[CDMA] Reinstalling Android OS from scratch

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  1. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    Hi guys

    Is there any chance that I can reinstall android OS from scratch? The reason why I need to do that, is because I removed the SD card from phone while firmware update was taking place and updating failed. Now my phone cannot boot up and factory reset cannot be done. I have a HTC EVO 3D.


  2. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}


    Welcome aboard. Have you tried removing and re-inserting the battery. I'm not sure how removing the sd card would have caused that to happened.

    As for your question, resetting the device is the only way to do what you want. If you do not have the "fast boot" box checked, then holding down the power and up volume button should take you to a screen that you can follow steps to reset the device.

    I'm sure a staff member will move your thread to its support forum. Where you'll be able to find info and get tips on this device.

    Good luck and thanks for joining the community. :)
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I moved your thread to the HTC Evo 3D All things root forum so other device owners could help you out.:)
  4. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    I have tried factory reset but nothing happens ;/ My phone gets stuck on the welcome screen and does nothing!
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I have asked a friend who is very adept with HTC devices to take a look at this thread. Hopefully he will stop by soon.
  6. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    If that is the case, and if you are not rooted, then you would be a good candidate for a replacement device. Contact your local Sprint repair store for assistance.

    Best of luck.
  7. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    I bought the device from amazon and is located in the UK. How can I know that I am not rooted? ;/ Isn't there any chance that the OS problem can be fixed?
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    If it can be fixed, the person I PM'd will be able to help you. He just may not be online right now.
  9. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    OK Unforgiven thanks for the reply!
  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    There is.a.chance,it.depends what was flashing when you interupted it. I have to ask why would you pull your ad card,battery,or in.general mess with your phone at all while it.was flashin?

    What is.the information on your.hboot.screen,and what were you trying to flash? What was your software build number if you know it.
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  11. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    If it is a UK phone, then it is a GSM version of the phone, you have 2 options, call HTC and they will walk you through the process, of, get the proper Image file stock rom, and flash in HBoot, we will need to make sure your phone is a GSM phone first.

    The question is why would you pull the battery during install, ??
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  12. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    I took my SD card out because I thought that I could prevent anything from being deleted (nobbie thing to do I know). On my hboot men I have Fastboot, Recovery, Factory Reset, Simlock and Image CRC.

    When I took the SD card out I was updating to the new Icecream Sandwich firmware.

    P.S. How can I find if it is a GSM? (90% it is a GSM though).
  13. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    To make is easy, is it a US phone, or do you live in the UK and was the phone bought in the UK ??

    My guess if you have simlock, then it is a GSM phone.

  14. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    I live in the UK and I bought it from amazon. I am pretty certain that it is a GSM phone since I am currently in Cyprus (europe) and here the signal is GSM and my phone worked before the problem.
  15. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Well one bright side is you have the right phone for your country, to make it simple for you, before we walk your through steps and complicate things for you, I would call the carrier you are going to hook the phone up with, and they will walk you through the process of flashing the proper boot image back on your phone, and if they don't then call HTC support they will, if after that you are still stuck and they don't help you resolve your issue, then we will do our best to guide you, as we are on a CDMA version of your phone, so we want to make sure you have the proper support first.

  16. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Here is some info which might help, logically you won't have to do the re lock part, but this should work, even though the steps are for a desire HD


    First of all, this is not my work. This is just a compilation of all the information obtained from various threads and the members of XDA. I claim no credit but just wanted to write this for all who wishes to get back to stock ROM (like myself) either for Backup purposes or Warranty cases. Using the HTC method to unlock the bootloader has given me hell such as Wifi error and stuffs. So here it is

    Special thanks to Monx

    1. Create a Goldcard (use a spare Micro SD in the phone after formatting with FAT 32) and follow the instructions below

    * Instructions may be for Desire HD but it can be used too for our EVO
    * Only Procedure 3 is different as all u need to do is use the Goldcard helper
    App to copy the Reverse CID to clipboard

    2. RELOCK your Bootloader (STEP 14) if its unlocked using HTC method below

    3. Download your original RUU ROM from here

    4. Extract the ROM.ZIP file from the RUU ROM that you downloaded
    One method of doing this is here

    5. Once you have copied out the ROM.zip file, rename it to PG86IMG.zip

    6. Copy this PG86IMG.ZIP file into the Root directory on your GOLDCARD

    7. Power down your phone and with the Goldcard still in

    8. Go into Bootloader (Hold POWER + Vol Down)

    9. Phone will auto detect the PG86IMG.ZIP, extract and then ask permission to flash. Select "YES" ....or course

    10. Once its done...you got your STOCK ROM back. However your bootloader will still show "RELOCKED"
  17. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    Ok I will do the steps and come back to you!

  18. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Before doing the steps first, I would call your carrier. JMO

    The reason for this because the carrier can still make you do a factory reset from HBoot

  19. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

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  20. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Does your phone power up at all ??

  21. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    Yes it does. It only gets to the HBoot screen. Nothing else
  22. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    If you battery still has juice, pull the battery out, wait 30 seconds, then put it back in, then hold the volume button down and hit the power button at the same time, see if that gets you into bootloader, then we should be able to do a factory reset from there.
  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator


    1. Take out the battery, stay for a few seconds, and then reinsert the battery.
    2.Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and after that briefly press the POWER button.
    3. Stay for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and after that free the VOLUME DOWN button.

    4. Press VOLUME DOWN to choose FACTORY RESET, and after that press the POWER button.

    * Please Do Not Reset Your Mobile Without Any Unrecoverable Difficulty.
    ** Hard Reset Will Erase All User Data From Your HTC Evo 3D.
    So Keep In Mind To Back Up Your Important Data Before Hard Reset.
    *** Please Fully Charge Your Phone Battery before Reset Because Any Power Failure May Damage Mobile Permanently.
    ****Some Times Reset Can Damage Your Mobile.[/FONT]
  24. Varnis9

    Varnis9 Member

    This is the third time I am explaining this guys. I cannot do a factory reset because after i choose the factory reset selection, the phone gets stuck on the welcome screen. This is the case when I try booting up the phone normally
  25. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    OK, don't get frustrated, I thought you were trying to reset from the menu screen, then you will have to wait until tomorrow, then, we would hate for you to flash an image file and it is the wrong one, you can call your carrier tomorrow or HTC support, they will square you away

    HTC Info below

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    Monday - Friday

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