How To: Downgrade the HTC Legend to 1.31 So It Can Be Rooted

I. Before You Begin

1. This procedure will downgrade your phone from Android 2.2 Build 2.0.XXXX to Android 2.1 Build 1.31.XXXX. This is necessary if you are to root the phone. Once rooted, you can then flash a custom ROM to get back to Android 2.2 without losing root access.

II. Make a Goldcard

1. Head to our How To Make a Goldcard procedure, make a goldcard and come back to this procedure to continue.

III. Make Phone Downgrade-able

1. On your phone, make sure that USB Debugging is checked ON in Settings > Applications > Development.

2. Plug in your phone and make sure it is connected as Charge Only NOT Disk Drive or something else.

3. Download the Downgrading Tools and extract them to your AndroidSDK\tools\ folder (all of the files need to be in the tools folder with adb).

Legend Downgrading Tools

4. Open a command prompt on your computer by clicking on the Start button and typing cmd and hitting enter in the search box.

5. In the command prompt, type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd c:\AndroidSDK\tools\
crackin.bat

6. The phone will reboot 5 times, be patient.

7. After it is done, you will see a bunch of error messages, that is normal.

8. Look for the following line, if you see it (the date and time can be different) you are ready to continue, if not then reboot your phone, factory reset it, and try again:

crwxrwxrwx    1 1001     2002      90,   0 Jul 19 16:19 /dev/mtd/mtd0

IV. Downgrade Using the RUU

1. Download the Legend 1.13 RUU

Legend 1.13 RUU

2. With your phone plugged in still, right click the RUU and run as administrator (if you don’t have that option just double click it).

3. Follow the prompts to downgrade your phone. All done!

V. Root the Phone

1. Head to our How To Root the HTC Legend procedure immediately after finishing this procedure to continue.

Join 90k others & subscribe to my weekly, not annoying newsletter for more tech!

* indicates required
  • Hey, ive tried to do everything on the list and i get up to the boot up 5 times, but it only boots up once and doesnt start the debugging again afterwards

  • Is usher debugging on?

  • Power3d

    It does not work with HBOOT 1.01 🙁

  • Angelo Coats

    I follow every step, but every time i run the RUU i get an error about the bootloader?
    suggestions?

  • With hboot 1.01, can’t you just use our rooting procedure for the legend without downgrading?

  • With hboot 1.01, can’t you just use our rooting procedure for the legend without downgrading?

  • Means you need to recreate a goldcard.

  • Dementire

    Stuck with the USB connection error on RUU. Help?

  • ghost

    Turn off your phone and turn it back on by holding down Back and Power until you see Fastboot come up on the screen. Push the Power button while highlighting Fastboot on the phone and Fastboot should show up in red now on the phone (if it doesn’t push Power again until it does).

    download http://www.mediafire.com/?c3r5ayqaeb8lewj

    then plug your phone in to usb.Click RUU_starter.bat

    then open the RUU

  • ghost

    Turn off your phone and turn it back on by holding down Back and Power until you see Fastboot come up on the screen. Push the Power button while highlighting Fastboot on the phone and Fastboot should show up in red now on the phone (if it doesn’t push Power again until it does).

    download http://www.mediafire.com/?c3r5ayqaeb8lewj

    then plug your phone in to usb.Click RUU_starter.bat

    then open the RUU

  • Brad

    My HTC Legend has this set up.

    HBOOT 0.43 0003
    Firmware 2.1 Update1
    Build Number 2.10.178.1
    Software Number 2.10.178.1
    Kernel version 2.6.29-8d705e0d
    Baseband Version: 47.39.35.09U_7.08.35.21

    Will the method above work with my phone?

  • Random

    I get error 140 wrong bootloader version when using the RUU. any suggestions?

  • same here…have created gold card as per your method and its passing ur test as well 🙁

  • same here…have created gold card as per your method and its passing ur test as well 🙁

  • steven

    so does this procedure actually work??

  • steven

    so does this procedure actually work??

  • Matsuoamon

    I keep getting cr–rw—- instead of the correct ones. any idea why? I made two goldcards and they both worked.

