Saturday, October 1, 2011

Perm Root HTC Desire Gingerbread 2.3.3

This guide is for permanently rooting HTC Desire running stock Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 . If you want to temp root then you can follow this guide.

Before starting please be aware that problems while rooting can brick your phone. While the process in this guide is relatively simple and easy, I can't be held responsible for whatever happens.

Enable USB debugging in your phone by going to Settings -> Applications -> Development. Plug in your phone to the computer.

Go to Revolutionary website http://revolutionary.io/ . From there download revolutionary software. Leave this browser tab opened. We need to generate Serial key later.

Extract the downloaded software on your computer and run the software with root permission.
$sudo ./revolutionary
It will tell you your serial number and ask for the beta key. Copy the serial number and go to the browser tab we left open while downloading the software. Put the serial key there, select your phone, hboot version and generate the beta key.

Enter the beta key in the software. In few seconds the phone will reboot and your phone will have S-OFF.

The software will ask you if you want to install custom recovery software. Chose yes. We want to install custom recovery software to do full phone backup called nandroid backup.We can also install custom ROM and do some advance task from custom recovery image. After you chose Yes it will download the recovery software from Internet and install it in your phone. The program will exit. Restart the phone.

Now before we root the phone, let's make one full backup of the phone using nandroid.

Power on your phone by holding down the volume button. Use the Volume down button to choose recovery and press Power button to go inside it. Your phone will reboot in custom recovery. From there use volume button to go to backup and and press the trackball at backup & restore option. It will do the full phone backup i.e. nandroid backup and save it in your SD card. Now restart the phone.

Now to root the phone download this file and put it in your SD card.

Reboot into recovery again. From there chose install ZIP from SD card
Select su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip that you just kept in SD card and click trackpad to select Yes.
Once completed reboot your phone.

Your HTC Desire (bravo) running stock Android Gingerbread 2.3.3. is now permanently rooted.

What to do after root?
  • Install BusyBox from market for advance control of the phone.
  • Install Titanium Backup to backup apps and remove unwanted/stock/ROM/factory installed apps.
  • Install Market Enabler to fake SIM provider to gain access to different apps not allowed for your country.
  • Install ES File Explorer and enable root explorer option to read/write in root partition, install fonts.
Update:
  • If you are on Windows and facing some problem relating with fastboot make sure that you have installed this fastboot driver and nothing else.
  • To find the hboot version, start your phone holding the volume down button. You will see a white screen and on top of that you will see your hboot version.
    To exit, select fast boot by using volume keys and power button and select reboot.

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192 comments:

  1. Works perfectly! Thank you very much for this clear and easy guide.

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  2. It worked. Great help. Thanks.

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  3. Exactly what I was looking for. thnk u thank u thank u very mcuh

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  4. I stuck at "The software will ask you if you want to install custom recovery software"
    this step...

    anyone can help?

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  5. No 'yes', the software remaining in "waiting for fastboot"

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  6. does the sdcard require minimum space?

    Thanks.

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  7. Thank Techs Palace replied,

    I tried it again just now, when my Desire rebooting,

    it shown:
    BRAVO PVT4 SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-1.02.0001
    MICROP-051d
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
    RADIO-5.17.05.23
    Jul 22 2011, 16:19:16

    FASTBOOT USB





    BOOTLOADER
    REBOOT
    REBOOT BOOTLOADER
    POWER DOWN

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  8. If the program has exited from the computer remove the USB cable and restart the phone.

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  9. No, the program still on the step "waiting for fastboot"
    as shown as below printscreen
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303041_2552190967390_1332360703_4191548_1382607143_n.jpg

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  10. OK so you are using Windows. Have you used the correct driver i.e. http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe ?

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  11. Many Thanks to Techs Palace,

    It does solved my problem after install the HTCDriver.

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  12. why doesnt it find my phone (says waiting for phone pls help)

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  13. hi,
    I'm trying to root my Desire HD..but couldn't see any device selection for my mobile while generating the key? thnx in advance..
    SunJ

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  14. Support for Desire HD might come in future. In the mean time you may want to try some other method.

