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    I have an unlocked bootloader, S-ON and I was playing around with my phone and i wiped my internal storage and i don't have an OS on it which is what it said in TWRP, I am using the AIO toolkit version2.0 and i used the Getvar All command and the phone rebooted and now i'm stuck in the boot screen, i'm trying to get into the bootloader or recovery but my phone is not responding, please help!

     

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    Power reset your phone with volume up +power until it resets.

    As soon as the screen goes dark, hold volume down until the bootloader appears.

    Navigate to recovery, it may be under hboot if it came up in FASTBOOT mode.

    (I can never remember which screen, it's kinda automatic for me, sorry.)
     
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    Do i have to flash a recovery using TWRP? My pc isn't able to pick up my M8 because i can't enable usb debugging, on my boatloader screen it says os and it is blank after that, once i wen't into fastboot mode it got stuck in the same screen again, i think all this is because i acidentally wiped the internal storage using TWRP including the os. I'm trying to get a stock zip of sense onto an sd card and i didn't have any recovery's or backup's, what do i do next?
     
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    TWRP is a custom recovery and replaced the stock one.

    Any chance for a picture of your bootloader screen after following my procedure?

    You may have wiped recovery along with the os?
     
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    And don't focus on adb right now.

    When I understand your situation, I'll walk you through the steps.
     
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    If you follow my power procedure and then plug your phone into your pc, does it say FASTBOOT USB in highlighted letters?
     
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    This is it in twrp when i'm trying to make it go into system reboot
     

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    This is it in the boatloder fastboot usb is shown
     

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    OK.

    Don't try to reboot to a system, you don't have one.

    Hit the back button and reboot to bootloader.

    If it fails or you can't find it, follow my power procedure.

    Plug phone into pc, stop there and tell me what is highlighted on the screen.
     
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    There is fastboot, recovery, factory reset, simlock, check smatsd, image src and show barcode
     
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    Fastboot please. :)
     
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    My pc has not picked up my phone, it attempt to install driver software but it fails due to mtp
     
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    Yup, i have hboot, ramdup, reboot, rebopot fastboot and power down
     
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    Connected to your PC, does it say FASTBOOT USB or just FASTBOOT -highlighted - above those choices?
     
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    fastboot usb highlighted above choices
     
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    Great!

    What carrier are you on?

    This is vital information, trust me.
     
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    I'm in UK and i'm on three network
     
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    Perfect, thank you.

    We're going to get your phone healthy in three steps, I'll begin by outlining them.

    1. We're going to wean you off of that toolkit.

    2. We're going to install an updated, non-buggy TWRP.

    3. We're going to install the stock rom you selected.

    After that, we're going to make a nandroid backup and review any questions you have.

    I've helped hundreds of people in your situation.

    If you follow my instructions to the letter, and stop and ask questions whenever anything doesn't work like I say, and don't add or remove any steps from my instructions, you're going to be fine. :)

    The next post will begin the process.
     
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    Thank you so much for helping me out! :)
     
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    I'm ready to start
     
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    My pleasure. :)

    First, we're going to get you on the Mini-SDK. We've assembled it from Google, and it's really the best for you - and easiest way to deal with things like this.

    Go here - http://androidforums.com/threads/adb-guide-updated-2014-11-11.443072/#post-5389081

    Find the download attachment at the bottom of that post named sdk-tools.zip - download it and unzip it with your Windows Explorer.

    This will create a folder called sdk-tools.

    Windows Explorer - single click on the sdk-tools folder and then right click it.

    Find option that says Open command window here.

    Choose that.

    A black command window appears.

    In the black command window, enter this command:

    fastboot devices

    Tell me if it returns nothing or if it returns what looks like a serial number for your device.

    (And don't worry, I'm not going anywhere, but I may be slow typing today. :D)
     
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    I can't seem to find the option of open command window here, i have extraction options but not command window ones?
     
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    I'm sorry for the slow reply
     
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    Don't worry about the slow reply, I'd rather you didn't rush in unfamiliar waters ok.

    Ok, no worries, hiccups happen.

    You have unzipped the sdk-tools.zip (usually a double-click will get it done) and let it create the sdk-tools folder?

    You have right clicked on the sdk-tools folder and not the zip file after unzipping?
     
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    I've unzipped the sdk folder but with no option of opening a command window

    NOTE from EarlyMon - if you're still seeing this, look down below this post to your left on the browser - we're on to the next page.
     
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    Congratulations! You're going to be fine! :)

    Because you're on UK/3, download this file -

    http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/m8/openrecovery-twrp-2.8.5.0-m8.img

    Do not touch it with WinRar or any other Windows tool - except your Windows Explorer.

    Using Windows Explorer, move or copy it to the sdk-tools folder.

    When finished, highlight and copy the following line with your mouse:

    fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.8.5.0-m8.img

    Single click anywhere in or on the command window to make it active again.

    Alt+shift will bring up a menu, press E for Edit, P for Paste - the command should appear in there as it does here in the browser.

    Hit return to begin the new TWRP installation.

    When complete you should see a message of some bytes transferred (give or take 16k I forget exactly) and an OKAY.

    Report back whether that happened or something else.
     

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone for the first half of 2014. It built on its predecessor with an upgraded 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an UltraPixel rear Duo Camera.
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