How To Create a Goldcard

I. Before You Begin

1. Some memory cards simply will not let you edit them in the way we are about to, so you may need to do this procedure and if it doesn’t work, try a new memory card. 2GB Kingston SD card DOES work for sure so up to you if you want to just buy one of those before beginning.

2. YOU WILL NEED AN SD ADAPTER! This can be a MicroSD to USB that allows you to plug the SD card into your computer’s USB port OR a MicroSD to SD adapter if you have a SD port on your computer.

II. Setup ADB

1. Follow these instructions (with video) to setup ADB for your phone, then come back to this procedure to continue.

How To Setup ADB

III. Create a Goldcard

1. Put the memory card you want to use for the GoldCard into your phone.

2. With the memory card in your phone, click on Settings, SD and Phone storage, then click Unmount SD card. Once it unmounts, click Format SD card. (Please keep in mind that some memory cards don’t work, and this will erase all data on your SD Card so back all the data up first to your computer)

3. On the Phone, goto Settings, Applications, Development and then make sure USB Debugging is checked.

4. *Make sure you have installed the SDK and Fastboot correctly from Section I!!!
Plug the phone into the computer and then open the Command Prompt (goto the start menu and type in cmd in the search box). Then type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line.

cd\
cd\AndroidSDK\tools\
adb devices

(wait for it to show a serial number underneath, if it doesn’t then reinstall the drivers from section I).
Then type:

adb shell
cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid      (There is no spaces in this line EXCEPT right after the word cat in the beginning, make sure to put that space in)

5. A code will display, write the code down      (MAKE SURE TO WRITE IT DOWN EXACTLY!)

6. Now with the code written down, simply write it backwards (it must be reversed, so if the code is 123456789, slowly write it backwards and make sure not to make a mistake so it becomes 987654321 then continue to the next step).

7. Now, on your computer, goto http://psas.revskills.de/?q=goldcard and enter your email in the appropriate field and for CID enter the reversed CID you just copied down BUT REPLACE THE FIRST 2 DIGITS WITH 2 ZEROS! (i.e. 12345678910 becomes 00345678910). *Thanks to Viper for providing these Goldcards for FREE!

8. Click continue and then you will receive your goldcard.img via email. Once it arrives save it to your computer.

9. Now, goto http://download.cnet.com/HxD-Hex-Editor/3000-2352-10891068.html?part=dl-HxDHexEdi&subj=uo&tag=button to download the HxD Hex Editor. Save it and install it to your computer.

10. Take your SD card out of your phone and put it into the SD adapter it came with. Then put that into your computer so it shows up on your computer as Removable Disk.

11. Open the Hex Editor (Run as Administrator if one Vista or Windows 7) and click on the Extra tab, then click on Open Disk. Under Physical Disk select Removable Disk (your SD card you just put into the computer). Make sure to UNcheck “Open as ReadOnly”. Click OK.

12. Goto the Extra tab again and click Open Disk Image. Open up the goldcard.img that you saved from your email. You should now have two tabs, one is the SD card (Removable Disk) and the other is the goldcard.img
Press OK when prompted for Sector Size 512 (Hard Disks/Floppy Disks).

13. Click on the Goldcard.img tab and click on the Edit tab and click Select All. Then click on the Edit tab again and click Copy.

14. Click on the Removable Disk tab (Your SD Card) and select offset 00000000 to 00000170 then click on the Edit tab and click Paste Write.

15. Click on File then click Save.

16. Close the Hex Editor.

17. Test what we’ve done:

Take out the memory card from the computer, then put it back in.
Try to open the memory card on the computer (Removable Disk), if it lets you, you are all set. If it asks/tells you to reformat the card, then try steps 13 – 19 again. If it gives you the same error again, then try a different memory card (Erlern said it didn’t work for him until he finally went and bought a Kingston 2GB card, then it worked on that card).

18. You can now use this goldcard to root phones that were previously unrootable!

Reported Issues:

Issue: I get no such directory or file when I type:

cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

Solution: Try to type this instead (replace the 1’s after mmc with zeros):

cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

Issue: Having difficulty with the cat command…

Solution:

“Plug your phone into your computer with the going to be gold card
Go to my computer
Make sure you mount your phone to your computer
Right click after mounted FORMAT on your drive NOT IN THE SETTINGS>FORMAT MODE (trust me)
dont do quick format let it run its course
After it has completed formatting come back to the steps starting at step number 4.”

Thanks to MBerue for this solution! Hope it helps people!

382 responses to “How To Create a Goldcard”

  1. chris says:

    what is a goldcard

    • Shoeb Eee says:

      CID is a id of a microSD card. Is it okay? If yes, what is the relation between this CID and making a branded phone into unbrand using gold card?

  2. bishar says:

    Chris loooool that’s Good Question, Theunlockr, my friend, I don’t even understand what’s the Gold Card?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Bishar and Chris,

      A goldcard is a special SD card that can bypass a phone’s security checks (in a nutshell lol). So you can make a goldcard and then put the Sappimg.nbh file on it that would not normally load and it will load because of the goldcard.
      We usually use it to flash the wrong phones ROM onto a phone so it can be rooted then root it and load back the original ROM.

      Its going to be used big time in the How To Root the MyTouch 1.2 that I’m working on.

      • roger says:

        what do i do after i created the gold card im lost please help

      • Hey Unlockr, thnx for the tutorial, I know now how to create a goldcard, now it might be a little foolish to ask this question, I actually wanted to flash my upgraded htc Wildfire 2.2 from Stock HTC wildfire rom 2.2 and not to forget mine was unlocked while i purchased that means i can use sim from other carriers also. I wanted to root my phone I tried using Z4root and Superoneclick but both didn’t work for me, I thought it might be because of that I upfraded to 2.2 as generaly people say 2.2 is hard to root, now thinking that I want to flash that 2.2 which I upgraded to 2.1 again, I even downloaded the stock rom for my phone from shipped-roms site now inorder for me to flash it do I need the gold card??? and if I need after having one how can I flash it ??? If I don’t need goldcard to flash that how can I do that ??? i’ve the RUU exe file ?? please reply I’d really appreciate, I’m pulling out my hairs and I’m afraid I’d go bald lol :P, jokes apart, help will be greatly appreciated 🙂

  3. bishar says:

    Thanks Theunlockr, for the great explanation and now I understood it. you’re always amazing, thanks a lot.

  4. rey says:

    question can i use this sd card over and over i mean to root more that 1 phone? or i need to do 1 for each phone???? thanksssssss

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Rey,

      You can use it over and over 🙂 So keep it somewhere safe lol

      • Paul says:

        unlockr, I don’t mean to question you as I’m sure you’re 10 times smarter on these matters than I am, but how can that be? The gold card image was created based on this individual phone’s CID. If we were to try to use it on a different phone, would it really work even if it’s on a different phone with a different CID?

        • TheUnlockr says:

          Paul,

          Ha always learning.
          So you would think that and that would make sense but I’ve used the same goldcard on multiple phones without issue (even seen sites sell goldcards for use on other phones etc). So who knows?

  5. Joe says:

    Um i keep getting a No such file or directory after cat

  6. Yonotengosi says:

    Once you have the goldcard what is the next step in order to root the phone?

    I have done the goldcard correctly but I dont know what to do next, which tutorial comes after this one?

  7. BigWayne says:

    Will there be anything on the goldcard after completing the above process.

  8. rey says:

    thanks………………

  9. Ryan says:

    The goldcard method worked just fine i was actually able to use the 8gb class 2 that came with my mytouch to create a gold card…so THANKS

  10. ksxtynin says:

    Has anyone tried this on a HTC eris?

  11. nate says:

    ok…i got all to work up until cat commands. when i enter all of this it tells me “permission denied” any help out there?

  12. rey says:

    any 1 knows where can i buy 2GB Kingston ( store ) not online?????

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  14. Big Wayne says:

    I tried this process with several cards but unable to make the gold card. I on my way to buy some from bestbuy, however I’m having a problem with my HBoot. Everything I try to Hboot and it start to read the img, it stop and go back to the HBoot screen without finishing the update(HBoot Fastboot Mode without saying model id incorrect update fail… Any help on this..

  15. rey says:

    i did the gold card but still cant root my mytouch any idea what i need to do…

  16. Eyegor says:

    Hi Unlockr,
    I have made a Goldcard, perhaps successfully – windows gives me no errors. However, when i put a sappimg.zip on the phone hboot does not see it. (i have an htc magic; no image or wrong image – is the error)
    Does that mean that the goldcard failed or something else is wrong?

    Regards,
    Eyegor

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Eyegor,

      No image doesn’t mean the goldcard isnt working, it means the img is not seen by the phone. So either it is not on the root of the SD card (NOT in any folders, just on the sd card), or it is named wrong (perhaps .zip.zip accidentally).
      Good luck!

  17. Eyegor says:

    Thank you very much for your quick response!
    I shall test is with my Tattoo!

    Great guide!

  18. bevins68 says:

    I have tried the process with 4 different SD cards (1gb/2gb kingston/2gb sandisk/8GB class 4 that came with the mytouch.) Every time I put the card back into the PC after the HXD operations I get ‘this card needs to be formatted’

    Surely with someone confirming the 8GB one that came with the MyTouch as working I am missing a step? Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

  19. bevins68 says:

    I also do not have the option in HXD to open the SD card as a Physical Disk as it says in the instructions. The only way for me to open it is under Logical Disk

  20. bevins68 says:

    Please disregard my last 2 posts. I am an idiot.

