2.2 to 2.1 and root.. now stuck at bootloader


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  1. tha5150

    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok so i tried the 2.2 root process. short and sweet is (oh an i am pretty new) downgrade 2.2 to 2.1.. bunch of command line stuff.. install usb drivers, open program to flash and it reboots the phone, then more command line stuff, then installs custom 2.2 and you are now rooted...

    i got to where i install the custom usb drivers and open the reflash program.. all it does is go to the bootloader and sit there. i said screw it and was going to just reinstall 2.2 and be done with the ATTEMPT of rooting until a 1 click type came out.. problems is, now i cant even install 2.2... sits at the bootloader screen..

    called Sprint and they tried to help me do a factory reset by going to the phone app and typing ##87# or something. when i hit reset it was supposed to show a screen thats wiping and reinstalling or something. nothing happen.

    stuck at that frikin bootloader screen again


    so here is what i think happened and i need help fixing it.. i installed a newer bootloader or older one or something and the new 2.2 is having a hard time getting past it or i just completely screwed it all up.

    i am currently on 2.1 and all is working fine but i cant upgrade or anything.

    what are my options and how do i get this back to 2.2??? would love to try and root it and be done. or just plug it into the pc and reinstall everything back to factory but i am coming from the iPhone where that is possible and i guess you cant on HTC. fine with me, just want to fix it.
     

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  2. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    You could just install a 2.2 ROM, all are based off the official RUU/OTA by now and most have everything working.

    Or you can try running the RUU?
     
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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    you can go to recovery if you have the option and load a rom, or put the pc36img back on your sd and see if it finds it and loads it. vol up and down scroll the options and power button selects, try to get into recovery and see if it will let you load a rom if this fails.
     
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    you can go back to stock, run simple root, download the original ruu and run ota updates
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i even just tried reinstalling the 2.2 by downloading to update.zip, placing it into the folder and rebooting.. for some reason it seems my bootloader screen doesnt reconize anything i put in there. i see all these pc36img files not detected when it boots now.. i am lost.. please be more detailed.

    i am going to try putting the file back on the SD card and see what happens right now.. but i remember there being an error
     
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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    Just run the RUU
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what do you mean "run the RUU"???
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry i sound like a moron but i have ran everything i think is related and still getting nowhere.. i am redownloading everything right now and trying again by adding this pc36img file back onto the sdcard and rebooting.. seeing if i can get anything acomplished
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    oh and it now says loading the file but still shows pc36diag from a day 1 of owning the Evo and my failed attempt to root it. if it isnt here, why is it always showing this? isnt there a way to clear the cache or something for this screen?
     
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    Download the RUU, plug in your phone and run it lol

    If all else fails
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Glad you got it going!

    I'll be here if you need any other help.


    Remember to do part 2 right after your done with part one lol. As stupid as it sounds, some people forget lol
     
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    Ok, once you are in the bootloader, select bootloader to get to the hboot screen. If it is there, select recovery. if it is not there, download this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=706411
    and try to follow the directions. Simple root is now only 2 click, one to root and one for recovery. If you do have recovery, , and i am using clockwork, so yours may be a little diff, select partitions menu, go to mount usb storage, then once this is mounted, you can look at your sd card. Look for pc36img, if not there, dont worry, you can put one on or add a rom , the install through recovery. If you do not have the recovery option, you will if you do the simple root method. If you want to go back to factory, here is a great little program that will run all the commands and flash you back to stock 2.1:
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g-roms-hacks/19278-how-unroot-return-stock.html

    Hope this helps.
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ran the RUU ( had to google that one.. sorry ).... info found here.. http://www.androiddoes.net/topic/855-evo-22-ruu/ and now i am at

    baseband 2.15.32.15
    build number 3.26.651.6

    so i guess i am all back to normal again.. happy with this.. maybe i will try to root again..
     
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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    I think he has it
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wake69 i just saw this information after i posted my last comment..

    now that i am back to 2.2 i will format my SD card from the options on the phone to get it back to fresh and assume this is now in an "out of box state" correct?

    i will now go to your first link and do a step by step and try this all again..
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    just realized that is for 2.1 isnt it?

    wish there was a 1 click for 2.2
     
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    if u ran ruu, you are at 2.1, no one click for 2.2
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    doesnt this mean 2.2?????

    baseband 2.15.32.15
    build number 3.26.651.6
     
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    He used the 2.2 RUU (The Fix for those of us that installed the 'leak' 2.2 upgrade).

    He needs to start from square 1 again. He's back to 2.2 like he never rooted.
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im in the middle of it right now. thanks for your help!
     
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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    Just post if you need anything/questions.

    No problem!
     
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    tha5150 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok so i completely missed a step the first go around and found why i was having those errors.. i never uninstalled HTC Sync.. i have been following this video tutorial and downloading the Amon RA Recovery file now.. so i think i am almost done!!!
     

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