HTC Desire :: Update / Flashing ROM Black Screen

Sep 22, 2010

After buying a HTC Desire in August, I've been very happy with it. The best phone I have ever owned. And after rooting it and installing LeeDroid's 1.9a ROM, I've been enjoying the tweaks and a2sd+. Anyway, I have a Telus Desire which I unlocked and am using with Fido. I followed this guide to root and this to install the LeeDroid ROM.

Ever since then, however, I have not been flash any new ROMs. When I flash a new ROM using ROM Manager, it goes to the white screen with the HTC in green then the screen/phone just shuts off becoming unresponsive until I take the battery out then in again. When I open ROM Manager, it gives me a pop-up that says "Recovery Failure" with three lines which say:

- Recovery mode is "broken".
- ROM Manager doesn't reboot.
- Other.

I tried to reload the clockwork recovery using ROM Manager and Unrevoked. Didn't seem to fix the issue. There is an official OTA update that I couldn't install due to the same issue. If you have any input as to how I should fix this issue

HTC Desire :: Update / flashing ROM black screen


General :: Black Screen After Flashing On Sanei N10

Mar 28, 2013

I was following this guide to upgrade my Sanei n10: [URL] In recovery mode I have installed the, but after I pressed the wrong button and it turned off. Now, when I turn it on, leave the writing sanei and after few second remains on black screen.

If I try to entry in recovery mode with the vol+ button, it remains with the Android robot lying down with a red tiangolo, with no options.

What can I do to recover my tablet?

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General :: Black Screen After Flashing Source-built CM10 ROM?

Mar 15, 2013

Trying to get CM10 built for the Samsung Galaxy Reverb. It's building just fine, but no matter what we try it WILL NOT BOOT. We get a black (backlit) screen after the Samsung logo and nothing more.

I've tried flashing the stock boot.img over the rom, building and flashing the stock kernel seperately (that boots the stock rom just fine when flashed but won't boot CM10), and tried modding the ramdisk to boot, but nothing is working.

I've looked at other MSM7x30 devices to find if I'm missing anything, but I can't find anything that I don't have in the device folder.

Here's the device repo: [URL] ......

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General :: Samsung Galaxy Reverb - Black Screen After Flashing Custom Built CM10 ROM?

Jan 9, 2013

My Samsung Galaxy Reverb has nobody willing to build CM10 for it, so I decided to take on the task. It built without error - processed the kernel and all the CyanogenMod 10 files just fine and generated the .zip. However, after flashing the .zip I end up with a Samsung logo, then a black screen.

The compile went through without error, so I'm a little lost as to what I should check next. From doing a little searching it seems the kernel is at fault, but what to do about that. Am I supposed to flash the kernel separate from the .zip that the CM builder outputs?

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Sep 1, 2010

When I soft rebooted a few weeks ago, I lost a bunch of settings (like wallpaper, default notification sound, skype). Also the HTC weather widget stopped updating on its own. I can manually update it but it stays at one location, not the one I am at. Used to work fine. Seems like "my location" doesn't update for it. I ahve tried to reboot, reload widget, reset my location settings - no change. My stock web browser also resets at some sites (this one especially). Never had this issue before.Tried to update my profile and the screen just goes black. Stays that way until I hit the back button.

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HTC Desire :: Unable Update OTA - Flashing New Rom

Sep 23, 2010

ive decided finally to bite the bullet, having a desire on 707.6 not being able to update OTA maybe due to the great firewall of china or HTC either way, no matter how many times i got to settings > about phone > check for updates, the only option here is to flash a new not going to wait any more while everyone has Froyo...

How To: Load a Custom ROM on the HTC Desire | TheUnlockr

now here is my question upon looking at roms it states i need to also install a radio as well, this guide does not really tell me how to go about that (yes im very green at this) can someone please enlighten me because i clearly do not know something im supposed to common sense would dictate that i would repeat the install zip step and install the radio...but i know sometimes computers do not use common sense

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Sep 29, 2010

Yesterday I received an OTA with 2.2.1. After unpacking and installing the update my phone rebooted as normal. When booting the Nexus-logo appears, but afterwards the display remains black. There are indications that the phone boots up as normal, as I can hear the sounds (ex emergency-call) when pressing the display. The display works perfect in boot-menu (rescue etc)

I've tried to do a factory reset and pulled out the battery several times to try to reset - all with no luck.

