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Flashing a custom HBOOT

Installing a custom ROM may become a little bit frustrating because most of the developers are writing the Requirements for people who already know what are they doing..But what if you’re installing a custom ROM for the first time and you don’t have any clue about what the requirements specified?

So, let’s take for example the InsertCoin ROM

Requirements:

A2SD CM7 HBOOT - cm7 hboot from alpharev.nl - the one with
 130 mB for /system
- 1 gB ext2/3/4 partition
A2SD+ STOCK HBOOT - stock hboot - the one with 250 mB for /system
- 1 gB ext2/3/4 partition

This means that you either install the CM7 HBOOT and you partition your SD CARD creating a 1gb EXT2/3/4 partition or you install the A2SD+ STOCK HBOOT with the same size for the EXT partition.

To partition the SD Card in order to create the 1GB EXT2/3/4 partition, follow this tutorial

Next step is to flash the custom HBOOT. First of all, you can read here about HBOOT schemes

Go to http://alpharev.nl/ and locate the HBOOT Scheme that you need. In our case, let’s get the CM7 HBOOT. Scroll down ‘till you see the following table

hboot_schems

and download the Bravo CM7 r2 zip (from the PB99IMG column) (it’s r2 so it doesn’t have 130MB for /system, it has 145MB, but it will work. Note that Bravo Stock has 250MB like in the requirements)

Now, after downloading the zip, rename it to PB99IMG.zip (because leaving the original name will end up with a failed install) and flash it to your phone (if you don’t know how, look here)

Ok, after you’ve partitioned your SD Card with a 1GB partition, and flashed the custom HBOOT, you’re meeting the requirements to install the custom ROM.

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You might also like:

    >>Hboot Schemes explained
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    >>Align your SDCARD, FAT and EXT Partition
    >>How to partition SD Card
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  • http://android.bytearrays.com/android/install-insertcoin-rom-tutorial/ Install InsertCoin ROM [Tutorial] | Android Bytes

    [...] can follow this tutorial in order to flash a custom HBOOT, and this tutorial to partition your SD [...]

  • Theprestige12

    Thanks a lot. The article is self-explanatory, whereas other articles are very complex. Thank you once again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Uldis-Zanders/100000819200967 Uldis Zanders

    Hello. This is understandable explanation. Bad luck- I didn`t read this at first. Seams I made some mistakes before and now I can`t go up with system- after rebooting my Desire always returns in recovery mode. Nevertheless PB99IMG.zip flashed normally. I`m not advanced user and suppose- is better start from scratch. My target was HBOOT CM7 and Insert coin ROM. May I ask advice?

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