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    I rooted the phone with revolutionary a while back but I started to have some problems so I restored the original ROM, tried to update it but it failed. I factory reseted everything thought maybe this would unroot it, didnt do it, so now I'm stuck and dont know how to get it back to the "out of the box" state :(

    p.s. I am new to this stuff so if you could give me some detail when explaining, will be much appreciated
     

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    What do u mean by stuck? Really there are many tutorials "how to unroot" so tried with that? Or u already tried but failed and got .. which problem? I am kinda in same position :/
     
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    I saw the official sense 3.0 update from HTC so i thought just updating the phone would also unroot it but it didnt, in fact it wouldnt upgrade, just gave a picture with a triangle with an exclamation mark inside it, with the android guy standing next to it. So i factory reseted my phone but than again it didnt unroot it. I really didnt find an easy the follow tutorial to unroot it, there is always something that I can do following the tutorials so i need actual Step by Step instructions :/
     
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    Yes I've read it but not tried because I can't get passed the first thing "Place the .img file (extracted from PG88IMG(ENG 0.98.2000).zip) in C:\android-tools ", yeah, I don't know where that file is I don't know about android-tools, i searched by computer but none of those files/folders i have...
     
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    I'm sure if you read section 1 (for a better understanding it would become clear, but here I will extract the bits.

    -Turn off fastboot menu/settings/power/fastboot (on the phone)
    -Turn on USB debugging menu/Settings/Applications/Development/USB debugging (on the phone)
    -Install HTC fastboot drivers (can get them on this page)

    -Download this file here, it has the adb and fastboot files needed to proceed
    -Extract the file to "c:\" so that the path looks like this C:\android-tools
    -Install HTCDriver (Fastboot drivers) (should already be installed from revolutionary) but here's the link again
    -Open cmd and type "cd/"
    -then type "cd android-tools"

    *To test whether you have set up all the files correctly and your phone is connected correctly you can do the following;
    *Plug your phone in (when plugging in select CHARGE ONLY (i.e. leave on the home screen)
    *In cmd type "adb" and press enter, it should show a list of commands, then type "fastboot"and press enter, it should also show a list of commands)
    *If both these commands work you have extracted the files to the right place and have setup cmd right.
    *then type "adb devices"
    *Should show connected phone serial if not then try get the latest HTCdrivers



    To flash the ENG HBoot you can use one of these methods;
    1) Fastboot
    -Place the .img file (extracted from PG88IMG(ENG 0.98.2000).zip) in C:\android-tools
    -Boot phone into fastboot (how to start fastboot (boot Hboot, plug phone in "HBoot USB plug" shows once phone is plugged in and press the power button (fastboot is highlighted by default) then it says "Fastboot USB")
    -Run command "fastboot flash hboot engHBOOToverARX.img" in CMD
    2) Android Flasher
    -Download from here
    -Select phone, select Hboot .img (bootloader)
    -Boot phone into fastboot and select FLASH on PC
    3) Updater file (PG88IMG.zip)
    -Rename PG88IMG(ENG 0.98.2000).zip to PG88IMG.zip EXACTLY
    -Place file on your SD card root, and boot into HBoot, and follow onscreen instructions
    4) adb shell (LAST LAST resort, one typo and you can brick your phone, do some reserch before doing it
    -Place the hboot on your SD card and remane it to "hboot.img"
    -Boot into recovery
    -adb devices - Must show your serial
    -adb shell
    -su (it should show #, that means you have the right permission, if it shows $ afterwards you dont have permission)
    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/backup.img (backup your current hboot)
    dd if=/sdcard/hboot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 (flashes new hboot)
    If you have any problems first check out this thread for answers

    All files mentioned are from the section two post.
     
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