Monday, December 17, 2012

Root HTC Desire S with HBOOT 2.00.0002

How to root HTC Desire S with hboot 2.00.0002 and SuperOneClick

Remember that you are only responsible for any damage you may cause to your smartphone, do follow this tutorial under your own responsability. Proceed at your own risk.

Steps to root the HTC Desire S with hboot 2.00.0002:
  1. Unlock the bootloader first via the HTCDev site.
  2. Root with SuperOneClick

Unlock the bootloader

Donwload HTC Sync for the HTC Desire S from the HTC website:  http://dl4.htc.com/managed-assets/support/software/htc-sync/htc_sync_setup_3.3.17.exe

Create an account in HTCDev site (http://htcdev.com/bootloader) login and follow the instructions to unlock the bootloader.
Neverteheless I had big problems with drivers and got this error message all the time:

C:\Android>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)...
 
  It got stuck there all the time, and also:
 
C:\Android>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)... FAILED (status malformed (1 bytes))
finished. total time: 0.010s

I solved this problem by installing HTC Sync on another computer, the problem was in the window xp usb drivers on my laptop that were not upgraded to USB 2.0 standard.
But I spend a whole day trying to make it work.

So finally I got the OKAY message on another computer:

C:\Android>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
sending 'unlocktoken' (0 KB)...
OKAY [  0.167s]
writing 'unlocktoken'...
(bootloader) unlock token check successfully
OKAY [  0.006s]
finished. total time: 0.175s

lol

Root with SuperOneClick

Uninstall HTC sync, but leave HTC usb drivers

That was really easy, really. Just connect the phone with these options:
  • USB Debugging
  • Charge only

Then open SuperOneClick and:
  • Make sure that the Exploit option "Auto" is selected from the select list on the right.
  • Click on Root
  • Wait to see these messages appear:

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root

[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00017118

[*] Scooting ..

[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...

[+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10

[+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000171e0

[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...

[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x401219c4 0x0054

[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...

[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd26019 0xafd39ef7

[*] Popping 24 more zerglings

[*] Sending 173 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !

[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!

Source for SuperOneClick:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1390496

Enjoy your HTC Desire S, it is a fantastic phone!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Xperia U Turn Off Led For Ever

Do you want to turn off the notification bar of your Xperia U for ever?
I personally don’t like because it is batery consuming, but there is no way back if you do it, so please take this into consideration before you begin.
The trick is to erase all themes from the phone and so the leds are always off because there is no theme to control them. But as I said once you delete them there is no way to go back and leds will not turn on anymore.
Well, they will light up on photo gallery and music yes.

Let’s start, please remember that only you are responsible for any damage you do to your phone.

Requirements:
  • Xperia U rooted
  • ES File explorer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&hl=en
  • Busy box: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en
  • LEDs U  CTRL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.rckmn.leds.u.ctrl&hl=en

Tutorial:
  1. Launch LEDs U CONTROL and select Always OFF
  2. Open ES file explorer select menu options (right down button on your phone) and go to settings > root settings and check everything: Root explore,Up to root, Mount file system, Back up system app
  3. With ES File Explorer go to /system/vendor/overlay/framework and delete every theme file one by one
  4. Uninstall LEDs U CTRL

That’s it your Xperia U with leds turn off for ever:

Source that helped me with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AslvwEvOGq0