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Im planning on rooting my Desire HD but I want to make a backup of the ROM I'm currently using in case I need to send it off for repairs, because I don't want them to know I've rooted it.

Does anyone know of any good ROM Backup software that I could use to do this?
 
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The Clockworkmod ROM manager has Nandroid Backup. Get the Clockworkmod app from the market and use the Nandroid backup. Your phone should be rooted first.
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The Clockworkmod ROM manager has Nandroid Backup. Get the Clockworkmod app from the market and use the Nandroid backup. Your phone should be rooted first.

If I root it then back up the ROM, will it back it up as rooted? then if I restored it the this backup could I "deroot" it

Just want to make sure they don't know I've rooted it wink.gif
 
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Yes, it will. If you restored it then it will be restored as rooted.
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Quote:
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If I root it then back up the ROM, will it back it up as rooted? then if I restored it the this backup could I "deroot" it

Just want to make sure they don't know I've rooted it wink.gif

Yeah it will back it up as rooted.

When you restore, the ROM will stay rooted. If you want to Unroot, find your device's official Stock ROM and re-flash it just like you flash any custom ROM.
When you re-flash a stock ROM it will unroot and s-on.
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Yeah it will back it up as rooted.

When you restore, the ROM will stay rooted. If you want to Unroot, find your device's official Stock ROM and re-flash it just like you flash any custom ROM.
When you re-flash a stock ROM it will unroot and s-on.

after some searching on the net I can't seem to find the HTC Desire HD Vodafone UK ROM (or RUU as they call it elsewhere) There's an australian version floating about but I can't find the UK one :/

anyone know where I could get it?
 
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Have you checked XDA forums?
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yeah, they only have the Australian one :/
 
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Just root.

Back up via Clockwork

Flash the ROM of your choice.


If you have to send it back or have to do an insurance claim do the following..

-Flash the Nandroid backup you made when you first rooted.
-Use the app zRoot or another program that will give you the "Unroot" option.
-Also, you can use Terminal Emulator to unroot your phone as well.
 
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