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14/Jun r6 riskfreeroot - HTC Desire rooting guide - now with HBOOT 0.80 and OS to 1.21 support


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Did you use this guide to root your HTC Desire?

  1. Yessireee and it's great! (969 votes [72.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.69%

  2. No because i'm too scared! (236 votes [17.70%])

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#2501
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Hello

I have just got a new HTC Desire. I live in the US. I noticed that my boot loader is allot higher than what was mentioned.

My boot loader is 0.98.0000

Any ideas on what I should do to gain root access.

Looking to use apps that require root access. I have noticed that my HTC Desire fingerprint is missing from the google database. Allot of apps are not showing up.

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#2502
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will this work on the US Cellular CDMA Desire?

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#2503
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Perfect Guide

Worked 100%

I updated to the modaco FW and then later updated to rooted 2.10.405.2

Great Guide!


Just to add any problems that I had "signature verification failed" were due to a bad gold card in the end I used the 4gb card that came with my Desire and it worked perfect

Edited by preetkk, 12 September 2010 - 05:42 PM.

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#2504
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Hi

I am having a problem with this rooting guide.
When I am loading the update.zip, I get the following error message:
E:failed to verify whole-file signature
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted

It might be worth to mention that I had to downgrade from 2.2 froyo to 2.1, due to the new HBOOT loader that came from HTC.

Any ideas?

Bjorn

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#2505
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Hi I've HTC Desire on H3G (3-Mobile UK) branded phone. I've created gold card and tried with two different gold cards. But when I run "step1-windows.bat"
C:\Documents and Settings\Gayanspy\Desktop\r6-desire-root-alt>step1-windows.bat
Desire Root Step 1

Erasing cache and rebooting in RUU mode...

erasing 'cache'... OKAY
... OKAY

About to start flash...
< waiting for device >
sending 'zip' (138708 KB)... OKAY
writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this image...
INFOsignature checking...
INFOzip header checking...
INFOzip info parsing...
INFOchecking model ID...
INFOchecking custom ID...
FAILED (remote: 42 custom id check fail)
sending 'zip' (138708 KB)... OKAY
writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this image...
INFOsignature checking...
INFOzip header checking...
INFOzip info parsing...
INFOchecking model ID...
INFOchecking custom ID...
FAILED (remote: 42 custom id check fail)

Rebooting to bootloader...

rebooting into bootloader... OKAY

Is this becouse it's Brnaded on 3Mobile? Can't I get my HTC Desire rooted? please help

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<deleted wrong thread>

Edited by algoholic, 20 September 2010 - 07:06 PM.

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confusion.. I have ROm 1.23 Virgin mobile branded.. How should i proceed?

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i have software number 1.23.351 hboot 0.80
cant root as error is signature verification failed when i apply the update zip, last step of rooting.

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Hi!

Just happened to have rooted my O2 HTC Desire before finding your instructions without first SIM unblocjing it. After loading a custom ROM I now get a black screen on start up and Recovery doesn't work. What can i do to recover the phone?
Thanx

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#2510
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hi,

I get :

finding update package
opening update package
verifying update package
e:failed to verify whole-file signature
e:signature verification failed
installation aborted.

Any ideas guys ?

Thanks for all your good work on this :P

Edit : I'm using a desire BTW

Edited by cheesemaker67, 24 October 2010 - 06:51 PM.

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Hi,

I am using the zip downloaded for bootloader 0.80,

When it says "Copy update.zip to sd card DO NOT RENAME IT" This file is not in the zip. Where do i copy this from?

Also when running "step1-windows.bat" I am getting "FAILED: (remote: 43 main version check fail)

Any help would be appreciated!


Daz

EDIT:

Finally rooted using unrevoked.

http://unrevoked.com/recovery/

Just make sure that you have got 7-zip installed so that it does not run as an executable file like I did :P

http://www.7-zip.org/

(Using Windows 7)

Edited by Dangerdaz, 29 October 2010 - 10:16 AM.