  • Pingback: Anleitung: Branding(s) entfernen - Seite 17 - Android-Hilfe.de()

  • Nigel

    I get error 140 wrong bootloader version error as well, am trying to downgrade from a vodafone UK branded version of 2.2

  • Nigel

    I get error 140 wrong bootloader version error as well, am trying to downgrade from a vodafone UK branded version of 2.2

  • Mohamadz14

    I have done factory reset multiple times , made a gold card , but i see the code in below format :
    c—rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Jul 19 16:19 /dev/mtd/mtd0

    and while installing the ruu rom get the customer id error
    can anyone help me ?

    my htc legend software information :
    android version : 2.2 (froyo)
    software number : 3.15.720.3

    • Pauldiller

      same here

    • Tomm3rd

      Also with me..

    • Tomm3rd

      Also with me..

  • Pingback: Anonymous()

  • kevin

    i get the same error as many people here 140 wrong bootloader…
    i also get the cr–rw—- 1 1001 instead of the one in the tut.
    i have followed every step exact and even tried using the bootloader any tips or help please?
    ty.

  • Marvilouz

    hi sorry for bad english. i have a htc legend and my ver is 2.1 and my rom build is 1.27.xxx. when im using the RUU to update may rom to 1.31 i get an error of 131: Customer ID error. Can anyone help me to find the right . thanks

  • Tomm3rd

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    C’mon guys!

  • Tomm3rd

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    C’mon guys!

  • Tomm3rd

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    C’mon guys!

  • Tomm3rd

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    C’mon guys!

  • Tomm3rd

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    C’mon guys!

  • Pingback: Hboot 1.00 Downgraden? Rooten? - Android-Hilfe.de()

  • Babypepperboy

    Cannot downgrade with HTC Legend Vodafone Australia 🙁

    • monkey

      worked for me, vodafone stock phone, but my phone was unlocked already with an unlock code provided to me from vodafone.. dont know if that makes a difference?

    • monkey

      worked for me, vodafone stock phone, but my phone was unlocked already with an unlock code provided to me from vodafone.. dont know if that makes a difference?

    • Silly3648

      Wtf!, Why not?

  • Babypepperboy

    Cannot downgrade with HTC Legend Vodafone Australia 🙁

  • Babypepperboy

    Cannot downgrade with HTC Legend Vodafone Australia 🙁

  • Babypepperboy

    yea same… wondering the same things…

    I done all the step but the very last… my legend cannot be downgrade… my legend is with Australia vodaphone

  • Tomm3rd

    It is actually very easy instead of part ||| and part |V U have to do a temproot, that means that it is temporary rooted so it will have acces. You have to do that with http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-legend-legend-modaco-com/323201/downgrading-from-froyo-ota/#entry1553508 .

    Download the Visionary+ program ( in the link!) and perform a temproot then open CMD and make sure USB debugging is on and your phone connected as charge only.

    In CMD type:

    cd c:AndroidSDKtools ( or where-ever u placed it)

    adb shell

    (Then u will get this icon: $ )

    then enter: su

    and at last: /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img

    NOW YOUR FINISHED WITH DOWNGRADING! U CAN GO ON WITH THE TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO ROOT THE HTC Legend! If you have any questions mail me tomm3rd@gmail.com

    • Dtaylorjones

      Doesn’t work. Permission denied on final command.

    • Ajeed Ensem

      why am i always having permission denied? and how to temproot?

    • Mad

      Yeah! Man! That is the sulution mate! – you have to be sure to give visionary+ the su rights!!!

  • Guy

    Hello
    Does this work for the HTC Aria (Android 2.2, HBOOT 1.0) too?

  • Guy

    Hello
    Does this work for the HTC Aria (Android 2.2, HBOOT 1.0) too?

  • Guy

    Hello
    Does this work for the HTC Aria (Android 2.2, HBOOT 1.0) too?

  • Mike

    Pleas Help!!

    i alos have this prob:

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    i testet with this: with Visionary+

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    # /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img
    /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img
    /data/local/flash_image: not found
    # su
    su
    # su
    su
    # su
    su
    #
    C:AndroidSDKtools>

    why is “not found”???

  • Mike

    Pleas Help!!

    i alos have this prob:

    Can someone help with this? Is isnt working for me either! And i also get the cr–rw— like everyone else, it says: Permission denied… I also get the boatloader fail!

    i testet with this: with Visionary+

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb shell
    $ su
    su
    # /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img
    /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img
    /data/local/flash_image: not found
    # su
    su
    # su
    su
    # su
    su
    #
    C:AndroidSDKtools>

    why is “not found”???

