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    Herm,Diamond,Desire,Sensation
  1. Paul astounded me with his speed on the HTC Desire forums (it was seeing the way he put himself all out into cracking the HTC Desire and then creating the best most stable ROM out there that made me pay for AdFree to say thank you) as well back in the day but yes things seem quite slow here. It's a shame as the guy is so skilled I'll think three times before installing anything other than MoDaCo custom. Anyway hopefully he'll get round to it although let's not forget Paul has a life too :-) and there'll be a thousand other devices awaiting his attention (none quite as juicy as the HTC Sensation mind you! There's so much potential to be unlocked in this thing! I'm not a tremendous fan of the new look but it's growing on me slowly.
  2. No problem :-) So the proceedure is: 1. Install the HTC Drivers if necessary from here http://downloads.unr...er3.0.0.007.exe 2. If you want to root your device (why wouldn't you) then Download this zip http://goo-inside.me...efgh-signed.zip and transfer it to the root of your SD card. (by for example connecting your phone and choosing to use the SD card as USB storage then dragging and dropping the file). 3. Switch on USB Debugging in the settings menu and connect phone in Charge Only mode (not HTC sync or the USB storage mode). 4. Download then run revolutionary from http://revolutionary.io (exact link not given as you'll need to be on that website to generate the beta key). 5. Run the revolutionary.io tool. It'll tell you your serial number (in square brackets) and your bootloader version will also be identified (subversion in the device name - else you can find it by restarting your phone into the bootloader). 6. Enter your phone model (presumably HTC Sensation if you're reading this), the operating system you're using (linux or windows), your bootloader version and your serial number into the form which appears when you download the file on the revolutionary.io website. 7. This will generate a unique beta serial which you should now cut and paste into the running program. (this will prevent errors). Make sure you don't accidently highlight a space before or after the key, or a new line. To paste right click on the top of the cmd.exe window and go to Edit > Paste. (If you're running linux right click anywhere on terminal and choose paste). 8. S-off should be installed automatically from here on. A few restarts will be involved. Let it finish. When it's finished it'll leave you in the boot loader.... 9. Revolutionary will prompt you for whether you wish to flash a custom recovery (I'd choose yes if I were you!) 10. When that's complete if you don't want to root the device then you're done... if you do then choose 'Recovery' from the bootloader menu on the phone (volume up and down to select it , then the power volume to choose it) 11. Create a backup from the recovery first! (technically optional) 12. Then choose to flash a zip from the SD card scroll down to the file su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip which you placed there at step 2 , choose yes to confirm. 13. Once it's finished flashing navigate through the bootloader menu to restart device and you're done. Rooted and S-OFF. 14. Await increadable custom ROMS to install ;-)
  3. Hi all, For those of you that don't yet know team Alpharev and unrEVOked have teamed up and today they released a developer version of S-OFF for us all along with a zip to flash to gain root. Edit: To help one of our members I wrote a brief guide in a later post. To aid people in finding it I'm editing my first post to place the guide here. For posterity I've left my original post beneath. --------------- No problem :-) So the proceedure is: 1. Install the HTC Drivers if necessary from here http://downloads.unr...er3.0.0.007.exe 2. If you want to root your device (why wouldn't you) then Download this zip http://goo-inside.me...efgh-signed.zip and transfer it to the root of your SD card. (by for example connecting your phone and choosing to use the SD card as USB storage then dragging and dropping the file). 3. Switch on USB Debugging in the settings menu and connect phone in Charge Only mode (not HTC sync or the USB storage mode). 4. Download then run revolutionary from http://revolutionary.io (exact link not given as you'll need to be on that website to generate the beta key). 5. Run the revolutionary.io tool. It'll tell you your serial number (in square brackets) and your bootloader version will also be identified (subversion in the device name - else you can find it by restarting your phone into the bootloader). 