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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, first post so forgive me if im breaking any rules or anything.

I rooted my phone and started installing new roms but i couldn't get Wifi Hotspot to work successfully on any of them. Not sure why.
I am currently running CM7 and i get application errors while trying to a variety of tasks (such as change ringtone, open standard camera app, view media), so i've decided enough is enough and i want to return to the ROM which came on the phone, but maintain S-OFF.

I bought the phone from Carphone Warehouse. what are my options to return to the Stock Sense ROM?

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I used this guide to root and unroot various times the desire z, bought from CarephoneWarehouse also.
[TOOL] [30/05/11] AMT v1.8.1 - Sim Unlock, S-OFF, Downgrade - Added Auto Detection! - xda-developers
But, if you reboot to REcovery (Clockworkmod) I believe there's an option to fix errors. try that first, before going back to stock.

Let me know if you need some help.
Before I forget, here's the stock ROM for desire Z - shipped.roms
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RUU_Vision_HTC_WWE_1.34.405.5.exe will do the trick and leave you the option of an easier reroot if you decide to try again in the future.

However, I'd first try booting into recovery, wiping the cache and dalvik-cache, and also choosing to "fix permissions" from the Advanced recovery menu as suggested by alekos. If that doesn't work, try wiping the cache and dalvik-cache again but then this time reflash CM7 - you won't lose settings or data doing this and it should sort out any problems.
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hi, i want to keep root. i am familiar with installing new ROMs via CWM. is there not a way i can just install the original ROM onto the device like normal?
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just wiped cache and dalvik cache and fixed permissions. made no difference, so did all that again and reinstalled CM7. Still made no difference. really don't know why i'm having so much problems with this considering everyone else manages it. i really need wifi hotspot working, which it hasn't on any ROMs i've tried. Only difference is with the CM7 ROM i'm currently running, which is the official one on their website, i get loads of other errors.

when i try to open the camera app, i get the error:

"The application Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."

My pictures arn't displaying in gallery. the application "media" does not work, and closes when i try to view pictures. Theres are just a few of my current problems.
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That's what the RUU update does, installs the stock ROM. You can't keep root - you'll have to reroot the stock ROM.
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That's what the RUU update does, installs the stock ROM. You can't keep root - you'll have to reroot the stock ROM.
ah i see. ok. so how do i install the RUU update to my phone?

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how do i install the RUU update to my phone?
Assuming that you have HTC Sync installed on the PC, simply connect the phone with the USB cable and run the program file you downloaded.
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Hi, if you flash the stock rom and reroot it, will it still do ota updates from htc as and when they become available? or will it be a case of downloading and flashing new roms?
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If you root but otherwise leave the firmware as stock then OTA updates will still be available. These will unroot the device however.
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Assuming that you have HTC Sync installed on the PC, simply connect the phone with the USB cable and run the program file you downloaded.
I recently rooted and now have CM7 with Clockwork on my DZ, but thinking to go back to stock Gingerbread (this is an HTC phone, not carrier branded).
Do I need to do anything before the above procedure, or does this literally wipe everything off the phone and put it back to stock?

By the by, does it require the HTC Sync programme or just the USB drivers?

/ Mike

EDIT: See answer/'solution' in post below.
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Well, not getting an answer to my question above here or on xda within a few days I just did it. In my case at least no prework was required and the phone appears to be back at stock with the HTC interface (and the wifi and GPS working again).

It also did not need HTC Sync, just the USB drivers.

EDIT: Hmm, not quite as stock as expected. It seems to have kept it's S-OFF status (though that may be 'label' S-OFF that I've seen mentioned here and there). Also I did a temp root to remove some bloatware with Titanium, but having rebooted the phone since it still has Superuser available, which suggests the root is still there. Neither is a problem for me - just unexpected.
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