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  15. is there any..any other method for rooting..i'm really don't like htc sense..
    SunJ

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  16. Of course there are many others for Desire HD. The reason I wrote this guide was I couldn't find one for Desire. Try googling once.

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  17. ok anyway thnx mate..will try..

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  18. TANKS it worked for me!!!!!!

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  19. after several hours of googling and trying different things i found one tutorial which helped me root by HTC Desire HD(Android 2.3.3)
    Check this website>>http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1152233

    SunJ
    sunjcarkey@yahoo.com

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  20. nice 1 works a treat

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  21. nice tuut works great htc disire users 2.3 this is the way to do it thanks

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  22. Worked well for me. Where does the nandroid backup go (want to tidy my SD card!)

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  23. It goes in /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/,

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  24. hi..i'm trying to root my htc desire gingerbread..but i can't get the revolutionary.exe to work..please help..

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  25. update for "can't get revolutionary.exe to work" - i'm using windows 7 ultimate..my hboot is 6.93.1002..also, i can see "~Revolutionary~" in the recovery mode..and the phone already has "S-OFF"..what do i do now??thanks..

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  26. Can you try the second part of the tutorial, from "Now to root the phone download this file http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip and put it in your SD card ... .... ....

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  27. Hi. When I connect my phone to the PC do I set it in USB Mass Storage or HTC Sync mode? Thanks for the guide btw

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  28. Set it in charge only mode. But don't forget the important step of turning on the USB debugging mode.

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  29. i don't understand the sudo??

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  30. That means you don't use Linux. Its only used in Linux so nevermind.

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  31. I have been following the steps and managed to get to the point where it asked me if I wanted to install a custom recovery. I selected yes and hit enter. A moment later I got a Windows error message stating that the program had stopped running. On checking my recovery it seems that I have the stock recovery not the custom one. Is there any way of getting the custom recovery onto the phone at this stage?

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  32. I managed to answer my own question by re-running the program. It skipped to where it left off and gace me the option to install custom recovery, which worked this time. Cheers.

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  33. Help! I'm stuck halfway through this. My phone is stable, but I haven't been able to "install ZIP from SD card" to get SU on it.

    I completed the revolutionary successfully, but when I wanted to go into recovery to get install the ZIP and get SU, it didn't work and I just get a pic of my phone with a red triangle exclamation!

    I redid revolutionary and it says I'm S-OFF, but since I can't get into recovery I can't complete the process as instructed above. Is there an alternative way?

    How can I recover from this to complete the process?

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  34. The red triangle is the HTC's stock recovery. This means that the custom recover ins't installed yet. Try installing the recovery software again.

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  35. I tejer running revolutionary again, and it offered to "reinstall" the custom recovery (aledgedly it had done it the first time) so I accepted, continued the process, but I'm still getting to the same red triangle no matter what.

    BTW the white DOS revolutionary menu says I theoricaly have the clockwork custom recovery.

    How else can I flash the necesary custom recovery?

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  36. I managed to get it fixed. Turns out it was the windows USB drivers that weren't working

    Weird since I could "adb reboot bootloader" fine, but when I tried "fastboot devices" to really check whether the fastboot conection was working it stayed at "waiting for device"... I read in some XDA thread someone had a similar problem and they pointed to the USB driver; I re-downloaded and re-tried and still didn't work. So I went the linux route... (turns out in linux you don't need HTC USB drivers since android's native duh :P)

    Downloaded a fresh ubuntu, booted up in trial cd mode, re-downloaded all necesary packages for linux from this thread and THIS TIME IT WORKED! :)

    Since I was already S-OFF, I was able to flash the clockwork recovery successfully, then boot into it, then apply the SU from ZIP, and now I'm rooted.

    Thnx man!

