So I have spent quite a few hours (I'd estimate about 45) start to finish.
1: got new HTC Detail
2: Rooted new HTC Detail with HTC Evo Shift 4g instructions successfully
3: Installed HTC EVO Shift 4g rom (MIUI) to HTC Detail
4: Bricked HTC Detail (lost all functionality besides bootloader with S off (Please google it for further details)
5: Purchased wife Motorola Photon because this was her phone. I then forgot to add my $50 dollar off TWIT offer code which I'd happily accept from Ting should they feel my contributions to this community are worthy...
I found a lovely recovery file that I have shared here via my Dropbox account. I have included EVERYTHING you need to be running your Detail just like my Detail.
This phone is not exactly like an HTC EVO SHIFT 4g but it appears to be quite similar. I am including instructions on how to install roms to your phone, AND instructions on how to fully restore your phone should you brick it like I did.
PREREQUISITES: HTC DRIVERS (install em)
Rom/Root procedure under Windows 7/Vista
1: Download ShiftRR.exe from the links section.
2: Extract the files to the desktop (my copy is a self extracting archive)
3: Right click on ShiftRR.exe and select "Run as Administrator"
4: Select the circle "backup wimax partitions" Then select backup. (please have the phone connected to the pc via usb cable and have usb debugging enabled)
5: Select "install recovery" Point to the file " recovery-clockwork-touch-126.96.36.199-speedy.img" and select install. (This installs the awesome touch recovery program used to install roms)
6: Copy RADIOPG06IMG.zip and WIMAXPG06IMG.zip to your sd card however method you choose.
7: Rename RADIOPG06IMG.zip to PG06IMG.zip and place it on the root directory of your sdcard.
8: Boot your phone into the bootloader. You can do this by pulling the battery, reinserting it and pressing/holding volume down AND power simultaneously. This is your BOOTLOADER not to be confused with RECOVERY! It should say "FASTBOOT" in red up top and BOOTLOADER in blue.
9: When this happens, it will ask you to press power to update your radio. Please update it*
10: Rename PG06IMG.zip after successful update.
11: Rename RADIOPG06IMG.zip to PG06IMG.zip and place it on the root directory of your sdcard.
12: Rinse/repeat for wimaxpg06img.zip13: NOW: after successfully updating your wimax/radio boot into RECOVERY. You can do this by booting into the BOOTLOADER and selecting recovery.
14: Copy "Supreme Sense-X-.zip" to the root directory of your sdcard.
15: Follow Supreme Sense instructions for rom install:
Go in Recovery
InSide Mounts and Storage
Format SD-EXT ( NOT THE SD CARD )
Wipe Dalvik Cache
16: go to install sdcard from zip and browse to the supreme sense x.zip
BAM!!! Done! You should have updated radios for supposed better reception/battery AND an awesome updated 2.3 rom that comes pre rooted.
I'm sure this guide could have about 400 revisions done to make it simple. Please use common sense.
NOW: If you failed to use common sense or like to take risks like me, here are instructions to recover your bricked HTC Detail.
1: Download my PG06IMG.zip (This file contains everything ever you could need to restore your phone.)
2: Place PG06IMG.zip on the root of your sdcard
3: Boot into your bootloader, it should ask you to press power to proceed. Please do.
4: All should be good at this point and you should have your phone factory restore with that silly old 2.2 and no root.
5: Give me a high five.
***Please note that all of my files can be found on google the same way I found them.
***Please make ABSOLUTELY SURE your phone battery is charged 100% as the majority of this stuff runs off of the battery alone and won't charge. I purchased a dedicated battery charger for my phone because I was stuck with a dead battery and could not charge it to recover anything.
***I have noticed issues with sd cards not formatted as fat32. PLEASE FORMAT YOUR SDCARD FAT 32!
*The rom install may work just fine without updating the wimax/radio. This is how I did it. Don't like it? Write your own guide.
***If you have any updates to this guide please by all means copy/paste/edit. It's the internet after all.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/77185250/Supreme%20Sense-X-.zip (REMOVED DUE TO ALLEGED OWNER NOT ALLOWING MIRROR)
SUPREME SENSE X http://d-h.st/VKR This file may or may not be the file used in my guide. I am using file Supreme Sense-X-.zip 250,641,130 bytes