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[All In One][GUIDE]How To Root Your Htc Sensation Xl,Custom Roms,V4[GUIDE]

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18th May 2012, 05:57 PM   |  #1  
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As You Are Here To see Guide To How to Root Sensation Xl.
First Thing First

I am Not Responsible If You Bricked Your Phone Or Anything Wrong Happen With Your Phone.This will Be your FAULT

Also I Doesn't Invented My Own Ideas Here. I had Just Copied all the things in One. So Also Thanks to Vertigo,Ben,Shinger,Alex And all Who made it Easier

If you are unsure about doing anything in this tutorial... DON'T DO IT... Ask a question here... But dont ask rom specific questions here though!!!


Now this will be for doing everything on a Windows PC.

THIS IS FROM SHINGERS THREAD SO CHEERS TO HIM

(IF YOU LIKE TO SEE DIRECTLY FROM THE THREAD, LINK BELOW ELSE I POSTED HERE TOO)

(http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1341127
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ALL SHOULD SEE THIS FIRST PLEASE ....

*** unlocking bootloader from HTCDEV site is highly recommended for a permanent root solution***

1. enable usb debugging from settings - applications - development

2. plug phone to pc via usb cable - charge only

3. open extracted zip folder and click runme. thats all. (if experience any daemon hanging problems pls install htc sync and plug in phone so drivers are installed. once done delete htc sync and repeat root procedure)

PC will open a cmd screen with prompts that you need to follow. app does rest

4. After root is complete pls visit market and update SU app. once done root will be fully functional and eliminate any future FCs

5. Also as an extra tip you can install SU UPDATE fixer from market to update your binaries to 3.0


Software version 1.24.709.2 doesn't seem to be rootable via this method. Please try flashing another ruu from runnymede rom thread then attempt root again

Added V4 of the Doomlord Exploit as may be why XL was rooted without bootloader being unlocked.
well i relocked my bootloader and flashed ruu 1.05.404 then I used Doolord V4 to root my phone. This was succesful in permanently rooting my phone without unlocking my bootloader. This was not possible with V2 so if anyone wants to root without unlocking bootloader this is now possible using V4 of the Doomlord Exploit attached below. PLEASE NOTE THAT STILL NEED TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS AND RECOVERY

If i Repeated ANY OF THE STEP BELOW WHICH I MENTIONED ABOVE PLEASE SEE IT THOROUGHLY FIRST THEN MOVE AHEAD

REST, SIT DOWN GRAB A COFFEE AND Read IT CAREFULLY.
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S-OFF

Our Great Friend FardJab has made the phone to S-OFF
Please see the link if you like to ...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1663344

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1. To Unlock BOOTLOADER

1.1 You Need to Unlock the BOOTLOADER

(You can get permanant root but you won't be able to put a custom rom on your phone, so if you only want root you don't need to unlock bootloader. You will need to use v4 from this post... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1341127 ... Cheers Shingers)
To do This,You Need to go to www.htcdev.com to unlock it.

1.2 Register An acoount there and when its time to select your device scroll to the bottom and select 'All Other Supported Devices'.

1.3 Then you will get the warning boxes pop up asking you if you're sure you want to do it then saying you could void your warranty as well. Once you've clicked ok on those you'll be through to the instructions on how to unlock your bootloader.

Remember how to get your phone into fastboot from the instructions because you will need to do it again, or if anything goes wrong.

But if you follow the instructions properly nothing should go wrong... Its been tried and tested by lots of people...

And just incase you don't remember how to do it... Take battery out and pop it back in, then press volume down and power button together until you see the white bootloader screen and then press the power button to get into fastboot.

If You Are Facing Problem In 1 Part Only Grab Your Coffee and Watch Pogo

2.Then once you have that done you will need to get root and for that you will need to follow shingers5 tutorial below...

Get the file for rooting here DooMLoRD_v2_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zip

1. enable usb debugging from settings - applications - development

2. plug phone to pc via usb cable - charge only

3. open extracted zip folder and click runme. thats all. (if experience any daemon hanging problems pls install htc sync and plug in phone so drivers are installed. once done delete htc sync and repeat root procedure) PC will open a cmd screen with prompts that you need to follow. The app does rest... So its nice and easy

4. After root is complete pls visit market and update SU app. once done root will be fully functional and eliminate any future FCs

5. Also as an extra tip you can install SU UPDATE fixer from market to update your binaries to 3.0

All Done
Note. If you're struggling with the above instructions, remember that you will need to un-install HTCsync because it interferes with fastboot and rooting...

