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By FunkTrooper, Senior Member on 8th August 2010, 01:08 PM
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Hi everyone,

I've just got a brand new Desire from O2 Ireland (branded) with HBOOT version 0.83. I tried to root the device using unrEVOked. It partially worked...

I have superuser permissions on my apps menu. However, I can't get into recovery. When I try to get into recovery, the screen just goes black.

I believe this may be something to do with possibly having a new SLCD screen, which causes black screens.

Does anyone know if it's possible to root this new HBOOT 0.83 phone? Can I install a recovery that works, or at the very least revert to stock recovery?

And if it's not possible to root at all, can I upgrade to stock android 2.2. (O2 Ireland haven't released the update yet; checking for updates in the phone results in it saying there are no updates available, even thought the phone is running Android 2.1)

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
 
8th August 2010, 01:20 PM |#2  
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unrevoked doesn't really support hboot 0.83, as you have found.

You cannot recover to stock O2 firmware because there is no available RUU recent enough for SLCD phones. You will need to use this RUU with a goldcard:

http://shipped-roms.com/shipped/Brav...222_signed.exe

From this you can upgrade to stock FroYo OTA.
8th August 2010, 01:35 PM |#3  
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Unrevoked works with 0.83 + 2.1 just fine, after you root the only problem is that the recovery screen is black. The recovery is working, the only problem is that the kernel in it doesn't support the SLCD.

I have patched the recovery with the latest version of teamdesire's kernel and it works fine on SLCD devices. You can find it here: http://crop.floodbit.org/~defer/reco...bravo-slcd.img

It is flashable with unrevoked.

EDIT: this is a temporary fix until koush updates the kernel in recovery.
8th August 2010, 01:50 PM |#4  
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Yeah, I meant to say SLCD phones not 0.83 hboot.
8th August 2010, 01:52 PM |#5  
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Thanks for the quick response guys

I just tried installing that new recovery and it seems to work perfectly! Thank you so much!
11th August 2010, 04:15 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by teppic74

unrevoked doesn't really support hboot 0.83, as you have found.

You cannot recover to stock O2 firmware because there is no available RUU recent enough for SLCD phones. You will need to use this RUU with a goldcard:

http://shipped-roms.com/shipped/Brav...222_signed.exe

From this you can upgrade to stock FroYo OTA.

Man YOU'RE STAR. THANX A LOT!!!!
13th August 2010, 10:26 PM |#7  
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unrevoked doesn't really support hboot 0.83, as you have found.

You cannot recover to stock O2 firmware because there is no available RUU recent enough for SLCD phones. You will need to use this RUU with a goldcard:

From this you can upgrade to stock FroYo OTA.

What do i do with the .exe file?
13th August 2010, 10:30 PM |#8  
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What do i do with the .exe file?

Oh dear...
Is that a serious question?
14th August 2010, 12:24 AM |#9  
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I also want to know how to flas with an .exe file

Any advice will lead to a cyberpint for you
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