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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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quite some time, but i dont think it's flashed anything by then. I'd reboot. but..WHY IN GODSNAME WOULD YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT :|

I can only think of one reason (stupidity) ... but I thought since it started flashing then ..... Anyway I've redone the steps and all went well. Thank GOD it never got the actually writing anything!!! :P :huh:

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Hi Paul,

I'm also with Orange and since installing the new radio my phone has now applied a simlock for the orange sim card stating 'network locked'

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks for the great work

Aaron

I have the same. Has anyone tried flashing the original ROM back over the top? Does that include Radio?

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Paul

as apps2sd still saves cache to the internal memory does that mean when we run out of internal memory we cant install anymore apps even tho there is free space on the SD card?

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I have done the A2SD update ( wth .sh method )

the arabic font too.

i can't acces to the market

the error message is in french but it sounds like this :

Sorry !

Sudde close of application Android market ( from process com.android.vending ) thank to try again

any idea ?

edit : same thing when i want to go to check my photos taken by the camera ( i paste my save of my sdcard 'before the goldcard' )

i turn on the device without SD card, i have same issue... i can not look at pictures, i can't go on market etc...

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i dont understand what to do for this step

Your device should now be off. Unplug the device from your computer. Turn it on again while holding down the 'volume down' button this time. The screen will look similar to before, but will say 'HBOOT' instead of 'FASTBOOT'. Use the volume buttons and the power button to select the 'RECOVERY' option. You should then see a screen with a red triangle - at this point, plug it into your Linux or OSX computer.

can i use a windows 7 to do it?

if not how can i get round this?

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For all you guys with the simlock issue.....

using the "goldcard method" flash the below RRU, you will have to re-root but it should solve the issue

:huh:

http://androidfiledepot.com/Storage/...ase_121865.exe

That link doesn't work.... it got truncated!

Damn, I don't want to have to go through all that again. Is it worth we wait till the morning for the original radio?

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Just to let you know that i managed to get through the root-process and updating it with apps2sd as well. The first thing i did was installing an app that needs root...and yes id does work...

Apps2sd is working fine. Just make sure you are on a ext3 partition.

Now the only thing that i wish is a recovery-image so I can uninstall Ubuntu from my desktop.... :huh:

Thanks to Paul and all others that gave some very good tips for a linux-noob as I am.

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That link doesn't work.... it got truncated!

Damn, I don't want to have to go through all that again. Is it worth we wait till the morning for the original radio?

fixed the link and i can now confirm it works... phew, issue solved, rooting should be a bit easier this time :P

These things are sent to try us..

EDIT: Pauls Test RUU may do the job as it includes a radio image... :huh:

@paulobrien please update/put a flag on the radio in the 1st post.. dude... you are awsome

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i dont understand what to do for this step

Your device should now be off. Unplug the device from your computer. Turn it on again while holding down the 'volume down' button this time. The screen will look similar to before, but will say 'HBOOT' instead of 'FASTBOOT'. Use the volume buttons and the power button to select the 'RECOVERY' option. You should then see a screen with a red triangle - at this point, plug it into your Linux or OSX computer.

can i use a windows 7 to do it?

if not how can i get round this?

You don't. The bit in Paul's original post about needing access to both a windows machine AND a linux machine wasn't a joke. He meant it. Download an Ubuntu Live CD 32 bit and use that.

Get it here - http://www.ubuntulinux.org/getubuntu/download

Burn the iso onto a cd or dvd. Reboot your PC. Linux will now be running in memory, you won't be installing it to disk. You now have a temporary Linux install

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You don't. The bit in Paul's original post about needing access to both a windows machine AND a linux machine wasn't a joke. He meant it. Download an Ubuntu Live CD 32 bit and use that.

