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Old April 27th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Note that you should do a backup with Titanium Backup or MyBackupPro before starting. This will wipe your device of all settings, apps, etc. Basically, anything that isn't backed up onto your SD card! This is also for CDMA ONLY! If there is a need for a GSM version, PM me and I'll make a copy for you guys, as well. It is also overkill for bootloop issues (unless you were directed here by someone after trying other steps).

Step 1) How to install and configure the Android SDK






Step 2) Lock the bootloader






Step 3) Run the RUU






Step 4) Re-unlock your bootloader






Step 5) Flashing the recovery, again






Step 6) Flashing the ROM






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Exactly what I needed!

Props for putting this together. The only hiccup I had was with HTC's drivers on my PC, which was solved by an uninstall/reinstall.

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Hohoho, this is great..!!

Downloading the RUU now, and once my kid is asleep I'm gonna play around with it..

One question, when running the RUU file, is it like installing a new software on your computer? I mean, is it just pressing yes / next button on the prompt window?

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Hohoho, this is great..!!

Downloading the RUU now, and once my kid is asleep I'm gonna play around with it..

One question, when running the RUU file, is it like installing a new software on your computer? I mean, is it just pressing yes / next button on the prompt window?

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If you run the RUU.EXE, then yes. It walks you through everything you need to do. Then you sit and wait as it performs the update. It can take about 10 minutes and the first boot will be slow. It's not unheard of that the first reboot after installing a RUU can take another 10 minutes.
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So I'm trying to unbrick my Evo 3D and don't seem to be getting it done, even with the method outlined in this thread.

I was running the stock ROM rooted. A few days ago I swapped batteries and when I tried to restart the phone, it got caught in a boot loop. I had gotten a couple boot loops in the past, but restoring a Nandroid backup resolved the issue. This time, even restoring my Nandroid backup still left me in a boot loop. I tried flashing Scott's CleanROM and still was left in a boot loop.

I just ran through this entire method. The only hiccup I had in going through the process was that I was unable to install TWRP 1.1.1. When I tried, the command prompt gave me "OK" messages, but trying to launch TWRP recovery sent me into a boot loop. So I tried installing TWRP 1.0.3 and that was successful. I then tried flashing the current stock ROM (linked in step 1), which seemed to be successful, but upon restart I once again got the boot loop.

Not sure what other info I should include here or if anyone has any ideas of what I could try from here, but any help would be much appreciated.
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i used this to bring my phone out of bootloop...but now its as if my phone is not rooted anymore. i was not able to install the ROM and i can't use root apps like titanium backup or anything. whats did i do wrong?
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i used this to bring my phone out of bootloop...but now its as if my phone is not rooted anymore. i was not able to install the ROM and i can't use root apps like titanium backup or anything. whats did i do wrong?
This guide reinstalls everything to be stock. Including recovery and the ROM. Did you follow the steps that re-unlocked your phone, flashed the recovery, and flashed the new stock ROM?
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So I'm trying to unbrick my Evo 3D and don't seem to be getting it done, even with the method outlined in this thread.

I was running the stock ROM rooted. A few days ago I swapped batteries and when I tried to restart the phone, it got caught in a boot loop. I had gotten a couple boot loops in the past, but restoring a Nandroid backup resolved the issue. This time, even restoring my Nandroid backup still left me in a boot loop. I tried flashing Scott's CleanROM and still was left in a boot loop.

I just ran through this entire method. The only hiccup I had in going through the process was that I was unable to install TWRP 1.1.1. When I tried, the command prompt gave me "OK" messages, but trying to launch TWRP recovery sent me into a boot loop. So I tried installing TWRP 1.0.3 and that was successful. I then tried flashing the current stock ROM (linked in step 1), which seemed to be successful, but upon restart I once again got the boot loop.

Not sure what other info I should include here or if anyone has any ideas of what I could try from here, but any help would be much appreciated.
Are you wiping the cache, dalvik cache, and doing a factory reset / data wipe before flashing that stock rooted ROM? And you're leaving the USB cable plugged in when running recovery, correct? I would also suggest you pull out the battery and leave it sit for a few minutes to make sure it's not something in RAM causing it.

Also, give Clockwork Recovery a try: http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-shooter.img
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Done!! it works beautifully..!
It's another great tutorial from Jerofld.

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Are you wiping the cache, dalvik cache, and doing a factory reset / data wipe before flashing that stock rooted ROM? And you're leaving the USB cable plugged in when running recovery, correct? I would also suggest you pull out the battery and leave it sit for a few minutes to make sure it's not something in RAM causing it.

Also, give Clockwork Recovery a try: http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-shooter.img
Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delayed response. I did wipe all cache/data do factory resets when trying to reflash, left the USB cable in, and the battery was pulled and left out for quite some time several times.

