[TUT] HTC Unlock/Recovery/Rooting *Noobs*
The Ultimate guide on how to do everything for noobs
Anyone taking these steps please be aware, you do this as your own choice/Risk....If you have anything important on your phone, back it up right now before you proceed....as everything will be wiped by the bootloader unlock!
Unzip into a new folder on your c: called Android (C:/Android
Plug your Phone into Computer/PC and select charge only.
Follow the guide precisely on HTC
1. Go to HTCDEV website: http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/
2. Click on "Begin Unlock Bootloader" (create a user if you don't have one)
3. follow the instructions step 1 through step 10 on htcdev.com
4. In step 10, when posting your token, make sure you remove the blanks preceding each line
5. After you receive your Unlock_code.bin in email, follow step 11.
6. Now your rezound should reboot and you have your bootloader unlocked.
so you have updated the HBOOT and unlock bootloader....
Good now for the next bit.
If by chance you cannot unlock via HTC Dev please tell me as i maybe able to help you on that.
I require knowing which RUU you have installed, this u will find out by using HTC Dev.
Using HBOOT 1.0.7 and updating should be easy and fast.
Installing CWM 5 (Recovery Menu)
Please also read my orther thread on recoverys...it hold same details with extras >http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1791707
This is a program installed into the phone itself.
This allows you to do pretty much anything you want.
Main things are Backup and restore of your device.
Flashing of custom Roms
Here is the recovery file >http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...4&d=1326296914
Save the recovery.img and flash_image in the root of your adb folder.(this means C:/Android)
Now using DOS CMD window
*hint, copy the txt in these windows into your DOS window and press enter....it saves time and spelling errors*
adb reboot bootloader
it should now reboot and show Fastboot USB mode
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
from the hboot menu, go to recovery.
now if above doesn't work and you cannot get into bootloader to flash the cwm. follow this
pull out battery
hold volume down key and press power at same time
Hboot will appear
scroll down and select bootloader option, press power.
and your ready now in fastboot usb mode
Please note, this method is old, current methods are simply just flash a new rom!
All roms come Pre Rooted with all apps required to run with root (Superuser)
For details in these check out the Android Development forum in our salsa section.
or go here>http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1043
Download this file >http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pypn6v69o0vnvl9
(This is outdated somewhat and requires updating via Google Play)
place this file on the base of your sd card.
Now goto your new recovery menu.
use this cmd from DOS Windows
adb reboot recovery
it will reboot automatically
1-Select Install Zip from SDcard
2-Choose Zip from SDcard
3-Find Root.Zip on the SD card
4-Scroll upto Yes-Install Root.zip
it will now flash the root.zip
6-Reboot System Now
Now from here you will have done the following
Unlocked your bootloader
Flashed recovery system
Rooted your stock device.
if by any chance you make a mistake which is not very likely, but odd chance u do...redo the steps per section till you get it right.
System root giving superuser access pr SU
Root of SD - meaning base of sd no folders
ADB Android debug bridge - used with dos commands when phone is plugged into computer via USB cable
extra Utilities are Java SDK
Download and install accordingly to instructions given.
this gives access to more functions via ADB