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[PC Application] GoldCardTool

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GoldCard Tool v0.0.7

post-105629-1309046738_thumb.png

Requirements:

  • Latest HTC Sync software installed (www.htc.com)
  • Spare microSD card
  • Windows PC (Tested on Windows7 x64,Vista x86)
  • .Net Framework 2.0

    • Format the microSD card to FAT32 format.
    • Put the microSD card in your device and boot it.
    • Launch GoldCard Tool (Right Click and run as Admin if needed)
    • Connect Android device to USB (USB Debugging must be enabled on the device)
    • Click 'Get CID' (If MMC1 fails try MMC0)
    • Click the link to open revskills.de, enter the CID number from Goldcard Tool and create your goldcard image, which will be e-mailed to you.
    • Enable USB Mass Storage on the device.
    • Click 'Refresh' and select your microSD card in the drop down menu.
    • Click 'Load GoldCard.img' and open the .img file you got by email.
    • Click 'Patch MMC'

    You now have a goldcard!

    [Notes]

    HTC Sync is required for drivers only

    Android SDK is not required

    Downloads have been moved to www.vorbeth.co.uk

Edited by klutsh
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Thanks!

This will help some n00b people to get things done. :)

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GoldCard Tool v0.0.2

Requirements:

  • Spare microSD card
  • Windows PC (Tested on Windows7 x64,Vista x86)
  • .Net Framework 2.0

    • Format the microSD card to FAT32 format.
    • Put the microSD card in your device and boot it.
    • Launch GoldCard Tool (Right Click and run as Admin if needed)
    • Connect Android device to USB (USB Debugging must be enabled on the device)
    • Click 'Get CID'
    • Click the link to open revskills.de, enter the CID number from Goldcard Tool and create your goldcard image, which will be e-mailed to you.
    • Enable USB Mass Storage on the device.
    • Click 'Refresh' and select your microSD card in the drop down menu.
    • Click 'Load GoldCard.img' and open the .img file you got by email.
    • Click 'Patch MMC'

    You now have a goldcard!

    [Notes]

    HTC Sync is required for drivers only

    Android SDK is not required

    [edit]

    updated to fix error's in Vista

    I keep getting "failed to get CID."

    I formated the sd card, put it back in the phone (htc legend), rebooted my phone and connected it with pc using HTC sync and started program, without any succes...

    any tips=

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I keep getting "failed to get CID."

I formated the sd card, put it back in the phone (htc legend), rebooted my phone and connected it with pc using HTC sync and started program, without any succes...

any tips=

Is your device set as charge only when connected VIA USB or have you run Sync on the device?

It should be charge only.

I'll get a new version uploaded soon, that will show logging, help to get round these problems.

I've only been able to test this on my Hero so far.

[edit]

First post updated, lets see if we can fix this.

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First of all: Thanks for your tool!

It worked out fine until the last step. Then I recieved the following error message:

See the end of this message for details on invoking

just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************

System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'System.String System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog.get_SafeFileName()'.

at ..(Object , EventArgs )

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************

mscorlib

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINXP/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll

----------------------------------------

GoldCardTool

Assembly Version: 0.0.3.0

Win32 Version: 0.0.3.0

CodeBase: file:///D:/DLZ/Android/GoldCardTool/GoldCardTool.exe

----------------------------------------

System.Windows.Forms

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINXP/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll

----------------------------------------

System

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINXP/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Drawing

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINXP/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll

----------------------------------------

{3a1c36b8-596a-4d02-9e73-748c0230005b}

Assembly Version: 0.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 0.0.3.0

CodeBase: file:///D:/DLZ/Android/GoldCardTool/GoldCardTool.exe

----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************

To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this

application or computer (machine.config) must have the

jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.

The application must also be compiled with debugging

enabled.

For example:

<configuration>

<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception

will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer

rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Maybe you can help out what went wrong...

Thx

GB

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First of all: Thanks for your tool!

It worked out fine until the last step. Then I recieved the following error message:

Maybe you can help out what went wrong...

Thx

GB

I can :)

Seems I used a property that requires .NET 3, oops, sorry.