I will give installing Clockwork a try as soon as I have some time and will let you all know if that saves the day!
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all ht einstructions are gone

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Hey Guys,

i'm trying to relock the bootloader so i can update to ICS. but after i follow the steps my hboot 1.5 says "relocked security warning" not "locked". and i cant seem to install the OTA ICS 4.0 update. any suggestions?
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none of this seems to work. got error code 155. for the ruu. tried 3 other ways. my hboot is 1.58.. software is 2.89. using htc dev didnt work as it wont keep me logged in. any help would be great been readin for days. just not gettin to the right place. not my 1st phone moddin by far just seem ta b havin trouble with this
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Question, where do I find the lastest RUU ?my phone says HBOOT 1.58.0000
May 17th 2012 and when it checks the PG86IMG.ZIP after it runs it says Main version is older! Update fail! press <power> to reboot and then goes right back into bootloop........HELP !!!!



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Note that you should do a backup with Titanium Backup or MyBackupPro before starting. This will wipe your device of all settings, apps, etc. Basically, anything that isn't backed up onto your SD card! This is also for CDMA ONLY! If there is a need for a GSM version, PM me and I'll make a copy for you guys, as well. It is also overkill for bootloop issues (unless you were directed here by someone after trying other steps).

Step 1) How to install and configure the Android SDK






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Step 4) Re-unlock your bootloader






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Step 6) Flashing the ROM






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is there anyway you could post a gsm version, as my htc evo 3d(gsm, s-on) is stuck in a boot loop, i think i forgot to flash a recovery. is it bricked? or could you help me, because if i cant get it fixed then im probably getting a phone that can only produce two colours and recieve/make calls
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is there anyway you could post a gsm version, as my htc evo 3d(gsm, s-on) is stuck in a boot loop, i think i forgot to flash a recovery. is it bricked? or could you help me, because if i cant get it fixed then im probably getting a phone that can only produce two colours and recieve/make calls

There are a ton of GSM RUU's Here and Here! You just need the correct RUU for your device. You can see the carrier and country info in the title. If you need help finding the right one just let us know where you are located and what carrier your phone is on.

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plzz Jerofld i have a gsm evo 3d,and i need ur help to upgrade it like u do for the CDMA phones and thx alot..

and i need to know how to get the carrier and how to say that this is for my country,if im from lebanon...thx again
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and i need to know how to get the carrier and how to say that this is for my country,if im from lebanon...thx again
Boot into your bootloader. And type out the first couple lines of information here!
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Does anyone have a link for the latest RUU? EVERY link I've looked at is no longer working and I need to unboot my phone =-(
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thanks so much! I wish there was a way to do this from my macbook but I guess I'll have to borrow my husbands laptop once he leaves for work in an hour. lol
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thanks so much! I wish there was a way to do this from my macbook but I guess I'll have to borrow my husbands laptop once he leaves for work in an hour. lol

You're welcome!

Haha yeah. That download takes awhile too. If your phone has s-off then you could use the PG86IMG version of the RUU instead of the exe. This means you could run it directly on the phone without the need for a computer.
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oh man, time go go get s-off! lol I'm SO used to using my macbook that using my husbands Toshiba is driving me NUTS. Its SO SLOW!
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oh man, time go go get s-off! lol I'm SO used to using my macbook that using my husbands Toshiba is driving me NUTS. Its SO SLOW!
S-off is definitely worth it in my opinion! How come you're un-rooting?
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root checker said it didn't root correctly so i'm trying to unroot and then do it all over again. Getting really frustrated though. I decided to just go ahead and use my husbands Toshi and its not workin right at the moment. I went to do the "adb reboot bootloader" and I keep getting an error saying the device isnt found. I'm really hoping I didn't totally **** my phone up or my husband is gonna kill me!
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I went to do the "adb reboot bootloader" and I keep getting an error saying the device isnt found. I'm really hoping I didn't totally **** my phone up or my husband is gonna kill me!
Er, as part of step 4 that is. I restarted the phone a few times into regular mode as well to see if that would get it to work but no such luck. Any ideas?!? I'm kinda freaked out right now. The last thing I want to do is prove to my husband that I shouldn't have rooted in the first place. lol
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Er, as part of step 4 that is. I restarted the phone a few times into regular mode as well to see if that would get it to work but no such luck. Any ideas?!? I'm kinda freaked out right now. The last thing I want to do is prove to my husband that I shouldn't have rooted in the first place. lol
Haha. Yes we wouldn't want to prove him right!

Okay... I am not the most handy person when it comes to using fastboot as I don't use it often. I am s-off so I really hardly use the computer for anything root related. I usually just download things straight to my phone and do everything from the phone. But you will have to use the computer to unlock the bootloader again.

So the first thing I would do is boot up the phone normally and check your settings to make sure fastboot is disabled/unchecked. Also make sure USB debugging is enabled.

I am assuming you ran the RUU and are completely stock again? That means these settings would need to be changed again.

