Debrand htc wildfire - please help

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joeb88

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Apr 28, 2010
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hey

my dad wants me to debrand his wildfire

is this possible at all?

and is there a stock android/htc rom?


as it came from the factory so to speak

really need help with this
 

thearif

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Feb 27, 2008
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Here is what i did to debrand mine. As the rom my phone came did not have the android market for some stupid reason. These are the steps I followed. But i guess you dont really need the 1st step.

1-) Root the phone by unrevoked. Just go to their site, http://unrevoked.com. Just do a search on the forums for more info.

2-) create a goldcard. There is a simple program to do this. You can get the program here, http://www.klutsh.com/ Or you can do it manually. Search for the manual way as there are many posts on that.

3-) Download a wwe rom for your wildfire. I installed 1.25. It seems to work great on my wildfire.

4-) Turn off your phone. Power your phone while holding volume down and power button. This will get you to the bootloader. Pick fast usb and start the RUU on your computer and let it install the new rom on your phone.

Hope this works for you.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 
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escagelion

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Oct 5, 2009
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I have successfully created my gold card, but when trying to apply the .exe from windows, I got : Error 131 - Error ID Client .

My wildfire is from a french operator depending on Vodafone. Am I doing something wrong ?
 

thearif

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Feb 27, 2008
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Error 131

I am not exactly sure what error 131 is. But did you start your phone in the bootloader mode? Did you select fast usb? You should start the RUU.exe when you are in this mode.
Mine worked flawlessly.

Also apparently, some sd cards do not work with the goldcard stuff. If it still does not work, try it with a different sd card.
 

escagelion

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Oct 5, 2009
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What I did is :
- create a Goldcard with the goldcardtool from here
- then download the file .exe from the link above
- the reboot my wildfire into the bootloader
- then enter the fastboot and launch the .exe file from my computer.

When trying to install the new rom, the program boot another time the device onto a particular boot with big HTC letters on the screen then it tries to modify the signature and give me this error : 131.
 

Deep-Knight

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Sep 8, 2010
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Hannover
Other Problem after debranding

Hi @all,

i have done the following things :
1. Root Wildfire with Unrevoked 3
2. Made NADROID Full Backup
3. Update my Vodafone ROM 1.14 to Branding Free Version 1.25 via EXE
4. Restore Data from NADROID Backup

All Settings and APPS (except Vodafone Branding Apps) are back again.


All went fine, except a few problems with some deleted apps. The Vodafone Apps + Zumas Revenge + UNO and Monopoly are all away. Thats ok. But in Menu -> Settings -> Applications , they are still there -> com.xxxxxxx with a Size of 0 kb.
If i want do delete them, i got an error (task closed).
I searched the hole phone for the vodafone files, but they are not there.

Tried Titanium Backup and some other Uninstallers to get rid of the disappeard vodafone apps in the application list.
Any ideas ? Or can someone send me the "Titanium" Backup APKs of the Vodafone Apps to install them again and afterthat to uninstall the hopefully not locked apps again.

Thanks
 

thearif

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Feb 27, 2008
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I do not think it is the goldcard softwarw issue. I can think of only two reasons why it did not work for you.

1- As I said before, some brands of the sd cards do not like to be played with their CID. I read about it Xda forums. You can try another brand sd card.

2- Did you root your phone? Maybe that was the thing that made it work for me.

Or as someone pointed out, you can try other. Ways of creating a goldcard. But if you ask me, i really think that your sd card did not take the goldcard.
Good luck
Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

escagelion

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Oct 5, 2009
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You could try creating a goldcard this way:
http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/3072-cm-for-htc-wildfire/
Just in case its this software playing up.

There's nothing behind this link.

I do not think it is the goldcard softwarw issue. I can think of only two reasons why it did not work for you.

1- As I said before, some brands of the sd cards do not like to be played with their CID. I read about it Xda forums. You can try another brand sd card.

2- Did you root your phone? Maybe that was the thing that made it work for me.

Or as someone pointed out, you can try other. Ways of creating a goldcard. But if you ask me, i really think that your sd card did not take the goldcard.
Good luck
Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App

I change my sdcard from scandisk 4gb class 6 to transcend then toshiba (all 4gb class 6), nothing more happen than the error 131.

My phone has the root access. I used unrevoked3.

Don't know what to do now...

EDIT: my band version is 13.45.55.24H_3.35.15.31
build : 1.14.163.1 CL 183733 release-keys

EDIT 2: last try for today, again the same error with CID Signature failed marked on the device screen. Will try tomorow with another sd card. Just to know, what's the brand of yours? And what type are they (gb and class)?
 
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Deep-Knight

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Sep 8, 2010
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Hannover
Hi @all,

i have done the following things :
1. Root Wildfire with Unrevoked 3
2. Made NADROID Full Backup
3. Update my Vodafone ROM 1.14 to Branding Free Version 1.25 via EXE
4. Restore Data from NADROID Backup

All Settings and APPS (except Vodafone Branding Apps) are back again.


All went fine, except a few problems with some deleted apps. The Vodafone Apps + Zumas Revenge + UNO and Monopoly are all away. Thats ok. But in Menu -> Settings -> Applications , they are still there -> com.xxxxxxx with a Size of 0 kb.
If i want do delete them, i got an error (task closed).
I searched the hole phone for the vodafone files, but they are not there.

Tried Titanium Backup and some other Uninstallers to get rid of the disappeard vodafone apps in the application list.
Any ideas ? Or can someone send me the "Titanium" Backup APKs of the Vodafone Apps to install them again and afterthat to uninstall the hopefully not locked apps again.

Thanks

Just find a "quick" solution for my problem :
1. Made a new nadroid backup from rom 1.25
2. Restore of old complete backup (vodafone 1.14 version)
3. Copy all Vodafone and other lost apps from /system/app to my sdcard
4. Restore ROM 1.25
5. Install all Vodafone and other Apps , which are not existing in the new rom with the wrong uninstall parameters.
6. Uninstall of this apps.

Now my Application-List is clean again.
 

Elibongo

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Oct 10, 2009
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I created my goldcard by backing up all the data on my SD card that came with the phone (a 2gb Samsung), formated it to FAT32 and created the goldcard.

This seemed to work.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire
 

thearif

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2008
457
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I created the goldcard with sdcard that came with the phone. It was a 2GB Sandisk.
And as the previous poster said, i think you need to format it wih FAT32.
Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

domujunior

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Sep 9, 2010
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Hi. I tried the process you posted (btw, thanks very much for this).
But unfortunately it does not work. The phone is still locked with Vodafone Romania. What if I downgrade the ROM to 1.xx
Would there be a problem?
 

escagelion

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Oct 5, 2009
11
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THANK YOU all !!

I finally succeed. I try with the sdcard provided with the device, samsung 2gb, as a goldcard, and it works.
I'm now debranded (the boot is a little longer, but the overall is smoother and littler faster than before).

Thanks again.
 

thearif

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2008
457
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Hi domujunior,
If I understand correctly you want to sim unlock your phone. this process does not SIM unlock your phone. It will just put a unbranded rom on your phone. Meaning no additional software etc. put in your phone by your service provider.
I do not know how to unlock the phone. You might try purchasing an unlock code or maybe search for a sim unlock software.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

early81

Senior Member
Nov 9, 2006
108
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Rome
ok I had the same problem 131 error vendor, but I solved in this way :


when you create the gold card you have to copy the CID number near the "GET CID"

and NOT the one in the DEBUG LOG

now all is working:

so I did unrevoked root , after gold card and in fastboot mode usb I launched the .exe file official rom

hope that all people having my sam problem 131 error now can solve,
 
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