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[REF] The HTC Vision (Desire Z & G2) Radio ROM & Official BLs Thread

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8th February 2011, 03:00 PM |#391  
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Well, I attached a file "android-info.txt". Pack it with radio.img in a single ZIP file.

Then rename it as "PC10IMG.zip" and copy it to the root of your SD card.

Finally, start the phone in hboot BOOTLOADER and wait a minute, it will automatically update the radio without connecting to the PC.

It works for me, hope it helps!

This is how you make a flashable zip. Make sure its uncompressed.
 
 
8th February 2011, 03:24 PM |#392  
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For my sold Hero,Radio.images were possible as flashable zip files.
Is this no possible with this images too?
So I wouldn`t need the "eng hboot" to flash this images.

I think the general consensus is it's safer to flash the radio (and HBOOT/SPL) from fastboot unless it's a radio specifically for the device. With the G1, after a lot of debate, it was discovered that it was being bricked when flashing the SPL with the wrong radio in recovery, and that it was actually borking the recovery partition. I think this is the thread that explains it. Again, the above thread is in regard to the G1, but I believe a good reason why it's better to flash via fastboot.
8th February 2011, 03:54 PM |#393  
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I think the general consensus is it's safer to flash the radio (and HBOOT/SPL) from fastboot unless it's a radio specifically for the device. With the G1, after a lot of debate, it was discovered that it was being bricked when flashing the SPL with the wrong radio in recovery, and that it was actually borking the recovery partition. I think this is the thread that explains it. Again, the above thread is in regard to the G1, but I believe a good reason why it's better to flash via fastboot.

That doesn't apply to the G2 as all SPLs and radios are compatible, so far...
The main reason is that fastboot won't let you flash a corrupt radio where as a zip will flash indiscriminately in recovery.

It's also a good detriment from flash happy noobs. They should take the time to learn and figure out what an spl is.

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8th February 2011, 04:07 PM |#394  
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Hm,ok,but confused about "gfree" and Radio S-Off!
I used the method from here,with gfree,to get Radio S-Off

http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...Rooting_the_G2

So I think if I flash a other Radio image I lose Radio S-Off,or I`m wrong?
8th February 2011, 04:17 PM |#395  
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Hm,ok,but confused about "gfree" and Radio S-Off!
I used the method from here,with gfree,to get Radio S-Off

http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...Rooting_the_G2

So I think if I flash a other Radio image I lose Radio S-Off,or I`m wrong?

Use gfree_verify and make sure eveything is unlocked. Then follow direction to install eng hboot below that.

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8th February 2011, 04:22 PM |#396  
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Ok,as I understand,it`s better to have the "eng hboot",
because S-Off only with gfree and then I flashing other
radio image,I will lose S-Off!
8th February 2011, 04:38 PM |#397  
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Ok,as I understand,it`s better to have the "eng hboot",
because S-Off only with gfree and then I flashing other
radio image,I will lose S-Off!

Well you wouldn't be able to flash a new radio img without eng spl but yes, you can't use gfree with the newest radio, it closes the loophole. You need to be s-off prior to flashing it. Make sure you use gfree-verify command to check. If you are then you can safely flash the eng spl and the latest radio.

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8th February 2011, 04:40 PM |#398  
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That doesn't apply to the G2 as all SPLs and radios are compatible, so far...
The main reason is that fastboot won't let you flash a corrupt radio where as a zip will flash indiscriminately in recovery.

It's also a good detriment from flash happy noobs. They should take the time to learn and figure out what an spl is.

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I agree that this info is outdated and doesn't apply with the more recent HTC phones, I was more making a point as to why I thought we should use fastboot instead of recovery to flash. As you can tell, I had a G1 since it was released and still remember the old ideas and theories that seem to get in the way of my thinking about the newer stuff. Thanks for the correction.

And ya, you're right about people needing to learn what an SPL is. It's not hardly mentioned anymore except when talking about the G1.
8th February 2011, 04:48 PM |#399  
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So this method doesn`t works too without "eng hboot"?
Eng hboot is needed to flash a radio image!

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Well, I attached a file "android-info.txt". Pack it with radio.img in a single ZIP file.

Then rename it as "PC10IMG.zip" and copy it to the root of your SD card.

Finally, start the phone in hboot BOOTLOADER and wait a minute, it will automatically update the radio without connecting to the PC.

It works for me, hope it helps!

Ok,Hero is not a Desire Z,but for my Hero unlocked SPL
wasn`t needed to flash radio images.

Thanks for all your answers
8th February 2011, 05:00 PM |#400  
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I agree that this info is outdated and doesn't apply with the more recent HTC phones, I was more making a point as to why I thought we should use fastboot instead of recovery to flash. As you can tell, I had a G1 since it was released and still remember the old ideas and theories that seem to get in the way of my thinking about the newer stuff. Thanks for the correction.

And ya, you're right about people needing to learn what an SPL is. It's not hardly mentioned anymore except when talking about the G1.

Yeah... I remember the G1 days, lots of problems because everything was new and some things weren't thought out... many bricks.

I use the term spl because I am from the G1 days as well and just got used to it but hboot is another term for an spl.

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8th February 2011, 05:09 PM |#401  
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So this method doesn`t works too without "eng hboot"?
Eng hboot is needed to flash a radio image!



Ok,Hero is not a Desire Z,but for my Hero unlocked SPL
wasn`t needed to flash radio images.

Thanks for all your answers

You can use that method without eng spl but I am not sure if it would be any better than doing it through recovery. I believe using fastboot is the only way to guarantee not flashing a corrupt radio.

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