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First of all, I would like to say thanks to those who've bravely pioneered their panaches!

I've recently got a Panache from Mobilicity and have been trying to root it all of yesterday with various methods to no avail. Now I know why... stupid S-on :lol:

Can one of you who've sucessfully made the Panache root-able please post a guide on how you did it? I know the process is in the previous pages, but jumping back and forth between several pages has got me confused :lol: I don't want to screw my phone up and have a $400 paper weight :lol: Thanks
 
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First of all, I would like to say thanks to those who've bravely pioneered their panaches!

I've recently got a Panache from Mobilicity and have been trying to root it all of yesterday with various methods to no avail. Now I know why... stupid S-on :lol:

Can one of you who've sucessfully made the Panache root-able please post a guide on how you did it? I know the process is in the previous pages, but jumping back and forth between several pages has got me confused :lol: I don't want to screw my phone up and have a $400 paper weight :lol: Thanks
We are working on a guide and one will be posted shortly. Please be patient.
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We are working on a guide and one will be posted shortly. Please be patient.
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Hey guys, I did a search and cannot find a way to do this without a custom ROM. The MyTouch 4G, by default, allows for power on using the track button. The Panache doesn't seem to. Is there a way to turn this on without rooting? Is there an easy way to do it WITH a rooted Panache? I LOVE the pure Sense of the Panache versus MySense on the MT4G, but I am so used to using the track button, I think it may be a deal breaker. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks in advance!

Nevermind, found it. Here is the link for anyone interested: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1088483

Thanks Jack_R1!

I have used the RUU to turn my MT4G into a Panache and it's PERFECT! Thank you all so much for your tips.
 
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You guys are awesome, I'm looking forward to flashing mine as well. Patiently waiting for the guide, thanks!!
 
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You guys are awesome, I'm looking forward to flashing mine as well. Patiently waiting for the guide, thanks!!
Do you have a MT4G? I had a rooted MT4G with S=OFF. I just used the Panache RUU and it worked like a charm keeping my S=OFF. Afterwards, I just installed and ran the latest Gingerbreak and boom, I had Panache Stock with Root. Finally, I downloaded and installed Rom Manager and installed CM Recovery from it and I'm done. It literally took 20 minutes from beginning to end to install the Panache RUU and root it.
 
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Default Step-by-step guide to root the Videotron HTC Panache

REVISIONS:
  • 11.12.18 - Section 1.b. revised to allow for changes in the Android SDK Guide.
  • 11.12.06 - Section 4.d. revised to remove reference to "Paragraph B" which was leading to errors.
  • 11.08.27 - ADB section (1.) revised to explain USB debugging mode and USB Connected.
  • 11.08.25 - Gold Card section (2.) revised to explain what a Gold Card is and to transfer PD15IMG.zip.

Here's the usual.... Do this at your own risk. This guide describes to the best of my memory what I did to MY phone - YOURS may be different ! You are using this guide at your own risk and I am not responsible for any damage that may occur from you modifying your phone.

This guide would not have been possible without the help of these people: special thanks to Jack_R1 who has spent substantial time and efforts to help me understand and to walk me through the process, cmstlist, olivil and mark manning, The writers of the guides I refer to must also be mentioned: CyanogenMod Wiki, Setherio, nelify, halfcalf and TrueBlue_Drew. Many thanks to all of you!

Please be forgiving with my English as it is not my mother tongue.

Newer/upgraded (Gingerbread) HTC MyTouch 4G and the HTC Panache comes with a ROM that is not compatible with the gfree tool. Simply put, it means that these ROMs cannot be perm-rooted with gfree, so we must change the ROM to an older HTC MyTouch 4G ROM in order to allow the root to "stick". It's what makes the process so complicated.

The good news is that it can be done and that it is not that difficult. You just have to follow the guide; read everything before starting - make sure you understand - don't skip any steps and do exactly as written.

It is important to understand that, in addition to permanent root, changes will be made to your phone:
  1. The original ROM that came with your HTC Panache will be replaced with a ROM of your choice. It may be possible to flash back the original ROM of your phone but I have not done it and it is not explained here. The original Videotron Panache ROM is included in the list of the available ROMs.

  2. Your carrier splash screen that comes up when you boot up your phone will be replaced by the T-Mobile one. This splash screen can be changed easily and the procedure is explained below.

Here is the 8 step procedure to root your HTC Panache:
  1. Install ADB

  2. Make a Gold Card

  3. Note the APN parameters of your phone

  4. Get temporary root and downgrade to the Stock Froyo ROM

  5. Root with S-OFF, the Engineering HBoot & the ClockworkMod Recovery

  6. Install the ROM of your choice

  7. Set the APN parameters

  8. Remove the T-Mobile splash screen or install your own (optional)

Now, let's do it !


  1. Install ADB

    Follow this guide: How to install the Android SDK
    http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/How...he_Android_SDK

    Notes:
    1. You don't need Eclipse.

    2. Unfortunately, this guide seems to change from time to time as do the folder names. You will need to adjust to it. Download the SDK and install it. When you get to the Android SDK Manager window, you only need the Tools part - so select the Tools box and install it.

      What you want to achieve is this folder structure:
      android-sdk-windows (folder)
      ...platform tools (and other folders)
      ......adb.exe (and other files)

      The folder android-sdk-window may have another name: android-sdk_r12-windows or android-sdk or some other name. I suggest you rename it to android-sdk-windows as soon as it is created because some ADB commands refer to this folder.

    3. ADB commands are executed from the Command Prompt (DOS Window). To access the Command Prompt in Windows, click the Start menu button, type cmd and press enter.