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  37. That is great. Thank you too for providing the solution. Its been common people getting stuck with USB driver on Windows. I'll point out this in the guide and keep the link for downloading the drivers.

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  38. Hi I go into back up and restore (doing the nandroid i guess), it appears a screen with the Blue word REVOLUTIONARY in the center and nothing happens next. What should I do?

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  39. Instead of pressing the power button press the trackball.

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  40. Oh I figure it out. I should use the trackball instead of the power button :D Tks a lot for the guide!

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  41. guys thankx a lot :))))

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  42. Awesome! Thanks so much...I just spent 2 days going through every way I could find to root my Android (Gingerbreak, ROM manager, etc) and this finally worked. Now to figure out my next step of partitioning my SD card and mounting it as internal storage...thoughts?
    Thanks again!

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  43. Reuben, why don't you try this for partitioning your SD card and using it as internal storage, http://techspalace.blogspot.com/2011/10/increase-free-space-on-htc-desire.html

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  44. Hi. I'm a windows user. The message appear "The software will ask you if you want to install custom recovery software" and I choose YES and then an error comes that say internet connetion error. Then I reboot HTC and i have not any recovery software but the htc is s-off. what can i do to put signed zip?

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  45. Is your Internet working OK? Or maybe the remote site was experiencing some problem.

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  46. yes, internet ok. can i do the process again or is dangerous because htc is already s-off?

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  47. Ok. I´m gona do it and then tell you what happened.

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  48. It happens again. Message error about internet connection and then the program error close. shoul i try in windows 32 bits?

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  49. Can tyo try this then, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=14693680

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  50. Ok. After a few tries HTC comes rooted. Thanks a lot. You are the best...

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  51. It does not seem to work for me. When I start the program, I enter the beta key, and then it just stops at this,

    Zerging Root - This mig take a minute or so!

    Then nothing happens.

    I cannot get it to connect to the phone unless I have HTC Sync started.

    What am I doing wrong?

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  52. Don't install HTC sync or any other software or driver. Install this one, http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe

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  53. Yeah found that out, finished that part now, so now it's rooting time later today...

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  54. By the way, does the rooting work when I only have android 2.2.2 Froyo on mine?

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  55. I'm not sure if it works on Android 2.2.2 Froyo. For Froyo I had used this, http://techspalace.blogspot.com/2011/07/temp-root-htc-desire-to-enable-market.html . You can get either temporary root or permanent root with this.

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  56. There we go, it seems to be working, it's not a brick and all installs worked after adding 2.3.3 to the system... Now on to sense 3.0 :D

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  57. i keep getting the message invalid beta key

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  58. @Anonymous1, On which phone are you trying to install sense 3.0?

    @Anonymous2, Have you filled the correct entries in the website?

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  59. Can you please show a step by step process for windows user? Need your help by this way.

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  60. I'm not a Windows user so can't help you much. But many Windows user have successfully rooted the phone by following the above guide. Make sure that you install correct driver as noted above and run the revolutionary executable file.

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  61. Many many thanks, just root my HTC desire from my windows 7 laptop by this instruction. upto now it just running perfectly.

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  62. how to know the HBOOT version of my HTC desire? by the way do you know how to update my OS(froyo) to Gingerbread?

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  63. To know the HBOOT version boot into recovery (Power on your phone by holding down the volume button).

    You can easily upgrade to Gingerbread by going to http://developer.htc.com/ and downloading the updater program that works on Windows.(All installed apps will be lost)

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  64. it gets stuck when i run revolitionary.. i installed the driver you mentioned but the same result.. any other method other than linux..??

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  65. Maybe some other drivers have already been installed. If you are so against Linux can you at least try by install Ubuntu in USB drive?

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  66. What does it mean: ...and run the software with sudo.

    The sudo works only on Linux, is it?

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  67. Is there any chance to root my desire on windows7?

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  68. Yes you can download the same software for Windows as well. Just make sure you install the correct driver by reading the updated section of the post above.

