HTC Desire: Creating Goldcard Using Mac Or Linux August 9th, 2010
I have been asked by a few people how to make a goldcard using a Mac, but as I do not have access to one at the moment I have not been able to produce a guide however thanks to Johnny and some research using Google you’ll be pleased to know that I have now produced a guide.
Caveat: I have not been able to test this myself as currently I do not have a Mac to test with; however I have read various comments confirming that this method works. Please post a comment to let me know how you get on.
PLEASE backup the entire contents of your microSD before proceeding, in one of the first steps you’ll need to reformat. I will not be accountable for anyone neglecting to do this and loosing data – you have been warned!
So, to create a goldcard using Mac OSX, simple do the following:
- Backup the data on your microSD
- Click Menu on your mobile
- Go to Settings and then SD & Phone Storage
- Click Unmount SD card
- Click Format SD card
We now need to know the microSD cards CID number, using this method; we can find it by going to the market and downloading ASTRO File Manager. Once you have downloaded and installed it, do the following:
- Open ASTRO File Manager
- Navigate to sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:82d1 (you’ll find that 82d1 will be different on your device)
- Long press on the CID file
- Select Open As and then Text
- Select File Editor
- You’ll be given a long number, make a note of this
Next we need this long number in order to create your goldcard image; this can be done by using a simple tool found on this page:
- Copy the number carefully into the data field and hit Submit
- Make a note of the new number
Next to create the actual goldcard image by going to this page:
- Enter the number from above into the SD Card Serial (CID) field
- Enter the other details and hit Generate Goldcard
- Check your email and save the attached goldcard image file to your user directory
Connect your Desire to your Mac and do the following:
- Pull down the notification bar and press Charge Only (if you have previously changed the default option this may be different, i.e. HTC Sync)
- Select the Disk Drive option and hit Done
- On your Mac, open Terminal which can be found by clicking through Applications>Utilities>Terminal (or your Linux Terminal)
- Type the following:
- You should be able to see your microSD card; you can recognise it from its size and by the fact that its type is DOS_FAT_32. You need to make a note of the Identifier for example disk2s1
- Now you need to unmount the microSD, assuming your Identifier was disk2s1 (change the value ‘2’ based on the number you got after the word ‘disk’) enter the following:
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
Finally, to create your individual goldcard do the following:
- Open Terminal once again and type the following:
sudo dd bs=512 if=~/goldcard.img of=/dev/disk2
(remembering to change the ‘2’ if appropriate)
- You’ll need to enter your password when prompted (or if using Linux, the password for root)
That’s it, goldcard created!
Tags: apple, Desire, htc, linux, mac, osx
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