How to root HTC Desire, Hero, Wildfire

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  1. Danielle

    Danielle Well-Known Member

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    I did it the old fashioned way but easier ways appeared since then...
    Go here and pick your phone....

    Run the reflash_package.exe you downloaded and extract the files to a sutable location.
    Follow the instructions in the .html file to install the HBOOT driver.
    If you have it, uninstall HTC Sync (leave HTC Driver Installer)
    Reboot your PC.
    With Desire go to Settings > Connect to PC > Default connection type > Disk drive then Untick ‘Ask Me’
    Then go to Settings > Applications > Development > Make sure USB Debugging is ticked.
    Then go back to Applications and make sure Unknown Sources is ticked.
    Start the reflash.exe in Admin mode (Right Click > Run as Admin (Only required for Windows Vista + 7)
    If you want to install Amon Ra Recovery (Not needed unless you want to), download it and in UnrEVOked go to File > Custom Recovery and select the recovery image.
    Connect your Desire.
    Wait (it should take about 1-2 minutes)
    Then, your Desire should be in recovery mode! Hit reboot.
    Step 2 – Installing a Custom ROM (Optional but recommended)


    I use Ledroid 2.0 personally

    Enjoy!!
     
  2. andyjill

    andyjill Well-Known Member

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    Hi Danielle, Ican get this far Start the reflash.exe in Admin mode (Right Click > Run as Admin (Only required for Windows Vista + 7)
    then all I get is (failed to flash recovery image) any ideas?
     
  3. andyjill

    andyjill Well-Known Member

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    I updated to 2.2 OTA a few weeks back, is this reason my phone will not go past flash recovery image?
    If this is the reason anyone who gets a new Desire they will come with 2.2 loaded and have SLCD screens, I have read they go blank if you root them, this can be put back though if you done it by mistake.
    I done a fastboot and I have HBOOT 0.93 on mine.
    If, I got mine before the 2.2 came out, I done OTA on my phone, I never used unrevoked prior to this and I'm hoping I have a amoled screen, can I degrade the 2.2 to an earlier version. Then root.
    Thanks.
     
  4. andyjill

    andyjill Well-Known Member

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    anyone know?
     
  5. leeds6

    leeds6 Well-Known Member

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    xda forums is your best bet m8 they seem to be the dons at this sort of thing..being tight i'm waiting for the desire hd to come out so i can get the normal desire cheap
     
  6. andyjill

    andyjill Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Leeds6, to be honest mate I was hoping to keep it in here so others can learn in this thread and in techwatch. I did take a peep and found my answer though, HBOOT 0.83 was my reason I could not go past flash recovery image.
     
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    well if they read you reply the techwatchers will have learned
     
  8. filthy1980

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    is this thread and the link provided in the OP still valid

    i've got a desire HD on THREE 4 days old, so assuming it as all the latest software froyo's etc

    can this still be rooted using the same guide?

    ta
     
  9. stuntman

    stuntman Well-Known Member

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    Hi am getting the HTC Desire this week should i root my HTC was also woundering if I can put garmin mobile on it as I got that on my Nokia and love the sat nav
     
  10. stuntman

    stuntman Well-Known Member

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    do u put Hboot on first or last
     
  11. zedman

    zedman Well-Known Member

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    hi guys, i could do with alot of help doin this root thingy, havent a clue but am pretty good if someone could guide me through it, phones pretty new so im assuming its 2.2, another question i would like to ask is where to get all the apps from once this root thing is done? Thanx in advance...
     
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    zedman Well-Known Member

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    someone plz help me for gods sake lol.i cant seem to get the hang of this root business
     
  13. zedman

    zedman Well-Known Member

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    hboot 0.93 0001,radio-5.10.5.30 aug 10 2010 if thats any help,i see hboot usb plug,i press power button,it goes to fastboot usb but i cant do anything after that.plz help or this phone may risk gettin bounced off the wall very soon....
     
  14. andyjill

    andyjill Well-Known Member

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    Hi Zedman, I tried many of times when I first got my phone and I never did root my phone. At the time if I can recall if you put the 2.2 on your phone you had to do a different version or couldn't at the time due to me putting 2.2 on, something about the screen I had on mine was another reason. Sorry I'm not much help and this was months ago and everything will have changed now.
     
  15. abu baniaz

    abu baniaz Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried this h**p://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=788044
     
  16. stevo25

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    you rright download unrevoked and follow the instructions
     

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