6. Enter your phone model (presumably HTC Sensation if you're reading this), the operating system you're using (linux or windows), your bootloader version and your serial number into the form which appears when you download the file on the revolutionary.io website. 7. This will generate a unique beta serial which you should now cut and paste into the running program. (this will prevent errors). Make sure you don't accidently highlight a space before or after the key, or a new line. To paste right click on the top of the cmd.exe window and go to Edit > Paste. (If you're running linux right click anywhere on terminal and choose paste). 8. S-off should be installed automatically from here on. A few restarts will be involved. Let it finish. When it's finished it'll leave you in the boot loader.... 9. Revolutionary will prompt you for whether you wish to flash a custom recovery (I'd choose yes if I were you!) 10. When that's complete if you don't want to root the device then you're done... if you do then choose 'Recovery' from the bootloader menu on the phone (volume up and down to select it , then the power volume to choose it) 11. Create a backup from the recovery first! (technically optional) 12. Then choose to flash a zip from the SD card scroll down to the file su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip which you placed there at step 2 , choose yes to confirm. 13. Once it's finished flashing navigate through the bootloader menu to restart device and you're done. Rooted and S-OFF. 14. Await increadable custom ROMS to install ;-) ----------------Original Post---------------- The tool can be downloaded at: http://revolutionary.io right now (as it's a beta release) you'll need to generate a beta key for the software ( which uses your serial - don't worry about switching the phone off and taking the battery out to get the serial number as the program will tell you the serial you need to enter when run). Best of luck all! Hopefully we'll see one of the famous MoDaCo custom roms coming out soon enough ;-) (no pressure Paul of course!) I can confirm it works and I'm currently enjoying S-OFF with clockwork recovery mod (which the revolutionary will prompt you to install) and I'm rooted (and we're not talking the RW perma-temp root method - this one won't disappear it's a propper perm-root). Many thanks to the teams involved! and hope this information helps someone! PS - If you're on windows you'll need the fastboot drivers installed. You can find those and the zip file which you'll need ot flash from recovery to gain root linked on this page (in the common problems & questions section): http://unrevoked.com...c/revolutionary I'll try and find time to produce a spanish translation of the guide for our spanish friends soon! :-)
  4. Damn it HTC you got me so excited thinking this would be the promIsed S-OFF!
  5. Ah that makes more sense. What on earth does the phone need 3Gigs of RAM for??? Some laptops don't have that! (my maxed out alienware m11x of course has considerably more...but still that's one huge amount of RAM for a mobile...) It should be arriving tomorrow! Let's hope it's early so that I can get out and see the new Harry Potter ;-)
  6. Many thanks to both of you. After careful consideration I decided to go ahead and get the phone - let's hope that the promised S-OFF and hopeful subsequent rooting happen soon as I really do like my AdBlocker software and other root powertoys. The build quality of the phone looked great and when I tried it out in the store (sorry to the poor guy who felt so sure he'd get a sale out of it - I just needed to see what the interface was like) it seemed pretty snappy. I'm not so sure on the linux-cube type behavior when flicking between the various desktops - I prefered the smooth flat look of my previous desire - but I'm sure when the security is removed and the custom ROMs start appearing this will be fixable! :-) One quick question I've seen both 4GB and 1GB quoted as the storage space of the phone... which is it? Anyway I look forward to getting my hands on my new toy tomorrow and will post up my thoughts in case they'll be of use to any other users. A hearty thanks to both of you for your advice! ;-)
  7. Hi all, Having lost my beloved HTC Desire (rooted thanks to paul and running MoDaCo custom ROM) I came straight back here once I'd researched the smartphone market a bit to see what was available. What are people's opinions on the HTC Sensation? Any actual owner's thoughts, and especially anyone who has also owned an HTC Desire would be very welcome! I gather we haven't got S-OFF or rooting working yet? But that there are a few dumps from already S-OFFed devices floating around? Also (and I'm fairly sure the answer will be no, sadly) are HTC Desire batteries compatable with it? (as I've got two spares and an external charger kicking around). Thanks all.