Get it here - http://www.ubuntulinux.org/getubuntu/download

Burn the iso onto a cd or dvd. Reboot your PC. Linux will now be running in memory, you won't be installing it to disk. You now have a temporary Linux install

Using a live USB Flash disrto works too, download ubuntu and google Universal USB installer, does the job for you :huh:

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I've got problems

running recovery-linux.sh I get a permission problem . I'm running gentoo linux 64bit

here follow the full output

./recovery-linux.sh

push: files/etc/fstab -> /etc/fstab

push: files/etc/mtab -> /etc/mtab

push: files/sbin/fix_permissions -> /sbin/fix_permissions

push: files/sbin/busybox -> /sbin/busybox

push: files/sbin/backuptool.sh -> /sbin/backuptool.sh

push: files/sbin/recovery -> /sbin/recovery

push: files/sbin/dump_image -> /sbin/dump_image

push: files/sbin/mkyaffs2image -> /sbin/mkyaffs2image

push: files/sbin/unyaffs -> /sbin/unyaffs

push: files/sbin/reboot -> /sbin/reboot

push: files/sbin/parted -> /sbin/parted

push: files/sbin/tune2fs -> /sbin/tune2fs

push: files/sbin/mke2fs -> /sbin/mke2fs

push: files/sbin/nandroid-mobile.sh -> /sbin/nandroid-mobile.sh

push: files/sbin/log2sd -> /sbin/log2sd

push: files/sbin/sdparted -> /sbin/sdparted

push: files/sbin/toolbox -> /sbin/toolbox

push: files/sbin/e2fsck -> /sbin/e2fsck

push: files/sbin/flash_image -> /sbin/flash_image

push: files/sbin/ums_toggle -> /sbin/ums_toggle

push: files/sbin/wipe -> /sbin/wipe

push: files/sbin/adbd -> /sbin/adbd

push: files/sbin/um -> /sbin/um

push: files/sbin/fs -> /sbin/fs

push: files/system/bin/linker -> /system/bin/linker

push: files/system/bin/sh -> /system/bin/sh

push: files/system/lib/libstdc++.so -> /system/lib/libstdc++.so

push: files/system/lib/libm.so -> /system/lib/libm.so

push: files/system/lib/libc.so -> /system/lib/libc.so

push: files/system/lib/libcutils.so -> /system/lib/libcutils.so

push: files/system/lib/liblog.so -> /system/lib/liblog.so

31 files pushed. 0 files skipped.

1867 KB/s (3709881 bytes in 1.939s)

- exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: Permission denied (13) -

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31 files pushed. 0 files skipped.

1867 KB/s (3709881 bytes in 1.939s)

- exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: Permission denied (13) -

did you flash the test RUU? seems the system partition is still protected

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The instructions are so clear, I can't believe so many people are having trouble entering couple simple command into terminal. I'm sorry for my sarcasm, but if you're struggling so bad, maybe you should not do it at all? I mean for your own safety - you don't want to brick your 400 quid device, do you?

On the brighter side of things, every single root app that I've tried so far works! That includes drocap2, wireless tethering, autostarts, etc. The only exception is adfree android, which gives an error that it can't replace hosts file and if I try it several times, it crashes the phone all together. But that's the problem of the app.

APPS2SD works fine too, though I'm a bit confused why the internal memory keeps going down.

Oh, and someone asked if they can just remove any files they want from rootedupdate.zip - the answer is NO. The files needs to be properly signed if you do and that's a totally different topic.

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I've got problems

running recovery-linux.sh I get a permission problem . I'm running gentoo linux 64bit

here follow the full output

./recovery-linux.sh

<...>

- exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: Permission denied (13) -

sudo ./recovery-linux.sh

:huh:

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I have to grant a HUGE THANK YOU to Paul for its efforts in this quest. AWESOME!

