[Firmware][Jan 17]User-Friendly Firmware 1.17/3.12/3.24/3.30/3.32/3.33 Universal

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##NOTICE - Please Make sure you are downloading correct one for your ROM and Read this post!##
Thanks goes to Mike for his firmware files, Revolutionary for patching the file, and all devs who keep giving us a reason to flash.
Also Thanks goes to hoosbude who hosted my firmware files when I needed a place to keep them up for everyone


PLEASE realize that this has the same warnings as all firmware. It can brick your device so please know how to flash it before you do so. I am not responsible if you misflash and brick your device.
This thread is beginner friendly so by all means ask and I will respond when I can or I am sure others are willing to help as well.

Firmwares that I have posted:
3.33 Universal is the latest/stable release ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version and works for Sense 4 also)
3.32 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
3.30 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
3.24 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
3.12 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW before that (Sense 3.5 Version)
1.17 Universal This is the original Revolutionary 1.17.1111 Firmware with a completed Gingerbread Firmware v 1.45 package (Radio 10.14.9035.01_M)

######################################################
What is all this?
What I have here is a series of flashable updates of a complete GingerBread package and the latest ICS Firmware [Firmware from 1.17 - 3.33]
This is for those who don't know or have bad luck editing the android-info.txt file. Some people don't want to superCID or don't know how to use fastboot or adb. This makes you able to update without having to superCID or have to go to a PC.

So what is universal about it?
I have added a method found by mf2112 that allows the android-info file to have a wildcard tag. So instead of having a T-Mobile file where the android-info file has every cidnum the identifier is one entry into the android-info file and it covers every possible CID that T-Mobile has.

######################################################
"I really want to use the latest ICS! How do I go about doing this?
I get this PM'd to me a lot. The best way I have seen to do it is as shown

0. Make sure you are S-OFF (These won't work if you aren't)
1. Download PG58IMG.zip for the version you want
2. Copy/paste PG58IMG.zip to the root of your microSD
3. Make sure MD5 match!!!
4. Reboot into bootloader (While phone it completely off hold down Vol - and Power. Keep pressing until in bootloader. In Ext4, if in android, choose Power Menu - Bootloader)
5. Once in the Bootloader choose Bootloader and then microSD will be scanned and will ask you if you want to update, press +vol for YES
6. Follow onscreen instructions.
7. Now just pull sd card out (when process is finished) if you don't have microSD reader or delete PG58xxxx if you do. PG58 will prevent you from going into recovery if phone sees it.
7.5 If you don't have a SDCard Reader - Pop the SDCard out. Boot into the bootloader, go down to recovery, pop the SD-Card in then choose recovery.
8. If you do have a SDCard Reader -> Reboot into bootloader and go to recovery after deleting PG58IMG.zip file and putting the SDCard back in the phone
9. Reboot or flash new rom
10. You are done. :) Enjoy the ROM

My ROM doesn't boot. HELP!
Boot into recovery and clear dalvik and cache. 99% of the time this will fix that issue.

######################################################
How can I tell if the firmware flashed successfully???
In the bootloader up at the very top it will say the firmware version you just installed.
Ex: -Firmware-3.33- or -Firmware-1.17-

How to check your current Firmware Version for those who flashed before the most recent update:
fastboot getvar version-main

How to check your CID & MID:
You can do this one of the following ways.

1. fastboot load into the bootloader and do:
fastboot getvar cid
fastboot getvar mid

If you don't have fastboot I have provided a download of it at the bottom of this post. Read the Read-Me file inside of it.

2. For those without fastboot you can use an app called CID Getter. CID is displayed at the top. MID is at the line ro.mid
This will not tell if you are SuperCID or not it just tells your original CID.

3. If you want to do it by terminal, open a terminal on the phone and do:
su
getprop ro.cid
getprop ro.mid

If it gives you the result of CID: 11111111 and MID PG58******
You are superCID. Use any file you like it doesn't matter they all work for you.

######################################################
What is in the Universal Firmware File android-info.txt?
modelid: PG5813000
modelid: PG5813001
modelid: PG5810000
modelid: PG5811000
cidnum: H3G__***
cidnum: HTCCN***
cidnum: HTC__***
cidnum: HTC*****
cidnum: VODAP***
cidnum: T-MOB***
cidnum: ORANG***
cidnum: O2___***
cidnum: ********

######################################################
Can I edit the firmware files and change them to my liking?
Ofcourse! And let me teach you how below ^_^

