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7th September 2013, 03:33 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys I attempted to breathe some life into my old HTC G1 and after failed attempts I was successful in installing the CM6 but this runs Froyo and I couldn't get certain apps to work, more recent apps just would not install so being new to Android I tried installing the CM7 unofficial but that failed giving me a STATUS 7 so I assumed I needed another kernel so I tried doing that but still STATUS 7 so I installed spl saphire signed and then that went through but phone got soft bricked so now I know I can unbrick my device because I can still access FASTBOOT and I can flash a recovery image and I tried that but also my home button gives trouble so I have to fiddle with it to get it to work and that's the only way I know how to get into recovery. Is there another way for me to get into recovery so I can whipe and flash stuff over as fresh?

BOOTLOADER INFO
DREAM PVT 32B ENG S- OFF
HBOOT-1.33.2003 (DREA10000)
CPLD-4
RADIO-2.22.19.261
Marc 26 2009,23:25:49
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7th September 2013, 04:49 AM   |  #2  
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adb reboot recovery, but need to be in os for that
Just erase partitions and flash ROM through fastboot
fastboot erase system -w
fastboot flash update ROM.zip
fastboot reboot

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7th September 2013, 06:20 AM   |  #3  
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adb reboot recovery, but need to be in os for that
Just erase partitions and flash ROM through fastboot
fastboot erase system -w
fastboot flash update ROM.zip
fastboot reboot

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I did a little searching and found the library of "bricked" phones where I tried this solution

As I said I did it.
FYI, I write this msg for somebody has same problem.

I did "flash_image recovery /sdcard/cm-recovery-1.2.img".
After the reboot, it stucked on the second boot screen, it looped forever and ever and never stopped.

So I Alt+w and then Alt+s but it said can't find update.zip
But it was there.
And I tried some of the builds on this fourm.
I got some other messages, but I don't remember, sorry.
Anyway I coudn't fix it with the way.
I also tried to use another SD card.but it also didn't work.

unfortunatry, I didn't have nandroid backup, cos I didn't care much about the backup.
Then I got signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-img-148830.zip from ****
and I did like this.
C:\bin>fastboot update signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-img-148830.zip
archive does not contain 'boot.sig'
archive does not contain 'recovery.sig'
archive does not contain 'system.sig'
--------------------------------------------
Bootloader Version...: 1.33.2005
Baseband Version.....: 2.22.19.26I
Serial Number........: XXXXXXXXXXX
--------------------------------------------
checking product... OKAY
checking serialno... OKAY
checking version-bootloader... FAILED

Device version-bootloader is '1.33.2005'.
Update requires '1.33.2004' or '1.33.0004' or '0.95.3000' or '0.95.0000'.

Then I got this error...
Then I unzipped the file, and I did like this.

C:\bin>fastboot flash boot boot.img
sending 'boot' (1604 KB)... OKAY
writing 'boot'... OKAY

C:\bin>fastboot flash system system.img
sending 'system' (54823 KB)... OKAY
writing 'system'... OKAY

C:\bin>fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
sending 'userdata' (2 KB)... OKAY
writing 'userdata'... OKAY

C:\bin>fastboot reboot
rebooting...

Then I got G1 back!
I hope it can help somebody.
Cheers!


So I got the phone to work and it retained the same bootloader and I got recovery back but now I'm trying to install a stable Gingerbread like EzGingerbread and I still get status 7
7th September 2013, 06:31 AM   |  #4  
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Change to amonra 1.7 recovery
Change to 2708 radio
Change to .13d bootloader
Now go back making to recovery and flash ezginigerbread
Now you will be happy

Status 7 can mean a few different thing, but for the most part its incompatibility. If you follow the above you will meet all requirements for the "newer" roms

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7th September 2013, 06:45 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by demkantor

Change to amonra 1.7 recovery
Change to 2708 radio
Change to .13d bootloader
Now go back making to recovery and flash ezginigerbread
Now you will be happy

Status 7 can mean a few different thing, but for the most part its incompatibility. If you follow the above you will meet all requirements for the "newer" roms

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I appreciate the help. These files are kind of tough to find though, I'm searching still

I believe I found them here on XDA so I assume I'm flashing with recovery first the radio then bootloader.
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7th September 2013, 06:54 AM   |  #6  
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Best to use fastboot to flash, recovery, then radio, then SPL
Look for ezterry's 2708+ update thread in the dev section

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7th September 2013, 07:57 AM   |  #7  
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Best to use fastboot to flash, recovery, then radio, then SPL
Look for ezterry's 2708+ update thread in the dev section

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I followed your instructions and I was successful. New life is now in my old HTC G1 Thank you for your patience.
2nd November 2013, 04:36 AM   |  #8  
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that was easy bro,
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Originally Posted by RenaldoTT

Hey guys I attempted to breathe some life into my old HTC G1 and after failed attempts I was successful in installing the CM6 but this runs Froyo and I couldn't get certain apps to work, more recent apps just would not install so being new to Android I tried installing the CM7 unofficial but that failed giving me a STATUS 7 so I assumed I needed another kernel so I tried doing that but still STATUS 7 so I installed spl saphire signed and then that went through but phone got soft bricked so now I know I can unbrick my device because I can still access FASTBOOT and I can flash a recovery image and I tried that but also my home button gives trouble so I have to fiddle with it to get it to work and that's the only way I know how to get into recovery. Is there another way for me to get into recovery so I can whipe and flash stuff over as fresh?

BOOTLOADER INFO
DREAM PVT 32B ENG S- OFF
HBOOT-1.33.2003 (DREA10000)
CPLD-4
RADIO-2.22.19.261
Marc 26 2009,23:25:49

If you want you can unbrick your devices by downgrading it to android 1.0 then apply the official update for the G1 from Google. It will bring you back to the stock HTC G1 1.6 but you can repeat the rooting procedure. That's what I'm doing before, specially if I flashed faulty roms or messing up with the radio and spl combos. Hope that help you.
4th November 2013, 10:22 AM   |  #9  
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My sd card does not read.

Then what???

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4th November 2013, 02:19 PM   |  #10  
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Either its not named properly, not on root of SD, SD isn't formatted to fat32, or sdcard or sdtray is bad

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