Then try your adb reboot bootloader command again and see if you get into FASTBOOT USB mode.
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yeah, I ran the RUU. Could it be a problem with that? I figured I'll throw the zip onto my SD card and try to flash it again. Any chance that would fix it? I already checked to make sure fastboot is unchecked and USB debugging is enabled and no luck =-(
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yeah, I ran the RUU. Could it be a problem with that? I figured I'll throw the zip onto my SD card and try to flash it again. Any chance that would fix it? I already checked to make sure fastboot is unchecked and USB debugging is enabled and no luck =-(
Well unfortunately you can't flash anything right now because the RUU returns your phone to completely stock. This means you have no custom recovery anymore, and you can't install the recovery until the bootloader is unlocked.

The good thing is, is the phone works. Don't worry, you didn't break anything. It is just completely stock now and unrooted, just like the day you bought it. That's what the RUU does to the phone. So it's perfectly fine. You could quit right now and your phone would just be like it was before you even tried rooting.

We need to figure out what's wrong with adb and why it isn't recognizing the phone. You have installed the drivers on his computer and the sdk-tools? And you have extracted sdk-tools to C:\ on the computer?
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Yup, I did everything exactly like the instructions said. HTCSync is seeing the phone just fine if that helps any
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Hrm, does this mean I might be able to re-root it from here using my macbook instead of the damn Toshiba? lol
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Hmmm... and it sounds like you are running the command from the proper directory... Because otherwise you would be getting a different error message. It really sounds like usb debugging isn't enabled but you already said you verified that it is so I'm getting stumped.

Manually boot into your bootloader. Do a quick battery pull then hold volume down+power. Once there select fastboot by pressing the power button. Then you should see the word FASTBOOT in red letters. Then connect to the PC and it should change to FASTBOOT USB. If so then it should be working and you should be able to run the command to unlock the bootloader. If it doesn't say fastboot usb then the pc isn't recognizing the phone.
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k, heading to do it now. sadly it's gonna take longer to get my case off than it will to do all that. Damn otterbox! haha
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Ok it said fastboot usb but it still gives me an error: device not found. i'm gonna try to uncheck and recheck usb debugging and try again incase it got glitched somehow

on second thought, i'm gonna restart the TOshi too just to be on the safe side!
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Yes. I know people seem to have a lot more problems rooting from a mac... But yes. Now that you ran the RUU, you are back at square one and can try rooting again. That's really all that's going on in this thread.

It's telling you to unlock again. Flash recovery again. Then root. I will tell you this. To start off and just to get root access, instead of flashing the rom in the tutorial (when you get to that step - no skipping ahead ) just flash the superSU patch instead.

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-Go to this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053 and download the file called UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.02.zip
- Put that file on your sd card and boot into your recovery again and choose install zip from sd card. Then select that file. Let it flash and you should be rooted.

To check, download root checker from the play store and make sure.

Flashing this super user patch on your stock rom is really the same thing as flashing a stock rom with super user. This way you are just rooting your stock rom. The other way you are flashing the rooted stock rom.

This should at least have you rooted on the stock rom, then after you have root we can figure out how to flash some other roms if you want to.
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If the restart doesn't work I am ALL over that from the 'comfort' and speed of my mac. lol Again, thank you SOOOO much for all your help tonight!
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If you feel more comfortable trying again from the mac I'd say go for it! I have no experience with a mac so I may not be able to answer certain specific questions but can help where possible along the way. Your phone at this point should be ready to try rooting again as if it's the first time. And this time just flash the superSU patch instead of a rom
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Yeah, I'm heading back to the mac since the Toshi still won't recognize the phone. Can you link me to the other post so I can see the whole thing? Thx!!
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If you mean the complete newbie's guide here's the link:
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If you are meaning something else, I'm not sure what you're asking for
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Lol, ignore me. I'm tired. Gonna go throw that zip on my phone now that I've eaten lol
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Lol, ignore me. I'm tired. Gonna go throw that zip on my phone now that I've eaten lol
That was an epic fail. I've got a picture of my phone with a red triangle and a ! on it now. I didn't brick it did I?!?
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That just sounds like the stock recovery.

Just battery pull to get out of it.

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That just sounds like the stock recovery.

Just battery pull to get out of it.

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Yes that just the stock recovery. You aren't bricked. That just means you haven't flashed the custom recovery. Have you gotten the bootloader unlocked yet?
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Yeah. took a break for a while and I'm just getting it unlocked now. I assume I can just continue as I did the first time, right? Obviously I'll be installing and running root checker as soon as it finishes up this time. I really hope there wasnt a problem again!
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Damn, same things again. Root checker is telling me I don't have proper root access after following the directions step by step =-(
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Yep! Just follow the steps like last time. Unlock, flash recovery, make a backup, then flash supersu that we talked about earlier. Then run root checker and if you are rooted, make another backup so that if you run into problems flashing anything else, you can restore back to your rooted state.
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Lovely, yet ANOTHER problem. I went to flash recovery and it came up with "Main Version is older! Update Fail!"

Sorry I'm such a pain in the ass. Kinda wishing I never bothered with all this
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