[Guide] Downgrading to 2.3.3 from 2.3.5(HBOOT 1.16 / 2.00)

keroro430

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This post may makes Windows user to downgrade their Incredible S HBOOT to 1.13 easier. Take a look here. Left click tester.

Does anyone think the latest Gingerbread with Sense 3.0 is too bad? Graphic glitches, working slow, etc.

Now here's a guide to help you how to downgrade to 2.3.3 . I've tried and work.

1. Please go to htcdev.com to unlock your boot loader and make your own GOLD CARD.(warranty will be void.) (Temp root program "zergRush" from revolutionary is not working. FeedBack: Hellions with BLUE flames !)

2. Prepare and flash recovery by using fast boot.

3. Install Superuser (Please download from htt p://androidsu.com/superuser/)
(Don't wipe the system but unlocking boot loader will wipe your data.)
4. Boot to system and tick the USB Debugging in Settings --> Application --> Development

5. Download misc_version and push it to /data/local/tmp (Command:
Code:
adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
)

6. Type
Code:
adb shell
and type "su" if the first symbol is $

7. Go to /data/local/tmp and
Code:
 chmod 777 misc_version
8. Type
Code:
./misc_version -s 1.00.000.0
(1.00.000.0 can be changed to the version that you want to flash)

9. If the screen showed "Patching and writing to Partition 17" and go back to #, type
Code:
reboot bootloader
10. Use
Code:
fastboot getvar all
to check the main version hsas been changed.

11. Use fast boot to relock the boot loader by using
Code:
fastboot oem lock
(Please press the vol down button at the same time)

12. Select FASTBOOT on the phone

13. Type
Code:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
14. The phone will reboot and appear sliver HTC logo and insert your gold card.

15. Type
Code:
fastboot flash zip ROM.zip
(Please change the name!)

16. When you see "hboot pre-update", please type the command(the Step 15 one) again.

17. Wait...

18. Type
Code:
fastboot oem boot
to enjoy your 2.3.3 ROM

That's all.

P.S This guide is my first guide that is written in English. I maybe have made some grammar mistakes because I am come from Hong Kong. If you found, please send me a private message. Thanks.
 
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katu2006

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Nice job!
I just want to clarify something, before I go ahead and try this guide.
So you unlock the Hboot using HTCDev guide, then you flash CWM recovery and from CWM you flash Superuser app?
Last time I tried installing Superuser from CWM it failed. Something to do with the binaries...Has this app been updated?
 

keroro430

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I was use 4EXTRecovery to install. Where you download the superuser zip? I downloaded Superuser from androidsu.com and the version is 3.0.7 .
 

keroro430

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1. I'm using 4EXTRecovery
HTML:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1104765
. Please download the 2.1.0 version at the end of the first post.

2. I've upload the superuser that I used.

3. I had made my gold card in another way because I'm using Mac. But I checked the link that you gave is also working with Incs.
 

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gmkv

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yes finally its working now its s-on hboot 1.1.130000,but the phone dont start remain in white screen with htc green.
EDIT-I INSTALL AGAIN THE STOCK RUU 2.3.3,AND NOW ALL ITS OK
GREAT WORK MAN
 
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gmkv

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to me not work:
yes finally its working now its s-on hboot 1.1.130000,but the phone dont start remain in white screen with htc green.
EDIT-I INSTALL AGAIN THE STOCK RUU 2.3.3,AND NOW ALL ITS OK
GREAT WORK MAN
small edit guide to 1post:

7.7. Go to /data/local/tmp - type: cd /data/local/tmp
8. type: chmod 777 misc_version
8a. type: ./misc_version -s 1.00.000.0

you can download the nedet misc_version here:
 

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5. Download misc_version and push it to /data/local/tmp (Command:
Code:
adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
)
Is there any WAY to do this (push misc_version /data/local/tmp) via fastboot. My Icd S is stuck, only able to have fastboot and hboot state and turned to S-ON by mistake : mainver : 2.32.1010.1, hboot-1.09.000 and cidnum HTC__044 :( flashing stock RUU always failed (12 remote signature verify failed) ...

HERE IS what I did and No Lucks

cheers up ...
 

owziee

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So it isn't possible to connect the USB cable and run the official RUU anymore? I always did that on my Desire...

I guess I must've been living in a cave for quite a while...
 

keroro430

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Is there any WAY to do this (push misc_version /data/local/tmp) via fastboot. My Icd S is stuck, only able to have fastboot and hboot state and turned to S-ON by mistake : mainver : 2.32.1010.1, hboot-1.09.000 and cidnum HTC__044 :( flashing stock RUU always failed (12 remote signature verify failed) ...

HERE IS what I did and No Lucks

cheers up ...
Hey. Don't change to android-info.txt in ROM. When you ran the RUU at the first time, it said CID check failed. At this time, you have to create a gold card to make to device to ignore the CID checking.
 

Rob67ert

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I run into a problem, after OTA update i would like to get back to 2.3.3
Did all the things in the first post, now ICS won't boot and is stuck on White screen with green HTC logo.
Any ideas how to get it working?

VIVO PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-2.00.0000
RADIO-3822.10.08.28_M
 

keroro430

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I run into a problem, after OTA update i would like to get back to 2.3.3
Did all the things in the first post, now ICS won't boot and is stuck on White screen with green HTC logo.
Any ideas how to get it working?

VIVO PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-2.00.0000
RADIO-3822.10.08.28_M
Can you post what you have did in the post? I'd like to see why you had got the problem.
 

Rob67ert

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1. Please go to htcdev.com to unlock your boot loader and make your own GOLD CARD.
2. Prepare and flash recovery by using fast boot.
3. Install Superuser (Please download from htt p://androidsu.com/superuser/)
4. Boot to system and tick the USB Debugging in Settings --> Application --> Development
5. Download misc_version
adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
adb shell and type "su" if the first symbol is $
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 777 misc_version
./misc_version -s 1.00.000.0

9. If the screen showed "Patching and writing to Partition 17" and go back to #, type

Here it came back with an error before the line "Patching and writing to Partition 17"
 

gmkv

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I run into a problem, after OTA update i would like to get back to 2.3.3
Did all the things in the first post, now ICS won't boot and is stuck on White screen with green HTC logo.
Any ideas how to get it working?

VIVO PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-2.00.0000
RADIO-3822.10.08.28_M
yeah and to me hapen that,put out the batery,go to fastboot usb,and install the ruu 2.3.3 again