[Guide][Flyer]Honeycomb S-OFF, Easy Install, Recovery and Root. [US Wifi Added]

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Instructions Part 1

This thread is not for discussing general Honeycomb problems so don't post here if it's not related to running this procedure.


  • Important: Charge your Flyer fully before running this procedure ( see section: problems below)
  • This version is the release version of HoneyComb from HTC.
  • If you are on Honeycomb and got there by following other honeycomb install methods than the one in this thread then you MUST follow the steps in part 1.
  • If you are already S-OFF on gingerbread, or ran *this* procedure previously skip to Part 2.
  • You must be running a version of gingerbread supported by revolutionary
    1. If you are not on an appropriate gingerbread version, eg. if you have upgraded to honeycomb then downgrade by using an appropriate RUU; to identify your RUU see: here
    2. If you get the following error: "Main Version is older! Update Fail! Press <POWER> to reboot" the instructions are here for windows or here for Mac/Linux
  • Run revolutionary, there is no reason to install ClockWorkMod recovery at this point, say no when asked.

After following the steps above, you should be on a stock Gingerbread installation with revolutionary S-OFF.

Instructions Part 2

The large download is a stock HoneyComb 3.55.405.1 for 3G and 3.55.1114.31 for WIFI with the following changes:
  • Rooted
  • Busybox
  • Secure flag turned off on the boot image
  • Stock recovery replaced by CWM

  • Beginner procedure: If you are a novice using windows
    • Download the appropriate RUU file:
      Code:
      3G        [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/RUU_3G_B09.zip"]RUU_3G_B09.zip[/URL]
      WIFI      [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/RUU_FLYER_WIFI_B10.zip"]RUU_FLYER_WIFI_B10.zip[/URL]
      US-WIFI   [url=http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/RUU_FLYER_WIFI_BBUS_B10.zip]RUU_FLYER_WIFI_BBUS_B10.zip[/url]
    • Extract the downloaded file. Open the extracted folder and run ARUWizard.exe
    • Click through the wizard and wait for it to complete
    • You're done, do not do any of the steps below.
  • Advanced procedures: If you want more control or are using MacOS or Linux
    1. download the file that you require as follows:
    2. If you want a stock rooted HoneyComb ROM
      Be warned this is a BIG download :
      Code:
                 MD5                               Filename
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      3G-Wifi:   D6BA3D134B9D60C865187F42C66B996B  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/PG41IMG-3G-B09.zip"]PG41IMG-3G-B09.zip[/URL]
      Wifi only: f215eec88fe4b000cc9b3063c0724bdc  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/PG41IMG-WIFI-B10.zip"]PG41IMG-WIFI-B10.zip[/URL]
      US WIFI:   8ffedc67d4c1032e601e81adf0cfebe3  [url=http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/RUU_US_WIFI_B10.zip]RUU_US_WIFI_B10.zip[/url]
    3. If you intend to immediately install a custom HC ROM:
      Code:
                 MD5                               Filename
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      3G-Wifi:   f1a04839f7b187887c77b4ab552cc2fb  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/HC-3g-light.zip"]HC-3G-light.zip[/URL]
      Wifi only: 3c3cf126250ba5c9d996262acc334942  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/PG41IMG-WIFI-light-B10.zip"]PG41IMG-WIFI-light-B10.zip[/URL]
    4. Install the custom RUU
    5. If you are running this procedure starting from Gingerbread the rom flash WILL fail first time, you must flash twice, if starting from honeycomb it might only require a single pass.
    6. Method1: Using fastboot:
      • Get fastboot and adb tool for windows here, get Windows fastboot drivers here
      • Get Fastboot and adb for linux here
      Code:
      fastboot erase cache
      fastboot oem rebootRUU
      fastboot flash zip <downloaded file name>
      [I][COLOR=Blue]Flashing will fail with Error 90 first time due to hboot change[/COLOR][/I]
      fastboot flash zip <downloaded file name>
      [I][COLOR=Blue]The on screen indicator on the phone will not reach fully to the right end of the progress bar, this is ok[/COLOR][/I]
      fastboot reboot
    7. Method 2: Using bootloader - NOTE I strongly recommend using method 1.
      1. Rename the downloaded file PG41IMG.zip
      2. Transfer the file to the root of your SD card
      3. Reboot to hboot, which will detect and install the update.
        Note it will require two passes to complete the upgrade due to hboot change

  • If you used the full upgrade file (BIG download) you are finished, enjoy.
  • If you used the light image now restore your nandroid backup or flash your custom ROM now - then you are finished.




