(Tutorial) Hboots for CDMA 3VO'S
Alright I have noticed many new users here asking about Hboots and firmware. There are also many new users having bootloop issues related to firmware so I have decided to lend a hand and do a write up on the matter.
THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR CDMA USERS
There are many hboots out on the net so lets start with a small break down of the versions and when to use which version.
1. Hboot 1.04 aka engineering hboot was created by htc for their rom testers. It allows you to do fastboot commands from your computer. You can erase and flash partitions along with other advanced things that I am not going into.
2. Hboot 1.30-1.50 - are stock htc hboots that work with gb htc roms (stock and custom). They also work with source built (cm7-10.2, evervolv, aokp, etc) roms from gb-jb. Almost all fastboot commands are locked out. These are hboots that will allow you to receive ota updates.
3. Hboot 220.127.116.11 - this is a custom hboot designed for use to achieve s-off. Many fastboot commands are enabled. This version is ok for htc's gb and source built roms. Can not / should not do ota updates with this hboot.
4. Hboot 1.58 - is htc's latest version and works with htc's ics roms and modified versions of htc's ics roms. Gb and source built roms will not work with this version. Fastboot commands are also locked down. This version will allows ota updates.
5. 18.104.22.168 - is a custom version of 1.58 which has most of the fastboot commands unlocked. Can not / should not do ota updates.
Now onto changing hboot versions. You must be s-off to change hboot versions.
1. Place the PG86IMG.zip file on the root of your sdcard.
2. Boot into bootloader. It will ask you if you want to update choose yes. When done it will only allow you to reboot. Remove your battery.
3. Now the next step can be done several different ways. If you have adb and your phones drivers installed on your computer than ot is easier.
A. With ADB - reinstall battery and connect usb cable to computer. On your computer open a command prompt / terminal window and eun this command.
adb reboot recovery
B. Without ADB - remove your sdcard and place in a card reader on your computer. Delete the PG86IMG.zip file. Reinsert your sdcard and boot into bootloader (power + vol dwn). Choose option for recovery.
4. Now in recovery erase all partitions and reboot into recovery. This step is important because the hboots control your partition parameters such as size and beginning/ending position. If you don't format and reboot then you can/will have major issues.
5. Now install your rom.
This is a general guide. Anything not covered in here was either for more advanced users or I simply forgot about it.
If you feel like I forgot something just post it and I will get it added. If you want the more advanced information than I can not help you. The possibilities of bricking the phone are higher and I will not be the one who helps ypu brick your phone.
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