Install CyanogenMod 10 on HTC Desire S HBOOT 2.00.002

Posted: March 26, 2013 in Android
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The CyanogenMod 10 is nightly built, try it on your own risk. 

The installation guide in CyanogenMod.com only cover HBOOT version 0.98.0000 and 0.98.0002. Mine is 2.0xxxx, so that I cannot follow its guide to install the custom recovery.

Below are my steps

Prerequisite: you have the HTC Driver installed. The HTC Driver is bundled in HTC Sync installation.

1. Unlock the bootloader

Follow the steps in http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/. Note: HTC Desire S is not in the list, just select All Other Supported Devices.

2. Install ClockWork Recovery

Download clockwork recovery from http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager and save to the same folder you placed fastboot.exe when you unlocked the bootloader in step1.

Start your Desire S into Bootloader mode, select Fastboot and connect it to your PC via USB. If you don’t know how to do so, you can reference back the first 4 steps when you unlocked the bookloader in http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader.

In command prompt, type: fastboot devices, you should see your Desire S listed, otherwise, your phone is not started in the correct mode.

Flash the recovery, type: fastboot flash recovery the-recovery-image-file-you-downloaded.img

Start your Desire S into Bootloader mode, select Recovery. Your phone will be started into the ClockWork Recovery screen.

recovery

3. Install CyanogenMod 10 and Google Apps

Download CyanogenMod 10 and Google Apps from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1776256 (Update: you can also try the latest Finny Andromadus ROM from http://andromadus.flinny.org/?q=cm10_1.)

Extract the boot.img from CyanogenMod10 zip file. You need this for fastboot, otherwise your phone may be stuck in the HTC logo screen.

Copy CyanogenMod 10 zip and Google Apps zip to your phone. If you have accidentally formatted your phone and cannot select USB Storage through the Desire S, you can select mounts and storage in the recovery screen and your sdcard will be mounted to your PC. Copy those files and umount.

Select install zip from sdcard, select the CyanogenMod 10 zip file and install it; after installation is complete and follow the same step to install Google Apps.

If you boot the system now, your Desire S may be stuck in the HTC logo screen. You need complete the next step.

4. Flash boot.img

Select Fastboot in Bootloader mode, as Step 2.

Type the following command in PC command prompt: fastboot flash boot boot.img (Your command prompt should be in the directory where you placed fastboot.exe and boot.img in step1)

After boot is flashed, type: fastboot reboot

Your Desire S will start into CyanogenMod 10.

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Comments
  1. Meiron says:

    Am I missing something or you don’t need arooted device?

  2. Meiron says:

    Tnx
    So I have a question of ignorance – I assume sime if the Cyanogen advantages based on having a root access. Isn’t it?

    • xiaojie says:

      Root is to a privilege within your current android operating system, however by installing the cyanogen ROM, your operating system is replaced by the new one already. In other words, root is the key to access your house, but installing cyanogen means a new house.

  3. Meiron says:

    Hi there

    I did all the following, but my device is stuck on the cyanogen logo…

    • Meiron says:

      OK. After doing all wiping possible, and reinstalling, it’s working

      Tnx for your guide!!!

    • Iby says:

      elect Fastboot in Bootloader mode, as Step 2.

      Type the following command in PC command prompt: fastboot flash boot boot.img (Your command prompt should be in the directory where you placed fastboot.exe and boot.img in step1)

      After boot is flashed, type: fastboot reboot

      Your Desire S will start into CyanogenMod 10.

  4. Hi, thanks for a guide, but what about turning s-off?
    Can you install CM 10 only after bootloader unlock, leaving s-on?

  5. Reda says:

    Hi there,
    is this version stable?

  6. Reda says:

    Thank you!

  7. mohamed Nabig says:

    Hello meiron,
    i am experiencing a few problems my phone keeps on staying on the htc logo even after rebooting and flashing boot.img, is there a way to resolve this problem?

  8. thavox says:

    Apparently the ClockworkMod stated for Desire S doesn’t work, you get a set_metadata_recursive error with CWM 5 for newer Android releases.

    Which CWM shall be used or other recovery boot?

  9. thilina says:

    thankz man u helpd alot to recover from my bricked phone

  10. Godstime says:

    how do install custom
    recovery image or backup my phone before installing a customized Rom? I have HTC Desire s with Android 4.0.4

    • mufeidie says:

      Step 2 is for installing custom recovery image. My backup only involves sms and call log backup. You can use SMS backup+, which will back up your sms and call log to your gmail. For app data, android will handle it.

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  13. Ben says:

    many thanks, for a whole week i’ve been battling with a phone stuck on htc screen, now i’m passed that. good work.

  14. Ameer says:

    i would like to sincerely thank you for this article… i thought my phone was a goner. i forgot to backup my old ROM and the new ROM didn’t work so i struck without an OS… I’ve been searching all day for a fix trying everything and came across this. all i was missing was step 4. thank you

  15. esi says:

    i dont have boot.img in step 1 !!!!!!!!! what should i do ?

  16. tenek says:

    Thank you for the guide. I managed to unlock the bootloader but I can’t find Clockwork Recovery. I’ve read just about every blog and forum post on this topic and they all seem to be referring to the same url that you do.

    However, when I go to clockworkmod.com and select my device, I’m shown a list of 15 “thingies” neither of which is anything to do with Recovery.

    I did try to download some of them randomly but none of them contained the img file you mention.

    Am I just super-thick or have they changed the website? Are there any alternative download sources?
    Thank you.

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