HTC Vivid Recovery And Eng-hboot Flashable Via hboot

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Browsing through the internet, I have seen various methods some have used to unlock the HTC Vivid bootloader then, flash a custom recovery. So, l decided to make the whole work simple and for this, I came up with a simple solution.
I made a zip file named which is flashable via hboot. This file contains an ICS bootloader and CWM recovery for the HTC vivid.

The bootloader is not an ENG-off hboot but it is more or less of it. The boot loader is J-bear bootloader and any .img files like recovery.img, radio.img and others could be flashed on it.

What is Eng-off hboot

Hboot is the term HTC uses to refer to their android boot loaders which loads and boots either android or recovery. Meanwhile, an ENG-off boot loader gives you the opportunity to modify or flash certain partitions or .img file on the android device like the radio, recovery or even the boot loader itself which ordinarily, you would need root permission to perform some of these tasks within the android.

Also, with an ENG-off hboot, you have the opportunity to load both signed and unsigned versions of ROM on the phone; especially useful for breaked android devices.

What Is ClockWorkMod Recovery?

ClockWorkMod recovery is one of the most known custom recoveries available for android devices. It can be used to perform most activities of other custom recoveries.

Detailed info about Custom Recovery and Stock Recovery here.

How to Flash the PH39IMG.ZIP File via hboot

Please, note that this process may render your phone useless if carelessly used and that, interruption of the process for any reason or by any means is destructive therefore; you should exercise caution carrying out the process.
This process updates your HTC Vivid, holiday with the latest clockworkmod recovery and ICS hboot.

For optimal result, your battery should be at least, 30% charged before you proceed.

1- Download the file named in the table below this page.

2- Copy the file to the root of your SD Card i.e don't copy it under any folder in the SD Card. And make sure it is named

3- Disable fastboot mode on the phone by going to Menu <<>> Settings <<>> Power <<>> Fastboot.

4- Put off your phone or remove the battery and re-insert the battery again.

5- Boot the phone to hboot by pressing the Power + the Volume Down buttons together for some seconds until the phone boots to hboot.

6- Wait few seconds for the phone to detect and scan the file on your SD Card. If the phone prompts that; "Do you want to start the update?" press the volume Up button to start the update

7- Wait few seconds for the update to complete and reboot your HTC Vivid, holiday.

Congratulations! Now, you can install any custom ROM, upgrade or downgrade your HTC Vivid, holiday and do lots more! File Download Links
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In case the file does not work for your HTC Vivid, kindly use the Contact Us gadget up by the sidebar to send me your HTC Vivid CIDnum and I shall send you the specific file for your HTC Vivid.

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