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Default [View]S-OFF GB to HC and back again, CWM, ROOT: Read even if you have S-OFF on HC

Preamble
This is the S-OFF upgrade from GingerBread to HoneyComb
Do not perform this procedure if you have the official HTC hboot, it will not work. You must have a revolutionary hboot (see prerequisites).


***If you performed this procedure with previously and have hboot version 6.14.5555 please update to the new hboot, 6.14.5555 is no longer supported***
Upgrade instructions at the bottom of the procedures.

Prerequisites
  • You must have performed Revolutionary S-OFF
  • If running on windows you will need these fastboot drivers
  • If running the procedure on Linux or MacOS you must have fastboot working.

    There are no other software prerequisites for this procedure, it does not matter what ROM/Kernel or recovery you are using.

Don't bother asking for help if you try to do this on a virtual machine, you won't get any.
Run on a real machine.


Windows Instructions
  1. Download this file MD5=c62cc1d0453799a7277abfea444d20e4
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  4. Extract the large zip file downloaded in step 1
  5. Navigate to the RUU_Express_B02 directory
  6. Double-click ARUWizard.exe and proceed like any other RUU, ticking the boxes and pressing next the screen as required.

    Postinstall
  7. Reboot to recovery
  8. Flash the SU zip file copyed in instruction 3

Linux/MacOS Instructions (Also works on windows, use if ARUWizard.exe crashes for you)
  1. Download this file MD5=5ef525038a3b8b0af2f214098fd80252
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  4. Boot your view to fastboot mode.
  5. Run the following commands:
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot oem rebootRUU
    fastboot flash zip RUU_Express_B02_RAW.zip
    ***This will fail first time with error 90, repeat the command
    fastboot flash zip RUU_Express_B02_RAW.zip
    ***Ignore the on-screen progress bar, the flash is complete when fastboot completes
    fastboot reboot
    Postinstall
  6. Reboot to recovery
  7. Flash the SU zip file copyed in instruction 3

Alternative Installation Instruction (Any OS)
  1. Download this file MD5=5ef525038a3b8b0af2f214098fd80252
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Rename the RUU_Express_B02_RAW.zip file PG41IMG.zip and place on the root of your (external) sdcard
  4. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  5. Boot your view bootloader, it will detect the PG41IMG.zip file and ask you to confirm update, confirm the update
    ***This will fail after completing part of the update, don't worry it's expected***
  6. Boot your view bootloader a second time, it will detect the PG41IMG.zip file and ask you to confirm update, confirm the update again.

    Postinstall
  7. Reboot to recovery
  8. Flash the SU zip file copyed in instruction 3

Do not mirror files from this post.

No discussion of Honeycomb content or changes or the relative merits of Gingerbread and Honeycomb. This thread is for the procedure and support thereof only! Also please don't quote the first post because your post becomes an automatic TLDR.


Update Instructions
Use these instructions if you currently have hboot 6.14.5555 - Your data should be preserved but take a backup first just in case.
Method 1
  1. Download this file MD5=20fd6e7546ac2fc422c5a9a5b366f77c
  2. Copy the file to the root of your external SDCARD
  3. Boot your view bootloader, it will detect the PG41IMG.zip file and ask you to confirm update, confirm the update

Method 2
  1. Download this file MD5=20fd6e7546ac2fc422c5a9a5b366f77c
  2. Boot your view to fastboot mode.
  3. Run the following commands:
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot oem rebootRUU
    fastboot flash zip PG41IMG.zip
    ***Ignore the on-screen progress bar, the flash is complete when fastboot completes
    fastboot reboot

[Revision History]

B02 - updated full version: hboot 6.14.5556
New bootloader to patch bugs with fastboot flashing
- Fastboot flashing splash1 fixed
- Fastboot flashing hboot fixed
Patch for upgrading from a previous version added.

B01 - Initial full version: hboot 6.14.5555

BETA- Developer preview

Special thanks: contradude for the early and riskiest testing, and Maine_Coon for all the ongoing testing
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Preamble
This is the S-OFF downgrade from HoneyComb to S-OFF GingerBread if you are not S-OFF and have a HTC (not revolutionary) hboot then do not do this it will not work.

The full versions of these files will give you a fully functional Gingerbread installation with S-OFF, CWM recovery and boot image with the secure flag turned off.


Windows Instructions
  1. Download this file MD5=f5afc4b457a17f88cc611b40e6c7cdc8
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  4. Extract the large zip file downloaded in step 1
  5. Navigate to the Express_Downgrade directory
  6. Double-click ARUWizard.exe and proceed like any other RUU, ticking the boxes and pressing next the screen as required.

    Postinstall
  7. Reboot to recovery
  8. Flash the SU zip file copied in instruction 3 if using the full version.

Linux/MacOS Instructions (Also works on windows, use if ARUWizard.exe crashes for you)
  1. Download this file MD5=7cfbaf099d80d899b13848a3ed3fd66a
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  4. Boot your view to fastboot mode.
  5. Run the following commands:
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot oem rebootRUU
    fastboot flash zip Express_dg.zip [colour=blue](or Express_dg_lite.zip as appropriate)[/blue]
    ***This will fail first time with error 90, repeat the command
    fastboot flash zip Express_dg.zip [colour=blue](or Express_dg_lite.zip as appropriate)[/blue]
    ***Ignore the on-screen progress bar, the flash is complete when fastboot completes
    fastboot reboot
    Postinstall
  6. Reboot to recovery
  7. Flash the SU zip file copied in instruction 3 if using the full version.

Alternative Installation Instruction (Any OS)
  1. Download this file MD5=7cfbaf099d80d899b13848a3ed3fd66a
  2. Download the superuser zip file MD5=69f81ca292f14f71b081bb45a556a3e3
  3. Rename the file downloaded in step1 to PG41IMG.zip and place on the root of your (external) sdcard
  4. Copy the superuser zip file to the root of your SDCARD
  5. Boot your view bootloader, it will detect the PG41IMG.zip file and ask you to confirm update, confirm the update
    ***This will fail after completing part of the update, don't worry it's expected***
  6. Boot your view bootloader a second time, it will detect the PG41IMG.zip file and ask you to confirm update, confirm the update again.

    Postinstall
  7. Reboot to recovery
  8. Flash the SU zip file copied in instruction 3 if using the full version.

Do not mirror files from this post.
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Great response time!

For us newbs, I'd like to clarify... This isn't an alternative HoneyComb, yet. Just an attempt to make the OTA honeycomb "unlockable", right?
 
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Great response time!

For us newbs, I'd like to clarify... This isn't an alternative HoneyComb, yet. Just an attempt to make the OTA honeycomb "unlockable", right?
This is an attempt to make downgrading easier for us.


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This is an attempt to make downgrading easier for us.
Right. That's the "recovery" part.

But its also described as "root, and all". I'm wondering if this allows the installer to root the OTA Honeycomb? Or will more work be required before the install can be further changed (i.e. s-off, eventually upgraded to ICS, etc.)?
 
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Default It works

I can confirm this works with root flashed and all. I now have a rooted HC. tyvm globatron
 
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I can confirm this works with root flashed and all. I now have a rooted HC. tyvm globatron
so, does that mean you could, in theory, flash a custom HC rom once we get one?
Throw up some screenshots or a video would you?

edit: oh and test rom manager and titanium backup if you don't mind.


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I have a rooted CWM backup of the stock.
Do I need to restore and then unroot before proceeding with HC?

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