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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC EVO 3D Virgin: Stock ROM(s) Customer ROM(s) hboot version etc.

Questions I hope will be answered in this post:
  1. What is the best or most up to date "Stock ROM" for the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin" version?
  2. Given an answer to question 1 is there a Rooted version of stock ROM?
  3. What are a list of custom ROM(s) that work (well) on the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin"? By well I mean all functions except for the two gimmicky ones; 3D pictures and HDMI out
Now with that said, I have unlocked, s-off phone that I recently "boot-looped" since I installed a CM10 ROM that needed a hboot of 1.5 or less. This phone ( a re-branded Sprint phone ) only seems to boot from hboot 1.58 but that's another story. To recover I used the RUU method to get back to stock, so everything is back to normal. But still I have the above lingering questions here is why:

When going to the HTC RUU site ( Directory listing of http://htcruu.com/Shooter ) you can only find ONE Virgin ROM:
  • 2012-08-29 12:24:24
  • RUU_Shooter_ICS_35_S_Sprint_WWE_VM_1.13.652.2_Radio_1.06.00.0426_NV_1.53_144_release_262287_sig ned.exe
  • 428437KB

Which brings my phone back to factory stock. Please note the date August 29 2012. When I got the phone in May it had "1.14.652.0" but this ROM is "1.13.652.2" ... WTF??

Thus does anyone know what is up with 1.14.652.0? is it Virgin's version? Better or worse?
Also is there a true Virgin stock ROM that is rooted? Finally is there a list of ROM that is known to work with Virgin or preferred ones?

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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For proper help and support I will move this tot he Rooted section for Evo V, I am sure you will get the proper help there.


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Questions I hope will be answered in this post:
  1. What is the best or most up to date "Stock ROM" for the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin" version?
  2. Given an answer to question 1 is there a Rooted version of stock ROM?
  3. What are a list of custom ROM(s) that work (well) on the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin"? By well I mean all functions except for the two gimmicky ones; 3D pictures and HDMI out
Now with that said, I have unlocked, s-off phone that I recently "boot-looped" since I installed a CM10 ROM that needed a hboot of 1.5 or less. This phone ( a re-branded Sprint phone ) only seems to boot from hboot 1.58 but that's another story. To recover I used the RUU method to get back to stock, so everything is back to normal. But still I have the above lingering questions here is why:

When going to the HTC RUU site ( Directory listing of http://htcruu.com/Shooter ) you can only find ONE Virgin ROM:
  • 2012-08-29 12:24:24
  • RUU_Shooter_ICS_35_S_Sprint_WWE_VM_1.13.652.2_Radio_1.06.00.0426_NV_1.53_144_release_262287_sig ned.exe
  • 428437KB

Which brings my phone back to factory stock. Please note the date August 29 2012. When I got the phone in May it had "1.14.652.0" but this ROM is "1.13.652.2" ... WTF??

Thus does anyone know what is up with 1.14.652.0? is it Virgin's version? Better or worse?
Also is there a true Virgin stock ROM that is rooted? Finally is there a list of ROM that is known to work with Virgin or preferred ones?
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Old December 14th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Questions I hope will be answered in this post:
  1. What is the best or most up to date "Stock ROM" for the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin" version?
    I have the Evo 3d on Sprint so I will save this question for someone who has flashed the Evo V roms
  2. Given an answer to question 1 is there a Rooted version of stock ROM?
    You can easily root the stock rom by flashing the SuperSU patch in recovery. When you flash a completely stock rooted rom, that's pretty much what it is. Flashing SuperSU yourself on the stock rom will root your stock rom.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053
    Download the file called CWM-SuperSU-v0.99.zip
  3. What are a list of custom ROM(s) that work (well) on the "HTC EVO 3D Virgin"? By well I mean all functions except for the two gimmicky ones; 3D pictures and HDMI out
    I will also leave this to the Evo V guys! There's a lot of flashaholics here, so they can get into that.


Now with that said, I have unlocked, s-off phone that I recently "boot-looped" since I installed a CM10 ROM that needed a hboot of 1.5 or less. Correct.
This phone ( a re-branded Sprint phone ) only seems to boot from hboot 1.58 but that's another story.
Probably because you are using stock roms or roms that require hboot 1.58.
To recover I used the RUU method to get back to stock, so everything is back to normal.
For the record, the RUU was unnecessary. You could have restored a nandroid backup (which you should always make before flashing a new rom), or simply flashed a compatible rom. The reason you bootlooped is because the rom you flashed requires 1.5 or below.

You are s-off so you have the ability to change hboots very easily. Check out my thread:

Radios, Hboot & Firmware - All Downloads for info on that. You will find All stock hboots in post 2.

But still I have the above lingering questions here is why:

When going to the HTC RUU site ( Directory listing of http://htcruu.com/Shooter ) you can only find ONE Virgin ROM:
Yep. That's currently the only RUU out there. For the original release software.
  • 2012-08-29 12:24:24
  • RUU_Shooter_ICS_35_S_Sprint_WWE_VM_1.13.652.2_Radio_1.06.00.0426_NV_1.53_144_release_262287_sig ned.exe
  • 428437KB

Which brings my phone back to factory stock. Please note the date August 29 2012. When I got the phone in May it had "1.14.652.0" but this ROM is "1.13.652.2" ... WTF??
The RUU you ran is for the original released Evo V with build number 1.13.652.2. The OTA update changed the build number to 1.14.652.0. Since you ran the RUU, you could take the OTA. On the other hand, you are s-off.... You are focusing too much on the build number. You're still on the same software. The update was really just a firmware update. In the same post I linked above for hboot versions, post 3 contains firmware. Since you are s-off you can actually flash the firmware that I pulled from the 1.14 OTA update. You may still say 1.13 (not sure) but it will give you all the good bits that came in the OTA.

