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By dips44, Member on 17th May 2011, 10:56 PM
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Helllo,

I have a desire hd on software version 1.84.110.3 on 2.2.1 branded on t-mobile. I basically want to debrand the phone and install the stock unbranded software to get rid of the t-mobile apps and flash screen, and get software updates quicker. If possible I would like to keep my phone in a stable state so if anything did happen to the phone in the future I can send it back for repair. Is this possible if so how would i go about it? Thanks in advance.
 
 
17th May 2011, 11:01 PM |#2  
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Helllo,

I have a desire hd on software version 1.84.110.3 on 2.2.1 branded on t-mobile. I basically want to debrand the phone and install the stock unbranded software to get rid of the t-mobile apps and flash screen, and get software updates quicker. If possible I would like to keep my phone in a stable state so if anything did happen to the phone in the future I can send it back for repair. Is this possible if so how would i go about it? Thanks in advance.

1) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=857444

2) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ight=stock+rom

3) You'd have to flash back to a T-Mobile ROM to send it back for repairs. I'm sure if you do a site search here or a Google you can find one - but worry about that later. It exists. I've seen them.
17th May 2011, 11:07 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the quick reply, i have had a look at the guide but i dont see anything about a goldcard. I was understood it as if you have a branded phone you need to create a goldcard???? Please correct me if i am wrong
17th May 2011, 11:34 PM |#4  
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I think once you've SuperCID'd your phone you don't need a goldcard, as that just messed about with something to do with CIDs.
18th May 2011, 01:53 AM |#5  
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18th May 2011, 03:05 AM |#6  
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Thanks for the quick reply, i have had a look at the guide but i dont see anything about a goldcard. I was understood it as if you have a branded phone you need to create a goldcard???? Please correct me if i am wrong

I got my T-Mobile HD Desire yesterday...and today I have LeeDroid Gingerbread running on it. I used the gold card method found here: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...htc-desire-hd/

It was simple. Just follow the steps exactly and you'll have no problems. I followed the links in that website to complete the process. My phone is rooted, radio s-off and eng s-off. There seemed to be so many different ways of doing it on this forum that I eventually gave up. That link, above, is on one of the "how to's" in here and references this site - I just found it clear, concise and easy to follow because it's aimed at noobs rather than tech-wizards. Good luck!
18th May 2011, 08:29 AM |#7  
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So i need to create a gold card and then perm root it with s-off? And i am fine doing all this with my software version?
18th May 2011, 10:25 AM |#8  
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So i need to create a gold card and then perm root it with s-off? And i am fine doing all this with my software version?

You have no option but to downgrade. You can't root the phone until you've done that, and you can't stick a custom ROM on unless the phone is rooted.

Like I said, there seemed to be so much conflicting information on here that I went elsewhere. That link, and the ones that follow, are well written in plain English.

These are the steps I followed:

1 - Make goldcard: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...htc-desire-hd/

2 - Permroot the phone: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...omplete-guide/

3 - Radio S-Off and Eng S-Off: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...htc-desire-hd/

4 - Flashed Optional FULL WIPE to EXT4 patch, then flashed radio 12.54.60.25_26.09.04.11_M2[/U], and then flashed the ROM all from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1056727

I followed Lee's instructions to the letter and had no problems.
18th May 2011, 11:39 AM |#9  
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Dips44,

I am thinking of doing the same. I'd be interested to hear about your experience and any recommendations.

Cheers,
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19th May 2011, 07:12 PM |#10  
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I dont think i will be doing it just yet as there is just to many guides out there and confusion. I mean just on this thread somesay go for it others say downgrade, need a goldcard, goldcard not needed. Let me know if you do try
19th May 2011, 07:16 PM |#11  
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Just to clarify,
If your T-Mobile branded you WILL need a goldcard. If your software version is greater than 1.3x.xxx.x you WILL need to downgrade to root. The goldcard is needed to downgrade.

Where else are you confused? I am more than happy to help.
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