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24/May r4 - HTC Legend rooting guide - Now with 1.31.x


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Guest Claudius

Hi Paul !

Thanks for the rooting tutorial ! I didn't try it yet cause I'm on a 2.03.

Will you share technical details of your method to see if it can be easily adapted to 2.03 ?

Kind regards

Claudius

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Guest boibo

im stuck at "writing zip..." after the "sending zip"

whats wrong? Any idea? Only have the HTC logon on the phone.

edit: after editing step1.windows and removing the duplicate entry, it stil stucks at writing zip. Pulling battery works (phone still boots normal), version is 1.31.405.

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i got it to work!

I think the problem is the generation of the goldcard. First, i didnt run the editor in admin (i have uac off, but perhaps thats not the same thing) and 2nd, i used ctrl+v, ie paste insert and NOT paste write.

But now it worked, it wrote and flashed.

;)

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Guest scheerhout

Hi every one...

Can some one please help me... If have rooted the HTC Legend according by Paul's manual...

I now have root access but i'm not able to update my phone anymore...

There is a "android system update 1.31.405.5" update available but when i try to install it, it fails with a questionmark and my phone is rebooted...

I hope some can help to solve this issue...

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Guest borgfather
Hi every one...

Can some one please help me... If have rooted the HTC Legend according by Paul's manual...

I now have root access but i'm not able to update my phone anymore...

There is a "android system update 1.31.405.5" update available but when i try to install it, it fails with a questionmark and my phone is rebooted...

I hope some can help to solve this issue...

can you please explane what you'r doing to upgrade and when it fails ?

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can you please explane what you'r doing to upgrade and when it fails ?

Hi borgfather,

I have rooted my HTC legend according to Paul's manual... This worked fine...

But now when i try to install a system update (android update 1.31.405.5 ) using the OTA Menu --> Setting --> About the phone--> System Updates--> it fails.

It downloads the update to the Download directory on my SD card... Then when i try to install the update it fails... with a question mark and my phone reboots..

I also tried to install the update manually (recovery mode)...

This is the error code that i get when i try to install the update using the recovery mode...

Verifying update package ..

E: No signature (208 files)

E: Verification failed

Installation Aborted

I also found this post... But everything the mention does not solve the problem...

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/andr...a43aa&hl=en

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Hi borgfather,

I have rooted my HTC legend according to Paul's manual... This worked fine...

But now when i try to install a system update (android update 1.31.405.5 ) using the OTA Menu --> Setting --> About the phone--> System Updates--> it fails.

It downloads the update to the Download directory on my SD card... Then when i try to install the update it fails... with a question mark and my phone reboots..

I also tried to install the update manually (recovery mode)...

This is the error code that i get when i try to install the update using the recovery mode...

Verifying update package ..

E: No signature (208 files)

E: Verification failed

Installation Aborted

I also found this post... But everything the mention does not solve the problem...

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/andr...a43aa&hl=en

As far as i know the OTA rom your trying to install is not rooted

therfore even if you manage to install it you louse your work rooting your phone

also the OTA rom is a upgrade i'm not sure if it is a complete rom itself

and i would not recommend updating a altered rom with a standard update

there are some roms on the modaco site and athers on the XDA-devolpers site

i instaled the modaco roms several times for testing using the recovery mode

goot luck

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hey paul,

we are waiting patiently for a root procedure to 1.32.

probably not much interest in the legend here and elsewhere - but some of us bought this nice phone.

keep up the great work!

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As far as i know the OTA rom your trying to install is not rooted

therfore even if you manage to install it you louse your work rooting your phone

also the OTA rom is a upgrade i'm not sure if it is a complete rom itself

and i would not recommend updating a altered rom with a standard update

there are some roms on the modaco site and athers on the XDA-devolpers site

i instaled the modaco roms several times for testing using the recovery mode

goot luck

Hi borgfather,

So if I understand you correctly... If you root your phone, you cannot install OTA updates? They will fail to install? If this is so… Why don’t I see more people complaining on this issue?

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Guest ariaxu

The Legend launched in Canada on the Bell network last week.

Unfortunately, no one I've talked to about it has managed to root the Bell edition. I've personally tried with 6 different MicroSD cards of various sizes, under Linux and Windows, and three of my friends have also tried with no success. I've made goldcards for several different devices before, so I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right.

Without exception, the process fails during Step 1 of the guide, with the message "FAILED (remote: 43 main version check fail)". Continuing to Step 2 results in the usual "device not found" message.

