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[Q] help with root for HTC Desire HD (android 2.3.5 / software 3.12.178.2)

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Cool [Q] help with root for HTC Desire HD (android 2.3.5 / software 3.12.178.2)

Hello,

Firstly, thank you to all the people who have contributed to helping others root their phones. There is a lot of information and software that has been written and made available for free and it is really appreciated.

Now, onto business...

I am trying to root my DHD so that I can install custom roms and take advantage of all the root goodies. I am with Vodafone AU and have recently recieved an update which I installed.


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Handset:
HTC Desire HD

Android version: 
2.3.5

HTC Sense version: 
3.0

Software number:
3.12.178.2

Kernel version:
2.6.35.10-g931a37e
htc-kernel@and18-2 #1
Wed Nov 9 14:04:03 CST 2011

Baseband version:
12.65.60.29U_26.14.04.28_M

Build number
3.12.178.2 CL200874 release-keys

Browser version
WebKit/533.1


I have tried the following methods:


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1) Ace Advanced Hack Kit (aahk-04012012c.zip)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1259821

AAHK reported the following:

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ro.product.version=3.12.178.2

Sorry, but this build is unsupported at this time.

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2) Advanced Multi Tools (AMT_1.8.5_Release.zip)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1037315

Uses GingerBreak 1.2 (see below)

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3) GingerBreak (GingerBreak-v1.20.apk)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1044765

Just keeps running forever, left it for about 1.5 hours before rebooting phone manually.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1044765

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4) Downgrade

[GUIDE] How to downgrade 1.7x/1.8x/2.x to 1.32.405.6
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=905003

The problem is that after the following command, I never got a #:
./data/local/tmp/fre3vo -debug -start FBB00000 -end FFFFFFFF

I did not have root so could not proceed.
Does anyone have other suggestions that I might try? I don't mind if the articles are long or complicated. I just want to find a way to root my DHD! =)
 
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I wonder as well with my DHD on 2.3.5. I triedSuperoneclick 2.3.3 ... it runs through and says it's rooted ... but it isn't ;(
 
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I also tried triedSuperoneclick. Just seemed to not complete after step #7 on my PC.
 
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This allowed me to get a temp root:

[GUIDE] Downgrade from 3.13 (Sense 3.0) roms
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1424023
 
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I downgraded to the previous official HTC Desire HD Rom ... rooting worked after that, Now it's happily running ICD 4.0.3. Did that useing the Ace Hack Toolscript.
 
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I tried AAHK, but it didn't like my build number for some reason. Good to hear you got yours working too.

So much faster without all the vodafone bloat on there. Boot time used to be so long that I would fear a reboot. Also running is so much faster.
 
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Tried the newest Ace Hack? Has a newer version number, maybe it helps. It did hack my DHD with 2.3.5.
 
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Hi , I have been having the exact same issue as you, tried most things with no luck, was wondering if you have had any success
 
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Can those failing to root please specify which version of aahk you are using?
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You have to downgrade so you'll be able to s-off, because with s-on you can't have perm root. I don't recommend you to use Ace Hack, i think misc_version method is pretty much safer, but remember you have to read everything (radio version!!!, hboot,....) in order to prevent any hard brick.
You don't need perm root you just need temp root (using superoneclick), although
you have to change the misc_version to the Ruu software your are using to downgrade (i.e 1.32.405.6). Do md5check for all downloaded files.
Good Luck.

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