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Dark Bootloader – Firmware Downloads



I test all firmware packages myself before posting.  Most popular are the Dark Bootloader modded ones.  These are firmware packages that I have inserted the hboot for the Google Edition firmware which has the cool dark unbranded bootloader screen.  None of these packages will wipe any data as I always remove the stock kernel and stock recovery so that you can flash them without losing either.

I do leave the stock Radio in the package, and if you don’t want to flash the radio (like if you are downgrading firmware but want to keep current radio), just open the zip file and delete the radio.img inside the package before flashing.

 

Dark Bootloader Firmware Packages:
 


6.09.401.5 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 29.3 MiB - Downloads: 9234
MD5: b38a61c331647343780f80b552c63a6a
Comments: 6.09.401.5 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 6.09.401.5_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 6.09.401.5_firmware_darkboot.zip


6.06.401.1 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 29.3 MiB - Downloads: 1387
MD5: 0e2b8ca429d651b00dfa37882c545de9
Comments: 6.06.401.1 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 6.06.401.1_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 6.06.401.1_firmware_darkboot.zip

4.19.401.8 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 24.2 MiB - Downloads: 5228
MD5: 0bdfeec4759207d91bdbd85cff026623
Comments: 4.19.401.8 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 4.19.401.8_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 4.19.401.8_firmware_darkboot.zip

4.06.1540.2 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 24.2 MiB - Downloads: 1916
MD5: 84f04d773160317a71e028737cbb4f65
Comments: 4.06.1540.2 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 4.06.1540.2_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 4.06.1540.2_firmware_darkboot.zip

3.57.401.500 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.6 MiB - Downloads: 1089
MD5: 16000d27ca7a4431fcdd7fa3f36100cc
Comments: 3.57.401.500 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

3.24.531.3 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.3 MiB - Downloads: 599
MD5: 83dceb3bac6968e7c1e8e53bd1769aa5
Comments: 3.24.531.3 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip


3.63.707.4 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.3 MiB - Downloads: 855
MD5: 042ff5eac04924f083c500744d4f2011
Comments: 3.63.707.4 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip


3.62.401.1 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.3 MiB - Downloads: 5807
MD5: 37589bb45f2faddfcca8ee4780cdc7d3
Comments: 3.62.401.1 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.24.531.3 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.3 MiB - Downloads: 599
MD5: 83dceb3bac6968e7c1e8e53bd1769aa5
Comments: 3.24.531.3 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

3.17.502.3 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.5 MiB - Downloads: 583
MD5: 7e0d9605a2a346fd8d035c0048ff4358
Comments: 3.17.502.3 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.22.1540.1 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.6 MiB - Downloads: 907
MD5: 809a1e8cd0bbbdc1f0eaaf6d2658bf98
Comments: 3.22.1504.1 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.17.401.2 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 28.5 MiB - Downloads: 691
MD5: f7e8d1692755b3d0d012cebce2731a45
Comments: 3.17.401.2 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.10.502.2 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.7 MiB - Downloads: 627
MD5: 72609032326df63dc96c9c58b9ddd4c5
Comments: 3.10.502.2 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.09.401.1 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.4 MiB - Downloads: 670
MD5: a65c714b7b5161c648e7f5a32d37cc98
Comments: 3.09.401.1 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 


3.06.1700.10 Firmware Darkboot
File Size: 27.6 MiB - Downloads: 819
MD5: 9e5fb127f73a8f299a20dd1b73c9269a
Comments: 3.06.1700.10 Firmware with the Dark Bootloader. It contains hboot 1.54 from 3.58.1700.5 Google Edition firmware.
Fastboot Commands should work on Windows 8.1
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
S-Off Required!

Flash/Install like firmware:
Boot to bootloader:
adb reboot-bootloader
Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Flash the firmware:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip
After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:
fastboot flash zip 3.63.707.4_firmware_darkboot.zip

 

This is an example of what the Dark Bootloader looks like:
39DarkBootloader

 

Stock Firmware Packages:


3.22.1540.1 Firmware
File Size: 27.7 MiB - Downloads: 4005
MD5: 819ce5cda0fa2e2234b249acc48aa73d
Comments: 3.22.1540.1 Firmware with the Stock HTC Branded Bootloader from the RUU Zip.
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!

 


3.10.502.2 Firmware
File Size: 27.8 MiB - Downloads: 872
MD5: 1090aeb05e4c2a5e8a0a8a9bea2ccceb
Comments: 3.10.502.2 Firmware with Stock HTC Branded Bootloader.
S-Off only. NOT compatible with Sprint or Verizon!
Remember you should only flash these if you are S-Off!

Installation Instructions:

 

Boot to bootloader:

adb reboot-bootloader

Reboot RUU mode via fastboot:

fastboot oem rebootRUU

Flash the firmware:

fastboot flash zip 3.09.401.1_firmware_darkboot.zip

After it finishes, execute the command again to complete the flash:

fastboot flash zip 3.09.401.1_firmware_darkboot.zip

 

 

If you need support with any of these files please do so in this XDA forum thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2391611

 

 

This collection and my mods takes up quite a bit of my time as well as hosting fees so if you found these files or the information I provided here helpful please feel free to throw a small donation my way by clicking HERE.

Thank You

 

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  1. sToRmInG

    Is there any chance for a 2.24.161.1 Darkboot Firmware?

    1. sToRmInG

      Sorry, I meant 3.62.161.X Darkboot firmware.

  2. crushalot

    Yes. Let me work on it and I will try to post one up soon.

  3. shurahbil

    Post 3.62.401.1 firmware stock
    Which can be flashed by s-on

    1. crushalot

      Stock firmware for s-on users can already be found in the firmware threads at XDA.

  4. Rares

    Can you help me with a normal bootloader 1.55?
    Thank you.

  5. damion

    what is the best method of updating htc rhyme version to v4 and unlocked the bootloader please for a reply okay

  6. Mike

    Why do every single one of these say not compatible with Sprint or Verizon? I’d sure be interested in a dark bootloader, but I’m on Sprint (Ting!, actually).

  7. Ahmed Elmasry

    Hi guys. I just bricked my HTC one m9. I was trying to get it back to stock while I had a custom rom, and I set s-on back to true and locked the bootloader..

    Fastboot DOES work.
    I cannot enter the custom recovery mode, it says that it failed to boot to recovery.
    I cannot boot into my custom rom.

    I DO have an SD card. I tried to flash the RUU “0PJAIMG.zip”, but it said “failed to flash downloadzip” and didn’t flash..

    What should I do at this point?
    I can’t fine the official rom 2.11.1405.16. It’s for China. Can you help me?

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