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Hi there, I was following the tutorial step by step, but I've stuck at "# Navigate to the 'BOOTLOADER' and then 'RECOVERY' option on the menu, using the volume buttons to move and the power button to select." point. My Desire seems to be turned off and can't make it to start. I can only hear the sound played when a device connects (when I try to power on). What should I do? I'm sure for 100 % I've done all the things just the way they are described in the tut.
Please, help.

add: It seems the display doesn't display anything, but the phone reacts...
when i did the step1-windows.bat it failed at 1 point:

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,51
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,59
INFO[RUU]WP,radio,100
FAILED (remote: 90 hboot pre-update! please flush image again immediately)
< waiting for device >
sending 'zip' (137446 KB)... OKAY
writing 'zip'... INFOadopting the signature contained in this image...
INFOsignature checking...
INFOzip header checking...
INFOzip info parsing...
INFOchecking model ID...
INFOchecking custom ID...
INFOchecking main version...
INFOstart image[boot] unzipping & flushing...
..
..

but ends with:

INFO[RUU]UZ,userdata,100
INFO[RUU]WP,userdata,0
INFO[RUU]WP,userdata,100
OKAY

Rebooting to bootloader...

rebooting into bootloader... OKAY

Step 1 complete - now use the bootloader menu to enter recovery mode.

To do this, press the power button, wait a few seconds, then use the volume keys
and power button to select the RECOVERY option.

add2: another find out
I can start the phone without screen, it starts and everything seems to be fine but without screen. I can unlock it as usual by sweep and bottom buttons lights but everything without screen.. Still damned.

Edited by keybarbarosa, 16 November 2010 - 05:54 PM.

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#2513
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hi excellent guide

I am stuck at the moment
I got a message ' FAILED <Remote: 43 main version check fail>'

then it say 'Sellect the RECOVERY option' I did selected but nothing happened just a white screen with HTC logo :(

Please help me what to do

Thank you

Edited by Pratik_rahul, 29 December 2010 - 12:29 AM.

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Please help me what to do

You don't have to use this guide anymore. Use Unrevoked and root it.

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I get stuck with this message @ ubuntu: error: insufficient permissions for device when i try to do ./recovery-linux.sh can someone help please ?


Try sudo chmod u+x recovery-linux.sh

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Hello,

I have the following problem after trying to use r5-desire-root-alt.

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INFO[RUU]WP,system,99
INFO[RUU]WP,system,100
INFOstart image[userdata] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,userdata,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,userdata,100
INFO[RUU]WP,userdata,0
INFO[RUU]WP,userdata,100
INFOstart image[sp1] unzipping & flushing...
INFO[RUU]UZ,sp1,0
INFO[RUU]UZ,sp1,100
INFO[RUU]WP,sp1,0
INFO[RUU]WP,sp1,100
FAILED (remote: 51 partition update fail)

Rebooting to bootloader...

rebooting into bootloader... OKAY

Step 1 complete - now use the bootloader menu to enter recovery mode.

To do this, press the power button, wait a few seconds, then use the volume keys
and power button to select the RECOVERY option.
C:\TEMP\r5-desire-root-alt\r5-desire-root-alt>
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the step1-windows.bat file seems to run in succession 2 times the first time looks fine then it begins once again to start the flash. at the end of the second run is what i have copied and pasted above.
as i unplug the usb cable the screen now goes white with
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BRAVO PVT1 SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-0.80.000
MI CROP-031D
TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
RADIO-4.06.00.02-2
Mar 29 2010, 21:34:33

RUU

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

with 2 caution icons in both bottom corners, when i pull out the battery and restart the machine it goes back to the original black screen with HTC and the four caution icons in the corners.

Does anyone know of a solution for this problem ? Fastboot still works...tried flashing a few files - boot.img, update.zip, pb99img.zip, nothing works :D

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Why aren't you using unrEVOked? SO much easier

www.unrevoked.com

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Google Nexus 4 (LG-E960)
ROM: Android 4.3 (JWR66V)
Bootloader: MAKOZ20i
Recovery: Stock
Radio: 2.0.1700.84
Kernel: Stock

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Tried using unrevoked but the phone kept restarting before being detected...anyway now I'm having that error and still looking for a way to fix it. :D

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What S/W version are you on at present?

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Google Nexus 4 (LG-E960)
ROM: Android 4.3 (JWR66V)
Bootloader: MAKOZ20i
Recovery: Stock
Radio: 2.0.1700.84
Kernel: Stock

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Hi,

It's partially fix now...I left the phone with battery pulled out for an hour and then i could run and finish without errors a RUU update.
I used RUU_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.29.405.5_Radio_32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27_release_159811_
igned.exe

Right now the phone has Android 2.2 but the initial problem, the one that was on 2.1 and the reason for trying to update hasn't been resolved - the phone reboots randomly especially when connected to the internet and youtube.
This problem is also mentioned on xda here: hxxp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=667728
The conclusion apparently is hardware problem, needs to be sent to service. :D

Thanks.

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