The bootloader says:

LEGEND PVT SHIP S-ON

HBOOT-0.43.0003

MICROP-0816

TOUCH PANEL-SYN07_0103

RADIO-7.08.35.05

Apr 30 2010,23:52:18
Settings->Hardware->Software Information:
Firmware: 2.1-update1

Baseband: 47.37.35.09U_7.08.35.05

Am I stuck in unprivileged mode, or can anyone offer any insight?

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The Legend launched in Canada on the Bell network last week.

Unfortunately, no one I've talked to about it has managed to root the Bell edition. I've personally tried with 6 different MicroSD cards of various sizes, under Linux and Windows, and three of my friends have also tried with no success. I've made goldcards for several different devices before, so I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right.

Without exception, the process fails during Step 1 of the guide, with the message "FAILED (remote: 43 main version check fail)". Continuing to Step 2 results in the usual "device not found" message.

The bootloader says:

LEGEND PVT SHIP S-ON

HBOOT-0.43.0003

MICROP-0816

TOUCH PANEL-SYN07_0103

RADIO-7.08.35.05

Apr 30 2010,23:52:18
Settings->Hardware->Software Information:
Firmware: 2.1-update1

Baseband: 47.37.35.09U_7.08.35.05

Am I stuck in unprivileged mode, or can anyone offer any insight?

What is the version of ur ROM . i suspect you are on the 1.32 xxx. This cannot be rooted as of now... we are all waiting for either the 1.32 or 2.03 ROM root .. ;)

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Guest borgfather
Hi borgfather,

So if I understand you correctly... If you root your phone, you cannot install OTA updates? They will fail to install? If this is so… Why don’t I see more people complaining on this issue?

I think because they know it before rooting and prefere a rooted device above an OTA update

as i do

i do not know exactly what are the updates or better said what does the update consists of.

but to be honest i am perfectly happy with my rooted MoDaCo rom on my device

and i am sure: as soon as a froyo rom is released for the legend it will bee rooted and put on the net

sucsess met updating je telefoon

Groetjes

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Guest CRNeo

I'm slightly confused... I've just got a vodafone branded legend... HBOOT is 43.00001

Will this guide work for me?

I assume once I complete this I can then install MCR on it?

Thanks

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I'm slightly confused... I've just got a vodafone branded legend... HBOOT is 43.00001

Will this guide work for me?

I assume once I complete this I can then install MCR on it?

Thanks

Probably not - but check your software version on the phone. The important number is 1.xx, if it's 1.32 (or 2.03) it won't work, if the number is lower it will.

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Guest CRNeo
Probably not - but check your software version on the phone. The important number is 1.xx, if it's 1.32 (or 2.03) it won't work, if the number is lower it will.

Well if I go into Settings --> About Phone --> Software Information

Firmware version 2.1

Baseband version 47.26.35.04U_7.05.35.26L

Kernel version 2.6.29-9a3026a7 [email protected] #1

The Build Number is 1.23.161.1 CL139791 release-keys

The Software Number is 1.23.161.1

When I go to the Recovery menu I have

HBOOT-0.43.0001

I've already created a Goldcard (had to use mms0 on mine) so was going to go ahead with the rest of the guide... should I be ok?

Don't want to brick my phone before I've even used it!

Cheers

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The Legend launched in Canada on the Bell network last week.

Unfortunately, no one I've talked to about it has managed to root the Bell edition. I've personally tried with 6 different MicroSD cards of various sizes, under Linux and Windows, and three of my friends have also tried with no success. I've made goldcards for several different devices before, so I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right.

Without exception, the process fails during Step 1 of the guide, with the message "FAILED (remote: 43 main version check fail)". Continuing to Step 2 results in the usual "device not found" message.

The bootloader says:

LEGEND PVT SHIP S-ON

HBOOT-0.43.0003

MICROP-0816

TOUCH PANEL-SYN07_0103

RADIO-7.08.35.05

Apr 30 2010,23:52:18
Settings->Hardware->Software Information:
Firmware: 2.1-update1

Baseband: 47.37.35.09U_7.08.35.05

Am I stuck in unprivileged mode, or can anyone offer any insight?

me,too. My ROM version is 2.02.666.3

how can I root it?

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me,too. My ROM version is 2.02.666.3

how can I root it?

