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Old May 30th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #701 (permalink)
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Start a thread in the dhd sub-forum and I will take a look this evening. You'll need to detail the prollem,including why you want to erase system in the first place.
ok...the thread is here: erase system not allowed


i need to erase system for flash new rom...
with wipe from recovery the custom rom that i have flashed don't work very well
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Can't seem to get Recovery to work while in the Hboot USB Plug menu on the phone. It just keeps on rebooting.
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you can try flashing it again. failing that, you can try booting it into phone memory

instead of: fastboto flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

try this command: fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

and see if the recovery starts
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you can try flashing it again. failing that, you can try booting it into phone memory

instead of: fastboto flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

try this command: fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

and see if the recovery starts
No luck with flashing it again or with using the command fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img. One good thing that I noticed is that it says UNLOCKED in red at the top of the HBOOT menu. At least I making some progress.
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No luck with flashing it again or with using the command fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img. One good thing that I noticed is that it says UNLOCKED in red at the top of the HBOOT menu. At least I making some progress.
hmmm this is not a good sign. you were able to flash it once,then boot to it and flash superuser,correct?

we need to get a working recovery so we can change main version and flash the downgrade ruu.

try to fastboot erase cache prior to flashing or booting recovery.

also,you could give a little more info on the phone:
fastboot getvar all

and paste the info here
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Here's the info on the phone:

"My Incredible is at Ver 2.3.4, Baseband Ver 2.15.10.12.20, Build #4.08.605.19 and HBOOT 1.07.0000. It is still locked with S-On. Recently, it started going into a bootloop, getting as far as the first white htc incredible screen and then repeating.

By using the Vol Dwn and Pwr On buttons, I can get into HBOOT, but it won't allow me to do a Recovery or a Factory Reset. However, I am able to Power Down the phone when I access the FastBoot Menu and choose Power Down. Unfortunately, USB Debugging was set at off before the bootlooping started, so even though I downloaded the HTC Sync drivers, I can't sync with the phone.

Is there any way that I can load build # 4.08.605.19 back onto the phone before I decide to root it or is the phone a brick?"

I performed Step 1 and 2 of the OP, but after flashing the recovery, I can see that the flash is successful via the command line feedback info, but the phone won't reboot and just goes into a bootloop to the first white, HTC incredible screen.

In doing Step 3 of the OP (Flash Superuser Root Files), I run into a problem on Step 2 because I can't get into the recovery menu at all and therefore, I can't install the zip from the SD card. That is where I am now.
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So, to answer your question in the last post, I don't think that I was ever successful in getting the phone to boot to it, because after it wouldn't boot and just went into the bootloop, I pulled the battery, reinstalled it and went back into HBOOT USB Plug, in order to try Step 3 of the OP, which is when I discovered that I couldn't do a recovery using the Recovery Menu.
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So, to answer your question in the last post, I don't think that I was ever successful in getting the phone to boot to it, because after it wouldn't boot and just went into the bootloop, I pulled the battery, reinstalled it and went back into HBOOT USB Plug, in order to try Step 3 of the OP, which is when I discovered that I couldn't do a recovery using the Recovery Menu.
sounds like you need to go back to step 2 and get a recovery flashed. you are only going to be using the fastboot commands, so dont worry that you cant see anything with "adb devices"
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-check the md5 of your recovery image:

md5sums recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

**make sure the resulting md5 matches: ea382ca5809cb872d0582aa22741d592

-check for connectivity:

fastboot devices

-should return serial number
-permanently flash your recovery to phones recovery partition:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

-youll see a (really fast) green status bar on the top right as your PC sends the recovery to your phone,then a (really,really fast) red bar as it flashes it. you now have clockwork recovery installed on your phone. 

fastboot reboot

-your phone will reboot
pull the battery here (because your phone will still be stuck in a bootloop). boot back into hboot and make sure you can get intomrecovery before going any further.
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So, to answer your question in the last post, I don't think that I was ever successful in getting the phone to boot to it, because after it wouldn't boot and just went into the bootloop, I pulled the battery, reinstalled it and went back into HBOOT USB Plug, in order to try Step 3 of the OP, which is when I discovered that I couldn't do a recovery using the Recovery Menu.
I can run fastboot getvar all but I'm not able to copy it here.
Anyways here is what it says:

