How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method)

PART II VIDEO:

PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU HAVE A MyTouch 1.2 / Fender, STOP!
WE ARE DOING A NEW PROCEDURE JUST FOR YOU, HERE. USE THAT PROCEDURE INSTEAD OF THE ONE BELOW!

Before Beginning:

Have a SPARE memory card (2GB is perfect and relatively cheap) to use for the Goldcard procedure, do NOT use your normal everyday card as it will ONLY be a goldcard after we are done.

I. Setup ADB and Create a Goldcard

1. Just follow our new How To Create a Goldcard procedure and once you have finished it enitrely and have a working goldcard, come back to finish this procedure.

III. Root the MyTouch using the Goldcard

1. Download the Sappimg.zip file for your phone:

SappIMG.zip (for old MyTouch and all Magics)

Save the file to your computer, then save it to your goldcard (Do NOT rename it to anything, leave it as SappIMG.zip). Then take out your Goldcard from the computer.

2.. Take your original memory card (NOT YOUR GOLDCARD) and save whatever is on it to your computer as a backup before beginning.

3.Put the memory card into your phone (AGAIN NOT THE GOLDCARD).

4. 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.

5. Plug the phone into the computer and mount the SD card so we can save a file to it.

6. Download the 1.33.2005 HBoot and save it to your newly formatted memory card, and then rename it to update.zip (windows sometimes just needs you to rename it update and if you still see the zip folder symbol next to the file that means that it is still update.zip even though it only shows update).

7. Turn off your phone once the update.zip file is on the memory card.

8. Take out the memory card from the phone and put in the Goldcard (all while the phone is still off).

9. Turn on the phone by hold down the Power and Volume Down button. When the screen comes to the rainbow (or skating android screen), it should automatically pick up the SappIMG.zip file and ask you to update. Go ahead and update (DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS).

10. Once the flashing is COMPLETE. Then turn off the phone.

11. While the phone is off, take out the Goldcard and put in the regular SD card (the one with the update.zip file on it).

12. Turn on the phone while holding Back and Power until the Fastboot screen comes up.

13. Download Amon Ra’s Recovery Image and save it to the AndroidSDK\Tools folder on your computer.

14. Plug the phone into the computer (while still in fastboot mode).

15. Goto the Start menu type cmd into the run section of the start menu and hit enter to bring up the Command Prompt.

16. Type the following into the command dos prompt on the computer (the black screen with white letters that just opened) while the phone is connected through USB, hitting enter at the end of the line:
cd\
cd androidsdk\tools\
fastboot devices

17. You should see a serial number pop up and the word fastboot to the right of it. This means that your USB drivers are all set up correctly and you can continue. If you do NOT see this, then you need to start over or Google for how to set up the USB drivers correctly (this will help).

18. If it worked, type the following into the command prompt (with hitting enter at the end of the line):

fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img *the 0 in 1.2.0H is a Zero not an Oh

19. Once the phone boots into the recovery mode, then click on Apply Update.zip (if you get Can’t Mount E: etc. then just click Wipe Data on the recovery screen then hit Apply Update.zip again).

20. Once it is finished applying the update, hit home and back to reboot the phone. It should boot up into recovery mode OR get stuck at the HTC Magic screen. Once it does either of those, then take out the battery and put it back in.

21. Turn on the phone by holding Back and Power to get into Fastboot mode again. At the top it should read 1.33.2005. If so, turn off the phone. If not retry this section.

22. Take out the SD card (while the phone is off) and put it into your computer via the cardreader it came with.

23. Open the memory card on the computer and delete the update.zip file from the memory card.

24. Download Amon Ra’s 32A based image and save it to the memory card, rename it to update.zip

25. Put the SD card back into your phone and turn the phone on by holding down Back and Power. Once it boots up into fastboot mode, plug the phone into the computer via Usb (the command prompt should still be open on your computer).

26. Type the following into the command prompt (with hitting enter at the end of the line):

fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img *the 0 in 1.2.0H is a Zero not an Oh

27. Once the phone boots up into recovery mode, click the Apply Update.zip (if you get Can’t Mount E: etc. then just click Wipe Data on the recovery screen then hit Apply Update.zip again).

28. Once the update is complete click home and back to reboot.

29. ALL DONE YOU NOW HAVE ROOT! You can use the phone as is now with Root access. If you want to load a new ROM (like a Hero ROM for instance) then go to the next step.

IV How to Put the MyTouch Splash Screen instead of the Vodafone One

1. Download the original splash screen:

MyTouch Splash Image

2. Save it to the Tools folder of your AndroidSDK (same place you saved the Recovery Image etc.).

3. Turn on your phone by holding down Back and Power to get to Fastboot mode, then plug it into the computer.

4. Open the command prompt on your computer, then type:

cd\
cd AndroidSDK\tools
fastboot flash splash1 splash.nb

5. Reboot the phone once it is done.

V How to Install Hero or another 32B ROM

Visit our next video, How to Load Hero onto your MyTouch 3G 🙂

Reported Issues

None reported…

540 responses to “How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method)”

  1. SRY says:

    Thanks for posting the guide. Makes life easier with visual aid. Waiting for the next video on loading hero for the MT3G. 🙂

  2. adrian says:

    when i click the “how to load hero onto your mytouch 3g” link it says page not found. is the video not up yet? thanks.

  3. Guest says:

    Thanks for posting the guide. Makes life easier with visual aid. Waiting for the next video on loading hero for the MT3G. 🙂

  4. Guest says:

    when i click the “how to load hero onto your mytouch 3g” link it says page not found. is the video not up yet? thanks.

  5. BEAR says:

    I was able to do it (thank you very much) but now i have a lot of things force closing including the dialer, i cant make a phone call. i tried using another phone book program (phonebook by voxmobili) and i get the same thing. LOL, i don’t really need the phone if i can’t use the basic functions like, well ummmm, the phone…Ha Ha. Any suggestions?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Bear,

      Did you want Hero? I’d suggest going on to that procedure, I have it running on the phone here and it works pretty well….
      Otherwise, reformat the memory card and do Sections II and III again.

  6. BEAR says:

    Thanks, i will try putting the Hero rom on and let you know how that works out.

  7. Magic says:

    wtf… y dont u show us how to dl the fastboook n wat driver to put it on and everything………. its reallly hard

  8. stephanie says:

    im sorry, as to im new to all this, what exactly is rooting?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Stephanie,

      It is similar to “jailbreaking” as far as an iPhone is concerned. IT just allows us to gain full access to commands on the phone (and therefore change things to how we see fit). I recommend going to forum.XDA-Developers.com and clicking on the Sapphire forum. One of the top posts is about rooting and why we do it.

  9. Magic says:

    i dotn think i dled the right fastbook folder plz make a video… n do we have to use the 2 gb sdcard for the 1st card or the normal one?

  10. Guest says:

    I was able to do it (thank you very much) but now i have a lot of things force closing including the dialer, i cant make a phone call. i tried using another phone book program (phonebook by voxmobili) and i get the same thing. LOL, i don’t really need the phone if i can’t use the basic functions like, well ummmm, the phone…Ha Ha. Any suggestions?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Bear,

      Did you want Hero? I’d suggest going on to that procedure, I have it running on the phone here and it works pretty well….
      Otherwise, reformat the memory card and do Sections II and III again.

  11. Guest says:

    Thanks, i will try putting the Hero rom on and let you know how that works out.

  12. BL@Z3 says:

    Everything works fine till i get up to typing adb devices in the command prompt i installed the drivers correctly because it worked for the fastboot devices procedure i don’t know what to do someone plz help

  13. Guest says:

    wtf… y dont u show us how to dl the fastboook n wat driver to put it on and everything………. its reallly hard

  14. Bear says:

    Hey, you were right loading the Hero rom gave me back my phone and dialing functions Thank you very much, cause nobody wants to see a grown man cry. lol

    I ran into another issue that i will post on the hero rom thread.

  15. Guest says:

    im sorry, as to im new to all this, what exactly is rooting?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Stephanie,

      It is similar to “jailbreaking” as far as an iPhone is concerned. IT just allows us to gain full access to commands on the phone (and therefore change things to how we see fit). I recommend going to forum.XDA-Developers.com and clicking on the Sapphire forum. One of the top posts is about rooting and why we do it.

  16. Guest says:

    i dotn think i dled the right fastbook folder plz make a video… n do we have to use the 2 gb sdcard for the 1st card or the normal one?

  17. Magic says:

    lmao thanks unlockr… im only 16 n im not rly a computer guy n i just bought the mytouch 3g n i rly want the hero ROM imma try it right now…

  18. Guest says:

    Everything works fine till i get up to typing adb devices in the command prompt i installed the drivers correctly because it worked for the fastboot devices procedure i don’t know what to do someone plz help

  19. Guest says:

    Hey, you were right loading the Hero rom gave me back my phone and dialing functions Thank you very much, cause nobody wants to see a grown man cry. lol

    I ran into another issue that i will post on the hero rom thread.

  20. Guest says:

    lmao thanks unlockr… im only 16 n im not rly a computer guy n i just bought the mytouch 3g n i rly want the hero ROM imma try it right now…

  21. Acsteffy87 says:

    Is there a way to unroot your mytouch incase you need to send it in with a warranty?

  22. tato22 says:

    any way of getting back the stock spl 1.33.0006

    ?

  23. Guest says:

    Is there a way to unroot your mytouch incase you need to send it in with a warranty?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Acsteffy87,

      Yes there is, it is on XDA-Developers. I plan to do a video for it shortly (while I still have a MyTouch handy).

  24. Guest says:

    any way of getting back the stock spl 1.33.0006

    ?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Tato22,

      Yes, the instructions are on XDA, I plan to put them on here by the end of the week and do a video; How To Unroot the MyTouch.

  25. geoshaft says:

    is there any way to do this with out having a micro card reader on ur pc

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Geoshaft,

      You need a new memory card to do the procedure anyway. So go get a 2GB Non-Sandisk memory card for $10 at a BestBuy or wherever and it comes with an SD adapter and most laptops or computers have an SD adapter slot. If not then buy a MicroSD to USB adapter for under $5 while you are at the BestBuy.

  26. mario says:

    my sapimg saved as a rar file… do i have to extract it????

  27. mario says:

    i extracted it thats y all these came out… should i delete them n download sappimg as an “All file”?

    [IMG]http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp162/Alb0Y/sss.jpg[/IMG]

  28. mario says:

    nvm my last comments
    i rooted it

  29. Guest says:

    is there any way to do this with out having a micro card reader on ur pc

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Geoshaft,

      You need a new memory card to do the procedure anyway. So go get a 2GB Non-Sandisk memory card for $10 at a BestBuy or wherever and it comes with an SD adapter and most laptops or computers have an SD adapter slot. If not then buy a MicroSD to USB adapter for under $5 while you are at the BestBuy.

  30. Guest says:

    my sapimg saved as a rar file… do i have to extract it????

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Mario,

      It should have saved as a .zip file. Once you have it as a .zip do NOT unzip it. Just put it on the Goldcard as is.

  31. Guest says:

    i extracted it thats y all these came out… should i delete them n download sappimg as an “All file”?

    [IMG

  32. Guest says:

    nvm my last comments
    i rooted it

  33. Sam says:

    Hello Unlockr,
    I want to thank you sooo much for your video, it helped a lot…I rooted my myTouch yesterday and even though it took me a total of 6 hours, its worth it.

    For anyone wondering what you will lose when you root your myTouch and load HERO, I realized that there is no voice search in the google search bar, and you will also lose the Street view in maps

    As far as gains, you will gain multi touch, PDF viewer, and Quickoffice, oh and an amazing ROM!!!

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Sam,

      Yea, took me about a full night and the next day to do the video. Not an easy process, glad the video helped you get it done!
      By the way, you can get Voice Search and Street view back by going to the market and downloading Google Maps and Google Voice Search 🙂 Once you download the map, the street view is now when you hold down on a location it gives you the option to go into Street View (Google’s new way of doing it I guess, not just for Hero ROMs).

  34. Maryanne says:

    Hello
    I noticed you informed someone to use a Non-Sandisk memory card. Why is that? Just curious because I just ordered one from ebay, but I can easily get a different kind they are under 5 dollars on there.

  35. ted says:

    Thanks for the instructions and the videos, incredibly helpful stuff.

    I was wondering how you go about saving apps and caches to the SDCard, especially if you’re going to be using a Hero ROM.

    Also, does anyone know what would happen to the phone if I canceled my data plan with T-mobile. Would wifi/market/syncing still work?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Ted,

      Thanks! I really appreciate you guys coming to my humble site 🙂
      1. Apps2SD is done automatically so long as you have the partitions done correctly (our How To Load Hero onto Your MyTouch 3G video shows you how to do that). And once you have the phone up and running with Hero just goto the Market and download Move Cache for Root Users, use it and Reboot the phone. Done!
      2. If you cancelled your Data plan, you would be fine (you would just have to use Wifi for internet, syncing, market etc.). Now if you cancelled your data plan and then wiped the phone, you would not be able to log back into the phone. BUT if you have the Hero ROM on your phone and Wiped you would be fine (because the Hero ROM gives you the option to not sign in and to use Wifi during the setup process, whereas the T-Mobile ROMs don’t).

  36. Guest says:

    Hello Unlockr,
    I want to thank you sooo much for your video, it helped a lot…I rooted my myTouch yesterday and even though it took me a total of 6 hours, its worth it.

    For anyone wondering what you will lose when you root your myTouch and load HERO, I realized that there is no voice search in the google search bar, and you will also lose the Street view in maps

    As far as gains, you will gain multi touch, PDF viewer, and Quickoffice, oh and an amazing ROM!!!

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Sam,

      Yea, took me about a full night and the next day to do the video. Not an easy process, glad the video helped you get it done!
      By the way, you can get Voice Search and Street view back by going to the market and downloading Google Maps and Google Voice Search 🙂 Once you download the map, the street view is now when you hold down on a location it gives you the option to go into Street View (Google’s new way of doing it I guess, not just for Hero ROMs).

  37. john says:

    is a 1gb card ok?

  38. tisha says:

    how do you guys come up with all this stuff because i would have never came up with all this… Are you a hack god … Not meaning that in a mean way..

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Tisha,

      Credit goes to the 2 guys mentioned in beginning of the procedure… They are your Hack Gods lol I just try their procedures and add whatever they left out (through trial and error) then do a video to help others.

  39. Ted says:

    ive tried a few tutorials on rooting/flashing hero but i always end up at the same spot….

    i really believe i have the drivers set up and installed just as your (and many others) have instructed. when i am in fastboot and i plug in the USB cable it reads fastboot usb for 5-20 seconds then goes back to just fastboot. i have the USB drivers installed manually when in fastboot. then windows prompts me with driver notifications when plugged in while in fastboot mode. i reinstall the drivers and it eventually turns back to just fastboot. any clue on what i messed up or whats wrong?

  40. Guest says:

    Hello
    I noticed you informed someone to use a Non-Sandisk memory card. Why is that? Just curious because I just ordered one from ebay, but I can easily get a different kind they are under 5 dollars on there.

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Maryanne,

      For some reason people have reported that the Sandisk cards do not work with the Gold Card process. I used a PNY 2GB card from BestBuy for $10.

  41. Guest says:

    Thanks for the instructions and the videos, incredibly helpful stuff.

    I was wondering how you go about saving apps and caches to the SDCard, especially if you’re going to be using a Hero ROM.

