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[GUIDE] How to root Desire HD (DHD) install h-boot (S-Off) and Clockwork recovery

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By zexbig, Senior Member on 15th November 2010, 09:57 PM
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Please refer to this post before upgrading Your DHD
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=879525
If You update to latest version You will NOT be able to boot custom HBOOT!!!
Here is guide how to downgrade Your DHD if You updated to latest version by mistake
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=905003

This is complete guide for all HTC Desire HD owners who want's to root their devices and install custom recovery image.

FLASH THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG

I have collected and summarize few guides on this forum in order to collect all informations on one place.
Check following threads for additional informations.
Please post all bug's and issues related to DHD scripts to sfjuocekr thread below.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=835746

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?p=9183483

Summary:
1) Download Paul's Visionary+ tool (I have used version r12) (google removed this app from market) so You will have to download it from Paul's website.
This tools enables root and removes new HTC protection.
2) Install engineering version of HBOOT to get S-Off (HTC bootloader, something like BIOS for Your PC)
This step is optional and it's not required in order to flash custom ROM's on Your DHD but gives You more freedom with Your device.
3) Install custom recovery image (recovery is special program which is invoked from HBOOT
in order to flash ROM onto Your device.

Detailed description:
1) Download Paul's Visionary+ tool
1.1) Click here to download http://android.modaco.com/content/ht...ne-click-root/ or download it from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...3&d=1290501865
1.2) Install Visionary+ on Your DHD
1.3) Run it, enable "Set system r/w after root
1.4) Click "Temproot Now!" - Wait until it's finished
1.5) Click Attempt Permroot Now!
1.6) DHD automatically reboot's
To test that everything went fine download from market application "terminal emulator"
run it, type su
If You get after that sign # it mean's that everything went fine.

Time for next step!

2) Install engineering version of HBOOT to get S-Off
2.1) Download sfjuocekr DHD script for flashing HBOOT from here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=835746
2.2) Unzip it and copy it to Your SDCard (It's important that You have on Your SDCard root directory with name DHD and all files inside this directory. Rename DHD-smart folder on Your SDCARD to DHD.
2.3) Run Terminal Emulator
2.4) Type su
2.5) Type "sh /sdcard/DHD/check
(Please be aware that You have to type "sh" in front of command)
2.6) If everything went OK type
sh /sdcard/DHD/backup
2.7) If this also went OK proceed with
sh /sdcard/DHD/hboot
This command will install engineering hboot which have S-Off turned off.

3) Install custom recovery image
3.1) Since ROM manager now officially support's Desire HD, we will use it to download and install custom clockwork image.
3.2) Run android market app on Your DHD and download and install ROM Manager app from market.
3.3) Download and install ROM manager.
3.4) Run ROM manager and select first option (Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery).
3.5) Wait until ROM Manager say's that installation went successfully (Current version of ClockWorkMod is 2.5.1.3)
3.6) After installation tap in Rom manager option Reboot into Recovery to test that everything went well.
3.7) DHD should reboot in clockwork recovery manager.


Enjoy.
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15th November 2010, 10:09 PM |#2  
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This afternoon I've done what you describe in your guide and can say that everything works fine on my DHD !
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Another Desire HD free from chains
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Alright this probably sounds disgustingly noob but my phone isn't going into bootloader mode x_x. I've rooted the phone and followed the S-OFF procedure and no luck... Any ideas?

EDIT: Don't worry issue resolved. I had to end up using adb shell reboot bootloader. It's still a bit weird though, as to why I can't do this without adb...
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Did You manage to install clockwork successfully?
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Originally Posted by zexbig

This is complete guide for all HTC Desire HD owners who want's to root their devices and install custom recovery image.


(I hade run into the strange problem for which I'm not sure is it problem with my PC or DHD, each time when I connected my DHD via USB cable my SDCard was automatically mounted as Disk Drive instead of just being in "Charge only" mode. I resolved this by removing back cover and ejecting SDCard and inserting it again while phone was operational, which is very unsafe thing to do!).


Enjoy.

known issue : can't remember the app, double-twist I think, it auto mounts SD card. Do you have that? Deselect or uninstall.
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Yup looks like it. It's saying ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.1.2. The only issue is, I can't select any of the options lol :P

EDIT: don't worry also solved that :P

Just another question though, using NANDROID am I able to backup my current ROM? I'm with Vodafone australia and I want to be able to restore this ROM (for warranty purposes).
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known issue : can't remember the app, double-twist I think, it auto mounts SD card. Do you have that? Deselect or uninstall.

Hmm probably something which come with original HTC ROM, I didn't install anything similar to that. But will double check..
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Originally Posted by Sylpher

Yup looks like it. It's saying ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.1.2. The only issue is, I can't select any of the options lol :P

EDIT: don't worry also solved that :P

Just another question though, using NANDROID am I able to backup my current ROM? I'm with Vodafone australia and I want to be able to restore this ROM (for warranty purposes).

Backing up current ROM and restoring is primary function of nanodroid
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Backing up current ROM and restoring is primary function of nanodroid

Haha just making sure . I didn't want to lose my current ROM because Vodafone doesn't honour warranties on phones that have been modified in this manner.

Also I forgot altogether to say thanks lol! Thanks for the simple and straightforward guide
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Hi, Does anyone have 10/Nov r12 test: VISIONary + one click root and can send it to me? I can't seem to be able to download it anywhere! Pages are down

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