INFOversion: 0.5
INFOversion-bootloader: 1.07.0000
INFoversion-baseband: 2.15.10.12.20
INFOversion-cpld: none
INFOversion-microp: 0417
INFOversion-main: 4.08.605.19
INFOserialno: HT09THJ12695
INFOproduct: incrediblec
INFOplatform: HBOOT-8x50
INFOmodelid: PB3120000
INFOcidnum: VZW__001
INFObattery-status: good
INFObattery-voltage: 3998mv
INFOpartition-layout: Generic
INFOsecurity: on
INFObuild-mode: SHIP
INFOboot-mode: FASTBOOT
INFOcommitno-bootloader: e068cb45
INFOhbootpreupdate: 11
all: Done!
finished. total time: 0.010s.
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sounds like you need to go back to step 2 and get a recovery flashed. you are only going to be using the fastboot commands, so dont worry that you cant see anything with "adb devices"
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-check the md5 of your recovery image:

md5sums recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

**make sure the resulting md5 matches: ea382ca5809cb872d0582aa22741d592

-check for connectivity:

fastboot devices

-should return serial number
-permanently flash your recovery to phones recovery partition:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img

-youll see a (really fast) green status bar on the top right as your PC sends the recovery to your phone,then a (really,really fast) red bar as it flashes it. you now have clockwork recovery installed on your phone. 

fastboot reboot

-your phone will reboot
pull the battery here (because your phone will still be stuck in a bootloop). boot back into hboot and make sure you can get intomrecovery before going any further.
Ever since Scotty mentioned it, I've been ignoring the ADB commands and only using the FASTBOOT commands. I can get it to flash, at least that is what it says from the feedback from the command screen but it won't allow me to do a recovery, as in Step 3 of the OP.
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To make sure that I'm straight on this, to do the recovery, I have to have the SD card installed with the file Superuser-3.07-efgh-signed.zip loaded onto the root of it, just like it says in Step 3(Flash Superuser Root Files). Correct?
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Should I unzip the Superuser-3.07-efgh-signed.zip file before I put in on the root of the SD card?
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Don't worry about superuser yet, you need a recovery first
If you can't clockwork recovery to stick, you can't go any further.
So, if you boot into hboot, highlight recovery with the volume keys and press the power button... You go into a boot loop?

[The superuser file would stay zipped and you would use clockwork recovery to install it.]
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Don't worry about superuser yet, you need a recovery first
If you can't clockwork recovery to stick, you can't go any further.
So, if you boot into hboot, highlight recovery with the volume keys and press the power button... You go into a boot loop?

[The superuser file would stay zipped and you would use clockwork recovery to install it.]
Yes. The phone makes a vibrating noise, changes to the white HTC Incredible screen and then, the screen turns black. It keeps repeating as such.
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Yes. The phone makes a vibrating noise, changes to the white HTC Incredible screen and then, the screen turns black. It keeps repeating as such.
what happened when you tried using the " fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img " command? black screen and reboot too?
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Yes. The phone makes a vibrating noise, changes to the white HTC Incredible screen and then, the screen turns black. It keeps repeating as such.
Next time you get that black screen,try:

Adb devices
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Just did it and yes, the same.
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Next time you get that black screen,try:

Adb devices
After ADB devices, I get:

* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


After the last line, no devices are listed.
Then the same noise, white HTC Incredible screen and black screen, repeating
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After ADB devices, I get:

* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


After the last line, no devices are listed.
Then the same noise, white HTC Incredible screen and black screen, repeating
I just noticed, that occasionally,after about 20-30 reboots, the white HTC Incredible screen stays on longer (about 10 seconds) as opposed to 4 seconds before turning black. Weird.
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After ADB devices, I get:

* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


After the last line, no devices are listed.
Then the same noise, white HTC Incredible screen and black screen, repeating
So that output is on the black screen? Also,just to make sure I understand,you get splash,black screen,splash,black screen,etc. over and over correct?