    Thanks for the guide 🙂

  21. Ash says:

    I followed the procedure noted above, the minisd keeps saying to format when testing…I used Kingston SD…would a mytouch with 1.6 firware affect the process.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Ash,

      It could be the card, some do not work for the goldcard procedure. Try to use it in the phone and see if it works as a gold card, if not then use a different SD.

  22. Ash says:

    In step #7 you ask to insert the revesed serial we did in step #6 and change the 1st 2 numbers to 00, however Step #6 already places the code with two zeros…do I change the zeros to zeros again…??? or there is other charachters I need to hcange to Zeros. I am lost

  23. Jonesy says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to TheUnlockr. I was able to get the goldcard to work on my T-mobile G2 without the need for a micro-sd adapter, I did it all through mounting the SD card whilst it was still in the phone. I was using the card that came with the phone (2gb sandisk) and am running Windows 7. Now running MoDaCo 3.2 and am really impressed. Battery life at least 3 times better and the same for signal. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  24. shaka8874 says:

    im using an 8gb kingston and trying to make it a goldcard. everything works fine until i get to the hboot, then it tells me wrong id…. what am i doing, i have the mytouch with the jack ontop…. 1.2 i think

  25. Pho says:

    Hey Hey Hey!!!

    After i created this “GOLDCARD” can the GOLDCARD be used as a normal SD card?

  26. Joe says:

    Instead of selecting 00000000 to 00000170, go to 00000000 and paste write and it overwrites everything to 00000170.

    I think people are selecting and overwriting the wrong area causing the gold card to fail.

    You can make these in a hero with the stock card.

    This is a piece of cake.

    • sino8r says:

      Yo Joe!
      You’re a freakin’ genius! and theunlockr, lol! That’s what did it for me was selecting 00 instead of 170!
      Thanks man!

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  28. MIchael Knutson says:

    Thanks for doing all this work I am somewhat tech savvy and have made my first goldcard. I am attempting to root my HTC MyTouch.

    Michael Knutson

  29. deprecated says:

    Just to help the next victim of not so carefull reading , and to make fun of myself.

    I was getting a bit frustrated here, was onon my 4th 2gb SD, and Still couldn’t create the gold card.

    Every time i did the HxD move I was getting
    “FORMAT CARD”

    I was opening the SD CARD as LOGICAL DISC.

    YOU MUST OPEN THE SD CARD AS PHYSICAL DISK.

    Now to solve the old version trouble

  30. Chris says:

    mine will not show up as physical, only logical, any help?

  31. Chris says:

    used a different program and it worked great, hex editor neo

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  33. Dan says:

    Hi I’m trying to root my G2, I tried the normal procedure, it wouldn’t flash, So I have managed to create my goldcard I think?
    I am able to open it on my pc, it shows a Footprint folder, is this correct.
    I re-boot my phone and open Sync on my pc.
    Plug in my phone to sync cable and try to downgrade so I can root.
    I go throught the process using HTC Sync, Then I get a message,
    ERROR (140:) Bootloader Version Error.
    What am I doing wrong?

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  35. Eric says:

    First off, i just want to thank the unlockr for the in depth how to’s of the htc hero G2. I have recently purchased a phone from ebay and the seller has made a goldcard already. Is there a way to make another? will it mess the phone up if i make a new goldcard, say i lost my old one somehow? Do you go through the same step by step process?

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  37. Junior says:

    Just made the gold card. HxD worked fine. but when i tryed booting phone with pb00img.zip in gold card, still giving me (Main Version Older, update failed)….. NNEEEDD HEELLPPP!!! really wanna root my fonee.

  38. Eric says:

    Is it possible to make another goldcard if you lost the original one? Do you go through the same process as stated above? I want to root my phone and add some more features to it…

  39. mgwynn says:

    so… after many failed attempts, i’ll try once more.

    i notice when i paste the img onto the card, it moves the existing info on the card lower, below line 170. i’ve been actually ‘inserting’, not overwriting that original info.

    i realized in the middle of the night that i should be overwriting the info on the card, not just pasting the img at line 00.

    i haven’t tested this yet, and won’t have a chance for a few days.

    but am i correct about deleting the existing info before i paste the new img?

  40. Digibilly says:

    Thanks for this site and the usefull information. After several hours of trying I finally manage to create a goldcard and replace the software of my Vodafone branded HTC Legend. A few things I had to change. I had to change mmc0 in mmc1 and had to use another usbport on my pc. I also did not use a usbcardreader but left the SC-card in my phone (phone with usbcable connected to pc)and choose for connectiontype Diskdrive. Card was a Sandisk 8GB wich came with the phone.

  41. MisterEd says:

    This might sound dumb, but I’m “reading before jumping in.” I get to step 6 and step 6 says “continue on to step 9. What happened to steps 7 & 8 ? Are they no longer needed or am I just dumb and missing something?

    Thanks!

  42. Zacharias says:

    what do you mean by “under physical disk” im looking for it but i cant find it, also looked in the “properties” section of the sd card and cant find “open as read only” please help, getting really frustrated, thanks in advance for your help.

  43. Eric says:

    so i have done everything to a T, but when i put ($ cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1:*/cid) i get: No such file or directory. Does this mean that my sandisk sd card is not compatible? What can i do to get to the next step. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x86 if that matters. I even tried to put a 0 instead of 1 after the mmc like digibilly mentioned above. A little help would great.

  44. MisterEd says:

    Mr Unlockr,
    Methinks you have a typo in step 7. Step 6 generates the code with the digit reverser and it adds the leading 2 zeroes.

    In step 7 you say to add 2 leading zeroes which was already done in step 6 automatically.

    This might lead to some corn-fusion. 🙂

    • TheUnlockr says:

      MisterEd,

      Thanks, but I put it there because people were saying the code didn’t have 2 zeros a long time ago (think the creator of that page has fixed it since then). But didnt see any harm in leaving it, your going to change 2 zeros to 2 zeros, right?

  45. MisterEd says:

    Just looking at in terms of clarity ….

  46. Vikingvic says:

    Good Evening TheUnlockr,

    I found the same problem as Eric….
    – I run my CMD in Adminstrator Mode
    – I enter “adb devices” with no problem
    – Then I write ”
    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    $ cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid”
    But it answer :
    “cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid: No such file or directory”
    So I need your help please
    Thank you

  47. tami says:

    Hi,

    Is it ok to use the memory card that came with the Desire? or do I need 2 different cards?

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  49. Facundo says:

    does the PNY MICRO SD CARD WORK

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  51. Mike says:

    Did they remove the site to make the goldcards ??? i keep getting redirected to http://psas.revskills.de/

  52. SVTECH says:

    the website in step 7 just takes you to the PSAS site to buy the software for 30 euro seams a bit steep to do one gold card any way around this ???

    Thanks

    • TheUnlockr says:

      ATTENTION EVERYONE:

      The gold card site apparently is trying to redirect people to their product instead of the free gold card page.
      If anyone has a new link for a gold card creator, please let us know so we can replace it!

  53. Txmedic says:

    http://psas.revskills.de/?q=goldcard

    New link up – They were having web security issues apparently.

    Cheers!

  54. jerry o5 says:

    is there any way to root my mytouch with the 1.6 firmware unlockr?need help

  55. Nenad Dragic says:

    Hi there

    I am trying to make a goldcard but I can’t. I get an error all the time and I can find the solution on google:
    Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\ndr>cd\

    C:\>cd AndroidSDK

    C:\AndroidSDK>cd tools

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    HT033NX02418 device

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    $
    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid: No such file or directory
    $

    What do I do from here?
    This is giving me more gray hair then my devorce.

    Thanks
    Nenad

  56. Kay says:

    I accidentally overwrote the contents of my hard disk instead of the SD card at step 11. Naturally my PC failed to boot after that. So I put in my Windows XP CD and went to Recovery mode and rebuilt the MBR using the ‘fixmbr’ command. My PC now boots normally and hopefully it won’t have any detrimental effects.

  57. Dana says:

    i know this question may sound dumb,but can you use a goldcard as a regualar SD card after changing it?

  58. Jayson says:

    I tried this guide on two cards, successfully creating two different gold cards. At least I think I was successful. Both cards load up in Windows fine, and opening them both back up with the hex editor shows that the goldcard image is still in its mbr. So I wonder why I still can’t root my myTouch with perfect SPL 1.33.0007? I’ve tried all the different sappimg.zip and .nbh’s that I could find floating around on the internet, and all I get is a Model ID incorrect error…

    Going back to my goldcards, I found that sending the exact same reversed cid (original cid copied from an adb shell), psas sends me slightly different goldcard.img’s. I have attached these img’s in a thread over at xda-forums: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=6402002#post6402002. Look for me, javon27.

  59. Kay says:

    On my card the mounted directory was mmc0 instead of mmc1. So if you are having the No such file or directory error, try:
    $
    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

    This worked for me and now I have a rooted Legend. =)

    Thanks Unlockr for a great guide. Maybe you can add a footnote to this step.

  60. natis says:

    After searching and searching, I cannot find a method on how to create a goldcard on OS X. Do you guys have any guidance or can point me in the direction of where to look? Thank you.