    Also, does anyone know what would happen to the phone if I canceled my data plan with T-mobile. Would wifi/market/syncing still work?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Ted,

      Thanks! I really appreciate you guys coming to my humble site 🙂
      1. Apps2SD is done automatically so long as you have the partitions done correctly (our How To Load Hero onto Your MyTouch 3G video shows you how to do that). And once you have the phone up and running with Hero just goto the Market and download Move Cache for Root Users, use it and Reboot the phone. Done!
      2. If you cancelled your Data plan, you would be fine (you would just have to use Wifi for internet, syncing, market etc.). Now if you cancelled your data plan and then wiped the phone, you would not be able to log back into the phone. BUT if you have the Hero ROM on your phone and Wiped you would be fine (because the Hero ROM gives you the option to not sign in and to use Wifi during the setup process, whereas the T-Mobile ROMs don’t).

  42. Guest says:

    is a 1gb card ok?

  43. Guest says:

    how do you guys come up with all this stuff because i would have never came up with all this… Are you a hack god … Not meaning that in a mean way..

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Tisha,

      Credit goes to the 2 guys mentioned in beginning of the procedure… They are your Hack Gods lol I just try their procedures and add whatever they left out (through trial and error) then do a video to help others.

  44. Guest says:

    ive tried a few tutorials on rooting/flashing hero but i always end up at the same spot….

    i really believe i have the drivers set up and installed just as your (and many others) have instructed. when i am in fastboot and i plug in the USB cable it reads fastboot usb for 5-20 seconds then goes back to just fastboot. i have the USB drivers installed manually when in fastboot. then windows prompts me with driver notifications when plugged in while in fastboot mode. i reinstall the drivers and it eventually turns back to just fastboot. any clue on what i messed up or whats wrong?

  45. ramo says:

    thanks a lot for this video.just curious,in the second video at 6:34 your HBOOT-1.33.0009,mine is HBOOT-1.33.2005 .so whats the difference?.
    After installing HERO the screen become blurry could plz show me how to fix that . thanks

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Ramo,

      It is supposed to say 2005 not 2009, I had actually messed up (I didn’t let the phone reboot after installing the SPL). The original instructions don’t tell you to do that, so after I messed up and Googled what I did wrong I figure that out and then put it in the video and instructions so it didn’t happen to you guys lol
      You are the 3rd person with this problem… Not sure what happened unless I watched you do the whole thing, try Googling Hero Fuzzy on MyTouch, someone would have had to have the same issue and fixed it. And it you wouldn’t mind sharing it with the rest of us would be awesome thanks!

  46. kidrobot978 says:

    does this hero Rom have flash 10

  47. Acsteffy87 says:

    could you post a link to the xda-developer page where they discuss how to un-root the mytouch for some of us who are not patient enough for your tutorial.

  48. Guest says:

    thanks a lot for this video.just curious,in the second video at 6:34 your HBOOT-1.33.0009,mine is HBOOT-1.33.2005 .so whats the difference?.
    After installing HERO the screen become blurry could plz show me how to fix that . thanks

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Ramo,

      It is supposed to say 2005 not 2009, I had actually messed up (I didn’t let the phone reboot after installing the SPL). The original instructions don’t tell you to do that, so after I messed up and Googled what I did wrong I figure that out and then put it in the video and instructions so it didn’t happen to you guys lol
      You are the 3rd person with this problem… Not sure what happened unless I watched you do the whole thing, try Googling Hero Fuzzy on MyTouch, someone would have had to have the same issue and fixed it. And it you wouldn’t mind sharing it with the rest of us would be awesome thanks!

  49. Mayo says:

    hello unlockr

    I rooted the phone nicely but it has a problem when I want to buy a app in the market the part of the checkout of the credit card,when im going to put the expiration the keypad doesen`t have the this simbol(/) and I cant buy it cant you resolve my problem please.Letme know asap thanks.

  50. ahmad mustafa says:

    why do i keep getting a message while im trying to flash the goldcard that says
    model id incorrect!
    Update Fail!
    Do You want to reboot device?

  51. Guest says:

    does this hero Rom have flash 10

  52. Guest says:

    could you post a link to the xda-developer page where they discuss how to un-root the mytouch for some of us who are not patient enough for your tutorial.

  53. Guest says:

    hello unlockr

    I rooted the phone nicely but it has a problem when I want to buy a app in the market the part of the checkout of the credit card,when im going to put the expiration the keypad doesen`t have the this simbol(/) and I cant buy it cant you resolve my problem please.Letme know asap thanks.

  54. Guest says:

    why do i keep getting a message while im trying to flash the goldcard that says
    model id incorrect!
    Update Fail!
    Do You want to reboot device?

  55. maikel says:

    Everything works fine till i get up to typing adb devices, it don’t show anything in the command prompt i installed the drivers correctly because it worked for the fastboot devices procedure i don’t know what to do

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Maikel,

      That means the ADB drivers aren’t installed (they are separate from the Fastboot, Bootloader your computer calls them, drivers).
      This happened to me at one point to (and I googled and came up with a solution).
      Just Google for the program USBDeview and download it (free), then open it (run as administrator) while the phone is plugged in and uninstall all of the drivers with the name HTC in them. Then unplug the phone, plug it back in and when the Windows Drivers Install thing pops up open it and see if it installs the ADB drivers on its own this time (mine did and then after that I was fine).

  56. Guest says:

    Everything works fine till i get up to typing adb devices, it don’t show anything in the command prompt i installed the drivers correctly because it worked for the fastboot devices procedure i don’t know what to do

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Maikel,

      That means the ADB drivers aren’t installed (they are separate from the Fastboot, Bootloader your computer calls them, drivers).
      This happened to me at one point to (and I googled and came up with a solution).
      Just Google for the program USBDeview and download it (free), then open it (run as administrator) while the phone is plugged in and uninstall all of the drivers with the name HTC in them. Then unplug the phone, plug it back in and when the Windows Drivers Install thing pops up open it and see if it installs the ADB drivers on its own this time (mine did and then after that I was fine).

  57. Poosk says:

    unlockr are u positive that a sand disk wont work for a gold card

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Poosk,

      Nope, that is just what others are reporting. If you are will to ruin the card to try, by all means go ahead. I opted to buy a 2GB card non sandisk for $10 instead. But up to you.

      • adrian says:

        i was able to create a gold card successfully with a sandisk, but when i try to do the sappimg in hboot, it says model id incorrect update fail. i followed the directions to a T. can anyone help?

         -ADRIAN

  58. polo12 says:

    cant get the sappimg to load it just reads the file but does not load it why wats wrong ???? please help

  59. Guest says:

    unlockr are u positive that a sand disk wont work for a gold card

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Poosk,

      Nope, that is just what others are reporting. If you are will to ruin the card to try, by all means go ahead. I opted to buy a 2GB card non sandisk for $10 instead. But up to you.

    • Guest says:

      i was able to create a gold card successfully with a sandisk, but when i try to do the sappimg in hboot, it says model id incorrect update fail. i followed the directions to a T. can anyone help?

       -ADRIAN

  60. Guest says:

    cant get the sappimg to load it just reads the file but does not load it why wats wrong ???? please help

  61. Ashar says:

    Hey there,
    I downloaded the SDK kit and the fastboot, I noticed that there is already a Fastboot file under the tools folder should i replace it, as I am extracting.
    Now I also wanted to ask will this work with Rogers G2(Magic).
    thanks

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Ashar,

      If it is already there then no need to extract (maybe the new version of the SDK comes with it).
      As for the procedure, search our site for the How To Root Your Magic video, this procedure will NOT work for any other phone besides the MyTouch and phones with the “perfect SPL”.

  62. Guest says:

    Hey there,
    I downloaded the SDK kit and the fastboot, I noticed that there is already a Fastboot file under the tools folder should i replace it, as I am extracting.
    Now I also wanted to ask will this work with Rogers G2(Magic).
    thanks

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Ashar,

      If it is already there then no need to extract (maybe the new version of the SDK comes with it).
      As for the procedure, search our site for the How To Root Your Magic video, this procedure will NOT work for any other phone besides the MyTouch and phones with the “perfect SPL”.

  63. Maryanne says:

    Hello
    I have tried to get my gold card and I have done everything exactly as said and when I get to the part in the hex editor where i change things and go to save it will not allow me to it says media is write protected. I made sure the box was unchecked and also i tried kingston and sandisk sd cards

  64. Maryanne says:

    sorry I figured it out I had the adapter locked lol silly me

  65. Maryanne says:

    Hello
    when i try to update the sappimg it gives me an error saying update fail….model id incorrect. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong? up until that point everything went as it did in your video

  66. Guest says:

    Hello
    I have tried to get my gold card and I have done everything exactly as said and when I get to the part in the hex editor where i change things and go to save it will not allow me to it says media is write protected. I made sure the box was unchecked and also i tried kingston and sandisk sd cards

  67. Guest says:

    sorry I figured it out I had the adapter locked lol silly me

  68. Maryanne says:

    Ok as I was doing this I tried different things and I got it to work. Great job on the rotting video and tutorial, now attempting to add hero rom

  69. Guest says:

    Hello
    when i try to update the sappimg it gives me an error saying update fail….model id incorrect. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong? up until that point everything went as it did in your video

  70. Guest says:

    Ok as I was doing this I tried different things and I got it to work. Great job on the rotting video and tutorial, now attempting to add hero rom

  71. harkeer says:

    I followed your tutorial to a T but when i get into HBOOT it says “Main Version is older! Update Fail!”

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
    HBOOT-1.33.0010 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-3.22.20.17
    Jun 2, 2009, 17:28:28
    Could you tell me what’s wrong?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Harkeer,

      What phone are you using? According to those specs, you do not have a MyTouch… If you have a different Magic then use the How To Root a Magic procedure instead.

  72. Eric says:

    Great video! It worked like a charm. Many thanks to you. I was able to get Google maps to give me street view after I went to the market and downloaded the newest version. I still haven’t found a way to get the amazon mp3 application back on my phone. Is there a way that I am missing?

  73. Guest says:

    I followed your tutorial to a T but when i get into HBOOT it says “Main Version is older! Update Fail!”

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
    HBOOT-1.33.0010 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-3.22.20.17
    Jun 2, 2009, 17:28:28
    Could you tell me what’s wrong?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Harkeer,

      What phone are you using? According to those specs, you do not have a MyTouch… If you have a different Magic then use the How To Root a Magic procedure instead.

  74. Guest says:

    Great video! It worked like a charm. Many thanks to you. I was able to get Google maps to give me street view after I went to the market and downloaded the newest version. I still haven’t found a way to get the amazon mp3 application back on my phone. Is there a way that I am missing?

  75. Orion says:

    Wow this is a great tutorial but i am having issues when i shut the phone off and switch to the goldcard, i have done everything to the t up to this point, i turn the mytouch on in hboot by holding volume down and power but when i click on hboot it says it cannot find img.! PLEASE HELP!!

  76. Guest says:

    Wow this is a great tutorial but i am having issues when i shut the phone off and switch to the goldcard, i have done everything to the t up to this point, i turn the mytouch on in hboot by holding volume down and power but when i click on hboot it says it cannot find img.! PLEASE HELP!!

  77. Nepalese says:

    I keep getting

    Model ID Incorrect
    Update Fail!

    right after I hit Power and Volume down and when its checking the sappIMG.zip folder. I had used this SD card as Goldcard before but I did format the card and then went through all the steps to redo it from the start.
    I had done HTC Hero Rom on my MyTouch and it worked fine. Then I unrooted it back to MyTouch and I want Hero again.
    Is the error because I need a new SD card?
    Can you pls help!

  78. Guest says:

    I keep getting

    Model ID Incorrect
    Update Fail!

    right after I hit Power and Volume down and when its checking the sappIMG.zip folder. I had used this SD card as Goldcard before but I did format the card and then went through all the steps to redo it from the start.
    I had done HTC Hero Rom on my MyTouch and it worked fine. Then I unrooted it back to MyTouch and I want Hero again.
    Is the error because I need a new SD card?
    Can you pls help!

  79. neel says:

    hi
    when i was installing the drivers in fastboot usb mode it told me i couldnt find it so then i went to the link for the guide to google and i said to go to the usb driver folder and then amd64
    wen i did that it started to download and then it said it couldnt download because of the htc bootloader
    anything u can do???

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Hello Neel,

      Check out the bold writing at the top of the post. You do not need to load drivers. Goto the new procedure for rooting the MyTouch in one click and continue from there.

  80. Guest says:

    hi
    when i was installing the drivers in fastboot usb mode it told me i couldnt find it so then i went to the link for the guide to google and i said to go to the usb driver folder and then amd64
    wen i did that it started to download and then it said it couldnt download because of the htc bootloader
    anything u can do???

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Neel,

      Check out the bold writing at the top of the post. You do not need to load drivers. Goto the new procedure for rooting the MyTouch in one click and continue from there.

  81. neel says:

    nvm
    i got it

  82. Guest says:

    nvm
    i got it

  83. jonny says:

    Hi,
    just a question before i try these steps .. to root and to load hero.. does that mean that i can use any sim card in my phone, i am not welversed with the terms used, after following the complete procedure that will unlock my phone since the ROm is custom..

    pls reply.
    thanks
    jonny

  84. Guest says:

    Hi,
    just a question before i try these steps .. to root and to load hero.. does that mean that i can use any sim card in my phone, i am not welversed with the terms used, after following the complete procedure that will unlock my phone since the ROm is custom..

    pls reply.
    thanks
    jonny

  85. Shane says:

    hi,
    i did the exact steps and after i pushed the volume down and power button everything loaded fine. but when i pushed the update button a green list came down and went away without the scroll on the right.

    any idea what went wrong?

    Shane.

  86. Guest says:

    hi,
    i did the exact steps and after i pushed the volume down and power button everything loaded fine. but when i pushed the update button a green list came down and went away without the scroll on the right.

    any idea what went wrong?

    Shane.

  87. Nick says:

    CAN Someone help me when ever i try install it say cannot install and all can sumone plz help

  88. Nick says:

    Hey can anyone help me when ever i try install my phone it say cannot install

  89. Guest says:

    CAN Someone help me when ever i try install it say cannot install and all can sumone plz help

  90. Nick says:

    Hey the Unlockr Can You Help like i want the htc hero rom but i have get like the cmd ahhh and it say connot do this and all you gotta help me

  91. Guest says:

    Hey can anyone help me when ever i try install my phone it say cannot install

  92. Guest says:

    Hey the Unlockr Can You Help like i want the htc hero rom but i have get like the cmd ahhh and it say connot do this and all you gotta help me

  93. zayar says:

    when I type fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img, it’s said failed( remote : not allow).

    may I know why?

  94. Guest says:

    when I type fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img, it’s said failed( remote : not allow).

    may I know why?

    • David Cogen says:

      Hello Zayar,

      You need to unroot (you or on Donut). Do the unroot procedure then dont do this procedure do the How To Root in One Click procedure.

  95. Manny says:

    I have my ROM flashed already. Actually i already flashed about 5 roms in 1 week lol. BUT I’ve found a rom THAT REQUIRES1.33.2005 or 1.33.2009 SPL BUT i have 1.33.0006. And i already have a Hero ROM flashed. My question is, do i need to unroot then do the SPL or Do i just leave MYTOUCH3G rooted and just download the SPL and rename it update.zip then flash it??

