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Update: This is not currently working - please read the thread.

Introducing.... Superboot! :)

Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash the system partition, no need to use ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just flash the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Superboot - download (Mediafire Pro)

How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Your device should be at the normal 'home screen'
- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'
- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh' followed by './install-superboot-mac.sh'
- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh' followed by './install-superboot-linux.sh'

A nod to benhaam for his pointer towards the bootloader command used in this superboot.

Finally, if you would like to show your appreciation for the ROM, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo Ad Free or MoDaCo Plus account, which also gives you early access to Beta ROM releases and the online ROM kitchens.

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I should point out that without a Tattoo I have had to guess a couple of bits of this superboot, but it's safe - you shouldn't be able to permanently damage your device (although you use this at your own risk of course!)

If 1.0 doesn't work we'll work together to get it going... :)

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First, sorry for my english, i´m spanish men,i read your post and...wow! root in the "tattoo". i download the zip file and try it but my tattoo doesn´t nothing. Can you explain to me what I have to do stepwise? thanks for all

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chusen, what OS? What do you see on screen when you run the Superboot install script?

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Hi,
My Tattoo was bought unlocked with :
radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys

[edit by Paul: Thanks calkar, script updated based on your feedback!]

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HTC Hero bought unbranded with :
radio 63.18.55.06JU_6.35.09.26
kernel 2.6.27-mck-teknologist-1.92 root@neutrino )
build MoDaCo Custom ROM 3.2

HTC Tattoo bought unbranded with :
radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys

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chusen, what OS? What do you see on screen when you run the Superboot install script?

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Sorry X-D my OS is windows XP SP3

[edit by Paul: Thanks chusen!]

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[edit by Paul: Thanks mainfram3, script updated based on your feedback!]

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OK, so let's do it manually...

Extract the zip then type...

adb-windows shell reboot oem-78
fastboot-windows boot tattoo.superboot.img

And let me know if it boots?

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Uploading 1.1 now with some fixes...

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first command reboots (as expected!) the device in "normal" mode

second command says " < waiting for the device > (hangs) .......

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HTC Hero bought unbranded with :
radio 63.18.55.06JU_6.35.09.26
kernel 2.6.27-mck-teknologist-1.92 root@neutrino )
build MoDaCo Custom ROM 3.2

HTC Tattoo bought unbranded with :
radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys

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Oops, typo, try now, that should have read oem-78 :)

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Version 1.1 uploaded.

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Version 1.1 uploaded.

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adb-windows shell reboot oem-78
fastboot-windows boot tattoo.superboot.img

first command replies 0 (reboots device with HTC screen)
second says :
downloading 'boot.img' ... OKAY
booting ...

hangs there !

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HTC Hero bought unbranded with :
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build MoDaCo Custom ROM 3.2

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radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys

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OK, right, that's progress. Is this using 1.1 right?

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Here's an alternate superboot to try if the standard 1.1 doesn't boot...

http://loadbalancing...p7dl1ff9adx2f63

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can anyone confirm that this works on tattoo? if so, this is what a lot of people have been waiting for. rooting the tattoo.

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OK, right, that's progress. Is this using 1.1 right?

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No that was still manual.

For 1.1 :
please correct to "choice /T 10 /C ON /D O > NUL" for correctness

command "fastboot-windows oem-78" is invalid (gives syntax help)

results same as above (hangs on booting)

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HTC Hero bought unbranded with :
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kernel 2.6.27-mck-teknologist-1.92 root@neutrino )
build MoDaCo Custom ROM 3.2

HTC Tattoo bought unbranded with :
radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys

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Could try the 1.1 image and alternate image manually?

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Could try the 1.1 image and alternate image manually?

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same results with both images either with script or manually :)(

always hangs in booting !

How long should be this step when it succeed ?

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HTC Hero bought unbranded with :
radio 63.18.55.06JU_6.35.09.26
kernel 2.6.27-mck-teknologist-1.92 root@neutrino )
build MoDaCo Custom ROM 3.2

HTC Tattoo bought unbranded with :
radio 13.29.55.13H_3.35.07.20
kernel 2.6.29-gf922713 htckernel@and18-2#117
build 1.67.405.6 CL#74178 release-keys




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