Just installed all these apps and still 90MB+ free! :huh:

Exported by aTrackDog at 02:32:40 2010/04/29

AirAttack,1.4,dk.logisoft.airattackfull

Android LightSaber,1.3,com.org.lightsaber

Armored Strike,1.36,com.requiem.armoredStrike

Battery Indicator ProDROID,2.0.1,com.darshancomputing.BatteryIndicatorProDROID

CoPilot,8.0.0.606,com.alk.copilot

GPS Status,3.0.3,com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2

Head To Head Racing,1.0.2,com.craigsrace.headtoheadracing_full

Iron Sight,1.0.0,com.polarbit.ironsight

Maps,4.1.1,com.google.android.apps.maps

MechanicsTouch,1.0.14,com.mechanics.engine

MeteorFull,1.1,com.mstream.meteorfull

My Maps Editor by Google,1.1.6,com.google.android.apps.mymaps

NetCounter,0.13.1,net.jaqpot.netcounter

PapaStacker,1.2.0,com.camelgames.papastack

PhoneMyPC,1.0.13,com.softwareforme.PhoneMyPC

Places Directory,1.0.20,com.google.android.apps.localdirectory

Raging Thunder,1,0,7,com.polarbit.ragingthunder

Shoot U!,1.0.3,com.camelgames.shootu

Sky Force,1.26,com.idreams.skyforce

Smooth Calendar,0.9.5,se.catharsis.android.calendar

SpacePhysics,1.6.5,com.doodle.main

Spare Parts,1.5 Only,com.androidapps.spare_parts

Speed Forge 3D,1.1.1,Mag3DLite.SpeedForge

Star Wars Puzzle,1.1,com.socialin.android.puzzle.starwars

Star Wars Sounds and Ringtones,1.3,com.soundroid2012.starwars

Tower Bloxx,1.0.1,com.digitalchocolate.TowerBloxx.House

Winx Puzzle,2.3.0,com.socialin.android.puzzle.winx

Wireless Tether for Root Users,1.70-pre1 (Back-in-black),android.tether

YouTube Downloader,2.2,com.isaacwaller.youtubedownloader

2 Player Reactor,1.0.1,coolcherrytrees.games.reactor

A Online Radio,1.0.5.1,com.leadapps.android.radio

Abduction!,1.45.3,au.com.phil

ActionPotato,1.0.1,net.sunflat.android.actionpotato

Advanced Task Manager,4.0.1,com.arron.taskManager

Air Control,1.10,dk.logisoft.aircontrol

Androlib Wallpapers,1.0.12,com.nix.apps.androlib.wallpapers

Aquarium,1.12,fishnoodle.aquarium_free

Armageddon Squadron,1.0.6,com.polarbit.asquadron

ArtfulBits aiMinesweeper,3.2.1,artfulbits.aiMinesweeper

ASTRO,2.3.1,com.metago.astro

aTrackDog,3.14,com.a0soft.gphone.aTrackDog

aTrackDog(SD),3.14,com.a0soft.gphone.aWatchDog

Avatar Puzzle,2.8.0,com.socialin.android.puzzle.avatar

Barcode Scanner,3.22,com.google.zxing.client.android

Bebbled,2.14,com.devuni.multibubbles.trial

Bonsai Blast,1.5,com.glu.android.bonsai

Bubble Defense,1.07,com.sgg.bdfree

Buka Lite,2.14,net.hexage.bukaDEMO

Chess,2.2.1,com.google.android.chess

Classic Simon,1.6,com.neilneil.android.games.simonclassic

Color Drips,1.0.5,com.labpixies.colordrips

Dotter,1.11,com.chickenbrickstudios.dotter

EarthRot,1.3.5,com.seb.SLWP

Facebook,1.2,com.facebook.katana

FlashLite Plugin,1.0,com.htc.flashliteplugin

Flood-It!,1.0.4,com.labpixies.flood

Frozen Bubble,1.5,org.jfedor.frozenbubble

Gem Miner,1.12,au.com.phil.minedemo

Gentle Alarm,2.3.5,com.mobitobi.android.gentlealarm

Gmail Icon Widget,1.1,com.CRSoft.GmailIcon

Google Sky Map,1.5.1,com.google.android.stardroid

Google Traduttore,1.1,com.google.android.apps.translate

Graviturn,1.03,com.fheft.graviturn

handyCalc,0.41,org.mmin.handycalc

Hello Kitty Puzzle,1.0,monkeypunch.android.hellokittypuzzle

Jewels,1.5,org.mhgames.jewels

Labyrinth,1.3,se.illusionlabs.labyrinth.full

Layar,3.1,com.layar

