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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aasterix, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    First of i got a Htc one S from sweden and have been using utb rom for the last weeks with CWR Touch. After hearing that Cyanigenmod 10 was not as buggy as i thought i decided to use it.

    This is what i did:
    Downloaded the rom with rom manger - the phone restarted and viped everythig and started to install. It then aborted because of something wrong with the file.

    Now i dont have a rom on my phone and i cant acces my SD card where i got other roms waiting for me to install.
    When i try to use any ADB commands like "adb devices" nothing shows up under devices.

    I tried "adb kill-server" and "adb devices" still nothing. When i use "fastboot devices" my device shows. I have tried both Hboot and Fastboot.

    I tried to use one guide i found where someone used "all in one toolkit" to go back to stock recovery, delete space, re-enter recovery but that did not work for me.

    I tried to adb push roms to my phone but still, no luck because my phone cant be found.

    I tried to use the software "quick adb pusher" and with it i could se my device show and i could acces the storage, but there is a folder named "error device not found".

    I tried to use "all in one toolkit" so i atleast could get CWR back on my phone, it flashes and finds my device, but when i try to rebot to recovery nothing happens anymore.

    Do anyone have a fix for this? 7h later and im out of ideas.....what ever small ammount of knowledge i have about this ended hours ago and google cant help me anymore.

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  2. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    forgot to say that i have htc sync and htc usb drivers.
    I also downloaded....well atleast 15 diffrent drivers and tried them still no adb device found.

    I tried to download android atk but it complains about me not having java runtime but i installed it.

    Im using windows 7 x64 bootcamp and osx
  3. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    i assume you are still unlocked?

    take your recovery IMAGE,and place it into the folder with the adb/fastboot. take note of what the image is named

    open a cmd window. place the phone in fastboot(select hboot from the fastboot menu) and plug it in.

    if drivers are working correctly,fastboot devices should return a serial number.

    now launch your recovery into phone memory with this command:
    fastboot boot recoveryname.img

    this should start your recovery(i personally would use twrp over clockwork,but if CW is safe for this device,thats up to you)

    now enable usb storage. are you able to see the sd? if so,download your rom,and transfer it to it. if the rom is set up for recovery to automatically install the kernel,then all you need to do is flash it. since this device does not have s-off,i imagine a seperate kernel flash is needed,wich can be done after the rom flash with the fastboot command fastboot flash boot bootname.img (the boot image contains the kernel,and must be present in the adb/fastboot folder). alternately,you can simply restore a nandroid.

    a coupld of things:
    *do not use rom manager. a permanent recovery cannot install kernels with htcdev unlock. therefore,rom manager will get you into trouble every time.

    -adb is only used in the booted phone,or in recovery. when your phone will only go into bootloader,you must use fastboot mode on the phone,and fastboot commands in the cmd window.

    last and not least, read thru this to help understand the limitations of htcdev: http://androidforums.com/rezound-all-things-root/587430-s-want-flash-roms-read.html it technically is for the rezound,but unless there is a quirk that makes things different for the one s,it all applies,and there are a couple other links that may help clear up some things as well :)

    im sure agnetc13 will be along to fill in any details ive left out. :) holler if you have more questions :)
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  4. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    think i love you Scotty =)
    Il try this on =)
    My phone is locked but il just start the unlock proces again.
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  5. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I'd recommend using TWRP 2.2 instead of CWM for the recovery as you can flash kernels with the ROM (with CWM you have to fastboot flash them). It also has a decent file manager/on screen keyboard. The download link is in the how to Unlock/root guide.

    I have tried out CM10 and it's really nice. The only reason I'm not using it is because I was having issues streaming video (but I haven't tried the latest version yet). It's really solid.

    I will check out the link Scotty provided about HTCdev unlock and let you know if there is any difference for the One S.
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  6. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    thanks for the reply.
    Im on my way with unlocking the phone atm and after that il flash that recovery!
    Just a habbit of always using CW for me, dident know it had it limitations. Just used to having that.
  7. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Yeah, it's what I was used to and started with on this as well. TWRP2 is well worth switching to. ;)
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  8. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    lol,hopefully that works out for you. if not,im sure we will figure it out.

    so i guess you retired the desire? :eek: nothing wrong with that,the one s is a nice phone. ill pick one up here in the us when i see one for the right price ;)

    agentc13,do the rom devs typiclly script their roms for recovery install with this device?

    with the rezound they did all kinds of funky stuff... generally the rom would place a PxxxIMG file of the boot image on the sd,then boot you to bootloader to install. casued all sorts of issues with main version errors :rolleyes: now that it has s-off,rom devs have set roms the "old fashioned" way,for recovery to install... much better IMO :)
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  9. aasterix

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    yeah i gave it to my roomate, he were still using a nokia 5800...seriosly.......

    im abel to get the sd card to show on my computer :D so just gona download cyanogenmod 10.