I don't know why it allowed it to compile and run on my system, I should have seen that error too.

Uploading v0.0.4 now, with the property removed.

[edit]

Uploaded v0.0.4

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I can :)

Seems I used a property that requires .NET 3, oops, sorry.

I don't know why it allowed it to compile and run on my system, I should have seen that error too.

Uploading v0.0.4 now, with the property removed.

[edit]

Uploaded v0.0.4

Thanks for your effort but I still can't get it to work.

I formatted my sd card (the one that came with my legend), inserted it in the phone and restarted my phone (or did i needed to fastboot it?). Hooked up the usb cable, selected charging only and tried the CID. This was the message i got in the debugging log:

"Executing adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

Reading adb output

------------------------

adb server is out of date. killing...

* daemon started successfully *

/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid: No such file or directory

------------------------

Could not locate CID in output"

Am I doing something wrong?

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Thanks for your effort but I still can't get it to work.

I formatted my sd card (the one that came with my legend), inserted it in the phone and restarted my phone (or did i needed to fastboot it?). Hooked up the usb cable, selected charging only and tried the CID. This was the message i got in the debugging log:

Am I doing something wrong?

No your not, I've seen this error doing it by hand too, I'll add another search line to the adb command,

Your device is probably

/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

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v0.0.5 uploaded.

You now have the option of selecting mmc1 or mmc0 as the location of the microSD's CID

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does not work with Legend

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does not work with Legend

Care to elaborate? I'd like to fix it so it does.

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does not work with Legend

Created a gold card for my legend, rooting as i type...

Edit: Rooting worked, thanks!

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Hi, I have followed the instructions in post 1.

Connection type is charge only.

USB debugging is on.

In the Goldcard tool I get "Could not locate CID in output", both in MMC1 & MMC0.

Any help greatly appreciated, by the way i'm using XP.

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Hi, I have followed the instructions in post 1.

Connection type is charge only.

USB debugging is on.

In the Goldcard tool I get "Could not locate CID in output", both in MMC1 & MMC0.

Any help greatly appreciated, by the way i'm using XP.

can you paste the text shown in the log window, also what device?

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can you paste the text shown in the log window, also what device?

Log reads as follows:

Executing adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

Reading adb output

------------------------

* daemon not running. starting it now *

* daemon started successfully *

------------------------

Could not locate CID in output

Device is a HTC Desire

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Log reads as follows:

Executing adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

Reading adb output

------------------------

* daemon not running. starting it now *

* daemon started successfully *

------------------------

Could not locate CID in output

Device is a HTC Desire

For some reason it's not picking up your Desire, I'll try to borrow a mates desire soon see if I can debug this more, currently I only have a Hero.

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Works no problem on my HTC Desire

Thanks

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Works no problem on my HTC Desire

Thanks

^ said mates desire :rolleyes:

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^ said mates desire :D

Hi all.

Does anyone know how small and SD card can I use to create a goldcard. I have a spare 256MB card from my wife's phone lying around so I thought about using that, if possible. Any help appreciated. :rolleyes:

Thanks.

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Any should work.

Your only patching Sector 0 of the microSD, no actual files go on the card.

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Any should work.

Your only patching Sector 0 of the microSD, no actual files go on the card.

Thanks for that klutsh. Your help is much appreciated :rolleyes:

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I extracted this and here is 0.0.5 in .exe format. http://www.filefactory.com/file/b1d16ag/n/GoldCardTool_exe

I've just downloaded your tool and htc sync ready for my orange branded desire when it arrives tomorrow. I have a couple of questions.

1. The phone will be locked to orange. Will i need to unlock the phone to create a gold card?

2. Provided it all goes well i'll have an unbranded phone. I presume when i restart after unbranding i'll have to setup the network settings manually or will the phone pick them up from the sim?

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You don't need to unlock the phone.

I'm not 100% on the APN setting's being lost, They should still work.

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Didn`t tried yet but anyway thanks a lot for the effort!

With your permissions i would like to translate it and use it in the Bulgarian Android Community forum?

Thanks in advance!

all4android.com

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