I never tweaked an android phone.

I was told to turn it on by pushing both the power button and volume down button.

I'm not sure if it has been rooted, I can read "clockworkmod" when I go into recovery.

Here is the whole phone and the text displayed. The third image is what I get when I go into the "recovery" menu.

Screen Recovery CWM
Screenshots (click images for larger variants)

I'm just looking to make the phone usable again, what are my options ? If it involves reinstalling android, there is a 128MB micro sd in it, what should I copy onto it, or using some particular application ? I also have a micro usb cable.


is a custom , so the device is probably ed.

A 128 MB SDCard is as good as no SDCard at all, and probably cannot even hold a single image to flash. You might want to check for a bigger one, everything below 4 GB makes not much sense (make sure to buy nothing below class-4, class-6 is better, class-10 not really necessary). After that, check on CyanogenMod.COM for your device, and follow instructions there.

Before doing so, however: Have you tried to boot the device normally (just using the Power button)? It might even boot up normally. If not, you can execute the wipe data/factory reset item in the last screenshot, followed by reboot system now and see if that helps. If not, see above :)

  • I have larger microSD cards around yes. Booting normally, it show the HTC logo for 30 seconds or more, and then displays "android" text logo, which blinks with a 5 seconds period. The device is quite hot though. – jokoon Sep 18 '13 at 9:23
  • If that stays the same even following a factory-reset, a fresh install might be the only thing left. If that doesn't cure it either, it might as well be some hardware defect. – Izzy Sep 18 '13 at 9:51
  • how do you make a fresh install ? HTC sync doesn't seem to detect it when I plug it in. – jokoon Sep 18 '13 at 10:02
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    Have you followed the link to the CM site? I did no deep-check, but the wiki page for devices usually includes full descriptions on that. And no, it doesn't work via HTC Sync. Usually it works via ClockworkMod's install zip from sdcard, which you can see in your last screenshot. But take care for all pre-requisites, processing, and after-work instructions the wiki might give. – Izzy Sep 18 '13 at 11:41
  • I downloaded a zip which is only 88MB... – jokoon Sep 18 '13 at 16:34

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