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  70. You have to hold down the power key for a few seconds until the phone boots. This is where I was going wrong. Don't release the power button until the phone boots.

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  71. Followed the steps but when I get to the point where I should start in recovery mode to backup I just can't get into recovery mode. The phone just starts normally regardless if I hold the volume button down wile pressing power on. I've tired to hold volume donw and then hold power button down for a long time and still it boots normally.

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  72. Never mind, I found it after some googling. I hade to hold volume down, them press power button briefly and immediately release the volume button.

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  73. Looks like you have "Fast Boot" turned on. Go to Menu -> Settings -> Applications and turn off "Fast Boot" there. Alternately you can pull the battery out, put it back and try starting the recovery.

    If it still fails to boot in to recovery, try from "adb" but chances are less as the other method has filed. The command to boot into recover from "adb" would be "adb reboot recovery".

    Lastly if all of these fails, you may need to re write the recovery image.

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  74. My phone is now rooted (how do I know for sure?), thnx for a great guide.

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  75. Run any app that requires root permission :)

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  76. Seems like I could enable ES file explorer in root explorer mode so I think I'm rooted now. I tried to install busybox but either I don't understand how to use it or it didn't work since everytime I start it it wants to install again. I can't go higher in the tree than /sdcard though which I thought I would be able to after having gained root.

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  77. Do you have super user installed?

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  78. Yes, superuser is installed, saw that now so that means I'm rooted right?

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  79. Can you install terminal emulator and run "su"

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  80. Yes it's working, removed some bloatware so I know it's rooted now. Sorry for the noob questions, first time I rooted a device :)

    Again, great guide!

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  81. I'm on windows, I installed the 3.0.0.007 HTC Drivers but i'm still stucked at the first step "Waiting for device...". Any ideas (except using Linux as i'm really not familiar with it) ?
    Thanks

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  82. Have you enabled USB Debugging?

    > Enable USB debugging in your phone by going to Settings -> Applications -> Development.

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  83. I'm having this problem

    Zerging Root... this might take a minute or so.. Root acquired!
    Sending in Caroline...
    Retrieving Caroline from certain doom...
    Retrying Caroline...
    Caroline failed, but had this to say: An error occurred while writing the partit
    ion.
    Errors (if any):-
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00080000
    Press (almost) any key to exit.

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  84. Looks like your SD card has problem. :)

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  85. So should i remove the SD Card and run it again?

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  86. No, try with different SD Card :).

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  87. I'm still getting the error even tho i have replaced the card.

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  88. I've found the answer but sadly its not good.

    As from revolutionary irc channel:

    "<@Revolutionary`> badblock is If you get "Not writing bad block at 0xXXXXXXX" errors while running Revolutionary, you have a hardware error on your NAND. We have no workaround for that at the moment, sorry."

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  89. The phone is working perfectly but i want s-off

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    1. Sorry I can't help you. That's what the software is saying. How about trying some other unlocking methods?

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  90. Please help, I have ran the software about 5 times and keep getting to the 'waiting for fastboot...' message. My phone is on the Hboot screen with bootloader, reboot, reboot bootloader and power down options (s-on still) and I have no idea what to do. I only have the windows HTC drivers on 3.0.0.7 and am running windows 7 64bit. Has anyone managed to run the software with 64bit windows. BTW I assume you run it through the command prompt. Please help!!!

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  91. Fixed!!! I can only put this down to 64bit windows. I have tried on my 32bit laptop at home and my Desire is now rooted!! ICS here we come!! Top work Techs Palace, cheers!!

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  92. download link is not working. it says,
    Not Found
    Error 404

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  93. I rooted my HTC Desire Gingerbread successfully using the above guide, install Titanium Backup, etc.
    Considering to sell it, I try to unroot.
    First I copy my SD Card to PC incl Clockwork Mod.
    Using, Recovery, partition (format) SD, but Superuser, Titanium, Link2sd still there.
    Copy again back up from PC to SD Card.
    Again using Recovery, I Restore it to the condition before rooting

    It's unrooted coz no Superuser, but still S off.
    Is it ok, if I root it again ? Thank you

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    1. Why don't you just restore the nandroid backup?

