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By colonel, Senior Member on 22nd June 2009, 09:43 PM
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Just thought I would compile a list of useful stuff which took me ages to find:

DISCLAIMER: I have not tried many of the techniques described in the links. Please do only at your own risk and make sure you read all comments and feedback on each technique properly

Note: German speakers might also like to try these links:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=14


Essential Reading

(note that this is for information only, some of the procedures only apply to dream)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=519523


Information about 32A vs 32B motherboards

(make sure you have the right "rooted recovery" for your board)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=526742

Find out which one you have by going into fastboot mode (displayed in top left of screen):
On your device, enter the bootloader FASTBOOT mode by trying one of the following
Turn off your device and while it is off hold down back while you press power.
Turn off your device and while it is off hold down volume down while pressing power


(link to 32A rooted recovery - procedure for root below has 32B rooted recovery)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...48&postcount=6

My HTC Magic is the UK Vodafone version. It was 32B and worked fine with the default procedure, but your mileage might vary


How to Install USB Driver for ROM access

see section 3
http://developer.android.com/guide/d...ng/device.html


How to ROOT Magic

General

http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.ph...=Magic_Rooting

Information for rooting Japanese Magic

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=526085


How to install local root (for on-phone applications to be able to access root)

read security warnings
http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.ph...ic_Root_Access


Install other language fonts

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=480964


Change splash screen

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...61&postcount=7


Shipping SPL list

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=529019


Guide to restoring ROM from NANDROID backup on Windows

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=530723


xda-developers wiki

http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...e=HTC_Sapphire


Android SDK

http://developer.android.com/sdk/1.6_r1/index.html



Recommended Utility Applications from App Store

ES File Explorer (SD card file manager - free)
Advanced Task Manager (Kill tasks - cost €0.99)
ConnectBot (shell for internal commands and external ssh or telnet)


ROMs

The selection of roms is fast moving. Its better to look in the "Sapphire android developer" for ROM threads.


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23rd June 2009, 07:24 PM |#2  
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Good work! Thank you very much.
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This should be stickied thanks a lot.
24th June 2009, 03:59 PM |#4  
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Thank you for the info. just changed the forum from TYTN II as my sapphire arrived yesterday. Question: there seem to be signed ROMs around eg ION from Haykuro. Does it mean that I can install such a rom without prior rooting of the device and then would have an rooted device?
Thankx in advance.
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24th June 2009, 04:02 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by feicher

Thank you for the info. just changed the forum from TYTN II as my sapphire arrived yesterday. Question: there seem to be signed ROMs around eg ION from Haykuro. Does it mean that I can install such a rom without prior rooting of the device and then would have an rooted device?
Thankx in advance.
Frank

You need the custom SPL (at the end of the the root process wiki)
however, I am not clear whether you can install the custom SPL without being root, so you therefore might need root anyhow

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thank you very much! ...was just a bit worried to brick the device right out of box. As usual: no pain no gain.
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please help . my htc magic reboot again and again because I install wrong rom. any way to remount my sdcard too copy the right rom and flash again... please help me
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please help . my htc magic reboot again and again because I install wrong rom. any way to remount my sdcard too copy the right rom and flash again... please help me

you need to provide more information

firstly do you have a 32B or 32A board ? (see how to identify above)
if 32B, then just follow the rooting procedure, after which install the latest ION Google ROM
25th June 2009, 11:14 AM |#9  
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please help . my htc magic reboot again and again because I install wrong rom. any way to remount my sdcard too copy the right rom and flash again... please help me

You already made a topic about this. Go search for information before you start on something you don't understand
25th June 2009, 11:15 AM |#10  
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please help . my htc magic reboot again and again because I install wrong rom. any way to remount my sdcard too copy the right rom and flash again... please help me

Use a card reader attached to your pc
30th June 2009, 11:45 AM |#11  
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added restore nandroid backup in windows
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