    This might work :D My gf is kind of tired of me, been trying to fix this phone for about....14h now at total since yesterday....insane!
  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    i started rooting/roming with the eris,where bad clockwork flashes bricked many of the lil guys,so i have pretty much only used it when its the only option ;) i defintetly prefer twrp or amon,when available.
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    haha my GF has come to hate the computer and the cell phones... im always at one or the other :D
  12. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    Scotty, what do you work with?!?!?!
    Just a guess, its something with computers and phones? =P
    Because i think you just fixed my phone :D
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  13. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Yeah, all of the ones that I have tried are set up for recovery install. If using TWRP2 you can flash kernels (I think because of htcdumlock).

    There are also ways to flash radios/splash screens, but I forget the exact steps (I will check into it again soon as there is now a newer radio than what I have).

    The link you provided about HTCdev unlock is pretty much spot on for this device as well (I think I should make a similar thread for this device ;)), except for the work arounds I mentioned for radio/splash screen.

    As far as buying one, I would recommend the TMOUS version as it is S4 only (some international have an S3 processor) and I think an additional cell band that the international version does not have. My only issue is no removable sdcard, but it's easily worked around.
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  14. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles


    Yep, my wife has the same feelings. ;)
  15. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    Think every wife/gf in the worl got the same feeling, they just dont understand why guys do as they do :p

    but i think i have run into a problem.

    Everything was going fine and cm10 is flashed but it wont boot. After the "cm" screen the screen turns white. It wont disapear. I also tried to flash boot.img still no succes. ideas?
  16. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    i also tried to go into recovery now...
    it only shos htcs stock recovery, not openrecovery...
  17. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    When I first flashed it, I had that issue. I held the power down for a few seconds (to simulate a battery pull) until the phone shut off. When I rebooted, it worked correctly.
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  18. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    il try that =)
  19. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    okej so found a way to flash recovery and its there now.
    Did the battery stunt so just waiting now
  20. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    thanks for the info agentc13. feel free to use parts of all of it,if you wish :) i saw your sticky up top a lil bit ago... i wsant aware that some one s's had an s3,so thats good info. if/when i find one it will be a tmo one,since i my gsm line is t mobile :D

    i just picked up an att one xl,wich is also a nice device,only prollems are that it will only get edge data on t mobile,plus it take a micro instead of a full size sim :mad: i got it cheap to play with,maybe i can trade it for a one s? :D i keep checking lazy panda to see if it has incorporated any other s4 devices. hopefully the s4 one line and inc 4g will all be included at some point :smokingsomb:

    older hboots on the one xl allow kernel flashing,and radio installs,but the newest OTA has made them just like all other htc unlock devices :mad: mine was on older firmware luckily,so i was still able to unlock/root it. it will stay there until it has s-off.

    i assume downgrade is not possible with the one s becasue of the hboot check? one xl will let you downgrade software by changing the main version,as long as the software is using the same hboot.

    actually i deliver auto parts :eek: phones are just an obsessive hobby. :p
  21. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    ohh that was not my first guess :p

    First off guys thnx for all the help =)
    But im running into more problems.

    I now got the new recovery flashed and its working.
    I tried the "battery drain" and then started the phone, but it first showed the cm screen, then a white screen, then an even brighter screen, and now its stuck there....

    What to do? =O
  22. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    yup... the command i gave you was only booting the recovery into memory,not permantly installing it. doing it that way lets recovery install kernels,so you coudl flash a rom or restore the backup with no seperate kernel flash.

    since twrp can install kernels,no harm in permantly installing it. :)
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  23. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    Great, then i have it on the phone =)
    i wrote a post when you did so its over yours =)
  24. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    since youve been at this for so long,i think i would give cm10 a break for now. if you have a working backup,you can restore that,or you could flash a more "conventional" stock based rom just to get back to a working phone for a bit.
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  25. aasterix

    aasterix Member
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    i actually agree.
    Il just reinstall the utb room.
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