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  94. why the beta key can't accept at the Revolutionary ??
    please help me....

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  95. What is the error you are getting?

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  96. Techs Palace, I need to know why my phone, when connect via usb on debuging mode is not detected by the revo software? It says waiting for device but nuthin happens.. I am using a htc desire ( model A8181) android 2.3.3. Do I need to have HTC Sync installed 1st? I am using Win 7. Thank you

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    1. Have you installed the correct driver?

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    2. Sorry, I am still new to this, what driver are you talking about here? I dont think I have it installed.

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    3. Please read the post carefully as wrong doing might hamper your phone. Anyways, the link to driver is http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe . Make sure that you haven't installed any other driver.

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    5. Zerging Root ... this might take a min or so.. nuthing happens ? Please help Thanks!

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    6. Are you using the correct driver? Uninstalled all HTC software(HTC Sync) and river? Is your USB Debugging mode on?

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    7. yea I had sync installed gona remove it now.

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  97. Mate it worked! Thank you for your support!!! :D now I can clear up some space on my internal storage! Thanks!!

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  98. does this tutorial applicable for "HTC Desire Z 2.3.3(gingerbread)"?this new update dont let me play gameboy emmulator..T.T pls anyone?

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    1. No HTC Desire Z on list device in Revolutionary. Help???

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    2. Hmm then may be it doesn't work for Desire Z. Why don't you once try to contact at revolutionary IRC channel?

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  99. This is an excellent article written in an easy to understand format without stressing too much on the negativities which most of the other guides do. However you may want to mention a couple of things.
    1. Rooting voids warranty
    2. Without proper drivers for your phone installed on your PC, this may not work.

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  100. Thank you so much!! One question: What was that you said about ES to change fonts..? Please tell me more :)

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    1. I was talking about http://manijshrestha.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/yet-another-way-to-install-nepalidevnagari-font-on-android-devices/

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  101. I Simply Love You! that is All

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  102. Love this post,, I made it all the way till switching the phone to s-off.
    my hboot version is 6.93.0 something ,, can't really recall and on top it shows -Revolutionary- in pink..
    I installed the su file thingy but my bootloader won't read it. neither do I get the option for backup or something.
    Please help me outt?? what should I do ??
    I'm running on a windows 7 32bit pc .

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    1. Why should your bootloader read your su file? Do you have options in revolutionary?

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    2. Idk .. isn't it supposed install it something? It's still as an zip file.
      And no,, revolutionary doessnt give options

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    3. Sorry for late reply. Having Internet problem.

      I'm bit confused with your current status now. First tell me what happened after you have downloaded the revolutionary software and ran it.

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  103. Hi,
    I downloaded revolutionary for windows from http://revolutionary.io/, when I run it it ask me for beta key, when I enter beta key generated from your site it says Invalid beta key, aborting.
    My device details: HTC desire with Gingerbread 2.3.3 hBoot Version: 1.2.0001 and beta key generated: M0Yp1mEwXVZFXpz2

    Please help me out to root my htc desire.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Regards,
    Vijesh

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    1. Can you try once again a

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    2. I tried it with same beta key it did not work.

      Thanks in Advance.

      Regards,
      Vijesh

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    3. no I meant can you try once again to generate the beta keys.

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    4. I again generate the beta keys, but same key is generated.
      I tried again it is still not working.:(

      Thanks in Advance.

      Regards,
      Vijesh

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    5. Hmm strange, did you copy the correct serial number, may be there is some trailing space or something like it.

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    6. Hi Roshan,

      I copy paste the beta key and it work.
      Thanks a lot.

      I ran all the above mention steps and I am able to view Superuser app in my mobile.
      But I am not able to move all apps to SD card.
      Can you please help me for same.

      Thanks in Advance.