NOW YOUR PHONE IS ROOTED

3.Then once you're rooted you will need to put CWM (Clockwork Mod) recovery on in order for you to be able to back up your phone and flash custom roms. The custom recovery by Paul O'Brien is the best one to use and is available to download here...

http://android.modaco.com/topic/3489...odaco-edition/

You will need your phone in fastboot again and you will need to find the fastboot folder on your PC (Windows). When you're in the fastboot folder press the left shift button and right click on the mouse and select open command prompt here. Make sure your phone is connected to the PC and is in fastboot. Also make sure that the recovery.img file that you downloaded from MoDaCo is in the fastboot folder too. Get back to the command promt window and type the following

fastboot flash recovery r1-recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.7-modaco-runnymede.img (Tip: once you get to the r1 bit just hit tab and it will auto complete the rest of the line)

If you can't get the Paul O'Brien recovery installed (apparantly not everyone can) try the Older recovery from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1348693

Now You Have Got Root And CWM

A lot of people who have come this far will want to put a custom rom on... unfortunately its not completely straight forward. But again there is a way round round it and you should only need to do it once, when you're coming from a stock rom.

4.1. You cant just flash a custom rom on this phone, firstly you will need the 'Chinese rom' which is here

http://hotfile.com/dl/148413075/8990...01713.zip.html and make sure it is on the SDcard part of your phones memory. Make sure it on the root of the SDcard because it will be easier to find later. Then you will need this rom RCMix3d Runny XL rom from here

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56143145/RCM...ny_XL_v1.2.zip (thanks to benjamin.j.goodwin) and make sure that is on the SDcard too with the other rom

2. Then you will need to download this file from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=18 it is the 'Chinese boot.img' and will need flashing from fastboot again. So put the phone in fastboot and extract the 'boot.img' from the 'boot.rar' file and put it in the fastboot folder on the PC. Open the command prompt again and type this... fastboot flash boot boot.img ... This should only need doing once if you're coming from a stock rom.

3. Once you've done that you will need to get into recovery. From fastboot select bootloader and then look for recovery, it should be under fastboot if its worked correctly. Select that and the phone should then reboot and go into 'CWM' (recovery). Once there you will need to use the volume keys and power button just like when you were in bootloader. Go down and select 'Factory Reset/Data Wipe' and select that, the select yes on following screen. This will take a few mins (don't worry if it looks like its not doing anything). After that go down to 'Wipe Cache' and select that. and then go down to 'Advanced' select that and on the following screen select 'Wipe Dalvik Cache'.



4. Once thats all done you will need to select 'Install Zip File from SDcard' and then you will get another screen where you go to 'choose zip from SDcard' and the you will see all the contents of your SDcard, scroll down till you can select the Chinese rom you put on earlier (remember what it was called) and then select yes to install it. Sit back and wait another few minutes. Once its done select the 'reboot now'. The phone will then reboot again and start to load the new rom up. This will take a while so don't worry. Now once the phone has started you should get the start up wizard and you will just need to skip through it (don't worry about it being all in chinese... its in english). Not everyone needs to install the Chinese rom, some people can just go straight to the RCMix3d rom and install that, but it doesn't work for everyone, so I'm putting this in because it always works when you do it this way. Installing the Chinese rom should only need doing once if you're coming from a stock rom.

5. Boot into recovery again and goto 'Factory Reset/Data wipe', then 'Wipe Cache', then 'Advanced' and 'Wipe Dalvik Cache' and then go back to main screen and select 'Install Zip From SDcard' and then select 'RCMix3d zip' file and install that. Once thats done select Reboot Now and wait while phone boots up again... and VOILA you now have a custom rom Installed.


6. You could either leave that rom on (its a very good rom) or choose to install one of the other custom roms, read through the first few posts of each rom and decide from there whether you want to install that particular rom, or do what I did and install everyone and see which you like best .

ROMS AVAILABLE FOR You Guys And "Girls"?