How to edit the android-info.txt File via Windows (Will add Linux later. Sorry I don't own a MAC so I can't tell how to use that)
1. Go download Notepad++ and install it [It is free and is a great editer and makes it easier]
2. Download your PG58IMG.zip file you want to edit or one from a post by a DEV.
3. Double click file and open using Windows Archive Manager (Windows built in ZIP program)
4. Right click android-info.txt and copy it. Paste outside of the zip file
5. Right click android-info.txt you just pasted and open in notepad++
6. Add your cidnum that you want to the file or modelid. Use the ones already in there as an example.
7. Make sure there are no spaces after your cidnum or modelid (So it shouldn't be "cidnum: T-MOB010_" _ = space)
8. Save it
9. Double click the PG58IMG.zip again. Click android-info.txt and delete it in the archive (Don't extract the archive)
10. Drag and drop the new android-info.txt over PG58IMG.zip
11. Flash your newly packaged edited Firmware
12. Grab a drink and celebrate. You just created a custom firmware package.
[Here is a video tutorial how! http://youtu.be/fW5jSiqDRLg (Thanks to Iocn)]
 

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Beginner Friendly Firmware Downloads:

Firmware 3.33 Universal:
DOWNLOAD:http://d-h.st/SuC
MD5: 07cc2a2ea4473e8fe8d6fe844c4020a1

Firmware 3.32 Universal (Non-TMOUS):
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/OCH
MD5: 861dd138f68523a6cc56db7a0320ee0f

Firmware 3.30 Universal:
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/jqh
MD5: f818413b0a4284c41308dd52b82efe33

Firmware 3.24 Universal:
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/F2k
MD5: be7c5075f966d386c87f7ea8103f7445

Firmware 3.12 Universal:
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/iMn
MD5: 4bf63f041560702828dede9fa1d6c328

Firmware 1.17 Universal
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/Kbp
MD5: 84c684219911858e4480856be5a2be0f


====================================================================================
HBoot 1.29.0000 Patch (Go from Hboot 1.27.1100 to 1.29.0000)
Download: http://d-h.st/ETo
MD5: f47d270e24cdca66a14278ed6d3e0a38

HBoot 1.27.1100 Patch (Go from Hboot 1.29.0000 to 1.27.1100)
Download: http://d-h.st/gz1
MD5: 83606014bde64fd5b3076bd1aa1cf3fc

====================================================================================
Backup Links (Thanks to Emanon!!!!)
Firmware 3.12 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/?2ztahkck2lr74h0
Firmware 3.24 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?889vi1ej4op00vw
Firmware 3.30 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?np485s36z2s7akn
Firmware 3.32 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mrynwif8cznhhvx
Firmware 3.32 TMOUS unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wbq2cg6ce2v2r8y
Firmware 3.33 Universal unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jxmi7jpiqbshgj1

Link for DropBox folder
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rgtw3gumdbmvlol/7wugYfXmjF
 
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Update Log:


  • [1/17/13] Changed HBoot via Hex Editor to report what Firmware Version you installed in the bootloader (ex -Firmware-3.33-)
    [7/23/12] Added Full upgrade 3.33 Package.
    [7/10/12] Fixed 3.33 to no longer have a HBOOT File and also combined "Others 1 & 2" into firmware package to make a full Universal package
    [7/6/12] Added 3.33 Universal
    [6/15/12] Updated 90% of packages to Universal Firmware. Switched hosting to Dev-Host.
    [5/31/12] Added Universal FW link for v3.32 here for testing http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26815412&postcount=1194
    [5/17/12] Added TMO 3.32.531.14 710RD to post 2, Updated post 1 instructions (more specific)
    [3/30/12] Built a complete GingerBread package after pulling revolutionary HBOOT. Uploaded files for users
    **Removed older update info**
 
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Thank you for creating this thread! While I already have the latest firmware loaded, the amount of time I spent reading through page after page of comments just to make sure I was doing it correctly was a bit much.

Again, thanks for contributing.

Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710e using Tapatalk
 

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I have cidnum: VODAP110 but with the file for VODAPHONE I get the message: no image or wrong image...

For all images when it scans them in the vodaphobe file or just one? (Also 3.12 or 3.24?)

Sent from my Sensation in Ur-Quan subspace
 
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I have a newzeland telecom sensation and it is not listed and I have been very un lucky editing the info, I can't save the changes to the file...

My Cid: TELNZ001

MODID: PG5811000

can you please add this to the file for me !

Thanks for this file they are making life easear for everyone!



Sent from my HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio Z715e using xda premium
 

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I have a newzeland telecom sensation and it is not listed and I have been very un lucky editing the info, I can't save the changes to the file...

My Cid: TELNZ001

MODID: PG5811000

can you please add this to the file for me !

Thanks for this file they are making life easear for everyone!



Sent from my HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio Z715e using xda premium

Will add and upload when i get to a PC :) figure about two hours from this post.