  • maik

    when i opened ruu, there is a error: ruu.. is not a valid win 32 version?!

    • guest

      I had that problem. The download just didn’ twork. Make sure your file size is 128mb

      • i got that problem too!
        I have tried several times but it just won’t work!

  • Simon

    Downgraded successsfully, no major problems (except replacing the 1’s with 0’s in one step with the adb tools, but the solution was just further down the page). Thanks! Hope the rooting and upgrade go just as smoothly!

  • Simon

    Downgraded successsfully, no major problems (except replacing the 1’s with 0’s in one step with the adb tools, but the solution was just further down the page). Thanks! Hope the rooting and upgrade go just as smoothly!

  • polin42

    Hi, sorry for my bad english.

    I tryed do this post but i have a problem when I want to execute crackin.bat.
    An error :
    is updated.
    /dev/mtd/mtd0: Permission denied
    cr–rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Jan 22 19:12 /dev/mtd/mtd0
    error writing misc: Permission denied
    “Freeing links”
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm, Permission denied
    rm failed for /data/dontpanic, Permission denied

    Please help me thanks
    Polin42

    • Silly3648

      I got the same error

  • polin42

    Hi, sorry for my bad english.

    I tryed do this post but i have a problem when I want to execute crackin.bat.
    An error :
    is updated.
    /dev/mtd/mtd0: Permission denied
    cr–rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Jan 22 19:12 /dev/mtd/mtd0
    error writing misc: Permission denied
    “Freeing links”
    rm failed for /data/DxDrm, Permission denied
    rm failed for /data/dontpanic, Permission denied

    Please help me thanks
    Polin42

  • Pingback: HTC Gratia rooten - Seite 2 - Android-Hilfe.de()

  • Silly3648

    Ruu thinks my phone is not connected? I got the right code after I used crackin.bat and I have a made a goldcard?

  • Silly3648

    error 140? Is their a fix?

  • Premprempradeep

    /dev/mtd/mtd0: Permission denied
    cr–rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Feb 6 00:18 /dev/mtd/mtd0
    error writing misc: Permission denied

    i am getting this error repeatedly even i reset my phone to factory settings..tell me what should i do ..i have made gold card properly

  • Pingback: How To: Root the HTC Legend (Updated 12.13.10) | TheUnlockr()

  • Eric

    I got the right message after doing crackin.bat however when I open RUU it comes up with this error saying that an error occured while running the startup. Says to end all other applications… I have created the goldcard. I tried to downgrade with goldcard in phone and out of phone…. both dont work… please help.

  • Taffy In Wales

    I get the following error message ‘adb’ is not recognised as an internal or external command operable program or batch file, it repeats this message aabout 12 times?????.

  • Michael Yav

    EROR 131: CUSTOMER ID ERROR

    THE ROM UPDATE UTILITY CANNOT UPDATE YOUR ANDROID PHONE.
    PLEASE GET THE CORRECT ROM UPDATE UTILITY

    What is wrong and how I solve it?

    • dunedude

      Got the same error. Using HTC Sync 2.0.33 and RUU_Legend_HTC_WWE_1.31.405.5_R_Radio_47.26.35.04_7.05.35.26L_release_126592_signed.exe on a Bell brand HTC Legend.

      No solution as of yet.

      Anyone else have suggestions?

  • mgu

    I get Error [130]: Model ID Error. Any suggestions?

    • mgu

      I’m going to _try_ to answer my own question. I was having trouble and kept getting the USB connection error. If while it was waiting for the update I ran the RUU again, then I would get the 130 error. Here are the things I changed to get it working:

      – Insert the gold card (IDK if that actually did anything, but it finally worked)
      – Upgrade the USB drivers for the phone (in windows 7)
      – Run the RUU, which failed on the USB error
      – Run RUU again after the usb error and it finally works (normally it would give the 130 error)

      • Frank Mosta

        I got the Error 130 Model Id as well. I think it’s the goldcard — I repeated the goldcard steps and the image I got back was different from the first time I tried it. This time it worked — successful downgrade!

      • Frank Mosta

        I got the Error 130 Model Id as well. I think it’s the goldcard — I repeated the goldcard steps and the image I got back was different from the first time I tried it. This time it worked — successful downgrade!

  • Pfitzy

    My phone doesn’t reboot 5 times unless by saying “be patient” you mean “wait more than 10 minutes”. Also why are you telling me to make a gold card and then not explaining when I need to use it?