1.ICS

2.Official Sensation XL ICS
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1608532

3.3 Musketeers Insanely Cool Sense v2.2.1 | 3.6 | Fastest | Stable | APM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1528889

4.Three Musketeers Total Senseless | More AOSP Themed | Blazing Fast |
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1532108

5. RunnySandwich V2|ONLINE [ICS 4.0.3]
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1620341

6.BinDroid I-Scream XL
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1571395

7.ICS 4.0.3 no Sense V1.1/ HTC Sensation XL
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1593590

8.Zombi.eSandwich 1.1
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1523829

9.Worst Rom Ever v1.5
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1491039

10.ICS 3.6 By FSHAMI (SEE 1St POST)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post25989119

[B]Even Sense 4 Rom

Three Musketeers Present...MIUI 4 V1 Beta \ Sense 4.0 V2 Beta
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1594514(thanks To 3 Mukeeters)

One V Port Rom By ALEX
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1588332

3 Musketeer Sense 4 Beta 3
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1667713

GingerBread

1. RunnyBliss V 1.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1559683

2.COREDROID SENSATION XL v1.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1444664

3.XL 3.5 (Gingerbread)(BY FSHAMI)(SEE 2ND POST THERE)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post25989119

SENSELESS
1.3 Musketeer total senseless
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1532108

These Are Enough As you Are Not drinking Your Coffee

Just In case If you Want to Come back to your Stock Rom

You will need to make sure phone is in fastboot and then get command prompt up in fastboot folder and type this...

fastboot oem lock

That will relock the bootloader so that you can flash a stock HTC stock image (or RUU) back to your phone. Your bootloader WILL need to be relocked for you to be able to flash stock image back to phone. You can find stock HTC roms (RUU's) here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1317895

When you're in fastboot and your phone is connected to the PC and you've downloaded the correct RUU for your region (they are region specific) double click on the RUU.exe and that should start the procedure of flashing the stock image back to your phone. I've never needed to do this, so I'm not 100% on the whole process.

Please remember that if you flash a RUU back to your phone, you will lose root etc, it will be like when you first got the phone...


Runnymede Shipped ROM Collection
LINK >>>
http://www.filefactory.com/f/2c6cbf04d4909b70/

Also remember that these instructions are tried and tested by many of the members in here and if something isn't working please check that you've followed the instructions to the letter, because it could be quite likely that you've done something wrong or missed something out...


Now I've TOO tried to be as thorough and as noobish as I can possibly be, but if you think you can add anything just let me know and I will add it.
Also, If You Want Me to Make A WHOLE PROCESS VIDEO,Please MENTION in Reply Or PM me.
I will DEFINATELY make a VIDEO for you !!

Now My Warm And Speacial Thanks Too.....
Vertigo (For all The ENGLISH ABOVE LOL )
Benjamin.J.goodwin (As Helping me Like A Brother In Every Thing)(Best For Me on Xda)
Shingers5(A nice Checker Of roms, <<This Guy Is Awesome Thnx To him As he is One Who Check The roms First )
Dutch Danny (For Making Rom)
Alex(For making Rom)
ETC.(SORRY IF I FORGOT ANYONE)
GOLDEN BROTHERS TO ME

THANKS
With Kind Regards.....
ENJOY ROOTING




There Will BE No HARM to You If You hit The "THANKS" button Below Please
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If there Is Any Mistake Pls Try to tell me as Fast AS any Dev Cab As i From MY heart Dont Want anyone Brick His Phone ...
My advice First Let it checked by any dev member if it is all correct post it in comment and you can download Guys ...
18th May 2012, 07:30 PM   |  #3  
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Not bad mate and well done. You need to update to say that roms 1.24 and 1.14 are now rootable as my new thread confirms it mate. Many have now rooted using new method. Good work. Pm orb to have it stickied

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Nice guide mate, well done.

Good to have a clear guide of all ROMs too so we don't have posts asking what there is

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Thanks a lot both of you ....without you it was difficult to make it and @ shinger I will make it edit as soon as I can also every new Rom will be updated in the thread too.

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Thanks a lot both of you ....without you it was difficult to make it and @ shinger I will make it edit as soon as I can also every new Rom will be updated in the thread too.

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Good work mate

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Thank you orb

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@ OP , Please replace the step where you unlock the bootloader by setting the phone to S-OFF since S-OFF was cracked for this phone (check the Android Development forum)
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@ OP , Please replace the step where you unlock the bootloader by setting the phone to S-OFF since S-OFF was cracked for this phone (check the Android Development forum)

I wouldn't advise it yet. Wait until its been tested more and tested yourself unbeatable, that way you can ensure that the guide is flawless and nobody screws their phone.

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