In addition I've placed an on the sd-card in order to perform a new manual update, but after choosing recovery, my phone restarts and the screen turns black. Any idea how to solve this?

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HTC Desire :: Flashing With HTC_IME_MOD On Defrost

Nov 24, 2010

Flash (in clockworkMOD) a .zip file containing a themed HTC IME Mod, however, it is not installing properly.
I have the keyboard in apk file. I place this in a folder called app and that is in a folder called system. I then sign the file and save it as a .zip (I have created other files and they have worked perfectly). The problem is, the HTC_IME in DeFroST is already installed, and my themed one is not over writing the one which is on the ROM as standard. I have tried to change the name to the same as it is in the ROM (HTC_IME_hi22.apk) within the system/app folders, but this still didn?t change it. Am I missing something here?

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Jul 25, 2010

So I was trying to show off my phone today and when I tried to take a picture the screen was black. It won't take a pic or anything. This is the first time I've tried it since the update.

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Samsung Galaxy S :: Black Screen Following Firmware Update

Oct 16, 2010

I just plugged into Kies and performed a Firmware update, which I assume was the Froyo update. It all ran it's course perfectly and the phone then went to reboot. Following this, it hung on the Galaxy S animated screen before simply going to a black screen (I know the phone is still on, because the two bottom corner buttons will light up if pressed).

I realise that this black screen is quite common, and that people suggest booting into recovery mode. The problem is, I've never been able to get my phone into recovery mode. I turn the phone on and hold down Power + Home + Voume Up for a couple of seconds and then let go... it does nothing, it just goes onto the Vodafone screen and then carries on booting.

I also tried holding down these buttons for a little longer, but all that it does is pushes the phone into a constant restart loop (as obviously I'm holding down the power button).

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Android :: Black Screen Problem With Graphics Update Using UnlockCanvasAndPost()

Apr 14, 2009

I am working on a game for Android. I'm following the general program layout of Lunar Lander, where a SurfaceView has a worker thread that runs the main game loop. That loop updates the physics and redraws the screen by creating and drawing to a canvas.

From the thread class:


I believe surfaceHolder.unlockCanvasAndPost(canvas); is supposed to release the canvas and force the screen to redraw correct? That's not what I'm seeing. I'm getting strange behavior where the final draw works, but each previous draw only shows a black screen.

For a better example: I draw a small character sprite at the left side of the screen. Then, for each successive frame of 100 frames I translate the image one to the right. So I expect to see the sprite slide to the right as the program runs. Instead, the screen is black the whole time until the end, when the sprite appears already on the right side of the screen. It's as if the very last call to unlockCanvasAndPost() is applied to the screen, but the others are hidden or not drawn. I've verified that they are, in deed, being executed.

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HTC Desire :: Froyo Update - Flashing Vs Waiting For OTA - Advantages / Disadvantages?

Oct 15, 2010

I'm currently debating whether I should wait for my carrier (Telus) to provide the Froyo update OTA, or use a downloaded ROM. I'm more or less clear on the advantages/DISadvantages of using a downloaded RUU. I'm less clear on the advantages of waiting for Telus to offer it. I recently got the HTC Desire, and the Telus update could be as late as November. I would really like to install Froyo NOW, because once I start using the phone more and entering contacts and agendas and all of that, I don't want to have to redo all the work I did configuring the phone. Waiting for Telus OTA UPDATE:

* I get the update NOW, and I can get on with my life.
* No risk bricking the phone (biggest thing holding me back!)
* No need to waste an entire SD card, just to keep a backup of the Goldcard image in case of later updates

* I LOSE my 1-year warranty with Telus on the phone if its been hacked (UNLESS I can save version 2.1 and flash it back to that??)

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Samsung Fascinate :: Black Boot Screen After Did Verizon Update Unlagfix And Crap

Sep 22, 2010

I was rooted and and had lagfix on my fascinate. Then I decided to download the new update from verizon today. After the update the update screen kept on popping up even after I already installed it. Then I found out that my apps that require root like autokiller and setcpu did not work anymore even though I still hade the superuser app. So I rooted my phone again restarted it and the apps worked again then I decided I wanted to do the clockworkmod installation thing so I could make my phone flashable, the instructions recommended that i remove lag fix so I took my phone plugged it into the pc and went to my ryan lagfix folder whatever on my desktop and clicked on the unlagfixme.bat thing and at the end it had some errors or something even mentioning the Innopath Activecare in it which was for some reason probably why it didnt work. So I decided to try it again and it didnt work. Then I rebooted the phone and I saw the samsung logo and then black screen!

