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Creating Goldcard

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By emx_o, Senior Member on 30th October 2010, 04:01 PM
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I just tried to generate a goldcard for my DHD, but adb shell cant read mmc1, so I cant get the CID mmc0 and 2 are working, which of the 2 should I choose?

iI used this guide:
ty in advance

edit: ITS MMC2
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31st October 2010, 09:22 AM |#2  
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also wanted to debrand my DHD, but i always get error 170 usb not connected ...

i have o2 DHD and wanted to flash the standard 1.32 RUU

may an idea what problem there is ?

tested with or without HTC sync installed

thanks ahead
31st October 2010, 05:32 PM |#3  
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You need to use MMC2 while creating the goldcard as that is the ext SD card.

All you have to do is get the signed RUU zip file and rename it to and put that on the goldcard SD card and boot to hboot.

hboot should check the the file and ask to flash it :D

Im writing a guide for this now sould be up after iv confirmed it working
31st October 2010, 10:12 PM |#4  
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isn't USB error to do with drivers? install the latest htc sync that came with the phones memory card and then run the RUU
1st November 2010, 05:40 AM |#5  
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Vote 4 guide xD ill give it a try tomorrow, got usb problems as well

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1st November 2010, 07:28 AM |#6  
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i got it working yesterday then after using a different pc as raZr confirmed working.

and yes, worked then here too.

no idea why it doesnt work on my main pc, all i can imagine is may collides due
too many drivers ... desire, iphone, desireHD, ...
1st November 2010, 04:20 PM |#7  
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is there any real reason to create goldcard of any major use i.e. will this help me to gain information i can pass on to help with perma root on vision. i have looked into goldcard creation a lot since receiving my DHD but cannot see what i can do with the goldcard. Confused if this helps toward root.

am a knoob

1st November 2010, 06:53 PM |#8  
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Won't help the people who are working on rooting the DHD, but it lets you debrand your phone if you have a carrier specific branded version by flashing a signed unbranded ROM.

In the future it might be necessary to root your phone, but not yet... crossing fingers here.
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Does anyone know what is done by Viper to actually create the GoldCard image?

I've been looking at the GoldCard method this week, threw together a nice AJAX CID reverser which flips the digits and replaces the first two with 00, but would like to know about the image side now.
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Hi there guys I don't own the Desire HD yet, but am very interested in it.

I'm an Android newb. I'm likely going to purchase a UK Vodafone branded Desire HD but would like to immediately debrand it to essentially make it a stock HTC version.

Is this possible?

If so, is the method you've described in the previous posts, the way to do it? i.e. create a Goldcard in the way described on the Modaco website (these instructions appear to be for the Desire, not the Desire HD - does this matter?)

I have had a Voda branded Nokia N95 8GB for 3 years but changed the product code and installed a standard Nokia firmware - I'd like to do the same with my Desire HD (when I get it).

Hopefully that all made sense,

Any help appreciated.


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