "Help! It's still running Eclair and has an uninstallable Qur'an prayer app with a non-mutable alarm that tells me to pray five times per day".

We suspect it was parallel imported from somwhere in the middle east :)

 


Ha! So can I bring my phone to you ;o)

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  Reply # 389001 6-Oct-2010 23:40
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I know you're joking, but...

http://www.meetup.com/Androids-In-Auckland/calendar/14862229/

With the disclaimer that if anything goes wrong it's 100% not my fault; all care but no responsibility and all that.

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  Reply # 392829 17-Oct-2010 13:49
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bronto: I know you're joking, but...

http://www.meetup.com/Androids-In-Auckland/calendar/14862229/

With the disclaimer that if anything goes wrong it's 100% not my fault; all care but no responsibility and all that.


Actually I followed the instructions given on this thread and it seems to have worked. Unrevoked reported a successful rooting and I am looking at installing a custom ROM now. Probably the LeeDroid as recommended.

Had a bit of trouble as the Android USB installed ok but I didn't have the driver from HTC Sync installed but once I had that in place I started the process over again and it went like clockwork. [no pun intended, you'll get that reference if you have done this procedure]

Very easy but as someone else pointed out, a tense exercise.

Thanks to everyone for their advice and help.

Asian HTC Desire from EKing with bootloader 0.83 on 2.1update1 Rooted using Unrevoked3

DLS
 

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  Reply # 392875 17-Oct-2010 17:39
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Update: After a bit of a boot loop scare, I am now rocking LeeDroid custom ROM on my EKing sourced HTC Desire. All good so far. Video hates 720P and causes reboot but other than that it all seems pretty disco.

Just looking at add-ons now.
Any recommendations?

edit: added location update to move apps to the SD card...yay for more space. Take that Galaxy!

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