Thus does anyone know what is up with 1.14.652.0? is it Virgin's version? Better or worse?
They changed to the newer radio. Which I am actually using the same radio that you have currently that came with 1.13....
Also is there a true Virgin stock ROM that is rooted? Finally is there a list of ROM that is known to work with Virgin or preferred ones?
See question 2. You are on the stock rom currently. Just flash superSU in recovery and you will have a "True Stock rooted rom".
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Exactly, my build number is still the original but I have the updated radio 1.09.00.476 that I flashed manually.
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Ya, after doing way more reading, I can see that now. So I ended up flashing the VM_1.14_Base_Hboot_Radio_Firmware_PG86IMG.zip and then putting back JBear 1.57.5757.

Running MidnightRom 1.3.8 but I added the MAC v3.1 Kernel for better tweaking flexibility.

Once again thanks for all the details, the more I read the more I understand and make progress.
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Default Exactly which is the MOST recent firmware for EVO V?

I see this thread was moved to another forum by a moderator, but I guess I don't know how to find things when they're moved...I tried.

But my question is largely the same, because before I do any root or S-Off or whatever, I simply want to know for certain that I have the latest firmware/radio for my EVO V via Virgin's Over The Air update. I understand it can probably be pieced together otherwise, but I'd really rather not get into all that. I doubt I'll ever change ROM's because, in one way or another, none of them appear to work without errors. But I WOULD like to be able to have full access to the apps that run.

My phone came with the 1.13 version, and does not find any OTA updates available, but that is also a question, because I've seen that other people have also reported that their EVO V's won't do the OTA update for whatever reason. Frustrating!

From another site, I was told that the 'before and after' of the OTA are as follows:

Stock Evo V 4G (before OTA):


Hboot: 1.57.0000
Kernel: 3.0.16-g4211684 htc-kernel@u18000-build-144 #1
Baseband version: 1.06.00.0426
Build number: 1.13.652.2_R2 CL372137 release-keys

PRI Version: 1.53_144
PRL Version: 61009

After OTA installed:

Hboot: 1.57.0000
Kernel: 3.0.16-g4211684 htc-kernel@u18000-build-144 #1
Baseband (Radio): 1.09.00.0706
Build: 1.14.652.0 CL372137 release-keys

PRI: 1.53_144
PRL: 61009

So far I've spent an hour with HTC, and an hour and a half with Virgin on the phone...and while they seem to see references to the 1.14.652.0 CL372137 release-keys version on the web, neither of them know ANYTHING about it, so cannot say definitively which is the most recent...that one, or 1.13.652.2_R2 CL372137 release-keys

Currently, the phone is completely untouched/stock...exactly as received from Virgin.

I understand there was a significant improvement in reception with the OTA, otherwise I wouldn't be making a big deal (my immediate area has a very weak signal).

If there is actually an OTA from 1.13 to 1.14, why can't I get it on a completely original phone?

Can anyone say for certain please?
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I see this thread was moved to another forum by a moderator, but I guess I don't know how to find things when they're moved...I tried.

But my question is largely the same, because before I do any root or S-Off or whatever, I simply want to know for certain that I have the latest firmware/radio for my EVO V via Virgin's Over The Air update. I understand it can probably be pieced together otherwise, but I'd really rather not get into all that. I doubt I'll ever change ROM's because, in one way or another, none of them appear to work without errors. But I WOULD like to be able to have full access to the apps that run.

My phone came with the 1.13 version, and does not find any OTA updates available, but that is also a question, because I've seen that other people have also reported that their EVO V's won't do the OTA update for whatever reason. Frustrating!

From another site, I was told that the 'before and after' of the OTA are as follows:

Stock Evo V 4G (before OTA):


Hboot: 1.57.0000
Kernel: 3.0.16-g4211684 htc-kernel@u18000-build-144 #1
Baseband version: 1.06.00.0426
Build number: 1.13.652.2_R2 CL372137 release-keys

PRI Version: 1.53_144
PRL Version: 61009

After OTA installed:

Hboot: 1.57.0000
Kernel: 3.0.16-g4211684 htc-kernel@u18000-build-144 #1
Baseband (Radio): 1.09.00.0706
Build: 1.14.652.0 CL372137 release-keys

PRI: 1.53_144
PRL: 61009

So far I've spent an hour with HTC, and an hour and a half with Virgin on the phone...and while they seem to see references to the 1.14.652.0 CL372137 release-keys version on the web, neither of them know ANYTHING about it, so cannot say definitively which is the most recent...that one, or 1.13.652.2_R2 CL372137 release-keys

Currently, the phone is completely untouched/stock...exactly as received from Virgin.

I understand there was a significant improvement in reception with the OTA, otherwise I wouldn't be making a big deal (my immediate area has a very weak signal).

If there is actually an OTA from 1.13 to 1.14, why can't I get it on a completely original phone?

Can anyone say for certain please?
While the 1.14 version is the latest some phones seem to have problems displaying that, the important thing is that the radio update shows as the 1.09.00.0706 version. HTC had this to say about the OTA :

The OTA update is being deployed in stages so it may take some time before everyone receives it. For now let's dial the special code *#*#2432546#*#* - we just want to ensure that you see 'checkin succeeded' at the top of the screen. This helps us ensure your phone is communicating with the update servers so the update will go through when it should.

Just an fyi, the dialer code phonetically is *#*#checkin#*#*
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