• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

Debrand rooted G2?

4 posts in this topic

Posted

Sorry if I've missed a topic covering this, if I have could you point me to the thread please?

I have a T-mob G2, rooted, currently running FroydVillain 1.5 (Froyo).

All is fine except for the annoyance of the initial boot screen that says G2 and T Mobile. It doesn't affect anything else but I want rid of it. I have never used the Goldcard installation routine, never needed to as when I flashed the recovery image originally, it was still on an appropriate ROM level to allow this without a Goldcard.

Two questions then:

Do I need to "Goldcard" the phone to get rid of the splash screen?

Would "Goldcarding" unlock the phone - it's still currently locked to T Mob. Would I need to install a basic standard HTC ROM and then reflash, or just continue to use FroydVillain?

Sorry if all of this has been answered elsewhere, if it has please link me to it?

Thanks everyone.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Sorry if I've missed a topic covering this, if I have could you point me to the thread please?

I have a T-mob G2, rooted, currently running FroydVillain 1.5 (Froyo).

All is fine except for the annoyance of the initial boot screen that says G2 and T Mobile. It doesn't affect anything else but I want rid of it. I have never used the Goldcard installation routine, never needed to as when I flashed the recovery image originally, it was still on an appropriate ROM level to allow this without a Goldcard.

Two questions then:

Do I need to "Goldcard" the phone to get rid of the splash screen?

Would "Goldcarding" unlock the phone - it's still currently locked to T Mob. Would I need to install a basic standard HTC ROM and then reflash, or just continue to use FroydVillain?

Sorry if all of this has been answered elsewhere, if it has please link me to it?

Thanks everyone.

The boot screen is loaded by the ROM, so installing a new ROM would change the boot screen, it is just an animated gif.

You need the gold card if you can't get the ROM to install, as it bypasses the security settings on the phone that prevents you from ROMs that are not CID signed.

The gold card only provides the ability to bypass the security, it does not unlock the phone.

You still need an unlock code to unlock the phone's network to work on other networks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

The boot screen is loaded by the ROM, so installing a new ROM would change the boot screen, it is just an animated gif.

You need the gold card if you can't get the ROM to install, as it bypasses the security settings on the phone that prevents you from ROMs that are not CID signed.

The gold card only provides the ability to bypass the security, it does not unlock the phone.

You still need an unlock code to unlock the phone's network to work on other networks.

Thanks, that clarifies most of my questions.

I have the phone rooted, recovery image installed and I'm able to install custom ROMs, all of this is fine.

However, one question remains about the boot screen, I think I'm not explaining myself properly here, sorry for that. When the G2 is fired up from cold it initially displays a black screen that says "G2" and "T-Mobile" - this is what I'm referring to, probably incorrctly - as the boot screen. Following this screen the boot screen for whatever ROM I'm running (currently VillainROM) shows up. It's the first, initial G2 T-Mobile screen that I want to get rid of. Any suggestions for this?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

You need the SPL hack for that. See here for details. I never bothered. I don't reboot my devices that often.

Edited by toxaris
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.