Has anyone else actually tried it?
For those struggling with rooting your Desire, it's now done! Process takes approx. 30~ mins depending on if you're flashing a custom radio/rom etc.
Check it out:So with the HTC Desire officially launching in Canada last week, you are probably asking yourself "How do I root this thing". Well we have the answer for you.
First of all, to make sure your desire is compatible with this, you must verify your bootloader is 0.83.xxx. To do so, turn off your Desire fully. Now hold the back button, and press the power to bootup. You should boot into recovery and be able to see what your bootloader is.
Download unrevoked, see: http://rootmydroid.co.uk/guides/desi...ur-htc-desire/, or follow the mini steps below once you've downloaded the package
Unrevoked Mini Steps:
Let me know if there any improvements/additions you would like!
P.S. I successfully rooted and flashed the rom Sunday morning at 5am lol... Will try to update the guide with step by step screenshots soon.
For those asking, I ran LeeDroid via xda.
it took me about 6 hours (while at work)
currently running Leedroid Froyo 2.2
thanks for the info Cellacademy........
SWEET! Just did this a moment ago, took me 30~ mins lol doing everything carefully. Thanks!
Do you lose any data when you root?
Did it and worked fine. Is there a way to unroot if I wanted to do the OTA update to 2.2 when it's out? Is there a Telus Desire RUU available?
You don't have to unroot, but you can just reflash down to a stock 2.1 eclair rom, in which you can upgrade to the OTA 2.2 again. Keep in mind though, once this process is done your phone will be unrooted again. I'm personally more comfortable with the custom roms as once 2.2 is out, someone developer will create a more effecient and faster rom.
Cellacademy, Where can I find a stock 2.1 Eclair ROM for the Telus Desire?
Here you go:
This puts everything back to stock, you can just download HTC Sync and make sure your phone has Sync set as the connected option, open up the RUU file and voila back to stock.
If you get any issues (black screen then error), simply unplug the phone and plug it back in and run again.
Thanks for posting man, I'm going to try it out right now.
Thanks for the info!!
Rolling 2.2 Leedroid after a guide from XDA, makes the phone [which is already great] even better.
EDIT2: everything seems to have worked except for that on Step 8 of the mini revoked steps, the phone rebooted but then gave me the black screen of death. Power buttons did nothing, I had to remove the battery once to get it to power up again. But I do have Super User permissions app installed so it's rooted!