      Regards,
      Vijesh

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    8. Why don't you try the app link2sd or install data2sd script. data2sd script can move all parts of the app to external media while link2sd won't move data part of the app.

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  104. Fuck this shit. (:
    Superuser.apk is a fail. I made it all the way to S-OFF.
    Superuser app fails to update itself.
    Press what volume button to power on? Nothing happens fuckers.
    I've tried so many times.

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  105. It Worked!! Thanks a ton!!

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  106. After two days of searching, this was the best guide for my Desire. Thanks, Well done.

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  107. It works!!! Thanks!!!

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  108. hello, the link for the file that should be copied on the SD card is not working.

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  110. Hi why can't I install busybox? Everything went well phone rooted.
    Cannot link executable

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  111. "Now to root the phone download this file and put it in your SD card"
    when i get at this point , how do i go about it. do i download the file straight to my phone or to my pc. pls help. so close to rooting but still far away.

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    1. It's upto you. You can directly download the file on your phone or download on your computer and transfer it to SD card of your phone.

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    2. thanks for that , but now i cant seem to get my phone to recover screen. when i press volume down and power its always opening as normal.is there any other way to get into that screen. thnx

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  112. Can i use this to root HTC desire Z??

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    1. Revolutionary doesn't seem to support Desire Z.

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  113. the above problem seems to have been sorted. I tried from off pressig the back button and then the power, this seems to work. i am rooted and also partioned my sd card by reading ur linkfrom before. thnx mate. u seem to have simplified things. how about upgrading to ICS, any links for that?

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    1. Congrats. Putting ICS is extremely simple as you've already done the hard part of rooting, installing custom recovery and taking nandroid backup. Follow this post: http://techspalace.blogspot.com/2012/03/ics-htc-desire.html to install ICS on your HTC Desire. Let me know in comment section of that post if you encounter any problem and I'll try my label best to help you. BTW you can also install Jellybean.

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  114. hi, i am the one with d previous question. i had rooted my phone and was moving apps using links 2 sd . i moved a system app and it crashed my phone.it was only splashing the htc scrren . u adviced me to flash it again and it started the phone. thnx for tht. i installed the original android rom updated it to gingerbread. when i got my phone up and running after the crash i had lost d superuser app. now i m trying to root it again but it doesnt work. i still have pink revolutionarty on d hboot screen , s off as well but whn i try to go into recovery it comes with d red triangle.i think its saying it needs to install again. i tried everything but when i try to run revolutionary to generate keys it says some file missing. any suggestions?

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  115. with d above issue my hboot says
    Revolutionary
    BRAVO PVT1 SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT- 6.93.1002
    MICROP- 031d
    TOUCH PANEL SYNTH0101
    RADIO- 5.17.05.23
    Aug 10 2010

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    1. I'd suggest you to restart from scratch.

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  117. Hey Roshan (Techspalace)

    I see in the comments that you have not replied to Waiting for Device issue, could explain end to end how to handle this issue and what the drivers required and installed. That will be helpful. For information I have tried this blog technique on Windows XP, Vista, Ubuntu, Windows 7 with disabling the antiviruses, firewalls etc.

    Ravi

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    1. Hi Ravi,

      Since you've already tried on Ubuntu, it shouldn't be driver issue.

      Have you enabled USB Debugging?

      > Enable USB debugging in your phone by going to Settings -> Applications -> Development.

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  118. Yes Roshan, I have done that to ... but seems like something is missing which I m not able to figure out. Downloaded the drivers, USB debugging enabled. In the comments I have seen that few folks have below version information have tweaked the security (S-Off).

    BRAVO PVT4 SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-1.02.0001
    MICROP-051d
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
    RADIO-5.17.05.23
    Jul 22 2011, 16:19:16

    Ravi

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  119. Thanks man!! Don't forget to disable FAST BOOT, or you won't see the HBOOT version screen bit

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  120. Great job you people are doing with this website.
    is my android rooted

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  121. Kindly my HBOOT version is 0.85.0013 and it is not supported as shown in revolutionary


    kindly advice

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  122. I can only get to the stage where i enter the beta key, then nothing happens, help?