  61. Giuvie87 says:

    Hi,

    The guide on how to make the GoldCard is awesome and very insightful but I’m having a slight problem. Everytime I try placing the sappimg.zip file on the root of my SD Card and go into FASTBOOT, it keeps saying “Model ID WRONG” etc…I’ve attempted to create the GoldCard quite a few times using a SanDisk 8GB (that came with the myTouch 1.2) and a Kingston 8GB. Do you think using an 8GB SD Card could be the problem?

  62. datruth92803 says:

    My phone died in the middle of the process no my tmobile my touch 3g comes up as a vodaphone htc magic is there anything I can do to get my phone back to showing my touch 3g? as I am not in the Uk and have no use for vodaphone

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  64. droidlover says:

    Hi unlockr and congrats on an excellent and informative site.

    I am (pretty) sure I have dodged all the obvious pitfalls but am still having problems creating a goldcard to work with my 32b Magic 1.33.0007.

    Firstly the one click method did not work on my spl so a goldcard seems to be my only route to rooted nirvana.

    I have followed all the points to the tee (3 times!) and keep getting the same error I am using a kingston 2GB I have got the reverse CID and been emailed my goldcard.img (3 times – all the same) when I copy the offset 00000000 to 00000170 from the img to my sd card and save it shows as being identical to the img file (from offset 00000000 to 00000170) I can open and browse it on the PC fine.

    When I copy sappimg.zip onto it to try and flash the phone returns the same error (wrong image etc) each time. The weird bit is that when I put that kingston sd card back into HxD to check everything there are differences in offset 00000000 to 00000170 – only a couple of charecters wrong, but wrong nonetheless. I am assumming this is why I cannot load the sappimg.zip but I cannot find out why my goldcard will not stay as I saved it even when using a proven card.

    It is now 6am and I started this at 11pm yesterday so I am in desperate need of any help!

    Thanks

  65. Puresp says:

    To Unlockr,

    I’ve tried your method to create the goldcard at least 20 times already, still no luck. Like, literally.. I’ve gone through the entire process over 20 times. I even bought a new 2G Kingston MicroSD card since maybe I thought the default card wasn’t capable.. Still didn’t work?

    I followed your instructions to the tee and still no luck? I have W7, but I did all the steps to installing the ADB anyway. Please help?

    Also, I previously wasn’t aware of the difference and thought my phone was a Magic 32b, so I STARTED to download the neccesary files and I changed the SDK around a bit from a guide on a cyanogen guide, would that have messed up my install?

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  68. Frydac says:

    When I connect my HTC Tattoo with my pc, it shows up as removable disk in my explorer. Does this mean I don’t need a micro SD card reader or SD card adaptor to get the job done? And use my phone as microSD cardreader?

  69. Frydac says:

    Well, i guess not…
    It all goes well, but when I save with the hex editor after pasting the image in, and reinsert the altered sdcard into my phone it says it is damaged, and I can’t open it in explorer.
    Not sure if it is the phone or the sdcard causing this of course (using a sandisk 2GB mirco sdcard), I guess I’ll have to get an adapter or reader somewhere to make sure.

  70. Harry says:

    Thanks for this tutorial…
    With it I was able to create myself a gold card.
    It took sometime due to Windows7 but still I made it.
    Thanks again!!

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  72. Harris says:

    thanks a lot for this tutorial.
    i have successful created a goldcard with this guideline. and updated new ROM which is requires a goldcard.
    but.. in the middle of my exploration, i did something stupid which is required me to update a new ROM again. when i tried to update, i get Customer ID. which is goldcard problem.
    so.. does it means i have to crate goldcard once again? or get a new microSD?

  73. Branden09 says:

    hello Unlockr.

    i have followed your steps and even read through basically every comment for possible alternitive solutions.
    but this is frustrating me.
    i have tried replacing both the ‘1’s with zeros in the string: $ cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    –To–
    $ cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

    but it still says “not found”

    i have properly setup everything, because it shows my device as connected to adb when i type:

    cd\
    cd AndroidSDK\tools\
    adb devies

    would it be the sd card? or possibly something else?
    any soultions?
    thanks for your time.

  74. Branden09 says:

    please disregard the previous comment. i have fixed the problem, though i am trying to get the goldcard to actually work right now. im able to put it back in the computer without it saying “reformat” or anything else. but when putting the goldcard into the phone with the sappimg.zip file and successfully access the bottloader, it says: *wrong model id.

  75. chris says:

    ive tried multiple different sd cards, latest one being a 2gb kingston and it still wants me to format when i re insert it…
    not sure what i can do now? since this is supposedly the only option i have?

  76. Mark says:

    For people who has the “No such file or directory” error…. Please beware that you will need to insert your memory card…. The cat command reads value based on the microSD card that you inserted. Therefore each different card will give you a different initial value to work with…

  77. jean says:

    Same problem as Chris. I first tried to create a goldcard with my original SanDisk card (2gb) and then with a new Kingston (4gb), but both failed. When I insert the SD card back int my G1 it says “SD card damaged” and I can only format it.

    Any help on this ?

  78. […] To: Create a Goldcard | The Unlockr this is were i started How To: Create a Goldcard | The Unlockr if you get stuck i will try and help as its still fresh in my mind. regards […]

  79. krustytroll says:

    How do i do this on a mac?

  80. marky_mark says:

    thanks for the tutorial unlockr. i now have a rooted legend =)

  81. Adrian says:

    hey,
    is there a way to undo this? it’s just it didn’t work but I can’t remember what the codes before I ‘paste wrote’ it were… help?

  82. James says:

    Can the code contain a ‘ß’ (spaß) character? I have something that looks similar to an 8 and a B and can only assume it’s a ß.

  83. James says:

    On second thoughts maybe it’s just an 8.. They seem to differ slightly.

    I don’t have an sc adapter but have noticed on the desire that you can set it up as a disk drive. Maybe I won’t need one after all?

  84. Tass says:

    I’ve so far tried both Transcend and Kingston MicroSD, everything will seem to go fine until I try to open (test) the goldcard MicroSD, it will simply say insert disk. What am I doing wrong?

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  86. toshi says:

    I think I am stuck with RUU_Hero_Chunghwa_3.31.751.1_R_Radio_63.18.55.06O_6.35.15.01_release_signed.exe
    I got yesterday.

    I tried the Goldcard method, and it didnt work out.
    Tried to flash RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver.exe

    I can’t update any zip file or recover for my backups.

    Please help me go back to my original ROM.

  87. travis says:

    when i go to save the hex it tells me the media is write protected? the lock is off….
    also if i mount my sdcard in my phone i can save te hex code that way, why wont it work this way?

  88. […] Do our How To Create a Goldcard procedure and create a goldcard for your phone. Once you have it created, put the goldcard into the […]

  89. […] Do our How To Create a Goldcard procedure and create a goldcard for your phone. Once you have it created, put the goldcard into the […]

  90. bhavz says:

    I got my code its 12 digits long when i enter into the hex reverse website i get a wrong length error, what am i doing wrong :S

  91. bhavz says:

    im on step 5/6 those reported issues dont apply to me, do they?

  92. Alex Marsič Blog » Blog Archive » Kako rootat HTC Tattoo? says:

    […] Sedaj boste morali ustvarili Goldacard navodila kako ustvariti Goldcard so v angleščini in se nahajajo tukaj. […]

  93. amad says:

    cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    says not not found 🙁
    but I do get the serial number

  94. amad says:

    cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid tried replacing the 1s with zeros still no luck. please help
    cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

  95. Red says:

    I rooted my HTC Magic (Vodafone UK – 32B) successfully. It worked well for 6 months until I installed an app that messed it up.
    My pc hard-drive also crashed at the time, so I lost my original image!
    I’m having a problem with the ‘phone not recognising the recovery ROM – therefore I need a goldcard.
    I can’t get into the ‘phone in order to create a goldcard, although it fastboots ok.

    Can anyone create a goldcard for me and mail it to me in the UK?
    If so, can you please mail me at red@wodever.co.uk with a price?

    Also, does anyone have an original back-up image for this model?

    Many thanks and if anyone has any advice on how to otherwise repair this phone – that would be great.

  96. Ace G. says:

    Hmm… I followed the instructions at
    https://theunlockr.com/2009/08/14/how-to-root-your-mytouch-3g/ and I’m getting to step 9 in section 3 (flashing the sappimg.zip. It says “Incorrect Model ID.” I’ve read elsewhere that this means that the goldcard wasn’t prepared correctly, but I’ve done it several times, and with my new sdcard, windows is able to read it just fine.
    So is it possible to screw up the goldcard-making process and still be able to pass the “test” of reading it in Windows? I’m going nuts here…

    Specs: mytouch 3g,
    SAPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    # HBOOT-1.33.0006 (SAPP30000)

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

  97. girish says:

    i have rooted my htc legend…..done all the process
    nw wat should i do, i want to run live wallpapers on my legend.

  98. Puresp says:

    Does it matter what format the MicroSD card is? Ex. Fat/Fat32/etc?

  99. tony says:

    Hey unlockr

    Ok so im stuck at the cat/sys/… commands. what i want to know is, if you can use the gold card again and again and even on different phones, does that mean its not specific to any particular phone? and if so cant someone just post the image to be downloaded for everyone else?

    Everyone else

    Any help would be greatly appreciated because i have tried replacing the 1’s in the command with 0’s and still am stuck.

    Thanks

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Tony,

      To answer your “can someone post the image” question. It is not phone specific, but it IS memory card specific. So regardless of what phone the memory card is in it will work but you need the CID of that memory card to make the goldcard in the first place.

