Bricked (solved)

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  1. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. So, I bought a HTC... It's bricked now. I'm waiting on a reply on another forum before I try to fix it.. I'm having some really bad luck haha
    Got a ROM to work, and it boot looped, then flashed recovery and it won't boot...

  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Wait so you bought another phone and already bricked that one?

    Are you sure you are following the rooting process correctly and understand rooting?

    I would also suggest, if you didn't already to factory reset the device upon rooting/ROMing...

    Also please read these if you are foggy on the whole rooting process:

    What is root or rooted mean?

    Best rooting Practices

    You've went and rooted your phone, now what?

    Hope this helps
  3. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    +1 to DC's advice and links

    You should really know what your doing before jumping in.

    Read, read, read again.
  4. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    I mean I did. I read everything. I got a ROM and it got stuck in a bootloop. So I flashed my recovery and now it won't boot past the HTC screen. I'm looking at another forum about a stock HUU to flash, but Idk if my phone is charging. So, I'm kinda worried.
  5. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    Meant soft bricked I guess lol
  6. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    I mean I read everything I could. I unlocked the Boot loader following instructions at and rooted according to the All Things Root forum here for my phone. downloaded SuperSU through recovery, and tested everything. Right after I rooted I made a recovery with CWM. Then I went on to flash a kernel and ROM from XDA forums.
  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Was the rom you flashed sense or aosp? Kernel you flashed sense or aosp as well?

    Was the rom you flashed compatible with your hboot? (some roms require a certain hboot to boot up correctly.)

    Did you make sure you didn't need to flash boot.img separately as well?
  8. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    It was aosp, I'm not really liking sense all that much(Guess it won't matter because I'll be researching a LOT more before I try this again)
    I never saw anything about hboot compatibility on it. The boot.img I extracted and flashed separate. Like I said, that one booted and everything, just looped. It would boot fully. From then I had about 30 seconds til it rebooted.

    You have any suggestions to help me find the correct ruu for my phone? Idk what else really to do but go back stock for now. I need my phone working again by morning or I'll be screwed...
  9. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

  10. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    That's the one I was waiting on a reply from! haha I'm downloading it now.
    Do you know if the HTC has a notification light on when charging?
    I had to shut it off in the boot loader because it won't do anything but restart otherwise. But if I plug in the charger it turns itself on and gets stuck at the HTC screen. I know it doesn't charge while booting.
  11. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    My htc evo 3d does but I've never messed with one v so I couldn't tell ya about that one, sorry.
  12. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    My LG did. My parents phones don't though. So I know it might without. But idk, it's off and on the charger. I'm just really worried about if it dies mid flash... No removable battery either...
  13. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Ouch, once it's in the process of flashing it should start charging.
  14. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    I got the ruu. Running the file that came with it... Says it failed... Idk what to do, I can't afford a new phone...
  15. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    I'm at a loss then as I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to this, what you can do, pm Scotty85, he's been known to work wonders in these type of situations with HTC devices.
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  16. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    Thank you
  17. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    I actually have messaged him before about this same device. Then I realized my drivers had uninstalled and failed on reinstall and felt like an idiot...
  18. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    we may want to get your phone charged before attempting much else.

    power it off,enter hboot,select recovery from hboot.plug in while in recovery and it should charge.

    htcdev unlock has its limitations. in its most "natural" form,a permantly installed recovery is NOT able to write the boot image. that means that the roms you installed are trying to use the boot image that was allready on the phone(unless you selected an option to wipe or format boot,or all partitions). since the kernel is in the boot image,the phone cannot boot if there is not a kernel,or a mismatched kernel.

    we can prolly get your device working by simply flashing the boot image that matches the rom you flashed. you will need to open up the rom on the PC and look for the boot image.or look in the rom thread for a seperate download of it.

    place this image into the folder that contains adb and fastboot( c/android if you followed htcdev directions).

    once youre charged up,power on into hboot,select fastboot in the hboot menu.

    plug in and make sure your phone is there:
    fastboot devices

    if you get a response with your serial number,then continue:
    fastboot flash boot imagename.img

    i.e.,if its just named "boot" then the comand is:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img

    after it flashed,you can select bootloader,then select recovery. once your recovery pops up,you can wipe cache,dalvik cache,and data/factory reset,then reflash the rom for good measure. hopefully then it will boot.

    one good tihng about htcdev is that its very unlikely that you have damaged it beyond repair,since htcdev only allows access to boot,system,and recovery. its protecting the most vulnerable partitions(bootloader,and the radio),so a hard brick from software flashs is next to impossible.

    assuming you made a backup,you can simply restore it. however,if youve wiped your boot image,the permanent recovery cannot restore it. you can manually flash the boot image as above,then restore,or you can launch your recovery into phone memory with the command:

    fastboot boot imagename.img

    where imagename is the exact name of your recovery image(example fastboot boot recovery-twrp-one-v.img)

    a recovery launched from fastboot(on other htc devices,anyway,i assume this to be the same) IS able to restore the boot image.

    so if you have a backup:
    -charge phone
    -enter fastboot,open cmd window
    -fastboot boot recoveryname.img
    -wipe data/cache/dalvik
    -restore backup

    these links are for the rezound,but will provide more info,as most it all applies to this phone as well(ignore the bit about firmware patches and main version tool,wich are rezound specific):

    keep in mind,that booting recovery into memory may not help with rom install,as im unfamiliar with this device. when the rezound first was unlocked,rom devs did not script roms to install the boot image,wich may be the case here. but booting recovery will defaintely make your backup restore easier.

    failing all the above,if flashing a boot image or restoring a backup wont get you up and running,youll need to flash an ruu.

    -youll need to be 100% charged(ruu wont run if battery is low)
    -bootloader needs relocked
    -ruu needs to be the same main version youre on,or higher.

    so to make sure we have the correct ruu,get us some info by running this command in fastboot:
    fastboot getvar all

    paste the info back here. the thing were most concerned with is the main version,wich will be format similar to

    once you have the correct utility,relock the bootloader with this command:
    fastboot oem lock

    it may casue a security warning that locks you into fastboot. this is normal. you can re-unlock at any tome with your original unlock_code.bin

    now run the .exe ruu utility with the phone in fastboot,and it should update all partitions,and reboot when its done.

    hopefully that will get you up and running. im off to work,but ill try and watch if you have questions :)
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  19. trekleech

    trekleech Well-Known Member

    Hello, everyone -

    I don't see where the tip button is, but this doesn't appear like the right section for this thread? I may be wrong.

    Best regards,

  20. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    Actually I got the ruu to flash finally after posting this. I found the rom I want. Same that kept rebooting. I've researched and learned a lot since it crashed Sunday. I'm gonna read a lot more before I try again. I don't like the stock rom, but compared to the last few days, I love it over a soft bricked phone. Thank you all for your help. Especially scotty, as this is the second thread you've assisted me on. I'm starting to get an understanding of all this. I have a lot to learn. Thank you all.
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  21. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    It's not, this was my first post. Wrong section originally and then drastically changed subjects.

    Any way we could help you though?
  22. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Hey, at least you've got a working phone now instead of an expensive paper weight :)
  23. Zombie591

    Zombie591 Well-Known Member

    Haha true that. I'm gonna take care to make sure I know what I'm doing from now on.
  24. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    Awsome! Glad you are up and running. If you need help in the one v forums,feel free to links,I don't check the one v forum as often as I do others :)
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  25. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    The little triangle ! Symbol is the report button,you can use this to report anything from.spam to abuse to wrong spot to moderators. I actually hadn't noticed the location,I clicked on the link from a pm :eek: in the future well keep the device discussion to those forums :)

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