I will add it to the OTHERS firmware

Sent from my Sensation in Ur-Quan subspace
 
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After reading the PG58IMG.zip, there's no yes / no question for installing, only the normal hboot menu...
Current version: 1.23 S-ON // CID: HTC__102

What's wrong?

ToM

When you flashed firmware it asked you to push vol up for yes and volume down for no didn't it before it began?

Sent from my Sensation in Ur-Quan subspace
 

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Can the firmware be edited to leave out certain elements?

It seems that the 3.24 firmware includes a screen update that makes AOU screens have a much colder/blue tint look.

Could that element of the firmware be hacked out?

I wouldn't even personally think to try such a thing. But if someone who knows how to code could yank that part of the update out it would be awesome.
 

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    ##NOTICE - Please Make sure you are downloading correct one for your ROM and Read this post!##
    Thanks goes to Mike for his firmware files, Revolutionary for patching the file, and all devs who keep giving us a reason to flash.
    Also Thanks goes to hoosbude who hosted my firmware files when I needed a place to keep them up for everyone


    PLEASE realize that this has the same warnings as all firmware. It can brick your device so please know how to flash it before you do so. I am not responsible if you misflash and brick your device.
    This thread is beginner friendly so by all means ask and I will respond when I can or I am sure others are willing to help as well.

    Firmwares that I have posted:
    3.33 Universal is the latest/stable release ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version and works for Sense 4 also)
    3.32 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
    3.30 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
    3.24 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW for Sensation (sense 3.6 Version) that has the Unlocked bootloader (posted by Mike1986)
    3.12 Universal is ICS 4.0.3 FW before that (Sense 3.5 Version)
    1.17 Universal This is the original Revolutionary 1.17.1111 Firmware with a completed Gingerbread Firmware v 1.45 package (Radio 10.14.9035.01_M)

    ######################################################
    What is all this?
    What I have here is a series of flashable updates of a complete GingerBread package and the latest ICS Firmware [Firmware from 1.17 - 3.33]
    This is for those who don't know or have bad luck editing the android-info.txt file. Some people don't want to superCID or don't know how to use fastboot or adb. This makes you able to update without having to superCID or have to go to a PC.

    So what is universal about it?
    I have added a method found by mf2112 that allows the android-info file to have a wildcard tag. So instead of having a T-Mobile file where the android-info file has every cidnum the identifier is one entry into the android-info file and it covers every possible CID that T-Mobile has.

    ######################################################
    "I really want to use the latest ICS! How do I go about doing this?
    I get this PM'd to me a lot. The best way I have seen to do it is as shown

    0. Make sure you are S-OFF (These won't work if you aren't)
    1. Download PG58IMG.zip for the version you want
    2. Copy/paste PG58IMG.zip to the root of your microSD
    3. Make sure MD5 match!!!
    4. Reboot into bootloader (While phone it completely off hold down Vol - and Power. Keep pressing until in bootloader. In Ext4, if in android, choose Power Menu - Bootloader)
    5. Once in the Bootloader choose Bootloader and then microSD will be scanned and will ask you if you want to update, press +vol for YES
    6. Follow onscreen instructions.
    7. Now just pull sd card out (when process is finished) if you don't have microSD reader or delete PG58xxxx if you do. PG58 will prevent you from going into recovery if phone sees it.
    7.5 If you don't have a SDCard Reader - Pop the SDCard out. Boot into the bootloader, go down to recovery, pop the SD-Card in then choose recovery.
    8. If you do have a SDCard Reader -> Reboot into bootloader and go to recovery after deleting PG58IMG.zip file and putting the SDCard back in the phone
    9. Reboot or flash new rom
    10. You are done. :) Enjoy the ROM

    My ROM doesn't boot. HELP!
    Boot into recovery and clear dalvik and cache. 99% of the time this will fix that issue.

    ######################################################
    How can I tell if the firmware flashed successfully???
    In the bootloader up at the very top it will say the firmware version you just installed.
    Ex: -Firmware-3.33- or -Firmware-1.17-

    How to check your current Firmware Version for those who flashed before the most recent update:
    fastboot getvar version-main

    How to check your CID & MID:
    You can do this one of the following ways.

    1. fastboot load into the bootloader and do:
    fastboot getvar cid
    fastboot getvar mid

    If you don't have fastboot I have provided a download of it at the bottom of this post. Read the Read-Me file inside of it.

    2. For those without fastboot you can use an app called CID Getter. CID is displayed at the top. MID is at the line ro.mid
    This will not tell if you are SuperCID or not it just tells your original CID.

    3. If you want to do it by terminal, open a terminal on the phone and do:
    su
    getprop ro.cid
    getprop ro.mid

    If it gives you the result of CID: 11111111 and MID PG58******
    You are superCID. Use any file you like it doesn't matter they all work for you.