  100. Chuy says:

    For those who have the error “no such file or directory” when typing:

    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

    make sure that there’s a space here:

    cat[space]/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

    that fixed it for me at least

  101. Jay says:

    OK I am a bit frustrated right now i have bought enough SD cards to fund a small army! Lol, but seriously i have windows 7 and i can not make a gold card to save a village of starving children. Every card i try needs to be formatted. What could i be doing wrong? I followed the video to the T and read the forums and redid the process on every card. I would be a pro if i could just get it to work!!! HELP!!! oh yeah its a my touch 3g 1.2

  102. Luca says:

    Hi.
    May I use a 128 MB MicroSD that came with my Nokia 6300?
    I don’t use it, since I need bigger SDs for my mobiles…
    It would be a great occasion to find a meaning for such a
    limited SD card.

  103. yanseno van allen says:

    hello all, just stupid question from me
    Goldcard worked for me, what should i do next??
    i’m using galaxy spica..sorry i’m newbie and just bought new phone and not familiar with it

  104. rl says:

    Hi, I was having the “cat/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid: not found” error, till I realized there is a space between “cat” and “/”. Please, put a note in the instructions, or change the font, so people notice it. Thanks.

  105. MWHeatheN says:

    For anyone that is having issues with section III. step 4. using the shell and receiving the “No such file or directory” message. I will assume that you have already read through the rest of the threads and don’t have your SD card mounted, verified that there is a space between the command and the location of the file and have already tried changing your 1’s to 0’s.

    I had a serious “Doh!, @#$%” *smack forehead, moment when I navigated to the directory …/mmc1/ to find the I had been putting a period(.) where there shoud have been a colon (:)…should have been “cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid” I was typing “cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1.*/cid” simply because the asterisk (*) masked the top part of the colon.

    After trying for hours of disconnecting my phone and restarting my system and other forms of trouble shooting did decide to navigate to the directory where the colon became very apparent under font of the DOS prompt.

    In my case it was mmc1:1234
    so my cid file was located in the directory
    /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:1234/
    and typing in this command would have worked
    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:1234/cid
    But the original command would have also work if not for my own oversight of putting a period in place of a colon.

    Hope this helps someone.

  106. cyberpedz says:

    The sappimg.zip seems to be corrupt every time i downloaded it my phone would not recognize it so i clicked the folder on my comp and get file corrupt error is there any other links for it?

  107. KyleB says:

    For the record, PNY 2gb card DOES work 🙂

  108. […] yes you can goldcard and root on windows seven i did it at 10:30 am today yessss im finally free wasnt hard at all just go here How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr […]

  109. kseitter says:

    When I open the hex editor, my disc only shows up as logical not physical? Help Pleaz

  110. anil varsani says:

    i’m trying to create a gold card and ive tried a number of different methods but when i type the adb command i get ‘error no device found’ do you no what it cold be

  111. […] when HTC release any updates and you won't be reliant on vodafone So if I create a gold card based on these instructions I can then load a custom ROM based on these instructions Or is there a better way to do this (for […]

  112. […] need to gold card it first. How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr This process is a pain in the rear but is needed and CAN BE DONE. I am living proof. 😛 Trust me […]

  113. Andre says:

    Hi all…. My computer seems to be unable to open the Hex editor being recommended here. I reinstalled 4 times, tried every compatibility mode, and tried to rune as administrator. It simply wont open. I watched the task manager while trying to open with “run” but a task for it never appeared. Does anybody know a work around for this?

    I’m running XP SP3 on BootCamp on a MacBook Pro.

  114. […] I do not have a copy of Windows installed on any of my computers, so the following steps in the “the unlockr” guide (referred to by none other than Cyanogen himself) were practically impossible for me (underlining […]

  115. WhiteZ says:

    Not working for me, i get the “please format your sd card” and ive already tryed with 5 different cards, so… can anyone sell me his card? thank you

  116. […] What am i doing wrong?? I did the goldcard, I open the update, it finds my phone and goes it to reboot mode, then it just stays as waiting for bootloader, which stays for about 2 mins … then it comes up as error please check USB is in phone and PC and that's it! Also when it says connect your phone I do that, now it comes up with all 4 options, charge only, HTC Sync, Driver method andsomething else, what do I click on now? coz it will just load HTC Sync if left on for about 10 secs ———————————————– Can someone please tell me their method of doing this please also when reating a goldcard what does this mean "4. *Make sure you have installed the SDK and Fastboot correctly from Section I!!!" I didnt understand that fastboot bit Am using the guide from here How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr […]

  117. Gavin says:

    If you have an HTC legend, substitute mmc0 for mmc1 and it works.

    otherwise you will get a “no such file or directory message”

  118. […] Step 2  To create a Goldcard, Follow this procedure. […]

  119. SHiFT3 says:

    Im having problems at the hex editor
    i do everything as instructed but when i get to save it says “The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.”
    Anybody know why this happens or can help me fix it?

  120. Uriel says:

    When im doing GOldcard, as soon as im saving on HxD is says “media write protected” and wont save it.. i have tried a 2gb and 8gb card. What do i do?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Uriel,

      Make sure that the LOCK switch isn’t set to lock on your memory card (its an actual switch on the memory card itself). Also make sure you open the HxD Editor by right clicking it and saying run as administrator.

  121. DoG says:

    OMG what a geeky procedure! this is just too much.

  122. Alex says:

    After you have rooted with the gold card, is it necessary to keep it in the phone? Or can you change to another regular memory card after?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Alex,

      No you can change your memory card.

      • bez says:

        Unlockr,

        I’ve decided to just de-Brand and flash original ROM to my Desire.

        I got a 32gb card with the phone. Is it possible to make that into my GoldCard and just keep it in the phone? Don’t you need the GoldCard to install further OTA updates.

        Thanx for the help

  123. […] Et goldcard (Der er nok en guide herinde, men kan linke til en med video: https://theunlockr.com/2010/03/10/how…te-a-goldcard/) […]

  124. Bruce says:

    What if my computer has a slot for micro SD cards? do i still need an adapter?

  125. Johnboypara says:

    I have tried creating the goldcard first with the 4gb card that came with my desire. This didn’t work I have now purchased a Kingston 2gb card and the gold card process still doesn’t work. When plugged inot my laptop the system just says card unreadable and only gives me the option to format it….. 🙁 any ideas as to what could be going wrong??

  126. andi says:

    nice one fella…iv been tryin for bout 2 weeks create a gold card and root my htc desire….iv just created my gold card thanks to your video tutorial…..once again many thanks…alot of peeps just expect us dummies to be able to understand their instructions…..if it wasnt for your tutorial i wouldnt have a clue….i hope your rooting guide works with my desire….if not im sure i can still use your videp to understand the method…..wicked job

  127. Andrew says:

    Brilliant instructions!

    Being a tech head it is SO good to read clear exact instructions, that don’t assume the user just knows what to do. (Being a tech OCD person though – Section III. Create a Goldcard step 1 should have “Turn on your phone”)

    BTW ScanDisk 2GB work perfectly with a Lexar USB adaptor

  128. John says:

    hi, i have a 16gb sdcard that can’t be turned into a goldcard or it doesnt work. if i buy a 2bg kingston sdcard and turn it into a goldcard, can i use my other sdcard after i root it?

  129. Nathan says:

    after this process , will i still be able to use BOTH of my sd cards or does this make one of your sd cards unusable ?

  130. lotfy says:

    my CID Code revesed from soo site is 🙁 009c00bf57f402804732305553445303 ) wich is contain 00 at the first so do you want to change the first two digits to 00 how , where they are 00?? that is in the step to send it to get the gloden card by mail.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Lotfy,

      If the 00s are already there then just leave it as is. Then use the link we posted to submit that number and you will get your goldcard code by email.

  131. DSchragg says:

    Could this technique be used for unlocking a phone?

  132. guss2k says:

    Can i save everything i have on my goldcard for later use? Can i reformatted so I can use this card for the roms. I dont have 2 micro sd card i only have 1 which is a 2gb sandisk.

  133. bati says:

    hi all im doit every think like in video but am stuck in no5 its dosint show me the number its sey not faund can some one help me sor for my english

  134. Shanks says:

    plz explain what Sappimg.nbh file is?
    Oh for the record a scandisk 2gb micro worked right threw no problem. Still kinda confused on how to use it my phones already rooted altho i do kno ppl who have G1’s.

    also for those who wanna make one without having to mess with the sd inside the phone, you can format from windows to fat32 then while your phones in recovery remove your sd and install the sd you wanna make a goldcard. enable usb to make sure its readable and then disable it.
    from your windows command do as stated and you can get your sd serial that way also providing youve folowed directions and commands.
    after youve gotten it close command screen, remove sd, place your regular sd back in your phone and turn it on.
    from there you can follow instructions from the sd reader.
    done with a G1

  135. […] Se obtine contul de root cu ajutorul procedurii Goldcard. Procedura e detaliata aici si merge, testata de […]

  136. Mike says:

    Quick question. The sd card that i just made the gold card out of; would I have to continue to use it even after i rooted my MyTouch or could i use the one that came with it after rooting? thanks in advance.

  137. me says:

    The whole process is somewhat easier if you use the “goldcard helper” application from the Android market. This automatically obtains the card’s CID and reverses it – so you can directly paste this information in the PSAS website.