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Manny,

      You can flash the SPL and then immediately flash the ROM (when you flash the SPL your phone will most likely get stuck on the boot screen, when that happens just follow the directions in the How To Load a ROM procedure for your phone).
      To be honest though, I would try to load the ROM without the SPL and see if it runs first (worst that happens is it gets stuck on the boot screen like the SPL update would do anyway).

  96. Guest says:

    I have my ROM flashed already. Actually i already flashed about 5 roms in 1 week lol. BUT I’ve found a rom THAT REQUIRES1.33.2005 or 1.33.2009 SPL BUT i have 1.33.0006. And i already have a Hero ROM flashed. My question is, do i need to unroot then do the SPL or Do i just leave MYTOUCH3G rooted and just download the SPL and rename it update.zip then flash it??

    • David Cogen says:

      Manny,

      You can flash the SPL and then immediately flash the ROM (when you flash the SPL your phone will most likely get stuck on the boot screen, when that happens just follow the directions in the How To Load a ROM procedure for your phone).
      To be honest though, I would try to load the ROM without the SPL and see if it runs first (worst that happens is it gets stuck on the boot screen like the SPL update would do anyway).

  97. Kev says:

    I did everything it all looks good booted up. i didnt add any roms or anything else and im not getting my internet working no edge or 3g the icon isnt even next to the Service bars. Can you help me out please. Thank You.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Kev,

      You did the wrong procedure. Please read the top of this post, the giant bold writing. Shows you the newer procedures. At the bottom of one of the newer procedures it says “Internet Doesnt Work” as one of the issues. The fix is to set your APN settings. Read the reported issues for how to do so.

      Good luck! And if you have any other issues please post in the Technical Support Forums instead of here in the comments so we dont clog them up, thanks!

  98. Kev says:

    ok well that sucks i worked on this all morning lol finally finished and now i ran into this. Can you please give me the link on were to start on fixing this problem please thanks i really appriciate it.

  99. Guest says:

    I did everything it all looks good booted up. i didnt add any roms or anything else and im not getting my internet working no edge or 3g the icon isnt even next to the Service bars. Can you help me out please. Thank You.

    • David Cogen says:

      Kev,

      You did the wrong procedure. Please read the top of this post, the giant bold writing. Shows you the newer procedures. At the bottom of one of the newer procedures it says “Internet Doesnt Work” as one of the issues. The fix is to set your APN settings. Read the reported issues for how to do so.

      Good luck! And if you have any other issues please post in the Technical Support Forums instead of here in the comments so we dont clog them up, thanks!

  100. Guest says:

    ok well that sucks i worked on this all morning lol finally finished and now i ran into this. Can you please give me the link on were to start on fixing this problem please thanks i really appriciate it.

  101. Mike says:

    Hello

    Got some trouble:

    HTC MAGIC

    HBOOT-1.33.0014

    Can’t not update sappIMG.zip (Main Version is older – Update fail)

    Can anybody help ?

  102. Guest says:

    Hello

    Got some trouble:

    HTC MAGIC

    HBOOT-1.33.0014

    Can’t not update sappIMG.zip (Main Version is older – Update fail)

    Can anybody help ?

  103. Meia says:

    Well, I’m stuck with my 32A Magic.

    I’ve got a perfected SPL (1.33.0014) and nothing to do with it.

    Tried All methods to root and nothing.

    FlashRec cannot execute it’s commands.

    So the only one left is downgrading with a gold card.

    On the video here, after formatting the sd card, in hex editor it’s 00 everywhere as i can see.

    When i do the same on my phone, it’s different and i have no success making a gold card.

    If anybody would like to borrow me one or sell me one, i’d consider it.

    @TheUnlockr: I hope i’m not doing something that is forbidden here and by the way, sorry for making a little off topic.

    P.S.: I’m from Portugal

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Meia,

      Have you tried the How to unroot your Magic procedure on this site?
      No your fine, but I would recommend just posting in the Forum Marketplace and do a WTB: Rooted Magic post and see if anyone will.

  104. Meia says:

    Have you tried the How to unroot your Magic procedure on this site? – It was first thing i tried…
    It just gets me nowhere, this spl i have is really tough, i’ve tried everything i was able to find here, xda and modaco.

    Tried to flash remotely by usb and androidsdk and nothing as well.

    Hope goldcard could work and i feel like htc made some changes to the way phone formats the sd so it’s more difficult to make a gold card cus on your video first 170 hex sectors are blank (00) after you’ve formatted it and mine aren’t.

  105. Guest says:

    Well, I’m stuck with my 32A Magic.

    I’ve got a perfected SPL (1.33.0014) and nothing to do with it.

    Tried All methods to root and nothing.

    FlashRec cannot execute it’s commands.

    So the only one left is downgrading with a gold card.

    On the video here, after formatting the sd card, in hex editor it’s 00 everywhere as i can see.

    When i do the same on my phone, it’s different and i have no success making a gold card.

    If anybody would like to borrow me one or sell me one, i’d consider it.

    @TheUnlockr: I hope i’m not doing something that is forbidden here and by the way, sorry for making a little off topic.

    P.S.: I’m from Portugal

    • David Cogen says:

      Meia,

      Have you tried the How to unroot your Magic procedure on this site?
      No your fine, but I would recommend just posting in the Forum Marketplace and do a WTB: Rooted Magic post and see if anyone will.

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  107. Guest says:

    Have you tried the How to unroot your Magic procedure on this site? – It was first thing i tried…
    It just gets me nowhere, this spl i have is really tough, i’ve tried everything i was able to find here, xda and modaco.

    Tried to flash remotely by usb and androidsdk and nothing as well.

    Hope goldcard could work and i feel like htc made some changes to the way phone formats the sd so it’s more difficult to make a gold card cus on your video first 170 hex sectors are blank (00) after you’ve formatted it and mine aren’t.

  108. Meia says:

    I was able to make a goldcard.

    The same SD that i tested before.

    First i edited the card in HEX editor on a laptop on its integrated card reader with Windows 7 X64 Ultimate.
    Failed to make a GoldCard.

    Second i’ve edited the card on my desktop with same OS but an external card reader. Nothing as well.

    Then i’ve got to extreme. I have a MP4 player with a slot for MicroSd cards.
    Got it into the player, connected usb to my desktop, edited in Hex and done…
    Some crazy bug i may say, if it worked with an mp4 player, it should at least work on my laptop…

  109. Guest says:

    I was able to make a goldcard.

    The same SD that i tested before.

    First i edited the card in HEX editor on a laptop on its integrated card reader with Windows 7 X64 Ultimate.
    Failed to make a GoldCard.

    Second i’ve edited the card on my desktop with same OS but an external card reader. Nothing as well.

    Then i’ve got to extreme. I have a MP4 player with a slot for MicroSd cards.
    Got it into the player, connected usb to my desktop, edited in Hex and done…
    Some crazy bug i may say, if it worked with an mp4 player, it should at least work on my laptop…

  110. Niro says:

    Im in this for some days now and ended here.

    All went well, when i insert my goldcard with the SappImg.zip on it, i boot using Power+VolDown.
    Hitting the trackball wasn’t needed it went right on, BUT… it didn’t see the SappImg.zip and ignored it right on.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Niro,

      Do you have a MyTouch or a Magic?
      If you have a MyTouch, use the How To Root the MyTouch/G1 in One Click procedure instead of this one.
      If you have a Magic, use the How To Root the Magic in One Click procedure. Good luck! (Make sure to read the Before You Begin on those procedures when you get to them).

  111. Guest says:

    Im in this for some days now and ended here.

    All went well, when i insert my goldcard with the SappImg.zip on it, i boot using Power+VolDown.
    Hitting the trackball wasn’t needed it went right on, BUT… it didn’t see the SappImg.zip and ignored it right on.

    • David Cogen says:

      Niro,

      Do you have a MyTouch or a Magic?
      If you have a MyTouch, use the How To Root the MyTouch/G1 in One Click procedure instead of this one.
      If you have a Magic, use the How To Root the Magic in One Click procedure. Good luck! (Make sure to read the Before You Begin on those procedures when you get to them).

  112. Don'tTouchmyMyTouch says:

    Will this work on a Mac?

  113. Guest says:

    Will this work on a Mac?

  114. Jayzi says:

    Hey guys im new to this stuff and i just had one simple question i have a my-touch 3g with t mobile i just want to use it prepaid however prepaid doesn’t offer the required data that MT uses therefore i cant get pass the log in gmail screen is there any way to bypass this. plz help and thank you in advance.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Jayzi,

      Easiest way is to have a friend that has a regular account, add the data plan, put his SIM in your phone and login. Then take his SIM out and put yours in and have him turn off the data plan on his account after (will cost $1 for the day of being on).

  115. Guest says:

    Hey guys im new to this stuff and i just had one simple question i have a my-touch 3g with t mobile i just want to use it prepaid however prepaid doesn’t offer the required data that MT uses therefore i cant get pass the log in gmail screen is there any way to bypass this. plz help and thank you in advance.

    • David Cogen says:

      Jayzi,

      Easiest way is to have a friend that has a regular account, add the data plan, put his SIM in your phone and login. Then take his SIM out and put yours in and have him turn off the data plan on his account after (will cost $1 for the day of being on).

  116. shay says:

    Hello, I followed this procedure because I got the Main version older error for MT3G. So I made the gold card and did everything down to step 28(Rooting Mytouch using Goldcard section above) applying the Hboot img file as update.zip and once I did it now gets stuck in rebooting into the Vodafone splash screen and does Nothing! Can someone please help me on what I should do. I cannot load into fastboot anymore either. HELP!

  117. Guest says:

    Hello, I followed this procedure because I got the Main version older error for MT3G. So I made the gold card and did everything down to step 28(Rooting Mytouch using Goldcard section above) applying the Hboot img file as update.zip and once I did it now gets stuck in rebooting into the Vodafone splash screen and does Nothing! Can someone please help me on what I should do. I cannot load into fastboot anymore either. HELP!

  118. jerby says:

    hello TheUnlockr
    can i use the same gold card to different phone(mytouch 3g) even though i already used it?
    and also thank you for your vids, works perfect.

  119. Guest says:

    hello TheUnlockr
    can i use the same gold card to different phone(mytouch 3g) even though i already used it?
    and also thank you for your vids, works perfect.

  120. Llamider says:

    What happend to QMAT 4.36? I go to the site and its all about “PSAS”

  121. jae says:

    @theunlockr ..Where’s tech support?
    All I get is “can’t up date version to old ”
    Try on two different phones and yes I am
    Using a samdisk sdcard

  122. Guest says:

    What happend to QMAT 4.36? I go to the site and its all about “PSAS”

  123. Guest says:

    @theunlockr ..Where’s tech support?
    All I get is “can’t up date version to old ”
    Try on two different phones and yes I am
    Using a samdisk sdcard

  124. Geoff says:

    The link above for QMAT works perfectly! It’s just called PSAS now! It says at the top of the screen that PSAS is the successor to QMAT. Gold card process worked perfectly with the new software!

  125. Geoff says:

    You are an amazing resource and unbelievably benign for sharing all this knowledge! Thank you! One question for you!

    I have a MT3G that is showing up as SAPP30000. Is this image going to work for me? I’ve seen a couple of comments saying that it was the wrong model id. If I do change the text in the android text file to the correct model would I have to resign it? I guess that’s an irrelevant question if this image will work! I’d appreciate your insight!

    Thanks!

  126. Guest says:

    The link above for QMAT works perfectly! It’s just called PSAS now! It says at the top of the screen that PSAS is the successor to QMAT. Gold card process worked perfectly with the new software!

  127. Guest says:

    You are an amazing resource and unbelievably benign for sharing all this knowledge! Thank you! One question for you!

    I have a MT3G that is showing up as SAPP30000. Is this image going to work for me? I’ve seen a couple of comments saying that it was the wrong model id. If I do change the text in the android text file to the correct model would I have to resign it? I guess that’s an irrelevant question if this image will work! I’d appreciate your insight!

    Thanks!

    • David Cogen says:

      Geoff,

      Give it a try, worst that happens is it will say Wrong Model ID. But the idea is that the goldcard if done right will bypass the model ID check…
      Good luck!

  128. jae says:

    @theunlockr You said if we had trouble with the process
    To look for tech support at the end of the proceder
    …dead link I try. ….
    I did all the steps with my samdisk card everything went smooth
    But when I hit update it said version to old
    Any ideas. .I’m not trying to be a smart@$$.

  129. Guest says:

    @theunlockr You said if we had trouble with the process
    To look for tech support at the end of the proceder
    …dead link I try. ….
    I did all the steps with my samdisk card everything went smooth
    But when I hit update it said version to old
    Any ideas. .I’m not trying to be a smart@$$.

  130. adr says:

    goldcard generator link not dead! SCROLLDOWN!
    http://revskills.de/pages/goldcard.html

  131. Guest says:

    goldcard generator link not dead! SCROLLDOWN!
    http://revskills.de/pages/goldcard.html

  132. CECE says:

    is it true that getting the cid can be done using terminal?

  133. Guest says:

    is it true that getting the cid can be done using terminal?

  134. jae says:

    @CECE YES .
    BUT THE SAPPIMG HERE WONT HELP YOU
    IF YOU HAVE 1.33.0007 SPL .!!
    THATS WHAT WE CALL A PERFECT SPL YOU HAVE TO
    UPGRADE TO SOMETHING HIRE LIKE 1.33.0010

  135. Guest says:

    @CECE YES .
    BUT THE SAPPIMG HERE WONT HELP YOU
    IF YOU HAVE 1.33.0007 SPL .!!
    THATS WHAT WE CALL A PERFECT SPL YOU HAVE TO
    UPGRADE TO SOMETHING HIRE LIKE 1.33.0010

  136. CECE says:

    I was on part two flashing the hboot1.33.2005 but once i flashed it the phone never went back in to reacovery. it booted up htc magic..

    model num: htc magic
    firmware:1.5
    baseband: 62.525.20.18u_3.22.20.17
    Kernel: 2.6.27-357975db
    bulid nymber: 2.16.151.1 146733 cl#31685 test-key

    Should I continue on and just take the battery out and move on to the next step? Or am I done?
    thanks

  137. CECE says:

    LMAO nevermind….I need to learn to follow directions and stop trying to follow the video!

  138. CECE says:

    I was on the last step and im stuck at the vodafone red screen. I can still boot into fastboot mode but every time I do steps 24-28 I never leave the red vodafone screen..what am I doing wrong?

  139. CECE says:

    well I changed the splash screen to mytouch. But I still cant boot my phone pass this screen. I tried doing steps 24-28 again and again, I even wiped the phone but still nothing pass the mytouch splash screen. Should I move on to the next video (load hero rom)? Or should I unroot and try this again? Im lost!

  140. Guest says:

    I was on part two flashing the hboot1.33.2005 but once i flashed it the phone never went back in to reacovery. it booted up htc magic..

    model num: htc magic
    firmware:1.5
    baseband: 62.525.20.18u_3.22.20.17
    Kernel: 2.6.27-357975db
    bulid nymber: 2.16.151.1 146733 cl#31685 test-key

    Should I continue on and just take the battery out and move on to the next step? Or am I done?
    thanks

  141. Guest says:

    LMAO nevermind….I need to learn to follow directions and stop trying to follow the video!

  142. Guest says:

    I was on the last step and im stuck at the vodafone red screen. I can still boot into fastboot mode but every time I do steps 24-28 I never leave the red vodafone screen..what am I doing wrong?

