HTC Droid DNA ( DLX )
This thread will serve as a location for basic how-to guides for the HTC Droid DNA (dlx). I'm going to start off with a couple of the more obvious ones and go from there. If anyone has any suggestions for additions please feel free to let me know.
Please note: you'll need a working adb/fastboot environment on your PC to get through some of these guides. There are many guides on how to install adb/fastboot available on XDA.
This is not a q&a/help thread, if you have questions regarding the processes mentioned here please ask in the appropriate place
By attempting any of the processes listed this thread you accept full responsibility for your actions. I will not be held responsible if your device stops working, catches on fire, or turns into a hipster and claims to have been modified before it was cool.
How To Unlock The Bootloader On The HTC Droid DNA:
1. Go To http://htcdev.com
2. Follow Their Directions To Achieve **UNLOCKED** Bootloader. That Is As Much As I Can Help You There.
If you can't unlock through htcdev then proceed to an s-off method that includes temproot.
How To Achieve S-OFF On Your DNA
What is S-OFF?? In simplest terms, S-OFF on HTC devices is the ability to flash unsigned code that modifies the kernel, boot, and radio partitions from recovery. Unsigned code is code that has not come from HTC directly, or has been modified in transit.
1. Find Out Your Software Version, This Way You Know What S-Off Method To Use On Your DNA ( Not Android Version, or Sense Version )
software version 1.xx - use facepalm - found HERE
software version 2.xx - use moonshine (2.06 version of moonshine DOES work with 2.07 devices) - found HERE
software version 3.xx - use rumrunner - found HERE
2. Follow The Above S-Off Link Threads To Achieve S-Off. I Will Not Post There Work On This Thread.
How To Install A Custom Recovery On Your Device
Download the recovery of your choice, make sure you check the md5 to verify its integrity. Place the file in your fastboot folder (this is where fastboot.exe is located on your PC), connect your phone in fastboot mode (reboot to bootloader, connect usb cable, "fastboot usb" should now be displayed on the screen), open a command prompt from within your fastboot folder (shift + right click, select open command prompt here), and enter the following commands:
Grab Recoveries Here
TWRP - HERE
Phillz - HERE
fastboot flash recovery "filename.img"
fastboot erase cache
How To Update Firmware To Latest Releases By Verizon
Once S-Off is achived you can flash almost anything on your device, and the most common is firmware. The
reason why is because sometimes lower firmware can lead to more bugs in newest roms.
1. Link To Firmware And Instructions HERE