  138. […] Extra informatie: video tutorial "How to make a Gold-Card" kun je hier bekijken <<<<<<<<<<< Als je hiermee klaar bent en de Gold-card is […]

  139. […] Extra informatie: video tutorial "How to make a Gold-Card" kun je hier bekijken <<<<<<<<<<< Als je hiermee klaar bent en de Gold-card is […]

  140. RS says:

    I tired this with the memory card that came with my Telstra branded HTC desire (was a Samsung 2gb) and it failed to create a gold card, everything worked great until I plugged it back in and kep asking me to reformat.

    I am going to buy another couple of 2gb cards and try again, they are as cheap as chips.

    Thank you for this excellent guide!

  141. […] بریم سر کارمون : برای ساخت گلد کارت به این ادرس برید Creating a gold card has been covered in detail see: اما چند نکنه قابل توجه : 1- از مموری کارت خود یک بکاپ […]

  142. […] Extra informatie: video tutorial "How to make a Gold-Card" kun je hier bekijken <<<<<<<<<<< **** I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF THE BELOW […]

  143. Bob says:

    Does this work at all? I’ve currently been through:
    1x Nokia 512MB
    5x Sandisk 1GB
    1x PNY 8GB
    And not one of them has worked, all ask for a reformat, 7 cards? How likely is it that I go out, buy another and Windows tells me where to deposit the card?

  144. Bob says:

    And if I learned to read then I’d be able to see:
    Under Physical Disk select Removable Disk.
    I am a twat, Sandisk’s are fine, might I suggest changing the font size so pillocks like me notice it.

    Thanks.

  145. pdawookie says:

    I built the goldcard several times, with a 8gb kingston and 2gb kingston.

    each time the card is fine, I requested the goldcard.img with the reversed id, and made sure the first two chars are 00.

    I copied the goldcard.img to the 000 – 170 on the removeable disk. Test the card seems to work fine, and then I copy the sappimg.zip and test.. all is fine.

    I boot with these cards and it always gives me MAIN VERSION IS OLDER

    I have 32A
    HBOOT 1.76.0010
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-6.35.10.10

    my CID for 8gb card is 02544d534430384738c7689d8b0099de
    reversed and 00’d is 0099008b9d68c73847383044534d5402

    my CID of 2gb card is 03534453553032478030ec832f009410
    reversed and 00;d is 0094002f83ec30804732305553445303

    am I missing something?

    many thanks

  146. rob says:

    i messed up. i typed in the 170 instead of clicking until 170 came up. how can i fix it?

    • Jan Drop says:

      Kept getting the error ‘no such file’etc…
      after cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
      I overlooked the double dot (:) in mmc1 : * and typed a ‘.’ instead…
      after this everything went well.
      Thanks a lot

  147. Mark says:

    I’ve been having the hardest time. I have my goldcard, did everything in the HxD and tested out the card and no need to reformat it.

    The problem arises when I run the RUU. It recognizes my phone and the ROM that’s running on it. The phone restarts and then the RUU starts updating the signature.

    Then I get the error:
    “ERROR[110]: FILE OPEN ERROR

    The ROM Update Utility cannot open the requested files or the files are damaged. The RUU cannot continue with the update.

    Please get a complete RUU package and try again”

    I’ve done this with both RUU’s and still the same thing. What in the world is going on, it’s driving me nuts.

    Mark

  148. Mark says:

    BTW I have a Sprint HTC Hero.

  149. David says:

    I am trying to create a gold card following the steps and when i try i get the error no such file or directory i have tried replacing the 1s with 0s and getting the same thing i have spelled it correctly as well as tried copy and pasting but no luck. can anyone help me? (i am trying to do this for an HTC Legend

  150. Soren says:

    I get Main Version Older.. I see by the replies here that it means the goldcard was not created correctly, however i can browse the card on the computer just fine, it doesn’t ask me to reformat.

    Also the reversed CID already has to 2 first characters as 00’s is this normal?

  151. Sebastian says:

    Hxd Hex editor didn’t work for my p.c just didn’t respond

  152. ariel says:

    hey there guys……for some reson the goldcard is not working for me….tryed a few difrent cards and every time i put back in the computer it says that it needs to be formated….
    any ideas????

    thanks……

  153. rooli says:

    i had really big problems getting the cid till i found out all you need is the “astro” app…. than:

    1. start ASTRO

    2. press the green button up, go to the folder:
    sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:’aaaa'(can vary)

    3. press long on cid.

    4. “Open As” – > “Text” dann “File Viewer”

    5. write down cid

    • jose says:

      hey for those who are having problems with the “cat” i took rooli advice and it worked perfectly. i went to my astro app (for those who aint got it you can download it from the market) i pressed folder up, pressed on “sys”, then “class”, then “mmc_host”, then “mmc1”, then “mmc1:ad14” (this part may be different for yal especially if yal use mmc0 instead of mmc1), then long pressed on cid, chose “open as”, then “text”, then “file editor” and whuala i got my code. and just to double check i went back to the cmd and typed in cat[space]/sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:ad14/cid and i got the same code. hope this helps someone out. thanks rooli for the advice and thanks unlockr looking foward to what i can do know with my rooted g1 dream with cyanogenmod rom cm6

  154. david says:

    i did everything and on the cmd part i got this no such file or directory….. so does that mean my sim cannot be used to goldcard it?

  155. […] green lettering 🙂 is there a definate way to check the goldcard is 100%? cheers Go here How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr Download the hex editor & you can use it to compare the goldcard image to your gold card. If […]

  156. Tai says:

    Quick question to ANYONE who knows:

    Been trying to flash my Rogers Magic, and once created a goldcard [as far as I can tell, everything worked except the flashing]. If I format the goldcard, is it STILL a goldcard, or do I have to do the process again?

  157. Paul says:

    So I copy the goldcard image to the sd card, and then I try to save, and it tells me “The media is write protected.” Does this mean that the sd card that I’m using is no good? I a bit confused on that. I have a PNY 2gb, just like the one that is being used in the video tutorial. Thoughts?

  158. Ikec says:

    Is gold card really so unnecessary?
    I mean, can I simply put custom recovery via fastboot and flash custom rom after?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Ikec,

      Depends on the phone you are using. Some REQUIRE a goldcard because they block you flashing anything via fastboot etc so we use the goldcard to flash an older/different official ROM on the phone (which it wouldn’t let you do without the goldcard) and then we are able to flash fastboot etc after.

  159. TheBladeofFate says:

    Hi. I’ve followed your instructions to the word, even reading through the comments, and I still dont get a working goldcard. I have tried with two different memory cards, and both are recognized after editing in hexedit. Both have EncFiltLog.menc, which is proof that they are true goldcards. However, whenever i try to update with a SAPPIMG, it still says model ID incorrect.
    Please help me.
    I am at my wits end, and if i can’t fix it by next Thursday, my phone will be thrown away.
    I have a MyTouch 3G 1.2, with a not working touchscreen (meaning I cannot turn on USB Debugging for ADB use)
    The fastboot screen is as follows:
    Sapphire Unknown 32B Ship S-On-G
    Hboot-1.33.0006 (SAPP31000)
    CPLD-13
    Radio-2.2219.261
    May 27, 2009 19:06:47

  160. Mark says:

    I HAVE FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM!!!!!! PLEASE ADD THIS TO TOPIC.

    It says in the first post to 2. With the memory card in your phone, click on Settings, SD and Phone storage, then click Unmount SD card. Once it unmounts, click Format SD card. (Please keep in mind that some memory cards don’t work, and this will erase all data on your SD Card so back all the data up first to your computer)

    I have figured out easier way if people are having errors with cat sys mode.

    Plug your phone into your computer with the going to be gold card
    Go to my computer
    Make sure you mount your phone to your computer
    Right click after mounted FORMAT on your drive NOT IN THE SETTINGS>FORMAT MODE (trust me)
    dont do quick format let it run its course
    After it has completed formatting come back to the steps starting at step number 4. *Make sure you have installed the SDK and Fastboot correctly from Section I!!!
    Plug the phone into the computer and then open the Command Prompt (goto the start menu and type in cmd in the search box). Then type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line.

    If there is any questions please feel free to email me MBerue214@gmail.com

    Finishing gold card setup now.
    I really hope a MOD sees this post and attaches it to front post. Love the guides here there AMAZING!!

  161. Hebman says:

    I’ve done this 4 times and been SUPER careful about checking the CID. I just CAN’t get it to work I get CID incorrect every time. Are you able to help?!??!

  162. […] devices as of now. A gold card is ur last resort. Gold cards can save ur phone. Gold Card: How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr It is primarly used for debranding but can work to unbrick ur device. Let me know. Good luck […]

  163. […] a goldcard: How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr 2/Load the standard HTC firmware: […]

  164. Zyb3r says:

    Hi,

    I have a desire that, after flashing with a Froyo gets stuck on the green HTC logo after start.
    I would like to create a goldcard, but i cannot use the “adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid” command since adb devices returns no devices (after booting in HBOOT). If i boot the desire in fastboot however, i CAN use the fastboot devices and that returns a device.
    I can get a lot of parameters from the fastboot command:

    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>fastboot getvar all
    INFOversion: 0.5
    INFOversion-bootloader: 0.92.0001
    INFOversion-baseband: 5.09.00.20
    INFOversion-cpld: None
    INFOversion-microp: 031d
    INFOversion-main: 2.09.405.8
    INFOserialno: HT045PL12223
    INFOimei: 357841031833711
    INFOproduct: bravo
    INFOplatform: HBOOT-8×50
    INFOmodelid: PB9920000
    INFOcidnum: HTC__Y13
    INFObattery-status: good
    INFObattery-voltage: 4123mV
    INFOpartition-layout: Generic
    INFOsecurity: on
    INFObuild-mode: SHIP
    INFOboot-mode: FASTBOOT
    INFOcommitno-bootloader: dirty-8da11611
    INFOhbootpreupdate: 11
    all: Done!
    finished. total time: 0.031s

    Is there ANY way i can get the info to create a goldcard (without using the adb command?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    – Zyb3r

  165. Samuel says:

    I wanna buy a new card just to turn into a goldcard and keep but how large a memory card would i need for this, is 1gb enough?