  143. Guest says:

    well I changed the splash screen to mytouch. But I still cant boot my phone pass this screen. I tried doing steps 24-28 again and again, I even wiped the phone but still nothing pass the mytouch splash screen. Should I move on to the next video (load hero rom)? Or should I unroot and try this again? Im lost!

  144. CECE says:

    should I redo section 3 over and reload the spl?
    Im on

    sapphire pvt 32b eng s-off h
    hboot-1.33.2005 (sapp30000)
    cpld-10
    radio-3.22.20.17

    will flashing the spl again brick my phone?…(sorry for posting so much ..Im very inpatient..lol)

  145. Guest says:

    should I redo section 3 over and reload the spl?
    Im on

    sapphire pvt 32b eng s-off h
    hboot-1.33.2005 (sapp30000)
    cpld-10
    radio-3.22.20.17

    will flashing the spl again brick my phone?…(sorry for posting so much ..Im very inpatient..lol)

  146. bar1 says:

    hello!
    i am afraid i bricked my Magic last night trying to update the SPL! since that i can’t power it up, even i can’t get into fastboot… the only thing i get is a green led (or orange) at the top when plugging but led comes off when press the power button. No chances for a soft/hard reset… is there any solutions for me?? my htc is only 2months old 🙁

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Bar1,

      Why did you load an SPL on your Magic? Unnecessary lol
      You might have to call HTC and just tell them that your phone got an update over the air and then it wouldnt turn on after and see if they will cover that under warranty (make them think their OTA came and messed up the phone).
      Good luck!

  147. Guest says:

    hello!
    i am afraid i bricked my Magic last night trying to update the SPL! since that i can’t power it up, even i can’t get into fastboot… the only thing i get is a green led (or orange) at the top when plugging but led comes off when press the power button. No chances for a soft/hard reset… is there any solutions for me?? my htc is only 2months old 🙁

    • David Cogen says:

      Bar1,

      Why did you load an SPL on your Magic? Unnecessary lol
      You might have to call HTC and just tell them that your phone got an update over the air and then it wouldnt turn on after and see if they will cover that under warranty (make them think their OTA came and messed up the phone).
      Good luck!

  148. Chris says:

    I need a copy of the sappimg.zip file if anyone can email it to me. the link isn’t letting me download it.

    thanks

  149. Guest says:

    I need a copy of the sappimg.zip file if anyone can email it to me. the link isn’t letting me download it.

    thanks

  150. Jason says:

    Okay, just making sure.. I messed up on the Recovery image, it took me to a vodafone image and then it went into the default recovery.. so do I have to reformat my SD card again to load a new recovery image? or can I just do it right away?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Jason,

      You are supposed to use the Vodafone image. But you need to flash a custom recovery afterwards and then you can load a new ROM (and get rid of the Vodafone image that way).
      Just follow the directions it tells you.

  151. Guest says:

    Okay, just making sure.. I messed up on the Recovery image, it took me to a vodafone image and then it went into the default recovery.. so do I have to reformat my SD card again to load a new recovery image? or can I just do it right away?

    • David Cogen says:

      Jason,

      You are supposed to use the Vodafone image. But you need to flash a custom recovery afterwards and then you can load a new ROM (and get rid of the Vodafone image that way).
      Just follow the directions it tells you.

  152. FiascoBerry says:

    I got up to the insert gold card portion and afterwards the phone told me the update failed due to an incorrect MODEL ID…

    Also with the special code a had to reverse…the code started with fr and then proceeded with digits, should i have replaced the “fr” with 00 or the digits that came after?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      FiascoBerry,

      Incorrect Model ID means the goldcard did not work.
      You need to replace the first two characters not digits. See how I do it in the video and in the procedure.

      First though can I ask, do you have a MyTouch? Or a Magic?

  153. Guest says:

    I got up to the insert gold card portion and afterwards the phone told me the update failed due to an incorrect MODEL ID…

    Also with the special code a had to reverse…the code started with fr and then proceeded with digits, should i have replaced the “fr” with 00 or the digits that came after?

    • David Cogen says:

      FiascoBerry,

      Incorrect Model ID means the goldcard did not work.
      You need to replace the first two characters not digits. See how I do it in the video and in the procedure.

      First though can I ask, do you have a MyTouch? Or a Magic?

  154. FiascoBerry says:

    I have a mytouch 3g…with the 3.5mm headjack..is that device any different from a regular mytouch?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      FiascoBerry,

      Yes it is. But the goldcard method you are looking at SHOULD work (and cant hurt), its the one click method on our site that will most likely not work for you 3.5mm myTouch.

  155. Guest says:

    I have a mytouch 3g…with the 3.5mm headjack..is that device any different from a regular mytouch?

    • David Cogen says:

      FiascoBerry,

      Yes it is. But the goldcard method you are looking at SHOULD work (and cant hurt), its the one click method on our site that will most likely not work for you 3.5mm myTouch.

  156. Tubaking says:

    hi guys, i have experience with rooting the G1 and so i decided i wanted to root my mytouch 3g v1.0(no 3.5mm jack) it has a 32B board and has the .ooo7 SPL which is not on the list of “perfeted SPLs” over at xda, but the error i get when i fastboot seems to mean that it is perfected. the mytouch is running 1.6(donut) and using the sappimg.nbh does not work(main version older error) so i have been trying the goldcard method. i have tried several sd cards, even one that has been a goldcard before and now it is not working. so far i have tried a no name 2GB sd card, a lexar 2GB card, a 4GB PNY card, and an 8GB no name card, i’m not surprised the no name cards don’t work, but the lexar card has been used as a goldcard before and so it should work now, the PNY is relatively new and i don’t see why it won’t work. i don’t want to go out and buy yet another card but it seems that i have to. please let me know if there is anything else i can try

  157. Isvaffel1200 says:

    Hi.
    I have a HTC Magic.
    I have HTC Sense on it, an official update from HTC.
    It’s Android 1.5
    But i want 2.0 or 2.1 on it.
    I came to the cmd. Fastboot boot recovery and so on.
    But i says that it cant do it.
    I have goldcard, and followed the guide.
    I have follwed som other guides in here, but cant make it work.
    Hope you inderstand me, my english aint that great.

  158. Guest says:

    hi guys, i have experience with rooting the G1 and so i decided i wanted to root my mytouch 3g v1.0(no 3.5mm jack) it has a 32B board and has the .ooo7 SPL which is not on the list of “perfeted SPLs” over at xda, but the error i get when i fastboot seems to mean that it is perfected. the mytouch is running 1.6(donut) and using the sappimg.nbh does not work(main version older error) so i have been trying the goldcard method. i have tried several sd cards, even one that has been a goldcard before and now it is not working. so far i have tried a no name 2GB sd card, a lexar 2GB card, a 4GB PNY card, and an 8GB no name card, i’m not surprised the no name cards don’t work, but the lexar card has been used as a goldcard before and so it should work now, the PNY is relatively new and i don’t see why it won’t work. i don’t want to go out and buy yet another card but it seems that i have to. please let me know if there is anything else i can try

  159. Guest says:

    Hi.
    I have a HTC Magic.
    I have HTC Sense on it, an official update from HTC.
    It’s Android 1.5
    But i want 2.0 or 2.1 on it.
    I came to the cmd. Fastboot boot recovery and so on.
    But i says that it cant do it.
    I have goldcard, and followed the guide.
    I have follwed som other guides in here, but cant make it work.
    Hope you inderstand me, my english aint that great.

  160. Captain Kirk says:

    Ok, I finished step one, the serial number came up. Then I go to step to, get down to the step were it tells your to type adb devices, and I get nothing. Now where, notta, zip… This is frustrating as heck.. Help please?

  161. Captain Kirk says:

    Oh I’m using a stock magic, 1.6, 32b. if need anything else, just ask. I’m going nuts.

  162. Guest says:

    Ok, I finished step one, the serial number came up. Then I go to step to, get down to the step were it tells your to type adb devices, and I get nothing. Now where, notta, zip… This is frustrating as heck.. Help please?

  163. Guest says:

    Oh I’m using a stock magic, 1.6, 32b. if need anything else, just ask. I’m going nuts.

    • David Cogen says:

      Captain Kirk,

      THIS PROCEDURE IS FOR THE MYTOUCH, not Magic. Look for the How To Root the Magic and try again.

  164. […] you have a MyTouch 1.2 or Fender Edition, use this procedure […]

  165. jad says:

    Im stuck at step II-6
    none of my pc will run the program, can you help me reverse the code?
    1b534d534d492020100918fa2f007426

  166. Jason says:

    Hi again, Just making sure before I do this but…
    Can I switch to AmonRA’s new recovery image? (Carebear)
    And if so, I just have to put it in the tools folder and do the fastboot ect. right?

  167. ceasoner says:

    @unlocker for the ones rooting a MT3G 1.2/fender you need to refer them to the sappimg used in the instructions on xda… since that is the only one that was said to work. Also make sure they boot back into fast boot and flash the stock radio and spl and amen_ra’s “G” recovery. (not “H” version cuz it wont boot) the stock radio and spl can be found on xda. if they dont flash the stock radio and spl then their touch screen will not work. this phone is a 32a hybrid and has a new touch screen and 3.5mm jack so at this time there are no custom roms that work on it. The only option you have is the “stock” fender rom with root. if you need more info on rooting a mt3g 1.2 hit me up on twitter @ceasoner.. ill try to help as much as possible.

  168. Guest says:

    Im stuck at step II-6
    none of my pc will run the program, can you help me reverse the code?
    1b534d534d492020100918fa2f007426

  169. Guest says:

    Hi again, Just making sure before I do this but…
    Can I switch to AmonRA’s new recovery image? (Carebear)
    And if so, I just have to put it in the tools folder and do the fastboot ect. right?

  170. Guest says:

    @unlocker for the ones rooting a MT3G 1.2/fender you need to refer them to the sappimg used in the instructions on xda… since that is the only one that was said to work. Also make sure they boot back into fast boot and flash the stock radio and spl and amen_ra’s “G” recovery. (not “H” version cuz it wont boot) the stock radio and spl can be found on xda. if they dont flash the stock radio and spl then their touch screen will not work. this phone is a 32a hybrid and has a new touch screen and 3.5mm jack so at this time there are no custom roms that work on it. The only option you have is the “stock” fender rom with root. if you need more info on rooting a mt3g 1.2 hit me up on twitter @ceasoner.. ill try to help as much as possible.

    • David Cogen says:

      Ceasoner,

      Thanks! Will hit you up on gmail if that is ok? Don’t have a MyTouch 1.2 so some help would be appreciated. I’ll email you shortly.

  171. Captain Kirk says:

    I thought the mytouch was the magic, my bad. I have the my touch 3g

  172. Guest says:

    I thought the mytouch was the magic, my bad. I have the my touch 3g

  173. Captain Kirk says:

    Unlocker, What is going on with my issue? I followed all the steps correctly, Did the test like in step one and I got a serial code. Went and continued to step two, followed those to a T, then when I went to go to cmd and typed “adb devices” nothing worked, so I re-installed the drivers and nothing.

  174. Guest says:

    Unlocker, What is going on with my issue? I followed all the steps correctly, Did the test like in step one and I got a serial code. Went and continued to step two, followed those to a T, then when I went to go to cmd and typed “adb devices” nothing worked, so I re-installed the drivers and nothing.

  175. Ryan says:

    Hey Unlockr!I followed your steps to root my phone,the steps for mytouch Fender and 1.2 which I own.After following your steps my phone says HTC magic and no touch screen?Now what!?!Please help!

  176. victor says:

    hi i root mytouch 3.5mm but the screen is no working only the track ball and i have the vodaphone red boot screen

  177. victor says:

    i root mytouch 3.5mm and my phone was 32a now is 32b and the touchscreen feature is no working

  178. Guest says:

    Hey Unlockr!I followed your steps to root my phone,the steps for mytouch Fender and 1.2 which I own.After following your steps my phone says HTC magic and no touch screen?Now what!?!Please help!

    • David Cogen says:

      Ryan,

      Follow the rest of the procedure and continue or simply goto the How To Unroot Your MyTouch procedure and do that to undo what was done.

  179. Guest says:

    hi i root mytouch 3.5mm but the screen is no working only the track ball and i have the vodaphone red boot screen

  180. Guest says:

    i root mytouch 3.5mm and my phone was 32a now is 32b and the touchscreen feature is no working

  181. victor says:

    hi i root mytouch 3.5mm 1.2 and the touchscreen not work my phone was 32a now is 32b any help

  182. Guest says:

    hi i root mytouch 3.5mm 1.2 and the touchscreen not work my phone was 32a now is 32b any help

  183. Ryan says:

    HAHA!Rooted the Mytouch 1.2!Ended up with no touchscreen,phone,contacts,notihing..about 12 hrs later I got it!I’m only running the stock 1.6 ROM from cursordroid but hey it’s ready to go when some ROMs are released.

  184. Ryan says:

    Hey Victor I did the same thing buddy!Red Vodafone screen,no touchscreen,the works!You still having problems?Go to the xda forums and look up cursordroids 1.6 ROM,Radio,and SPL/HBOOT.Then follow the directions.Make sure to extract the radio and hboot to the same folder and rename the long hboot file to just hboot.img.You’ll be set!

  185. Guest says:

    HAHA!Rooted the Mytouch 1.2!Ended up with no touchscreen,phone,contacts,notihing..about 12 hrs later I got it!I’m only running the stock 1.6 ROM from cursordroid but hey it’s ready to go when some ROMs are released.

  186. Guest says:

    Hey Victor I did the same thing buddy!Red Vodafone screen,no touchscreen,the works!You still having problems?Go to the xda forums and look up cursordroids 1.6 ROM,Radio,and SPL/HBOOT.Then follow the directions.Make sure to extract the radio and hboot to the same folder and rename the long hboot file to just hboot.img.You’ll be set!

  187. Rizoh says:

    Unlocker,
    I just received a replacement mt3g in the mail and am trying to root it. It came with 1.6 and I have tried both the one click and gold card method. When I try to downgrade to 1.5 by flashing the sappimg I still get the “Main version is older, update fail” error in HBOOT. This is not the new mt3g with the 3.5mm headset port, it is the original mt3g. Please help.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Rizoh,

      You need to create a goldcard and then put the Sappimg.nbh on it and flash it (the goldcard bypasses the version check, so if you used a goldcard when you did that and it still says that, you did not make a goldcard correctly.

  188. rizo66 says:

    Unlocker,
    I just received a replacement mt3g in the mail and am trying to root it. It came with 1.6 and I have tried both the one click and gold card method. When I try to downgrade to 1.5 by flashing the sappimg I still get the “Main version is older, update fail” error in HBOOT. This is not the new mt3g with the 3.5mm headset port, it is the original mt3g. Please help.

    • David Cogen says:

      Rizoh,

      You need to create a goldcard and then put the Sappimg.nbh on it and flash it (the goldcard bypasses the version check, so if you used a goldcard when you did that and it still says that, you did not make a goldcard correctly.

  189. victor says:

    thanks to all of you guys

  190. Guest says:

    thanks to all of you guys

  191. skyler says:

    help when I type fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img, it’s said failed( remote : not allow).

    i installed the sappimage and everything i dont know what to do

  192. Guest says:

    help when I type fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img, it’s said failed( remote : not allow).

    i installed the sappimage and everything i dont know what to do

  193. rey says:

    i was about to root a g1 and a new update pop up. any 1 knows what the update is about????? it was already on 1.6

    is that means g1 is getting 2.1 over the air????

