i can't confirm that it's possible with 0.83
i get the same error with the communication.
Uninstalled htc COMPLETLY
installed the unrevoked android usb driver
turned usb debugging on started unrevoked in admin mode
and it still fails.
before i upgraded to 0.92 i used this method 1 milion times and it always worked.
|desire, froyo, hboot, root, unrevoke|