[International] Wiped out all the data, how to install a new ROM

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  1. nelayme

    nelayme New Member

    Hey guys,

    First of all I'd like to apoligize for my english skills and a thread if I've posted in a wrong one category.

    However, I have REALLY serious problem right now and I'll try to explain. Today I decided to reset my phone (settings - back up & reset). This didin't help me as I was expected therefore I wiped out all the data by using TWRP(yes, I'm a noob). Thought that it will erase everything but the ROM. I tried to do a reboot and the phone did the htc quietly brilliant logo but got caught at the beats audio logo screen and never advanced.

    Went into recovery and tried to do a factory reset, and a whole bunch of other things (tried to reboot system, but is says that no os installed). The phone still gets stuck at the same screen. Also, I am unable to get it to be accessible on my computer again. it says that installing new device but nothing happens, so I have no way how to get into sdcard and mount a new ROM or something. Is there any way how to fix it?? How to install a new ROM when USB not working and there's no way to take off SD card.....?

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sounds like you must have formatted system as well as the normal factory reset.

    Don't worry, everything is possible. I can think of 3 simple solutions:

    1) boot into recovery and connect to a computer via usb. See whether you can use adb push to copy a ROM to the phone's "internal sd card". Note that I can't test this, or check whether any partition needs mounting first, because I'm not near a computer and am typing on my phone. But I'd expect TWRP to run an adb daemon, in which case this should be possible.

    2) if you have an OTG cable you can copy the ROM to a USB flash drive, connect that to the phone, then flash the ROM from there. This is what I do with my nandroids to save space on the device (I assume you hadn't taken a nand backup, because otherwise restoring that is the obvious fix).

    3) The third option is a RUU, which you can run with the phone in fastboot mode. That will remove your recovery too though, so you'd have to reflash that afterwards. IIRC you need to relock the bootloader before running the RUU (never done it, but I think I remember this correctly). If you are not S-Off we'd need to identify the correct RUU for your phone's branding and region.

    Basically, as long as you can get into the bootloader these things are fixable :)
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