  194. rey says:

    i have a mytouch and i did the gold card and i still have the main version is older. fail

    any idea and what i need to do?

  195. Guest says:

    i was about to root a g1 and a new update pop up. any 1 knows what the update is about????? it was already on 1.6

    is that means g1 is getting 2.1 over the air????

  196. Guest says:

    i have a mytouch and i did the gold card and i still have the main version is older. fail

    any idea and what i need to do?

  197. easyGeeza says:

    Will this work on the 1.33.0007 SPL? Do I need a different sappimg as im rooting a 1.33.0007 as someone sugested above?

  198. Guest says:

    Will this work on the 1.33.0007 SPL? Do I need a different sappimg as im rooting a 1.33.0007 as someone sugested above?

    • David Cogen says:

      EasyGeeza,

      Did you try the one click root method on our site first? If that doesn’t work then come here. Your SPL makes no difference in either procedure.

  199. Anthony says:

    Hi,

    Firstly excellent site, unfortunetly however I’ve hit a bit of a snag. I have a HTC Magic (UK Vodafone), and have followed all the steps, right down to number 18 of the goldcard (I have a 1gb goldcard, 16gb normal card), however it won’t let me use the Amon Ra recovery, saying it fails.

    Step 17 is fine, I can see the serial of the phone, but it just won’t let me use the recovery image.

    Any help would be much appreciated, as for additional info I have a 32B it seems, hboot 1.33.0004, but any extra info needed just let me know and I’ll find it!

    Thanks,
    Anthony

  200. Anthony says:

    Just to be more specific, when I type

    fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img

    it comes back with

    downloading ‘boot.img’ … FAILED (remote:not allow)

  201. Guest says:

    Hi,

    Firstly excellent site, unfortunetly however I’ve hit a bit of a snag. I have a HTC Magic (UK Vodafone), and have followed all the steps, right down to number 18 of the goldcard (I have a 1gb goldcard, 16gb normal card), however it won’t let me use the Amon Ra recovery, saying it fails.

    Step 17 is fine, I can see the serial of the phone, but it just won’t let me use the recovery image.

    Any help would be much appreciated, as for additional info I have a 32B it seems, hboot 1.33.0004, but any extra info needed just let me know and I’ll find it!

    Thanks,
    Anthony

  202. Guest says:

    Just to be more specific, when I type

    fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img

    it comes back with

    downloading ‘boot.img’ … FAILED (remote:not allow)

  203. Anthony says:

    Hiya,

    Well I managed to flash a new SPL, but I still don’t seem to be able to do anything. Posted the whole sorry episode at

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=649346

    but yeah, 16 hours so far, and I have a half working phone. It is either a really odd phone and series of things, or I’ve missed something fundamental, and there is an easy fix. I hope it is the latter!

    Basically I can fastboot into the amon ra recovery at will, but seem to be unable to flash any roms other than ‘myhero’.

  204. Guest says:

    Hiya,

    Well I managed to flash a new SPL, but I still don’t seem to be able to do anything. Posted the whole sorry episode at

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=649346

    but yeah, 16 hours so far, and I have a half working phone. It is either a really odd phone and series of things, or I’ve missed something fundamental, and there is an easy fix. I hope it is the latter!

    Basically I can fastboot into the amon ra recovery at will, but seem to be unable to flash any roms other than ‘myhero’.

  205. Toby says:

    I have a german vodafone 32b magic with 1.6.
    If I try the goldcard method i get 9 a “wrong cid” error at step III. What have i done wrong?

  206. Guest says:

    I have a german vodafone 32b magic with 1.6.
    If I try the goldcard method i get 9 a “wrong cid” error at step III. What have i done wrong?

  207. John says:

    for the 1.33.0007 spl, AFTER you changed the spl to 1.33.2005 with the goldcard, wouldn’t it just be easier to flash the regular sappimg.nbh(for the regular unrooting process), making it have the 1.33.0006, which makes it vulnerable to the flashrec.apk, the one click root method? thats the way i did it. this way may be faster, but the other one i believe is more user friendly.

  208. Guest says:

    for the 1.33.0007 spl, AFTER you changed the spl to 1.33.2005 with the goldcard, wouldn’t it just be easier to flash the regular sappimg.nbh(for the regular unrooting process), making it have the 1.33.0006, which makes it vulnerable to the flashrec.apk, the one click root method? thats the way i did it. this way may be faster, but the other one i believe is more user friendly.

  209. easyGeeza says:

    Hi unlockr

    I havent, but assumed as so many people had issues with this method and a 1.33.0007 SPL it wasnt even worth trying out. I dont want to brick it.

  210. Guest says:

    Hi unlockr

    I havent, but assumed as so many people had issues with this method and a 1.33.0007 SPL it wasnt even worth trying out. I dont want to brick it.

  211. EJ says:

    I followed the instructions when creating the gold card and from what I gather I did it correctly. But when I get to section 3 step 9, my phone doesn’t find the sapp img file.

  212. Guest says:

    I followed the instructions when creating the gold card and from what I gather I did it correctly. But when I get to section 3 step 9, my phone doesn’t find the sapp img file.

  213. lacker says:

    hi how do you unroot a t mobile mytouch 3g 1.2 with android 1.6??? please help!!!!

  214. Guest says:

    hi how do you unroot a t mobile mytouch 3g 1.2 with android 1.6??? please help!!!!

  215. Patricio says:

    whre I can download qmaT 4.36 ? is not any more in the site you are showing

    Thanks

  216. Guest says:

    whre I can download qmaT 4.36 ? is not any more in the site you are showing

    Thanks

  217. Patricio says:

    I’m half way done with the root, but the QMAT 4.36 is not on the link you guys show any more.

    Any one can help me and show me where I can donwload QMAT please.

    Thanks.

  218. Guest says:

    I’m half way done with the root, but the QMAT 4.36 is not on the link you guys show any more.

    Any one can help me and show me where I can donwload QMAT please.

    Thanks.

  219. Patricio says:

    TheUnlockr thanks for you help!!

    This is the best web site on the internet.

    Again thanks for help everybody.

    Patricio

  220. Guest says:

    TheUnlockr thanks for you help!!

    This is the best web site on the internet.

    Again thanks for help everybody.

    Patricio

  221. alex1005 says:

    Hi,

    i ask you before i use the goldcard, have you the empty folder LOST.DIR on your goldcard? everytime i click on format sd there is the LOST.DIR who appears… So it’s a problem i can ignore or not?

    thanks.

  222. alex1005 says:

    thank you very much and just one more question i have this SPL HBOOT-1.33.2007 (SAPP30000), there is a lot of risks to brick or i can continue to follow the steps?

  223. alex1005 says:

    just ignore my last question, but this one please answer me : At the step 21 I have the spl 1.33.0005 so have I finished or I follow the steps : 22, 23, …,29?

    And can I flash the recovery, the spl, the rom as when I bought the phone?

  224. Guest says:

    Hi,

    i ask you before i use the goldcard, have you the empty folder LOST.DIR on your goldcard? everytime i click on format sd there is the LOST.DIR who appears… So it’s a problem i can ignore or not?

    thanks.

  225. Guest says:

    thank you very much and just one more question i have this SPL HBOOT-1.33.2007 (SAPP30000), there is a lot of risks to brick or i can continue to follow the steps?

  226. Guest says:

    just ignore my last question, but this one please answer me : At the step 21 I have the spl 1.33.0005 so have I finished or I follow the steps : 22, 23, …,29?

    And can I flash the recovery, the spl, the rom as when I bought the phone?

  227. Rafa I says:

    Hello! I’ve read a lot and I can’t find an answer, so please help me. I followed the procedure and I have my phone working with the ROM of Amon Ra (step 24) but it’s Android 1.5 and wifi tethering doesn’t work. So I tried to load a different ROM but I can’t because (I guess) I don’t have the option in the Recovery Menu to Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap (Actually I don’t have any option to format) I don’t have the option to choose between different update’s files either. I tried to load a Hero ROM (although this is not what I wanted) but my phone gets stuck in the Vodafone logo, I had to restore my nandroid backup (good luck I had one). What do I need to do now? I guess that I can change the recovery image, but I saw in the procedure of this page that we put the amon RA recovery image with the letter “H” at the end, do I need to update to the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” or to the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2G.img” or am I messing everything?

  228. Rafa I says:

    By the way, I have a Mytouch 3G phone and I use the Gold Card Method (which you explained wonderfully) because I had the message of “Older version” or something like that when I tried the one click method. Thanks in advance

  229. Rafa I says:

    I’m getting crazy! I just can not change the ROM, I use the gold card method and I’m not able to use any ROM but the one on the tutorial (step 24), I have tried several things: Using fastboot USB I ‘load’ (I don’t know if this word fits) the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” (“G” version didn’t work) this allowed me to format (and ‘particionate’) my sd card and so to try the HERO ROM. It didn’t work.
    With “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” I also was able to try the cyanogen ROM, since I could apply more than one zip file. It didn’t worked.
    Last thing I tried without success was to flash the “RAv1.6.2H” ROM. In this last attempt the phone wasn’t stuck on the Vodafone logo screen, but after several seconds in that screen it reboots, and so on.

    Any help would be appreciated. I just want a ROM with Android 1.6 and wifi tethering.

  230. Guest says:

    Hello! I’ve read a lot and I can’t find an answer, so please help me. I followed the procedure and I have my phone working with the ROM of Amon Ra (step 24) but it’s Android 1.5 and wifi tethering doesn’t work. So I tried to load a different ROM but I can’t because (I guess) I don’t have the option in the Recovery Menu to Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap (Actually I don’t have any option to format) I don’t have the option to choose between different update’s files either. I tried to load a Hero ROM (although this is not what I wanted) but my phone gets stuck in the Vodafone logo, I had to restore my nandroid backup (good luck I had one). What do I need to do now? I guess that I can change the recovery image, but I saw in the procedure of this page that we put the amon RA recovery image with the letter “H” at the end, do I need to update to the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” or to the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2G.img” or am I messing everything?

  231. Guest says:

    By the way, I have a Mytouch 3G phone and I use the Gold Card Method (which you explained wonderfully) because I had the message of “Older version” or something like that when I tried the one click method. Thanks in advance

  232. Rafa I says:

    I saw the light!!! Here is the answer:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=4314039&postcount=1

    Basically it was necessary to revert to 32B since we (after this) are in 32A…

    Thanks unlockr for this greats tutos!

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Rafa I,

      I’m sorry I just saw your frustrated comments lol coulda saved you a lot of headache…
      If your MyTouch has a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, it is a “MyTouch 1.2” not a MyTouch.
      If you click on How Tos at the top of the site, then click Android you’ll see the MyTouch 1.2 as a separate device than the regular MyTouch and would find the separate how to 🙂
      Glad you got it working anyway!

  233. Guest says:

    I’m getting crazy! I just can not change the ROM, I use the gold card method and I’m not able to use any ROM but the one on the tutorial (step 24), I have tried several things: Using fastboot USB I ‘load’ (I don’t know if this word fits) the “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” (“G” version didn’t work) this allowed me to format (and ‘particionate’) my sd card and so to try the HERO ROM. It didn’t work.
    With “recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.6.2H.img” I also was able to try the cyanogen ROM, since I could apply more than one zip file. It didn’t worked.
    Last thing I tried without success was to flash the “RAv1.6.2H” ROM. In this last attempt the phone wasn’t stuck on the Vodafone logo screen, but after several seconds in that screen it reboots, and so on.

    Any help would be appreciated. I just want a ROM with Android 1.6 and wifi tethering.

  234. Guest says:

    I saw the light!!! Here is the answer:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=4314039&postcount=1

    Basically it was necessary to revert to 32B since we (after this) are in 32A…

    Thanks unlockr for this greats tutos!

    • David Cogen says:

      Rafa I,

      I’m sorry I just saw your frustrated comments lol coulda saved you a lot of headache…
      If your MyTouch has a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, it is a “MyTouch 1.2” not a MyTouch.
      If you click on How Tos at the top of the site, then click Android you’ll see the MyTouch 1.2 as a separate device than the regular MyTouch and would find the separate how to 🙂
      Glad you got it working anyway!

  235. Rafa I says:

    Don’t worry Unlockr, you’ve already done a lot to help us and I felt great when I finally did it (although sometimes I was afraid to brick my phone).
    I don’t have the Mytouch 1.2, I just got an OTA update last month and I think that made things hard for me.

    Anyway, now I’m enjoying a truly better performance on my phone.

    Thank you again

  236. Guest says:

    Don’t worry Unlockr, you’ve already done a lot to help us and I felt great when I finally did it (although sometimes I was afraid to brick my phone).
    I don’t have the Mytouch 1.2, I just got an OTA update last month and I think that made things hard for me.

    Anyway, now I’m enjoying a truly better performance on my phone.

    Thank you again

  237. Jose Luna says:

    I’ve finally got the phone rooted but now i have no service, no APN information. Plz help

  238. Guest says:

    I’ve finally got the phone rooted but now i have no service, no APN information. Plz help

  239. alex says:

    hey when i put my goldcard and tunr the phone on. is trying to do the update but i get a message saying “model id incorrect” can u help me?

  240. Guest says:

    hey when i put my goldcard and tunr the phone on. is trying to do the update but i get a message saying “model id incorrect” can u help me?

    • David Cogen says:

      Alex,

      Yes, that means your Goldcard didn’t work. Recreate it (use the How To Create a Goldcard procedure, it’s a little easier to understand).

  241. alex says:

    do you think i will need a new card. i’m using a 1gb samsung sd card.

  242. Guest says:

    do you think i will need a new card. i’m using a 1gb samsung sd card.

  243. dre says:

    TheUnlockr,

    Thanks for this tutorial. I tried to root before but failed at the goldcard, so I stopped. I roved the forums and came back here after a few months, and everything worked perfectly. Thanks again. ‘Gonna see if I can get cm on this puppy now:-P!

  244. Guest says:

    TheUnlockr,

    Thanks for this tutorial. I tried to root before but failed at the goldcard, so I stopped. I roved the forums and came back here after a few months, and everything worked perfectly. Thanks again. ‘Gonna see if I can get cm on this puppy now:-P!

  245. Samuel says:

    hi unlockr,

    im up to step 18 atm…
    but stucked bcoz it says “failed remote( not allow)”
    i saw u adviced others to repeat step 6, and also try to “unroot and back to cupcake” method. i tried repeat step 6 but everything the same, and the unroot bit i tried as well but bcoz it says wrong model ID and it refers me back here so im pretty much stucked..
    is there anyway to root my device and maybe possibly flash other roms in?

    phone info:

    SAPPIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0013 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    Oct 21 2009,22:33:27

  246. Guest says:

    hi unlockr,

    im up to step 18 atm…
    but stucked bcoz it says “failed remote( not allow)”
    i saw u adviced others to repeat step 6, and also try to “unroot and back to cupcake” method. i tried repeat step 6 but everything the same, and the unroot bit i tried as well but bcoz it says wrong model ID and it refers me back here so im pretty much stucked..
    is there anyway to root my device and maybe possibly flash other roms in?

    phone info:

    SAPPIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0013 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    Oct 21 2009,22:33:27

  247. Laureano says:

    Hello Unlockr,

    I have a HTC Magic 32A, bought it in Brazil with carrier Claro, assuming I would be able to use Android Market or Google Maps. But later I found out that Claro did not purchase those products from Google and they were all taken out of the original ROM. So I wanted to root the phone. Studied all the posts and tried One Click and Goldcard. Both unsuccesful. I get the ‘older version’ message when loading either images, .zip or .nbh

    What can be wrong? This is the data on HBoot:
    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
    HBOOT-1.76.0008 (SAPP600000)
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-6.35.08.29
    Nov 3 2009, 15:56:29

    Also, assuming you help me root the phone, I want to keep the version in Portuguese that I have, I like it. I only want to add Google products to the phone. Everything else works fine.

