s-off guide/info/return to stock

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  1. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    yup,it works fine. just use the linux or windows download for the newest version listed in the downloads. (3.14.605.5)

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  2. otisjr921

    otisjr921 Member

    ok recently contacted you on another post and since then all i have screwed up i think. I was first on the sock ics for my rezound but i unlocked it and rooted it. Well then i decided to flash a rom and things went downhill from there. I flashed the new viper 1.0.3 rom and installed a zip file or something to where i csnt do a nadroid backup if i wanted go back to stock rooted and it now has my phone showing S-ON. should i be worried about that. And if i wanna return to stock by a nadroid backup how do i do it since this rom changed something to where i cant restore from nandroid.....i hope this post is not to confusing
  3. scotty85

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    showing s-on is correct,unless youve run juopunut bears tool to become s-off. you can make or restore a backup simply by going to fastboot and launching your recovery again(step 2 in the root guide)

    you also might read thru this thread,that explains some differences in s-on and s-off flashing: http://androidforums.com/rezound-all-things-root/587430-s-want-flash-roms-read.html
  4. nasboy

    nasboy New Member

    Thanks for the help got it to work, took awhile, was not making fill contact with pin 1. Thanks again.
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  5. otisjr921

    otisjr921 Member

    but thats the thing the last time i tried to do that from this rom i went to recoevery and restore nand backup , once it was complete i hit reboot and it stayed in the splash screen for like thirty minutes....i tried it twice still no success
  6. scotty85

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    how did you get to recovery?
  7. otisjr921

    otisjr921 Member

    if you mean how did i put the phone in recovery i downloaded quickboot from the market and hit reboot to recovery and it took me there.
  8. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    that is what i figured... and why you had trouble. when you do it that way,recovery cannot install your kernel when flashing a rom OR restoring a backup.

    you need to read and understand the post i linked. you have 2 options:
    1)use the fastboot boot command to launch recovery. there are directions in the linked post,and in the OP of the root guide(install a temporary recovery)

    once you do this,your rom or backup will flsah correctly

    2)you can install the kernal manually. there are links for that in the thread i linked as well.

    my personal recomendation would be #1
  9. otisjr921

    otisjr921 Member

    ok im going to try this and just to make sure im understanding correctly let me ask you this:with the viper rom i installed if i do the recovery correctly i should be able to get back to the stock rom. The only back up i made was a nandroid backup when i was stock rooted.

    sorry iif im asking to many question i just wanna make sure im doing it correctly. but thanks for the help
  10. scotty85

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    Correct. If you do the recovery correctly, your backup will restore fine :)
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  11. otisjr921

    otisjr921 Member

    once again thanks your a life saver:d:d:d:d:d:d
  12. scotty85

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    youre quite welcome :)

    were you able to restore?
  13. Crankster64

    Crankster64 Member

    Hello! Lots of good suff here but my eyes are getting blurry ;-)
    I have the Resound and in the spring I muddled through the guides and somehow ended up unlocking the boot loader and installing root. When ICS came out I found that I could not get it to update OTA so I managed to do the wire trick and get S-Off. I then installed ICS 3.14.605.12 710RD. The phone now says Locked and S-Off. What I really need to do is to get Root back. I keep reading that phones with S-Off are easier to root but I have not found the guide to perform this to a S-off phone.

    Thanks Again!
  14. scotty85

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  16. Aveamantium

    Aveamantium Active Member


    I searched around and couldn't find a direct answer on this... I'm S-Off with JB_Hboot so I'm good right now but if I flash the latest (new global radio) ruu I'll be back to a locked and stock recovery so I can't use fastboot commands. So how do you reflash JB_Hboot [option 1] or convert the Amon Ra Recovery to a PH98IMG.zip file [option 2] (I didn't get the android info text document part).

  17. Aveamantium

    Aveamantium Active Member

    Nevermind... Found the PH98IMG.zip file for Amon Ra here [Recovery] Amon Ra style vigor - xda-developers


    Edit: Maybe not... Looks like the recovery in that zip file is old and not the latest Amon Ra 3.15. Consequently, back to my original question... Can you just zip up the image with any "android-info.txt" file and name it PH98IMG.zip??

  18. scotty85

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    there are links for amon and the jpbear hboot here:
    http://androidforums.com/rezound-all-things-root/594463-root-stock-ics-s-off.html in the 6th post

    yes. if youre s-off,you can use pretty much any android info text document. :)
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  19. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    Ok Scotty, if i need to get back to stock and S-on, i will need to,..

    1. Run the RUU for the latest build? Will the 4.03.605.2 RUU work?

    2. Gain S-on by flashing oem write secure flag 3 command? will this still work with ICS?

    3. relock, if necessary?
  20. scotty85

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    if youre s-off,you should allready be back to locked.

    -run ruu
    -run command

    thats it :)

    you can actually run any ruu,as long as its an official one from htc. however,using an older one will propmt the phone for OTAs after,so just use the newest availble,wich at present will be 3.14.605.12. there are not full ruus for 4.03.605.1 or .2 yet,only OTAPkgs.
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  21. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    Ok. Thanks. If I understand correctly then, flashing that file as a PH98IMG was like accepting an OTA? I was running a BAMF Tonked rom, did a wipe and flashed that and it put me back to stock. With stock recovery.
  22. scotty85

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    if the file your refering to is a full,ruu,then yes. flashing it will return you to 100% stock.

    also,a PH98IMG is now available for 4.03.605.2,i spoke before i searched :eek:

    [Exclusive Download] Full RUU Build 4.03.605.2 For The HTC Rezound

    and i have also uploaded it to Shipped ROMs :)
  23. Amaroth

    Amaroth Well-Known Member

    I always feel like ducking and covering myself when i have to ask a question that i'm too dumb to figure out, but anyway I'm on cleanrom DE 1.4 and I had to flash the firmware patch thing when I installed it, so i'm sorry if this is dumb but that means i'm still on GB right? So I would use the GB windows version of the s-off tool? Or do I use the ICS s-off tool?
  24. scotty85

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    if you are on GB firmware,id actually reccomend to relock and run the GB ruu. re-unlock and install superuser. then download and run the GB control bear.

    jpbear recomends to be on a rooted stock rom,and the process does seem to be alot more stable/easy when you follow that advice. ive done 2 phones on stock GB,one on stock ICS,and one on custom ics rom with ics firmware. the custom rom one took several tries for the wire trick to work.

    .exe and .zip versions of 2.01.605.11 can be found here: Shipped ROMs
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  25. nasboy

    nasboy New Member

    Looking for some help again :(. I have to send my phone back and for some reason the bootloader was unlocked after s-off after i ran the global ruu, so im trying to s-on so i can s-off, to then s-on but locked. When I get to the fastboot oem write secureflag 3 command i get an info command error. Any ideas?

    Edit- got back to s-on, missed the space between flag and 3

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