Or does it stay on the black screen?

Im also wondering what happens wen you try and fastboot boot the image?
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I just noticed, that occasionally,after about 20-30 reboots, the white HTC Incredible screen stays on longer (about 10 seconds) as opposed to 4 seconds before turning black. Weird.
That white HTC Incredible screen staying on about 10 seconds or so is too random to say every 20-30 reboots. In the last fifteen minutes, it has happened about 5 times. Definitely, something trying to happen though.
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So that output is on the black screen? Also,just to make sure I understand,you get splash,black screen,splash,black screen,etc. over and over correct?

Or does it stay on the black screen?

Im also wondering what happens wen you try and fastboot boot the image?
No. I get a buzzing sound, then immediately a change to a white screen with the words "htc Incredible" written in black, then a change to a black screen for about 1-2 seconds, then a buzzing sound and immediately a repeat to the white htc Incredible screen which just keeps on repeating in that order. The longer the phone has been doing this, the more frequently, it has been lingering on the white htc Incredible screen.
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That output is what I see on my computer screen after typing in ADB devices on the command line. I see nothing on my phone screen when it goes black.
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The same repeat in the pattern when I fastboot the image, although I don't remember the white htc Incredible screen staying on for any length of time.
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If I can't get this phone to boot into recovery using recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img, can I use another program in order to flash recovery or am I toast?

Any way that I can flash the original OTA or do I have to be able to get into recovery first in order to do this? How about using the file called Stock_inc_4.08.60519_deodexed.zip. Apologies if these are dumb questions
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If I can't get this phone to boot into recovery using recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img, can I use another program in order to flash recovery or am I toast?

Any way that I can flash the original OTA or do I have to be able to get into recovery first in order to do this? How about using the file called Stock_inc_4.08.60519_deodexed.zip. Apologies if these are dumb questions
Is it possible that the reason that I can't get the phone to boot into recovery is because I flashed the recovery while in Windows 7?
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Is it possible that the reason that I can't get the phone to boot into recovery is because I flashed the recovery while in Windows 7?
you need a working recovery to really flash anything. the only other way to flash the recovery, would be to rename the recovery file to PB31IMG.zip and place it onto the root of the sd card and let hboot install it.

so to go that route, you will need another way for your pc to communicate with your sd card, ie, a card reader or any other device that accepts the sd card that you can plug into your pc.
then you would need to make sure your sd card is formatted to FAT32(right click on the drive and select properties). if it isn't you will need to format it to FAT32. Formatting will erase everything on there, so copy the contents to somewhere safe. do not use the "quick format" option.
then you would rename the clockwork recovery file to exactly PB31IMG.zip
place that file on the root of your sd card (not inside any folders). put the sd card back into your phone and boot the phone into hboot. after a few moments, your phone should then recognize the file and prompt you to install it.
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If I can't get this phone to boot into recovery using recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img, can I use another program in order to flash recovery or am I toast?

Any way that I can flash the original OTA or do I have to be able to get into recovery first in order to do this? How about using the file called Stock_inc_4.08.60519_deodexed.zip. Apologies if these are dumb questions
a non-booting phone is often fixed by running an "RUU" wich is factory software/firmware from htc. the prollem that we have is that there is no ruu availble for your firmware build,and that the phone in its current state will not let you flash older RUUs.

its sort of a snowball affect

we need to modify the misc image to allow an older ruu flash

we need root access in some sort of OS to change the misc image. we cant use the android OS becsue the phone wont boot,so we need a recovery to be able to modify the misc image.

so,without a working recovery,we are somewhat up a creek,unless htc happens to release an RUU for your build.