    Tks,
    Laureano

  248. Guest says:

    Hello Unlockr,

    I have a HTC Magic 32A, bought it in Brazil with carrier Claro, assuming I would be able to use Android Market or Google Maps. But later I found out that Claro did not purchase those products from Google and they were all taken out of the original ROM. So I wanted to root the phone. Studied all the posts and tried One Click and Goldcard. Both unsuccesful. I get the ‘older version’ message when loading either images, .zip or .nbh

    What can be wrong? This is the data on HBoot:
    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON H
    HBOOT-1.76.0008 (SAPP600000)
    CPLD-12
    RADIO-6.35.08.29
    Nov 3 2009, 15:56:29

    Also, assuming you help me root the phone, I want to keep the version in Portuguese that I have, I like it. I only want to add Google products to the phone. Everything else works fine.

    Tks,
    Laureano

  249. Jesse says:

    hey unlockr,
    i did everything right and im back to 1.5
    everything works fine, but when i try to
    flash other roms i always get stuck on my
    vodafone load screen, what’s wrong?
    thanks, jesse

  250. deradam says:

    I went through the rooting tut. Everything went very nice until I came to step 24. Here it says to flash the device with the 32A firmware. However I have a German Vodafone Magic (32B) device and now I am stuck in what to do next.

    Can I just continue using the 32A image?

    Do I have to use a special 32B image? And if yes, can you give me a link? Will it work with all the steps I have done so far?

    Thanks in advance,
    deradam

  251. Guest says:

    hey unlockr,
    i did everything right and im back to 1.5
    everything works fine, but when i try to
    flash other roms i always get stuck on my
    vodafone load screen, what’s wrong?
    thanks, jesse

  252. Guest says:

    I went through the rooting tut. Everything went very nice until I came to step 24. Here it says to flash the device with the 32A firmware. However I have a German Vodafone Magic (32B) device and now I am stuck in what to do next.

    Can I just continue using the 32A image?

    Do I have to use a special 32B image? And if yes, can you give me a link? Will it work with all the steps I have done so far?

    Thanks in advance,
    deradam

  253. MisterEd says:

    In steps 24-26 it is saying the image should be 1.2.0H but when I download the file from the link it says it’s Rom-RAv1.1.0H-signed-update.zip. Is the 1.1 OK instead of 1.2?

    The other question is, what is the advantage of doing a “gold card root” of the T-MO Mytouch 3G vs. the non-gold card root.”

    Sorry, coming from an iPhone this is all new to me so I am trying to follow the steps exactly and when things are different I am afraid to continue. 🙂

    Thanks for your patience and understanding!

  254. Guest says:

    In steps 24-26 it is saying the image should be 1.2.0H but when I download the file from the link it says it’s Rom-RAv1.1.0H-signed-update.zip. Is the 1.1 OK instead of 1.2?

    The other question is, what is the advantage of doing a “gold card root” of the T-MO Mytouch 3G vs. the non-gold card root.”

    Sorry, coming from an iPhone this is all new to me so I am trying to follow the steps exactly and when things are different I am afraid to continue. 🙂

    Thanks for your patience and understanding!

  255. Jesse says:

    😀 figured it out
    was reading ‘rafa I’ comments
    and solved my problem
    i had to revert back to 32b radio
    since i have a vodafone magic
    btw you should post this bit up for
    32b users
    thanks for everything unlockr 🙂

  256. Guest says:

    😀 figured it out
    was reading ‘rafa I’ comments
    and solved my problem
    i had to revert back to 32b radio
    since i have a vodafone magic
    btw you should post this bit up for
    32b users
    thanks for everything unlockr 🙂

  257. Robbo79 says:

    Hi,

    @ Jesse I have the same issue, where did you get the 32b radio?

  258. Guest says:

    Hi,

    @ Jesse I have the same issue, where did you get the 32b radio?

  259. Saleem says:

    So i’m following Theunlockr’s guide to roll-back to Android 1.5 (Goldcard method) and i’m using a 256bm Sandisk sd card. I’ve created a goldcard (I think – anyway of being sure? ) and I copied over sappimg.nbh – around 96mb (also tried .zip – around 60mb) both of which dont work from H-boot. I wait and then a load of writing comes up and dissappears again and shows the initial H-boot screen again. I’m not sure what the problem is, help?

  260. Guest says:

    So i’m following Theunlockr’s guide to roll-back to Android 1.5 (Goldcard method) and i’m using a 256bm Sandisk sd card. I’ve created a goldcard (I think – anyway of being sure? ) and I copied over sappimg.nbh – around 96mb (also tried .zip – around 60mb) both of which dont work from H-boot. I wait and then a load of writing comes up and dissappears again and shows the initial H-boot screen again. I’m not sure what the problem is, help?

  261. jay says:

    I am having issues with the SAPPIMG.zip that i download here, it is not loading it says SAPPDIAG.zip, SAPPDIA2.nbh, SAPPDIAG.nbh, SAPPIMG not found. Please HELP.. I am having the same issue as Saleem.. and I have created a 2gb Kingston GC. Thanks you so very muchh..

    I have
    32b
    sapp30000
    hboot-1.33.0007
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.23.02

  262. Guest says:

    I am having issues with the SAPPIMG.zip that i download here, it is not loading it says SAPPDIAG.zip, SAPPDIA2.nbh, SAPPDIAG.nbh, SAPPIMG not found. Please HELP.. I am having the same issue as Saleem.. and I have created a 2gb Kingston GC. Thanks you so very muchh..

    I have
    32b
    sapp30000
    hboot-1.33.0007
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.23.02

  263. jay says:

    someone please helpppp!!! I have sucessfully created the goldcard.. but the sappIMG file that I downloaded from here is not recognized. Please HELP!! Pleaseeee!

  264. Guest says:

    someone please helpppp!!! I have sucessfully created the goldcard.. but the sappIMG file that I downloaded from here is not recognized. Please HELP!! Pleaseeee!

  265. Desperados says:

    hi,
    is this tutorial for the 32b magics?
    i first thought so.
    but it sais : 24. Download Amon Ra’s 32A based image

    if not, is there a tut for 32b? (1.33.0007)

  266. Guest says:

    hi,
    is this tutorial for the 32b magics?
    i first thought so.
    but it sais : 24. Download Amon Ra’s 32A based image

    if not, is there a tut for 32b? (1.33.0007)

    • David Cogen says:

      Desperados,

      Yup click on How Tos at the top of the site, then Android, then you’ll see Magic. Use the one click root from there.

  267. desperados says:

    but i have the perfect spl (1.33.00007),
    Isnt the one click root for other spl?
    Is it going to work for me?

    Thanks already: )

  268. Desperados says:

    hi,
    i have the perfect spl(1.33.0007).
    and when i look at the one click method, i should first downgrade to cupcake.
    but when i try to do that it sais wrong Model ID.

    the tut sais that if that happens, i have to use the goldcard method, and i’m directed to here :crazy: 🙁

    help?

  269. Guest says:

    but i have the perfect spl (1.33.00007),
    Isnt the one click root for other spl?
    Is it going to work for me?

    Thanks already: )

  270. Guest says:

    hi,
    i have the perfect spl(1.33.0007).
    and when i look at the one click method, i should first downgrade to cupcake.
    but when i try to do that it sais wrong Model ID.

    the tut sais that if that happens, i have to use the goldcard method, and i’m directed to here :crazy: 🙁

    help?

  271. jesse says:

    ok hey the unlockr i have went threw countless fourms looking for a sulution and i cant find one i have a mytouch 3g the first one and im stuck at step 18 i alredy tryed the one click method it didnt work im using a macbook wen i enter the comand it says {/AndroidSDK/tools/fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img
    cannot load ‘recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img} any help would be appreciated i can get fastboot to tell me my serial number

  272. Guest says:

    ok hey the unlockr i have went threw countless fourms looking for a sulution and i cant find one i have a mytouch 3g the first one and im stuck at step 18 i alredy tryed the one click method it didnt work im using a macbook wen i enter the comand it says {/AndroidSDK/tools/fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img
    cannot load ‘recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img} any help would be appreciated i can get fastboot to tell me my serial number

  273. Bryan says:

    the Ulockr please help! i have succesfully rooted my phone and it worked for a few hours. then it just turned off by itself and stopped working. I did a nandroid backup before i tried flashing dwang rom but the rom didnt flash. so i did a nandroid recovery and then just used the phone like that for a few hours before it stopped working. Now the phone turns on and stays at the mytouch screen and it will not go into recovery mode. it will go to fastboot so i tried istalling sappimg again and it doesnt work and i tried reflashing the recovery image and it says boot okay but it will not boot into the recovery screen. I have a mytouch 3g and i used the goldcard method to root.And the hboot is 1.33.2005

  274. Guest says:

    the Ulockr please help! i have succesfully rooted my phone and it worked for a few hours. then it just turned off by itself and stopped working. I did a nandroid backup before i tried flashing dwang rom but the rom didnt flash. so i did a nandroid recovery and then just used the phone like that for a few hours before it stopped working. Now the phone turns on and stays at the mytouch screen and it will not go into recovery mode. it will go to fastboot so i tried istalling sappimg again and it doesnt work and i tried reflashing the recovery image and it says boot okay but it will not boot into the recovery screen. I have a mytouch 3g and i used the goldcard method to root.And the hboot is 1.33.2005

  275. shaikh says:

    hi,
    unlock er

    i have 32b vodafone 1.6 rom
    Hboot-1.33.0004 sapp10000
    CPLD-10
    radio-2.22.19.261

    I tried first method but did not work so i tried goldcard but i get a error while checking sappimg.zip “CID incorrect”

    at shell prompt i get this cid 2750485344303247207002810c00a38c

    and after conversion i use this for goldimage 00a3000c810270204732304453485027

    please tell me where i am wrong do i have to edit some zeros as mentioned in article.
    i am using unbranded micro sd card is it the reason?
    because i don’t get any error before snapping.zip apply.

  276. Guest says:

    hi,
    unlock er

    i have 32b vodafone 1.6 rom
    Hboot-1.33.0004 sapp10000
    CPLD-10
    radio-2.22.19.261

    I tried first method but did not work so i tried goldcard but i get a error while checking sappimg.zip “CID incorrect”

    at shell prompt i get this cid 2750485344303247207002810c00a38c

    and after conversion i use this for goldimage 00a3000c810270204732304453485027

    please tell me where i am wrong do i have to edit some zeros as mentioned in article.
    i am using unbranded micro sd card is it the reason?
    because i don’t get any error before snapping.zip apply.

  277. shaikh says:

    hi,
    now i have bought new 2 kingston card also but getting same error again and again , the only difference is am using usb card reader for writing files to card , dose i make any difference please help me
    out i have tried this for 5 times and no lick please help me unlokr

  278. Antoine Jones says:

    Hey first of all Unlockr thanks for the tutorial its amazing but i did hit a snag… So i got all the way to typing in “Fastboot boot recovery…” and well i didnt get the screen on the vid but the red vodafone screen and the Mytouch is stuck on that. Did i successfully brick my phone lol and if i did could you please tell me how to fix this?
    Thanks a ton

  279. Guest says:

    hi,
    now i have bought new 2 kingston card also but getting same error again and again , the only difference is am using usb card reader for writing files to card , dose i make any difference please help me
    out i have tried this for 5 times and no lick please help me unlokr

  280. Guest says:

    Hey first of all Unlockr thanks for the tutorial its amazing but i did hit a snag… So i got all the way to typing in “Fastboot boot recovery…” and well i didnt get the screen on the vid but the red vodafone screen and the Mytouch is stuck on that. Did i successfully brick my phone lol and if i did could you please tell me how to fix this?
    Thanks a ton

  281. ian lee says:

    will formatting a microsd that was used as a gold card change it to a regular memory card again

  282. Guest says:

    will formatting a microsd that was used as a gold card change it to a regular memory card again

  283. Thomas says:

    I have got the exact same problem as shaikh. I get “CID incorrect” and I definately did the Goldcard right. I have tried several different sappimg files.
    Here are my specs:
    Sapphire PVT 32B Ship S-On G
    HBOOT-1.33.0004 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.19.26I
    Apr 9 200923:30:40

  284. Guest says:

    I have got the exact same problem as shaikh. I get “CID incorrect” and I definately did the Goldcard right. I have tried several different sappimg files.
    Here are my specs:
    Sapphire PVT 32B Ship S-On G
    HBOOT-1.33.0004 (SAPP10000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.19.26I
    Apr 9 200923:30:40

  285. edward johnson says:

    Wow I was having problems getting a rom to load and then I followed Rafa I’s well-written comments and link and got it working in 5 minutes! Horray for intelligent comments!

    Folkes, if you are getting stuck at the mytouch/vodafone boot spash after flashing the 32A rooted ROM, you need to get back to 32B!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=4314039&postcount=1

    Thanks again everyone!

  286. Guest says:

    Wow I was having problems getting a rom to load and then I followed Rafa I’s well-written comments and link and got it working in 5 minutes! Horray for intelligent comments!

    Folkes, if you are getting stuck at the mytouch/vodafone boot spash after flashing the 32A rooted ROM, you need to get back to 32B!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=4314039&postcount=1

    Thanks again everyone!

  287. kyllerbuzcut says:

    I followed the guide and get the same issue as Antoine Jones and Bryan. Been at it for hours trying to get it to work now. I have no idea why it wont go into recovery mode, perhgaps something to do with Vodafone? Any help appreciated.

  288. kyllerbuzcut says:

    oops – forgot to add- I have used the 32b rom

  289. Guest says:

    I followed the guide and get the same issue as Antoine Jones and Bryan. Been at it for hours trying to get it to work now. I have no idea why it wont go into recovery mode, perhgaps something to do with Vodafone? Any help appreciated.

  290. Guest says:

    oops – forgot to add- I have used the 32b rom

  291. Anonymous says:

    […] Methode zu machen (GOLDCARD ist komplett erstellt, sollte gut funk) hier folgender LINK: How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method) | The Unlockr Im Video ( Min. 2:58 ) bekomme ich die obige Meldung! Meine Daten: Sapphire pvt 32A Hboot […]

  292. Jamie says:

    Hi ive got through most of the steps and im at the very last bit, my phone is supposed to boot up in recovery mode but its stuck on the vodafone screen and has been for the last 5 minutes. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

  293. Guest says:

    Hi ive got through most of the steps and im at the very last bit, my phone is supposed to boot up in recovery mode but its stuck on the vodafone screen and has been for the last 5 minutes. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

  294. Godfried says:

    I tried the goldcard several times. After recalculating the cid, the first 2 characters are zero and I receive the goldcard image.

    This procedure, I did this 3 times and the results are the same.
    Incorrect CID.

    I have a sapphire 32B Vodafone Magic of the Netherlands.

    Maybe somebody have a solution?

    Thanks a lot!

  295. Godfried says:

    Actually it fails with the checksum.
    Other things I notified is the goldcardimage I receive is smaller than till line 170.
    In my case the goldcard.img is until 6 zeroes of line 100.

    But writing over the first 100 lines or til line 170 makes no difference.