    ######################################################
    What is in the Universal Firmware File android-info.txt?
    modelid: PG5813000
    modelid: PG5813001
    modelid: PG5810000
    modelid: PG5811000
    cidnum: H3G__***
    cidnum: HTCCN***
    cidnum: HTC__***
    cidnum: HTC*****
    cidnum: VODAP***
    cidnum: T-MOB***
    cidnum: ORANG***
    cidnum: O2___***
    cidnum: ********

    ######################################################
    Can I edit the firmware files and change them to my liking?
    Ofcourse! And let me teach you how below ^_^

    How to edit the android-info.txt File via Windows (Will add Linux later. Sorry I don't own a MAC so I can't tell how to use that)
    1. Go download Notepad++ and install it [It is free and is a great editer and makes it easier]
    2. Download your PG58IMG.zip file you want to edit or one from a post by a DEV.
    3. Double click file and open using Windows Archive Manager (Windows built in ZIP program)
    4. Right click android-info.txt and copy it. Paste outside of the zip file
    5. Right click android-info.txt you just pasted and open in notepad++
    6. Add your cidnum that you want to the file or modelid. Use the ones already in there as an example.
    7. Make sure there are no spaces after your cidnum or modelid (So it shouldn't be "cidnum: T-MOB010_" _ = space)
    8. Save it
    9. Double click the PG58IMG.zip again. Click android-info.txt and delete it in the archive (Don't extract the archive)
    10. Drag and drop the new android-info.txt over PG58IMG.zip
    11. Flash your newly packaged edited Firmware
    12. Grab a drink and celebrate. You just created a custom firmware package.
    [Here is a video tutorial how! http://youtu.be/fW5jSiqDRLg (Thanks to Iocn)]
    203
    Beginner Friendly Firmware Downloads:

    Firmware 3.33 Universal:
    DOWNLOAD:http://d-h.st/SuC
    MD5: 07cc2a2ea4473e8fe8d6fe844c4020a1

    Firmware 3.32 Universal (Non-TMOUS):
    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/OCH
    MD5: 861dd138f68523a6cc56db7a0320ee0f

    Firmware 3.30 Universal:
    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/jqh
    MD5: f818413b0a4284c41308dd52b82efe33

    Firmware 3.24 Universal:
    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/F2k
    MD5: be7c5075f966d386c87f7ea8103f7445

    Firmware 3.12 Universal:
    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/iMn
    MD5: 4bf63f041560702828dede9fa1d6c328

    Firmware 1.17 Universal
    DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/Kbp
    MD5: 84c684219911858e4480856be5a2be0f


    ====================================================================================
    HBoot 1.29.0000 Patch (Go from Hboot 1.27.1100 to 1.29.0000)
    Download: http://d-h.st/ETo
    MD5: f47d270e24cdca66a14278ed6d3e0a38

    HBoot 1.27.1100 Patch (Go from Hboot 1.29.0000 to 1.27.1100)
    Download: http://d-h.st/gz1
    MD5: 83606014bde64fd5b3076bd1aa1cf3fc

    ====================================================================================
    Backup Links (Thanks to Emanon!!!!)
    Firmware 3.12 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/?2ztahkck2lr74h0
    Firmware 3.24 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?889vi1ej4op00vw
    Firmware 3.30 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?np485s36z2s7akn
    Firmware 3.32 unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mrynwif8cznhhvx
    Firmware 3.32 TMOUS unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wbq2cg6ce2v2r8y
    Firmware 3.33 Universal unlocked hboot http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jxmi7jpiqbshgj1

    Link for DropBox folder
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rgtw3gumdbmvlol/7wugYfXmjF
    63
    Update Log:


    • [1/17/13] Changed HBoot via Hex Editor to report what Firmware Version you installed in the bootloader (ex -Firmware-3.33-)
      [7/23/12] Added Full upgrade 3.33 Package.
      [7/10/12] Fixed 3.33 to no longer have a HBOOT File and also combined "Others 1 & 2" into firmware package to make a full Universal package
      [7/6/12] Added 3.33 Universal
      [6/15/12] Updated 90% of packages to Universal Firmware. Switched hosting to Dev-Host.
      [5/31/12] Added Universal FW link for v3.32 here for testing http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26815412&postcount=1194
      [5/17/12] Added TMO 3.32.531.14 710RD to post 2, Updated post 1 instructions (more specific)
      [3/30/12] Built a complete GingerBread package after pulling revolutionary HBOOT. Uploaded files for users
      **Removed older update info**
    11
    Update Done - Now Bootloader will Identify the Firmware version you have at the top. Nothing else new about the changes otherwise
    6
    3.33 Universal is up. 3.33 others 1&2 i'll have up soon.
    (May have to be when out of work)
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