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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrcarson88, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mrcarson88

    mrcarson88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I successfully rooted my EVO 4G, but made the horrible mistake of accidentally accepting an HTC update. The update won't complete, freezing on upload. Now, whenever I close any application, the phone resets with a white HTC screen, so I have to wait for it to boot. Any suggestions?

  2. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I don't really know enough to help you but what happens if you turn it off, pull the battery and then boot up into recovery by holding down the power and volume down keys? Will it let you restore a backup?
  3. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Boot to hboot and make sure you have s-off still. Select recovery and make sure you can still get to recovery or if you get a red triangle, we can get your recovery back(as long as you still have s-off). Let us know what you have and we can go from there.
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  4. that one dude

    that one dude Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to just not get any update alerts? I have been kinda paranoid about accidentally excepting one myself.
  5. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Menu/settings/system updates/htc software update, unclick scheduled check. and thanks for reminder, wasn't off in this flash! :eek:
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  6. mrcarson88

    mrcarson88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Tried that to no avail. Not sure what to do next.
  7. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    What does the hboot screen say exactly?
    Type what you see on that screen and we'll go from there.
    (volume down and power at the same time) first white screen with Andy riding a skateboard is hboot.
  8. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Pull the battery, put it back in and hold volume down+power til the white hboot screen comes up. Let us know if you have s-off in the top left corner. Also, what is your hboot version?
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Go to the unrooting section in the gingerbread for dummies guide. Download the RUU and run it on your computer with phone hooked up via usb. It will return your phone to stock. Then reroot it and never accept an update.

    Problem solved.
  10. mrcarson88

    mrcarson88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Oct 15 2010, 2010, 12:07:00


    <VOL UP> to previous item
    <VOL DOWN> to next item
    <POWER> to select item

  11. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    If you select recovery, what happens?
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If S-is off you can still flash a ROM. Disregaurd my prior post.

    If you need to you can re-flash your recovery before flashing a ROM
  13. mrcarson88

    mrcarson88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    ***When selecting recovery:
    ClockworkMod Recovery v2.6.0.1
    - reboot system now
    -apply sdcard:update.zip
    - wipe data/factory reset
    - wipe cache partition
    - install zip from sdcard
    - backup and restore
    - mounts and storage
    - advanced
    - +++++++ Go Back+++++
  14. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Did you create a nandroid backup of your previous setup? If so, go to backup and restore and restore the backup. If not, do you have a rom zip on your sdcard you can flash? Possibly the same one you were using? If not, I would recommend MikG2.5. You can download it to your pc then use mounts and storage to enable the usb connection to put it on your sdcard. Let us know which way you want to go but it should be easy enough to get you up and running again.
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  15. mrcarson88

    mrcarson88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    As I am fairly illiterate in this stuff, I was not prepared with back-ups yet, so it looks like I will be looking into MikG2.5. Thanks for all the help so far!!!!
  16. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Go here and download VR Superwipe.

    Go here and download MikG 2.5.

    Move them both to the root of your sdcard.
    Wipe User data, cache, and dalvik-cache(under advanced).
    Go to install zip from sdcard and select vr superwipe. Let it run.
    When it is finished, select MikG2.5 and install it. When its done, select reboot. It will take a bit to finish. Let it settle and finish loading before you do anything. Sign in as normal and set it up how you like. When you are done with that, I would suggest going back to recovery and creating a nandroid backup of your current setup.
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  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    And get to Aman RA recovery after that
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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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