  296. Guest says:

    I tried the goldcard several times. After recalculating the cid, the first 2 characters are zero and I receive the goldcard image.

    This procedure, I did this 3 times and the results are the same.
    Incorrect CID.

    I have a sapphire 32B Vodafone Magic of the Netherlands.

    Maybe somebody have a solution?

    Thanks a lot!

  297. Guest says:

    Actually it fails with the checksum.
    Other things I notified is the goldcardimage I receive is smaller than till line 170.
    In my case the goldcard.img is until 6 zeroes of line 100.

    But writing over the first 100 lines or til line 170 makes no difference.

  298. Godfried says:

    I got now on screen:

    Sapphire Unknown 32B Ships-on g
    hboot-1.33.0006 (sapp10000)
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.19.261
    may 27 2009,19:06:41

    firmware
    1.6
    62.505.20.17u_22.19.261
    kernel
    2.6.29-00479-g3c7df37 android-build@apa26 #19
    build
    drc92

    Does anyone recognize my problems and have a solution?
    If not:
    Can anyone tell me if there is something changed with my Magic Dutch Vodafone (is it in original state because I don’t know about that ‘unknown’ in the first section of my reply)?

    Thanks so much in advance!

  299. Guest says:

    I got now on screen:

    Sapphire Unknown 32B Ships-on g
    hboot-1.33.0006 (sapp10000)
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.19.261
    may 27 2009,19:06:41

    firmware
    1.6
    62.505.20.17u_22.19.261
    kernel
    2.6.29-00479-g3c7df37 android-build@apa26 #19
    build
    drc92

    Does anyone recognize my problems and have a solution?
    If not:
    Can anyone tell me if there is something changed with my Magic Dutch Vodafone (is it in original state because I don’t know about that ‘unknown’ in the first section of my reply)?

    Thanks so much in advance!

  300. Manny says:

    Hello everything and thanks for writing and answering questions so that we all can get a better understanding of our issues. I’m in a similar situation to many where I’ve made it to step 20 but cannot get pass the vodafone screensplash. I cannot access recovery or fastboot so at the moment, the phone bricked. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do please, thanks?

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Manny,

      Take out the battery. Put it back in and turn the phone on holding down home and power to get to recovery mode (keep holding home and power down until the recovery screen comes up).

  301. Guest says:

    Hello everything and thanks for writing and answering questions so that we all can get a better understanding of our issues. I’m in a similar situation to many where I’ve made it to step 20 but cannot get pass the vodafone screensplash. I cannot access recovery or fastboot so at the moment, the phone bricked. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do please, thanks?

    • David Cogen says:

      Manny,

      Take out the battery. Put it back in and turn the phone on holding down home and power to get to recovery mode (keep holding home and power down until the recovery screen comes up).

  302. cl says:

    @ step 9; after reading SappIMG.zip for awhile, the phone shows ;
    Main version is older !
    update fail!
    do you want to reboot device ?

    help on this pls >.<

  303. Guest says:

    @ step 9; after reading SappIMG.zip for awhile, the phone shows ;
    Main version is older !
    update fail!
    do you want to reboot device ?

    help on this pls >.<

  304. XeXeX says:

    @ step 9; after reading SappIMG.zip for awhile, the phone shows ;
    Main version is older !
    update fail!
    do you want to reboot device ?

    help on this pls >.<
    I get the same error, and i'm pretty sure that the 2 goldcards I have created are working.

  305. Guest says:

    @ step 9; after reading SappIMG.zip for awhile, the phone shows ;
    Main version is older !
    update fail!
    do you want to reboot device ?

    help on this pls >.<
    I get the same error, and i'm pretty sure that the 2 goldcards I have created are working.

  306. grug says:

    Thanks so much have got my australian vodafone 32b working a treat! Excellent howtos!!

  307. Guest says:

    Thanks so much have got my australian vodafone 32b working a treat! Excellent howtos!!

  308. Gerrit says:

    Hi, are these steps really correct for the HTC Magic (Vodafone) 32B boards? If I’m right the HTC Magic (Vodafone NL) has the 32B boards. Isn’t it the case to use the recovery-RAv1.2.0G.img instead of the recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img image ?

  309. Guest says:

    Hi, are these steps really correct for the HTC Magic (Vodafone) 32B boards? If I’m right the HTC Magic (Vodafone NL) has the 32B boards. Isn’t it the case to use the recovery-RAv1.2.0G.img instead of the recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img image ?

  310. ubercatfish says:

    stuck on step 17. got my phone (australian vodafone 32b) running the mytouch tmobile firmware as directed. but after that my phone wont show up in adb devices, and it would before this update process, and since it wont detect i cant fastboot the image. HELP PLEEEASE 🙁

  311. Guest says:

    stuck on step 17. got my phone (australian vodafone 32b) running the mytouch tmobile firmware as directed. but after that my phone wont show up in adb devices, and it would before this update process, and since it wont detect i cant fastboot the image. HELP PLEEEASE 🙁

  312. Knut says:

    Is there any way I can reset my goldcard so it becomes a normal memory card?
    Please answer me as I am not good at reading warnings.

  313. Guest says:

    Is there any way I can reset my goldcard so it becomes a normal memory card?
    Please answer me as I am not good at reading warnings.

  314. Oscar says:

    when i tried to apply sdcard:update.zip it said press green to confirm and them said
    install from sd card…
    finding update package…
    opening update package…
    E: Cant open /sdcard/update.zip(bad)

    what happened??? what can i do???

  315. Guest says:

    when i tried to apply sdcard:update.zip it said press green to confirm and them said
    install from sd card…
    finding update package…
    opening update package…
    E: Cant open /sdcard/update.zip(bad)

    what happened??? what can i do???

  316. fatayi says:

    I was wondering if anyone can help me after trying for day to properly do every step I was stuck on #26 (fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img) I up the command in correctly and it said cannot load recovery-rav1.2.0h.img. Can any help me with this problem.

  317. Guest says:

    I was wondering if anyone can help me after trying for day to properly do every step I was stuck on #26 (fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.2.0H.img) I up the command in correctly and it said cannot load recovery-rav1.2.0h.img. Can any help me with this problem.

  318. sha says:

    stuck at 18 please help i been stuck for three days

  319. Guest says:

    stuck at 18 please help i been stuck for three days

  320. […] cool got that… So i have read and followed these two different ways of rooting the device… How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method) | TheUnlockr How To: Root the HTC MyTouch 3G | TheUnlockr the gold card method failed me once i am trying it […]

  321. Tobias says:

    I’ve done this procedure with my vodafone 32b magic. But I cannot flash any recovery images, doesnt matter if I try it via fastboot or flashrec. If I try it via fastboot the phone will stuck at bootscreen, if I try it via flashrec it says that I have an EBI1/32A model and it does not allow me to flash a recovery image.
    What have I done wrong?

  322. Guest says:

    I’ve done this procedure with my vodafone 32b magic. But I cannot flash any recovery images, doesnt matter if I try it via fastboot or flashrec. If I try it via fastboot the phone will stuck at bootscreen, if I try it via flashrec it says that I have an EBI1/32A model and it does not allow me to flash a recovery image.
    What have I done wrong?

  323. guss2k says:

    Why do i still get the( Main version is older !
    update fail) i cant downgrade. what am in doing wrong? can someone help me please. thanks.

  324. Guest says:

    Why do i still get the( Main version is older !
    update fail) i cant downgrade. what am in doing wrong? can someone help me please. thanks.

  325. moeayoob says:

    heyy plz help me
    wat is fastboot and how do i set it up
    iv been searching for my life EVERYWHERE n just cant seem to find out how to configure it?
    thanks 🙂

  326. Guest says:

    heyy plz help me
    wat is fastboot and how do i set it up
    iv been searching for my life EVERYWHERE n just cant seem to find out how to configure it?
    thanks 🙂

  327. Quality says:

    I can’t get past step 17… it will not pull up the serial ID no matter how I do the drivers. I have erased them and reinstalled several times and started even from step 1 and did over several times. Is there something else I can do or should be doing.

  328. Guest says:

    I can’t get past step 17… it will not pull up the serial ID no matter how I do the drivers. I have erased them and reinstalled several times and started even from step 1 and did over several times. Is there something else I can do or should be doing.

  329. Mike0001 says:

    Hey Dave, here is my problem so I’ve had to make the goldcard and have followed your tutorial to the letter so far. I am up to point 24.

    24. Download Amon Ra’s 32A based image and save it to the memory card, rename it to update.zip

    However my motherboard is 32B, can I in some way intergrate the ‘Root the HTC Magic in One click’ procedure, it says to put the 32B img file on but also a FlashRec.apk (which there is no mention of in the goldcard method).

    Can you give me guidance please.

    Much appreciated

    • TheUnlockr says:

      Mike,

      The reason you need the gold card for this procedure is because we need to flash the 32a rom on the 32b Magic to get certain things to work. Then we flash a 32b rom back on later (in the next procedure linked at the bottom).

  330. Guest says:

    Hey Dave, here is my problem so I’ve had to make the goldcard and have followed your tutorial to the letter so far. I am up to point 24.

    24. Download Amon Ra’s 32A based image and save it to the memory card, rename it to update.zip

    However my motherboard is 32B, can I in some way intergrate the ‘Root the HTC Magic in One click’ procedure, it says to put the 32B img file on but also a FlashRec.apk (which there is no mention of in the goldcard method).

    Can you give me guidance please.

    Much appreciated

    • David Cogen says:

      Mike,

      The reason you need the gold card for this procedure is because we need to flash the 32a rom on the 32b Magic to get certain things to work. Then we flash a 32b rom back on later (in the next procedure linked at the bottom).

  331. Roberto says:

    Hello
    My phone fails to update i already the goldcard I have a 2g Kingston
    Spec:
    Sapphire PVT 32B Ship S-on G
    Hboot-1.33.007 SAPP30000
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    Jul 31 2009, 15:49:25

  332. Guest says:

    Hello
    My phone fails to update i already the goldcard I have a 2g Kingston
    Spec:
    Sapphire PVT 32B Ship S-on G
    Hboot-1.33.007 SAPP30000
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    Jul 31 2009, 15:49:25

  333. gstr318 says:

    Hello. I need a little help. I get all the way to step 27 (stopped counting after 17 times) and this is the message that I get after it reads off the second “copying files” ;
    E:Can’t chown/mod /system/
    (no such file or directory)
    E:Failure at line 247:
    set_perm_recursive 0 0 0755 0644
    SYSTEM:

    Installation aborted.

    This is as far as I can get. I am dumbfounded. I have used three different sd cards. Please help.

  334. Guest says:

    Hello. I need a little help. I get all the way to step 27 (stopped counting after 17 times) and this is the message that I get after it reads off the second “copying files” ;
    E:Can’t chown/mod /system/
    (no such file or directory)
    E:Failure at line 247:
    set_perm_recursive 0 0 0755 0644
    SYSTEM:

    Installation aborted.

    This is as far as I can get. I am dumbfounded. I have used three different sd cards. Please help.

  335. DevilDeva says:

    Hi,

    I have rooted my vodafone htc magic to 2.2 froyo, but I want to go back to the vodafone orginal so as to update to 2.1 via the htc website. Is this possible as I cannot seem to find anything on the internet to root back?

    Cheers

    DevilDeva

    • TheUnlockr says:

      DevilDeva,

      The only reason to unroot and go back to a ROM from your carrier is if you want to send in the phone for warranty. Otherwise you are not benefiting at all by going to a stock ROM (and in your case you look like your losing 2.2 and Flash support) and losing root access. Just flash a different custom ROM if you want to try something different, there are a lot of them to choose from.

      If you still want to downgrade, look for our How To Unroot the Magic procedure and follow that.

  336. Guest says:

    Hi,

    I have rooted my vodafone htc magic to 2.2 froyo, but I want to go back to the vodafone orginal so as to update to 2.1 via the htc website. Is this possible as I cannot seem to find anything on the internet to root back?

    Cheers

    DevilDeva

    • David Cogen says:

      DevilDeva,

      The only reason to unroot and go back to a ROM from your carrier is if you want to send in the phone for warranty. Otherwise you are not benefiting at all by going to a stock ROM (and in your case you look like your losing 2.2 and Flash support) and losing root access. Just flash a different custom ROM if you want to try something different, there are a lot of them to choose from.

      If you still want to downgrade, look for our How To Unroot the Magic procedure and follow that.

  337. DevilDeva says:

    Cheers, I understandwhat you are saying, as that was my initial thought. I don’t really want to root back, the only reason for doing it is that my phone is working really slowly and crashes quite often. Some of my apps and widgets aren’t working properly either. I cannot seem to find a rom that works nice and smoothly, and actually allows me to use it to its full capability.

    Cheers for the advice, I will have to keep looking I think 😉

    Devildeva

  338. Guest says:

    Cheers, I understandwhat you are saying, as that was my initial thought. I don’t really want to root back, the only reason for doing it is that my phone is working really slowly and crashes quite often. Some of my apps and widgets aren’t working properly either. I cannot seem to find a rom that works nice and smoothly, and actually allows me to use it to its full capability.

    Cheers for the advice, I will have to keep looking I think 😉

    Devildeva

  339. shaded says:

    how to i install the latest cyanogen rom from here instead of hero?

  340. Guest says:

    how to i install the latest cyanogen rom from here instead of hero?

  341. Soulripper180 says:

    ok i need some serious help fast i have gotta all the way to the point were you have to boot into fastboot mode and here is the problem I typed in cd AndroidSDK\tools\ then fastboot devices and it just drops down a line without detecting my device now i cut off my phone and i get a red vadaphone screen i hold down menu and back and the phone now boots up as an HTC Magic 32A when the phone is turned on i do the cmd process again and i type adb devices and it shows the serial why doesnt it work when its in fastboot also i tried flashin a recovery using flash rec to no avail i need help and quick PLEASE!!!!!!!

  342. Guest says:

    ok i need some serious help fast i have gotta all the way to the point were you have to boot into fastboot mode and here is the problem I typed in cd AndroidSDKtools then fastboot devices and it just drops down a line without detecting my device now i cut off my phone and i get a red vadaphone screen i hold down menu and back and the phone now boots up as an HTC Magic 32A when the phone is turned on i do the cmd process again and i type adb devices and it shows the serial why doesnt it work when its in fastboot also i tried flashin a recovery using flash rec to no avail i need help and quick PLEASE!!!!!!!

  343. Hebman says:

    I’ve tried this with a gold card 4 times and been super careful with following this and the gold card process. I get CID incorrect every time – help!!!

  344. Guest says:

    I’ve tried this with a gold card 4 times and been super careful with following this and the gold card process. I get CID incorrect every time – help!!!

  345. Eddie says:

    he Im really in a panic here my mytouch will not move past the htc magic screen…tryed re-hbootin and nothig happened besides it stopping on the unzip on the second screen first option (1) system…Help please

  346. Guest says:

    he Im really in a panic here my mytouch will not move past the htc magic screen…tryed re-hbootin and nothig happened besides it stopping on the unzip on the second screen first option (1) system…Help please

  347. DroidNewby says:

    Have my phone reset and do not have a 3G card of the right carrier. The phone is sitting at “Insert SIM card”. Almost all the instructions in the world on how to root require some access on the Phone like Setting->Format, Setting->turn Debug mode on or adb shell. I could not do anything right now, not even accessing the Phone as a drive because I guess the Debug is not on. Anyone has any idea how the Android is install on the Phone for the FIRST time? The PHONE is blank and nothing to get into.

