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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #49 (permalink)
ODGeek
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Saw the part about extracting the boot.img and using fastboot to "fastboot flash boot boot.img". That step caused the phone to start boot-looping again.

Then I thought I was doing things wrong--i.e. I was rebooting every step of the way (flash ROM, boot to home screen--Then reboot & flash kernel, boot to home screen--Then reboot boatloader and use fastboot flash boot boot.img, then reboot)...So, I tried again, with *NO* reboots...The end result was a phone that boot-looped constantly.

Rats! Here's the info on my phone, in case that makes any difference...

(From the bootloader screen):
Unlocked
PRIMOC PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-1.53.0000
RADIO-1.00.00.0928
eMMC-boot
May 14 2012,20:27:38

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Hardware Version: 0002
Software version: 1.08.652.11 710RD

Software information
Android version: 4.0.3
HTC Sense version: 4.0
Software version: 1.08.652.11 710RD
HTC SDK API level: 4.21
HTC Extension version: HTCExtension_403_1_GA_9

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Kernel version: 3.0.16-gf4370a2 root@ABM007 #1 PREEMPT
Baseband version: 1.00.00.0928
Build number 1.08.652.11 CL63812 release-keys
Browser version: WebKit/534.30

What am I doing wrong?
Turns out This version of the Radio (which gets installed with OTA upgrade) can cause bootlooping with custom / non-stock kernels...

I had to reset my phone, using RUU, and then *NOT ALLOW OTA upgrade TO INSTALL* before installing custom ROM / kernel.

It turns out the OTA upgrade changes the Radio from 1.00.00.0521_2 to the version above. Since we currently do NOT have a way to SOFF the phone, doing the RUU reset is the only way to "downgrade" the radio...
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