Need Some SERIOUS HELP....Someone bail me out. Phone Useless.


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  1. rjones383

    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok Let me try to cover all bases. I originally rooted my phone with Unrevoked before Froyo came out(can't recall the version). Once froyo came out, I backed up the phone with clockwork, then flashed over Netarchy's stock rooted froyo(backed up afterwards too). Today I went to the link on the unrevoked twitter page and flashed 3.29 to my phone. I flashed it using the update from SD card option in clockwork.

    Here's the issue.

    Afterward my phone rebooted and will not go past the bootloader screen. I'm thinking no biggie, I'll just go back into recovery and load a backup or an older working rom. Well there is no recovery. All I get is the phone with a red triangle. So I'm freaked out and thought, well lets just go back to the stock RUU. Well thats getting an bootloader version error. WHere can I go from here? is there a way for me to get those backups I made loaded from the bootloader screen? the only way I knew was with recovery.

    Thanks.
     

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    GrandMasterBirt Well-Known Member

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    You can try to apply the PC36IMG.zip from the root guide for 2.2...

    http://evo4g.me/downloads/count.php?target=Part-2_evo-root_Amon_Ra.zip

    This is the Amon_Ra recovery.

    http://evo4g.me/downloads//count.php?target=Part-2_evo-root_clockworkmod.zip

    Clockwork

    Use the PC36IMG.zip inside the zip file downloaded. It should in theory get you to something. Anyone can confirm what I say. This will flash a bootloader, a recovery, a kernel, and a rom -- the stock htc kernel/rom from before the ota. You will get ALL DATA WIPED on the internal storage. You can then use the RUU .exe file from HTC to reset your phone to 100% stock.
     
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    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/181591-red-triangle-explanation-mark.html

    READ THIS!!!!
     
  4. Mr. Monkey

    Mr. Monkey Well-Known Member

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    do you have s-on or s-off on your bootloader??
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    S-on
     
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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    you lost root like everyone else who took the ota, if you were patient, like waited 3 hrs you could have gotten the rooted version
     
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    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    tell me you're kidding.......

    you might be bricked. In order to recover, one of the three components must be OK:

    1) S-OFF bootloader
    2) working recovery image
    3) working OS

    From your OP, 2 and 3 are shot. You can't boot normally into the OS, and you don't seem to have a valid recovery.

    Now you say your bootloader does not have NAND unlocked. Therefore, you can't flash a custom recovery. Therefore you can't flash a working OS ROM.

    I don't know. This is the 3 strikes rule I learned about when I researched rooting on day 1. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me, but I believe you are bricked :(
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    have you tried pulling battery? and doing a hard reset a few times? If you can get nowhere, you may be stuck
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes I did pull the battery. now how do I hard reset?
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hard reset. same thing.
     
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    adonis4g Well-Known Member

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    The unrevoked update link was for unrevoked3.2.1 rooters with stock roms.
     
  14. wake69

    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    your phone may be done for, I am not sure what else to do. Wait a few hes and check here and on xda and see if anyone posted a fix
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    What do you all think about this? ^
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK. Thanks.
     
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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    if you can access your sdcard it may be worth a try
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah. I can pop it in the PC and move the file.
     
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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    worth a shot
     
  20. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    Your best shot at this point is the PC36IMG.ZIP file. You need to get that file on your SD card named PC36IMG.ZIP. That means getting a drive to read your SD card from your PC so you can write to it.

    Even then, I suspect it won't work because that file is unsigned, and without executing the actual root exploit before it, the bootloader will refuse to update the phone with the contents of that file. And you need a working OS to execute the root exploit.

    And I went over to unrevoked twitter page and saw exactly what happened to you. You were half-rooted with shitty-ass unrevoked3.0, so your bootloader had been S-ON all this time. You had a custom recovery image that allowed to you flash ROMs. Then, you grabbed the OTA stock update (not rooted version) from the twitter page and flashed that. It corrupted your custom recovery as well as your OS. There's a warning on the twitter page that says to flash a stock recovery first before flashing the stock OTA update. You probably didn't do that step. And you really wouldn't want to if your bootloader was never unlocked.

    Let's see if the PC36IMG.ZIP does anything....
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    nah...it's screwed.
     
  22. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    my next move would be to go to a sprint store and tell them that your phone stopped booting after you received the update. Maybe they have some way to issue a signed image that will allow your bootloader to flash everything to stock.

    In your current state, there's no way for them to know if you were rooted or not (the only working component, the bootloader, is stock).

    If they can return you to stock, great. If not, well, that's the risk you took for rooting your phone.
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ^ yeah. the $30 for Pdanet is starting to sound alot more attractive.
     
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    rjones383 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    question. do they need the SD card in my phone to return it to stock? at this point I have to delete all evidence.
     
  25. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    I would include the SD card when I present the phone to Sprint. Just delete anything that is root-specific (folders like clockworkmod, nandroid, and any PC36IMG.ZIP or other flashable zips lying around). Or you could wipe the whole card. Just keep a copy on your HD so you can put it back when you have a working phone.
     

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