    • Pfitzy

      To explain further – I ran it and it ripped through all the commands in the batch file then rebooted once, and returned to my home screen (locked as usual). Then it did nothing. This time around, I’ve factory reset and now it is stuck on the third error line after “Freeing primary PERM linker”… I’m being patient…

      • Pfitzy

        OK, so after another factory reset and re-run, this is the output:

        C:AndroidSDKtools>crackin.bat
        “Copying tools”
        1897 KB/s (698452 bytes in 0.359s)
        1188 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.062s)
        1780 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.359s)
        “Freeing primary PERM linker”
        error: more than one device and emulator
        rm failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse/*, No such file or directory
        rm failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse, Is a directory
        “Freeing secondary PERM linker”
        rmdir failed for /data/DxDrm/fuse/, Not a directory
        rmdir failed for /data/DxDrm, Directory not empty
        link failed File exists
        error: more than one device and emulator
        “Rebooting to normal mode to unlock CHMOD links”
        error: more than one device and emulator x 8
        “Rebooting to normal mode to downgrade ROM”
        error: more than one device and emulator x 6
        “Freeing links”
        error: more than one device and emulator x 3
        C:AndroidSDKtools>

        Phone is booted. Nothing about permissions to /dev/mtd/mtd0

        • Pfitzy

          OK – finally got there – if you have issues, open the crackin.bat file in an editor and run each command from the cmd line individually. This will show where the errors are. Also, my phone reported “error: more than one device and emulator” because it had an OFFLINE version of my phone cached up. To fix this I had to adb kill-server multiple times and reconnect.

        • Pfitzy

          OK – finally got there – if you have issues, open the crackin.bat file in an editor and run each command from the cmd line individually. This will show where the errors are. Also, my phone reported “error: more than one device and emulator” because it had an OFFLINE version of my phone cached up. To fix this I had to adb kill-server multiple times and reconnect.

  • Craze

    The RUU at shipped-roms didnt work for me. kept returning an error everytime i tired to execute it. however, if you search “RUU_Legend_HTC_WWE_1.31.405.5_R_Radio_47.26.35.04_7.05.35.26L_release_126592_signed” in google, hotfile has one hosted that worked just fine.

  • Anonymous

    im so confused, i think i have managed to connect my phone to my computer because when I type adb devices, it is connected, but then when i run the RUU, it says Error 170, connection error.

    i already spent 10 hours + creating the goldcard and now i am stuck on this 🙁

  • xhenon16

    Question: Can i Downgrade my HTC Legend 2.2 (the software updated) build 3.20.xxxxx so i can root it?

    • Anonymous

      i would like to know that too – did you get an answer yet?

  • Anonymous

    Reseting to factory settings doesn’t work for me, still get cr–rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Feb 6 00:18 /dev/mtd/mtd0

    any ideas?

  • Torsten

    Had the same problem, the reason being that crackin.bat had not completed succesfully due to lack of access rights. I solved that by using Visionary+, and then grant su rights before doing all the steps in the script by hand.

    The steps were
    a) find the apk file for visionary+ and install that on the phone (using HTC Sync).
    b) open visionary+ on the phone, and select “temp root and boot” and select “temp root now”.
    c) open the crackin.bat in a text editor (or similar, where you can see the steps. Do not use notepad, it might not be able to show linebreaks, making it a mess to read).
    d) open a command prompt in the folder with the tools.
    e) execute the three first commands (the ones without adb shell) by typing them in the command prompt.
    f) when I got to the first adb shell command I typed
    – adb shell
    result: a $
    – su
    result: a #, and now I had root access as su (super user)
    g) then I typed the adb shell commands (without the “adb shell”) one by one. When I got to reboot I typed that, ignored the wait-for-device, and the repeated step f) to get sufficient rights again. Note that the “cat … ” command should be typed without the ” “.
    h) my result was not the full “crwxrwxrwx”, but I got “crwx…… ” which was sufficient for RUU to run afterwards.

    • Steven

      I’ve tried that, I get to the su part and it tells me “permission denied” I’ve tried to just install the downgrade, I get an error (Error [131]: Customer ID Error), I’ve tried rebooting, resetting to factory settings and still nothing. My Gold card was made using the Gold Card Tools. I’m almost at the stage where I’ll get rid of the phone and get an iphone because I’m so sick of running out of space after a day or 2.