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HTC Desire :: Screen Stay Black Sometimes But Phone Still On

Jun 8, 2010

Several times now my Desire's screen has just stayed black when pressing the power key to unlock it. It's like it's in a deep sleep with no way to wake it. If you call it the screen will not light up but the phone will either ring with no way of answering it or just flash the missed call light. The call can still be silenced or rejected with the buttons.

So my question is this a hardware or software issue? I'm inclined to think software because pulling the battery then rebooting solves it, until it happens again, sometimes the same day others a few days later. I always switch the phone off at night to give it a fresh start each day. I do not use any task killers or obscure apps. Phone has minimal virgin mobile UK branding on it, and running firmware 1.15.405.4 with no option to update to the newly released version.

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HTC Desire HD : Can Get Rid Of Black Screen When In A Phone Call?

Oct 18, 2010

I have a problem with the new HTC Desire HD.

When I make a call the screen goes blank, but I cannot get it back again, even if I press the button on the top of the phone. None of the other touch button function either meaning the only way to finish a call is to pull the battery out!

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HTC Desire :: Flashing ROM - Stuck On Startup Screen

Nov 13, 2010

I had an issue flashing the newest version of the leedroid ROM. To start my phone was running stock un-rooted Android 2.1. This is what I've done

1) Rooted the device using the Unrevoked method. Everything with this went fine. I get the Superuser app and I can get the '#' prompt at a terminal.
2) Then I partitioned my SD card using Rom Manager in preparation for A2SD+
3) Then I booted into clockwork mod recovery and wiped data/factory reset, wiped cache, and wiped dalvik cache
4) Then I tried to flash the leedroid rom from zip on the sd card

After reboot my phone appears to be stuck on the HTC screen and will not move forward. But if I take out the battery I can boot back into recovery mode. So it appears my phone is not broken, but it clearly isn't working. I've tried flashing a number of different ROMs but get the same result each time.

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HTC Desire :: 6275 Black Screen With White Lines

Oct 31, 2010

Last night i was on the Ebay app on my desire i finished looking at some items i sold then i sat it down to let it charge. a few minutes later i got a text or email so i push the power button on top and this is what i saw.. Sorry for the quality. I have no idea what has caused this. I left the battery out over night and it still does it. I can still hear notifications and what not just cant see anything. The phone is less than a month old. I have never dropped it or anything. Its flawless, not a scratch on it. It seems like every time i get a new phone something odd like this happens to it. I also have been hearing alot of android phones have been causing ppl problems. I believe i can get it fixed through warranty. Has anyone have a clue what caused this? is it a hardware or software issue?

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HTC Desire :: SLCD Screen Turned Black And Unresponsive

Nov 10, 2010

MY SITUATION: My phone was rooted with unrevoked3. I tried to install one of the modaco ROMS and did not realize that it was incompatible with my phone because my Desire has a newer type of screen (not amoled) but SLCD. This caused the phone screen to go black on start up and be unresponsive. It was frightening because at first the HTC bootscreen (green HTC on white) had black streaks through it , then goes black. But don't worry it is easily redeemed in below instructions. You need the latest ROM in zip form, put onto your phone and run recovery. Sweet as suzi, you will be debranded (if you were in the process of doing this , remember to make your gold card).

1. Desire screen not switching on at all even though phone switches on.
2. Phone boots but doesn't go beyond bootloader/recovery/fastboot
3. Can get into recovery even though nothing comes on screen (test: press volume down and power. Wait for 10 seconds. Press volume down. Press power. Phone should vibrate. Wait 20 seconds. Phone should now be in recovery mode.)
4. Can get into fastboot (back+power)
5. No goldcard

I had Aura Sense7.9+AlphaRev S-Off. Cause::Ran a very old RUU just because I wanted to bring things back to stock. The RUU overwrote my HBOOT from 0.93 to god knows what. Turned out, the RUU was for amoled screens and not for SLCD screen. So even though the phone turned on, the screen never did......