Problems
If you encounter problems after this procedure where your device does not boot properly (white screen with HTC logo) . Power-off fully and seek assistance from me. The reason for this is that you may have an invalid combination of hboot and recovery/boot images. In such a scenario a flyer will not charge when powered off. The reason for powering off at this point is to ensure that there is sufficient battery power remaining to fix the problem before you end up in an unrecoverable state. If the battery falls below 30% you will not be able to flash and I will not be able to help you. Do this by booting into fastboot mode then choosing power-down from the menu.

Credits
Paul O'Brien for getting his hands on the early leaks.
Team Revolutionary for the S-OFF and IEF for hboot
attn1 for the revolutionary version of recovery and Paul O'Brien for the patched version.
lpasq, RMarkland for the previous donations that made Wifi testing possible.


History

2011-12-30
Rebase of WIFI version to first official WIFI release 3.55.1114.31

2011-12-03
Files renamed to include build number to track changes.
Rooting fixed, su now works.

2011-12-03
Files renamed to avoid problems during upload.

2011-12-02
Updates PG41IMG.zip files to fix root problems.

2011-12-01
Code:
3.48.405.1 - At the time of update these files had been downloaded 1144 times.
           MD5                               Filename
--------------------------------------------------------------
3G-Wifi:   2c43cc7af063213ea948abcb249752c1  [URL="http://www.multiupload.com/PVNV5A29LX"]PG41IMG.zip[/URL]
Wifi only: ac7f97703a7d013b188e7fb689a80146  [URL="http://www.multiupload.com/REWO7JN8I7"]PG41IMG.zip[/URL]
3G-Wifi:   8b9f96dadc03c72385fb648fc74d4ef8  [URL="http://www.multiupload.com/GWNGLY5EJK"]HC-3G-light.zip[/URL]
Wifi only: 6acab3919d198933f95d987a0093fbfc  [URL="http://www.multiupload.com/QLJBSUNB2G"]HC-Wifi-light.zip[/URL]
 
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This method of installation will set your main version to 1.36.100.0 on 3G flyers and 1.36.0001.01 for Wifi models. The reason for this is to make that number lower than any RUU that exists for your device. This simplifies future downgrades by making it unnecessary to ever run the misc_version downgrade procedure.

FAQ
Q: Do I need to flash recovery/root something else after this?
A: No, the procedure will give you root, recovery and busybox.

Q: What does S-OFF give me that HTC unlock doesn't?
A: Full read/write access to all useful partitions.

Q: What else does S-OFF give me that HTC unlock doesn't?
A: The ability to flash custom roms without flashing boot images from booted android.

Q: What else does S-OFF give me that HTC unlock doesn't?
A: The ability to have custom software without having to waive your warranty.

Q: What else does S-OFF give me that HTC unlock doesn't?
A: The ability to install any regional ROMS without a goldcard.

Q: What else does S-OFF give me that HTC unlock doesn't?
A: Greedy much? What else do you want?

Q: Can I return to S-ON for warranty purposes?
A: Yes, a procedure will be in post 3 when I get to it, if you ask in the thread I will not answer this question.

Q: Why do I have to S-OFF in GB before going to HC?
A: Because that's where the exploit works, once we have access to hboot in any version we can patch hboots for later releases.

Q: Can I downgrade to GB by restoring my backup?
A: No

Q: Can I downgrade to GB?
A: Yes, follow the post below this one.

Q: Will this work on the view?
A: No
 
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S-OFF Downgrade

Instructions Part 1

This thread is not for discussing general Honeycomb problems so don't post here if it's not related to running this procedure.

To go completely back to stock and S-ON, follow the instructions here. The instructions in the link will work for either Gingerbread or HoneyComb, make sure you use an RUU for your CID.


  • Important: Charge your Flyer fully before running this procedure ( see section: problems below)
  • If you are on Honeycomb and got there by following other honeycomb install methods this procedure is not for you.
  • You must have a revolutionary hboot to use this procedure.
  • You must download the gingerbread RUU for your device unless you are going to immediately install a custom ROM or restore a nandroid backup.

Note: There is no FULL version downgrade due to the number of localized versions that exist for the Flyer.
You must download the gingerbread RUU for your device unless you are going to immediately install a custom ROM.


After following the steps above, you should be on a gingerbread compatible base with revolutionary S-OFF and CWM, nothing more or less than that.