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Is it possible that the reason that I can't get the phone to boot into recovery is because I flashed the recovery while in Windows 7?
no,that shouldnt have mattered. lots of things can interfere with the flash,even if it appears successful. the following is not quite for the issue youre having,but go thru the checklist,its possible that something simple is preventing recovery from "sticking":
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troubleshooting connectivity issues:
-try a reboot of the PC
-try different usb cables and ports
-dont use a usb hub
-dont use usb 3.0
-make sure nothing capable of comunicating with the phone is enabled and running. htc sync,pdanet,easy tether,and even itunes have all been known to cause issues.
-windows 8 has been known to have issues. try a windows 7 or older machine

failing the above,
-i use these drivers for fastboot and adb(donwload and run as admin): http://downloads.unrevoked.com/HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe (mirror)

failing that,try manually updating the drivers in the following manner:
-put the phone in fastboot mode(select fastboot from the hboot menu)
-open device manager on the PC
-plug in phone,watch for it to pop up in device manager.
-update drivers with device manager,pointing the wizard to the extracted
driver download folder from above

note that you can check the connectivity of the phone,and make sure drivers are working by in the following manner:
-open cmd window. change to directory containing adb/fastboot utilities

-adb with the phone in the booted OS,usb debug enabled,enter:
adb devices in a cmd window

-fastboot with phone in fastboot,enter:
fastboot devices in cmd window

in either case,a properly connected phone with working drivers installed should report back the phones serial number.
one last bit,in order to get PB31IMG to flash,you will need to modify the android info text document inside the .zip file.

it will look something like this:
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modelid: PB3120000
cidnum: VZW__001
mainver: 3.12.605.0
hbootpreupdate:3
youll need to edit 3.12.605.0 to match your current build.

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cidnum: VZW__001
mainver: 4.08.605.19
hbootpreupdate:3
just unzip,open the text document,edit the main version number,save,then rezip the image and text document. then follow the rest of sdraws directions

one good thing about the PB31IMG method,is that if something on the PC is causing an issue,then installing in this manner should take the pc out of the equation.
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Thanks Guys for giving me a better insight into how this all works. You have given me another method to try. At this point, I've got nothing to lose, because now, it is as good as a brick. I'll try it tomorrow and let you know what happens.
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a non-booting phone is often fixed by running an "RUU" wich is factory software/firmware from htc. the prollem that we have is that there is no ruu availble for your firmware build,and that the phone in its current state will not let you flash older RUUs.

its sort of a snowball affect

we need to modify the misc image to allow an older ruu flash

we need root access in some sort of OS to change the misc image. we cant use the android OS becsue the phone wont boot,so we need a recovery to be able to modify the misc image.

so,without a working recovery,we are somewhat up a creek,unless htc happens to release an RUU for your build.



no,that shouldnt have mattered. lots of things can interfere with the flash,even if it appears successful. the following is not quite for the issue youre having,but go thru the checklist,its possible that something simple is preventing recovery from "sticking":


one last bit,in order to get PB31IMG to flash,you will need to modify the android info text document inside the .zip file.

it will look something like this:


youll need to edit 3.12.605.0 to match your current build.

something like this:


just unzip,open the text document,edit the main version number,save,then rezip the image and text document. then follow the rest of sdraws directions

one good thing about the PB31IMG method,is that if something on the PC is causing an issue,then installing in this manner should take the pc out of the equation.
Where do I find the android info text document that I need to modify. Is it somewhere imbedded within miniadb_inc.zip?
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Where do I find the android info text document that I need to modify. Is it somewhere imbedded within miniadb_inc.zip?
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a zip file i dont believe was included in the download,just the image file.

you can download a PB31IMG containing clockwork 5.0.2.0 from here: Recoveries | PvilleComp's
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a zip file i dont believe was included in the download,just the image file.

you can download a PB31IMG containing clockwork 5.0.2.0 from here: Recoveries | PvilleComp's
I just noticed that this Pvillecomp.com link also has a Stock HTC Recovery by HTC file listed. This may show my ignorance........... but is it possible to use this Stock recovery (rename it to PB31IMG, load it onto a SD card and then boot it thru HBOOT) to see if it would reset the phone back to stock. With a working stock phone, I then could start the rooting process all over again?
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I just noticed that this Pvillecomp.com link also has a Stock HTC Recovery by HTC file listed. This may show my ignorance........... but is it possible to use this Stock recovery (rename it to PB31IMG, load it onto a SD card and then boot it thru HBOOT) to see if it would reset the phone back to stock. With a working stock phone, I then could start the rooting process all over again?
that would give you just the stock recovery which is pretty useless, you need clockwork recovery for any chance of recovering the phone.
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hey scotty sorry to bother u, i read step one from ur guide, u talk about hboot and with some version, i have hboot 2.02 what im suppose to do? sorry mate for stupid question. i read lot of guides in last couple of days how to root incredible s, but i haven't found any luck because every guide say something different.
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hey scotty sorry to bother u, i read step one from ur guide, u talk about hboot and with some version, i have hboot 2.02 what im suppose to do? sorry mate for stupid question. i read lot of guides in last couple of days how to root incredible s, but i haven't found any luck because every guide say something different.
this guide is for the original incredible, not incredible s ... i'll get you the link to the guide you need.

