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How to Dump an HTC Apache ROM -

, posted: 20-Aug-2006 17:38

I recieved a request a short while ago on how to do this,


I will cover the most basic method first, this is ideal for taking a rom Backup prior to reflashing or performing similar actions which are usually considered irreverseable.

for this method you will need

A Mini-SD at least 64MB, preferably 128MB+
A copy of MTTY.exe from HTC,

ok, first of all copy all the data off your SD / delete it, it needs to be blank.

disconnect your apache from your computer.

on your computer open the connection settings in Activesync, (right click on the activesync icon, select
connection settings)

untick "allow usb connections"

press ok.

press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (open task manager)

go to the PROCESSES tab
right click on WCESMgr.exe, right click and terminate process.
do the same for wcescomm.exe.

--on the apache / Harrier--

Put your apache into Bootloader mode. you do this by

Pressing POWER+NOTES and soft-reset

this will load you into the boot loader.
connect your device via the cradle.

on your computer Open MTTY.exe

You will see:


click USB

you will be presented with:



Press Enter,

you should see a USB> prompt.

type D2S 74100000 00a00000

you should then see the following:


this will back your rom up to the card, when it is finished you should get


you can now disconnect your phone and soft reset to go back into normal mode.

becareful! if you have written your rom to the storage card, and you have the storage card in the device, it will detect the image and prompt "PRESS POWER TO FLASH"
if you press power, it will reflash the device.

this is also how you reload the rom.

---- next in the series ... How to extract the files from your rom, modify then rebuild them.----

Other related posts:
Apache Extended Rom Unlocker.
Apologies for the Delay, rom Dump instructions Sunday

Comment by Jolly, on 29-Aug-2006 14:45


PS - to those reading this post, I had to type in d2s in lowercase to get this to work successfully

Comment by Roy H, on 22-Nov-2006 05:56

hey, I have a cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard) and im having issues getting this to work. you said you might be able to help me out. anything at all would be greatly apprcieated!!!



Comment by Luke, on 2-Feb-2007 06:28


I'm wondering if it would be possible to flash an OEM Apache with a TCNZ NZ ROM and have it function correctly. I have the oppurtunity of obtaining some rather cheap...

Any thoughts much appreciated.


Comment by vanpda, on 3-Apr-2007 00:45


Comment by ppg7, on 14-Oct-2007 05:17

On another forum (XDA developers) you mentioned that dumping the ROM on Ameo will work, but the addressing will be different. Can you give more details, please.

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