  • Procedure

    1. download the file that you require as follows:
      Be warned this is a this is not a complet rom, if you try to boot from it you will just get the wite htc logo screen:
      Code:
                 MD5                               Filename
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      3G-Wifi:   26ea9aa7cdde5c0008446c421c1ac1cc  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/downgrade/PG41IMG-3G.zip"]PG41IMG-3G.zip[/URL]
      Wifi only: e0094cbb3ce14630e1d7e7dcc4274dd8  [URL="http://hyuh.net/files/flyer/downgrade/PG41IMG-WIFI.zip"]PG41IMG-WIFI.zip[/URL]
    2. If you are running this procedure the flash WILL fail first time, you must flash twice
    3. Method1: Using fastboot:
      • Get fastboot and adb tool for windows here, get Windows fastboot drivers here
      • Get Fastboot and adb for linux here
      Code:
      fastboot erase cache
      fastboot oem rebootRUU
      fastboot flash zip <name of zipfile>
      [I][COLOR=Blue]Flashing will fail with Error 90 first time due to hboot change[/COLOR][/I]
      fastboot flash zip <name of zipfile>
      [I][COLOR=Blue]The on screen indicator on the phone will not reach fully to the right end of the progress bar, this is ok[/COLOR][/I]
      fastboot reboot
    4. Method 2: Using bootloader - NOTE I strongly recommend using method 1.
      1. Rename the downloaded file PG41IMG.zip
      2. Transfer the file to the root of your SD card
      3. Reboot to hboot, which will detect and install the update.
        Note it will require two passes to complete the upgrade due to hboot change


Credits
scotty1223 for giving me the kick in the ass to get this done :) Thanks scotty!
 
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sarpsuerdas

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hi globatron,

first of all thanks for the hard work..

second, this is the first time i'm gonna root or apply a custom rom on my flyer so would you say this tutorial would be enough for me to do the whole process? or should i look at some other information before applying this?

thanks
 

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Safe to assume this version of hboot will be compatiblewith all hc leaks?

Having s off will allow us to upgrade easier?

Thank you for all your efforts

Sent from my HTC Flyer P510e using xda premium
 

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sarpsuerdas try it, if you get stuck ask questions. If I'm not online most people here have already done things very similar to this and will try to help.

mcord11758, all the ones so far but you never know about future ones, what it will mean for sure is no downgrade to GB if an incompatible hboot comes along, and I'll update then if needed.
 
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awsome! thanks for your hard work. cant wait to get my flyer back so i can install it :)

is this hboot protecting itself from being overwritten?
 
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I'm assuming no go to the View, correct? Even if you have no use for the 4g modem? =)
Correct (for now)

Do you suggest running actual ruu or fastboot flash to revert to gb
Makes no difference really. I always use fastboot because it gives me better feedback but whatever is easiest.
 

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sorry for the novice questions but I got only one question in mind that will decide whether I will install this or not..

after completing the process, will my Flyer be able to use the honeycomb market, download the hc compatible apps and use the stylus as it should be with sketchbook etc?
 

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Yeah!

It worked! It was so extremely easy! I used Method 1 and presto! Here I am! Thanks Globatron! Looks like I will be ising English from the UK, though....Hmmmm....it will be fun reading realize as realise. Lol.

You are AMAZING!
 

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Please excuse my ignorance but I am not quite sure what I will gain by doing this. I am currently running FlyHoney V1 on my WiFi BB Flyer and everything is running fine. I appreciate all of the hard work and effort but I just want to better understand this.
 

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Please excuse my ignorance but I am not quite sure what I will gain by doing this. I am currently running FlyHoney V1 on my WiFi BB Flyer and everything is running fine. I appreciate all of the hard work and effort but I just want to better understand this.
You get an S-OFF HBOOT with HC, previously you only had an unlocked bootloader via HTC Unlock and S-ON.


I was able to do this successfully with Method 1 (fastboot commands too).

Thank you globatron for your hard work!
 

sarpsuerdas

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Can someone please help me?

I am stuck at the revolutionary stage, unfortunately.. I have a 32 Flyer 3G and the revolutionary just tells me to drink the lemonade again and again.. The firmware is still the stock Flyer ROM with the updates done.. haven't performed any extra modification on it yet..

The details are:
Android 2.3.4
1.0 for Tablet
Software No: 2.23.405.4

I have applied the revolutionary process stage by stage just as it says.. but it can't pass the fastboot stage..
 
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