Please read the first post !!!

it says clearly "a ROM version of 1.31.xxx.x or below. "

so!: 2.03 is NOT below and this howto is NOT for your Phome

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Well if I go into Settings --> About Phone --> Software Information

Firmware version 2.1

Baseband version 47.26.35.04U_7.05.35.26L

Kernel version 2.6.29-9a3026a7 [email protected] #1

The Build Number is 1.23.161.1 CL139791 release-keys

The Software Number is 1.23.161.1

When I go to the Recovery menu I have

HBOOT-0.43.0001

I've already created a Goldcard (had to use mms0 on mine) so was going to go ahead with the rest of the guide... should I be ok?

Don't want to brick my phone before I've even used it!

Cheers

Well... I followed the guide on my Vodafone branded phone as above and it seems to have worked fine... hope that a decent 2.2 rom comes along soon!

Oh... I got a message on my phone saying there was an update availiable OTA... should I update??

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Help!

I hope I didn't distroy my Legend.

So I got a brand new Legend this last Friday. It's 0.43.0001, and 1.31.7xx or something like that.

Followed all the instructions, created a Goldcard, d/l the zip file, unziped it, started the step1-windows.bat and then it got stuck at a line ending with "system,100...." (sorry I'm at work and can't remember exactly).

after an hour, nothing moved, so I stupedly disconnected the phone, and stopped the command prompt, and now my Legend only shows the HTC symbol and on every corner, there's a warning symbol or something...

Have I fried my phone completly?

PLEASE HELP!

p.s. This is where it got stuck...

Legend Root Step 1


Erasing cache and rebooting in RUU mode...


erasing 'cache'... OKAY

... OKAY


About to start flash...

sending 'zip' (121756 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[hboot] unzipping for pre-update check...

INFOstart image[hboot] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,hboot,0

INFO[RUU]UZ,hboot,100

INFO[RUU]WP,hboot,0

INFO[RUU]WP,hboot,100

INFOstart image[radio] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,0

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,5

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,12

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,17

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,26

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,34

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,43

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,51

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,60

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,68

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,73

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,81

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,86

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,94

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,99

INFO[RUU]UZ,radio,100

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,0

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,6

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,11

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,20

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,28

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,33

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,42

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,53

INFO[RUU]WP,radio,100

INFOstart image[rcdata] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,rcdata,0

INFO[RUU]WP,rcdata,0

INFO[RUU]WP,rcdata,100

INFOstart image[boot] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,0

INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,43

INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,84

INFO[RUU]UZ,boot,100

INFO[RUU]WP,boot,0

INFO[RUU]WP,boot,44

INFO[RUU]WP,boot,89

INFO[RUU]WP,boot,100

INFOstart image[recovery] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,0

INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,20

INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,47

INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,99

INFO[RUU]UZ,recovery,100

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,0

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,22

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,44

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,66

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,89

INFO[RUU]WP,recovery,100

INFOstart image[system] unzipping & flushing...

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,0

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,9

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,14

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,23

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,28

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,37

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,46

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,51

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,60

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,65

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,70

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,79

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,84

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,93

INFO[RUU]UZ,system,100

INFO[RUU]WP,system,0

INFO[RUU]WP,system,100

pugi

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Guest borgfather
Help!

I hope I didn't distroy my Legend.

Have I fried my phone completly?

PLEASE HELP!

can you still boot into bootloader ?

if yes i would try to redo step 1

good luck

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My HTC Legend is open SIM and therefor I assume I don't need a goldcard, should I skip 'step1-windows.bat' and go directly to 'step2-windows.bat'?

so was mine but you need a gold-card to trick the bootloader in accepting an update

step1 is still necessary

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can you still boot into bootloader ?

if yes i would try to redo step 1

good luck

I had no choice but to try and flash the original rom.

after a whole night of it getting stuck in different stages of flashing, suddenly it worked and I got back full access to my phone.

After that, it took 3 or 4 times until I managed to root my phone. Now all is the way it should be...

Thanks for offering help...

pugi

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I had no choice but to try and flash the original rom.

after a whole night of it getting stuck in different stages of flashing, suddenly it worked and I got back full access to my phone.

After that, it took 3 or 4 times until I managed to root my phone. Now all is the way it should be...

Thanks for offering help...

pugi

your welcome

I also had some trouble with my phone and thanks to help from the forum managed to get it solved

so i know how frustrating it is to have a brand new phone witch is not working and knowing it is not covered by warranty

have lots of fun with your phone !

BorgF

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