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[Guide] How to root, install EXT4 recovery and custom ROM on HBOOT 2.00.0002

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1st March 2012, 02:56 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, A short but effective guide for people who want to root their Desire S while keeping HBOOT 2.00.0002 and S-ON. This is what I did with my phone yesterday, but took me a lot of time to figure things out, so I'm writing this for myself and other people.

1) First of all set up ADB and Fastboot. [GUIDE] Easy and simple adb and fastboot setup for newbies (Windows only)

Also download the ROM you wish to install on your Desire S and put it on your microSD card. For this tutorial I choose Reaper v2.1 rom by lowveld.

2) You have to unlock your bootloader first via HTCdev so that you can install EXT4 recovery and custom roms. In the dropdown list select ''All other supported models'' and follow the instructions.

If you successfully finished the HTCdev unlock tutorial, your phone has a unlocked bootloader.


3) We're going to install EXT4 recovery. But first download ''4EXT_Recovery_v2.2.7_RC5.zip'' and extract the recovery.img file to the folder where you installed fastboot and adb. If you followed the tutorial in step 1 the folder will be ''C:\android-tools''

Now make sure Fast Boot is turned off on your phone. Go to ''Settings > Power > Fast Boot'' to turn it off. Unplug your phone from your computer, it's time to turn of your phone and boot into your bootloader.

Press Volume Down Button and Power Button at the same time to boot into recovery. Now connect your phone to your computer and select fastboot.

(Power button to select, Volume Down/Up to navigate)

Go to start->run-> type cmd and press enter. A command prompt will now appear.

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cd c:\android-tools [press enter]
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img [press enter]

EXT4 recovery is now installed on your phone. Turn off your phone in bootloader menu.

4) Open the rom (.zip file) you downloaded in step 1 and put the ''boot.img'' file in ''C:\android-tools''

If you followed this tutorial correctly, you already copied your desired rom your onto your MicroSD card.

Now we boot into the bootloader again, this time we select recovery.

Go to: wipe | format>and select: wipe data/factory reset (this may take a while), then select wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache.

Go back to main menu in EXT4 recovery and select ''install from sdcard'' select ''Reaper_V2.1.ZIP''. After the rom is installed turn your phone off again.

Boot into recovery, connect your phone to your computer and select fastboot on your phone.

Go to start->run-> type cmd and press enter. A command prompt will now appear.

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cd c:\android-tools [press enter]
fastboot flash boot boot.img [press enter]

After it's successfully installed, turn of your phone and just boot normally. It may take a while for your phone to boot up.

Your phone is unlocked,rooted and has a custom ROM.

Enjoy

Note: Some new ICS roms require different kind of HBOOT. I use Fallout v5.0.0 without any problems.

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1st March 2012, 06:36 PM   |  #2  
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Tx!
Was thinking about rooting/unlocking but wasnt really sure of myself doing it without bricking it. Most of this guide i already knew but it gives me confidence before making the jump

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Why did you temp root at step 2? As soon as you restart your phone it'll be gone.
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Why did you temp root at step 2? As soon as you restart your phone it'll be gone.

So it's not permanent? meaning step 2 is unnecessary?
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Yeah, if your phone is locked (2. hboot) or s-on (0.98 hboot) if will just give you shell root, useful but not required for what you doing.
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this looks promising, i think i'll try it someday

so i'll be root after i finished this procedure, or just temporary?
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3rd March 2012, 11:08 AM   |  #7  
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Finally. This was the missing link in this forum!
I had the intention do write one, but I am S-OFF and cannot verify the steps without going to Stock then doing the steps and then downgrade and S-OFF again. Too many things to do just in the name of a correct tutorial. Anyway thanks I am glad that somebody finally wrote it!

P. S. : please notify ben_pyett to include it in the Index thread
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@n0elite

Yeah, if your phone is locked (2. hboot) or s-on (0.98 hboot) if will just give you shell root, useful but not required for what you doing.

Wouldn't swapping step 2 and 3 fix that?

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3rd March 2012, 11:07 PM   |  #10  
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Guide updated. Thanks for the comments

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