NEWBIE GUIDE:How to flash and recover your p3600i in Windows Vista and 7
From personal experience, I found out that in windows vista and 7, you can't flash HardSPL and dead device. So I put this together from the dead trinityguides.info and other post in this forum. So follow this to the letter.
1a. If your p3600i is stuck in the HTC screen, put it in boot loader and plug it in.
1b. If its stuck in boot loader, just plug it in.
2. You need to download and extract the Windows Xp drivers to a memorable location (e.g. the desktop). You can download them here:
* Vista x32 drivers
* Vista x64 drivers
the 64-bit drivers are unsigned, so if you are using Vista x64 go to the bottom of this post to disable driver signing and then follow the rest of this guide
Run 'Windows Mobile Device Center', and click 'Connection Settings'.
Uncheck the 'Allow USB Connections' box, and select 'OK'.
Run 'Services' by opening the start menu and typing 'Services'
ensure the 'Windows Mobile-based connectivity' and Windows Mobile 2003-based connectivity' services are started. If they are not, click the service name and press the 'start' button on the top bar.
Load 'Device Manager' by opening the Start menu and typing 'Device Manager'.
Expand the 'Mobile devices' section and right click the 'HTC USB Sync'
Select 'Update Driver Software'.
Click 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
Click 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.
Click 'Have Disk' or "Browse".
Click 'Browse', and browse to the location where you extracted the ZIP file in the first step.
Vista x32 users double click 'wceusbsh.inf', Vista x64 users double click 'wceusbshx64.inf'
Select 'HTC USB Sync' from the list, and click 'Next'.
Wait while your driver is installed.
Run 'Task Manager' by clicking the Start Orb and typing 'taskmgr'. Then find the 'WMDC.EXE' item in the processes section, and click 'End Process'.
In 'Windows Mobile Device Center, re-enable the 'Allow USB connections' .
3a.If your device is bricked, download stock rom from htc.com NOT FROM A MIRROR IN RAPIDSHARE/MEDIAFIRE/4SHARED/MEGAUPLOAD etc... and flash it with no compatibility mode.
3b.To HardSPL: Run RUU and flash normally, but when you get to the JumpSPL bootloader, it will erroe 260. LOOK AT THE SCREEN ON YOUR PHONE, YOU MIGHT HAVE SECURITY PERMISSIONS AND NEED TO MANUALLY ALLOW THE PROGRAMS TO RUN.
KEEP YOUR PHONE ON THE BOOTLOADER SCREEN[/B][/B][/B], and unplug it from your computer. Exit the HardSPL program, RUN IT AGAIN, PLUG THE PHONE BACK IN, wait for HTC USB Sync to install and FLASH THE PHONE AGAIN WITH HARDSPL.
To install driver in vista/7 x64
1. Start -> type gpedit.msc right click in the result gpedit.msc and select run as administrator. Select yes in the UAC prompt if you keep it enabled.
2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Driver Installation.
3. Enable the "Code signing for drivers" and then choose "Ignore".
4. Close gpedit.msc.
Hope this guide help you out there.