      • Did you let visionary finish temp rooting? (You know it is finished when it returns to your homescreen)

    • Kayce

      I could not access as SU after my reboot, i nid to re-do the “temp root”
      What is my mistake?

    • Steven

      I’ve been trying this all day, AGAIN.

      When I type in “su” tells me still “permission denied” I have installed visionary, I let it temp root and yes I wait for it to return to the home screen.

      The last one I tried, I just kept going after su “permission denied” and got to reboot, but it wouldn’t allow me to go further.

    • m waris

       Thanx korstom i followed your steps and now i am success to downgrade my legend 🙂

    • Markus

      I’ve tried it several times, but it still doesn’t work…

      I am always getting the error:  Permission denied at f)
      I’ve been using VISIONary+, but it still doesn’t work!

      Please help me !

      Thanks and sorry for the bad English (Austrian 🙂 )

      • Markus

        Hey again 🙂

        I got it 🙂
        After a long long time, I recognized that I probably should have inserted the ‘Goldcard’…

        Thanks a lot to all and have fun with your devices

        🙂

    • Jam

      Thanks to you, I sailed past the cr—- problem… I also got stuck at step f) but doing temp root once again got me through… Thanks again 🙂

    • Jahad Majeed

      Thanks to you, I sailed past the cr—- problem… I also got stuck at step f) but doing temp root once again got me through… Thanks again 🙂

    • Holeinthewallsepp

      wow !!

      this one is really help full tutorial..
      with a little bit more learn on google about the fungtion of comands..
      downgrade is done !! very cool …thnks before..nice share 🙂

    • Fraseryan

      what is step f

      • Fraseryan

        sorry i understand what step f is now
        but do you type only the commands with adb shell  but take out the adb shell part adb shell

    • Hi, I can do this up to the 
      adb shell “cat /data/local/busybox > /data/DxDrm/fuse”
      command. 
      I type in 
      cat /data/local/busybox > /data/DxDrm/fuse
      but then nothing happens, and as I type the next lines rm, ln, etc, there is no # symbol in front, and nothing happens when I type them, it just types it and then goes to the next line and this carries on as I type on.

      PLEASE HELP I DONT GET THIS CAT BIT!?!

    • Arie

      This method will fix the cr—– problem and let you downgrade to version 1.31. But when I tried to root my Legend I got an error because my goldcard wasn’t correct. So the cr—— problem is probably caused by an incorrect goldcard. In the goldcard how-to, step 6 is incorrect because the cid code should be reversed by pairs. Use this online reverse tool for the correct code: http://hexrev.soaa.me/

    • Bunnie Rabbit

      Thank you Torsten! I’d tried every other method available to downgrade my Legend, but this was the only thing that worked. I’m using a Legend through Vodafone Australia, if that helps anyone.

      Be sure after every reboot to open Visionary+ and temp root, or adb won’t allow you to “su”. I still got a lot of errors with the data fusey stuff thingies, but I believe the command for them was all “rm” which my small amount of research says is “remove”, so that’s fine.

      Torsten’s little guide really should be appended to the end of the main guide. Like I said, I’ve tried everything I could find here, on Chirag’s guide, and on xda developers, and nothing else helped.

  • Aamer_shahzad

    i dont get this line “crwxrwxrwx” insted i get this one “cr- – rw – – -” and then in RUU i get the error that my phone isn’t connected ? Help please !

    • Arie

      This is probably caused by an incorrect goldcard, caused by an incorrect instruction (step 6) is the goldcard how-to. For the Legend the cid code should be reversed in pairs. So abcdefgh becomes ghefcdab and than replace the first by zeros: 00efcdab. Easiest way to do this is using the online goldcard hex reverser: http://hexrev.soaa.me/

  • Densun

    I always get the “cr- – rw – – -” no mater what I do. I fix a new goldcard , factory reset the phone etc etc.
    I cant get it to work. Can anyone please help me?

  • FAIL Site

    Error 170… Fail Tutorial….
    The RUU unable to connect my device…
    FAIL!

  • FAIL Site

    error 170 at RUU. fail tutorial cant works…
    You are just playing prank on us? I Did it for 5 hours for nothing?
    ROFC

  • Meackparsons

    I have tried every single step repeatedly… for the last 24 hours and have yet to get nothing out of it… when i use ruu… all i get is the 130 error… help please!!!!

