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Hi all, I'm sorry to ask this question again, but after a lot of checking I can't figure this out.

I have Android 2.3.5 (3.12.405.x), the phone is S-Off with bootloader 2.00.0029, and locked. I need to unlock it so I can flash a recovery and then root the thing to use Titanium backup to restore data to another phone.

The HTCdev method wipes all the data, right?

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Hi all, I'm sorry to ask this question again, but after a lot of checking I can't figure this out.

I have Android 2.3.5 (3.12.405.x), the phone is S-Off with bootloader 2.00.0029, and locked. I need to unlock it so I can flash a recovery and then root the thing to use Titanium backup to restore data to another phone.

The HTCdev method wipes all the data, right?

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If you are s-off you can just flash a custom recovery directly. No need to unlock the bootloader.

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If you are s-off you can just flash a custom recovery directly. No need to unlock the bootloader.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

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remote: not allowed
 
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fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

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remote: not allowed
You got those error because remote flash only allowed on unlocked and engineering bootloader.

You need to use hboot patch to install custom recovery by putting that zip files in the root of your sdcard. Reboot to bootloader and it will ask for a prompt to update. I am not sure whether this method still applicable to new bootloader (2.00.0029).

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You got those error because remote flash only allowed on unlocked and engineering bootloader.

You need to use hboot patch to install custom recovery by putting that zip files in the root of your sdcard. Reboot to bootloader and it will ask for a prompt to update. I am not sure whether this method still applicable to new bootloader (2.00.0029).
Hmmm. It's hard to find the right information for newer hboot.

I'm creating a pd98.zip now with a custom recovery. I'll update on how it goes.
 
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I'm creating a pd98.zip now with a custom recovery.
That worked, I have 4ext on there now, thanks for your help.
 
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That worked, I have 4ext on there now, thanks for your help.
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