over at XDA:
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this guide is for the original incredible, not incredible s ... i'll get you the link to the guide you need.

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thanks i'll check that. cheers
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a zip file i dont believe was included in the download,just the image file.

you can download a PB31IMG containing clockwork 5.0.2.0 from here: Recoveries | PvilleComp's
Ok. I downloaded ClockworkMod 2.0.5.0 by Koushik Dutta, renamed it to PB31IMG.zip and put it on a FAT32 formatted SD card using an allocation size of 1024 bytes. I'm not sure if the allocation size mattered, though. Booted into HBOOT and loaded recovery that way, but even though the recovery said that it was successful... upon Reboot, I ran into the exact same problem as before. It won't reboot, but goes into that annoying loop. I'm about ready to use my shop press downstairs and make it into an Incredible book marker.

Now, as fate may have it, my wife's HTC incredible, which was purchased the same time as mine, started having random rebooting issues this past weekend. For no reason at all, it would reboot, but unlike mine, it would get to the Droid eye and start up again. Knowing that it was only a matter of time before it freezes up, I decided to root it using the instructions in the OP. I have gotten as far as making a backup of the stock, unrooted rom in Step 3( Flash Superuser Root Files) which got me thinking. If my wife's HTC has exact same Android Version, Baseband Version, Kernel Version, Software number, and Build Number as mine, is it possible to somehow use this backup to load it back onto my phone to make it operational so that I can root and get around the problem that I am having. If so, how would I go about doing this?
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if you could get recovery to install,you could attempt to restore her backup. it would prolly not help the situation,as there is prolly something corrupt in another partition,wich is why were aiming for running the ruu,wich should fix all partitions,not just boot and system,like a rom or backup flashed in recovery.

unfortunately,it all revolves around getting a working recovery,wich your phone doesnt seem to be permitting
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AVG found a Trojan in miniadb_inc.zip

Also unable to unzip PB31IMG.zip
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AVG found a Trojan in miniadb_inc.zip
miniadb_inc is fine. there is an exploit called zergrush that will trigger antivirus programs. if you need to,temporarily disable avg to get the file to download. if you have the file,just missing zergrush,then youre good to go,as that exploit is not needed for this process

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you do not unzip PB31IMG. it must remain a zip file to flash.
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scotty85 your dedication to this thread blows my mind.

I did stuff all out of order when I ran into problems and I'm in a strange place on my phone.

I've never been able to get the fastboot oem get_identifier_token to function or the RUU update tool from HTC. I finally found a version of adb or stumbled on the right combination of files that allows adb devices to function properly.

I've got superusers installed, but now I've got the wrong recovery installed.

About Phone:
Android: 4.1.1
Baseband: 2.15.10.07.07
Kernal Version: 2.6.38.8-evervolve-dives-jellybean+drew@master #1
Mod Version: RC1
Build number: inc-eng 4.1.1

INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-0.92.0000
MICROP-0417

ClockworkMod Recovery is at v2.5.0.5

I've run unrevoked3 a few times and I installed the Rom Manager and flashed this current version on the phone system I have in attempt to bypass other issues and in the idea that it was just another way to do what I wanted.

attempting to update recovery with fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img results in a FAILED due to signature verify fail.

I'm going to continue scanning through the 15 pages of thread, but I figured my questions should get posted either way.

I also tried to do the shell step and it failed with a Segmentation fault when trying to execute ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img

thanks for the help.