  •  Ok Guys, for all of you facing the CR– RW — Error, its really simple to fix it. I will be posting a full guide on how to fix it…

    • Steven

      hopefully in the next few hours

      •  this is the link to the complete guide for downgrading. hope it helpshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=13813982#post13813982

        • Hyperwei

          you mind reposting the link? i can’t click it. Thanks! 

          •  Now, this site aint allowing me to post a link for some reason; you will need to search this exact title on Google: [GUIDE] HOW to downgrade HTC Legend 2.2 to 2.1 to enable root…Click the link then! : )

          • Hyperwei

            Thanks dude. Found it. Try it. but still doesn’t work. I got the customer id error after i ran the RUU. Any ideas why? 

          • i has the same problem…

          • Dez

            Make sure your goldcard has been made correctly! I had this, but after a bit of research, found that when generating the goldcard, you should reverse the number in pairs, not overall… eg from 0123456789 to 8967452301 instead of 9876543210.

          • Hyperwei

            Hi Dez, did you manage to downgrade after discovering the error in the goldcard number?

          • AnyKey

            Thank you! Reverse in pairs worked on my phone too. 🙂

      •  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1082362http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1082362

    • Steven

      hopefully in the next few hours

  •  I’ve come across so many errors while doing trying to root my HTC Legend.
    In this downgrade after installing VISIONary r13 or r14 I dont think it matters, but I used r13.

    After doing steps similar to this

    “3. even if you end up with the cr–rw—- download and install modaco visionairy apk

    4. temproot phone.

    5. in cmd, type adb shell, then ”su” and accept super user permissions on phone
    You should see a # <this means you have the permissions.

    6. in cmd, type: /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img"

    and getting permission denied on number 4 the su (super user), MAKE SURE to check your PHONE and ACCEPT.

    I also recieved the error 170 after opening the RUU program, (I found out this is to do with USB driver problems) download HTC SYNC install it and uninstall HTC Sync but leave the drivers installed, and that should be all good.

  • Marko Bano

    ITS KEEPS SAYING 170 ERROR USB CONNECTION ERROR ?? NEED HELP!

    • Marko Bano

      I UPDATED DRIVERS NOW RUU SAY ERROR 140 HELP!!!

  • Sebastianluediger

    I got a problem! I bought the 2gb Kingston Micro Sd made it a gold card! Just works fine! But when i am trying to get tht number of step 8 it just say me : cr–rw—— etc! And no matter what i try it wont let me Downgrade i got Version 2.2! Hboot 1.01! Plz help anyone!
    Greets Sebastian

  • Findabetterlife

    I’ve been trying to downgrade my legend for a couple of hours now, but every time i ran the RUU i got a message saying there’s problem with the usb connection even though it’s connected. What should i do now?!

  • Emil Kristiansen

    Does anyone have a solution to the 140 error?

  • Doughnuts1337

    FIX FOR ERROR 170 : change connection type to charge only, if still no working then power cycle your phone.
    worked for me on win7 x86

  • Jin

    can you please help im trying to downgrade my htc legend and when i run the ruu i always get the (error bootloader….) what did i do wrong?

  • Jin

    ERROR ]140]: BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR.

    BEEN TRYING TO GET PASS THIS BUT KEEP SAYING BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR
    PLEASE HELP.
    IVE DONE EVERY SINGLE THING THAT I NEED TO LIKE INSTALL SDK AND MAKING A GOLD CARD.
    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME AND I HAVE A HTC LEGEND HBOOT.1.01 TRYING TO DOWNGRADE TO BE ABLE TO ROOT PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME BEEN TRYING THIS STEPS FOR 5 DAYS NOW.

  • Gaem

    i stuck at point f)

    everything works fine for me, i just dont get the permision,
    can somebody check if i reversd my # correct?
    for example: 02544d…. is reverse 4d5402 because i should revers in pairs, or?
    and after i reversed th ehole number i exchange the firs two members with zeros, correct?!
    so i created with the reverse number a gold card, followed the steps exactly but i dont get the permision, and with the explanation from torsten i had also my problems, because even when i temp root it on boot i dont get su rights, any help please
    thx g

  • Pingback: Legend Bootloader Downgraden - HTC Legend - Android Forum()

  • Manoli

    I think i have to give up now. I have spent more than 12 straight hours trying to root my htc legend and it simply doesn’t work for me.

