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[PRJ] Unbricker ROM discovered (wildcard CID and Model ID)

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By dsixda, Inactive Recognized Developer on 15th November 2008, 10:09 PM
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A user of this forum, 911sniper, provided us with an HTC test-only ROM:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=735

Alternate download link:
http://www.neufgiga.com/n/50-17/shar...492127a54134b/

Alternate download link:
http://www.4shared.com/file/82315205/ea440324/RUU.html


IMPORTANT: Read the steps below before flashing!!!!

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This is a ROM that can potentially overwrite and/or unbrick a device with an original (non-patched) SPL. It has a wildcard for Model ID (ELF0*****) and CID (11111111).

I don't have a bricked Elf but I tested it with an original CID-locked SPL and it overwrote it and flashed a new generic HTC ROM with the following:
  • IPL 2.11.1002
  • SPL 2.11.1000 MFG
  • ROM version: 2.11.0. WWE
  • ROM date: 08/14/07
  • Radio: 02.98.90
  • CE OS 5.2.1620 (Build 18125.0.4.2)


Here are the steps to make it work:
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  1. Download this ROM from the link above
  2. Two ways to flash:
    • Rename the file to ELF0IMG.nbh if you want to flash from SD card (you must format the card to FAT32 first)
    • Put the ROM in a RUU folder that contains the RomUpdateUtility.exe. You must remove any other .NBH files in that folder first.
  3. Start your bricked Elf in bootloader mode (hold down camera button and reset). If you are using the SD card, it should flash right away.
  4. NOTE: If the device flashed successfully but is now stuck at the new boot screen, you are still ok. Now you can flash ANY shipped ROM at the bootloader (if you have an Elfin, flash only an Elfin shipped ROM) and your device will be running again. If you can't flash a shipped ROM after successfully flashing the Unbricker ROM, then make a Gold Card and follow the steps in that thread.
  5. NOTE: If the Unbricker ROM doesn't work then make a Gold Card and use it again on that card.


NOTE:
One thing I noticed is that you cannot use the white screen method (elf-uspl.exe) after you flash this ROM. If you try that, then the message "Not in use" pops up under the penguin. However, you can flash ANY shipped ROM from bootloader after this unbricker ROM has been flashed. From there, you can do white screen method and then flash the Hard-SPL/USPL/cooked ROM.


Please don't PM me about this (e.g. "I need help!" etc...), just post in this thread. I'm pretty busy these days.
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15th November 2008, 11:11 PM |#2  
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Ok who wants to try this?

Thanks again dsixda. Do you never sleep?
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16th November 2008, 01:20 AM |#3  
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I don't think this can be flashed from the ROMUpdateUtility.exe (didn't work for me), so you MUST flash from SD card.

I DID flash it from ROMUpdateUtility.exe without using any microSD ^^
16th November 2008, 01:23 AM |#4  
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16th November 2008, 02:32 AM |#5  
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I DID flash it from ROMUpdateUtility.exe without using any microSD ^^

Hi, can u help me how to open an nbh file or anyone else
because i bricked my elf...
thank you very much
16th November 2008, 04:00 AM |#6  
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Hi, can u help me how to open an nbh file or anyone else
because i bricked my elf...
thank you very much

It's obvious you did not read the instructions because you are asking how to open an NBH. The steps are right in front of you in clear English. Is this how you bricked your Elf, by not reading the instructions?

Anyways, rename it to ELF0IMG.nbh and copy it to a formatted SD card.
16th November 2008, 04:01 AM |#7  
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I DID flash it from ROMUpdateUtility.exe without using any microSD ^^

Cool.... I tried the RomUpdateUtility.exe when I had a shipped ROM on it, but it said Invalid Model ID. Maybe I was too sleepy and tried the wrong ROM
16th November 2008, 05:50 AM |#8  
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Does an uncracked SPL (or a bricked) elf(in) can Flash it? (RUU or SD-FLASH)
If not, it's useless...
16th November 2008, 05:52 AM |#9  
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Does an uncracked SPL (or a bricked) elf(in) can Flash it? (RUU or SD-FLASH)
If not, it's useless...

Yes, like I said, I had flashed an unpatched SPL (CID-locked) on my Elfin when I tried it, and it was able to successfully flash.
16th November 2008, 05:56 AM |#10  
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Well according to this guy it worked on his brick.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=11
16th November 2008, 05:59 AM |#11  
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Yes, like I said, I had flashed an unpatched SPL (CID-locked) on my Elfin when I tried it, and it was able to successfully flash.

what's IPL&SPL(unpatched) based on?
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