Tuesday, September 13, 2011

S-OFF, CWM recovery, root, add Phone to your HTC Flyer

Do you want to make phone calls on HTC Flyer? This post will show you how to root and activate call function using Revolutionary and ClockWorkMod Recovery for HTC Flyer.

Prepare

Notice

If you have HTC Sync installed in Flyer, remove it first.

 

Step by step

  • Check the version of HBOOT by: turn off Flyer completely, press and hold 2 buttons Power and Vol Down at the same time to access to Bootloader. At this time, we can unlock Bootloader for 2 HBOOT versions: 1.10.0000 and 1.11.0003.
  • Reboot the tablet, go to Setting > Application > Development and turn on Debugging mode. Now go to  Setting > About Tablet > Tablet Identity, view and write down the serial number of your Flyer.
  • Go to revolutionary.io

 

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Choose and download file that fits to your OS version. Unzip the downloaded file into a folder.

 

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Before downloading, you need to input necessary information to get the beta key.

 

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Open folder Revolutionary and run Revolutionary.exe. Input the beta key and wait for Flayer reboots to Bootloader 2 times.

After you can see S-Off in Bootloader, Revolutionary will ask you whether continue downloading and installing ClockWorkMod Recovery or not. Press Y and Enter to continue. After installing, in the Bootloader screen, choose Recovery (using the vol Up, Down, and Power buttons) to access CWM Recovery. Choose “install zip from sdcard” and choose file su-3.0 – install. Reboot your device to complete rooting your HTC Flyer.

 

Active Phone function (using headphone)

  • Note that the phone function only works with headphones.
  • Download and install Root Explorer.
  • Using Root Explorer to go to System > Bin  and open file build.prop using note editor. Before editing or copying this file, change “Mount R/W” to “Mount R/O”. You can copy this file to PC to edit and copy back to system folder. After copying back, remember to change “Mount R/O” to “Mount R/W”.

  • Edit parameters to add phone and sms functions as follows:

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To support Bluetooth headphones, edit more parameters:
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  • Reboot your device and enjoy the phone function!

 

Good luck! Some more images:

 

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52 Responses to “S-OFF, CWM recovery, root, add Phone to your HTC Flyer”

Sagar said...
October 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM

thankx alooooot....love you mate.....


ToanInfo said...
October 17, 2011 at 5:43 PM

You're welcome.


Djereno17 said...
October 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM

this is not going as you plan it for all htc tablets... even if they are ones with the right serial etc h boot etc film it you tube!!!!!!!!


Lexusluciousz said...
October 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM

i will cry 10 year..i follow all the directiion but my computer will not run revolutionary.ex??please help me kitty nguyenzzzzzzzzz


ToanInfo said...
October 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

May you give me more information? Such as your PC OS and error did you got when running this program.


Abhilash said...
November 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Thanks buddy..u r so helpful and really appreciate the time invested to illustrate everything so systematically...keep the good work!!  Cheers


ToanInfo said...
November 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM

You're welcome, thanks for your reading!


solon said...
November 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

hmm... thank you for the guide, I did everything and edited the build.props. ( IMPORTANT... Before editing you have to remount the device r/w as it is r/o!!!)

BUT what a pitty. I have no phone Applications at all. Could be that this depends on the providers SIM-Card???

Thank you for infos...


ToanInfo said...
November 6, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Actually, we have checked this phone function for only some countries (including Viet Nam). We are not sure that it can work well for all providers. And please note that to use the phone function, you need to use a headphone (as shown in the last figure). This phone function doesn't work with the built-in microphone. 


solon said...
November 6, 2011 at 8:11 AM

as far as I have seen the bluetooth headphone is working and paired but indicates no connection... so far...

Actually it would be helpful for me to know which phone-applications, especially the dialer, should be there even without a sim card or.. is ther a way to activate the dialer or even see if it is there?

thank you


ToanInfo said...
November 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM

First, thank you for your comment. To edit the build.prop, in Root Explorer go tin system folder and change "Mount R/W" to "Mount R/O" as in the figure http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/PhamQuang2505/Flyer14.jpg

You can copy this file to PC to edit and copy it back to the system folder. 

To enable Phone/SMS, edit to: 
ro.ril.reject.cs.ss.enabled=0 ro.ril.reject.mo.ussd.enabled=0 ro.phone.function=1

To support Bluetooth headphone, edit more:
ro.bt.profiles = 4270403 service.brcm.bt.ag_supported = 1 

After copying back this file, remember to change "Mount R/O" to "Mount R/W"

Reboot your HTC Flyer. The phone and sms functions should be available on HTC. You don't need to install other apps.

You can download the Root Explorer here http://www.mediafire.com/?69mm6opmp0md37w


solon said...
November 6, 2011 at 11:31 PM

OK I managed it so far. (AND IT IS REALLY REALLY WOW!!!) It seems that my Flyers OS. (originally 1.07.... -> changed to 1.10... to install revolutionary...) have not had the phone applications on board. Though after installing revolutionary and clockworkmod
(http://www.techofweb.com/technology/install-cwm-revolutionary.html)
I copied   LeeDrOiD-Flyer-V2.2.0.zip (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1314334) to the smartcard and installed it via HBOOT-Recovery

Everything is working as ist should...


Ssambo said...
November 15, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Guys after downloding the Revolutionary and Root explorer where do I save it to run the installation


ToanInfo said...
November 15, 2011 at 3:54 AM

You can run Revolutionary on your computer (Mac or Windows). For Root Explorer, you can install it from Android Market or download and copy it to SD card to install. Root Explorer runs on your device.


confused said...
November 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Hi I am not seeing the recovery option on the bootloader.  The whole process goes through successfully, just no recovery option. Any ideas?


confused said...
November 16, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Sorry My Mistake, forgot to copy the .zip to the root


confused said...
November 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Ok Now another problem.  I keep getting E: Can't mount /sdcard.  Any ideas?