    I have obviously followed these instructions to a T and have also taken advise from XDA-forums.

    Basically what it comes down to is when I attempt to run RUU 1.31 it gets to the point of doing its thing erasing, loading etc etc.But then randomly after a minute or two i get one of three errors 170, 171 and 151 than seems to vary each time i re-run the application. 171 USB not connected seem to be the most common.

    I have noticed that i do not have the same hboot version as most others attempting this I have 1.01. I have attempted to downgrade this without any success at all.

    Apart from that I have no idea. 

    I would greatly appreciate if someone can assist me, before I flush the phone… Yes flush in toilette. not flash…

    Thank you

    Manoli

  • Bluepot

    Okay. I”m really glad there are such cool guys who can simply downgrade their devices. I’m not a member of this group of people :D. Once I figure out an error appearring during downgrading, another shows up. BTW-I’ve been facing all possible issues that are mentioned all over the internet. My current position is in front of  ERROR 140. Does anybody know how this problem may be solved? To prevent for answers: ‘try to use another RUU..’  I’ve tried more than 3 differrent RUUs and still doesn’t work. Thanks a lot dear magicians from cyber-wonderworld. =).

  • Ruebenwaaijer

    heej there somehow my HTC Legend 2.2 cannot connect to the RUU 1.13 i downlaoded up there.. yes i have done all the other staps correctly. it says USB connection error.. how the hell can i fix this i really need your help people!

    • Manoli

      I had same problem. No matter what i did or what assistance I followed. nothing worked! Same issues as you. My advise to you is get rid of that phone. Although i loved that phone, it sold on ebay for $186 AUD and now i love it even more. 

      To replace it i have purchased the samsung galaxy s 2. Much better and easier to work with. 

      I know its not the news you probably want to hear, but if someone had of given me this advise i would have almost 100 hours of my life back which I spent trying to complete this process.

      Good luck

  • Neardood1

    Sorry to bother you guys, but i’m getting some strange errors with the crackin.bat. On my Windows 7 machine when i run it out of C:Androidandroid-sdktools (i’m using the newest SDK so i’ve patched it so it will still ise ADB even though its in platform-tools) i get the following messages at the start: “cannot stat ‘busybox’ : no such file or directory” followed by
    “cannot stat ‘flash_image’ : no such file or directory” and
    “cannot stat ‘misc_1-2.img’ : no such file or directory”
    i also get “unable to chmod /data/local/busybox: no such file or directory
    the same thing happens with flash_image
    It does this several times throughout the process, leaving me in 
    “rm failed for /data/DxDrm, No such file or director”
    “rm failed for /data/dontpanic, Oermission denied”

    I’ve used Visionary to temproot on boot
    My goldcard IS inserted
    My hboot is 1.01

  • Pingback: Questions - Android Forums()

  • Pingback: Roota HTC Legend | Swedroid()

  • Justin Bussell

    Hello,
    I seem to get this

    c:AndroidSDKtools>crackin.bat”Copying tools”error: device not founderror: device not founderror: device not founderror: device not founderror: device not found”Freeing primary PERM linker”error: device not founderror: device not founderror: device not found
    then I ended the command
    I have made a goldcard as follows and the phone is set to “charge only”

  • Justin Bussell

    At step 5 after entering 
    cd c:AndroidSDKtoolscrackin.bat

    I get device not found
    I made a gold card
    Reset phone
    Set it to USB Debugging mode and Charge Only
    Running it on Windows 7 32bit dual booted on a 24″ iMac
    HTC Legend running Andoird 2.2

  • johnn9

    Nope. This doesn’t work. Been at this for a few days now too and I get to the last stage as everybody else:
    error 140 bootloader version error

    • Asd

      ditto

  • Pingback: Anonymous()

  • Pjotr

    Is that true? I haven’t read about reversing in pairs anywhere else on the web, however, I do keep getting that “cr–rw—” line after completing all the steps perfectly.

  • Noob_gmailsld

    not working…
    I get error 140 in the RUU, anyone got a soloution?Please help me.

  • Pingback: Roota Legend, enklaste metoden? | Swedroid()

  • Hoyu

    Would be awesome if you could create a video on how to do this like for the other steps.

    CHEERS 🙂

  • Tobias

    I end up with crwxr-x—, but I still run into problem with the RUU which gives me a error 171, saying that there is something wrong with the USB connection. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?

    /Thanks for all help