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HTC Desire :: Screen Fades To Black During A Call / Stop It To Do So?

Jul 30, 2010

I have a bit of an issue where the screen fades to black (almost immediately) whilst I'm on a call - either handheld or using bluetooth, and its a wee bit annoying!?!?

Oftentimes I need to access either the keypad (ie. for deleting answerphone messages etc) or calendar etc whilst on a call and its basically locks and I have to slide down and do my unlock code to get access?

Is there any way to stop this and force the phone to just show the call screen throughout any call?

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HTC Desire : Way To Setup LCD With Black Spot In Middle Of Screen

Sep 16, 2010

After destroying my camera flash with with some app i managed to destroy also my LCD screen. I forgot to take my phone out my back pocket and sat down. Now the phone has a black spot in the middle for the LCD screen.

Do you think I should send it HTC service for warranty and let them replace the screen (guess it will be expensive) or should I replace it by myself?

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General :: Desire HD Stacked Start Up Screen After Flashing

Nov 18, 2012

After unlocking bootlader successfully from HTCdev I tried to install custom ROM (android revolution HD). After installing revolution HD i rebooted but screen stacked at T mobile logo. I tried again and again but facing same problem.


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HTC Desire :: Inside Case And Try To Call A Number - Screen Go Black

Oct 22, 2010

Just got a new case for my Desire off eBay. When I have the Desire all the way inserted in the case and try to call a number, the screen goes BLACK. Yet the call can still be heard going through. I am NOT able to get it back no matter what button I press. Not even with POWER OFF for several seconds! Yet... if I push the phone up half an inch (see pic), the screen goes back every time and the buttons work. Did I mention that the screen is fine when the phone is fully inserted in the case, it only goes black when I make a call using the dialer?

I checked and none of the buttons seem to be depressed when the phone is in the case. Even if they were, it should not cause the screen to lock up like that in black, and the buttons as well.

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Jun 14, 2010

just tried to root my phone and its stuck on a black screen with a pic of a desire with a red triangle with an exlimation mark in it! have i bricked my phone?

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Aug 2, 2010

I recently tried to root my HTC desire using UNrevoked 3.1. Everything was going well and I even had the desktop gui tell me that the process was "done", however the phone never made it into the green and black recovery menu, and now when I try and enter the recovery menu the phone gives a black screen. I then have to do a hard reset by taking out the battery. I have tried running unrevoked again with the same results and have tried using Rom manager to enter recovery this way, niether of which have helped.

I've spent alot of time searching without answers, if any one thinks they can help or just point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

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HTC Desire :: Error - Black Screen - Reboot Itself With An Image Of Red Triangle With Exclamation Mark

Jun 3, 2010

I was just sending a text and all of a sudden i had the black screen of death and then the phone seemed to reboot itself with an image of a red triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle of it

I proceeded to try and turn the phone off but it gave me lots of options with a white screen, i couldn't get it to do anything so i took the battery out and then it started normally.

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Jul 13, 2010

I got my Desire a month ago and I think this was the best purchase of my life (after I bought my Herbie). I have only one (BIG) problem with my phone: When I finish a call and I want to press "END CALL", screen goes black for few second while am constantly pressing the place on the screen where "END CALL" red button should be. Then the screen comes alive for the split of second and goes black again. Sometimes takes 10 seconds to finish a call. Many times in the process I call the same number again. What am I doing wrong?

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Nov 29, 2010

I just tried to update my Xperia x10 to Android 2.1 I followed all the instructions, but after the update my phone just displays a camera icon with an arrow pointing to a phone?

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Aug 9, 2010

When i fire up my youtube app, i get a quick black screen flash and it goes back to home screen. The app doesnt launch at all. It was working just fine for several months, all of a sudden it started doing this.

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Dec 2, 2010

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Jun 23, 2010

1) After I make a call, the screen goes black in a matter of seconds. I'm typically using a headset when I notice this. To end the call (or enter numbers in a call menu) I need to press the sleep button to get the screen to light up again. This is a pain in the a$$.I have the screen timeout set for 2 mins.

2) About once or twice a day the home screen will lock where I can't press anything. I need to reboot to fix.

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