I’m tired of waiting for T-Mobile NL to give me FroYo (Android 2.2). Besides, that controlling which apps I can or can’t have access to.
So, let’s get to it ourselves!
Starting this process I didn’t have the needed warm and fuzzy feeling because the tutorials I found were not so detailed. Which is why I’ll describe step-by-step what I did (actually typing while I’m going through the process myself):
Note: I’m not responsible for anything that happens to your phone and I can’t provide any support or additional information. I ran it on my own doing some research, please try to do the same if you get stuck.
- First, backup your apps. I did it with an app called “Astro File Manager”
- To get root, go to Unrevoked. Select your mobile device and your OS.
- I’m on a Linux machine, so after I have reflash.tar.gz downloaded on your computer, untar it, than run sudo ./reflash
- You’ll be guided about the next steps (connect your phone as disk drive, turn on USB Debugging).
- Once everything is done, I got on my phone a “ClockworkMod Recovery” boot screen. Just to be extra safe, I ran through “Backup and restore” to create a backup. After the backup was done, I chose “reboot system now”
- Now you should have root! 🙂 The phone should restart the looking the same as it did before.
- Let’s prepare to install something else. From your computer download the latest version of the radio. I got the link from here . Move the zip file to the root of your phone’s SD card.
- Go to the Android Market and find/install “ROM Manager” (I used the free version). After it is installed, run it and choose to boot in recovery mode. You should get a screen asking you if the action has root access, allow it and run it again.
- Now back in ClockworkMod Recovery, choose “install zip from sdcard”. Find the zip file you just downloaded and install it.
- Reboot your phone.
- Now back into your normal looking phone again. Go back to ROM Manager and select “Download ROM”
- Let’s pick CyanogenMod, latest build is given and select Google Apps as well.
- Once everything is downloaded, click both checkboxes “Backup existing ROM” and “Wipe Data and Cache”. Press ok.
- You’ll now reboot to CyanogenMod! Process done!
- HTC Desire full update guide to CyanogenMod.