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By johhnyhotrocks, Member on 10th April 2014, 09:22 AM
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Hi,

I have rooted, unlocked bootloader and unlocked sim on my friends Desire, but I have tried flashing several Roms. They at first appear to be successful, they boot happily but with every ROM (Ive tried 5) on second boot it gets stuck in bootloop.

Anyone got any ideas?

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10th April 2014, 10:15 AM |#2  
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Need a bit more detail:

- Unlocked bootloader using 'revolutionary' to S-OFF?
- What ROMs are you trying?
- Are you performing a full wipe before you flash any of them?
- Do any of them require an sd partition? If so have you correctly partitioned your sd card using 4EXT recovery or gparted (not minitool or CWM recovery)
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Ive tried Mildwild stable, Mildwild 5.0, Touchwiz 4.2.2, and two others I cant remember. Ive done everything you say apart from Ive partitioned using CWM.

Maybe thats it!
10th April 2014, 01:46 PM |#4  
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Yes that's it. Cwm creates badly aligned partitions. Those Roms try to move bits to the sd-ext hence bootloops

- you're s-off, flash 4ext recovery through fastboot
- backup your sd, then partition your sd card using 4 ext.
- you will gain more app space for some of those roms by flashing a compatible hboot using fastboot. Check each rom thread for individual requirements
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Yes that's it. Cwm creates badly aligned partitions. Those Roms try to move bits to the sd-ext hence bootloops

- you're s-off, flash 4ext recovery through fastboot
- backup your sd, then partition your sd card using 4 ext.
- you will gain more app space for some of those roms by flashing a compatible hboot using fastboot. Check each rom thread for individual requirements

Thanks am just giving it a go, can you reccommend a ROM that works with revolutionary?
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Originally Posted by johhnyhotrocks

Thanks am just giving it a go, can you reccommend a ROM that works with revolutionary?

Sorry your question doesn't really make sense.

'Revolutionary' is merely a method to unlock bootloader (s-off), has nothing to do with ROM compatibility.

If you're referring to CWM (clockworkmod) recovery, you should still be able to install ROMs with it as you have discovered. However it is not suitable for partitioning your sd card.

So in your current position, you should be able to install a ROM with CWM as long as it doesn't need an sd-ext partition. However:
- Most ROMs require a partition
- You won't be able to install many apps without a partition.

You are s-off, so this gives you the power to do two things:
- change recovery -> 4EXT is better, will partition your sd card correctly
- change hboot -> allows for more optimum use of the Desire's actual internal nand memory (more space for apps).

Basically I recommend you find the guides to learn how to flash both using fastboot. Then you are in a much better position to install a ROM without issue + app space
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