P.S. fastboot getvar mainver: 4.08.605.2
P.S.S. was FAT on sdcard now FAT32.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Droid>fastboot devices
HT04LHJ02986    fastboot

C:\Droid>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
                              ... INFO[ERR] Command error !!!
OKAY [  0.007s]
finished. total time: 0.008s

C:\Droid>
no idea how to handle this error, its so early in the process.
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scotty85 your dedication to this thread blows my mind.

I did stuff all out of order when I ran into problems and I'm in a strange place on my phone.

I've never been able to get the fastboot oem get_identifier_token to function or the RUU update tool from HTC. I finally found a version of adb or stumbled on the right combination of files that allows adb devices to function properly.
becasue youre not on the correct hboot. .92 is not compatible with htcdev


I've got superusers installed, but now I've got the wrong recovery installed.

About Phone:
Android: 4.1.1
Baseband: 2.15.10.07.07
Kernal Version: 2.6.38.8-evervolve-dives-jellybean+drew@master #1
Mod Version: RC1
Build number: inc-eng 4.1.1

INCREDIBLE XC SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-0.92.0000
MICROP-0417

ClockworkMod Recovery is at v2.5.0.5
it really doesnt matter what recovery is installed.

I've run unrevoked3 a few times and I installed the Rom Manager and flashed this current version on the phone system I have in attempt to bypass other issues and in the idea that it was just another way to do what I wanted.

attempting to update recovery with fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc.img results in a FAILED due to signature verify fail.
that command will not work with a stock,ship hboot. youll need to be unlocked on an htcdev hboot in order to use fastboot flash xxxxx

I'm going to continue scanning through the 15 pages of thread, but I figured my questions should get posted either way.

I also tried to do the shell step and it failed with a Segmentation fault when trying to execute ./flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd0.img
the prollem,in a nutshell,is your custom rom. flash a stock rom with root access and it will prolly work correctly. you can always restore your backup after the process
thanks for the help.

P.S. fastboot getvar mainver: 4.08.605.2
P.S.S. was FAT on sdcard now FAT32.
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C:\Droid>fastboot devices
HT04LHJ02986    fastboot

C:\Droid>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
                              ... INFO[ERR] Command error !!!
OKAY [  0.007s]
finished. total time: 0.008s

C:\Droid>
no idea how to handle this error, its so early in the process.
as above,sounds like youre on .92 hboot. read the directions more carefully. part 1)unlock with htcdev mentions you need to check the hboot screen,and what to do to update it if you find 0.92.0000
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even though I can get adb devices and fastboot devices to work just fine. I can't get the RUU to upgrade the Hboot from htcdev to find my phone. I've tried using a windows XP machine and done various tips and tricks on my windows 7 machine but the RUU never finds my phone.

Anyway to upgrade Hboot without using the RUU?

thanks for the help.
after installing the HTC driver listed earlier in this thread on the windows XP machine, then booting into fastboot usb, the RUU worked.
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Thanks guys.

I read through almost the entire thread and several offshoots. Once I got the RUU to work to bump the HBOOT to 1.02 everything after that worked like clockwork.

Now to find a good ROM to install.
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AMAZING STEP BY STEP MAN!!! (sorry for yelling lol) seriously, this guide is spot on, balls accurate as to what you need to do!!! great work!!
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if you could get recovery to install,you could attempt to restore her backup. it would prolly not help the situation,as there is prolly something corrupt in another partition,wich is why were aiming for running the ruu,wich should fix all partitions,not just boot and system,like a rom or backup flashed in recovery.

unfortunately,it all revolves around getting a working recovery,wich your phone doesnt seem to be permitting
Hey Scotty85 and Sdrawkcab25. I wanted to let you guys know that I rooted and achieved S-Off with my wife's Incredible. Recovery is working great and now I'm searching for a Rom to flash, since I can't handle the constant requests to upgrade. I'm leaning towards CM7.

I'm still trying to flash and make stick Clockmod recovery on my own Incredible and hope that one day I can break thru and make it work (but so far the rebooting persists), but at least now, I know what to expect. Many, many Thanks for all the help.
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