if you have recently s-off'ed using a java card,or some other exploit that did not remove your tampered banner from the bootloader screen,then this thread is for you.
you do NOT need to downgrade your hboot. this simple adb command works without any scary hboot downgrades.
*you must be s off.
*you must have superuser installed(see this thread if you need help installing superuser)
this will not work if your s on
the usual disclaimers:
i have tested this my my m7_ul t mobile variant,but use this info at your own risk. if it melts your phone into a little pile of aluminum goo,its not my fault.
-beaups for giving me the echo comand,so yall didnt need to dump,edit with a hex editor,and copy back
-andybones for testing it on m7_wlv
IF you are an advanced user with adb/fastboot set up and some basic knowlede of the cmd window,you can skip to #2
1)set up adb
-download this file
-install drivers: if you have htc sync installed,you should allready have drivers. if not,you can install htc sync,or install these modified htc drivers from revolutionary (driver mirror)
-unzip your miniadb_v1031.zip file. this is native funtionality in windows 7. you otherwise may need a utility such as "7-zip" to extract,or unzip it. place the unzipped folder onto the root of your C drive on your PC. root means the top level,not inside any folders. so just copy and paste,or drag and drop the folder onto C with everything else that is there. you may want to rename it to "miniadb_m7" since youll be putting some device specific files in here.
-open a command window. on windows 7,click the start bubble in the lower left and type "command" in the search box. xp i believe is similar or the same. doing this should open a small black command window.
-change to your miniadb_m7 directory. type the following at the prompt in your cmd window:
your command promt should change to "c:miniadb_m7>" provided you: 1)unzipped the miniadb_v1031 zip file,and 2)put the folder on your c drive,and 3)entered the name of the folder correctly ("miniadb_m7" in this case)
-now make sure usb debugging is checked in developer options(you will need to turn it on first),and plug your phone into your PC with a usb cable
-make sure your phone is being recognized- type:
if your drivers are installed correctly,this should return your phones serial number. you should hear the "found device" noises when you plug your phone in. if it starts installing drivers,wait for it to finish before typing the adb devices command.
if you get your serial number back,then enter this command:
adb reboot bootloader
this should take your phone to the "fastboot" screen,wich is white with colored letters. this is one mode of your bootloaders interactive modes. at the top youll see fastboot devices as confirmation youre in fastboot.
again,this should return your phones serial number. you should hear the "found device" noises when you plug your phone in. if it starts installing drivers,wait for it to finish before typing the adb devices command.
if you get your serial number back,you can enter the following to boot back to the phones OS:
and now,youve installed adb/fastboot and tested youre phones drivers. if at either spot,you have trouble and dont get your serial number back,there is some sort of connection issue. use these steps to troubleshoot:
troubleshooting connectivity issues:
-try a reboot of the PC
-try different usb cables and ports
-dont use a usb hub
-dont use usb 3.0
-make sure nothing capable of comunicating with the phone is enabled and running. htc sync,pdanet,easy tether,and even itunes have all been known to cause issues.
-windows 8 has been known to have issues. try a windows 7 or older machine
failing the above,
-i use these drivers for fastboot and adb(donwload and run as admin): http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe (mirror)
failing that,try manually updating the drivers in the following manner:
-put the phone in fastboot mode(select fastboot from the hboot menu)
-open device manager on the PC
-plug in phone,watch for it to pop up in device manager.
-update drivers with device manager,pointing the wizard to the extracted
driver download folder from above
note that you can check the connectivity of the phone,and make sure drivers are working by in the following manner:
-open cmd window. change to directory containing adb/fastboot utilities
-adb with the phone in the booted OS,usb debug enabled,enter:
adb devices in a cmd window
-fastboot with phone in fastboot,enter:
fastboot devices in cmd window
in either case,a properly connected phone with working drivers installed should report back the phones serial number.
this process,in your cmd window,should look something like this:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\Scott>cd c:\miniadb_m7 c:\miniadb_m7>adb devices * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully * List of devices attached FAxxxxxxxxxx device c:\miniadb_m7>adb reboot bootloader c:\miniadb_m7>fastboot devices FAxxxxxxxxxx fastboot c:\miniadb_m7>fastboot reboot rebooting... finished. total time: 0.037s c:\miniadb_m7>
2)reset your "tampered flag"
enter the following:
su (if needed to get a # prompt)
echo -ne '\x00' | dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 bs=1 seek=4265988
(i would very strongly recomend you copy/paste this)
(exit a second time if you need to to get back to a normal > prompt)
adb reboot bootloader
verify tamered is gone
other useful threads:
how to lock/unlock your bootloader without htcdev(s-off required)
if this does not work for you
if youre still confident you did things correctly,you need to PM me:
1)the results of: fastboot getvar all
2)a link to an uploaded p7.
you get fastboot getvar all by:
-place phone in fastboot
-enter in fastboot getvar all right click,click mark,highlight in white,hit enter or right click to copy
you dump p7 by:
su (if needed to get a #)
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 of=/sdcard/mmcblk0p7
transfer the file on internal storage to your pc and upload it
im not trying to be a dick,but its not helpful to post "didnt work" if you screwed something up,or if your not willing to help find a solution. especially if others have found it to work on their same variant.
from now on,i will need a copy of your cmd window as well if we want to get to the bottom of whats happening. some folks seem to be simply writing extra bytes,wich is screwing up the flag location. please make sure this shows an entire session,not just a last part where it looks correct. we cant figure it out if you only show part of what you did.