1. bear801208's Avatar
    I'm trying to root my Shift and am following the instructions on htcdev to get the phone into bootloader mode. When I am in bootloader mode, my Windows 8 laptop says it can't recognize the device. I've tried everything I know to get it to work! It recognizes it without any problem when I'm not in bootloader mode. I've downloaded drivers that were specific to adb/fastboot (found on another forum) and I still can't get it recognized.

    Any advice?
    04-21-2013 12:31 PM
  2. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Windows 8 was problematic for me as well. I got fed up with it and installed ubuntu on my laptop. Maybe you should download the live cd or make a boot stick and use that to root your phone.
    04-21-2013 07:31 PM
  3. bear801208's Avatar
    I went to a family member's house and used XP. I started having the same problem and found a work-around by using PdaNet. Installed it on the CPU I was using and it automatically installed the app on my phone. Once they were both installed, it was able to recognize the phone in bootloader mode. Rooted phone now!
    Scott Kenyon and tube517 like this.
    04-21-2013 10:35 PM
  4. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Awesome, congrats!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    04-22-2013 10:07 AM

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