    4. When using ADB, your phone must have USB debugging mode enabled and must be USB connected.
      1. You enable USB debugging by using the Settings App on your phone:
        Go to Settings / Applications / Development / USB debugging and check that option. Keep it on at all times through this guide.

      2. When you connect the USB cable from your PC to the phone, a screen with the green Android and USB Connected will appear on your phone. The default state is Charging Only and this is what we want. Do not push the button Turn on USB storage because ADB will not work in that mode..

  2. Make a Gold Card using SimpleGoldCard

    A GoldCard is a special SD card which, when inserted into your device, allows you to flash RUU files with a different CID to your own device - in other words, it allows you to flash files that were not made for your phone.

    If you don't have a spare microSD card, you can purchase an inexpensive 4GB card. Even better, you can purchase a bigger and faster one and use the one that came with your phone as the Gold Card.
    1. Follow this guide: Make a Gold Card using SimpleGoldCard
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=970157
      IMPORTANT ! Make sure you select the "MMC2 (HTC Inspire) option.

    2. Now, we need to download he file PD15IMG.zip and transfer it to the Gold Card:
      1. Get the file here:
        http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4NAODYZ
        and put it in the c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools folder.

      2. The Gold Card should be in your phone. Make sure you have checked the USB Debugging option in Settings/Applications/Development.

      3. We will now push PD15IMG.zip to the Gold Card (later, we will also transfer it to the regular SD card). Open a Command prompt window if it is not already done and execute the following commands:

        cd \android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
        adb push PD15IMG.zip /sdcard/PD15IMG.zip


        Give it time to transfer the file. The command should answer:
        xxxx KB/s (327263801 bytes in xxx.xxxs)
    3. Replace the Gold Card with the regular SD Card.

  3. Note the APN parameters of your phone
    1. On your phone, do:
      Settings / Wireless & networks / Mobile networks / Access Point Names

    2. There should be a line with the name of your carrier: select it

    3. There are several parameters, Name, APN, Proxy, etc. Copy their names and values and keep for future reference. Many are blank - that's OK.

  4. Get temp-root and downgrade to the Stock Froyo ROM

    Follow this guide: Downgrade G2 (2.3.3) & DZ (2.3.3) & mT4g (2.3.4) w/ S-ON to Stock Froyo
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1178912

    Notes:
    1. Execute with your regular SD card in the phone, not the Gold Card.

    2. Make sure Applications / Development / USB debugging is checked.

    3. Always choose the option For MyTouch 4G Users.

    4. Follow the guide until you reach the Downgrading section. Execute the Manual Downgrade procedure. You are now done with this Get temp-root and downgrade to the Stock Froyo ROM guide.

    5. BE VERY CAREFUL HERE !

    6. YOU ARE NOW DONE WITH THE TEMPROOT AND DOWNGRADE GUIDE.

      Follow the steps below:
      1. Your phone should now reboot into the bootloader. The first option should say BOOTLOADER highlighted in blue, select that by pressing the power button.

      2. It will now scan the sdcard for PD15IMG.zip, load it and check it. Be patient, it takes a while to load and check. It will report CID Incorrect ! Update failed ! Don't worry, that is expected. In fact, this step doesn't work because your phone is a HTC Panache and not a HTC MyTouch 4G. That's OK and this step must be executed.

      3. Turn off the phone by removing the battery, install the Gold Card and reboot in the bootloader by pushing Volume Down and Power simultaneously (alternatively - pressing Volume Down and keeping it pressed, pressing Power button, and releasing Volume Down once the bootloader screen shows up).

      4. The phone will load PD15IMG.zip, check it and ask if you want to flash using Volume Up. Do that and it will come back to the bootloader rather quickly, automatically load PD15IMG.zip a second time, check it, and start uploading without asking. Let it do its thing for a few minutes; it will do a long series of unzipping and updating. You will finally get the message that the upload is complete.

      5. Power down and reboot. You will get the T-Mobile splash screen and then the Zebra background image. Congradulations ! You have downgraded successfully.
    7. Remove the Gold Card from your phone and install your regular SD card.


  5. Root with S-OFF, the Engineering HBoot & the ClockworkMod Recovery
    1. Follow this guide: Rooting the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G
      http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/TMo...ile_myTouch_4G

    2. Do all steps exactly as written up to Flashing CyanogenMod. Stop there even if you want to use the CyanogenMod ROM.

    3. Your phone is now rooted with all the goodies needed to flash a ROM.

  6. Install the ROM of your choice
    1. Follow all the instructions that come with the ROM carefully.

    2. The list of available ROMs is here:
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=866175

  7. Set APN parameters

    Most likely, as it is now, your phone can't access mobile internet. You need to set the APN parameters:
    1. On your phone, do:
      Settings / Wireless & networks / Mobile networks / Access Point Names
      This page is probably empty.

    2. Click the Menu button and select New APN.

    3. Enter the parameters from the values you have saved in step 3 above.


  8. Remove the T-Mobile splash screen or install your own

    Use this tool: EZ Splash Screen Flasher and Image Converter
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=956434

    Make your own splash screen or use an already made one and flash it to your phone. Enjoy !

Job done... Enjoy !!!


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Thank you. Glacier Wiki is updated with the link to the guide:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...Glacier#Guides

And I also added the "regular" downgrading guide for Gingerbread MT4Gs, and added some remarks on the rooting guide.
Wiki on this forum exists for a reason. PLEASE READ THE WIKI BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS.
Glacier (MyTouch 4G / Panache) Wiki
Nexus One Wiki
Nexus One FAQ.


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