  166. Sean says:

    Basically I’ve gone through all the steps and can’t get the Gold Card to create. I’ve tested it with a 8gb Kingston, 1gb Patriot, 1gb Sandisk. All of them require I reformat after I save. Triple checked the CID’s on all cards before I copied them over and each time it already replaced the 00’s for me. What are the odds that 3 cards won’t work? I’m racking my brain here.

  167. Sandman says:

    HI,

    before i want to root my mytouch fender, i had some questions?

    Will this work with a class 6 sd card in general(specifically from TEAM, http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Class6-microSD-micro-SD-SDHC-TF-Memory-Card-8GB-8G-/300396474564?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item45f10670c4#ht_2753wt_932)?

    Do i need a class 6 sd card to make the jachero rom fast?

    what type of sd card (class and gig) is required for the jachero rom?

    THANKS SO MUCH!!! YOU GUYS R AWESOME! PLZ DON”T STOP 😀

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Sandman,

      First off, for a Goldcard it doesnt matter the class of the card. The goldcard is just to load files with bypassing the version checking etc.

      For JACHero ROMs etc you are referring to using swap and ext. Those things would run much better with a class 6 card than any other card (since class 6 means it can transfer data at 6Mbps instead of class 4, 4mbps, and class 2, 2mbps).
      I’d get a popular name brand version to be safe.
      You can use any class but class 6 will be best (not for the goldcard, but for using a Hero ROM).

  168. Sean says:

    That fixed it first try. Thanks. Will flash when I get off work tonight sir and let you know the progress.

  169. miccky says:

    sorry, my device is locked.
    I can not get the serial of SD card by connecting to a USB port

  170. Francois says:

    Hi,

    I tried this procedure to root the latest Rogers 2.1 Rom and it does not seem to work. Anyone tried it successfully ?

    Thanks

    F

  171. Vera says:

    Note for those who had not found the proper CID using the “cat” command: on my device it is mmc2 instead of mmc1 or mmc0 as suggested above (Samsung Galaxy S)

  172. Hey this has been a great tut so far. Thanks for the help.

    But, do I need a card reader? Or can I just use the phone… Or a different phone as a card reader?

  173. Anonymous says:

    […] HTC Dreams won't take the RC7 and have to be goldcarded; Follow the guide to create a goldcard; Windows or OS X/Linux." Ich habe bereits die mitgelieferte 2GB MicroSD (SanDisk) sowie eine andere […]

  174. Subhramani says:

    I have NEVER been able to create a gold card. It never worked with either of my micro sd cards. I dont know whats wrong.
    And hence, I wont be be able to root my HTC Desire and that SUCKS!

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Why’s that? Click how tos at the top of the site then hit android then htc desire. Then look at the how to root androot procedure, doesn’t require a goldcard. Good luck!

  175. john says:

    http://psas.revskills.de/?q=goldcard Is this site not working??? I have tried many times but have had no luck connecting to the site. I keep getting “connection has timed out.” I have had no problems going to any other site listed so far except this one.

  176. xxxkahunaxxx says:

    so am i understanding that with this gold card method i can buy a locked phone off ebay and unlock it so i can use it on any other network and use that networks sim card, and i dont have to pay for an unlock code to be sent to me???

  177. eduveks says:

    Perfect! Works great!

    Isn’t so easy but after the first time was more easy 😛

  178. […] I created a goldcard using a 2gb MicroSD card made by Kingston and i followed the process at: How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr I downloaded file: RUU_Legend_HTC_WWE_2.03.405.3_Radio_47.39.35.09_7. […]

  179. jose says:

    hey just to let people know who are using tethering, you must disable tethering in order for this to work. i was stuck for a long time when i would put “cat ?sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid” and it would say “no such file or directory”. do your downloads set up the HxD then disable tethering and follow the procedure and you should be able to get everything working right. NOTE, and for people with xp (im not sure bout other systems like windows7 or vista or etc.), after you do the procedure tethering will not work so you will have to press control+alt+delete at the same time, then open up task manager, click on adb just once, then click on end task and tethering should work again. you will have to do that every time u use the “cmd” for your phone to get tethering to work again…….hey unlockr you outta add this note to every troubleshooting that deals with the “cmd” and goldcard. it took me a week to figure out what i was doing wrong till i finally turned of tethering and it worked and i did two cards in under ten minutes.

  180. rokero says:

    Hi, thanks for the info, but I get stuck at this step when making the goldcard.
    C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb shell
    error: device offline

  181. Sharpness says:

    I followed the video to a “T” and everything went according to the video, just like the video. I plugged the card back in my computer and it asked me if I wanted to open it. Just like you said that it would. Goldcard created right? Good! Now how exactly do I use it to root my phone. I’m trying to run Barnacle wifi and it keeps telling me that it needs to have root access to run. What do I do from here. Any help appreciated.

    Motorola Cliq
    Running Eclair2Cliq 2.1

  182. simlock says:

    does goldcard remove the simlock on the phone?

  183. […] attention le contenu intégral de celle-ci va être supprimé ! , suivez les étapes indiquées sur ce site 4) Lancez le script de rootage en suivant les indications sur ce site 5) Si cela ne fonctionne pas […]

  184. hiti says:

    Hey, when i will make my goldcard and make all the rooting proces do i need to have this card in my phone all the time using my phone or can i have a different card in it when i am using my phone????? lets say because i want more space i buy new bigger card and replace it

  185. Meroy Diniz says:

    In android market you can dowlode app ! Gold Card Helper. it can genurate CID just cope it to this website http://psas.revskills.de/?q=goldcard and you should be done

  186. PoonHarper says:

    stuck at cid of memory card..anybody know of an 8gb kingston is ok instead of a 2gb?

  187. Drchips42 says:

    Fab .. made a gold card … ran unrevoked ( I have stock orange 2.2 rom ) and nothing … still not rooted!!

  188. N_PARKER65021 says:

    +I TYPE THE SAME CODE FROM CMD AND I KEEP GETTIN THIS MESSAGE Wrong length! Click back to try again. HELP

  189. Thiago Mael says:

    For those of you running linux, the command line to get the CID is the same, except the “adb shell” part.

  190. Thiago Mael says:

    For those of you running linux, the command line to get the CID is the same, except the “adb shell” part.

  191. Pucvalmkd says:

    Do I need a goldcard for my unbranded legend ? I’ve read somewere that if youre phone is unbranded you dont need coldgard to root it 🙂

  192. TheUnlockr says:

    Please click on How Tos at the top of the site, then Android, then HTC Legend and follow the procedure for your phone to root it.

  193. Jonas Ottosen says:

    Great tutorial!
    but i have a problem.. My SD card does not do the same as yours at the last 5 sec of your tut..
    and i am unable to open it on my computer because its damaged. I’m pretty sure that i followed all your
    steps correctly… what did i do wrong?

  194. Jonas Ottosen says:

    Hi Unlockr

    i have a 2GB kingston SD and it still doesnt work.. what have i done wrong?
    btw when i press extras > open disc my SD card is named “untitled” and it is at
    logical discs, not physical discs as yours in your tut video..
    Thank you for your help

    Jonas

  195. TheUnlockr says:

    That means you probably edited it as a logical disk instead of physical. Start over and follow every step carefully.

    • Pereda37 says:

      hey i cant manage to do it i have a 2 gb kingston and i do everything but when i turn it on with volume down nothing happens!!! wont search the sappimg!!! HELP PLEASE!!!

  196. TheUnlockr says:

    Make sure you open the Hex Editor “As Administrator”

  197. Ben_harris0402 says:

    I have done the gold card method with a 2gb kingston and when I try the update all I get is wrong id number or main version is older, I have redone 6 + times

  198. Ben_harris0402 says:

    I have done the gold card method with a 2gb kingston and when I try the update all I get is wrong id number or main version is older, I have redone 6 + times

  199. Ben_harris0402 says:

    I have done the gold card method with a 2gb kingston and when I try the update all I get is wrong id number or main version is older, I have redone 6 + times

  200. […] custom ROM to get back to Android 2.2 without losing root access.II. Make a Goldcard1. Head to our How To Make a Goldcard procedure, make a goldcard and come back to this procedure to continue.III. Make Phone […]

  201. Lulaturface says:

    Why does it say, After i pasted code into gold card, media is write protected? I made sure the lock switch was on unlock.

  202. Lulaturface says:

    Why does it say, After i pasted code into gold card, media is write protected? I made sure the lock switch was on unlock.

  203. Brad says:

    >>*Make sure you have installed the SDK and Fastboot correctly from Section I

    I have the SDK installed but I’m not sure if Fastboot is installed. How to I check this?

    Could someone please post a link to ‘Section 1’?

