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  1. poisonhearts

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    So I was doing some flashing today and I was going to try to flash Viper3d. It aborted the install so I figured "Oh well" right? So I went to boot back onto my normal rom, Harmonia, and now I am stuck at the HTC screen. I try to boot into recovery by volume down and power but it skips right into trying to install something labeled Radio_Cust. I have no other options other than this. Any ideas?

    *I should also note I flashed 4ext. Is there a way to boot into 4ext when the phone is off?
     

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    I think you might have a PG86IMG.zip file in the root of your SD card that's why the boot loader is trying to install that. Try deleting the file from the root of the SD card
     
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    Sounds like you're going into boatloader and your phone is trying to upload a radio... If you can load your SD to a PC you can look for a pg file and move it and it should allow you to get to recovery
     
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    Step 1. Take out your sd card from your phone.
    Step 2. Connect your sd card to your computer somehow.
    Step 3. Delete a file that starts with PG and ends with a zip format. (Should be in the root directory of the sd card.)
    Step 4. Put it back in your phone.
    Step 5. Now you can access recovery.
     
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    Could the op just remove the SD card and try to boot? I know you can't restore anything without the SD card, but can he boot into recovery without it? That may indicate whether or not there is something on the SD causing an issue.
     
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    Like previous posts suggest, you probably have the PG file on your SD. If the bootloader is trying to install it, then it's on the root of the SD card. Were you trying to change the HBoot version in order to install Viper3D? If so, you probably forgot to delete the file from your SD card. Taking it off will allow you to access recovery and restore a backup.
     
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    There are several methods to remove the PG86IMG.zip file from the root of the SD card in step 4 of this post, and depending on your situation one might be easier than the others.

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    Ok guys, that was exactly the problem. I panicked because it was automatically trying to update the radio and not give me another other options to boot into recovery. I have am familiar with flashing and rooting and everything else, this is just a new ballpark for me haha. Every other phone I have had was simple. I actually ended up figuring out a few of these steps through trial and error.:D Thanks for the help!
     
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    HTC phones are the trickest phones to deal with right next to motorola lol
     
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    I was a long time lurker on the Motorola Triumph boards :p Cool to see some of the devs with this new phone.
     
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    I learned a way to do this with phone only. By trial and error haha.

    You can take the SD card out, boot into boot loader, highlight the recovery option but don't select it. Then take your cover off, and with a little force and SD card bending you can insert your SD card back in. Once in, there is no stress on the card. Then put your cover back on, and select recovery.

    Ta da
     
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    Doesn't sound like something that I'd like to try with my $60 card. :p
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    Yeah, I luckily had a SD card adapter and my new laptop has an SD card slot.. lol
     
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    With the sd card out, battery in and cover off, connect to pc and boot into bootloader.
    Then pull battery and insert sd card
    Then reinsert battery and select recovery
    Now you can toggle USB storage and delete pg file


    Edit: this can be done while plugged in ac as well
     
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    I'll just use fast boot and a PC to change my boot loader. If I ever have an emergency boot loader need in the field, I'll remember this.
    I can't find my micro SD adapter, do my retired og evo is my micro card reader until I upgrade to a 64 gig card, which will be this year. I can't find any that are SDHC, they are all SDXC. Is SDXC compatible with our phones?
     
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    Yeah, the only thing is that sdxc are formatted xfat, you just have to reformat to fat32 for it to work. :p
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    Will it retain full capacity when I do this?
    Are there any that are SDHC and 64 gig?

    Do you have a 64 gig SDXC that you've done this to?
     
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    The price has gone up from it's low of about $40, but if you read the reviews for this 64GB Sandisk SDXC card you will find comments from users that have formatted it as FAT32 and gotten full capacity on the Evo 3D and Sensation.

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    I see some mixed reviews. Some are complaining of corruption. The manufacturer even warns about formatting it in anything except for SDXC with regards to stability.

    Reformat into file system other than exFAT may cause instability
    Only compatible with SDXC enabled device in exFAT format per SD Standard


    I think I'll hold off for now. I just have to limit myself to like 6 NANDROIDS and like 6 ROM zip files for now.

    Are the newer phones supporting SDXC? I saw some of the reviews mention how the GS3 takes the card right out of the box with no need to format.

    EDIT: If it drops back to $40, I may grab one...that's much closer to my "impulse-buy" price point than $60.
     
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    Yes, I believe the phones like the SGS3 and SGS4 that specify 64GB SD card support are compatible with exfat. Of course phones like the HTC One X that have no SD card slot don't. :(

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    By standards all cards larger than 32 Gb are sdxc which are formatted xfat, I have been using my SanDisk for over 6 months reformatted to fat32 without any problems.
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