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  123. The author of your blogs and articles and contents is appreciating.
    learn how to root your android tablet and phone

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  124. I have recently purchased an HTC Desire & managed to apply the ‘official’ Gingerbread update.

    Of course, I’m still struggling with the lack of internal space (wish I’d checked the Forums more thoroughly before I bought) so I’m looking at rooting (though I quite like GB and Sense) and partitioning to deal with this once and for all. I have now checked & read the many Forums and ‘How to’ guides but I’m still a little confused (and don’t have loads of free time unfortunately).

    I have concluded the ‘revolutionary’ method seems to be the latest technique, but most of the references are at least 1 year old – is there anything newer?

    I seem to have ‘S-off’ already – does this make a difference?

    I have:

    PVT SHIP S – OFF

    HBOOT – 1.02.0001

    MICROP – 031d

    Touch Panel –SYNT0101

    RADIO – 5.17.05.23

    Jul 22 2011.16.19.16

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    1. You previous owner must have rooted the phone. Check if you already have clockwork mod installed as well.

      If this method is working why do you want any other method?

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    2. I thought that may be possible too. But I did not have superuser or any other clues either before when I was on Froyo or now on Gb.

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    3. You might have lost root by upgrading to GB.

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    4. Maybe.
      So what now?
      Like I said in my original post, is Revolutionary still the best method and is there any change I need to make in the procedure because I already have s off?
      Thanks for your comments so far.

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    5. Did you check if you have clockwork mod already installed or not? If not, then follow the steps after S-OFF.

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  125. Definitely don't have cwm installed.
    Problem with starting after s.off is that I don't get revolutionary installed so also don't get cwm.

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  126. When I go into recovery I just get red triangle.

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    1. Then you can safely follow the whole procedure, your phone is already S-Off but it won't effect.

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    2. I will try this weekend & see what happens

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  127. THANK YOU SO MUCH HONESTLY :D

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  128. hey,

    i'm trying to get mijn htc desire s-off but revolutionary does not get futher than "waiting for device"

    i run everything in admin(windows 8) and have installed the driver. i have no other software from any mobile phone on my pc since it's clean and running for about 1 week.

    how do i get further?

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    1. Have you enabled USB debugging?

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    2. yes i have done everything i needed to do.
      i have rooted a phone before but not with revolutionary.
      if i get it s-off is will be easy.

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    3. and i have stumbled on another problem... the driver i have to install for windows does not seem to be installing because the OS is not supported any fixes for that?

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    4. i allready have... ;) and i have it s-off. it's more that i am lazy and id not want to startup my desktop which i meshed up a bit and had to restore ubuntu before i could start rooting.

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    5. If you look other comments many people faced similar problem due to incorrect drivers. So I strongly suggest you go for Ubuntu.

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  129. Thanks, after days of searching and trying, i finally found this site, and your tutorial works. Now i go search for a decent ROM. Thanks again!! :)

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  130. techs palace please help me, my desire is failing to download the custom recovery :-( what will be its reason sir.? what i have to do pls help me. Thank you.

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  131. hello Techplace. i am trying to root my HTC Desire a8181(bravo). i am completely noob in this matter but can take risk in bricking my phone..
    so i have completed the procedure where u need to enter the serial key and the cmd interface will ask for permission to download and flash clockwork recovery?
    eventually the download fails and it happened umpteen number of times.

    so wat next experts?
    can it be done manually
    if yes how?
    secondly can i install something else instead instead of clockwork mod recovery..

    -Revolutionary-
    BRAVO PVT4 SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT-6.93.1002
    MICROP-051d
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
    RADIO-5.17.05.23
    AUG 10 2010,17:52:18

    thanks in advance

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    1. used android flasher software and flashed it with the CWM and bingo.
      then use the superuser signed... and got it rooted.
      thanks

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