    Seems this tutorial is posted for people who know about this stuff already.

  204. TheUnlockr says:

    It means section II (Setup ADB)

  205. TheUnlockr says:

    It means section II (Setup ADB)

  206. Dzoni03 says:

    at the and of all with all number i get and step when to put number from goldencard image to my SD card with NxD program i open SD card and goldcard image but cant pase write to SD card only can copy why that ?

  207. Gomzibaba says:

    I am tying in adb shell, but it is not going into shell mode… what is the reason for that?
    I am using Windows XP SP3

  208. shriva says:

    Step -7 is confusing ,, why am i being asked to replace the first two digits with zeros of reverse CID. this is not what i already got from SOAA.. ?? in SOAA reverse is already has first two digits as zeroes..

  209. […] ist alles nicht zu einfach und ich brauche eine Goldcard. Ich habe schon viele Anleitungen und How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr und Programme ausprobiert (Gold Card Tool) um eine entsprechende Karte zu erstellen. Dummerweise […]

  210. Unlock says:

    Under Physical Disk should be font size 42 or something. I just wasted 3 hours 😀 haha, dumb me…

  211. Unlock says:

    Under Physical Disk should be font size 42 or something. I just wasted 3 hours 😀 haha, dumb me…

  212. Unlock says:

    Under Physical Disk should be font size 42 or something. I just wasted 3 hours 😀 haha, dumb me…

  213. Nuttycoconuts says:

    after i type the “cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid” it just tells me that the file is not on the directory… what should i do?

  214. james says:

    Thanks for this guide.
    However, I have a question. I accidentally did this process to ‘Hard Disk1’ (which I think is my phone), instead of ‘Removeable Disk1’.
    What should I do? Did I mess anything up?

  215. […] ik doe iets fout (dat moet wel:P) maar wat weet ik niet. Ik heb de volgende stappen ondernomen: How To: Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr Maar het lukt niet.. Als ik de micro sd kaart heb aangepast met hexedit en op sla, dan vraagt hij […]

  216. TheCurryFace says:

    >>I SPENT HOURS OF FRUSTRATING SOLUTIONS UNTIL I FOUND THIS ONE THAT WORKED(for me)<<
    -This seems to solve the damaged SD card error. PLEASE add this to the article courtesy of 'TheCurryFace'

    When reformatting the card, Windows will place the DOS boot record at sector 0 and the MBR after the DOS boot record. The SD Card user module is not capable of working when the DOS boot record is placed in Sector-0.

    To fix this issue, follow the steps below.

    (1) Download Panasonics SDFormatter V2.0 (free utility)

    (2) Insert SD card into Windows PC

    (3) Format the SD card with the Panasonic utility, SDFormatter V2.0, using the following options.
    – Format Type: Quick
    – Format Size Adjustment: Off

    (4) Eject the SD Card (**This is an Important Step**)

    (5) Re-insert the SD card

    (6) Format the SD card using Windows Explorer
    – Right click on the SD card and select format
    – Set file system to FAT
    – Do not select Quick Format

    (7) Eject the SD Card

    (8) NOW You can proceed through the steps as normal and hex edit using the PSAS image without fear of the dialog box "Please format this drive". =D
    In the above method, the Panasonic SDFormatter utility places the MBR in Sector-0 and Dos Boot Record following the MBR. With both the boot records intact, Windows will not alter the position of the boot records and will only initialize the FAT tables during formatting.

  217. `roy says:

    bro youre are the best i have in one time sucsesfully create the gold gard now i go try boot again my htc dream hopply it works i get a mesege no acses the whole time now i hope it works i gone test this now and let you now bro great job!!!

  218. roy says:

    man youre good now i have my phone rooted yesss god job in happy now joure de craetest bro

  219. david says:

    Hi experts, Should it work with a build 3.14.xxx???
    Any risk of briking the phone???

  220. Gmatei says:

    hey, unlockr. i followed all your steps regarding adb, but when I try to make the gold card, I get “your media is writeprotected”. what should I do next?

  221. Cbrazell83 says:

    so i have done all the steps up to paste write, then i went to file. once i click save … a few seconds later a warning comes up the says ” The requestcould not be performed because of an I/O DEVICE error. what does that mean and what do i need to fix?

  222. Djo231 says:

    Getting the line: ”No such file or directory” what now?

  223. Djo231 says:

    Getting the line: ”No such file or directory” what now?

  224. Andrewcharles says:

    will this work with micro sdhc instead of micro sd because i have an 8gb micro sdhc (samsung) that appears to accept the hex edit and when it is removed and put back in it works fine, but when i put it in the phone to do the downgrade, it gives CID incorrect still.. do i need a micro sd card?

  225. I have the next problem:
    I can only go into HBoot and Fastboot. So I can’t find the cid through ADB.
    BUT: I have done this procedure in the past (and it worked, thanks alot 🙂 ) and I found the goldcard.img and sappimg.nbh that worked for me in the past. But when I try it now it says “CID incorrect”.
    Anybody know what the problem is?

    PS: I have a HTC Magic 32a (proximus)

  226. Ant1 says:

    i cant seem to OTA update to froyo after de branding my VODA uk with a HTC RUU 2.03 is this a gold card issue?? i get an error about wrong CID status 7??

    also when i do adb shell # getprop ro.cid its telling me that my cid is VODAP001 weird because with this tutorial method i get a long stip of numbers and letters! .. im on my last hope , some one plz help

  227. Leith51 says:

    step 6 gave me a random number step 7 then rejected the cid

  228. Smoke3m says:

    aww now when i plug in the usb with my phone and computer it cant install it anyone know how to fix it or is it gf 4GB microSD ? 🙁

  229. Hermanto Adi says:

    THANKS A Lot for theunlockr.com
    Great Tutorial….!!!!

  230. nnami says:

    can u tell me the second memory card that worked for you,(i couldnt hear u), the dont sell kingston memory cards in Minnesota
    and i tried using a samsung and sandisk memory card, but it didnt work

  231. Ray S 25th says:

    In The HEX Program Its Not Letting Me Paste Write

    • Ben says:

      You’ve probably opened it as read only. When you open the file, make sure you untick the “open as read only” box.

  232. Xhenon16 says:

    how come mine doesn’t shoe up that number after the cat /sys/ part..

  233. Fe2o3xh2o says:

    the site http://hexrev.soaa.me/ says nothing has been added yet

  234. Densun says:

    Nothing at the Website at step 6 = I’m stuck

  235. Marco Vanoli says:

    Hi,
    i’v got a problem getting the number from the command

    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

    then i have an error: file not found

    In some guides i found to use another number in the path as

    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc2/mmc2:*/cid

    This 2 commands give me 2 different number, can i use them to generate the gold card?
    What does it mean mmc1 / mmc0 or mmc2 ?

    tnx

  236. After few hours of fighting with HTC i finally downgraded it.
    First if You still have problem with some steps. Use HTC Sync instead of CHARGE MODE ONLY.
    If Bootloader don’t find files to downgrade, format Your SD card in Windows using FAT32 mode. Don’t format Your card using the phone after.
    MOST IMPORTANT – step 6 is wrong completly
    if your mmc0 or mmc2 number looks like this
    532600bd227d9c0347329407514d5402
    correct ‘reversed’ number is
    00544d5107943247039c7d22bd002653 because 02 must be replaced by 00
    good luck
    Gerard

    • Bryanskinner1980 says:

      Thx you are a hero!!!!!

    • That doesn’t make sense. Where are you getting the string of numbers? The ones you typed out are not reversed, and you didn’t specify how you came up with that string of numbers. Unsure about this. Please advise. Thanks. 🙂

      • Francesco Montalto says:

        the mmc# returns a string of hex digits (simply put one hex character is two ascii characters long). In order to reverse this you would use two characters at a time. Therefore for example A2HB reversed would be HBA2 and A2HBG117 reveresed would be 17G1HBA2. Now just follow this pattern and you’ll see it works. That is if anyone is still having issues.

    • Robmoore808 says:

      I even bought the kingston 2 gig and have tried making the gold card about 5 times now.  I know the CID code i’m using is correct too because I figured it out myself, double checked with the online reverser and used the gold card helper ap on my phone.  Every time I attempt to make it, I check it after and it tells me I need to reformat.  What am I possibly doing wrong? Im pulling my hair out.

  237. Nathan Jensen says:

    I have went through the procedure for 3 diffrent Sd cards and seems to work flawlessly but once i put the sappimg.zip on the new goldcard and reboot holding down volume down and power on my mytouch 3g its trying to install the sappimg.zip then i get model ID incorrect! everytime with each card.. what could i be doing wrong here.??

  238. Nathan Jensen says:

    I have went through the procedure for 3 diffrent Sd cards and seems to work flawlessly but once i put the sappimg.zip on the new goldcard and reboot holding down volume down and power on my mytouch 3g its trying to install the sappimg.zip then i get model ID incorrect! everytime with each card.. what could i be doing wrong here.??

  239. Htc lover says:

    I need help !!
    When I take out my memory card the phone will freeze, and I want to sell my phone without the memory card.
    Can you please help me !

  240. C. says:

    To those who still receive “28002 not allow”, the method of reversing the code here is not corret.
    You need to reverse IN PAIRS, for example:
    ab cd ef -> ef cd ab

    And you don’t need to replace the first two letters with 00. Tested and works on my German G1, DRC92, Android 1.6

  241. zane says:

    hi , i seem to have gotten stuck at part 4(2) , when u type in the detail to get the code down . i have typed in everything word by word more than ones and it still is giving me the same message after pushing enter which is”no such file or directory”. pls pls could give advice on what to do next?need to Cid but

  242. Antwan25 says:

    so use a separate sd card for this? not your personal one?