LineUp,1.0.6,com.labpixies.lineup

Livella,1.8.2,bz.ktk.bubble

Market,1.713,com.android.vending

McQueen Puzzle,1.7.0,com.socialin.android.puzzle.mcqueen

Metal Detector,1.2-RELEASE,com.imkurt.metaldetector

Musical Pro,4.0.1,souvey.musical.pro

My Tracks,1.0.11,com.google.android.maps.mytracks

nswPlayer,1.2.9,com.nsw.android.mediaexplorer

OpenSudoku,1.0.0,cz.romario.opensudoku

Opera Mini 5 beta,5.0,com.opera.mini.android

PapiCatch,1.0.5,net.sunflat.android.papicatch

PapiJump,1.0.4,net.sunflat.android.papijump

PapiMissile,1.0.4,net.sunflat.android.papimissile

PapiPole,1.0.4,net.sunflat.android.papipole

PapiRiver,1.0.3,net.sunflat.android.papiriver

Photoshop.com Mobile,1.1.0,com.adobe.psmobile

PhotoStitch,1.13,nl.jupe.photostitch

Princess Puzzle,2.0.0,com.socialin.android.puzzle.princess

Profiles,0.1.16,net.eggenstein.android.profiles

Radiant,2.4,net.hexage.radiant

Robo Defense,1.2.0,com.magicwach.rdefense

SFCave,1.0.4,net.sunflat.android.sfcave

Shazam,1.3,com.shazam.android

Shot,1.0,biz.mtoy.shot

Simple Paint,2.5,virtualgs.paint

Solitaire,1.12.1,com.kmagic.solitaire

Spiderman Puzzle,1.8.0,com.socialin.android.puzzle.spiderman

Tank Ace 1944,1.0.5,com.resetgame.tankace1944

tAttachApkInstaller,1.0.5,jp.co.taosoftware.android.attachapkinstaller

Televideo,1.0.0,com.jappit.android.televideo

TennisSlam,1.0.0,com.company.TennisSlam

The Schwartz Unsheathed,1.3.0,com.android.app.schwarz

Trio PRO,1.0,com.labpixies.trio

Wave Blazer,1.0.5,com.polarbit.waveblazer

Zen Table Tennis,1.0.2,com.resetgame.zentabletennis

Total 103 applications.

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Well I now have a rooted Desire with APPS2SD and radio update.

It wasn't without problems though. I had terrible problems with the linux bit. The problem was that I, and a great many others, have never used linux. I got stuck by what might seem obvious to linux users like file names are case sensitive as an example. Changing directories seems different then "msdos" and I still am not sure who "sudo" is. :huh:

It you haven't used linux before I would wait until somone puts out a simple guide that us windows users can understand. DON'T RISK BRICKING THE DEVICE.

I managed it eventually but am not entirely sure how! If I knew how I did it - I would write the guide!

Still it was worth the effort and I now have an ADD FREE MoDaCo as a thank you.

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Don't worry....

I actually have quite a lot of experience with Linux and still it took me hours to get this working... had to test six different Linux distros, every one of them showed another error.

It's not Paul's fault or whoever made these rooting tools' fault, that's just how Linux "works".

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How could i copy the "'rooted update" to the sdcard when ive made a goldcard of it?

i cant even enter the sd card, it says it needs to be formatted!

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How could i copy the "'rooted update" to the sdcard when ive made a goldcard of it?

i cant even enter the sd card, it says it needs to be formatted!

You have choosen the wrong drive type in the hex-editor, where you copied the 0170 hex byte!

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