  348. Guest says:

    Have my phone reset and do not have a 3G card of the right carrier. The phone is sitting at “Insert SIM card”. Almost all the instructions in the world on how to root require some access on the Phone like Setting->Format, Setting->turn Debug mode on or adb shell. I could not do anything right now, not even accessing the Phone as a drive because I guess the Debug is not on. Anyone has any idea how the Android is install on the Phone for the FIRST time? The PHONE is blank and nothing to get into.

  349. bIGMARK06 says:

    during the sappimg.zip update…i always get “MODEL ID INCORRECT” do u have any suggestions…if so PLZZZZZ EXPLAIN WHY I CANT ROOT MY PHONE

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0007 (SAPP30000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    JUL 31 2009, 15:49:25

  350. Guest says:

    during the sappimg.zip update…i always get “MODEL ID INCORRECT” do u have any suggestions…if so PLZZZZZ EXPLAIN WHY I CANT ROOT MY PHONE

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0007 (SAPP30000)
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.23.02
    JUL 31 2009, 15:49:25

  351. Jim W says:

    Hi

    Thanks for all your videos, they are really helpful. I have a problem with my Vodafone Magic 32B. I have made a goldcard ( 2 infact) and I still can’t get past the loading sappimg part. I keep getting Model ID incorrect! Update Fail! I have tried remaking the goldcard, double checked my cid numbers etc and nothing. I wonder if you have any clue why this is? Mine is a Vodafone Spain HTC Magic 32B ship S-on G Hboot-1.33.0007 (sapp10000)
    Radio 2.22.19.26I

    Thanks in advance

    Jim

  352. Guest says:

    Hi

    Thanks for all your videos, they are really helpful. I have a problem with my Vodafone Magic 32B. I have made a goldcard ( 2 infact) and I still can’t get past the loading sappimg part. I keep getting Model ID incorrect! Update Fail! I have tried remaking the goldcard, double checked my cid numbers etc and nothing. I wonder if you have any clue why this is? Mine is a Vodafone Spain HTC Magic 32B ship S-on G Hboot-1.33.0007 (sapp10000)
    Radio 2.22.19.26I

    Thanks in advance

    Jim

  353. Jim W says:

    Hi

    Just thought I’d update my post. I did a full reset, followed the instructions again and all is working! Thanks!!!!

  354. Guest says:

    Hi

    Just thought I’d update my post. I did a full reset, followed the instructions again and all is working! Thanks!!!!

  355. saint says:

    i’ve have did all the steps to make a goldcard and the goldcard works but when i try and use it to unroot my phone im having problems…….is there anywai you could help me out

  356. Guest says:

    i’ve have did all the steps to make a goldcard and the goldcard works but when i try and use it to unroot my phone im having problems…….is there anywai you could help me out

  357. jerry says:

    I can’t download the sappimg.zip I tried on multiple computers, I just keep getting error messages when I try to extract the files.

  358. Guest says:

    I can’t download the sappimg.zip I tried on multiple computers, I just keep getting error messages when I try to extract the files.

  359. jeremy says:

    I used a sandisk (4gb) to make a goldcard and it work. So happy back to ota updates 2.2 here I come 🙂

  360. Guest says:

    I used a sandisk (4gb) to make a goldcard and it work. So happy back to ota updates 2.2 here I come 🙂

  361. […] everything i have heard i would use this process. How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method) | TheUnlockr __________________ dASUdevil Successfully rooted via Gold card SuperBadCM5 v1.7 […]

  362. Sherif says:

    The IMG file that I put on my gold card doesn’t get read by my phone. I just get loading image no image on and on. I’ve tried everything. Don’t know what to do. -HTC Magic 2.2 Rogers

  363. Guest says:

    The IMG file that I put on my gold card doesn’t get read by my phone. I just get loading image no image on and on. I’ve tried everything. Don’t know what to do. -HTC Magic 2.2 Rogers

  364. Robin says:

    When I try to update my phone with the goldcard it says “Checking..[SAPPING.zip]” and then seems to hang. Been like that for 25 mins.
    Should I just be waiting?

  365. nottRobin says:

    When I try to update my phone with the goldcard it says “Checking..[SAPPING.zip]” and then seems to hang. Been like that for 25 mins.
    Should I just be waiting?

  366. Guest says:

    the Ulockr please help! i have succesfully rooted my phone and it worked for a few hours. then it just turned off by itself and stopped working. I did a nandroid backup before i tried flashing dwang rom but the rom didnt flash. so i did a nandroid recovery and then just used the phone like that for a few hours before it stopped working. Now the phone turns on and stays at the mytouch screen and it will not go into recovery mode. it will go to fastboot so i tried istalling sappimg again and it doesnt work and i tried reflashing the recovery image and it says boot okay but it will not boot into the recovery screen. I have a mytouch 3g and i used the goldcard method to root.And the hboot is 1.33.2005

  367. Ben_harris0402 says:

    When I type fastboot devices I don’t get a serial number how can I move on?

    • Ben_harris0402 says:

      sapphire re unknown 32a ship s-on H
      hboot-1.33.0009 (sapp31000)
      CPLD-13
      Radio-3.22.20.17
      may 8 2009,21:02:32

      • Ben_harris0402 says:

        my computer says device driver software was not successfully installed, I have the gold card on a 1 gb kingston and it worked but when I type fastboot devices in CMD no serial pops up I have windows 7 should I look for drivers? where would I get them I already have adroid sdk

  368. Ben_harris0402 says:

    When I type fastboot devices I don’t get a serial number how can I move on?

  369. Guest says:

    When I type fastboot devices I don’t get a serial number how can I move on?

    • Guest says:

      sapphire re unknown 32a ship s-on H
      hboot-1.33.0009 (sapp31000)
      CPLD-13
      Radio-3.22.20.17
      may 8 2009,21:02:32

    • Guest says:

      my computer says device driver software was not successfully installed, I have the gold card on a 1 gb kingston and it worked but when I type fastboot devices in CMD no serial pops up I have windows 7 should I look for drivers? where would I get them I already have adroid sdk

  370. Dakuffs says:

    use UniversalAndroot ver. 1.6 and up works like a charm.. no gold card mess…

  371. Guest says:

    use UniversalAndroot ver. 1.6 and up works like a charm.. no gold card mess…

  372. Henryc12o3 says:

    hey, i skipped a few steps at 24. but i was just curious. is there any reason why my touch scre isint working at the initial setup screen? feel free to contact me on aim – henryc12o3 or email – henryc12o3@gmail.com

  373. TheUnlockr says:

    It is supposed to. Just follow the procedure.

  374. TheUnlockr says:

    It is supposed to. Just follow the procedure.

  375. TheUnlockr says:

    It is supposed to. Just follow the procedure.

  376. Guest says:

    hey, i skipped a few steps at 24. but i was just curious. is there any reason why my touch scre isint working at the initial setup screen? feel free to contact me on aim – henryc12o3 or email – henryc12o3@gmail.com

  377. Sdfasf says:

    you can use an app to get the code you get from the sdk tools for the gold card
    just search gold card in the market
    it called gold card helper i think..

  378. Sdfasf says:

    you can use an app to get the code you get from the sdk tools for the gold card
    just search gold card in the market
    it called gold card helper i think..

  379. Guest says:

    you can use an app to get the code you get from the sdk tools for the gold card
    just search gold card in the market
    it called gold card helper i think..

  380. UW_Pete says:

    Hi Unlockr,
    Many thanks for the wonderfully detailed instructions. I still have a problem though.
    I’ve followed the instructions here to the letter, made 2 Goldcards but still when I try the sappimg update in step 9 I still get “Main Version is older”

    Vodafone Portugal 32A
    HBoot 1.76.0009
    Radio 6.35.08.29

    I have rooted the phone using the Super 1 Click method. Do I really need to return to cupcake to load other ROMs?

  381. UW_Pete says:

    Hi Unlockr,
    Many thanks for the wonderfully detailed instructions. I still have a problem though.
    I’ve followed the instructions here to the letter, made 2 Goldcards but still when I try the sappimg update in step 9 I still get “Main Version is older”

    Vodafone Portugal 32A
    HBoot 1.76.0009
    Radio 6.35.08.29

    I have rooted the phone using the Super 1 Click method. Do I really need to return to cupcake to load other ROMs?

  382. Guest says:

    Hi Unlockr,
    Many thanks for the wonderfully detailed instructions. I still have a problem though.
    I’ve followed the instructions here to the letter, made 2 Goldcards but still when I try the sappimg update in step 9 I still get “Main Version is older”

    Vodafone Portugal 32A
    HBoot 1.76.0009
    Radio 6.35.08.29

    I have rooted the phone using the Super 1 Click method. Do I really need to return to cupcake to load other ROMs?

  383. UW_Pete says:

    Hi

    Update for those Vodafone Portugal 32A Magic frustrated readers. I finally got Android 2.2.1 installed using the instructions on http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Magic_(32A):_Rooting_(6.35.x_radio).
    Not quite as idiotproof in instructions but effective if you follow it carefully.
    My general feeling from reading the comments here are – If you don’t understand how to change directory in a DOS (terminal) window then you probably shouldn’t be attempting to root your phone.

  384. UW_Pete says:

    Hi

    Update for those Vodafone Portugal 32A Magic frustrated readers. I finally got Android 2.2.1 installed using the instructions on http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Magic_(32A):_Rooting_(6.35.x_radio).
    Not quite as idiotproof in instructions but effective if you follow it carefully.
    My general feeling from reading the comments here are – If you don’t understand how to change directory in a DOS (terminal) window then you probably shouldn’t be attempting to root your phone.

  385. Guest says:

    Hi

    Update for those Vodafone Portugal 32A Magic frustrated readers. I finally got Android 2.2.1 installed using the instructions on http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Magic_(32A):_Rooting_(6.35.x_radio).
    Not quite as idiotproof in instructions but effective if you follow it carefully.
    My general feeling from reading the comments here are – If you don’t understand how to change directory in a DOS (terminal) window then you probably shouldn’t be attempting to root your phone.

  386. Kent says:

    I have done this process atleast 5 times. Everything works great and goes smooth until you power off or lock the display, then the display goes grainy. You can’t get it back unless you reboot. Even then, once the display locks, it does it again. I have the original mytouch 3g. -x-

  387. Kent says:

    I have done this process atleast 5 times. Everything works great and goes smooth until you power off or lock the display, then the display goes grainy. You can’t get it back unless you reboot. Even then, once the display locks, it does it again. I have the original mytouch 3g. -x-

  388. Guest says:

    I have done this process atleast 5 times. Everything works great and goes smooth until you power off or lock the display, then the display goes grainy. You can’t get it back unless you reboot. Even then, once the display locks, it does it again. I have the original mytouch 3g. -x-

  389. Umair says:

    First of all Thank u unlockr for this great information.
    I followed all the steps one by one and successfully manage to root my HTC mytouch 3G Fender phone.

    The issue is after this root, I am unable to hear voice while calling. But as I connect earphones I am able to hear the voice. Please tell me what should I do, so I can hear the voice without earphones.

  390. Guest says:

    First of all Thank u unlockr for this great information.
    I followed all the steps one by one and successfully manage to root my HTC mytouch 3G Fender phone.

    The issue is after this root, I am unable to hear voice while calling. But as I connect earphones I am able to hear the voice. Please tell me what should I do, so I can hear the voice without earphones.

  391. emilio says:

     when i tried to update in step 9 i got an error message saying “model id incorrect” any Help please?

  392. Guest says:

     when i tried to update in step 9 i got an error message saying “model id incorrect” any Help please?

  393. Zacdavid15 says:

    Says Main Version Older And update Failed.

  394. Guest says:

    Says Main Version Older And update Failed.

  395. Postie says:

    Hi there the gold card site opens up and it just goes to revskills and says page not found .!! Can you sort it out please.

  396. Guest says:

    Hi there the gold card site opens up and it just goes to revskills and says page not found .!! Can you sort it out please.

  397. Jcc2150 says:

    will roms speed up the mytouch 3g or will rooting it speed it up? …please let me know. still wondering if i should do this or not…

  398. Guest says:

    will roms speed up the mytouch 3g or will rooting it speed it up? …please let me know. still wondering if i should do this or not…

  399. guest says:

    It says Model Id incorrect what do i do please help

  400. Guest says:

    It says Model Id incorrect what do i do please help

  401. MODEL ID INCORRECT - SOLUTION says:

    For those getting “Model ID Incorrect”, it’s because the GoldCard was created incorrectly.  This tutorial has that part WRONG.  Here is the fix.

    In the tutorial, it tells you to get the GoldCard image file from that http://psas.revskills.de(etc.) website.  It tells you to (1) reverse the CID code that you got from the Command Prompt, and then to (2) replace the first 2 digits w/ 00.
    STEP (1) IS WRONG.  Instead of reversing the code, you have to use the online reverser: http://hexrev.soaa.me (it’s the website that he (Unlockr) uses in the video tutorial on the “How To Create a Goldcard” page.  After typing in your CID, the website will give you the real reversed code.  Enter this into the psas.revskills.de website, and follow the rest of the steps, and it’ll work like a charm!

  402. Guest says:

    For those getting “Model ID Incorrect”, it’s because the GoldCard was created incorrectly.  This tutorial has that part WRONG.  Here is the fix.

    In the tutorial, it tells you to get the GoldCard image file from that http://psas.revskills.de(etc.) website.  It tells you to (1) reverse the CID code that you got from the Command Prompt, and then to (2) replace the first 2 digits w/ 00.
    STEP (1) IS WRONG.  Instead of reversing the code, you have to use the online reverser: http://hexrev.soaa.me (it’s the website that he (Unlockr) uses in the video tutorial on the “How To Create a Goldcard” page.  After typing in your CID, the website will give you the real reversed code.  Enter this into the psas.revskills.de website, and follow the rest of the steps, and it’ll work like a charm!

  403. Omkar Mirkar says:

    I would like to advise to follow the step mentioned in this site ( it worked for on my Kingston 2GB card ) http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Goldcard

    I have a question…. will I be able to downgrade from 2.2.1 to 1.5 successfully???

    just one reply will encourage me to follow my further step, as I am afraid not to brick my phone ( because it is gifted to me by my loved once that’s why)

    I’ll let you know my touch’s hboot info
     
    sapphire pvt 32b ship s-on g
    hboot-1.33.0013 (sapp3000)
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.28.25

     just to let u know I have rooted my phone using http://www.unlockroot.com (of course you need a USB debugging enabled), still i wan’t a custom ROM of cynogen so i need my phone to be downgraded and guess this post will help me but I only need a positive confirmations for you people, thank you.

  404. 0x0 says:

    I would like to advise to follow the step mentioned in this site ( it worked for on my Kingston 2GB card ) http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Goldcard

    I have a question…. will I be able to downgrade from 2.2.1 to 1.5 successfully???

    just one reply will encourage me to follow my further step, as I am afraid not to brick my phone ( because it is gifted to me by my loved once that’s why)

    I’ll let you know my touch’s hboot info
     
    sapphire pvt 32b ship s-on g
    hboot-1.33.0013 (sapp3000)
    cpld-10
    radio-2.22.28.25

     just to let u know I have rooted my phone using http://www.unlockroot.com (of course you need a USB debugging enabled), still i wan’t a custom ROM of cynogen so i need my phone to be downgraded and guess this post will help me but I only need a positive confirmations for you people, thank you.

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