just realized that i could use a micro SD card reader to load rom into phone to be flashed. heh. so I should be able to flash stock rom in that manner and then accept OTA and it'll be back to stock right?
will accepting the OTA remove root? I seem to recall that used to happen with Froyo. Havent been on here much since last time I rooted
*edit* I'm perfectly ok with it removing root, btw. Would be preferable actually. lol *edit*
Last edited by The_Superhoo; November 19th, 2011 at 12:00 PM.
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You wouldn't have root access but your hboot would still be s-off. You would have to flash to the stock MR2 OTA rom in recovery, flash back to the stock radios in hboot, flash the stock recovery in hboot and hope to get the OTA and it work. I still suggest just flashing the OTA rom and uninstalling superuser if you are trying to make it look stock. Much easier and less chance of bricking since there won't be any hboot flashes.
You can download all of this directly from you phone so it doesn't have to connect to the CPU at all.
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Really if you compare the OTA vs the stock rom the only real difference is the OTA doesn't have superuser installed I really don't think VZW looks at hboot or recovery. You may wish to install the stock recovery after you have flashed the OTA rom not that I think VZW will check but if someone gets your phone after it has been "refurbished" and there is an OTA they can actually get it
just flashed the rom. It turned on, and went to the setup wizard, but right now it's in "Phone Activation" and still "Activating.."
the spinny circle is still goin, so it isnt locked up, and it will also time out and turn the screen off. but it wont let me click past it, and so far hasnt "activated" the phone.
been a few minutes...
*edit* I found i can exit back to where you select your language (ie, Page 1 of the wizard) but it then goes to the activation page and continues taking forever
*edit 2* ok so now I'm thinking it just doesnt have a radio now...? Which radio should I install to be stock? Why doesnt this stock rom have a radio? I can download it on my other phone on SD Card and swap SD card back to old phone to flash it tho..
Last edited by The_Superhoo; November 21st, 2011 at 04:33 PM.
That is odd. I haven't heard of any others having issues activating after they install the rom. You do have your SIM in the phone correct? And as far as I know there isn't a 4G outage currently. Those are the only 2 things I can think of that would prevent activation.
my old rom was a Froyo BAMF using the old radios. I bet that's it. I'm reading now that the old radios only work with the Froyo.
If that's true, I'll need to download a GB radio to my SD card, and flash it...from hboot? Never done that before, only ever flashed anything from Clockwork, and with the new stock rom installed, i cant press the power button to restart into recovery...
The file needs to be named "PG05IMG.zip" that is a zero not an O and placed on the root of your SD card.
Power the phone off and then hold volume down while pressing the power button to turn it back on, this should take you to hboot. It will scan your SD and prompt you to update. Press volume up, it will update and say press power to reboot, do so and you should be able to connect to VZW's network again.
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No problem The_Superhoo, glad you got it back to how you wanted it. I got worried there at the end where you needed to flash the radio. And yeah the phone should appear stock to any casual user (which I am not even sure you can call VZW's refirb dept that much )