  243. Gigabyte056 says:

    I wonder if someone can help me,
    I have a HTC touch 32A with 1.33.0013 and radio 3.22.20.17
    My issue is the phone will not connect using USB and detect via ADB, only fastboot works but then I get the issue with it being locked to fast boot image.
    whatever version of SAPPIMG I find gives me workng model number nand because I cannot for the life of me connect via USB I cant create a Goldcard.

    Please help

  244. njami says:

    One, maybe stupid question…
    Can i use gold card as my regular sd card, because i don’t have another, or i need to reverse process on gold card somehow? (need to know that before i root my phone) 🙂
    Thanks!

  245. Xilerulez says:

    my kingston 4gb wont work whats the difference

  246. Guest says:

    thx
    it works well for me

  247. Antonimo says:

    paste write with the background soundtrack was very dramatic =)

  248. Gertjan Moens says:

    Works fine with a sandisk 2Gb card, thanks!

  249. Woggyboy76 says:

    can someone help me ? in cmd im all good right up to device number found after that i type in adb shell thats ok as well then i type after $ sign the whole words with the space after cat then comes up with no file or directory found. i done everything like use usbdeview and PDAnet as well nothing really bugging me please help

  250. […] ROM to get back to Android 2.2 without losing root access. II. Make a Goldcard 1. How To Make a Goldcard procedure, make a goldcard and come back to this procedure to continue. III. Make Phone Downgrade-able 1. On […]

  251. Guest says:

    Pro tip:  go to android market, and DL “gold card helper”  its free and pulls the CID, reverses it and has a link under menu button to enter it into the website that generates the goldcard.img file.

    Also, I overlooked this.  When opening the SD card in the Hex Editor, Notice this guide says open the PHYSICAL DISK in bold…  repeatedly editing the LOGICAL drive was frustrating for me.  🙂

  252. Raoufrai says:

    $ cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    123456544620324700177074d300b6ea
    $ 123456544620324700177074d300b6ea
    123456544620324700177074d300b6ea
    123456544620324700177074d300b6ea: permission denied
    what is the solution for this “permission denied”

  253. Ervinssteinbergs says:

    C:>cdandroidsdktools
    The sistem cannot find the path specified. ??? What is that??

  254. Evanetti says:

    After I’ve entered the command
    cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid
    I get the response “No such file or directory”

    All the previous steaps have been correct

    Please help

  255. Redbook55 says:

    hi peeps,

    can i downgrade and root my dhd without gold card?
    coz my dhd is unbranded

  256. Kiv1013 says:

    Что за фигня в 6 пункте ? там написано что код надо записать наоборот , а по видео полный разброс цифр не по порядку , без прослеживания логической цепочки 

  257. Buythismobile says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Hi

    I am now installing SDK and it’s super slow, is it normal ? (downloading a lot).

    After having made a Goldcard, do you know which ROM i could install on HTC WILDFIRE S (Marvel phone, NOT Buzz which is wildfire WITHOUT S).

    Thank you for your help.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  258. Ratchaneehemphan says:

    Excellent tut. Must read “very carefully”. Hit a couple of hurdles but re-read and everything worked.
    A couple of points that may help someone. I was using a HTC Wildfire and Windows 7 laptop

    Tip1
    No need to go and buy a USB sd card. It does work by leaving your memory card in the phone.
    1. Have the cable connected to the phone
    2. Unmount the memory card using the phone
    3. Format the memory card using the phone.
    4. re-mount the memory card using the phone
    5. It will show up on the computer as a Removable drive. (if not unplug USB and plug in again”
    6. I re-formatted the drive using the computer to do the format (Not sure this was needed)

    Tip2
    When trying to obtain the CID of the phone using the AndroidSDK. Have notepad open and cut and paste between the black “cmd” box and notepad. The “edit – mark – copy” facility is available by clicking on the the top left corner of the black “cmd” box.

    Tip3
    When using HexEdit.
    1. Must open HexEdit as administrator (Easy to forget this)
    2. Open the “disk” and not the “file” “Removable drive”. Once “Removable Drive” selected “un-click” the “read only” focus. Another one I kept forgetting to do.

    Apart from that….Bob’s your uncle!

  259. Edwinwillmore says:

    The faster way to get ur CID is coping ur sdk to ur sd card and download terminal from the market and use cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid and u will get ur sd card number. write it down! thats wat i did and it worked for me now i got my gold card very easy..

  260. Hoon Jung says:

    you should clarify how to reverse the cid numbers cuz it was hard to figure out

  261. […] I am trying to make a gold card, and am following the instructions / video on theunlockr How To Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr) I've done the SDK and ADB parts and have gotten my serial number — altho next to the serial […]

  262. A.T says:

    hey man what’s all of this i did my sd as a gold card in less than a minute just d/l the gold card program then use the button to create CID after that go to the site and enter your CID and they gonna send you your image by mail through the program locate the image and then press patch to patch your sd that’s all now u got a gold card cheers 🙂

  263. Roota HTC Legend | Swedroid says:

    […] […]

  264. Justin Bussell says:

    This is what happend
    http://pastebin.com/PSYxqn6n

  265. Anonymous says:

    Goldcard generetor says “error: no MMC card found” …does this mean i can skip the goldcard step?

  266. Anonymous says:

    Good tutorial so far for me, but is there any other way to get a goldcard than the psas.revskills.de site? It says “page not found.” Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

  267. Andrew Kumnick says:

    Having trouble, the PSAS site is reading with an error of the CID being to short ???

  268. […] use your phone as the reader, but i used a Kingston reader instead), and open up the card from the HxD editor using the extra tab, then the open disk menu and under physical disk selected the removable disk which […]

  269. vic says:

    I think I’m doing something wrong? I can’t even get past adb devices. . . also on the sdk manager log it keeps saying access denied and skipping things I select to download?

  270. Sidnoi says:

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the tutorial.  I got this:

    C:androidsdktools>crackin.bat
    “Copying tools”
    1616 KB/s (0 bytes in 698452.000s)
    432 KB/s (0 bytes in 76044.000s)
    1575 KB/s (0 bytes in 655360.000s)
    “Freeing primary PERM linker”
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse/*, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse, No such file or directory
    rmdir failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse/, No such file or directory
    cannot create /data/DxDrm/fuse: directory nonexistent
    Unable to chmod /data/DxDrm/fuse: No such file or directory
    “Freeing secondary PERM linker”
    rmdir failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse/, No such file or directory
    rmdir failed for /data/DxDrm, No such file or directory
    link failed Permission denied
    “Rebooting to normal mode to unlock CHMOD links”
    rmdir failed for /data/dontpanic, Permission denied
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm, No such file or directory
    link failed File exists
    link failed Permission denied
    “Rebooting to normal mode to downgrade ROM”
    /dev/mtd/mtd0: Permission denied
    cr–rw—-    1 1001     2002      90,   0 Nov 20 11:34 /dev/mtd/mtd0
    error writing misc: Permission denied
    “Freeing links”
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/dontpanic, Permission denied
    C:androidsdktools>

    Does this mean I have done something wrong?

    Thanks in  advance

  271. Anonymous says:

    Another way of doing it in *nixes is using dd issuing the following command  
    dd if=goldcard.img of=/dev/sd· bs=1 count=368 conv=notrunc

    Where · is your SD card.

    ·· Be careful to avoid wiping your hard drive 🙂 ··

  272. Daithi Cork says:

    Use http://hexrev.soaa.me/ to properly reverse the CID!

  273. John Jones says:

    Hi all, I hope someone can help as I have noticed that it’s been a while since someone wrote on here.
    I’m trying to get my goldcard img, but it don’t ask for your email so where does it go? When I put my CID code in then the code as you see at the bottom click Download Goldcard it vanishes to “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” but if I refresh the page it states “The goldcard image has been downloaded !” but to where? I even given some money  (Donated) for the codes but still nothing! I even checked all my mail accounts and nothing so what is wrong? I can’t even find the join link so I can put my email in but still nothing. Have I done something wrong? I’m using W7 if that is any help.
    John

  274. John Jones says:

    Don’t Worry about it I did it on another W7 pc and it worked. so thanks for looking. 🙂

    • Mohandes2k says:

      could u help me to download goldcard.img?
      my CID no. : 00a700b1019800204247324453323441
      my email mohandes2k@yahoo:disqus thanks.com

  275. […] een andere tutorial: How To Create a Goldcard | TheUnlockr Als je customer id error krijgt zou het daaraan moeten liggen. Lees bij dat forum ook de reacties […]

  276. Mohandes2k says:

    i could not get goldcard.img from the site, it needs registered account, and i have not, could you help me?!!!
    my CID is :00a700b1019800204247324453323441
    my email address: mohandes2k@yahoo:disqus Thanks.com

  277. Ashneil Roy says:

    I like to use 
    http://www.string-functions.com/reverse.aspx to reverse the string

  278. Tim42j says:

    hi, so i got this gold card and it will help me downgrade my wildfire 000 2……but how do i use it?  what is next (unrevoked3 won’t help if you have the htc above)

  279.  When I type adb devices in Candroid-sdktools, I get this message ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. HELP!

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