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HTC One X (HOX) Android boot.img flashing using fastboot

As you all know, HTC One X (HOX) needs manual boot.img flashing, since we don’t have an S-OFF script yet. Of course, you need unlocked bootloader for any of this. For Linux users, you can install fastboot using:

apt-get install android-tools-fastboot

while on Windows I recommend the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Installer.
To restart the phone into Bootloader, power off your phone, then hold the power and volume down buttons, or you can use adb:

adb reboot bootloader

When you see the Bootloader screen, test it with these commands:

fastboot devices
fastboot oem get_identifier_token

If you can see your device and/or the token, try flashing the boot.img from your ROM with:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

and erase the cache.

fastboot erase cache

P.S. On Ubuntu, since I tested on it, you need to run the commands with sudo.

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How to S-OFF and Root your HTC

Once you flash a ROM.. you can’t stop until you find a good one.. and of course root your phone and turn the security lock off. Specially if you are an open source person. Nothing helps you better than a console and a su command! So here’s the adventure of unlocking my HTC Desire (the same can be done on any of the listed phones):

  • HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001, 1.02.0001
  • HTC Desire CDMA (bravoc) 1.06.0000
  • HTC Wildfire (buzz) 1.01.0001
  • HTC Aria (liberty) 1.02.0000
  • HTC Incredible S (vivo) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 (vivow) 0.97.0000 (Gingerbread only!)
  • HTC Desire S (saga) 0.98.0000 and 0.98.0002
  • HTC View (express) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
  • HTC Flyer (flyer) 1.10.0000, 1.11.0003
  • HTC Sensation (pyramid) 1.17.0006, .0008, .0011 and .0012, 1.18.0000
  • HTC Evo 3D (shooter) 1.30.0000 and 1.40.0000
  • HTC EVO 3D GSM (shooteru) 1.49.0007, 1.49.0008
  • HTC Thunderbolt (mecha) 1.04.0000, 1.05.0000
  • HTC EVO 4G (supersonic) 2.15.0001, 2.16.0001
  • HTC myTouch Slide 4G (doubleshot) 1.44.0007

Just for the info, the first is the official name, in the brackets is the codename and the numbers after are the versions of HBOOT supported, which you can see by booting the phone in HTC fastboot mode. On HTC Desire it is done by holding the Volume down key while powering the phone.

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HTC Desire Android 2.3 Upgrade

Busy, busy… last 2 months. No time for writing. Schedule loosened. Figured HTC Desire has Android 2.2.. Decided to upgrade to 2.3. Sadly there is no automated upgrade process. Givin’ it a shot.

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