[ROM] DHD Vodafone Australia Stock Branded Rom 1.32.178.5

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marmst

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Dec 18, 2009
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excuse my stupidity but how do i flash this? do i just select the zip in clockwork? well i tried, it didnt work. i am very new to this.

No luck for me either, the message is too quick to read but after reboot nothing has changed. I did notice the folder structure is different in the .zip file...not sure if that matters. Has anyone successfully flashed this ROM yet??
 

grimreaper2

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Dec 16, 2010
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thanks vodafone lol

good work sunshine!

i dont have a fresh vodafone stock rom as i started playing with it as soon as i bought it :( was quite disappointed with the sense ui, hence looking at other rom's.

did you hear that vodafone now have to let people out of their contracts! the ombudsman has ordered it since their network service is so ****ing horrible!!!!

this is awesome, maybe we can get out of our ****ty low bandwidth contracts and get to a real network, eg nextg.

anyways, i hope your posting of a stock rom will encourage more people to mod and realise how sh*t the stock programs are!
 

extremeit79

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Jun 20, 2010
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Re:HTC desire HD Vodafone au rom backup

Gday mate thanks for the vodafone au rom backup i was wondering how do i flash this backup rom to my htc desire hd i would appreciate any support you have to offer thanks for your time Tom.
 

Jimmy Flip

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Nov 5, 2010
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You have to place the system.img file into the rom.zip file, overwriting the one there already.
That doesn't work for me. Overwriting the system.img from the OP in the clockworkmod backup folder and changing nandroid.md5 to reflect the md5sum of the new system.img gets the restore process started but it chokes early on while restoring the system partition. Probably because Nandroid uses a different process to backup the system partition (hence the 150MB size difference in images). You could maybe try dd or fasdtboot to overwrite the system image on your phone with this one. Not sure it's worth it as the ROM from the OP works fine (alhough you still have to flash recovery after restoring with it and you'll still have engineering hboot if you started with it).
 

Yoshi_523

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Sep 11, 2010
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Originally posted by grimreaper2
...maybe we can get out of our ****ty low bandwidth contracts and get to a real network, eg nextg

Seeing as Wikipedia says the company providing Telstra's 2100Mhz band of UMTS is joint owned by Hutchinson I doubt you'd really get any difference in reception of 3G or HSPA on that band between the two companies. On the other hand Vodafone/Hutchinson's (or VHA as they are now known) 900Mhz band of 3G or HSPA is separate from Telstra's 850Mhz band of 3G or HSPA and I would imagine the two are probably quite different in coverage area. Keep in mind to the best of my knowledge, since the days of the old chunky Kaiser II phones HTC has decided to produce their phones operating only on two bands of UMTS (3G or HSPA). The HTC Desire HD sold by VHA runs only on 2100Mhz & 900Mhz UMTS. The HTC HD2 sold by Telstra (as opposed to the European import version) for example only runs on the 2100Mhz and 850Mhz. So in short if you are using a Desire HD running on 3 or Vodafone and wanted to change to Telstra I think you would only be loosing 3G or HSPA coverage since Telstra doesn't run any 900Mhz UMTS reception and your phone can't use Telstra's 850Mhz UMTS.


Okay so back on topic... firstly thanks to the guys who've provided their backup stock roms. I too have jumped partway into the rooting process of my VHA bloatware Desire HD. Seeing as the guided made no mention of it I'm now a bit surprised to realise that if I need to restore the ROM for warranty I'll still be left with the modified h-boot or other modified crap that could show up to VHA techs if the ever checked. PLEASE can anyone put together a guide or some directions on how to restore either the full original stock ROM or the stock ROM that's been done after using Visonary then how to put back any h-boot or leftover traces of modding/rooting. If anyone even if you're new to this process would like to put together a guide I would greatly encourage you to as it's better than having no guide at all and trying to work it out and possibly brick the phone in the process. I'm sure other more experienced users could correct your guide on anything as well if you needed it. Thank you.
 
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pablo11

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Originally posted by grimreaper2

Okay so back on topic... firstly thanks to the guys who've provided their backup stock roms. I too have jumped partway into the rooting process of my VHA bloatware Desire HD. Seeing as the guided made no mention of it I'm now a bit surprised to realise that if I need to restore the ROM for warranty I'll still be left with the modified h-boot or other modified crap that could show up to VHA techs if the ever checked. PLEASE can anyone put together a guide or some directions on how to restore either the full original stock ROM or the stock ROM that's been done after using Visonary then how to put back any h-boot or leftover traces of modding/rooting. If anyone even if you're new to this process would like to put together a guide I would greatly encourage you to as it's better than having no guide at all and trying to work it out and possibly brick the phone in the process. I'm sure other more experienced users could correct your guide on anything as well if you needed it. Thank you.

+1 for this. It would be very much apreciated.

Cheers
 

jackystudio

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Sep 12, 2010
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Could someone write a proper instructions on how to install this ? greatly appreciated , My Touch Input not working.

O... dear... I'm also looking for a complete & safe guide to root & backup the current rom from VHA on DHD. I want to get rid of those VodaJunks. Does any one know where I can get a good "HOW-TO"?

Cheers
 

silashack

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Jun 3, 2007
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OK

Assuming you have a rooted DHD with custom rom, I would expect you to have clockworkmod installed?