  8. I'm presently giving it a bash on r8 ............. more than likely it'll go pearshaped and I'll need the nandroid backup I'm presently creating..... wish me luck! Edit: No luck. Might have just been me I suppose. Flashed the ps3-signed file after a flash of r8...the result was that the phone didn't get past the first HTC screen at startup. Left it for five mins before re-entering recovery and re-flashing r8. Phone is booting again. Looks like it is going to need tweaked :-/ Edit: Actually don't believe what I said beforehand...Just to doublecheck everything I grudgingly installed Open Desire 4.0.10 ........ and after flashing it's not getting past the htc screen either. Don't understand it will play with it tomorrow but for now I'm going back to the happy secure world of modaco and staying there :-)
  9. Stupid question folks but it's been a while since I've needed to do this: Do we still *need* to use the goldcard to flash ROMs? it's been so long since I've done it. I remember the old method fine - it's just that things have changed substantially recently with the ability to access the bootloader without connecting to pc etc (which I did last time)! The issue is that I've simply used my old gold-card for doing this job in the past thinking it didn't matter either way. Given I'm likely to be using this a *lot* now to perform the psfreedom hack on my device I'd much rather not have to switch SD cards all the time just to perform the hack (which will involve flashing). If gold cards are still necessary is the website to create them still on the go as I'll need to convert my main SD card. I seem to remember they started charging? Also is turning my main SD card into a goldcard likely to interfere in some way with my A2SD+ ext partition? (given it involves hex editing the drive and placing code at the begining......) Thanks for getting me up-todate again all :-) my dyslexic eyes were starting to hurt with trying to find the recent information answers to my questions.... Edit: got to the bottom of my own problem and thought I'd post here to help other people who came through the Goldcard days with this question - In short No it is *not* necessary anymore!
  10. Point accepted my good man :-) It's not that I don't appreciate the good work that they do (and you've got to respect people who give up their own time for the good of the community - hats off!). Just that for me personally I will never use any firmware without HTC Sense (unless it brings out something spectacularly better of course!). Hence while I really don't like cyanogenmod that doesn't mean I'm biggoted to the point that I can't admit that it does really excel in many areas! The fact is Sense UI is so beautiful I'm unwilling to sacrifice it even though I've heard CM runs better etc etc. ;-) (and yes I know a number of parts of various roms have been taken from CM - network settings for various carriers for example)! I'm just humbly requesting a MoDaCo custom ROM which contains or is compatable with PSFreedom patches as it is, IMHO the best ROM on the planet and the reason I went add free (well that and as a thanks for the root!).
  11. I believe that presently this would break use as a hard-disk and wifi. However the flash to switch it on and off is a much smaller one, and given there's no need for a change of ROMs I can skip wiping which makes it much more pain-free. Also on MoDaCo custom I would be quite happy to leave the device hacked until I needed wifi in which-case reboot quick tweak and we're golden. It's also highly likely that this issue with disabling USB will be historical soon :-D Talking to people on the development thread (linekd from the ps3 links article) it seems that what needs done is compiling the patched kernel. Though never having built an android kernal I'm not quite sure where to start there....hence posting up to bring our plight to the attentio nof someone with the skills! :-)
  12. This hack is so hot-off-the-press (days old) that only one homebrew app has been released. However dev enirnoments are out there already .There are roamers of PS2 backcompatability working already on all consoles including slims, It should also permit otherOS to be re-enabled however it should be able to run under 'gameos' removing all the restrictions sony placed on how much of the ps3's potential could be used in other OS (remember the PS3 is essentially a very powerful computer). Not to mention it's highly likely we'll see mediaplayers (like XBMC) ported to it and lots of other goodies. For now the first homebrew app was released yesterday - it's a simple ftp server. I intend trying my hand a bit myself at some apps. There is also a program which I suppose constitutes one of the first real "homebrew" apps for extracting your games to an external hard-disk which lets you keep a backup and is reported to substantially reduce load times. However the real advantage lies in unlocking the power of your PS3 to do whatever you want. The PS3 is basically a mini-supercomputer ;-)
  13. Yeh Paul should be proud his ROM is so good I'm refusing to unlock the full power of my PS3 because I love them so much. Now that's loyalty :P
  14. Hi all, presently the PSFreedom build presently available is for people running cyanogenmod ROMs only. Given I love HTC sense, and therefore hate cyanogenmod and furthermore that I wouldn't give up MoDaCo custom ROMs period I'm posting to ask if would be possible to incorporate/adapt the relelvant kernal patch for the USB host functionality and files for the hack into the MoDaCo ROM, and either ask for help doing that myself (if it's easy which I suspect it won't be) or ask very nicely from some help for the community! I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves the MoDaCo roms so much that I won't give them up even to be able to run Homebrew on my PS3. More info here: http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2010/09/06/hack-y...-androiddesire/ Thanks for your help all! :-D
  15. Thankfully it was resolved by a reflash. A bit perplexed as to why it occurred in the first place but at least it was shortlived and relatively painless to fix! Loving the new ROM. Thanks Guys!
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