ToanInfo said...
November 16, 2011 at 6:48 AM

where and when you get this error? would you give more detail?


confused said...
November 16, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Ok it was a faulty SDCARD


confused said...
November 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Another stupid question. How do I edit the file?


confused said...
November 17, 2011 at 5:43 AM

..or just how do I copy it to a PC to edit and copy back.  I follow the instructions, but when going to root explorer, mounting as RO and clicking on file, it opens the build.prop file and I can see the contents, but no way of editing it????


ToanInfo said...
November 17, 2011 at 7:11 PM

in Root Explorer, touch and hold on the file to display a context menu. Open this file with a text editor app.


confused said...
November 17, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Thanks, that worked


Ssambo said...
November 21, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Hi guys  yesterday I was busy instaling the revolutinary and the instalation went on untill the recovery then my power went off and come back again, but it didnt continue , but it does have the Recovery option and when I click on it it shows me a phone with a red  triangle. So fro here do i have to download the root explorer and paste it on my  SD card


ToanInfo said...
November 22, 2011 at 6:07 PM

hmm, I haven't encountered to this problem before. I think you may recover and try all steps one more time.


Ssambo said...
December 1, 2011 at 5:44 AM

Thanks guys my tablet its now super ..........!!!!


Vansl33 said...
December 6, 2011 at 10:51 PM

sorry..i would like to ask..i hv followed all the instruction..but there's no phone app on my flyer..what should I do now?


ToanInfo said...
December 7, 2011 at 5:06 PM

you may need to check if you have Bootloader HBOOT versions: 1.10.0000 and 1.11.0003. At this time, the phone func works with these two bootloaders.


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December 20, 2011 at 11:12 PM

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Elliot Pick said...
December 24, 2011 at 7:09 AM

If anyone is really stuck and aren't good at following tut's, mail me on fb and I'll see if I can help.


Nguyenxq24 said...
January 8, 2012 at 6:49 AM

HTC's engineer told me that it's impossible to make gsm phone call on HTC Flyer as it has no antenna???Is it TRUE or FALSE???


Q Nguyen said...
January 10, 2012 at 5:35 AM

HTC engineer told me that s no antennait's impossible to enable gsm phone call on HTC FLYER as it has no antenna??? I 've no idea whether it's TRUE or FALSE????


ToanInfo said...
January 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I think if you can insert a sim, you can use phone call.


Chris said...
January 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Hi I tried this but revolutionary showed the message invalid key. What did I do wrong?


Chris said...
January 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Finally succeded. The trick, copy and paste in DOS command prompt. The revolutionary Beta key is a bit tricky.


ToanInfo said...
January 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Very nice to hear that!


Drsekar2001 said...
January 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Hi, Not able to save the changes. How to change “Mount R/W” to “Mount R/O”?


ToanInfo said...
January 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Change "Mount R/W" and "Mount R/O" as in this figure http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/PhamQuang2505/Flyer14.jpg

To save change, you need to set permission for the files or the folder. See the instruction here http://blog.toaninfo.com/2011/10/titanium-backup-root-explorer-2-must.html


TC Qi Xiu Mochini said...
January 25, 2012 at 2:47 AM

hi
is it possible to do that in south africa?

i have just bought the htc flyer yesterday...n m interested in enabling the call in the  phone

can you please email me step by step, as m not gud in computers

cmohlabai@gmail.com


ToanInfo said...
January 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

If your 
HBOOT version is 1.10.0000 or 1.11.0003, you can give it a try.


TC Qi Xiu Mochini said...
January 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

its using honeycomd *sad* ...how do i s-off it....


KC said...
February 5, 2012 at 2:33 AM

hi new bee here... can someone pls. help me after doing the instructions above my flyer wont open anymore.... can't figure out what i've done wrong... pls. help


ToanInfo said...
February 7, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Try some tips here http://blog.toaninfo.com/2011/10/up-rom-troubleshooting-for-android.html


Kamil_rodzi said...
March 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

ai new here...can htc flyer with android honeycomb make a phone call????


Alex Schütz said...
March 11, 2012 at 3:02 AM

That HTC engineer has no idea of its own product he is developing!!! Flyer has a GSM antenna (using also 3G) and CAN DO PHONE CALLS! You just need to know how to free the phone function (which is by default not visible and closed). This is somehow the same procedure as HTC Shift needed (liberate the SnapView).


ToanInfo said...
March 12, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I haven't tested yet! I guess the answer is yes ^^


Alex Schütz said...
March 12, 2012 at 6:51 AM

If someone finds this to be too complicated: you can choose to install FlyHigh ROM (has already phone function, es explorer and many more). Find it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1205050&highlight=custom+rom

But, beware: you need perm-root, boot 1.10/1.11, GB 2.23, superuser and off course, S-Off.


Malchelle1 said...
March 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM

can anyone tell me why the revolutionary program will not run for me. its pops up & disappears.  I am trying to root my HTC sensation. 


Adeola0405 said...
May 10, 2012 at 2:50 AM

 Thankx you very much!!!!!!


Earthwicce7 said...
June 24, 2012 at 5:45 AM

i am getting the htc flyer 3g and wifi, am i right to assume that if i am able to put a sim in it i can already do calls or will i have to root it......???


Muktesh Singh said...
August 13, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Hi dear, Plz help me i have HTC flyer tab HBOOT version 6.10.1002, So the serial key generated by you is not working


Vera said...
November 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM

cool! it works! thanx)


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