If you have, then all you need to do is find the backups you made, you did make backups :) on your SD

clockworkmod\backup\2010-11-17-19.22.52 etc

and then using the files from the OP, replace the ones in your backup folder

Then do a restore and you will put back the Vodafone image to your DHD

As for the boot issue, I am still trying to fully understand the ones hidden in some of the posts, when I get them sorted I can then make a better 'guide'

Hope this helps a little, maybe offers pointers
 

johnkor

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Oct 9, 2009
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OK

Assuming you have a rooted DHD with custom rom, I would expect you to have clockworkmod installed?

If you have, then all you need to do is find the backups you made, you did make backups :) on your SD

clockworkmod\backup\2010-11-17-19.22.52 etc

and then using the files from the OP, replace the ones in your backup folder

Then do a restore and you will put back the Vodafone image to your DHD

As for the boot issue, I am still trying to fully understand the ones hidden in some of the posts, when I get them sorted I can then make a better 'guide'

Hope this helps a little, maybe offers pointers

What if i dont have my backup with me ? if i use one of u guys backup and replace it will it be ok ?:rolleyes:
 

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    I finally got around to rooting and S-OFFing my phone today, while I was at it I used clockwork recovery to make a backup of the Stock VHA Branded ROM.

    I saw a few people were looking for this so here it is. Feel free to mirror it or whatever, this is my first ROM-dump so if anything is amiss or I did something wrong please let me know. I still have the device available to make further dumps.

    This is for the Desire HD (Obviously) Branded by Vodafone Australia.

    hxxp://depositfiles.com/files/3x1c6v6hj

    Sorry for posting a link as a new member, I thought this would be worth it.

    EDIT: Obviously the dump is all at factory defaults, on first boot it should be like buying a new phone, from a bloatware company.
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    yes have rom manager installed

    OK hope this helps

    Download this http://depositfiles.com/en/files/3x1c6v6hj it is a stock vodafone 1.32

    on your sdcard

    under the folder clockworkmod\backup

    create a new folder johnkor

    extract the files from the download to that folder

    \sdcard\clockworkmod\johnkor\nnnnnnnnnnnn etc

    you should have the following files

    17/11/2010 06:48 AM 12,672 cache.img
    17/11/2010 06:48 AM 4,224 data.img
    17/11/2010 06:48 AM 2,112 .android_secure.img
    17/11/2010 06:45 AM 8,909,824 recovery.img
    17/11/2010 06:48 AM 459,011,520 system.img
    17/11/2010 06:48 AM 222 nandroid.md5
    17/11/2010 06:45 AM 4,194,304 boot.img

    now go into rom manager and select

    Manage and Restore Backups

    select johnkor and you should be ok

    Let us know how that goes

    At the end if this you will have a stock vodafone 1.32 on your phone ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE GONE, DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE ANY DATA YOU NEED TO KEEP
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    That's the point :p People have been asking for it as a backup rom, as flashing a non Vodafone rom may void certain warranties, which flashing this back could increase your chance of keeping. I personally upgraded my own DHD to a much better ROM as soon as I could.
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    Originally posted by grimreaper2
    ...maybe we can get out of our ****ty low bandwidth contracts and get to a real network, eg nextg

    Seeing as Wikipedia says the company providing Telstra's 2100Mhz band of UMTS is joint owned by Hutchinson I doubt you'd really get any difference in reception of 3G or HSPA on that band between the two companies. On the other hand Vodafone/Hutchinson's (or VHA as they are now known) 900Mhz band of 3G or HSPA is separate from Telstra's 850Mhz band of 3G or HSPA and I would imagine the two are probably quite different in coverage area. Keep in mind to the best of my knowledge, since the days of the old chunky Kaiser II phones HTC has decided to produce their phones operating only on two bands of UMTS (3G or HSPA). The HTC Desire HD sold by VHA runs only on 2100Mhz & 900Mhz UMTS. The HTC HD2 sold by Telstra (as opposed to the European import version) for example only runs on the 2100Mhz and 850Mhz. So in short if you are using a Desire HD running on 3 or Vodafone and wanted to change to Telstra I think you would only be loosing 3G or HSPA coverage since Telstra doesn't run any 900Mhz UMTS reception and your phone can't use Telstra's 850Mhz UMTS.


    Okay so back on topic... firstly thanks to the guys who've provided their backup stock roms. I too have jumped partway into the rooting process of my VHA bloatware Desire HD. Seeing as the guided made no mention of it I'm now a bit surprised to realise that if I need to restore the ROM for warranty I'll still be left with the modified h-boot or other modified crap that could show up to VHA techs if the ever checked. PLEASE can anyone put together a guide or some directions on how to restore either the full original stock ROM or the stock ROM that's been done after using Visonary then how to put back any h-boot or leftover traces of modding/rooting. If anyone even if you're new to this process would like to put together a guide I would greatly encourage you to as it's better than having no guide at all and trying to work it out and possibly brick the phone in the process. I'm sure other more experienced users could correct your guide on anything as well if you needed it. Thank you.
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    OK nearly there...

    With a rooted DHD...

    You need to remove clockworkmod, to do this you need the correct recovery.img file, AGHHH just found this post that covers most of it

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10378829&postcount=696
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